Burgess Gaa Notes 17th January 2019


We had a big turnout to our A.G.M. on Friday last after Mass was said for deceased members. The following officers were elected for the coming year:

Chairman: Mike Carroll

Vice Chairmen: Johnny Flynn & John Hogan

Secretary: Gemma Flynn

Assistant Secretary: Laura Carroll

Treasurer: Rena Maher

Assistant Treasurer: Marian Carroll

Registrar: Maria Murray

PRO: Padraig Hogan

County Board Officer: Morty Hogan

County Board Draw Co-Ordinator: Joe Sherlock

Development Officer: Dinny Ryan

Irish Officer: Maeve O’Brien

Schools Liaison Officer: Derek Sharkey

Alcohol & Drugs Awareness: Pat Stanley

Coaching Officer: Shane Maher

Players Reps: Conor Gill, Niall McGrath & Willie Ryan


Executive Committee:

Ann McGrath

Mairead Darcy

Pat Gibson

Mike O’Dwyer

John Maher

Pat Carroll

Peter Carroll

Brian Hogan

John Murray

Kieran Hogan

John Ryan

Mike Slattery

Paddy McMahon

Dinner Dance:

Last Saturday, on what was a fantastic night for the Parish, we held our joint dinner dance with the Burgess-Duharra camogie club. After a superb meal in the Lakeside Hotel Donie Nealon presented the medals to our Seamus O’Rian senior hurling champions. Pat Woods was later voted by the players as player of the year. The music was provided Ebony and dancing continued late into the night. Well done to all who organised a fantastic night for the club and we extend a special thanks to the staff of the Lakeside Hotel who looked after us so well. We would like to wish our hurlers and the Burgess-Duharra ladies the best of luck for the year to come.

Couch to 5K:

Our highly successful Couch to 5k programme kicked off on Tuesday in Kilcolman. If you have little or no running experience, this is perfect for you. New members are very important so if you’d like to get involved please contact Fergal on 085 7254855 if you would like to know more.


The 45 cards night continues in Kilcolman on Thursday nights. Games start at 8pm upstairs in the new building and all are welcome. 

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday night’s club lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 15 & 21. The Lucky dip winners were Nicola Sharkey Newtown, Ann McCormack Gortmore & Ann Carroll Kilcolman. The Sellers Prize went to Christy Griffin. This week’s draw was in Reidy’s for a Jackpot of €5,300.

Burgess Gaa Notes 7th January 2019


The 2018 club AGM is Friday 11th January at 8pm. Mass for deceased club members is at 7.30. Nomination forms are available upon request. All club members are welcome to attend.

Dinner Dance:

Join us at 7.15pm SHARP on Saturday January 12th in the Lakeside Hotel for great celebrations at the Burgess GAA & Burgess-Duharra Dinner Dance.

After what has been a fantastic year for both clubs with our Burgess – Duharra ladies winning SEVEN county finals in a row and the Kilmacud All Ireland 7s, to name a few and our senior hurlers winning the Seamus O’Rian Senior County Championship we have a lot to celebrate!

Ebony will provide the entertainment on the night with a DJ to follow.

Tickets are €26 and can be purchased from any committee member! It’s going to be a fantastic night so be sure to get your tickets early!

Couch to 5K:

Images from last year’s parkrun

We are hoping to run our Couch to 5k programme in Kilcolman again this year. If you have little or no running experience, this is perfect for you. New members are very important and will be run if there are diffident numbers interested. Please contact Fergal on 085 7254855 if you would like to know more.

Intercounty representation:

Well done to Donagh Maher who chipped in with a point from corner back in Tipps Munster league win over Kerry last weekend.

Club Lotto:

Thanks to all who supported our club lotto over the festive period and all who attended our Christmas and New Year draws. We’d like to wish all our supporters a prosperous and happy new year.

Burgess GAA Notes 23rd January 2017


The club held its annual general meeting on Friday last in Kilcolman. The meeting was preceded by a Mass for deceased members of the club and afterwards club chairman Mike Carroll presented Father Tim O’Brien P.P. with a plaque for his golden jubilee.

The AGM was a well attended and we’ll run affair with comprehensive reviews of the year from the chairman, secretary and treasurer.

Camogie Club All Ireland semi final:

We wish the Burgess Duharra ladies the very best of luck in their all Ireland quest and we would urge as many of our members as possible to make the trip to Inniskeen to support them.

Details of Buses:

Senior All Ireland Camogie Final in Monaghan next Sunday 29th January, anyone else wishing to reserve a seat on the bus leaving at 9.30/10am, please contact the camogie club on+353 (83) 432 1777 by the evening of Wednesday 25th for the remaining places. Please note that only people who have reserved in advance will be able to travel on the bus.

Juvenile AGM:

Burgess Juvenile GAA Club AGM will be held on Friday 27th January at 8pm in Kilcoleman. All parents are requested to attend.
Ramble to Kilcolman: 

A night of cards, tea and chat will begin next Thursday night from 8pm in Kilcolman. Anyone interested in playing 45 in the parish is more than welcome.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 17 & 27. The Lucky dip winners were Libby, Farrah & Ben Stanley Newtown, Laureen McKenna Newtown & Hugh Sullivan c/o Francie Walsh. Sellers prize Tom Delee. This weeks draw was in D Pallas Bar for a Jackpot of €6,600.

Down your way:

Please note that the Tipp FM down your way programme recorded at the dinner dance will be aired this Thursday at 7pm and repeated Saturday at 10am. Please spread the word. Thanks.
Roll of Chairmen:

We recently installed our Roll of Chairmen plaque in the meeting room in Kilcoleman. This item was designed and built by club stalwart Declan Kirwan. For more information on products by Declan please  check out http://www.Kirwancraft.ie, Facebook or call Declan Kirwan on (086 2460548)

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