Lorrha Notes

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Nora Stapleton brought the ladies Six Nations Rugby World Cup to Redwood N.S. recently. Noreen is pictured here (4th from right) with pupils, staff Michelle Hogan (Principal), Helena Darcy and Paula Molloy, parents of Redwood N.S. who were joined with pupils and parents from Lorrha school for this photograph. The children play rugby with the Portumna Rugby Club. Also in the photograph is Noeleen Gogarty and Emer Power Portumna F.C. Wendy Hickey, Connachy Munster Development Officer and the man who organised the cup to cross the bridge from Galway to the North Tipp parish of Lorrha, Garrett Needham.  

Good Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha camogie girls who play Toomevara in the Junior A semi-final on Saturday next the 10th at 2.30pm in the camogie pitch at the Ragg. They would love to see you there to offer your support.

Birthday Greetings.

Congratulations is extended to Cheneese Clancy, Rathcabbin who celebrated her 21st birthday last week-end. Cheenese celebrated the occasion with family and friends in Dooly’s Hotel, Birr. Well done Cheneese.

First Aid Course.

A first aid course run by Birr First Responders Group will take place on Monday 12th  October 2015 in Rathcabbin Hall at 7pm costing €35.


Hard luck to the Lorrha / Rovers Gaels U-16 ‘B’ hurling team who lost out to Eire og Annacarty on their Co. Semi final last Saturday.

2016 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Advertising space for the 2016 Lorrha Parish calendar is available to anyone who wishes to have their business advertised in the calendar. Also, anyone who may have photographs, short stories or poems relating to the parish and who are interested in sharing them with the public in the 2016 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can email them to info@ or you can contact (087) 2601413 – (086) 8647166 – (086) 8493595 or any member of the committee. All material will be returned.

Tidy Towns Report.

Congratulations and well done to all who helped Lorrha Development /Tidy Towns in whatever way throughout the year to achieve the excellent report received in the recent Tidy Towns report for 2015. Lorrha gained an extra Nine marks bringing the total to 300 in category A. Overall, the report was positive and encouraging with all the hard work noted and rewarded which is most welcoming. A report which recognizes what can be achieved when all are working together. Log onto www.tidytowns.ie and view the report. Thanks is extended to the volunteers who came out for the recent work evenings, sweeping, weeding, planting etc. with a special mention to the two scheme workers John and Michael who do wonderful work and play a major part in keeping the village looking so well, not forgetting the hard working committee who do so much behind the scenes. Well done one and all.


Lorrha Development Association / Tidy Towns will hold their Annual General meeting on Thursday night October 15th at 8.00pm in Lorrha Hall. We urge people to come along and support the meeting.


Sympathy is extended to Kitty Kennedy Rathcabbin and the extended Kennedy family on the recent death of her sister Bridget which occurred in England. Burial took place in England. May she rest in peace.


Rathcabbin Players AGM will be held in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday night 13th at 9pm. All welcome.

Winter De-Clutter.

Thinking of clearing out the wardrobe to make room for the Winter collection? Lorrha Development/ Tidy Towns continue with unused clothes collection throughout the Winter months. De-clutter your wardrobe, attack your attic, recycle all unwanted/unused items of clothing to make room for your Winter collection. We will accept any kind of bag or in bags provided by the committee. We can collect your unwanted items. Just call or text  (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (086) 8355405 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows and cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), soiled or wet clothing. We appreciate your support. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

We have returned from a most enjoyable holiday in the Slieve Russel Hotel in Cavan. A good time was had by all. Our next outing is to celebrate our ten years as members of St. Ruadhan’s. We are planning a meal and entertainment to celebrate. Details from Nancy (090) 9747922. We look forward to seeing all our members there.

Computer Classes.Classes have recommenced in St. Ruadhan’s Community Hall, Lorrha, on a Wednesday Morning from 10.15am to 12.15pm.  If anyone is interested please contact 087 761 3458.  Laptops are supplied by tutor.

Fr. Peter McVerry.

Fr. McVerry will be giving a talk on Monday, 12th October at 11am in the Scouts Hall Nenagh which is being organised by The North Tipperary Community Cluster.  All are welcome to attend.

GAA Notes

Congratulations to Brendan Corcoran, Ballymcegan who won the lotto jackpot of €6,600. The Ferry Inn were the promoter of the winning ticket. The jackpot next week reverts to €3,000 with Match 3 pot of €100.

Under 21 Hurling: The U21 hurlers were given a walkover by Templederry in the first round of the Championship. The team played JK Brackens in a challenge game and prove to be a useful workout. We will now play Shannon Rovers Gaels in the first round proper in Ballingarry on Sunday, 11th October at 11.30am.

Under 16: Hard luck to the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels Under 16’s in their County ‘B’ Hurling final defeat to Gortnahoe/Glengoole in Annacarty on Saturday, 2-13 to 1-8. The club would like to thank the mentors and players for their efforts this year as well as all representatives from Lorrha, Shannon Rovers and Knockshegowna for making the amalgamation work smoothly throughout the year, highlighted by a North title.

Race Night: The club will be hosting a fundraising Race Night in the GAA Centre on Saturday, 24th October. We will be selling horses over the coming weeks and your support would be appreciated.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The Club has no winner in the October Draw held last Friday night.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Pat & Richie. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. Practice every Monday night from 8.30-10.30pm.