Lorrha Notes

And watch the sun go down on Galway Bay………

Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns.

The committee of Lorrha Development/Tidy Towns welcomes and  acknowledges the huge effort that has been put into the cleaning up of the village and surroundings on recent Wednesday evenings. It is very heartening to hear that volunteers have been out in such numbers and going about the job with enthusiasm  and pride. Has a new day dawned for Lorrha? We sincerely hope so.

Lorrha Camogie.

Juvenile teams. Our U14s have 2 matches completed in their championship with a home win over Ballingarry and a narrow defeat away to Templemore. Next match is Sunday 20th June v Cahir in Tony Reddin Park.
Our U12s will start their championship v Kilruane, week beginning 21st June. Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.
Our Junior B team played a very entertaining challenge match v Shinrone during the week with some impressive scores made. Final score 5- 18 to 3 -18 to Shinrone.
Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior team on their narrow defeat in the League semi-final. We look forward to their championship campaign.


Commiserations to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team who came up against a hungry Waterford side in their meeting last Sunday and losing out by five points, their first loss of the season. Final score Waterford 2.29 to Tipperary 3.21 in their NHL game. Tipp will now turn their attentions to the Munster championship which starts on June 27th. but Tipp won’t field till a week later on July 4th.  Elsewhere, Offaly earned their place in the Division 1B league for next year alongside neighbours Tipperary after winning all their league games.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary camogie squad who lost out to All Ireland champions Kilkenny in the league semi-final on Sunday last. This was real hard luck for Tipp who were by far the better team throughout the game as they displayed huge intensity to upset the cats who played second fiddle for most of the game. However, goals win matches and two very quick goals coming so close to the end of the game, was to leave the Tipp girls trailing by a mere two points 3.12 to 0.19 on the final whistle. Sport can definitely be cruel. The girls will now turn their attentions to the championship.

Training With County Teams.

The best of luck to Colm Fogarty who is training with the U20 county panel and to Darragh Guinan who is training with the Minor panel. We wish them all the best for the season ahead and indeed to all the younger players in the parish who are presently attending trials at various levels. Well done to them all and we wish them well.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is expected to be open before this week is out for people aged 30 – 39 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or call 1850 24 1850. Please have your PPS No. Eircode etc ready.


Sympathy is extended to Ann and Mick Reddan and family Lorrha on the death of Ann’s sister Bernadette Guinan  Ferbane which occurred recently. May she rest in peace.

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 7pm Saturday. Kilbarron: 8pm Saturday.  Terryglass: 9.30am Sunday. Borrisokane 10.30am Sunday. Please wear face masks in the Church.
The Rosary will continue to be recited before both masses each weekend.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses please contact the church sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha, and Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin.

Sacrament of Confirmation:

Confirmation this year for Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin will take place on Tuesday 24th August at  7:30pm As there is very little time left in this school term and the teachers will kindly be putting the final touches to the preparation, sorting booklets and a small amount of young people involvement, we’d like to invite you and your child to do a prayer to the Holy Spirit, that might go something like this: -“The gift of the Holy Spirit that I need at this time is…..”Please complete the sentence and get your young person to bring it back to school this Monday 14th June. These prayers will be put into one prayer for the Holy Communion reflection on your confirmation night and we all will pray it together.


Lough Derg 2021 regrets that it will not be possible to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on.  Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or www.loughderg.org.

Good Wishes.

Best wishes and prayers for Fr Ger Nash, Diocesan Secretary and Pastoral Planning Co-coordinator in the diocese who has been appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Ferns, which comprises mostly of County Wexford.

Bereavement Support.

Milford Care Centre is offering an online Bereavement Support Education Programme commencing on Wednesday September 15th and running over 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm with a personal development week-end on October 2nd and 3rd. If you are interested and would like to participate you can call (061) 485800.

Did You Know

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, you’re not alone. Call Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,700. The numbers drawn on 14 June were: 9-11-12-24. 2 Match 3’s: Michael Coen and Willie Lambe (Balleragh) share €100. Promoters: Kevin Molloy, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet.

Because of the Online AGM next Monday evening, the next draw lotto draw will be on TUESDAY 22 JUNE for a jackpot of €5,850 with €100 Match 3 pot. Team 4 in charge. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior hurling: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who lost to Portroe in the first round of the County League, 0-27 to 0-18 on Sunday. Seniors are not out next weekend, and will be playing round two the following weekend away to Ballina or Templederry

Tipperary: Hard luck to Brian Hogan, Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan who were part of losing Tipperary teams at the weekend.

Football: The Under 17’s took on Toomevara in Toomevara on Monday; see social media for result. The U13s and U15s both have a bye this week.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 21st June on Zoom. The link for the meeting will be posted on our social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) during the week.

Our 2021/2022 Euro Millions syndicate will be launched at the meeting.

AGM: Will take place on Monday June 21 on Zoom. The link for the meeting will be posted on our social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) during the week. Our 2021/2022 Euro Millions syndicate will be launched at the meeting.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5700 with a match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, at Mulrooney’s, Kelly’s, or at the Scéal shop. If you need Lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).