Lorrha Notes

The lovely Friars Park in Lorrha looking radiant at this time of year.

Lorrha Camogie.

U14.  Well done to the U14 girls who held out for a hard earned draw against Cahir on Sunday evening last in Motefield . Final score Lorrha 1.6 Cahir 2.3. This was a very entertaining game from two evenly matched sides where very little separated them throughout. When it seemed the visitors from South Tipp were going to take the spoils, Lorrha dug deep showing great team work to hold out for a well deserved draw. Lorrha’s next outing is away to Moneygall on Sunday next 27th  at 6pm and we wish the girls the best of luck.

U 12. The very young U12 squad are out in the first round of the championship this Wednesday evening 23rd when they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Ardcroney at 7.30pm. and we wish players and management the best of luck.  Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.

Junior’s. The junior B squad will commence their League campaign on Thursday 1st July away v Roscrea with a home match v Moycarkey on Friday 9th July.

New Cathaoirleach.

Well done to our parish man councillor Michael O’Meara who has been elected unopposed as the incoming Cathaoirleach of Nenagh Municipal District Council at a recent meeting of Nenagh MDC. We also congratulate Cllr. Ger Darcy who was elected unopposed as leas-chathaoirleach. Well done to both men and we wish them the best of luck in the year ahead.

Cures From The Past.

Between 1937 and 1939, more than 50,000 Irish school children were enlisted to help record and preserve stories handed down from their parents, grandparents, and neighbours. This was to become one of the most ambitious and successful folklore projects of that era and it is now housed in the National Gallery. Here is an example. Jesters, a little, blue, cup-shaped flower is a cure for jaundice, cough-grass for a cold, buttercup for a disease known as heart-burn, chick-weed for a swollen joint. House-leek was used for sore eyes and colts-foot for a sore throat. Food or drink left behind by a ferret was a cure for whooping cough. Garlic, boiled in milk is a cure for a cough. For a person suffering from whooping-cough the cure was to go out under a donkey or to eat some of the food that a ferret would leave after him. If a person had warts on the hand and accidentally came across a stone with a little hole and water in it and washed the warts in the water they would disappear. The cure for a stye on the eye was to point ten gooseberry thorns at the eye for three days. The cure for ring-worm was for the seventh son or daughter to rub their hand to the affected part for three days in succession. These medicines/cures are used for curing diseases but are not used nowadays owing to development of doctors’ and hospital treatment. Very interesting to note how far medicine has developed.

Safe Summer Holidays.

Now that the three schools in the parish have closed for the summer holidays we wish both students, staff and parents a safe and enjoyable summer break and hope all can return in September to a different environment than that experienced since March 2020. Enjoy the break all and keep well.

Roll out of Covid Vaccine 2021

Registration is now open for people aged 30 – 39 on the HSE website’s Portal. Or call 1850 24 1850. The over 50’s who for whatever reason didn’t receive the vaccine before now, can now receive their vaccination in the pharmacy –the HSE have  a county by county list of pharmacies taking part. Please have ready your PPS No., Eircode etc.

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.
Confirmation this year for Lorrha, Redwood and Rathcabbin will take place on Tuesday 24th August at  7:30pm


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.

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 €5,850. The numbers drawn on 22 June were: 3-4-11-18. 2 Match 3’s share €100. Charlie Corrigan & Trevor Sherlock. Promoters: Maria Brophy, Margaret Gleeson, John McLeish. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €6000 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

AGM: Was held on Monday night, when our Euro Millions fundraiser for 2021/2022 was also launched. Anybody who wishes to join our syndicate is to contact secretary Maureen Guinan (0872426965). Officers for 2021 will be confirmed in next week’s notes.

Senior hurling: The senior hurlers travel to Ballina to take on Ballina in round two of the county senior hurling league this Sunday at 12.00 in Ballina.

Junior hurling: Hard luck to the juniors who lost their first round of North Tipp League to Nenagh by 1-18 to 1-11 on Sunday.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €5850 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).

U15B Football: Lorrha host Kiladangan this Thursday night in the North Tipp cup semi-final. The 13 and 17s aren’t in action this week.