Burgess GAA Notes 29th September 2014

Hard Luck Tipperary:

Hard luck to Eamon O’Shea and the Tipperary hurling team who were narrowly beaten at the weekend. Thanks for your efforts throughout the year and hopefully we can go a step further next year.

Senior Hurling:

Currently we lie in second place in our group with 3 points and a +6 point score difference ahead of third place Borris-Illeigh. Borris and fourth place Silvermines have yet to play their final group game. A Borris win of greater than  7 points would see us pushed into third place however if Drom&Inch win the Mid final three teams will go forward from our group to the last sixteen of the county championship. Borris and the Mines will face each other this coming weekend. Though our fate is no longer in our own hands we are not without a reasonable chance of advancing in the championship.

Club Lotto Results:

There was no winner of last night’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5,10,24 & 27. The 3 x €40 winners were Tom Martin, Borrisilleigh: Jenny Hayes c/o PJ Hogan: Aidan O’Flaherty Youghallarra: next week’s draw will be in Molly Ban’s and the jackpot will be €10,900.

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Burgess GAA notes 22nd September 2014

Senior North Final Replay:

Johnny Mulqueen in full flight

Our senior hurlers were in hard luck on Sunday in the North final replay. We fought hard but came up short on the day to a very good Eire Og team. Our lads have put in a massive effort this year and have made us very proud with the standard of hurling they have produced thus far. Hard luck lads and best of luck for the rest of the county championship.

Congratulations to Eire Og Nenagh who were worthy champions in the end.

U13 Hurling:

Hard luck to U13 team who were beaten by a margin of just one point by Newport Gales in  Newport last Friday evening in the U13 plate competition. Score Newport Gaels 5 -05 Burgess 4-09

U11 Hurling:

Burgess hosted a very successful U11 hurling blitz in Kilcoleman last Saturday in the glorious sunshine. 4 teams took part, Burgess, Portroe,  Newport and Kildangan. A great day was had by all the young hurlers and their families. A big thank you to Fergal McDonnell for all his hard work organising this blitz. Also thanks to Pat Gibson and Christy McLoughlin who were the referees for the day.

Some video footage from our North Senior Campaign:

2011 u21A Presentation ::VIDEO::

With tomorrows North final looming large in our minds it perhaps nice to cast our minds back to the 2011 North u21A final when we were successful against a fancied Nenagh Eire Og and the 2013 Dr. fogarty Cup senior league final.

Here are both presentation speeches…..

Paddy Looby doing the honours

Shane Maher speaks

North Final Replay ::FIXTURE UPDATE::

The North Senior Hurling Final Replay will take place this Sunday 21st of September at 1:15pm in McDonagh Park , Nenagh. Please come out and give our lads your support.

Burgess GAA Notes 15th September 2014

North senior hurling Final:

What drama! Well done to our senior hurlers who were seconds away from a famous victory on Sunday last only for an injury time smash and grab by Eire Og to salvage a draw. The replay is thought to be taking place on Sunday next  in McDonagh Park with the time to be confirmed. Please check the fixture section and club social media outlets for further details. We would all like to congratulate our hurlers and management on a fantastic display and I’m sure we will turn out in huge numbers again to roar our heroes on next Sunday. A match report can be viewed here

Juvenile pre-match event:

Brisk trade

Well done to our Juvenile committee who organised a wonderful  pre-game event in Kilcoleman on Sunday morning prior to the North Final. There was tea, buns, face painting and flags for sale. The event was well attended and a huge success. Well done to all concerned.

Coffee  Morning:

There will be a coffee morning next Thursday from 9am to 4pm in Nuala Hogans. All proceeds will go to North Tipp Hospice and home care.

U14 hurling:

Hard luck to U 14 team who were beaten by 1point by Moneygall/ Templederry in the U 14 plate final. Thanks to the Management and players for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

U13 hurling:

Well  done to U13 team who beat Portroe in Kilcoleman last Friday evening. Their next game is on Friday 19th in Newport at 6.30pm

U11 hurling:

Burgess are holding U11 tournament next Saturday in Kilcoleman.

All square in the North Final

The Burgess Panel

It was honours even in McDonagh Park Nenagh after 64 pulsating minutes of hurling. A last minute smash and grab goal by Paul Ryan deep in injury time rescued a draw from the jaws of defeat for the home side.

Burgess hurling against the wind in packed McDonagh park and had the best of the early exchanges. With seven minutes elapsed Burgess were well worth their five points to two lead. The Burgess scores coming off the back of some fantastic fielding and direct running. Chopper, Tossy, Spudy and Dewi were all on the scoreboard with fine efforts from play while the ever accurate Minty tacked on a trade mark free. By the fifteenth minute Nenagh had recovered their composure had the game tied at 5 each. The Nenagh scores coming by way of three frees and two from open play.

Nenagh continued their ascendancy Into the 24th minute when a pointed penalty after a spectacular Niall McGrath save put them in a four point lead, 0-9 to 0-5. Burgess responded through a pointed Minty free which Nenagh quickly cancelled out. Burgess had the better of the remainder of the half out scoring Nenagh three points to one to leave the half time score Burgess 0-9 Neagh 0-11. The final Burges scores of the half coming from two minty frees and two wonderful points from Danny Ryan and Chopper. Burgess were well pleased to be going in at half time only two points adrift, hurling well and wind advantage to come.

Two minutes into the second half Minty bisected the posts with a ’65 to reduce Eire Og’s lead to just one point. Frees were exchanged to bring the score to 0-11 to 0-13 when Burgess captain Damien O’Brien notched over a fine point from play to leave the scoreboard reading Burgess 0-12 Nenagh 0-13. A minute later Eire Og had yet another free to stretch their lead back out to two points again. The in a wonderful two minute spell of pressure Burgess found the Eire Og net twice to leave the score Burgess 2-12 Nenagh 0-15. Minty quickly added another free followed by three Eire Og points, two from frees, to make it a draw game with 53 minutes elapsed.

The final nerve wracking minutes saw Burgess surge into a three point lead with points from Minty and Tossy and we dared to dream of victory. Referee Michael Murphy decided that four minutes of injury needed to be played and with almost the last puck of the game Nenagh’s  Paul Ryan found the Burgess net. Burgess almost found a winner directly off the puck out Bill O’Flaherty’s shot went narrowly wide.

Niall defies gravity and Nenagh Eire Og

Our lads hurled tremendously well and were in hard luck not to take the spoils today. They did themselves and the parish proud in and enthralling piece of theatre that will live long in the memory of those who witnessed it . The murmur on the bank was that the replay will be held in the same venue on Sunday next at 5pm. We go again!!

Youghalarra Abu!! – On with the Youghal men!

Thanks once again to Liam Hogan who unearthed this song of praise the men of Youghalarra who claimed the North senior championship of 1909.


On With the Youghal men1

North Final Fixture ::UPDATE::

The north senior hurling final between Burgess and Nenagh will take place on Sunday September 14th at 3:30pm in McDonagh Park Nenagh.

Burgess v Thurles Sarsfields 2005

A famous win over the reigning senior county champions after our elevation to senior ranks.

Champs on verge of exit as Burgess win in thriller

By Shane Brophy in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh
Photos: Bridget Delaney

