Lorrha Notes

Live Music Event.

A music event with singing and dancing, will take place on Sunday September 15th in Friars Park, Lorrha. This is a free event with bucket donations, if desired to North Tipp Hospice.  There will be several musicians taking part, a BBQ with Denis, tea and refreshments will be served and amusements for the children too including face painting. A great afternoon is in store so do come along and there might be a surprise guest!!  Further information from (087) 931 7812 or (086) 864 7166.

National Ploughing Championships.

The annual National Ploughing championships will take place this year over three day’s 17th, 18th and 19th September in Ballintrance, Fenagh, Co. Carlow.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Lorrha Church on Saturday September 14th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am. Details of Mass times, dates and contact details are available on the parish web site www.lorrhadorrha.ie


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

Rathcabbin Hall News.

Cards are back in Rathcabbin!
Progressive 25 is returning weekly each Friday night starting Friday 27th September in Rathcabbin Hall. Time 8.30pm. Tell your friends and neighbours.

Fitness class on your doorstep!
Ignite Fitness are running fitness bootcamp classes starting Monday 16th September in Rathcabbin Hall from 7:30pm -8:30pm. Pay as you go, only 5euro!

Rathcabbin Hall committee welcome new volunteers to help in the maintaining of our important community facility. If you would like to offer some of your time when you can, please contact 087 1364 936 to have your name added to the text notices. The hall is also available to rent, contact number above for details.

2020 Parish Calendar.

Anyone with photographs, poems or indeed a story that might be suitable for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish calendar, please contact (086) 8493595/ (087) 2601413/ (086) 8647166. All hard copies of photographs will be returned.

Back after Summer Break.

Aglish Sociable ladies are back after the summer break, on Wednesday September 25th in Aglish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome especially new members.

Banagher Horse Fair.

Banagher Horse Fair  will take place on Sunday 15th September 2019.


The Climate is Changing; How Can We?

Nenagh Library will be hosting as part of our 2019 EDIC Programme of Events on Thursday 26th  September at 7pm  a Citizens Dialogue on climate change & sustainability.  and would welcome your support in promoting the event.  Climate change and sustainability is undoubtedly the single greatest challenge of our generation and that the changes we make today will directly affect our young people in the future;

The title of this talk is ‘The Climate is Changing; How Can We?’ with keynote speakers on the night, Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist, and Gerard Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland. There will be a panel discussion afterwards with panellists Paul Kenny, CEO Tipperary Energy Agency and Gregg Allen, Project Manager Community Power, Templederry which will be chaired by Fran Curry of Tipp FM. This talk is an opportunity for people to ask questions and learn the facts about climate change;  to find out what they can do to make a difference and to make their voices heard in the debate.


There was 1 lucky winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800 with John Moore of The Ferry selecting the lucky numbers: 5-12-17-21.
The Winning Promoters were D&K Mannion.  Next Monday’s jackpot reverts to €3000 with Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Our senior hurlers suffered another agonising defeat in the O Riain Cup on Sunday when going down 2-23 to 2-17 to Carrick Swans in Littleton on Sunday. Shorn quite a number of players through injury, Lorrha played well for long spells but Swans finished strongly to win and claim passage to the quarter finals of the competition while Lorrha are now out.

Lorrha’s next game with the North senior hurling quarter final v Templederry on Sunday 15th September in Dolla at 3.30pm. Best of luck to the players and mentors.

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 were due to take on Silvermines in the North ‘B’ Championship quarter final on Monday week last. However, Silvermines were unable to field with the North Board awarding the game to Lorrha Rovers Gaels who progressed to the semi-final where they took on Borrisokane in Puckane on Tuesday (yesterday) but were defeated 2-18 to 2-8.

Under 16: Hard luck to the under 16’s who were defeated 2-18 to 3-10 by Borris-Ileigh in the North ‘B’ Hurling Final in Templederry on Sunday. The team did superbly well to get to the final and were unfortunate to go dow to a good Borris-Ileigh team. Well done to the players and mentors for their efforts this year.

Under 13: The Under 13 hurlers suffered their first defeat in their fourth game of the ‘B’ Plate with a 6-13 to 3-5 loss to Silvermines last Tuesday week, while on Friday 6th September they played Roscrea in Moatfield but were defeated 2-8 to 1-5. This Saturday, they play Silvermines in the semi-final in Puckane @ 9.30am with the final at 10.30am if they are successful.

Under 11: In the ‘C’ Plate, Lorrha defeated Templederry 1-10 to 1-1 in Moatfield last Wednesday. This Saturday, 14th September, they play Borris-Ileigh in Borrisoleigh at 10.00am

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: The September draw took place last Friday night, however, the club had no winners this month. Thanks to all our subscribers and we ask all promoters to bring their accounts up to date.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at www.clubforce.com

Social Dancing: in the GAA Centre on Friday, 13th September with Noel Ryan. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Smile Awhile!

An English Foreman on a building site was interviewing an Irish University student for a summer job. To test his general knowledge he asked the student the difference between a girder and a joist. ‘Well’, said the student ‘Girder (Goethe) wrote Faust and Joist (Joyce) wrote Ulysses’