Lorrha Notes

Quiz Reminder.

Lorrha Community games are holding a table quiz on this 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.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to our very own parish man Michael Dolan and Shannon Rovers  who will be playing St. Oliver Plunkett’s of Cork in Ballyagran GAA pitch,  Limerick in the Munster football final on Sunday 25th at 2pm. We wish Michael and Rovers the best of luck.


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.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

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 the annual draw and there are some valuable prizes on offer.  The draw will take place on Saturday night March 30th  in the Village Inn, Aglish.
Follow us on facebook North Tipperary Ploughing, on Instagram north _tipp_ploughing and twitter Ntippploughing.

Church News.

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).
Evangelium Ireland will host its next Apologetics Conference for young Catholics at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Sat 16th March. Cost: €38 including lunch, refreshments & evening social. For to view the full programme and to register visit www.evangelium.ie. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn and pray with other young Catholics!

Bereavement Support Evening.

A Bereavement Support Information Evening will take place in Milford Care Centre, Education Department on Tue 27th February 2024 from 7pm – 8.30pm. The evening is designed to give general information on grief & bereavement to bereaved people, their family, and friends.  The evening will comprise of: Short talk by a Bereavement Counsellor, Different experiences of Grief, Services available, Question Time. The Information Evening is Free


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.
If Easter doesn’t suit you, Maria is organising a trip from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.


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.

The perpetual Club of the Year 2023 trophy won by Lorrha and presented to them on Saturday night last. Photo: Rose Mannion. 

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha GAA committee who hosted a wonderful night of North Tipperary GAA awards on Saturday night last in the lovely facilities that is the Tony Reddin centre.  Awards for club and players of the year were presented on the night, with Lorrha Chairman Aidan McIntyre, Secretary Maureen Guinan and Treasurer Niall Brophy accepting the trophy for top club award for the third time in the history of the club, previously won in 1984 and 2007. This however, was the first time that the club have hosted the awards.  It was also a proud night for the club and for Patrick ‘Bonar’ Maher as he was presented with his trophy as Premier Intermediate player of the year. It was great to see so many young people from various clubs present and also from the Lorrha club who turned out to support and to celebrate two wonderful years – 2022 and 2023.  Well done all.

GAA News.

North Tipperary GAA Awards: It was a great honour for the club to host the 2023 North Tipperary GAA Awards ceremony last Saturday night. Thanks to all for participating in what turned out to be a great night at the Tony Reddin Centre. A big thank you to all who helped out on Friday evening and Saturday morning, in preparing the complex, doing traffic control, amplification as well as catering, the bar and contributing to the clean-up afterwards.

Well done to all the winners, including our own Patrick Maher who picked up the Premier Intermediate Hurler of the Year award from Liam King who was special guest, while Michael Dolan accepted the winners medals.

Schools: Best wishes to the Lorrha players Conor Kennedy and Niall Duggan as Portumna Community School take on Holy Rosary Mountbellew in the Connacht Senior ‘B’ Hurling Final on Wednesday 21st February.

Strength & Conditioning: Introduction starting in the sports hall on Thursday 22nd February for all players aged 7 to 17 with Conor Sullivan. 7- 7.30pm for primary school players, 7.30 -8pm for secondary school players.

Under 15 & 17: Lorrha Rovers Gaels commence training in Borrisokane Community College Ball wall and sports complex on Monday evenings 8-9pm.

Congratulations: to Lee Mannion and Gwilym Tooher on being selected to Tipperary U14 hurling development squad, also to Darragh Duffy who joins the U15 Tipp development squad.

Coaching: Thanks to coaching officer Padraig Madden on recruiting new coaches and mentors for 2024. They have been very busy completing vetting, foundation level coaching courses and will complete Child Safeguarding course in the coming weeks. We wish all teams and management a successful year ahead.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre next Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of the Finbarr Dennehy band.

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 Foireann or Clubforce, where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,900. The numbers drawn on 19 February were: 2-19-25-28.  4 Match 3’s share €100: A Cowan, Dan Daly & Ian, Gary Davis, PJ O’Meara.  Promoters: Martin Hough, Madeline Maher, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €3,900 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.


Did you know??

 In 1349 at least 200 people a day were being buried in London as a result of the Black Death.

In 2003 Space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

The Gutenberg Bible was the first major book printed using mass produced movable type.

In his lifetime, a man spends almost six months shaving.

Polar bears are the largest land predators on earth, standing at 11ft (3.4m) high and weighing over 1,700lb (771kg).

The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.

The world’s largest underwater volcano Tamu Massif is the size of New Mexico.


Thought for the week….

 Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.


Smile Awhile.