Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1887

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 2nd July 2022

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Well done to our senior hurlers who defeated Thurles Sarsfields in the mid quarter final last weekend. Sars took the early initiative and held a 3 point lead at half time. They maintained a 2-3 point lead through the 2nd half until a goal from Luke Shanahan 19 minutes in levelled it up. The lead changed hands a number of more times and we were 2 points down approaching the end of normal time. However points from Sean Ryan and Padraig Greene tied the teams again and it was left to Gavin Ryan to nail a long range free with the last puck of the game to give us a 1 point victory 1-19 to 0-21. We now face JK Brackens in the semi final later today(Saturday) at 7pm in Holycross. This is a ticket only game with tickets costing €10 which can be bought at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/mid-tipp-gaa/ Best of luck to the team.


The junior hurlers had their first run out in the championship last weekend as they faced JK Brackens. Some ring rust was on display as Brackens took an early 1-2 to 0-0 lead and extended that to 7 points by half time. The second half saw us start chipping away at the lead and it was down to 3 points with 5 minutes left. However Brackens finished stronger and scored the final 3 points to win 1-15 to 0-12. The next game is against Holycross/Ballycahill next Friday 8th at 7:30pm in Drombane. This is also a ticket only affair with tickets available to buy at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/mid-tipp-gaa/


Our first game in the mid championship will be against Loughmore/Castleiney at 7pm in Castleiney on Wednesday 13th July.


Best of luck to Paddy Phelan and the Tipperary minor hurlers who take on Offaly in the All Ireland final in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The match will be broadcast live on TG4.


Just 2 weeks to our annual golf classic which celebrates its 20th staging this year and returns to Ballykisteen Golf Club on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th of July. There is a great selection of prizes including 2 four balls in the Killarney golf & fishing club & overnight accommodation for the winning team. Tee times are booking out fast. Entry for a team of 4 costs €220 and includes a round of golf, barbeque after the 12th hole and a meal afterwards. To book your tee time contact Richard Ryan at 086-2676793. If you'd like to sponsor a tee box there are 2 levels available. Gold for €100 and Silver for €50. Hope to see the same turnout as previous years.


You can now play the Premier Co-Op Lotto online at http://upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/draws and help support Upperchurch Drombane Juvenile GAA. The jackpot is at the highest level ever and this week is €20,600 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


Keep an eye out on social media over the next few days for announcements of our big John Deere tractor raffle


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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