Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 28th July 2023

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We suffered a narrow 2 point defeat to Thurles Sarsfields in the mid final last Sunday. In a highly competitive game, in wet conditions, we got off to a great start scoring the first 4 points of the match. Sarsfields finally found their feet in the game and by half time we led by 2 points. Sarsfields raised the first 3 flags of the second half but from there on the teams traded points and entering injury time the sides were level. It was Sarsfields who got the remaining 2 scores to win 0-18 to 0-16. Attention now turns to the county championship. We begin this Sunday against Holycross-Ballycahill in Littleton at 1pm. Tickets can be bought in advance at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ or via contactless payment on the gate. The game can also be purchased for streaming via www.clubber.ie. See the streaming section below for more details. Best of luck to the team and management. The game will be preceded at 11:30am by the Intermediate tie between Drom & Knockavilla.


Good luck also to the intermediate hurlers who begin their county campaign with a clash against Borrisokane tomorrow(Saturday 29th) at 5:00pm in Moneygall. The Premier Intermediate clash of Lorrha & Gortnahoe will follow our game at 6:45pm. Be aware that parking is limited in Moneygall GAA grounds so you may need to park further away. Ticket & streaming details are similar to above for the senior match.


Best of luck to the u19 hurlers who face Loughmore-Castleiney in the mid championship next Wednesday 2nd. Throw in is at 7:30pm in Drombane.


The first round of the senior football championship takes place on the August bank holiday weekend. We are due to face Cahir in Golden on Saturday 5th at 7pm.


The Tipperary county club championships are being streamed for the next 3 years by www.clubber.ie This weekend there are 18 games being streamed ranging from Intermediate to Senior level including Upperchurch Drombane's games against Holycross & Borrisokane. You can buy individual games for €10.99 each, a weekend pass for €25.99 or a full years package with access to all their games from Tipperary and other championships over the next 12 months for €99


The new season of the Tipperary GAA Draw is approaching with the first draw taking place in August and the usual array of great prizes up for grabs. A large portion of your subscription is returned directly to Upperchurch Drombane GAA so your support is greatly appreciated as always. Existing members should have gotten their renewal packs via post already and can contact their promoter. You can also sign up online at https://tipperary.gaa.ie/tipperary-gaa-clubs-draw/ Please remember to enter Upperchurch Drombane as your club during checkout if buying online.


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 of the overall jackpot last week. There were 3 lucky dip winners who received €50 each. The jackpot for next week now resets to €6,400 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


Anyone interested in getting weekly club news and fixtures sent to them via email can subscribe to the mailing list by emailing upperchurchdrombane.gaa@gmail.com with “Subscribe” in the subject bar.


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