Burgess GAA Notes 3rd July 2017

Senior Hurling:
We are fixed to play Roscrea away on Sunday 16th July at 12pm in our final county league group fixture. This is a must win game for us to advance in this competition.

Junior A Hurling:

Our Junior A hurlers qualified for the North Junior A league final by beating Nenagh on Wednesday evening last 1-15 to 0-11. Unfortunately though were beaten by a very efficient Toomevara outfit in the North league final on Sunday last. 4-18 to 2-14.

We left ourselves too much work to do against the wind in the second half but fair play to our lads they never gave up and stayed battling to the end. 

Congratulations to Toome on a fine display.

We will begin our North championship campaign against Nenagh on the weekend of July 8th. See the Guardian fixtures and the clubs social media for further fixture information.

Some video footage from our junior games:

Juvenile fixtures:

This weeks Juvenile Fixtures U16A (bye next game 10/07) U14A vs Roscrea in Roscrea on Wed 5th at 7pm U12B (No game this week) U12D vs Borrisoleigh in Borrisoliegh at 6:30pm

U10 Hurling:

Our u10’s played a good tough challenge match against Kiladangan GAA in Kilcoleman on Tuesday last. Well done to both teams for putting in a fine full blooded display of hurling. 

U12 Hurling:

Our U12 Hurlers played Borrisokane in the last round group game in Borrisokane on Friday evening. Burgess played the first half against a strong breeze we went in at half time with the score 4 points a piece. 

In the second half 2 quick Borrisokane goals put us under immense pressure but we kept the score board ticking over with points until we hit the net to go 1 point up. But on the puck out Borrisokane responded with a goal of their own. Again the lads battled on and levelled it with 2 well worked points to square it up. Then a well worked goal in the last minute put us 3 points up. But again, with the last puck of the game Borrisokane responded with a goal off their own to level it up.
FT Score

Burgess 2-10 

Borrisokane 4-4. 

That leaves us top of the table and unbeaten in the group stages and should guarantee us a home semi spot. This team has again showed us great heart and their never say die attitude. Even when the chips were down they battled away to very nearly take the win. A Great little team !! Well done 

Mothers and others:

A reminder that the Mother and Others Fitness through Football initiative in a fun non competitive environment continues every Monday at 7pm on Kilcoleman and all are welcome to attend.

Burgess Juvenile Fundraiser with Jason Fallon:

A date for the diary – Burgess GAA Juvenile club Fundraiser with Jason Fallon on Saturday 15th of July 2017 in Reidys Newtown. Tickets €10. Spot prizes on the night, doors open at 9:30pm.


Well done to Kevin McGrath who won a car in June’s Tipperary GAA county draw!

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights club lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 7 & 8. The three €40 winners were: Paul Griffin, Kylebeg, Joe Cooney, Garranmore and John Ryan c/o J Grace. The sellers prize went to Pamela O’Brien. This week’s draw will be in Barry’s Pub Newtown for a prize of €4,650.


Match Report – Burgess v Borrisokane u12b championship

Report by Derek Sharkey

Our U12 Hurlers played Borrisokane in the last round group game in Borrisokane yesterday evening. Burgess played the first half against a strong breeze we went in at half time with the score 4 points a piece. 

In the second half 2 quick Borrisokane goals put us under immense pressure but we kept the score board ticking over with points until we hit the net to go 1 point up. But on the puck out Borrisokane responded with a goal of their own. Again the lads battled on and levelled it with 2 well worked points to square it up. Then a well worked goal in the last minute put us 3 points up. But again, with the last puck of the game Borrisokane responded with a goal off their own to level it up.

FT Score

Burgess 2-10 

Borrisokane 4-4. 

