Lorrha Notes

Many congratulations to Aisling Dillon, daughter of Teresa and Robert, Lorrha and Willie Ryan, Clonoulty Rossmore who were married on Sat Aug 7th in St. Ruadhans Church Lorrha. The newly weds enjoyed a reception in The Hardiman Hotel, Galway afterwards with their family. We wish them good health and happiness in the years ahead.


Be Alert.

Gardai in Tipperary are reminding the public to be alert and be wary of phishing scam going around the county at present. Three incidents  have occurred in the North of the county in recent weeks.  Just two weeks ago around €2,000 was taken from separate phishing victims in Nenagh and Roscrea. The victim in the Roscrea area lost €1,400, while in Nenagh a sum of €600 was taken from the person’s account. The third incident occurred last week in Nenagh this time amounting to a loss of €18,000. Gardai are appealing to people not to reply to a text message on their phone asking them to click on a link, do not click on the link is the message the Gardai want to get out there. The Gardaí are asking people to be mindful that incidents of this nature have become very commonplace.


Sympathy is extended to Patsy Hoctor and family, Clonmona on the death of her brother-in-law Jimmy Dilworth, Cabinteely, Dublin, which occurred recently after a long illness. Funeral took place in Dublin on Wednesday last. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the wife and family of Tom Carberry, formally Lorrha which occurred on Friday 13th in St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Tuesday last 17th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.  

Good Luck.

We extend the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie girls when they meet Waterford in the All Ireland quarter final on Saturday 21st . The game will be played in Páirc Ui Chaoimh with throw in down for 6.45pm. Good luck Clodagh.

Well Done.

Congratulations to our own parish man Ken Hogan who steered St. Rynagh’s to county success when they played Kilcormac/Killoughey in the 2020 final on Saturday last. Great teamwork throughout.

12 to 15 year old Registaring For Covid Vaccine.

With registration for Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds now since 12th August, the HSE has issued guidance for parents and guardians. Getting a child vaccinated is a personal decision and some parents may be hesitant.  According to the information on the HSE website: “Getting vaccinated is particularly important if your child is aged 12 to 15 and has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, or lives with someone who is at higher risk of Covid-19.” The HSE has provided the following information for parents who are undecided.
The benefits of the vaccine are, Covid-19 vaccines will protect your child from getting very unwell from Covid-19 if they have an existing health condition. It will also protect healthy 12 to 15 years old from mild to severe illness from Covid-19, multisystem inflammatory syndrome due to Covid-19, the risk of developing ‘long Covid’ symptoms, such as tiredness and fatigue, spreading Covid-19 to others and the children who are vaccinated will be less likely to miss school and other activities because of Covid-19.
The HSE advises that it is very rare that Covid-19 causes serious illness, hospitalisation or death in children. Only one in 100,000 children who get Covid-19 have to go to hospital. The risk of needing intensive care treatment is very low. However, children with certain health conditions are at higher risk of severe illness. They are more likely to have to go to hospital with Covid-19.

The HSE has stressed that thousands of people worldwide, including children aged 12 to 15, have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccines were tested on children during clinical trials. There have been no concerns reported about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 12 to 15. Parents and guardians are reminded to take extra care to protect their children if they choose not to get them vaccinated. They are advised to avoid situations where a child could pick up the virus. Details on the HSE website at hse.ie.

Camogie Supporting Charity.

The Camogie Association is delighted to announce they are proudly supporting ISPCC Childline, through the final stages of the 2021 All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships. Childline, Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for all of those aged up to and including 18, is always there to listen to and support any child or young person around any issue which might be on their mind. The service has remained available every day and night since Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced in the country. It continues to receive up to 800 online contacts, texts and calls every day and night from children and young people who reach out for support in relation to topics including school, friendships, loneliness, mental health difficulties and more.

Heritage walk with Diarmuid McAree of Crann on Saturday 14th in Lorrha. “Opening our eyes to the trees around us”. Lovely day.

Lorrha Heritage Event’s Success.

The damp conditions on Saturday last failed to upset the Lorrha Village walk with Forestry Consultant  Diarmuid McAree of Crann. “Opening our eyes to the trees around us” was a very informative and enjoyable talk and walk.  Organised by Lorrha Development Association in conjunction with Redwood Castle, the event was certainly very interesting where a lot was learnt from the morning stroll. The following day Sunday, The Heritage committee organized a successful “Picnic in the Park” supported by Lorrha Development Association. The sun shone on a wonderful action packed day with traditional music, dancing, children’s fancy dress and colouring competitions, hot food and fresh bakes, dramatic presentations and a teamwork art display by students from Bramble Art Studio. The two day events turned out to be a wonderful Heritage success in the village and all in celebration of National Heritage week. There was a host of people serving up great work which took hours of preparations behind the scenes and well done to all concerned.

Celine Guinan and Anne Marie Hough chatting during the heritage event “Bridging the Past” on Sunday last in Friars Park. 

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to Ken Hogan as manager of St Ryanagh’s in winning the Offaly County final at the weekend.
Well done to our U12 squad and management who put in a superb team performance to outscore Roscrea for a well deserved win last week. Two more away games remain in their group versus Toomevara and Drom & Inch and we wish them well with them.
Our U14 were awarded the last  game of their group by Carrick Swans, the next games have yet to be announced.
Best wishes and good luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior Camogie team in their quarter final versus Waterford  this weekend in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. .


Congratulations to Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock who both had a great game last week-end with the Tipperary U14 squad when the side drew with Limerick in the All Ireland series. This was a very tough game with Lily scoring a great goal while Leanne fed the forwards from centre field.  Well done girls and keep up the good work.

Final Reminder.

Lorrha Annual Parish Golf outing will take place this year at Birr Golf course on Saturday 21st August. Time sheet from 9am to 11am. Contact Tony Coen (087) 621 9639) or captain Owen Gormley (089)248 7369) to book in.

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.

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.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7050. The numbers drawn on 16 August were: 4-25-26-28. No Match 3. Lucky Dips: MMM Brophy, Christine Gantley, Sharon O’Donnell, Ann Gallagher. Promoters: Pauline Hoctor, Noreen Houlihan, D&K Mannion. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €7200 with a Match 3 pot of 160e so make sure you are in the draw. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support. The lotto jackpot is at €7,200 with a match 3 pot of €160. You can play online at clubforce.com while lotto envelopes can be dropped off at the clubhouse, Mulrooney’s The Ferry, Kelly’s Rathcabbin, or at the Scéal shop Lorrha. If you need lotto envelopes, contact Hubert Duggan (0872185995) or Kevin Molloy (0876738986).

Junior B Hurling: Well done to the junior B hurlers who got their North Championship campaign off to a great start, beating Burgess by 1-21 to 2-14 in Moatfield. The lads take on Silvermines this Saturday in Dolla at 6.30pm.

Lorrha Parish Golf Outing: Takes place this Saturday, 21st August in Birr Golf Club. Times available from 9-11.00am. Contact Tony Coen (0876219639) or captain Eoghan Gormally (0892487369) to book in.