Lorrha Notes

Clodagh McIntyre in action for Tipperary when the side met Offaly in the 1st round of the championship

Monaghan Tragedy With Lorrha Connections.

The tragic car accident on Friday night last July 16th that claimed the life of 19 year old Brendan ‘Ogie’ Duffy came just a short time after Ogie captained the Monaghan football team to victory over Donegal in the Ulster U20 semi-final. He was a promising young player who was also a member of the senior squad. Ogie was nephew of Padraig O’Meara, Curragha and he paid many visits to Lorrha and to his cousins Michael, Catherine, Denis and Hannah to whom we offer our deepest sympathy as well as to his parents Esther and Brendan and sisters Claire and Áine, his aunts, uncles, relations, friends and all his team mates. His mother Esther grew up in Portumna while his grandfather Dan O’Meara, who farmed in Curragha, captained the Lorrha senior hurling team of 1948 to North victory.  His grandmother was Mary Moylan from Cullagh in Rathcabbin.
After funeral Mass in St. Maccartan’s Cathedral Monaghan on Wednesday 21st. burial will take place to St. Joseph’s Old Cemetery, Latlurcan. May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Dermody and family Rathcabbin on the death of her mother Bridie Troy, Kilcormac which occurred on Friday July 16th. after a long bravely fought illness.
After funeral Mass in Saint James’ Church, Eglish on Monday last 19th. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Dolan family Lorrha and Rathcabbin and extended relatives on the recent death of  Tom McCrory, husband of Freda Dolan, who died in England. Funeral will take place in England. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Camogie Notes

The club would like to offer sympathy to Catherine and Hannah O’Meara Curragha on the tragic death of their first cousin Brendan ‘Ogie’ Duffy, Monaghan which occurred last Friday. May he rest in peace.
The U12 girls have a home game v Roscrea on Monday evening 26th and we wish them the best of luck.
The U14’s were in hard luck last Sunday when they went under to Slieve Felim by just one single point in a hard fought game in sizzling heat on Sunday last. We now await the outcome of the last round.


Commiserations to Brian Hogan and the Tipp senior hurling team who lost the Munster senior hurling championship final on Sunday last to Limerick in a game of two halves, and Limerick’s third in a row.

Well Done.

Congratulations to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary U20 team who beat Waterford in an extra time thriller of a quarter final with Colm landing 0.2 for Tipp from the corner forward position. Colm will be in action again when Tipp take on Cork in the semi final which will be held in Semple Stadium.
Also well done to Darragh Guinan who pierced the net with 2.0 in the full forward position for the Tipp U17 squad on their outing. Well done lads. Meanwhile congratulations is also in order for Clodagh McIntyre  who is keeping the flag flying for the females when she helped the Tipperary senior camogie team to victory over Offaly in the first round of the championship held on Sunday last in Banagher. Well done Clodagh and the best of luck next Sunday against Limerick in The Ragg camogie pitch. Time to be confirmed.

Preliminary Announcement.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Your captain this year is the legend Owen Gormally. Time sheet 9am to 11am. Further details later.

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.

 Lough Derg Pilgrim Path 

Situated on the Lough shore the Lough Derg Pilgrim path is open daily and is a 12km and  8km option. There will be a guided walk on Sun. 25th and Sat.31st July, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  More dates will be announced in late August and early September. Bookings and details: email info@loughderg.org  071 9861518 www.loughderg.org

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.


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 €6450. The numbers drawn were: 3-10-15-16 1 Match 3: Conor Croxford wins €140. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Margaret O’Brien, Kevin Molloy. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €6,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Tipperary: Well done to Darragh Guinan (minor), Colm Fogarty (u20) and Clodagh McIntyre (Senior) who played their part in Tipperary wins in the last week. Hard luck to Brian Hogan on the Munster final loss and best of luck to all of our county players in their next round of games.

Under 17 Hurling: v Roscrea in Lorrha next Monday at 7.00pm

Under 15 Hurling: v Borrisokane in Borrisokane this Thursday at 7.00pm

Under 13 Hurling: v Ballinahinch in Shallee next Tuesday at 7.30pm

Under 11 Hurling: v Ballinahinch in Shallee this Saturday morning at 11.00am

Euro-Mullions Tickets: Will be collected this Wednesday and Friday in the field at 7.00. All tickets to be in by Friday.

Lotto: The jackpot is at €6,450 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).

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

Sponsorship: Thanks to David Fogarty, House Fitness, for his sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the senior team for the coming year.

Sympathies: To the O’Meara family, Curragha on the tragic passing of nephew and cousin Brendan Óg Duffy, Monaghan. May he Rest In Peace.