Burgess GAA Notes 9th January 2017

Social community group:
A social club / community group is starting up in the parish. Ideas for activities and events are needed as well as people to get involved. Please contact Fergal McDonnell if you interested in getting participating.


Reminder: The senior club AGM takes place on Friday 20th January at 8pm. Anyone seeking a nomination form or wishing to put forward a motion please contact Club Secretary Gemma Flynn as all nominations & motions need to be with her by Friday 13th. 

You can reach Gemma via email a secretary.burgess.tipperary@gaa.ie

and on the club phone (087) 235 9336.

Support for the Burgess Duharra Camogie team:

As you may be aware the Duharra ladies have to play their all Ireland semi final against Slaughtneil in Inniskeen GAA ground, Monaghan, on January 29th at 2.00pm. We ask all who can to please try and make the long journey to support the Burgess Duharra women as they continue their historic quest to reach a first all Ireland final. To help offset their costs they will be holding a race night in Barry’s on Saturday January 14th at 9pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Club lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights club Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 20 & 23. Lucky dip winners were Tara Collins Newtown, Maeve O’Brien Ballywilliam & Kay Costello c/o Pat Stanley. Sellers prize Maria Murray. Next weeks draw is in Reidy’s. Jackpot €6,300.

Club Referee Training:

 Some useful information below for anyone considering joining the burgeoning ranks of Burgess referees.

Basic Club Referee Training Courses are provided every two years by trained Referee Tutors in County Tipperary. Held over 4 nights in Thurles, the course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and supported through the Provincial Munster Referees Administrators. Dates for the Training Course are as follows;

FOUNDATION COURSE (Sarsfields Centre, Thurles – ALL 8pm)

Thursday 26 Jan 2017

Thursday 2 February 2017

Thursday 9 February 2017 (ON LINE Timed Module)

Thursday 16 February 2017 

Training as a Club Referee involves the following modules:

Rules of Specification / The Play / Scores/ Powers and Duties of the Referee Technical Fouls / Set Play / Aggressive Fouls / Dissent / Referee’s Report / Rules Test / Fitness Test 

Modules are “classroom” based and involve attendance and participation by the prospective referees. A timed Rules Test is centrally organised by Croke Park, which the participants complete “on-line”, with a pass-mark set which must be achieved for successful progression 

An initial trial Fitness Test, i.e. a “BANGSBO or BEEP Test” will be used to familiarise new entrants with the levels required. A standard test will be used later in the year to monitor progression with a view to the achievement of a minimum standard required for qualification.

Following successful completion of the Training Course the successful candidate is certified as qualified by Coiste Ríaracháin Réiteoirí Contae Tiobrad Árann as a Réiteoir Chlub or Club Level Referee. It is recommended for Foundation Referees to be appointed to referee games up to and including U14 for a period of 2 years.  

We are now seeking applications from interested individuals, who are considering taking up the role as Club Referee and applications must be submitted through their respective Club Secretary on the relevant Application Form which is available online on the Tipperary GAA website. See http://tipperary.gaa.ie/gaa-referee-recruitment-tipperary/. Please note all applications must be accompanied by a cheque for €100, from the applicant’s home club, which will be refunded after officiating at ten games. Completed application forms accompanied by €100 cheque only should be forwarded to Paul Stapleton, Secretary, Tipperary Referees Administration Committee, Lár na Páirce, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

All clubs who do not currently have a referee in their club are encouraged to trawl their membership for prospective candidates.

ONGOING Referee Development 

Current Referees are reminded the compulsory Fitness Assessment and Rules Test are confirmed for 7.30pm on the 19th Jan and 9th Feb 2017 in The Dome Thurles, while the annual IN SERVICE will be held at 7.30pm on 16th January and 20th February in the Sarsfields Social Centre, Thurles. 

Further information / clarification from

 Jim O’Shea ​​Chairperson ​085 1744791

Tipperary Referees Administration Committee

Paul Stapleton ​Secretary ​085 1983325

Tipperary Referees Administration Committee


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