Lorrha Notes

Lorrha GAA club launched their new fundraising venture recently in the GAA clubhouse. They are entering the Euro Lotto with numbers drawn during the launch. The numbers will be entered into two draws per week starting on 7th April 2020 and ending on 2nd April 2021 which gives ticket holders 104 chances of winning with the club for just €20 for the yearly ticket which can be bought from Maureen on (087) 242 6965, Joe on (087) 967 3124, Adrian on (0870 232 5234, online at https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=189&cbl=1 or any of the committee or players.  Pictured here drawing  number’s is senior captain Eoin McIntyre. Pic: Rose Mannion.

Two cars meet on the stretch of badly flooded road at the Anglers Rest, Rathcabbin. Pic: Rose Mannion

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships will take place on Sunday March 1st commencing at 12 noon, on the lands of Donie O’Meara, Ballyhaden, Borrisokane by kind permission. Entries to be with the secretary Denis Cahalan by Wednesday Feb. 26th. to (087) 779 3719. Membership is due and must be submitted on or before March 20th. Contact Denis on the above number.

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)
Ash Wednesday:  This Wednesday 26th February is Ash Wednesday, a day of Fast and Abstinence.  Mass times are as follows: 10am in Borrisokane, 7:30pm in Lorrha & Kilbarron   Ashes are a reminder of the meaning of life, and perhaps a time to reflect on balance in our lives.

For your Diary:

Sacrament of Confirmation, Lorrha Church, Sunday, 8th March, 2020.  Sacrament of First Holy Communion, Rathcabbin Church, Sunday, 10th May 2020.

Glenstal Abbey:

Sundays of Lent @ Glenstal Abbey 2020. 1st March to 5th April. The series will follow the Sunday Gospels of Lent in the Monastery Library, from 4.30pm. Talks will be streamed live – www.glenstal.org. Week 1: March 1st “Do not Lead us Into Temptation (Jesus in the Desert)” by Luke MacNamara OSB.

Day for young adults (20-35). Come & See – Rest..Refresh..Reflect.. Sat 29th Feb from 10am to 5pm. Contact Luke@glenstal.com

Birr St Vincent de Paul

 The above would like to thank the people of Rathcabbin, Lorrha & Redwood for their wonderful donation of food, which was collected in Rathcabbin Church at Christmas. Your contribution was really appreciated and helped St Vincent de Paul greatly in their work.


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

Trip to Medjugorje

The annual trip to Madjugorje takes place on June 17th. The duration of the flight will be 2.5 hours shorter as we fly into Mostar instead of Dubrovnik. Also, an easy payment plan is available. Contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Late Kathleen (Nancy) Donhue.

The death occurred of Kathleen (Nancy) Donhue, nee Fallon, Grange Lorrha and Mullingar, Westmeath on Saturday 22nd February peacefully at her home. Predeceased by her husband Paul. Nancy will be forever missed by her daughters Ann (Hughes), Breda (McCrory), Frances (McEntee), Geraldine, Caroline, sons Paul, Peter, Steve, Larry and Richard Cunningham, brother Chas Fallon, Sons-in-Law, Daughters-in-Law, Nephews, Nieces, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass on Tuesday 25th February in St.Josephs Church, Milltownpass, burial  took place in Milltownpass Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre, Lorrha who helped UCD to Purcell Cup victory recently with a 1-6 to 0-5 victory against Technical University Dublin and on Sunday last helped Tipp Intermediate team to victory over Laois in the opening round of the National league.  Well done Clodagh.

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.

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

Date for your Diary

St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin, are holding a coffee morning combined with a Daffodil day on Friday 27th March from 10.30am to 12 noon. All proceeds will go to the Irish Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to attend.

GAA News.

Senior: The senior hurlers will play their first County League game away to Kiladangan on weekend March 8.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers will get their League campaign underway this weekend against Burgess. Fixture details TBC.

Juvenile: Well done to all the Lorrha players, Conor Kennedy, Robert Duffy and Shane Cleary (u14), Rory Duffy (u15) and Donnacha O’Meara (u16) who have been representing Lorrha on North Tipp teams in recent inter-divisional tournaments.

Coaching course: The club will be providing a foundation level coaching course in Lorrha on Mondays March 23 and March 30. David Needham will be providing the class and any club members with an interest in getting into coaching are encouraged to attend.

Executive meeting: There will be an executive meeting in the clubhouse at 8.00 on Tuesday March 3.

Euro Lotto: Lorrha have entered the Euro Millions for 2020/2021 as part of our major fundraiser for the coming year. Tickets are great value at €20, with each entrant a part of the club’s syndicate which will be entered in a number of draws per week. All support appreciated.

Social dancing: Social dancing continues next Friday night Feb 28 to the music of Declan Aunger. Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,550 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Membership: All club people are encouraged to get their membership paid. Membership can be paid on clubforce.com, with all rates unchanged from last year.


This week the County Competitions Control Committee (CCC) has forwarded the master fixtures plan to the clubs of Tipperary. Based on the fact that the Tipperary senior club hurling champions have been drawn in the semi-finals of the provincial championship on November 15 the CCC have decided to provisionally schedule the 2020 county senior hurling championship final for Sunday, November 1.

The master fixtures plan is drawn up by the CCC at the start of each year and represents a provisional fixtures guide for the forthcoming year. It is sensibly based on Tipperary, potentially, reaching the All-Ireland senior hurling final on August 16. The club championship fixtures are designed based on this supposition i.e. no FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship games will take place in the Premier County this year until Liam Sheedy’s Tipperary exit the inter-county championship.

Please note that the master fixtures plan does not allow for rounds of the respective divisional senior and intermediate hurling championships to be played – it is the responsibility of each divisional board to have their respective competitions completed before the first round of the county championship takes place (week-ending August 30).

So, according to the master fixtures plan the rounds of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup), FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup (Roinn II of the county senior hurling championship) and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship will take take place as follows:

Week-ending August 30: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) round one, FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup round one and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship round one.

Week-ending September 6: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) round two, FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup round two and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship round two.

Week-ending September 20: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) round three, FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup round three and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship round three – this round will complete the group stage of the respective competitions.

Wednesday, September 23: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) and FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship preliminary quarter-finals (if required).

Week-ending September 27: FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter-finals.

Week-ending October 4: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) quarter-finals and the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup quarter-finals. FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-finals.

Week-ending October 18: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) semi-finals and the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup semi-finals. FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship final.

Week-ending November 1: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) final and the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup final.


The Tipperary champions will feature in the 2020 Munster junior hurling and football championship quarter-finals on the week-ending November 1.

The Tipperary intermediate hurling champions will feature in a provincial quarter-final on the week-ending November 1 while the Premier County’s intermediate football champions will compete in a Munster semi-final on the week-ending November 8.

The Tipperary senior hurling and football champions have been drawn in the semi-finals of the Munster club championship and both games will take place on the week-ending November 15.