Lorrha Notes


Congratulations is extended to Catherine Burke, Rathcabbin who graduated recently from the Garda Training College in Templemore. Catherine, (on right) is pictured here with her mother Kathleen and her sister Sgt. Edel Curtin after the graduation ceremony.  Catherine has taken up duty in Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick, while her sister Edel is based in Scarriff, Co. Clare. We wish both sisters well for the future.

Time to celebrate !! Catherine with members of her family after the graduation ceremony.

Alan Flynn (Tipperary) takes a heavy challenge from Conor Martin (Kilkenny) with Pardaic Maher (Tipperary) and Walter Walsh (Kilkenny) supporting respectively during the NHL in Sunday last

Sad but true.  Tipp were out-hurled to their fiercest rivals Kilkenny by 2.23 to 2.17 in Nowlan Park on Sunday last.  Fans knew full well the enormity of the task facing their side, there was though, great expectancy and optimism but it sadly wasn’t to be once again. The wheels came off the Tipperary challenge  wagon almost immediately after resumption of the second half when Walter Walsh raced through and blasted a goal within seconds of the restart.  

Leading by 1-10 to 0-11 at the break with the decisive score coming from a Jason Forde goal in the 24th minute TJ Reid was the standout player of the half as he contributed all bar two of Kilkenny’s scores while Jason Forde was also unerring  for Tipp with 1-6 to his name. Tipp led by a mere two points at the break despite having the wind on their backs throughout the opening half.

Sub Luke Scanlan found the Tipp net for the second time in the 28th minute, but the game was well over as a contest at that stage.  TJ Reid struck point after point as Tipp watched the game slip further and further away from them  and though Jason Forde had a goal from a Tipp free in the 30th minute, it served only as a consolation.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on March 28th last. Everyone was welcomed by chairman Eamon Mannion. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted and there were no matters arising. Reports from chairman, secretary and treasurer were shared and discussed. Election of officers for the coming year then took place. Chairperson: Sheila Dillon. Vice Chairperson: Eamon Mannion. Secretary: Nancy White. Assistant secretary and PRO: Betty Houlihan. Treasurer: Theresa Donoghue. Assistant treasurer: Nora O’Hara. Committee members: Gay Needham and Marie O’Meara. Eamon Mannion was thanked for his dedication as chairman for the last three years. Prayers were said for those who had died on the past year. All our members who are ill were especially remembered. Activities for the year will be discussed at our next meeting. On Wednesday April 5th our members had a most enjoyable meal in the Thatch in Ballycommon followed by music by Pat Conlon and Tadgh Slevin and everyone went home happy.

Communal Choirshare.

An evening of song with Coole Voices Gort and Omna Singers will take place on Sunday April 15th at 8.15pm (Rescheduled from December cancellation) in Portumna Town Hall. Tickets at door €5. Pre – sold tickets will be honoured.

Church News.

Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, April 29th. For further information please contact Betty Houlihan at (087) 6667374.


Sympathy is extended to the Barry families and extended relatives on the death of Elma, Carrigahorig, Lorrha  which occurred on Saturday April 7th.  after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband Denis, her parents Johnny and Peg. Very deeply regretted by her son John, daughters Denise and Helen, her adored grandchildren Ciara, Emma, Denis and Jack, daughter-in-law Marion, son-in-law Anthony, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and many friends. After Funeral Mass on Tuesday 10th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Terryglass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Flynn family, Carrigahorig and the extended Brennan families Borrisokane and Nenagh and extended relatives of Malachy Brennan who died last week. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Cemetery AGM

The Lorrha Cemetery committee are holding their AGM on Wednesday night April 18th in Lorrha Community Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team when they take on Galway in the All Ireland Minor camogie semi final on Saturday April 14th.   Good luck Clodagh, your team mates and management on the day.

In Training.

A big event awaits two of our parish sports people when Tipperary Badminton team play in the All Ireland final on Saturday April 28th in Dublin. At present Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan are in training with the County team for the grade ‘G’ event.  This is a very big occasion for Elaine and Trevor and their team mates as Tipperary Badminton have never won an All-Ireland “G” grade before. We extend the very best of luck to them both and the team, and we hope there will be two All Ireland medals coming back to the parish at the end of the month.


When cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for the new 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

GAA News

Senior: Lorrha will play Moycarkey/Borris in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday 15th April but in a new venue of Roscrea, now at 6.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.The North Championship first round game against Kilruane MacDonaghs will be played on Saturday 21st April in Borrisokane at 6.30pm

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers recorded a good 2-18 to 1-11 win over Kiladangan in round two of the league in Puckane last Friday evening. This Friday, they play Ballinahinch in Shallee at 6.30pm, where a positive result would see us into the semi-finals.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels start their Minor ‘A’ Hurling campaign this Thursday 12th April against Ballina in Nenagh at 6.30pm.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were away to Inane Rovers in Roscrea on Monday last and were defeated 1-11 to 1-4. On Tuesday 17th April, they host Ballina in a rearranged round 1 game in Moatfield at 6.45pm

Under 14: Lorrha were due to play Newport this Wednesday but have been postponed because of Newport competing in Feile. It has been rearranged for Saturday 28thApril. With Lorrha having a bye next week, their next game isn’t until Wednesday 25thApril.

Under 12: The ‘D’ team conceded their game to Newport last Friday. Lorrha ‘B’ are away to Burgess on Friday 13th April in Kilcolman at 7.00pm.

Coach Education: A coaching session with a trained coach will take place for the under 12’s on Tuesday 17th April, for those doing the Level 1 coaching course. Anyone else is welcome to attend on the evening to observe. For more information, contact juvenile chairman Tommy Kennedy 0879191689

Tipperary: Hard luck to Patrick Maher, Brian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre, selector John Madden and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the National League final against Kilkenny.

Lotto & Tipp Draw Meeting: A meeting of all lotto promoters and draw workers, and Tipperary Clubs Draw promoters will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 18thApril at 8.30pm. Anyone who wishes to get involved in either capacity are welcome to attend also.

Lotto: Congratulations to Mary O’Meara, Redwood, who won the lotto jackpot of €4,800 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 18 – 20 -28. Pat Hough was the winning promoter.

The jackpot reverts to €3,000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.


Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday night to the music of Catriona O’Sullivan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Dog Fouling: Dogs are not to be walked or let loose on our club grounds under any circumstances. Recent instances of dog fouling are a potential health hazard for players who train and play on these pitches.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Brennan family, Borrisokane, on the death of Malachy Brennan. May he rest in peace.