Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing.

Donal Brady and Tony Coen wish to extend thanks to everyone who took part, sponsored or helped in any way in the recent Lorrha parish golf outing. They also wish to welcome the incoming captain for 2019 Pauline Needham.

Photographs Required.

Anyone willing to share photographs, in particular old photographs of yesteryear, suitable for publication in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email your photographs to us at info@ All hard copy photographs will be returned.

Advertising Space Available. 

Anyone wishing to advertise their business in the 2019 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar can do so my calling Rose on (086) 8647166, Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary (087) 2601413 or email us at info@

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who lost out by two points to Down in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday last in Coralstown, Kinnegad in a game that Tipp had the winning of. We also extend commiserations to the Senior team who lost to Cork in the All Ireland semi final also on Saturday last in Semple Stadium.


It was not a good outing for the Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team in the North Tipp hurling final v Borris-Ileigh on Thursday evening last as they took a 3.14 to 2.7 loss to a very strong Borris-Ileigh  side. This was the first time for a Lorrha U12 ‘A’ team to compete in a North final and the team can be very proud to be representing their club at the highest level regardless of the result.

Lorrha Man Releases CD.

Lorrha musician Tony Coen has just released a CD of Traditional Music on Fiddle and Whistle entitled ‘Some Old and New for Young and Old’.  Tony is just back from the States and the Arts week in the Catskills N.Y. where he was the artist in residence. The CD can be purchased in the shop in Lorrha. Well done Tony.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie under local info and Churches.

Please Note Change:  Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday, 25th August at 6.15p.m. This is a temporary change and vigil Mass times will revert back to 6:30pm for all other vigil Masses.

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.

Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

 The Autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 7th October, returning on Friday 12th October.  Fare €679 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings.  Limited capacity so early booking advisable.  Contact www.joewalshtours.ie , 01 2410810 or Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station road, Ennis, Co Clare. V9 HD7X      Phone 065 682403.

 Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair

This year the Milford Hospice Annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 33rd anniversary and is scheduled for Sunday 2nd September at the University of Limerick.  There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. Items such as plants, homemade cakes, bottles for bottle stall, Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.  Other goods such as toys, fancy goods and new this year will be designer good quality saleable handbags and scarves are being accepted at the Hospice from 20th August 2018.  Further details, contact the Fundraising Office on  061485859/ 485860.

GRETB College of Further Education (Old VEC). 

Monday 3 Sept 2018 Interviews & inscriptions for the QQI part time modules: Care Support, Work Experience; Retail Sales, Business Administration; Horticulture;Basic Computer Applications; English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Leadership; Geneology Family History; Crafts sewing. Contact: Michael at 0876258696 09097 41946 and e-mail : michael.cunniffe@gretb.ie


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.

Banagher Horse Fair 2018    

 16th of September 2018 . 

Keeping the tradition alive.  Quality cobs , hunt horses  and ponies for sale.   One of Ireland’s oldest surviving street fairs Traditional street fair like the olden days.  Family day out. Foreign buyers expected.

GAA News

Senior: The seniors will complete their Seamus O Riain Cup campaign this Saturday 25th August when they face Ballina in Toomevara at 4.30pm, unfortunately neither side can progress at this stage.

Under 21: Lorrha have an outstanding North U21 ‘B’ hurling championship first round game against Shannon Rovers which is likely to be played in the coming weeks.

Minor: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were held to a 3-6 to 0-15 draw by Roscrea in the North Minor ‘A’ Hurling Championship in Cloughjordan last Thursday. The draw sees the team finish second after the group stage and will play Toomevara in the semi-final on Thursday 30th August. Kiladangan face Roscrea in the second semi-final.

Under 16: Last Monday week, Lorrha Rovers they played Ballina in Moatfield and lost narrowly 2-19 to 3-15. Regardless the team have progressed to a quarter final on Monday 3rd September against Toomevara in Toomevara.

Under 14: Lorrha will play Newport in the North U14 ‘B’ hurling semi-final in Newport on Wednesday 29th August at 7.00pm.

Under 12: Hard luck to the Under 12’s who were defeated by a fine Borris-Ileigh side, 3-14 to 2-6 in the North ‘A’ Hurling final last Thursday. In winning 7 games to reach the final, this team went on a great run, playing with great skill and desire. Well done to the coaches for preparing the team so well and we look forward to seeing them develop in the years to come.

Panel: Con O’Meara, Lee Hogan, Killian Fitzgerald, Paul Cahalan, Kedagh Broderick, Robert Duffy (Capt), Liam Donoghue, Conor Kennedy, Jake Donnellan Houlihan, Niall Duggan, Nicholas Perry, Jason Houlihan, Aaron McDonagh, Cian Claffey, Sarah Gorman, Emma Deegan, Ben Hough, Ava Young, William O’Meara. Mentors: JP Houlihan, David Broderick, Martina Duffy & Hubert Duggan.

