Weekly Club Notes – July 24th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On July - 24 - 2020

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
Unfortunately we came up short against Kilsheelan-Kilcash last Sunday in the first round of the county championship in New Inn. Kilsheelan were on top in the first half and took a 4 point lead into the break. This could have been more except for a penalty save by Paul Ryan in the opening minutes. Our lads upped the pressure and good work saw Niall Grant dragged down by Kilsheelan goalie Evan Comerford and a penalty awarded, which Paul Ryan dispatched to the net. Upperchurch dominated the next period but were only able to draw level and it was Kilsheelan who finished stronger, reeling off the final 4 points of the game to prevail on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-6. Footage of the game can be viewed on our facebook page. Our next game will be against Aherlow on Saturday August 1st at 2pm in Dundrum.

This Sunday the hurling championship starts as we face Burgess in Dolla at 1pm. As with the football last week admission will be limited to ticket holders only to maintain a max attendence of 2100 people. Assuming internet from Dolla is strong enough we are teaming up with Burgess to livestream the game on www.facebook.com/BurgessGAA There will also be live score updates on our twitter page. In last years championship we emerged victorious by the slimmest of margins (0-21 to 1-17) so a great game is in store. Best of luck to players and management. Our following game will be against Toomevara on Sat August 8th at 3pm in Semple Stadium.

Well done to our minor hurlers who got off to a strong start in the mid when they defeated Loughmore-Castleiney 3-17 to 0-15 last Wednesday in Drombane. There were some fine displays on show and gives us momentum heading into next Thursday’s(July 30th) clash with Na Sairsealaigh Óg in the Outside Field Thurles at 8pm. The mid board has decided that no supporters will be allowed to attend games for the next few weeks so entry is restricted to players, officials and one parent or guardian of each player.

Tipperary county board are launching a package this weekend with 4 games livestreamed from Thurles, Nenagh & Holycross. Patrons can buy tickets for individual games at €10 each or a weekend pass for all 4 games for €20. A season pass will also be available for €80. Passholders will have free access to these games both live and also be allowed to play them back later. Full details of the service will be published later today and we will communicate this on our twitter and facebook pages when we get it.

Thanks to all who took part in, sponsored and helped out at our annual golf classic held last Friday & Saturday in Dundum Golf Club. There was a fantastic turnout with things running smoothly thanks to all our club volunteers over the 2 days and the weather was equally as helpful.
The winners were as follows:
1. Hohn Hassett’s team: 99 points
2. Pat Ryan, Luke Shanahan, Stephen Ferncombe & Jack Leamy: 98 points
3. Stapletons Bread Borrisoleigh(Joe Kenny & team): 97 points
4. Mid West Oil (Tom Ryan & team): 95 points
5. CE Printing (Christy Earls & team): 94 points

Two winners in the par 3 competition: Tom Morris & Dan Griffin
Winner of the driver on the 18th: Padraig Mullarkey
Well done to all the winners and thanks again for all the support

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

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