Lorrha Notes

The second All Ireland  in six days came to Tipp when the u20 squad beat Cork in the final 5.17 to 1.18. 

A Week to Remember.
All roads led to Croke Park on August 18th commencing with the senior hurlers and management, bringing back the Liam McCarthy cup to the county after they beat Kilkenny in the final 3.25 to 0.20, Tipp’s 28th All Ireland and a third under the management of Liam Sheedy. Six days later, and all roads led to LIT Gaelic grounds in Limerick to watch the u20 team and management produce a blistering performance to win a second All-Ireland and this time against Cork on a score line of 5-17 to 1-18 and take the James Nowlan cup back to the county. This is a fifth time that the senior and u-20 double has been won and what a wonderful time it has been. Certainly a week to remember for everyone in the Premier county.

Live Music Event For North Tipp Hospice.

A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on Sunday September 15th in Friars Park, Lorrha with donations going to North Tipp Hospice. If you can sing, play a musical instrument, tell a story or recite a poem and can spare just a little time, please come along. Many have already answered the call and will perform of the day, but there’s plenty of room for more anytime between 2 and 6pm. If you are free and prepared to give some time of your talents, or for further information please call (087) 931 7812 or (086) 864 7166. It’s for a very good cause.

R.A.G.S. Golf Outing.
RAGS golf week-end will take place from 4th to 6th October. The venue this year is “Lough Erne Resort” Enniskillen. The package is: 2 x nights B&B, 2 x rounds of golf, 2 x course dinner. The price is, for golfer, £235 (stg), per person sharing. Non-golfers, £190 (stg) per person sharing. To book your place, please contact the hotel at (048) 6632 3230. The latest date for booking is Friday 13th September. Non RAGS members always welcome. For any further information contact Donal Brady at (087) 2225516 or find us on facebook at Lorrha Golf Outing.
In the meantime our next outing takes place at Castle Barna Golf Club, Dangan, on Saturday September 7th. Tee time is 11.30am.

Another All Ireland Medal in the Parish.
William Holmes Rathcabbin took first place in the mouth organ in the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which took place in Drogheda recently. This is William’s second time to win an All – Ireland Fleadh Cheol. Congratulations William and well done. Congratulations also is extended to his younger brother Tom who came 3rd in the four hand céilí dancing mixed category. Well done Tom and continued success to both brothers.

Church News.

Please Note that all details of Mass times, dates and contact numbers are detailed on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday August 31st at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Notices for the Church Newsletter:

Please ensure to have notices into the Parochial House, Lorrha by midday on Thursday of each week. You may email notices if you wish to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com

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.

30th Anniversary Golf Classic.

Lorrha and Dorrha Golf Society 30th anniversary golf classic will be held on Saturday 31st August in Birr Golf Club. Please note, time sheet open from 8 am to 11.30 am. For further information call secretary Tony Coen on ( 087) 621 9639 or the captain Pauline Needham 0n (086) 372 1903


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.


There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,500. Numbers drawn were: 3-19-25-31
No Winner. 1 Match 3: Willie Lambe wins €120 Promoters: D&K Mannion, the Ferry Inn and Internet
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling:

Lorrha will play Templederry in round 2 of the O’Riain Cup in their next game in Nenagh on Saturday 1st September at 4.00pm, and will play Carrick Swans on Sunday 9th September in Littleton at 3.00pm. The North quarter final v Templederry has been fixed for Sunday 15thSeptember in Dolla at 3.30pm.
Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship quarter finals which will be played on 21-22 September.
Minor Hurling: The minor hurlers will be play a quarter final in the North ‘B’ Hurling Championship on midweek of 4 September against Moneygall/Clonakenny, Silvermines or Kilruane MacDonaghs.
Under 16: The under 16 hurlers progressed to the North ‘B’ Final off the back of a 5-7 to 1-9 semi-final win over Kilruane MacDonaghs in Borrisokane last Wednesday. Outstanding performances from Darragh Guinan and goalkeeper Rory Duffy were central to the win. Lorrha Rovers Gaels will take on Borris-Ileigh in the final which has been fixed for Sunday 8th September in Templederry at 12 noon, along with the ‘A’ final.
Under 13: The Under 13’s made it two wins from two in the ‘B’ Plate competition following a 5-13 to 1-3 win over Shannon Rovers Gaels last Tuesday. This week they played Newport away before they host Moneygall/Clonakenny in Moatfield next Tuesday 3rd September at 6.45pm
Under 11: The under 11’s were defeated 3-5 to 2-4 by Newport in the second round of the ‘C’ Plate last Thursday. This Thursday they travel to Portroe at 7.00pm
Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary Under 20 Hurlers in the All Ireland Final against Cork on Saturday.
Best of luck to Darragh Guinan who is with the Tipperary Under 15 hurlers who take part in the Arrabawn Tournament in Littleton this Saturday.
Well done to Donnacha O’Meara who was part of the Tipperary Under 15 Football panel who won the Dermot Early Cup in Abbotstown last week. Also well done to Kevin Cahalan who was part of the Tipp Under 16 football squad this year.
Lotto: The jackpot is at €4,650 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com
Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 30th August with Footloose. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: which was postponed last month due to the inclement weather has been rescheduled for next Saturday, 31st August at Birr Golf Club. Time-sheet from 9am to 12 noon.


Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Seymour family, Portroe on the death of Fr. Tom Seymour who died last week. Fr Seymour was curate in Lorrha & Rathcabbin from 1981-87. During that time he was vice-chairman of the club and also served on the selection committee of the senior hurling team, including the North title success of 1984. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.