***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
Comiserations to our senior hurlers who were narrowly defeated by Thurles Sarsfields in the mid quarter final last weekend. Upperchurch led for the majority of the game but the reigning champions hit an extra gear in the final 10 minutes and an injury time goal saw them win by 3 points. Championship action is now suspended for a couple of months for the intercounty season but the county league will continue in the interim. The next game in the league is on Sat May 19th at 7pm when we face Roscrea in Roscrea.
In our final mid group game the minor footballers were defeated by Gortnahoe-Glengoole by 3-12 to 2-10. This sees us currently in 3rd place in the table on 4pts with one fixture left, Gortnahoe vs Loughmore.
The mid junior A hurling championship starts on May 19th when we face Holycross-Ballycahill in Holycross at 7:30pm
TIPPERARY GAA MEMBERS DRAW
The new year of the Tipperary GAA Club draw is about to commence and promoters will shortly be contacting existing membership with view to renewal. If anyone is interested in joining the monthly draw as a new member please make contact this week with one of the promoters at the below link or the club facilitator Ailbe Quinlan (0870541130). Everyone who joins the draw, as well as being in with a chance of great prizes every month is also benefitting the local club as a portion of each membership is passed back to your nominated club. The first draw is on Friday May 11th with a Skoda Karoq & Renault Megane as top prizes along with many more. List of promoters: https://www.clubifyapp.com/public/articles/18864
MUNSTER HURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tickets are now on sale for the group games of this years Munster senior hurling championship. Tickets for this are not being sold through the club for these games and must be bought either online on tickets.ie, in Supervalu or Centra stores on or matchday. Tickets for subsequent championship games after the group stage will be distributed through the club as usual.
Membership for the 2018 season is now due and remains unchanged from last years rates. €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. Membership for 2017 can now be paid online on our website: http://www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie/members/ Payment can also be given to JJ Kinane or any committee member.
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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