That leaves us top of the table and unbeaten in the group stages and should guarantee us a home semi spot. This team has again showed us great heart and their never say die attitude. Even when the chips were down they battled away to very nearly take the win. A Great little team !! Well done 👍

Burgess GAA Notes 7th November 2016

Donagh’s Halloween Activity Camp:


Donagh Maher’s activity camp was a big hit with the kids last week on Kilcolman. We’d like to. Thank Donagh and all involved for a job well done. There are lots of pictures of activities on the club face book page.
U21 Hurling:

Conor goes highest

Our u21’s qualified for the north ‘B’ final after a hard fought win over Lorrha on Sunday last. A dogged first have display against the wind set us up for a 1-17 to 1-12 win. We will now face Templederry Ballinahinch who has been posting huge scores in their campaign on Sunday next at 12 in Nenagh. We are looking for huge support for our lads who have improved with every game this year and are a credit to the parish and their mentors who put in great work with them.
Video of our Goal:
The Burgess Team who face Lorrha in the semi-final: 
Paul Carroll, Jack Maloney, Drew Boland, Lee Howard, Adam Coady, Pat Woods, Tommy Coughlan,  Conor Gill (0-1),  Ronan Tucker, Paudie Gill,  Bill O’Flaherty (0-3), Aiden O’Flaherty (0-1), Andy Dunne (0-1), Keith Nealon (1-10 – 0-7f, 0-1 ’65), Tony Gleeson (0-1). subs used: Will Fogarty, Shane McCarthy, Keith Mulqueen.
Dinner dance:
The club will be holding a dinner dance in the Abbey Court hotel on Friday, December 16th in honour of the 40th anniversary of the all conquering 1976 intermediate team.
The senior and junior A 2016 league winning teams will also be presented with their medals on the night. Tickets are €30 and are available from any club officer music by silver dollar.
Camogie Munster Final:
We are appealing to all our supporters to make the effort to support the Duharra girls next weekend in their Munster final against Cork champions Inniscara. Let’s try and recreate some of the atmosphere we had in Kilcolman last year for the Milford game in Cahir.
Nenagh Eire Og face face Gailtir in the intermediate decider before hand in what will hopefully be a historic day for both North Tipp clubs.
Fixtures: Saturday, November 12th

AIB Munster Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Final
Nenagh Éire Óg v Gailltír Camogie Club (Waterford)
in Cahir GAA Club @ 12.30pm
AIB Munster Senior Camogie Club Championship Final
Burgess-Duharra v Inniscarra (Cork)
in Cahir GAA Club @ 2.45pm

Club lotto:
There was no winner of last Monday night’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 10, 20, 25 & 30. The 3 x lucky dip winners were Johnny Flynn, Pat O’Brien c/o Francie Walsh & Bernie Morgan c/o D Pallas Bar. Sellers prize D Pallas Bar. This week’s draw was in Reidy’s for a Jackpot of €4,800.

Match Report Burgess v Mullinahone Senior Challenge Cup

Burgess v Mullinahone 20th March 2016 – Kilcoleman


Burgess 3-13 Mullinahone 0-15 County Senior Challenge Cup

The opening exchanges in this game were marked by fierce tackling by the Mullinahone backs. This was a definite step up in intensity from our first game in this competition last week against Ballina. This ferocity in the tackle may go some way toward explaining our wayward shooting in the first half which was completely at odds with the accuracy displayed last week.

The game started brightly for us with Stephen Murray firing over a lovely point off his left hand side from the touch line straight from the throw in. Murray would add two more frees to leave us 3 points to 1 ahead with 10 minutes played. By this point it was apparent that we weren’t going to see as high scoring a game as we had  the previous week against Ballina with both sets of backs taking no prisoners.

By the 15th minute we were 2 points down with Mullinahone racing into a 2 point lead, 5 to 3. Our wide count was now beginning to look very worrying indeed.

Two excellent long range points from Brian Hogan and a Murray free along with three more points from Mullinahone left us 2 points adrift despite creating the Lion’s share of scoring chances with 3 minutes remaining in the half.

Mullinahone, poised to go in ahead at half time, were rocked by 2 goals scored in under a minute. The first, a bullet, from Bill O’Flaherty who collected a breaking ball and got inside the Mullinahone defence to blast a shot past the Mullinahone keeper. The second came almost straight from the resulting puck out when Shane Maher’s hard work created an opportunity to work the ball into Damien O’Brien who made no mistake in placing the ball into the Mullinahone net.

So when the half time whistle blew Burgess went in an unlikely four points ahead. Burgess 2-6 Mullinahone 0-8

Once again straight from the throw in it was Stephen Murray got the scoring underway with fine point from 50m. Three minutes later the ever accurate Eoin Kelly replied with a pointed free for Mullinahone. A minute later though, Kelly’s point was more than cancelled out when Bill O’Flaherty scrambled home his second goal for the day to give us a healthy 3-7 to 0-9 lead. The Mullinahone backs had failed to deal with a long range Murray free leaving Bill with a simple tap in. Three minutes later a harsh over carrying call against Tossy gave Eoin Kelly another pointed free, this time from the middle of the field. Burgess answered that score immediately with an absolute monster of a score from Noel Gleeson. Another two pointed frees from Kelly left the score Burgess 3-8 Mullinahone 0-12 after 10 minutes of the 2nd half. Our indiscipline was allowing Mullinahone back into this game.

Yet another Kelly free was answered by an excellent Donagh Maher point from play and another Murray pointed free. The scoring for the afternoon was rounded out by Brian Hogan and Stephen Murray for Burgess with Eoin Kelly remaining Mullinahone’s only scorer in the second half, finishing with 7 pointed frees for the second period.

The final score Burgess 3-13 to Mullinahone’s 0-15 was a fair reflection on our efforts over the sixty minutes though with so much of Mullinahone’s tally coming from placed balls we will certainly have to take a look at our discipline.

The team that started: Niall McGrath, John O’Dwyer, Jack O’Flaherty, Willie Ryan, Kieran Ryan, Donagh Maher, Noel Gleeson, Brian Hogan, Eoin Tossy Hogan, Damien O’Brien, Stephen Murray, Bill O’Flaherty, Keith Nealon, Shane Maher, Danny Ryan.


Video Footage:

Burgess GAA Notes 15th September 2014

North senior hurling Final:

What drama! Well done to our senior hurlers who were seconds away from a famous victory on Sunday last only for an injury time smash and grab by Eire Og to salvage a draw. The replay is thought to be taking place on Sunday next  in McDonagh Park with the time to be confirmed. Please check the fixture section and club social media outlets for further details. We would all like to congratulate our hurlers and management on a fantastic display and I’m sure we will turn out in huge numbers again to roar our heroes on next Sunday. A match report can be viewed here

Juvenile pre-match event:

Brisk trade

Well done to our Juvenile committee who organised a wonderful  pre-game event in Kilcoleman on Sunday morning prior to the North Final. There was tea, buns, face painting and flags for sale. The event was well attended and a huge success. Well done to all concerned.

Coffee  Morning:

There will be a coffee morning next Thursday from 9am to 4pm in Nuala Hogans. All proceeds will go to North Tipp Hospice and home care.

U14 hurling:

Hard luck to U 14 team who were beaten by 1point by Moneygall/ Templederry in the U 14 plate final. Thanks to the Management and players for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

U13 hurling:

Well  done to U13 team who beat Portroe in Kilcoleman last Friday evening. Their next game is on Friday 19th in Newport at 6.30pm

U11 hurling:

Burgess are holding U11 tournament next Saturday in Kilcoleman.

All square in the North Final

The Burgess Panel

It was honours even in McDonagh Park Nenagh after 64 pulsating minutes of hurling. A last minute smash and grab goal by Paul Ryan deep in injury time rescued a draw from the jaws of defeat for the home side.

Burgess hurling against the wind in packed McDonagh park and had the best of the early exchanges. With seven minutes elapsed Burgess were well worth their five points to two lead. The Burgess scores coming off the back of some fantastic fielding and direct running. Chopper, Tossy, Spudy and Dewi were all on the scoreboard with fine efforts from play while the ever accurate Minty tacked on a trade mark free. By the fifteenth minute Nenagh had recovered their composure had the game tied at 5 each. The Nenagh scores coming by way of three frees and two from open play.

Nenagh continued their ascendancy Into the 24th minute when a pointed penalty after a spectacular Niall McGrath save put them in a four point lead, 0-9 to 0-5. Burgess responded through a pointed Minty free which Nenagh quickly cancelled out. Burgess had the better of the remainder of the half out scoring Nenagh three points to one to leave the half time score Burgess 0-9 Neagh 0-11. The final Burges scores of the half coming from two minty frees and two wonderful points from Danny Ryan and Chopper. Burgess were well pleased to be going in at half time only two points adrift, hurling well and wind advantage to come.

Two minutes into the second half Minty bisected the posts with a ’65 to reduce Eire Og’s lead to just one point. Frees were exchanged to bring the score to 0-11 to 0-13 when Burgess captain Damien O’Brien notched over a fine point from play to leave the scoreboard reading Burgess 0-12 Nenagh 0-13. A minute later Eire Og had yet another free to stretch their lead back out to two points again. The in a wonderful two minute spell of pressure Burgess found the Eire Og net twice to leave the score Burgess 2-12 Nenagh 0-15. Minty quickly added another free followed by three Eire Og points, two from frees, to make it a draw game with 53 minutes elapsed.

The final nerve wracking minutes saw Burgess surge into a three point lead with points from Minty and Tossy and we dared to dream of victory. Referee Michael Murphy decided that four minutes of injury needed to be played and with almost the last puck of the game Nenagh’s  Paul Ryan found the Burgess net. Burgess almost found a winner directly off the puck out Bill O’Flaherty’s shot went narrowly wide.

Niall defies gravity and Nenagh Eire Og

Our lads hurled tremendously well and were in hard luck not to take the spoils today. They did themselves and the parish proud in and enthralling piece of theatre that will live long in the memory of those who witnessed it . The murmur on the bank was that the replay will be held in the same venue on Sunday next at 5pm. We go again!!

Burgess v Thurles Sarsfields 2005

A famous win over the reigning senior county champions after our elevation to senior ranks.

Champs on verge of exit as Burgess win in thriller

By Shane Brophy in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh
Photos: Bridget Delaney

