Lorrha Notes

Pride of place to Lorrha NS U13 hurling team who recorded a great victory over Killea NS in the County Final on Tuesday evening last in Semple Stadium. This group of boys and girls have given wonderful entertainment all year by winning both the football and hurling and have represented their school, community, family and themselves with great pride and dedication.
Our thanks to all who travelled to Semple Stadium on Tuesday evening to support the team and  thanks to all who helped with the coaching.         Pic: Rose Mannion

Well Done.

Congratulations to Rathcabbin school on their great win in the county camogie final held in Semple Stadium last week. Rathcabbin won their first U11 “E” camogie county final for the school. The future of hurling and camogie in the parish is bright indeed with the two schools bringing back silverware and paving the way for future success.  Well done to all concerned. Rathcabbin pictured below.

Clothes Collection.

Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a clothes collection from June 18th to the 26th between 12 noon and 1.00pm. Clothes can be dropped off at any time outside these times by contacting (087) 1364936.
There is a room available in the Hall for courses or meetings with kitchen facilities. Contact the same number for further information or to book.


Rathcabbin Tidy Towns would like to say a huge thanks to all who supported the coffee morning on Sunday last.  It was a great success. Lovely to see so many people out enjoying the sunshine. Tidy Towns judging is now underway so we would ask everyone to please continue to keep your patch clean and tidy. All are welcome to give a hand on Thursday evenings at 7pm.

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Good Luck.

The best of luck is extended to all the young people from the parish who are sitting the Junior and leaving Certs. commencing this Wednesday 7th. Good luck all.

Doing Well.  This coming week will be short for Denis Maher and Tommy Houlihan the Lorrha duo who are cycling The Wild Atlantic Way, a total of 2,400km as a fundraiser for Pieta House. The lads fought hard last week against high wind and the wild hills of Mayo. Not easy on them in this glorious weather. They took a well deserved break last week-end and are now back in the saddle since Tuesday. They want to thank everyone for all the donations to date which amount to €1,915 of their €5,000 target. They are hoping to raise more over the next stages of the journey so do please donate what you can.  Also thanks to Pieta. Ending Suicide. Beginning Hope for all the support. They can be followed on facebook where they will be posting regular reports with photos and some video clips  https://www.facebook.com/DenisMaherandThomasHoulihanWildAtlanticCycle4Pieta. Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/denisandthomaspietacycle/ iDonate : https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/WildAtlanicCycle4Pieta

Late Seán O’Meara.

The death occurred on Saturday May 27th of Seán O’Meara, Cullagh, Rathcabbin. Seán who was in his 97th year passed away peacefully at his home and with his family by his side.

One of nine children born to William and Mary Ann at The Lake, Lorrha, he worked on the bogs for Board Na Mona before moving to McAnish sawmill in Portland and some years later he secured work with Tipperary County Council.  Seán loved the outdoors, fishing, shooting, gardening and cutting and saving the turf every year. He loved nature too and when he retired from his Job as Ganger with the Council, he had more time to spend outdoors doing what he loved so much. His vegetable plot was a gardener’s wonder, harvesting very big heads of cabbage which he was known for, and then he would donate them to the local nursing home.
Seán was well known for his love of the accordion and when out socialising he never failed if called upon to render a good version of any popular song. On some of his many trips to hospital, while recovering, he was known to entertain his fellow patients with a tune or two and one of his favorite party pieces was the Johnny McEvoy song ‘Nora’.
Seán was a very fit man and until recent years he was a familiar figure on the local roads out and about having a leisurely cycle on his bicycle. He will be sadly missed from the community and by all who knew him.
Predeceased by his wife Ellen, his brothers Michael, P.J, Liam and Thomas, his sisters Mary Ann and Bridget.  He is survived by and sadly missed by his daughter Mary, sons John and Patrick, his brother Flan and sister Freda Tierney (Birr). His grandchildren Conor, Barry, Olivia, Ross and Maeve. His daughter-in-laws Barbara and Fiona and Mary’s partner Robert, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, friends And all the carers who looked after him to whom sympathy is extended.
After  funeral Mass on Monday May 29th in St Ruadhan’s Church Lorrha ,burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May Seán rest in peace.

Late Michael (Bob) Moran.

