Lorrha Notes

Annual Auction.

Lorrha Development and Tidy Town annual auction takes place on Feb 20th at 2.00 pm in Lorrha Community Hall – timber animal feed and stalls galore. There is also fun for the children with a wet sponge challenge.

Late Lily Darcy.

The peaceful death took place on Tuesday February 1st. of Lily Darcy, Kyle, Rathcabbin.  Nee Oakley, Cloughjordan, Lily’s passing brought much sadness and regret to relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After concelebrated funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Thursday 3rd February, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary Senior squad on their second round win, by the narrowest of margins, against Kilkenny on Sunday last. Tipperary 1.19, Kilkenny 1.18.  We wish Brian and ‘Bonner’ all the best in their next outing.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad when they meet neighbours Offaly this Saturday 19th on the Faithful soil. Time and venue TBC.

Draw Results.

North Tipperary Ploughing Association held their 2020 raffle last week which was well attended by members. Tickets for this raffle was sold back in early 2020, months before Covid-19 brought a halt to activities and now that most restrictions are lifted, the committee in charge decided the timing was right for this event. The winners on the night were,
1st Prize €300 = John McCarthy, Cloughjordan, 2nd Prize €200 = Caroline O’Donoghue, Rathcabbin, 3rd Prize €100 = Ken Harding, Aglish, 4th Prize, 2 x 1 day passes to the National Ploughing = Brian Toohey, Borrisokane. Chairman Ray Clancy congratulated all the winners and thanked all who sold and bought tickets supporting the ploughing. See photos elsewhere in this paper from the draw.
This year’s championships will take place on lands in Belleen, Nenagh (off Portroe road roundabout) by kind permission.  The site will be well signed posted on all approach roads. All are welcome to attend.

Gardai Appeal.

Gardai are appealing to all dog owners to know where your dog is at all times. It is still lambing season and sheep have been killed in the locality in recent weeks. If you have a dog/doga, you are responsible for them.

Good News for Tipp.

It was welcome news when it was delivered last week that by Fáilte Ireland  that parts of North Tipperary will now be included in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands brand. A slightly greater portion of our County will be encompassed within the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands brand, namely all of the Nenagh Municipal District and part of the Roscrea Municipal District (aligned to the N7 corridor). This is indeed very important for tourism and is expected to bring more in way of marketing North Tipp of which we are under the Nenagh Municipal District.

75th Anniversary.

The Principal of Rathcabbin N.S. Mr. Conor Darcy, has issued an open invitation to anyone who has a interest or links to the school and it’s past, to attend a meeting in the School on Wednesday February 16th at 8.15pm. The purpose of the meeting is to organize the 75th anniversary celebrations of the school. All former pupils, parents, BOM members, children and grandchildren of past pupils from earlier decades will be more that welcome to attend. You can also contact Mr. Darcy on (086) 4140102 or rathcabbinns75@gmail.com.


Lorrha N.S. are enroling for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295 for a copy.

Church News.

The date for Confirmation is Sunday 15th May at 11am in Rathcabbin  and First Holy Communion Sunday 22nd May in Lorrha 11am.

There is an exciting employment opportunity at the Sanctuary of St Patrick, Lough Derg. Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage centre. For further details and Application Pack, contact Mary at +353 7198 61518 or mary@loughderg.org.

You are invited to join the Nenagh and Ballina-Killaloe  virtual Dementia Café online  on Thurs17th Feb at 7pm when they will  have 2 guest speakers covering safety and care in our communities and in our homes. Dementia cafés are free of charge, & aim to provide a safe and supportive place for people living with dementia & their families, health professionals, For the moment, the cafés will be held online.  To join, please email ballinakillaloe.dementiacafe@gmail.com to get the link to Zoom.   This event will be hosted via Zoom by Silver Arch Family Resource Centre in Nenagh, with the support of the Irish Dementia Café Network, Tipperary County Council and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Nenagh Support Group will resume their weekly exercise classes with Marion Slattery, occupational therapist, and singalong classes with Sheelagh Chadwick on Monday, February 21, at 2pm in the Pastoral Centre, Church Road, Nenagh. New members very welcome to attend and see if these classes are suitable for you. For further information on any of the above contact Marion on 087-2967296 or branch secretary Mary Carey on 086-3916726.

It is hoped to have two pilgrimages to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on 28th June and 2nd October. The pilgrimages this year will not be able to accommodate sick or assisted pilgrims given the continued presence of the Covid 19   in accordance with best practice. More details later.

Mass Times: Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church. Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church. Borrisokane 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, baptisms, weddings etc, please contact the Church Sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha Church & Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin Church.

Pilgrimage to San Giovanni.

A fully escorted pilgrimage with a Spiritual Director will take place to San Giovanni in Italy to include a visit to the Shrine of St. Philomena in Mugnano and a walking tour of Pietrrlcina, birthplace of St. Padre Pio, from the 18th to the 22nd of April 2022. Direct flights from Dublin to Naples Airport and coach transfer from there. The price of €669 per person includes breakfast and dinner with lunch on three days. For bookings and enquiries please call Michael or Anne on (087) 2677656.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2022: 7 Nights Apartment B&B with return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details & book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,800. The numbers drawn on 14 February were: 6-9-21-25.  3 Match 3s: Fergus Gorman, Siobhan Ryan and Aisling Smith share €100.  Promoters: Tony Coen, Caroline O’Brien, Agnes Sherlock.  Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €9,900 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Tipperary: Well done to Brian Hogan who made a great save and scored a brilliant point for Tipperary in their win over Kilkenny at the weekend.

Colleges: Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre, who’s UCD team were beaten by DCU in the Ashbourne Cup final.

Membership: for 2022 is now due. All players must play before first training. Rates for 2022 are as follows and are unchanged from last year. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children) You can also pay online at clubforce.com.

Referee Recruitment: Tipperary County Board is currently seeking applications from interested individuals to participate in the upcoming Referee Recruitment for Tipperary in 2022. Contact John Ryan (Recruitment committee Chairperson) 0862417763 if interested.

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