Lorrha GAA News for 1 February

November 8, 2018

Lotto: The numbers drawn last week were: 5 – 7 – 26 – 28. No Winner.

Lucky Dips: Olivia Horan, Cara O'Brien, Maire Houlihan, All the 7's, Collette Houlihan. Promoters: Tommy Cahalan, Michelle Mannion, Padraig Madden.

Our jackpot now stands at €13,350. Thank you for your continued support. You can also play our lotto online at where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw: Congratulations to Nancy Carroll, Rathcabbin, who won the €1000 jackpot in the weekly Tipperary Lotto Draw last Friday. Congrats to Tony Coen who won €200 as the lucky promoter. Remember when you enter the monthly Tipperary Draw you are also in for the weekly draw for a guaranteed jackpot of €1000.

This win brings to €1,600 won in prizes by Lorrha GAA subscribers in the current draw which runs until April. We ask all promoters to keep their subscribers up to date as we come towards the end of the current draw.

National Draw: Lorrha GAA Club are now selling tickets for GAA's National Draw which will be held on St Patrick's Day. Tickets are €10 each with prizes ranging from a trip to Australia for the International Rules series next October to trips to New York, All Ireland final tickets etc. There will also be an in-club fund for those who buy their tickets for the draw. A prize fund of €500 has been set aside but if we sell 1000 or more tickets, the prize fund will rise to €1000. The in-club draw will take place at a special Irish Night in the Clubhouse on Sunday, 16th March on the eve of St Patrick's Day. Closing date for the sale of tickets is 7th March as ticket stubs have to be in Dublin for the main draw on St Patrick's Day.

Funds raised from the draw will go towards repairing the damage to the goalposts and nets damaged by the storm before Christmas. Tickets are on sale from club officers and all the adult players. Your support is appreciated.

Under 21 Football: Lorrha will be away to Shannon Rovers Gaels in the first round of the U21 'B' Football Championship on weekend 8-9 February. Lorrha will also be at home to Inane Rovers and away to Ballina.

Juvenile Training: U6 & 8 training starting indoors on Friday, 14th February in the Sports Hall from 7-8pm. U10 training starting indoors on Wednesday, 12th February from 8-8.45pm.

U12 & 14 training starting on Sunday, 2nd February from 2-3pm. All parents are to attend the first session with their child as there is an induction meeting before training.

For football, all kids need mouthguards for training and matches. No football boots needed for indoor training. Juvenile membership for 2014 is €20.

Membership: for 2014 is now due. Rates were also confirmed with all inclusive of Gym membership: €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership for 12 months); €20 – Juvenile (16 and under); €90 – Family (2 adults and 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children).

Closing date for membership for all adult and juvenile players is the last day of February to be insured in games while the closing date for non-playing membership is 31st March. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann is offering a limited number of Gaeltacht scholarships to second level students in the county. Applications are restricted to students currently in second year, transition year and fifth year. Application forms are now available from club secretary Kevin Maher and must be returned to Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann by Friday 7th February.

All County Table Quiz: Lorrha will be hosting a heat in the second All County Quiz, run by the Tipperary County Board on Friday, 21st February. Questions will be asked live on Tipp FM from 9pm. Teams of 4 are €40. More information next week.

Coaching Courses: Anyone interested in undertaking a Foundation level or Level 1 coaching course over the winter months are to contact David Needham as soon as possible.

Sports Hall or Function Room booking: If anyone or any sports team would like to use of our facilities, which include a sports hall, gym or training field with floodlights or function room, contact Sean Mannion 087-3643031, Declan O'Meara (0872609314) or William Harding (083-3158170)

Social Dancing: continues in the GAA Clubhouse on Friday, 17th January to the music of Pat & Ritchie. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.