Lorrha Notes

Tadgh Nevin (Andy),  Garry Tooher  (Fr. O’Toole), Mick Hoctor (Luke) rehearsing for Rathcabbin Players forthcoming production ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’.

‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’

Rathcabbin Players are busy rehearsing for their forthcoming 3 act comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, four nights the first week-end from Thursday night January 25th to Sunday night 28th and for two nights the following week-end Saturday night February 3rd and Sunday night February 4th.

CPR Training

Lorrha Community Responder Group are holding their next full CPR training session on Wednesday, 17th January 2018 in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha, commencing at 7pm.  Anyone interested in learning CPR, please contact Nancy on 087 761 3458.

Our group respond to the following call outs from the National Ambulance Service:  Cardiac Arrests, Cardiac Chest Pains, Stroke related incidents and Choking incidents.   We cover an 8km radius area which takes in Aglish, Portumna, Terryglass and surrounding areas.   In case of an emergency, please contact 999 or 112 and have your EIRCODE ready.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Our weekly meetings will recommence on Wednesday afternoon, 17th January 2018 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha.  We would like to wish all our members and their families a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  New members are very welcome.


Fr. Pat would like to extend a big thank you to all who decorated the three churches in the parish over the Christmas season, especially those who put up the cribs.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The postponed North Tipperay ploughing A.G.M. will take place on January 10th at 8.00pm in the Yanks Bar, Borrisokane. All members requested to attend and new members welcome.

Redwood N.S. Raffle Results.

Many thanks to all who came to our Christmas show and to all who supported our Christmas raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated. Well done to all the raffle winners. 1st Prize hamper Charlene Duane, 2nd Prize hamper Eva Coughlan, 3rd Prize hamper Jamie Joyce, Turf winner Pauline Abbott and the following all won wine and chocolates Faye Guideara, PJ Nevin, Frances Bugler, Mary Moore, Lorraine Keary, Damien Sullivan, Sarah Mannion, Margaret White, Mike O’Driscoll and Nathan Mannion. Redwood NS would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year.


When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats including bath toilet and shower mats soiled or wet clothing but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village. Many thanks for your continued support.

The Matchmaker.

The Matchmaker by John B. Keane will be staged in Portumna Town Hall on Friday 12 January at 8.00pm

Part Time Courses..

Portumna College of Further Education (Old VEC) St. Brigid’s Rd, has places available on the following part tome courses for beginners & more advanced Adult Learners: Computers, Horticulture, Retail & Business Administration. In Healthcare: Nutrition & Palliative Care, Manual Handling, First Aid, Communications & Work Experience, English for Speakers of Other Languages  (ESOL) and Spanish. michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  or call   087 6258696


Wednesday 10th January 2018: More than €2.1 million has been won by players from all over Ireland to date on this season’s Winning Streak gameshow on RTÉ One, the National Lottery has revealed.

One of Europe’s longest running game shows, Winning Streak returns to our screens this Saturday night, January 13th at 8.20pm on RTÉ One – with five more players hoping to win up to €500,000 on the Grand Prize Wheel. Two of those five are from Co Tipperary and are Philip Murphy, from Cashel and Deborah Lee, from Newport.

Philip Murphy (27) believes 2018 is going to be a year where he gets some good luck. First and foremost his partner is due their second child in March and now he gets to go on a show he has watched for years.

Philip has been going out with Marvina for the past three and a half years and the couple have one boy together – Logan who is 17 months old. Marvina is originally from Russia and has two children, Adreas (9) and Maya (6) from another relationship who live with the couple in Cashel. Philip hopes that with his Winning Streak windfall he will be able to get some cash for a deposit for their very own house and maybe enough for a bigger car.

His lucky ticket is only the second ever Winning Streak scratch card he has ever bought – and it is thanks to his mother Breda who posted in his ticket with the three stars.

In his spare time Philip has a keen equine interest and owns two horses Lulu and Jack. Jack is only a young foal and is belong to Logan. He loves going out for trails with his friends on horseback where they explore the countryside.

39 year old Deborah Lee is normally a busy school secretary in Convent Primary School in Newport, Co. Tipperary, but at the moment she is a busy mum-of-two who is on maternity leave after having Henry just 6 months ago. Henry’s big sister Emily (5) has also been a great help to Deborah and her husband Paul since the new arrival!

Deborah and Paul have been together for a decade and have been married for the past two years and Deborah’s appearance on Winning Streak comes at a great time as the couple are building their own home, which they hope to move into in June. The house is close to where they are renting in Newport so they will use any winnings from the show on furnishing the house. Deborah also wants to set a little bit aside for a nice sun holiday this summer for the family of four.

Winning Streak has featured winners from all over the country with Dublin coming out tops so far this season in wins.

The top luckiest Winning Streak counties this season so far are:

  1. Dublin, which had 7 players who won €331,000 between them
  2. Donegal, which had 5 players who won €216,000 between them
  3. Cork, which had 6 players who won €176,000 between them
  4. Carlow, which had 3 players who won €141,000 between them
  5. Meath, which had 3 players who won €119,000 between them

The popular gameshow, which sees Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy on screen for their fifth year together, first appeared on RTÈ back in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,900 people have taken part, winning in excess of €167 million in prizes.

The Winning Streak gameshow include player’s favourite games including; Fantastic Five, High Low Share, Wheel Reveal and the Grand Prize Wheel, giving five lucky players on each show the opportunity to win prizes of cash, cars and holidays. And the show also features the iconic spinning wheel giving a lucky player a chance to win up to €500,000.

The three other lucky players to take part in the first gameshow this year are:

  • Stephanie Cunningham from Headford, Co. Galway
  • Diane Savage, from Dublin 1
  • Aine Lamb, from Kilrush, Co. Clare

In addition a lucky stub player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000 on each week of the show.

Winning Streak Scratch Cards are on sale in over 5,000 National Lottery agent stores nationwide priced at €3.

Players now have better chances of winning a prize. An amazing 1 in 1.86 tickets have a cash or 3-star prize. A 3-star prize gives players the opportunity to enter a draw to appear on the gameshow and win up to €500,000 on the grand prize wheel.

For the chance to appear on the gameshow, players must reveal three stars on their Winning Streak Scratch Card and submit it to the National Lottery in a Winning Streak envelope, available at National Lottery retail sales agents.  Five players will be drawn from all 3-star entries received to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and have the chance to spin the iconic grand prize wheel to win up to €500,000.

To enter the draw for the Luxury Cruise for two, players must collect the 3 letters S-E-A from the stub portion of their Winning Streak scratch card and send those into the National Lottery in the special grey stub envelope, also available at National Lottery retail sales agents.

Approximately 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total more than €5 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 30 years ago.