Lorrha Notes

Denis Duffy and William Harding enjoying the Lorrha Medal Presentation night held recently.


Lorrha National School are accepting enrolment for September 2018. Application forms can be collected from the school or call (090) 9747295 and we will post one to you. The form is also available to download on our school web site  www.lorrhans.ie. Our annual open day will take place this year on Wednesday March 14th from 1.00p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to come and view the school and talk to the teachers. If this time is not suitable, you can contact us on the above to make an appointment. Bus travel available on different routes, details available in school.

Church News.

Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin followed by Mass at 7.30pm.
Change of Venue:  The joint cluster meeting with Odran and Cois Deirge for Parish Pastoral members, musical directors, priests, sacristans and other interested parties will now take place on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh . This is an important meeting as regards Pastoral Planning.


Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Paddy Ryan, Newmarket on Fergus and late of Gurteen, Rathcabbin who died on Monday 12th February. After funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Wells Church on Wednesday 14th burial took place in Lemenagh cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who recorded a great win 4.10 to 1.8 over Offaly on Sunday last in the first round of the championship and to Patrick “Bonner” Maher and John Madden when Tipp beat Wexford 3.21 to 1.21 on Saturday night last in Thurles.

Tracing Relations.

Loretta Harper is tracing her Quirke and Bourke Relations. Patrick Quirke married Catherine Bourke on Feb 2nd 1831. Their children Thomas born 1839 and Anne born 1848 were baptised in Lorrha & Dorrha, so it could have been in either end of the parish. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@

Date for Your Diary

The North Tipperary Ploughing Championships will take place on Sunday March 4th  at 12.30 pm in Lisbony, Nenagh by kind permission. More details later.

Open Evening.

Redwood NS Open Evening will be held on Thursday, 15th March at 7p.m. This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year. Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie. If any parents would like to arrange a private viewing of the school and to meet the teachers please contact the school on 090 9747186 to arrange an appointment.


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

Senior: Lorrha will begin their County League Division 2 campaign on weekend 3-4 March. Lorrha have been grouped with Kilruane MacDonaghs, Holycross/Ballycahill, JK Brackens, Burgess and Newport. Lorrha’s North Championship first round game with Kilruane MacDonaghs has been fixed for Easter Sunday, 1st April at 1.30pm in Nenagh, as part of a double-header with Toomevara v Roscrea.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been drawn away to Inane Rovers in the semi-final of the North Minor ‘A’ Football Championship. This game will be played over weekend 3-4 March.

Under 14: Lorrha were knocked out of the North Feile Peil ‘B’ at the semi-final stage last Saturday following a 4-7 to 0-1 defeat away to Newport. The previous week, Lorrha defeated Kiladangan in the quarter final. The North Football Championship will begin on 28th March. Lorrha play Kiladangan next Monday, 26th February in the Feile ‘B’ Hurling quarter final in Puckane at 6.30pm

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 all adult and juvenile players is 28th February 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 registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.locallotto.ie. A membership registration night will take place in Moatfield on Thursday 1st March from 8-9pm.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic takes place in the GAA Centre on Saturday 10th March at 9.00pm. Entry free is €20 with €1500 pro rata prize money.

First Aid Course: The club have organised a First Aid Course on Thursday 15th March in the GAA Centre. We need 12 people to take part. Cost €10 per head. Anyone interested to contact Louise Mannion 0876598387.

Healthy Club Project: The club is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as one of 92 clubs nationally to take part in phase 3 of the GAA’s Healthy Club project. In the coming year, we will be planning events to promote healthy living in the club and community.

Street Lighting: The club would like to thank Councillor Michael O’Meara and Tipperary County Council for erecting the street lighting at Moatfield which were turned on last week. The lighting goes a long way to improving public safety at the venue all year round.

Third Level: Hard luck to Patrick Maher who was on the Dublin IT panel who were defeated in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final last week by DCU. Best of luck to Brian Hogan who is part of the NUI Maynooth panel who are in the Ryan Cup semi-finals this weekend.

Tipperary: Congratulations to Eoin McIntyre on his call-up to the Tipperary senior hurling panel, joining Brian Hogan and Patrick Maher, the latter scoring 1-2 in Tipperary’s league win over Wexford last Saturday.
Well done also to Clodagh McIntyre who started at corner forward for the Tipperary minor camogie team in their All Ireland Championship round 1 win over Offaly on Sunday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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