Lorrha GAA News for 14 March

November 8, 2018

Tony Reddin RIP: The club would like to thank everyone who played a part in any way to mark the passing of Tony Reddin last week.

There was no shortage of people willing to make themselves available to help with the grave, parking and stewarding and we thank you for that, particularly the Holmes, Kennedy and Moran families who made their farms available for parking. Also to the teachers and pupils of Rathcabbin National School who provided a guard of honour in the village last Wednesday, keeping alive Tony's memory into the future, and finally to all those who took part in the Guard of Honour to Bonoham where friends and colleagues from Tipperary, Lorrha, Mullagh and St Rynagh's came together to see Tony to his final resting place.

A minutes silence was observed prior to Lorrha's senior game with Templederry last Sunday while Tipperary will remember him at this Sunday's National League game with Kilkenny in Thurles.

To his wife Maura, sons Eamon, Dermot & Cathal, daughters Catherine, Jacinta, Majella, Collette, Brenda and Noelle, we express our deepest sympathies. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Senior: Lorrha lost 4-11 to 1-15 to Templederry in the opening round of the Senior Challenge Cup on Sunday morning. Lorrha led 1-10 to 1-4 at the break after a good first half but a dreadful start to the second half in which we conceded three goals in five minutes saw us fall behind and despite battling back, we couldn't recover to get the win.

Lorrha will now play Moyne-Templetuohy in round 2B of the competition in Moatfield, this Sunday, 15th March at 11.45am.

The schedule of games for the County Championship have been confirmed and Lorrha will play Loughmore-Castleiney in the opening round, likely to be on weekend 5 or 12 April. We will then play Killenaule and finally Eire Og Annacarty.

Junior Hurling: The much delayed 2014 Junior 'B' League final against Kildangan looks set to take place on Saturday, 21st March, ahead of the start of the 2015 league the following weekend. More details next week.

Under 6 & 8: Training continues in the Sports Hall this Friday night from 7 to 8pm.

Under 10: Training continues on Friday night from 8-9pm in the Sports Hall.

Under 12: Training continues this Friday in Moatfield at 7pm.

Under 14: Training in Moatfield this Thursday at 7.30pm.

Under 16: Training continues each Monday in Moatfield at 7.30pm

Membership: for 2015 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).

Registration Night: The club is holding another registration night this Wednesday, 11th March in the Clubhouse from 8-9.30pm. It is vital that all players, coaches and supporters pay their membership ahead of the closing date which is fast approaching on 31st March. Membership is payable to Louise Mannion or can be done online at and go to the Lorrha page.

Child Welfare Course: The club has organised two Child Welfare Courses which all those involved with juvenile players must take part in. They take place on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday 19th March in the Clubhouse from 7-10pm. Contact Louise Mannion 0876598387 to book your night.

Lotto: Numbers drawn were: 12, 21, 23, 25. No Winner. Lucky Dips: Betty Houlihan, Margaret Bevans, Jim & Mary Darcy, Grace Kelly, Carmel Molloy & Caitlin Judge. Promoters: Shane Brophy , Louis McCormack, Geraldine O'Meara.

Our jackpot this week is €10,200. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Declan Aungier. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. Social Dancing classes in the clubhouse every Monday night at 8pm.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA club would like to sympathise with the Coughlan family on the death of John Coughlan, Portlaoise who died over the weekend. Also to the Raleigh family, Kilfadda on the passing of Richard Raleigh and the Spain family on the death of Gertie White. May they rest in peace.