2005 County Intermediate Hurling Champions Burgess have put 2005 County Senior Hurling Champions, Thurles Sarsfields on the brink of elimination from this years championship after emerging winners in an enthralling game in Nenagh on Friday evening.
The reigning champions can only hope that Cashel King Cormacs do them a favour and beat Burgess in the last remaining group game but that looks highly unlikely with Burgess now strong favourites to go through to the next round.
This was the game that the senior championship badly needed to kick it into life after lacklustre divisional and county championship games so far.
The scoring was terrific; the physical exchanges were ferocious and full of commitment from both sides who both desperately wanted to win.
There is no doubt that Burgess were deserving winners. They came from four points down midway through the first half to lead by two at the break with goals from Brian Hogan and Tony Scroope who finished with a haul of 2-6.
A disputed Pat Lawlor goal nine minutes after the resumption brought the champions back into the match but Burgess were never phased and reasserted themselves and a second Tony Scroope goal in the 47th minute proved too much for Sarsfields to claw back.
We sensed something special before the game even started as Shane Maher and Ger ‘Redser’ O’Grady took into one another and this drew in as many as twenty other players in an incident, which threatened to get out of hand. The two culprits and Burgess full back, David Maher were all booked prior to throw-in.
This needle between the sides stayed throughout the entire match and was a crucial aspect in making the game as good as it was.
While Tony Scroope will receive the main plaudits, his colleagues in defence were magnificent in the face of what was an impressive looking Sarsfields attack.
Thurles looked impressive early on as Lar Corbett, Patrick Bourke and Ger O’Grady all raised white flags. But brothers David and Shane Maher really came into their own keeping Redser and Pat Lawlor in check for long stages. Leo and Conor Quigley also had very fine games particularly late cut cutting out wave after wave of Thurles attacks.
Brian Hogan made a massive contribution from midfield along with Noel McDonnell. Tony Dunne and Damien O’Brien chipped in with three points each in the half forward line while Tony Scroope and Donagh Maher always looked dangerous inside.
If Scroope continues this form, a recall to the county panel won’t be too far away.
For the reigning champions, they will look at their defence and the ease at which Burgess bagged their three goals as the reason for their downfall. Tom King and Stephen Lillis had fine games in defence along with Padraig Maher who played very well at centre back after Brendan Carroll was substituted at the break.
Jim Corbett was very impressive at midfield along with Eddie Enright who made a major contribution when introduced at the break. Patrick Bourke, Lar Corbett and Johnny Enright were best in attack.
It was a very good quality game with 37 scores in the hour while Burgess shaded the wides tally, ten to nine.
After the early get to know you between the players just prior to throw-in, the game began at a high tempo with Paul Hogan being fouled after ten seconds and Tony Scroope pointed the free.
Gary Mernagh was then booked for an incident with Noel Gleeson. Lar Corbett replied for Sarsfields before Patrick Bourke who was an impressive first half performer but the champions in front.
Tony Dunne responded for Burgess in the eighth minute but Sarsfields hit a purple patch shooting four points in the next two minutes from Ger O’Grady (2), Lar Corbett and Patrick Bourke.
Burgess settled again after that scoring blitz and the gap was down to one by the 14th minute with Donagh Maher, Damien O’Brien and Tony Scroope (free) pointing.
Donagh Maher should have goaled for Burgess a minute later but shot wide after taking a pass from Brian Hogan. Jim Corbett and Donagh Maher traded points before Burgess struck for a deserved goal in the 23rd minute.
Tony Scroope’s attempt at goal came back off the crossbar to Donagh Maher and he passed to Brian Hogan but as it looked like he had been bottled up, he managed to get his shot in past Patrick McCormack.
Thurles responded and were level two minutes later after points from Johnny Enright (free) and a super long range point from Patrick Bourke.
Burgess grabbed their second goal three minutes from the break as Noel McDonnell caught the puckout and passed to Tony Scroope who flashed a shot high to the net. Johnny Enright and Pat Lawlor reduced the gap before Tony Dunne sent Burgess into the break 2-7 to 0-11 leaders after an enthralling first half.
Eddie Enright was introduced at the break and was soon on the scoreboard to reply to an early Tony Dunne point. Johnny Enright hit another free before Tony Scroope hit two points for Burgess.
Thurles were level by the ninth minute of the half after a super move involving Lar and Jim Corbett saw Cian McDonnell save from the midfielder but Pat Lawlor was on hand to put the rebound to the net but he looked suspiciously in the square.
Tony Scroope and Johnny Enright traded long range points before Scroope bagged his second goal in the 47th minute as he fended off Gary Mernagh before shooting low to the net.
The crowd were fully engrossed at this stage with the Burgess fans sensing a famous win. Their expectation increased as Scroope converted a free but the gap was back to two with ten minutes to go after points from Johnny Enright (free) and Lar Corbett.
Points from Damien O’Brien and Tony Scroope were cancelled out by two points from Johnny Enright as they game entered injury time with Burgess hanging on. Lar Corbett almost got in for a goal but Cian McDonnell did well to push the county stars shot away.
As Thurles desperately looked for a goal, Damien O’Brien surged up field to score as the Burgess fans leapt with joy on the grassy bank. Their joy was confirmed two minutes later when John Ryan blew the full time whistle, and probably on Thurles’s participation in this years title race.
Man of the Match: Tony Scroope (Burgess)
Scorers – Burgess: Tony Scroope 2-6, 0-4 frees, Damien O’Brien 0-4, Tony Dunne 0-3, Brian Hogan 1-0, Donagh Maher 0-2
Thurles Sarsfields: Johnny Enright 0-7, 5 frees, Pat Lawlor 1-1, Patrick Bourke, Lar Corbett 0-3 each, Ger O’Grady 0-2, Jim Corbett 0-1, Eddie Enright.
Burgess: Cian McDonnell, Ger Fogarty, David Maher, Leo Quigley, Conor Quigley, Shane Maher, Robbie Cremin, Brian Hogan, Noel McDonnell, Tony Dunne, Paul Hogan, Damien O’Brien, Noel Gleeson, Tony Scroope, Donagh Maher. Subs: Jonathon Maher for N Gleeson (40), Shane Ryan for L Quigley (53 inj).
Thurles Sarsfields: Patrick McCormack, Michael Cahill, Gary Mernagh, Tom King, Stephen Lillis, Brendan Carroll, Brian Graydon, Johnny Enright, Jim Corbett, Patrick Bourke, Ger O’Grady, Lar Corbett, Richie Ruth, Pat Lawlor, Eoin Costello. Subs: Padraig Maher for B Graydon (20 inj), Barry Dwyer for R Ruth (27 inj), Eddie Enright for B Carroll (H/T), Michael Gleeson for E Costello (48). Referee: John Ryan (Cashel King Cormacs).

The full match video: