Lorrha GAA News for 6 February

November 8, 2018

Auction: Thank you to everyone who supported our Auction last Sunday, from those who gave up their time to cut, split and load timber in difficult conditions in recent weeks, to those who donated items and to those who parted with their money for the goods. Your support is greatly appreciated. The Juvenile Club had a raffle and the winners were: Trailer of Timber (donated by Eamonn Mannion) – Colette Bouchier, Dove Gift set – John Bergin; Box of Chocolates – Nonnie Cronin.

Fun Wall competition: There was a great turnout of players, young and old, for our Wall Ball tournament last Sunday as part of the Auction and well done to Jake Houlihan who was the overall winner.

Coaching Course: Eleven people are currently taking part in a Foundation Course which will be completed this week. Many of them, including members from Shannon Rovers Gaels also participated in a Child Welfare Course last week also.

Juvenile Presentation: There was a night of great excitement in Moatfield last Saturday night as the Lorrha U12 'C' Footballers, U13 Hurlers and the Lorrha Rovers U16 hurlers were presented with their North Championship medals for 2015 by our own Patrick Maher and Tipperary captain Brendan Maher. Thanks to both men for attending and to parents and supporters for making it a special night for our young players.

Lotto: The numbers drawn this week were: 1 – 3 – 4 – 8. No Winner. 1 Match 3: Aine & Eoghan (The Ferry Inn) win €100. Promoters: John McLeish, Martin Hough, Jimmy Dunne

Our jackpot is now €5,400 with a Match 3 pot of €100. Thank you for your continued support. You can play our lotto online at where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.

Membership: for 2016 is now due. Rates were also confirmed with all inclusive of Gym membership: €90 – Adult player; €50 – Minor/College student; €30 – Non-playing Adult (+€70 extra for gym membership for 12 months); €20 – Juvenile (16 and under); €90 – Family (2 adults and 2 children, capped at €100 for three or more children).

Closing date for membership for all adult and juvenile players is the last day of February to be insured in training and games while the closing date for all membership is 31st March. This date will be strictly enforced and no monies will be accepted beyond this date. It is important to remember that our total number of adult members by 31st March is the 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

Poker Classic: Lorrha GAA Club will be holding a Poker Classic in the GAA Centre on Saturday, 12th March from 8pm. Tickets €10 are currently on sale and there will also be a draw as part of the night.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Forms are available for 2nd, Transition & 5th year Secondary School members to apply for a Gaeltacht Scholarship during the summer. Details are with Shane Brophy. Closing date for return of forms to the County Board is Sunday, 14th February.

Lorrha CountryFest: Tickets (€20) are available from Kevin Molloy (0876738986) for this years Country Music Festival at Moatfield which takes place on Sunday, 17th July from 12 noon to 7pm. Line-up includes Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Louise Morrissey, The Conquerors, Johnny Brady, Pete Kennedy, Sean Slattery & The Connections as well as local band Tradstone. A day not to be missed!

Social Dancing: on Friday night to the music of Pat & Ritchie. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Dolan family, Lissernane on the death of Mary Coughlan in the United States recently. May she rest in peace.