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Weekly Club Notes – Aug 28th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 28 - 2020ADD COMMENTS

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Commiserations to our senior footballers who were pipped by JK Brackens in the final county championship group game. A Colm Stapleton goal saw us take a 1 point lead into the half time break. That lead extended to 4 points by the 2nd half water break but then it was JK Brackens turn to up the tempo and they scored 6 of the final 7 points to win 0-14 to 1-10. Kilsheelan’s victory over Aherlow gave them top spot in the group and progression to the county semi finals. JK Brackens finished 2nd, we are 3rd and Aherlow will contest the relegation playoffs. The mid championship semi final v Loughmore is currently scheduled for October.

MINOR HURLING
Congratulations to our minor hurlers who overcame Gortnahoe-Glengoole in the mid semi final last Wednesday night. A fine team performance sent us into a commanding lead and despite a strong fightback from Gortnahoe we won by 7 points (2-13 to 0-14). The mid final against Moycarkey/Borris takes place this Sunday at 4pm. Due to government restrictions there are no public tickets available for the game. The game will be streamed live with commentary by Sports Focus and can be viewed on their facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/SportsfocusPhotography Best of luck to all the lads in the match.

JUNIOR HURLING
The final group game of the mid championship is this Sunday Aug 30th at 12pm when we face Boherlahan Dualla in Drombane. Again there are no tickets available for the game but we hope to stream it on our facebook page.

TIPPERARY CLUB MEMBERS DRAW 2020
The new installment of the Tipp GAA Clubs Draw is commencing in September. There are €500,000 in prizes to be won over 11 draws with 2 CARS, plus €25k in Cash prizes up for grabs in 1st BUMPER DRAW on Sept 18th. A CAR, plus €25k Cash prizes to be won every 3 weeks after 1st draw. 11 draws over 8 months for only €100, with final draw free to fully paid sign ups.
Signing up also gives funds back to our club. You can sign up via your normal promoter in the club or at www.tipperary.gaa.ie/clubsdraw

PARISH MASS
A reminder that parish mass celebrated by Fr Tony is being streamed through our website and is available at the following link http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/parish-mass/

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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/upperchurchgaa

Weekly Club Notes – Aug 21st 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 21 - 2020ADD COMMENTS

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
Our county championship bid came to an end last Sunday when we were defeated by Borris-Ileigh in Semple Stadium. The lads put up a great effort but ultimately it was not enough against the reigning county and Munster champions. Jack Butler got us off to a great start with a first minute goal and it was nip and tuck for the first half with the teams going in level. A Niall Kenny goal for Borris turned the tide in their favour and saw them build up a commanding lead. Pat Shortt scored an injury time goal but it was Borris who ran out 1-20 to 2-10 winners. Toomevara’s win over Burgess means we finish 3rd in the final table so do not progress to the quarter finals but are also safe from relegation. There is now a break before the mid championship begins later in the Autumn.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
We will play JK Brackens next Sunday August 23rd at 4pm in The Ragg in our final group game in the county championship. A victory coupled with an Aherlow win in the other group game would see us finish top of the table and qualify for the semi finals. We are safe from the relegation playoff irrespective of results. Both ourselves & JK Brackens are teaming up to stream the game with a high quality stream and commentary being provided. The exact link to view it will be sent out before the game.

JUNIOR HURLING & TICKETS
Our junior hurlers came up short against Moycarkey-Borris in the mid championship last Friday night in Littleton. The hosts were much stronger on the evening and won on a scoreline of 4-23 to 0-14. Our final group game is on Sunday Aug 30th at 11am when we face Boherlahan Dualla in Drombane.

MINOR HURLING
Our minor hurlers were due to face Gortnahoe-Glengoole in the mid semi final last Wednesday however the game had to be postponed at late notice. We do not have a date for the re-fixture yet. Moycarkey-Borris await the winners in the final.

PARISH MASS
A reminder that parish mass celebrated by Fr Tony is being streamed through our website and is available at the following link http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/parish-mass/

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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/upperchurchgaa

Weekly Club Notes – Aug 14th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 14 - 2020ADD COMMENTS

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
Last Saturday evening we played out a thrilling draw with Toomevara in the county championship at Semple Stadium. In a forward and back game we managed to raise 3 green flags through Paudie Greene and a brace from Jack Butler. There were fine performances throughout the field and on another day we could easily have claimed maximum points. Final score was 3-17 to 1-23. This result puts us on 3 points alongside Borris-Ileigh with Toomevara on 2 and Burgess yet to get off the mark. The lads now go into next Sunday’s final group game against Borris-Ileigh knowing that victory will guarantee us a place in the county quarter finals. We can still qualify if we are defeated but we will be relying on other results to go our way. Throw in is at 6pm in Semple Stadium. If you didn’t get one of the few tickets available for the game it will be streamed on the Tipperary GAA website and there will also be live radio commentary on Tipp FM. See below for more details. Best of luck to all involved on Sunday.

SENIOR HURLING v BORRIS_ILEIGH LIVE STREAM
Sunday’s game with Borris-Ileigh is being live streamed by the Tipperary county board. You can sign up and watch our match for €10(and also view it back for 7 days), or view all 3 weekend matches for €15(again you can view the games back for 7 days). There is also an option to view all games for the rest of this year for €80. Full details can be found here: https://tipperary.gaa.ie/weekend-live-streaming-15th-16th-august-2020/
This weekends other live games are both on Saturday 2:30pm Drom Inch v Kiladangan & 7pm Killenaule v Ballingarry. TG4 will have live coverage of Loughmore Castleiney v Kilruane MacDonaghs on Sunday at 2:30pm.

