Weekly Club Notes – Nov 17th 2017

Martin Bourke On November - 17 - 2017

OLD GAA MATCHES IN CLUBHOUSE
Tonight(Friday) sees the of our series of evenings replaying old classic GAA matches. Tonight we will show the 1987 Munster final replay between Tipperary and Cork. Tipperary were in search of their first Munster title in 16 years. Match will start at 8:45pm sharp. Refreshments will also be served. All are invited to attend what should be some very enjoyable evenings.

CLUB AGM
This years club AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday December 3rd at 6pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
Mass for deceased members will be held in Drombane church on Saturday December 23rd at 7pm. Note this date has changed from previously.

SELECTORS FOR 2018
The club is interested in submissions from anyone in the club who would like to get involved with our junior, under 21 and minor hurling and football teams for 2018. Anyone who may be interested should get in contact with club President Phil Lowry or PRO Stephen Gleeson in the next couple of weeks.

ANNUAL HALL SALE OF WORK
The Annual Hall Sale Of Work takes place on Sunday 26th Nov from 2pm including an appearance by Santa and also a cake sale. Donations of any items including buns for the cake sale can be left into the hall on the evening of Sat 25th or morning of Sun 6th.

XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Some advance warning. For this years Xmas charity fundraiser we’re going to take a break from Moher Hill and do a 5k run and walk starting and finishing in Drombane Village. It will take place on Sunday Dec 31st with the proceeds this year going to the newly formed Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group – Get your running shoes on……

LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT IN UPPERCHURCH CHURCH
Come to see the fantastic Liam Lawton perform O Holy Night in concert in the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch on Sat 9th December. This event is a fundraiser for Upperchurch Drombane parish and is not to be missed with the proceeds being divided between a number of local organisations. Doors open at 7pm with concert starting at 8pm. Tickets costing €20 can be purchased from local retail outlets or by contacting 0876863762 or 0862538201

WEEKLY CARD GAME
The weekly card game has resumed in the GAA clubhouse in Drombane on Mondays at 8:30pm. All are welcome

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Nov 10th 2017

Martin Bourke On November - 10 - 2017

OLD GAA MATCHES IN CLUBHOUSE
Over a number of weeks in the run up to Christmas the club will be hosting evenings replaying old classic GAA matches. The first night will take place on Friday Nov 17th at 8:45pm where the 1987 Munster final replay between Tipperary and Cork will be shown. Tipperary were in search of their first Munster title in 16 years. Refreshments will also be served. All are invited to attend what should be some very enjoyable evenings.

CLUB AGM
This years club AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday December 3rd at 8pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

UPPERCHURCH WALKING WEEKEND 2017
The 12th Upperchurch Walking Weekend is being held this weekend. The usual array of walks will take place along with extra activities such as music, set dancing and on Sunday there will be a 5km run round the Bog Walk starting at 2pm. Check out www.upperchurch.ie for the full catalogue of events.

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
Mass for deceased members will be held in Drombane church on Saturday December 16th

NOVEMBER TIPPERARY GAA CLUBS DRAW
Congratulations to Tom Kennedy & Sheila Baker who were among the winners in the November Tipp GAA Clubs Draw held last Friday night

SELECTORS FOR 2018
The club is interested in submissions from anyone in the club who would like to get involved with our junior, under 21 and minor hurling and football teams for 2018. Anyone who may be interested should get in contact with club President Phil Lowry or PRO Stephen Gleeson in the next couple of weeks.

LAOCHRA GAEL AWARD
Well done to Phil Lowry, Moyaliffe, who was this week named among the receipients of the 15th Laochra Gael awards. These awards honour people who have given significant service to their clubs through the years. Phil follows in the footsteps of a number of others from the parish who have received this award in previous years. The awards will be presented later this month.

MINDING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TALK
In conjunction with the Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group a talk is being held in Drombane Community Centre on Monday 13th at 3pm on the topic of “Minding Your Mental Health”. John McElhinney from Mental Health Ireland will be the speaker on the day and all interested are welcome to attend.

XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Some advance warning. For this years Xmas charity fundraiser we’re going to take a break from Moher Hill and do a 5k run and walk starting and finishing in Drombane Village. It will take place on Sunday Dec 31st with the proceeds this year going to the newly formed Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group – Get your running shoes on……

LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT IN UPPERCHURCH CHURCH
Come to see the fantastic Liam Lawton perform O Holy Night in concert in the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch on Sat 9th December. This event is a fundraiser for Upperchurch Drombane parish and is not to be missed with the proceeds being divided between a number of local organisations. Doors open at 7pm with concert starting at 8pm. Tickets costing €20 can be purchased from local retail outlets or by contacting 0876863762 or 0862538201

WEEKLY CARD GAME
The weekly card game has resumed in the GAA clubhouse in Drombane on Mondays at 8:30pm. All are welcome

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Nov 3rd 2017

Martin Bourke On November - 3 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING

Last weekend saw our under 21 hurlers take on JK Brackens Óg in the mi semi final. The first 20 mins saw the teams neck and neck before Brackens pulled a few points clear approaching half time. A goad for Brackens early in the 2nd half saw them extend their lead which they were able to maintain for the rest of the game. Final score was JK Brackens 2-20 Upperchurch Drombane 1-14

SELECTORS FOR 2018
The club is interested in submissions from anyone in the club who would like to get involved with our junior, under 21 and minor hurling and football teams for 2018. Anyone who may be interested should get in contact with club President Phil Lowry or PRO Stephen Gleeson in the next couple of weeks.

OLD GAA MATCHES IN CLUBHOUSE
Over a number of weeks in the run up to Christmas the club will be hosting evenings replaying old classic GAA matches. The first night will take place on Friday Nov 17th at 8:45pm where the 1987 Munster final replay between Tipperary and Cork will be shown. Tipperary were in search of their first Munster title in 16 years. Refreshments will also be served. All are invited to attend what should be some very enjoyable evenings.

CLODIAGH RANGERS TABLE QUIZ
Clodiagh Rangers football club will host a table quiz tonight(Fri) in Kinnanes, Upperchurch. Starting at 9:30pm a table of 4 will cost €20. All are welcome.

MINDING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TALK
In conjunction with the Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group a talk is being held in Drombane Community Centre on Monday 13th at 3pm on the topic of “Minding Your Mental Health”. John McElhinney from Mental Health Ireland will be the speaker on the day and all interested are welcome to attend.

UPPERCHURCH WALKING WEEKEND 2017
The 12th Upperchurch Walking Weekend is being held from Nov 10th-12th. The usual array of walks will take place along with extra activities such as music, set dancing and on Sunday there will be a 5km run round the Bog Walk starting at 2pm. Check out www.upperchurch.ie for the full catalogue of events.

XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Some advance warning. For this years Xmas charity fundraiser we’re going to take a break from Moher Hill and do a 5k run and walk starting and finishing in Drombane Village. It will take place on Sunday Dec 31st with the proceeds this year going to the newly formed Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group – Get your running shoes on……

LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT IN UPPERCHURCH CHURCH
Come to see the fantastic Liam Lawton perform O Holy Night in concert in the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch on Sat 9th December. This event is a fundraiser for Upperchurch Drombane parish and is not to be missed with the proceeds being divided between a number of local organisations. Doors open at 7pm with concert starting at 8pm. Tickets costing €20 can be purchased from local retail outlets or by contacting 0876863762 or 0862538201

WEEKLY CARD GAME
The weekly card game has resumed in the GAA clubhouse in Drombane on Mondays at 8:30pm. All are welcome

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Oct 27th 2017

Martin Bourke On October - 27 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING

Last weekend Mid U21 semi final v JK Brackens Óg was postponed due to adverse weather. The game has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 11:45am in Holycross.

XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Some advance warning. For this years Xmas charity fundraiser we’re going to take a break from Moher Hill and do a 5k run and walk starting and finishing in Drombane Village. It will take place on Sunday Dec 31st with the proceeds this year going to the newly formed Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group – 10 weeks to get into shape……

WEEKLY CARD GAME
The weekly card game has resumed in the GAA clubhouse in Drombane on Mondays at 8:30pm. All are welcome

LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT IN UPPERCHURCH CHURCH
Come to see the fantastic Liam Lawton perform O Holy Night in concert in the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch on Sat 9th December. This event is a fundraiser for Upperchurch Drombane parish and is not to be missed. Door open at 7pm with concert starting at 8pm. Tickets costing €20 can be purchased from local retail outlets or by contacting 0876863762 or 0862538201

TIPPERARY GAA YEARBOOKS
The Tipperary GAA Yearbooks for 1965 & 1970-2016 have been digitised and can be viewed now online here: http://tipperarystudies.ie/digitisation-project/tipperary-gaa-yearbooks/

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Oct 20th 2017

Martin Bourke On October - 20 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING

Our u21 hurlers are back in action in the mid semi final this Saturday against JK Brackens. Throw in is at 3:30pm in Littleton.

DEATH OF PEG BOURKE
The club extends sympathy to family the late Peg Bourke, Allengort. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Some advance warning. For this years Xmas charity fundraiser we’re going to take a break from Moher Hill and do a 5k run and walk starting and finishing in Drombane Village. It will take place on Sunday Dec 31st with the proceeds this year going to the newly formed Upperchurch Drombane Active Retirement Group – 10 weeks to get into shape……

WEEKLY CARD GAME
The weekly card game will resume again in the GAA clubhouse in Drombane from Monday next at 8:30pm. All are welcome

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Oct 8th 2017

Martin Bourke On October - 8 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UPPERCHURCH DROMBANES FASTEST FAMILY FUNDRAISER

Huge thanks to all who contributed in any way to our “Night at the Dogs and Fittest Family Run” last Saturday in Thurles Greyhound Stadium. First off thanks to all our runners and families who were brave enough to run a lap each of the greyhound track in a relay race and so kindly gave up their time to take part. Secondly thanks so much to all who purchased tickets for the event and contributed to the auction on the night, its your generous contribution that makes an event like last Saturday night such a success. Thirdly thanks to Thurles greyhound track staff for their facilities and also to our hard working committee and their families for their efforts to ensure the night was a great success. Finally well done to all the competitors The Greenes, The Grants, The Gleesons, The Ryans of the Line, The Harrington-Pamplins, The Ryan Farmers, The O Dwyer-Quinlans, The Ryan Giants, The Shanahans and The Shortt-Bourkes.. you were all winners for taking part and played a big part in making the event a big success!! Fastest lady on Saturday night was Kelley Harrington and the fastest family were The Ryan Giants team of Larry, Norita and Matt. It’s two in a row for Matt who was the fastest man in last years event! Once again many thanks to all concerned for making the night a huge success. A video of the evenings action is now up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyOMwbrWmv4

SPECIAL CLUB MEETING CANCELLED
The special club meeting to discuss the proposed Tipperary GAA fixtures plan scheduled for this evening(Sunday) has been postponed.

JOHN RYAN ABSEILING CROKE PARK FOR CHARITY
Our senior hurling manager John Ryan is abseiling Croke Park in October in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you’d like to support him by donating to this very worthy charity there is a fundraising page set up at the following link: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/croke-park-abseiling-for-imnda

TIPPERARY CLUB LOTTO WIN
Congratulations to John & Mary Carey who scooped the jackpot of €3,000 in the Tipperary GAA Members Lotto. Tom Carey also picked up a prize for promoter.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sept 29th 2017

Martin Bourke On September - 29 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UPPERCHURCH DROMBANES FASTEST FAMILY FUNDRAISER

This Saturday sees 11 families battle it out in Thurles Dog Track for the title of Upperchurch Drombane’s Fastest Family. Teams of 3 will compete in a relay race. This is in addition to the usual programme of greyhound races and also live music at the end of the night. Everyone who buys a ticket will also be entered into the buster draw with large prizes. Tickets at €15 can be purchased from any of the competitors for what should be a very enjoyable evening. Racing will commence at 8pm.

