Burgess GAA Notes 28th March 2016

Junior A Hurling:

prematch huddle

pre-match huddle

Our Junior A hurlers were beaten in their first outing of the year away to Toomevara in the North league on Saturday last. Conditions were terrible with high winds, rain and treacherous underfoot conditions. Final score Burgess 2-7 Toomevara 2-10. The team:  P. Carroll, P. Hogan, W. Ryan, P. Woods, L. Howard, K. Ryan, T. Hogan, C. Gill, J. Ryan, W. Fogarty, J. O’Dwyer, T. O’Halloran, G. Howard, J.P. Grace.

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Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurlers will face Moyne Templetouhy in the first game of their county championship campaign on Saturday April 9th at 18:30 in Toomevara. We look forward to having you’re support for the lads on the day.

Juvenile Flag Day:

The Juvenile club held their annual flag day on Thursday last. It wasa great success and we would like to thank all who supported us in our efforts to raise funds on what will be a very expensive Feile year for the club. We would especially like to thank all who gave of their time on the day to man the collection tables.

Minor Football:

Our minor footballers were narrowly beaten away to neighbours  on Friday last. The final score Burgess 2-6 Port 1-10.

Table Quiz:

The club are holding a table quiz in aid of Ronald McDonald Houses and the Crumlin Childrens hospital Cardiac Unit on Friday April 1st in Barry’s Newtown at 8:30. There will be great spot prizes and it promises to be a great night in aid of a fantastic cause. Tables of 4 entry will have an entry fee of €40.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last week’s  Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 9, 17, 19 & 21. The 3 x €40 winners were Mary Kehoe c/o Pat Stanley, Mary Clifford Portroe & Aisling Grace Newtown. Sellers prize went to Matt Fogarty. This week’s draw was held in Molly Bàn’s for a Jackpot of €6,750. We thank you all for your continued support.

Club Membership:

Just a quick reminder to those who have yet to pay their membership that they should do so immediately.

Junior A league fixture v Toomevara

Our juniors will have their opening league outing away to Toome on Saturday 26th of March at 16:00 in Toome.


Senior county championship fixture v Moyne Templetouhy

We face Moyne in our opening game of the county championship on Saturday 9th of April in Toomevara at 18:30. 

See the rest of the county championship fixtures below.


Burgess GAA Notes 21st March 2016

Senior hurling:  
Well done to our senior hurlers who defeated Mullinahone in the challenge cup at the weekend in a tough encounter in Kilcoleman. Three goals, two scored just before half time and one a few minutes after proved to be the difference on the day. Final score Burgess 3-13 Mullinahone 0-15. If you would like to read a short match report check out the club website. We will play the next round of this competition next weekend with further details to be confirmed. Check fixtures and the clubs social media for further details.

Junior A Hurling:
Our junior A hurlers start their league campaign away to Toomevara this Saturday, 25th March at 4pm. We wish the lads the best of luck in this years league and championship.
Minor Football:
Our minor footballers will kick off their north championship this Friday, March 25th away to neighbour Portroe at 4pm. This throw in time is subject to change so please keep and eye on the club’s social media for further details.
U12 football:
Our u12 were beaten narrowly in their opening football match of the year on Friday last in Kilcoleman against Toomevara.
Juvenile Flag Day:
Burgess Juvenile club are holding their annual flag day next Thursday (holy Thursday) in Nenagh. Volunteers are needed to help out. Please text the juvenile club phone with a time that suits you. We will be collecting from 9am to 5.30pm This is a very important fundraiser for the juvenile club. We ask that you will be generous with your time and spare an hour or two to help out with this flag day. Thank you in advance
Club lotto:
There was no winner of last Monday nights club lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 15 & 21. 3 x €40 winners were Paddy Carroll Carrigatoher, Jane O’Connor Portroe & Sheena Howard Newtown. Sellers prize Gemma Flynn. This weeks draw was in Barry’s for a Jackpot of €6,600.
Table Quiz:
We will be hold a table quiz in Barry’s on Friday April 1st (no joke) in aid of Ronald MacDonald House and the cardiac unit crumlin children’s hospital. This night is being held in lieu of our cancelled St Stephens day match. It’s a fantastic cause and we look forward to your support. 
We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of former Burgess hurler Pat Slattery, Ballywilliam, who sadly passed away recently. May he rest in peace.

