Burgess GAA Notes 27th April 2015

Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurlers were defeated by Drom Inch in the Senior championship at the weekend. Our final group game is a vital winner takes all fixture against Borris Ileigh in Nenagh on Saturday May 9th at 7pm. A win guarantees Roinn 1 status next year placing us third in the group, a loss would consign us to Roinn 2. All support greatly appreciated.

Junior A:

Our junior A hurlers face Kildangan in the league on Friday 1st of May at 7pm in Kilcolman.

Club lotto AGM:

Did you you know that the Burgess Development fund Lotto has presented €37,200 in total jackpot prize money to seven winners to date in four years of operation. The following are some of the main points from the AGM held last week.

  • Gemma Flynn was elected the new chairperson of the Burgess development fund lotto. We wish her well in her new role and would like to thank Liam for his service over they last four years.
  •  Liam Gillespie – takes over the role of vice chairman.
  •  Secretary – Mairead Darcy is reappointed to the role again this year.
  •  Treasurer – Rena Maher is re-elected to the role this year.
  •  Ticket sales coordinator – Ann McGrath is reappointed again this year.
  •  Ratified – Sellers prize where there are two winners in one week each gets €100.
  •  Weekly Sellers prize – increased to €40 – three house prizes remain at 3 x €40 per week.

Lotto presentation:

Lucky double winners Niamh Mulqueen and Billy Ducie were presented each with their cheques for €2,700 in Molly Bans recently at our regular weekly draw. We hope they and their families enjoy their winnings.

Club Lotto Results:

There was no winner of Monday 20th Aprils Lotto jackpot. The numbers  drawn were 3,9,10 & 12. The 3x €40 winners were John O’Dwyer, Pallasmore: Tony O’Flaherty, Newtown: Ellie Hogan, Newtown: seller’s prize John Murray. This week’s draw is in Barry’s and the jackpot stands at €3,300 euro.

Burgess GAA notes 20th April 2015

Senior Hurling:

One time I caught a fish and it was this big Spudy regales the lads with an account of a recent fishing trip

Our senior hurler’s next outing in the county championship will be on Saturday 25th April at 6:30 in Dolla. Given the results from the opening round of games we must get something from this game. All support is greatly appreciated. As is usual please check the fixtures page of the Guardian and the clubs social media for any late fixture changes.

Junior Hurling:

We were beaten by Templederry  in the league at the weekend on a score of 1-14 to 2-18.


Well done to U12 football team who beat Borrisokane on a score line of Burgess 3-7 Borrisokane 1-6


Hard luck to U 16 football team who were beaten by Shannon Gaels in Kilcolman recently.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of Monday 13th Aprils jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6,7,13 & 25. The 3x40euro winners were Fergal McDonnell, Carrigatoher: Joe Ryan c/o Dinny Ryan: Darren Griffin, Nenagh; sellers prize Jane Quinlan. This w week’s draw is in Molly Bán’s, for a jackpot of €3,150.

Billy Ducie being presented with his winnings

Our joint winners of two weeks ago were presented with their oversized novelty cheques at our weekly draw in Molly Báns, Nenagh on Monday night last. A fine crowd of well wishers were on hand to help Billy Ducie and Niamh Mulqueen celebrate their recent Lotto success.

Niamh Mulqueen and family

Club Lotto AGM:

The AGM of the lotto committee is taking place this Thursday 23rd at 8pm in Kilcolman. We request and welcome all players and members of the senior Club to attend this important meeting. It is the main fundraising arm for the senior club and your support for the coming year is crucial for its continued success.

Tipp team for league semi final announced

AHL Division 1 Semi-Final – Tipperary v Waterford
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The Tipperary Senior Hurling team to play Waterford on Sunday next, April 19th, in the Allianz Hurling League Semi-final in Nowlan Park at 4pm has been announced.

Though the squad has been hit with a number of recent injuries, Eamon O’Shea and his management team are still able to field a strong and experienced starting XV.

