Lorrha Notes

September Sunset.

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@ Also, anyone wishing to advertise their business in the calendar can do so by contacting one of the above.

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.

First Friday.

Mass for First Friday will be celebrated on Friday next the 2nd October in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha at 8pm.

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”

Lorrha Connections.

We have all become accustomed to the softly spoken voice of Dr. Ronan Glynn, Assistant Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Health Protection Unit for the Department of Health, whether it be on TV or radio, as he advises us on all matters Covid- 19. But did you know that Dr. Ronan has Lorrha and Aglish relatives?  His mother Mary was born in Clogheigh, Aglish. His aunt is Kathleen McCormack of Abbeyville, Lorrha  and he is nephew to Eamon Fitzpatrick. It’s a tough job that Dr. Ronan and the team are doing but we wish them all continued success in their efforts to keep the people of Ireland safe at this difficult time.

Planting Continues.

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council, Lorrha Development Association and the Environment Group which was formed last year have come together to plant bluebells-  a great source of nectar for bees, under the deciduous trees in the grounds of Lorrha church. Planting continues on Saturday evenings, weather permitting, between 6pm and 6.20pm and also on Sunday afternoons, 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.

Well Done.

Congratulations to the Lorrha junior ‘B’ camogie girls and management who are through to the county final after their comprehensive victory over Moycarkey Borris in the county semi-final on Sunday last. Final score Lorrha 2-20 Moycarkey Borris 2-5.  Well done girls. Lorrha will play Templemore in the final on Saturday coming October 3rd at 2.30 in the county camogie pitch at the Ragg and we wish them well.

Positive Ageing Week.

Positive Ageing Week 2020 will take place from 28th September to 2nd of October. This year, as never before, it is even more critical that we engage with and support our older adults in providing information to support us as we positively age in Ireland. This project is a partnership project, funded by Healthy Ireland the partners include the Local Authority, the Older Peoples Councils and staff from HSE Older People Services and Health Promotion including North Tipperary.  Collectively they have put together a fantastic showcase and content to compliment the Age Action Theme for Positive Ageing Week 2020 “to celebrate the older person in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities.” They have provided content across 3 themes; Health and Wellbeing, Information Session, Culture and Diversity. To get involved follow this link:  https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/positive-ageing-week-2020. The event will be broadcast through zoom and after the 6th of October all content will be available on www.tipperarycoco.ie so if you miss a session or want to watch it back the content will be available for you to view again.

GAA Notes

Lotto Jackpot.

There was no winner of this week’s Lotto Jackpot €9900.  Numbers drawn were 1 – 9 – 21 – 24

No Match 3s, 4 lucky dips: Seamus O’Meara, Denis Slevin, E & R Moore, Katie Mannion. Promoters: Kelly’s, Martina Duffy, John McLeish.  Next Monday’s jackpot is €10’050 with €120 Match 3 pot.

Camogie: Well done to the Junior B Camogie team who booked their place in the county final by defeating Moycarkey Borris by 2-20 to 2-5 in The Ragg last Sunday. The team will take on Templemore in the final this weekend. Keep an eye on our social media for fixture details. Congrats also to the U12 camogie team who defeated Clonoulty Rossmore to win the county shield on what was a great weekend for the camogie club.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10’050 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Hogan Cup: The Lorrha seniors take on Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup this weekend. Fixture TBC.

U21 football: Hard luck to the Lorrha Rovers minor footballers who lost out by 1-15 to 2-7 to Moneygall Clonakenny on Sunday, a loss which ends their interest in the championship.

U16 football: Lorrha to take on Toomevara in Toome on Oct 4 at 5.00.

U14 football: Lorrha to take on Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry on weekend Oct 10/11. Fixture TBC.

Well done: Congrats to our fellow North divisional team Kiladangan on their county championship success.