Lorrha Notes


Lorrha Community games are holding a table quiz on Wednesday 21st February in the Tony Reddin Centre in Moatfield at 7pm. Entry fee is €5. Participants must be over 6 and U14 (must be 13 on or before 31st July). There will be eight rounds of ten questions with the top six to go forward to represent L.C.G. in the county event on March 2nd.
Please text your name, date of birth and eircode to (086) 3717 228 to register for this quiz.
See poster above…


Energy Workshop.

An Energy Saving workshop will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday March 5th at 7.30pm. The theme is Energy Saving at Home and the workshop is free.  The Energy Saving Champion programme, aims to help communities across Tipperary to reduce energy use and household bills. To help participants get the most out of the workshop, we have compiled a kit of challenges and support materials to try at home. The residents of Lorrha, Rathcabbin and Redwood are invited to this free workshop.

Clothing Collection.

Redwood N.S. are holding a clothing collection in conjunction with Bag2school. The collection will be 9am sharp Wednesday 28th February but bags may be dropped into the school any time prior to this (Mon – Fri 8.30 am to 2.30 pm). Items accepted are clothing, paired shoes, handbags, hats, scarves, ties, belts & soft toys, all in good condition. Clean folded sheets and duvet covers, towels and curtains are also accepted but must be bagged separately to the above. Items not accepted are duvets, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs, crested uniforms or any items not fit for re-use. All support greatly appreciated.


Sympathy is extended to Denis Maher, Lorrha and family on the death of his brother Tony which took place on Monday January 29th in Texas. Tony who was 77 years old was a regular visitor to Lorrha and was well known locally. He celebrated both his 50th and 70th  birthday’s with his brother Denis and family and when he visited, he would stay for two or three month’s at a time. Starting life as a chef, he changed careers when he emigrated to the US almost 50 years ago, and trained as a carpenter, entering the construction industry.
His  remains will be cremated in the US with burial to take place at a later date in Beaupark, Slane, Co. Meath. A Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at a later stage in Lorrha. May he rest in peace.

Late Pat Carroll.

The death took place on Sunday February 4th. of Pat Carroll, Ballyea, Rathcabbin.  Pat passed away peacefully after an illness borne with great courage and dignity, in the loving and tender care of the staff at Milford Care Centre Limerick.
Born on January 23rd 1960, Pat lived all his life in Ballyea.  He attended Redwood National School and Presentation College Birr. He left school at 15 and worked with his father in the marts in Birr, Portumna,  Sixmilebridge and Kilmihill Co Clare, often leaving in the early morning and returning home very late at night. He eventually chose to become a trainee forester, fulfilling his love of the outdoors.
Pat played hurling with Lorrha winning a North U16 medal with the club in 1976 and he played under-21 and junior with the club until his accident. He also ran cross country with the local St. Ruadhan’s Athletic Club.
At the young age of just 21 – Pat’s life changed and after he spent over a year in hospital and the National Rehabilitation Centre Dunlaoighre, Pat returned home to build a new life. He attended St Cronan’s Association in Roscrea for over 30 years and was an  integral part of the Community there, organising quizzes, pool and darts tournaments, and was the editor of the quarterly newsletter. There he developed computer and gardening skills and developed a life long love of gardening eventually getting his own poly tunnel, providing neighbours and friends with vegetables and plants throughout the summer. He loved quizzes, crosswords , board games and played Scrabble on line. He loved sports especially hurling, rugby and snooker. He  never missed a Tipperary hurling match on television.  Despite the many obstacles Pat met in his life, he faced them all with great courage, a positive outlook, and a sharp sense of humour.
Predeceased by his loving parents Patsy and Celia, Pat will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving family, sisters Mary, Ena, Sheila, Anne and Claire, his brother Tom, brothers in law, Mick, Mike and Mark, sister in law Wendy, nieces, nephews, grand niece, grand nephews, cousins, friends especially Val and Gerry, neighbours and the community at St Cronan’s Association Roscrea to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Wednesday 7th.  burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

The Novice Ploughing match which was set for March 2nd. has had to be postponed.  A new date will be notified when one becomes available. The members congratulate Banagher College on their Leinster senior hurling final win. Our two young ploughmen Lee Hogan and Robert Duffy, played a vital part in the schools success.
The annual ploughing championships will take place on Sunday March 3rd. on lands in Aglish, Borrisokane, by kind permission of the owner. Eircode E45 W821.  All those who are entering the championships are requested to register with the secretary on (087) 779 3719.
Tickets are now on sale at €5 each for some valuable prizes with the draw taking place on Saturday night March 30th  in the Village Inn, Aglish.
Congratulations is extended to Joe Slattery who has been selected to represent the Republic of Ireland as a judge for the European Reversible Ploughing Championships which will take place in France next September. A speedy recovery is extended to vice chairman Eamon Murphy after his recent illness. We hope to see Eamon back at meetings in the near future.
The club’s next meeting will take place on Wednesday night February 21st at 8.30pm in Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass. All members are requested to attend.
Follow us on facebook North Tipperary Ploughing, on Instagram north _tipp_ploughing and twitter Ntippploughing.

