Lorrha Notes

Ger O’Meara Secretary of the Martin O’Meara committee kicked off the fundraising on Sunday last with a display in Lorrha Community Hall. 

Help Bring Martin’s VC to Lorrha.

The Lorrha Martin O’Meara VC committee commenced fundraising to celebrate what will be an enormous event for our parish – the visit of the original VC in the summer of this year.  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.  Ger O’Meara led off the fundraising on Sunday last with a  display of war militaria and memorabilia from the Great War in Lorrha Community Hall and many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the fundraising drive.
A Go Fund Me page is also up and running at 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. Your support will be much appreciated.


Tom Dagg of Portland is celebrating the success of his grandson Aaron Delaney who lives in Newtown. Aaron was recently crowned world Irish dancing champion in the U15 age group. What a great achievement for Aaron and his family and also a wonderful celebration for his Lorrha granddad. Well done all.

World Ploughing Contest for Midlands Stage.

Ireland will have the tremendous honour of hosting this year’s World Ploughing contest in Ratheniska, Co. Laois on September 21st and 22nd .  Twenty Five Countries from around the world will be represented with the very best international ploughing competitors and their teams who will battle it out on the Laois soil to become supreme World Champions.  Ireland answered the call to host the 2022 event which was set to take place in Russia, after the World Ploughing Board put out a request for another country to come forward. The 67th event will take place alongside the National Championships which will start on Sept 20th over three days, while the World contest will last for two days in the popular Ratheniska site. Huge crowds are expected as the World Ploughing Contest comes to Laois for the first time and 1,700 exhibitors expected. For further information see www.npa.ie or call (059) 8625125 or email info@npa.ie.

Church News.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated in Rathcabbin Church on May 6th at 8pm.

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.

Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to Brian Hogan and Bonner Maher and the Tipp senior hurling squad who are facing into the Lions Den when they face Limerick on Sunday May 8th in TUS Gaelic Grounds in a must win outing.

Tipp Hold On for Replay.

Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad were lucky to hold Clare to a replay after the sides finished all square 1.16 to 2.13 at the end of a tough Muster semi-final on Sunday last. Clodagh contributed 0.2 points while Tipp’s only goal from Jenny Grace came from a well taken pass from the Lorrha lass. The sides have to do it all again in the rematch on Sunday coming 8th in the TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick at 12 noon and followed by the Tipp v Limerick game at 2pm. We wish Clodagh and the girls the best of luck as this decider will determine who will play Cork in the Munster Final the following week.


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.

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

GAA News

Dear supporter of Lorrha GAA.  If you want to have a say in the future of the club then now is your chance. All aspects of the club will be discussed at our club forum which takes place this Saturday May 7th at 8.00pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with an interest in Lorrha GAA is welcome, be they members or non-members. The club needs to make a plan for what we want to do over the coming years, be it coaching, player development, winning championships, facility development, etc. This night will be the starting point in preparing that plan. Tipperary legend Paudie Maher will be a guest-speaker and refreshments will be served. Regards Club Executive.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,900. The numbers drawn on 2 May were: 5-21-24-31. No Match 3.
4 Lucky dips win €20 each: Grace Delaney, Anne Lambe, Diane Moore Mulcahy, Nadine & Maureen Guinan, Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Eamonn Maher, Internet. Next Monday’s draw will be for a jackpot of €11,000 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling: We have been drawn alongside Boherlahan-Dualla, Golden Kilfeacle and Carrick Davins the group stages for the county championship which will get underway on weekend 23-24 July.

Lorrha’s next game in the County League is on 14-15 May at home to Ballingarry.

Under-19: The U19 hurlers take on Ballinahinch/Templederry of the North ‘B’ League in Shallee this Wednesday at 7.00pm.

Junior Hurling: This Saturday, Lorrha face Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 5.00pm in round 3 of the North League.

Inter-County: Best of luck to Colm Fogarty and the Tipperary U20s in the Munster final against Limerick this Wednesday.

Best of luck to Brian Hogan and Patrick Maher in Tipperary’s Munster senior championship clash with Limerick this Sunday. Prior to that game, Clodagh McIntyre will be on the Tipp senior camogie team to play Clare in the Munster semi-final replay.

Social Dancing: There was a great crowd over last week and we’re hoping for more of the same this Friday, May 6th with Caitriona O’Sullivan playing music. Don’t miss out.

Smile Awhile