Lorrha Notes

Good Luck.

The very best of luck to the North Tipp Ploughing competitors, especially our two young men from Rathcabbin who will be competing for the first time ever, Rob Duffy who will be competing in the novice intermediate, and Lee Hogan who will be competing at U21 level. Our remaining seasoned six will be Tom Duffy – junior, Ethan Harding – junior, Joe Slattery – intermediate reversible, Ciáran Milne – 3 furrow, James Hough – single furrow vintage, Ray Clancy – 2 furrow hydrolic vintage. Good luck lads.

The best of luck to the Lorrha Camogie Junior A team in their game v Fethard on Saturday 23rd in Fethard.  Pic: Rose Mannion.

Coffee Morning.

Sunflower Hospice coffee morning on Friday 22nd Sept. from 10am-1pm in Methodist Hall Borrisokane.

Autumn and Winter Programme.

Silver Arch Family Resource Centre are delighted to bring Health & Wellbeing Programmes for Autumn and Winter. Starting Tues 19th Sept, a 12 Week Green Exercise Outdoor Walking Programme at Nenagh Castle. Also, an 8 Week Easy Exercise Programme in Tyone Community Centre at a cost of €20.Starting Wed 20th Sept, a Free Community Choir until Christmas in Tyone Community Centre. Starting Tues 26th Sept, a 6 Week Positive Psychology Programme in Tyone Community Centre at a cost of €10. Booking is essential as spaces are limited -contact reception at 067-31800.

Lorrha Camogie Girls in action recently.                          Pic: Rose Mannion

Late Paddy Guinan.

The peaceful death occurred in the great care of Portumna Retirement Village, after a long and happy life, on Saturday September 9th of Paddy Guinan, Redwood, Lorrha
He was the last of his family and the second youngest of nine children born to Laurence and Mary Bridget.
Paddy was one of the first pupils to attend the new Redwood National School and went to secondary school in St. Flannan’s in Ennis. He worked in Williams in Tullamore but spent the main part of his working life in England with a company that built oil refineries. On retirement he moved back to Lorrha and was a familiar figure walking up the New Line.
Paddy had a keen interest in sports especially hurling and racing. He won a County medal in 1953 with Ballinamere in Co Offaly. He enjoyed good conversation and had a great hearty laugh. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, relatives neighbours and friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St. Ruadhan’s Church, Lorrha, Paddy was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.  May he rest in Peace.

Late Denis (Buddy) Ryan.

The peaceful death occurred on Sunday 10th September surrounded by his loving family and in the tender care of the staff at Rivervale Nursing home Nenagh of Denis (Buddy) Ryan, Abbeyville, Belleen, Nenagh.
Denis, or Buddy as he was known as, was born and raised in Abbeyville, Lorrha, one of a family of three born to Paddy and Josie (née Delahunt) 82 years ago. He hurled with Lorrha as a youngster featuring in the 1956 team and went on to captain Lorrha in the 1964 junior final team who were beaten by Kilruane. When he moved to Nenagh, Buddy played with Nenagh and in 1966 he found himself playing against his former Lorrha team mates in the junior semi-final. He never forgot his roots though and attended several functions in Lorrha down through the years, in particular the Lorrha Golf outings which he supported up to recent years.
Predeceased by his beloved son Declan, sister Pauline and his twin sister Enda, Buddy will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary and cherished family Shevaun, Louise, Donnacha & Joanne. Grandchildren Steven & Kayla (both Chicago), Leah, Amy, Moya, Maebh & Muireann, Great grandchildren Orla & Delaney. Son in law Jean-Pierre and by Shane & P,J.  Nieces, nephews, cousins relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends to whom sympathy is extended.
After funeral Mass in St.Mary’s of the Rosary Church, Nenagh on Wednesday 13th.  burial took place in the Lisboney Lawn Cemetery, Nenagh. May he rest in peace.

Late Anne Flynn.

The peaceful death occurred on Tuesday September 12th at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, of Anne Flynn, Portland, Lorrha.
Née Lahart, Anne will be greatly missed and always remembered by her devoted husband Padraic, her sisters Mary, Brenda and Joan, her brothers Joe, Sean and Gerard, her uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and her neighbours to whom sympathy is offered. Anne’s funeral was held in private in accordance with her wishes. May she rest in peace.


Rathcabbin Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported their Tractor Run fundraiser which took place recently. They appreciate your continuous support for the hall. A massive thank you to all the sponsors who supplied spot prizes.


Congratulations is extended to Clodagh McIntyre, Portland, Lorrha, pictured here, who graduated recently from UCD with a Bsc in Physiotherapy. Well done Clodagh.


The Premier Intermediate  quarter final which was to be played on Saturday last, was postponed due to a bereavement.  The best of luck to the Lorrha team and mentors in the re-fixture which will be replayed in Nenagh on Saturday 23rd at 2.30pm.  Pic: Rose Mannion.

Hazardous Waste Collection.

