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Our senior hurlers continued their 100% start to the county hurling league when they defeated Burgess last Sunday on a scoreline of 0-27 to 0-18. Their next game is against Thurles Sarsfields next Wednesday(8th) in the Outside Field Thurles at 7pm.
Our next round in the mid junior league is against Clonakenny in Drombane on Friday May 10th at 7:30pm
UPPERCHURCH DROMBANE FUNDRAISING DRAW & CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW NIGHT
There is only 1 week left to get your tickets for our fundraising draw. Buy your ticket to be in with a chance of claiming the top prize of a trip for 2 to New York. Or the 2nd prize of a trip for 2 to Madrid.
There are also prizes of 2 All Ireland Hurling Final tickets, 2 All Ireland Football Final tickets, 2 tickets to the Munster Hurling final among others.
Tickets are priced at €10 each or you can buy a book of 6 tickets for €50 and can be bought from any of the players or committee members.
The draw to find out who the lucky winners are will be held on Friday 10th May in Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch as part of a GAA championship preview night we will be hosting. Proceedings will commence at 9pm.
A panel of experts have been chosen to look ahead to the summer’s action including Galway All Star hurler & selector Tom Helebert, All Ireland winner, All Star and former Tipperary captain Shane McGrath and former All Ireland winning player and manager Michael Ryan with more to be announced. Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson will be asking the tough questions on the night as Tipperary face Cork in their opening game just 2 days later.
Admission is free so all are invited for what should be a very interesting evening.
TIPPERARY GAA MEMBERS DRAW
The new year of the Tipperary GAA Members Draw is commencing shortly with the first draw due to take place on Friday May 10th. There will be a huge array of prizes on offer each month including a brand new car. Entry for all 12 draws is €100 with some of this money benefiting our club directly. Existing members will be contacted by their promoters while anyone who wishes to join should contact any of the club committee.
TIPPERARY MINOR HURLING TEAM
Congratulations to Luke Shanahan who has been selected as part of the Tipperary minor hurling panel for this years championship. They will open their campaign against Cork on May 12th.
HURLING IN THE HILLS DVD NOW ON YOUTUBE
In 2009 Upperchurch Drombane GAA Club released this DVD to celebrate 125 years of the GAA in a rural GAA club in Tipperary, Ireland. Several of the people who feature in this DVD have since gone to their eternal reward. As DVD can no longer be purchased we have decided to share it with the wider community so people can appreciate what the GAA means to a small rural club in Ireland. You can watch this fantastic production here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhIu6zRgj1s&feature=youtu.be
The Parish of Upperchurch Drombane nestles among the eastern slopes of the Slieve Felim Hills in the heart of Tiipperary. Since the foundation of the GAA only a few miles from this Parish boundary this small rural club has remained true to the ideals of the associations founding fathers. Our story is not one of countless glories or spectacular triumphs. What success we have has been cherished and celebrated in true ‘Church style, but our story is one of perseverance and unfailing enthusiasm , sometimes controversy, oftentimes unbridled joy but always pride in the ‘Black and Amber’.
MUNSTER HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS
Tickets for the group stages of this years Munster championship have gone on general sale.
As the Tipperary v Clare game is in Ennis with a limited capacity people are urged to buy online at www.tickets.ie or in participating Centra or Supervalu stores soon to guarantee a ticket.
Ticket prices for Munster SHC games are €20 for an adult stand ticket and €15 for terrace. It is €5 for U16s, while a student/OAP concession of €5 will apply with valid ID at a designated turnstile. These prices are pre-purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 at midnight the night prior to each fixture
Tipperary fixtures are as follows:
May 12th: Pairc Uí Caoimh 4pm: Cork v Tipp
May 19th: Semple Stadium 2pm: Tipp v Waterford
June 2nd: Cusack Park 4pm: Clare v Tipp
June 16th: Semple Stadium 2pm: Tipp v Limerick
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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