Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Tractor/Vintage Car Run.

Rathcabbin Hall tractor/ vintage car run in Rathcabbin Village on Sunday 3rd. September. Registration from 11am. Starting time is 1pm. Refreshments for all participants. Funds raised go towards the upkeep of Rathcabbin  Community Hall. Raffle on the day. Please come along and support our community. Please contact (087) 1364936 for any further information.

Leaving Cert 2023.

Congratulations to all those who received their Leaving Cert results last Friday. By all accounts, everyone is delighted that the pressure is off and now all can concentrate on the next stage of their career. Well done all and stay safe..

Another School Year.

 The three schools in the parish will re-open their doors this week. We welcome back students, teachers, staff and Boards of Management to a new year of Education.

Another Impressive Win.

Many congratulations are extended to Suzanne Corcoran, Lorrha on her recent golf victory in Powerscourt. The four times Irish Senior Women’s Amateur Close Champion, claimed the Irish Senior Women’s Amateur Open title to add to her already impressive list of victories. Suzanne, who plays her golf in Portumna, claimed the Connacht Women’s Amateur Open back in June, and while she has come close to the senior title many times in the last number of years, she kept her good form for the pitch she loves playing on in Powerscourt and was obviously thrilled to get over the line this time. Goes to show, never give up! Well done Suzanne.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Joe Whelan, Castledermot, & France, nephew of Pat Hough (Redwood) and Chrissie Dooley (Kinnitty), and to the family of Bridie Burke nee Molloy, England, sister of the late Tony who died recently. May they rest in peace


On behalf of my family and myself, this correspondent for Lorrha would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has supported us in so many ways, on the recent sad passing of my much loved cherished sister Ann. To all who attended her removal in Clonmel, funeral Mass and burial in Cloghan and to all who sent Mass cards, offered condolences in person and on line, thank you. This support has meant a lot to me and my family and my extended family, in those very difficult times.  Rose Mannion.

 Bus Service Available.

Did you know Tipperary Local Link runs a Door-to-Door(DRT) service from Lorrha to Birr every Friday? Departing from Lorrha at 10am & returning from Birr @ 2pm.  The service areas covered are Lorrha, Rathcabbin, Taylors Cross, Kileen, Riverstown & into Birr.  Tipperary Local Link operate a service from Lorrha to Nenagh every Tuesday & Saturday & also from Lorrha to Roscrea every Thursday & Saturday.  If you or anyone you know would like to avail of this service, please dial 052-6166140 for more information.

Church News

 The Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 2nd to 7th October. €780 full board. Limited seats available. Booking to Joe Walsh Tours Tel: 01-2410800 www.joewalshtours.ie

Notes for Parish Newsletter:
Please email notices for the Parish Newsletter to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com by 12 noon on Thursdays. Thank you.

First Friday.

First Friday Mass will be celebrated on 1st Sept  in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha  at 8pm. Visits to the sick Thursday and Friday. If anyone would like a visit, please let Fr Tom or Fr Michael know.

Through to Knock Out Stage.

Despite missing several players through injury. It’s well done to the Lorrha Premier Intermediate squad and their backroom team who had a three point win over Portroe on Sunday last in their final group match. The squad are now through to the knock out stages of the competition. Final score, Lorrha 1.23 – Portroe 2.17.

Camogie News.


Our U11 girls had their first competitive match v a strong Ballina team, and it was great to see them work so hard for each on the pitch, despite a defeat it was a very positive performance and they are great prospects for the future. Next match is v Portroe away Thursday evening at 7 pm.

U13s. This team continued their unbeaten run with a win over Portroe last week, their next group game is Wednesday away to Burgess at 7PM.

U16C Championship. We were successful in topping our group and are now through to a semi-final, with more details to follow. Every girl deserves great praise for her work rate throughout the group games , there were some very solid performances. Best wishes to the girls who are now part of the JNR A panel who are competing in their first adult championship.

Junior A

The girls put in a huge performance in their first championship match versus Kildangan, in Puckane at the weekend .  Leading at half time by 2 points with some great scores taken and strong defensive work , the second half was all to play for. A goal by Clodagh McIntyre midway through the second half put Lorrha  in a strong position and they battle hard to withstand the late Kiladangan attack to come away with a draw. Final score Lorrha 1.9 – Kildangan 0.12. Next game is at home v Templemore Saturday evening 2nd Sept, time TBC .
A big thank you to Michael Monagle Limited for providing a new set of jerseys for the adult team


Did you know?

All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about four pounds.

In 1887 Anne Sullivan began teaching six year old blind – deaf  child Helen Keller.
Helen Keller. Helen was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, U.S.—died June 1, 1968, Westport, Connecticut. She was famous as an  American author and educator who was blind and deaf as a result of an illness when she was just a child. Her education and training represent an extraordinary accomplishment in the education of persons with these disabilities.

In 1988 Dublin celebrated its 1,000th  birthday and awards Nelson Mandela the freedom of the City.

In 1965,  one of the most popular musical films of all time The Sound of Music, was released.

Elephants and chimpanzees can display behaviour patterns similar to post traumatic stress disorder and depression

In 1896 Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity.

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