Weekly Club Notes – April 26th 2019

Posted by Martin Bourke On April - 26 - 2019

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
Our senior hurlers are back in league action this weekend when they face Burgess in a div 1 group 2 clash. Throw in at Drombane is 12pm on Sunday.

Our next round in the mid junior league is against Clonakenny in Drombane on Friday May 10th at 7:30pm

The new year of the Tipperary GAA Members Draw is commencing shortly with the first draw due to take place on Friday May 10th. There will be a huge array of prizes on offer each month including a brand new car. Entry for all 12 draws is €100 with some of this money benefitting our club directly. Existing members will be contacted by their promoters while anyone who wishes to join should contact any of the club committee.

In 2009 Upperchurch Drombane GAA Club released this DVD to celebrate 125 years of the GAA in a rural GAA club in Tipperary, Ireland. Several of the people who feature in this DVD have since gone to their eternal reward. As DVD can no longer be purchased we have decided to share it with the wider community so people can appreciate what the GAA means to a small rural club in Ireland. You can watch this fantastic production here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhIu6zRgj1s&feature=youtu.be
The Parish of Upperchurch Drombane nestles among the eastern slopes of the Slieve Felim Hills in the heart of Tiipperary. Since the foundation of the GAA only a few miles from this Parish boundary this small rural club has remained true to the ideals of the associations founding fathers. Our story is not one of countless glories or spectacular triumphs. What success we have has been cherished and celebrated in true ‘Church style, but our story is one of perseverance and unfailing enthusiasm , sometimes controversy, oftentimes unbridled joy but always pride in the ‘Black and Amber’.

Tickets for the group stages of this years Munster championship have gone on general sale.
As the Tipperary v Clare game is in Ennis with a limited capacity people are urged to buy online at www.tickets.ie or in participating Centra or Supervalu stores soon to guarantee a ticket.
Ticket prices for Munster SHC games are €20 for an adult stand ticket and €15 for terrace. It is €5 for U16s, while a student/OAP concession of €5 will apply with valid ID at a designated turnstile. These prices are pre-purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 at midnight the night prior to each fixture
Tipperary fixtures are as follows:
May 12th: Pairc Uí Caoimh 4pm: Cork v Tipp
May 19th: Semple Stadium 2pm: Tipp v Waterford
June 2nd: Cusack Park 4pm: Clare v Tipp
June 16th: Semple Stadium 2pm: Tipp v Limerick

There are only a couple of weeks left to get your tickets for our fundraising draw. Buy your ticket to be in with a chance of claiming the top prize of a trip for 2 to New York. Or the 2nd prize of a trip for 2 to Madrid.
There are also prizes of 2 All Ireland Hurling Final tickets, 2 All Ireland Football Final tickets, 2 tickets to the Munster Hurling final among others.
Tickets are priced at €10 each or you can buy a book of 6 tickets for €50 and can be bought from any of the players or committee members.
The draw to find out who the lucky winners are will be held on Friday 10th May in Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch as part of a GAA championship preview night we will be hosting.
Thanks in advance for your support.

The 2019 Upperchurch Drombane Historical Journal will be launched in Kinnane’s of Upperchurch on this Saturday 27th at 8pm. Finger food will be provided and there will also be entertainment by the local Active Retirement group.

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.

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

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.

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