Weekly Club Notes – Aug 14th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 14 - 2020

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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/

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.

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.

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