Lorrha Notes

Reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary beat Munster finalists Clare  0.28 to 3.16 in the SHC quarter final on Sunday last 23rd  in the first senior intercounty game to be played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh since the renovation. Tipp play Galway in the semi final on Sunday August 6th in Croke Park

Late Mary Madden

The death occurred in St. Kieran’s Care Home Rathcabbin on Friday July 14th surrounded by her family, of Mary Madden Portland, Lorrha. Nee Watson, Mary who came from Killimor in Co. Galway was in her 88th year.
Mary nursed in England and Belfast before returning home to marry Christy Madden who predeceased her in 2002. She was a hard working woman who helped Christy run the farm as well as raising her family and was also a deeply religious woman. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular by her family. Mary is survived by her sons Declan (Portland), Larry (Borrisokane), Gerard (Ardcroney) and daughter Jacinta Gavin (Aglish), her brothers John Joe (St. Kieran’s Care Home), Paddy (Killimor), her sister Annie (Killimor), daughters in-law Bridgid and Phil, son in law Mike, grandchildren, great grandchild, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.  After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Monday July 17th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Late Mary O’Meara.

The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mary O’Meara (nee Sherlock) of Carrigahorig who passed away peacefully in the Galway Clinic on Monday July 17th .
Mary who celebrated her 90th birthday on March 15th  was a well known and popular lady who ran a shop, pub and the local post office in Carrigahorig for all her working life. She loved to meet people and have a chat with them or to play a game of cards with the customers in her pub.
She had a keen interest in the GAA being a Tipperary supporter all her life. She supported Galway when her son Joe played U14 and minor hurling with Galway and in recent years a Dublin supporter with her grandson Cillian playing U21 football with Dublin. In her spare time she liked nothing better than to take down her knitting and turn out a cardigan or jumper. Predeceased by her son Joe (1991) and husband Leo (2004), she will be sadly missed by her daughters Geraldine (Carrigahorig) and Miriam (Dublin), sister Nancy Lambe (Rathcabbin), son-in-law Don and grandchildren Cillian, Ciara, Sinéad and Órla, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday July 21st. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

2018 Lorrha Parish Calendar.

Anyone interested in advertising their business in the 2018 edition of the LorrhaDorrha Parish Calendar is asked to contact (086) 8647166, (086) 8493595 or (087) 872601413 or email us at info@ without delay. Also, anyone wishing to loan photographs for possible inclusion, or poems or stories concerning the parish, can also call or text the above numbers or email to the above. All photographs will be returned.

Well Done.

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. We wish them well in the championship campaign.

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.

Lorrha Camogie:

Many thanks to all those who came to our quiz night last Friday in  the Friar’s Tavern in Lorrha and made it such an enjoyable event.  Well done to all the prize winners as follows; Michelle Kinnehan-  signed Tipperary hurling jersey, Brendan Reid-signed Tipperary  football jersey, Elaine Hogan-meal voucher for the Ferry Inn, Abbi  McPartlin-Hamper sponsored by Mikey Naylor Car Dismantlers, Nuala  Maher-bag sponsored by Cavanaghs Birr and spot prize winners  Padraic Reddan, Declan O’Meara and Luke Dervin.
Well done to the  Shannon Rovers quiz team on winning the quiz and who very kindly  donated their prize winnings to the club. Many thanks to Aidan and  Pauline McIntyre for running the quiz and to Donna and Mark Mannion  for hosting the event and providing food on the night. Many thanks  to our chairperson Bernie Cleary for putting in so much work into  organising everything and for looking after our club so well.

U16: Well done to our U16 girls who play with the Shannon Rovers Club on a great win over Nenagh in their final group match. The  girls are now through to the semi-final stages and await a fixture  for the match

Junior: Training and practice matches continue weekly ahead of our   upcoming Championship fixtures in August, all members of the panel  are asked to make every effort to attend.


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 email at redwoodcastleireland@gmail.com or through our Facebook page (search Redwood Castle).

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha’s final round game of the County Championship against Knockavilla Kickhams has been fixed for Sunday 13th August in Nenagh at 1.30pm

Junior: The North Tipp Junior ‘B’ Hurling League Final Replay against Roscrea was played on Tuesday evening week last with Lorrha winning 1-13 to 1-7. Well done to the players and mentors.

Last Sunday, Lorrha’s championship campaign began when Silvermines travelled to Moatfield with Lorrha winning 1-20 to 2-16. Lorrha face Ballinahinch in round 2 this Friday 28th July in Shallee at 7.00pm.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers are away to Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan this evening (Wednesday) at 7pm, needing a win to stay in the hunt for the semi-finals.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers played Toomevara, away, in the second round of the championship last Monday and were defeated 3-17 to 2-8. Next Monday, they play Roscrea in Moatfield at 7.15pm

Under 14: Lorrha Rovers Gaels defeated Newport 5-15 to 0-2 in Moatfield last Wednesday and are are now preparing for a quarter final next Wednesday evening, 2 August, opponent to be confirmed

Under 12: Lorrha played Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the North ‘B’ Hurling semi-final last Monday and won 1-11 to 2-3. Lorrha will play Borrisokane in the final on Saturday 5th August, venue and time to be confirmed.

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, John Madden and the Tipperary Senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Clare last Saturday.

Tipperary v Galway Tickets: All orders for stand, terrace and family tickets for the All Ireland semi-final against Galway on Sunday 6th August must be with Michael Kennedy 0871854602 by this Friday night, 28th July.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: Well done to Thomas Ward who won third prize of flights to Australia or €3000 in the July Tipperary Clubs Draw last Friday night. Tony Coen also won the promoters prize of €200.

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 got underway last Monday with 92 children taking part, one of our largest camps in recent years. We hope all our young players and coaches have an enjoyable week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €7,800 with a Match 3 pot of €120. 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 O’Meara family on the passing of Mary O’Meara, Carrigahorig, who died last week. May she rest in peace.