Weekly Club Notes - 1st May 2023

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The senior hurlers made it four wins from four in the county league as they defeated Moycarkey-Borris in the div 1 clash last Wednesday night in Littleton. A bright start from Upperchurch saw us get on top early but Moycarkey grew into things and reeled off 6 points in a row to help them to a 4 point half time lead. This was increased to 6 within minutes of the restart however 4 points in a row from Aaron Ryan brought it down to 2 and then Paul Shanahan found the net to put Upperchurch into the lead. Aaron landed 3 further frees as Upperchurch finished 3 point victors 1-15 to 0-15. This result sees us top the group and guarantee our progression to the semi finals. The final group game will be against Mullinaahone in 2 weeks time. Our next fixture is a return to Littleton against Moycarkey as we begin the defence of the Cahill Cup at the quarter final stage on Wednesday evening. Throw-in is at 7:15pm and entry to this game is by ticket only. Tickets can be bought at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/mid-tipp-gaa/


The intermediate hurlers suffered their first defeat of the league as they came up 1 point short against Shannon Rovers last Friday evening. Full time score was 2-18 to 2-17. We next face Ballybacon Grange on May 14th with the twice postponed game v Clonoulty also to be fitted into the schedule.


We had plenty of representation on the intercounty scene with Keith Ryan, Luke Shanahan, Pat Ryan and Toby Corbett all involved in Munster championship panels over the past week. Best of luck to all in the upcoming fixtures.


The May draw in the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw takes place this Friday(5th) in Cahir and will be broadcast live on Tipp FM from 8:30pm.


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 last week but there were 4 match 3 winners who received €40 each. The jackpot for next week is €11,200 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.


Membership for 2023 is now open and can be purchased online at the same rates as 2022. Adult Player €100. Adult Non Player €50. Adult Non-player with gym access €100. Under 21 Player €60. Juvenile Player €20. Juvenile Player Family Rate(2+ players) €40. Sign up here: https://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/membership_signup or by contacting club registrar Diarmaid Grant.


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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