Weekly Club Notes – June 26th 2020

Posted by Martin Bourke On June - 26 - 2020

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
LAP OF IRELAND FUNDRAISER
We are inviting all cocooners, families & individuals to WALK, RUN, CYCLE any distance, anywhere this weekend Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th June and help us raise funds towards our clubhouse walkway & astroturf area. We hope with your help to reach a cumulative distance of 2,150km which is equal to a Lap Of Ireland
Log your distance via our facebook or twitter pages along with pictures if you want or text to 0879665385 and donate on our gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/lap-of-ireland
Alternatively you can donate at Ryan’s shop or Drombane Creamery.
We will be posting local loop routes on social media each day in the lead up to the event and we would also love people to get involved no matter where you are in the world. A list of possible routes is also on our website at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/lap-of-ireland-route-ideas/
So get out and about and help us raise funds for what we hope will be a valuable community resource.
Thanks in advance to all who take part and support
GoFundMe Page: http://www.gofundme.com/lap-of-ireland

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
Upperchurch Drombane GAA Annual Golf Classic will take place in Dundrum Golf Club on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th July.
Team of four for €200 including burgers at the 9th and meal afterwards. Tee box sponsorship opportunities also. Contact Richard Ryan on 0862676793 to book a tee time or sponsor a tee box.

2020 TIPPERARY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Tipperary board ratified the following fixture plan last night for this years championships which sees the football commence on the weekend of July 18/19 and the hurling a week later(July 25/26). Exact fixtures will be released in due course apart from round 1 of the football which has already been drawn. No midweek games are planned for senior hurling or football at this time
July 18/19 – Co. Senior & Intermediate football groups round 1 (Upperchurch/Drombane v Kilsheelan/Kilcash)
July 25/26 – Co Senior & Intermediate hurrling groups round 1
August 1/2 – Co. Senior & Intermediate football groups round 2
August 8/9 – Co Senior & Intermediate hurrling groups round 2
August 15/16 – Co Senior & Intermediate hurrling groups round 3
August 22/23 – Co. Senior & Intermediate football groups round 3
August 29/30 – Co. Senior hurling quarter finals & relegation semi finals
September 5/6 and/or September 12/13 Co. Senior hurling & football semi finals (depending on whether dual clubs reach semi in both codes)
September 12/13 – Co. Senior hurling, Seamus O’Riain and Senior football relegation finals
September 19/20 – Co. Senior hurling, Seamus O’Riain and Senior football finals
September 26/27 – Co. Intermediate hurling & football finals
The Junior Hurling & Football A & B Championships are being organised by Divisional boards. The divisional hurling finals are fixed for October 3/4, with only winners going forward to county semi-finals.
The FBD Insurance Junior Football A & B Co. Finals will take place on the weekend of December 5/6. Note, divisional winners only going forward to county semi-finals.
The FBD Insurance U21 and Minor Football Co. Finals will take place on the weekend of November 21/22.
The FBD Insurance Minor Hurling Co. Final will be played on the weekend of September 5/6.
As the FBD Insurance U21 Football Championship has already commenced, this will have to reach its conclusion before any consideration can be made in relation to the U21 Hurling Championship.

2020 INTERCOUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The GAA has announced the format for this years intercounty hurling & football championships.
In hurling the format will revert to the 2017 version with a knockout championship and a second chance for all beaten teams up to and including the provincial finals. The Munster and Leinster SHC finals will be played on November 14/15, the All-Ireland quarter-finals on November 21/22 and the All-Ireland semi-finals on 28/29 November. The All-Ireland finalists will have a two week break prior to the decider on December 13.
Fixtures will be drawn for the Munster & Leinster hurling championships later today(Friday). The U20 and MHC will start in October and be played on a straight knockout basis. The All-Ireland MHC final will not be played on the same day as the senior final.
The football championship will be a straight knockout competition. Opening round provincial football games will start on October 31 with the All-Ireland final penned in for December 19. All games must be decided on the day, even the All-Ireland final. The Ulster, Leinster and Munster provincial football finals will be played on November 21/22 with the Connacht final on the previous weekend.

CLUB MERCHANDISE
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

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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CLUBIFY/CLUBZAP
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CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
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