2018 TIPPERARY MANAGEMENT TEAMS
Congratulations to Michael Ryan who has been re-appointed as Tipperary senior hurling manager for a 3 year term. He will once again team up with Declan Fanning, John Madden & Conor Stakelum. Also best wishes to Viv Downey who has been named as a selector for the Tipperary minor football team for next year. Hopefully both can guide Tipperary to further success over the next few years.

JOHN RYAN ABSEILING CROKE PARK FOR CHARITY
Our senior hurling manager John Ryan is abseiling Croke Park in October in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you’d like to support him by donating to this very worthy charity there is a fundraising page set up at the following link: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/croke-park-abseiling-for-imnda

TIPP FM INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL RYAN AND MICHAEL BOURKE
Stephen Gleeson interviewed Tipperary manager Michael Ryan and county board chairman Michael Bourke for Tipp FM following the re-appointed of the senior hurling management for 2018. The interview can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/michael-ryan-interview

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sept 8th 2017

Martin Bourke On September - 8 - 2017

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

Our quest for a first mid title continues after an agonizing 1 point defeat to county champions Thurles Sarsfelds in The Ragg last Sunday. We started the game brightly and took an early commanding lead through a goal from Loughlin Ryan. Thurles fought back hard but we still maintained a 2 point lead at half time. This was further increased when Paidi Green found the net in the 8th minute of the second half to give us a 5 point advantage. However Sarsfields struck back wirh a goal of their own and aided by bringing on subs like Lar Corbett they took a 2 point lead in the closing stages. Upperchurch battled bravely and reduced it to the minimu but unfortunately couldn’t find the equalizer. Our lads played bravely and with composure and on another day could easily have taken the game. Many thanks to the management team of John Ryan, Seamus Gleeson & John Quinn and all the players for their hard work throughout the year. Thanks also to the tremendous support who turned out.

SENIOR FOOTBALL

This Saturday the club prepares for their second ever mid senior football final and will be hoping to go one step further than last year and defeat Loughmore Castleiney. The game will throw in at 5:30pm in Littleton. Last year saw us put up a mighty challenge and we have every opportunity to leave with the cup on Saturday night. As with last Sunday all support would be greatly appreciated in Littleton. Best of luck to the lads

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANES FASTEST FAMILY FUNDRAISER
Saturday September 30th will be the night when we find our who is Upperchurch Drombane’s Fastest Family. The GAA club will hold a fundraising night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium where along with the usual programme of greyhound races there will be a special relay race between 10 local families to find out who is the fastest. Each multi gender team will consist of 3 members. Tickets priced at €15 can be bought from any players, committee members or the families taking part and ticket holders will also be entered into a special buster draw on the night and live music will follow the racing. There will also be an opportunity to bet on the winning family. Book your tickets now for what will be an excitement filled evening.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
A range of club merchandise can be purchased from the O’Neills website including the new club jersey. The link for the shop is: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/upperchurch-drombane-gaa.html

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sept 1st 2017

Martin Bourke On September - 1 - 2017

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

Last Saturday evening was a highlight for our senior hurlers as they dethroned last years mid champions Loughmore-Castleiney to qualify for the mid final vs Thurles Sarsfields. Upperchurch got up to the pace of the game with an early goal from Loughlin Ryan and 2 more in quick succession before half time saw us stretch our lead to 9 points at the interval. Loughmore, as expected, staged a dogged fightback in the second half and at one stage reduced the arrears to 5 points but Upperchurch showed all their grit by scoring the final 7 points of the game to prevail by 10 points 3-22 to 0-21. Fine performances throughout the field were key to this win that puts us into our 3rd mid final in the last 10 years. The final v Thurles Sarsfields takes place this Sunday evening at 6pm in The Ragg and all are encouraged to come along and support as we try to claim our first ever mid title.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
The senior football mid final against Loughmore-Castleiney has been fixed for Sat Sept 9th at 5:30pm in Littleton. After running Loughmore so close in last years final this is a great chance to go one more step and claim our first ever mid senior title. It is also a unique opportunity to join Loughmore as the only other club to win both mid senior hurling & football titles in the same year. One further note is that it took over 100 years for a team from Upperchurch Drombane to reach a senior mid final in either hurling or football but by the time the football final rolls around on the 9th we will have competed in 3 in under 12 months.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANES FASTEST FAMILY FUNDRAISER
Saturday September 30th will be the night when we find our who is Upperchurch Drombane’s Fastest Family. The GAA club will hold a fundraising night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium where along with the usual programme of greyhound races there will be a special relay race between 10 local families to find out who is the fastest. Each multi gender team will consist of 3 members. Tickets priced at €15 can be bought from any players, committee members or the families taking part and ticket holders will also be entered into a special buster draw on the night and live music will follow the racing. There will also be an opportunity to bet on the winning family. Book your tickets now for what will be an excitement filled evening.

