Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 13th Oct 2023

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Tomorrow(Saturday) is crunch time of the season as we face local rivals JK Brackens in the senior relegation final. Throw in is at 1:30pm in The Ragg and the lads will need as much support as possible to be there to boost them to victory. So we are asking all our supporters to make every effort possible to get to The Ragg and cheer on the team. Tickets can be bought in advance at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ or tap and go on the gate. For anyone not able to attend the game will be streamed live on www.clubber.tv


Our senior footballers put in a brave fightback to fall just short in the county semi final v JK Brackens last Sunday. Brackens started brightest going 3 points up at the quarter hour mark. An Aaron Ryan goal though had the sides level a few minutes later though. The Templemore side responded quickly with a goal of their own and 2 more points had them 5 up while Upperchurch were also reduced to 14 men after AJ Shanahan received a 2nd yellow card. The lads dug in deep though and points from the returning Jack Butler, Paul Shanahan & Niall Grant left us 2 points in arrears at half time. The 2nd period saw the sides evenly matched but Brackens maintained the upper hand on the scoreboard and with 15 minutes left were 3 points ahead. Points from play from Dean Carew & Conor Fahey helped to reel in the gap somewhat and when Paul Shanahan scored from a mark 2 minutes into injury time there was just 1 point between the sides. However we were unable to get a good opportunity for another point and Brackens held out for a 1-14 to 1-13 victory. Despite being defeated it has been another strong year at senior level. Thanks to all players and management for their effort.


The junior C hurlers were defeated by Loughmore Castleiney in the mid semi final in Thurles last weekend. This ends their participation in the competition this year. Thanks to all who got involved this year.


Congrats to our own Peter Ryan who successfully ran the 586km from Malin Head to Mizen Head during the week. It was a phenomenal achievement over the 5 days and all in aid of the NCBI. You can still donate to this great cause at https://www.idonate.ie/event/petersrun-malintomizenheadonworldsightdayforncbi


Spring Into Fitness officially started last Monday. Thanks to all who have signed up with lots of varied activities & classes taking place over the next 4 weeks.


You can now play the Premier Co-Op Lotto online at http://upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/draws and help support Upperchurch Drombane Juvenile GAA.  There was no winner of the overall jackpot last week. There was 1 match winner who received €150. The jackpot for next week now resets to €8,600 Tickets must be bought by 8pm on Tuesday to be in the draw. You can also buy tickets at Ryan's Shop, Drombane Co-Op, Pa's Bar, Kinane's Pub or Oliver Ryan's Pub.


A range of club merchandise can be purchased from the O’Neills website. The link for the shop is: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/upperchurch-drombane-gaa.html


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