Lorrha Notes

Lorrha’s two young ploughmen Lee Hogan and Robert Duffy after the Leinster Final.  


Two Schools Reach All Ireland Semi-Finals.

The best of luck is extended to the seven Lorrha lads who are part of Banagher College who are playing Blackwater Community School of Lismore (Waterford)  in the All Ireland Senior ‘B’ hurling semi-final this coming Saturday March 2nd in Johnstown (Kilkenny) at 2pm. Good luck to Lee Hogan, Robert Duffy, Liam Donoghue, Paul Cahalan, Shane Cleary, Killian Fitzgerald and Rory Duffy.
We also congratulate Lorrha lads Conor Kennedy, Niall Duggan and Nathan Mannion and their school Portumna Community College who won the Connacht Senior ‘B’ hurling final last week. They too are through to the All Ireland semi final and take on St. Killian’s, Garron Tower, Carnlough, (Antrim)  this coming Saturday March 2nd. in Dowdallshil Gaa, Co. Louth at 2pm.   Good luck is extended to the ten Lorrha lads and their respective schools at this all important stage of the game and hope both schools progress to the All Ireland finals with plenty of parish support to cheer them on and help them on their way.

Ploughing Championship Cancelled.

Due to the poor weather conditions, the ploughing championships are cancelled for this coming Sunday March 3rd.  It is proposed that they will now go ahead on Saturday March 9th. same place, same time. Watch this space for further details.
Tickets are on sale at €5 each and can be purchased from any member of the committee and they will also be on sale on the day of the ploughing. There are cash prizes on offer as well as 2 x 1 day passes to the National Ploughing next September. The draw will take place on Saturday night March 30th  in the Village Inn, Aglish and all are welcome to attend.
North Tipperary Ploughing extend the best of luck to our two young ploughmen – Lee Hogan and Robert Duffy who are part of the team with Banagher College who play Lismore of Waterford in the Senior ‘B’ hurling All Ireland semi-final which takes place in Johnstown at 2pm on Saturday coming March 2nd.  Best of luck lads.
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Church News.

First Friday Mass ( March 1st ) will be celebrated  in Rathcabbin Church at 7.30pm>
Brief daily reflections throughout the season of Lent from Bishop Fintan follow: https://www.youtube.com/@BishopFintanMonahan
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).

Tax Back Scheme:
Our parish can claim tax back that you have paid on your earnings. This applies to PAYE Income and Self Employed Income, including Farmers. You must have contributed €250 or more in a year to the parish which includes all contributions to priests’ collections & parish funds. This is of great benefit to the Parish finances, and it does not affect the taxpayer, except that it is great if some of your tax goes towards a good cause. The Parish is now looking for people to complete forms for 2023 and we can claim back to 2020. All you have to do is, contact the Parish Office who will issue you with a CHY 3 enduring cert, sign it, put your PPS No & return to the Parish Office.


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.

Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to marriagepreparation@accord.ie or Martina Ennis/Nenagh branch on 065 6824297 or by email to ennis@accord.ie or nenagh@accord.ie

Michael Bags Another Medal.

Congratulations is extended to Michael Dolan and Shannon Rovers who were crowned Munster football champions when they beat Cork club Oliver Plunkett’s by 1.8 to 1.6 in the final last Sunday. Michael, who captained Lorrha hurling team to victory two years running 2022 and 2023, is the first Lorrha parish man to win a Munster club football medal. Well done Michael.

Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club.

Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Club enjoyed a very memorable trip to Dublin recently to visit the Houses of the Oireachtas in Leinster House. We were treated to a very informative guided tour of the Dail and Seanad where we learned about the history of the building and the workings of the Oireachtas.  We would like to thank Cllr. Michael O’Meara for arranging the trip and Michael Lowry TD for sponsoring our visit and for his hospitality on the day.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 28th February in Rathcabbin hall at 8 o’clock.
Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Clare (087) 1364936) or Marie (087) 6129053)

Date for your Diary.
Lusmagh Players present Cupid Wore Skirts a comedy by Sam Cree and directed by Liam Broderick in 21st. 22nd and 23rd March at 8pm in Lusmagh Hall. Doors open at 7.15pm. Booking details later.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal:
Dear Supporters, Thanks to your outstanding donations we were able to send 176,615 shoebox gifts to children in 12 countries across Eastern Europe and Africa as part of the 2023 Christmas Shoebox Appeal. For many of these children, this is the only gift they will have received this Christmas (or in their lives before).


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.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,100. The numbers drawn on 26 February were: 2-14-18-19.  2 Match 3s share €100: Maureen Finn, Thomas Shewbridge.  Promoters: Eamonn Maher, John McLeish, Liam Reddish.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €4,200 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Well Done: to Michael Dolan and the Shannon Rovers team who won the Munster Junior ‘B’ Football final on Sunday.

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

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.

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Thought for the week..

When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.


Smile awhile…