Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 30th July 2022

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Our senior hurlers got their county championship off to a strong start last weekend when they defeated Holycross-Ballycahill in Clonoulty. It was Clonoulty who got off to the better start opening up a 3 points to 1 lead, however Upperchurch responded well and a Jack Butler goal 10 minutes in saw them take the lead. Playing with the gusty breeze the lead was extended further with the scores shared well amongst a number of players. At half time we held a 12 point lead 1-16 to 0-7. A determined effort from Holycross saw them chip away and with 5 minutes of normal time left in the 2nd half the gap was down to just 5 points. However a goal from Luke Shanahan settled matters and Upperchurch Drombane eventually won by an 8 point margin 2-23 to 0-21. This sets things up nicely for the next group game against Mullinahone next Friday at 7pm in Boherlahan. Tickets for this will go on sale early next week at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ Currently we top the group on 2 points from Mullinahone & Toomevara on 1 point each after their draw last weekend


Best of luck to the senior footballers who play the first round of the county football championship v Cahir today(Saturday) at 5:30pm in Dundrum. This is an all ticket game with adult tickets €10 and students at €5. Tickets can be purchased here: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/


Our u19 hurlers were defeated 0-21 to 0-16 by Gortnahoe-Glengoole during the week in the final group game of the mid championship. Their 2 earlier victories in the group was enough for them to qualify for the knockout semi final which is against Loughmore-Castleiney next Wed(Aug 3rd) in Drombane at 7pm. Best of luck to the team.


Thanks to all who have supported and bought tickets so far for our Win A New John Deere fundraiser, your chance to win a John Deere 6140M OR €100,000 IN CASH. Full details and plans of the development work we are fundraising for can be found on www.winanewjohndeere.ie Tickets for €50 can be bought from committee, players, many locals & also online directly here Your continued support in this would be greatly appreciated as we grow for the future.


Best of luck to Hazel Ryan and manager John Ryan, along with all the Tipperary team, as they face Cork in the All Ireland U16 camogie final tomorrow(Sunday) at 1:30pm in Mallow. You can buy tickets for this game here: https://www.universe.com/embed2/events/tesco-u16-a-final-cork-v-tipperary-tickets-YP8V2T


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 €21,400 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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