Lorrha Notes

Long, long before their time!!! Enjoying the Rathcabbin Development Tractor Vintage Run on Sunday September 29th.

First Friday.

Friday (4th October) is the First Friday of the month. Mass will be celebrated in Lorrha at 9.30am and Rathcabbin at 8p.m. Confessions will be heard before Mass.

A sincere thank you to the many generous parishioners who contributed towards the purchase of a set of vestments to honour Our Lady at Feast Day Masses. Theses vestments have been purchased and will be used for the first time on December 8th (i.e. Feast of the Immaculate Conception).

Harvest Thanksgiving.

The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday evening October 6th at 7.30pm in St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland Lorrha. All are invited.


Sympathy is extended to Vina Kennedy and family Rathcabbin on the death of John Woods. After funeral Mass on Friday 27th burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May he rest in peace.

Working Together For the Community.

Lorrha Development / Tidy Towns had a very productive and positive response to their annual general meeting held last week. Many thanks to all those who turned out in such fine numbers and participated in the meeting. The committee elected for the forthcoming year is Chairperson: Rose Mannion. Secretary: Mary Coen, Treasurer: Louis McCormack. Vice Chair’s: Liz Hussey, Mary Walsh. Assistant Treasurer: Kathleen Walsh. Works Manager: Louis McCormack. A committee was agreed on to compile the 2014 calendar and the next meeting will be held on Wednesday October 23rd at 8pm in Lorrha Hall to arrange the forthcoming Annual Christmas market and auction. All welcome to attend.

Autumn Clear Out.

De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attics, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter collection. There will be a clothing collection on Friday 4th October (polling day) and again on Friday October 11th at Lorrha Hall.

We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. Unwanted items can also be collected by calling (086) 8493595/ (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413. We appreciate your support and the money raised goes back into the ongoing work around Lorrha village.

Date For Your Diary.

Lorrha National School Parents Association are holding a fundraising dance in the GAA clubhouse in Moatfield on Saturday 2nd November at 10p.m. Music will be provided by “Outa Diesel”. Door prizes of TV’s and a hamper. Great music, great door prizes, and only €10 admission. Tickets can be had by contacting (087) 9191689 / (087) 2984226. This is one night you won’t want to miss.

Social Dancing.

Social dancing continues in the GAA clubhouse on Friday night with music provided by J & S Sound.  Dancing from 9.30 to 12.30.

Results of Draw.

Rathcabbin Development held a raffle on Sunday night last as part of the fundraising vintage tractor run. Ist prize Trailer load of timer was won by Barry Walker, 2nd prize a load of timber was won by Eoin Moran, and 3rd prize was bags of turf which was won by Ger Costello. Other prizes was won by William Brady and Muire Kennedy. Sincere thanks to organizing committee, the participants, road stewards, catering volunteers, ticket sellers and to everybody who contributed so generously and of course the weather favored the event too. Thanks also to John Dwyer Butcher and Mindlands Fine Foods for sponsorship. Proceeds go to Rathcabbin Development sensory garden, for the improvements of the village and for Borrisokane College Autism Unit.

Lorrha Camogie. 

Junior ‘A’ Championship:

The girls will contest a County Semi Final this coming Sunday the 6th in The Ragg, Camogie gronds against Thurles at 4pm. Their is two great Camogie Semi finals in store with Lorrha Vs Thurles and Holycross Vs Kilruane.
The Lorrha Girls played Holycross on Sunday last in Moatfield to see who topped the group. It was a thrilling game of Camogie with both teams leaving everything on the pitch. Well done to panel and management. Final Score: Lorrha 2-11 Holycross 2-07.
It was just great to see so many Lorrha people coming to watch the game and the girls getting the support they fully deserve, and the girls will need ye all again shouting and encouraging on the girls next Sunday the 6th in the County Semi Final in The Ragg, Camogie Grounds at 4pm.

Sponsorship of new jackets:

Thanks to Al Hayes Motors LTD, Portumna who have kindly sponsored the Junior Lorrha Camogie Girs new jackets. The club really appreciates Al Hayes for the support and we will be having a presentation night soon.


The girls played on Friday evening last against a very strong Shannon Rovers side but the Lorrha girls worked and kept going until the end. They play Moneygal in the last round of the Championship time, date will be confirmed by Club Secretary by text as soon as we know when its on.


