Weekly Club Notes – Jan 11th 2020

Martin Bourke On January - 11 - 2020

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
ANNUAL CLUB TABLE QUIZ
Thanks to all who came along and took part in our annual table quiz in Neds, Drombane last weekend. A great nights entertainment was had with over 20 teams taking part.

UNDER 21 FOOTBALL
The Mid Tipperary GAA board have decided to postpone all under 21 games until Tipperary GAA receive clarity from the GAA Ard Comhairle on what age spans will be allowed participate in the competition this year. Similar to last year Tipperary have asked for a deviation to allow players aged 16 on January 1st to play under 21.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING COURSES
The next series workshops will be delivered by Sport Ireland tutors on:
Monday 3rd February 2020 in LIT Campus, Clonmel 6pm- 9pm
Monday 10th February 2020 in LIT Campus, Thurles 6pm- 9pm
Monday 2nd March 2020 in Spafield Family Resource Centre 6pm- 9pm
Monday 16th March 2020 in Nenagh Pastoral Centre 6pm- 9pm
Monday 30th March 2020 in LIT Campus, Clonmel 6pm- 9pm
Monday 6th April 2020 in Rackethall Hotel, Roscrea 6pm-9pm
Books can be made on www.tipperarysports.ie Fee €15 plus booking fee

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020
Membership for 2020 is now available online at the following link: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/
Membership can also be paid to club registrar JJ Kinane. The fees for 2020 are as follows:
Senior player/gym membership: €70
Non playing member: €50
Under 21: €40
Minor: €30

ANNUAL CHARITY RUN
Thanks to all who supported the Moher Hill 7k on December 29th in aid of Scoil Aonghusa. €2500 was raised by our runners and walkers. Well done to male winner Emmett Fogarty and female winner Gillian Ryan and thanks to all who helped organising the event.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Dec 20th 2019

Martin Bourke On December - 20 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SEASONS GREETINGS
Wishing all our members & supporters a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year

AGM
Thanks to all who attended our AGM last Sunday. And thanks also to outgoing chairman Tomas Hayes for his leadership over the past 3 years. The following officers were elected for 2020
President: Phil Lowry
Chairman: Michael Griffin
Vice Chairman: Michael Bourke
Secretary: Joseph Lowry
Treasurer: Anne-Marie Grant
Assistant Treasurer: Kaye Ryan
Registrar: JJ Kinane
Public Relations Officer: Stephen Gleeson
IT Officer: Martin Bourke
Child Protection Officer: Joan Shanahan
Cultural Officer: Richard Ryan
Mid Board Rep: Rody Lowry
County Board Rep: Donal Hayes
Coaching Officer: Seamus Griffin

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020
Membership for 2020 is now available online at the following link: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/
Membership can also be paid to club registrar JJ Kinane. The fees for 2020 are as follows:
Senior player/gym membership: €70
Non playing member: €50
Under 21: €40
Minor: €30

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
The annual mass for deceased members of the GAA club will be held at tomorrow night’s mass in Drombane

ANNUAL CHARITY RUN
Our annual charity fundraiser is back this year on Sunday December 29th with the Moher Hill 7km run/walk. The selected charity this year is Scoil Aonghusa Cashel. Walk begins in Upperchurch village at 1pm with the race starting at 1:30pm. Adults €10 and Children are Free.

ANNUAL CLUB TABLE QUIZ
The club will hold it’s annual table quiz on Saturday January 4th. More details to follow

COUNTY CONVENTION MOTION
Our motion to the County Convention regarding allowing counties to determine its internal under age grades from under 21 down(allowing for a 5 year span) was passed during Monday nights vote.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Nov 15th 2019

Martin Bourke On November - 15 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
Our under 21’s came up short in their opening match of the mid championship against Loughmore-Castleiney last weekend on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-16.They play their next game this Sunday(17th) at 12pm in Drombane against Boherlahan Dualla.

GAA CLUB OPEN MEETING NOV 15TH
Upperchurch Drombane GAA club are holding a planning night in Upperchurch Hall tonight Friday November 15th beginning at 8pm.
This is designed for all the community to come together and discuss as groups how they feel the GAA club should plan for the next number of years. The evening will be broken into a number of areas for discussion and all feedback is welcome.
A neutral moderator from outside the parish will be present on the night to guide proceedings. We would like to see as broad a cross-section of the parish as possible attend so even those who are not currently members of the GAA club are more than welcome to come along. Refreshments will also be served on the night.

LAOCHRA GAEL AWARDS
This year’s Laochra Gael awards will be presented in the Dome, Semple Stadium on Sunday, November 24th at 3.30pm.
Congratulations to Con Harrington who is one of this year’s recipients. For anyone who would like to support the event tickets are available from the G.A.A. Office at €10 each. Contact Siobhan at 0504 22702 to purchase.

TIPP GAA MEMBERS DRAW
Congratulations to Sheila Baker who won €1,000 in the November Tipperary GAA Members Draw held in Cloughjordan.

GAA MEMORABILIA FAIR
The Lár na Páirce Annual GAA Memorabilia Fair takes place on Sunday November 24th from 12-4pm in Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre. Admission is € with accompanied children free.

