Weekly Club Notes – Aug 30th 2018

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 30 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
Well done to the senior hurlers who overcame Carrick Swans in Golden last Saturday to claim their 2nd win in the Dan Breen championship group stage. The first half especially was a tough, hard fought affair with the teams evenly matched and trading points until just before half time Michael Lee struck for the games opening goal. This helped us to a 4point half time lead. We started the second half strongly scoring 5 of the opening 6 points to take an 8 point lead and despite 2 goals from Swans we were able to run out 6 point victors 1-23 to 2-14. The final group game is this Sunday between Thurles Sarsfields and Drom & Inch and should Drom not win we will qualify for the knockout stages. If Drom do win then this will set up a 3 way playoff between ourselves, Sars and Drom to see who emerges.

The final group game has been fixed for Sat 8th Spetember at 6pm in Dundrum against Arravale Rovers. We currently sit on 2 points from our 2 games. Moyle Rovers currently have maximum poitns from the 2 rounds played, Upperchurch & Arravale are on 2 pts while Galtee Rovers are yet to get off the mark.

Upperchurch para-cyclist Peter Ryan is currently working his way through the mammoth 2,200km cycle round Ireland and using the opportunity to raise funds for 2 local familes(the Doran’s and Gleesons). Anyone who wishes to donate to this very worthwhile event or learn more about the cause can do so on http://dorangleesonfund.ie/. This will be the first time a visually impaired athlete has completed the cycle round Ireland. Best of luck to Peter and his co-pilot Sean.

Upperchurch Drombane Cycle/Walk in aid of Parish Hall on Sept 2nd
Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club in Association with Upperchurch Hill Walking are holding a fundraising challenge this Sunday 2nd September with proceeds going to the maintenance of Upperchurch Parish Hall. There will be 3 different cycle distances to choose from along with the option of doing the Eamonn An Chnoic loop walk. All events will start from Upperchurch Hall and refreshments will be served.
Events are:
110km cycle starting at 10am
50km cycle starting at 10:30am
25km cycle starting at 12pm
10km Eamonn an Chnoic Loop Walk starting at 12:30pm
Please support this event if you can.

Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €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. Membership for 2017 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.

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

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