Rathcabbin Players issue an invitation to all to come and help Alice celebrate her birthday! ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke will take place in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45, curtains up at 8.30 sharp. Booking line open between 6 and 8pm daily on (087) 2360096.
Lorrha GAA wish to extend thanks to all who supported and attended the medal presentation on Saturday night last in the Tony Reddin Centre. The 1989 winning team were presented with a special certificate and medal on the night and it was great to see a full clubhouse for the occasion. Well done to the organising committee.
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)
Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead a 7-night pilgrimage to Medjugorje from July 22nd-29th, 2020 with direct flights from Dublin to Mostar-Medjugorje Airport. Mass daily with full religious programme, sightseeing and visit to local sites of interest. Air-conditioned accommodation close to St James’ Church with breakfast and evening meals included. Price is €725 per person sharing. For more information please contact Marian Pilgrimages on Dublin 01.878.8159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email email@example.com.
Lourdes 2020: The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wednesday 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie
Church Gate Collection.
Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan will accompany the Liam McCarthy cup to Lorrha NS on Friday morning the 31st @ 9am. Everyone is invited to come along, meet the lads and join in the excitement of the occasion.
Voting in the General Election 2020 will take place, in Lorrha N.S. on Sat 8th February.
Rathcabbin NS is now enrolling new pupils for the school year 2020/2021. If you would like to enrol your child or would like information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. DArcy at the school by phone 057 39008/0864140102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liam McCarthy Cup will visit schools in the Parish on Friday Jan 31st with Brian Hogan and Patrick Bonner Maher. We expect them @12 noon in Rathcabbin NS and all are welcome to come and enjoy the occasion.
A Birthday Celebration.
Rathcabbin Players present ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ by playwright Bernard Farrell and directed by Anne Clarke, in Rathcabbin Hall for four nights only, from Thursday 30th January to Sunday 2nd February at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45, curtains up at 8.30 sharp. Booking line open from January 23rd between 6 and 8pm daily on (087) 2360096.
Celebration Dinner Dance.
Shannon Rovers camogie club will host a dinner dance on Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm, in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. Medals will be presented tothe Junior (now Intermediate) and the U18 team. Music by Double Trouble. Special Guest: Liam Sheedy. Tickets €35. For tickets, please contact: Ute Duggan 087-9151356.
Beavers and Cubs.
10th Galway Portumna Beavers & Cubs Enrolment evening takes place on Wed 29th Jan at 7pm in the Scout Den, Abbey St. Portumna. Annual Membership is €45 & weekly subs €2. Children aged between 6-8 & 9-11 years. See our website for more info http://www.portumnascouts.weebly.com. Our enrolment evening will be followed by our AGM, all welcome to attend.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €5,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com, where you can also pay your membership for the coming year if you haven’t done so already.
Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, January 31 with music from Glynn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Medal presentation and 1989 team honoured: Thanks to Dr Eamon O’Shea for presenting the Lorrha senior and the Lorrha Rovers minor teams with their League medals for 2019 last Saturday night. Lorrha’s 1989 winning team were presented with a special certificate and medal on the night, with Eamon recalling some memories and tales of playing against Lorrha at that time. It was great to see so many faces, young and old, enjoying the night at the Tony Reddin Centre. Thanks to Shane Brophy, Barry Moran and Ken Hogan for introducing the players for their medals and indeed to all who helped organise the night. A special word of thanks goes to Ken Hogan, who sourced the auction prizes for the night.
Adjourned AGM and Fundraiser launch: The adjourned AGM for the adult club takes place in the Tony Reddin Centre at 8.00 on Thursday, January 30, where our fundraiser for 2020 will be launched. All club members are invited to attend.
Under-21 football: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers under-21 footballers who lost out by 3-9 to 1-8 to Portroe last Sunday after extra-time, which brings their interest in the North Championship to an end.
Draws made for the 2020 Tipperary county senior and intermediate hurling and football championships
The draws were made for the 2020 county senior and intermediate hurling and football championship at the Sarsfield Centre in Thurles on Monday night, January 27. Please read on for all of the details.