CLUB AGM
Our club AGM will take place on Sunday December 15th at 6pm in Drombane

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Nov 8th 2019

Martin Bourke On November - 8 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
Last weekends game against Boherlahan Dualla had to be postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. So we now begin our campaign this Sunday 10th against Loughmore-Castleiney. Throw in is at 12pm in Castleiney

GAA CLUB OPEN MEETING NOV 15TH
Upperchurch Drombane GAA club are holding a planning night in Upperchurch Hall on Friday November 15th beginning at 8pm.
This is designed for all the community to come together and discuss as groups how they feel the GAA club should plan for the next number of years. The evening will be broken into a number of areas for discussion and all feedback is welcome.
A neutral moderator from outside the parish will be present on the night to guide proceedings. We would like to see as broad a cross-section of the parish as possible attend so even those who are not currently members of the GAA club are more than welcome to come along. Refreshments will also be served on the night.

PARKINSONS CHARITY TABLE QUIZ
A charity table quiz in aid of the Tipperary branch of the Parkinson’s Association will take place in Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch on Friday Nov 8th starting at 9pm. A table of 4 costs €20 and there will also be some great spot prizes on the night. Hoping for a good turnout to support this worthy charity.

MUNSTER SENIOR CAMOGIE FINAL
We would like to wish Upperchurch/Drombane parishioners Mary Bourke, Caroline Shanahan, Maureen Ryan & Joanna Ryan the best of luck ahead of their Munster Senior Final this weekend with the Drom & Inch camogie team

CLUB AGM
Our club AGM will take place on Sunday December 15th in Drombane

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Nov 1st 2019

Martin Bourke On November - 1 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
UNDER 21 HURLING
U21 hurling is the final grade we are involved in this year and the mid championship begins tomorrow Sat Nov 2nd as we face Boherlahan Dualla at 2pm in Drombane. Thurles Sarsfields & Loughmore-Castleiney are the other teams in our group. Best of luck to the players.

GAA CLUB OPEN MEETING NOV 15TH
Upperchurch Drombane GAA club are holding a planning night in Upperchurch Hall on Friday November 15th beginning at 8pm.
This is designed for all the community to come together and discuss as groups how they feel the GAA club should plan for the next number of years. The evening will be broken into a number of areas for discussion and all feedback is welcome.
A neutral moderator from outside the parish will be present on the night to guide proceedings. We would like to see as broad a cross-section of the parish as possible attend so even those who are not currently members of the GAA club are more than welcome to come along. Refreshments will also be served on the night.

2020 MANAGEMENT TEAMS
The club is now taking submissions from anyone interested in getting involved with teams at the various grades for 2020. Those who wish to put their name forward should get in contact with club secretary Joseph Lowry.

PARKINSONS CHARITY TABLE QUIZ
A charity table quiz in aid of the Tipperary branch of the Parkinson’s Association will take place in Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch on Friday Nov 8th starting at 9pm. A table of 4 costs €20 and there will also be some great spot prizes on the night. Hoping for a good turnout to support this worthy charity.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Oct 25th 2019

Martin Bourke On October - 25 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Our senior footballers exited the mid championship last week going down to Loughmore-Castleiney by a single point. After falling 7 points down at one stage we staged a spirited comeback to draw level coming up to full time but it was Loughmore who got the decisive point to win by 11 points to 10. This brings an end to an action packed year at senior level that saw us reach our first ever football county quarter final and also come mightily close to winning a maiden mid senior hurling title. Thanks to players and the management teams for all the their hard work throughout the year.

UNDER 21 HURLING
U21 hurling is the final grade we are involved in this year and the mid championship begins on Sat Nov 2nd as we face Boherlahan Dualla at 2pm in Drombane. Thurles Sarsfields & Loughmore-Castleiney are the other teams in our group.

JAMES BARRY
James Barry has announced his retirement from intercounty hurling having picked up 2 All Ireland titles and an All Star award in his 7 years representing Tipperary. James has represented the club impeccably at all times on the national stage and best of luck to him in his intercounty retirement.

20% OFF CLUB SHOP
Anyone thinking of buying club gear for Christmas should note that O’Neills are running a 20% off offer on all club gear this weekend. The sale runs from Fri 25th to Mon 28th Oct and this will be their only sale before Christmas. Buy your gear here: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/upperchurch-drombane-gaa.html

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €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.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sep 27th 2019

Martin Bourke On September - 27 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
Our senior hurlers showed great fight and composure when overturning a large deficit against Moycarkey-Borris in the mid semi final last weekend. Initially all looked to be going well as we took an early 2 point lead after 10 minutes but Moycarkey, with the aid of the breeze, scored 3 goals in under 10 minutes to take charge. Scores were spread evenly afterwards leaving us with a 6 point deficit at the break. Moycarkey held resolute early in the second half and we still trailed by 8 midway through.
However a fine goal from Loughlin Ryan followed by one from Jack Butler saw us work our way back into the game and points from Niall Grant, Paul Shanahan, Loughlin Ryan and a trio from Paudie Greene were enough to clinch a 4 point victory 2-23 to 3-16. Great credit to the lads for their performance.
Awaiting us on Sunday are Drom & Inch in the mid final. The game throws in at 3pm in Littleton. This will be our 4th appearance in a mid final and our 3rd in the last 6 years. Best of luck to all involved as they seek to bring home a first ever mid senior title to the parish. Hopefully a fine crowd will be there to support them.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
Another huge game for the club is our first ever appearance in a senior county quarter final. Next Wednesday we will face JK Brackens in Littleton at 8pm. Note the change of time and venue from when first announced. Again, best of luck to management and players.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €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.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sep 20th 2019

