Lorrha Notes

Andrew Dagg, Marian Frawley (Director), Teresa Ryan Feehan, Pat Kennedy, Mick Hoctor, Catherine Bourke, Eva Noyce, Tadgh Nevin, Fiona Kennedy in final rehearsals for ‘Better Late Than Never’. 

Booking Line Open.

Anyone wishing to book a seat for Rathcabbin players re-scheduled  3 act comedy can do so on (087) 2360096 between 6.00 and 8.00pm. ‘Better late than Never’ which was written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Marian Frawley from Portumna will run for four night’s only commencing on Thursday night February 28th to Sunday night March3rd. Seats are filling fast, so hurry.

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 23rd  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.

‘Come and See’.

Bishop Cullinan through his vocation directors (Fr Shane O’Neill and Fr Billy Meehan) are running  “Come and See” retreat for young men between 18 and 40 commencing at 6pm on Friday 22nd Feb and finishing at 3pm on Saturday 23rd Feb in the Pallotine College  in Thurles.  If you would like to contact either Fr. Shane or Fr Billy directly, their numbers) are:   Fr. Shane O’Neill:  051 391 868,     Fr  Billy Meehan:   052 612 2954


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.


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.


Scoil Lua Naofa Lorrha is accepting enrolments for the coming school year. If you wish to enrol your child, please contact the school on (090) 9747295 or by email to  luanaofa@eircom.net or forms can be collected from the school.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary Ploughing championships will take place on Sunday March 3rd from 12.30 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  this 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.

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 Notes:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,750.  Numbers drawn were: 2-3-16-28.
1 Match 3 wins €100: John Gorman (Portumna).  Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €9,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: The seniors will be away to JK Brackens in the opening round of the County Hurling League Division 2 on weekend 9-10 March. Lorrha’s other league fixtures and dates are: 16-17 March v Ballina (home); 27-28 April v Newport (away); 5-6 May v Golden Kilfeacle (home); 26-27 May v Ballingarry (away); 9-10 June v Shannon Rovers (home) and 23-24 June v Mullinahone (home).

Junior Football: Lorrha have entered the new County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship and will play Nenagh Eire Og in round 1 on 20-21 April. Galtee Rovers and Eire Og Annacarty are also in the group.

Minor Football: Lorrha Rovers minor footballers will begin their championship away to Moneygall/Clonakenny on Sunday 3rd March.

Medal Presentation: The Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 15’s who won the North ‘B’ Hurling Plate in 2018 were presented with their medals last Saturday night in Moatfield.

Juvenile: Well done to Donnacha O’Meara who represented the club on the North Tipperary Under 15 Football team in the Mick Frawley Cup recently.

Camps: Tipperary County Board are looking to recruit coaches for work on Easter and Cul Camp in 2019. Applicants must 17 on or before April 1st. To apply please send a CV with cover letter via email to tipperarygaacamps@gmail.com. Closing date for applicants is Friday 22nd March.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: 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, 0872863683

Lotto: The jackpot is €9,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 22nd February with Michael O’Brien. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.