St Patrick’s Night GAA Quiz: Well done to our prize-winners in the St Patrick’s Night Quiz and thanks to all our sponsors, supporters and all who helped make it a success. Special thanks to Denis Duffy for providing amplification equipment. 1st juvenile: Dermot Houlihan, Liam Donoghue, Niall Duggan, and Ethan Dagg with Chairman Aidan McIntyre
1st – Frank Ryan, John Holmes, Joshua Kelly with Chairman Aidan McIntyre.
Congratulations is extended to Brian Hogan and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling squad who recorded a 7-29 to 1-17 victory over Antrim in the final game of the National Hurling League held in Semple Stadium on Saturday last. Well done lads.
Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie team who lost to Galway by one point on Saturday last in the National Camogie League. After leading throughout the game and running the All Ireland champions to the wire with 14 players for the better part, Tipp were in the driving seat until Galway’s late goal which ignited fire in the side, levelled proceedings. A late controversial free for their opponents, broke the Tipp hearts as time ran out. What a horrible way to lose out on a place in the final. But a very promising performance from the Tipp girls heading into the Championship. Galway now go on to meet Cork in the final. Hard luck Clodagh and team.
Up and Running.
Lorrha GAA and Camogie club have a new website with all the latest news, match results, fixtures etc. that takes place week in week out in our parish. Check out lorrhagaa.ie.
Gardai are asking the public to be alert about a tarmac gang touring the Midlands area calling on vulnerable older homeowners. There have been several reports to Gardaí in recent weeks, where older people are targeted and pressured to pay exorbitant money to have tarmac laid that they never requested. The reports state that several men in a white UK registered pick-up are offering tarmac to older people. Gardai advise the public to not engage with them but to report sightings. ‘Don’t engage with cold callers. If you do, get their identification and their registration number so they know you can pass information to the Gardaí. They can be intimidating. We would ask people to keep an eye on their elderly neighbours’. “If you need a tarmac job done, seek a local reputable contractor and seek three quotes if possible,” Gardai say.
Clocks Go Forward.
We have all noticed the lovely stretch in the evenings this month in particular, and the lovely sunshine to go with it – real Spring in the air. With the sunshine set to continue throughout the week and hopefully beyond, the clocks will go forward 1 hour next Sunday 27th. to give us even more day light time to work or to play. So don’t forget to put the clock forward on Sunday 27th when Summer time begins.
Lorrha Camogie Notes.
Training and matches for all age group has commenced and we are delighted to see many new and returning faces on Lorrha teams this year.
Our U12s completed in their first of 3 Blitz’s in Silvermines over the weekend, with great heart and hurling skills on display. They will have 2 more events in April before their League competition starts. It’s great to see the high numbers and enthusiasm from children and parents as we start the season.
U16 have completed 2 matches, with great team spirit and commitment shown by the girls who are competing in a group a year older than them. The U14 competition will commence in April.
Our first Junior A league match ended in a draw versus Templemore at home, the tough windy conditions which contributed to a low scoring game. However, great intensity from both sides from start to finish led to an entertaining encounter. Our next match is away to Ballina on 2nd April .
Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Camogie team in their last minute defeat to All Ireland Champions Galway. A heart breaking result after a strong display from the Tipperary team.
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.
Meeting this Wednesday night 23rd in The Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. Can all members attend if possible please.
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.
Mass will be celebrated on 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.
Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 04th April 2022. €570pps. Price includes return bus, 4 nights in Knock House Hotel with Full Board. All entertainment & excursions. Wheelchair accessible rooms. Tel; 087 1890 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lough Derg 2022 reopens 1st May. One day retreats May, August and Sept., €45 daily. Three Day pilgrimages June, July and August, €80, for more details: 071 9861518 email@example.com
Lourdes 2022: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes resumes this year from 28th June to 3rd July, direct from Shannon. Sick or assisted pilgrims will not travel. Cost from €739 To reserve contact Joe Walsh Tours -Tel; 01-2410800, The autumn pilgrimage will take place from 2nd to 7th Oct 2022.Enquiries to Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director 087- 2349816
Special Collection for Ukraine: The Irish Bishops have asked for a Special Collection to be taken up at Masses on the weekend of 26th/27th March to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine The proceeds of this Special Collection will be directed to Caritas Internationalis, which is the helping hand of the Church on the ground in the Ukraine & the surrounding region. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.
There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,300. The numbers drawn on 21 March were: 1-2-12-30. 2 Match 3’s share €100: Ann Gallagher, Bridget Madden (Portland). Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Betty Houlihan, Madeleine Maher.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €10,400 with Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.
Intermediate Hurling: Lorrha were defeated 2-16 to 3-12 in the first round of County League Division 3 in Moatfield on St Patrick’s Day. Their next game is away to Kilsheelan/Kilcash on Sunday 3rd April.
Lorrha GAA Website: It is with great excitement we announce the launch of our club website LorrhaGAA.ie. Thanks to Michael Brophy for his extensive work on the project and to Rose Mannion who was a great help to Michael with photos. The website will be a hub for news, fixtures, photos, and all things Lorrha GAA and camogie.
Membership: Can be paid online at clubforce.com. It is due before closing date March 31. No players can train or play without having membership paid.
Social Dancing: It’s back, on Friday April 8th 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.