Church News.

This Wednesday 14th February is Ash Wednesday. It is a reminder of the meaning of life. Mass times are as follows: 10am Borrisokane, 6.30pm Lorrha; 8pm Kilbarron. Church Bookings: Anyone wishing to make a church booking for Anniversary Masses, Christenings, Weddings etc, please contact the church sacristans, thank you. Rathcabbin: Mary Cleary 057-9139252 Lorrha: Agnes Slevin 087-7629999
Weekend Masses in Our Parish  are in Lorrha 6.30pm Saturday evenings     and Rathcabbin 11.30am Sunday Mornings
Weekday Masses: Lorrha 9.30am Monday Mornings (except bank holidays).
You are invited to attend The St. Patrick’s College Maynooth Annual Trócaire Lecture:
Climate Justice and Catholic Social Teaching: ‘Everything is connected’ and ‘No one is saved alone’ (Laudate Deum, 19), will take place in Renehan Hall at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on Tues, 5th of March 2024, at 7 p.m. For more contact frances.harnan@trocaire.org
Divine Mercy Conference: Day return bus to, RDS, Dublin on Sat 24th February. Fantastic international speakers, great day of spiritual inspiration and refreshment. €70 for bus and entry ticket. Contacts: text please Karen 087-4160385 or Seamus  087-2752578 for enquiries and bookings.
The Diocese of Achonry is promoting the post of Centre Manager for Father Peyton Centre based in Attymass Co Mayo, the closing date is 23rd February at 5pm.See www.frpeytoncentre.ie for more info.
Daily Lenten Messages Brief daily reflections from Bishop Fintan will be available on social media platforms for Lent, Holy Week and Easter follow: https://www.youtube.com/@BishopFintanMonahan.


Now is the time to book an Easter Pilgrimage to Medjorge which takes place from Easter Monday April 1st. for one week. Fly from Knock Airport. For further details contact Paul on (087) 837 5407.

News from Lorrha School
We welcome to the school our new Principal Mr. John Skehan who took up the position on January 8th.  We hope Mr. Skehan has a long and enjoyable time in Lorrha.
New interactive whiteboards have been installed in the class rooms and are a massive addition to our school environment.
We have introduced a buddy system where the children are able to engage in peered learning, math’s games, reading pals and much, much more. All the pupils are enjoying this.
Sport:  Rugby training with Laura commenced recently and will continue well into February.
We also have hurling each Friday with all pupils participating and they are having great fun in the process.
Enrolling:  Lorrha N.S. are enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Battery Collection:   We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at LauraLynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries, can be left into the school. Don’t forget that we also continue to collect your used postage stamps which we forward to the clergy for Missionary work.
Social Media:   Our school Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages can all be found at ‘Scoil Lua Naofa-Lorrha National School’ which are updated regularly.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Banagher College who recorded victory over Haywood CS in the Leinster ‘B’ schools senior hurling final recently. In a very exciting game and after extra time, Banagher College ran out victory on a scoreline of 2.27 to 4.15.  Lorrha had seven young hurlers on the panel who played a vital role in their schools success. We wish Lee Hogan, Robert Duffy, Liam Donoghue, Paul Cahalan, Shane Cleary, Killian Fitzgerald and Rory Duffy the best of luck in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday March 2nd. when they play Blackwater Community School of Lismore. Time and venue to be confirmed.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,800. The numbers drawn on 12 February were: 10-11-21-22.  2 Match 3’s: Marion Barry & Eileen Hogan share €100.  Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Mark Kennedy, Caroline O’Brien.
Next Mondays jackpot is €3,800 with Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

North Tipperary GAA Awards Night: Takes place in the Tony Reddin Centre this Saturday, 17th February at 7.30pm. Awards for Club and Players of the year will be presented on the night, with Lorrha to receive the top club award for the third time in our history. Patrick Maher will also receive his Premier Intermediate player of the year award on a night where all our members are welcome to celebrate our achievements from a brilliant 2023. There will be some special guests in the clubhouse on what should be a great evening’s entertainment.

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

Membership: is now due. It must be paid before participating in any training or game, or activity, on the field, or in the gym. €40 for juvenile and non-playing members. €60 for student with gym membership. €100 for adult with gym membership. Membership can be paid on Clubforce, where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

Gaelic Football: Congrats to Michael Dolan and Shannon Rovers on their 2-13 to 0-6 victory over Kilmihil in the Munster Junior ‘B’ Football final last weekend. The Munster final takes place in a fortnight’s time.

Did you know????

On 12th February 1947 – French fashion designer Christian Dior presented his first influential collection named the New Look.

In 1940 the cartoon Tom and Gerry created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera made its debut.

There is a limestone cliff with over 5,000 dinosaur footprints in Bolivia – many dating back to 68 million years.

In 1980 model Angie Bowie divorced singer David Bowie after nine years of marriage.

There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.

In 1956 Hearthbreak Hotel was released by Elvis Presley, his first million-selling single.

The Liberty Bell and Big Ben were cast by the same bell foundry – both bells are cracked.

Thought for the week……

Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.

Smile Awhile…