Lorrha Notes

Local children all dressed up for the recent fancy dress competition held during Heritage Sunday in Lorrha. Pic: Rose Mannion.


Late Mary Brophy.

The peaceful death occurred on Saturday August 28th surrounded by her loving family at Tullamore Regional Hospital of Mary Brophy, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin.
Mary loved music and singing folk songs and in her younger life she saw many other Europeen countries in her vacation travels.
She played camogie with her home club Lorrha as a young woman growing up in the parish winning several medals with them over the years alongside her sisters.  Her late father Michael was the first North Board chairman and also a selector with the club. After finishing school, Mary worked for a long number of years in North Tipperary County Council and was well known through her work in the accounts department there. A gentle and kind lady, she was well liked and admired by her colleagues.
Predeceased by her parents Michael and Agnes and her brother Patrick, she will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters, John, Kathleen, Margaret, Agnes, Michael, Breda, Josephine and Donal, her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, wider family circle and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Wednesday September 1st. burial took place in Lorrha Cemetery. May Mary rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and many friends of Annie Keane formerly Santa Cruise House, Carrigahorig, Lorrha which occurred on Wednesday August 25th in London.  Predeceased by her husband Colm, brother Martin and son in law Selva Raj, she will be missed by her children, Helena, Michael and Mary, daughter-in-law Debbie, granddaughters Ceillie, Harlie, Marisha, Shelby, Madeline and Amelia, sister Mary and brother John, nieces, nephews, grandnieces. grandnephews, extended family, dear neighbours and many, many friends. May Annie rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations to all the young people from our parish who received their leaving cert results last Friday the 3rd. By all accounts they were all very happy. Well done to them all and many good wishes for the future.

Guided Pilgrimages.

Guided Pilgrimages will be held on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.   Advance booking is essential.  For further information email info@loughderg.org   or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. See www.loughderg.org. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.  F94 N289


Bishop Fintan reminds us of the Ordination of Antun Pasalic as Deacon for the Diocese of Killaloe Congratulations, good wishes and blessings to Antun who will be ordained deacon en route to priesthood for the diocese on Wednesday 8th of September in Ennis Cathedral at 7.30 pm.  You can join in on the ceremony on https://www.ennisparish.com/our-parish/web-cam/

Light it up Tipperary

Light it up Tipperary is a new resource lists a range of Public and Private services; Addiction, Bereavement & Suicide Support, Counselling Services, Domestic Violence, Mental Health Services and Primary Care/GP Services. The idea is to show all the services available to the people of Tipperary in one site that is easily accessible and user friendly. The project came about  as a result of research undertaken into a number of tragic events and  it was felt that there could be additional resources and services put in place for those who may require help or assistance.  Some of the public services are in one place and the private ones are in another place so it was a case of bringing all the services under one site which is https://www.light-it-up.ie/. A small thing like a sign or a poster can point someone in the right direction and can show them where to go.  It is important that the message goes out there that this site is live  and available to everyone.

Get Nominating.

The ‘Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year’ is today being unveiled as a new category for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021, the annual highlight of the Irish literary calendar that celebrates and promotes the very best of Irish writing talent. It’s designed to acknowledge an Irish author whose work has contributed significantly to the reader experience and enjoyment of Irish books during 2021. Nominations are uniquely open to librarians and library book club members nationwide to acknowledge their dedication, passion, and commitment to the literary community in Ireland. To cast their vote, librarians and library book club members will be invited by The Library Association of Ireland to visit: www.anpostirishbookawards.ie and nominate their favourite Irish author. With over 400 libraries, including public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries and special libraries, and almost 200 library book clubs across Ireland, nominations are expected to be in their thousands. Nominations for the ‘Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year’ will close on Saturday 18 September and a shortlist consisting of six finalists will be revealed on Thursday 21 October. The overall winner will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards on Tuesday 23 November 2021.
Each year, the An Post Irish Book Awards bring together a vast community who are passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – to recognise the very best of new and established Irish writing talent and 2021 will be no different. The ‘Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year’ will now be added to the wide range of other categories including Novel of the Year, Children’s (Junior and Senior), Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Lifestyle, Sports, Short Story, Poetry, Teen and Young Adult and Irish Language. It is the second new category to be added to this year’s awards, alongside the recently announced ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year.” Simply search for the hashtag online to get involved  www.anpostirishbookawards.ie


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.

