Burgess GAA Notes 1st June 2015

Primary Schools Hurling:

The victorious Burgess NS team and management The victorious Burgess NS team and management

Well done to the players and management of Burgess NS who won their north final on Tuesday last.

They beat Boher N.S. 4-4 to 1-12 in a thrilling final. Kieran Grace scored a goal in the last minute to secure the win. The victory was remarkable considering Burgess NS were 0-8 to 0-0 down at half-time after playing with the breeze in the first half. Eoin Grace top scored for Burgess with 3-2. Joshua Delaney was captain on the day and accepted the trophy on behalf of the team. Well done to John Hogan and Tommy Coughlan who trained the team and to manager Brid Slattery.
Hard luck to Boher NS and their manager, our own Niamh Hogan, daughter of John who trained the Burgess team.


U12 Hurling:
The U12 hurling season is due to start on Friday evening in Kilcoleman at 6.30pm with our opening games against Kildangan.

U14 Hurling:

U14 hurling season starts on Wednesday evening in Kilcoleman at 7pm when Burgess take on Shannon Gael’s.

Burgess/Ballywilliam CE Scheme (Fas):

The A.G.M. Of Burgess/Ballywilliam CE Scheme (Fas) will be held in Kilcolman on Tuesday night 2nd June @8pm. As this scheme is vital to the running and upkeep of our grounds we hope that as many club members as possible attend this meeting.

Best of luck to all our Club members who are starting their exams this week.

Tipperary GAA Scene 25th May 2015

Tipperary GAA Sceneby Acting PRO Joe Bracken.

The last few boxes are now being ticked in preparation of the Tipperary Senior footballers opening Munster Championship quarter-final fixture against Waterford on next Sunday, May 31st, in Semple Stadium with throw-in at 3.30pm. The referee is Rory Hickey from Clare.

With a solid league campaign under their belt and the outstanding success of the U21 football panel, manager Peter Creedon and his fellow selectors can be assured there will be no shortage of confidence within the side as they look to make a winning start to the championship and hopefully set up a semi-final encounter with Kerry on June 14th in Semple Stadium.

In last year’s quarter-final, goals from Barry Grogan and Philip Austin in each half helped Tipp to a 6 point win over Limerick to set up that nail biting semi-final against Cork.

The first match on the programme for Sunday is the Munster Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final also between Tipperary and Waterford which throws in at 1.30pm.
Ticket prices are as follows; Adult: €15, Student’s/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €5 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry.

Under 16’s are free and do not require a ticket, this is an unreserved fixture.

Following Limerick’s defeat of Clare last Sunday in the Munster quarter final, the Tipperary cross-hairs will have the Treaty men squarely in their sights for the next few weeks ahead of what will be an eagerly awaited Munster Championship Semi-Final on June 21st, at 4pm in the Gaelic Grounds.


June 21st in the Gaelic Grounds will be an all Tipperary Limerick affair, as the Intermediate hurlers from Limerick qualified to meet Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final at 2pm ahead of the senior fixture.


Last weekend was a busy one for Tipperary officials at provincial level where on Sunday last John O’Brien from Arravale Rovers took charge of the Limerick v Clare Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final tie in Semple Stadium.

Ahead of that game on Saturday, David Grogan from Aherlow was in the middle between Clare and Limerick in the Munster Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final, while immediately following Derek O’Mahoney from Ardfinnan oversaw proceedings again between Clare and Limerick in the Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final decider.

Well done to our referee officials in keeping the Premier flag flying.


All attention ahead of the weekend will focus on the Intercontinental Hotel in London’s West End this Friday afternoon as the second Tipperary GAA fund-raising “Team Tipperary Corporate Lunch” takes place from 12.30 to 4pm. After the outstanding success of last year’s inaugural event in aid of the ambitious development at the Dr. Morris Park Centre of Excellence, the Intercontinental Hotel will once again welcome over three hundred diners for what should prove to be another most enjoyable and entertaining occasion.

Paul Collins of Today FM fame and a native of Annacarty will once again be MC and an auction of rare Tipperary GAA memorabilia will round off the afternoon’s lunch which will include among other things Eoin Kelly’s autographed jersey that he wore on his last appearance for Tipperary.

Though time has almost run out last minute reservations may be made as soon as possible to the Tipperary GAA Office at Lar na Pairce, Thurles, 0504 22702 or email: secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie.


