Lorrha Notes

Sunday March 3rd 2019 and most of the country was covered in a blanket of snow resulting in the North Tipp Ploughing Championships having to be cancelled.

Rathcabbin Players chairman Ray Kennedy is pictured here presenting a cheque for €1,800  to Fiona Kennedy who travels to Abu Dhabi this month with the Special Olympics. Fiona played the part of Imelds Crotty the waitress in this year’s production of ‘Better Late Than Never’. 

Ploughing Cancelled.

Due to the bad weather, the North Tipp Ploughing championships scheduled to take place on Sunday last the 3rd in Kilbarron, had to be cancelled. A meeting will take place this Wednesday night 6th in The Yanks Borrisokane at 9.00pm to re-arrange a suitable date. All members are requested to attend.

News from Lorrha School.

Enrolment forms for September are available from the school by calling (090) 9747295 or they can be downloaded from the school web site www.lorrhans.ie or email the school on luanaofa@eircom.net


The next Mass in the ‘Do This in Memory’ programme for children receiving the sacraments of Communion and Confirmation, will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday March 10th at 11.30am.

Date for your Diary:

First Communion will take place on Sunday 19th May in Lorrha. Confirmation will take place in Rathcabbin on Friday 24th May.

Environmental Matters:

We continue to do our bit for the environment as the students perform their daily reduce, reuse and recycle. Next month we will be joining up with Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns for our annual spring clean litter pick. Many thanks to all the parents for bringing in their used batteries and used postage stamps. Keep them coming please. We are also accepting used fence batteries so any farmer out there who wishes to dispose of old fence batteries, please bring them along to us during school opening times.

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 March 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.
Rosary will be recited before Vigil Mass and Sunday Mass during the season of Lent.
Wednesday, 6th March is Ash Wednesday  – Day of Fast and Abstinence.  Mass and distribution of ashes in Rathcabbin Church 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 .

Training for Lay Led Liturgies:

Plans are in place to train people in our Pastoral Area (parishes of Lorrha, Borrisokane and Terryglass) as Leaders for Lay- Led Liturgies. This training course is open to all parishioners who would like to get involved and especially Readers of the Word, Eucharistic Ministers and Sacristans. It will be held on Monday evenings, commencing 11th March and will continue until 1st April (with the exception of Monday 18th March) in the Community Hall at 8pm and will be directed by Fr. Ger Nash and Maureen Kelly (Diocesan Pastoral Worker). Enquiries to Mary at 090-9747972 or 087 2601413.


Rathcabbin NS are now enrolling. If you would like information or have any queries do not hesitate to contact us at (086) 4140102/ principal@rathcabbinns.ie or visit our web site www.rathcabbinns.ie

Late Teresa Madden.

The death occurred of Teresa Madden at her home in Preston, England on Friday February 8th 2019, a few days shy of her 89th birthday.
Nee Dowd from Ballymacegan, Teresa moved to England with her husband Frank Madden, Portland, in 1952 where she set up home, working tirelessly to provide for her family. A beautiful, kind, caring, loving lady with a quick wit and a cheeky smile, she was loved by all who knew her. Teresa is very sadly missed by her husband and best friend Frank, her adoring children Ellen, Patricia, Kathleen, Martin and John, her heartbroken grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Teresa’s funeral Mass was held in Preston on Wednesday 20th February followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle kind soul rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the Noel Killeen and family Rathcabbin and Killeen families Meelick on the death recently of their sister Frances (Fran) who died in England. Burial took place 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.


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.

‘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.

Shorelines Film Nights Portumna:

Present Lucky (USA) a bittersweet meditation on mortality, punctuating the career of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton. March 12th, 8pm, The Boathouse bar, 5 Euro at the door. www.shorelinesartsfestival.com

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,050. Numbers drawn were: 8-13-26-32. No Match 3.
Lucky Dips: Mary Brady, Nancy Gennery, Tommy Needham and The Poker Club.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €120 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.

Junior Hurling: The junior league will begin on the weekend of 23-24 March, away to Silvermines. We are also grouped with Borrisokane, Nenagh and Portroe.

Minor Football: Lorrha Rovers Gaels fell to a 3-6 to 0-6 defeat to Moneygall/Clonakenny in the opening round of the North Minor ‘B’ Football Championship on Sunday. They now face Borrisokane in Ballinderry this Sunday at 12.00pm needing a win to stay in the competition.

Under 14: Well done to the under 14’s who defeated Shannon Rovers Gaels 4-3 to 2-0 in the first round of the Feile ‘B’ hurling on Sunday. They will play Moneygall/Clonakenny in the semi-final in Moatfield on Saturday 16th March at 3.00pm.

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: The March draw takes place this 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

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty and the Borrisokane Community College Senior Hurling team who progressed to the All Ireland ‘C’ final following a semi-final win over Kilcormac last Saturday.

Lotto: The jackpot is €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 8th March with Pat Daly. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.