Weekly Club Notes – Aug 7th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On August - 7 - 2020

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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