Lorrha Notes


Lorrha Dorrha Ladies Group.

Lorrha Dorrha ladies is busy completing a decoupage class in Rathcabbin Hall. Everyone is enjoying learning new skills thanks to our wonderful instructor Annette, every Wednesday night. Some of the ladies are also enjoying yoga classes every Thursday night. If anyone is interested in joining the ladies group, please contact committee members.

Plaque Unveiled.

A plaque was unveiled in Rathcabbin on Sunday last to the memory of Pte. Patrick Tiquin National Army, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher and Vol. John Moylan I.R.A. Gurteen, Rathcabbin. Both men were victims of our tragic Civil War.

Photo: Rose Mannion.

Scam Alert.

Gardai are again urging the public to be alert to all sorts of scams presently going around. In recent weeks, a person had almost €8,000 stolen from their bank account after they gave information to criminals on their mobile phone, believing them to be from their bank. Sgt. Declan O’Carroll of Nenagh Garda Station, has urged extreme caution as these type of fraud related crimes are now very common.
There is a second scam also doing the rounds where criminals are presenting as County council staff in some area’s of the country. The public is advised not to engage with such callers and instead contact your local Gardai.

Another Chance.

A blistering FBD Insurance Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Final between Lorrha and Thurles Sarsfields played out to a draw game on Saturday last in Nenagh. The final score, Lorrha 2-15 – Thurles Sarsfields 1-18.  Lorrha get to do it all again next Saturday October 21st at 2.30pm in Nenagh and we wish the team and management the very best of luck.

Borrisokane Church Jubilee.

An Open Invitation to Jubilee Celebrations in Borrisokane with a free Jubilee Concert on Saturday 21st October at 7.30pm and Celebratory Mass Sunday 22nd October at 10.30am. All are Welcome. See separate preview elsewhere in this paper.

Church News.

University Maternity Hospital Limerick Annual remembrance service Sun 5th Nov at 3pm in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick. Remembering our babies today and always.

Halloween Raffle.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are running their annual Halloween Raffle. It will run for the month of October. The draw will take place on Friday 28th. Lots of prizes on offer this year. Tickets are available in Kelly’s shop and also on idonate. A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored prizes for our raffle. We really appreciate all the support. Good luck to all who enter.

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.

GAA News

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 16 October were: 6-8-14-23. 5 Match 3’s share €100: Kizzy Brooks, Seamus Dooley, Ray Kennedy, Willie Lambe, Roz Pyke.
Promoters: Kathleen Gleeson, Margaret O’Brien, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €15,000. Team 6 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Premier Intermediate Hurling: We go again! Having played out a thrilling draw with Thurles Sarsfields in last weekend’s county final, we’re out again this Saturday at 2.30pm in Nenagh for the replay. Best of luck to our lads. Make sure to get out and support them on the day, and to keep those blue and white flags flying. Thanks to Denis & Lil Maher for their hospitality after the drawn game.

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

Euro Millions Tickets: Please try and get books sold and returned to club officers by this weekend’s cut-off.


Did you Know?

In 1878 Dr. Charles Drysdale warned against the dangers of smoking tomacco in a letter to The Times.

The postage stamp of the Statue of Liberty depicts not the real statue in New York, but the replica in Las Vegas.

On the 23rd January 1978, Sweden became the first country in the world to ban aerosol sprays.

In 1502 the present day location of Rion de Janeiro was first explored.


Thought for this week…

We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday left few like we feel doing today…

 Smile Awhile:


Action from the Lorrha drawn match    Photos: Rose Mannion.

Lorrha v Thurles Sarsfields

FBD Insurance Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship FinalLorrha 2-15 – Thurles Sarsfields 1-18 – draw game.

It was an epic final that sent both sides into a replay  which takes place on Saturday October 21st at 2.30pm in Nenagh once again.

Unfortunately for Lorrha, they hit ten wides in the second half as they struggled to  hold out the opposition and while looking for victory which would see them return to senior again.

There was a bitter wind present in Nenagh but the conditions couldn’t have been much better for the time of year as the two teams eased into the game from the throw-in.

Lorrha got the scoring up and running through a Colm Fogarty free in the second minute but Thurles were well up for this game, and two fine scores from play followed that as young Robbie Stapleton got an early confidence score before Mossie McCormack found the target on the run after good build-up play.
The deliveries from out the field were perfect for the forwards in the early stages as they all got early change, Lorrha finding space in the following two minutes to re-take the lead as Darragh Guinan – operating at wing forward – hit a fine score with the talismanic Patrick Maher getting his first of the day to give Lorrha the lead once again. But it was score for score for much of the opening quarter as Jack Lanigan pointed a pair of frees on either side of Liam McCormack’s clever score in the 10th minute. But Lorrha were answering every Sarsfields score as Niall McIntyre hit a beauty from the dugout sideline and by the 16th minute further scores from Darragh Guinan and Colm Fogarty for Lorrha and the now obligatory long-range monster from Aidan Ryan of Sarsfields, had the teams tied at 0-6 apiece.

Lorrha though, began to get on top of the 50/50 exchanges going into the final ten minutes, and after Michael Dolan had fired them on front from a 65 a minute later, they found a crucial goal thereafter as Christopher Fogarty turned his man out by the left-wing forward position and with space in front of him, he pinned back the ears to bare down on goal and despite a brilliant hook by Jack O’Mara, Fogarty whipped on the dropping ball to hit the far bottom corner of the net. That was the main difference between the two teams in the first half and to be fair to Lorrha they could very easily have had a penalty in the 22nd minute when Christopher Fogarty was manhandled under a dropping ball, but referee Joe Leahy wasn’t moved. Despite that, Lorrha did finish the half that bit stronger and were the team in the ascendancy with two further Fogarty frees and a magnificent sideline cut from Alan O’Meara on the stand sideline sent the north Tipp club into the half-time break in good shape and just 30 minutes away from senior hurling.
It’s more than fair to say that the first half ended up being played on Lorrha’s terms as the men in white finished the half much stronger, while Sarsfields were slightly stand-off-ish in their play and they badly needed to get stuck in for the second half.
It didn’t start out in that fashion initially though and after the resumption, Darragh Guinan found another excellent score with Jack Lanigan responding to that swiftly after 37 minutes, but Lorrha were finding way more space and sights of goal and hit three early wides in that period.
Eventually, Sarsfields were punished for the slow start at the back and when Colm Fogarty broke through the half-back line, he had Eoin McIntyre moving off the shoulder like a train and despite not finding a clean strike on goal the rebound off Kevin Bracken was pounced on by Christopher Fogarty to flick home for a big score so early in the half. The Sarsfields management had seen enough and sprung the experienced Mikey O’Brien from the bench in the 36th minute and it didn’t take long for that move to pay dividends as the lethal attacker responded for his team with a brilliant finished goal, slipping past his marker and burying a low shot from an acute angle to the back of the net. Game back on.

It was a huge score for Sarsfields and it definitely reverberated confidence across the board for them, by the 45-minute mark they had the game down to just two points at 2-11 to 1-12 after yet another Jack Lanigan score; Lorrha now taking on water.
Lorrha needed a score to steady the ship now as Thurles were starting to make big hit and turn the tide of the game and it came through two of their most experienced player with Cian Hogan finally making a telling contribution with a big score in the 47th minute before Patrick Maher added to that two minutes later with a class score on the run, and that brace of scores settled the ship in a big way for the north champions. Lorrha now leading 2-13 to 1-12 with ten minutes left. To Sarsfield’s credit, they never stopped plugging away as Lorrha always managed to keep their noses in front throughout the game but some very poor wides from Ken Hogan’s men was keeping Sarsfields honest and with Mikey O’Brien pointing a beauty on 50 minutes, followed by a Jack Lanigan free five minutes later it was a final that was going to go down to the wire. In the midst of the barrage of Lorrha wides Cian Hogan found the target for his second and third scores of the game respectively in the final five minutes, the second score was met by a massive cheer from the Lorrha supporters who felt that might be the score to send them into the senior ranks as they were just ahead 2-15 to 1-16 with time ticking away for Thurles. But the Mikey O’Brien factor was what Sarsfields hanged their hat on and with Lorrha now dropping back to hang on, they invited pressure and Robbie Stapleton won a free late on for Lanigan to convert, and then with the last puck of the game with 65 minutes elapsed, O’Brien found possession from midfield and flung over an outrageous point to send the game to a replay.

ScorersLorrha: Christopher Fogarty 2-0; Colm Fogarty (0-4, 0-3f); Darragh Guinan 0-3; Cian Hogan 0-3; Patrick Maher 0-2; Niall McIntyre 0-1, Michael Dolan 0-1 65; Alan O’Meara 0-1 sl-cut.

Thurles Sarsfields: Jack Lanigan 0-11f; Mikey O’Brien 1-2; Liam McCormack 0-1, Mossie McCormack 0-1, Robbie Stapleton 0-1, Aidan Ryan 0-1, Kieran Moloney 0-1.

Lorrha: Michael Kennedy; Tom Duggan, Daniel O’Donoghue, Denis O’Meara; Conor Hogan, Michael Dolan, Ciaran Haugh; Alan O’Meara, Niall McIntyre; Darragh Guinan; Cian Hogan, Eoin McIntyre; Colm Fogarty, Patrick Maher, Christopher Fogarty.

Subs used: Brian Hogan for D O’Meara (50); Oisin Guinan for A O’Meara (60, in).

Thurles Sarsfields: Kevin Bracken; Jack O’Mara, David Maher, Aidan Ryan; Henry Fogarty, Michael Cahill, Kieran Moloney; Kieran Costello, Harry Fitzgibbon; Liam McCormack, Rory Purcell, Mossie McCormack; Tommy Maher, Jack Lanigan, Robbie Stapleton.

Subs used:  Mikey O’Brien for Fitzgibbon (36); Michael Russell for R Purcell (52); Jock Fogarty for Stapleton (62).

Referee: Joe Leahy (Moyne Templetuohy)