Lorrha Notes

On Thursday April 21 2022 the Australian Ambassador to Ireland HE Gary Gray visited Lorrha for a meeting with the Martin O’Meara VC committee. While in Lorrha, a wreath laying ceremony was held at the monument to Martin, and in recognition of ANZAC day the following Monday 25th
Pictured here are members of the Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC committee:  From left, Ger O’Meara (Secretary), Ambassador Gray, Mike Hoctor, Rose Mannion (Chairperson), Louis McCormack (Treasurer), Nancy White.

O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha.

On Thursday last the Australian Ambassador to Ireland HE Gary Gray visited Lorrha for a meeting with the Martin O’Meara VC committee to discuss Martin’s VC visit to the parish later in the summer. While in Lorrha, a wreath laying ceremony was held at the monument to Martin, and in recognition of ANZAC day the following Monday 25th. Our thanks to Denis and Lil for serving up the lovely Irish breakfast which was much enjoyed and appreciated by all.
The committee have commenced fundraising to celebrate what will be an enormous event for our parish. For the first time in 105 years, the visit of Martin O’Meara’s Victoria Cross will be a once off unique occasion which no doubt everyone in the parish will want to experience and be a part of. Martin’s story is well know and he never forgot his parish, leaving a legacy in his will towards the restoration of the Old Abbey in Lorrha now in ruins. We want to give the Victoria Cross awarded to him a proper homecoming celebration. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by copying/pasting this link in their search bar https://www.gofundme.com/f/homecoming-of-martin-omearas-vc or by typing in Homecoming of Martin O’Meara’s VC  Go Fund Me Page. Alternatively, there will be sealed buckets left in business premises around the parish where people can make donations if they wish to do so. Full list of business premises where you can donate, will be available soon.
Ger O’Meara, Secretary of the Martin O’Meara VC Committee will hold a display of war militaria and memorabilia from the Great War, on Sunday 1st May in St Ruadhan’s Community Hall- Scéal Shop, Lorrha from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Items on display include shrapnel, bayonets, helmet, Lee Enfield rifle, Mauser rifle, pigtail barbed wire posts, barbed wire etc., all of which were found on the Somme and Flanders battlefields. Visitors to the display will be able to see first hand the equipment used by on the Great War battlefields and gain some perception of the conditions the soldiers on all sides had to endure. Also on display will be a variety of medals awarded to members of Irish Regiments throughout history.  Recipients include soldiers from Birr, Cloughjordan, Loughrea and Thurles. There will be no entry fee but donations will be welcome on the day with all money raised going to the Martin O’Meara VC Homecoming fund. Please support.

A sample of items that will be on display in Lorrha Hall on Sunday May 1st from 10am to 5pm.

Church News.

Mass times in our parish are as follows. 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.


Sympathy is extended to Brian Jennings and family Portland, on the death of his mother Noreen, Knocklyon, Dublin, which occurred on Sunday 17th April. After funeral Mass in the Church of St. Colmcille, Knocklyon, burial took place in Mount Venus Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Silver Arch. 

A family Resource Centre has recently opened in Borrisokane. It is known as the Silver Arch family Resource Centre. They respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities.They can be contacted on 067-31800 or info@silverarchfre.ie

Camogie Notes.

Tony Reddin Park was the venue for the final U12 Camogie Blitz, held in glorious sunshine on Saturday morning. Ten teams played 4 matches each, with some great skill on display. Our girls performed very well in all their matches, and were delighted to have Tipperary’s Clodagh McIntyre cheering them on from the sidelines. Well done to Clodagh and the Tipperary team versus Limerick later in the day. A big thanks to all those who contributed  and helped the event run smoothly- from looking after the team , preparing pitches and the catering. And a special word of thanks to our young whistlers on the day.
Our U14s put in a strong performance against Thurles Sarsfields, in their competition, earning a good win. Well done to Nadine Guinan who lined out with the Tipperary schools team to play at half time in the Tipp v Clare Junior Camogie match, in The Ragg camogie grounds on Sunday.
Hard luck to our JNR A team whose league campaign came to an end versus Brian Borus, with a defeat at the Quater final stage.

Rathcabbin Thanks.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns committee offer their thanks to those who turned out on Thursday evening last for the clean up around the village. Work evenings continue every Thursday evening at 7pm for the summer months. Meet outside the church and please bring a brush, shovel etc. We are appealing to members of our community to come along and volunteer just one hour or whatever time you can spare.  We are getting ready to plant flowers and clean and paint up the pots that are already there. Anyone wishing to donate or make a contribution to the flowers, compost etc. please contact Denise Clancy, Catherine Burke, Fionnuala Kennedy or Elaine Sherlock. All help, all contributions/donations will be most appreciated and much welcomed.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher and the Tipp senior hurling squad who were defeated by Clare on Sunday last in the second round of the Munster championship on a scoreline of 3.21 to 2.16. The squad have a break next week end before taking on Limerick on May 8th in TUS Gaelic Grounds in a must win outing.

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad  who had a 1.17 to 0.8 win over Limerick in the Munster senior quarter final on Saturday last. Best of luck to Clodagh and the girls who play Clare on Sunday May 1st in Semple Stadium in the semi final at 12 noon.


We are accepting enrolment for September 2022. Application forms can be downloaded from our school website www.lorrhans.ie or by calling the school on (090) 9747295.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,800. The numbers drawn on 25 April were: 18-20-30-32. 1 Match 3: J&J Redmond wins €100. Promoters: Liam Reddish, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot will be €10,900 with Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Intermediate: The Intermediates made it three wins in a row in Division 3 of the County League with a 2-19 to 2-17 win over Burgess in Kilcolman on Saturday, David Fogarty’s late goal snatched the win. Lorrha’s final group game is at home to Ballingarry on the weekend of 15th May where a win will secure a semi-final.

Junior Hurling: Well done to the junior hurlers who came from eight points down at half time to defeat Moneygall 1-15 to 3-7 in Moneygall last Friday. The win sees Lorrha into the knockout stages ahead of their final group game away to Borrisokane on May 7th.

Under 19: Well done to the U19’s who defeated Moneygall/Clonakenny 0-16 to 1-9 in the first round of the North ‘B’ League last week. This Wednesday they play Borrisokane in Moatfield at 7.00pm

Inter-County: Best of luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary under-20s in their Munster semi-final against Cork in Semple Stadium this Wednesday.

Well done to Nadine Guinan, who represented Lorrha NS in the Primary Game on Sunday.

Sympathies: To the Maher family, Gurteen on the death of Timmy who lived in Wales.

Club Forum/Workshop: We are having a Club Forum/Workshop in the Tony Reddin Centre on Saturday, 7th May at 7.00pm. All aspects of the club will be discussed and, if you have any opinions on how the club should progress and develop, this is the time to make your voice heard. Non-members are especially welcome. Former Tipperary legend Paudie Maher will be a guest-speaker and refreshments will be served.

Membership now due…

This is a reminder that Lorrha-Dorrha GAA Club member registration is now open for 2022 season.



We ask that you register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on club registrar and committee.



Here’s looking forward to a successful 2022 for us all…!


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