VIDEO: Striking the ball, an instructional video.


With our minor and underage hurlers in mind we have created this instructional video on striking (the ball!). We would urge all of our players and their parents alike to take a look at the footage and take on board some the tips shown.
And who better to demonstrate striking but current senior hurler and one of the best strikers of the ball you’re likely see, our very own Stephen Murray.
We would like to thank Declan Kirwan, whose brainchild this project this is, for his vision and for putting the work into producing this video. We would also like to thank Fergal McDonnell for his input and for doing such a professional job with the editing. Finally thanks to Stephen Murray and Stephen Kirwan who did so well in front of the cameras.

MATCH REPORT: North Tipp Junior A hurling League Burgess 1-16 Templederry 1-10

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. 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 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 five points and 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.

: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 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.

Burgess GAA Notes 28th November 2016

Juvenile Awards & Christmas Night:

Our juvenile presentation and Christmas night takes place on Friday December 2nd at 6:30pm sharp. We look forward to seeing all our players and their parents there. This year we will be offering a juvenile yearbook for sale for the first time. The yearbook has a breakdown of each teams hurling year along with colour photos of teams, individual players and match action as well as many more articles. These yearbooks are a steal at €10 and would make a fantastic Christmas gift.

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.

Club Lotto:
There was no winner of last Monday nights jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 10 & 18. The lucky dip winners were Eilis Gleeson Newport, Michelle Corish Nenagh and Moll & Dee c/o Molly Bans. This week’s sellers prize went to Mary Gillespie. Next weeks draw is in Barry’s for a Jackpot €5,400.

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 reach North u21 Final

Burgess v Lorrha North U21B semi-final 2016 

6th November 2016 


Conor Gill reaches highest

Lorrha upon winning the toss opted to play with the advantage of the bitter North wind which was gusting straight down the field towards the road end of the Puckane pitchLorrha weren’t slow about making their meteorological advantage on the scoreboard either with two points inside the first minute. Burgess struck back with a well worked point from play by Keith Nealon. Seconds later Bill O’Flaherty had the sides level with a well struck point driven into the teeth of that bitter wind. Lorrha pushed ahead once more with two fine scores the first a long range effort from midfielder Niall McEntyre and the second from close range by full forward Jamie Lewis. The Burgess reply came from a pointed 21 metre free by Keith Nealon after he himself was fouled as he claimed a high ball and turned goal bound. All told we were doing well and holding the score down on the face of a strong wind and determined Lorrha opposition.   

In the very next play Andy Dunne forced a spectacular save from the Lorrha Keeper Patrick Reddin and Keith Nealon pointed the resulting ’65 to level the game once more. A foot trip on Andy Dunne in 22nd minute resulted in a pointed Nealon free and Burgess were in the lead for the first time in the game. That lead was cancelled by two monstrous strikes by Lorrha centre back Brian Hogan. The first from play and the second came from a placed ball. Lorrha then extended their lead to two points with three minutes remaining through full forward Jamie Lewis with a carbon copy of his earlier score. Keith Nealon sent the teams in level at half time with two pointed frees coming courtesy of some wild Lorrha pulling. The half time score, 0-7 each. 

The second half was barely 10 seconds old when Tony Gleeson notched over his first point of the game to give Burgess the lead. Two excellent points by Andy Dunne and Aidan O’Flaherty had Burgess three points ahead 0-7 to 0-10 when a needless late tackle by Brian Hogan on Conor Gill gave Keith another opportunity to demonstrate his accuracy from dead balls to push Burgess into a four point lead after only six minutes of play. Lorrha opened their account for the half with a long range free by Brian Hogan after some Burgess dissent saw the ball moved forward into a scorable position. A minute later Burgess stretched their lead to six points, 1-11 to 0-8, when after some precise interplay between Conor Gill and Aidan O’Flaherty resulted in Keith Nealon crashing the ball into the Lorrha net.  

Video of the Burgess Goal:

This goal was immediately cancelled by Lorrha’s Jamie Lewis who got on the end of a long delivery in front of the square and lashed it first time passed a helpless Paul Carroll into the Burgess net.  

The Burgess ship was steadied a minute later when Reddin in the Lorrha goal was called upon to direct a goal bound Bill O’Flaherty effort over the bar to increase the Burgess lead to four points. Another Nealon free’ won once again by the hard working Conor Gill in 42nd minute extended our lead to five points, 1-13 to 1-8. 

Lorrha’s response came in the 44th minute with another fine point from play by Brian Hogan. This would prove to be as close as Lorrha, despite their undoubted hard work,  could get to Burgess for the remainder of the game. 

Keith Nealon was next on the score sheet from play for Burgess with a fine point off his left hand side. A minute later that man Jamie Lewis was to once again proving to be a thorn in Burgess’s side with another of his trademark points. Two minutes later the ever industrious Conor Gill restored the five point lead with a well worked point from play, 1-15 to 1-10. Brian Hogan then added to his tally converting a free he’d won himself to pull Lorrha back to within four points once again. The response however was immediate as Bill O’Flaherty found himself on the end of the resulting puckout and smashed over his third point of the day. Lorrha’s final score of the game came again from the impressive Jamie Lewis who had to be satisfied with a point after pressing hard for that desperately needed goal. Keith Nealon had the final say on the scoreboard however after some Lorrha over carrying resulted in another pointed free tto leave his tally 1-10 for the day 

Burgess ran out five point winners in the end, 1-17 to 1-12 and will face Templederry Ballinahinch in the final who have been posting massive ‘A’ worthy scorelines on their way through the competition. We wish the lads the best of luck in the final the time, venue and date of which are yet to be confirmed. 

The Burgess Team: Paul Carroll, Jack Maloney, Drew BolandLee Howard, Adam Coady, Pat Woods, Tommy Coughlan,  Conor Gill (0-1),  Ronan TuckerPaudie Gill,  Bill O’Flaherty (0-3), Aiden O’Flaherty (0-1)Andy Dunne (0-1), KeitNealon (1-10 –  0-7f, 0-1 ’65), Tony Gleeson (0-1). subs used: Will Fogarty, Shane McCarthyKeith Mulqueen.