Lorrha and JK Bracken’s club notes

Pride of place this week must certainly go to the senior girl’s Camogie team of Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore on their comprehensive victory in the All-Ireland B Final last Saturday in Nenagh against Connaught champions St Calasanctus from Oranmore in Galway. A great day for the school, the parish, and all the clubs who provided players on this team. Hopefully this will be the first of many and the start of a proud tradition of Camogie in the school. Well done to all involved.

Pride of place this week must certainly go to the senior girl’s Camogie team of Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore on their comprehensive victory in the All-Ireland B Final last Saturday in Nenagh against Connaught champions St Calasanctus from Oranmore in Galway. A great day for the school, the parish, and all the clubs who provided players on this team. Hopefully this will be the first of many and the start of a proud tradition of Camogie in the school. Well done to all involved.

Senior Hurling: Our Senior Hurlers continued on their winning way when they overcame Carrick Swans in Round 2 of the Co. Challenge Cup on Sunday last. With a late throw in of 4:30pm to enable patrons of the big games in the Stadium to get back in time we were hoping this wouldn’t go to extra time like the previous Sunday’s encounter.

The late start coupled with dreary weather conditions meant poor lighting and there was concern at one stage whether this game would actually finish. But finish it did with Brackens leading from start to finish in what was a fine team performance to advance to the next round. Shane Scully, Aidan Fogarty picked up where they left off last weekend with the evergreen Eamon Corcoran again a tower of strength at No 6. Jordan Moloney in only his second start at senior grade was also one to impress and showed that he has the potential to excel at this level. So Brackens Senior hurlers win again on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-10.

U21 Football: We wish the best of luck to our representatives Colin O’Riordan and Dean McEnroe as Tipperary U21 Footballers take on Waterford in Dungarvan tonight (Wednesday, 12th March) in the first round of the Munster championship.

Postponed Child Protection Course: Please note that the postponed Child Protection Course will now take place on Thursday 13th of March in the Garda College from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

Membership: Please note membership is now due so if you haven’t done so please get your subscription in to our Registrar, Ronan Loughnane, as soon as possible.

Senior Football: Our Senior Footballers take on Moyne-Templetuohy in the Martin Costigan Tournament next Friday night in Templetuohy under lights with throw-in pencilled in for 7:45pm. So if you are around please do come along and support the lads in this game.

Sympathies: Our sympathy to the Crowley and McKeown families on their recent bereavements.

Lorrha GAA

Senior: Lorrha host Clonoulty/Rossmore in the second round of the County Challenge Cup in Moatfield this Sunday, 16th March at 11am.

Under 21 Football: With the Ballina v Shannon Rovers Gaels having been postponed last weekend, out game with Ballina is in doubt this weekend. Check North Bord fixtures for confirmation.

Under 14: The U14’s begin their Football Championship campaign on Wednesday, 2nd April against Portroe in Moatfield

Under 12: The U12’s begin their football campaign against Burgess in Moatfield on this Saturday, 22nd March.

Respect Games: Well done to Daniel Madden who played in the Respect Games at half time during the Allianz Hurling League game between Tipperary and Clare in Thurles last Sunday.

Membership: is now due and thanks to all who have paid so far. 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).

All adult and juvenile players need to be insured before they take part in games to be covered by the Players Injury Scheme. The closing date for all membership is 31st March; with all members then being entered into a draw for 2 All Ireland Hurling Final tickets. Membership can be paid to club registrar Louise Mannion or can also be done online at www.locallotto.ie

Club Gear: Orders are now being taken for specially designed Lorrha GAA Club gear, designed by Masita. Images of the gear are on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Windbreaker Jacket - €40; Rain Sweatshirt - €30; Tracksuit top - €30; Polo-shirt - €30; T-shirt - €25; Gear bag - €30. All gear is available in all sizes and is ideal for supporters.