Lorrha Notes

Brian and Bonner with the Liam McCarthy and the U21 cups in Lorrha NS last Friday January 31st.

GAA Fundraiser.

Lorrha GAA club under the new chairmanship of Joe Dolan, are holding a major fundraiser for 2020.  It’s a Euro Lotto fundraiser for a chance to win your share in the Euro Millions. Tickets are only €20 for a yearly ticket, and the committee appeal to everyone to support this event if you can.

North Tipp Ploughing.

A special vote of sympathy and a minutes silence was observed before the last meeting of the North Tipp Ploughing committee, for John Slattery who passed away over Christmas. John was a real ambassador for North Tipp Ploughing and will be sorely and sadly missed.
Preparations for the forthcoming ploughing championships will be further discussed at a meeting on Wednesday night 5th Feb. at 8.30pm in the Yanks Borrisokane. Raffle tickets will be distributed and membership can be paid at the meeting.

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)


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 info@marian.ie

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


Sympathy is extended to Frances Naylor and family Rathcabbin, on the death of her mother Bridget Flannery, Clareen, which occurred on Saturday February 1st.
Predeceased by her husband Joseph, she will be sadly missed by her loving family; Bridget, Kieran, Rose, Mary, Frances, Gerry and Geraldine, sons-in-law Joe, George, Willie and Eamon, daughters-in-law Mary and Lynda, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister Rosie Shine (Athlone), nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. Kieran’s Church Clareen on Tuesday February 4th. burial took place in Clonmacnoise Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Lorrha Camogie Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mary Lane who passed away recently. Mary was a great advocate for the sport and gave countless hours of her time to the club over the years.
.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Lorrha N.S.

Lorrha N.S. is enrolling students for Sept 2020. Application forms are available from the school or call (090) 9747295, download from website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@eircom.net.

Many thanks to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher for bringing the Liam MacCarthy and the James Nowlan Cup to our school last Friday. Both students and the adults enjoyed the experience and we look forward to their return at the end of the season, hopefully.

Voting in the General Election 2020 will take place, in Lorrha N.S. on Sat 8th February.

Rathcabbin N.S.

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 principal@rathcabbinns.ie.

Redwood NS.

Our enrolment evening will be held on  Thursday, 27th February from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm This is a great opportunity to visit the school, meet with the teachers, view the resources in the school and see the variety of activities carried out during the school year. Enrolment forms are available from the school now or can be downloaded from our website www.redwoodns.ie

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.

GAA Notes

Fundraiser: Lorrha’s major fundraiser for 2020 was launched last week at the adjourned AGM. It’s a Euro Lotto fundraiser for a chance to win your share in the Euro Millions. Tickets are only €20 for a yearly ticket, so don’t miss out.

Adjourned AGM: The adjourned AGM was held last Thursday in the clubhouse, where our club officers for the coming year were finalised.

PRESIDENT Mick O’Meara (Hill) – VICE PRESIDENT Phil McIntyre – CHAIRMAN Joe Dolan – VICE CHAIRMAN Tom Duffy and Pat Kennedy – SECRETARY Maureen O’Meara – ASSISTANT SECRETARY – Louis McCormack – TREASURER  Adrian Molloy – ASSISTANT TREASURER Aiden McIntyre – PRO Niall McIntyre – REGISTRAR  Louise Mannion – CO BOARD DELEGATE Declan O’Meara (Lack)


Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre on Friday, February 7 with music from Brendan Magee. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com.

Liam MacCarthy: Thanks to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher for bringing the Liam MacCarthy and the James Nowlan Cup to all the schools in the parish and the nursing home. Former Lorrha hurler Declan Molloy brought the Lory Meagher Cup to Rathcabbin, having captained Leitrim to glory in Croke Park last summer. These men are great role models for our young players to look up to.