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Weekly Club Notes – Aug 25th 2017

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 25 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

***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.

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 – August 11th 2017

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 11 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

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

All roads lead to Semple Stadium this Saturday for the final group game of the county SHC against Borris-Ileigh. Throw in is at 7pm. A victory will see us progress to the county knockout series while a draw may also be enough depending on the result of the Loughmore – Kiladangan game. All support will be appreciated. The fixtures for the mid championship have also been made and our quarter final against JK Brackens will be played on Sat Aug 19th at 4pm in Holycross. The semi final and final are fixed for the following 2 weekends should we progress.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
The semi final of the mid championship against Drom & Inch has been fixed for Tue Aug 22nd at 7pm in Littleton.

JUNIOR HURLING
The junior hurlers played out a draw in the mid championship against Thurles Gaels last Saturday. In a game where both sides took dominance at various stages the final score was 1-16 apiece. The final group game is against Holycross/Ballycahill this Sunday at 12 noon in Drombane.

MINOR HURLING
Comiserations to our minor hurlers who were defeated by Loughmore-Castleiney in the mid championship quarter final last Monday.

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.

TIPPERARY V GALWAY
Hard luck to Mike, James and all the Tipperary panel last weekend in the AI semi final. The entire team put up a performance to be proud of.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE GOLF SOCIETY CAPTAINS PRIZE
Upperchurch Drombane Golf society Captains prize (Mr Eamon Long) takes place tomorrow August 12th @ 10.00 a.m in Roscrea. Please be there for 9.40 a.m. to facilitate registration and draw for tee times. All are welcome to take part in an enjoyable day of social golf.

GAA CLUBHOUSE GYM
Ladies only night in the clubhouse gym is changed from now on to Wednesdays from 8pm-9:30pm.

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. There are currently over 230 people registered with the club on the app

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 – Aug 5th 2017

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 5 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

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

The final group game of the county SHC is against Borris-Ileigh next Sat Aug 12th at 7pm in Semple Stadium. A victory will see us progress to the county knockout series while a draw may also be enough depending on the result of the Loughmore – Kiladangan game.

JUNIOR HURLING
The next round of the mid championship is tonight Sat Aug 5th at 6:45pm against Thurles Gaels in Drombane. The final group game against Holycross/Ballycahill is set for Sun Aug 13th at 6pm in Holycross.

MINOR HURLING
Our minor hurlers are in action next Monday in the mid championship quarter final gainst Loughmore-Castleiney. Throw in is at 7pm in Castleiney.

TIPPERARY V GALWAY
Best of luck to Michael Ryan, James Bary and the entire Tipperary panel as they face Galway in the All Ireland semi final on Sunday.

GAA CLUBHOUSE GYM
Ladies only night in the clubhouse gym is changed from now on to Wednesdays from 8pm-9:30pm.

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. There are currently over 230 people registered with the club on the app

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