Lorrha Notes


The National Dairy Council has announced that Eamonn Carroll (centre) has been appointed as the new Chairman with John Murphy (left) who represents Glanbia remaining as Vice Chairman. Eamonn from Loughmore in Co Tipperary represents the ICMSA and has been on the NDC Board since August 2015. Also in the photo is Zoe Kavanagh

Better Late Than Never.

As the title suggests, Rathcabbin Players will get back to perform this 3 act comedy and are busy back rehearsing with a slight change in the character roles. Written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Marian Frawley the play will go ahead for four night’s commencing on Thursday night February 28th to Sunday night March.3rd. The group extend a speedy recovery to Hubert Hogan who played the part of Emmet in the play. Andrew Dagg takes on that part while Tadhg Nevin will step into the role of Garda Doyle which was played by Andrew previously. The booking line will be open from next week, watch this space for full details.

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 Redwood Church on Saturday February 16th  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 .

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.

Support Information Evening

Bereavement Support Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 26th February 2019 from 7 to 8.30 pm. This is one of the quarterly information evenings that are held throughout the year to provide information on normal grief and the support services offered by Milford Care Centre.  Anam Cara  & Milford Care Centre Bereavement Information Evening on Thursday 28th February 2019 from7 to 9.00pm  Milford Care Centre and Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, are hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Limerick. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges their family may face after the death of a son or daughter. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death.      If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because each time you will hear something that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief. There will also be time after the talk to interact with other bereaved parents.  The Information Evenings are Free.

Raffle Results.

The results from the recent Rathcabbin Hall raffle is in 1st place Ailise Lawyer, 2nd. Carmel O’Connor (Birr) 3rd. Sinead Dermody (Rathcabbin). The draw was a great success with all tickets sole.

 QQI Certified Courses:

Places still available on some Full time and Part time courses see www.fetchcourses.ie  Portumna Adult Further Education in IT and Business Studies. or Contact: michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie  09097 41946 or 0876258.  Professional Voice Training in Singing also available phone 0863110966

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary Ploughing championships will take place on Sunday March 3rd from 12 noon on the lands of the Dennison family, Kilbarron by kind permission. Raffle tickets are on sale at present with loads of prizes and the draw will take place on March 23rd in Hannigan’s of Kilbarron. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday night 20th Feb at 8.30pm in The Yanks Borrisokane and all members are requested to attend.


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.

Employability Service.

Employability Service North Tipperary is a employment and recruitment service which supports people with an illness, injury or disability to secure and maintain a job in the open labour market. If you would like to avail of our service please contact us on (087) 9181857.

Gaa News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,600    Numbers drawn were: 1-5-15-32. 3 Match 3’s share €100: Ciara Maher, Cyril Lowry & Houlihan family (Lorrha).  Promoters: Louise Mannion, D&K Mannion and Gavin Young.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €9,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: 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. First round game to be played on weekend 9-10 March.

Under 21 Football: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 21 footballers who were defeated 3-9 to 2-5 by Kilruane MacDonaghs in the quarter finals of the North ‘B’ Championship in Ballinderry on Sunday.

Medal Presentation: The Medal Presentation for the Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 15 Hurlers that won the North ‘B’ Plate last year will take place in Moatfield this Saturday evening at 6.30pm. All are welcome.

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty and the Borrisokane Community College Senior hurling team who won the Munster ‘C’ final on Saturday.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Unfortunately we had no winner in the February draw which was held last Friday night. Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date with just two draws remaining.

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.

Referees Course: A Foundation Course for new referees will be held over three Monday nights starting on March 4th. It will be the only new referee course for the coming year.

Anyone interested are to contact Philip Kelly, Referee Recruitment committee, 087 2863683

Lotto: The jackpot is €9,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 15th February with Larry McEvoy (replacing Finbarr Dennehy). Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.