Lorrha Notes


Once again the weather has played havoc with the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships which had to be postponed last Saturday.   A new date is Saturday March 24th in  the same venue, that is lands in Rathnaleen, Nenagh by kind permission. The site is close to the meat factory and will be signposted on all roads leading into Nenagh. The event kicks off at12.30pm.sharp.


Sympathy is extended to the family of John Corrigan, England and late of Kilfadda, Lorrha who died in Kingston U.K. Sadly missed by his sisters Kitty & Mary, brother Paddy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha, on Tuesday March 13th burial took place afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Frank O’Hara, Annagh, Rathcabbin who died on Sunday march 11th  peacefully in Ealga Lodge Nursing Home, Shinrone. Deeply regretted by his loving cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. After funeral Mass in  Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Tuesday 13th.  burial took place afterwards in Bonoham Cemetery Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to our Junior Camogie team on winning their first match of the league last Sunday in Moatfield against Carrig Swans. We are currently looking for a trainer and a manager for our team. David Sullivan has kindly agreed to work with us again this year but David is also committed to the Senior and Junior men’s teams and needs help with the job. We are defending League Champions for the past two years running and are a small but very hard working group. We would ideally like to get two or three people involved working with David to help out with training, match days, team sheets etc without putting undue pressure on any particular person. If anyone has any ideas or would like to help out please get in contact with our Chairperson Bernie Cleary or any member of the camogie panel or through our facebook page. Your support for our club is greatly appreciated.

News from Lorrha School.

A reminder that our school open day takes place on this Wednesday March 14th from 1.00pm. If the time doesn’t suit, please call the school (090) 9747295 to make an appointment. Bus travel available on different routes. We look forward to meeting you. Enrolment forms can be collected from the school or give us a call and we will post one to you. They can also be downloaded from our web site www.lorrhans.ie.

Congratulations is extended to two former pupils Eoin and Clodagh McIntyre who are enjoying success with Tipperary hurling and camogie teams respectively. Eoin got the call to the senior panel recently and joins another former pupil Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher. Clodagh playes corner forward with the county minor camogie team and they are presently enjoying success in their championship campaign. All in Lorrha school (where it all began), wish Eoin, Clodagh and Patrick continued success.

It’s all systems go in preparation for the school’s fifth Green Flag the theme of which is Biodiversity.
Second class pupils are preparing for Communion for Life which will be held on Sunday May 13th.

264,636 Team Hope Shoe boxes were collected from around the country last November. Team Hope wish to thank everyone who contributed and to let you know that the boxes were distributed to children in Kosovo, Romania, Latvia, Belarus, Albania, Burundi, Transnistria, Ukraine, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Swatiland, Lesotho. We in Lorrha school wish to thank all our parents, grandparent’s and pupils for contributing so generously to this worthy cause.

Well Done.

Well done to Brian Hogan who made his League Debut in goals for Tipperary on Sunday last when Tipp beat Cork 1.24 to 1.21. Also to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher who was at wing forward and Eoin McIntyre who was named on the bench not forgetting selector John McIntyre.

Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns.

Albert Nolan, wildlife enthusiast and guide to school groups, Tidy Towns committees, youth and community groups in the area of biodiversity, will visit Lorrha on Tuesday 20th March. He will share his knowledge and expertise with all who are interested in fostering their awareness of the wildlife all around us and how we can protect and enhance it. He will arrive in the village at 7am and take us on a walk which will focus on bird-spotting. He will work with school staff and pupils between 9am and 2pm approx and will be available to the community for a couple of hours after that. This is a unique opportunity for us to learn about easy and simple actions we could undertake to make a significant difference in our immediate environment, which has been described by one Tidy Towns adjudicator as “a haven for wildlife.” Everyone is welcome to be part of this very special day.

Little Feet Enrolling.

Little Feet Pre-school, Bredagh, Lorrha is enrolling for September 2018. Call Charlene on (087) 7783347 for further information.

Host Families Required.   

Host Families required for home-stay French students from July the 8th to the 29th and Spanish home-stay students for various dates in July. Please contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 if interested. Families must have a child aged 12 to 16 to participate in this programme. Further details and application form available from Marie.

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.

Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Saturday 17th March the Feast of St. Patrick at 10.00a.m.  –  not at 10.30a.m. because of sporting events. No Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday evening 17th March. Usual Masses on Sunday, 18th March – Lorrha at 10.00a.m. and Rathcabbin at 11.30a.m.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

The date for our AGM has been agreed for Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, to take place in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha, at 2.30pm.  We would like to see all our members at this meeting so that we can plan our activities for the coming year.


Rags Golf Society Dates for your Diaries. April 21st Nenagh 11.30am. May 26th Loughrea 10.30am. July 7th Portarlington 12 OClock. Sept 1st New Forest  11.30am. Weekend away Oct 5th Clifden. Contact James on 086 8109099 if you would like to join us.

Tracing Relations.

Annwyn Lewis is coming to Ireland over Easter and she is trying to trace her Tipperary ancestors. They were William Kennedy and Mary Carroll.  They were born around 1817 and married in Borrisokane in 1843.  Mary Carroll was listed as being from Lorrah and Dorrah parish. They had two children Dennis and Mary before moving to Wales by 1851. Annwyn would love to find out more about them if anyone could help. In case you have been DNA tested her kit number on Ancestry is A791083. She will be over at Easter time and would love to meet someone who might be able to help her with tracing her relatives. Anyone who thinks they might be able to shed some light on this can leave a message on (086) 8647166 please or email info@

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: The senior hurlers got their league campaign off to a winning start with a 1-18 to 0-12 win over Newport in Moatfield on Sunday, with Jack Maher getting the goal. Lorrha will be away to Holycross in round two on Sunday, 18th March at 12 noon.

Junior: Lorrha begin the defence of the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling League against Kiladangan in Puckane on Monday 19th March at 3.00pm

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels battled hard but were defeated 3-8 to 2-6 by Inane Rovers in the North Minor ‘A’ Football semi-final in Roscrea on Saturday.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their Under 16 ‘A’ Football Championship campaign against Ballina in Moatfield on Monday 26th March at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha play Newport in the semi-final of Feile ‘A’ Hurling this Monday, 19thMarch in Ballina at 11am. If they win they play the final at 12.30pm

In the U14 ‘B’ Football Championship, Lorrha begin on Wednesday 28th March against Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The U12 football championship began last evening (Tuesday) with Lorrha playing Kiladangan in both the ‘B’ and ‘D’ grade. The ‘B’ team enjoyed a fine win while the ‘D’ team were defeated.

Their next games are on Friday 23rd March with both teams playing Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan from 6.00pm.

Under 6, 8 & 10: On Monday, 2nd April, a six week course for under 6, 8 & 10 players will start in the Complex in Moatfield from 6.30 to 7.30pm. This course will develop movement and coordination in a games based and fun way. It will also be age specific. The course costs €2 per night per child. Places are limited so contact Juvenile chairman Tom Kennedy 0879191689 to confirm.

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 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.

Scór na bPáistí: Well done to the representatives from the Club who took part in the North Finals last weekend. The Quiz team of Cian Hayes, Liam Donoghue, Clodagh Kennedy and Rachel Cleary were runners-up in the ‘A’ final in Newport on Sunday, while the Novelty Act: “Redwood Nursing Home” of Dermot Houlihan, Kate Houlihan, Niamh Patterson, Jason Houlihan, Sophie Houlihan, Leanne Sullivan and Ben Hough were unable to take part in the ‘B’ Final on Friday in Borrisoleigh due to unforeseen circumstances.

Poker Classic: The annual Lorrha GAA Poker Classic took place in Moatfield last Saturday night and we would like to thank all those who took part, your support is appreciated.

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.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The club had no winner in the March draw held last Friday night. There is one draw left so we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

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

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the O’Hara family, on the death of Frank O’Hara, Annagh, and to the Corrigan family on the passing of John Corrigan, England, and late of Kilfadda. May they rest in peace.