Hard Luck to the U12 girls who lost out to a strong Silvermines team on Saturday last. The Lorrha girls showed skill and commitement but just came up short on the day. They still have 3 games to play in the Championship. * Saturday 5th October at home to Portroe * Saturday 12th October at home to Kiladangan * Saturday 19th October away to Roscrea

Underage Training:

Training continues this Tuesday at 7pm.

Halloween GAA Camp:

There will be a Lorrha GAA Camp running for 3 days in Moatfield GAA Complex  from the 29th to the 31st of October from 10am- 1pm Daily.
Cost €20 per child. Age’s 5-12 year old. Everyone Welcome! Contact James Dunne: 087 6255148 Katie Kennedy 085 1798015

Training Gear for Lorrha Camogie!

Lucozade sports drink are offering all teams around Ireland free gear! Lorrha Camogie Club are getting involved and we want your help!
We need to collect as many of the Lucozade Sport and Lucozade Sport Lite bottle caps. We have until the end of October.
So please keep collecting and drop them into Kellys Shop Rathcabbin, Mahers shop Lorrha or give to any member of the Camogie panel!
Training gear like cones, balls, Bibs, Water Bottles are vital to the running of the Club so please try and collect as many as you can!
More info on www.lucozadesport.ie

Liberty Insurance Giveaway!

Liberty Insurance are giving local GAA and Camogie Clubs the chance to win €10,000 for our GAA and Camogie Club.
When you take out a new motor or home policy with Liberty Insurance, Liberty Insurance will donate €50 to our club.
For our Club to be in with a chance to win €10,000 just simply get a quote for a new private motor or home quote take note of the reference number and enter it on the site and Lorrha GAA and Camogie Club have a chance of Winning €10,000.
More people enter the better chance we have!  More details on www.libertygaa.ie

Lorrha Camogie Club Facebook Page:

Keep up to Date on all Juvenile and Adult Fixtures, Results, Photo’s old and new and whats happening in Lorrha Camogie Club.

Fun Cycle For Charity.

On Sunday, 13th October at 1pm a fun cycle starting point is The Square, Portumna (approx. 10km) will take place. Prizes for funniest bike/cyclist, best individual/club fund raised etc. Sponsorcards – only €2 a line – available from 087-1524200. No entry fee – donations accepted on the day! Come and support the fun.

Autumn Art Classes Reminder.

Art & Craft for children over 5 on Saturdays at  3.30pm, Drawing techniques for children over 10 at 11.00am in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha. Starting on 5th October, for 8 weeks .
For more information please contact Ute: 090-9747127 or 087-9151356.
Early booking advisable.

Borrisokane Community College:

On Friday 4th October, Knock Youth Gathering aim to bring 5,000 young people together to celebrate The Tear of Faith. Secondary schools from all 26 dioceses in Ireland are invited. If you would like to attend please contact Cornelia Walsh, Head of Religion Dept. on 067 27268.

Employ Ability Service.

An Information Morning for those with a disability or an illness to help you with extra assistance if you require same in sourcing employment. The Information Morning is for t families and service providers too. So why not drop in for a chat and advice to

Irish Wheelchair Association, Abbey St., Roscrea: Wednesday 2nd October,10a.m. to 12

Fáilte Club Room, Premier Hall, Thurles: Thursday 3rd October,10a.m. to 12

EmployAbility Services Offices, Friar’s Court, Nenagh: Friday 4th October,10a.m. to 12

Contact No: (067) 37896/(087) 9181852 for further information.

This event is part of the “Well” Week programme organised by North Tipperary Rural Urban Isolation Sub-Group and funded by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership under their Local Community Development Programme

Offaly Walking Festival.

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October there will be several walks organised for the Festival week-end. On Saturday two walks will take place in Lough Boora Parklands, and also the Knockbarron Eco Walk. On Sunday 13th  there’s May Scully’s Cottage and Hazelwood walk as well as the Ballyboy Silver River walk. On Saturday 19th October there will be a Full Moon Night Guided walk on Lough Boora Parkland. Further details available from (057) 9135445.

Smile Awhile & Laugh A Little Every Day.

It was that time, during the Sunday morning service, for the children’s sermon.
All the children were invited to come forward.
One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the minister leaned over and said, ‘That is a very pretty dress.
Is it your Communion Dress?’
The little girl replied, directly into the minister’s clip-on microphone, ‘Yes, and my Mum says it’s a bitch to iron.