Lorrha Notes

A young girl from Knockshegowna Aishling Rafferty, pictured above , is heading to Romania in April as a volunteer to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
A fifth year student in Borrisokane Community College, Aishling will be travelling to Romania as a volunteer with the organization Habitat For Humanity. Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit Christian organization that partners with future and current homeowners to build simple, decent, and affordable housing for low to very low-income families. Volunteers and future homeowners work together in the building process and Aishling is very much looking forward to working side by side on this building project for young, disadvantaged families. The current conditions in Romania mean that many families with young children are forced to live on the streets and in dreadful conditions.

Aishling is a very active member of her community and is also an accomplished singer as well as country jiver!  She has received the bronze Gaisce award as well as the John Paul ll gold award in recognition of her hard work in her community. A selfless giver, she recently travelled to Lourdes as a helper and loved every minute of it.

In order to travel to Romania, Aishling must raise a total of €1,800 but she is very positive about the fundraising task that lies ahead. She set the ball rolling a few weeks ago when she set up a gofundme Page where people can make donations to her cause by going online and searching gf.me/u/p3x74w, and she wishes to thank all those who have already contributed.    Following up on that, Aishling is delighted to announce that on March 9th  Sean Carroll and Knockshegowna GAA club will be holding a social dance in Ballingarry Community Hall and that are generously donating the proceeds to the fund. Aishling wishes to sincerely thank all who have currently made online donations and she also wishes to extend her thanks to Sean Carroll and to Knockshegowna GAA club for their very valued support. Every good wish is extended to this brave young Knockshegowna girl and she deserves your support for this worthy cause.
Aishling is pictured here holding her bronze Gaisce award as well as the John Paul ll gold award in recognition of her hard work in her community.


Rathcabbin Players extend many thanks to all their patrons for their kindness, encouragement and understanding last week-end when the group had to cancel their play after one night on stage. Written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Marian Frawley ‘Better Late Than Never’ will go ahead for four night’s on Thursday night February 28th  to Sunday night March.3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and look forward to meeting you all on our re-scheduled dates. Thank you for your valued support.

Late Philomena Molloy.

The death occurred of Philomena Molloy, Lorrha on Wednesday 30th January in Portumna Retirement village.
Nee Flynn from Duniry, Phil gave up her nursing work on her marriage to John Joe and they came to live in Portland, before purchasing a shop and filling station in Lorrha village from Bobby and Sheila Dillon where they were to remain. A gentle and kind hearted lady with a warm smile, Phil served as Sacristan in St. Ruadhan’s Church for 15 years, a job she loved so much. For the last number of years she resided in Portumna retirement home and was just one month short of her 92nd birthday.
Pre deceased by her husband John Joe she is survived by her daughters Maura Geraghty (Glenamaddy), Breda Costello (Killimor), Margaret McLoughney (Ballinderry), her sons Michael (Lorrha) and Kieran (U.S), sons in law Michael, John and Pat (predeceased), her daughter in law Siobhán, her brother in law Paddy Molloy and his wife Aggie, her grandchildren, and great-granchildren, her relatives and many friends.
After concelebrated funeral Mass on Saturday last Feb 2nd in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.
Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha Church on Saturday February 9th  at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin the following day at 11.30am. Mass in Lorrha Church on Mondays at 9.30a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays from 10.00am to 8.00pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church.


Please note, when making a booking for Anniversary/ Month’s Mind Mass, Christening etc.  you can contact the parish office by phone – 090 9747009 and leave a message  or E Mail   lorrhaparishoffice @ gmail.com (preferred options), you can also make bookings after Masses on Sundays or phone parish office on Wednesday nights 8.00 to 10.00pm .


Rome/San Giovanni 15th / 22nd April Easter 2019 with Papal Ceremonies in Rome for the Easter Period 7 nights €995 pps  Payments can be made in instalments contact James Treacy on 061921470 or 0860572216
Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lisbon: ex Dublin (last remaining seats) for Feast day of St. Anthony 9th to 14th June 2019.  Full board €675 pps single supplement €32.00.  Contact James Treacy 061-921470

Fundraising Table Quiz.

Later this year George Harding will travel to Tamil Nadu, Southern India as part of UCD Overseas Volunteering Programme. To raise funds towards this project, a Table Quiz will be held in The Ferry Inn on Friday 22nd March @ 8.30pm. George would be grateful for your support on the night.

Crochet Workshop.

Would you like to learn the skills needed to create crochet blankets, throws, cushions, scarfs, hats even clothing? Over three two hour sessions you will do just that! Redwood Castle Lorrha  E45 HT 38 are organising the classes on Tuesdays 5th, 12th and 19th of February from 18.30 to 20.30 and on 7th, 14th and 21st  of February in the mornings from 11.00 to 13.00. Cost is €55pp.  To book or for further information please call Elaine on (087) 2248261.