Tipperary County Council are holding a hazardous waste collection on Tuesday September 27th in Roscrea.
List of waste accepted includes – Paint Cans – Solvent based, water based & oil based, Herbicide & Pesticide – No Farm waste, Adhesives (tech 7, super glues), Waste Oil and Oil Cans, Household Medicines (out of date prescription medicines, no agri medicides, Household detergents (under the sink kitchen cleaning products), Filters, Aerosols.

Fundraising Tractor Run.

Ann Delahunt Smyth and Madeleine Maher are holding a tractor and vintage car run on Sunday October 8th in Lorrha at 12noon. The run will take off at 1.30pm. Proceeds are going to Milford Hospice and Lauralynn foundation. Raffle and auction on the day. For further information please call Ann: 087-9625218 or Madeleine 087-1651826.

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

Sacraments Enrolment.

An enrolment Mass for First Holy Communion and Confirmation pupils will take place in Rathcabbin church on Sunday 24th September at 11.30am. Parents and Children publicly enrol. All families and children are welcome.

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

Gaa News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 18 September were: 9-17-18-20. No Winner. 5 Match 3’s: Trish & Des Donaghue, Meelie Houlihan, Sean Lambe, PJ Nevin, Geraldine & Callie. Promoters: Eamon Maher, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet. Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000 with Team 2 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate: Best of luck to our premier intermediates who take on Clonakenny in the rearranged county quarter final this Saturday at 2.30 in Nenagh.

Under 15 hurling: Best of luck to the U15s who take on Borrisokane in the North Tipp ‘B’ final this week. Fixture details tbc. See social media for details. The lads had a good win over Moneygall in the semi-final last week.

MacNamee Award: Huge congrats to our own Shane Brophy on winning the GAA’s McNamee Provincial Media Award for 2022, for his coverage of the Dillon Quirke tragedy in the Nenagh Guardian. Shane’s interviews and articles in ‘Dillon Quirke remembered’ are described as ‘insightful and fondly recalled.

Sympathies: To the Ryan family, Nenagh, on the death of Buddy, formerly of Lorrha, who played juvenile for the club in the 50s and 60s.

Did you know?

Leonardo da Vinci used to buy caged animals at the market just to set them free.

On February 6th 1836 Charles Darwin arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on HMS Beagle.

In 2004 Mark Zuckerberg launched ‘Facebook’ from his Harvard dormitory room.

On average, professional footballers run as far as nine miles in a single match.

Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.

Smile Awhile…


                      Ardcroney volunteer urges public to boil the kettle for Hospice

The simple act of boiling a kettle sparked a 20-year fundraising streak for Tipperary’s Mary Hogan who is joining a nationwide army of ‘superheroes’ aiming to raise €2million during Ireland’s biggest coffee morning.

Mary, who lives in Ardcroney, will be part of a legion of volunteers throughout the country fundraising for Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice – a charitable phenomenon which has raised €43.2million since 1992.

The official event day is September 21, but local households and businesses are being urged to host a coffee morning whenever they can, and if they can’t host, donate.

“I started hosting in the simplest way you could possibly believe,” said Mary.

“My colleague mentioned that she was doing a coffee morning in aid of North Tipperary Hospice Movement, and when I asked her how I could do the same, she said, ‘you just have to boil the kettle, Mary’.

“So, I asked to boil a kettle in Ardcroney and hoped that someone would come.

“I thought, even if they didn’t, it would be an experience and I was doing what I could. Well, the loveliest people came that morning and I was thrilled.”

Commenting on the 20 years of fundraising, Mary maintains that many hands make light work.

“I’m only able to fundraise thanks to all those who help to organise the event each year,” said Mary.

“I could host coffee mornings forever but if people don’t come through the doors, it would be for nothing. it’s the community support that makes all the difference.”

After leaving her native Cork to study General Nursing and Midwifery in Manchester, Mary married and moved to Nenagh in 1970, where she raised her four children.

She agreed to cover a shift for two weeks in Bushy Park Nursing Home, Borrisokane, and ended up spending over 18 years there, before moving on to St Conlon’s Nursing Home.

Having lost two brothers to cancer, Mary has experienced the power of palliative care from both perspectives.

“Working in palliative care is extremely rewarding. You often end up knowing the patient better than their families do because they tell you a lot more and they’re so appreciative. They’re all lovely people going through a terrible time in their lives.

“I remember once, a man turned to me and asked how I could do the work I did, knowing that all my patients would end up in the same place.

“I just said to him that it’s about looking after them until they get to that place. There is nothing as rewarding,” she said.

Supported by Bewley’s since 1992, the national fundraising drive has so far raised over €43.2million.

Together for Hospice, The National Hospice Movement, represents 26 Hospice and specialist palliative home care providers supporting patients and their families.

Funds raised locally stay local and go back into each hospice to innovate, build new facilities, develop new services and deliver quality improvements and extra benefits for their patients and family members.

Register now to host a coffee morning on September 21 – or on a date that suits you – at hospicecoffeemorning.ie or call 0818 995 996.  If you cannot host or attend one, you can make a donation at hospicecoffeemorning.ie/donate