Weekly Club Notes – Sep 20th 2019

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 20 - 2019

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The senior hurlers bounced back in a big way from the county group stage defeat to Loughmore by claiming a hard fought victory over Thurles Sarsfields in the mid quarter final last Sunday. Both sides knew going into the game that the loser would exit the championship so the pressure was firmly on. Sars had the better of the early exchanges and held a 4 point lead after 15 minutes. However points from play by Paudie Greene, Paul Shanahan & Pat Shortt saw us fight back and it was level 10 points apiece at the interval.
The 2nd half was tight again as Pat Shortt got another point but it was Gavin Ryans goal on 39 minutes that gave us the advantage and further points from play by Paudie Greene & Diarmuid Grant saw us push on. Sars as expected fought hard but when Paul Shanahan put over his 3rd point from play on 60 minutes and Paudie Greene struck a free a couple of minutes later we had a 4 point advantage. Not even a last minute goal from Sars was enough to deny us and we progress to the semi finals on a scoreline of 1-20 to 1-19. Our opponents there will be Moycarkey-Borris and that game be the first of a double header in Holycross this Sunday at 2pm. Best of luck to the lads as we try to reach another mid final.

The draw has been made for the county quarter finals and we will face JK Brackens. At this moment the game is fixed for Templetouhy on Sunday Sept 29th at 12:30pm.

Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €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.

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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