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The Upperchurch Drombane team in Munster Semi Final


Upperchurch Drombane Junior Hurlers are in action tomorrow in the Munster Semi Final. The Church wull be taking on Limerick side Murroe Boher in Pairc Ide Naofa, Raheenagh, Co. Limerick. (Directions to venue at the end of article)

The team are asking for support for this massive occasion for their Junior hurlers. “We don’t get to compete in Munster competition very often so please give your support if at all possible”

The management went on to thank their sponsors for helping them on their journey to the Munster Semi Final. “A special word of thanks to Paddy Shanahan of Ground Construction Limited for sponsoring our participation in the competition”

The Upperchurch Drombane Junior Panel
David Carey
A stalwart in goals, known for the odd acrobatic dive and one spectacular save per match.
Ger Fogarty
Tough, tight marking corner back, tears into the action and takes no prisoners. A corner forward will know he was in a battle.
Leonard Purcell(Capt)
Upperchurch’s very own captain fantastic, providing a steel wall at the edge of the square
Dean Carew
A young springer on the team, still a Harty Cup player with Thurles CBS.
Jason Jordan
A good engine, he can be found in the backs or further up the field. Will have a big part to play in Thurles CBS’ Harty campaign this year
Andy Kinane
Captain when Upperchurch seniors reached their first mid final in 09, now manning the centre back slot at junior level with gusto
John Quinn
A passionate advocate of first time hurling, whether it be on the ground, in the air or across an opponent.
Diarmuid Grant
Has made the midfield slot his own this championship and is puttng in good performances weekly
LJ Ryan
Full of running at midfield, has finally got the call up from the senior team to the juniors after many years of trying
Niall Grant
A star man up front, takes the spectacular score and loves running and looking for the ball to hit the scores
Michael Ryan(D)
Free taker extraordinaire, well able to take a score from left or right.
Toby Clancy
Hard working player who always gives his all
Bob Murphy
Tricky forward who makes a big effort for the team
Jack Ryan
Once a much feared teak tough full back, now converted into a goal scoring machine at full forward.
Ronan Gleeson
Defender turned forward who knows where the posts are and hits a good share of scores
Tim Ryan
Firmly in the veteran category at this stage, regularly sprung from the bench to bamboozle the opposition
Seamus Armstrong
A bulldozing centre forward filled with skills and always good for a score
Stephen Gleeson
Local radio celebrity, as useful with the hurley as with the microphone
Eamon Fogarty
To the point like his brother Ger. plays in defence or attack. A committed ball winner.
Pat Phelan(L)
What more can be said about this man…..
Colm Kennedy
Great burst of speed and good to take a score, hurling good stuff all year
Pakie Bourke
Up and coming minor, strong and full of running
Conor Ryan
Hurling up a storm this year, versatile and a great team player
TJ Butler
Another of the Thurles CBS Harty Cup brigade, skilful and accurate for the church
Nathan Delaney
Tight corner back, hard working and good to clear the square
Darragh Brennan
A minor who’s gaining great experience, always fit and ready for action
PJ Bourke
Jetsetter, coaching hurling at the minute in NZ, played a vital part in the mid final before he flew down under
Sean Harty
Good clearances and accurate with his passes
Alan Tierney
Dependable defender with a cool head on experienced shoulders
Directions to venue
– On entering Newcastle West, take 1st exit off round about after Tesco.
– Over a small bridge, take 2nd Exit off round about signposted – Dromcollogher R522
– Follow this road for 3.3km
– Take 1st right at the X roads – signposted – Killeedy GAA Club, Raheenagh L1321
– Follow the main road for 5.8km
– Enter Village of Raheenagh, parking stewards will guide you from here


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