Weekly Club Notes - 9th May 2023

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The senior hurlers had a narrow 2 point defeat against Moycarkey Borris in the Cahill Cup quarter final last Wednesday evening in Littleton. Two goals for the home side in the opening 6 minutes gave them an early advantage and helped them to a 5 point half time lead. A 4-5 point margin was the general difference throughout the second half before Moycarkey got a 3rd goal after 24 minutes to stretch their lead to 8 points. This was quickly countered by 2 Upperchurch goals but we had left ourselves with too much to do and Moycarkey progress on a scoreline of 3-18 to 2-19. Attention now turns to the final round of division 1 in the county league where we make the trip south to Mullinahone with a throw in time of 12pm on Sunday(14th). We are already guaranteed progress from the group but a win here would see us claim 5 victories from 5 in the round robin stage. Best of luck to the team and management.


It is set to be a busy few days for our intermediate hurlers in the county league as they finish their final 2 group fixtures. Tonight(Tue 9th) we head to Clonoulty to face Clonoulty Rossmore with a throw in time of 7:30pm. Then currently scheduled for Friday is a Drombane fixture vs Ballybacon Grange with throw in here set for 7:30pm also. Best of luck to the lads and a reminder that admission is free to all group games in the county leagues.


Upperchurch Drombane GAA will hold their 21st Annual Golf Classic on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of July in Ballykisteen Golf Club. Entry for a team of 4 is €220 and includes golf, barbeque mid round and a meal afterwards. Excellent prizes will be on offer as always. To book a tee time contact Richard Ryan on 086-2676793. Keep an eye out over coming weeks for more details.


Upperchurch Hall will hold their annual scrap metal collection this Saturday(13th) from 9am to 6pm in Oliver Ryan's Yard. Please bring along any metal you can.


You can now play the Premier Co-Op Lotto online at http://upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/draws and help support Upperchurch Drombane Juvenile GAA.  The jackpot of €11,200 was won last week by Mena Sheridan. Congratulations to Mena on the great win. There were also 4 match 3 winners who received €40 each. The jackpot for next week now resets to €4,000 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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