Weekly Club Notes – Dec 3rd 2018

Martin Bourke On December - 3 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DROMBANE ON DECEMBER 8TH
A celebration will be held in Ned’s pub in Drombane this Saturday 8th December to honour the 20th anniversary of our county intermediate hurling final victory. 1998 saw Upperchurch Drombane defeat Ballybacon-Grange to return to the senior ranks where we have remained since. On the night medals will also be presented to this years victorious county U21 football champions. All are invited for a great celebration.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE ANNUAL XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA annual Xmas charity fundraiser takes place this year on Sunday Dec 30th with the inaugural staging of the Upperchurch Drombane Point-to-Point – one church steeple to the other as per the original point to point race except this time without the equine assistance – It will be an 8km walk or road race from Upperchurch church to Drombane church… Get those runners dusted down

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE GAA AGM
Our AGM which was originally scheduled for Dec 16th has been postponed till early January to allow people support the Upperchurch Night Walk in aid of Milford Hospice on Dec 16th. The new date of the AGM will be announced in due course.

UPPERCHURCH CHRISTMAS NIGHT WALK ON DEC 16TH
The annual Upperchurch Christmas Night Hike will be held this year at 6:30pm on Sunday Dec 16th. The walk will be in aid of Milford Hospice so sign up if you can.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Nov 26th 2018

Martin Bourke On November - 26 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
Our under 21 hurlers were defeated by Moyne-Templetouhy/Thurles Gaels in the mid semi final last Saturday. .

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST CLUB
Gortahoola Racquetball were last Saturday night crowned Upperchurch Drombane’s Fittest club in a close battle over the specially designed obstacle course. They successfully held off the challenge of the other 7 competing clubs. Congratulations to Donal, Kathleen, Ger & Dean who made up the winning team. A large crowd was present to witness the action and many thanks are due to the competing athletes, organisers and indeed all who bought a ticket and supported the evening.

CELEBRATION NIGHT IN DROMBANE ON DECEMBER 8TH
A celebration will be held in Ned’s pub in Drombane on Saturday 8th December to honour the 20th anniversary of our county intermediate hurling final victory. 1998 saw Upperchurch Drombane defeat Ballybacon-Grange to return to the senior ranks where we have remained since. On the night medals will also be presented to this years victorious county U21 football champions. Further details will be announced shortly.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE ANNUAL XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA annual Xmas charity fundraiser takes place this year on Sunday Dec 30th with the inaugural staging of the Upperchurch Drombane Point-to-Point – one church steeple to the other as per the original point to point race except this time without the equine assistance – It will be an 8km walk or road race from Upperchurch church to Drombane church… Get those runners dusted down

TIPPERARY SENIOR FOOTBALL PANEL
Congrats to Paul Shanahan who has been named on Liam Kearn’s panel for the 2019 season.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Nov 16th 2018

Martin Bourke On November - 16 - 2018

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UNDER 21 HURLING
Our under 21 hurlers are in action tomorrow(Saturday) in the mid semi final. They face Moyne-Templetouhy/Thurles Gaels at 2pm in The Ragg. Best of luck to the team.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST CLUB
Tomorrow(Sat 17th) see’s the sporting clubs of the parish descend on Thurles Greyhound Stadium to decide Upperchurch Drombane’s Fittest Club. Gerry O’Dwyer has designed a special course including bicycles, logs, tyres, bags of coal and more to test the 8 teams to the limit. A full schedule of greyhound racing will also take place on the evening along with music afterwards and all who buy a ticket will also be entered into a buster draw for €500. Anyone who needs to buy last minute tickets(priced at €15) should do so before the night as cash given on the door goes directly to the greyhound stadium and does not benefit the GAA club. Tickets can be bought from players, athletes or committee members. Get your tickets now for a great evenings entertainment. Best of luck to all the participants from Clodiagh Rangers, Upperchurch Drombane Golf Society, Upper Limits Climbing Wall, Slieve Felim Rapparees, Gortahoola Racquetball Club, The Farmers, Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club and Upperchurch Drombane GAA.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE ANNUAL XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA annual Xmas charity fundraiser takes place this year on Sunday Dec 30th with the inaugural staging of the Upperchurch Drombane Point-to-Point – one church steeple to the other as per the original point to point race except this time without the equine assistance – It will be an 8km walk or road race from Upperchurch church to Drombane church… Get those runners dusted down

TIPPERARY SENIOR HURLING PANEL
Congrats to James Barry who has been named on Liam Sheedy’s training panel for the 2019 season.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Nov 9th 2018

Martin Bourke On November - 9 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
Our under 21 hurlers continued their interest in this years championship as they claimed a deserved victory over Boherlahan Dualla in Holycross last Sunday. An early goal put us on our way and we headed into the break 6 points to the good. Noherlahan staged an expected fightback in the second half but our lads were able to maintain their advantage and won on a scoreline of 2-18 to 2-13. They are now in the mid semi final where they face the Moyne-Templetouhy/Thurles Gaels combo. This game at the moment is scheduled for Sat 17th at 2pm in Templemore

