Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1887

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 15th Oct 2021

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This Sunday sees the club compete in the county hurling quarter finals against reigning champions Kiladangan. Throw in is at 2pm in Semple Stadium and tickets can be bought at: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/. Tickets €10 each. Juveniles don't need a ticket if accompanied by an adult. Entry is via the New Stand only and face masks must be worn on entry. Best of luck to the team and management. We hope to see a big turnout from the parish at the game. The match will also be streamed live by Tipperary GAA for €10 at https://page.inplayer.com/TipperaryGAA/ if you can't attend


Congratulations to our u19 footballers who overcame Boherlahan Dualla on Wednesday night to claim the mid u19 B title. A fine game of football under the lights of Dr Morris Park saw an early conceded goal put us under pressure but tremendous spirit saw us turn a 4 point deficit into a 4 point lead at half time. Boherlahan battled gamely and drew the match level early in the second period but a brilliant combination of skill and workrate put us back 4 points ahead, a margin which was maintained to the final whistle. Final score was 2-12 to 2-8. This sets up a county quarter final against the north champions Newport with the date for this fixture not confirmed yet.


Commiserations to the junior A hurlers who bowed out of the championship at the mid final stage last weekend against a very strong Holycross Ballycahill outfit. A 2nd minute goal for Holycross put us on the back foot with exchanges of points leaving the gap between 4 and 5 points until a second Holycross goal in the 22nd minute which left the half time gap at 6 points. We kept fighting in the 2nd half and a goal from TJ Butler midway through reduced the gap to 3 points. However that was as close as it got and a late goal for either side left the final score 3-21 to 2-17 in favour of Holycross. A disappointing end to what has been a very good season with 8 wins from 10 games including some silverware in the form of the mid junior league.


Our county quarter final v Clonmel Commercials has been fixed for Sunday 24th Oct at 3:30pm in Boherlahan.


No date is set as yet for the mid final. The other semi final between Clonakenny & Holycross/Ballycahill is set to be played on Oct 24th.


Congratulations to Maura Ryan from Garnakilka who claimed top prize in the October draw held last Friday


You can now play the Premier Co-Op Lotto online at http://upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/draws and help support Upperchurch Drombane Juvenile GAA. Jackpot this week is €13,200 and 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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