Lorrha Notes

Pride of place goes to Clodagh McIntyre  who was named on the Tipperary All Star team for 2021 in the mid field position.  Thirty Three nominees were selected from a total of 13 different clubs in the county across all five grades Senior, Intermediate, Junior A, Junior B and Junior  B2. And a few days later, Clodagh popped up again when she was  awarded the Tipperary FBD Insurance Club player of the year. Clodagh captained the Lorrha Camogie team to victory in the Junior B championship towards the end of the year and these awards are well deserved and a great honour for not just herself but also her family and her club. A Lorrha camogie player to watch out for in the future. Congratulations and well done Clodagh.

Visit to schools

Members of the Junior B camogie team visited the three schools in the parish on Friday last to show the two cups won by our U12s and adult team and to issue the  clubs newsletter. A big thank you to the teachers who organised a great welcome , with wonderful artwork, plenty of questions to the players and shots on goal against Katie Kennedy!  We hope to welcome girls back to the playing field in a few weeks-time and any girls from 8 years old up interested in joining our underage team please contact Caroline on 087 2345817.

Draw Results.

Lorrha Development held their Christmas draw in the Ferry Inn on Tuesday 21st December. We would like to extend our thanks to Theresa and Barry Walker for facilitating our draw. We would like to thank each and everyone who contributed to our draw. Sponsors were Super Valu Portumna, St. Ruadhan’s Pantry, DT Powerwashing Services and Locus Focus. Congratulations to all our winners. Ann Nevin Portland, Daniel O’Meara, Paul and Michelle Houlihan, Kathleen Dunne, Ollie Cleary, Patrica Cunningham, Penny and Finn Mannion, Sean Moore.

There are still copies of the parish calendar for sale in local shops.


Sympathy is extended to the Killeen Family Rathcabbin and Lorrha on the death of Paul Killeen Meelick, brother of the late Noel, which occurred recently. After funeral Mass in St. Francis Church, Meelick on Monday last 17th. a private cremation took place. May he rest in peace.

Site Required.

A suitable site is required for the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships which will be held in March. Any farmer who thinks they may have a suitable venue, is asked to make contact with the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719.

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.
Anyone wishing to book anniversary masses, baptisms, weddings etc, please contact the Church Sacristans, Agnes Slevin in Lorrha Church & Mary Cleary in Rathcabbin Church.
As you can guess right now it is impossible to predict when the Sacraments will go ahead. It is likely that Holy Communion and Confirmation will be after Easter/ May- June. Resources will be shortly available through the diocese on Zoom to help families in their preparation.

School Retreats available at Knock Shrine.

We are delighted to announce that the Youth Ministry at Knock Shrine will resume school retreats throughout 2022. School retreats are available to both primary & secondary schools & offer students a meaningful, spiritually uplifting day to reflect within themselves and experience quality time with their fellow students. Retreat programmes are flexible and can be tailored to suit your group’s needs or time limitations. If you would like to plan a school retreat, please get in touch with a member of our Youth Ministry team.  E: youthministry@knockshrine.ie   or find out more at www.knockshrine.ie/news

RIP Ashling 

Pilgrimage to San Giovanni.

A fully escorted pilgrimage with a Spiritual Director will take place to San Giovanni in Italy to include a visit to the Shrine of St. Philomena in Mugnano and a walking tour of Pietrrlcina, birthplace of St. Padre Pio, from the 18th to the 22nd of April 2022. Direct flights from Dublin to Naples Airport and coach transfer from there. The price of €669 per person includes breakfast and dinner with lunch on three days. For bookings and enquiries please call Michael or Anne on (087) 2677656.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2022: 7 Nights Apartment B&B with return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details & book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com

GAA News

Membership: Membership for 2022 is now due. Club membership rates for 2022 are as follows and are unchanged from last year. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 & under); €90 – Family (2 adults & 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children) You can also pay online at clubforce.com.
There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,500. The numbers drawn on 17 January were: 12-20-28-32. No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Frances Dermody, James Dunne, Kathleen Mannion, Tommy Mulligan. Promoters: Madeleine Maher, Louis McCormack, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €9,500 with Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.