Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 20th Jan 2023

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


Our under 21's had a fine win last weekend over Golden Kilfeacle in the semi final of the county tournament organised by the west board. All gate receipts for this tournament are in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation. An evenly match opening 20 minutes saw Golden take a 2 point lead till a Tom Purcell goal put Upperchurch in front. That was quickly followed 2 minutes later by another goal, this time scored by Michael McLoughlin. Golden responded with a goal of their own but it was Upperchurch who had a 3 point advantage at half time. The 2nd half was practically score for score as the gap remained between 1 and 3 points with our lads eventually prevailing by 2 points 2-15 to 1-16. Well done to all on a hard fought win. The other semi final between Killenaule and Burgess takes place this Sunday morning in Castleiney at 11:30am.


Time is running out for you to buy a ticket for our Win A New John Deere fundraiser before our next bonus draw on January 31st with a fabulous 1st prize of €1,000 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 Joe Cahill from Templemore. 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.


Clonoulty Rossmore are organising a long puck competition in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation and are inviting all clubs to organise their own local competitions with the winners proceeding to the final in Clonoulty. Upperchurch Drombane will host their tournament this evening(Friday) in our field in Drombane starting from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is open to all ages and we'd like to see a large crowd turn out to support. Entry fee is €10 and all proceeds go to the Dillon Quirke Foundation. Best of luck to all taking part.


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 4 match 3 winners who received €40 each. The jackpot for next week is €8,400 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.


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. 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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