Burgess Gaa Notes 1st September 2014


Well done  to Drew Boland who was on the winning Tipperary U16b who won the All Ireland tournament last weekend. Well done also to Jack Boland and Stephen Kirwan who were on the U14 Tipperary teams who played in the Tony Forrestal and Sonny Walsh competitions at the weekend. Well done too to Michael Ryan who represented Tipperary recently in the long puck community games in Athlone. Michael came 9th in Ireland which is a fantastic achievement for a young man of nine years. Well done again to all, you have made us all in the parish very proud.

U16 Hurling:

The U16 team bowed out of the championship last Monday evening against Borrisokane. Well done to all the boys and the selectors for all their commitment throughout the year

U14 Hurling:

Well done to U14 team who beat Ballina last Wednesday evening in the first round of the plate. Our next game is against Borrisokane in Kilcoleman. Date and time to be confirmed.

U11 Hurling:

There will be an U11 tournament commencing Saturday 13th in Kilcoleman. More details will be sent via club phone.

Senior Hurling:

We face Nenagh in the final of the North senior hurling championship on Sunday September 14th in McDonagh Park, Nenagh after our recent victory over Kilruane in the north semi-final. I’m sure we can count on everyone in the parish to give our lads all the support they deserve on the day.

Training Fund:

The club is starting a training fund to support our senior hurlers before their North final appearance and we would welcome any contributions from businesses or supporters alike in order to give our lads every advantage on the day. If you are interested in helping out please contact any club officer for further details.

Best Wishes for the All Ireland Final:

We would like to wish Eamonn O’Shea and his charges the very best of luck in the All Ireland Senior hurling final on Sunday coming.

Club lotto:

There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot the numbers Drawn were 10, 11, 12 & 29.  This week’s draw was  in Molly Bán’s, Nenagh on Monday the 1st September.  The Jackpot was at an all time high of €10,400 on the night.  Next week’s draw will be in Barry’s of Newtown on Monday the 8th September .  Best of luck & thank you for your support.

Burgess prevail in semi-final thriller

Burgess 1-16, Kilruane 0-17

North Senior Hurling Semi-final 24th August 2014

With the aid of a strong breeze Kilruane took the lead with a point inside the opening minute of the first half from the stick of Thomas Cleary. Three minutes later Peter Gill opened Burgess’s account with a well taken point after some sustained Burgess pressure. A little more than a minute later, Kilruanes Brian O’Meara slotted over a fantastic side-line cut to restore his teams lead. A needless foul on Bill O’Flaherty gave Stephen Murray the opportunity to bring Burgess level once again in the 7th minute of the half. Seconds later Burgess took the lead when Tossy Hogan got inside the Kilruane defence and rifled an unstoppable shot passed Thomas Williams in the Kilruane goal. Burgess now led 1-2 to 0-2
The Burgess dominance, built on solid defensive work, was rewarded a minute later when Murray fired over his second free of the day. Kilruanes county star, Niall O’Meara opened his account in the tenth minute with an excellent point from play to make the score 1-3 to 0-3. Justin Cahill was next on the score sheet for Kilruane as they began to come back into the game. Thomas Cleary tagged on his second point of the game a minute later to leave the bare minimum between the sides. Shane Quinlan then finished off a well worked move to bring Kilruane level in the 14th minute leaving the score, Burgess 1-3 Kilruane 0-6. A minute later the impressive Brian O’Meara made himself available to take a great pass from his brother Niall which he duly slotted over for the lead point for Kilruane. Mark O’Leary was next to get his name on the scoresheet with a well taken point thereby extending Kilruanes lead to two points
The rot was stopped for Burgess on the 18th minute when their towering corner forward Bill O’Flaherty broke down an intelligent ball into the path of the onrushing Damien O’Brien who reduced the Kilruane lead to just one point. A minute later Damien was on hand again to win a free which Stephen Murray had no problem converting and the sides were level once again. Great interplay out of the Burgess defence resulted in a fantastic point by Noel Gleeson on the 23rd minute to regain the lead for Burgess. Buggy O’Meara caught the resulting puckout and from way out on the wing, with barely a glance at the goals, fired the ball over his shoulder and straight over the black spot to level the game once again. Not to be outdone Burgess captain Damien O’Brien caught Niall McGraths puckout which was laid off to centre forward Brian Hogan and Burgess had the lead once more.
The full blooded commitment of both sides was perhaps best exemplified by Liam Gibson’s kamikaze tackle on the on-rushing Donagh Maher. The resulting collision, which shook McDonagh Park, lead to a five minute delay as Liam was carried injured on a stretcher from the field to a round of applause from all present. Stephen Murray pointed the resulting free to edge Burgess further in front, 1-8 to 0-9. Five minutes of frenetic, thrilling, end to end hurling and two Buggy O’Meara pointed frees later and the sides were level going in at half time 1-8 to 0-11.

