Lorrha GAA News for 26 November

November 8, 2018

Laochra Sean Ghael Award: Congratulations to Liam King, Ballymcegan, who became the latest person from Lorrha to be presented with a Laochra Sean Ghael award at The Dome, Semple Stadium last Sunday.

Liam was one of 24 people in the county, all over 70 years of age, who have given significant service to the G.A.A. in a variety of different ways over a lifetime to be honoured and as a player, coach and committee member, Liam King is certainly a person who deserves such an accolade.

Juvenile AGM: took place in the Clubhouse last Wednesday night and was well attended with some good discussion on a number of issues. Overall it was a successive year with the Under 12's and U14's (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) winning North titles while the Under 16's reached North finals in hurling and football.

Chairman Dessie Clancy and secretary JP Houlihan thanked everyone for their support over the last three years and stepped down from their roles with the following elected at the new committee: Chairman – Tommy Kennedy; Vice-Chairperson – Caroline O'Brien; Secretary – Kathleen Gleeson; Assistant Secretary – Martina Duffy.

The following management teams were also confirmed: U6: Tommy Kennedy plus selectors TBC; U10 – Martina Duffy plus selectors TBC; U10 – Mark Houlihan, Hubert Duggan, Kenneth Cleary; U12 – Denis Duffy, Martina Duffy, Donal O'Donoghue; U14 (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) – Fergus Gorman, Garrett Needham; U16 (with Shannon Rovers Gaels) – Dessie Clancy, JP Houlihan.

Issues discussed including getting more people to undertake the Level 1 coaching course, as well as inviting the Co Board Youth Officer to the club to improve best practise within the club while it was agreed to get signs for the road to be erected during training times to make drivers aware that children are crossing the road.

Ball Wall: The juvenile committee would like to thank David Needham for an excellent ball wall session on Saturday with the 13-16 year olds.

Inter-divisional Football: Kevin Cahalan and Dan Needham who were selected on the North Tipperary Under 13 inter-divisional football team for last weekends tournament with Kevin having the honour of captaining the side in their win over Mid Tipperary. They play South Tipperary in their final game this weekend

Senior Club AGM: on Thursday 15th December at 8pm. Nomination and motion forms will be distributed this week.

Lotto: Our jackpot is now €11,850 with a Match 3 pot of €120. You can play our lotto online at

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Catriona. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.