Lorrha Notes

The U16 squad who participated in a blitz recently in Roscrea.

Ploughing Success.

North Tipp Ploughing committee wish to extend congratulations to Borrisokane man Ethan Harding who claimed First place in the U/28 conventional class at the National Ploughing Championships held last week and to Lorrha man Ciarán Milne who went on to claim the 3rd position in the 3 furrow conventional class. It was a successful three days ploughing overall for the North Tipp club as chairman Ray Clancy, Lorrha picked up the 4th position in the Hydrolic vintage class and another Lorrha man Tom Duffy came 5th in the Intermediate junior class. Well done lads and indeed well done to all our club men who participated. We extend many thanks also to everyone who helped out during the three day event.
The North Tipp club wishes to extend many congratulations to Eamonn Tracey from Carlow who was crowned world champion in the conventional class and John Whelan from Wexford who took the reversible ploughing class. Both men will represent Ireland in the World Ploughing Championships again next year. History will be made as it will be the very first time the pair have done the double in the world event. Overall, this year’s event was a very successful one for both the North Tipp club and for Ireland.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Rosemary Reddin, daughter of Padraic and Martina, Rathcabbin and Evan Clerkin, son of Sean and Phil, Monaghan who were married on September 17th . The happy couple celebrated their wedding in Ashley Park House, Ardcroney, with their family and friends and a great time was had by all. We wish Rosemary and Evan the best of luck in the years ahead as they settle down to married life in Kildare.

Camogie News.

Our girls are starting into the 11s and 13s leagues for the next 4 weeks, unfortunately our first match ended with a defeat away to Ballina. The girls played with great heart, and despite missing a number of girls with injury , put in a great team performance. Next match is v Nenagh at home Thursday evening. Our U11 are out Monday evening at home v Shannon Rovers, and we welcome 3 new girls Ruby Ryan, Katie Lambe and Muireann Kennedy, best of luck to all.
We were delighted to be invited by the Carroll family in Roscrea to a U16 Blitz held in honour of Patsy and Dickie Carroll at the weekend. The girls put in very impressive performances throughout their 4 games, narrowly missing on silverware in the Shield final. Every girl deserves great praise for her work rate throughout the year , from the younger girls who have played every grade so that they don’t let their team down , to the girls who struggled though injuries or just back, and to all the team for their can do attitude all around the pitch. They are a great prospect for the future. Thank you to the Coaches and Mentors for their dedication and hard work since February this year, Ken Cleary, Siobhan Leahy, Tom Kennedy, Joe Pyke and Caroline O’Brien.
Our  last Junior A championship game versus Kildangan ended in a defeat in Puckane . Despite a strong opening performance by Lorrha, Kildangan pulled away to lead by 5 points at the interval. A number of goal chances by Lorrha were superbly stopped on the line and Kildangan, through some great points scored when on to win and progress to a county semi final.  We are awaiting confirmation on whether Shield or Plate finals will be held in the Junior A competition. A big thanks to the girls who have shown great loyalty to this team over the past number of years and to the Management team of  Padraig Madden, Aiden McIntyre, Pauline Hoctor, Physios Ann Delahunt and John Harding and Joint Captains Caoimhe Kennedy & Aoife Brady , for all their dedication.

Rathcabbin NS 75 Years

As mentioned last year, Rathcabbin National School plans to mark its 75th year with a celebration. We will celebrate on Sunday October 16th, after mass/1pm at the school. It will be exactly 75 years since the first classes were taught in the building in October 1947.
The school was hoped to be ready in 1946, but in autumn 47, after some delay in construction in a very different- post World War 2 Ireland, the school community began a new era.  We invite all pupils, families, past pupils and their families, friends and everyone that knows the school to come and enjoy the day. There will be some guests, some entertainment and refreshments at the school, and a chance to meet old friends and neighbours.  There will be more information so keep an eye out for updates. If you have any queries, information to contribute or connections to the school in the past etc, feel free to text 0864140102 or email rathcabbinns75@gmail.com. In the mean-time, please spread the word and keep the date in mind. Thank you.


Lorrha Development AGM will take place in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall on Thursday night 29th at 8pm.

Rathcabbin Hall.

 Bootcamp with Ignite fitness back every Monday night in Rathcabbin Hall at 8.15pm. Suitable for all fitness levels ladies and gents.

Preliminary Notice.

A fundraising poker classic will be held in Hannigans of Kilbarron on 23rd. October at 6pm. All proceeds to the North Tipp Ploughing committee. If interested, talk to Joe Slattery.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. 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.

Church Bookings:  Can anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, christenings, weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Day for Life.

 The Day for life  is Sun 2nd Oct and is dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life. The theme ‘Caring for the Older Person’. 

Apologetics Conference.

Evangelium Ireland will host an Apologetics Conference for young Catholic adults entitled, “Towards Halloween – Saints, Souls and so much more!” at DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Saturday, 8 Oct from 11am. Cost: €15. For more information and to book go to www.evangelium.ie

Marriage Enrichment Weekend.

The Marriage Enrichment weekend  will take place this year on Friday 4th to  Sunday 6th Nov 2022 in the International Hotel, Cork Airport. For more info / book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie

Rediscovering God.

An afternoon with Jessie Rogers at Pastoral Ctr. Nenagh, Sat.15th Oct. 2-5pm.  Suggested donation €20 To book: Srs. Rita/Patricia Greene 06732830

Lourdes Autumn Pilgrimage.

Our Diocesan Autumn pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Shannon Airport Sunday 2nd October returning on Friday 7th October. A few seats still available from Joewalshtours.ie. If you would like to send a petition to the Grotto in Lourdes, please post to Ennis Parish Office, Station Rd., Ennis, Co Clare by Friday next 30th September or email to info@ennisparish.ie.

Silver Arch.

Silver Arch Family Resource Centre is inviting older people living in North Tipperary to join us at our great Afternoon Tea Dance to celebrate Positive Ageing Week (PAW) 2022.  PAW is an Age Action initiative to promote the importance of older people & to celebrate their contribution to our families, workplaces, communities, & society. The dance will be held in the Abbey Court on Thursday, 29th Sept 2022, from 3pm to 5pm.  Live music by Acoustic Reign & a light afternoon tea will also be provided. The cost is €5pp and you can confirm your place by contacting Silver Arch FRC on 067-31800, emailing us at info@silverarchfrc.iePlease note you must book as numbers are limited.

 GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €13,000. The numbers drawn on 27 September were: 1-3-7-23.  3 Match 3’s share €100: Clodagh Bourke, Richard Bourke, Maher family.
Promoters: Martin Hough, Noreen Houlihan, Madeleine Maher.  Next Monday’s jackpot is €13,100 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: Lorrha have been drawn to face Borrisokane in the County Intermediate quarter final on Saturday 8th October in Nenagh at 2.00pm.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Clerihan in the County quarter final on Sunday October 9th in Templetuohy at 12 noon.

Camogie: Best of luck to David Sullivan on his appointment as Tipperary junior camogie manager.

Tipperary GAA draw: The first Tipp draw of the year is taking place on Friday at 8:30pm. It’s not too late to enter and anyone interested can contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528).

Social Dancing: has been postponed on Friday night following the passing of Eamonn Mannion. It will resume on Friday 7th October.

Sympathy: The club would like to sympathise with the Mannion family on the passing of Eamonn Mannion, Curragha, who provided his cheffing skills to the club for many years. May he rest in Peace.

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