With the first draw moved back to Friday June 5th in the New Tipperary GAA Draw to enable all clubs extra time to reach their potential, the Draw Committee sincerely request all clubs and promoters to leave no stone unturned in ensuring as many Tipperary supporters as possible are signed up for the new draw. Having introduced major increases in commission the Draw Committee are extremely confident these will prove very attractive to clubs.

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. Alternatively, you can sign up online today at – http://ow.ly/MpF0u follow that link on the Tipperary GAA website.


Ballina native Mikey Breen has been selected as an Ambassador for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship following his attendance at the official launch of the championship last week in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

In their Munster Championship Semi-Final fixture Tipperary will meet Limerick on Thursday the 16th of July in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick at 7.30pm.


It was announced last Tuesday, May 19th, that SKODA Ireland have reaffirmed their commitment to Tipperary GAA as their official kit vehicle partner.

SKODA’s association with Tipperary commenced back in 2011 and saw SKODA invest over €500k in the Premier County over the following four years.

The sponsorship has proven immensely positive for SKODA, with the brand expanding their share of the car market from 5.2% in 2011 to a peak of 7.1% in 2013.

Tipperary Senior hurling stars Padraic Maher, Shane McGrath and Darren Gleeson were on hand at the announcement.

Tipperary County Board Chairman, Michael Bourke said, “SKODA have been a great supporter of Tipperary GAA over the last four years and we are delighted to have them back on board. The Yeti Sherpa commercial vehicles make excellent kit vans and will assist all our squads in bringing future premier hurling and football success.”


The Tipperary Supporters Club held another very successful annual golf classic at Co. Tipperary Golf Club at Dundrum House recently. The Supporters Club would like to thank all those who sponsored teams and tees for their great generosity and continued support for Tipperary hurling. Go raibh míle maith agaibh. The main prize winners were the Garrabridge Team who were 1st again with a completely new team since last year’s event. Thanks are also due to the staff at Dundrum House for the excellent arrangements as always. The main results are as follows:

1st Garrabridge: Noel Mollen (Castlebarna), Pat Cronly (Esker Hills), Ken Whelan (Dundrum), Charlie Gaffney (Dundrum).

2nd C&C Gleeson: Paddy Tynan (Roscrea), Martin McGrath (Hollystown), Donal Hurley (Thurles), Michael Parlon (Birr).

3rd Cork Metal Co.: Eddie Stapleton (Tipperary), Declan Fitzgerald (Monkstown), Fr Ailbe O’Bric (Dundrum), Eddie O’Sullivan (Monkstown).

4th: Alpha Drives: John Dwan (Thurles), Billy Sheil (Carton), Pat Bolger (Carton), Tom Donovan (Mount Wolseley).

5th OMC: Tom Comerford (Thurles), Tony Sheedy (Templemore), Neil Lynch (Bantry Bay), Jim Doyle (Castlewarden).

The Longest Drive went to Martin Kane and Nearest Pin was Michael Butler.


The Tipperary Supporters Club Dublin Golf Classic will take place again at Edmonstown Golf Club on next Thursday, June 4th. The package includes a team of four and a 4 course meal with many attractive prizes, all for €600. Please send payments made out to Tipperary Supporters Club to Denise Dowling, KPMG, Stokes Place, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. Further details are available from denise.dowling@kpmg.ie or on http://www.tippsupportersclub.com


The Friends of Tipperary Football are continuing their busy preparations for its annual Mr Mister Menswear sponsored golf classic in Thurles Golf Club on Saturday week, June 6th, for which your support is also requested.

A large entry is expected for the golf classic as Blue and Gold followers are keen to throw their weight behind the fundraising activities of the ‘Friends’. Proceeds of the event will go towards the training and preparation of all Tipp football squads.

The 2014 classic, also held in the magnificent Thurles course, was an outstanding success with teams from all over Tipperary and adjoining counties taking part. The Friends deeply appreciate the kind sponsorship once again of Mr Mister Menswear, Cahir and Cashel, for the 2015 classic. Entries are now being taken for the event; Teams of 4 – €120, Teebox sponsorship- €50. The Friends would greatly appreciate your support for the event. Entries may be submitted to Martin on (086) 2549154.


The Friends of Tipperary Football GAA Lotto is progressing nicely and all Tipperary supporters are encouraged to please support by playing online now at the following link http://bit.ly/1HU6W9H and help ensure that this worthwhile venture will thrive and prosper.


Munster GAA is giving fans the chance to test their fantasy GAA skills and add to their match day experience during the 2015 Munster Championship. Fans can play the Munster GAA Fantasy Game for all of the 2015 Senior Hurling Munster Championship and the 2015 Senior Football Championship Final. Playing is easy and FREE.

Simply log onto the Munster Fantasy GAA website http://www.munster.gaa.ie/fantasy or download our app from iTunes or Google Play, select a game and then select the 5 players you think will have the biggest impact on the game. Further details are also on the Munster website.

Membership of the Tipperary Supporters Club for 2015 continues to be available.

Membership is €30 per person, unchanged since 2006. We are delighted to announce that the member’s gift in 2015 is a Gold Plated Tiobraid Ãrann Crossed Hurley, 19.5mm x 20.0 mm, lapel pin specially designed and produced in the traditional Blue & Gold colours of Tipperary. Each member will also receive a Tipperary Supporters Club car sticker and a 2015 Membership Card. 
Members will also be entered into a draw for five pairs of stand tickets for all Tipperary games in the Munster and All Ireland S.H. Championships.

Supporters can join on line on http://www.tippsupportersclub.com by credit card or debit/laser card. Also on the website details are available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help if members could join by direct debit. Membership is also available in the following premises, Moynihan’s in Gladstone Street, Clonmel, O’Donoghue’s in Cashel, Noel Ryan’s in Parnell Street, Thurles and from Jackie Shanahan and Carroll’s in Roscrea. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy,13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15 (086-3580718, email: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.



Burgess GAA Notes 25th May 2015

Senior Hurling: SONY DSC Our senior hurlers bowed out of championship hurling for 2015 after the weekend’s 2-16 to 0-18 defeat to Portroe. It has been a very difficult and disappointing year with lots of disruptions through injuries. We would like to thank the lads, players and management for their work and commitment throughout the year. Hopefully a fully fit Burgess can make a good run at the 2016 championship. A short match report is available on the club website. Junior A Hurling: Our Junior A’s were defeated by Kilruane on Sunday in the league. U14 Football: Hard luck to U14 footballers who were beaten by Kiladangan. It was a very tight game that slipped away from Burgess in the last few minutes of the game. We now have the hurling to look forward to. Cúl Camp: Cúl camp will take place in Kilcoleman from 29 June to 3 July. Cost of this camp will be €55 per child .€45  for 2nd child in the same family. € 40 for 3rd & 4th child in the same family. Booking can be made through the website http://www.kelloggsculcamp.ie  forms will be distributed to both school in the month of June. Burgess GAA Lotto Draw: There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. Numbers Drawn were 11, 18, 23 & 28. This week’s Draw was in Barry’s Newtown. The Jackpot was  €3,900. Next week’s Draw will be in Reidy’s Newtown on Monday 1st June. Best of luck and thank you for your continued support.Tickets €2 each. Play today!

Burgess bow out of the North Championship.

Burgess bow out of the North Championship.


Burgess 0-18 Portroe 2-16

We started brightly in this do or die fixture against our near neighbours Portroe despite the absence of star players Donagh Maher, John O’Dwyer and Tossy Hogan. We raced into a 5 points to no score lead after 6 minutes of play. Our first score a pointed free from the middle of the field straight from the throw in by Stephen Murray. Stephen added another from play in the third minute and followed up with another free on the fifth. Eoin Leahy Hogan then  fired over two excellent points in quick succession  and we appeared to be motoring well. The port response then came with three fine points in a two minute spell from Mark Gennery, Jimmy Creamer and Kevin O’Halloran.  Stephen Murray sent over a 65 in the 15th minute to leave the score Burgess 0-6 Port 0-3.

Port embarked on another purple patch scoring 1-2 without reply to gain the lead. Gennery with another fine point and a cracking goal from James Ryan. Jimmy Creamer followed up with an excellent point from play to leave Burgess reeling.

Our lads to their credit fought back firing over four unanswered points to give us a two point lead at half time. Those scores coming from a Stephen Murray free and 65 while Keith Nealon and Brian Hogan had one each from play.

The second half couldn’t have started worse for us with our half time lead wiped out in just over a minute by a John Sheedy goal. Stephen Murray levelled things up with a 35th minute free 2-5 to 0-11 but Port once again demonstrated their attacking flair a minute later with a sweet Kevin O’Halloran line ball and a Mike Sheedy point from play.

