Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Christmas Lights.

All are welcome to rathcabbin church on Wednesday at 7pm for a Christmas community celebration. The children of Rathcabbin national school will present a nativity with song and music and immediately afterward there will be a Christmas sing along led by the alleluia chorus choir with a little poetry and some solos so you can catch your breath! .  The village Christmas lights will be officially switched on and you never know who might drive by outside the window…..

Redwood School Night.

The Redwood NS Christmas Variety Show is on nest Thursday, 12th December at 7.00 p.m. in Redwood Church. All are invited to join us for an evening of great fun and entertainment. The younger classes will perform ‘The Nativity’ while the older classes stage ‘Redwood Rambling House’ written and directed by Anne Marie Hough. We will also have Sean Nós dancing and Djembe drumming! Tea and refreshments afterwards in the school afterwards along with the Parents Association Raffle. Come along for a great night out!!

Save the Date.

Lorrha Junior ‘B’ footballers are holding a table quiz on Friday 13th December at 9.00pm in Kelly of Rathcabbin. There will also be a raffle on the night.  Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic football in the club. So make it a date for great fun and craic as well as meeting the neighbours!

Annual Christmas Party.

North Tipperary Ploughing annual Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm in The Yanks, Borrisokane. Anyone wishing to attend must book beforehand by calling Denis on (087) 7793719.

19th Edition of Lorrha Parish Calendar on Sale.

The 19th edition of the very popular Lorrha Parish Calendar is available from the following. Pat Hough, Colettes Hair and Beauty, Lorrha shop, Flynn’s Carrigahorig. In Portumna. Salmons Newsagents, The Boathouse Newsagents, Lorraine’s Hair Salon and O’Meara’s Super Valu, Buckley’s Super Valu in Birr and Heenan’s of  Borrisokane.
Packed with photographs from the past and the present, the calendar is a lovely gift for family or friends living away from home, to be used all year round, so it’s out in time to post before Christmas.
If you would like a copy posted to you, email info@ or call (086) 8647166

Church News.

Sunday Masses Redwood, 1st & 3rd Saturday’s at 6.30pm, Lorrha, 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at 6.30pm. Rathcabbin, Sunday’s at 11.30am. Week day Masses Monday 9.30am in Lorrha (no Mass on Bank Holidays)

Reconciliation Service will be held in Borrisokane Church on Thurs 19th Dec @ 8pm. The Leader on the night is Fr Des Hillary.


Christmas Mass Times in Parish.

Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th Mass will celebrated in Lorrha Church at 7.30pm. On Christmas day Mass will be celebrated in Redwood church at 9.00am and in Rathcabbin church at 11.00am. Please note the change of time.

The Annual Ecumenical Carol Service will be held in St Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland on Thurs 12th Dec at 8.00pm, followed by light refreshments. All are welcome.

Annual Christmas Mass.

St. Kieran’s Care Home, The Pike, Rathcabbin  Annual Christmas Mass and party will be held on Friday Dec. 20th at 2.00pm. All are welcome to come along.

Well Done.

Congratulations and well done to the Lorrha girls who won the minor ‘B’ camogie final with Shannon Rovers on Saturday last when they beat Brian Borus 4.16 to 4.8 after extra time and a great game of camogie. The side was captained by Rovers lass Ciara Tierney and Lorrha’s Clodagh McIntyre. Well done girls.     The Lorrha were well represented by Lisa Duggan, Hannah O’Meara, Allanah Young Clodagh McIntyre (joint captain), and Francis Bugler. Well done to all the girls who played on the day.

Charity Golf Outing.

RAGS annual charity golf outing will take place on Friday December 27th in Portumna golf club at 11.00am. No membership necessary, just come along and enjoy the day. All proceeds this year to Pieta House. To book contact Donal Brady on (087) 2225516 or James O’Meara on (086) 8109099.

News from Lorrha School.

Portumna Library Winners.

We had a total of seven winners in the Portumna Library Childrens Book Festival which was held recently. Congratulations to Ava Mannion in Junior infants, 2nd class, Eoghan Kennedy, 3rd class Saoirse O’Meara and Oscar Morin Gradwell, 4th class, Katie Downs, 6th class, Ava Young and Chloe Mannion. Well done to all who took part.
GAA Quiz.

Niall Duggan, Emma Kennedy, Chloe Mannion and Ava Young participated in the North Tipperary GAA Primary Schools Table Quiz which took place recently the GAA Centre in Cloughjordan. Well done to the team who enjoyed the experience.


We continue to collect used batteries, including fence batteries, used stamps and also used ink cartridges and toners. Items can be left into the school.