The second half saw Kilruane first on the score board with Brian O’Meara converting a close in free in the second minute. Burgess responded immediately from the puckout with a wonderful catch and point from the side-line by centre forward Brian Hogan. Moments later Burgess regained the lead through a Stephen Murray free after Peter Gill was fouled in the middle of the park. Almost immediately Burgess stretched their lead again by way of an absolute monster of a pointed free by corner back John O’Dwyer. Two points in under a minute from Kilruanes Justin Cahill and Shane Quinlan had the team’s level yet again in this thrilling encounter with the score locked at 1-11 to 0-14 and 18 minutes remaining.
Brian Buggy O’Meara and Stephen Murray exchanged points in rapid succession until Burgess regained the lead by way of second half sub Eoin Leahy Hogan’s first touch of the ball. Four minutes later a Stephen Murray free had Burgess holding onto a slender 2 point lead with the Kilruane onslaught sure to come. Brian O’Meara and Danny Ryan exchanges points as both sides fought fiercely over every ball. A cynical trip on the rampaging Donagh Maher by Kilruane centre back Kieran Cahill resulted in another pointed free for Stephen Murray and Burgess led by that most dangerous of margins, a goal, with less than one minute of normal time remaining.
In a nail biting final two and a half minutes of injury time Kilruane hunted for that elusive goal but the Burgess defence, as they had been all day, were defiant and unyielding and all Kilruane could muster was another pointed side-line by the impressive Brian O’Meara.
When the final whistle blew Burgess were deserved two point victors with the final score reading Burgess 1-16, Kilruane 0-17.
We now face Nenagh in the North senior Hurling final on Sunday 14th of September, in McDonagh Park Nenagh.

Buirghéas Abú!

The Burgess Team: Niall McGrath, Jack O’Flaherty, Jonathon Mulqueen, John O’Dwyer, Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Michael OFlaherty, Daniel Ryan, Peter Gill, Damien O’Brien (capt), Brian Hogan, Noel Gleeson, Bill O’Flaherty, Eoin Tossy Hogan, Stephen Murray. Subs used: Eoin Leahy Hogan.


Burgess GAA notes 26th August 2014


Well done to U16 team who beat Slivermines in Dolla on Monday 18th. This was a very tight game which Burgess snatched in the last puck of the game. Next game is against Borrisokane on Monday 25th see match report for details.


U14 team are taking part in the Newport tournament. Their first game is against Monaleen on Thursday 28th in Monaleen.
Community Games:
Congratulations to Michael Ryan who represented Tipperary in the Community Games long puck in Athlone recently. Michael came 9th in Ireland in this competition which is a great achievement for 11year old Michael.
The Juvenile club would like to thank all those who helped bag pack last Saturday in Dunnes Stores. Thanks very much to Dunnes Stores for allowing us to bag pack in their store.

Minor Hurling:

Our minor hurlers bowed out of the North Championship after a valiant display against Silvermines in Nenagh on Tuesday 19th last. We would like ot thank our players and management for their commitment throughout the year and we are sure better days lie ahead.

Senior Hurling:

Our Senior hurlers lifted the entire parish with their exploits in Nenagh on Sunday last when they defeated a fancied Kilruane outfit in the North senior semi-final. The scoreline of 1-16 t o 0-17 reflected how competitive the game was. This famous victory now places us in the North final against last years beaten county finalists, Eire Og Nenagh, on Sunday 14th of September. A full match report can be viewed here
The team that started : Niall McGrath, Jack O’Flaherty. Jonathon Mulqueen, John O’Dwyer, Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Michael O’Flaherty, Daniel Ryan, Peter Gill, Damien O’Brien, Brian Hogan, Noel Gleeson, Bill O’Flaherty, Eoin (Tossy ) Hogan, Stephan Murray.

