Lorrha Notes

Young Coolderry hurlers of the future, Megan, Jake and Ben O’Meara supporting their Aunt, Katie Kennedy, the Lorrha camogie goalkeeper, on Sunday last as Lorrha beat Roscrea 4.11 to 0.3 to bring them into a semi-final pairing with Gortnahoe on 31st October.  


Sympathy is extended to Maureen and Declan O’Meara and family Rathcabbin on the untimely death of Maureens brother Patrick McLoughney, Ardcroney which occurred on Tuesday 12th October. Also, his aunt Margaret Gleeson and family Lordspark.  Pat was predeceased by his parents Sean & Mary B and his aunt Theresa. Will be sadly missed by his loving family, sister Maureen (O’Meara) and brother Eamonn, aunts Christine, Alice, Maureen, Margaret, Pauline & Geraldine, uncle Jim, nieces Anna & Isabelle, nephews Cathal & Micheal, brother in law Declan, sister in law Helen, extended family, relatives, kind neighbours and his many friends to whom sympathy is offered. After funeral Mass in Ardcroney Church on Saturday last, burial took place in Ardcroney New Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Late Con (Sonny) Corrigan.

The death occurred of Sonny Corrigan, Redwood, Lorrha on Tuesday 12th October. He is survived by his loving and much loved wife Joan, in the 50th year of their marriage, his children Marion and Con, son in law Jamie, daughter in law Sandra and his grandchildren Eabha and Tadhg. Con will be sadly missed by his sister Bridget (Bridie), brother Christy and is predeceased by his brother John. Con will be fondly remembered by his sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces and by all who knew him.
After funeral Mass in St Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha on Tuesday last 19th Oct. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

A Message from Fr Tom.

With the worrying Covid Situation, from 22nd October there will be new guidance. Most people wish to feel safe in our churches so there is the onus of caring for the safety of others. It would seem prudent for now to keep precautions in our churches more or less as they are, that is mask wearing, social distancing, and hand hygiene.

News From Lorrha School:

New School Year Mass.

We attended our new school year Mass on Monday October 4th in St. Ruadhan’s Church.


Pupils from the three schools in the parish received the sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin last August and the First Communion pupils received their Communion in September.

School Blitz.

On Thursday October 7th  our seniors enjoyed a hurling blitz in organised by TY students in Portumna Community School. Our thanks to the organisers for a very enjoyable day.


Our pupils are enjoying their swimming classes in Birr Leisure Centre. Already we are half way through and will complete the classes after mid term.

Tree Walk.

Senior pupils went on a tree identification tour around the village recently. Our thanks to Mary Coen for organising this informative tree walk.

Jersey Day.

All pupils participated in Jersey Day held in aid of the charity GOAL. Our thanks to pupils and their parents for their support.


We continue to collect all used batteries including fence batteries for the Laura Lynn children’s hospital foundation. Many thanks to all who have given us their used batteries and a special thanks to all the farmers who brought in their old fence batteries. Please continue to bring all old batteries. We also continue to collect used postage stamps which we send to the missions.

Mid Term.

Mid term break commences on Monday October 25th for the week. We wish all our pupils and their parents a safe and enjoyable mid term and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday November 1st.

Lorrha Camogie.

Well done to the junior girls who are through to the semi-final after they beat Roscrea 4.11 to 0.3 on Sunday last They play Gortnahoe on October 31st.  Well done also to the U13 girls who beat Ballina The U13 squad had good win over Ballina at home on Saturday also and congrats to the U11 boys football team who topped their group in the Festival of football held in Portroe.


An important reminder from Tipperary Fire & Rescue to check your smoke alarms are in working order. A simple task could save a life. Failure to have a smoke alarm or even a faulty one, can have devastating consequences. Check your more vulnerable friends and family members smoke alarms too. You never know, you could save a life.

Classes Reminder.

Yoga Classes Resume Monday nights from 7-8:15pm In Borrisokane Community Centre. Beginners and continuing students welcome. Booking if new required on 067-27105. HSE guidelines will be followed


‘Bootcamp’  is back in Rathcabbin Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 to 9pm. Please contact Ignite fitness on (087) 1171575 for details.
Line Dancing will be held every Thursday night at 8.30pm and for further details please contact Willie on (086) 8712550.

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. Dates to Note. Feast of All Saints – Mon.1st November.  Feast of all Souls – Tue. 2nd November.

GAA Notes

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €8,100. The numbers drawn on 18 October were: 2-28-29-32. 1 Match 3: Michael Brophy wins €100. Promoters: Caroline O’Brien, Louis McCormack, Mulrooney’s Gala. Next Monday’s jackpot is €8,200 with €100 Match 3 pot so make sure you are in the draw. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Under-11 Football: Congratulations to the U11’s on winning their group in the Michael Hogan Festival of Football in Portroe. They came through five tough games to come out on top.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot is at €8,200 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).

Camogie: Congrats to the Junior B Camogie team on their win over St Cronan’s at the weekend in the County quarter final. See social media for semi-final fixture details.

Sympathies: to Declan and Maureen O’Meara, Ross, on the death of Maureen’s brother Pat McLoughney. Sympathies also to the Corrigan family, Moatfield, on the death of Sonny. May they rest in peace.