April 17, 2017 Leave a comment
Junior A Hurling:
Our junior A’s were beaten by Toomevara in the North league on Saturday evening. We were short a lot of players and our cause wasn’t helped by the loss or Tadhg O’Halloran Toome put in a strong second half to run out deserving 0-16 to 2-6 winners. We had a bad day at the office where nothing seemed to go right. Hard luck lads.
With Tipp playing the league final next weekend it looks like our championship opener v Killenaule will take place on Friday week.
Pride of the parish this week are our u14’s who completed the Feile double when they claimed the hurling crown at the weekend by beating Kiladangan 1-5 to 0-5. This was a fantastic achievement as we were very short on numbers over Easter and it was touch and go as to whether we would be able to field a team. The win was especially satisfying as the cup our lads brought home was a Burgess one, the Maher Twins memorial cup presented to the north board by the Maher families in memory of Jack and Denny Maher. We would also like wish u14 hurler Sean Fitzgerald all the best in his recovery after his injury last week.
Our minors were well beaten by Portroe on Thursday last in their opening game of the championship. We were short a number of players were surprised that this fixture was made go ahead given our previous communications with Portroe and north board.
Well done to our U16 footballers whom defeated Newport on a score of 4-14 to 0-05 in Newport this evening. This was another step in the right direction with our work rate and teamwork top class. Our scoring was impressive with scores spread across the team. Our controlled agression has improved with a reduction in conceeding needless frees. We have now qualified for the semifinal with one game still to be played against Ballina. Thanks to Pat Gibson for supplying the match report.
Our u12’s suffered their first loss of the season against Kilruane on Friday last. Our lads fought hard in the second to leave only a goal between the teams. Burgess 0-5, Kilruane 1-5.
Inter county representation:
Best of luck to Stephen Kirwan who lines out with the Tipperary GAA u17’s against Cork on Tuesday night.
Juvenile Easter Camp:
Burgess Juvenile Club are hosting an Easter Camp for 3 days on 19th, 20th & 21st April (Wed, Thurs, Fri) , which runs from 10am to 1pm to each day. €25 per child which includes football and sliotar to take home at the end of camp. Please contact club phone 086 3934363 if you are interested in this camp.
If anyone wishes to be included on a text distribution list for match notifications & other club matters please contact Club secretary Gemma Flynn on the club phone (087) 235 9336.
Well Padraig. Thanks for the Junior links. Could you post this for the on FB please? Is it too late for the Guardian?
The Walking Group will return to normal Thursday night for their weekly walk. Please meet near the islands in Kilcolman at 6.30pm. All are welcome.
There was one lucky winner of last Monday nights jackpot – congratulations to Dave McAuliffe. Winning numbers were 9, 20, 23 & 24. Sellers prize Pat Woods. Next weeks draw is in D Pallas Bar. Jackpot €3,000.