Burgess GAA Notes 29th August 2016


Tipperary u16b Arrabawn tournament champions 2016

Stephen Kirwan in action in the Arrabawn u16b final

Pride of the parish this week was Stephen Kirwan who played a starring role in the Tipperary u16b Arrabawn tournament winning side. Well done Stephen!

We would also like to thank everyone who helped out in Kilcolman where we hosted a number of matches in the same competition.

A word of appreciation from Mike Slattery, Chairman Juvenile Club

“Thanks to all in the senior club who helped us in Kilcoleman yesterday, especially with food and the selling of programmes. It made for a very successful day.”

Video of Stephens goal against Cork in the final:

Video of the second half of the final:

Video of the presentation of the cup:

Junior A Hurling:

Our junior A’s were defeated by Kilruane on Saturday night in Dolla ending any possibility of advancing in the north championship. We have one remaining game to play against Toomevara. Please check the Guardian fixtures for more details and please check the club social media just prior to the game for last minute changes as it has become the norm for our fixtures to be changed three to four times after the guardian has been printed.

Senior Hurling:

We are scheduled to play Borrisokane (at long last!) on Wednesday 7th of Sept should there be no draw in the all Ireland final. See the club social media for more fixture details closer to that date.

Club lotto:

Connie Cleere being presented with his winnings

The was no winner of last week’s club lotto draw in Molly bans.

We had a great night in the D Pallas Bar last at the lotto draw last week. Congratulations to Connie Cleere who was presented with his cheque for €9,450 surrounded by family and friends. Thanks also to our host Jamie Maxwell and all at the D Pallas Bar.

Best wishes:

Best of luck to Donagh Maher with the Tipp seniors in the all Ireland final and also best wishes to the Tipp minor hurlers.

Burgess GAA Notes 15th August 2016

Retirement Party:

We had a wonderful celebration in the meeting room on Friday night last to give thanks to Ann McGrath for all the work she has done in the club. Presentations were made on behalf of the Senior, Juvenile, Camogie and Handball clubs to mark Ann’s retirement from FAS. 

Ann’s legacy can be seen every day in the quality of the playing surface and the high standards of our facilities in Kilcolman. We sincerely hope she has a great retirement

Presentations were also made to Dinny Ryan who served as club chairman and Mairead Darcy who served as club secretary. Two great workers for the club and we thank them for all they have done for Burgess GAA.

Some video of the presentations:


Well done to the Tipperary senior and minor hurlers on their fantastic wins on Sunday last. Well done especially to our own Donagh Maher who was a member of the panel. 

All Ireland final tickets:

All requiring tickets to the all Ireland hurling final should place their orders as soon as possible with club secretary Gemma Flynn. Contact Gemma on (087) 235 9336. 

U12 Hurling:

Hard luck to u12’s who were defeated by the narrowest of margins by Scarrif -Ogonelloe of Clare in the semi-final of the Coolderry tournament 0-2 to 0-3. We’re having no luck against combos this year.

U6 Hurling:

Our u6’s took part in a Blitz on Saturday last in Borrisokane. We would like to thank Borris for hosting a great day our lads really enjoyed themselves.

U16 Hurling:

Our u16 hurlers drew away to Borrisokane on Monday August 15th. 

Minor Hurling:

Our minors will take on Ballina in Kilcoleman on Tuesday 16th of August. All support is greatly appreciated.

Junior A hurling:

We face Kilruane on Saturday 27th of August at 7pm in Kilcolman. Once again, your support is greatly appreciated. 

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 15, 17, 20 & 27. The 3 x lucky dip winners were Marie Therese Ryan Capparoe, Nora Cremin Newtown & Connie Cleere c/o D Pallas Bar. Sellers prize Mary Armitage. This week’s draw is in Barrys. Jackpot €3,150.

Burgess GAA Notes 8th August 2016

Senior Hurling:

Well done to our senior hurlers and management who claimed the Johny Ryan senior county league title on Saturday evening last. Our lads were victorious in blustery conditions in Dolla on a score line of Burgess 1-17 Upperchurch Drombane 1-11. Well done to all. We face a long wait for our next game against Borrisokane in the North championship thanks to the success of our county footballers and Hurlers.
Video of our Goal:

Video of the presentation:

New Senior Jerseys:

We would like to thank Jim Barry and famly of Barrys pub Newtown who sponsored a new set of jerseys for our senior hurlers. They certainly brought us luck on their first outing in the county senior league final.

Junior A Hurling:

photo credit: Enda O’Sullivan

We were beaten by Nenagh on Friday evening by 2-17 to 1-12 in the North championship.

Video Footage of our Goal:

U8 & u6 Hurling:

Thanks to the Borris u8’s, u6’s, their parents and mentors for coming over to Kilcolman for a great evenings hurling on Thursday last. Our lads had a great time and are looking forward to their next outing.
Gaza Kids Visit:

On Wednesday evening last we were proud to host a visit by the Al Helal u14 Soccer team from Palestine. The boys got a close look at our minor hurlers as they defeated Portroe in the north Tipp minor championship. Later Fergal McDonnell gave them some coaching in the skills of hurling and the young boys even got to try their hands at the ancient game.
Club secretary Mike Carroll made a presentation of GAA gear to the Al Helal lads and after a few pictures with our minor hurlers it was back to the the clubhouse for a meal for our honoured guests.
It was a fantastic evening and Burgess GAA were proud to have hosted such a fine group young men and we hope they enjoy the rest of their visit to Ireland.
And finally thanks to everyone who helped make the evening such a success.
Minor Hurling:

Our minor hurlers enjoyed a fine 2-21 to 2-8 win over Portroe. The lads put in a fantastic second half to display against the wind to seal the win. Well done to all.
U16 Hurling:

Our u16’s take on Templederry this Friday in Kilcoleman at 7pm
U12 Hurling:

Our u12s are taking part in the Coolderry tournament on Saturday 13th August. We wish our young hurlers the best of luck.
U14 Hurling:

Our u14’s take on Portroe in Kilcoleman on Wednesday evening in the North Quarter final. We wish the lads the best of luck and all support is greatly appreciated.
Club Lotto:

There was one lucky winner of last week’s Jackpot of €9,450. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 10 & 12.This week’s draw was held in Reidy’s, Newtown. The Jackpot was €3,000.Next week’s Draw will be in Barry’s, Nenagh on Monday 15th August.

Burgess GAA Notes 1st August 2016

Chris Cooney R.I.P.


On Thursday last we were saddened to learn of the passing of club president Chris Cooney. Chris had been a fantastic club man throughout his life and will missed by all his friends in Burgess GAA. We would like to extend our sympathy to his wife Kit children Paddy, Kevin, Deirdre, Brian and Catherine. And to all his grandchildren, friends and relatives.

A few words from Michael Slattery Burgess Juvenile Club chairman in honour of the late Chris Cooney RIP.

On behalf of the Burgess Juvenile Club, I would like to offer our condolences to the family of the late Chris Cooney. Having grown up at the same time as his children I, along with most other lads my age in this parish, would have been befriended by Chris below in the hurling field. He had a great love for and connection to the the young. In later years he got to return to the field, this time with his grandchildren. The obvious pleasure people took in seeing him back says far more about the man than any words can convey. He will be remembered with a smile

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Senior Hurling:

Once again the magical heroic Tipperary footballers have scuppered our efforts to play Borrisokane in the North Senior Hurling championship. The earliest date being whispered about for this fixture is the 16th of August should the Tipp hurlers lose but sure nobody wants that. The good news, however, is that we will play Upperchurch Drombane in the final of the Johnny Ryan senior league on Saturday 6th August at 7pm in Dolla. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Junior A Hurling:

Our game against Toomevara scheduled for last Friday was postponed as a mark of respect for Chris Cooney. Our next game will be on Friday coming against Nenagh. Please see the Guardian fixtures for further information and as always keep an eye on the club social media for last changes of time and venues.

Minor Hurling:

Well done to our minors who defeated the Lorrha Rovers amalgamation 2-12 to 2-08 on Wednesday evening last. The face Portroe on Wednesday evening in Kilcoleman.

U8 & U6 Hurling:

Our futures stars will take on Borrisokane in a series of challenge matches this Thursday evening.

Match Tickets:

Anyone looking for all Ireland semi-final tickets should contact club secretary Gemma Flynn on 087 235 9336

Gaza Kids:

The Gaza Kids group will be visiting Kilcolman on Wednesday evening at 7pm where they will be treated to a demonstration of our native games and have the opportunity to some GAA skill;s with them. We look forward to giving them a big Burgess welcome.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday july 25th lotto jackpot in Barry’s Newtown. The numbers drawn were 9, 10, 27 & 26. The three €40 winners were Hall Hogan Pallasmore, Bridget Ryan Scragg & Birdy Ryan Barbaha. Marion Carroll claimed the sellers prize. This week’s draw took place in D Pallas Bar Nenagh for a jackpot of €9,450! Thanks to all of our patrons for your continued support and the very best of luck in next week’s draw!

However this weeks draw had one lucky winner  –  Congratulations to Connie Cleere, Nenagh. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 10 & 12. Sellers prize Pat Griffin. Next week’s draw is in Reidy’s. Jackpot €3,000.