Weekly Club Notes – Sep 23rd 2016

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 23 - 2016

Last Sunday saw us take the field for the first time ever in a mid senior football final when we faced Loughmore. Upperchurch made a flying start and led at the break by 1-6 to 0-1 in wet conditions. However in the second half Loughmore staged a comeback and clawed their way back into the game aided by a goal from a penalty. Our lads battled to stem the flow but Loughmore ran out 3 point winners 1-11 to 1-8. While the result is disappointing the team and management should take great credit in their performance considering it was their first year at senior level and the opposition were one of the kingpins of Tipperary football.

Our minor footballers are in action in the county semi final this Sunday at 12pm in Clonoulty against Cashel King Cormacs. Please support if possible as we continue our strong showing in the big ball game in recent years.

The mid semi final against Boherlahan Dualla has been set for Sat 1st October. At this moment no time or venue has been agreed.

Congratulations to Peter Ryan on a very commendable 12th place finish in the Mens B Tandem Road Race at last weekends Paralympics.

The club are holding a fundraising night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday October 1st. Your admission charge will cover entry to the stadium, race card and entry into a buster draw with a prize of €500 to the winner. Along with the standard racing on the night there will be a novelty “Black and Amber 1k” which will see a variety of local faces including some of our hurlers slug it out on the track to find the fastest athlete. An extra added bonus is a special greyhound race featuring dogs exclusively from the parish. Tickets cost €15 and can be bought from committee members and players.

A range of club merchandise can now 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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