Weekly Club Notes – Sep 23rd 2018

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 23 - 2018

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
A busy week in senior club action sees us bow out of the championship after a defeat to Thurles Sarsfields in the 3 way playoff also involving Drom & Inch. After a draw between ourselves and Drom we faced Sarsfields knowing a victory would see us qualify. Sarsfields started the stronger and approaching half time had built up a 7 point lead before a fine Jack Butler goal got us back into the game. Thurles responded immediately with a goal of their own to leave the half time score 1-14 to 1-7.
Two goals from Michael Lee however pulled us back into the game and entering the final 10 minutes we were still well in touch. However Sarsfields finished stronger and ran out 5 point victors. This result meant we need Sarsfields to beat Drom & Inch by 6 points or more last Wednesday evening to see us progress to the knockout stages. Thurles’ margin of victory however was a solitary point so our challenge is over for another year. Thanks to the players and backroom team for the efforts during the yeaar including some very tough games.

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.

Congratulations to Tom Hickey who won €1000 in the September Tipp GAA Draw held last weekend in Garrykennedy

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 2018 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.

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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