Darren Gleeson and John O’Dwyer return after their recent injuries, Conor O’Brien and Shane McGrath replace the injured Cathal Barrett and Kieran Bergin, while the big news is  the addition of Seamus Callanan to the full forward line after his successful red card appeal last night.

So the team lines out as follows;

Darren Gleeson (Portroe),  Paddy Stapleton (Borris Ileigh), Conor O’Mahony (Newport), Conor O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty), Michael Breen (Ballina), Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), James Woodlock (Drom & Inch), Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch), John O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Brendan Maher Capt., (Borris Ileigh), Jason Forde (Silvermines), Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch), Patrick Maher (Lorrha Dorrha), Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs).

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Burgess GAA Notes 13th April 2015

Pre-match huddle - u16 Challenge

Pre-match huddle – u16 Challenge

Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurler’s next outing in the county championship will be on Saturday 25th April at 6:30 in Dolla. Given the results from the opening round of games we must get something from this game. All support is greatly appreciated. As is usual please check the fixtures page of the Guardian and the clubs social media for any late fixture changes.


Action from a recent u16 challenge v Moneygall Clonakenny

Action from a recent u16 challenge v Moneygall Clonakenny

Hard luck to the Burgess U16 football team who were beaten by a strong Moneygall / Clonakenny team in Moneygall on Monday 6th April.


Well done to the Burgess U14 football team who defeated Moneygall / Clonakenny on a score line of Burgess 2-03 to Moneygall / Clonakenny 1-04 on Wednesday 8th of April last. This was a great performance as we only had 13 players for most of the first half and were trailing by 2 points at half time. Burgess, now fielding 15 players for the second half, started to dominate the game and went ahead after a well taken goal by Jack O’Keeffe. Moneygall / Clonakenny responded with a goal and a point leaving Burgess with an uphill battle. Their never say die attitude and a great team work was rewarded with a goal finished off by Aaron Sharkey to put Burgess back in the running. Excellent points by Sean Dunne, Aaron Sharkey and Jack O’Keeffe secured the victory for Burgess. Well done to all the team and management.

Club  Lotto:

There were two winners of the lotto jackpot on Monday 5th of April. Billy Ducie, Curraghtemple and Agnes Mulqueen, Castlecranna were the lucky winners. Each will receive €2,700. The lucky numbers drawn were 4,7,11 & 13. This week’s draw was held in Larkin’s for a jackpot of €3,000.

The Club Lotto AGM will take place on April 23rd at 8pm in Kilcolman. All are welcome.

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations to two former Burgess stalwarts who both tied the knot this weekend past. Best wishes to Keelan Howard who took the plunge in faraway Australia and to Tony Scroope who kept things a little more local marrying Portroe girl Antonia Shouldice. Interestingly Antonia is the third Shouldice sister to marry into the Burgess parish. We would like to wish both couples long and happy lives together.

Tipperary GAA Scene – April 7th 2015

Tipperary GAA Scene – April 7th 2015

by Acting PRO Joe Bracken

The Tipperary football team completed their football league campaign with a one score loss to Wexford in Round 7 of the league in Clonmel last Sunday on a score-line of 2-15 to 2-12. With safety already secured it afforded management an opportunity to utilise the panel ahead of the opening round in the championship. That Munster quarter-final fixture will take place in Semple Stadium Thurles on Sunday May 31st.

This Wednesday, April 8th, the Tipperary minor hurlers line out against Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final in Semple Stadium at 7pm. With a huge amount of interest in the side this year Liam Cahill and his management team of Seán Corbett, John Sheedy, TJ Ryan and Michael Bevans will be anxious to see their side hit the ground running and hopefully come out on top against the Déise lads. The referee is Johnny Murphy from Limerick. The winners go on to meet Clare in the Munster semi-final on July 1st, while the losers will play the losers play-off game on Wednesday, May 6th v Cork or Limerick.

