Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 23rd Dec 2022

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***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***


The club would like to wish all our players, committee, members and supporters a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Thanks for all the hard work and support over the past 12 months both on the field with all the club's successes and also in our fundraising efforts. Here's hoping for more of the same in 2023.


Our annual charity fundraiser, the Moher Hill 7k, returns this year on St Stephens Days December 26th. Walkers will tackle the course at 10am while the runners will set off at 10:30am. This year all proceeds raised will go to the Irish Kidney Association and entry is just €10 for adults while kids are free. Looking forward to seeing as many taking part as possible to support a very worthwhile cause, and also work off some of the Christmas excess. Anyone wishing to register or donate can do so on our GoFundMe page http://www.gofundme.com/moher-hill-7k-2022


Well done to our under 21's who defeated Boherlahan Dualla in the mid semi final last weekend. A tight first half had Boherlahan take a 1 point lead into the break. The 2nd half was a completely different affair as Upperchurch took complete control and outscored our opponents 2-12 to 0-0 with Pat Ryan adding 2 further goals to his first half green flag. The final score was 3-27 t0 0-9. This leads to a final chance for the club to claim silverware as they face Loughmore Castleiney in the mid final this Monday (St Stephens Day) in The Ragg at 1pm. Tickets can be bought at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/mid-tipp-gaa/ while there will also be a tap and go system at the gate. Best of luck to the players and management.


We held our AGM last Sunday night in the clubhouse where our secretary, treasurer and chairman presented their annual reports. The club officers for 2023 were also voted in. Thanks to outgoing secretary Noel Ryan, treasurer Anne Marie Grant and assistant treasurer Micháel Bourke for their contributions over the past 12 months(and years). Best of luck to our new secretary Joanne Shanahan and treasurer Richard Ryan in their new roles. Full list of officers elected: President: Phil Lowry, Chairman: Michael Griffin, Vice Chairman: Jim Ryan, Secretary: Joanne Shanahan, Assistant Secretary: Noel Ryan, Treasurer: Richard Ryan, Assistant Treasurer: Anne Marie Grant, PRO: Martin Bourke, IT Officer: Ailbe O'Donoghue, Registrar: Diarmaid Grant, Irish Language Officer: Pat Phelan, Mid Board Rep: Rody Lowry, County Board Rep: Michael Griffin. The other positions will be filled at our first committee meeting of 2023.


Looking for a perfect Christmas gift? Why not buy a ticket for our Win A New John Deere fundraiser. And will also be included in our upcoming bonus draws also. Remember that all tickets bought before the bonus draws are included and will still be in with a chance of claiming the top prize in March. Our latest bonus draw winner was Laura Holland from Whitegate, Clare who won a PS5 console. 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.


The 36 page annual club newsletter is now available to download, recapping all the events involving the club during the past 12 months. Ideal for passing the evenings over Christmas. It can be viewed at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10eNOhXtF4u-V11fYUqHOY9t1f6opr9dd/view?usp=sharing


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 last week but there were 3 lucky dip winners who received €50 each. The jackpot for next week is €7,600 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.


The video of Upperchurch Drombane's 2012 county under 21 final victory over Golden Kilfeacle is now uploaded to our youtube account and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f_BbIXdSD4


Membership for 2023 is now open and can be purchased online at the same rates as 2022. 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. There is also the option to add a yearly subscription to the Premier Co-Op Lotto also for €80. Sign up here: https://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/membership_signup or by contacting club registrar Diarmaid Grant.


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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