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.


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