The peaceful death occurred on Sunday May 28th and surrounded by his loving family, of Michael (Bob) Moran, Ballyoughter, Rathcabbin.
Although he had been in failing health for some years, Michael’s passing was totally unexpected and came as a shock to his family.
Born 77 years ago in Kilgask, Lorrha and raised in Cullagh, Rathcabbin, he was one of two boys and one girl born to Michael and Anne.
After leaving school, Michael worked for some time with different farmers around the parish before moving to work on the building sites locally. Shortly after his marriage to Mary in 1972, they came to live in Ballyoughter. Two years later, Michael secured work with Tipperary County Council, cycling to work in Nenagh every morning and evening for some time. It wasn’t long till he progressed to the position of Water Works Caretaker, a job he valued totally, enjoyed and took great satisfaction from.
During the turf cutting season, he and his family were down on the bog turning and saving the turf for the winter firing.
A member of the local branch of the Army Reserve unit, the FCA as they were known as, for many years, he worked up to the position of Corporal in the branch.
His hobbies were many and varied such as the card game 25 drive and Poker, playing all around in the local halls and clubs. His favorite movies were the Westerns on television and there would be quietness in the house while they were on. In latter years, he loved to be out and about walking his dog Jessie  meeting people and chatting and talking, in particular people from his own parish which he loved so much, sharing jokes and telling yarns, but in recent times his health issues had restricted that movement a lot.  Reading was another passion of Michael’s, in particular, history, WW1 and WW2 and all the local parish history.
Michael was a religious man who prayed the Rosary every day. His overall favorite book was the life story of Sister Lúcia of Fatima, one of the three visionary children.
His wife and family were top on his priority list and they now share many fond memories of their time spent with him over the years, both as children growing up and to the time of his passing.
Michael was predeceased by his father and mother Michael and Anne, his sister Mary and his nephew Michael.
He is missed hugely and sadly and forever loved by his devoted wife Mary, sons Alan, Michael and Don, daughters Attracta and Emer, grandchildren Kate, Julie, Daniel, Conor, Brian, Melissa, Thomas, Marina, Olivia and Matthew, great-grandchild Donnacha, brother John, daughter in law Anna, sons in law Brendan and Aidan, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass on Wednesday May 31st in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, burial took place in the family plot in Lorrha Cemetery. May Michael rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Fr. Michael Cooney Co. P.P. on the death of his sister Aideen,
Killyclogher, Omagh, and formerly Elm Hill, O’Callaghan’s Mills, Co. Clare. Aideen passed away on Tuesday 30th May, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Devoted wife of Peadar Mac Gabhann (Peter Smith). As well as Fr. Michael she was much loved sister of Marian, Catherine, Anne, Matthew and John and was daughter of the late Michael and Teresa.
After funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Killyclogher, on Friday June 2nd. burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May Aideen rest in peace.

Preliminary Notice.

Lorrha Cemetery Mass will take place on Saturday evening July 1st at 6.30pm. Please let family and friends living away, know about this.

Church News

The Killaloe and Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sun. July 2nd.  Rosary will commence at 2pm. Anointing of Sick 2.30pm in Basilica. Mass 3pm.
Sunday coming June 11th is The Feast of Corpus Christi.

Planting Underway.

Lorrha Development Association has made a start on the implementation of its Community Biodiversity Action Plan, drawn up by ecologist Dr. Anne Marie Mahon. On Saturday last a group of committee members and residents gathered in the village and, under Anne Marie’s supervision, planted up some of the containers in the village with a variety of plants which had been sourced the previous week from a Garden Centre in Co. Clare. These plants are pollinator- friendly, meaning they will provide for the feeding needs of our important pollinators. They are perennials, meaning they will flower year after year and are therefore good value for money. The work associated with the implementation of the plan will be ongoing and further planting days will be arranged over the course of the coming year, the committee looks forward to more people getting involved and learning how to choose plants for the benefit of nature and wildlife. The Committee wishes to extend thanks to the neighbours whose assistance was called on for specific jobs related to getting last Saturday’s work done, to its new CE worker, Darren and to the village residents for their on-going interest in having both their own property and the village in general looking well. Judging for the TidyTowns competition has already commenced. Keep up the good work!

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 5 June were: 10-13-15-23.  3 Match 3’s share €100: Michael O’Meara (Curragha), Annabelle Whitmore (x2).
Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Sean Mannion, Margaret O’Brien.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 3 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Premier Intermediate: Best of luck to the Premier Intermediate hurlers in their County League Division 3 semi-final rematch with Newport in Newport on Friday at 7.30pm.

Schools: It was a great day for our parish’s schools last week – with Lorrha and Rathcabbin both winning their respective Cumann na mBunscol finals in Semple Stadium. Congrats to all players and mentors.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Dermot & Irene Ring at 9.30pm.

Sympathies: To the Dolan family, Lissernane, on the death of Collette Dolan. May she rest in peace.

Did You Know ?

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