Lorrha Notes

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.

Congratulations to the  Lorrha Community Games Quiz team of Lexie Pyke, Conor Donoghue, James Ryan,  Paddy Hogan, Muireann Kennedy and Ava Delaney who represented both Lorrha an Tipperary in the All-Ireland U14 Table Quiz final in Kilkenny last Saturday. They came second in Ireland missing out on the top spot by only 2 marks. A great achievement indeed bringing Silver back to the parish. Well done also to their coach Niamh Moran who has steered the team to this success.

Upcoming Event.

If you want to learn how small simple changes can make a huge difference to you & your families health & overall daily life, then this is the talk for you. With amazing guest speakers Mary & Seamus Penrose who have over 10years experience as life, performance & business coaches. You do not want to miss this! Come join us on Sunday 23rd of June @ 2pm, in the Tony Reddin Park & community centre, Moatfield (E45 EP60)

News from Lorrha School.

As we get closer to the summer holidays, we are very busy as usual with school happenings.
Our school tour to Bay Sports recently was a massive success and went down wonderful with all age groups. Pupils returned home very tired but also very happy with some taking a little snooze on the bus on the way back.
We also took another adventure with a trip to Friars Lough for a biodiversity project with local ecologists Ann Marie Mahon and Eileen Ronayne. The children had a great day exploring the wetlands and the freshwater invertebrates that could be found. A nice little surprise from Leslie and Rose then appeared in the form of ice cream for the children and tea and scones for the adults. It all went down a treat. Many thanks to Leslie, Rose, Ann Marie and Eileen.
All are invited to the retirement mass –end of year mass- for Pauline and Martina, on Monday next June 17th at 11.30am in St. Ruadhan’s church.

Enrolling:  We continue with enrolling pupils for the 2024/25 school year. Application forms are available from the school, from the website or message the facebook page. You can also call the school on (090) 9747295 or email luanaofa@gmail.com. Appointments can also be made to view the school and see what’s on offer or to talk to a teacher by calling the school or sending an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Battery Collection: We continue to collect used batteries in association with WEEE Ireland, Battery Recycling. By taking part, we are helping to tackle climate change, protecting the environment and supporting the children, families and staff at Laura Lynn, Irelands Children Hospice. Used batteries, can be left into the school.

LorrhaDorrha Community Games.

Lorrha was well and truly represented at the county track and field day event both in Fethard and Clonmel on the 1st and 3rd of June. There were children from all over the county and competition was to a very high standard. Lorrha had 20 children competing in different events over the weekend. They had six medal winners with five now going forward to either the Regional’s in Clonmel or the Nationals in Carlow in August. Big congratulations to the medal winners, Shane Moran, Patrick Kennedy, Lexie Pyke, Lexi Delaney, Leah Delaney and Jamie Hogan. We would like to wish them the very best of luck and we know they will do Lorrha very proud.

Well Done.

Well done to Clodagh McIntyre and Celine Guinan and the Tipperary senior camogie squad on their win over Antrim at home on Saturday last. Final score Tipp 1.17 – Antrim 0.6. Tipperary who are topping their group, take a break next week-end.

Lorrha Development Association:

LDA committee has submitted its application for this year’s Supervalu TidyTowns competition and we can expect the village to be judged any day from now on.  We acknowledge the work that has been done by both individuals and groups to tidy up and enhance specific areas of the village and we would very much appreciate if further time and effort was invested in having the village look as well as possible, especially over the summer months. The fact that we have now no Employment Scheme worker available to us makes this all the more important. Many public areas of the village would benefit from a bit of attention.

Joe and Kieran chatting at the Coffee morning…

Relaxing over a cuppa at the recent Coffee morning in Rathcabbin…

Gratitude.Rathcabbin Tidy Towns wish to thank everyone who attended their coffee morning fundraiser held on Sunday June 2nd. Your support is much appreciated.

Draw Results.

Rathcabbin Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraiser. The funds raised will go towards the completion of the upgrade to the hall. The draw took place on June 2nd and a big thank you to the sponsors for their continuous support providing the committee with the prizes.
Winners: 1st prize €200 – Clare Burke, 2nd. €100 – Marion Quirke, 3rd. €75 FBD Hotel voucher – Maria Brophy, 4th. Tearaway voucher – Denis Brophy, 5th. Lynch’s Portumna voucher – Siomha and Ailise Lawlor, 6th. Ryanair voucher – Annie Cowan. Well done all.

Clothes Collection.

There will be a clothes collection held in Rathcabbin Hall over the next few weeks. Clothes can be dropped off any time by contacting Clare on (087) 1364936 or Marie on (087) 6129053. No pillows, duvet or shoes can be accepted.


Killaloe and Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, is on Sunday July 7th, 2024.The Legion of Mary will organise buses from Nenagh, Kinnitty, Roscrea and Birr. Any questions Contact – Claire 065-6828638 Killaloe Diocesan Office. Visit  www.knockshrine.ie for further details!
Catechism/Youcat Knock Pilgrimage: Saturday 15th June, Celebrant of Holy Mass His Excellency Most Reverend Luis Mariano Montemayor (Papal Nuncio to Ireland), with Most Reverend Niall Coll, Bishop of Ossery. For full details see www.catechism.ie or contact Mairin 087 7950325 or Kate at catechismstudies.ie@gmail.com

 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.

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.

Cemetery Mass.

Lorrha Cemetery mass will take place on Saturday 13th July at 6.30pm, weather permitting whether it will be outdoor or indoor. There will be a maintenance collection on the night and we appreciate all contributions and many thanks for the continued support. Please tell those living away as they might like to attend.

GAA News.

Huge congratulations to Lexie Delaney who won bronze in the U14 girls long puck in the County Community games and to Leah Delaney who finished 3rd in 100 m U16s and Lexie Pyke who finished 2nd in the Shot Put, they are both progressing to the next stages of the competition.

The whole parish  is very proud of the achievements of the  Lorrha Community Games Quiz team of Lexie Pyke, Conor Donoghue, James Ryan,  Paddy Hogan, Muireann Kennedy and Ava Delaney who represented both Lorrha an Tipperary in the All-Ireland U14 Table Quiz final in Kilkenny. They came second in Ireland missing out on the top spot by only 2 marks. A special thanks to their mentor Niamh Moran who devoted her time to help them achieve this significant result.

U14: Hard luck to our U14 camogie team who were defeated in their semi-final v Moyne Templetuohy in a hard fought battle that saw great scorers from both sides. We await a date for our U16s semi final .

 U12s continue their league matches  with an upcoming fixture versus Portroe to be confirmed. It’s great to see the large numbers at training and the hard work being put in by the Coaches and mentors

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €5,600. The numbers drawn on 10 June were: 12-15-26-32.  No Match 3. Lucky Dips: Sheila Carroll, Sharon Clancy, Chris Hoctor, Martina Hough.
Promoters: Liam Reddish, SCEAL Shop, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot is €5,700. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Senior: Lorrha will play Nenagh Eire Og in the quarter final of the North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship in Cloughjordan on Saturday, 22nd June at 7.00pm

Junior: Well done to the Junior ‘B’s on their 1-28 to 4-13 extra time win over Moneygall in the North Junior ‘B’ League semi-final on Sunday. They play Silvermines in the final next Sunday at 12 noon in Puckane.

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

Community Games: Congrats to Lexie Pyke, James Ryan, Paddy Hogan, Conor Donoghue, Ava Delaney & Muireann Kennedy who won a silver medal at the National Community Games U14 Quiz.

Did you know???

In 2004 Ireland took over the presidency of the European Commission.

Switzerland has the second highest life-expectancy in the world, with 83.4 years.

Earth in Texas is the only place on Earth names ‘Earth’.

In 1887 the Yellow River flooded in China.

In 1968 The Musical ‘Oliver’ premiered in London.

More than one billion people still do not have access to fresh water.

In 1916 Adolf Hitler was wounded in the left thigh during the Battle of the Somme.

From the Middle Ages up to 1809, Finland was part of Sweden.

The birth of John Lennon of the pop band The Beatles was born in Liverpool in 1940.


Thought for the week…..


Smile Awhile…