Martin Bourke On September - 20 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
The senior hurlers bounced back in a big way from the county group stage defeat to Loughmore by claiming a hard fought victory over Thurles Sarsfields in the mid quarter final last Sunday. Both sides knew going into the game that the loser would exit the championship so the pressure was firmly on. Sars had the better of the early exchanges and held a 4 point lead after 15 minutes. However points from play by Paudie Greene, Paul Shanahan & Pat Shortt saw us fight back and it was level 10 points apiece at the interval.
The 2nd half was tight again as Pat Shortt got another point but it was Gavin Ryans goal on 39 minutes that gave us the advantage and further points from play by Paudie Greene & Diarmuid Grant saw us push on. Sars as expected fought hard but when Paul Shanahan put over his 3rd point from play on 60 minutes and Paudie Greene struck a free a couple of minutes later we had a 4 point advantage. Not even a last minute goal from Sars was enough to deny us and we progress to the semi finals on a scoreline of 1-20 to 1-19. Our opponents there will be Moycarkey-Borris and that game be the first of a double header in Holycross this Sunday at 2pm. Best of luck to the lads as we try to reach another mid final.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
The draw has been made for the county quarter finals and we will face JK Brackens. At this moment the game is fixed for Templetouhy on Sunday Sept 29th at 12:30pm.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €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.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sep 13th 2019

Martin Bourke On September - 13 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
Our senior hurlers had a disappointing result in the final county group game suffering defeat to Loughmore-Castleiney. An even start had both teams level after 10 minutes but Loughmore had a purple patch over the next 15 minutes outscoring us 1-12 to 0-1. From then on it was an uphill battle to get back into the game and the final score was 3-25 to 0-18. We finish the group in 3rd place, not enough to advance but also safe from relegation playoffs. All now hinges on the mid championship and the clash with Thurles Sarsfields this Sunday in The Ragg at 1:30pm. Both sides know they must win the division to get back into the county series so it will be hell for leather. Hopefully a big local support is there to cheer on the lads.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
Our senior footballers made history on Wednesday as we qualified for our first ever county senior football quarter final. They entered the game against Eire Og Annacarty knowing that the winner would progress to the knockout stages while the loser would be involved in the relegation battle. The opening half was evenly shared however we couldn’t convert possession to scores and it was Eire Og who took a 2 point advantage into the interval. The 2nd half followed a similar vein with both teams defending well and limiting clear scoring opportunities for their opponents. Midway through the 2nd half it looked like the game was slipping away from us as Annacarty went 7 points to 4 ahead but points from Colm Stapleton and Paul Shanahan brought it back to a single point nearing full time. Great work by Keith Ryan down the wing and in front of the goal by Conor Fahey resulted in a penalty being awarded to us which Paul Shanahan cooly slotted home to give us a 2 point victory 1-6 to 0-7. We now wait to see who our opponents are in the quarter finals as we face one of the group winners.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €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.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

Weekly Club Notes – Sep 6th 2019

Martin Bourke On September - 6 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
We resumed county hurling action last weekend with a close and exciting clash against Burgess. A nip and tuck first half saw us take a 3 point lead into the break and we maintained this advantage till a Burgess goal midway through the second levelled proceedings. From there on points were traded until Burgess took a 2 point lead approaching full time. But our lads found an extra gear to fire over 3 unanswered points and claim the win 0-21 to 1-17. With Loughmore & Nenagh playing out a draw in the other group game it leaves the table very tight. Nenagh on 3 pts, Upperchurch & Loughmore on 2 pts and Burgess on 1 pt.
Tomorrow(Saturday) we play our final county group round against Loughmore-Castleiney at 5pm in Templetouhy. The winners will progress to the knockout stages. Best of luck to the players and hoping for good support to cheer them on. The mid quarter final against Thurles Sarsfields is scheduled for Sunday Sept 15th at 2pm in The Ragg.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
Next Wednesday we face off against Éire Óg Annacarty in our final county group game with the winner qualifying for the county quarter finals. This match is fixed for Dundrum at 6pm and it would be great to see a big turnout there.

TIPPERARY CLUB WEEKEND PASS
To help supporters see as many games as possible, Tipperary Co. Board is rolling out a weekend pass for all games this weekend. For just €15 you can attend as many games as you wish during Saturday and Sunday if you avail of the Weekend Package. This package can be purchased from gate checkers at all games on Saturday.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €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.

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/CLUBZAP
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubzap(formerly known as 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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane