Lorrha Notes


Best of luck to Lorrha Premier Intermediate team in the first round of the championship this Saturday 29th when they take on Mid champions Gortnahoe/Glengoole in Moneygall at 6.45pm. Let’s hope there will be plenty goals scored like the North Final.                     Photo by Rose Mannion.           




From left: Cllr Michael O’Meara, Patrick O’Meara, Lorrha Conservation and Game club, Tim Quinn and Tim Lyons,  Men’s Shed Thurles.  
The Thurles Men’s Shed have taken part in a project organised by Tipperary County Council and Cllr Michael O’Meara to provide boxes for barn owls.
 “ This is a project I have been involved with conservation of the endangered and beautiful barn owl. Tipperary County Council environmental department and in particular Fiona Flynn, have been very supportive of it and at present we have twelve boxes up in locations throughout North Tipperary “ says Cllr. O’Meara. “ I must particularly thank the men’s shed in Thurles who made the boxes and I hope to keep them informed of our progress in increasing numbers of barn owls in the county “ said Cllr Michael O’Meara.

Hard Luck.

It was real hard luck on Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior camogie players who lost their semi-final bid to Waterford on Saturday last in Kilkenny.  This was an excellent game of camogie that went right down to the wire with both sides hoping to progress to the big stage, and it was also heartbreaking for the Premier girls to go down by the narrowest of margins. The reality of sport!
Well done to the Tipperary junior team though who was guided to victory over Roscommon in their all Ireland semi-final, by an all Lorrha backroom team comprising of David Sullivan, manager, Jack Maher, coach, J.P. Houlihan, selector and Ronan Moore S & C. We wish them well when they play in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on Sunday 6th August as part of a triple-header of games including the intermediate All-Ireland and the senior final between Cork and Waterford. Hard luck Clodagh.


Sympathy is extended to Deirdre O’Meara Rathcabbin and Margaret Houlihan (Lorrha) on the death of their mother Noeleen O’Brien, Surry, England. Noeleen who passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 5th surrounded by her loving family was a native of Thurles.  She was predeceased by her sister Eileen Sullivan and by her sister-in-law Mary O’Brien. Noeleen is deeply regretted by her husband Jimmy, daughters Margaret, Catherine, Deirdre and Eileen. Sons-in law Seamus O’Meara, Meily Houlihan, grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church Rathcabbin on Friday morning July 21st. burial took place in Bonaham cemetery, Rathcabbin. May she rest in peace.


Dan Maher, Niall Houlihan, Denis Maher, Thomas Houlihan, Bernard Houlihan from the Denis & Thomas Wild Atlantic Way Cycle for Pieta House presenting the Cheque of €4674.40 to Tom McEvoy (Pieta)

On Friday July 21st the Denis and Thomas Wild Atlantic Way Cycle for Pieta presented a cheque for €4674.40 to Tom McEvoy of Pieta House. Dennis Maher and Thomas Houlihan extend a very sincere thank you to everyone who has generously donated towards the fundraiser and thanks to everyone who supported the cycle along the way. They could not have done this without your valuable support. Pieta’s services are available 24/7 at 1800247247.

Rathcabbin Hall Notes.

Clothes collection continues in Rathcabbin Hall until the 30th July. Clothes can be dropped off at any time during this time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364 936 or Marie on (087) 6129 053.
Summer Coffee Morning in the Hall Sunday the 6th of August at 12.30pm . Everyone welcome to come for a chat & view the renovated rooms .
Tractor/ car run in aid of Rathcabbin Hall will take place on Sunday September 3rd at 12.30. More details to follow. If interested in participating, please call the number above.
Room available for courses or meeting with kitchen facilities.

Church News

‘Under Mary’s Mantle’ is a conference on faith & culture for young adults (18-35) with talks, prayer, Mass, Confession, workshops, food & social in the historic All Hallows campus, DCU, Dublin. It takes place Saturday  Sunday,19th & 20th August, with a discounted ticket available for both days. If you’re free for one, single day tickets are also available. Two day €60: or Saturday €40; Sunday €30. Students get a 10% discount. There is a limited  accommodation available, contact deusetpatria@gmail.com or call 085 1442423 for rates and more information.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival. Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August 2023. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, workshops, dramas, reconciliation & healing service and Mass. Donation only & we have buses going from all over Ireland. For more information & to book your place go to

Mary’s Meals Annual Walk.

The 11th Annual Step by Step to Feed the Next Child Walk will leave seven locations around Ireland on August 7th and converge on Knock Shrine on August 15th. Walks passing through Clare, Limerick, Galway, Tipperary, Laois and Offaly. If you would like to get involved, we’d love your support! Accommodation, drivers and general help required. Please contact Fr Eamonn Kelly at 087-9077985 or check out www.marysmeals.ie    

Well done to the Lorrha U12 girls who showed great maturity, hard work and played smart to clock up an impressive score in their cup final against Gortnahoe which was played in Borrisoleigh on Saturday. Thanks to the parents who have been bringing the girls to training and matches weekly for the past few months. Well done to the coaches and mentors involved with the team.
Commiserations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary Senior team whose season came to an end versus Waterford at the weekend. Clodagh’s dedication to camogie and her determination to get back on the field after a serious injury is an inspiration to our club and no doubt there will be better days ahead in the Tipp jersey. Best of luck to David Sullivan and his management team in their Junior All Ireland final versus Clare on August 6th.

Well Done.

Well done to the Lorrha Premier Intermediate hurling squad on their win over Burgess in the North final on Sunday evening last which was held in Nenagh.

Gaa News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 25 July were: 21-26-27-29. 1 Match 3: J&C O’Brien wins €100.  Promoters: Noreen Houlihan, Kelly’s, Mulrooney’s Gala.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Well done to the Premier Intermediate hurlers who won the North title for the first time after a superb second half performance saw them defeat Burgess 4-15 to 2-16 in the North Final on Sunday evening in Nenagh.

Attention quickly turns to the start of the county championship this Saturday when we take on Mid champions Gortnahoe/Glengoole in Moneygall at 6.45pm.

Action from the North Final.                                                  Photo by:  Rose Mannion

A Man of the Match performance from Bonner in the North Final.                                    Photo by Rose Mannion.

Junior: Well done to the Junior Bs who also produced a come from behind victory to defeat Toomevara 2-19 to 1-17 in the North quarter final in Tony Reddin Park on Saturday. They will face Knockshegowna in the semi-final on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Hospitality: Thanks to Lil and Denis and all the staff at the Friars Tavern for putting on a meal for our players on Sunday night.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday at 9.30pm to the music of Dave Lawler.

Did you Know?

Brazil occupies 47.3% of South America and borders all other countries except Ecuador and Chile.

In 1502 Christopher Columbus began his fourth and last trip to the “Indies”.

In 1947 Canada recorded the lowest temperatures at -81.4F.

In 1988 Jack Charlton’s Republic of Ireland take part in Euro ’88, beating England 1 nil.

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