PARACYCLING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Best of luck to Peter Ryan and his pilot Sean Hahessy who take part in the Paracycling Road World Championships in South Africa over the coming days.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
A range of club merchandise can be purchased from the O’Neills website including the new club jersey. The link for the shop is: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/upperchurch-drombane-gaa.html

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at http://www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu.

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Aug 25th 2017

Martin Bourke On August - 25 - 2017

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

The senior championship games are coming thick and fast right now and last Saturday afternoon saw the hurlers face JK Brackens in the mid quarter final. After a tight opening half Upperchurch took a 1 point lead into the break. The second half though proved to be move one sided as Upperchurch outscored Brackens 1-12 to 0-5 to run out winners on a scoreline of 2-23 to 1-15. The goals came from Eoin Shortt and Matthew Greene. The semi final will take place this Saturday at 6pm in The Ragg against Loughmore-Castleiney. All support is appreciated as we look to reach only our 3rd mid final. Should we win the mid final will be played on Sunday Sept 3rd

SENIOR FOOTBALL
The senior footballers put in a stellar performance against Drom & Inch last Tuesday in the mid semi final. A high quality contest saw some fine scores from both sides especially in the first 20 minutes. Drom got an early goal to race into a 4 point lead but Upperchurch battled hard and by half time had turned this into a 3 point lead, thanks in part to a Ger Grant goal. The 2nd half was lower scoring but none the less exciting and despite a fightback by Drom we managed to hold on for a 2 point victory 1-14 to 1-12. This sets us up for a mid final against Loughmore on weekend of Sept 9th. It’s a great achievement to have reached back to back mid finals straight from going up senior.

JUNIOR HURLING
The junior hurlers were defeated by Holycross/Ballycahill in their final mid group game last weekend which ends their participation in the competition.

HIDDEN TIPPERARY FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY
A fundraiser will take place this Saturday evening from 6pm to 9pm at Jim O The Mills in aid of the Hidden Tipperary Tourism Group which includes Upper Limits Climbing Wall and Upperchurch Walking Trails. Activities on the evening will include Duck Race, Mens, Ladies & Childrens Skittles, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting & Barbeque. All are invited to attend

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANES FASTEST FAMILY
On Saturday Sept 30th Thurles Greyhound Stadium will play host to a relay race to find our fastest family. Teams of 3 (must have a gender mix!) will compete for this prestigious title where each team member will run a lap of the track cheered on by a partisan local crowd. Have your gang got what it takes to meet this challenge? If the answer is yes then you need to do 3 things:
– find two other family members who are prepared to give it a go!
– contact any committee member to get your spot on the starting line
– get training!!
Being a fairly modern outfit, we’re open minded as to what constitutes a family but our imagination has it’s limits. Preference is for at least two direct family members (siblings / parent etc, perhaps joined by 1st cousin, in-law etc. It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that the organising committee’s ruling on such important matters shall be final. Participants must be 18yrs of age sometime this year to participate – you can be as old as you like but you wont be getting a head start!!
We’ll also be running the normal buster dog race on the night, auction of the relay teams , live music and loads of fun. Ticket will be ready shortly so watch this space.
This could be your clan’s moment to shine so don’t be shy and get in contact if interested in entering.

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