Lorrha Notes

 Rathcabbin Players are back on stage for four nights only with their re-scheduled dates from Thursday night February 28th to Sunday night  March 3rd in Rathcabbin Hall with Jimmy Keary’s 3 act comedy ‘Better Late Than Never’.  Doors open at 8.00pm with curtains up at 8.30pm sharp. Booking line open on (087) 2360096 between 6.00 and 8.00pm.Pictured above are the cast and director. From left: Andrew Dagg, Marian Frawley (director), Teresa Ryan Feehan, Pat Kennedy, Mick Hoctor, Catherine Bourke, Eva Noyce, Tadgh Nevin, Fiona Kennedy. Sunday night’s performance is in aid of the Special Olympics.

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 27th Feb at 8.30pm in The Yanks Borrisokane and all members are requested to attend.

On Stage.

If you haven’t by now booked your seat for Rathcabbin players re-scheduled  3 act comedy, then do so immediately 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 March.3rd. Not to be missed. Sunday night’s performance is in aid of the Special Olympics Ireland which takes place in Abu Dabi in March.

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 March 2nd   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.  First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on Friday night March 1st at 7.30p.m


 Please note, when making a booking for Anniversary/ Month’s Mind Mass, Wedding, 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 .


Sympathy is extended to Mary Cleary and family Rathcabbin on the death of her sister Chrissie McIntyre Kilcormac which occurred on Sunday 17th February. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kilcormac on Friday morning last, burial took place in  Rath Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Teasie Madden (nee Dowd) late of Ballymacegan who died in England last week.  May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Bourke families Lorrha and Rathcabbin on the death of a sister and aunt, Nuals Bourke Campbell who died in England last week. May she rest in peace.

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.


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 News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,900. Numbers drawn were 13-15-16-26.
1 Match 3 wins €100: The Cahalan Boys. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,050 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: The seniors will be away to JK Brackens in the opening round of the County Hurling League Division 2 on Sunday 10th March in Templemore at 12.00pm.

The first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup is against Thurles Sarsfields on weekend 7-8 April.

Junior Hurling: The junior league will begin in the coming weeks.

Minor Football: Lorrha Rovers minor footballers will begin their championship away to Moneygall/Clonakenny on Sunday 3rd March in Moneygall at 12.00pm.

Under 6, 8 & 10: Training starts on Thursday 7th March. Parents will be contacted in due course. All new players welcome so please contact Tommy Kennedy 0879191689.

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

Referees Course: A Foundation Course for new referees will be held over three Monday nights starting next Monday, 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. The club has no referee at the moment and needs to be addressed.

Schools: Best of luck to Colm Fogarty and the Borrisokane CC senior hurling team in the All Ireland ‘C’ schools semi-final against Kilcormac this Saturday.

Colleges: Well done to Michael Dolan who won an All Ireland Intermediate Colleges Hurling title with the University of Limerick last weekend.

Lotto: The jackpot is €10,050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 1st March with Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

‘Brexit: An Analysis of a National Meltdown’,

Following on from a very informative talk on Brexit held in Nenagh library last year, Professor Brian Lucey of TCD School of Business will re-visit this subject at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles on Tuesday, 12th March at 7pm.  In a talk entitled ‘Brexit: An Analysis of a National Meltdown’,  Dr. Lucey asks what happened and where do we go from here?

Please note – This  is a free event but pre-booking is necessary and can be done through the box office at The Source.

 This is an EDIC talk, part of Nenagh library’s Programme of Events 2019. Nenagh library is a Europe Direct Information Centre for counties Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry.




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