Portumna Arts Group Annual Little Christmas

Portumna Arts Group & Shorelines Arts Festival would like to wish all our friends, sponsors, performers, volunteers and audiences a very Happy Christmas! And on the 12th night as is customary, the annual Arts Dinner will take place in Portumna Golf Club Restaurant on Monday, January 6th at 7pm. Buffet Dinner (choices of starter/main/dessert) incl. vegetarian option for just €20. With a complimentary glass of wine, this is an ideal way to celebrate the last day of Christmas.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book: drop your €20 to Noelle in Hayes & Hayes totalhealth Pharmacy or Jackie in the Beehive or Joan in the Credit Union by 31st December. All are welcome to join us to celebrate another super year for Shorelines and the arts in Portumna. Any queries: Call 085-1925466.

Charity Swim.

Portumma Christmas Day Charity Swim/ Dip. This years Christmas Day Charity Swim in conjunction with Portumma Chamber of Commerce will take place at 12 noon, Swimming Area, Shannon Road, Portumma. All proceeds in aid of Portumma Social Service Day Care Centre, Castle Ave.
Sponsor cards available from Curley’s Pub, Hayes’s Pub and Ann 0876493221.
Please support this worthy cause.

GAA News

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800. The numbers drawn on 9 December were: 1-12-18-22. 3 Match 3’s share €120: Bridget Deane, Colm Hogan, Ray Kennedy. Promoters: Agnes Sherlock, Kevin Molloy, Eamonn Maher.
Next Monday’s draw will be the Christmas Draw for extra festive prizes. The lotto jackpot is €4950 with €100 Match 3 pot. Thank you for your continued support.

Tony Reddin Park: The official renaming of the club grounds in Moatfield to Tony Reddin Park took place last Saturday night. The function room was full to capacity as club members, supporters, and friends of Tony Reddin gathered, along with family members to formally honour the man who many speakers said, had put Lorrha on the map.

GAA President John Horan was on hand to formally unveil the plaque with members of the Reddin family which will be erected outside the clubhouse this week.

The club would like to thank RTE’s Damien O’Meara for an excellent job as MC, Seamus J King for a lovely tribute to the life and times of Tony Reddin, Matt Hassett – County Board President and Michael Tierney – North Board Vice-Chairman for attending, as well as representatives from Mullagh and St Rynagh’s GAA Clubs, while John Coman, PRO of the Tipperary Supporters Club accepted the Tony Reddin Perpetual Cup which will be presented each year to the Tipperary senior hurler of the year.

Also on the night, the surviving members of the 1956 senior hurling team that won the North Championship, which Tony Reddin played on, were given special mementos. They were: John Moloney, Frank Larkin, Phil McIntyre, Batty Harding, Seamus King, Martin Darcy while Eugene O’Meara, Paddy O’Meara and Joe Molloy were unable to attend and presentations were accepted on their behalf.

The GAA President also presented the certificate for completion of phase 3 of the GAA’s Healthy Club Project to club Health & Wellbeing Officer Michael O’Carroll and committee members James O’Meara and David Broderick.

The club would like to thank everyone involved with organising the event, particularly the stewards who worked in dreadful weather on Saturday night to provide ample parking.

Under 21 Hurling: Hard luck to the Under 21 hurlers who were defeated 3-10 to 3-8 by Borrisokane in the North ‘B’ final in Puckane on Sunday. A poor start, conceding 2-1, in the first five minutes proved out undoing and despite coming back to level on a number of occasions, were unable to get their noses in front. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to James Hogan who won top prize of a Skoda/Renault Car or €15,000 in the December Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw last Friday. John O’Brien, Killeen, sold the winning ticket and wins €500. Both men will be presented with their prizes at the January draw will is likely to be hosted by the club, with details to be confirmed.

Table Quiz: Lorrha GAA Club will hold a Table Quiz fundraiser in Kelly’s, Rathcabbin this Friday 13th December at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 – €40. Funds raised will go towards the development of Gaelic Football in the club. All support would be appreciated.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha & Dorrha GAA senior club will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Thursday 19th December at 7.45pm. All are invited to attend. Only 2019 paid up members are entitled to take part in any vote on the night.

Juvenile AGM: took place on Monday, 2nd December. Chairperson Tommy Kennedy and Secretary Caroline O’Brien completed their three year terms and were thanked for their great work. However, no successors were elected and it was deferred to the Adjourned AGM. The roles of Vice-Chairperson and Assistant Secretary are also unfilled and must be done so at the Adjourned AGM on Tuesday 7th January in the Tony Reddin Centre or there will be no juvenile committee for the coming year. Volunteers for these positions are urgently asked to come forward and contact Tommy or Caroline who will assist in the transition.
Also, coaches are required for the under 6 & 8 age groups for the coming year and anyone interested is to contact Tommy Kennedy.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 13th December with Adrian Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.