Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1887

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 22nd Jan 2022

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***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
The club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player, selector & committee member Pakie Phelan. Pakie gave many years of tireless service to the local GAA. On the playing field he was a versatile player and was part of the team that won the 1962 junior no. 2 mid title and 1966 mid junior no. 1 title while also lining out when the team played later in the senior ranks. Pakie was also heavily involved in management teams with the club at all levels from underage to adult and in particular spent many years overseeing our junior teams. His positive outlook and dedication added greatly to these teams. He was a selector when Upperchurch Drombane won the County Intermediate Hurling title in 1998 and also the County Junior A Football title in 2002. Pakie was well renowned for his athletic abilities too, competing with Upperchurch Athletic Club, and claimed the 1964 county junior cross country title and finished 3rd in the 1965 Munster novice championship. In 2011 he was honoured with a Sean Ghael award in recognition of his services to the GAA in the county. We extend our sympathies to all the Phelan family on their loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

PHIL BOURKE RIP The club also sends its condolences to the family & friends of the late Phil Bourke who passed away last weekend. Phil was renowned throughout the country for his hurley making & wood carving skills with numerous All Ireland winners taking to the field using a piece of ash he had shaped.

Congrats to Dean Carew who lined out for MTU Kerry in their Sigerson cup win over MTU Cork last Tuesday. Best of luck to Keith Ryan & Aaron Ryan who are in Fitzgibbon Cup action with Mary Immaculate College against NUIG next week.

A 5 week programme of activities for all ages, male & female will be held to give people the opportunity to try out and fit, healthy and active. Each day over the 5 weeks at least one activity will be planned and for just €50 for adults or €30 for OAP's & Students you can avail of as many as you like. Some of the events include pilates, badminton, food demo, hill walks, mindfulness, physio and more. Registration will be held between 12:30pm and 1:30pm on Sunday Jan 30th in Drombane clubhouse or you can also sign up online at https://upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/spring-into-fitness

Membership for 2022 is now open and can be purchased online at the following rates. Adult Player €100. Adult Non Player €50. Adult Non-player with gym access €100. Under 21 Player €60. Juvenile Player €20. Juvenile Player Family Rate(2+ players) €40. Sign up here: https://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/membership_signup

PREMIER CO-OP LOTTO 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 €16,000 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

CLUB MERCHANDISE 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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