Lorrha Notes

Ciarán Hough with ball firmly clutched in his hand, tries to avoid the challenge of Michael Creamer Portroe, when the sides met last week. 

North Tipp Ploughing.

The North Tipp ploughing held their first meeting after eighteen months, on Tuesday night of last week.  Chairman Ray Clancy mentioned how strange this year’s championships will be as they will certainly be ‘like no other’.
The National Ploughing Championships brings together the most skilled competitors from all over the country but because of uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions, the event will take place behind closed gates on this Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th and will be strictly for competitors and their helper only and there are a number of rules to be adhered to.
Six competitors will represent the North of the county and the following were wished the best of luck, Ethan Harding, Joe Slattery, James Hough, Ciáran Milne, Tom Duffy and Ray Clancy. A minutes silence was held for a number of families who suffered bereavements in the last eighteen months or so.
Get well wishes were extended to John Cahalan who is presently recovering at home from a broken leg. We wish John a speedy recovery.


October is Reuse month and Tipperary County Council is organising a free online workshop that will deal with reducing food waste. Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year. That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin. With that in mind, the council is inviting Tipperary people to attend this workshop which takes place on October 6th at 10am. This session will cover everything from meal planning, recipe swaps to preserving and growing your own. It will also look at food storage, what best before dates to ignore and jazzing up leftovers for a tasty packed lunch. From composting to preserving, it’s all covered in the 2 hour session. This event is sponsored by Tipperary County Council for the residents of County Tipperary. You can register for the workshop via the Tipperary County Council website. https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/

Weekend Retreat.

Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren? Experience the silence and beauty of this unique landscape through walking mindfully on ancient pathways or limestone pavements. Get to know some of the rare flora and appreciate our rich faith heritage in one of the many ancient sacred sites. If the answer is yes, then the Burren weekend retreat just might be well up your street. Taking place on the weekend of 24th -26th September, you can get further information from Noirin 087 945 9151 or Mary 087 970 1130.

Cycle Against Suicide Reminder.

Don’t forget to donate whatever you can to the guys over at TherapyHub.ie, led by our own parish man Michael O’Carroll, who are doing some great work training for Cycle Against Suicide Mizen to Malin challenge taking place 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 We wish the lads the best of luck.

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.

Guided Pilgrimages.

Guided Pilgrimages will be held on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on Sunday 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

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to the Lorrha senior hurlers who lost out to Portroe in the 2nd round of the Seamus O Riáin cup on Saturday last.

Emma Kennedy and the Lorrha U14 squad in action recently v Holycross

Lorrha Camogie.

The U12s final v Portroe was postponed due to the All Ireland Camogie final taking place . Fixture to be confirmed.
Our U14s championship came to an end last Monday in The Ragg with a narrow defeat to Cahir. A hard fought match and Lorrha made a great start but a strong defence by Cahir held Lorrha forwards until the end when we hit the net but time went against the team. It was a great achievement for this bunch of girls to end up in the top 4 of a group of 10 teams, have 2 girls representing Tipperary U 14s and compete and win matches again U15 teams in the camogie Feile. Their success will be measured in their determination to battle right to the end and every girl improved 100% over the summer. It’s not the end of the road with U13 and U15 competitions scheduled for the end of September.
Hard luck to our two club representatives on the Tipp U14 team Leanne Sullivan and Lily Sherlock who are now out of the All Ireland series after they were beaten by Derry on Saturday last in Abbotstown. The girls had a great season overall with the county and only recently won the Munster competition. Well done girls and we look forward to seeing you both feature with club and county again next season.
Our first  Junior championship fixture is scheduled for Sunday 19th September versus Carrick Swans at 11am  in Carrick on Suir. Best of luck to the girls in their campaign.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €7,700. The numbers drawn on September were: 9-16-24-28. 1 Match 3: Michael Coen wins €100. Promoters: Agnes Sherlock, D&K Mannion, Internet.

Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €7700 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.

Senior: Hard luck to the lads and management on their loss to Portroe at the weekend. They take on Cashel King Cormacs in their final Seamus Ó Riain Cup group game in a fortnight’s time where they need a win to avoid going into the relegation playoffs, and possibly reach the quarter finals.

Junior Hurling: Hard luck to the lads on their narrow loss to Newport last weekend, which ended their interest in the championship. Thanks to the management of Donal Donoghue, Hubert Duggan, Conor Sullivan, and Dessie Clancy for their efforts.

Tipperary Clubs 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 Syndicate: 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: Naylor Tarmacadam, Killeen Bearings, Abbey Mills Roscrea, Arrabawn, Banagher Concrete, Loughnane Concrete, Smith’s Sand and Gravel Lelagh, Liffey Mills, FBD, J&C Neville’s Roscrea, Gorman Hooper Dolan, Dan Lynch & Sons Portumna. Please support our sponsors.