Lorrha Notes

The games are back in full swing

Census Ready.

This year marks the 26th Census since 1841 and it is conducted by the Central Statistics Office every five years. The census which was postponed from April 2021 due to the pandemic, took place last Sunday evening and everyone who is present in the country must be included by law. Enumerators will be calling back to collect your form between April 4 to May 6. But Gardai warn people to be careful about fraudsters calling to your home pretending to collect your census form. According to Gardai, each enumerator will be clearly identifiable, will wear a high-vis yellow jacket marked ‘Census Enumerator’ on the back with ‘Census’ on the front. They will have their official identification card around their neck as well as a satchel with ‘Central Statistics Office An Phríomh Oifig Stradimh’ printed on it and have been given strict instructions not to enter homes.
This year for the first time, there is an option to include a hand-written message in the time capsule section which is optional. After 100 years, this message will be made available to the public. Any person who fails or refuses to fill in their census form or who provides false information may be subject to a fine of up to €44,440. The census helps the government plan how it will provide public services for the population of the State and results are used to plan infrastructure in services like public transport, healthcare, housing and education. Local authorities also use census information to predict demand on their services and facilities so it’s important we get it right.


Sympathy is extended to Ned Corrigan Lorrha on the death of his sister Mary Foy, St. Olivers Park, Ratoath, Meath.
Mary passed away peacefully at Connolly hospital, Blanchardstown on Sunday 20th March 2022. Beloved wife of the late Tony she will be sadly missed by her family Alan, Linda, Karen and Michael. Mary daughters-in-law Shona and Dani, son-in-law Richie, grandchildren Oran, Calum, Eilidh and Emma and relatives. After funeral Mass on Friday 25th March in the Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie.

Our Junior A’s had their second outing in Ballina which resulted in a draw 2-7 to 1 10 . With Lorrha down 5 points with 10 minutes to go, it showed great determination and teamwork to bring it back level . Our next match v Kiladangan away  on April 9th at 3 pm. All support welcome.
The second  of the Go Games Blitz took pace for our u12s in Portroe with a great display from the 17 girls on the panel. Next Blitz will be the end of April before the U12 league kicks off.
The U16 squad continue their campaign after a hard fought and entertaining match v Shannon Rovers ended in a narrow defeat. We have an away match v Portoe on Wednesday at 7pm  while on Thursday the u14 Championship starts with a home game v Portroe at 7.00pm.

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha Intermediate hurlers who had a fine 3.22 to 0.14 point victory over Kilsheelan –Kilcash on Sunday last. The long journey down South proved fruitful.

Volunteers Needed.

The Ray of Sunshine foundation are looking for trades people to give up 11 days in January, 2023 to travel to Mombasa, Kenya as a volunteer to assist in building an Out-Reach Home for girls used in the sex trafficking industry. The home will incorporate a Respite Unit for children from the School for the Visually Impaired.  For further information you can contact Olive Halpin, on 087/6994599, website rayofsunshine.ie.

Mental Health Promotion Campaign.

The inaugural National Hello, How Are You? Day takes place on Thursday April 7th, this is a new mental health promotion campaign developed & managed by Mental Health Ireland. Full details and information on how to take part can be found on the dedicated website www.hellohowareyou.info.


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 info@loughderg.org.

Prospective Students.

On Saturday 9th April, Mary Immaculate College, Thurles welcomes prospective students & parents to the campus for the MIC Thurles Student Experience Day. This is a must attend event for those interested in pursuing a career in post-primary teaching.The event which takes place from 10am to 2pm. provides  students, students who are currently in further education programmes and mature students the opportunity to take a taster lecture in the five subjects currently offered at MIC.. Registration for this event is essential. See www.mic.ie/CAO


A Diploma in Youth Ministry & Spirituality can be offered from from Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The diploma is tailored for those who wish to work in Youth Ministry, for more details see www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses


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.

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.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,500. The numbers drawn on 4 April were: 1-7-12-29. 2 Match 3’s: Brendan Brennan and Barry Moran share €100. Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Eamonn Maher, Liam Reddish.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €10,600 with Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: Well done to the lads who had a good 3-22 to 0-14 win over Kilsheelan/Kilcash on Sunday. Thanks to our hosts who put on a great spread after the game. Next up is a home game with Silvermines over Easter Weekend.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers begin their North League campaign this Saturday when they host Shannon Rovers in Moatfield at 4.30pm.

Social Dancing: After all the waiting, it’s back this Friday night in the clubhouse and it’s back with a bang! Glór Tíre winner Aishling Rafferty will be accompanied by Noelie Ryan on what promises to be a night of fun-filled entertainment. It all kicks off at 9.30pm but doors open earlier. Come early not to be disappointed. Admission €10.