Lorrha GAA News for 24 December

November 8, 2018

Senior Club AGM: was held in the Clubhouse last Thursday night in front of a good attendance. In their final reports, Secretary Shane Brophy and Treasurer Declan O'Meara respectively provided details accounts for the past year with while Chairman Graham Downes thanked everyone for their work but also announced that he would be stepping down as chairman.

The following officers were elected: President – Michael O'Meara (The Hill); Vice-Presidents – Fr Pat Mulcahy, Sean O'Meara; Chairman – Vacant; Vice-Chairpersons – Pat Kennedy, Padraig Madden; Secretary – Vacant; Assistant Secretary – Shane Brophy; Treasurer – Vacant; Assistant Treasurer & Registrar – Louise Mannion; PRO – Shane Brophy; County Board Delegate – Vacant; Development Officers – Tony Coen, Tommy Cahalan; Coaching Officer – JP Houlihan; Schools Officer – Dessie Clancy; Cultural Officer – David Broderick; Health & Wellbeing Officer – Vacant; Players Reps – to be confirmed by senior and junior hurling managements.

Tom Madden (manager), Ken Hogan (coach) and Padraig Madden were ratified as the senior hurling management for 2017 while Joe Dolan and Adrian Molloy will be in charge of the junior hurlers. Under 21 management has yet to be confirmed following an approach by Shannon Rovers Gaels over a possible amalgamation while mentors for the minor amalgamation have also to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Adjourned AGM is fixed for Wednesday 4th January in the Clubhouse at 8pm. Nominations are now being accepted for positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Co Board Delegate. Nominations can be brought to the meeting on the night. All members are asked to attend.

Auction: will take place on Sunday 29th August at 2.00pm

Schools: Congratulations to Colm Fogarty who helped Borrisokane Community College to win the Tipperary Post Primary Schools Under 15 'B' hurling title recently.

Lotto: Congratulations to Bridie Harnett who won the Lorrha GAA Lotto jackpot of €12,150 last week. The lucky numbers were: 8 – 15 – 16 – 20. The promoter of the winning ticket was Martin Hough and both were presented with their winnings last Sunday evening.

Our jackpot now reverts to €3000 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play our lotto online at

Social Dancing: on Friday 23rd December to the music of Pat & Richie and on Friday 30th December with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Lambe family on the passing of Tom Lambe, Coolross, at the age of 98. Tom Lambe was a very active man and loved athletics and hurling in equal measure. From an early age he was a classy hurler, particularly in the half back line and helped Lorrha to the County Intermediate title in 1946 and the North Senior Hurling title in 1948, hurling at adult level for over 20 years before going onto be a selector on numerous teams as well as being active in club affairs. He was presented with a Sean Ghael award by the Tipperary County Board in 2010. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to wish all our players, members, supporters and parishioners as Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.