Lorrha Notes


A selection of photos from the last weeks special events in Dublin can be viewed under Martin O’Meara elsewhere on this web site 


Lorrha Prepares For VC Medal Visit.

 Martin O’Meara’s VC Medal will visit Lorrha for a week-end before it is returned to Australia. This is indeed wonderful news for the relatives of Martin who have long wished to see this happen but never thought it actually would.  The medal was brought to Ireland last week, the first time in Australian history that such a medal was allowed leave the Country. It was on display on Thursday last in the Australian Embassy at a very special ceremony, and then on Friday morning it was placed on display in the National Museum of Ireland. It will remain there for 12 months.

 Recent Wedding.

Congratulations to Keith Brady, Rathcabbin and Louise Nolan, Ballard who were married recently. We extend every good wish for many happy years.

Church News.

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

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 Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior team who are through to the All Ireland final after their narrow win over Wexford 1.28 to 3.20. Tipp will now play Kilkenny in the final on Sunday August 18th and for the fifth time this decade.

Goof Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Intermediate camogie team when they make the long trip to Derry this coming Saturday August 3rd  where they hope to continue their progress up the ladder and come away with a win in this the last group game.

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: With Tipperary progressing to the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final, the club championship won’t resume until 24-25 August at the earliest and could be a week later if Tipp reach the All Ireland Under 20 final. Tipperary will play Templederry in round 2 of the O’Riain Cup in their next game.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha have progressed to the North Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship semi-final following a 1-19 to 1-16 quarter final victory over Kiladangan in Borrisokane on Saturday evening. Lorrha will play Silvermines in the semi-final on Friday 16th or Saturday 17th August.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Eire Og Annacarty in round 2 of the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship this Saturday 3rd August in Templemore @ 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling: The Minor hurlers got off to a disastrous start to the North ‘B’ Championship last Thursday with a 1-24 to 0-11 defeat at the hands of a good Borris-Ileigh team. This Wednesday, 31st July, they play Portroe in Ballinderry at 7.30pm while next Wednesday, 7th August, they play Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shallee @ 7.00pm

Under 16: Lorrha Rovers Gaels played defeated Portroe 3-13 to 2-7 last Monday week. Last Monday, they played Borrisokane in Moatfield and won 1-19 to 2-7. They have one game to play away to Borris-Ileigh with date to be rescheduled.

Under 14: The under 14 hurlers bowed out of the championship last Thursday following a 2-10 to 1-6 defeat at the hands of Kiladangan in Puckane last Thursday. Thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts. All panelists with have under 13 & 15 competitions in the coming weeks.

Tipperary: Congratulations to Brian Hogan, Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their All Ireland semi-final victory against Wexford on Sunday.

Best of luck to the under 20’s in their All Ireland semi-final against Wexford this weekend.

Best of luck to the Tipperary senior camogie team in their All Ireland quarter final against Limerick on Saturday and to Clodagh McIntyre and the Intermediate team in their final group game against Derry as they chase a semi-final spot.

Well done to Kevin Cahalan and Donnacha O’Meara who represented Tipperary in regional football tournaments last Saturday.

All Ireland Final Tickets: All Ireland final tickets will be redistributed among club members in the coming weeks. We will reveal details of the process to members in the coming days. There will be no tickets available online or in shops.

Cul Camp: The club held its most successful Kellogg’s Cul Camp ever last week with a record 103 boys and girls attending. They had a great week highlighted with the attendance of star names, begun by our senior hurlers who brought the Division 2 League Cup on Tuesday. On Friday, Tipp U20’s Craig Morgan, Jake Morris and Kian O’Kelly brought the Munster Cup to the camp to great excitement among the kids.

Thanks are extended to Juvenile chairman Tom Kennedy and Secretary Caroline O’Brien for their trojan work during the week to keep things running. Thanks also to Denis, Martina, Grainne and Colm for helping during the week. Thanks also to Frances, Sarah, Chloe, Kevin, Donnacha and Brandon from the juvenile club teams for assisting the coaches.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,050 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 2nd August with Glenn Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.