u12 County Champions

U12 Hurling County Final Friday 30th August @18.45 in Thurles

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Burgess 2-05  Ballyneale 3-00

All roads out of Burgess on Friday evening lead to the Durlas Og pitch in Thurles for the meeting of north champions Burgess and the south champions Ballyneale in the 2013 U12 county hurling final. A tight tough encounter was anticipated by all and it lived up to its billing.

Burgess played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and were quick out of the blocks when Aaron Sharkey rattled the Ballyneale net for his first goal of the game. Burgess were now on the ascendency, with great teamwork and attitude took the game to Ballyneale. This was also due to a Brendan Cummins like save by Oisin Hynes after 9 minutes. Between the 10 and 15 minute Cathal Conneally struck two great points and Jack O’Keefe one to leave Burgess leading by 1-03 to no score.  Burgess were rocked by a Ballyneale goal just before halftime where a hard shot from the wing forward deceived the burgess keeper and end in the net leaving the ht score Burgess 1-03 Ballyneale 1-00.

Burgess regrouped at halftime as they knew Ballyneale would put it up to them for the remaining 20 minutes. Another superb point from Cathal Conneally kept the scoreboard ticking over. Again Ballyneale came at Burgess and were rewarded with their second goal 8 minutes into the second half leaving Burgess only 1 point ahead playing into the wind. Like all great teams as soon as they conceded, Burgess with some fine passing found Aaron Sharkey free in front of the Ballyneale and the net shook for a second time and the umpire raised the beautiful green flag for Burgess. Legs on both sides were now tiring and all subs had been used so both sides dug deep looking for the next score. Ballyneale were rewarded when Burgess defence failed to clear a ball and it ended in the Burgess net leaving Burgess now only 1 points up and five minutes left to go. Again Burgess went on the attack and as the ball broke to Sean Dunne whom made space and struck a fine point from his right side. The large contingent from Burgess were now vocal and roared on the team.  Ballyneale threw the kitchen sink at Burgess but the defence was now water tight and when the referee Kevin Jordan blew the final whistle there were great scenes of joy and celebration from the Burgess players, mentors and supporters.

Burgess had won their first county U12 hurling final as well as adding the north hurling and football titles to their cabinet.  Ironically they won the hurling final by the same amount as they lost the football county final earlier this year the only game they lost all year. What an achievement by these young lads and lassies. When the going got tough in the second half these players dug deep and believed in themselves. Like the line in the song “success to burgess hurlers, may their courage never fail” which was true for all to see this evening.

Sean Dunne accepted the Cup from the juvenile county chairman on behalf of the team and thanked Ballyneale for a wonderful sporting game. A large procession of cars headed back to Newtown passing through Nenagh blowing horns and waving jerseys. A great night was had in Reidy’s afterwards.

The management of the U12’s and Burgess Juvenile committee would like to thank all the U12 players for bringing great success to the club and parish. They played all year as a team and believed that they could beat anyone. We would like to thank the parents and large burgess vocal support (great to see Donie Nealon and Chris Cooney celebrate after the game). We would like to thank Timmy Maher, Fergal McDonald, Paudie Butler and Vincent McKenna for taking some coaching sessions throughout the year. We wish Killian Hogan and his family all the best as they move to the UK. Finally a big thank you to Padraig Hogan for recording the games throughout the year.

Burgess Team. O Hynes K Hogan E Morrissey J O’Keeffe T O’Neill C Maher A Sharkey S Dunne capt. C Conneally T Gibson C McAuliffe D Hogan J Cooney K O’Brien
Also M Ryan L Conneally O Tucker future Burgess U12 star

Man of the match – 14 Burgess players

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U12 Hurlers qualify for County final

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U12 County semi-final in Drombane Monday 26th Aug. @7pm

Burgess 2-04 Knockavilla Kickhams 1-01

After a hard fought game this evening in Drombane, Burgess were victorious on a scoreline of        2-04 to 1-01. All players tried hard throughout the game and were duly rewarded with a great win.

A sincere thanks to all the Burgess supporters who turned out in such great numbers and encouraged the team from start to finish.

All roads now lead to Pairc Na NOg, Thurles this Friday throw in 6.45pm for U12 County Final Burgess v Ballyneal.

Burgess GAA notes 25th August 2013

Junior A hurling

Hard luck to our junior hurlers who were defeated by Knockshegowna on Friday last on a score line of 1-15 to 0-10. Well done to players and management for their efforts this year.

