Weekly Club Notes – Sep 14th 2018

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 14 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Hard luck to the senior footballers who came up short against Arravale Rovers last Saturday evening in the final county championship group game. The first half was a tight low scoring affair but we went in ahead by 1-3 to 1-1 thanks in part to a Dean Carew goal. The game was still level midway through the second half until an Arravle goal gave them a 3 point leads. A further 3 goals were to be scored including a penalty from Paul Shanahan but unfortunately we weren’t able to stage a comeback and were defeated 4-9 to 2-8. This result sees us finish 3rd in the group and not qualify for the knockout stages but also clear from relegation danger. Thanks to the management team and the players for their efforts all year.

SENIOR HURLING
The games are coming thick and fast right now and last Tuesday night saw us face Drom & Inch in the first game of the 3 way playoff of the county championship. On a very wet evening in Templetouhy we stormed into an early lead, shooting the first 7 points of the game, including some fantastic scores considering the weather conditions. Drom, as expected, clawed their way back into the game, largely aided by frees from Seamus Callanan but we maintained a 4 point lead at half time. Drom continued their fine form in the second half, scoring 7 out of 8 points to take a 2 point lead with 3 minutes of normal time left. It looks like they would ease to victory but points from Pat Shortt & Jack Butler deep into injury time levelled the game up. Further drama was to come as Pat Shortt pointed a free to put us back into the lead but Drom & Inch had the final say as a Johhny Ryan free tied the game up again and the referee blew the whistle shortly after to leave the final score 13 points apiece. We face a short turnaround to the next game as we face Thurles Sarsfields on Sunday at 5pm in Holycross. A victory here will see us into the knockout stages. Best of luck to all involved.

UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE’S FITTEST TOWNSLAND
Make sure to pencil Saturday November 17th into your diaries as 8 townlands will fight it out in Thurles Greyhound Stadium for the right to be called the fittest in the parish.
The contest will entail a number of different tasks which will test how your patch measures up on the 3 S’s – Stamina, Strength and Speed…..
More details to come over the next few weeks but please note the change in date from previously advertised.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
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.

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

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CLUB SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
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