He soars with the eagles

Brian Tucker’s barnstorming second point in the 2014 Junior A league against Nenagh in all its glory!


Burgess GAA notes 26th May 2014

Peadar Cummins Tournament:

Congratulations to Jack Boland and Stephen Kirwan who represented Burgess on the North Tipp team which won the Peadar Cummins Tournament in Borrisoleigh last weekend.


The U14 hurling championship gets underway this  Wednesday 28th May. Burgess v Kilruane in Kilcoleman.


U12 Hurling championship starts Friday 30th. Borrisokane v Burgess in Borrisokane.
Please see facebook page for times and dates of matches.

Junior A league:

Burgess in determined form


Well done to our Junior A hurlers who qualified for the Junior A league semi-final after a hard fought 0-15 all draw against Nenagh on Saturday last in Kilcoleman. We will face Kildangan in this semi-final on a date and time to be confirmed. A short match report is available on the club website.

The team that faced Nenagh was: Brian Sherlock, Dan Nevin, Pat Woods, Willie Ryan, Paddy Hogan, Conor Quigley, Brian Tucker (0-2), Johnny Ryan (0-2), Paidi Gill (0-1), Tadgh O’Halloran (0-1), Conor Gill (0-3), Tony Hogan (0-1), Keith Nealon (0-4f), Garrett Howard (0-1), Declan O’Donoghue. Subs Used: Colm O’Brien, Tony Gleeson.



County Draw:

The new Tipperary county board draw was launched recently and will commence shortly. The Prize fund is €500,000,including two cars monthly. Weekly draws also take place. Anyone wishing to join the draw is asked to contact any committee member/promotors.Thanks to all who have supported the draw over many years. We look forward to your continued participation.

Burgess in Junior A League Semi

Junior A league 24th May 2014

Burgess 0-15 Nenagh 0-15

With both sides vying for a semi-final berth this was always going to be a taut affair. Burgess required only a draw while nothing but a win would do Nenagh in this final group game in Kilcolman.

Nenagh, with the aid of a stiff breeze, were first off the mark with two well taken points in the second minute of the game. We had to wait until the 5th minute for Tadgh O’Halloran to open our account with a fine long range effort. A seventh minute free from Keith Nealon had the side’s level at two points each. A minute later Conor Gill gave us the lead with a fantastic long range point scored from near the touchline. A minute later Nenagh were back on terms with a pointed free.

Our one point advantage was restored thanks to  an excellent Tony Hogan point leaving the score Burgess 0-04 Nenagh 0-03.Nenagh then tagged on three point without reply, two from play and one free, to leave Burgess two point adrift. Conor Gill arrested the rot with another fine point leaving us just a point behind again. Nenagh responded with two quick fire points before Keith Nealon tapped over his second free of the day to leave Burgess trailing six points to eight. Two more scores for Nenagh had us four points adrift with three minutes remaining in the half.

A goal mouth scramble that could have easily resulted in a goal for Burgess yielded a pointed free for Keith Nealon. Garrett Howard finished off the scoring for the half with a fantastic individual score taken from the most acute of angles to leave Burgess trailing eight points to ten at half time.

The second half began brightly with wing back Brian Tucker sallying forward to take a tremendous point within a minute of the restart. Nenagh responded with a pointed free soon followed by another excellent Burgess score by Paidi Gill. A minute later Conor Gill was on hand to level the game at eleven points each. Two minutes later Conor’s midfield partner Johnny Ryan was on hand to give Burgess the lead after he got on the end of a well worked move. The lead was short lived however with Nenagh firing over three unanswered points in three minutes to put us two points behind. 0-12 to 0.-14, with thirteen minutes remaining. Points by Keith Nealon and Johnny Ryan had the game all square with 4 minutes remaining at fourteen each when up stepped Brian Tucker with the score of the game to give Burgess the lead with two minutes remaining.

Nenagh grabbed a late equalising point which wasn’t enough to prevent Burgess from gaining a mouth-watering semi-final berth against neighbours Kildangan. Date and time TBC. please check the Guardian fixtures as well as the club website and social media for further info.

As it happened:


JAHL 2014 V Nenagh


Some EPIC video footage:



Burgess GAA notes 12th May 2014


Congratulations to Drew Boland and Lee Howard to represented Burgess on the North Tipp U16 hurling team which travelled to Cork to play Seandun and East Clare.


Congratulations to Ronan Tucker who represented Burgess on the winning North Tipp team which regained the Roger Ryan Cup.


Hard luck to our young U12 football team who lost out to Lorrha after extra time in the Roinn 3 final.  Well done to all the boys who played their hearts out also to the Selectors.

Junior A :

Well done to our Junior A hurlers who had a hard fought win over Roscrea on Friday evening last on a score line of 0-21 to 2-12.


Our senior hurlers face Lorrha in our opening game of the North Senior Championship on Sunday 18th of May at 3:30pm in Cloughjordan. We would appreciate as much support as possible for our lads.