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Senior hurling

Dr Fogarty Cup Final Replay v Nenagh Éire Óg is fixed to be played on on Sunday 1st of September in Toomevara at the time of writing. Please check fixtures for further details as this is likely to change.

U16 Hurling

Well done to u16 players and management who beat Moneygall 2 -18 to 4-8 on Saturday last and have now qualified as top seeded team for the quarter finals.

Minor Hurling

Well done to our minor hurlers who beat Templederry 3-23 to 2-13 and have now qualified to face Silvermines in the semi-final. Best of luck lads!

Thank You from the Ballywilliam-Newtown Ramblers

A sincere thank you to all who sponsored and supported the team for the Relay for Life held in Toomevara GAA grounds last Saturday, raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Thanks to all who called in to our Camp offering support and gifts over the weekend.

We were one of 32 teams participating over the 24 hour walking relay. While the rain on Saturday Evening  dampened  things for a few hours, the overall weekend was another great success.

Special thanks to Declan Kearns for the use of his horse transporter as our Team Base Camp for the weekend. It offered great facilities and comfort for the team, friends and visitors. We request that all sponsorship cards are returned within the next 2 weeks.

Club Lotto

There was no winner of Monday 19th Augusts  lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 18 & 28. Next weeks draw, Monday 2nd of September, will take place in Barrys.

Thanks to all for your continued support.

Gym Membership

A quick reminder to all existing members whose membership fall s due around now.  Please renew as soon as possible. For anyone wishing to join, please contact any club officer for further details.  The gym is fantastic value at €50 for 6 months membership.

U12 County semi-final in Drombane Monday 26th Aug. @7pm

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Burgess 2-04 Knockavilla Kickhams 1-01

After a hard fought game this evening in Drombane, Burgess were victorious on a scoreline of        2-04 to 1-01. All players tried hard throughout the game and were duly rewarded with a great win.

A sincere thanks to all the Burgess supporters who turned out in such great numbers and encouraged the team from start to finish.

All roads now lead to Pairc Na NOg, Thurles this Friday throw in 6.45pm for U12 County Final Burgess v Ballyneal.

U12 north final 2013

U12 North Final Burgess v Shannon Rovers Saturday 10th August 2013

Burgess 4-06 Shannon Rovers 0-01

All roads lead to Borrisoleigh for the North U12 hurling final. Burgess were going for the double having already won the football in May. These sides met in July with a draw the result after a tough encounter.
A point from Cathal Conneally followed a goal from Tom Gibson after 5 minutes settled Burgess. Burgess high work rate and teamwork lead to 3 further points from Jack’ O Keeffe and a goal just before half time leaving the score Burgess 2-04 Shannon Rovers no score.
Both sides brought on their subs at half time, Burgess continued with their high work rate and teamwork which kept them on the forward foot. This led to two great points from Sean Dunne. Rovers pressed forward and dropped numerous balls into the Burgess square but as ever the defence were rock solid. Rovers scored a good point from a free 15 minutes into the second half. In the last 5 minutes of the game Kiefer O’Brien and Daire Hogan both scored a goal. When the referees Seamus Tynan blew the final whistle Burgess had completed the double in North Tipp.

This performance was down to great teamwork and work rate for the whole 40 minutes by Burgess. Things didn’t just go the Rovers way today and no doubt they will rebound from this and it will stand to them in the future but today was Burgess day and all credit is due to the 14 players whom all performed to a very high level. Thanks also to the Burgess supporters who turned out in great numbers and encouraged the team throughout the game. We would like to thank Shannon Rovers from their great sportsmanship throughout the day. Also a big thanks to Borrisoleigh for providing great facilities on the day. Lastly we would also like to thank the Juvenile North Board and the Referee for a great day.

Burgess team:
1 Oisin Hynes 2 Killian Hogan 3 Emily Morrissey 4 Jack O’Keeffe 5 Tom O Neill 6 Caoilfhionn Maher 7 Cathal Conneally 8 Sean Dunne 9 Aaron Sharkey 10 Tom Gibson 11 Cormac McAuliffe 12 Daire Hogan 13 Joe Cooney 14 Keifer O’Brien

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Burgess GAA notes 11 August 2013

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Senior Hurling

Our senior hurlers bowed out of the county championship to Borrisoleigh on Saturday evening last. We were 10 points down at half time with things looking bleak but the lads mounted a fearsome comeback in the second half which saw us netting four goals.

It wasn’t enough on the night however and we were eventually beaten 4-12 to 1-25.

