Weekly Club Notes - 12th Aug 2023

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We look to get a win on the board when we play Templederry in Semple Stadium this Sunday 13th at 3:30pm in our next game in the county championship. It will be preceded by the clash of Killenaule & Lorrha Dorrha. Tickets can be bought in advance at https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ or via contactless payment on the gate. The game will also be streamed live on www.clubber.ie for €10.99 or a yearly subscription of €99. Best of luck to the team and backroom.


The Intermediate hurlers faced Ballybacon Grange in the 2nd group game last night in Cloneen and were defeated 0-15 to 0-13. Playing with a strong wind in the first half we moved into an early 5 point lead before Ballybacon clawed it back to just 2 at half time. The second half was a tough tight affair with little between the sides, Ballybacon just edging it in the end. Our final group game is in 2 weeks time against Skeheenarinky.


We got our senior football championship campaign off to a winning start when we defeated Cahir last weekend in Golden. Upperchurch had the better of the early exchanges but a Cahir goal after 15 minutes put them 2 in front. This was rectified 2 minutes later when Luke Shanahan found the net to restore our advantage and we went into the break with a 3 point lead. The lead was pushed out to 4 points until another goal midway through the second half reduced it to the minimum once again. Upperchurch gained command from there on and were able to extend the advantage and win by 3 points 1-11 to 2-5. A good overall performance with scores coming from across the team. Next up is a clash with Killenaule next weekend.


The junior C's played their first game of the mid championship last Tuesday against Gortnahoe Glengoole. Despite a good performance Gortnahoe were 4 point winners 1-16 to 2-9. Their next group game is set for next Monday at 7:30pm in the Outside Field Thurles v Thurles Sarsfields. Best of luck to all involved.


Our under 19 hurlers play their final group game against Na Sairsealaigh Óg next Thursday at 7:30pm in the Outside Field Thurles. Good luck to all players and management.


The new season of the Tipperary GAA Draw is approaching with the first draw taking place in 2 weeks time and the usual array of great prizes up for grabs. A large portion of your subscription is returned directly to Upperchurch Drombane GAA so your support is greatly appreciated as always. Existing members should have gotten their renewal packs via post already and can contact their promoter. You can also sign up online at https://tipperary.gaa.ie/tipperary-gaa-clubs-draw/ Please remember to enter Upperchurch Drombane as your club during checkout if buying online.


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 were 7 match 3 winners who received €30 each. The jackpot for next week now resets to €6,800 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.


The Tipperary county club championships are being streamed for the next 3 years by www.clubber.ie You can buy individual games for €10.99 each, a weekend pass for €25.99 or a full years package with access to all their games from Tipperary and other championships over the next 12 months for €99


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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