Lorrha Notes

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.

Rathcabbin Players stage a two act comedy Nobody’s Talking to Me’ written by Tommy Marren and produced by Marian Frawley from nearby Portumna. The group go on staged in Rathcabbin Hall for six nights in total, beginning this coming 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. To book your seat call Mary on (087) 236 0096 between 6.00 and 8.30pm daily.

Church News.

Come And See week end for men discerning a priestly vocation. Venue – Pallotine Gollege Thurles, on Friday 23rd February at 6:00pm. Concludes on Saturday at 3:00pm. Booking essential – tel. 086 2777139. Event is free.

Very Urgent Message from Gardai.

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.

Anniversary Celebrations.

Congratulations is extended to Damien and Bernie Coughlan, Lorrha, on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary which they celebrated last week end. Well done and many good wishes for the future.

Lorrha Community Responder Group.

LCRG are holding their 1st AGM on Thursday, 24th January 2018 commencing at 8pm in the Community Hall, Lorrha.  All are welcome.

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.

Minister Moran Visits Carrigahorig

Minister of state for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran visited Carrigahorig village along with Deputy  Michael Lowry and Cllr. Michael O Meara to see first hand the Flooding off Lough Derg onto the N65 Borrisokane to Portumna road. Two members of Carrigahorig Development, Eamon Egan and Nigal Foxton, spoke with the Minister about the flooding problem.The Minister was fully aware that this road was flooded for a 6 week period in 2015 and he said that his Department has been working closely with the TII to come up with a solution for this road.  He mentioned that 60,000 euro has been provided for a survey and design at this site. ‘Also there has been a flood assessment and ecology report done in 2017’  says Minister Moran. Cllr O’Meara said that the minister assured him that his Department will work closely with the TII and Tipperary Co Council to get this project started.


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.

GAA News

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

Medal Presentation: The Under 21, Junior, Under 12 & Under 11 hurlers, and Junior Camogie team will receive their North & County medals for 2017 at a Presentation Night in Moatfield on Saturday 10th February. Music by Joe Casey & Co. All are welcome to attend.

Membership: for 2018 is now due. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children). Closing date for membership for all adult and juvenile players is the last day of February to be insured in training and games while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at www.locallotto.ie. Members can also log onto www.grma.gaa.ie to get their new GAA Rewards card.

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.

Courses: A Foundation and Level 1 Coaching course and a Child Welfare course are coming up soon in North Tipperary. Anyone who wishes to or needs to undertake any of these courses please contact Tom Kennedy or Kathleen gleeson by this Thursday 25th January.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Gaeltacht Scholarships forms from Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann in 2018 are now available. Scholarships are confined to 2nd year, TY and 5thyear students. Previous recipients of Tipperary GAA Gaeltacht scholarships cannot apply. Students should immediately book a course directly from one of the three nominated Munster Irish Colleges on the application form. This should be done asap as popular dates are booked out quickly. Students wishing to secure a scholarship from Tipperary GAA should complete the application form and submit it through the Club. The secretary of the GAA Club must sign the form and attach a reference letter supporting the applicant’s application before returning it to the Co Rúnaí. Please note the club recommending the successful applicant will be contributing €75 to the scholarship along with the Division, Co Board and Munster Council. Interviews for the scholarships will be held in Thurles around the end of February to establish each candidate’s suitability. Once the student is notified that they have been successful they must secure a receipt for their fee payment from the Irish College where they have registered. Once this receipt is received by the Co Rúnaí the scholarship cheque for €300 will be posted out directly to the students home. The closing date for the receipt of Gaeltacht Scholarship applications is Friday 2nd February.

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 Sam O’Doherty, from 9.30pm til late.