Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Intermediate camogie finalists: Front row L to R: Catherine O’Meara Muire Kennedy Kim Mannion Megan O’Meara Edel Cunningham Michelle Moran Aoife O’Meara Caoimhe Kennedy Katie O’Meara.
Back: Elaine Hough Ann Hough Pauline Hoctor Aoife Brady Mary Needham Collette Cleary Ciara Bergin Bebhinn Kennedy Maria Maher Helen Bugler.



We extend commiserations to the camogie girls who went under to a very strong Clonoulty side in the Intermediate County camogie final which took place at the Ragg camogie pitch on Saturday last. Hard luck girls.

Best Wishes to the North Tipperary Ploughing Association Competitors 2011

Best wishes are extended to the competitors and workers from the North Tipperary Ploughing Association who are travelling to Athy to participate in the 80th All Ireland Ploughing Championships. This is a list of the competitors and the days that they are competing. If you are travelling to Athy for the event please support our local competitors. Tuesday 20th September: John Slattery Intermediate Class John Cahalan Intermediate Reversible Class Padraig Killeen Standard 3 Furrow Conventional Class Liam Murphy Junior Class Wednesday 21st September: Keith O’Sullivan Junior Class Joe Slattery Senior Reversible Aidan Hogan Vintage 2 Furrow Mounted Thursday 22nd September: Alan Raleigh Macra Raymond Hogan Vintage Single Furrow Mounted Loy Pakie O’Brien Senior Des Clancy Junior Michael Kennedy Minor.

Mass in Redwood Castle.

Coleesa Egan invites all to the Annual Mass at Redwood Castle this Thursday night September 15th at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

St. Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

We will be re-commencing our weekly meetings on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at 2.30pm in the Community Hall Lorrha. New members are welcome. Transport is available to collect people from their homes. Should anyone require any information please contact Nancy on 090 9747922.

Memorial Poker Classic.

The annual Damien Ryan memorial poker classic will take place in the Yanks bar Borrisokane this coming Friday night 16th. Registration will be held from 9pm while the game starts at 9.30. 1000 euro extra chips if you register before 9 o’clock. Proceeds from the night are for Console – helping families bereaved by suicide. Prizes 2000 euro pro rata. Do go along and support this worthy cause.

Tidy Towns.

Congratulations is extended to all who worked so hard throughout the year to help keep Lorrha looking so well which gained five extra points in the Tidy Towns competition.
After receiving the highest points in North Tipperary last year the biggest fear the group had was loosing points this year as keeping the standards up can indeed prove difficult. However there was no loss as our overall marks rose to 269. Although the adjudicator who called on June 9th paid complements on the control of litter the group were disappointed to note that no marks were awarded her. Also disappointing was to note that no marks were awarded under Wildlife and Natural Amenities as a lot of work was given to this project. Many thanks once again is extended to everybody concerned and do please keep up the good work.


Lorrha Development Association meeting on Tuesday night September 20th at 8.00pm in the community hall. All are welcome.


Lorrha Development Association and the Residence Committee wish to extend thanks to North Tipperary Co. Council for securing and erecting the new traffic calming light on the entrance to the village from the Birr road side. Both group’s wish to extend thanks also to Councillor Michael O’Meara for his help and support with this particular project.
The new sign / light flashes to the oncoming motorist asking them to slow down approaching the village and motorists are asked to adhere to this request as children and adults cross the road just further up to gain access to the school and the hall.

Looking For A Photograph.

Mary Bermingham is looking for a photograph of her grandfather who served as a Garda in the parish of Lorrha during the 1930 / 1940’s. Mary is a member of the force herself and is tracing her relatives but is after any photograph she can get of her late grandfather who was an accomplished hurler too with the local club. Can anyone out there help Mary? If you have a photo of Jack Gleeson or you think you may be able to help Mary she can be contacted on (087) 2469752 and if you don’t get a answer leave a message and she will get back to you.