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Burgess GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association Club located in the areas of Burgess-Burgessbeg, Youghalarra and Newtown, County Tipperary, Ireland. It fields Gaelic Football and Hurling teams in the North Division of Tipperary GAA.

Kilcoleman – The home of Burgess GAA

Hurling

Honours

  • North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (1)
    • Youghalarra 1909
  • North Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1)
    • Youghalarra 1942
  • North Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (14)
    • Burgess 1941, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1992, 1993, 2003, 2005
  • North Tipperary Junior Hurling Championship (2)
    • Youghalarra 1909, 1931
  • North Tipperary Junior Hurling Championship (1)
    • Ballywilliam 1918
  • North Tipperary Junior Hurling (A) Championship (3)
    • 2003, 2004, 2005
  • North Tipperary Junior Hurling (B) Championship (3)
    • 1985, 1991, 1999
  • North Tipperary Junior Hurling (C) Championship (1)
    • 2011
  • North Tipperary U-21 Hurling (A) Championship (3)*
    • 1959, 1970, 1971 * (as Naomh Padraig)
  • North Tipperary U-21 Hurling (A) Championship (4)
    • 1999, 2002, 2004, 2011
  • North Tipperary U-21 Hurling (B) Championship (3)
    • 1988, 1997, 1998
  • North Tipperary Minor Hurling (A) Championship (2)
    • Youghalarra 1936, 1939
  • North Tipperary Minor Hurling (A) Championship (1)
    • 2002
  • North Tipperary Minor Hurling (B) Championship (6)
    • 1974, 1978, 1986, 1990, 2009, 2011
  • North Tipperary U-16 Hurling (A) Championship (1)
    • 2000
  • North Tipperary U-16 Hurling (B) Championship (4)
    • 1982, 1984, 1990, 1994
  • North Tipperary U-14 Hurling (A) Championship (1)
    • 1999
  • North Tipperary U-14 Hurling (B) Championship (5)
    • 1984, 1985, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • North Tipperary U-12 Hurling (A) Championship (1)
    • 2004
  • North Tipperary U-12 Hurling (B) Championship (3)
    • 1980, 1986, 1994
  • North Tipperary U-12 Hurling (C) Championship (3)
    • 1991, 2011, 2013
  • Tipperary U-12 Hurling (C) Championship (1)
    • 2013

Notable Players

Donie Nealon

Donie Nealon is Burgess’ most successful Inter-County Hurler ever. Son of Rody, Donie first hurled with Duharra as a Juvenile and went on to play for Burgess with his brothers, Sean and Patsy. In his career, Donie won 5 All-Ireland senior medals for Tipperary in the years 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965. After the conclusion of his playing career, he became trainer of the Tipperary senior side and was involved with the 1971 All-Ireland winning side. He later went on to become Tipperary selector and, along with Babs Keating and Theo English, oversaw the All-Ireland victories of 1989 and 1991. At club level, Donie has held all Officer positions. He also captained Burgess to their first ever county title in 1964, when they captured the Junior (now Intermediate) crown. Donie has now retired from teaching in Newtown. He was the Munster Council secretary for many years and was also a selector of the Burgess Intermediate (now Senior) Team some seasons ago. He is currently involved with the Duharra (Burgess/Portroe) Camogie team and is a selector in the management set-up

Connie Whelan

Connie Whelan was one of Burgess’ most tireless workers ever in the Burgess club. He held the post of club treasurer for 18 years from 1950 to 1968, but worked for the club far beyond that brief. As a player, he helped Burgess capture 5 North Intermediate titles in the years 1951, 1953, 1956, 1959 and 1963. He spent many years as a selector in the club and was extremely dedicated to the juveniles of the parish. He represented Burgess for many years at North Board meetings. Connie was President of Burgess GAA club.

Jack Maher & Dinny Maher

The Maher twins from Gortmore were two of Burgess’ finest clubmen. Both worked incessantly for the club and gave their time generously, especially in the development of the facilities in Kilcolman. Even in recent years, Dinny would still cut the pitch and Jack gave great time on the building of the juvenile pitch. Jack hurled with the Tipperary Senior Side in the Munster Championship of 1947 against Limerick. He played at corner-back that day. He also collected Miller Shield medals with North Tipp. Jack also held the position of Club Chairman during the 70’s. Both men won numerous North Intermediate Medals with Burgess and were players on the first ever team to win a North Championship in 1941. Jack and Dinny were Presidents of Burgess GAA club.

Pat Murray

Pat Murray hurled for the Tipperary Senior Side as goal-keeper. He is the holder of numerous North Intermediate Medals and was also a member of the first team from the Parish to win a North Championship in 1941. He played in 5 decades for Burgess, from the 1930s to his last game in 1970. He is the holder of 3 Miller Shield Medals with North Tipp, which he won in 1942, 1943 and 1944.

Con Ryan

Con was the Former Treasurer of Youghalarra Club. He played in the Youghal’ Team that won the 1942 North Intermediate Championship. His Brothers, Mikey, Paddy and Tom also played with Youghal’. He was the President of Burgess GAA Club before his passing in 2012.

All-Ireland Medal Winners

All Ireland Senior:

Donie Nealon (5) 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965
– Rody Nealon (1) 1924
Seán Nealon (1) 1991 – Shane Maher (1) 2010

Intermediate All-Ireland:

– J.P McDonnell (1) 1971
– Pakie Hogan (1) 1971
– Jim Barry (1) 1971 – Kevin Nealon (1) 2000

Junior All-Ireland:

– Sean Nealon (2) 1989, 1991
– John Flannery (1) 1989
– Paddy Hogan (1) 1924

U/21 All-Ireland:

– Liam McGrath (1) 1995

Minor All-Ireland:

– John Darcy (1) 1980 – Tony Dunne (1) 2006 – Donagh Maher (1) 2006

Gaelic Football

Honours

  • North Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship (1)
    • 1989
  • North Tipperary Junior Football (A) Championship (1)
    • 1981
  • North Tipperary Junior Football (B) Championship (2)
    • 1976, 2000
  • North Tipperary U-21 Football (A) Championship (2)
    • 2002, 2012
  • North Tipperary U-21 Football (A) Championship (1) *
    • 1971 * (As Naomh Padraig)
  • North Tipperary U-21 Football (B) Championship (3)
    • 1993, 2007, 2010
  • North Tipperary Minor Football (A) Championship (3)
    • 1999, 2006, 2009
  • North Tipperary Minor Football (B) Championship (3)
    • 1985, 1991, 1997
  • North Tipperary U-16 Football (A) Championship (1)
    • 2004
  • North Tipperary U-16 Football (B) Championship (3)
    • 1994, 1997, 2007
  • North Tipperary U-14 Football (A) Championship (1)
    • 1999
  • North Tipperary U-14 Football (B) Championship (2)
    • 1988, 2009
  • North Tipperary U-12 Football (A) Championship (4)
    • 1995, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • North Tipperary U-12 Football (B) Championship (3)
    • 1992, 1994, 2001
  • North Tipperary U-12 Football (C) Championship (1)
    • 2013
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