Continuing a busy week in Semple Stadium, Tipperary play Cork in the EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Final on this Thursday, April 9th, at 7.30pm. Having overcome Clare with relative ease in the semi-final the task facing this Tipperary will be huge and won’t have gone astray on them. With senior stars like the calibre of Ian Fahey, Steven O’Brien, Liam Casey and Evan Comerford among others lining out, there won’t be any shortage of desire within the squad as they set out to put a halt to the Rebels gallop. Manager Tommy Toomey and his selectors of Mick O’Loughlin, Michael McGeehan, Peter Creedon and Eoghan Cooney have a wonderful wealth of knowledge on the side-line and will be endeavouring to find the key that will allow their side to unhinge this Cork outfit. The referee for this final is Seán Joy from Kerry. The winners go on to meet the Leinster champions, Dublin, in the All-Ireland semi-final on April 18th.

It would give a tremendous boost to both the minor hurlers and U21 footballers to see as many as possible in Semple Stadium on the respective evenings to shout on the blue and gold and to give the teams a welcome shot in the arm of vocal home support.

Tipperary will play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday next April 15th, at 7pm in Semple Stadium.

The opening round in the Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling Championship got underway last weekend with some interesting results. The remaining ties go ahead this weekend. The Clean Ireland County Intermediate Hurling Championship is also underway, so please check fixtures and results guide for updates or alternatively check the Tipperary GAA website.

Both the county adult and minor football leagues continue this weekend also, a check on the fixtures guide will keep you up to date on events in both of those leagues.

The newly appointed Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Dr. Kieran O’Reilly was recently invited to replace Dr. Dermot Clifford as the new GAA Patron. Having accepted the invitation, we congratulate Dr. Kieran on taking up this long standing tradition and wish him well in the role, wouldn’t it be a fitting occasion then if he was welcoming home Liam McCarthy in September in his inaugural year, let’s hope so. Sincere thanks to Dr. Dermot Clifford for his many years as Patron and for the great ambassador he was. We wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his support of the GAA in his time as Patron.

While appointments to various Croke Park committees have yet to be completed the following from Tipperary have been confirmed: Liam Sheedy and Seán Nugent – Coiste Bainisti; Ger Ryan – Chairperson Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee: John Costigan – C.C.C.C.; Paudie O’Neill – Chairperson of the Hurling Development Committee; Ed Donnelly – Communications Committee and Seán Nugent – Croke Park Teoranta.

Congratulations to a former Drom & Inch player Donnacha Kennedy who was all smiles last Saturday, April 4th, in Ratoath as the Birmingham based Drom native and now John Mitchel’s clubman had just helped Warwickshire to win the Allianz Hurling League Roinn 3B 2015 title after a 1-15 to 2-10 victory over Longford. Donnacha lined out at full back and was a tower of strength from start to finish in what was Warwickshire’s greatest victory since their Lory Meagher Cup final success against the same opposition in 2013 when Donnacha was also involved.

Also lining out at midfield for Warwickshire was Oxford based Glengar/Cappawhite man Liam Reale who scored one of Warwickshire’s fifteen points. Liam is a member of the recently formed St. Declan’s club who were established last year. Well done to both players who like many exiles continue to proudly keep the Tipperary flag flying.

The final Tipperary GAA Members Draw took place in the Glenview Lounge in Goatenbridge last Thursday night and what an eventful night it was. The Skoda Octavia went to Bob Hall, Graystown, Killenaule and the Skoda Fabia was won by Tom Comerford, Dundrum in the draw while the lotto was also won with the lucky winner being Denis Parker, Rathmartin, Nenagh with the Nenagh Eire Óg GAA Club. Congratulations to all the winners on the night – see full results on the website.

