Burgess GAA Notes 24th April 2017

Easter camp:
71 boys and girls attended the Easter camp held in Kilcoleman this week. It was a very enjoyable camp. A big thanks to Paudie Malone and the camp trainers for making this camp such a success.

U8 Hurling:

The boys did really well this morning in the U8 blitz. They played 3 games against Moneygall ,Port and Nenagh. Well done to all involved.
U12 Football:

Under 12s had a good win last Friday against Borrisokane 1-7 to 1-3. We are now through to the north semi-finals. Well done to a great little team.

U14 Football:

Our u14 footballers lost out 1-4 to 3-8 to Upperchurch in the County Feile semi-final today. Hard luck lads.

Minor Hurling:

Unfortunately due to lack of numbers our minors had to concede their game v Boris-Ileigh last week.

Junior B Hurling:

Hard luck to our Junior B team who lost narrowly 4.12 to 2.19 against Roscrea last Friday night in their first game of the year.

Junior A Hurling:

We play Borris-Ileigh in the Junior A league on Sunday 30th April at 7pm in Borris-Ileigh.

Senior Hurling:

We face Killenaule in our opening game of the county championship this Friday, April 28th at 7pm in Templemore. All support is greatly appreciated.

The opening round of the North championship fixtures have been released. Our game will be played on Sunday May 7th at 3:30 in Nenagh.

Cardiac Screening:

Burgess GAA club are hosting a cardiac screening day on Saturday May 20th in Kilcoleman. All are welcome including anyone from outside the parish who wishes to avail of the opportunity.

The screening will begin at 9.30am, each screening will take 20/25 minutes.Bookings can be made online

Go to http://www.ameds.ie    

Click on the ‘Online Booking’

Enter the clinic code burgess

Or people can click on the link below.


People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment. Anyone with LAYA is FREE but must make a booking too. Everyone else must pay the €65 fee which is tax deductible. Anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a percentage back at the end of the year.

Camogie Dinner dance: 

The camogie club have asked us to let you all know that their Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 29th April in The Thatch, Ballycommon at 8pm, tickets €25 available from any committee member. It promises to be a great night. 

Club Texts:  

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. 

Club Lotto: 

There was no winner of last Monday nights lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 21 & 26. The lucky dip winners were John O’Brien Ballywilliam, Gerry Brasil Gortmore & Seamus McKeogh Ballina. The sellers prize went to John Maher. This weeks draw was in Reidy’s for a Jackpot of €3,150.

Burgess GAA Notes 17th April 2017

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.

Senior Hurling:

With Tipp playing the league final next weekend it looks like our championship opener v Killenaule will take place on Friday week. 

U14 Hurling:

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.

Minor Hurling:

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. 

U16 Football:

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.


U12 Football:

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.

Club Texts: 

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?

Walking group:

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.

Club Lotto:

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.

Burgess GAA Notes 3rd April 2017

U14 football:

Well done to our newly crowned u14 North A football Feile champions who beat Inane Rovers 1-3 to 1-1 in the semi-final and then beat Ballina in the final, 1-4 to 1-3. We were behind at half time in both games.

U16 football:

Our u16’s were beaten by a very strong Borrisokane outfit during the week. Hard luck lads. 

Minor B hurling:

We take on near neighbours Portroe in Kilcoleman at 18:30 on Friday April 14th in our opening game of the championship. All support is greatly appreciated.

Junior A Hurling:

North Tipp Junior A hurling League

Burgess 1-16 Templederry 1-10 – 1st April 2017 Templederry
Despite playing against a very strong breeze and and having to look into the low sun Burgess found themselves hurling well and enjoying a 0-4 to 0-2 lead after 10 minutes. Those scores coming by way of two Eoin Hogan frees and points from play by Conor Gill and John O’Brien. A melee, caused by some very indiscriminate pulling by a Templederry forward, resulted in both teams being reduced to 14 men. Points by Eoin and Paddy Hogan gave Burgess a slender 0-7 to 0-6 half time lead.