Match Report Burgess v Mullinahone Senior Challenge Cup

Burgess v Mullinahone 20th March 2016 – Kilcoleman


Burgess 3-13 Mullinahone 0-15 County Senior Challenge Cup

The opening exchanges in this game were marked by fierce tackling by the Mullinahone backs. This was a definite step up in intensity from our first game in this competition last week against Ballina. This ferocity in the tackle may go some way toward explaining our wayward shooting in the first half which was completely at odds with the accuracy displayed last week.

The game started brightly for us with Stephen Murray firing over a lovely point off his left hand side from the touch line straight from the throw in. Murray would add two more frees to leave us 3 points to 1 ahead with 10 minutes played. By this point it was apparent that we weren’t going to see as high scoring a game as we had  the previous week against Ballina with both sets of backs taking no prisoners.

By the 15th minute we were 2 points down with Mullinahone racing into a 2 point lead, 5 to 3. Our wide count was now beginning to look very worrying indeed.

Two excellent long range points from Brian Hogan and a Murray free along with three more points from Mullinahone left us 2 points adrift despite creating the Lion’s share of scoring chances with 3 minutes remaining in the half.

Mullinahone, poised to go in ahead at half time, were rocked by 2 goals scored in under a minute. The first, a bullet, from Bill O’Flaherty who collected a breaking ball and got inside the Mullinahone defence to blast a shot past the Mullinahone keeper. The second came almost straight from the resulting puck out when Shane Maher’s hard work created an opportunity to work the ball into Damien O’Brien who made no mistake in placing the ball into the Mullinahone net.

So when the half time whistle blew Burgess went in an unlikely four points ahead. Burgess 2-6 Mullinahone 0-8

Once again straight from the throw in it was Stephen Murray got the scoring underway with fine point from 50m. Three minutes later the ever accurate Eoin Kelly replied with a pointed free for Mullinahone. A minute later though, Kelly’s point was more than cancelled out when Bill O’Flaherty scrambled home his second goal for the day to give us a healthy 3-7 to 0-9 lead. The Mullinahone backs had failed to deal with a long range Murray free leaving Bill with a simple tap in. Three minutes later a harsh over carrying call against Tossy gave Eoin Kelly another pointed free, this time from the middle of the field. Burgess answered that score immediately with an absolute monster of a score from Noel Gleeson. Another two pointed frees from Kelly left the score Burgess 3-8 Mullinahone 0-12 after 10 minutes of the 2nd half. Our indiscipline was allowing Mullinahone back into this game.

Yet another Kelly free was answered by an excellent Donagh Maher point from play and another Murray pointed free. The scoring for the afternoon was rounded out by Brian Hogan and Stephen Murray for Burgess with Eoin Kelly remaining Mullinahone’s only scorer in the second half, finishing with 7 pointed frees for the second period.

The final score Burgess 3-13 to Mullinahone’s 0-15 was a fair reflection on our efforts over the sixty minutes though with so much of Mullinahone’s tally coming from placed balls we will certainly have to take a look at our discipline.

The team that started: Niall McGrath, John O’Dwyer, Jack O’Flaherty, Willie Ryan, Kieran Ryan, Donagh Maher, Noel Gleeson, Brian Hogan, Eoin Tossy Hogan, Damien O’Brien, Stephen Murray, Bill O’Flaherty, Keith Nealon, Shane Maher, Danny Ryan.


Video Footage:

Minor football fixture v Portroe



Start Date/Time: 25/03/2016 16:00Venue: Portroe

Opponent: Portroe

Referee: Christy McLoughlin

Burgess v Mullinahone league fixture

We will play Mullinahone in the 2nd round of the senior challenge cup on Sunday 20th March in Kilcoleman at 12pm.

See the rest of the challenge cup fixtures below.


Burgess GAA Notes 14th March 2015

Senior Hurling:


Our senior hurlers recorded a fine win over Ballina on Sunday last in an enjoyable open game of Hurling. The final score of 1-28 to 1-17 got our season off to a winning start which we hope to continue next weekend when we will face Mullinahone at home in the next round of the league. I sure we can count on all of your support for this game. The day and time of the game have yet to be confirmed so check the fixtures section of the Guardian and see the clubs facebook, clubify app and twitter for up-to-date fixtures and results.

The team: Paul Carroll, John O’Dwyer, Jack Flaherty, Willie Ryan, Noel Gleeson, Donagh Maher, Kieran Ryan, Danny Ryan, Brian Hogan, Eoin Tossy Hogan, Stephen Murray, Bill O’Flaherty, Keith Nealon, Shane Maher, Eoin Leahy Hogan. Subs used: Damien O’Brien, Conor Gill, Pat Woods, Tadhg O’Halloran, Paddy Hogan.





Meet The Coaches:

The juvenile club held their meet the coaches night on Tuesday last where parents and coaches of our various underage teams had the opportunity to get to know each other and offer feedback ahead of the season. We would like ot thank all who participated.

Table Quiz:

We will be holding a table quiz on Friday 1st of April to raise funds in aid of Crumlin childrens hospital and the cardiac unit. This is instead of the cancelled St Stephens day game. More details to be confirmed.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last week’s draw held in Molly Ban’s, Nenagh. The numbers drawn were 15, 21, 25 & 26. This week’s draw was held in Reidy’s, Newtown. The Jackpot was €6,450. Next week’s Draw will be in Barry’s, Newtown on Monday 21st March.

Match Report Senior League Burgess v Ballina

County Senior League: Burgess 1-28 Ballina 1-17

March 13th 2016, Kilcoleman.


Our senior hurlers posted a fine home win over Ballina today in the county senior league. Ballina had to do without their county man Michael Breen who was on duty with Tipp senior hurlers in Salthill.

The match itself was played at very high tempo with our forwards working extremely well in the first half. After 10 minutes we led 0-10 to 0-4 with a fine spread of scorers. Two extremely long range Stephen Murray pointed line balls especially caught the eye.

We continued with our high rate of scoring for the remainder of the half. Ballina however  launched something of a comeback towards the end of the half to close the gap to 0-18 to 0-11 at half time.

We were to the fore again at the start of the second half registering the opening three scores before Ballina got off the mark on the fortieth minute to reduce our lead to 10 points, the scoreboard reading  0-22 to 0-12. The pace the scores came at didn’t match the opening half’s rate of roughly one a minute but there was still plenty of action with Ballina’s Goalie being pressed into action on  a couple of occasions to make dramatic saves. Keith Nealon was the one to finally find the net on the fiftieth minute when Shane Maher’s hard work put him through on goal to make the score Burgess 1-23 Ballina 0-14.

The final 10 minutes saw plenty of action with our lads adding another 5 points  to our tally and Ballina doing likewise adding 1-3. The Ballina goal coming from a well struck  58th minute Stephen O’Brien penalty.

This win sees us gain home advantage against Mullinahone next week in the 2nd round of the league.

The team: Paul Carroll, John O’Dwyer, Jack Flaherty, Willie Ryan, Noel Gleeson, Donagh Maher, Kieran Ryan, Danny Ryan, Brian Hogan, Eoin Tossy Hogan, Stephen Murray, Bill O’Flaherty, Keith Nealon, Shane Maher, Eoin Leahy Hogan. Subs used: Damien O’Brien, Conor Gill, Pat Woods, Tadhg O’Halloran, Paddy Hogan.

Fixture Update – Burgess v Ballina senior league

Our senior challenge cup opener v Ballina will now take place in Kilcoleman this weekend  at 3pm Sunday 13th of March.