Lorrha Notes

Sakie O’Brien, Rathcabbin is pictured here planting two rare English plum trees which he donated himself, in the Sensory Garden in Rathcabbin. Sackie who is 82 years old, put his all Ireland loy digging skills to good use recently and also did a good deed for his village.
This community space, funded by locals and North Tipp LEADER programme is a favourite play space for the children of the area and for grown up’s to sit awhile to enjoy the beautiful landscaped garden maintained entirely by the community spirited volunteers.
Rathcabbin Development Association thank Sakie for his kind gift and his interest in the garden.

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.

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.

Rag Golf Society

Our next outing is 11.30am. April 21st Nenagh golf club. Our new Captain Nelius O’Meara  extends an invite and welcome to anybody who wishes to join. This society has been on the road for the past 30 years and is still going strong but we would love to see new members. If interested please call 086 8109099.

Hard Luck.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor camogie team who lost their bid to progress to an All Ireland Final against a very strong Galway girls on Saturday last. Galway play Cork in the final later in the month which should make for an interesting clash. Well done to the management of St. Rynagh’s pitch which was in excellent condition.

Lorrha Camogie:

A huge thank you to all those who so generously supported our Church Gate Collection this weekend, a total of €550 was raised which will go towards the running of the club throughout the year.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Minor Team who lost out to a stronger Galway side in the All-Ireland Semi-Final last weekend in Banagher on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-10. Many thanks to all those who came along, wonderful to see so much local support for the girls on the day.

Our Junior Team are out against Silvermines in their third group match of the League in Dolla next weekend Sunday 22nd Apr at 12 o’ clock. All support greatly appreciated.

Membership for all players must be paid ahead of next weekend’s match: Adults €90 inc gym, €60 without gym, €40 for students, membership can be paid to Chairperson Bernie Cleary.

Training Continues

The countdown is on and the training continues for  our two parish people, Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan and the Tipperary Badminton team in preparation for the All Ireland Badminton final in the ‘G’ grade. The final takes place in Dublin on the 28th of this month. A very big occasion for Elaine and Trevor and their team mates who are hoping to take the title of All Ireland Champions for the first time in this grade.


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.

Teenage Camp

Free Teenage Camp July 2nd to 12th inclusive for teens aged 13 to 15 at Birr Rugby Club. Activities to include bowling, team games, drama and sporting activities. Camp runs Monday to Friday 1.45 to 4pm. For further details and application form text your e mail address to Marie Brady 087 4154983 or contact by phone.

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 accreciated. 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.