SUPPORTERS ATTENDING GAMES AT SEMPLE STADIUM
For those who have a ticket for Saturdays game here are the guidelines for entering the stadium. All supporters of both teams can park in Ardáin O Riain car park but tickets will be checked by the steward at the car park gate. Entry to Ardáin O Riain will only be through the VIP door opposite the Dome where only the three middle sections will be used. No spectators will be allowed cross the field into the Old Stand at any stage.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
We will play JK Brackens on Sunday August 23rd at 4pm in The Ragg in our final group game in the county championship. In order to progress we will need a victory by at least 2 points and also to rely on Kilsheelan not getting victory against Aherlow. We are safe from the relegation playoff irrespective of results.

JUNIOR HURLING & TICKETS
Our junior hurlers were pipped at the post by Drom & Inch in their first outing last Sunday in Drombane. Drom had the better of the first half but our lads finally hit the front in the 2nd half and things looked good when we led by 5 with 4 minutes left of normal time. However it was Drom’s turn to find form and they scored 1-3 without reply to claim a 1 point victory (3-14 to 3-13). Tonight(Friday) we face Moycarkey-Borris in Littleton at 7:30pm. Once again this is an all ticket game but the game will also be live streamed on our facebook page.

MINOR HURLING
The minor hurlers suffered defeat for the first time this year when Moycarkey Borris defeated them 1-17 to 0-12 in Littleton last Wednesday evening. Moycarkey took an early 5 point lead which we were unable to narrow. Despite this we finish the group stage on top of the table on 6 points. This puts us into a mid semi final against Gortnahoe-Glengoole next Wednesday at 7pm in The Ragg

NEW INSTAGRAM PAGE
We now have a new Instagram page for anyone wanting to keep up to date with news from the club. The handle for it is upperchurchgaa and you can also find it at instagram.com/upperchurchgaa

PARISH MASS
A reminder that parish mass celebrated by Fr Tony is being streamed through our website and is available at the following link http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/parish-mass/

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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/upperchurchgaa

Weekly Club Notes – Aug 7th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 7 - 2020ADD COMMENTS

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR HURLING
Our seniors will hope to back up their opening victory over Burgess with another 2 points tomorrow(Saturday) at 7pm in Semple Stadium against Toomevara. With Borris-Ileigh and Toomevara drawing in their game we now know that victory will see us progress to the county quarter finals. With government limits on numbers attending games still in place there are no further tickets available for this game outside those already submitted. Best of luck to players and management. Our final group game v Borris-Ileigh will also be in Semple Stadium on Sun Aug 16th at 6pm.

SENIOR HURLING v TOOMEVARA LIVE STREAM
Saturday evenings match with Toomevara is being livestreamed by the Tipperary county board. You can sign up and watch our match for €10(and also view it back for 7 days), or view all 4 weekend matches for €20(again you can view the games back for 7 days). There is also an option to view all games for the rest of this year for €80. Full details can be found here: https://tipperary.gaa.ie/weekend-live-streaming/
This weekends other live games are this evening(Friday) 7pm Loughmore Castleiney v Thurles Sarsfields and a double header on Sunday, 3pm JK Brackens v Drom & Inch and at 7pm Clonoulty Rossmore v Nenagh Eire Óg

SUPPORTERS ATTENDING GAMES AT SEMPLE STADIUM
For those who have a ticket for Saturdays game here are the guidelines for entering the stadium. All supporters of both teams can park in Ardáin O Riain car park but tickets will be checked by the steward at the car park gate. Entry to Ardáin O Riain will only be through the VIP door opposite the Dome where only the three middle sections will be used. No spectators will be allowed cross the field into the Old Stand at any stage.

SENIOR FOOTBALL
Congratulations to our senior footballers who defeated Aherlow in Dundrum last Saturday to get off the mark in the county championship. After a slow start a Conor Fahey goal on 23 minutes saw us to a 4 point lead at half time. And we kicked on from there outscoring our opponents 9 points to 2 in the second half with the final score 1-11 to 0-3. In the other group game Kilsheelan and JK Brackens payed out a draw. This leaves JK Brackens & Kilsheelan on 3 points, Upperchurch on 2 and Aherlow on 0 heading into the final round of games. We will play JK Brackens on Sunday August 23rd at 4pm in The Ragg.

JUNIOR HURLING & TICKETS
Our junior hurlers begin their mid championship vs Drom/Inch on Sunday at 11am in Drombane. Best of luck to the team and mentors. This is an all ticket game.
The club will have 50 tickets to distribute of which 15 will be for season ticket holders and the remaining 35 will be for sale to club members. If you are a season ticket holder or looking for a club ticket give your name to the club secretary and state which type of ticket you are looking for by TEXT ONLY on 086-2413884 by Friday 9pm.
Ticket cost is €6. If you have a season ticket you will have to present it at the gate on entry.

MINOR HURLING
The minor hurlers continue to put on very strong displays in the mid championship. Last Wednesday they defeated Gortnahoe-Glengoole 3-17 to 1-11 thanks in part to goals from Pat Ryan. It was Gortnahoe that did a lot of the early running but our lads dug in and narrowed the margin approaching half time before proving too strong in the second half. Next Wednesday we face Moycarkey-Borris in the final group game at 7:30pm in Littleton. We currently sit top of the group on 6 points.

NEW INSTAGRAM PAGE
We now have a new Instagram page for anyone wanting to keep up to date with news from the club. The handle for it is upperchurchgaa and you can also find it at instagram.com/upperchurchgaa

PARISH MASS
A reminder that parish mass celebrated by Fr Tony is being streamed through our website and is available at the following link http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/parish-mass/

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
Instagram: http://instagram.com/upperchurchgaa