Lorrha Notes

The weather couldn’t be better on Sunday last for the over 40 competitors who came to the Ballingarry site for the North Tipp ploughing championships. Photo by Rose Mannion.

As the day progressed, spectators flocked to the field to view some of the finest ploughmen and women in action and they weren’t disappointed either. Families came to support their family member who was participating, some for the first time,  and for everyone it was a spectacular sight. Even two competitors, one from Westmeath and one from Kildare brought along their horses and plough, something that hasn’t happened in North Tipp ploughing for a number of years.
On Saturday, five young people competed in the novice class, Rob Duffy, Lee Hogan, Rory Spain, Claire Kelly and Cathal Tigh. The eventual winner was Rob Duffy who just pipped Lee Hogan by one point.
The committee wish to thank the landowner Joe Murphy for the site, the participants, some who travelled long distances, the spectators who turned out in big numbers and all who helped in whatever way to make the day the success that it was. A very special thanks to all sponsors for their continued support of the ploughing championships in North Tipperary.


Lorrha National School invite all prospective parents to visit the school in the coming months at a time that suits you. Come and meet the teachers and view the facilities and take a look at what we have to offer. We were granted DEIS status last year and one of the advantages is, hot dinners are served to all pupils five days a week. There is also a bus service available for pupils to the school.
To book an appointment please call the school on (090) 9747295, by email to luanaofa@gmail.com or call to the school to request a suitable date.  Application forms for enrolment for the 2023-2024 school year can be downloaded from the school website lorrhans.ie or by email to luanaofa@gmail.com.

Church News.

Mass times for St. Patrick’s Day. Lorrha Thursday 16th March Vigil Mass @ 6.30pm.  Rathcabbin Friday 17th March @ 11.30am. Borrisokane: Vigil Mass 7pm.Thursday 16th March, Friday 17th March  10.30am. Terryglass Vigil Mass 8pm Thursday 16th March. Fri. 17th March Kilbarron 9.30am
Information on the Pioneer Pledge for Lent, Calendar & quarterly Newsletter is available at www.pioneers.ie. Parishioners who wish to offer prayerful support to a person along the road to recovery from addiction are invited to contact Fr Robert via www.pioneers.ie/pray or by post to PTAA, PO Box 13492, Dublin 7.
Silver Arch Family Resource Centre Health & Wellbeing Programme are delighted to bring a series of Mindfulness Sessions to support people living with dementia, and their families and carers for the month of March. Places are limited and can be booked through reception of Silver Arch FRC at 067-31800. Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, months minds, weddings, christenings etc, please contact the Church Sacristan, in Lorrha Agnes Slevin, in Rathcabbin Mary Cleary and in Redwood Val O’Meara.
This Wednesday 22nd February is Ash Wednesday. Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm.

Camogie News.

Membership is now open for all young girls aged 8 years and upwards to join our u12 , U14 and U16 underage teams. The fee is €40 and can be paid online on www.foireann.ie


Conversations about the future of our Church: The next phase is our three parishes meeting with Bishop Fintan, scheduled for Thursday 30th March 8pm. So, save the date now. The content of the conversations that have taken place so far can be viewed on the diocesan website www.killaloediocese.ie  The following link is to the meeting in Nenagh. https://www.killaloediocese.ie/conversations-aboutthe-future-killaloe-diocese-2/

Ena Moran on behalf of RAGS golf presents a cheque to Shiela Dillon, Lorrha active retirement. RAGS recently ran a Golf charity outing, the proceeds of which were split between North Tipp Hospice and Lorrha Active Retirement Group. Thanks to all our members who contributed and to Portumna Golf Club for accommodating us.


Back Eamonn Kinsella, Margaret Kelly, Tim and Mary Kelly, Mary Coen, Nora O’Hara, Nancy Needham, James O’Meara (RAGS)

Front Freda Kinsella, Gay Needham, Shiela Dillon, Ena Moran, Marie O’Meara

Trip to Medjuorge.
A seven day trip to Medjourge will take place from 21st June 2023. The cost is €795 which includes flight and accommodation with meals included. Bus journey now only 25 minutes from Mostar to Medjourge. For further information contact Marie Fogarty on (087) 2826088.

Pilgrimage to Poland.

Fr. Brendan Quinlivan, Tulla will lead a pilgrimage to Poland from the 4th to the 11th October. Direct from Shannon, the cost is €995 which includes flights, taxes, baggage fees, all coaching and tours, all meals in 4 star accommodation in the centre of Krakow. Itinerary includes, Divine Mercy Shrine, Wadowice (home of John Paul 11), Wawel, Czestochowa and Auschwitz. Limited places remain. Phone Kieran or Laura on (057) 9355050 or email info@myriam.ie.

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 

 Bishop Fintan will lead the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tues 27th June, to Sun 2nd July. €809.00 includes flights, airport transfers, full board & sanctuary levy.  For more information & bookings, please contact, Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800 or email info@joewalshtours.ie.

Pilgrimage to Fatima.

Archbishop Eamon Martin is leading a Pilgrimage to Fatima from 20th – 27thJuly 2023. He would like pilgrims from all dioceses in Ireland to travel with him. Cost for 7 days is €899 per person sharing. Flights depart Dublin at 6.05am Thurs 20th July arriving in Fatima 11.00am. Single room supplement & insurance is additional. For further information contact Joe or Maureen McLaughlin on 0044-2890701606 or 0044-7711808207.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes.

The committee are holding an Progressive 25 card game on St. Patrick’s Night 17th March at 8.30pm. All are invited.
Any club or organization wishing to book the hall for meetings or events can call (087) 1364936.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 6 March were: 14-23-28-32.  No Winner. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Annie Cowan, Noreen Houlihan, Eamonn Maher, Patrick Maher.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Madeleine Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Jackpot is now capped at €15,000 with the follow-on jackpot rising to €3,400. Team 6 in charge of next Monday’s draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Under 17 Football: Hard luck to our Under-17 footballers who lost 2-8 to 3-4 to Kilruane MacDonaghs in the first round of the North/Mid League.

Clubhouse: The main door of the Complex will now be open every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm for the time-being.

Membership: Some players are still yet to pay. Players will not be allowed to train without it. Rates are as follows: €40 for juvenile and non-playing members. €60 for student with gym membership. €100 for adult with gym membership. You will not be covered in the club injury fund if your membership is not paid before the first training session. Membership can be paid on foireann or Clubforce, where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday night at 9.30pm in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Declan Aungier.