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Our senior hurlers progressed to the division 1 county hurling league final with a solid victory over Roscrea in the semi final last Sunday. 12 first half wides from us saw Roscrea take a 2 point lead into the break but a Loughlin Ryan goal right at the start of the second half put us into the lead. Roscrea responded well and midway through the second half they still maintained a 2 point lead, even though they were reduced to 14 men. The final quarter was all Upperchurch though, reeling off 11 points to Roscrea’s 2 to leave the final score 1-18 to 0-14. We now face local rivals Drom & Inch in the league final which will be played next Wednesday at 7:30pm in Templetouhy. All support is welcome as we look to claim county silverware.
The junior hurlers played out their second draw from two in this years mid championship last weekend. Final score against JK Brackens was 2-15 to 3-12. Our final game in the group is this Saturday at 7:30pm in Drombane where we face Thurles Gaels.
The minor hurling match against Boherlahan scheduled for next Wednesday is postponed to a later date due to the senior hurlers playing the county league final the same evening.
ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
The Upperchurch Drombane GAA Annual Golf Classic is now only a matter of days away, taking place on July 18th & 19th in Dundrum Golf & Country Club. Prices are unchanged with a team of 4 costing €200 which along with your round of golf also includes dinner afterwards & refreshments on the 9th hole. There will be an excellent range of prizes on offer with a top prize of 2 rounds of golf in Killarney & overnight accommodation for the winning team. For anyone interested in sponsoring a tee box we have 2 levels of sponsorship, gold for €100 or silver for €50. To book a tee time contact Richard Ryan on 086 2676793
TIPPERARY GAA MEMBERS JULY DRAW
Congratulations to Padraig Hayes who shared the €4,000 lotto jackpot with 2 others in the July edition of the Tipperary Members Draw. Well done also to Kay Ryan who scooped €200 in the confined draw.
Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Prices remain unchanged from last year. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age.
An updated 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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