Lorrha GAA News for 8 December

November 8, 2018

Lotto: Our jackpot now stands at €4,500. Thank you for your continued support. You can also play our lotto online at where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Congratulations: to Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher who was named Munster senior hurler of the year by the Munster Council at their annual awards last Saturday night in Killarney. This a fabulous honour for Bonner following his performances against Limerick, Cork and Waterford which helped Tipp retain the Munster title.
Auction: The annual Auction will take place on Sunday, 16th December. The Auction has been a huge success since it was restarted two years ago. Pledges of timber, turf, briquettes, farm produce, fodder, vouchers, cakes, buns, beer, spirits, electrical goods, furniture would be appreciated. We will be grateful for any items that can be lawfully turned into euros, so we are hoping that all club members and supporters will make some donation to the Sale or Auction. Club members, supporters and players are also asked to canvass their friends, neighbours and business acquaintances for any item big or small that can be sold or auctioned.
Shane Brophy (0876989612) is co-ordinating the timber operations, so if you can donate a tree or a load of timber you can make contact with him. The adult hurlers will be on hand to cut, split and load the timber so if you would like to pledge a tree we would ask you to do so as soon as possible so we can begin the cutting.
We will also have having indoor stalls and anyone who would like to book a stall can contact Sean Mannion (087-3643031).
AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club takes place on Tuesday, 18th December at 8.00pm. We ask all those with financial issues to contact Treasurer Declan O’Meara before the accounts are closed. Motion and nomination forms were emailed to members last week. If you would like to receive the form by post, please contact Shane Brophy
Juvenile AGM: will take place on Tuesday, 11th December in the GAA Clubhouse at 8.00pm. All juvenile coaches and parents of players are asked to attend to prepare for 2013.
Tipperary Clubs Draw: With the 2012-2013 draw half way through, we are asking all promoters to bring their monies up to date and forward to draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson.
Tony Hogan Fund: 22 players, supporters and officials from the club travelled to London last weekend for the Tony Hogan Benefit Night. They also played a challenge hurling game against host club Brothers Pearse on Saturday.
A Benefit Night for Tony Hogan will take place in the Clubhouse on St Stephen’s Night. It will end a day of events, which will include a 7’s hurling tournament earlier in the day. Envelopes have been delivered to each house in the parish whereby people can donate any amount they wish to the fund and deliver the envelopes to collection points throughout the parish (including Louis McCormack’s). Your support will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are also available, priced at €10 and are available throughout the parish. Anyone who donates to the fund in any way is invited to the Benefit Night on St Stephen’s Night.
First Aid and Defibrillator Training: The club are organizing a second date with bookings to be made with Shane Brophy (0876989612).
Gym: The club are now issuing key-fobs for those that wish to use the gym on a regular basis. Gym membership up to the end of February 2013 is €42 for GAA club members and €60 for non-members. For more information contact Sean Mannion on 087-3643031.
Sports Hall or Function Room booking: If anyone or any sports team would like to use of our facilities, which include a sports hall, gym or training field with floodlights or function room, contact Sean Mannion on 087-3643031.
Circuit Training: continues in the Clubhouse every Monday and Wednesday evenings. For more information contact Noel Hogan 0876176472.
Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of Midnight Melodies. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Sympathy: Lorrha GAA Club would like to sympathise with the Houlihan family, Lorrha, on the death of Christy Houlihan who died last week. May he rest in peace.
The club would also like to sympathise with the Donoghue and Moran families, Ballymacegan on the death of Pauline Donoghue, Kill, Co Kildare who died last week. May she rest in peace.