Lorrha Notes

The Deadpool Display which is on public display in Cloghan Service Station for the next three months. Read all about it in this weeks Midland tribune.  Photo by Rose Mannion.


Vi Brazh is running her exhibition till the end of June in the Art Gallery in Borrisokane

Water Levels Critical.

Cllr. Michael O’Meara is appealing to people to conserve water in the coming days by not using water to wash cars, water gardens or use paddling pools. The water levels are critically low in Lorrha, Rathcabbin, Carrig and the Riverstown areas. ‘Supply may be limited or turned off completely’ said Michael ‘and as we all know, livestock require huge volumes of water at this time of the year and it can cause distress if supply is limited’ he said. Despite rain over the week-end, it will still take a lot to bring the water levels back up to what they should be, so please be water conscious during the summer.


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.
Rooms available in the Hall for courses or meetings with kitchen facilities. Contact the same number for further information or to book.

Last Leg of Journey.

Denis Maher and Tommy Houlihan the Lorrha who are cycling The Wild Atlantic Way, a total of 2,400km as a fundraiser for Pieta House, are back in the saddle since last Tuesday 13th. to finish up the last leg of the journey. They want to thank everyone for all the donations to date which amount to €3,135 of their €5,000 target. Please donate what you can and get them up to their target. 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

Lorrha Camogie.

The club wish to congratulate Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior squad who got their championship campaign off to a flying start against Dublin. Its great to see Clodagh back on the playing field after her layoff with injury. Also well done to David Sullivan and his management team on their impressive win over Wicklow in their first round of the Junior championship.
The U12 play St. Cronans, while they play Thurles away on Thursday evening. Well done on their last win against Kildangan.
Our U10’s enjoyed great hospitality in Kinnitty camogie club for a friendly game last week. They provided wonderful entertainment and showed great determination on the field. A bright future ahead for them. Thanks to Kinnitty club for hosting us.
Our U/8’s will take part in a blitz in Tony Reddin Park on Saturday morning at 10.30am.

Late Colette Dolan.

The untimely death occurred on Tuesday May 16th of Colette Greinke, née Dolan, Sydney, Australia and formerly of Lissernane, Rathcabbin.
Colette, was the daughter of the late Willie and Maisie, and she passed away after a long brave battle fought with great courage and hope.
Colette attended National school in Rathcabbin and went to Birr (Convent of Mercy) secondary school, leaving at the young age of 16 to pursue a career in hairdressing. She was a twin sister to Marion who pre-deceased her in 1989. Colette emigrated to England and it was there that she met her future husband Gary. They moved to Australia and married shortly afterwards. Colette never forgot her roots or her family and continued to call them weekly and was a regular visitor back home catching up with family, neighbours and friends.
She was a deeply religious person too, heavily involved with her husband in Church life in Sydney and she took great comfort in her religion even throughout her illness. It was her wish to be laid to rest with her parents and sisters back home in Rathcabbin.
Colette will be sorely missed from the family circle, by her husband Gary, her sisters Sadie (Rathcabbin), Annette (Nottingham), Lorraine (Claregalway, Galway), brothers Joe (Rathcabbin), Liam (Caragh, Kildare), sisters in law, Triona and Karen, brothers in law Mark and Seamus, nephews and nieces Leo, Michael, James, Paul, Niall, Neve, Luke and Caitlin, extended family, neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered. Colette was pre-deceased by her parents Willie and Maisie, sister’s Nuala and Marion.
Her funeral mass was concelebrated by Fr. Tom O’Halloran, assisted by Fr.Michael Kennedy and Fr. Pat Deeley, on Monday morning June 5th in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin. Burial took place in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Cleary and family, Rathcabbin on the death of her brother Pat Grogan which occurred recently in England. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha Community Games.      

The parish of Lorrha was well represented last Sunday the 4th of June at the Tipperary County Community Games Track and Field event. There were 25 children competing from the Lorrha area.  The competition was of a very high standard but the children were very competitive and did everyone very proud. Big congratulations to the 5 medalists who now go forward to represent Tipperary in the Munster Community Games, Elayna Heenan, Sadhbh O’Crowley, Ruby Ryan, Patrick Seman and Jack Kennedy in Ennis on the 20th of August. We wish them all the very best of luck and no doubt they will give it their all. This is a huge achievement in their first year back competing in Community Games after a long absence.

Lorrha young people carry the Lorrha Community Games banner with pride at the Tipperary event. Also in the photo is the Chairperson Niamh Moran

Cemetery Mass.

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


Diocesan Pilgrimige to Knock on Sunday July 2nd.  New members are invited from the Parish & community to attend. The Ark Children’s Club at The HUB is available for those coming with small children (open Wednesday to Sunday). Names as soon as possible please as coaches have to be organised. Bus Organisers contact details: The Legion of Mary will organise buses from Nenagh, Kinnitty, Roscrea & Birr or contact Betty on 087-666-7374. Any questions Contact  – Claire 065-6828638 Killaloe Diocesan Office

Men’s Health Week.

Silver Arch are delighted to offer two opportunities to all men over 18 in our communities to celebrate Men’s Health Week. On Thursday 15th June there is a wonderful opportunity for men to come and get their health screened.  This screening is usually €80 per person, but Silver Arch FRC are offering this at a subsidised low rate of €10 per person.  Please book your place at reception by calling 067-31800.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 12 June were: 7-12-31-32.  No Match 3. Lucky Dips: William Dagg, Dolores Mannion, Cormac & Clodagh McGarry, Clodagh McIntyre.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, Margaret O’Brien, SCEAL Shop.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 4 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Hard luck to our Premier Intermediate hurlers who were beaten by Newport in the replayed semi-final of the County Hurling League Division 3 on Friday in Newport, 2-17 to 0-12. Best of luck to the lads now as they begin their championship preparation with a bye to the semi-final of the North Championship and a County Championship group containing Killenaule, Gortnahoe/Glengoole and Portroe.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’s take on Moneygall in the first round of the North Championship in a fortnight’s time. Fixture details TBC.

Tipperary: Best of luck to Bonner Maher and the Tipperary senior hurlers against Offaly this Saturday in the All-Ireland preliminary quarter final.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at the Tony Reddin Centre at 9.30pm to the music of Glenn Flynn.

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