Under 11: Lorrha are taking part in the U11 Hurling Plate and are in the ‘B’ grade. They started last Monday with a 2-4 to 2-2 defeat, away to Kiladangan. This Friday, they host Newport at 7.00pm

Tipperary: Best of luck to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers in the All Ireland final against Cork on Sunday.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie panel who were defeated by Down in the All Ireland semi-final last Saturday.

Best of luck to Darragh Guinan (U14) and Colm Fogarty & Michael Tierney (U16) who have been selected on Tipperary panels for this Saturday’s inter-county hurling tournaments.

Lotto: The jackpot is €6,00 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 TR Dallas. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: The club would like to sympathise with the Kinsella family on the death of Aidan Kinsella, Castelawn, Ennis, Co. Clare and formerly of Fadden, Carrig, who passed away recently. May he rest in peace.


The Premier County’s under-14, under-15 and under-16 hurling panels have been named with a series of prestigious inter-county tournaments set to take place this weekend.

The most prestigious of which is, of course, the Arrabawn Co-Up Inter-County Tournament – down the years under-16 inter-county teams competed in the Arrabawn, but this season the tournament will feature under-15 teams (the adjustment was made in keeping with minor moving to under-17 for the first time this year). The under-14A squad will compete as normal in the Tony Forristal Tournament in Waterford alongside the under-14B squad in the Sonny Maher. Meanwhile the under-16s will also be in action against their inter-county counterparts this weekend.
The Arrabawn Co-Op Tournament was launched recently in the Horse & Jockey Hotel and this year the competing teams have been graded into three sections meaning that three finals will take place in both the A and B competitions.

Every competing team is guaranteed a minimum of two games. The matches will get underway at 10.30am in six different venues and the first of the six finals is set to take place at 12 noon, two more will take place at 2pm and another two at 3.30pm before the cup final is scheduled to be broadcast on TG4 at 5pm.

Arrabawn Cup Tier 1

Semi-Final: Clare v Cork in Sean Treacy Park Tipp Town @ 12 noon
Semi-Final: Tipperary v Galway in Cappawhite @ 12 noon
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Cappawhite @ 2.15pm
The cup final takes place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 5pm

cup final is scheduled to be broadcast on TG4 at 5pm.

Arrabawn Cup Tier 1

Semi-Final: Clare v Cork in Sean Treacy Park Tipp Town @ 12 noon
Semi-Final: Tipperary v Galway in Cappawhite @ 12 noon
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Cappawhite @ 2.15pm
The cup final takes place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 5pm

Arrabawn Shield

Semi-Final: Waterford v Kilkenny in New Inn @ 12 noon
Semi-Final: Wexford v Laois in Dundrum @ 12 noon
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in New Inn @ 2.15pm
The cup final takes place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 330pm

Arrabawn Plate

Round 1: Dublin v Offaly in Bansha @ 10.30am
Round 2: Losers round one v Limerick in Bansha @ 11.30am
Round 3: winners of round one v Limerick in Bansha @ 12.30pm
The final will take place in Leahy Park, Cashel @ 2pm

Arrabawn Cup Tier 2

Semi-Final: Clare v Tipperary in Cappawhite @ 10.30am
Semi-Final: Cork v Galway in Dundrum @ 10.30am
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Dundrum @ 2pm
The final will take place in Golden @ 3.30pm

Arrabawn Shield

Semi-Final: Dublin v Carlow in New Inn @ 10.30am
Semi-Final: Wexford v Kerry in Clonoulty @ 10.30am
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Annacarty @ 1pm
The final will take place in Golden @ 2pm

Arrabawn Plate

Semi-Final: Waterford v Limerick in Sean Treacy Park Tipp Town @ 10.30am
Semi-Final: Kilkenny v Kildare in Annacarty @ 10.30am
Play-offs between the semi-final losers in Clonoulty @ 1pm
The final will take place in Golden @ 2:30pm




The Tipperary under-16 hurling panel:   Paidi Williams (Kilruane MacDonagh’s), Paul Mcloughlin (Nenagh Éire Óg), Conor Stapleton (Durlas Óg), Henry Fogarty (Durlas Óg), Ryan Walsh (Fethard), Eoin Murnane (Golden-Kilfeackle), Ciaran Llyod (Moyne-Templetuohy, captain), Gearoid Ryan (Cappawhite), Kenny Ryan (Toomevara), John Campion (Drom & Inch), Conor O’Dwyer (Cashel King Cormacs), Jack McGrath (Cashel King Cormacs), Leon Kennedy (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), Michael Tierney (Shannon Rovers), Jamie Holloway (Carrick Swans), Conor Ryan (Borrisokane),
Darragh Brennan (Skeheenarinky), Paddy Creedon (Durlas Óg), Kyle Shelly (Moycarkey Borris), Colm Fogarty (Lohrra-Dorrha), Kieran Lyons (Ballingarry), Paudie Kinane (Drom & Inch), Francie Delaney (Cahir), Luke Seacy (Roscrea), Christy McDonagh (Cahir), Conor Cadell (JK Bracken’s), Stephen Brown (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickams), Mikey Ryan (Templederry Keynons), Dave Harold Barry (Galtee Rovers), Shane Gleeson (Kiladangan), John O’Meara (Kiladangan), Sam Madden (Portroe), Sam Loughran (Ballina), Calin Byrne (Roscrea), Cathal Deely (St Mary’s Clonmel), Jack Hassett (Killenaule), Brian Óg O’Dwyer (Rosegreen), Kyle Ryan (Moycarkey-Borris), Declan Hayes (Ballingarry), Robert Gleeson (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) & Martin Paul O’Dwyer (Boherlahan-Dualla).




