Lorrha GAA News for 30 December

November 8, 2018

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club took place on Tuesday 19th December last in the GAA Centre in front of a large attendance.

Secretary Michael Kennedy and Treasurer Declan O'Meara provided detailed reports of the year with the Under 21's North success and the Junior 'B' League successes the highlight. The club continues to be run prudently financially but more support is needed for all areas of fundraising from lotto, Tipp Draw and once off draws with the 2500to1 draw not as successful as it could have been. There was particular praise for the social committee and their Friday night dancing which generated increased funds.

Chairman Padraig Madden thanked everyone who played a part in running the club over the past year, be it officers, players and mentors and wished everyone the best, before stepping down as chairman, succeeded by William Harding. Declan O'Meara also stepped down as treasurer after six years with Graham Houlihan taking up this role. Phil McIntyre was elected as a vice-president following the passing of Sean 'Johnny' O'Meara during the year.

2018 Officers: President – Michael O'Meara (The Hill); Vice-Presidents – Fr Pat Mulcahy, Phil McIntyre; Chairman – William Harding; Vice-Chairpersons – Pat Kennedy, David Broderick; Seretary – Michael Kennedy; Treasurer – Graham Houlihan; Assistant Treasurer & Registrar – Louise Mannion; PRO – Shane Brophy; Players Representatives – Paddy Reddin & Ronan King; Coaching Officer – John Paul Houlihan; Development Officer – Tommy Cahalan; Health & Wellbeing Officer – Michael O'Carroll; Cultural Officer – Barry Moran. The roles of Children's Officer and Child Protection Officer will be confirmed at the first executive committee in the New Year, as per rule.

Assistant Secretary, County Board Delegate and Schools Liaison Officer positions will be confirmed at the Adjourned AGM which is fixed for Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8.00pm.

Also at the AGM, Mark Dunne was ratified as senior hurling manager for 2018. The managements of the junior, under 21 and minor teams will be confirmed at the Adjourned AGM.

Auction: Our annual Auction has been fixed for Sunday 4th February.

Lotto: Our jackpot is €4,500 with a Match 3 pot of €100. You can play online at

Social Dancing: continues on Friday 29th December with music of Declan Aungier, from 9.30pm til late.

New Years Eve Cabaret: Rory in Cabaret at Lorrha GAA Complex on New Years Eve. Country and Irish music song and dance. Doors open at 8.30pm; spots prizes on door. Tickets €5.

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