2005 County Intermediate Hurling Champions Burgess have put 2005 County Senior Hurling Champions, Thurles Sarsfields on the brink of elimination from this years championship after emerging winners in an enthralling game in Nenagh on Friday evening.
The reigning champions can only hope that Cashel King Cormacs do them a favour and beat Burgess in the last remaining group game but that looks highly unlikely with Burgess now strong favourites to go through to the next round.
This was the game that the senior championship badly needed to kick it into life after lacklustre divisional and county championship games so far.
The scoring was terrific; the physical exchanges were ferocious and full of commitment from both sides who both desperately wanted to win.
There is no doubt that Burgess were deserving winners. They came from four points down midway through the first half to lead by two at the break with goals from Brian Hogan and Tony Scroope who finished with a haul of 2-6.
A disputed Pat Lawlor goal nine minutes after the resumption brought the champions back into the match but Burgess were never phased and reasserted themselves and a second Tony Scroope goal in the 47th minute proved too much for Sarsfields to claw back.
We sensed something special before the game even started as Shane Maher and Ger ‘Redser’ O’Grady took into one another and this drew in as many as twenty other players in an incident, which threatened to get out of hand. The two culprits and Burgess full back, David Maher were all booked prior to throw-in.
This needle between the sides stayed throughout the entire match and was a crucial aspect in making the game as good as it was.
While Tony Scroope will receive the main plaudits, his colleagues in defence were magnificent in the face of what was an impressive looking Sarsfields attack.
Thurles looked impressive early on as Lar Corbett, Patrick Bourke and Ger O’Grady all raised white flags. But brothers David and Shane Maher really came into their own keeping Redser and Pat Lawlor in check for long stages. Leo and Conor Quigley also had very fine games particularly late cut cutting out wave after wave of Thurles attacks.
Brian Hogan made a massive contribution from midfield along with Noel McDonnell. Tony Dunne and Damien O’Brien chipped in with three points each in the half forward line while Tony Scroope and Donagh Maher always looked dangerous inside.
If Scroope continues this form, a recall to the county panel won’t be too far away.
For the reigning champions, they will look at their defence and the ease at which Burgess bagged their three goals as the reason for their downfall. Tom King and Stephen Lillis had fine games in defence along with Padraig Maher who played very well at centre back after Brendan Carroll was substituted at the break.
Jim Corbett was very impressive at midfield along with Eddie Enright who made a major contribution when introduced at the break. Patrick Bourke, Lar Corbett and Johnny Enright were best in attack.
It was a very good quality game with 37 scores in the hour while Burgess shaded the wides tally, ten to nine.
After the early get to know you between the players just prior to throw-in, the game began at a high tempo with Paul Hogan being fouled after ten seconds and Tony Scroope pointed the free.
Gary Mernagh was then booked for an incident with Noel Gleeson. Lar Corbett replied for Sarsfields before Patrick Bourke who was an impressive first half performer but the champions in front.
Tony Dunne responded for Burgess in the eighth minute but Sarsfields hit a purple patch shooting four points in the next two minutes from Ger O’Grady (2), Lar Corbett and Patrick Bourke.
Burgess settled again after that scoring blitz and the gap was down to one by the 14th minute with Donagh Maher, Damien O’Brien and Tony Scroope (free) pointing.
Donagh Maher should have goaled for Burgess a minute later but shot wide after taking a pass from Brian Hogan. Jim Corbett and Donagh Maher traded points before Burgess struck for a deserved goal in the 23rd minute.
Tony Scroope’s attempt at goal came back off the crossbar to Donagh Maher and he passed to Brian Hogan but as it looked like he had been bottled up, he managed to get his shot in past Patrick McCormack.
Thurles responded and were level two minutes later after points from Johnny Enright (free) and a super long range point from Patrick Bourke.
Burgess grabbed their second goal three minutes from the break as Noel McDonnell caught the puckout and passed to Tony Scroope who flashed a shot high to the net. Johnny Enright and Pat Lawlor reduced the gap before Tony Dunne sent Burgess into the break 2-7 to 0-11 leaders after an enthralling first half.
Eddie Enright was introduced at the break and was soon on the scoreboard to reply to an early Tony Dunne point. Johnny Enright hit another free before Tony Scroope hit two points for Burgess.
Thurles were level by the ninth minute of the half after a super move involving Lar and Jim Corbett saw Cian McDonnell save from the midfielder but Pat Lawlor was on hand to put the rebound to the net but he looked suspiciously in the square.
Tony Scroope and Johnny Enright traded long range points before Scroope bagged his second goal in the 47th minute as he fended off Gary Mernagh before shooting low to the net.
The crowd were fully engrossed at this stage with the Burgess fans sensing a famous win. Their expectation increased as Scroope converted a free but the gap was back to two with ten minutes to go after points from Johnny Enright (free) and Lar Corbett.
Points from Damien O’Brien and Tony Scroope were cancelled out by two points from Johnny Enright as they game entered injury time with Burgess hanging on. Lar Corbett almost got in for a goal but Cian McDonnell did well to push the county stars shot away.
As Thurles desperately looked for a goal, Damien O’Brien surged up field to score as the Burgess fans leapt with joy on the grassy bank. Their joy was confirmed two minutes later when John Ryan blew the full time whistle, and probably on Thurles’s participation in this years title race.
Man of the Match: Tony Scroope (Burgess)
Scorers – Burgess: Tony Scroope 2-6, 0-4 frees, Damien O’Brien 0-4, Tony Dunne 0-3, Brian Hogan 1-0, Donagh Maher 0-2
Thurles Sarsfields: Johnny Enright 0-7, 5 frees, Pat Lawlor 1-1, Patrick Bourke, Lar Corbett 0-3 each, Ger O’Grady 0-2, Jim Corbett 0-1, Eddie Enright.
Burgess: Cian McDonnell, Ger Fogarty, David Maher, Leo Quigley, Conor Quigley, Shane Maher, Robbie Cremin, Brian Hogan, Noel McDonnell, Tony Dunne, Paul Hogan, Damien O’Brien, Noel Gleeson, Tony Scroope, Donagh Maher. Subs: Jonathon Maher for N Gleeson (40), Shane Ryan for L Quigley (53 inj).
Thurles Sarsfields: Patrick McCormack, Michael Cahill, Gary Mernagh, Tom King, Stephen Lillis, Brendan Carroll, Brian Graydon, Johnny Enright, Jim Corbett, Patrick Bourke, Ger O’Grady, Lar Corbett, Richie Ruth, Pat Lawlor, Eoin Costello. Subs: Padraig Maher for B Graydon (20 inj), Barry Dwyer for R Ruth (27 inj), Eddie Enright for B Carroll (H/T), Michael Gleeson for E Costello (48). Referee: John Ryan (Cashel King Cormacs).

The full match video:


::Video:: 1992 Intermediate North Final post match interviews

Donal Mackey interviews Donie Nealon, Jack Maher and Kieran Hogan after Burgess defeated Kildangan in the 1992 Intermediate North final.