Jason O’Dwyer (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Conor Horgan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), DJ McGrath (Kiladangan), Luke Galvin (Holycross-Ballycahill), Jamie Duncan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams), Jack Leamy (Golden-Kilfeacle, captain), Edward Meaghar (Loughmore-Castleiney), Eddie Ryan (Borris-ileigh), Paul Seymour (Kiladangan), Luke Shanahan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Conor McKelvey (Silvermines), Ciarán McCormack (Loughmore-Castleiney), Stephen Ferncombe (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Tony Cahill (Drom & Inch), Darragh Stakelum (Durlas Óg), Robert Doyle (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Danny Slattery (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Darragh Ryan (Kiladangan), Micheál Ryan (Burgess), Emmet Butler (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Eoin Grace (Burgess), Kian Donnelly (Ballina), David Fogarty (Holycross-Ballycahill) & Liam McCormack (Durlas Óg).




James Finn (Portroe), Eoin ODwyer (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone), Callum Lawrence (Cashel King Cormacs), Oisín Treacy (Upperchurch-Drombane), Mikey Carmody (Cappawhite), Conor O’Brien (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone), Eoghan Lonergan (Arravale Rovers), Colm Boyle (Borris-ileigh), Riain O’Halloran (Moyle Rovers), Pat Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Tom Downey (Rockwell Rovers), Conor Dooley (Roscrea, captain), Peter McGarry (Moyle Rovers), Rory Collins (Moyle Rovers), Cathal Quinn (Cashel King Cormacs), Cathal Greene (Moneygall), Ciaran Condon (Moyle Rovers), Emmet Fogarty (Durlas Óg), Michael Hayes (Templederry Kenyons), Jamie Kennedy (Nenagh Éire Óg), Kyle Burke (Rockwell Rovers), Cian Ryan (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill), Sean Kenneally (Moneygall) & Maidhc Fitzpatrick (Drom & Inch).




Cormac Hogan (Toomevarra), Jack Cleere (St Patrick’s, Drangan), Tauri Shayanewako (Nenagh Éire Óg), Johnny Gleeson (Killenaule), James Quinlan (Cappawhite), Oran Donaghy (Durlas Óg), Ciaran Woodlock (Durlas Óg), Tadgh Gould (Holycross-Ballycahill), Owen Dunne Hannigan (Carrick Swans), Philip Hayes (Durlas Óg), Darragh Minogue (Durlas Óg), Eoin Carroll (Kilruane MacDonagh’s), Daire Luttrell (Moyle Rovers), Darragh Guinan (Lorrha-Dorrha), Liam O’Meara (Moycarkey-Borris), Stephan Walsh (Moycarkey-Borris), Jack Collins (Ballina), Eoin Craddock (Holycross-Ballycahill), Oisin Maher (Cahir), Ben Currivan (Golden-Kilfeacle), Sam Carmody (Cappawhite), Orin Jones (Knockavilla Kickhams), Tommy Maher (Durlas Óg) & JP Anglim (Rosegreen).




Adam Brannigan (St Mary’s, Clonmel), Conor Wall (Durlas Óg), Ted Evans (Toomevarra), Jack McGrath (Kiladangan), Stephan Dee (Sologhead), Brian Marnane (Golden-Kilfeacle), Diarmuid Kinnane (Knockavilla Kickhams), James Cody (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone), Micheal Freaney (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Ben Ryan (Arravale Rovers), Joe Maher (Moycarkey-Borris), Ronan Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs), Vanston Worrell (Moneygall), Oisin Williams (Kilruane MacDonagh’s), Francis McDonagh (Cahir), Colin Geraghty (Rosegreen), David Ryan (Silvermines), Cormac Deegan (Moyne-Templetuohy), Cian O’Carroll (Cappawhite), Sean Collier (JK Bracken’s), Brian Gleeson (Loughmore-Castleiney), Fabian Ryan (Cashel King Cormacs), Jamie Carroll (Emly) & Sean Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane).