Lorrha Notes



Christopher Fogarty cuts loose to help Lorrha senior squad to an 3.16 to  1.21 win over Clonakenny in the County hurling league Div two decider. Captain Eoin McIntyre served up a massive display and was presented with the Jim Devitt Cup by Tim Floyd County Secretary.  


One of the great days in Irish Sport, Shane Lowry is crowned Open Champion. It’s his first major the Clara man won in dominant fashion. With some of the biggest names in the world of golf struggled with the wind and rain in Portrush,  Lowry  served up a wonderfully controlled display.
His uncle Sean said the scenes that greeted his win were unparalleled on a golf course and more reminiscent of an All Ireland final win.

Rathcabbin Community Hall.

Small meeting room or large hall space available to hire for meetings, courses and occasions. For enquiries and bookings call (087) 1364936.


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



Sympathy is extended to the Madden family Portland on the death of Frank Madden, England( formerly Portland) who died recently. May he rest in peace.

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 Lorrha Church on Saturday 27th July at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Please Note.

Masses for the week-end of 3rd and 4th August.  There will be three Masses across the Pastoral area as follows.
Saturday 3rd Mass in Borrisokane at 7.00pm.
Sunday 4th.  Mass in Terryglass at 9.30am and in Rathcabbin at 11.30am.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

Lough Derg Time for Body & Soul. Bookings now being taken for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg led by Bishop Fintan Monahan from August 5th to 7th. Bookings and Info: Parish Office: 065-6824043.

Saint Flannan’s College.

A history of St. Flannan’s College by historian Dr Ciarán Ó Murchadha is now in course of production. Anyone who may have material useful to the publication such as old diaries, letters written from the College, older school publications etc. is invited to contact Ciarán Ó Murchadha, c/o St. Flannan’s College or at 086 8963387. All material received will be respectfully treated and returned after copying or, if agreed, deposited in the College Archive. All material used will be acknowledged in the book, which it is hoped to complete by the end of 2020.

Autumn Pilgrimage.

This year’s Autumn Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves from Shannon Airport on Sunday 29th September to Friday 4th October. €699 with €20 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie

 Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha senior squad and their captain Eoin McIntyre, who came up trumps in the county hurling league division two decider when they claimed the Jim Devitt Cup with a narrow one point victory over Clonakenny on Sunday afternoon last at Borrisokane. Final score 3-16 to 1-2. Well done lads, great to see a bit of Silverware coming to the club.

Good Luck

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team against Wexford in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday next July 28th. at 3.30pm in Croke Park as we wish Patrick “Bonner” Maher a speedy recovery from his recent operation.

Tipp Intermediates on a Winner.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre  and the Tipperary Intermediate team who continue their winning way as they beat Carlow 5.29 to 0.7 on Saturday last. The Intermediates have one last game remaining in the round robin series and that’s down to be played on Saturday August 3rd.

30th Anniversary Outing.

Lorrha & Dorrha Golf Society celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year in Birr Golf Club on Saturday 10th August. To book on time sheet, call Tony Coen on (087) 6219639 or Pauline Needham on (086) 3721903.


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 Hurling: Congratulations to the senior hurlers who defeated Clonakenny 3-16 to 1-21 in an exciting County League Division 2 final in Borrisokane on Sunday. Despite being down to fourteen men for three quarters of the game, Lorrha showed great spirit and quality to grind out a fine win with the goals coming from Cian Hogan and Willie Maher (2). Well done to the team and mentors, an ideal tune-up to the restart of the championship where we play Templederry in the second round of the O’Riain Cup, as well as the quarter final of the North Championship, with both games set to be played in August.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha will face Kiladangan in the quarter final of the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Borrisokane this Saturday 27th July at 7.30pm

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 Rovers Gaels finally begin the North Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship away to Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh this Thursday 25th July at 7.30pm. Next Wednesday, 31st July, they play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee at 7.30pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played Kilruane MacDonaghs in Moatfield in the first round of the championship on Saturday and won 4-15 to 1-13. On Monday, they played Portroe in Portroe and won 3-13 to 2-7. Next Monday, they play Borrisokane in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Under 14: Well done to the under 14 hurlers who defeated Shannon Rovers Gaels in the North ‘B’ Championship playoff and will now play Kiladangan in the quarter final on Thursday 25th July in Puckane @ 7.00pm.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers in the All Ireland semi-final against Wexford on Sunday.

Tickets for the All Ireland semi-final are on sale through www.tickets.ie, Centra and SuperValu.

Cul Camp: Lorrha Cul Camp began on Monday and continues until this Friday. Report next week.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3,900 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 26th July with Peter Burke. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.