After eight minutes of the second half Burgess were motoring well having extended their lead to to five points, 1-9 to 0-7. The points coming from Eoin Hogan and the goal a low sun assisted Kieran Ryan long range free. After 13 minutes of the half the Burgess lead was looking even more comfortable with points from Eoin Hogan, Paddy Hogan and Johnny Ryan to leave Burgess 1-12 to 0-7 to the good. Templederry then struck with a fabulous goal to reduce the lead to just five points and continued to put Burgess under real pressure for the remainder of the game. Burgess finished strongly though with scores from Conor Gill and Eoin Hogan to run out 1-16 to 1-10 winners.

The Burgess Team: Paul Carroll, Lee Howard, Pat Woods, David Seymour, Tony Hogan, Kieran Ryan, Brian Tucker, Conor Gill, Johnny Ryan, Sean Flynn, Paddy Hogan, Aidan O’Flaherty, Andy Dunne, John O’Brien, Eoin Hogan. Subs Tadhg O’Halloran, Paudie Gill.

Our next league outing is at home against Toomevara on Saturday April 15th at 7pm.

Senior Hurling:

We face JK Brackens in our third county league game this coming Sunday, April 9th at 12pm on Kilcolman. Please come up to the field and support the lads and help them make it three wins out of three.

Junior B Hurling:

This year for the first time in a while we will field a third adult Hurling team and their first day out is this Saturday, April 8th in Shallee against neighbours Ballinahinch at 6:30pm. Please come and support our boys.

Thursday night cards:

The Cards Night in Kilcolman will move to 8.30 start from this Thursday onwards.

Burgess social club:

Burgess social club will start their Summer Walking Group on Thursday 8th April at 6.30 from Kilcolman. All are welcome. Appropriate walking shoes and high viz jackets are needed. Please contact Pat Delaney 085 1741411 or Fergal McDonnell for more details.

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.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights club Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 20 & 29. The lucky dip winners were Martin Griffin c/o Ger McCarthy, Brick Ryan c/o Johnny G & Dominic Murphy Nenagh. Sellers prize Fergal McDonnell. This weeks draw was in Reidy’s for a Jackpot of €8,100.

MATCH REPORT: Burgess 3-16 Lorrha 1-14 – county senior league 2017

Burgess 3-16 Lorrha 1-14


County Senior League 26th March 2017

After winning the toss Lorrha opted to play with a strong wind behind them in the first half andm they raced into a 2 point lead with three minutes played. Burgess initially struggled to cope with the strong breeze but a fantastic piece of individual skill by Stephen Murray after an excellent Tossy Hogan delivery gave Burgess a one point lead and the first goal of the game. Lorrha responded with two more points before Murray struck again with a pointed free.  It was nip and tuck thereafter as both sides exchanged points and by my reckoning and that of a fair few others in the field that Lorrha led 1-5 to 0-10 at half time. The referee however had the game a draw at half time. Burgess 1-6 Lorrha 0-9.

Burgess were first on the score board after four minutes of the second half when Eoin Leahy Hogans fine work under the dropping ball put Stephen Murray through for his second goal of the game. Fair dues to Lorrha who despite the goal and injury some setbacks fought back to gamely level the game with 15 minutes remaining but a third Burgess goal after some classy interplay finished by Eoin Tossy Hogan essentially decided the fixture with 12 minutes to play. Burgess finished the game strongly to run out 3-16 to 1-14 winners and claim their second victory of this league campaign.

Burgess scorers: Stephen Murray 2-5, Eoin Tossy Hogan 1-0, Shane Maher 0-1, Keith Nealon 0-2, Danny Ryan 0-4, Eoin Leahy Hogan 0-2, Willie Ryan 0-1.

Burgess Team: Niall McGrath, Pat Woods, Jack O’Flaherty, Paddy Hogan, Brian Hogan, John O’Dwyer, Willie Ryan, Conor Gill, Shane Maher, Eoin Tossy Hogan, Keith Nealon, John O’Brien, Danny Ryan, Stephen Murray, Eoin Leahy Hogan. Subs Used: Andy Dunne, Bill O’Flaherty.