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST CLUB
Excitement is building as our annual fundraising night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium nears on Saturday November 17th and in addition to the usual canine entertainment there is a unique competition to find out the fittest club in the parish. Jerry O’Dwyer has designed an obstacle course to test the clubs to the fullest. A number of the competing team have already been announced with the remainder being released over the coming days. Tickets are €15 and this includes admission on the night and also entry to the €500 buster draw. There will also be live music following the racing. Tickets can be bought from players, athletes or committee members. Get your tickets now for a great evenings entertainment.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE ANNUAL XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA annual Xmas charity fundraiser takes place this year on Sunday Dec 30th with the inaugural staging of the Upperchurch Drombane Point-to-Point – one church steeple to the other as per the original point to point race except this time without the equine assistance – It will be an 8km walk or road race from Upperchurch church to Drombane church… Get those runners dusted down

2018 UPPERCHURCH WALKING FESTIVAL
The Upperchurch Walking Festival takes place this weekend Nov 9th-11th. There is a packed programme of events planned. All are invited to attend. Full list of events can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UpperchurchHillWalking

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Nov 2nd 2018

Martin Bourke On November - 2 - 2018

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UNDER 21 HURLING
Best of luck to our under 21 hurlers face Boherlahan Dualla in the mid championship next Sunday Nov 4th. Throw in is at midday in Holycross.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST CLUB
Our annual fundraising night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium returns again on Saturday November 17th and in addition to the usual canine entertainment there is a unique competition to find out the fittest club in the parish. Jerry O’Dwyer is busy designing an obstacle course to test the clubs to the fullest. Tickets are €15 and this includes admission on the night and also entry to the €500 buster draw. There will also be live music following the racing. Tickets can be bought from players, athletes or committee members.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE ANNUAL XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA annual Xmas charity fundraiser takes place this year on Sunday Dec 30th with the inaugural staging of the Upperchurch Drombane Point-to-Point – one church steeple to the other as per the original point to point race except this time without the equine assistance – It will be an 8km walk or road race from Upperchurch church to Drombane church… Get those runners dusted down

2018 UPPERCHURCH WALKING FESTIVAL
The Upperchurch Walking Festival takes place over the weekend of Nov 9th-11th. There is a packed programme of events planned. All are invited to attend. Full list of events can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UpperchurchHillWalking

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Oct 27th 2018

Martin Bourke On October - 27 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
Our under 21 hurlers are in action next Sunday Nov 4th in the mid losers group final. They face Boherlahan Dualla at midday in Holycross.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST CLUB
Our annual fundraising night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium returns again on Saturday November 17th and in addition to the usual canine entertainment there is a unique competition to find out the fittest club in the parish. Jerry O’Dwyer is busy designing an obstacle course to test the clubs to the fullest. The 8 local clubs competing on the night are:
GAA
Clodiagh Rangers
Cycling Club
Golf Society
Slieve Felim Rapparees
Climbing Wall
Local Farmers
Racquetball Club

Tickets are €15 and this includes admission on the night and also entry to the €500 buster draw. There will also be live music following the racing. Tickets can be bought from players, athletes or committee members.

COUNTY MINOR FOOTBALL
Congratulations to Viv Downey who has been named as a selector on the Tipperary minor football team for 2019. Viv wil join Matt O Doherty, Peter Creedon, Johnny Nevin, James Boland and Jason Coffey on the management team.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE ANNUAL XMAS CHARITY FUNDRAISER
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA annual Xmas charity fundraiser takes place this year on Sunday Dec 30th with the inaugural staging of the Upperchurch Drombane Point-to-Point – one church steeple to the other as per the original point to point race except this time without the equine assistance – It will be an 8km walk or road race from Upperchurch church to Drombane church… Get those runners dusted down

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age. Membership for 2018 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Oct 12th 2018

Martin Bourke On October - 12 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
Well done to our under 21 hurlers who have a comforatable victory over Thurles Sarsfields in the mid championship last weekend. The next game is against Boherlahan Dualla with the date not confirmed yet.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST CLUB
Our annual fundraising night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium returns again on Saturday November 17th and in addition to the usual canine entertainment there is a unique competition to find out the fittest club in the parish. Jerry O’Dwyer is busy designing an obstacle course to test the clubs to the fullest. The 8 local clubs competing on the night are:
GAA
Clodiagh Rangers
Cycling Club
Golf Society
Slieve Felim Rapparees
Climbing Wall
Local Farmers
Racquetball Club

Tickets and full details will be available shortly.

