Lorrha Notes

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Kevin and Mary Barry Portland on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Kevin and Mary celebrated the lovely occasion last week-end with their family. Well done to you both.

Art Exhibition:  

Portumna library is hosting a children’s art exhibition of creations by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” Lorrha, from April 13th – 26th. The exhibition will open on Saturday coming the 13th at 3pm. All welcome.

Farm Safety Event.

North Tipperary IFA, Teagasc and Maxol have teamed up to host a farm safety event with a difference. On Wednesday, April 17, from 12-4 pm, the Moran family farm at Coorevin, Borrisokane, is hosting the event with many aspects to the day. This is a Teagasc KT event and all are welcome.

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 13th 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.

Choir Practice  in preparation for Holy Week and Easter on Wednesday 10th April at 8.30pm.  All welcome.

St Pio Mass.

The monthly St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated this month on Thursday April 11th (because the following week is Holy Thursday), at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr. Rosary at 7.00 with Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Rathcabbin Couple Reap All Ireland Results.

A coaching husband and wife team at the Midlands Gymnastics club in Nenagh and  Rathcabbin couple Andrei and Natasha Chukai are delighted to announce that they have had super results from the National All Around Artistic Competition which was held in the National Indoor Arena recently. Midlands Gymnastics club which is based in Unit 4, Castlebrand, Tyone, Nenagh have been making their mark in the Gymnastics world since they formed in recent years but so far, this year has been their best with  the club having 19 girls in total competing in Level 1, Level 4 and Level 5. The clubs U8 and U9  team’s brought back Gold Medals while a silver medal went to Faye McKeogh in the U10 competition. The club wish to thank all the children who participated and everyone who supports the Midlands club.


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.

A Wake in the West.

Portumna Players will stage a three-act comedy, A Wake in the West, beginning this Thursday 11, Friday 12 & Sunday 14 April. There will also be a performance on Good Friday 19 April. The venue is the Town Hall and curtain up at 8.30pm
The play is set during the wake of Tom Healy who has drunk himself to death and now wishes his grave to be a watery one by requesting cremation and the scattering of his ashes at sea. The comedy begins when the family doctor informs his siblings of their father’s strange request. This hilarious play has sold out venues all over Ireland.

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.

The Fureys relaunch ‘Our Games’ ahead of All Ireland 2019 Championship to raise money for Sick Children

Irish music legends, The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, and ‘From Clare to here’, will update and relaunch their song ‘Our Games’ ahead of the GAA All Ireland 2019 on Friday the 26th April. Proceeds from the downloads will go to CMRF Crumlin who raise vital funds for Crumlin Hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC).

Former RTÉ sports presenter, the late Brendan O’Reilly wrote the song back in 1991 and asked the Fureys if they would record it. They sang it in Croke Park at half time during that year’s All Ireland football final between Down and Meath. They have re-recorded it for the 2019 season including additional commentary from Marty Morrissey on the recording,

“We are overwhelmed by this kind gesture.” Mary O’Donovan, Fundraising Director at CMRF Crumlin said. “We are so thankful to The Fureys and to Marty Morrisey for their time and energy in this project. All of the funds raised from the downloads will go directly to CMRF Crumlin and will help support the 150,000 children who walk through the doors of Crumlin hospital every year, by providing vital funding into paediatric research, lifesaving equipment, and wraparound services to some of Ireland’s sickest children!”

CMRF Crumlin thank the late Brendan O’Reilly’s wife Johanna Lowry O’Reilly who generously waived all royalties for the recording, Ceol Music who have waived all downloading fees, Abby Dillon from Littlebird Design who created the design of the promotional CD without charge and All Write Media who sponsored and manufactured 300 promotional CDs.
To donate to CMRF Crumlin, please go to https://cmrf.org/donate


GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,800. Numbers drawn were: 9-12-30-31.
1 Match 3 wins €100: Brian Kennedy.  Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: The senior hurlers came from six points down to earn what could be a valuable 1-13 to 0-16 draw with Thurles Sarsfields in the opening round of the O Riain Cup in Nenagh on Sunday, with Cian Hogan getting an injury time goal to claim a vital point. Lorrha’s next competitive game will be away to Newport in round 3 of division 2 of the County League on the weekend of 27-28 April.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha have a bye in round 3 with their next game on 27th April at home to Portroe.

Junior Football: Lorrha are taking part in the new all-county Junior ‘B’ Football Championship and will play Nenagh Eire Og in the first round over Easter weekend.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels got off to a winning start in the new Minor Hurling League last Thursday when they defeated Ballinahinch/Templederry 4-10 to 0-10 in Ballinderry. This Wednesday, 10th April, they take on Portroe in Portroe at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels have been graded ‘B’ for this years championship and began away to Borrisokane on Sunday last and earned a hard fought 1-5 to 1-3 win. Next Monday, they play Toomevara in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

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

Under 12: The footballers played Moneygall on Tuesday week last in round 2 of the North championship and were defeated. On Saturday, they hosted Newport in Moatfield and were also defeated. They played Toomevara last evening (Tuesday), no result at the time of going to press. Next Tuesday, 16th April they play Kiladangan in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

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.

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 12th April with Mary Prendergast. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.