Lorrha Notes

Commiserations to Lorrha U12 Football team and their mentors who lost to Moneygall 2.5 to 1.7 in the North Final this Wednesday evening. 

Back On.

North Tipperary Ploughing committee have agreed a new date of Saturday night May 13th for the previously cancelled tree planting and presentations. The tree will be planted at the Hall in Rathcabbin at 8.00p.m. followed by sponsors draw ( new addition this year), and raffle draw with a presentation to Dinny Duffy all taking place in The Last Chance bar in Rathcabbin, Special guests will be present on the night and everyone is welcome.

Village Clean Up.

Lorrha Development Association has arranged to have a village clean up on Monday,15th May. We earnestly request that as many as possible turn out, as a community working together, to do the sweeping, cleaning, weeding etc which helps to give the village the face lift it so badly needs at this time of year and also to prepare for Tidy Towns judging which begins in June. Volunteers, please meet outside the Community Hall at 7pm and bring along sweeping brushes, spades, buckets, anything you have that would help to get the job done. This will be the only organized clean up this year, therefore we would greatly appreciate a generous response, followed by a real commitment to devote some time, even a few minutes once a week, towards keeping the village tidy and litter free throughout the summer months in particular.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

On Wednesday May 24th at Lorrha Community Hall, Lorrha Active Retirement will celebrate Bealtaine Festival at 2.30pm with old flames. We look forward to seeing all our members there.
Please note there will be no meeting on Wednesday May 10th

Church News.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am to 8.00pm in  Rathcabbin  Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.
Please note: Out of respect for the sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation which the children are receiving and the preparation they have undertaken, respect their privacy and the child safeguarding guidelines of Killaloe Diocese, we ask you not to take photographs during the Mass. At the end of the ceremony there will be an opportunity for a class photograph and each family will decide for themselves if they wish their child to be part of this photograph. Mobiles switched off please.


Rathcabbin Players extend sympathy to Gary Tooher and family Rathcabbin on the death of his father Tom which occurred on May 4th. May he rest in peace.

May Devotions.

The annual May devotions to Our Lady of Clonfert continues throughout the month of May with Mass each evening at 8.00p.m. except on Sunday’s  when it will be at 9.30 am with Rosary and Benediction at 7.00p.m. Mass will also be celebrated each Friday at 12 noon where all nursing homes, schools and groups are invited to attend. For further information contact (090) 9675113.

Lorrha Camogie:

Best of luck to players and management of Lorrha Junior camogie team  who play Ballina in the final  on Saturday 13th at 2.30p.m. in the camogie pitch The Ragg. All support on the day greatly appreciated.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2017 is on in Killeen National School, starting from July 3rd for 3 weeks, ages girls up to 12yrs. and boys up to 10 yrs. Camp starts at 9.30 and ends at 3pm. The school opens at 8am. For further information please contact Ann at 087 9625218.

Summer De-Clutter.

When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the summer 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 but good quality unwanted clothing for re-use (not recycling). 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.

Memorial Walk.

Milford Hospice 5KM Walk will take place on Sunday 28th May, starting at University of Limerick Sports Arena.  Register online at www.eventmaster.ie  or registration & sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859 between 9am and 5pm,  Mon. to Fri.; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Portumna Host Galway County Fleadh.

The town of Portumna will come alive with music, song and dance when they host the Galway County Fleadh from May 19th to 21st.  The Workhouse Centre will feature a Tin Whistle recital, photo exhibition and Trad session from 7pm on the 19th. There will also be sessions in the town all week-end. There’s street sessions all day on Saturday and Sunday and loads more besides. All Musicians are welcome.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha were defeated by Templederry, 0-23 to 1-14, in the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship in Nenagh on Sunday. A sluggish start proved Lorrha’s undoing as despite a strong second half, we couldn’t bridge the margin with Templederry pulling away late on. Speedy recovery to Patrick Maher who picked up a leg injury in the game. Lorrha’s next game is likely to be a home league game against Ballina in the 2-3 weeks.

Junior: Lorrha are away to Burgess in Kilcolman on Saturday 20th May at 7pm

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels footballers Minor ‘B’ Championship match against Silvermines was played last Monday night; no result at the time of going to press.

