Lorrha Notes

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.

Bluebell Planting:

Planting will continue on Sunday 11th October from 3 to 5pm (weather permitting) and will continue at this time on Sunday afternoons until all the bulbs are planted. It is envisaged that this will be a community project, involving as many people as possible and highlighting something practical we can do to protect wildlife and the natural environment. So do come along for a few minutes on one of the coming Sunday afternoons to plant a few bulbs. Bring the children, be part of the team, make a difference.

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.

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”
Killaloe Diocese together with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles invites you to join them online on the 7th October at 7pm for a Mission themed prayer meeting.  Register at http://bit.ly/killaloe (spaces are limited so book early).  Live stream at facebook.com/OLAsisters.

Camogie Update:

Commiserations to our Junior Ladies and Management that lost out to Templemore by 2 points in our camogie county final last Saturday. A huge amount of work went into this campaign and a special word of thanks to Ken Hogan and Aiden McIntyre for their commitment. The work rate of the girls was second to none for the past few months and in each match they provided great entertainment with excellent scores, frees, saves and defensive play. We wish Clodagh McIntyre the best of luck with the Tipperary team in the championship.

Our U14s have  3 more games in their league and continue to hurl with great pride and work rate against teams that are older them, great prospects for next year!

Well done to our U12s who recently beat Clonoulty in their county shield final in Ballycahill. An impressive performance from all the girls.

Help Line:

A COVID-19 support line is available for older people and is managed by ALONE,  a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,050. The numbers drawn on 5 October were: 8-12-18-29. 2 Match 3’s: Bernie Naylor and Theresa Harding share €120. Promoters: Eamonn Maher, John McLeish, Thomas P Cahalan.
Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Camogie: The Lorrha junior B camogie team suffered an agonising two point defeat to Templemore in the county final last weekend. Hard luck to the girls who have shown tremendous heart to keep on bouncing back. Their day will come. Thanks to all connected with the team for their efforts during the year.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €10,200 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play online at clubforce.com.

Hogan Cup: The Lorrha seniors were to take on Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup this Friday under lights in Borrisoleigh but now that all club fixture are off, this will probably be played when the Covid  restrictions are lifted.

Junior B football: The lads fell at the first hurdle to Shannon Rovers, losing out on a scoreline of 3-7 to 2-7, which brings their football campaign to an end.

Blood donation: Takes place in Moatfield, Lorrha GAA Club between 3:00pm – 5.00 pm & 7:00pm – 9pm on Tues 13 Oct. Appointment only, regular and new Donors please phone 1850 731 137 for appointment.