The committee, players and members of St Mary's GAC deeply regret the death of Barney, our esteemed former player, referee and committee stalwart. We extend our deepest sympathy and offer our sincere condolences to the entire family circle at this very sad time. We have lost a very dear friend.
Mary Queen of the Gael pray for him.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh an anam.
|Award for Mc Govern Family |
The GAA has just confirmed the recipients for Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2020. These prestigious annual awards affords Uachtarán CLG with an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding commitment and long service across the club and county network.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Seán Ó hOráin said: “ The GAA is many things but ultimately it is always about People because it is People who are the unselfish volunteering rock upon which our Association is built.
The awards are made on a provincial and code basis. As well as Gaeilge, Education and International Awards, the presentation of the annual Dermot Earley Family Award will also be made.
I am delighted to confirm that the recipients of the Dermot Early Family Award for 2020 are the McGovern family from Burren. – a fantastic honour for both the family and Burren CLG.
The GAA Presidents’ Awards (Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2019) will be broadcast on TG4 at 7:30pm – February 14th (Live from the Hogan Suite in Croke Park). Many of us will join the members of the McGovern family at the event. We also intend to mark this family award with a function in Burren Club on a date to be confirmed in March or April.
Please join me in extending congratulations to the McGovern family.
Cathaoirleach Boireann CLG
|Annual Mass and AGM|
Annual Mass for deceased club members will take place tonight Monday evening 25th Nov in St Mary's Church Burren at 7pm. AGM to follow at 8pm in Club.
|Paul Mc Girr Ulster Under 16 Final|
Clan Na Gael 0-7
Congratulation to our under 16s and management on a magnificent display to win the Paul Mc Girr Final
Thanks to BridgePoint Road Markings and all our sponsors for supporting the club and the lads
|Paul Mc Girr Under 16 Tournament Final |
Our Under 16s play in the Final of the Paul Mc Girr Tournament this Sunday 10th November at 2pm in Dromore.
Come along and support the lads and management
|Healthy Burren - Be Active|
9 weeks our St Stephens Day walk/run.
We are starting up our walking initiative every Tuesday and Thursday from 22nd October from 6.45-7.45pm
This is a brisk walk with friends or join up with others to
- enjoy socially
- gain a level of fitness
- shed a couple of pounds in the run up to Christmas
- time to clear the head after work/home stresses of the day.
For those who seek a challenge the St StephensDay run will incorporate this year a 5 K run. From 7.45 after the walkers we are introducing a program of “Couch to 5K”. This 9 week program will build you up to be capable of 5K come Christmasmas.
We look forward to continued participation & support.
Irish classes will continue every Thursday evening for beginners and those with Irish.
Fantastic turn out last week.
Classes begin at 7.30. Anyone from Burren and the surrounding areas with an interest in learning or improving their Irish is very welcome.
Don't worry if you missed last week come along.
|Irish Language Classes|
Irish classes start this Thursday night 10th Oct and every Thursday for beginners and those with Irish. Classes in the Social Club with introductions along with a cup of tea/ coffee at 7.15, classes begin at 7.30. Anyone from Burren and the surrounding areas with an interest in learning or improving their Irish is very welcome.
Lotto Jackpot £8900
Numners 3, 7, 14, 21
Congratulations to Peter Magee and Darren Fegan who shared our jackpot
|Black or Red - Saturday 7th September|
Saturday 7th September- Please give your Support
Attical v Glasgow Gaels followed by:
⚫Black in Burren Club
Right folks tickets £10 for this amazing night's entertainment and craic in support of our Glasgow friends are now on sale online.
Please come along and bring family and friends.
If anyone has any issues with buying tickets to get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance thanks
Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.
|Irish Language Classes|
Irish Classes to start in mid September
Due to the number of people expressing an interest in learning to speak Irish or improving the Irish that people already have, Irish classes are starting in mid September for all levels. Meeting in The Hub next Wednesday night 28 August
2019 at 8.30pm to arrange the most suitable night and time to hold the classes – it is hoped to run a beginners class, a basic knowledge class and an advanced class. If you are interested in the classes, but are unable to attend on Wednesday please give your
name to Paul Fegan, Justin Murphy or Gavan Murdock.
|Tom Mc Grath - Wed 7th August- Burren Club|
Burren GAA Club Wed 7th August 7pm.