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.


Redwood NS is currently accepting applications for enrolment of Junior Infant pupils for September 2019. Application forms for enrolment are available from the school 8.30 am – 3.30 pm daily. If you would like to contact us, please call 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie. Visits to view the school, see the facilities and meet the teachers can also be arranged. Applications for enrolment will close at the end of February.

Art Classes

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays  6 – 7pm, starting on January 23rd for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up): Saturdays  3.30 – 4.30pm and 5 – 6pm, starting on Feb 2nd and on Mondays 5 -6pm, starting on Feb 4th in Bramble Art Studio Lorrha for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute on 087 9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Film Night.

Shorelines Film Nights presents “Summer 93” (Spain) Tuesday, 12th February @ 8pm in The Boathouse Bar, Portumna. Tickets Euro 5 available at the door only.

Have a Heart.

About the Irish Heart Foundation
The Irish Heart Foundation is Ireland’s national charity fighting heart disease and stroke through advocacy, research, prevention and care. For more information, visit www.irishheart.ie.

About Show Some Heart
This Valentine’s Day the Irish Heart Foundation is asking people all over Ireland to Show Some Heart and help raise vital funds for the charity’s work. On Thursday 14th February, teams of people will be packing shopping bags in Dunnes Stores around the country and the Irish Heart Foundation is looking for volunteers who can give a few hours of their day to this effort.

Teams of bag packers will be taking over six Dunnes Stores in Tipperary. Each bagpack will be managed by a local coordinator – as a volunteer, all you need to do is commit to the time you can take part and turn up on the day. Bagpacks will be taking place in:

Dunnes Stores Annsbrook Shopping Centre, Nenagh

Dunnes Stores Roscrea

To find out more or to sign up to volunteer in your local Dunnes, visit www.irishheart.ie/volunteer or call the Irish Heart Foundation on 01 668 5001.

About the Perfect Match
The Perfect Match is the Irish Heart Foundation’s new Valentine’s themed fundraising challenge. This February, the charity is asking the whole country to show some heart by challenging a friend or rival to a football match – or any kind of match – in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.

The Perfect Match campaign will see students take on teachers, sports clubs line out against their neighbouring rivals, and local communities go head to head, all with the goal of raising funds to beat one of Ireland’s biggest killers, heart disease.

To find out more or organise your own Perfect Match, visit www.irishheart.ie/perfectmatch.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,450.   Numbers drawn: 6-7-17-20.
3 Match 3’s share €100: Fionnula Kennedy, Fiona Daly and Jo Needham.
Promoters: Mark Kennedy, Gavin Young & Internet.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €9,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Lorrha received a bye to the quarter finals of the 2019 North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. The quarter finals could be played over the weekend of 14-15 April.

Lorrha have been drawn in group 1 on the Seamus O Riain Cup with Carrick Swans, Templederry Kenyons and Thurles Sarsfields. The first round will be played on the weekend of 7-8 April with opponent to be confirmed.

Lorrha have been drawn in group 2 of Division 2 in the County Hurling League along with Mullinahone, Newport, Ballina, Ballingarry, JK Brackens, Golden Kilfeacle and Shannon Rovers.

Under 21 Football: The North U21 ‘B’ Football semi-final between Lorrha Rovers Gaels and Kilruane MacDonaghs wasn’t played on Saturday night and has been rearranged for Sunday 10th February in Ballinderry at 3.00pm

North Board: Congratulations to former secretary Michael Kennedy who was elected to the North Board CCC (Competitions Controls Committee) last week.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the February draw.

Membership: for 2019 is now due and is unchanged from last year. €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).

All players on all adult and juvenile teams must be paid up prior to their first match of the season with the closing date for all membership is 31st March. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.clubforce.com

Scor: The Area finals of Scor na bPaisti will take place in Portroe on Sunday 24thFebruary, commencing at 2.00pm. Anyone interested in taking part should contact a club officer.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Application forms are now available for GAA Gaeltacht scholarships in 2019. The scholarships are to the value of €300 and are confined to 2nd Year, TY and 5th Year students. Previous recipients of Tipperary GAA Gaeltacht scholarships may not apply.

Students should immediately book a course directly from one of the three nominated Munster Irish Colleges on the application form. Your completed application must also be signed by the club secretary before posting it to reach Lár na Páirce by the deadline of Friday, 8th February. Interviews for the scholarships will be held in Lár na Páirce later in February.

Lotto: The jackpot is €9,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 8th February with Noel Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.