Burren Mystery Tour - October 5th,6th & 7th

Burren Mystery Tour October 5th,6th & 7th
Its 30 years from the 1988 All Ireland win. So in the best Burren tradition another mystery tour is planned. The weekend will be wonderful craic and what a better way to get together again with friends. Especially if the 86 reunion tour was anything to go by.
Leaving Burren on the Friday morning with full schedule Friday🍻🎵. Saturday breakfast then feel free to opt for walking, cycling, fishing, bus tour, golf, relax at hotel, shop or visit the local hostelries. Meet up again in afternoon for wee session. Dinner and craic till late. Home after breakfast on Sunday morning. Burren's very loyal supporters and volunteers all welcome. We’ll be a long time dead so they say!!!!
Sure we never ever get out😜.
Price not totally verified yet but not too dear...So spread the word
Anyone interested please contact Paul Fegan to book your place
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Féile - Thank You
A Big Thankyou - Friday 17th August- 9pm
Burren Social Club
As a small token of our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped in anyway with a fantastic Féile weekend the club are organising a thankyou night. Parents, Volunteers, Sponsors, you are all cordially invited to come along for some food, refreshments and a bit of craic.  We also intend to give a short presentation on the current and  future developments around the club, making sure that we maintain and enhance our facilities and provide the best for our players and children. Again we need volunteers, so come along and see how you can help.
Our Club, Our Community, Our Future

Burren community makes Feile 2018 memorable.
Burren community makes Feile 2018 memorable.
Our weekend festival of football has come to an end. We were blessed by our unique summer heat this year. Our goals pre Feile were to have our teams prepared, our club facilities revamped, extra facilities for the weekend in place, vetting and host families assigned to visiting teams, our village looking its best and all our volunteers ready for action in their set roles come Thursday.
With all these goals we surpassed our expectations. The entire village was in full bloom, litter free and manicured neatly. Our club with the 2 pitches looking superb, all around the exterior cleaned and redressed with stone where needed, our repainted dressing rooms are now worth a visit, our social club bedecked with our successful past very welcoming to everyone and shops, burger stand , marquee all in place to cater for the hundreds who visited over the weekend. We welcomed St Conleths Laois, Athlone GAA and New York boys. On Sunday we welcomed 16 clubs for finals which was exceedingly busy. Each club reported how amazing was the welcome and care shown to each child. All of our visitors were in awe of our facilities and organisation over the weekend.
Our teams performed with distinction.
The girls losing out after taking the lead in their quarterfinal,
the ógs losing narrowly to Saval surely cost them a semifinal place
and our A boys against the odds defeated all opposition to reach the Div 1 Final. No team has ever retained the div1 Feile title but this group of young men came so so close losing out by 1 Point 5-4. The loss of Mattie Duffy a huge blow in the semi with a fractured ankle ( we wish him a speedy recovery as we do to Ronan Kelly with his broken thumb).
To Stevie o Hare and his coaches, Gavan and his coaches we thank you for your work with these teams.

This just leaves me to say a massive thankyou to each and everyone for their help and time in preparation for the weekend and being there to make sure Feile ran smooth. From toilet cleaners, litter pickers, cooking burgers, flowers, cakes/buns, shop, gear, car parking, catering, scoreboards, administration, hosting families and general support. Your help was immense and this community spirit is something we can take pride in and build on.
Paul Fegan

Message from our Chairman

Message from our Chairman
As Feile approaches this Thursday with New York arriving I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and assistance with our fundraising, our club clean up and our community facelift. Your help has been truly uplifting and received praise from many people including the Mayor of NMD Mark Murnin. The help from our community groups, local contractors and tradesmen with machinery and expertise can’t be thanked enough.
There is still a bit to do however and one last push over the next few days will sort everything out.

Firstly congratulations to Eoin Loughran our All Ireland Feile skills Champion.
For Feile:
Let us support our teams.
All 3 of them.

Let’s have the club a hive of activity and excitement over the weekend.

Let’s welcome our gaels from New York, Athlone & Laois.

Lets have our children in the Burren colours
Cheering on our teams and enjoying the occasion.

Let’s have our older players helping out in whatever capacity possible.
Some may not be able and with that I wish Ryan & Lisa many congratulations on their up coming wedding on Friday and an enjoyable celebration for the Mc Govern Clan.

Let’s make Feile 2018 one of the most memorable experiences for our parish.
With everyone’s support we can make It work.
Thankyou again.

