Lorrha Notes


Word of Thanks.

The Parents Association of Rathcabbin NS would like to sincerely thank everyone for their generosity and hard work in making our fundraiser last Sunday week such a huge success and a great family day out. In particular we wish to thank the Parents Association for their hard work in organising the day and also to  school principal Mr. Darcy and all the teachers for their help, together with all the children and families of Rathcabbin School past and present who baked goods and donated generously, and to the surrounding community for their much appreciated and generous support on the day. We couldn’t possibly mention or thank everyone individually however we couldn’t have made it happen without you all so thank you all again !!!  And as always the much needed funds we raised are going to support our children in our local National School in Rathcabbin.

Golfing News.

Rags golfing society are off to Mountrath golf club for their next outing on Saturday June 22nd. Tee off at 11.00am.

Date for your Diary

Lorrha Parish Golf Society outing will take place this year in Birr Golf club on August 10th.  Mark the date in your diary. Watch this space for entries.

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.
Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday 22nd June at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin church the following day at 11.30am.


Pastoral Area All Night Adoration Vigil on the Feast of Corpus Christi. St Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane (Adoration Room)  from7pm Mass Sat 22nd to 10am Sun 23rdJune.

Special intentions:

  • The ministry of the priesthood
  • More priestly vocations                 • Faith renewal in our parishes.

Your invitation to spend time with Jesus.

See posters or contact Olive 0864000680, Marie 0863911233, Betty 0876667374, or Mary 0879167594.


Just a reminder that the Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place this coming Sunday  23rd June 2019, Led by Bishop Fintan Monahan.  2:30 p.m. – Anointing of the Sick ;    – 3:00 p.m. – Concelebrated Mass   This is a special anniversary year 140 year since the apparition. If there are any priests travelling on the day their help with confessions would be gratefully appreciated. The busiest time for confessions are 12.30-2.15pm. Please give names to Betty Houlihan asap  –  087  6667374

Lough Derg Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage season is underway and the Cashel and Emly 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  is on from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22. For further information about travel arrangements: Contact Bridget O’Dea (Loughmore) 086-6792754 or Fr Martin Murphy (Drom) 086-3868877.  There will be buses from many parts of the county.

Padro Pio Mass.

Padro Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Birr on Thursday night 20th. Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

New Arrival.

Congratulations and many good wishes are extended to Theresa and William Harding on the birth of their son Robert last week. A little brother for Pheobe. Well done all.

Summer Camp

Busy bodies Summer Camp 2019 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks. Age 3yrs to 10 yrs. Hours – 9.30am to 3pm, for more information please phone Ann at 087 9625218.  Forms available in Credit Union, Birr.


Speedy Recovery

Well done to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who are through to a Munster Final on June 30th in Limerick. A speedy recovery to Bonner who picked up an injury during the game.  Commiserations to Colm Fogarty and the Minor team who are out of the competition after Sundays defeat.


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 Notes

Ticket orders for the Munster Final must be with Michael Kennedy 0871854602 by this Thursday at 5.00pm. Tickets will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3000 Numbers drawn were: 13-20-21-22
2 Match 3’s: Margaret Coughlan and John Kennedy share €100. Promoters: Margaret O’Brien, Liam Reddish and the Friars Tavern.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €3,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Lorrha’s final group game in the County Hurling League will be at home to Mullinahone on Sunday 23rd June at 12.00pm with Lorrha needing a win to reach the final and be promoted. Your support would be appreciated.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers made it two wins from two in the North ‘B’ Championship last Saturday with a 1-22 to 0-13 win away to Ballina. There is no games next weekend with round 3 on Saturday 29th June at home to Newport.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha Rovers Gaels take on Moneygall/Clonakenny in the North Division 2 League final on Wednesday 26th June in Borrisokane at 7.30pm with the championship beginning the following week.

Under 14: The under 14 hurlers fell to a 4-11 to 2-4 defeat to a fine Borrisokane side in round 2 of the championship last Thursday. This Thursday, they play Silvermines in Moatfield at 7.30pm.

Under 12: The last week has been a busy one for the under 12’s as they recorded two wins over Portroe and Newport. They played Templederry last evening (Tuesday) with no result at the time of going to press. Their next game is next Tuesday, 25th June at home to Ballina at 7.00pm

Tipperary: Well done to Patrick Maher & Brian Hogan on progressing to the Munster Final with a win over Limerick last Sunday. We wish Patrick a speedy recovery after a knee injury which forced him out of the game.

Hard luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary minor hurlers who exited the Munster Championship following the defeat to Limerick.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary intermediate camogie team who play Down in the All Ireland Championship on Saturday.

Schools: Best wishes to Rathcabbin NS under 13 hurling team who play Ballycahill NS in the Cumann na mBunscoil County ‘F’ final in Semple Stadium this Wednesday 19thJune at 3.40pm.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie McInerney from Portroe who won the Lorrha GAA lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. It is the second time she has won the lotto with a different set of of numbers with the lucky numbers selected being 4-10-20-31. The winning promoter was Thomas P Cahalan.

The jackpot now starts at €3,150 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 21st June with Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Mannion family, Curraghgloss on the death of Grant Mannion who passed away over the weekend. May he rest in peace.