Don’t forget to put your clock forward 1 hour on Saturday night.
All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned to Joe Dolan or any of the club officers. For anyone who wishes to become a part of the club’s syndicate, tickets are still available online at clubforce.com. or call any of the numbers above. You have until midnight on April 6th to purchase.
Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it’s to collect groceries, help with meals etc. during Covid – 19. Anyone needing help/support can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O’Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.
Due to the Covid -19 outbreak, the raffle for the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships which was due to take place on Saturday night coming March 28th is cancelled indefinitely. The raffle will be held at a later time.
As you can appreciate, the Parish Office cannot open throughout the duration of this Coronavirus crisis. However, if you have any queries including baptismal/confirmation certificates etc., please ring Theresa on 090-9747009.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis and while there are no church services, the Weekly Newsletter with Scripture Readings will still be available in each Church. No formal gatherings are permitted however, you are welcome to quiet time, to pray and reflect, in the churches each day. Please follow HSE Guidelines! Mass will be on Tipp FM on Sunday’s at 9am and also please check Nenagh and Roscrea parish websites( addresses below) for a link to Mass by Web-Cam. Thank you for your continued support throughout this difficult time and please keep safe.
www.nenaghparaish.ie, www.stcronanscluster.ie, www.ennisparish.com
We continue to pray for and remember our deceased relatives and friends throughout this difficult time. All anniversary masses will be re-arranged at a future date.
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD announced on Thursday 19th March the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020. All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam. The decision was taken in light of the closure of schools as a result of the Covid-19 virus and it will be implemented by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). Minister McHugh said: “This is a difficult time for all. Students are facing a challenging period out of school and our decision on this element of the exams is being taken with their best interests at heart. “It is the fairest response we could take in the circumstances. It guarantees that no student will score less than they would have if schools had been operating as normal. “We have seen a new emphasis on remote learning amid the uncertainty about the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of all schools. I hope this decision will ease some of the pressure that students are feeling and allow them to focus more clearly on completing project work and preparing for written exams.” The change to the 2020 state examinations means all students who were due to take oral and practical performance tests in the following subjects will be given full marks for this part of the examination.
As we commence our second week living with restrictions due to Covid – 19, many business people have taken the steps to close their business in the interest of the health of staff and customers. Up to and including last Sunday March 22nd. 906 people were confirmed to have tested positive with four deaths recorded in the republic. With testing slowly continuing, hundreds of people, if not thousands, are expected to test positive this coming week. It was never more important for everyone in our community to adhere to the advice given by the HSE and the World Health Organization including social distancing and washing our hands for at least 20 seconds. New and tougher restrictions on movement will probably be announced during the week as the virus continues to spread and some people are not adhering to the warning of remaining at least 2m form other people. These are challenging times for everyone and in particular for our health care workers who are working around the clock to curtail the virus as best they can. So let’s help them out in the only way we know how and keep our distance as well as washing our hands more frequently than normal.
Clocks Go Forward.
Summer time begins on Sunday coming March 29th when the clocks go forward by One hour. As the globe continues to fight the Covid -19 pandemic, life is certainly very different from what we are used to. St. Patrick’s Day and Mothers Day were bleak and surreal, and probably Easter will be the same. But all this means nothing to new life, babies born every day and the flowers spring open to add a splash of colour to our gardens. So don’t forget to put your clock back by One hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Keep safe and well.
Helping elderly: For any elderly people out there, living on their own at this difficult time, the club would like to offer our services whether it’s to collect groceries, help with meals etc. Anyone can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O’Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €7,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.
Euro Lotto tickets: All Euro Lotto tickets are to be returned to Joe Dolan or any of the club officers. For anyone who wishes to become a part of the club’s syndicate, tickets are still available online at clubforce.com.