Black or Red - Saturday 7th September

Saturday 7th September- Please give your Support
Attical v Glasgow Gaels followed by:

🔴Red or 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.

👉 https://glaschugaels.teamapp.com/store

If anyone has any issues with buying tickets to get in touch with us via pro.glaschugaels.scotland@gaa.ie 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

Feile 2019

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.

Gaeltacht scholarships

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.

Le Meas,

Póilin Mhig Aoidh
Down Gaa Cultural Officer

Feile 2019

Féile 2019
⚠️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.​

Malachy Tournament

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 FebDromintee v Longstone
1st MarchCrossmaglen v Bryansford
3rd MarchLongstone v Clonduff
8th MarchBryansford v Burren
10th March Clonduff Dromintee
15th MarchBurren v Crossmaglen
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

        All welcome


Christmas Message

A Chairde,

                  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.


Justin Murphy


Chairman, Burren GAA



Christmas Orders

The club are asking that all Christmas orders are collected by Wed 12th December

Thanks you for your support​

AGM 2018

​AGM 2018

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."

A Big Thankyou - Saturday 15th September- 9pm
A Big Thankyou - Saturday 15th September- 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 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
Ar aghaidh le cheile

Féile - Thank You
A Big Thankyou - Saturday 15th September- 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.

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