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.

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.


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.


Cycle Against Suicide Reminder.

Don’t forget to donate whatever you can to the guys over at TherapyHub.ie who are doing some great work training for Cycle Against Suicide Mizen to Malin challenge on 19th Sept 2021.

CAS provide ‘community buddy’ training for someone within the club to become a support for those struggling with mental health and suicide.

To donate to their fundraiser, go to https://gofund.me/79fe9a9d

Michael O’Carroll of TherapyHub.ie and Lorrha has entered a team in ‘Cycle Against Suicide’  Mizen to Malin challenge over six days on September 19th. Michael and his team are raising funds for this charity to provide training for the ‘Community Buddy’ programme that creates a role within a club to identify and help those who might be vulnerable. Paddy Reddin has decided to take on this role in Lorrha & Dorrha Gaa club. Drumcullen Gaa club in Offaly, home club of Nicholas Lalor HQPhysio Birr, have also decided to take on this role.


At TherapyHub.ie we help people who are in need of direct mental health care. We also understand the need for mental health supports in the community and have therefore decided to enter a team into Cycle Against Suicide’s Mizen to Malin event in late September. We have been training over the summer covering 1500km so far across 10 counties to raise awareness and funds for this charity. We have an official fundraising channel with CAS – https://gofund.me/1c56f5d2

What do Cycle Against Suicide Do 

Cycle Against Suicide raise funds to run training and awareness programmes in the local community. ‘The Cycle Against Suicide Buddy Programme prioritises peer-to-peer action as a means to identify and help those who may be vulnerable.  Our programme trains and equips participants with the practical, hands-on skills and knowledge they need to deliver support  to those in mental health distress in their local communities’.

Camogie News.

U12 & U14 championship

Our U12s had a great win over Cashel  in their semi final in Dolla, a strong team performance was displayed with some great goals and points scored. They now proceed to a final, details to be announced.  The U14s take on Cahir in their semi final in The Ragg Camogie grounds on Monday 6th September , it’s a fine achievement by this group of players to finish in the top 4 out of 10 ten teams and testament to their work rate and determination on the field.


Well done to Lily Sherlock and Leanne Sullivan who scored 3 goals between them to help Tipperary U14s win their Munster Camogie Blitz at the weekend, and we wish them well in the All Ireland which will be held in Abbotstown next week-end. Great prospects for the future for Lorrha representation on Tipperary teams.

Our adult team are awaiting fixtures confirmation for the start of championship later in September.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,500. The numbers drawn on 6 September were: 1-13-26-32. 1 Match 3: Siobhan Kennedy wins €100. Promoters: Margaret Gleeson, Noreen Houlihan, Kevin Molloy. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €7,600 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support

Senior: The senior hurlers take on Portroe in round 2 of the Seamus O Riain Cup in Cloughjordan at 2.00pm this Saturday. Contact Maureen (08724269645) for tickets.

Junior Hurling: The juniors take on Newport in Newport this Friday at 6.15pm in a must-win game.

Under 15 Hurling: North ‘B’ quarter final v Moneygall/Clonakenny this Thursday in Toomevara at 6.30pm.

Under 13 Hurling: North ‘C’ hurling quarter final v Ballinahinch in Borrisokane this Thursday at 6.30pm.

Tipperary GAA Club Draw: Contact Kathleen Gleeson (0868694528) if interested in signing up. The first draw will take place in October. All members from last year will have received a brochure for this year’s draw, with subscription details included.

EuroMillions: Thanks to all our ticket sellers, promoters, and supporters for making the fundraiser a great success for the second year running. Thanks also to our generous sponsors: Killeen Bearings, Abbey Mills Roscrea, Arrabawn, Banagher Concrete, Loughnane Concrete, Smith’s Sand & Gravel, Lelagh; Liffey Mills, FBD Insurance, J&C Neville’s Roscrea, Gorman Hooper Dolan, Dan Lynch & Sons Portumna. Please support our sponsors.