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.

 

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