Burgess GAA Notes 10th March 2013

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Senior League

Our senior hurlers continue their County League campaign with a home fixture against Cashel in Kilcoleman at 4pm Monday 18th of March. Note the change of time and date. Please come out and support the team.

North Tipp Hogan Cup

On Sunday last our senior hurlers bowed out of the Hogan Cup in the quarter final against Moneygall 1:12 to 0:14. The team that started was Paddy Looby, Declan O’Donoghue, Willie Ryan, Peter Gill, Damien O’Brien, Noel Gleeson(0:1), Eoin (Leahy) Hogan, Timmy Hogan, Eoin (Tossy) Hogan, Stephen Murray(7,6f), Brian Hogan(0:3) and Cian McDonnell. Subs used Danny Ryan(0:3),

On a  bitterly cold and windy morning in Kilcolman Burgess faced Moneygall in the senior Hogan Cup quarter final. Though playing against the wind in the first half Burgess held the Lion’s share of possession this however was not translated onto the scoreboard.

The half time score of Burgess 0:06 Moneygall 1:07 didn’t tell the full story of the half, Though Burgess went in four points down at half time they did so with eight wide’s against Moneygall’s three. This would prove critical at the final whistle.

There were also two 21 metre free’s for Burgess the first, hardly seen by the defenders, rocketed off the crossbar for a point the second found a Moneygall stick to send it over the bar.

On the other side of the coin the Moneygall goal when it came was off a defensive error and against the run of play. This is not taking away from the quality of the finish which was exceptional.

The second half saw the weather deteriorate into an icy deluge but Burgess started brightly Five unanswered points saw Burgess into the lead at the fifteen minute mark. This was achieved with the help of marvellous double save from a penalty by paddy Looby between the sticks for Burgess.

Though the game was tied with 31 minutes gone Moneygall snatched victory with a sublime line ball point at the death, their second of the game, into the teeth of the East wind.

All told a game that Burgess could have and perhaps should have won.

Membership

Once again we would like to remind all members and players that haven’t already paid this year’s membership to please do so as soon as possible. Any players who aren’t yet paid up are urged to do so immediately.

County Table Quiz heat

Tipperary County GAA Board are targeting 1000 tables in the local heats of their all county table quiz being held on Fri March 15th in Barrys Pub Newtown. On that night Fran Curry will call out the questions live on Tipp Fm to thousands of quiz enthusiasts all over the county who will convene in their local venues.

The questions are on general knowledge and it costs €40 per table. All individual €10 entries will be entered in a special draw to be held on Co Final night with an All-Ireland Weekend plus match tickets as first prize and a runner up prize of 2 Tipp Club Season tickets.

Local winners from the heats will go forward to the Grand County Final being held in The Dome, Semple Stadium on Thurs March 28th where the outright winning table will receive 4 tickets to New York. Clubs must have a minimum of 5 tables to send forward a winning team to the county final with the added incentive if they get over 15 tables they can send forward 2 winners and 3 for over 25.

For any further information please contact any club officer

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Gym Membership

The gym is excellent value at €25 per quarter and all are welcome to join! For further information or application forms please contact any club officer or member.

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Club Lotto

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Lotto: there was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €3,100. The numbers drawn were 2,13,14,20. Next week’s draw, March 18th, will be in Barry’s Pub Newtown. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

The A.G.M. of Burgess GAA Development Fund Lotto Committee will be held in Kilcolman on Thursday March 21st at 8pm. All are welcome to attend especially those interested in becoming sellers/promoters.

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