DAN BREEN CUP – COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP ROINN I
Sixteen clubs will compete in Roinn I of the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship – there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition following three rounds of games; the group winners will progress to the quarter-finals while the second-placed clubs may have to play a preliminary quarter-final against a divisional championship winner in order to progress to the last eight.
The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship read as follows:
Group One: Kiladangan, Drom & Inch, Roscrea and JK Bracken’s.
Group Two: Nenagh Éire Óg, Éire Óg Annacarty, Clonoulty-Rossmore and Holycross-Ballycahill.
Group Three: Kilruane MacDonagh’s, Loughmore-Castleiney, Thurles Sarsfields and Moycarkey-Borris.
Group Four: Borris-Ileigh, Toomevara, Upperchurch-Drombane and Burgess
Please note that only one club will be relegated to Roinn II following the 2020 championship.
SÉAMUS Ó RIAIN CUP – COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP ROINN II
Sixteen clubs will compete in Roinn II of the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship for the Séamus Ó Riain Cup – there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition following three rounds of games. Please note that only one team will be promoted into Roinn I of the championship and only one side will face the drop to the intermediate grade.
The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup read as follows:
Group One: Killenaule, Cashel King Cormacs, Ballingarry and Carrick Swans.
Group Two: Portroe, Lorrha-Dorrha, Kiladangan and Thurles Sarsfields.
Group Three: Mullinahone, Seán Treacy’s, Clonakenny and Newport.
Group Four: Templederry Kenyons, St Mary’s Clonmel, Ballina and Silvermines.
COUNTY INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Sixteen clubs will also compete in the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship – there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition. Preliminary quarter-finals may be required should a divisional champion not progress to the knock-out stage of the competition via the group stage of the county championship.
Please note that only one team will be promoted to Roinn II of the county senior hurling championship and only one side will face the drop to the junior A grade.
The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship read as follows:
Group One: Moyne-Templetuohy, Drom & Inch, Ballinahinch and Moyle Rovers.
Group Two: Carrick Davins, Borrisokane, Knockavilla Kickhams and Galtee Rovers.
Group Three: Ballybacon-Grange, Shannon Rovers, Cappawhite and Boherlahan-Dualla.
Group Four: Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Golden-Kilfeacle, Gortnahoe-Glengoole and Moneygall.
COUNTY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sixteen clubs will compete in the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship – there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition.
The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship read as follows:
Group One: Loughmore-Castleiney, Ballyporeen, Moyne-Templetuohy and Ardfinnan.
Group Two: JK Bracken’s, Upperchurch-Drombane, Aherlow and Kilsheelan-Kilcash.
Group Three: Clonmel Commercials, Cahir, Killenaule and Galtee Rovers.
Group Four: Moyle Rovers, Arravale Rovers, Moycarkey-Boris and Éire Óg Annacarty.
COUNTY INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sixteen clubs will compete in the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship – there are four groups of four with the top two teams in each group progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition.
The groups for the 2020 FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship read as follows:
Group One: Clonmel Commercials, Rockwell Rovers, JK Bracken’s and Cashel King Cormacs.
Group Two: Clonmel Óg, Moyle Rovers, Borrisokane and Loughmore-Castleiney.
Group Three: Golden-Kilfeacle, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Fr Sheehy’s and Fethard.
Group Four: Kiladangan, Drom & Inch, Grangemockler-Ballyneale and Mullinahone.
2020 CHAMPIONSHIP DATES
The County Competitions Control Committee (CCC) have announced that club championship games will take place in Tipperary on the weeks-ending March 29, April 5 and April 12 – the club championship season will then break until the Tipperary inter-county hurling and football teams’ respective championship campaigns reach a conclusion.
On the week-ending Sunday, March 29 round one of the county senior and intermediate football championships will take place alongside a round of games in the respective divisional senior and intermediate hurling championships for clubs without a football team.
Meanwhile the divisional senior and intermediate hurling championships will take place on the weeks-ending April 5 and April 12. No county senior or intermediate hurling championship games are scheduled to take place during the April window.