Lorrha Notes

Lorrha U14’s in action recently

Birthday Greetings.

Many congratulations and good wishes are extended to Bridget Hartnett Ballymacegan on the occasion of her 90th birthday recently. Bridget celebrated the occasion with her two brothers Philip and Christy along with her own family in the Portumna Retirement Home. Happy birthday Bridget and we hope you had a great time and that you enjoyed the celebrations. Many good wishes for the future Bridget.

Trees on the Land. 

Application to plant trees are now open for the 2021/2022 season. Open to all landowners, farmers, smallholders, community groups, schools, colleges, councils, sports clubs, golf courses, gardeners and others. Tree packs are available for planting small woodland areas, hedgerows, shelter belts, coppice and apple trees. Application Fees apply to all tree packs and are based on €0.50c per tree. Apple trees are more expensive at €18 each.  The smallest tree packs start at €6.
There are sponsored tree schemes for schools, colleges, farms, sports clubs, golf clubs, community groups and councils, details on the website.
The applications for trees will close at 6pm on Friday 8th October 2021.  This deadline applies to all landowners and tree planting schemes.  All of the information about the project and details for making an application are on the website at the following link. https://www.treesontheland.com/plant-trees-2021-2022Email: imogen@treesontheland.com Website: www.treesontheland.com

Free Collection.

Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a free collection. The event, hosted by Bord na Móna Recycling in partnership with WEEE Ireland, takes place Saturday, September 4, at Springfort Cross, Nenagh from 10am to 3pm, in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines. All household items with a plug or a battery will be accepted free of charge, including old washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and toys, cables, IT equipment, mobile phones, remote controls, and even watches. In 2020, the equivalent of 225,182 tonnes of CO2 emissions were avoided by recycling e-waste through the WEEE Ireland Scheme as opposed to landfilling. That is the equivalent of the annual carbon consumption of 4,504 hectares of trees.

Free Mattress Recycling Day.

In conjunction with Tipperary County Council’s Anti-Dumping Initiative 2021 mattresses will be taken in free of change on the following days at these Civic Amenity Site. Nenagh on the 10th September 2021 from 8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30 and at the Roscrea Civic Amenity Site on the 10th September 2021 from 8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30. This service is for domestic households only – Strictly no commercial use. Only clean and dry mattresses will be accepted. Contaminated mattresses posing a health or safety hazard will not be accepted. A maximum of 4 mattresses per customer (normal fees will apply for quantities greater than 4 mattresses). Normal charges will apply for any and all other waste items presented on the day.


Sympathy is extended to the Brophy family, Lisballyard on the death of Mary which occurred on Sunday 29th. May she rest in peace.

Network Meeting.

Local people who are blind or vision impaired are invited to attend NCBI’s Midwest Region Local Advocacy Network Meeting on Thursday the 2nd of September from 2 – 3 pm. It is an online meeting using TEAMS. Link will be distributed upon registering for the event. The Local Advocacy Network provides a platform for people in the local community to work together to break down barriers they are facing in their area. You can find out more information about the Local Advocacy Network, including the link to register to attend on www.ncbi.ie, by calling us on 01 33 43 53 or emailing campaigns@ncbi.ie.

Hard Luck

Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie team who lost their bid to make it through to an All Ireland final when they went under to Galway in the semi final on Sunday last. What a great showing Clodagh and the girls made and it certainly won’t take much more work before the long awaited break comes. Hard luck Clodagh.  In the meantime, the girls are back preparing for the club championship before starting all over again with the county for the next season.

Portumna Day Care Centre

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, the Portumna Day Care Centre team are making plans to reopen when conditions allow us to do so. To help us with our planning and to accommodate people within the available space in line with guidelines, we ask those that are interested in attending to send us their contact details, i.e. name, address and telephone number. New, as well as returning, attendees are most welcome! Please contact us with your details at: 087 430 2540 or portumnasocialservices@gmail.com  Volunteers are always needed, contact us at the same number if interested.


Tipperary Education and Training Board, have a wide variety of courses available Phone 067 31250 or email nenagh@atipperaryetb.ie for more information. Please note that there are also classes in Borrisokane Community College

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.

First Friday.

The First Friday Mass on September 3rd, will be celebrated in Lorrha Church at 8.00pm.


The Limerick-Killaloe Camino is a project being undertaken by the Church of Ireland. Please see following link for more information.  https://limerick.anglican.org/limerick-killaloe-camino/

Never Waste a Crisis.

On September 7th @ 7.30pm Trócaire will host a webinar called “Never Waste a Crisis” which explores the COVID-19 crisis in the context of business, human rights &  environmental activism, with reflections from Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti. You can register for this webinar by contacting Trócaire.

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.


The Ordination of Fr. Ger Nash, Bishop Elect of Ferns is being broadcast on St. Aidan’s Cathedral webcam; see https://www.staidanscathedral.ie/our-parish/webcam/ at 2.30pm on 5th September.

Interested in becoming a Samaritan volunteer?

Samaritans Ennis and Clare are currently seeking new volunteers for the autumn 2021training programme. Volunteers offer their time (approximately 3 to 4 hours a week) to help deliver a 24-hour emotional support service to callers from all walks of life.
If you are tolerant, open-minded, and willing to help others please call 085 1763491 or email ennis.branchrecruitment@samaritans.org for further information.


Alone Support manages a national support line and additional supports for people who have concerns or who are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Lines are open 7 days 8am – 8pm Call 0818 222 024

Lorrha Camogie.

Hard luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Camogie team in the All Ireland Semi-final, they fought to the bitter end and were unlucky to convert their goal chances.  Clodagh represented her club, family and county exceptionally well throughout the campaign and the whole parish is proud of her. We wish her the best of luck in her future playing career, she is an inspiration to all our young male and female players.

U12 & U14 championship

Our U12s had their final match v Drom & Inch, going down  4-1 to 1-0 , they now proceed to a semi final, proposed to take place on the weekend of 4/5 September. The U14s semi final have yet to be decided.


Lorrha Camogie Club wish to extend our sympathy to the Brophy family on the passing of Mary Brophy. Mary was a fine camogie player and won her first medals with Lorrha in 1968 beating Knockshegowna  and Borrisokane in North tournaments. In fact, Mary’s late father Michael was the first North Board Chairman which was also formed in 1968. Mary went on to win many medals with Lorrha alongside her sister Agnes and her father Michael who was a selector. May Mary rest in peace.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,350. The numbers drawn on 30 August were: 4-8-19-22. 4 Match 3’s share €180: Charlie Corrigan, Graham Houlihan, Eoin McIntyre, Stephen Reddan Greene. Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Kelly’s, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €7,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100 so make sure you are in the draw. Team 7 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Hard luck to the seniors who lost to St Mary’s in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup at the weekend. They take on Portroe in a fortnight’s time.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the junior B hurlers who lost to Portroe at the weekend. They take on Newport in their final game in two weeks time.

RIP: Sympathies to the Brophy family on the death of Mary Brophy, Lisballyard.