Weekly Club Notes - 24th Oct 2023

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We played JK Brackens in the county relegation final on Saturday week last with senior status for both clubs on the line. As expected there was little in it with Brackens edging ahead in the early stages until a well finished goal from Pat Ryan put Upperchurch into a 2 point lead. Brackens responded quickly to draw level again. A Brackens red card stirred a good spell for Upperchurch who built a 5 point lead with some well worked points. This was maintained to the break where we led by 4. However it was our opponents who did all the hurling in the first part of the second half scoring 8 points without reply to take a 4 point advantage. Upperchurch then finally seemed to gain some shape and with 3 unanswered points the Brackens lead was just 1 going into injury time. However we were unable to add an equaliser and it was the Templemore side who got the win 0-18 to 1-14. This means Upperchurch drop to Premier Intermediate for next year after 25 consecutive years at the senior grade. A disappointing end to the year from a hurling perspective and it's vital we focus on regrouping now and a swift return to senior ranks in 2024.


With the county championship now concluded the divisional title is still up for grabs and our senior team are in semi final action this Saturday. Drom & Inch are the opponents at 12pm in The Ragg. Good luck to players and backroom.


Following on from their mid triumph the junior B footballers face into the county quarter finals this weekend when they play Kilsheelan-Kilcash at 4pm on Saturday in Fethard. Best of luck to all involved. Tickets for this game can be purchased in advance at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ or tap and go on the gate.


We face JK Brackens Óg in the mid semi final on Friday 3rd Nov at 8pm in Drombane


Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sat Nov 25th at 7:30pm in the clubhouse. All members are encouraged to attend


Spring Into Fitness is over halfway through with good numbers attending the many events being organised. Thanks to all taking part and also to those involved in organising it and making it such a success.


Congrats to our local players on the Drom Inch camogie side who won the county senior title last weekend.


You can now play the Premier Co-Op Lotto online at http://upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/draws and help support Upperchurch Drombane Juvenile GAA.  There was no winner of the overall jackpot last week. There was 1 match winner who received €150. The jackpot for next week now resets to €8,800 Tickets must be bought by 8pm on Tuesday to be in the draw. You can also buy tickets at Ryan's Shop, Drombane Co-Op, Pa's Bar, Kinane's Pub or Oliver Ryan's Pub.


A 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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