Lorrha Notes

Belated congratulations to Rathcabbin man Declan Molloy who captained Leitrim to their first All Ireland.

Lorrha Tidy Towns.

Lorrha scored 320 markes in this year’s competition, up four marks on last year. The most promising aspect is, no marks were lost on any category which is very important. Congratulations to all on another year of hard work with a special mention to the estate resident’s for their work.  In order to advance in this competition, more volunteers are required for work evenings and to carry out the required work to gain more marks. The report is available to read on the Tidy Towns website and do keep up the good work. Well done all.

Lorrha 2020 Parish Calendar.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted photographs for the 2020 edition of the Lorrha Parish Calendar.  Thanks also to everyone who has taken out advertising space, it is much appreciated. All money raised from the sales of the calendar goes back into the village.

Final Reminder.

It’s not too late to get your name down for the Lorrha and Dorrha Parish Golf Society day out on Saturday  coming 19th October in Birr Golf Club – 11.30 to 1.00pm. Please contact Tony Coen on (087) 6219639.

Ploughing Meeting.

North Tipperary Ploughing meeting this Wednesday evening the 16th in the Yanks Inn, Borrisokane at 9.00pm. All members are requested to attend.

Church News.

Vigil Mass in Redwood Castle on Saturday Oct. 19th at 6.30pm and in Rathcabbin Church the following day at 11.30am.

Padre Pio Mass.

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Birr this Thursday October 17th. Rosary at 7.00 and Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Date for your Diary.

The Healing Gaze of Christ Saturday 26th October in the Pastoral Centre, Nenagh from 2.00 -5.00pm. Presenter will be Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC. Cost €10. Booking essential from Srs. Patricia Greene or Rita Corry on (067) 32830.


Sympathy is extended to Imelda Gormaly and family Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Ned Gaynor, Ennis. After funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church Ennis on Sunday last 13th .burial took place in Drumcliffe Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Well Done.

Well done to two Lorrha men Conor ‘Red’O’ Sullivan (manager) and Jimmy Dunne (selector) who steered Toomevara to Intermediate camogie success on Sunday last over a fancied Thurles Sarsfields side in a thrilling Intermediate  county final on a scoreline of 0.19 to 2.10. Well done lads and the best of luck in the Munster Final on November 9th. See report on game elsewhere in this paper.

Good Luck.

Best of luck to Lorrha Jnr B Camogie team and management of  Ken Hogan, Aidan McIntyre, Martin Young, in the final against Fethard on October 26th at 11.00am in The Ragg camogie grounds. The girls are holding a fundraising table quiz this coming Friday night Oct 18th at 9.30pm (sharp) in Kelly’s Pub, Rathcabbin. Adults €10, students €5. Raffle on the night with top prize of a car trailer load of timber and other great prizes to be won. All are welcome.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes: 

Progressive 25 Cards continue and the winners from last week on 11 games was shared by Jimmy & Pat and Tony & Pakie. 2nd prize on 9 games was Micheal & Mary.  Cards continue on Friday night at 8.30pm

Martin Kennedy Retirement Function.

In recognition of Martins years of service as a post man in our parish, a celebration night will take place in Rathcabbin Hall on Friday 25th October, starting with Mass at 7.30pm. followed by a presentation to Martin. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to your presence on the night to show your appreciation to Martin.

Good Luck Clodagh.

We extend the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre who has been nominated for a camogie soaring star award for her performances throughout the year with Tipperary Intermediate team and Senior panel. The 16th annual All-Stars banquet sponsored by Liberty Insurance will take place in Citywest Hotel this coming Saturday October 19th. Good luck Clodagh.

A Gardening Night.

Aglish Sociable Ladies presents a gardening night with Treasa from Arrabawn, on Wednesday night October 23rd at 8.00pm in Aglish Hall.  Adm: Members €5, non members €10.00. All welcome.

Open Evening.

Portumna Community School open evening for incoming First Year students in September 2020 is scheduled for Thursday October 24th.   Registration from 6.30pm followed by the Principals address at 7.15pm All are welcome.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €3,600. Numbers drawn were: 6-19-20-30.
3 Match 3’s share €100: Agnes Sherlock, Chris Hoctor, DLK. Promoters: D&K Mannion, Liam Reddish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday’s draw is for a jackpot of €3,750 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 4 in charge of draw; Team 2 on Saturday rota. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior Football: Lorrha have progressed to the County Junior ‘B’ Football Championship quarter finals where they have been drawn against Moyne-Templetuohy with the game to be played this Saturday, 19th October in Moneygall at 2.00pm. All support would be appreciated.

Under 21 Hurling: The under 21 hurling championship will commence now on the October Bank Holiday weekend.

Best of Luck: to Ken Hogan who manages St Rynagh’s in the Offaly senior hurling final against Birr this Sunday.

Camogie: Well done to Conor O’Sullivan and Jimmy Dunne who managed Toomevara to the County Intermediate Camogie Championship title on Sunday.

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, 18th October with Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.