Our senior hurlers had a busy week with a county championship rd 2 game v Cappawhite on Monday evening and then the Dr. Fogarty cup league final on Sunday night.
Burgess v Cappawhite Rd2 county senior hurling championship 2013 Burgess 0-22 Cappawhite 1-11
The outcome of this round 2 county championship game dictated whether Burgess played in senior A or B next year and as such made it make or break for both sides. We started the brighter, albeit the more wasteful, despite having the aid of the breeze. After ten minutes we had edged in front, two points to one, our scores coming from both Eoin Hogans from play, however our wide count was seven to two. We seemed a little nervous in front of goal despite our dominance in terms of ball possession and field position .
Cappawhite had the only goal of the game after 13 minutes of play and it was a rasper which gave Niall McGrath no chance. The score stood at 1-2 to 0-3 at this point and despite our dominance we trailed by 2 points. Well done to our lads though as they regrouped, recovered and lead for a time again before going in level at half time on this sweltering evening in Newport 1-7 to 0-10.
The second half had more bite to it and we began well with two excellent points from play from Danny Ryan and Damien O’Brien putting us 0-12 to 1-7 up after two minutes of the half. We dominated the remainder of the half with a display of accurate point taking from play and placed ball in what was becoming a fiery second half. Indeed our free taker on the night helped himself to seven pointed frees in the second half.
In the end we held Cappa to only four scores in the second half against our twelve which resulted in our boys running out deserving winners 0-22 to 1.11. We now meet Borrisoleigh in the next round of the county championship
Burgess scorers: Eoin Leahy Hogan 0-13(10f), Eoin (Tossy) Hogan 0-2, Danny Ryan 0-1, Damien O’Brien 0-2, Mike Flaherty 0-1.1
County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup Fr Fogarty Cup Final Nenagh Éire Óg 1-18 Burgess 1-18 AET
We set a blistering pace early on in this senior hurling league final leading 1-10 to 0-4 at half time. Our points coming from the two Eoins Hogans, three a piece, Kevin Nealon, Noel Gleeson, Jonathan Ryan and Conor Quigley. Our goal came from a deft flick by Brian Hogan after the ball was broken down into his path by Kevin Nealon. Though we lead it was with the aid of a stiff breeze and we would be shooting into a low sun in the second half.
Eire Og came out with all guns blazing in the second half and had our lead pegged back to just three points 1-13 to 1-10 with 15 minutes left of normal time. Their comeback was completed at the stroke of normal time when they equalised to send the game to extra time at 1-14 each.
Extra time was tit for tat with both side exhausted and it was left to Tossy Hogan to tie the game up with a superbly taken pressure shot at the death to leave the scores 1-18 all.
Well done to our lads for turning out two fine results within a week.
Burgess team and scorers: Niall McGrath, John O’Dwyer, Shane Maher, Paddy Hogan, Jonathan Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty, Conor Quigley (0-1), Michael O’Flaherty (0-1), Noel Gleeson (0-1), Damien O’Brien, Eoin ‘Tossy’ Hogan (0-4), Brian Hogan (1-1), Jonathan Ryan (0-1), Eoin Hogan (0-7, 0-5 frees), Kevin Nealon (0-1). Subs: (HT) Brian Tucker for Jack O’Flaherty, (35th) Daniel Ryan for Jonathan Ryan, (56th) Andrew Dunne (0-1) for Kevin Nealon, (ET) Jack O’Flaherty for Brian Tucker, (73rd) Kevin Nealon for Daniel Ryan.
Burgess v Borrisoleigh Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship Sunday 4th August at 2pm in McDonagh Park.
Junior A fixture
Burgess v Kildangan Saturday 20th July in Nenagh at 7:30.
Burgess Activity Summer Camp
Burgess Activity Summer Camp starts Monday the 22nd July to Friday 26th July. Campt Time is 10am to 3pm each day. Venue is Kilcolman Complex. Children Aged 4 to 12 years catered for and there are still some places available. Contact No.s 085-1365155 or 086-3465757.
Well done to our u14’s who beat Shannon Rovers 2-10 to 2-8 on Wednesday evening last in a tough and entertaining match in Kilcolman.
U12 Burgess v Roscrea Monday 8th July Burgess 4-9 Roscrea 1-0
Our U12’s had an excellent win in the baking heat in Kilcoleman on Monday evening last against a young Roscrea team. Jack O’Keeffe opened our account with a point, this was quickly followed by a goal from Tom Gibson. Sean Dunne got two great points with Jack O’Keeffe rounding off the first half with another great point.
Aaron Sharkey opened our scoring in the second half with a point, Roscrea quickly responded with an excellent goal. This was quickly cancelled out by a goal from Sean Dunne who also got three points in the half. Aaron Sharkey was next on the scoresheet with a great goal followed by Jack OKeeffe with an excellent point. Micheal Ryan in his debut for the U12s shot an excellent goal in the dying minutes of the game.
U12 Burgess v Newport Friday 12th July 2013. Burgess 6-10 Newport 2-4
Burgess continued their excellent run in this year championship with a good win over Newport in a very warm and sunny Kilcoleman on Friday evening last.
Sean Dunne continued his excellent form scoring a total of 3-4, Jack O’Keeffe had a total score of 1-5, Cathal Conneally scored a great point, with Oisin Hynes coming out of goals to score an excellent goal. Score of the match had to come from super sub Oisin Tucker on his debut for the U12s. This was a great team performance well done to all involved.
Next match Tuesday 16th in Kilcoleman v Shannon Rovers all supported would be appreciated.
A great night was had by the large crowd who turned out to our club Lotto draw on Monday the 8th. We had the opportunity to celebrate with Wille Walsh and his family when he was presented with his cheque for his recent win in the Tipp draw. We would like to thank Barrys pub in Newtown for hosting the night and providing the refreshments. There was no winner of the jackpot on the night.
Just a reminder to those interested that the club gym is still open to new members and that all are welcome to avail of our state of the art facilities for the meagre sum of €25 per quarter.