Lorrha Notes

It’s not too late to get your copy of the Lorrha Parish calendar in any of the local towns or message to info@lorrhadorrha.ie.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to the two Lorrha club men Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Brian Hogan who are part of the Tipperary senior hurling team for the 2022 season along with new manager Colm Bonnar and team. The lads are out in the first round of the league when they take onLaois on Saturday coming February 5th in Portlaoise in this year’s National Hurling League Campaign.
We also wish Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie team the best of luck when they play Down on Saturday 5th in the first round of the league in the Ragg camogie pitch.

Gone Are The Days.

Last week ahead of the commencement of the National league campaign, the GAA informed fans that every game is an all-ticket affair and there is no longer a facility to purchase them either at a turnstile or a nearby kiosk.
With most restrictions lifted and certainly for all GAA fans this is a welcome return after twenty two months of crowd restrictions and playing behind closed doors,  they are keen to stress tickets must be bought in advance of arriving at a venue, and tickets can be purchased via the official GAA website or from Centra or SuperValu stores. Tickets ordered online or at either of the stores outlets on the day of games, will be priced €15 or €10, the same as those secured prior to that. Covid – 19 has changed everything in our daily lives and while the GAA were preparing for a cashless ticketing system for a number of years back, the pandemic just brought it forward far quicker than expected.  The cashless ticketing system which was in place for last season’s championship, takes effect at National level this year, will also apply to the provincial championships and lower level hurling competitions when they begin in the middle of April. Gone are the days when a person found themselves at a loose end on a weekend and deciding, maybe at the last minute, to attend a game and pay over their money at the turn style. That day has now gone and one can only wonder how the older generation will manage to book their ticket if they are unable to go online…


Sympathy is extended to Gary Tooher and family Rathcabbin, on the death of his aunt Mary Ann Kiely, Tynagh which occurred on Friday 21st January. After funeral Mass in St. Laurence’s Church, Tynagh on Tuesday Jan. 25th burial took place in Tynagh Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and relatives of Fr. P.J. Bracken, retired P.P. of Fahy and Quansboro.
Fr. P.J. was well known and respected by many in the Lorrha end of the parish who were taught Maths and Science by him in St. Molaise’s College and Portumna Community School between 1969 and 1993. He also came in contact with many from our parish making long and lasting friendship as he served as Captain of Portumna Golf club in 1979.
After Concelebrated funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna on Saturday 22nd January, burial took place in the church grounds. May he rest in peace.

Volunteers Required.

The charity organisation A.L.O.N.E. (A Little Offering Never Ends) are asking people to volunteer a little time to spend with an older person in your area, for companionship. Full training and support will be provided. If interested please contact karen.byrne@alone.ie or by phone on (086) 0576401.


A meeting of the North Tipperary Ploughing committee will take place on Wednesday night February 2nd  at 8.30pm in the Yanks Borrisokane. Membership is now due and can be paid on the night. All members are requested to return the 2020 ticket stubs and matching funds to this meeting please.
The committee continue their search for a suitable site for the forthcoming Championships which will be held on March 6th.  Any farmer who thinks they might be able to host the event, is asked to make contact with the secretary Denis Cahalan on (087) 7793719.


Lorrha N.S. are enroling for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295 for a copy.

Church News.

Thursday 3rd of February is the Feast of St. Blaise. There will be a general healing blessing at the end of Masses in honour of St. Blaise next weekend.
First Friday Mass will be celebrated in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday night 4th Feb. at 7.30pm.
Some Covid restrictions remain in churches while the public perception is that everything is back to pre-Covid times but that is not so. It will take time to adjust to the new situation and so for the time being, for your safety and reassurance we are recommending the following. 1. To be respectful of everyone’s space. 2. To continue to wear a mask as is the case with indoor places. 3. To continue to sanitize your hands.
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.

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

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,600. The numbers drawn on 31 January were: 7-18-21-26. 2 Match 3’s: Eileen Gaynor, Oisin Ella Gillane L Tierney. Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Noreen Houlihan, Louis McCormack.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €9,700 with Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Membership: for 2022 is now due. All players must play before first training. Membership rates 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.