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels conceded a walkover to Newport last week in their final group game but were already out of the competition.

Under 12: Best of luck to the U12’s who play Moneygall in the North ‘B’ Football final this evening (Wednesday) in Borrisokane at 6.30pm. All support would be appreciated.

Celtic Challenge: Well done to Daniel O’Donoghue who came on as a sub and scored for the Tipperary North-Mid Under 17 team who beat North Clare in the Celtic Challenge last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday), they play Offaly in Moneygall at 7.30pm.

Camogie: Best of luck to the Lorrha junior camogie team who play Ballina in the County Junior ‘B’ League final at The Ragg Camogie grounds, this Saturday 13th May at 2.30pm.

Tipp Draw: The 2017/2018 draw was launched last week. If you want to join, contact any club officer. Tickets are €100 for an excellent prize fund of €500,000 with 12 monthly draws.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €6000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night with Muriel O’Connor from 9.30pm til late.


            Irish Heart seeks kind-hearted volunteers for May 12 Happy Heart Appeal

                                                       CPR saves lives…so do volunteers



This May Irish Heart is encouraging 3,000 volunteers to help sell their iconic happy hearts and raise vital funds to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest, which claims 5,000 lives in Ireland every year.


Money raised for the Happy Heart Appeal will go towards Irish Heart’s CPR programmes to create lifesavers in every community in Ireland. Starting CPR can double a person’s chance of survival.


Volunteering his time to support the appeal, RTE’s Michael Lyster stressed that he wouldn’t be here today if his wife hadn’t performed CPR when he suffered a cardiac arrest at home.


Michael said: “CPR saves lives – no-one knows this better than me. I collapsed with a cardiac arrest at home when my heart stopped beating. I wouldn’t be here today only for my wife Anne, who gave me CPR until an ambulance arrived. Without her pushing hard and fast on my chest, I would have been gone. But thanks to my wife and to CPR, I am alive here today. I’m one of the lucky ones and if more people know CPR, more lives like mine will be saved. So please, support Irish Heart and volunteer for their Happy Heart Appeal on 12th May.”


According to Irish Heart’s Resuscitation expert, Brigid Sinnott, when a person suffers a cardiac arrest and they don’t receive prompt CPR or defibrillation their chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for every minute that nothing is done.


She said: “If you are a bystander when this happens and are willing to do something you can  make the  difference between life and death .Early CPR can double if not triple your chance of survival.

Learning CPR  can give you confidence in knowing what to do when faced with a collapse and we know that anyone who has done a CPR course at any stage in their life is 10 times more likely to respond and assist in such an emergency.”



For more than 50 years, Irish Heart has been fighting heart disease and stroke and empowering the people of Ireland to live longer, happier lives.


Central to the mission of Irish Heart is to help save more lives from cardiac arrest through CPR training.


  • 5,000 lives are lost every year in Ireland to sudden cardiac arrest


  • That’s 13 lives lost every day


  • Starting CPR can double if not triple a person’s chance of survival


  • In the event of a collapse from cardiac arrest, every minute is vital


  • Without CPR or defibrillation, the chance of survival falls by up to 10 percent a minute


  • After just 5 minutes, that person may only have a 50 percent chance of survival


Cardiac arrest could happen to someone at work, in your community, or at home so it’s essential to know exactly what to do, and be confident in doing it, according to Irish Heart.


Tracy Power Regional Manager at Irish Heart said “This year funds raised for the Happy Heart Appeal ensure that we can continue to provide essential CPR training to every community in Ireland.  If a loved one or someone you know goes into a sudden cardiac arrest, you are their main chance of survival. Not a passer-by. You and your hands. CPR saves lives and so do volunteers. Now more than ever, we need more volunteers for our Happy Hearts Appeal, so that we can raise funds for programmes like our vital CPR training. Join us and volunteer on May 12th to keep more hearts beating, because we desperately need more lifesavers.”


If you’d like to support the Happy Heart Appeal by volunteering a few hours of your time on 12th May, simply log on to www.irishheart.ie/happyhearts.


For more information please contact:

Tracy Power,  Regional Fundraising Manager, Irish Heart. Email tpower@irishheart.ie or Maureen Reilly Birr Co-Ordinator on Ph: 087 2282263