Lorrha Notes

Members of Midlands Gymnastics Club enjoyed success at the GymSTART Level 1 competition in the National Sports Arena in Dublin on March 10th. 57 of our recreational gymnasts took part in the competition bringing home many gold, silver and bronze medals. We are very proud of all our gymnasts and the great work they have put into their training. It is great to see all their hard work and dedication paying off.  Also a big thanks to their parents for their continued support and encouragement. It is great to see our local club putting its name on the map. Well done to all! 

Rags Golfing Society.

The new Rags season kicks off on Saturday April 6th in Portumna Gold club. Tee off at 10.30am. New members welcome.

Ploughing Raffle.

The deferred date for the North Tipperary ploughing raffle is this coming Saturday night April 6th in Hannigan’s Kilbarron. Tickets are still on sale and may be had from all members.

Results from the Ploughing Championships

The results from the recent North Tipp Ploughing Championships are as follows.
Reversible: 1st Joe Slattery, 2nd Jimmy Ryan, 3rd John Cahalan. Conventional: Senior 1: 1st Larry Bergin, 2nd Johnathan Murray,3rd  John Slattery.  Senior 2: 1st Liam Hammilton, 2nd Tom Duffy, 3rd Noel Howley.  Under 28: 1st Lorcan Bergin, 2nd Liam Murphy, 3rd Mac-Darragh Kennedy. Vintage 2 Furrow Mounted: 1st Ethan Harding, 2nd Ray Clancy,3rd Paddy Doyle. Single Furrow: 1st James Hough,  2nd Andrew Hogan. Vintage Trailer: 1st Tommy Pierce, 2nd Aeneas Horan, 3rd David Gratton. Vintage Classic: 1st Timmy Horan, 2nd Trevor Hogan, 3rd Francis Worrell. Three Furrow: 1st Ciaran Milne, 2nd Tom Ryan, 3rd Eddie Hannon.

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 6th April 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: First Friday Mass on Friday, 5th April will be in Lorrha Church at 7.30p.m.

 Well Done.

Congratulations  to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary minor team who beat Galway on Saturday last in the fourth and last round of the championship. Tipp are now through to the All Ireland semi finals. Watch this space for further details.

Well Done Colm.

Congratulations to Colm Fogarty, son of Dympna and Willie, Lorrha who played his part in helping his school  Borrisokane Community College to the All Ireland Senior ‘C’ Hurling title defeating Colaiste na Coiribe from Galway in the final which was held in Ballinasloe. A young hurler to watch in the future. Well done Colm.


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.

Family Fun Run.

Aglish Sociable Ladies are holding a family Fun Run walk or crawl 5k or 10k on Sunday 28th April. Registration from 10.30am in Aglish Hall. €10 per entry – children free. Event starting at 12 noon. All proceeds to North Tipp Hospice and Suaimhneas. Please support.
The group are also holding a monster raffle with great prizes up for grabs such as week-ends away, hampers and numerous other prizes. Tickets available from any member of the committee.

Shorelines Film Nights Present The Divine Order (Switzerland) A young housewife challenges the status quo by fighting for women’s suffrage in 1971 Switzerland. April 9th, 8pm, The Boathouse bar  5Euro at the door. More info: www.shorelinesartsfestival.com

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,650.
Numbers drawn: 1-7-22-26.  3 Match 3’s share €100: Oliver Feighery, Kenneth Cleary and Joan Lynskey.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha are in county championship action next Sunday in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup against Thurles Sarsfields in Nenagh at 2.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers bounced back from their opening round loss to defeat Borrisokane 2-5 to 0-15 in Moatfield in the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling League on Saturday. Lorrha have a bye in round 3 with their next game on 20th April at home to Portroe.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels will take part in the new North Minor Hurling Development League which gets underway on Thursday 4th April against Ballinahinch/Templederry at 6.30pm in Ballinderry. This competition will be played without county minors/exam students were possible with team numbers being flexible depending on opposition numbers.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been graded ‘B’ for this years championship which begins away to Borrisokane on Monday 8th April at 6.30pm.

Under 14: The football championship begins on Thursday 11th April at home to Silvermines at 6.30pm.

Under 12: The footballers suffered a heavy loss to Silvermines in the opening round of the North ‘B’ Championship on Saturday. They played Moneygall on Tuesday evening and were also defeated. Next Saturday, they host Newport in Moatfield at 3.00pm while next Tuesday 9th April, they travel to Toomevara for a 7.00pm start.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Thanks to all our subscribers for the 2018/2019 draw which has now concluded. We ask all promoters are asked to bring their accounts up to date ahead of the new draw which we will be promoting in the coming weeks.

Membership: The closing date for membership passed on Sunday 31st March last. Thanks to all who have become members for the year, your support is greatly appreciated. Only those paid up on that date will be able to access to tickets should Tipperary reach the All Ireland Final. Only paid up members can vote at this years AGM.

Sponsorship: The club would like to thank David Fogarty of House Fitness Birr for sponsoring training gear for the senior & junior hurlers for the coming year. The training tops contain the logo and contact details of suicide prevention charity Pieta House as per the sponsors request.

Cul Camp: This years Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26thJuly. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: The jackpot is €10,800 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday 5th April with Checkers. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.