JAMES KILBANE CONCERT IN UPPERCHURCH CHURCH
An evening with James Kilbane takes place in The Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch this Saturday 13th October. This will be a concert of country music and songs of faith. Concert is in aid of Church maintenance, Upperchurch Drombane District Development Association and Upperchurch Community Centre. Tickets are available from Fr Tony Ryan or any committee member.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age. Membership for 2018 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Oct 5th 2018

Martin Bourke On October - 5 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
After a long hiatus our under 21 hurlers see action tomorrow in the mid championship when they face Thurles Sarsfields. The game will throw in at 4pm in Dr Morris Park in Thurles. Note the change of venue. Best of luck to the lads

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST TOWNSLAND
Make sure to pencil Saturday November 17th into your diaries as 8 townlands will fight it out in Thurles Greyhound Stadium for the right to be called the fittest in the parish.
The contest will entail a number of different tasks which will test how your patch measures up on the 3 S’s – Stamina, Strength and Speed…..
More details to come over the next few weeks but please note the change in date from previously advertised.

JAMES KILBANE CONCERT IN UPPERCHURCH CHURCH
An evening with James Kilbane takes place in The Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurc on Saturday 13th October. This will be a concert of country music and songs of faith. Concert is in aid of Church maintenance, Upperchurch Drombane District Development Association and Upperchurch Community Centre. Tickets are available from Fr Tony Ryan or any committee member.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age. Membership for 2018 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Sep 23rd 2018

Martin Bourke On September - 23 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
A busy week in senior club action sees us bow out of the championship after a defeat to Thurles Sarsfields in the 3 way playoff also involving Drom & Inch. After a draw between ourselves and Drom we faced Sarsfields knowing a victory would see us qualify. Sarsfields started the stronger and approaching half time had built up a 7 point lead before a fine Jack Butler goal got us back into the game. Thurles responded immediately with a goal of their own to leave the half time score 1-14 to 1-7.
Two goals from Michael Lee however pulled us back into the game and entering the final 10 minutes we were still well in touch. However Sarsfields finished stronger and ran out 5 point victors. This result meant we need Sarsfields to beat Drom & Inch by 6 points or more last Wednesday evening to see us progress to the knockout stages. Thurles’ margin of victory however was a solitary point so our challenge is over for another year. Thanks to the players and backroom team for the efforts during the yeaar including some very tough games.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST TOWNSLAND
Make sure to pencil Saturday November 17th into your diaries as 8 townlands will fight it out in Thurles Greyhound Stadium for the right to be called the fittest in the parish.
The contest will entail a number of different tasks which will test how your patch measures up on the 3 S’s – Stamina, Strength and Speed…..
More details to come over the next few weeks but please note the change in date from previously advertised.

TIPPERARY GAA MEMBERS DRAW
Congratulations to Tom Hickey who won €1000 in the September Tipp GAA Draw held last weekend in Garrykennedy

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age. Membership for 2018 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

CLUBIFY
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Weekly Club Notes – Sep 14th 2018

Martin Bourke On September - 14 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Hard luck to the senior footballers who came up short against Arravale Rovers last Saturday evening in the final county championship group game. The first half was a tight low scoring affair but we went in ahead by 1-3 to 1-1 thanks in part to a Dean Carew goal. The game was still level midway through the second half until an Arravle goal gave them a 3 point leads. A further 3 goals were to be scored including a penalty from Paul Shanahan but unfortunately we weren’t able to stage a comeback and were defeated 4-9 to 2-8. This result sees us finish 3rd in the group and not qualify for the knockout stages but also clear from relegation danger. Thanks to the management team and the players for their efforts all year.

SENIOR HURLING
The games are coming thick and fast right now and last Tuesday night saw us face Drom & Inch in the first game of the 3 way playoff of the county championship. On a very wet evening in Templetouhy we stormed into an early lead, shooting the first 7 points of the game, including some fantastic scores considering the weather conditions. Drom, as expected, clawed their way back into the game, largely aided by frees from Seamus Callanan but we maintained a 4 point lead at half time. Drom continued their fine form in the second half, scoring 7 out of 8 points to take a 2 point lead with 3 minutes of normal time left. It looks like they would ease to victory but points from Pat Shortt & Jack Butler deep into injury time levelled the game up. Further drama was to come as Pat Shortt pointed a free to put us back into the lead but Drom & Inch had the final say as a Johhny Ryan free tied the game up again and the referee blew the whistle shortly after to leave the final score 13 points apiece. We face a short turnaround to the next game as we face Thurles Sarsfields on Sunday at 5pm in Holycross. A victory here will see us into the knockout stages. Best of luck to all involved.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST TOWNSLAND
Make sure to pencil Saturday November 17th into your diaries as 8 townlands will fight it out in Thurles Greyhound Stadium for the right to be called the fittest in the parish.
The contest will entail a number of different tasks which will test how your patch measures up on the 3 S’s – Stamina, Strength and Speed…..
More details to come over the next few weeks but please note the change in date from previously advertised.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age. Membership for 2017 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
An updated 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

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.

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 SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane