Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Drama Group will stage the Martin McDonagh play ‘A Scull in Connemara’ on Friday night 20th January, Saturday 21st and Sunday 23rd in Lorrha Community Hall. Pictured here is Alan Quirke, Tim Reddan, Michelle Needham and Philip McGrath during recent rehearsals.  Doors open at 8pm curtains up at 8.30pm. Please be advised that this play contains strong language.   Pic: Rose Mannion.

Well Done.

The GAA Annual Christmas tournament enjoyed a great turn out as players togged out to shake off the festive cobwebs. The seniors raised €325 which will be matched by the club bringing the total contribution to €650 for the Dillon Quirke Foundation Fund. Congratulations to Fergus O’Donoghue, (centre) player of the tournament, Charlie Reaper,(right) top-scorer and David Fogarty,(left) goal of the tournament.
The younger players also participated and held their own tournament. Congratulations goes to the top scorer, Michael O’Donoghue, goal of the tournament went to Cian Hayes, best player was won by Paul Cahalan, best young player went to Éanna Moran and overall winner was Rory Duffy’s team. Well done to the organizers too.

The senior players who participated in the tournament.

Mass Times.

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.

Rathcabbin Hall.

Any club or organization wishing to book the hall for meetings or events can call (087) 1364936.

Couch to 5k Programme.

Lough Boora Running/Ferbane Athletic Club are holding a couch to 5k ten week programme. The course begins next Sunday morning January 15th in Lough Boora Discovery Park at 9am. Reach your goal in 10 weeks and take part in your first 5k. So come on over and give it a go. All are welcome.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €14,500. The numbers drawn on 9 January were: 1-18-20-29. 4 Match 3’s share €100: James Guinan, Toby & Millie Houlihan, Noel & Willie Maher, Seamus Sherlock. Promoters: Mary Cleary, Kathleen Gleeson, D&K Mannion. Next draw on 16 January for €14,600 jackpot with Team 6 in charge in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night at 9.30pm to the music of Dermot McConnell.

Sports Gear: Oliver Douglas & Sons sports and Hardware in Birr are selling sports gear (hurls, helmets, socks, togs, you name it) in their shop on Roscrea Road. Perfect if you’re looking for gear ahead of the new season. Just mention you’re Lorrha and 5% rebate comes back to the club.

Calf-Rearing Scheme: Is ongoing. If participating farmers want stock moved on, they can contact club officers with a progress report. Any farmers who wish to join can contact club officers.

                       Home Instead Calling on Those who Have the Instinct to Help to 

                                       Become Professional CAREGivers in Co. Tipperary

Tipperary, January 2022 

Home Instead, Ireland’s largest private home care provider, is calling on people who have ‘the instinct to help’ to join their team of CAREGivers in Co. Tipperary.

January is often a time when many of us take stock and think about a change in career or lifestyle – often considering how we can do a job we love and lead a life of purpose. Professional caregiving is one such career that marries both career ambition and purpose.

The Home Instead CAREGiver role requires CAREGivers to provide home care services to older people to help them remain safe and well at home.  The role not only makes a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults, but it also positively impacts the lives of CAREGivers. Career progression opportunities are supported through ongoing training with the role offering flexibility to improve work-life balance.

Dermot Carberry, General Manager of Home Instead Tipperary says, “Home care is an in-demand sector and one in which we can provide both career advancement and flexibility that is individually tailored to the person. Our ‘Calling’ recruitment drive is looking for people with the ‘caring’ DNA.  We know such people have what it takes to become a Professional Home Instead CAREGiver and make fantastic CAREGivers.”

“Home Instead is a values-driven organisation and our expert team is on-hand to guide anyone interested in a role through the process.   We regularly celebrate our CAREGivers through award programmes, appreciation initiatives and social events.  Thanks to this culture of support, our CAREGivers feel a deep sense of belonging; they are part of a caring, compassionate and winning team who make a difference in the lives of ageing adults every day.”

Professionally trained CAREGivers play an integral role in the healthcare system and are critical in keeping older people safe and well at home. New CAREGivers are provided with training through Home Instead’s Home Care Professionals Academy with access to state-of-the-art content and practical training on quality systems.  CAREGivers are supported by the established teams in the Tipperary Office and the national Home Instead network with many of those working in the organisation former CAREGivers themselves.

Dermot continued, “The professional CAREGiver role is ideal for caring and compassionate individuals who are seeking job stability with a flexible schedule and supportive environment as well as continued opportunities for career progression.

“To become a professional Home Instead CAREGiver takes a special person and a desire to share their talents and skills with those they care for.  I would encourage anyone interested in a role to get in touch with us today.”

Those interested in working with Home Instead can apply online at: Careers.HomeInstead.ie or call the Tipperary office on 1800 911 855.

For enquiries or to arrange an interview contact Tom Foster on tom.foster@homeinstead.ie or 01 297-3490


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