Lorrha Notes

       Happy St. Patrick’s Day and the long week-end. Enjoy and stay safe 


William Flying Comhaltas Flag.

Well done to William Holmes, Rathcabbin who competed in the prestigious Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal Competition last week-end, representing Roscrea CCE. There was only one winner, and William was runner-up in the finish. Son of John and Marie, William has managed to remain in the top 15 in the country and that is indeed a great achievement for him and his family. Well done William.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team on their four point victory over Dublin on Saturday last on home ground. This is Tipp’s 3rd win in the National League and we wish them well next week when they play their last game against Galway.

Birthday Greetings.

 Congratulations and many good wishes to two Rathcabbin men who recently celebrated birthday’s. Eamon Dermody, Ballyea celebrated his 51st birthday and Sackie O’Brien celebrated his 86th. Well done to you both and here’s to many more in the years ahead.


Host families with children/teenagers required for 3 weeks in July for French homestay programme. Please call Marie on 087 4154983 after 4pm or text host to this number.

North Tipp Ploughing.

The meeting that was arranged for this Wednesday night 16th has been postponed till Wednesday night 23rd in The Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. Can all members attend if possible please.

Secure Your Oil Tank.

As oil prices surge, gardai have issued a warning to homeowners to take steps to prevent home heating oil being stolen.  Gardai say it is worth looking at some preventative measures so as to avoid being left without oil.  They urge homeowners to check oil levels frequently. A good quality closed shackle padlock fitted to the tank opening should be your starting point. Installing an automatic movement sensor security lighting around the tank can ward off potential thieves and or installing CCTV cameras around your home and driveway.  Planting shrubs or erecting fencing to screen tanks from view from the road, is also another measure worth putting in place, lockable access gates, and erect lockable fencing around the tank, including over the top. Homeowners should be aware thieves may return to steal replacement oil following an initial theft so therefore do note suspicious vehicles’ registration numbers and report them to Garda.

Grants Available.

 Applications for funding are now open under the Training Links programme. Training networks are now invited to apply for grants ranging from €10,000.00 to €50,000.00.

Training Links funds community and voluntary organisations to form Training Networks — groups of a minimum of ten organisations who come together to undertake training that they may not have the opportunity to do individually. Closing date for applications is Friday 29th April 2022 at 5pm.  For more information visit Training Links 2022-2024 Programme Now Inviting Applications | The Wheel.

Tipperary County Council is seeking expressions of interest in respect of projects under the terms of the CLÁR Scheme 2022 recently launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and which the Council could consider for submission to the Department.

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there.

For more information please visit to apply for CLÁR measure 1 please visit https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/cl%C3%A1r-2022-%E2%80%93-measure-1-developing-community-facilities-amenities

The closing date for Expressions of Interest for CLÁR 2022 – Measure 1 is 12 noon on Wednesday 30th of March 2022

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.

Fully escorted four nights Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 04th April 2022.  €570pps. Price includes return bus transfer, 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with Full Board.  All entertainment & excursions.  Wheelchair accessible rooms.  Single supplement €75.00.Tel; Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email  knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

After an absence of two years, our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes resumes this year from 28th June to 3rd July, direct from Shannon Airport.  Sick or assisted pilgrims will not travel this year.  Cost €739 to €759 depending on the choice of hotel,Agena or La Solitude. To reserve your place please contact Joe Walsh Tours -Tel; 01-2410800, email: info@joewalshtours.ie . The autumn pilgrimage will take place from 2nd to 7th Oct 2022.Enquiries to Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director 087- 2349816

Congratulations and well done to Ciara Reddin who achieved a Pope John Paul II Award which was presented to her by Bishop Michael Duignan at a recent Presentation Ceremony. Fifteen students received their Awards for their huge contribution to their church & local community over the past year. Wishing you every blessing Ciara in the future and a warm welcome to continue to share your gifts in your parish and community.

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 €10,200. The numbers drawn on March 14th were: 15-16-25-27. 1 Match 3: Breda Buckley. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, D&K Mannion, Friars Tavern. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,300 with Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

County League: Lorrha take on Moneygall in the first round of the County Hurling League division 3 in Moatfield on St Patrick’s Day at 11.00am.

St Patrick’s Night Quiz: After enjoying the day’s festivities, what better way to round it off than a Table Quiz in the Clubhouse. Show off your sporting and current affairs knowledge with a quiz that is being put together by Aiden McIntyre kicks off at 8.00pm.

Membership: Can be paid online at clubforce.com. It is due before closing date March 31st8. No players can train or play without having membership paid.

Social Dancing is back: On Friday 8th April and it’s back with a bang. Glór Tíre winner Aishling Rafferty will be accompanied by Noelie Ryan. So come early not to be disappointed.

Smile Awhile