Lorrha Notes

Rathcabbin Players donated €500 recently to North Tipp Hospice. 



12 driving lessons for sale in the Rathcabbin Area.  Unwanted Prize, going cheap.
For further information contact (086) 8647166.

Work Evenings.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are back on the trail of weeds, lawn mowers, sweeping brushes, strimmers and the dreaded litter. While doing all that they also want to do some painting. They meet every Thursday evenings at 6pm outside the church and they invite everyone to come along and help them to keep Rathcabbin village looking good.

Teagasc Helpline For Farmers.

Teagasc has set up two helpline numbers to provide advice to farmers on how to manage their farms through this difficult weather period.  The helplines are open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 9pm. A voicemail can be left outside of these hours to request a call back. Call the National Crops Helpline on (059) 918 3533 – – National Grassland Helpline (059) 918 3155.       Find out more here at https://bit.ly/3VRfpGA

Well Done.

Congratulations is extended  to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipp senior camogie squad who had an one point victory over favourites and titleholders Galway in the National League final on Sunday last.  Another parish girl, Celine Guinan who plays her camogie with Shannon Rovers, was a sub on the squad and she too secures her first National League medal. Well done girls. Tipp bridged a 20-year gap since their last elite success, in a year that saw them securing a League and Championship double in 2004, so let’s hope they can repeat that success this year.

Late Maureen (Mary Teresa) Guinan.

The death took place on Friday April 5th of Maureen Guinan, Culleen, Rathcabbin.  Maureen passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe after a short illness.
Née White from Lacka in Carrig, Birr, Co. Offaly, Maureen was heading into her 95th year and came to live in Culleen on the marriage to her husband John in 1959 who predeceased her by 18 years.  Together they raised a family of ten children and along with the busy life of raising a family and helping John on the farm, Maureen was involved in the local branch of the ICA and made many friends there.  Her interest and hobbies which included knitting, tapestry, baking and gardening really flourished with that group.
Maureen was also a woman of great devotion and hardly ever missed Mass.
As well as been predeceased by her husband John, there was also her brothers Tom and Michael and sister Elizabeth.
Maureen will be sadly missed by her loving children Joe, Ann, Nora, John, Mary, Lily, Terance, Pat, Bernard and Tony. Sons in law Paul and Martin, daughters in law Audrey, Pamela, Maureen, Aisling and Stacey, grandchildren Kieran, Conor, Aoife, Neisha, Eoin, Saoirse, James, Jack, Darragh, Oisin, Celine, Grace, Cael, Ollie, Nadine, Lexi and Cora, sisters in law Joan and Sr Bridget, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends to who sympathy is extended. After funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen Of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin on Monday last April 8th. burial took place in Bonoham Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the Mahon and Cahalan family Lorrha of the passing of Camillus Boyd, Fivealley.  Cam died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 2nd, 2024, in his 95th year. He was predeceased by his sister, Veronica (Mahon) and brother, Alo. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Kathleen (née Carroll), sons Cathal and Gary, daughters Alma (Catherine) Barnes and Aine O’Brien, sons-in-law David and Noel, daughters-in-law Ethel and Edel, adored grandchildren, Daire, Katelyn, Grainne, Hollie, Grace and Cormac, his sister Pam (Egan), nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
After funeral Mass in St. James Church, Eglish, burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
We also remember in our prayers, Canon Brendan O’Donoghue, Shannon who passed away recently. Canon Brendan was very well know through his work, in particular as director of the Killaloe Pilgrimages to Lourdes for many years from where he will be missed by all he came in contact with.  After funeral Mass on April 8th in Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon, Canon Brendan was laid to rest in Illaunmanagh Cemetrty. May he rest in peace.

Preliminary Announcement.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee are holding their AGM on Monday night May 27th. at 8.30pm.. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We are One.

The Mellow Tones and Omna Singers present “We are One”, an uplifting collaborative choral celebration with Liz Powell choral director on Sunday April 21st. at 7.30pm in the Church of Ireland, Borrisokane. Admission is free but a collection for women’s aid will be taken up.

North Tipp Hospice Fundraiser.

Ballingarry Community Initative are holding a 5k fun run or walk on Sunday April 21st. starting at 11am from Shockshe GAA pitch. Registration is €10 and all money raised will go to The North Tipp Hospice – in home care movement. Coffee and cake will be served in the hall when you finish.

National Pilgrimage for Life.

The first National Pilgrimage for Life, organised by the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will be celebrated on Saturday 4th May in Knock Shrine.  The pilgrimage begins with Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3pm and Rosary Procession after Mass, weather permitting. Main celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.  We invite you to join us in Knock to celebrate the gift of life and to pray for the protection of all human life.


Maria is organising a trip to Madjorge from 28th August for seven nights. The spiritual director is Fr. Tom Hannon. The house where pilgrims will be staying is only five minutes walking distance from the church. For more information contact Maria on (087) 2826088.

Lorrha Camogie News.

Congratulations to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary team & Management  on being crowned League champions for 2024 and best of luck in the Munster Championship.

U14s & U16s

Our U16 girls put in a hard working performance  in an entertaining 2nd round of the League, away to Portroe  finishing with their second victory 1-03 t 0-3. Our U14s had a first round win over Moneygall and are due to play Mullinahone in Tony Reddin Park this Saturday at 3 pm. Our first Community Games match will also be at home versus Borrisoleigh on Monday 22nd April.

Well done to Emma Kennedy and the Tipperary U16A who are through to a Munster Shield Final versus Clare this weekend, after beating Waterford.  Best wishes to our U14 and U15 county players who will begin their championship campaigns over the next couple of weeks.