Saturday 23rd June - Féile Clean Up day

Saturday 23rd June - Féile Clean Up day

With Féile Peile na nÓg coming next weekend starting Friday 29 June we want to showcase our special area in its best light and so we are asking everyone in Burren to come out this Saturday 23 June to help clean up. We ask everyone to firstly clean their road and then to clean anywhere they think needs tidied, finishing up in the grounds of the football field. Bin bags, litter pickers will be available from the club from 8am onwards. If you can help for 1 hour or 8 hours we’ll be delighted to see you. Thanks

Feile Volunteers - We need your help

Feile Volunteers - We need your help

Féile is fast approaching and a considerable amount of hard work has already been done. Thanks to everyone. However over the weekend of Féile we will need your support to ensure that we provide adequate supervision, organisation and hospitality over the entire weekend. We know that everyone will all want to showcase our community.
We will need people on the ground, so if you can spare some time please volunteer, even for a couple of hours.

Friday 29th June: 16.00 - 21.30 - 60 volunteers required
Saturday 30th: June8.30 - 15.30 -  60 volunteers required
Sunday 1st July: 2 shifts: 8.30 - 13.00 & 13.00 - 17.00 -  70+ volunteers required for each shift.
If you can help please direct message this page or text or WhatsApp 07540055233 with times you are available
Thanks for your support.
Can we please have confirmations by Friday 22nd June

Féile 2018 - 29th - 1st July

Féile 2018 - 29th - 1st July

With just two weeks to Féile  2018 there is growing excitement throughout the Burren community. Much work and organisation has already been done but much more remains. We are all keen to showcase the Burren club and the Burren community and South Down area. Thanks to all the host families and the many parents and volunteers who have contributed so much to our preparations.  This is an important week in our fundraising activities with

Feile Quiz on in the social club after the senior game on Friday 15th June.  So get your teams gathered up and ready for action.

Then on Sunday 17th June we have our Féile Big Breakfast in the Social club from 9.30am until 1pm.  Adults £6 Children £4.  No better way to start with a Father's Day treat!

We also have our community clean up day on Saturday 23rd June (further details next week)

Féile Clean - UP
Féile 2018
"All hands on Deck!"
We have scheduled two clean up days before the Feile weekend  Saturday 9th June and Saturday 23rd June
Saturday 9th June in the football fields, surrounding grounds and Social club at 8am – we need everybody there as there’s loads to be done (no matter what skills people have). Everyone welcome.
Saturday 23 June
The Burren Clean up day (in conjunction with Burren Community Forum) is on Saturday 23 June (Saturday pre Féile) – aim is to tidy every part of Burren so that the area looks very well for our visitors. – encouraging everyone to meet in the football field that day at 8am and we’ll arrange groups to the different areas.
Thanks for your continuing support.

Ulster Championship Semi Finals

Ulster Championship Semi Finals
10th June - Clones
this will be an All ticket game
Down v Donegal 4pm
Down v Derry/Donegal 2pm
Would those members looking tickets please contact Jim Mc Givern (028 41773655) or 07785997674 by Tuesday.
£24 Stand
£15 Terrace
Under 16
Stand £5
Terrace £5
Senior Citizens & Students
Stand £15
Terrace £10

Dates for the Diary

Féile Big Breakfast - Sunday 10th June - Burren Club

Féile Quiz - Friday 15th June - Burren Club

All support welcome. ​

Free Shuttle Bus Service for Down v Antrim

Free Shuttle Bus Service for Down v Antrim Championship Game

Ulster GAA will be teaming up with Translink to provide a free shuttle bus service for supporters to enjoy convenient access to and from the Down v Antrim Ulster Football Championship games at Páirc Esler, Newry on Saturday 26th May.

The buses will operate from Burren GAA Club (via Warrenpoint Square) and Newry Train Station to the grounds at the following times –

* 4.00pm

* 4.30pm

* 5.00pm

* 5.30pm

* 6.15pm

The shuttle buses will also operate after the match to return patrons to their pick-up point.

Feile Car Wash & Coffee Morning
Feile Car Wash & Coffee Morning
On Sunday last we held our first fundraising event in aid of the upcoming Feile 2018 football competition which Burren GAA will host on the weekend of 29th June. The event was a resounding success, creating a fantastic community atmosphere with a tremendous element of fun. We would like offer our thanks to all the local businesses who supported the day -  Edel Evers, Shelbourne, Corn Dolly, Delelites, O’Hares, Sweet Pea, Friar Tucks, Stephen Pollard, the Whistledown – as well as the many local commercial companies who consistently give to our Club.
A particular word of thanks to the Burren GAA Parents committee, the U14 boys and girls and to everyone who gave on the day.
A date for your diary – next event Burren Feile Big Breakfast on June 10th.
St Mary’s Burren GAA Committee

Drowning Prevention Advice to GAA Clubs from the RNLI

A chairde,

Many of you will be familiar with the GAA’s Healthy Club project which aims to transform GAA clubs into health-enhancing hubs for their communities. A major part of the success of this project has been working with partner organisations in specialist areas, dealing with a range of social issues affecting community’s right across Ireland.

