Lorrha GAA News for 3 July

November 8, 2018

Golf Classic: Thanks to all who participated or sponsored our golf classic fundraiser in Birr last Friday. Almost 30 teams took part in ideal conditions on a well-prepared course. Thanks to Birr Golf Club and to Michael Liffey and William Harding for their hard work in organising the event.

This years winners were the Portroe team of Darren Gleeson, Liam Hogan, Bernard Hogan and Niall Shinnors. Second were Ena & Pascal Moran, Martin Kennedy and Mike Kiniry. Christy McGarry’s team was third with David O’Meara’s team finishing fourth. Longest drive: Men: Darren Gleeson; Ladies: Margaret Feehan. Nearest Pin: Men: Brian O’Meara.


Lotto: Our jackpot reached a record high of €19,250 this week. Thanks to everyone who is supporting our lotto, which is the clubs main source of fundraising. With the jackpot currently high, the number of players is growing by the week, particularly online on where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.  


Senior: The seniors ended their league campaign with a 1-12 to 1-9 win over Kildangan in Puckane on Thursday evening. Lorrha must now wait to see if they have done enough to make the semi-finals.


Junior: The juniors continued their winning ways in the championship with a deserved 1-10 to 0-7 win over Burgess in Puckane on Sunday evening. Next up is a game against Kildangan on weekend 10-11 July.


U21: The U21 Hurling quarter final against Templederry has been rescheduled for next Tuesday evening @ 7.30pm in Nenagh.


Minor football: Lorrha and Portroe failed to be separated for the second time this year as Portroe scored two late points to force a replay in the Minor ‘B’ semi-final. Final score Lorrha 2-9 Portroe 1-12. Replay will take place later in the summer.


Minor hurling: The attention of the minors turns to hurling this Saturday as they take on Borrisokane in the opening round of the championship. The game takes place in Borrisokane @ 8pm.


U14 Hurling: Next up is Shannon Rovers Gaels in Ballinderry next Wednesday (tonight) @ 6.45pm, followed by a home game against Portroe next Wednesday.


U12: The U12’s suffered two defeats last week to Templederry and Shannon Rovers. Their final group game is against Silvermines this Friday where they require a win to remain in the championship.


Tipp Draw: Well done to Margaret Gleeson who won €200 in this months Tipperary Draw.


Support your club: Thanks to all those who signed up to the Vodafone Support Your Club scheme. Our latest payment was issued by Vodafone last week and was well up on March’s total. If you still have not signed up, log on to and register your number with Lorrha GAA. 5% of your monthly bill or top-up will come to the club.


Inter-county: Best of Luck to Patrick Maher and the Tipperary team in this Saturdays All Ireland Qualifier against Wexford in Semple Stadium.

Lorrha will be doubly represented in this Sundays Leinster Hurling Finals. John McIntyre will be at the helm for Galway against Kilkenny in the senior decider while at minor level David Needham is a selector with Dublin as they take on Kilkenny. Best of luck to both.


Cúl Camp: This years Lorrha GAA Cúl Camp will take place on the week of 19-23 July. The camp is open to all boys and girls from age six upwards. Each participant will receive a kit which will include jersey, socks, togs and gear bag. Application forms are being distributed through the schools this week. The cost for one child is €55, two children €100 and three children €135. All enquiries to Martina Houlihan 087-9138248.


Old Time Dancing: Old Time Dancing continues on Friday night to the music of Kieran White & Just 2. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.