With the last draw now completed it’s that time of year again when we focus on the new draw, so we need to start rolling out the new draw immediately after that as the first draw is scheduled by the draw committee for Fri May 22nd.The Draw Committee have introduced major increases in commission as follows, which should prove very attractive to clubs;
50% up to 200 members,
60% for members between 200 and 300,
70% for members after 300
All this and still retaining a €500,000 Prize Fund
Clubs should immediately attend to the following;
Confirm whoever is acting as your club draw co-ordinator for the new draw.
Decide on the layout of your clubs personalized brochure with pictures of winning teams, draw prize winners, club development, team mentors details and introduction text. This info should be returned to Co. Draw Co-Ordinator Siobhan Barrett in Lár na Pairce over the next seven days at emailreception.tipperary@gaa.ie
Do a thorough examination of your draw membership database and correct errors with names, addresses and promoters. Also be aware of draw members who have passed away since last year so make sure to amend these before the new return cards/receipts are printed and avoid causing distress to bereaved families. This should be done immediately and email amendments to Siobhan before she goes to print next week.
Remember this is “The Tipperary Clubs Draw” and it’s up to every club to contribute to its survival. It has served the county well for 27 years and has survived very recent tough economic times. Now is a great opportunity for all our clubs to grow its draw membership and bring in much needed revenue with no risk or no cost.
The Draw Committee and the Co. Board are looking forward to a renewed effort by all clubs to restore “our” County Draw to its former greatness.

Commiserations to Thurles CBS who lost out to St. Kieran’s Kilkenny in the Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup Senior ‘A’ Hurling Final last Saturday April 4th, in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Despite losing on a one score deficit 1-12 to 1-15 the Thurles lads tried valiantly to the end but were unable to get the better of the Kilkenny lads.

This Saturday, April 11th, the focus of attention switches to Croke Park where the Abbey School Tipperary take on St. Mary’s Academy CBS of Carlow in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Drummond Cup ‘B’ Football Final at 1.30pm. Having come away from Mullingar with a narrow one point victory in the semi-final the Abbey lads will know they need to play to their full potential again in the hope of climbing the steps in the Hogan Stand. Best wishes to the team, management and school then, happy in the knowledge that the support of the county will be behind you on the day.

Your support is requested for this the 30th Tipperary Supporters Club Annual Golf Classic at the Tipperary Golf and Country Club, Dundrum on Thursday May 21st and Friday May 22nd, 2015. Many of our team participants have been with us since 1986 and we hope you can enter a team again this year. This is one of our major annual fund raising events and we want to continue our support to our management and team as they bid to win the All-Ireland title this year. All funds will be used to defray costs for looking after the team preparation for this year’s championship.
Please mail your team entry, to John Tierney, Chairman, Tipperary Supporters Club at 105 Laraghcon, Lucan Village, Co. Dublin or email to johntierney105@gmail.com

A timely reminder to all that this Saturday April 11th, sees the implementation of the new playing rules as voted in at Congress. The rules were deferred to this date to give players, referees and administrators an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the final version of the revised rules before they become operative.

With that in mind it is interesting to note that those games played in the first round of the Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling Championship last weekend were under the “old rules”, while this weekend the remaining first round games will be played under the new rules.

The Tipperary Supporters Club membership for 2015 is now available and continues to grow.
Membership is €30 per person, unchanged since 2006.
Anybody who would like to take some Supporters Club memberships is welcome to contact Supporters Club PRO, John Coman on 087-9087105 or by email at info@tippsupportersclub.com

Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please e-mail at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3.00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.


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Burgess GAA notes 6th April 2015

Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurlers were defeated in their opening county championship game against Kilruane at the weekend on a score line of 2-13 to 4-13. We shipped three goals in the first half which set us a tough task for the second but fair dues to our lads they fought gamely to the end. Our next game is against Drom & Inch at a time, date and venue to be confirmed. A short match report can be viewed om the club website.

The Burgess Team: Niall McGrath, Paddy Hogan, Johnny Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty, Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Mike O’Flaherty,  Danny Ryan, Peter Gill, John O’Brien, Brian Hogan, Noel Gleeson, Eoin Leahy Hogan, Damien O’Brien Stephen Murray. Subs Used: Tadgh O’Halloran, Bill O’Flaherty, Keith Nealon


Well done to our U12 footballers who beat Kilruane last Friday evening in Cloughjordan. This was a great team effort well done to all the players and management.