One of these partner organisations is the RNLI, an organisation that operates a volunteer-led lifeboat search and rescue service in Ireland and Britain, at sea and on inland waters and who save lives through action and their drowning prevention work. The charity’s ‘Respect the Water’ programme gives life-saving advice and information to people who never thought they would be at risk of drowning, in a way they can relate to and that is easy to understand and pass on to others.

Every year people are losing their lives to drowning and the GAA community has not been left untouched by this.

So what is happening?

The RNLI would like to deliver safety talks to minor and senior teams at GAA clubs in their local communities so they can understand the risks of drowning and how simple action can save lives.

Why are the RNLI specifically targeting male minor and senior teams?

Current drowning figures show a clear gender divide, with men accounting for over two-thirds of those who lose their lives through drowning. The campaign is primarily aimed at men, particularly those aged between 16 and 39 years, who are more likely to take risks. However, the safety advice is relevant for anyone and the RNLI Ambassadors are willing to speak to members of all ages, both male and female.

Will it need much support or time?

Not at all. The RNLI’s team of volunteers are specially trained and are GAA supporters themselves. They attended Croke Park to receive their training and have short presentations (approximately half an hour) that they can deliver locally. All they need is a contact person and a time that suits and they will do the rest

Tickets for Down Championship Game

Would those members looking tickets for the Down U20 & Senior Championship games against Antrim on Sat 26th May in Pairc Esler 5pm & 7pm please contact Jim Mc Givern (028 41773655) or 07785997674 by Tuesday.
£24 Stand
£15 Terrace
Under 16
Stand £5
Terrace £5
Senior Citizens & Students
Stand £15
Terrace £10

Feile Peile na nÓg 2018
Feile Peile na nÓg 2018
On June 29th  Feile Peile na nÓg 2018 will take place in St. Mary’s Burren. Our Club will host St Conleth’s LGFC (Laois), Athlone GAA Club (Boys) and New York (Boys). As well as the games that will take place, there are many events planned over the Feile weekend for everyone. We will have a large number of visitors joining us for the weekend - A great opportunity to showcase our Club and Community. To ensure Feile 2018 in Burren is a memorable event  a number of fundraising activities will take place over the next 2 months including Car Wash & Coffee morning on May 20th – Your ongoing support for these events is greatly appreciated. Watch out for a full schedule of events in the coming weeks.

Membership 2018

Membership for 2018 is now due.  Please speak to any Committee member if you wish to renew or become a new member of Burren GAC. 

Annual Dinner dance

Annual Dinner Dance

Our Annual Dinner Dance and awards night has been rescheduled for Saturday 24th March in Burren social club. All tickets remain valid. Tickets can be obtained from the executive committee or in the club at any of the games in the Malachy Murdock Tournament or Sunday evening.

Dinner Dance 2018

​Burren GAC Annual Dinner Dance is on Friday 2 March 2018 in Newry Golf Inn.  Tickets available from any Committee member. 

Burren Gear

Please note that Burren Gear ordered for Christmas can be collected from Jim Mc Givern on

Saturday 16th Dec from 4pm to 6pm and

Sunday 17th Dec from 11am to 1pm

Thanks for your support

AGM 2017

​Monday 13 November 2017 @ 8pm.

Nominations and Motions available to download from News Section

Big Breakfast

​Come along to our Big Breakfast on Sunday 24 September, from 9am-1pm.  All proceeds in support of our Championship Finalists.

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St. Mary’s S.V.D.P. Conference - Coffee Morning.

St. Mary’s S.V.D.P. Conference  will be holding a Coffee Morning in memory of Des Kennedy on the Saturday 14th October 2017 in Burren Community Centre from 10am -1pm All proceeds to the Southern Area Hospice. 

Your Support will be greatly appreciated

SFC Burren v Mayobridge 6.45pm Pairc Esler

​Good luck to our senior footballers who play Mayobridge in the championship this evening Monday 21st August

Cul Camp 2017 Burren 7 - 11th August

​Cul Camp Burren - For more details contact Declan McAteer on 07733 913022

PIPS Awareness Course

​The PIPS Awareness Course for all Minor and Senior Players will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2017 in the Social Club.

Club Lotto