On Wed 7th August at 7pm Burren will host a meeting with a very special gentleman – Tom McGrath a former Ederney and Fermanagh footballer and student of St Mary's. Tom, who now resides in New York, will tell his amazing story – from the early days as a very successful businessman to where he is today – Ultra Runner extraordinaire. Tom once held the world record for running across America (New York to San Francisco) in 53 days and 7 minutes.
Known as both the fittest and un-fittest bar owner in New York - Alcohol abuse brought Tom to within inches of the finish line of his life - RUNNING brought him back to the starting line. In order to help others and further conquer his addiction to alcohol, he will run 100 miles from Dublin to Belfast this August. This fascinating endeavour is made all the more unique when you consider that Tom is 69 years old.
In August 2019 he will be running from Belfast to Dublin to raise funds for Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Tom will be running a marathon or more each day for 3.5 days. Tom has completed many long distance runs for charity and this will be his final one.
On August 7th 2019 Tom will start his run in Belfast. He will be hosting fundraising events each night along his route. At these events, Tom’s documentary “Every Five Minutes” will be played and there will also be a Q&A session with Tom. All proceeds generated will be going to Jigsaw. The run will finish with Tom running onto the pitch at Croke Park during the All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday August 10th 2019. Refreshments will be provided and meeting will last no more than 1 hour. All welcome to hear Tom’s fascinating story.
|Malachy Murdock Tournament Final|
Malachy Murdock Tournament Final
Wednesday 10th July
Clonduff v Crossmaglen
7.45pm in St Mary's Burren
You will be aware that Feile na Peile took place over the last few days. Our U14 team competed in the Division 1 competition and were hosted by Corofin in Galway. The boys performed very well, beating Caherlistrane, Nemo Rangers - losing narrowly to Corofin before losing out to ClareGalway in a hard fought Q final. The boys are great ambassadors for our Club, thanks to them, Kevin and his management team, the players families and to all other Burren people who travelled to Galway to support Burren.
|Special General Meeting - Monday 24th June 8pm|
Just a reminder that there will be a Special General Meeting of Burren GAC next Monday 24th June at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to make a number of recommended changes to our club constitution. All memnbers are invited to attend.
All those who submitted Gaeltacht scholarship applications this year are invited to attend a short interview in the Burrendale Hotel Newcastle on Thursday 30th May. The interviews will last approx 5 mins each and will run from 4pm- 7.30pm. The applicants will be expected to answer questions in Irish and English.
Only those who have applied before the closing date will be eligible for interview. Please ensure the children from your club are notified of the interviews.
Go raibh míle maith agus ádh mór ar na hiarrthóirí.
Póilin Mhig Aoidh
Down Gaa Cultural Officer
⚠️Anyone interested in travelling to Feile in Galway on weekend of 28th June - we have rooms held in Connacht hotel which will be released tomorrow and the Maldron hotel which will be released on Friday. If you are interested in booking a room call hotel before release dates and say you are with the Burren group for the special rate.
|The Burren Cycle Fundraiser|
The Burren Cycle Fundraiser will be launched this Friday evening in Burren club at 8pm. Confirmed date for event is Sunday 15th September with a number of routes of varying distances available. The club would really appreciate if anyone interested in participating or helping out with the cycle could attend for further information.
|Senior Football League|
Senior Football League starts for Burren this Friday night with the short trip away to Mayobridge 7pm
All support welcome.
|Malachy Murdock Tournament|
Sunday 24th March
Crossmaglen v Burren at 6pm in Burren
All support welcome.
Our annual Malachy Murdock tournament commences this Friday with Dromintee taking on Longstone 7.45pm. Thanks to Murdocks Building Merchants and O'Neills for their generous sponsorship. Thanks to Crossmaglen, Dromintee, Longstone, Bryansford and Clonduff for thier participation.
|22 Feb||Dromintee v Longstone|
March||Crossmaglen v Bryansford|
|8th March||Bryansford v Burren|
March ||Clonduff Dromintee |
|29th March ||Final |
|Healthy Burren 2019|
Tuesday evening 7.30-8.30 the lights will be on around the field.
The dressing rooms in the hub will be open if anyone wants to change shoes, coats etc. Our Derryleckagh ladies: Liz& 2Maries will kindly supply refreshments in the hub whenever your walk is complete. Numbers are fantastic with participants from every facet of the community. See you all there.
|Healthy Burren 2019|
Healthy Burren 2019
This Thursday evening 3rd January our club GAA walking program will commence on our floodlit walking track. All ages and fitness levels welcome for this community initiative. It will be a lot of fun. 7.30pm
Slow walks, quick walks,
funny walks, normal walks but all healthy walks
So come along
As we enter the final days of what has been a very busy year let us reflect on what has been achieved both on and off the playing fields and acknowledge
the huge amount of work carried out by so many people in making this a successful 2018.
It is a year that will live long in the memory as we brought home the Senior Championship once again and delivered unprecedented success at juvenile level for both boys
and girls. We thank all you who have contributed to our on field activities, our players, coaches, mentors, managers, parents and supporters for your time commitment and energy.
We also thank the volunteers who have contributed in many other ways to the day to day running of our Club.
One of the year’s highlights was the hosting of Feile na Peile – the preparation for this festival of football and the welcome extended by our Club and the broader community
to our visitors exemplified the important role Burren GAA plays in our parish and community.
Our off the field work continues with a very ambitious development plan as we plan for the future.
We are very grateful to our Club sponsors and benefactors who have and continue to be very generous in their financial support.
To my fellow committee members – thank you for the commitment and unrelenting work. A particular thank you to Paul Fegan who has recently stepped down as Chairman after
3 years – delighted that he continues to be a very active Committee member.
This time of year can be difficult for families who have lost loved ones. Our thoughts are with all of our members, friends and families who have been bereaved. We hope
Our Club will continue to be a source of comfort and support to you.
On behalf of the Burren GAA Committee I would like to wish all of our members, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2019.
Nollaig Shona agus ní neart go cur le chéile.
Chairman, Burren GAA
The club are asking that all Christmas orders are collected by Wed 12th December
Thanks you for your support
Monday 26 November 2018 @ 8pm.
Nominations and Motions available to download from News Section
|Burren Vision Volunteer Meeting Monday 8th October 8.30pm|
Burren Vision Volunteer Meeting Monday 8th October 8.30pm
Dear People of Burren,
You will be aware that phase 1 of the Burren Vision Community hub officially opened last Saturday. To ensure that we make best use of this fantastic new community space we are calling for volunteers from the local area – Everyone willing / welcome to help out – Ideas / suggestions regarding classes / programmes etc.
Your help and support would really be appreciated, irrespective of the time you can give – in an advisory or hands on capacity.
A meeting will take place at the Burren Vision facility on Monday 8th October at 8.30pm.
Yours in anticipation
Burren Vision Committee
|Burren Vision Community hub|
Dear People of Burren,
You will be aware that phase 1 of the Burren Vision Community hub will be officially opened this Saturday morning 29th September. To ensure that we make best use of this fantastic new community space we are calling for volunteers from the local area – Everyone welcome to help out.
We are particularly keen to have involvement from anyone who has Community Development experience or people with skills in Health & Wellbeing programme planning, project planning. Your help and support would really be appreciated, irrespective of the time you can give – in an advisory or hands on capacity.
Watch out for notification of a volunteer evening next week.
In the meantime – If you would like to register your interest please call 07801 857087.
Yours in anticipation
Burren Vision Committee
|Down Club Draw|
Congratulations to the following who won £50 in the Down Clubs Draw
15BU209 Jody Somerville
17BU395 Michael Lynch
18BU004 Declan McKenna
18BU009 Frank McGovern
18BU007 Ann Marie McMahon
18BU116 Barney Gribben
18BU230 Martin Magee
18BU295 Larry Fitzpatrick
18BU430 Arthur, Kathleen, Molly McGovern
18BU531 Connor Magill
18BU006 Rowan McMahon
18BU609 Jim McVeigh
|Under 8s win Felix Fearon Cup|
Under 8s win Felix Fearon Cup
Well done to all who travelled to this morning's Felix Fearon tournament in Saval. Both the Ogs & Gaels progressed through the group stages unbeaten. Unfortunately the Ogs lost to Mayobridge in the Semi-final after going into extra time and then sudden death. However, the Gaels went through the day unbeaten and after defeating an excellent Clonduff side in the final, winning the cup! Some excellent football from all with thanks to Saval GAC on a great tournament."