The U14 football team begin their campaign on Wednesday 8th away to Moneygall/Clonakenny.

Flag day:

Many thanks to all who helped out with our successful flag day fundraiser last Thursday.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday night’s, 31st March,  jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 15 & 17. The 3x40euro winners were Patricia Reynolds, Gurteenakilla: Luke Power, Garranmore: Paddy Ryan, c/o Denny Ryan: sellers prize John Grace, Ballyhiskey: This week’s draw wais in Molly Ban’s for a  jackpot of 5,400euro.


Goal #1


Disappointment in Nenagh

Burgess 2-13 Kilruane 4-13.   5th April 2015

Our county senior ambitions were dealt a heavy blow in Nenagh today when a first half glut of goals left us with a nine point hill to climb in the second half which we ultimately fell short of surmounting.

Stephen Murray had us off the mark inside the first minute with a pointed free. Kilruane responded with a goal and a point, the goal a rasper from county minor star Cian Darcy, before Stephen Murray was on hand the get our second point of the game at the eighth minute mark. By the twelfth minute we had the deficit reduced to a single goal with another Murray free to make the score Burgess 0-3 Kilruane 1-3.

Disaster then struck in the fourteenth minute when a long range Brian O’Meara shot deceived Niall McGrath in the low sun and we were now 2 goals adrift, 0-3 to 2-3. Two more points from Kilruane followed and the game seemed to be slipping away from us. We created a couple of scrappy goal chances but Kilruane defended well and we had to wait until the seventeenth before our next brace of scores. The first a delightful point from play by Stephen Murray the second a close range volley by Murray which could have so easily have found the net on another day.

A minute later another ball lost in the treacherous evening sun had Thomas Cleary galloping through for Kilruane’s third goal of the half. Another Murray free in the thirtieth minute concluded the scoring for the opening half leaving us with a three goal lead to chase in the second. The half time score, Burgess 0-6 Kilruane 3-6.

Both sides exchanged points and by the seventh minute of the second half the scoreboard read Burgess 0-8 Kilruane 3-8. Both Burgess scores coming from close range Stephen Murray frees. Two minutes later and disaster struck once again! Thomas Cleary ghosted in behind the Burgess defence to collect a broken ball and calmly picked his spot from point blank range. The Hill was now a mountain. Burgess 0-8 Kilruane 4-8.

Kilruane tacked on another point before Damien O’Brien provided us with a glimmer of hope when he forced his way through the Kilruane defence and kicked the ball with authority into the roof of the Kilruane net. We pressed hard in attack and were rewarded by three points from play of the highest standard from Donagh Maher, Damien O’Brien and Noel Gleeson to leave the scoreboard reading Burgess 1-11 Kilruane 4-9. Kilruane unfortunately were not to be outdone and stemmed the Burgess resurgence with three points of their own leaving us ten points adrift with 5 minutes remaining. Another fine point from Donagh Maher was answered by an immediate Thomas Cleary response and we were still ten adrift. Seconds later it was Donagh Maher who found himself inside the Kilruane defence to fire an unstoppable shot past the Kilruane keeper. The final score of the game came from Damien O’Brien whose net bound rocket was deflected over the bar by the Kilruane keeper.

The final score of Kilruane 4-13 Burgess 2-13 gave truth to the old saying that goals win games. On the day Kilruane made and took theirs while we failed to take the chances we created. This result, considering Borris-Illeigh’s hard fought draw with drom&Inch today, leaves us in a very difficult position in the group.

Our next game in this competition will be against Drom&inch at a date and time to be confirmed.

The Burgess Team: Niall McGrath, Paddy Hogan, Johnny Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty, Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Mike O’Flaherty,  Danny Ryan, Peter Gill, John O’Brien, Brian Hogan, Noel Gleeson, Eoin Leahy Hogan, Damien O’Brien Stephen Murray. Subs Used: Tadgh O’Halloran, Bill O’Flaherty, Keith Nealon

The Goals: