Lorrha Notes

Lorrha GAA and camogie club held a club planning forum last Saturday night which was well attended. Pictured here is special gust, Tipp three times All Ireland senior hurler who was awarded six All Stars, Pádraic Maher from the Thurles club who is pictured with Lorrha chairman Aidan McIntyre, Mark McLouglin (Co-ordinator & Co. Board), Maureen Guinan (club secretary).                                    Pic: Rose Mannion.

St. Ruadhan’s Church of Ireland.

The members of the Select Vestry of St Ruadhan,s C of I Lorrha would like to thank the Heritage Council for the allocation of funding under the Community Heritage Grant scheme. These funds will be used for restoration works to be carried out on the Vestry roof. This is a great boost for the group who have already carried out the restoration of the windows and the porch roof. Our first step is to carry out a bat survey on the roof to make sure the area is clear of bats so work can start.


Sympathy is extended to Claire O’Carroll and family, Portland on the death of her sister Catherine Fingleton Stradbally, which occurred on April 26th.  After funeral Mass in Ratheniska Church, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mark Smyth Carrig who passed from this life far too soon on May 2nd. Mark and his family was well known and liked in this parish through their Sand and Gravel business.  He was cherished and beloved husband of Darina (née Mullin) and adored daddy of Mark Jnr. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Michael and Mary, brother James, sisters; Michelle, Claire and Maree, brothers-in-law; Liam, Shane, Jonathon and John, sister-in-law Daphne, mother and father-in-law Anne and Ignatious, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. After funeral Mass in the Church of the Annunciation Carrig, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Maher families Rathcabbin on the death in England of Timmy Maher. May he rest in peace.

 Help Bring Martin’s VC to Lorrha.

A Go Fund Me page is 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, to raise the necessary funds required to bring Martin O’Meara’s VC to Lorrha for the first time in 105 years. You can also follow us on www.lorrhadorrha.ie or on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/403195614992761. Your support will be much appreciated.


Bramble Art Display 

Lorrha SCEAL shop is hosting a children’s art project by the students of Ute Duggan “Bramble Art” from May 8th- 22nd. It will be on display in Portumna library from May 24th – June 7th. All are welcome. 28 students were involved in the ‘ bird art’ project. Pictured here are just some of the students at the recent launch, from left Emma Tierney, Bella Dillon, Ute Duggan (tutor), Lenka Seman, Niamh Mooney, Enya Silke, Hannah Mooney.

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2022 takes place in Killeen National School, with week 1 commencing 4th July, & week 2 from 12th July. Activities include sports, swimming, cooking, music, arts and much more. Ages 3 to 10 years. Time from 9.30am to 3pm with the school opening at 8am. Bring a lunch. Phone Ann on 087 9625218 for more info & booking details.

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.


 The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 22nd May. Bus departs outside St Peter and Paul’s Church Borrisokane at 9am. Contact 087 6746512 for more information.


The Lorrha Cemetery Committee will hold their AGM is on Thurs 12th May at 8.pm in Lorrha Hall. All are very welcome.

Safeguarding Month.

The month of May is Safeguarding month. During this month in the Diocese, we must keep in our prayers those effected by war. Using the words of Khalil Gibran ‘safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble & beautiful end of a human being.’

Thank You.
Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection raised €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion & generosity from our parishes. The funds raised are used by the Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, currently operating in Ukraine. We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace

Volunteers Required.

ACCORD is urgently seeking volunteers to be trained as Marriage Preparation Facilitators, to enthusiastically support couples as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. If you feel you have good communication skills & are willing to volunteer some time to this team please email marriagepreparation@accord.ie.

Lorrha Camogie.

