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Well done to our senior hurlers who put in a fine performance last Saturday evening and defeated Drom & Inch in the opening round of the county championship. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half we built up a strong lead and went in at half time 6 points up. The expected Drom fightback came and they managed to get to within 3 points with 15 minutes left. But our defence stood resolute and eventually we claimed a deserved 4 point victory on a scoreline of 0-20 to 1-13. This victory sees us in a strong position to finish in the top 2 in the group and qualify for the county championship knockout stages. Carrick Swans condeded a walkover to Thurles Sarsfields in the other game in the group. In the mid championship we will play our quarter final v Thurles Sarsfields on Sat 28th at 2pm in Templetouhy.
The opening round of the county SFC takes place this Saturday evening and will see us face Galtee Rovers at 6:30pm in Dundrum. Please support if you can as we look to get off to a winning start.
The junior hurlers suffered a narrow 2 point defeat to Boherlahan Dualla in the Mid hurling league last Sunday.
Well done to our minor footballers who defeated Loughmore-Castleiney in the mid championship last night on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-12. The next match is against Gortnahoe-Glengoole next Thu(26th) at 6:45pm in Drombane. Also well done to Keith Ryan who played midfield on the Tipperary minor team who defeated Limerick after extra time last Wednesday evening.
THURLES CBS MUNSTER WIN
Congratulations to all the Upperchurch Drombane players involved with the Thurles CBS team that claimed the WHite Cup(Munster U15 A Hurling title) during the week. Luke Shanahan captained the side.
TIPPERARY GAA MEMBERS DRAW
The new installment of the Tipperary GAA draw is almost upon us and promoters will be calling to existing members doors in the coming weeks. A large portion of the draw money is redirected back to the members club so we are hoping to get as many members signed up as possible. Further details will be published in the coming weeks. Thanks to all who have supported it in the past years.
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.
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