Lorrha Notes

Tipp march on to All Ireland Semi Final after their win over Laois. 


A reminder that the RAGS golfing society next outing is in Abbeyleix Golf club on Saturday July 27th. Tee off at 11.00am.

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. Vigil Mass in Redwood Church on Saturday 20th  July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

Three day pilgrimage is in operation until August 13th Advance booking is not necessary. Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. For further information call Lorraine on (071), 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org.


Sympathy is extended to the Cahalan family on the death of Anne Marie’s father William Egan, Fortal which occurred on Tuesday 9th July.
After funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Birr burial took place to Clonmacnoise Cemetery. 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 18th. Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Cemetery Mass.

The annual concelebrated Mass of St. Feichin will take place in St. Feichin’s cemetery, Lackan in Abbey parish on Sunday July 21st. at 7.00pm to honour the 1439th anniversary of the birth of St. Feichin. All welcome. Go to Abbey village and follow the signs for the cemetery.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended  to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team on their win over  Laois in the All Ireland quarter final on Sunday last. Tipp march on to play Wexford in the semi-final on Sunday July 28th.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate team who take on Carlow in the Ragg camogie pitch on Saturday July 20th.


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.

Photograph Sought.

Seamus King is looking for a photograph of the corn mill (no longer in existence) at Carrigahorig, which was operated by the O’Donoghue family until 1963. The mill was built by Thomas Going in 1805 and was an impressive four storey structure.
If anyone has such a picture, or photographs of the O’Donoghue family – the head of the household, Bill, was a very fine cyclist as well as a miller – or any related pictures, I would love to have the use of them to illustrate an article I have done on the mill. My contact details are 087-2246245, seamusjking@gmail.com

GAA News

Senior Hurling: Lorrha will meet Clonakenny in the County Hurling League Division 2 final next Sunday 21st July in Borrisokane at 12.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Junior Hurling: The junior hurlers qualified for the quarter finals of the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship following a 4-20 to 1-11 victory over Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry on Saturday. Lorrha will now face Silvermines or Borrisokane in the quarter final, likely to be on 26-27 July.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Minor Hurling: Lorrha were due to begin the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship away to Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh this evening (Wednesday 17th July) but was postponed due to a scheduling error. Next Wednesday, 24th July, they play Portroe in Ballinderry at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels were due to begin their North Under 16 ‘B’ Hurling Championship on Monday week last against Borris-Ileigh but was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Eamonn Sherlock. Next Saturday 20th July they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield at 6.30pm while on Monday 22nd July they play Portroe in Portroe at 7.00pm.

Under 14: Due to a large number of players on holidays, Lorrha were forced to conceded two walkovers in the North ‘B’ Championship last week. They must now play Shannon Rovers Gaels in a playoff this Thursday 18th July in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Under 12: The under 12’s hurling championship campaign has come to an end following a 3-2 to 0-7 win over Templederry last week. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts throughout a difficult year in which they were graded in a ‘C’ competition which was proven to be their level, however, were unable to complete in the knockout stages due to a ruling which stated they should have played in ‘B’ grade.

Tipperary: Well done to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the All Ireland quarter final against Laois on Sunday. Tickets for the All Ireland semi-final against Wexford are now on sale through www.tickets.ie, Centra and SuperValu. The Club will also be getting some tickets so contact Michael Kennedy to secure your order.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp takes place from next Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Register online at: www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Closing date for registration is this Thursday 18th July to ensure all gear is there for the kids on the first morning.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,750 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 19th July with Larry McEvoy. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Smile Awhile.

Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember ..
Later that night, while watching TV, the man man gets up from his chair.
‘Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?’ he asks.
‘Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?’
‘Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?’ she asks.
‘No, I can remember it.’
‘Well, I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?’
He says, ‘I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.’
‘I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down?’ she asks.
Irritated, he says, ‘I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream – I got it, for goodness sake!’
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment and then says ‘Where’s my toast ?’

Thank you Joe for the ‘Smile Awhile’ and included as promised….