Lorrha Notes

Many Congratulations are extended to Catherine Power, daughter of Jacinta and David, Lorrha who graduated from Athlone IT with a Honours Bachelor Degree in Business & Law. A former Deputy President of Athlone Institute of Technology Student’s Union, Catherine is presently working in the banking sector in Limerick.  Well done Catherine and all the best in the future.

Third time Lucky?

Due to the heavy rain last Friday night/Saturday morning the North Tipp ploughing championships had to be postponed once again. However, with time running out for the completion of the championships, the committee in charge will endeavour to hold the competition on Saturday coming March 23rd at 12.30am in Kilbarron and hopefully the weather will be favorable for this third attempt which hopefully will be third time lucky.  Later that night the ploughing draw for the raffle will take place in Hannigans with three cash prizes up for grabs along with numerous other prizes.

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 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.


Gardai are appealing to dog owners to lock up their dog’s and make sure they are not straying and worrying or killing sheep and lambs. IFA national sheep chairman Sean Dennehy said the family pet can turn into a marauding killer and cause savagery and mayhem on a defenceless sheep flock. “People who take dogs as pets have to take on the responsibility that goes with that. If dog owners saw the destruction from an attack, they would have a very different mindset. Unfortunately, there are too many people who casually take on a family pet, particularly for Christmas, but they are not prepared to devote the time to responsible dog ownership. Dog owners can be held responsible for any losses from attacks on sheep, with serious financial and legal consequences. Farmers have a right to protect their sheep flock and can shoot a dog worrying, or about to worry, their flock’ he said. So all dog owners note that you are to keep your dog under control. Running free, he can be a killer.


Lorrha NS   are now accepting enrolments for the coming school year in September. If you wish to enrol your child, please contact the school on (090) 9747295 or by email to  luanaofa@eircom.net

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

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre Lorrha and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who beat Wexford on Saturday last in the third round of the championship. The girls top their group with three wins out of three played. We wish Clodagh and the team the best of luck in their last outing which is away to Galway on this coming Saturday 23rd. March.


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 this coming Friday night the 22nd March at 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.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,350.
Numbers drawn were: 3-10-23-25.
3 Match 3’s share €100: Ita Houlihan, Liz Kennedy, Cormac & Clodagh McGarry.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €10,500 with €100 Match 3 pot so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support. The hurlers recorded their second successive draw in the County Hurling League on Sunday when a late Ballina goal saw the visitors earn a share of the spoils on a 0-17 to 1-14 scoreline. Lorrha’s next competitive game will be in the Seamus O Riain Cup first round against Thurles Sarsfields on weekend 6-7 April.

Junior Hurling: The North Junior ‘B’ Hurling League will begin on Saturday 23rdMarch with Lorrha taking on Silvermines in Dolla at 5.00pm. We are also grouped with Borrisokane, Nenagh and Portroe.

Under 14: The North ‘B’ Feile semi-final against Moneygall/Clonakenny was postponed on Saturday because of the weather. It was refixed for last Monday and Lorrha won 5-7 to 4-4. Lorrha will play Newport in the final in Toomevara next Saturday 23rd March at 3.00pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Camps: Tipperary County Board are looking to recruit coaches for work on Easter and Cul Camp in 2019. Applicants must be aged 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 as the April draw is the final one of the year.

Membership: for 2019 is now due. €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 club officers, as well as team managers and selectors must be paid up members. Closing date for all membership is 31st March. Membership can be paid to registrar Louise Mannion or online at www.clubforce.com

Schools: Best of luck to Colm Fogarty and the Borrisokane Community College senior hurling team who play in the All Ireland ‘C’ final against Colaiste na Choiribe from Galway in Tullamore on Saturday at 2.00pm

Lotto: The jackpot is €10,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 22nd March with Twice Shy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.