Lorrha Notes

Midlands Gymnastics who are based in Nenagh, would like to thank all the Tesco shoppers who supported us in the Tesco Community Fund. Last week we received a cheque for €264. This will be a great help to our club and the money will be spent well. Thanks again for everyone’s continuous support.  Pictured here is Priya Wallace (Community Champion Tesco Nenagh), Natallia Chuhai – coach (Rathcabbin),  Midlands Gymnastics, Faye McKeogh, Olesea Dormenco, Diana Chuhai (Rathcabbin), Gabriele Bagdonaite, Sianead Johnson, Karl O’Grady – Manager Tesco Nenagh

Late Leanne Kennedy.

The tragic death took place on Friday June 29th of Leanne Kennedy, Borrisokane and formerly Lorrha. Born and raised in Lorrha village, Leanne was a well known, liked and popular young woman, a hard worker and a friendly face to everyone. Her untimely passing at the age of 35 leaves a huge void in the lives of her family, her children Kyle, Kian, Ciara  her mother Jean and Jean’s partner Noel, father Liam, brother Aidan, sister Donna, her grandmother Nellie, brother-in-law Mark, sister-in-law Louise, close friends Tom, Rachel, Ronan, Will, Ger and Mary, the Kennedy family Borrisokane, nieces, nephews, relatives, her Derg family and friends. After funeral Mass in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane at 12 noon today Wednesday July 4th,  burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Donations if desired to Living Links. May she rest in peace.

Church News.

First Friday Mass on July 6th will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church at 8.00p.m.  Confessions beforehand.
On Sunday 8th July Bishop Fintan Monahan will address the people of the parish with regard to diocesan changes, at Masses in the parish due to the transfer of our P.P. Fr. Pat Mulcahy in just two weeks time.


The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 29th July, led by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm.
Mass will be celebrated outdoors at Redwood Castle (weather permitting) on Saturday 14th July at  8.00pm.

Portumna Tennis Summer Camp

Tennis Summer Camp: August 6th until August 10th, one hour sessions from 11am each day. (5-15yrs) (€35 non-member, €30 member). Text 087-3906067 to book.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team on their great comeback in the second half of the All Ireland  championship series against Westmeath last Saturday to record a 3.13 to 4.8 victory. Tipp who now have two wins out of two outings will play Antrim on Saturday July 7th at 3.00pm in a curtain raiser to the senior game at 5.00pm Tipp v Cork. Both games are in The Ragg camogie pitch and we extend the best of luck to Clodagh and the two Tipp teams along with their backroom team who a manage both the Intermediate and Senior panels.

Fine Weather Set To Continue.

The past week with temps soaring to over 30 degrees has brought out the farming folk in droves as they make winter fodder for their animals. A decent bale of hay saved without rain hasn’t been made in this parish in many years, but this past week balers are popping up everywhere as both round and square good quality hay is baled or wrapped up. It even got busier from Sunday last July 1st for the farmers who are involved in GLAS who have been restricted from cutting hay because of the rule which banned cutting before July 1st or they would lose their grant. It was also an ideal time for those still cutting turf as they were able to save their winter fires with ease and without the dreaded fear of getting stuck in the bog. Although at this stage, we could all do with rain, we are however slow to mention the word because when the weather breaks it will probably stay broken for the rest of the year. Enjoy and stay safe.

Church News.

A Family Activity for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF): In conjunction with the WMOF, which will be held in Ireland in August of this year, families from all over the  country are invited to make a contribution to an art extibition on family life in Ireland. Families – both adults and children – are invited to create their own artwork, which will  first of all be gathered for a parish exhibition and then digitally photographed and submitted for display at the WMOF in Dublin in August. Pope Francis, who will attend the WMOF, says that through beauty, artists make the world better. He also says that living together is an art; a patient, beautiful, fascinating journey. All artwork to be with Mary Coen (087 2601413) by Monday, 16th July. For further information (regulations re size of artwork etc) see noticeboards in all 3 churches, Sceal shop, Lorrha or Kelly’s, Rathcabbin.


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 return to action in the Seamus O Riain Cup against Holycross/Ballycahill on the weekend of 11-12 August.

Junior: At the third time of asking, the junior hurlers won their first game in the championship last Sunday evening with a 1-21 to 2-15 win over Nenagh Eire Og in Moatfield. Lorrha have a bye in round 4 and now focus on their final group game away to Templederry on weekend 21-22 July which will determine who progresses to the quarter finals.

Minor: With the Tipperary minor hurlers winning the Munster title and progressing to the All Ireland semi-final, it opens up the opportunity for a couple of rounds of club cham in the coming weeks, beginning this Thursday 5th July v Toomevara in Puckane at 7.00pm. Lorrha Rovers won their first game against Ballina in April.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 16 ‘A’ Hurling campaign begins on Monday 9thJuly, away to Nenagh Eire Og at 7.00pm

Under 14: Lorrha’s next game is on Wednesday 18th July when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs.

Under 12: Lorrha’s fine form continued over the last week, firstly defeating Toomevara 4-10 to 0-4 last Monday week, while on Friday they travelled to Ballina and won 2-10 to 2-4.

Last Monday, Lorrha took on Roscrea in Roscrea and won 3-11 to 1-2. Lorrha have one fine game to play against Kilruane MacDonaghs but with three wins from five so far, are challenging for the title.

Cul Camp: The Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1stchild; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. We ask all registrations to be completed as soon as possible to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Tipperary: Well done to the minor hurlers on their win in the Munster final. Best of luck to the Under 21’s in their Munster final this evening (Wednesday).

Lotto: The jackpot is €4,950 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 Philomena Prendergast. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Kennedy family, Lorrha and Borrisokane on the passing of Leanne Kennedy. May she rest in peace