Lorrha Notes

Secretary and assistant secretary, Lorna KcKenna and Denis Cahalan doing the book work for the 53rd Annual North Tipp Ploughing Championships

North Tipp Ploughing Results.

The North Tipperary Ploughing took place on Saturday last in brilliant sunshine at the third time of asking. The results are as follows. Senior Conventional: 1st- Larry Bergin, 2nd- John Slattery. Intermediate: 1st- Johnathan Murray, 2nd- Tom Duffy. Under28 – 1st- Liam Murphy, 2nd- Austin Shaw. Under 2: 1st- Michael Spain. Three furrow conventional. 1st- Noel Howley, 2nd- Ciaran Milne, 3rd- Tom Ryan. Senior Reversible: 1st- Joe Slattery, 2nd- Jimmy Ryan. Mounted Vintage: 1st- Ethan Harding, 2nd- Ray Clancy, 3rd- John McBryde, 4th- Walter Moroney. Vintage Classic: 1st- Francis Worell, 2nd-  Joe Cavanagh, 3rd- Trevor Hogan. Single Furrow: 1st- James Hough. Congratulations to all the winners.  The presentation of trophies along with the sponsors draw and the ploughing draw will take place on Saturday night (Easter Saturday) March 31st in McKennas pub Borrisokane at 9.00pm. All are invited to attend.


Sympathy is extended to Ann Dagg Lorrha and extended family on the death of her brother Joseph Moore Shannon Park, Portumna which occurred on Sunday March 18th at 38 years of age. Joseph passed away peacefully at his home following chronic illness that he endured gallantly. He is survived by his loving parents Pauline and Joe, sisters Ann and Brenda, daughter Kasey and her mother Vanessa, brother-in-law Simon, niece and nephew Freya and Ethan, extended family and close circle of friends. After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church, Portumna on Thursday, 22nd March, burial took place in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Portumna. May he rest in Peace.

Church News.

No Adoration on Thursday 29th March. Will resume on Thursday, 5th April. Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th.
Holy Thursday – 29th March:  Mass of the  Lord’s  Supper   –   Rathcabbin  Church at 8.00p.m
Good Friday – 30th March is a day of fast and abstinence. 3.00p.m. Liturgy of the Passion & Death of Christ in Rathcabbin Church. 8.00p.m.  Prayer around the Cross in Redwood Church.                                                     Holy Saturday – 31st March 8.00p.m. Easter Vigil in Rathcabbin Church.
Easter Sunday 1st  April: 11.30a.m. Mass in Lorrha Church.  (Please note 11.30a.m for today)

C.O.I. Holy Week Services.

Saturday 31th March:: Easter Vigil and 1st Holy Eucharist of Easter in St Ruadhans C of I Lorrha at 9:00pm.  Sunday 1st April :: Easter Sunday.  Holy Eucharist in Dorrha at 9:30 am.

There is no Service in St Ruadhans C of I Lorrha on Easter Sunday.

Free Concert.

A Free Family Concert on Easter Monday (2nd April) will take place  in Our Lady Queen of Ireland  Church, Rathcabbin, featuring Rory Cunningham’s one-man band (c/ w, Gospel, Irish), 8:00pm – 10:pm.  All welcome. W.M.F. 2018.

Little Feet Enrolling.

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

Lorrha N.S. Enrolling.

Lorrha National School are enrolling for September 2018. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie. You can also call to the school and collect a form, or give us a call on (090) 9747295 and we will pop one in the post to you. Anyone wishing to view the school can call us on the above number to make an appointment that suits or email us on luanaofa@eircom.net. School bus available on various routes. We wish everyone a happy Easter.

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.


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.

For Better, For Worse.

Portumna Players Drama Group will stage Jimmy Keary’s play, For Better, For Worse, a comedy in three acts on Good Friday 30 March. The doors open at 7.30. Curtain up at 8pm. Location, Town Hall, Clonfert Ave.

Back by Popular Demand.

Back by popular demand is Nenagh library’s ‘Spring into Storytime’ on Friday, 6th April. Part of a nationwide initiative to encourage adults and children to read together at home ‘Spring into Storytime’ will also provide a welcome distraction for busy parents trying to entertain the little ones over the Easter holidays. With three different storytelling sessions, at 10.30am / 11.30am and 2.30pm, interspersed with arts / crafts and colouring, as well as our kids draw for yummy prizes, Friday 6th April  promises to be a fun family day during the Easter break. And best of all?  It’s free!

GAA News

Senior: With Tipperary progressing to the semi-finals of the Allianz Hurling League, the North Championship clash v Kilruane will not be on this Sunday. If Tipperary fail to progress to the league final, Lorrha will be playing Moycarkey/Borris in the Seamus O Riain Cup on weekend 7-8 April or on 14-15 April if Tipp make the final, with the Kilruane game going back to weekend 21-22 April.

Junior: Lorrha began the defence of their North Junior ‘B’ League title with a hard earned 0-14 to 1-11 draw against Silvermines in Dolla on Saturday, with Ronan O’Meara getting the goal. Lorrha are away to Ballinahinch in their next game in Easter Monday in Shallee @ 6.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their Under 16 ‘A’ Football Championship campaign against Ballina in Moatfield on Monday 26th March but the game has been deferred. They will now begin on Easter Monday against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Templederry at 6.30pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport in the semi-final of Feile ‘B’ Hurling blitz on Saturday but Lorrha were unable to field and conceded the game. In the U14 ‘B’ Football Championship, Lorrha begin this evening, Wednesday 28thMarch against Kiladangan in Moatfield at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The U12 football championship continued on Friday last with both teams playing Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan. The ‘B’ team beat Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-7 to 1-1 while the ‘D’ team suffered a heavy defeat.

This Good Friday, the ‘D’ team host Ballinahinch in Moatfield at 6.00pm while the ‘B’ team host Borrisokane at 6.40pm

Under 6, 8 & 10: On Monday, 2nd April, a six week course limited to under 6 & 8 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. Closing date is this Saturday, 31st March. Fees are: €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).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.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League semi-final against Limerick this Saturday.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Good Friday night to the music of Tom Healy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the family and friends of singer Sam O’Doherty who passed away last week. Sam, from Tipperary Town, played at our Social Dancing Fridays on many occasions and will be greatly missed.