Lorrha Notes

Congratulations is extended to the Lorrha Junior B team and management who overcame Roscrea 1.13 to 1.7 in the North Tipp Hurling League Final Replay on Tuesday evening last in Cloughjordan. The best of luck  against Silvermines in the championship campaign which begins this Sunday in Moatfield at 12 noon. This game is subject to change. Check social media for updates

Recent Wedding.

The lovely wedding of Brendan Fogarty, son of Dympna and Willie, Ballyquirke, Lorrha and Marcella O’Brien, daughter of Marie and Pat, Carrig, Birr took place in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Friday July 7th . 2017.
Sinead O’Brien, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and she was joined by Gráinne Regan (friend) and Claire Kelly (cousin). David Fogarty, brother of the groom, was bestman while the two groomsmen were his two brothers Christopher and Colm. The grooms nephew three year old Mason Fogarty was the page boy and a great job he did too. Fr. Michael Geraghty (Nenagh) presided over the ceremony with the Mass readings by was Eoin McGovern and Natalie Hehir, friends of the couple. The beautiful church music was provided by Virtuoso Chamber Choir. Both mothers Dympna and Marie brought the offertory gifts to the altar.
Many congratulations and best wishes is extended to Brendan and Marcella as they return to Australia where they will reside in the city of Parth. May you enjoy a long and happy life together.

Well Done.

Well done to Kevin Cahalan  who was member of the Tipperary under 14 football panel who won the Munster title and the Jim Power Cup in Waterford recently defeating Kerry South in the final.

Lorrha Camogie:

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre who had a great win with the U16 Tipperary Camogie team over Wexford on a scoreline of 5-09 to 0-10.

Reminder-Lorrha Camogie Fundraiser:

Our fundraising table quiz and draw take place this Friday, 21st July, in the Friars Tavern Lorrha. €2 lines are on sale now from all players with fantastic prizes such as; a signed Tipperary Hurling Jersey, a signed Tipperary Football Jersey, a meal voucher for The Ferry Inn plus various other prizes. All support goes towards the running of the club and is greatly appreciated, so please support the girls and get your quiz team ready for this Friday 21st!!

St. Cronan’s Service Community Employment Vacancies.

St. Cronan’s Service Birr has a CE vacancy for a Support Worker. A full clean B driving licence will be required for this position . St. Cronan’s Service Roscrea has a vacancy for a Housekeeper  Monday – Friday. In order to be eligible for these positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.  If you are interested please phone Deirdre on 087 9772409 /0505 21426 for further information re these positions.


Little Feet pre-school  / Monressori, Breedagh, Lorrha are taking names for September. ECCE registered. Book your free place today. We care for all ages and provide full day care. In order to stay providing this local service we need the support of  the local community.

Harvest Fair.

This year Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its  32nd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.  For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.


Sympathy is extended to the Clancy family Rathcabbin on the death of their Aunt Sadie Delaney Clara and formerly Kinnitty who died on July 9th.  After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church, Clara, burial took place in the Monastery Cemetery, Clara. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the Madden Family Poortland on the death of their mother Mary. May she rest in peace.

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.
Youth 2000 Summer youth festival will take place from 17th– 20th August 2017.  ‘Come Closer, Hear my Word’.  Youth 2000 invites you to a Fantastic  Four Day Catholic Summer Festival. The event is aimed at those aged 16 – 35.  This is an opportunity to meet new friends, explore your faith, experience something new, find out what it means to be young and catholic today.  Free Buses.  Book your place: www.youth2000.ie , email office@youth2000.ie , or call 01 675 3690.

Youth  Faith Fest:
Over the past few months a huge increase in the range of youth ministry has been noticed across the diocese. Hence the Diocesan Youth Forum is planning a Youth Fest in St. Flannan’s College, Ennis on Saturday 30th September, open to all young people who are in Transition year and up.   The day will begin with an opening ceremony led by Bishop Fintan. Following this people will have the choice of attending two  of ten workshops. There will be a para liturgy prior to Lunch,  followed by an open afternoon where all youth groups and organisations in the diocese will display information stands and the day will culminate in a closing ceremony. The day will be free of charge to all young people and food will be provided.   Leaders of youth groups or youth organisations within parishes are invited to contact Cora Guinnane,  co-ordinator of the administration aspect of the fest, to ensure all youth groups across the diocese are represented and invited. Cora can be contacted on 087 2400135 or coraguinnane@gmail.com and the team will follow up with information, flyers and invitations.

Music Ministry.

A Music Ministry get together will take place in Cistercian College Roscrea, from August 8th to 13th led by Composer Ian Callanan and team. You are invited to come along for 5 days of music, prayer and liturgy. For further information go to www.musicministry.ie or call (087) 6790336.

Borrisikane Credit Union.

Representatives from Borrisokane Credit Union will be in the Sceal shop Lorrha on Sunday morning. 23rd July 2017 from 10.30am for all your enquiries.  Do please call in and have a chat.

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 mats including bath toilet and shower mats 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 one adult employed. Many thanks for your continued support.

Open to the Public.

Redwood Castle is  open daily from 2-6pm for guided tours. Tours last approximately 1 hour and entrance is only €5 per person. The castle will remain open from now until the 6th of September.

We can be contacted by;

This email address redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com

Or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha fell to 5-18 to 4-15 defeat to Holycross/Ballycahill in the final round of the County League last Saturday in Moatfield. Having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 games, Lorrha missed out on the semi-finals but retained their division 2 status for 2018. The final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams is dependent on Tipperary’s progress through the qualifiers.

Junior: The North Tipp Junior ‘B’ Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea was played on Tuesday evening with Lorrha winning 1-13 to 1-7. Well done to the players and mentors. Lorrha’s championship campaign begins this Sunday when Silvermines travel to Moatfield at 12 noon but the game is subject to change. Check social media for updates

Minor: Lorrha Rovers resumed the Minor Hurling Championship last Thursday against Kiladangan in Ballinderry but suffered a 4-19 to 1-14 defeat. They have a bye this week and will be away to Toomevara in their next game, likely to be on Thursday 27thJuly.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers began their U16 ‘A’ hurling campaign at home to Burgess last Monday week and won 5-19 to 0-8. They had a bye last Monday and return to action on 23rd July away to Toomevara at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels suffered a 3-10 to 1-7 defeat away to in Ballina last Wednesday. This evening (Wednesday) they host Newport in Moatfield at 7.15pm.

Under 12: Lorrha will play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North ‘B’ Hurling semi-final on Friday 28th July at 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Clare this Saturday.

Hard luck to the senior footballers on their defeat to Armagh last Saturday.

Fundraiser: The club has launched a 2500-to-1 fundraising draw with a prize fund of €10,000. We have 2,500 tickets valued from 1 cent to 2500 cents (€25) and when you accept to take a ticket, you scratch off a hidden section and the value in this section is what you pay for the ticket, it could be 1 cent, €25, or any value in between. All tickets bought will be entered into a draw in late September for a top prize of €5,000 with eleven ther prizes ranging from €2,000 to €200. Your support would be appreciated.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Kellogg’s Cul Camp takes place in Moatfield from next Monday 24thto Friday 28th July from 10am to 2.30pm each day. Camp is open for 6-13 year olds, to register, go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and find the Lorrha camp in the Tipperary listing. The camp costs €60 for one child, €50 for a second and €40 for a third or more children and they will be provided with full camp kit. Best of luck to all taking part and here’s to an enjoyable week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday with music of Dermot Lyons, from 9.30pm til late.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Madden family on the death of Mary Madden (nee Watson), Portland, who passed away last weekend. May she rest in peace.