Lorrha Notes

A peaceful haven in the heart of Lorrha for the weary traveller.

Lorrha Initiative.

Lorrha publicans the Maher family of the Friars Tavern have come up with a idea to help the weary traveller along a long road. They have set up two large tents in the vast area to the rear of the business, to facilitate walkers, cyclists, campers etc. Tua Campsite is situated right in the middle of Lorrha village and offers the weary traveller a tent to bed down under, space to pitch their own tent or park their camper in peaceful, clean and secure surroundings. At very, very keen rates, they will also serve pub food in your own space or under cover outdoors and on top of all that, they have music occasionally and all within Government guidelines. Well done to the Maher family for this great initiative which is a first for the village. For further details contact Daniel Maher on (087) 1935844.

Late Mary Dolan.

The death occurred on Saturday July 10th after a long illness of Mary Dolan, Abbeyville, Lorrha. Nee Mooney from Clareen, Mary passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She fought a long brave, hard and courageous battle and throughout it all she remained so positive never giving into her illness, accepting her fate in the end with great courage and dignity and was a true inspiration to all. Mary loved to be out and about meeting people having a chat and had a word for everyone. She loved her bridge playing and participated in different sessions which were held around locally. But she also loved golf referring often to ‘the girls’ and with them she not just played in Ireland but also travelled overseas on golfing breaks. She will be sadly missed by all the friends she met along the way and also from the community, as she was always up for a chat with whoever she met.
Predeceased by her son Alan and husband Fintan, she will be sadly missed by her three sons David, Colm and Brian, daughter-in-law Sinead, soon to be daughter-in-law Caroline, brothers, sisters, brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, her five grandchildren Emma, Alex, Cillian, Ross and Ruby, and a wide circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
Mary reposed at her residence on Sunday evening last and after funeral Mass the following day in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin, burial took place in Bonoham Cetery, Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.


A reminder that Lorrha Development Association/TidyTowns will hold its AGM on Thursday, 15th July at 8pm in Friars Park.

Clothes Collection.

Rathcabbin Hall committee continue to collect clothes on Sunday 18th July between 12.30 and 1.30.  Please drop off your unwanted bags of clean clothes or bedclothes to help raise some funds for the hall. Please note no duvets or pillows. If these dates and times are not suitable please call Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053 for further assistance.

U/14’s v St. Pats

Lorrha Camogie Notes

It was a busy week for Lorrha Camogie girls last week with the U12 match v Newport on Thursday evening and the U14 match v St. Pats taking place Friday evening followed by the Junior B match. All in all over 40 girls lined out in Lorrha jerseys over the two days providing great entertainment for the local supporters.

The U12’s put up a strong performance scoring 1 – 1 however, a very capable Newport side  finished well with 4-2 on the board. The girls have a break this coming week-end before playing Roscrea on the week-end of 26th . Any girl interested in playing aged 9 and over, please contact Caroline O’Brien on 087 2345817.
Our U14s are continuing their strong run leading from the start versus St Pat, final score 5-4 to  2 points. They now have three wins and one draw game under their belts. Next match is away Sunday 18th July to Slieve Felim and we hope the girls return with another win. Best of luck to all.
Our 2nd Junior B match of the league campaign was versus Moycarkey, which despite a good first half performance by Lorrha, finished 3-17 to 1-11. This was a tough close game with some fine individual performances. Our next match is against Moyle Rovers, details to be confirmed and the best of luck to the players and management.

Junior B team in action v Moycarkey

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipp senior hurling team who play Limerick in the Munster senior hurling championship final on Sunday next 18th  at  4.15pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The sides last met in the Munster final in 2019, a game that resulted in a win for Limerick on that occasion. We also wish Darragh Guinan and the Tipp minor team the best of luck in their game on Wednesday evening.

Kildare Teams With Lorrha Connections.

Kildare GAA recorded two notable victories recently when the U20 team beat Wexford in the Leinster hurling championship with Paul Dolan playing in the wing back position and our own Cian Hogan part of the management team. The following day the U17 team recorded victory over Laois with Niall Dolan featuring. Both Dolan brothers are sons of Liam Dolan formally Lissernane and nephews to Joe. Both Kildare teams progress to the next stage of their respective competitions.  Well done to all.

Hard Luck.

It was hard luck to Celine Guinan, Rathcabbin and the Tipperary U16A camogie team who lost out to Kilkenny, 4.17 to 4.11 in the All Ireland semi- final held on Sunday last in Banagher. Celine, who plays her camogie with Shannon Rovers, played a huge game in mid field, scoring, setting up scores and constantly feeding ball to the forwards. Well done Celine on your personal performance and keep it going.

Celine in action v Kilkenny

Marriage Preparation.

In addition to completing a recognised pre-marriage course, couples need to fulfil the requirements set by the civil register which for this area is in Tyone Health Centre, Nenagh 067 46 480 crs.midwest@hse.ie. Obtain Baptism and Confirmation certs and Make an appointment with Priest and complete the pre-nuptial form.

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.

Connect 21 is the Diocesan Youth Ministry Newsletter , please see https://www.killaloediocese.ie/connected-2021-killaloe-diocese-youth-news-letter/

This is a beautiful account of what has happened over the past three years and it raises the question could more be happening in our parishes and pastoral areas.

Welcome Help.

 We welcome back home to Redwood Fr. Pat Deely and in returning to his native parish, Fr. Pat  has been recently appointed by Bishop Fintan to assist Fr Tom & Fr Michael in our Pastoral Area. This is a great help to our two hard working priests and no doubt they will welcome the help. Fr Deely recently celebrated his silver jubilee of ordination to the priesthood. Well done Fr. Pat.

Faith History.

On a recent visit to Lorrha Bishop Fintan produced a beautiful video showcasing Lorrha, “an outstanding repository of Faith History”. To view Bishop Fintan’s video, please see the following link:  https://youtu.be/EwZu5jI-p74. Also available on the Lorrha Facebook page.

Grandparents Day.

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly is on Sunday 25th July with this year’s theme “I am with you always”

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €6,300. The numbers drawn were : 9-19-20-21 No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Sean McLeish, Louis Mulcahy, Margaret O’Brien, Frank Carroll. Promoters: Margaret O’Brien, Eamonn Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala.

Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €6,450 with a Match 3 pot of €140 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who lost to Templederry 4-19 to 1-21 at the weekend, a defeat which brings their league campaign to an end. The Seamus O’Riain Cup begins on the weekend of August 29th.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the juniors who lost to Silvermines 4-18 to 0-15 in the North ‘B’ League. The Junior championship begins on the weekend of July 24th.

Under 19 Hurling: Lorrha Rovers take on Roscrea in Roscrea this Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Under 15 Hurling: Lorrha host Kiladangan on Thursday in Moatfield at 7.00pm.

Under 11 Hurling: Lorrha host Templederry on Saturday at 11.00am

Cúl Camp: Takes place in Lorrha on the week July 19-23. Registration details online.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Brian Hogan and the Tipperary senior hurling team in the Munster final against Limerick.

Well done to Colm Fogarty, who was part of the Tipperary U20 team who played Waterford on Monday in the Munster championship.

EuroMillions Syndicate: All EuroMillions tickets are to be returned by next week. There will be a collection point in the dressing room next Tuesday 20th & Friday 23rd July from 7.00pm.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place in Portumna Golf Club on Saturday, 21st August, with Eoghan Gormally the society captain for the year.

Sympathies: To the Dolan family on the death of Mary Dolan, Abbeyville. May she Rest in Peace.