Lorrha GAA News for 22 December

November 8, 2018

Lotto: Our jackpot now stands at €4,800. Our next two draws will take place on Sunday 23rd and 30th December before reverting to Monday, 7 January. 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.
Auction: We held our annual Auction on Sunday and once again was a great success. Thanks to all who supported the event with all 77 lots of timber, turf, straw, silage and other items selling. A big thanks to all those that donated items as well as our dedicated group of saw men and splitters (headed up by Tadhg Nevin, Trevor Hogan and Donal Kennedy) who did a great job to get so much timber cut, split and loaded in the space of just nine days.
A raffle for the Tony Hogan Fund was also held: 1st Prize – Load of Timber: Thomas Casey (Coolbawn), Bags of Gain Dog Food were won by Charlie Corrigan and Tommy Needham; Jackets sponsored by Liffey Mills were won by Mikey Houlihan and John Milne.
The winners of the Cúl Camp jersey’s signed by the Tipperary senior and under 21 hurling teams were: Lyndsey McDermott and Michael Flynn.
Thanks to auctioneers Willie Rigney and Donie O’Meara, to Sean Mannion, William & Regina Harding, Liam Lewis and Tony Coen for their help also through the day.
Juvenile AGM: was held in the Clubhouse on Tuesday week last in front of a good attendance. The highlight of the year were the performances of our Under 8, 10 and 12’s in both hurling and football. Sean Mannion was re-elected Chairman with Tommy Cahalan as Vice-Chairman. Louise Mannion remains as secretary. Team managers were also confirmed; Under 6 & 8: Mark Houlihan; Under 10 & 12: James Dunne; Under 14 & 16: Eamonn Sherlock. Selectors will be confirmed at a later date.
AGM: took place on Tuesday last. Report next week.
County Council Meeting: The December meeting of North Tipperary County Council was held in the GAA Centre on Monday last. Each year, the sitting Mayor of the Council can hold the meeting in his own area with former club secretary Michael O’Meara choosing the GAA Centre, which was a great honour for the club.
Tony Hogan Fund: A Benefit Night for Tony Hogan will take place in the Clubhouse on St Stephen’s Night, beginning at 9.30pm with music til late. There will also be an auction on the night for various prizes such as a load of timber and flat screen television. It will end a day of events, which will include a 12-team 7’s hurling tournament from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Tony returned home to Ballymacegan recently to continue his recovery after making great strides over the past month, which saw him leave hospital earlier than anticipated. However, a period of rehab remains with funds raised from this event going towards this.
Anyone with envelopes or tickets for the fund are asked to drop them into the various collection points around the parish this week or to a meeting in the GAA Clubhouse on Thursday, 20th December at 8.30pm.
Tickets are still available, priced at €10 and are available throughout the parish. Anyone who donates to the fund in any way is invited to the Benefit Night on St Stephen’s Night. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Clothes Collection: fundraiser for the Juvenile Club will be held between 8th – 19th January. More details to follow.
Tipperary Clubs Draw: With the 2012-2013 draw half way through, we are asking all promoters to bring their monies up to date and forward to draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson.
The Gathering 2013: Following a meeting last week, the Lorrha & Dorrha Heritage Week will take place in the parish between Wednesday, 19th and Monday, 24th June 2013, as the Lorrha communities effort for The Gathering 2013. Lorrha GAA will be planning an event to coincide with that week, more details to follow.
First Aid and Defibrillator Training: The club are organizing a second date with bookings to be made with Shane Brophy (0876989612).
Gym: The club are now issuing key-fobs for those that wish to use the gym on a regular basis. Gym membership up to the end of February 2013 is €42 for GAA club members and €60 for non-members. For more information contact Sean Mannion on 087-3643031.
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 on 087-3643031.
Circuit Training: continues in the Clubhouse every Monday and Wednesday evenings. For more information contact Noel Hogan 0876176472.
Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of the Pat & Ritchie who will also be playing on Friday, 28th December. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. Admission is €8, refreshments served.
Seasons Greetings: Lorrha GAA Club would like to with all our members, players and supporters at home and abroad a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.