Lorrha Notes

Nancy Liffey (Maggie), Mary Carroll (Josephine), Garry Tooher (Fr. O’Toole) going over their lines!!
Call Mary on (087) 236 0096 to book your seat between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily.

Date for Your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players are putting the polishing touches to their forthcoming performance of the Tommy Marren comedy ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’   Under the expert eye of Producer Marian Frawley from Portumna the group go on 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. Doors open at 8.00p.m. Curtains up at 8.30p.m. sharp. Admission, adults €10, students & senior citizens €5. Booking line open from January 17th between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily, call Mary on (087) 236 0096.

Recent Wedding.

The wedding of Sarah Stephens daughter of Michael and Mary ( nee O’Meara from Lissernane), Gloster and Michael McConigley son of Tommy and Brigid,  Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare took place in St Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday 29th December 2017.  Fr Sean Sexton from Inagh Kilnamona Co Clare officiated while Darran Bourke (Lorrha) enhanced the ceremony with lovely church music.
Sarah’s sister Sheila was bridesmaid and Noreen Healy (friend) also.  The Best Man for the occasion was Thomas McConigley, the groom’s  brother while a second brother Sean was groomsman.  The church flowers were supplied by Richard Haslam (Rathcabbin).
Many congratulations are extended to Sarah and Michael for a long and happy life together.

Well Done George.

Congratulations is extended to George Harding, son of Leslie and Rose, Lorrha, who received the Male Student of the Year award at a special awards ceremony in Portumna Community School recently.  George achieved outstanding results in his Leaving Cert in 2017 and is now pursuing Actuarial Studies in UCD from where he was awarded an Entrance Scholarship.  During his time in Portumna Community School he was also chairperson of the Students Council, a role in which he also excelled and was responsible for delivering a number of very successful projects. Well done George and continued success in your chosen career.

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.


Sympathy is extended to Willie Dolan and family (Lissernane, Rathcabbin) on the death of his sister Maisie McNeill, (formally Lusmagh). Maisie who was 86 years old was the second last member of her generation in the Dolan family. Burial took place in England on Saturday last January 13th.  May she rest in peace. Sympathy is also extended to the Mahon and O’Meara families (Lorrha & Rathcabbin) on the death of Sean Mahon’s wife Susan, which took place in England prior to Christmas. Burial took place in England. May she rest in peace.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

Reminder.  Our weekly meetings will recommence on Wednesday afternoon, 17th January 2018 at 2.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall Lorrha.  ·

Very Urgent Message from Gardai.

Please pass around to your family and friends…!!!
People have been receiving calls from +375602605281,+37127913091,+37178565072,+56322553736,
+37052529259, +255901130460 or any number starting from +375, +371 number, +381 They ring once and hang up.   If you call back, they can copy your contact list in 3sec and if you have bank or Credit card details on your phone, they can copy that too. +375 is from Belarus, +371 is code for Lativa, +381 Serbia, +563- Valparaiso, +370- Vilnius, +255- Tanzania. Don’t answer or Call back.
Also, Don’t Press #90 or #09 on your Mobile when asked by any caller.
It’s a New Trick to access your SIM card make calls at your expense and frame you as a criminal.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

A meeting will take place in The Yanks, Borrisokane on Wednesday 17th January at 8.00pm. All members are requested to attend as the purpose of this meeting is to arrange the 2018 championships.

Table Quiz.

Portumna Rugby club are holding a fundraising table quiz in aid of the Pitch Development, on Friday 26th January at 8.30pm in the Boathouse Bar, Portumna. Table of 4 – €40, on the night Sport Memorabilia Auction – all support is great appreciated .

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays  6 – 7pm, starting on January 24th for 8 weeks.
Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays  4 – 5pm and 5.30-6.30pm, starting on January 27th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha for eight weeks. Please contact Ute on (087) 9151356.
27th  on January in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Lorrha Camogie:

We held our AGM last Saturday night, many thanks to all those who attended. Chairperson Bernie Cleary thanked our sponsors Keith Brady and Keith Naylor for their kind sponsorship this year, it was hugely appreciated by the club. She also congratulated the U12 and  U14 girls Nicola and Emma Kelly, Celine Guinan, Niamh Ryan, Lisa Duggan, Frances Bugler and Emily Needham on their County Final successes with Shannon Rovers this year. David Sullivan was praised for his excellent work with the Junior team- winning the County League final and reaching the County Championship final. Medals will be presented to the Junior camogie team at a function in the clubhouse on Feb 10th. The following officers of the club were elected: Chairperson-Bernie Cleary, Assistant Chairperson-Aoife Brady, Secretary-Juliet Hoary, Assistant Secretary-Grainne Hough, PRO-Cleine Cleary and GAA Representative-Michelle Hogan. The position of Treasurer was not filled on the night and nominations are being sought. The club had a very successful year and are looking forward to another enjoyable year of camogie ahead. New players are always welcome and are encouraged to come along to training when it restarts in February. Anyone interested in playing can contact us through the club’s Facebook page or by speaking to any players. Playing camogie is a wonderful way to keep fit while also being very sociable and good fun so why not come along and try it out!


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.

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

GAA News

Adjourned AGM: The Adjourned Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club took place last Tuesday. Of the officer vacancies filled, Joe Dolan was elected new County Board Delegate while Caroline O’Brien is the Schools Liaison Officer.
Management teams were also confirmed. Junior Hurling – David Sullivan, JP Houlihan & one other. Under 21 – Michael O’Carroll, Noel Hogan, Graham Houlihan and Michael Kennedy; Minor (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) – Tom Madden and David Fogarty.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 4th February at 2.00pm. Timber cutting has begun. All help would be appreciated.

Medal Presentation: The Under 21, Junior, Under 12 and Under 11 hurlers will receive their North & County medals for 2017 at a Presentation Night in Moatfield on Saturday 10th February. More details in the coming weeks.

Tipperary Challenge: Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way in Moatfield last Saturday for the senior hurling challenge between Tipperary and Liam Mellows. Thankfully the bad weather moved on in time for the game to go ahead. It was great to see so much help in and outside the grounds on the day.

Refereeing: A foundation course, organised by Tipperary County Board for new referees, will take place over four nights in February. Please contact North Referees Coordinator Philip Kelly for further info 0872863683.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,300 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with music of Brian McDermott, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Long family on the death of Gerry Long, Ballingarry, and to the White family on the passing of Sean White, Carrig. May they rest in peace.