Lorrha Notes

Late Noel Broderick.

There was widespread shock throughout the parish on Saturday evening last June 5th. when word began to filter through that the sudden and unexpected death had occurred at his residence in Curragha of Noel Broderick. Out and about everyday and looking healthy Noel had celebrated his 70th. birthday last December when his family threw a surprise party for him and how he cherished the company of family and neighbours on that occasion.
A native of Duniry in Co. Galway he came to live with his aunt the late Delia Carroll and to help her run her farm when he was a young boy. Noel was well known over a wide area through his involvement with many clubs and organizations in the parish down through the years such as the local GAA club both as a player and later as an official North Tipp Ploughing Rathcabbin Players Lorrha Variety Group Lorrha Development Association donkey derby’s when his children were small and his greyhound racing which took him all over. However it was through the horseracing that he was best known as he traveled extensively with his son Shane to many festivals over the years. Never found wanting he contributed generously both with time and finances to every cause. He also liked to socialize attending dances and functions throughout the parish and beyond. A well know and respected member of the community Noel was a good neighbour who could be relied upon whenever the occasion arose. He will be missed from the community and by all who knew and came in contact with him but above all by his family. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary sons Shane and David daughter in –law Patricia brothers sisters grandchildren nieces nephews relatives neighbours and a large circle of friends on their great loss.
His remains were reposed in his son Shane’s house on Tuesday evening last before removal to St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha this Wednesday morning the 9th. for funeral Mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to all the young people from the parish who are doing exams over the next few weeks. We hope all their dreams are fulfilled and their hard work rewarded.

Toddler Groups Reminder.

An invitation to all parents of babies and toddlers to come to Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 12 noon each week and the group meet in Lorrha Hall on Thursday mornings at the same time. Grannies are welcome to come along also.

Family Fun Day.

Sunday 13th. is family fun day in Lorrha. All the usual fun will be taking place such as Bonny baby and toddler competition Children’s art competition face painting duck race childrens races etc. Flip Flop the Juggler will entertain a second new addition this year will be a “moo pooh” competition which is guaranteed to bring laughter a plenty while the big event of the day will be the wheel of fortune which commences at 1.30p.m. and Carmel and her team have lined up some lovely prizes. Anyone who is willing to help out on the day please call (086) 8647166/ (087) 2601413/ (086) 8355405 and leave your name.

Work Evening.

A work evening will take place on Thursday evening June 17th. from 6.30p.m. for litter picking planting flowers painting etc. Your help here is required. All work evening dates are available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie and anyone who is unable to make the appointed time can do so at a time that suits. Judging of the tidy towns has now commenced and we appeal to all householders in the village and on the approach roads to please keep outside your house litter free at all times as we don’t know when an adjudicator will visit.


Enable Ireland would like to thank everybody who contributed to their recent church gate collection. Your contribution is greatly appreciated and will provide much needed funding for their services.

Angling Club News.

Lorrha / Rathcabbin Angling club held a kids competition on Sunday last at Tipperary Angling Centre Killea Ballinderry. There was a good turn out and an enjoyable days fishing was had by all. The winner was Cormac Houlihan with his catch which weighed 1lb. 10oz. 2nd was George Harding 1lb. 8oz. and in third place was Oisin Baron on 1lb. 7oz. The winner in the girls competition was Enyd Needham with her catch which weighed 1lb. 6oz. The club would like to thank Pat O’Meara and Bobby McLoughlin for spot prizes and also thanks to Bobby for organizing the event. A special word of thanks to owner Pat Stack. A reminder that membership is due at €10 for adults and €5 for kids which can be paid to James Heenan (087) 2031798.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the under 14 footballers who won the Co. semi-final last Saturday. We wish them well in the final. Commiserations to the seniors who went down badly to Templederry on Saturday last. After such a disastrous campaign to date where to now for Lorrha seniors? Commiserations to Patrick Maher and the Tipp seniors when went down badly to Cork in the Munster SHC.

Down Your Way.

The popular Tipp F.M. programme “Down Your Way” with presenter Eamonn O’Dwyer will visit the licensed premises of Louis & Kathleen McCormack in Abbeyville on Friday night June 25th. Watch this space for more details later.