Lorrha GAA News for 25 March

November 8, 2018

Senior: Lorrha host Burgess in round 2 of the County League in Moatfield this Sunday, 26th March at 12 noon.

Junior: The Junior hurlers get their league campaign underway against Shannon Rovers in Moatfield this Saturday, 25th March at 6pm

Minor: The Minor footballers game against Kiladangan was postponed last Sunday due to the weather. Lorrha Rovers Gaels host Silvermines in round 2 on Sunday, 26th March at 2pm in either Moatfied or Ballinderry.

Under 16 Football: Lorrha Rovers Gaels received a walkover from Borris-Ileigh last Saturday. Their next game is at home to Ballinahinch/Templederry in Moatfield on Monday 27th March at 6pm

Under 14 Football: Lorrha Rovers Gaels begin their football campaign against Borrisokane in Moatfield this Wednesday 22nd March at 6pm. Next Wednesday, 29th March they play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm

Under 12 Football: Lorrha were due to play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan last Saturday but was postponed and is refixed for Tuesday 28th March at 6.15pm. This Saturday 25th March, they play Burgess in Moatfield at 12 noon.

Membership: for 2017 is now due. €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership); €20 – Juvenile (16 and under); €90 – Family (2 adults and 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children). All players (juvenile and adult must have their membership paid before matches begin)

Closing date is fast approaching 31st March as number the County Board will use towards our ticket allocations for Tipperary games so it is in your interest to have membership paid by then. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at Members can also log onto to get their new GAA Rewards card.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,950 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at

Social Dancing: on Friday night with Glen Flynn. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: It was with great sadness we learnt of the passing of Club Vice President Sean (Johnny) O'Meara on Saturday. With Tipperary, Johnny won a National Hurling League medal in 1957. After a spell in the US, he returned to Ireland in 1965 and won a North Senior medal with Lorrha in 1966 and also won North Junior footballs medals in 1966 and 1968. In 1966 he played in the National League for both the Tipperary hurlers and footballers.

Sean turned his hands to refereeing and officiated in all levels of both hurling and football, including 4 North senior finals between 1968 and 1982 and was also the Tipperary representative in the Munster Referee's Advisory Council. He was also a registrar for the North Board for seven years, a County Board Trustee for 4 years, as well as being involved in Scor activities.

He was given a Guard of Honour by the club when his remains were brought to St Ruadhan's Church in Lorrha on Monday night and was buried after funeral mass on Tuesday at Monsea Cemetery, Ballycommon, Nenagh.

To his wife Peg, daughters Margaret, Marie, Valerie and Olivia, we extend our deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace.

Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Cleary family on the passing of Geraldine Cleary, Birr, who passed away recently. May she rest in peace.