Upperchurch Drombane GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Tipperary

Weekly Club Notes - 18th Aug 2023

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Best of luck to our senior hurlers who take on Killenaule in the 2nd game of the county championship this evening(Friday) at 7pm in The Ragg. After defeating Cahir in the opening round a win tonight would set up a place in the knockout stages. Tickets can be bought in advance at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ or via contactless payment on the gate. The game will also be streamed live on www.clubber.ie for €10.99 or a yearly subscription of €99.


Congrats to the senior hurlers who had a good win over Templederry last weekend in Semple Stadium. After an even opening it was Templederry who settled quickest, moving into a 4 point lead after 15 minutes. Upperchurch regained composure though, and scoring the final 3 points of the first half, took a 3 point lead into the break. The second half proved tight with no more than 2-4 points between the sides until a goal from Paul Shanahan with 2 minutes of normal time left put us 5 up. Despite being denied another goal & Templederry finding the net themselves we emerged 5 point victors 1-23 to 1-18. Loughmore defeated Holycross in the other group game. We now head back to Semple Stadium for the final group match v Loughmore-Castleiney on Sunday 27th at 4pm. This is the second part of a double header with Borris-Ileigh v Thurles Sarsfields preceding it at 2:15pm. The current standings in our group are Loughmore 4, Holycross & Upperchurch 2 & Templederry 0pts.


We play our final group game in the county championship on Saturday 26th against Skeheenarinky. Throw in is at 3pm in Cahir. A decent win here is vital to having a chance of avoiding the relegation playoffs.


The junior C's were defeated by a strong Thurles Sarsfields outfit last Monday night. The next game is currently scheduled against Killea in Killea for next Monday evening at 7pm.


Well done to the under 19 hurlers who had a 6 point victory over Na Sairsealaigh Og last night in the mid group stage


The new season of the Tipperary GAA Draw is approaching with the first draw taking place on Friday 25th 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 2 match 3 winners who received €75 each. The jackpot for next week now resets to €7,000 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 Tipperary county club championships are being streamed for the next 3 years by www.clubber.ie 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


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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