Lorrha Notes

Turning the Sod.

All are invited to an official ceremony to mark the start of works on the new SCÉAL shop and community centre extension in Lorrha on Saturday coming May 25th at St. Ruadhan’s Hall,  Lorrha.

Improving Rathcabbin Village.

Rathcabbin Tidy Towns are very busy preparing for the judging season in June. The application has been submitted. The hanging baskets are up. The pollinator friendly bed is bursting into flower.  There is an exciting new project underway which will improve the streetscape. We are asking all villagers to keep their patch weed, sweep, paint and put up some flowers.
We would really appreciate some extra hands over the next month or so.  We meet every Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 2pm. Hope to see some new faces out to lend a helping hand.
A date for the diary is Sunday June 2nd. Our annual coffee morning and plant sale will take place from 10:30 until 1:30.

Road in Redwood/Ballymacegan.

A number of householders in Redwood/Ballymacegan are disappointed and very annoyed and upset with the manner in which they have been left by their local Co. Council with regards to a 3.2km stretch of road that is in a truly horrible state of condition, for the last number of years. The recent rain over the last few months has added greatly to the deteriorating of the road which carries heavy a heavy traffic load every day. The locals are also concerned that someone will be badly hurt or injured as a result of the poor condition which they believe is not fit for purpose and they feel powerless and at the mercy of the councillor’s and the council. See separate report elsewhere in this paper.

New Arrival.

Congratulations is extended to Will and Roisin Kennedy, Lisballyard, Rathcabbin who are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Roise Sheila Kennedy, a sister for Aoibhin. Well done to all.

Parish Golf Outing.

The Lorrha parish golf outing will take place in Birr golf club on Saturday 6th July. Tee time from 9am to 11am. The captain this year is Michael Lambe. To book contact Michael on (087) 2046812 or Tony Coen on (0870 6219639.

Camogie News.

U 14 & U16

Both our U14 14 and U6s teams are through to the semi-final stages of their competitions with the U16s topping their group, fixtures TBC.

U10 & U12

The U12s are putting in strong performances in their group matches , with plenty of scores and great skill on display, next fixture is v Portroe away TBC.  Our U10s played in their first county Blitz in Nenagh on Sunday morning in glorious sunshine, where they impressed in their defending and scoring in their 3 games. Well done to their coaches and parents who provided great encouragement on the line.

Well done to Rathcabbin School U13 camogie team who won their county semi-final ,and congratulations to Lexi Pyke who lined out for Tipperary in the Primary Games during the interval  Tipp v Cork game on the 19th May.

County and Junior A.

Well done to Emma Kennedy Tipperary (U16A)on their 12 point victory over Dublin at the Ragg camogie grounds. Upcoming matches will be against Kilkenny and Galway.  Best wishes  to Leah Delaney, Nadine Guinan and Lexi Pyke in their county competitions with Tipperary over the summer and the best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre and the Tipperary team in their first round match of the All-Ireland series versus Waterford  on the 25th May at home in the Ragg. It’s a great opportunity to support the team and to see great camogie on display.


Rathcabbin Hall committee are holding a raffle in aid of Rathcabbin Hall. The committee is presently raising money for renovations of the hall toilets and the build of a new wheelchair accessible toilet. This is an essential fundraiser to provide funds to complete the project. Tickets for the fundraiser are available from the Hall committee members. Tickets cost €5 each and will be sold after Mass in the hall on May 26th.  Draw will take place on June 2nd. We would appreciate your continued support.

AGM Final Reminder.

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

Tractor Run Fundraiser.

The Parents Association of  Rathcabbin School are holding a fundraising tractor run. Cars, tractors, lorries and bikes are all welcome to come and join in on Sunday 16th June followed by a sponsored colour run/walk for all the family. You are asked to wear white t-shirt. Cake sale also on the day from 12.30pm. Registration will take place at 12.30pm at Rathcabbin NS. Cars/Bikes €15. Tractors €25, Lorries €30. All are welcome as all support will be much appreciated, so spread the news.   

Church News.

Rosary at the Grotto: This is an invitation to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto every Monday for the month of May, Our Lady’s month. We meet at the Grotto in St Peter and Paul ‘s Cemetery, Borrisokane at 7pm. You are all very welcome.
Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in Rathcabbin Church on Friday 24th May.

Bereavement Support.

A bereavement Information Talk will take place in Milford Care Centre, Education Department on Tue 28th May 2024 from 7pm – 8.30pm. The talk is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement. The Information Talk is Free.

On the Move.

 A Higher Calling. Join Focus Ireland’s iconic climbs and  help them raise vital funds to support those experiencing homelessness in our communities. Carrauntoohil hike takes place on June 15th or Croagh Patrick on June 16th. Alternatively, organise your own hiking challenge with your family and friends.   Contact Niamh 087 489 1974 or email  events@focusireland.ie

Summer Camp.

Busy Bodies Summer Camp 2024 takes place in Killeen National School, starting July 1st for 3 weeks – for ages 3yrs to 10yrs. Hours are 9.30am to 3pm. for more information please phone Ann at 087-9625218.


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.

Good Luck.

The best of luck to Clodagh McIntyre, Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad in their opening game of the All-Ireland series in the Co. pitch, the Ragg against Waterford  this Saturday 25th. at 4pm.  This will be a tough game against an up and coming Waterford team who are determined to make inroads this year.

Hard Luck.

Commiserations is extended to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary senior hurling team on their heavy defeat to Cork on Sunday last in a game that sees Tipp out of the race for an All Ireland final spot this season.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,300. The numbers drawn on 21 May were: 10-14-20-27.  2 Match 3’s share €100: Ann Gallagher and Bridget Madden. Promoters: Thomas P Cahalan, Madeleine Maher, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,400. Team 5 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

​Adult Hurling: With Tipperary now out of the championship, it means that our seniors will be in action sooner than expected. Our North Tipp quarter final v Nenagh Eire Og could take place on the weekend of June 22nd. The juniors are out the following weekend against Moneygall in Lorrha in the first round of the championship but before then they will play a league semi-final.

Social Dancing: Continues next Friday in the Tony Reddin Centre to the music of Caitriona O’Sullivan. Doors open at 9.30pm.

Euro-Millions Update: We won €98 in the past four weeks, bringing the total winnings this term to €418.

Did you know?

In 2004 Ireland’s Rugby team win the Triple Crown beating Wales 36 – 15.

In 1997 Google.com was registered as a domain name.

Kissing involves a total of 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles.

In Japan there is a train that ‘floats’ above the tracks by magnetism, reaching 311 mph.

The sun is the most perfectly round object known in the Universe.

Koalas have human like fingerprints.

Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41am – the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.

Only 50% of a Dolphin’s brain goes to sleep at one time.

In 1793 tennis was first mentioned in an English sporting magazine.


Thought for the week…


Smile Awhile.