Shane Maher in action against Kilruane


All Ireland Final tickets:
For those who still haven’t ordered their tickets please contact Dinny Ryan, Mairead Darcy or Murt Hogan before Thursday


Some Video Highlights:

North Senior Hurling Semi-final ::FIXTURE UPDATE::

24.08.14 (Sun)


Time: 2 30 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Nenagh

Referee: Philip Kelly



Time: 4 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Nenagh

Referee: Pat Gibson

Burgess GAA Notes August 18th 2014

Junior A Hurling:

Half time talk

Our Junior A’s bowed out of the North Championship on Friday last after a disappointing play-off defeat to Roscrea. We would like to thank both the players and management for their efforts throughout the year.

Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurlers will face Kilruane next weekend in the North semi-final at a date and venue to be confirmed. Please the Fixtures list and the clubs social media for further details. Our lads deserve our full support in this important fixture.

Minor Hurling:

Our Minors will face Silvermines in Nenagh on Tuesday the  19th of August at 6:30pm


Well done to U16 team who beat Shannon Rovers on Monday 11th in Kilcoleman. Next game Monday 18th v Silvermines.


U14 team are taking part in the Newport tournament. Time and dates will be sent by club secretary. They are also taking part in the U14 North Tipp plate.

Bag Packing:

Bag packing will take place in Dunnes Stores this Saturday 23rd August. All juvenile parents are asked to spare an hour or two to help this fundraiser for the juvenile club. Please give your name to club Secretary on (086) 3934363 and a time that would suit you.

Club lotto:

There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot the Numbers Drawn were 12, 24, 27 & 28. This week’s Draw was in Barry’s of Newtown on Monday the 18th August. The Jackpot was at an all-time high of €10,200 on the night. Next week’s draw will be in Ciss Ryan’s, Garrykennedy on Monday the 25th August. Best of luck & thank you all for your continued support.


Some video action from our final Junior A game of the year.









Junior A playoff ::Fixture UPDATE::

North Tipp J’A’ HC K/O
15.08.14 (Fri)
  • Play-off


    Time: 6 30 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Moneygall

    Referee: Seamus Tynan

Burgess GAA Notes 11th August 2014

Junior A hurling:

Cian and Garrett in action against Nenagh -Photo- Enda O'Sullivan

Garrett Howard and Cian McDonnell in action against Nenagh

We were beaten by Nenagh on Friday last 1-15 to 0-13 in the North championship. Our lads gave their all but we just couldn’t make our chances count. The team that lined out was was follows: Paul Carroll, Sean Flynn, Pat Woods, Keith Mulqueen, Kieran Ryan, Paddy Hogan, Brian Tucker, Tony Hogan, Declan O’Donoghue, Tadgh O’Halloran, John O’Brien, Garrett Howard, Kevin Nealon, Cian McDonnell, Tony Hogan. Subs Used: Shane McCarthy, Dan Nevin.

Minor Hurling:

Our minor hurlers were beaten by Templederry in a very entertaining game in Dolla on Thursday on a score line of 2-15 to 1-23. We next face Lorrha in Cloughjordan on Thursday 14th of August at 6:30. All support would be greatly appreciated.

U16 Hurling:

Well done to U16 team who beat Borrisoleigh last Monday. Next match is on Monday 11th against Shannon Rovers in Kilcoleman at 6.30pm all support would be greatly appreciated.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. The numbers Drawn were 13, 24, 28 & 30. This week’s Draw was in Reidy’s, Newtown on Monday the 11th August where Jackpot was at an all-time high of €10,100 on the night. Next week’s draw will be in Barry’s of Newtown on Monday the 18th August. Best of luck to everyone and thank you all for your continued support.

Senior Hurling:

Our senior Hurlers will face Kilruane McDonaghs in the north semi-final with the time and date of that fixture contingent on Tipperary’s progress in the senior All Ireland championship. The likely date for this fixture is the weekend of the 23rd/24th August.