Lorrha Notes

The Tipperary Badminton Team with their All Ireland Medals and the Cup. Our own Elaine is holding the cup while Trevor is 3rd on back row from right. Well done to all and especially our two parish sports people Elaine and Trevor. Wonderful achievement.

All Ireland Medals Come To Rathcabbin.

Congratulations and many good wishes is extended to Elaine (Hough) Hogan and Trevor Hogan and the Tipperary Badminton team who had a fine victory over Galway 7/2 and a closer win over Westmeath 5/4 in the All Ireland Badminton final in the ‘G’ grade on Saturday last in the National Indoor Arena in Blanchadstown.  This is a wonderful achievement for the team as they broke the mould and won the title of All Ireland Champions for the first time in this grade. Great celebrations indeed and certainly so down Rathcabbin way. Well done Elaine and Trevor.

Adult Tennis Lessons at Redwood NS

We are running Tennis lessons for adults for four Wednesdays, May 2nd, 16th, 30th and June 13th. €3.00 per lesson, pay as you go, All equipment will be provided, wear runners. Learn a new skill for the summer, enjoy being outdoors having fun!!! Call 090 9747186 or email redwoodns@live.ie or contact us through our Facebook page to book your place.

Church News.

Mass in Lorrha Church at 6.00p.m. on Friday May 4th.  Please note there will be no Mass in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.
Killaloe Diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bishop Fibtan Monaghan will lead the 62nd Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Shannon Airport on Tuesday 26th June, returning on Sunday 1st July. €695 full board for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie   or €705 for paper booking.  Special section for sick or assisted pilgrims at a reduced price. Full details from Fr.Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director. 061 364133.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Nance Raleigh Kilfadda, Lorrha who passed away on Friday 27th April peacefully at her daughter’s residence. Predeceased by her husband Rodge and son Edward. Deeply regretted by her daughter Marcella and son-in-law Willie, Brother Sean, sisters-in-law, cousins, relatives and friends. After funeral Mass on Sunday in St. Michael’s Church, Aglish, burial took place in Aglish Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


A Date For Your Diary:

“ Songs of Hope and Family” will take place to mark this Special Year of the family and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland with singers, musicians and friends from the Parishes of Ballywilliam, Borrisokane,  Cloughjordan,   Lorrha,  Nenagh,  Portroe,  Puckane,  Templederry,  Terryglass, Toomevara, Silvermines.   Thursday May 17th in Borrisokane Church at  8:00pm. Thursday May 24th in St Mary’s of the Rosary at 8:00pm. Guests in attendance on the nights:-  Triona O’Connor from Focus Ireland,  Peter McVerry from McVerry Trust. Voluntary donations on the night are welcome for Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust.

A Note of Thanks from Ute Duggan

To all her art students for their participation in this year’s children’s art exhibition in Portumna library, to their parents for all their support and to Theresa Tierney and Mary Hourigan for their generous help at all times. It was a wonderful success thank you.

Lorrha Camogie:

Hard luck to our Junior team who lost out to Burgess last Sunday, in the fourth group match of the league, 2-18 to 11 points. We are now through to the County League Semi-Final which is fixed to be played Saturday May 12th. More details will be posted when confirmed. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for details. Many thanks to everyone who travelled to Burgess on Sunday to support the team, your support for the girls in the semi-final would be greatly appreciated.

Badminton:Congratulations from all in Lorrha Camogie Club to Elaine Hogan and Trevor Hogan who won the Grade G Badminton All-Ireland with Tipperary, an absolutely fantastic achievement

School’s Camogie: Congratulations also to Celine Cleary who captained her school’s Senior Camogie side, Borrisokane Community College, to Munster Final victory recently over Scariff Community College, a great achievement, well done Celine and all the team and management


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.

Beginners Course.

Portumna College of Further Education (GRETB)St. Brigid’s Rd, still has places available on the following Partime course for beginners:   Basic Irish Sign Language & Deaf Culture Course 8 weeks. Contact: Portumna and District Lions’ Club – Mona Eames 085 1602956 /   monaeames@gmail.com. /  Michael Cunniffe 087 6258696    michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie