Weekly Club Notes – Mar 31st 2017

Posted by Martin Bourke On March - 31 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
JUNIOR B ALL IRELAND FINAL

Last Sunday saw the junior hurlers dream of an All Ireland title ended by Whitechurch of Cork in the All Ireland final in Killeedy. In glorious conditions Whitechurch gained the early dominance and with the help of a goal took a 4 point lead into the break. Upperchurch began the 2nd half strongly with 2 early points to bring the deficit down to 2 and then had a fine goal chance well blocked before Whitechurch struck their own green flag to take control. From then on we were chasing the game and couldn’t find the necessary goal to bring us back into it. Final score was 2-16 to 0-12. Despite this defeat it has been a fantastic year that has seen the team claim mid league & championship & county titles along with Munster & All Ireland final appearances.

JUNIOR B HURLING ALL STARS
Congratulations to Ger Fogarty, Andy Kinane, Diarmuid Grant & Michael Ryan on being named on the All Ireland Junior B Hurling All Star team. Well done also to Lenny Purcell, Dean Carew, John Quinn, LJ Ryan, Niall Grant & TJ Butler who were shortlisted.

COUNTY HURLING LEAGUES
Our division 1 hurlers were unable to overcome Borris-Ileigh in the 2nd round of the league last Wednesday, losing out by 4 points on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-13

MINOR FOOTBALL
Well done to our minor footballers who beat Moycarkey-Borris last Wednesday evening in the mid championship by 3-15 to 2-2. The next round takes place next Thursday when they face Drom & Inch at 6:30pm in Drombane.

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY OUT
Upperchurch Drombane GAA will host a Senior Citizens Day Out to Dublin on Wednesday 12th April.
The day will consist of a Tour of the National Museum in the morning.
Lunch at 1.30 in the Dail Resturaunt.
Tour of Dail Eireann at 2.30pm.
Anyone interested please contact Richard Ryan on 086 2676793

HEALTHY MINDS & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING TALKS
Two talks will be held in Upperchurch Community Centre on Tuesday April 18th titled Healthy Minds & Emotional Wellbeing. These will be hosted by renowned psychologist Dr Fergus Heffernan. The first talk is for teenagers and begins at 7pm while one for all ages starts at 9pm. Admission is free on the night and all are welcome.

WEEKLY PROGRESSIVE 45 CARD GAME
The weekly progressive 45 card game continues every Wednesday night in Upperchurch Hall. All are welcome

NEW CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE
The club has moved to a new facebook page and all updates will be placed on that instead of the existing one. The link to it is www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane so please Like it to keep up to date as before.

2017 CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for 2017 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/

CLUB MERCHANDISE
A range of club merchandise can be purchased from the O’Neills website including the new club jersey. The link for the shop is: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/upperchurch-drombane-gaa.html

CLUBIFY
Do you have a smartphone and want to get news/fixtures and results for the club sent directly to it? Then download the Clubify app(from the Apple App Store, Google Play store or at www.clubifyapp.com/download and select “Upperchurch Drombane GAA” from the menu. There are currently over 210 people registered with the club on the app

CLUB NEWSLETTER
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.

CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchdrombane

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