Brian Hogan reduced the deficit with another excellent point but the Port response was yet again immediate with James Ryan adding to his tally. We were now two adrift again. To our lads credit they fought back once more and had the game level on the 42nd minute with points from Murray (free) and Peter Gill. The Murray free was looked more of a penalty to be fair but the referee after consulting with his umpires awarded a 21. Damien O’Brien forced an unbelievable save from county keeper Darren Gleeson in the lead up to this incident and this was a turning point in the game as we really needed a goal to drive on against the breeze.

Murray and O’Halloran exchanged frees and then Port opened up a lead with points from the two Sheedy’s. Murray and O’Halloran exchanged frees followed by another excellent Eoin Hogan Point, his third of the game, to leave Burgess a point adrift in the 54th minute 0-17 to  2-12.

The two Sheedy’s were once more to the fore for Port hitting over three points between them to stretch out Ports lead. Burgess responded through Brian Hogan whose goal bound shot took a deflection off Leahy to go over the bar on the 60th minute.  The scoring was rounded out with a point from Sub Colm Gleeson to leave Port deserving 0-18 to 2-16 winners.

And so our championship hurling is over for the year in May. We would like to thank the players and management for their efforts in the face of such injury adversity and wish them the best of luck or 2016.


Burgess: Stephen Murray 0-10(7-f, 2-’65), Eoin Leahy Hogan 0-3, Keith Nealon 0-1, Brian Hogan 0-3, Peter Gill 0-1.

Portroe: Mark Gennery 0-2, Jimmy Creamer 0-2, Kevin O’Halloran 0-4 (2f, 1 line ball), James Ryan 1-1, John Sheedy 1-2 (1f), Michael Sheedy 0-4, Colm Gleeson  0-1.

Match Timeline:

Burgess Portroe
who when what Score who when what Score
Stephen Murray 1 free 0.1 0.0
Stephen Murray 3 Play 0.2 0.0
Stephen Murray 5 free 0.3 0.0
Eoin Leahy Hogan 6 Play 0.4 0.0
Eoin Leahy Hogan 6 Play 0.5 0.0
0.5 Mark Gennery 11 Play 0.1
0.5 Jimmy Creamer 12 Play 0.2
0.5 Kevin O’Halloran 12 Play 0.3
Stephen Murray 15 65 0.6 0.3
0.6 Mark Gennery 16 Play 0.4
0.6 James Ryan 16 Play 1.4
0.6 Jimmy Creamer 20 Play 1.5
Stephen Murray 21 free 0.7 1.5
Kieth Nealon 24 Play 0.8 1.5
Brian Hogan 25 Play 0.9 1.5
Stephen Murray 29 65 0.10 1.5
Half time 
0.10 John Sheedy 31 Play 2.5
Stephen Murray 35 free 0.11 2.5
0.11 Kevin O’Halloran 36 Line Ball 2.6
0.11 Michael Sheedy 36 play 2.7
Brian Hogan 37 Play 0.12 2.7
0.12 James Ryan 37 Play 2.8
Stephen Murray 40 free 0.13 2.8
Peter Gill 42 Play 0.14 2.8
0.14 Kevin O’Halloran 44 Free 2.9
Stephen Murray 46 free 0.15 2.9
0.15 John Sheedy 47 Play 2.10
0.15 Michael Sheedy 47 Play 2.11
Stephen Murray 48 free 0.15 2.11
0.15 Kevin O’Halloran 53 Free 2.12
Eoin Leahy Hogan 54 Play 0.17 2.12
0.17 John Sheedy 55 Free 2.13
0.17 Michael Sheedy 57 Play 2.14
0.17 Michael Sheedy 58 Play 2.15
Brian Hogan 60 Play 0.18 2.15
Colm Gleeson 60 Play 2.16

Burgess GAA Notes 18th May 2015

Senior Hurling:

Our disappointing run of results continued at the weekend when our senior hurlers tasted defeat for the third time this year against Kilruane. On this occasion it was in the north championship. We were without some of our regulars but still managed to give Kilruane a good game for the most part with Kilruane only pulling away late on. We have now been drawn against Portroe in the next round of this competition on Saturday 23rd of May in Nenagh at 7pm. The last time we met our near neighbours in this competition we managed to defeat them, against all odds with thirteen men and they went on to win the championship that year. I trust I can count on all of your support for our lads in this vital game.


U12 Football:

Our under twelves had a busy weekend firstly defeating a strong Moneygall side in the North final on Friday night last with a score line of 1-4 to 1-1. The boys showed enormous character to hold out against wave after wave of Moneygall attacks in the second half and then a quick turnaround to face Kilsheelan in the county semi-final on Sunday evening. Though our lads played their hearts out it wasn’t to be and Kilsheelan ran out 1-3 to 0-2 winners on the night. We wish them the very best of luck in the final as we turn our attention to the important business of the hurling championship. We would like to thank our players and mentors for their efforts and the honour that they have brought to the club.


Junior Hurling:

Our Junior hurlers face Kilruane in the league on Sunday the 24th of May at 12pm in Cloughjordan.


Minor Hurling:

The draw was made for the minor hurling championships during the week and despite the fact that we neither won North nor County honours with this team two years ago at u16B level we have been graded at A level this year. We have been drawn in a group 2 with Kilruane, Toome and Kildangan. The other group containing the other five teams: Roscrea, Newport Gaels, Nenagh Éire Óg, Borris-Ileigh and Portroe. We wish our lads the very best of luck in this competition

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. The numbers Drawn were 13, 15, 23 & 30. This week’s Draw was in Molly Ban’s, Nenagh for a Jackpot of €3,750. Next week’s Draw will be in Barry’s, Newtown on Monday 25 th May. Best of luck to all our supporters and thank you for your continued support.

Tickets are €2 each. Play today!

minor championship draws

A chairde,
At last nigh’s meeting of Coiste Thiobraid Árann Thuaidh the draws were made for the Minor Hurling Championships as follows:

Minor A.
(9 teams)
This will be divided into 2 groups. Top team in each group to qualify for the semi final. 2nd and 3rd team in each group to qualify for quarter final. First round of games is expected to be played on Wed 1st Julyor Thurs 2nd July

Group 1:
Roscrea, Newport Gaels, nenagh Éire Óg, Borris-Ileigh, Portroe.
Group 2:
Toomevera, Kilruane macDonaghs, Burgess, Kildangan.

Minor B:
(7 teams)

This will be played in one group with top 4 teams qualifying for the semi final.The first round will be played on Wed 24th/Thiurs 25th June and the first round draw is as follows:
Templederry Kenyons a bye
Lorrha Dorrha v Ballina
Borrisokane v Silvermines
Shannon Rovers gaels v Moneygall/Clonakenny.

Fixture Update:: North Senior Hurling Championship Burgess v Kilruane

Burgess v Kilruane 2:30pm McDonagh Park Nenagh. Rd1 Ref Johnny McDonnell

All support greatly appreciated!

u12B Football North Final

Burgess v Moneygall

6:30pm Friday 15th May in Puckane

All support greatly appreciated for our gallant young footballers.

Burgess GAA notes 14th May 2015

Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurlers were defeated by the narrowest of margins at the weekend by Borris-Ileigh in the county championship. As a result we will now hurl in Roinn 2 next year. We face Kilruane in our opening game of the North championship on Sunday 17th May at 2:30 in Nenagh. I’m sure we can count on your support once again.

U12 Football:

Burgess u12 Panel who defeated Newport in the North Semi-Final

Our under 12’s had a great win in their north semi-final over Newport last week , 4-7 to 0-3 was the final score. The north final due to be played last Saturday against Moneygall was called off due to pitch conditions. Keep an eye on the club social media for the re-fixture.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of Monday 4th’s  Jackpot.The numbers Drawn were 2, 10, 14 & 19.This week’s Draw was in Ciss Ryan’s Garrkennedy. The Jackpot was  €3,600.Next week’s Draw will be in Molly Ban’s, Nenagh on Monday 18th May. Best of luck and thank you for your continued support. Tickets €2 each. Play today!

Some Video Footage:

Juvenile News Week Commencing 4th May 2015

U12 Football:

Best of luck to Burgess who are playing Newport on Tuesday 5th in North semi-final in Kilcolman at 6:30

U14 Football:

Well done to U14 football team who beat Borris Ileigh 4-08 to 0-02 on Tuesday last in Borris Ileigh. A great team effort by all the boys. Next game is on Wednesday 6th in Kilcolman against Toomevara.

Cúl Camp:

Cúl camp will take place in Kilcolman from 29th June – 3rd July. Booking came be made through the cúl camp website. Forms will be distributed through the schools at a later date.