We would like to thank both the players and management for their efforts in the championship this year and we wish them the best of luck in the county League final replay against Eire Og Nenagh Saturday 14th August in Toomevara at 4:30pm.
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I’m sure we can count on huge support for the lad’s last game of the year.

U12 North final

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Congratulations to our fantastic under 12’s who defeated Shannon Rovers in the final of the Premier North end games on Saturday last. Though we had drawn an earlier game against the Rovers players and management put in great work which resulted in a 4-6 to 0-1 victory.

The county semi-final is due to be played next weekend see fixtures all support would be greatly appreciated.

Junior A hurling

Our junior A’s face Knockshe on Friday 23rd of August at 6:30pm in Puckane.

Minor Hurling

We were beaten away on Tuesday last by Ballina 1-6 to 1-12. Our next game sees us out against Templederry in the knock out stage of this competition on Monday 19th of August at 6:30 in Nenagh.

Congratulations

Well done to Willie Walsh who won €500 to add to the car he recently in the Tipp draw. Willies luck certainly seems to be in!

Club lotto

There was no winner of the draw on Monday 5th of August. The numbers drawn were 4,5,9 & 13. The next draw on Monday the 19th of August will take place in Ciss Ryan’s Garrykennedy. We thank everyone for their continued support.

Gym Membership

A quick reminder to all existing members whose membership fall s due around now. Please renew as soon as possible. For anyone wishing to join, please contact any club officer for further details. The gym is fantastic value at €50 for 6 months membership.

Cake Sale & Country Market

In aid of the Irish Cancer Society / Relay for Life will be held this Saturday the 17th at Kilcolman from 11am to 1pm with a raffle for spot prized.

All donations gratefully accepted and can be dropped in from 10am on the day.

Ballywilliam-Newtown Ramblers Team for ‘Relay for Life’

The community have a team taking part in this year’s Relay for Life, raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society, being held in Toomevara GAA Grounds on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of August.

People are still welcome to join the team or just turn up on the Saturday evening/night or Sunday and join in.

For any information or to offer sponsorship please contact Ann McGrath, Maria Murray or Liam Gillespie.

The Relay starts at 5pm and carries through to the closing ceremony a 4pm.

We will have a tent in the field were all can meet up for refreshments and a chat.

This is a great weekend of walking for a good cause while having fun at the same time. We only ask you to walk for 1 of 24 hours but guaranteed you will want to stay for longer when you get there with all the different entertainment and activities going on over the 24 hour’s.

Burgess GAA notes 5th August 2013

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Ballywilliam-Newtown Ramblers join ‘Relay for Life’

The community have a team entered called ‘Ballywilliam-Newtown Ramblers’ for this years Relay for Life being held in Toomevara on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of August. All are welcome to join , so please contact Liam Gillespie, Maria Murray or Ann McGrath and we will get you sorted with a sponsorship card.

This is our 3rd year to be part of this great weekend of walking for a good cause while having fun at the same time. You will be required to walk for 1 hour but guaranteed you will stay for longer when you get there.

We are organising a Cake Sale & Country Market to be held at Kilcolman on Saturday morning the 17th August from 11am to 1pm with a raffle for spot prized.

All donations gratefully accepted and can be dropped in from 10am on the day. More details next week.

Congratulations

Well done to Ciara Kearns, Plunkett St. who won the RDS qualifier in show-jumping. Best of luck to Ciara in the RDS!

U14 Hurling

Commiserations to our u14 hurlers who went down fighting to Borrisoleigh in Kilcolman on Saturday last.

Junior A Hurling

Hard luck to our Junior A’s who were beaten by Borrisoleigh on Friday last. We had a disastrous first half, going in at the break 3-9 to 0-6 down. But great credit is due to our lads who put in a battling second half performance which saw us lose out 3-16 to 1-14.

Senior Hurling

Our next game in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship is against  Borrisoleigh on Saturday 10th August in McDonagh park at 7pm. All support for our boys would be greatly appreciated.

County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup Dr Fogarty Cup Final Replay 6:30pm in Toomevara v Nenagh Eire og.

Club Gym

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.

Club Lotto

There was no winner of Mondat 29th’s jackpot.  The numbers  drawn were 12,13,16 & 19. The 4×25 euro winners were: Paul Griffin, Newtown: Pat & Breda Mulcahy,Gortmore: Lisa Manning,Nenagh: Isobel Lucas,c/o Ryan Stoves,Burgess. Next week’s draw, 12th August,  is in Reidys. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.