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Weekly Club Notes – Sept 29th 2017

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 29 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

***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

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 8 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

***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

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 1 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

***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
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane