Lorrha Notes

Lorrha Premier Intermediate County Champions in action against Clare champions Corofin in the Munster quarter final.   Photo: Rose Mannion.


The Lorrha Premier Intermediate team had to give way to Clare champions Corofin when the two sides met on Sunday last in the Munster quarter final. This group of lads have given us plenty of entertainment all year and have achieved what they set out to do, return to senior status for the 2024 season. We look forward to what will surely be a great season ahead. Roll on next year..

Church News.

Prayers and Blessing of graves in Bonoham Cemetery next Sunday 12th. after 11.30am Mass and in Lorrha cemetery after that at about 1.30pm.
Weekend Masses in Our Parish:  Lorrha 6.30pm Saturday evenings,  Rathcabbin 11.30am Sunday Mornings, Weekday Masses: Lorrha 9.30am Monday Mornings (except bank holidays)

During the month of November, the month of Holy Souls, we continue to pray for our loved ones. People are invited to place their petitions for their departed relatives in the boxes provided in Lorrha and Rathcabbin Churches.

Annual Bereavement Mass will take place on Friday 17th November at 7.30pm in Rathcabbin Church.
A short-term Pioneer pledge gives spiritual support and encouragement to people and their families who are living under a shadow of addiction. Further information from the Pioneers on 01 80-5 4226 or via www.pioneers.ie/pray

In the late afternoon of Saturday 28th October 2023, the members of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops adopted the Synthesis Report which was initially published in Italian. The official report is now also available in English at www.synod.ie
Do you need help? individual and couple counselling available in Accord Ennis & Accord Nenagh. all welcome. Phone: 065 6824297 email: accordennis1@gmail.co accordnenagh@gmail.com

Comedy for Lorrha Group.

Lorrha Drama Group is busy rehearsing for their forthcoming comedy ‘Cupid Wore Skirts’. This three act comedy which was written by Sam Cree is directed by Phil Quigley and will be staged in Lorrha Hall on December 1st 2nd and 3rd.

Funeral Arrangements Announced.

The remains of Catherine Reddin Sheehan (London) will repose at the home of her mother Maura, Cuba Avenue, Banagher on Thursday evening the 9th from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday 10th at 1.00pm in St. Rynagh’s Church followed by burial afterwards in Bonaham Cemetery, Rathcabbin.  May her soul rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Bridget Egan, Woodford, Galway. Née Corrigan late of Redwood, Lorrha, Bridget passed away on Saturday 21st October peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Martin, brothers John and Con and recently by her son Michael. Better known to her family and all who knew her as Bridie,  will be sadly missed by her daughter Margaret, sons Martin and James, brother Christy, sister-in-law Joan, daughter-in-law Bridget, son-in-law Gerald, grandchildren Thomas, Helen, Jordan, Kirby, Ciaran, Maeve, Darragh, Cathal and Fearghal, nephew, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After funeral Mass in St John the Baptist Church in Woodford on Thursday 26th October burial took place in Kilnalahan Cemetery in Abbey. May her soul rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to Susan Delahunt and family, Clonmona, Rathcabbin on the death of her son in-law Derry Neale Crettyard, Carlow / Crettyard, Kilkenny / Crettyard, Laois.
Derry passed away on Sunday October 29th at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, surrounded by his loving family, following an long illness bravely fought. Beloved husband of Jackie and much loved father of Scott, Rebecca, Abbey, Simon and Sam and cherished son of Sylvia and the late Willie. Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife, sons, daughters, mother, brother Billy, sisters Wendy, Stephanie and Avril, mother-in-law Susan Delahunt, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncle, aunt, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and many friends to whom sympathy is offered.
After Funeral Service on Thursday (Nov. 2nd) in Mayo Church, Crettyard, burial took place in the adjoining churchyard. May his soul rest in peace.

Grants for Retrofitting:

At a recent meeting held in Lorrha Community Hall on the subject of retrofitting our homes and community buildings (a necessary response to dealing with rising energy costs and climate change), the attendance heard of significant grants that can now be availed of by communities such as ours to address this increasingly urgent reality. Emphasis was placed on the importance of a COMMUNITY -based response to this offer in order for it to be cost-effective. In addition to grant aid, communities who respond will be assisted with the necessary guidance for the project and will also be in a position to qualify for additional community-related benefits. This represents an exceptionally attractive opportunity for us to benefit from assistance to make our homes/community buildings more energy efficient and also do our part as a community to address climate change. In order to facilitate a fuller community response to this proposal, a follow-up meeting will be held in Rathcabbin Hall on Tuesday, 14th November at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome, please come along.

Date for your Diary.

Rathcabbin Players have chosen the popular Sam Cree comedy ‘Don’t tell the Wife’. The play is produced by Pat Kennedy and is scheduled for Rathcabbin Hall from 18th to 21st January 2024. Mark the date in your diary…

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.

European Year of Skills.

To mark European Year of Skills,  Tipperary County Council are hosting an event in Partnership with Tipperary Chamber, Mid-West & South East Skills Fora along with Tipperary ETB in the Anner Hotel Thurles on Wednesday November 15th.  This event will highlight the various upskilling and training opportunities available to businesses.

National Ploughing Dates Announced.

 The 2024 National Ploughing championships will take place for the third year in a row, at Ratheniska, Co. Laois from September 17th to 19th.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 6 November were: 4-18-30-32. No Match 3.  Lucky Dips: Mary Brazil, Tommy Deely, Marie Duane, Ann Egan.
Promoters: D+K Mannion, Mulrooney’s Gala, Internet.
Next Mondays jackpot is €15,000. Team 1 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Premier Intermediate Hurling: Hard luck to the lads on their loss to Corofin in Sunday’s Munster quarter final. Things didn’t go our way on the day, but the team and management can be proud of yet another successful campaign that saw us become county champions, regaining our status as a senior hurling club.

Thanks to management, backroom team members, kit-men and to everyone involved in what was a brilliant year for the club. A special word to David Fogarty House Fitness for his sponsorship of the team during the year.

Under-21 hurling: We’ve been drawn against Silvermines in the North ‘B’ semi-final. Fixture details TBC.

Social Dancing: Continues this Friday night in the Tony Reddin Centre from 9.30pm to the music of Checkers.

Euro-Millions: There are still a few books to be returned, please try, and return to club officers by this weekend at the latest.

Sponsors: Thanks to the following list of individuals and companies who supported our Euro-Millions fundraiser. It is greatly appreciated. Johnny Duane tractors, Arrabawn Co-op, County Arms Hotel Birr, Portumna Mart, J&C Neville Roscrea, Jackie Cahill TD, Michael Lowry TD, Gerard Darcy MCC, Michael O’Meara MCC, Joe Hannigan MCC, Total Health Noelle Hayes Portumna, Eamon Dervan City Lights, CSM catering Cathal McIntyre, Paddy’s Bar Terryglass Mairead Tierney, Slattery’s Garage Puckane, O’Meara’s Supervalu Portumna, T Walsh Portumna Farm Services, John Horan Tyres, Midwest Mowers Athlone, McKeon Opticians Portumna, Portumna Veterinary Clinic, Pest Eliminator Services Borrisokane, Mulrooney’s The Ferry Service Station, Jimmy Sullivan Undertakers Borrisokane, Tim Gleeson Machinery LTD. Please support our sponsors.

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Rathcabbin Lady Shortlisted For Award.

By: Rose Mannion.

Rathcabbin resident Mary Vaughan has been selected as a contender for the President’s Award for the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Irish Chapter based on an initiative she herself started around 18 months ago. Mary works as a Professional Coach with credentials recognised internationally via the ICF and also as a Human Resources Specialist and Consultant offering L&D support as well as HR support to companies and employees.

As a coach, Mary is the only individual initiative in contention this year for president’s award and also one that reaches the entire island or Ireland enabling access to all people in society equally. Her initiative is based on the power of journaling for any individual and the positive benefits that it can bring to a person’s life and along this journey the opportunity to get a sense of what it’s like to work with a coach is also uncovered for all who take up the monthly Journaling for joy challenge.

Mary says ‘ It’s especially great at this time of year …and a 7am daily suits parents to avail of quiet time prior to children getting up and the school rush. Everyone is done and dusted between 7am and 7:25am – having had accountability and support to take quiet, uninterrupted time for themselves in a safe space from their home as they claim their day and get ready for whatever it brings. The benefits I witness for people have been phenomenal with many varied depending on the person’ she said.

Mary has written a blog which featured in Irish mental health charity publication, A Lust for Life. She moved to Rathcabbin 22 months ago and started this off upon a move to the country from years of town and city living.

‘ I only just found out last week that I was nominated and the awards ceremony are this upcoming Saturday 11th.  in Trinity College Dublin’  said an excited Mary. ‘With many association and team initiatives, I don’t anticipate winning, however it is nice to be considered for my contribution relevant to coaching and its positive impact on society in Ireland’ she said. If you would like to read her blog click on the following  https://icfireland.com/icf-ireland-awards-2023-shortlist/presidents-award-2023-contender-journaling-for-joy-initiative/   where you will also find her instagram for the journaling sessions/challenge.

An advocate for mental health awareness,  is involved in a variety of charity work in addition to relationship coaching. A member of the International Coaching Federation, Mary co-founded Irish International Coaching Circle as a close support group for new and experienced coaches. Mary’s wish is that all individuals continue to grow in learning to start treating others as they themselves would like to be  treated. Instagram | LinkedIn