Burgess juniors defeat Roscrea

Burgess 0-21 Roscrea 2-12

Junior A league 9th May 2014,

Roscrea got off to a quick start with a pointed free inside the first minute of this North Tipp Junior A league game in Kilcolman.  The Burgess response came quickly with a pair of pointed frees from Keith Nealon.  Roscrea levelled the game with a fine point from play on the eight minute. Burgess, however soon regained the lead with two fantastic points from play by Jonathon Ryan and Tadgh O’Halloran.

A string of unanswered points by Garrett Howard, Declan O’Donoghue, Tadgh O’Halloran, Paidi Gill and Keith Nealon had Burgess in a commanding 0-9 to 0-3 lead by the 22nd minute. The remaining scores or the half were two frees and a ’65 for Roscrea before a pointed free by Keith Nealon which saw Burgess in at half time leading 10 points to six.


Half time score


The second half had Burgess off to a flyer with Tadgh O’Halloran bagging his third point of the game in the opening minute of the half. Burgess tacked on two more points, one from play by Paidi Gill and a free by Keith Nealon when Roscrea mounted a comeback hitting 1-2 on the trot. The goal was a warded though there was some debate as to whether, in the dwindling light, it had ever crossed the goal line. The Burgess lead was restored quickly though with quick points from Garrett Howard (play) and another free from the deadly accurate Nealon.

More points by Gill, Howard and Nealon had Burgess holding a healthy 0-20 to 1-11 lead by the 45th minute but Roscrea weren’t done yet. They grabbed an opportunistic goal in the 46th minute which truthfully, owed more to the diminishing light and torrential rain than anything else. Seven minutes later they added a point from play and had the Burgess lead reduced to a dangerous 2 points with the scoreboard reading 0-20 to 2-12. Despite tremendous Roscrea pressure Burgess held out for a well deserved three point win with keith Nealon adding the final point leaving the final score, Burgess 0-21, Roscrea 2-12.

Team and scorers:  Brian Sherlock, Paddy Hogan, Pat Woods, Willie Ryan, Tony Hogan, Kieran Ryan, Brian Tucker, John O’Dwyer, Jonathon Ryan (0-1), Paidi Gill (0-3), Bill O’Flaherty, Tadgh O’Halloran(0-3), Declan O’Donoghue (0-1), Garrett Howard (0-4), Keith Nealon (0-9, 8f 1,65). Subs used: John O’Brien

As it happened:


Burgess v Roscrea Junior A League 2014



Burgess GAA notes 5th May 2014:

U14 Football:

Hard luck to U14 footballers who were defeated by Kilruane last Wednesday evening. U14 are now looking focusing on the hurling which will commence the end of the May.

U6 & U8:

U6 & U8 training continues Tuesdays and Friday evenings 7-8pm any changes will be communicated via club text and facebook page.

Junior A hurling:

Our Junior A hurlers were in very hard luck to have been beaten by Knockshegowna in the League on Friday evening last by the very narrowest of margins, 1-8 to 1-9. Plese check the fixtures list here and keep an eye on the clubs social media pages for further fixture updates.

Senior Hurling:

Our North championship opening fixture v Lorrha will now take place on Sunday 18th of May at 3:30pm in Cloughjordan.

Burgess GAA notes 28th April 2014

Senior Hurling: Well done to our senior  hurlers who against the odds dragged a richly deserved draw from their county championship tie against Borrisoleigh in McDonagh Park Nenagh. Junior A hurling: Our Junior A hurlers face the might of Knockshegowna in the North Junior A league on Friday night coming in Kilcolman at 7:30. The lads would really appreciate as much support as possible on the night in this tough fixture. U14: Hard luck to a very young and depleted u14 team who put up a very spirited display in the second half versus Borrisoleigh last Wednesday evening in Kilcoleman. Their final game is on this Wednesday, 30th April versus Kilruane in Cloughjordan.

u12 football:

Well done to the Burgess under 12 football who beat Ballinahinch in a hard fought game on Friday evening. Ballinahinch started the stronger putting 2 points on the board in the opening 10 mins. Then a great point from Jason Quigley and a goal from Cormac Mc Auliff put Burgess in front but Ballinahinch responded well with a goal and a point to finish the half leading 1-3 to 1-1.
The second half was all burgess. A goal midway by Aaron Sharkey was to be the only score in the second half by either team. Finishing Burgess 2-1 Ballinahinch 1-3. A great win from a very resilient Burgess team with a never say die attitude. Burgess now through to the North Final against Lorrha on Friday week. Well Done to all involved. 

Well done: Congratulations to Jack O Keefee who received an award from Pat O Flaherty for winning 2013 all Ireland last Friday night at the handball presentation evening in Kilcoleman. Last Man Standing: We are now down to the last four in the clubs last man standing competition in support of the Senior hurlers training fund. We would ask the remaining players to get their selections in as early as possible for the coming weeks fixtures.

Some footage from the senior Draw v borrisoleigh: