Lorrha Notes

The crowd begin to gather for the auction last Sunday.

Late Helen Moran.

The peaceful death took place at her home after a long illness on Monday 14th February of Helen Moran, Derry, Rathcabbin.
Nee Ryan from Knockalough, Clare, Helen was retired from the HSE where she was based in Nenagh.
Her involvement and commitment to the parish Community Games back in the late 1980’s, when there was a thriving club in the parish, brought her great success with the U14 quiz teams. For years she coached two teams through the County finals and onto the All Ireland final which were held in Mosney.  However, it was in 1994  that the breakthrough came when one of her teams brought home All Ireland Medals to great scenes of jubilation and a very happy, relieved and proud Helen. She was a frequent visitor at table quizzes both within the parish and outside and if someone wanted to make up a team, Helen’s name was top of the list.  Another hobby of hers was Bridge which she played in Borrisokane, enjoying the social side of events even though she was a quite and private person.
Helen will be sadly missed from the community but above all by her family, husband Liam, son Enda, daughter Claire, sisters and brothers Áine, Noreen, Michael, Patricia, Des, Gerard, Siobhán, and Ethel, daughter-in-law Niamh, son in law Tom, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren Éanna, Shane, James, Ella, and Rían relatives, extended family, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Thursday 17th burial took place in Bonoham cemetery. May Helen rest in peace.

Late John Moran.

Much sadness was occasioned when news filtered through of the untimely death of John Moran, Ballymacegan, Lorrha.  John passed away peacefully on Monday 14th February after a long illness bravely borne, in the loving care of the staff of the Milford Care Centre in Limerick.
John will be missed from the community but none more so than by his wife Deirdre, proud father of Jack and Niamh, his sisters and brother  Mary, Michelle, Mark and Naomi, his mother in-law, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha on Friday 18th burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May John rest in peace.

Late Ralph Williams.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ralph Williams, formerly Williams Honeycrust Bakery, Abbey St. Portumna who passed away peacefully on Thursday 10th February in the loving care of the staff in Portumna Retirement Village.
Ralph was well known for his welcoming smile and gentle manner and he enjoyed the company of his many customers from the parish of Lorrha who served him faithfully down through the years. He was many things to many people, baker, confectioner, shopkeeper, businessman, mechanic, storyteller, sweet supplier, language guru, an endless list develops if everyone told the story of how they remember Ralph.
Predeceased by his wife Mary, sister Val (Mullins), brothers Tony, Frank, Billy, Basil and PJ. Sadly missed by his nephew Tony, sister Maureen (Keane), brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna on Monday 14th February, burial took place in St. Michael’s cemetery Portumna. May Ralph rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Helen Fallon, Dominic St., Portumna who passed away after a short illness on Saturday 12th February in Galway Hospice. Formerly from Ballingarry, Thurles, Helen is deeply missed by her adoring husband Gerry, daughters; Geraldine, Edel and Helen, son Martin, adored grandchildren Joe and Rìan. sons in law, Pat Quinn, Adrian Molloy (Lordspark, Rathcabbin), and Enda D’Arcy, nieces, nephews and especially her godson Pat Fallon, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended family, relatives, wonderful neighbours and loyal friends to whom sympathy is extended.

After funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church Portumna on Wednesday 16th February, funeral then proceeded to Shannon Crematorium for committal service. May Helen rest in peace.

Late Phil Fogarty.

The peaceful death occurred on Friday 18th February of Phil Fogarty, Rathcabbin. Formerly of Ballyfruta, Garryspilane, Limerick, London and Australia, Phil was in his 83rd year.
Beloved husband of Peggy and loving father to Liam, Philip, Richard, Kevin, Anne and Maura. Very deeply missed by his grandchildren, Deirdre, Mairéad, Gerard, Martin, Dylan, Catríona and Jean and their loving partners. Sincerely missed by his son-in-law Josh, daughter-in-law Crys, his sister Joanie, brothers John, Willie and Tommy.  Remembered fondly by his many nieces, nephews, his brothers and sisters-in-law to whom sympathy is offered. Pre-deceased by his sister Mary and his brothers, Richard, Paddy and Maurice.
Phil’s remains will arrive at Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin today Wednesday 23rd Feb. for funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Duleek, Co. Meath. Phil’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/Millislandmedia. May Phil rest in peace.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad on their win over Offaly in the National camogie league.

North Tipperary Ploughing.

This year’s championships will take place on lands in Belleen, Nenagh (off Portroe road roundabout) by kind permission.  The site will be well signed posted on all approach roads. All are welcome to attend. A preparation meeting will take place on Wednesday night 23rd Feb. in the Yanks, Borrisokane at 8.30pm. All members are asked to attend this meeting if possible please.


Gardai are appealing to all dog owners to know where your dog is at all times. It is still lambing season and sheep have been killed in the locality in recent weeks. If you have a dog/doga, you are responsible for them.


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.

Tuesday 1st March Shrove Tuesday.  Wednesday 2nd March Ash Wednesday, more info to follow next week. Sunday 6th March First Sunday of Lent, Hopefully this will also be a family Mass. First Holy Communion Webinar presented by Fr. Chris O’ Donnell. Mon.Feb. 21st @ 6.45pm. Advance reg. Essential. Links are available for registration: https://rb.gy/spdin6  or https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4jxUOv0ARb6WCxRghcZW2Q. We strongly recommend that you participate in this webinar as it is an excellent help for both your child and yourself.
Diocesan Confirmation family meetings webinar: Please follow the link below to the Confirmation Webinar held last week with Fr. Chris O’Donnell of Limerick leading. https://www.killaloediocese.ie/video-of-confirmation-webinar-2022/

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

Lorrha GAA

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,900. The numbers drawn on 21 February were: 1-8-14-24. 1 Match 3: Donna Mannion wins €100. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Liam Reddish and the Friars Tavern.
Next Monday’s jackpot is now a massive €10,000 with Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

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

Camogie: Hard luck to David Sullivan and his Lorrha management team on their loss with Scarriff/Ogonelloe to Oulart the Ballagh in the All-Ireland Club semi-final. They can be proud of a successful year.

Sympathies: To the Moran family, Rathcabbin, on the death of Helen, the Moran family Ballymacegan on the death of John, to Edel Molloy on the death of her mother Helen Fallon, Portumna, and the Darcy and O’Meara families on the death of Lily Darcy.

Rugby: Hard luck to Darragh Guinan, Cistercian College Roscrea, on his loss to Old Wesley in the Leinster senior Cup. Likewise, it was a great achievement by Darragh to make it to the field at such a high level.

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