Our U14s continue thier championship v Monegall on the 12th May away to Moneygall . They had a great battle against a strong Kiladangan side , level pegging with 5 minutes to go however, 2 scores saw Kiladangan come out on top at the end.
Our U12s competition will start the week of the 16th May and continue throughout the summer , we have great numbers at training , no doubt the girls will give everything during their campaign.
Medal Presentation Dinner Dance
Our Adult team will hold a medal presentation night in Dooleys Hotel  on Saturday 11th of June with a meal, band an DJ. Tickets are available from committee members so get your dancing shoes on for a what will be a celebratory night for the parish.

Hard Luck.

The Tipperary senior hurlers went under to Limerick by eight points in a titanic struggle that was never expected to be easy. With so many injuries and very much the underdogs, Tipp did well throughout the game and it was only towards the end that the All Ireland champions pulled away. Hard luck to Brian and Bonner who didn’t get any piece of the action unfortunately.

Tipp Out of Munster.

It wasn’t a good day either for Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary senior camogie squad who lost by four points to an up and rising Clare side in the replay of the Munster semi-final. Favorites Tipperary, struggled to get out in front with a very fit and sharp looking Clare side taking their chances and throwing everything at their opponents and with nothing to lose, the underdogs came away with the points. Hard luck Clodagh. A very interesting pairing as Clare meet Cork in the Munster Final this coming week-end.


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.

Free Counselling Sessions for all Tipperary people
Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has announced that all people from Tipperary can avail of six free counselling sessions, run by mental health professionals. The charity stated that it is able to reach people across rural Ireland because all of its services are run through its website, Turn2Me.ie.

The national mental health charity is keen to support people suffering from anxiety, grief, depression or who just need a supportive online community from time to time. Turn2Me.ie is a safe, moderated online platform which runs 365 days a year.

“We are very keen to reach people from Tipperary and to offer them free counselling sessions,” Fiona O’Malley, CEO of Turn2Me, said, “People can avail of up to six free counselling sessions with us. The counselling sessions are conducted by fantastic, qualified mental health professionals, and they can be done via video format or via the chat function on our website, Turn2Me.ie. If people want to talk about pressures, stresses, anxieties or any frustrations they’re feeling, we’re here to listen, 365 days a year.”

As well as up to six free one-to-one counselling sessions, people from Tipperary can sign up to the free support groups which Turn2Me run, including support groups on grief, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.

To book your free one-to-one counselling sessions, or to sign up to any of the free support groups, simply go to Turn2Me.ie and create a free account. Turn2Me is supported by the HSE and the National Office for Suicide Prevention.
About Turn2Me:

Turn2me was founded in 2009 stemming from the very personal experiences of Oisin and Diarmuid Scollard, who lost their brother, Cormac, to suicide in 2003. In 2013, turn2me gained the support of the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention to deliver counselling online. In 2019, turn2me joined forces with ReachOut Ireland to create a space for young people to find information to support their mental health online. As of September 2021, turn2me offers adult counselling and peer support services to adults and young people aged 12 plus. It also offers group support services for teenagers, young people and adults.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €11,000. The numbers drawn on 9 May were: 7-15-18-30. 1 Match 3: Niall Brophy wins €100. Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Sean Mannion, Sceal CE
Next Monday’s jackpot is €11,100 with Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Club Forum: There were some very good ideas generated at our club forum on Saturday last, which in a plan that will be put together soon, we aim to implement in the coming years. Thanks to all club members who attended and participated, to guest speaker Paudie Maher and to county board facilitator Mark McLoughlin.

Intermediate Hurling: The Intermediates host Ballingarry in the final round of Division 3 in Moatfield at 12 noon this Sunday.

Junior Hurling: Lorrha beat Borrisokane 3-18 to 0-20 in the third round of the North League on Friday in Borrisokane and are through to the knockout stages.

Under 15: Lorrha play Kiladangan this Thursday in Lorrha at 6.30pm in the North ‘B’ Football quarter final.

Social Dancing: Takes place this Friday, 13th May the music of Glenn Flynn. Doors open at 9.00pm.

Congrats: To Kevin Maher and Danielle on their recent marriage.

Smile Awhile