Lorrha Notes

With the much needed rain over last week-end and more set to come in the days ahead, grass growth is expected to return to some sort of normality which should alleviate the food supplies to farm animals with many farmers feeding their winter stocks to their animals which in turn will leave a huge shortage in fodder come winter.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team when they play Kilkenny on Saturday 21st in round 4 of the All Ireland championship in what is expected to be the match of the round. The Tipp side are doing well in this grade and share the top table with Galway with just points difference separating the sides. Goof luck to all in this outing.

Some  Enchanted Evening Musical.

An evening of music and song from much loved musicals in aid of St. Brigid’s Church Fundraiser in Portumna Town Hall on Friday 20th July at 8.00pm.  Tickets are available from  Portumna Parish Office,  Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm or on the night. Admission-€10.  Cheese & Wine Reception beforehand at 7pm,   Sponsored by Donie O’Meara. Please support.


Sympathy is extended to Olivia Clancy and family Rathcabbin on the death of her uncle Willie Dwyer, Emmet St., Birr and Eglish, Fivealley, which occurred on Saturday July 7th. After funeral Mass in St. James’ Church, Eglish on Thursday 12th. burial took place in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to Kiely Morris and family Curragha on the death of her brother Kenny Slevin, Lismackin, Roscrea and formerly Aglish, Roscrea which occurred on Friday July 13th. After funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Couraguneen on Sunday 15th, burial took place in Drumcliffe Cemetery, Ennis, Co. Clare. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Davy Sullivan, late of Lordspark, Rathcabbin who died in Wales recently. May he rest in peace.

St. Padre Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Thursday July 19th. and every third Thursday of the month. Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

COIS  DEIRGE:   The new week-end Mass changes for the parish cluster of Cois Deirge which includes  Lorrha, Terryglass and Borrisokane and which commences Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd July.

Vigil Mass:

6.30p.m. Lorrha/Redwood:      Sunday Morning:      9.30a.m. Terryglass.

7.00p.m.  Borrisokane                                                10.30a.m.    Borrisokane/Aglish

8.00p.m.  Kilbarron                                                    11.30a.m.    Rathcabbin

Please Note:  Saturday Evening Mass will alternate between Lorrha and Redwood.

Redwood Mass will be 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
Lorrha Mass will be 2nd, 4th and 5th (as applies) Saturday of each month.

Borrisokane:   Aglish Mass will be always on 1st Sunday of the month.
All other Sundays  Borrisokane will have 10.30a.m. Mass.
PLEASE  NOTE:  Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday, 21st July at 6.30p.m.
Mass in Rathcabbin Church on Sunday, 22nd July at 11.30a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  every Thursday from 10.00a.m.  to  8.00p.m.  in  Rathcabbin Church. We invite all parishioners to come and stay a while in the presence of Jesus.


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.

Lorrha Golf Parish Outing.

Calling all golfers past, present and future. Parish outing in Portumna golf club on Saturday August 11th, tee off at 2.20pm. To book please call Donal Brady at (087) 2225516, Tony Coen at (087) 6219639. Like our facebook page on Lorrha Golf outing.


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: Lorrha take on Templederry in Templederry this Saturday at 7.30pm in their final group game which will determine who progresses to the quarter finals of the Junior ‘B’ Championship along with Silvermines and Newport. Lorrha need to win to progress.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels took on Nenagh Eire Og in Puckane on Wednesday last in round 3 of the championship in Puckane and they recorded a third win from three with a 1-21 to 1-17 success.

Lorrha Rovers Gaels have a bye in round 4 this week with their next game being against Roscrea on Thursday 2nd August.

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels Under 16 ‘A’ Hurling campaign began away to Nenagh Eire Og last Monday and recorded an exciting one point win, 1-27 to 7-8. Next Friday, 20th July, they are play Kiladangan in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Lorrha’s next game is this evening Wednesday, 18th July, when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 7.00pm. Their final group game is against Burgess in Moatfield on Wednesday 8th August.

Under 12: Lorrha’s final group game against Kilruane MacDonaghs last Friday in Cloughjordan and they recorded a 2-7 to 1-0 win. Lorrha won 5 of their seven games to finish second on the table and will play Silvermines in the quarter final this Friday 20th July in Moatfield at 8.15pm.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: The July draw was held in Cappawhite last Friday night but unfortunately no winners have come the clubs way this month. Thanks to all for subscribing. We ask all promoters to keep their accounts up to date.

Cul Camp: The Kellogg’s Cul Camp in Lorrha takes place from next Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July. Registration only online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Cost is €60 for 1st child; €50 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. We ask all registrations to be completed by this Thursday night as online booking closes on Friday so ensure all kids get their gear on Monday morning.

Lotto: The jackpot is €5,100 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.locallotto.ie.

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday to the music of Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.