Lorrha Notes


Tipp Senior Captain Brendan Maher steps up to take hold of the Liam McCarthy cup after Tipp beat Kilkenny in the final 2.29 to 2.20 to claim back the title last won in 2010


Tipp Minor captain Brian McGrath is presented with the cup in the first win for the County on Sunday last.


Mary and Ann watching the match at St. Kieran’s Care Home, Rathcabbin


A fundraising Poker Classic in aid of Concern, will take place on Friday night September 16th in The Friars Tavern, Lorrha at 9pm. 5 card draw and entry fee is €20 with prizes pro rata. Your support will be appreciated for this worthy cause.

LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar 2017

Anyone interested in advertising their business or who may have photographs, old or not so old, or poems relating to the Lorrha parish, that may be used in the 2017 Lorrha Parish calendar please contact (086) 8647166 or (086) 8493595 or email: info@ All hard back copies of photographs will be returned.

Tipp on the Double.

Well done to Patrick “Bonner” Maher, Brian Hogan and selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior team on their 2.29 to 2.20 victory over Kilkenny in the All – Ireland final on Sunday last. Once again Bonner served up a massive performance for his second All-Ireland medal and scored two points as well as setting up many more. He was also named on the RTE team of the year on Sunday night. Well done also to the Minor who finished 1.21 to 0.17 on their victory over Limerick. A great wee-end for Tipperary hurling.

Church News.

Towards Peace is a service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland. Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors.

Towards Healing: direct services to survivors through a range of counselling, psycho therapy, helpline, advocacy and restorative approaches. Phone 1800 303416, email coordinator@towardshealing.ie
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues every Thursday from 10am to 10pm. in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come & stay a while in the presence of Jesus.

Researching Carroll Family.

Paula Reid would like to get in touch with members of the Carroll family from Annagh, Lorrha. Paula has already done quite a bit of research on this family but would like to connect with others interested/connected to this Carroll family. Paula can be contacted by email at paulatgreid@gmail.com or by phone on Phone no 00353 (0)872671313. This request can also be viewed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under guestbook.

Autumn De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the autumn collection, please remember Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns who continue to collect unwanted clothes throughout the year. Items of clothing must be clean and dry and in good condition please and we can supply bags if you want. We can also collect to make it easy for you, just call (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 2601413 with your name and details. Please note we cannot accept Duvets, bedding, household linen, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and maths including bath toilet and shower math’s, soiled or wet clothing. All money raised from all fundraising ventures is used for the ongoing work around Lorrha Village which helps to keep two adults employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Banagher Horse Fair.

The Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday 18th September. All are welcome.  Keeping the tradition alive.

Have Fun with Pottery! Friday, 16th September, 4-6 pm, at the Irish Workhouse Centre

To celebrate National Culture Night, Finn Pottery will give a Pottery Throwing Demonstration on the potter’s wheel, followed by Workshops for both adults & children. Fund for all the family. Light refreshments & FREE Entry. All Welcome! Free tours of the Workhouse at 6pm and 7pm.

Traineeship Opportunities in the CoR & EA Group

Twice a year the European Alliance group secretariat has the opportunity to have a trainee (University graduate) in the group for a five month period (there are possibilities across the CoR).  The dates the traineeships take place is from 16 February to 15 July (spring session) and from 16 September to 15 February of the following year (autumn session).

Traineeship beginning on the 16 February 2017, the deadline to apply is shortly approaching as applications need to be submitted by the 30 September 2016.

If you are aware of any University graduates who may be interested, please let them know.

The web link for applications is:http://cor.europa.eu/en/about/traineeships/Pages/cor-traineeship.aspx
Similar opportunities are available across the different EU institutions such as Council of the EU. European Parliament, European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee

GAA News

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers will play Portroe in the North semi-final on Saturday 17th September in Puckane at 6pm. Newport are already through to the final.

Under 21: All Under 21 players are asked to attend training with the juniors as the championship will get underway in late September.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Silvermines in Ballinderry on Tuesday in the North quarter final and won a thriller 7-11 to 6-9. They progress to the North ‘A’ semi-final next Monday evening, opponent, venue and time to be confirmed.

Under 14: Well done to the Lorrha/Shannon Rovers Gaels U14’s who retained the North ‘B’ Hurling title following a 2-8 to 1-7 win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Dolla on Saturday. The team progress to a semi-final against West champions Arravale Rovers in Newport this Saturday at 12 noon. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and both the Tipperary senior and minor hurling teams on giving us such a wonderful day at Croke Park last Sunday in winning the All Ireland titles.

Tipp Clubs Draw: The September Draw takes place this Friday night. Any outstanding money should be paid asap

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at www.locallotto.ie where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Derek Veale. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.