Our U12 took part in their first Blitz in Toomevara recently and will play their first competitive game versus Roscrea this Wednesday at 7 pm in Tony Reddin Park.

GAA News:

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €4,800. The numbers drawn on 15 April: 2-7-18-21. 3 Match 3’s: Eileen Gaynor, Wendy McCormack & David Murtagh share €100.  Promoters: D&K Mannion, SCEAL Shop, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €4,900 with Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior Hurling: The senior hurlers take on Templederry in Templederry this Saturday at 6.00pm in round 3 of County Hurling League Division 1.

Junior Hurling: The Junior ‘B’ hurlers take on Shannon Rovers in round 2 of the North League this Friday in Ballinderry at 7.00pm.

Camogie: Well done to Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan, and the Tipperary senior camogie team on their victory in the National League final against Galway.

Tickets: Club members looking for tickets for the Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash of Tipperary v Limerick at the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, April 28th, are to contact secretary Maureen Guinan 0872426965.

Social Dancing: Continues in the Tony Reddin Centre this Friday night from 9.30pm to the music of Michael Cahill & Dave Lawlor.

Did you know???

In 1941 – Howard Florey and Norman Heatley met for the first time – eleven days before recreating penicillian.

Albert Einstein failed his university entrance exam and had to reapply a year later.

In 1884 – The Dow Jones published its first stock index – the Dow Jones Transportation Average.

The word ‘mortgage’ comes from a French word that means ‘death contract’.

In 2016 – The Juno space probe reached Jupiter.

Humans spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed , blinking.

Elephants are the only mammals. Besides humans, to have chins.

In 1040 – Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback through Coventry to force her husband to lower taxes.


Thought for the week!


Smile Awhile…

Walk, jog or run a mile a day this May with the Mater Hospital Foundation by signing up to their new ’31 Miles in May’ challenge. Put a spring in your step and do something really special for patients with dementia by helping to raise vital funds for the Hospital. Everyone who registers will receive a free challenge t-shirt and miles tracker. To learn more, visit www.materfoundation.ie.

31 Miles in May:   Walk, jog or run a mile a day this May with the Mater Hospital Foundation by signing up to their new ’31 Miles in May’ challenge. Put a spring in your step and do something really special for patients with dementia by helping to raise vital funds for the Hospital. Everyone who registers will receive a free challenge t-shirt and miles tracker. To learn more, visit www.materfoundation.ie.

                                          Co Tipperary – Take on the ‘31 Miles in May’ challenge and
support dementia care in the Mater Hospital


Challenge yourself to walk, jog or run 31 Miles in May with the Mater Hospital Foundation. Put a spring in your step and do something really special for patients with dementia. Register today to get your 31 Miles in May t-shirt and miles chart to track your progress Visit www.materfoundation.ie to learn more and sign up now

The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on people across Co Tipperary to lace up, head out and take on its new 31 Miles in May challenge, supporting dementia care in the Mater Hospital.
This challenge is a great opportunity for family members, friends, carers and anyone wanting to make a difference to get active for a really important cause. Taking time out to walk just one mile a day is beneficial for physical and mental well-being, and can be of real benefit to carers of people with dementia.
31 Miles in May is also a great way for companies to get their teams active and working together to raise vital funds in support of dementia care. Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Simply visit www.materfoundation.ie to register for your free challenge t-shirt (while stocks last!), miles tracker and set up your fundraising page on either Facebook, Instagram or JustGiving.

Join the exclusive 31 Miles in May private Facebook group to connect with other challenge participants from across Ireland, to get inspired and stay motivated for your challenge. Get the word out to your loved ones, friends and colleagues about the challenge and ask them to donate to support. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a special Mater Hospital Foundation certificate to celebrate their achievement.
Mater Hospital Foundation supporters have already supported a number of initiatives to support dementia patients in the Mater Hospital, like refurbishing St. Anne’s Dementia Friendly Ward and funding the unique ‘RITA’ (Reminiscence / Rehabilitation and Interactive Therapy Activities) technology that helps patients remember and share events from their past. Funds raised by the 31 Miles in May challenge will be put to work where they are needed most to continue to make a real difference in the hospital.
Commenting on the Mater Hospital Foundation’s 31 Miles in May challenge, Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive, says: “Many of us are affected by dementia in our lifetime, whether that means facing dementia ourselves, or caring for a loved one with the condition. That’s why it is so important to work together to provide the very best support to those facing this journey in their lives. Here in the Mater Hospital Foundation, we are committed to being there to support patients in the Hospital. We hope you’ll join us for this very special challenge for dementia care.”
To learn more and sign up for 31 Miles in May, simply visit the Mater Hospital Foundation website at www.materfoundation.ie, email contact@materfoundation.ie or call 01 830 3482.

About the Mater Hospital Foundation

The Mater Hospital Foundation was established in 1985 and today is one of the best-known hospital foundations in the country. As the official fundraising body of The Mater Public Hospital, we provide funding for state-of-the-art equipment, helping to provide the best care possible for all who need it.
We enhance hospital facilities to create a comfortable and caring environment for patients and their families, we fund pioneering research and clinical trials, and we continuously invest in the people of the Mater Hospital, providing supports, grants, and funding to specialist staff.

The Mater Hospital has long been at the centre of ground-breaking moments in medical care, improving the lives of people across Ireland. Many of these pioneering initiatives have been made possible because of vital funding from the Mater Hospital Foundation.
To find out more about the work of the Mater Hospital Foundation or to donate, visit www.materfoundation.ie or contact us at 01 830 3482 or by email – contact@materfoundation.ie.