:VIDEO: The Burgess Energy Team information night

The Burgess Energy Team hosted an information evening on Wednesday in Kilcolman on March 22nd at 8pm for all interested in improving heat efficiency of their homes and businesses and grant opportunities available.

Burgess GAA Notes 27th February 2017

Senior Hurling:

Our senior hurlers had a very useful challenge match against Upperchurch Drombane in Templederry on Sunday last. The neutral was necessary because of the car rally prevented access to Kilcoleman for most of the day. The match, played in horrible weather, will hopefully stand to our lads as they begin their league campaign in a reprise of last year’s league opener with a home fixture against neighbours Ballina on Sunday March 12th at 12pm. We wish our lads the best of luck and invite all of our supporters to come out and cheer on our lads in their first competitive game of the year.

Some recent Challange match footage:

North Draw details:

U21b: This year we find ourselves in a group with Ballina and Portroe with our opening game against Ballina. All fixture detail to be confirmed later in the year.

Minor b: This year we find ourselves in a group of eight teams representing ten parishes including Ballinahinch-Templederry, Borris-Ileigh, Borrisokane, Ballina, Newport, Portroe and Moneygal-Clonakenny. Our opening game will be against Portroe.

Junior A: Our first game in the league will be against Kilruane and our championship opener pits us against Nenagh Éire Óg.

Junior b: We will enter a team in the junior b league this year with our first game against Roscrea.

Keep and eye on the clubs social media for fixture udates and late changes.

Membership Fees:

Membership for the coming year is now due and should be paid as soon as possible at the following rates:

Players €30/year

Ordinary members/ student €20

Club membership bundled with gym membership €100

Student club membership bundled with gym membership €90

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday nights club lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 14 & 28. The lucky dip winners were Martin Gleeson Clareen , Paul Griffin c/o Barry’s & Bobby Quigley Kilcolman. The sellers prize went to Mairead Darcy. This week’s draw was in Barrys for a Jackpot of €7,350. Thanks to all for your continued support.
Burgess Energy Team:

Burgess Energy Team announce the launch of the 2017 Community Energy Scheme. An Information evening will be held on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 8p.m. in the new building in Kilcolman. You are invited to a presentation on the 2017 Community Energy Scheme covering 1) How to reduce your heating and lighting cost 2) Application process involved 3) Grant Assistance available (35% for households, farmers & businesses; 50% for Community facilities & 80% for households receiving fuel allowance, family income supplement and or job seekers (the latter in certain circumstances) 4) Attic & wall Insulation, boilers, stoves, zoned heating, solar, windows* & external doors. Local experts will be present to answer your queries.

Burgess GAA Notes 6th February 2017

Step Aerobics:

Beginners step aerobics starts in the Hall in Kilcoleman on Tuesday 14th of February!
Qualified instructor will provide steps.
Class is from 7.15pm to 8pm and costs €5 per person (pay as you go).
If interested text 087-1313181 as places are limited.

Little All Stars:


Our little All Stars initiative is going great guns on Saturday mornings at 10am with the children of the parish really enjoying the activities. We would like to thank all who are helping out.

Ramble to Kilcolman: 


Our night of cards, tea and chat which began last Thursday night at 8pm in Kilcolman was a great success. Anyone interested in playing 45 in the parish is more than welcome every Thursday night.

Club Texts:

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.

Senior Hurling:

We have been placed in division 2B of the new format of the county league with Holycross, Lorrha, JK Brackens, Roscrea and Ballina with Ballina likely to be our first opponents if all goes to plan. We should have home advantage with the first matches scheduled to occur on the weekend of the 12th March. The draw was also made for the county championship where we find ourselves in a group with three recent champions from other divisions, Éire Óg Annacarty, Killenaule and Mullinahone.

We await the draw for the North Championship at the time of writing which is due to take place on 8pm Tuesday February 7th.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday night’s club lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 18 & 22. The 3 lucky dip winners were Dinny Carroll Kilcolman, Eric Hughes c/o Johnny Grace & Eimear Griffin Kylebeg. The sellers prize went toMatt Fogarty. This weeks draw was in Barry for a  Jackpot  of €6,900.