Lorrha Notes

Back to the rain after a lovely spell of the sunshine.

2021 Parish Calendar.

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns are looking for photographs for the 2021 edition of the very popular Lorrha/Dorrha Parish Calendar. If you are willing to loan your photographs for possible inclusion, please call Louis on (086) 8493595, Mary at (087) 2601413 or Rose on (086) 8647166. All hard copies will be returned. You can also email your photographs to info@

Church News.

Mass Times:  Monday Mornings at 9.30am in Lorrha Church (except Bank Holidays). Every Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lorrha Church.  Every Sunday morning at 11.30am in Rathcabbin Church, Borrisokane: 7.00pm Saturdays and  10.30am Sundays, Terryglass:           9.30am Sundays, Kilbarron: 8pm Saturdays, all for the foreseeable future.
Masses remain available remotely live at Borrisokane mass times and a recording from Fr Michael. Please check the following links:  www.twitch.tv/borrisokaneparish, www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/borrisokane/ and www.terryglass/kilbarron https://bit.ly/3bhnxfj.
The Rosary will be recited before both masses each weekend to ask for Our Lady’s protection during this pandemic and to end the spread of this awful virus which has affected our lives immeasurably.

Evangelising Irish Culture Today.

 A missionary initiative for the month of October, hosted by ‘The Hook of Faith’ are holding a zoom conferences on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, starting at 8pm.  Please see posters in  church for more info or contact thehookoffait@gmial.com.

October Mission Month 2020

Please follow the link below to a video for Mission Month, courtesy of Fr Tom O’Halloran. https://vimeo.com/458335093. The theme this year is “Together we are Mission, together we can do better”


Congratulations and many good wishes to all the children in the parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last 19th September in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. We hope they had a lovely memorable day with their families and we wish them all the best for the future.


Sympathy is extended to Tony Coen and family Lorrha on the death of his sister Margaret King, Glaway, which occurred on Monday 14th September. After funeral Mass on Wednesday 16th in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, burial took place in the New Cemetery, Bohermore. May she rest in peace.

Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st Sept to 4th Oct, feast of St. Francis of Assisi. It is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing and rejoicing. To mark this special time, members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Lorrha Development Association and the Environment Group which was formed last year are joining forces to do something practical to protect our natural environment. The plan is to plant bluebells, a great source of nectar for bees, under the deciduous trees in the grounds of Lorrha church. We plan to have a number of planting sessions over the coming weeks to give as many people as possible a chance to be involved. Planting will take place on Saturday evenings, starting on Sat 26th Sept between 6pm and 6.20pm and also on Sunday afternoons, starting on Sunday 27th between 3pm and 5pm. These sessions will continue until all the bulbs are planted. Come along whenever it suits and do your bit to care for our common home. Bring your own pair of gardening or plastic gloves because we’ll all be using the same long handled bulb planters. See you there.

Leaving Cert Students:

Many congratulations to all the Leaving Cert Students of 2020 from the parish who received their results recently. We hope you achieved your goal and wish you the best of luck in the future.

Best of Luck.

The best of luck to the Lorrha junior ‘B’ camogie girls and management who take on Moycarkey Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday coming the 27th September at 12 noon in the county pitch at the Ragg.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurlers and management on going down by five points to Mullinahone in the final of the Seamus O’Riain cup on Saturday last. Final score Lorrha 2.19 (25) Mullinahone 4.18 (30). The lads fought to the end with the goals coming from Cian Hogan and the points from Colm Fogarty, Eoin McIntyre (Captain), Chris Fogarty, Daniel O’Donoghue, Alan O’Meara and Cian Hogan. This is a young team that without doubt will be back.

A Helping Hand.

 Lorrha GAA club members are offering help to any elderly people in the parish who need help whether it’s to collect groceries, help with meals etc. during Covid – 19 Pandemic. Anyone needing help/support can ring: Joe Dolan (0879673124), Adrian Molloy (0872325234), Louis McCormack (0868492595), Maureen O’Meara (0872426965), Niall McIntyre (0857623158) who will all be happy to help.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to the Kildangan senior hurling team who made history on Sunday last to win their first Tipperary senior title when they beat Loughmore Castleiney by two points. Final score Kildangan 1.28 (31), Loughmore Castleiney 3. 20 (29)..

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,750. The numbers drawn on 21 September were: 8-13-19-21.  2 Match 3’s: Maureen Guinan and D&K Mannion share €100. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €9,900 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Hard luck to the team who lost to Mullinahone in the Seamus O Riain Cup final last weekend. There are lots of positives to take from the year and we hope the lads can build on this in the seasons ahead. Thanks to management and to all connected with the team for their efforts during the year.

Lorrha will be back in action in the North Hogan Cup on 3-4 October when they take on Borris-Ileigh.

Junior Football: Lorrha will play Shannon Rovers in the quarter final of the North Junior ‘B’ Football Championship.

Camogie: Best of luck to the Junior B Camogie team who take on Moycarkey/Borris at 12.00 in The Ragg on Sunday in the County semi-final.

Tipperary GAA Draw: Thanks to all who supported the draw this year. Unfortunately, we had no winners this week but there’s a long way to go.