Weekly Club Notes – Sept 8th 2017

Posted by Martin Bourke On September - 8 - 2017

***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***

Our quest for a first mid title continues after an agonizing 1 point defeat to county champions Thurles Sarsfelds in The Ragg last Sunday. We started the game brightly and took an early commanding lead through a goal from Loughlin Ryan. Thurles fought back hard but we still maintained a 2 point lead at half time. This was further increased when Paidi Green found the net in the 8th minute of the second half to give us a 5 point advantage. However Sarsfields struck back wirh a goal of their own and aided by bringing on subs like Lar Corbett they took a 2 point lead in the closing stages. Upperchurch battled bravely and reduced it to the minimu but unfortunately couldn’t find the equalizer. Our lads played bravely and with composure and on another day could easily have taken the game. Many thanks to the management team of John Ryan, Seamus Gleeson & John Quinn and all the players for their hard work throughout the year. Thanks also to the tremendous support who turned out.


This Saturday the club prepares for their second ever mid senior football final and will be hoping to go one step further than last year and defeat Loughmore Castleiney. The game will throw in at 5:30pm in Littleton. Last year saw us put up a mighty challenge and we have every opportunity to leave with the cup on Saturday night. As with last Sunday all support would be greatly appreciated in Littleton. Best of luck to the lads

Saturday September 30th will be the night when we find our who is Upperchurch Drombane’s Fastest Family. The GAA club will hold a fundraising night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium where along with the usual programme of greyhound races there will be a special relay race between 10 local families to find out who is the fastest. Each multi gender team will consist of 3 members. Tickets priced at €15 can be bought from any players, committee members or the families taking part and ticket holders will also be entered into a special buster draw on the night and live music will follow the racing. There will also be an opportunity to bet on the winning family. Book your tickets now for what will be an excitement filled evening.

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

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