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Our senior hurlers begin their championship campaign against Loughmore-Castleiney this Sunday in Boherlahan at 3:30pm. This is part of a double header with Eire Og Annacarty facing Mullinahone at 2pm. All support is welcome. The quarter final of the Cahill Cup against JK Brackens has been fixed for 7:30pm on Tue May 16th in Drombane.
The junior hurlers were defeated last Friday by Thurles Sarsfields in the Mid Junior League Div 1. The final score was 3-20 to 2-15. Throw in is at 7pm in the Outside Field Thurles. The next round is against Holycross-Ballycahill in Drombane on Sat May 6th (7:15pm).
Our minor footballers played their final group game last Wednesday against the combo of Moyne-Templetouhy & Thurles Gaels and were edged out on a scoreline of 1-10 to 3-8. They currently sit joint second in the group with the remaining games to be played this weekend.
TIPP ASSOCIATION DUBLIN PERSON OF THE YEAR
Michael Ryan has been chosen as the Tipperary Association Dublin’s Person of the Year for 2016 in recognition of last year’s All Ireland success for Tipperary. He will be presented with his award at the associations awards function to be held in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin on Friday May 5th. There will be a pre-dinner reception at 7:00pm followed by dinner at 7:30pm. Tickets for the event are €40 each and anyone interested should contact club secretary Catheriona Kennedy on 087-6485808 as soon as possible so she can confirm numbers. It’s hoped to get a good turn out from the local area in recognition of this honour.
The first round of the senior football championship sees us face off against Ballyporeen. This is scheduled to take place in Bansah on Sunday May 7th at 7:00pm
The under 14 footballers took part in the Peil A county finals last weekend. They had a very impressive victory over Burgess in the semi final but came up just short against Knockavilla later in the final. It was a very impressive achievement getting that far in the A grade.
NEW CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE
The club has moved to a new facebook page and all updates will be placed on that instead of the existing one. The link to it is www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane so please Like it to keep up to date as before.
2017 CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for 2017 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/
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
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