Lorrha Notes

County Quiz Success.

Well done to the six young people who won the county quiz in the Community Games competition which took place in Holycross last Saturday night March 2nd.   There were 14 areas represented and Lorrha claimed first place with Thurles coming second.

The Lorrha team now go forward to represent Tipperary in the All-Ireland which will take place in Kilkenny in early June.  We wish to congratulate the team and wish them every success going forward. The winners were Lexie Pyke, Conor Donoghue, James Ryan, Paddy Hogan, Muireann Kennedy and Ava Delaney. Well done all.

Birthday Greetings.

Many congratulations are extended to Billy Dagg, Lorrha on the occasion of his 90th birthday which he celebrated recently. Billy celebrated this great occasion with his family. Well done Billy.


It was hard luck on Banagher College and the  seven young Lorrha lads who were part of the squad, as they had to give way to Blackwater Community School of Lismore (Waterford)  in the All Ireland Senior ‘B’ hurling semi-final on Saturday last. The Johnstown pitch was in a horrible condition after the heavy rain the previous days and the rain poured down throughout most of the match accompanied by a strong cold wind. The final score was Banagher College 1.5 Blackwater C.S. 0.11 with Banagher scoring the only goal of the game.
We also extend commiserations to the three young Lorrha lads Conor Kennedy, Niall Duggan and their school Portumna Community School who also bowed out of the senior ‘B’ all Ireland semi-final to St. Killian’s, Garron Tower, Carnlough, (Antrim)  which also took place last Saturday in Louth. The final score here was Portumna CS 2.16 – St. Killian’s 4.16.

Pictured after Shannon Rovers beat Cork club Oliver Plunkett’s by 1.8 to 1.6 in the Munster football championship is  Michael Dolan (Lorrha) holding the all important silverware with his father Joe (right) and neighbour Louis McCormack after the match. Michael  is the first Lorrha parish man to win a Munster club football medal. Well done Michael.

Ploughing Championship Back On.

The North Tipperary ploughing championships had to give way on Sunday last to the bad weather throughout the previous week which left land in poor condition. If the rain stays off for most of the week, the championships will go ahead on Saturday March 9th. at 12 noon sharp on lands in Aglish, Borrisokane by kind permission of the owner. Eircode E45 W821. Follow us on facebook North Tipperary Ploughing, on Instagram north _tipp_ploughing and twitter Ntippploughing for updates.
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.
The Ploughing members extend a speedy recovery to former chairman James Hough and hope to see him back out ploughing in the not too distant future.
The site will be marked out this Wednesday 6th at 2pm followed later by a meeting in Paddy’s Terryglass at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.

Keeping Dogs Under Control.

Gardai  and the ICSA are asking all dog owners to remain vigilant and responsible for your dog at all times. The warning comes after a terrible year in 2023 when farmers in Lorrha and Moneygall suffered heavy sheep losses due to dog kills and in other parts of the country also. Gardai say that even dogs with a gentle and friendly demeanour can react badly around livestock and turn predatory. Dog owners can be fined for failing to control their dogs as well as facing compensation to farmers and furthermore, your family pet may have to be put down as a result. Know where your dog is at all times.

Church News.

A lay-led Liturgy with Holy Communion will be held in Rathcabbin on the Friday evenings of Lent at 7.30pm. All are welcome

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).
Rathcabbin Altar Society  are in need of volunteers to help clean the church. Please hand your name and phone number into the sacristy in Rathcabbin. Thank you.


You are asked to please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Seamus Nohilly SMA, who died recently. Fr Seamus ministered in the in Imeall Bóirne Pastoral area for several years. May he rest in peace.

An Evening of Celebration.

Calling Pioneers and Friends to the 25th Pioneer National Ball next month. An evening of celebration and fun on Saturday April 6th. Mass at 6pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, followed by special guest speaker, dinner, music and dancing at the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar.  Extra activities on Friday night & Saturday & Sunday afternoons.  For details contact Dermot Fagan 085-7201646 or Daisy Carey 087-6544626.


Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge 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.

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 from March 11th by calling or by text to between 6pm and 8pm daily on (086) 3969947.


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 €4,200. The numbers drawn on 4 March were: 6-11-13-23.  5 Match 3s share €100: Sheila Carroll, Joshua Cunningham D,H&L Hogan; Kevin Tuohy, Millie & Ruben.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Louis McCormack, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €4,300 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Schools: Hard luck to the Portumna CS and Banagher College teams on their losses in their All-Ireland ‘B’ semi-finals at the weekend, with a number of Lorrha players involved for both teams.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre next Friday night from 9.30om to the music of Peter Bourke.

Membership: Is now due. It must be paid before participating in any training or game, or activity, on the field, or in the gym. It can be paid on Foireann or Clubforce, where you can also sign up for the lotto at a reduced rate.

Did you know??

In 1995 Toy Story, the first feature length film created completely using computer generated imagery, was released.

On November 16th 1272, following Henry 111’s death, his son Prince Edward, became King.

JFK bought 1, 200 cuban cigars just hours before signing the embargo against Cuba.

The Berlin Wall was more than 140km (87 miles) long.

Only female mosquitoes drink blood – males are vegetarians.

In 1532 – Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn. They went on to marry officially on January 25th 1533.

Turning back the giant hands on Big Ben’s four clock faces takes an incredible five hours in total.

American actor who is best known for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California in 1974.

All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back 50,000 years ago to one female brown bear from Ireland.


Thought for the week…

Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.


Smile Awhile..