Burrishoole GAA News

    League title for Senior Ladies.

    December 9th 2018 - Congratulations to the Burrishoole Senior Ladies and their management on winning the Division 2 League. A 1-10 to 0-09 win against Swinford in McGovern Park brought the title to Newport. Thanks to Seamus Walsh for his continued sponsorship and to all who supported the team throughout the year.

    County title for Minor girls.

    November 18th 2018 - Congratulations to the Burrishoole Minor girls and their management on winning the Minor B Championship Final against Carnacon in Ballintubber. Final score Burrishoole 3-07 Carnacon 2-04. A great win for the club. Thanks to all the supporters.

    New jerseys for U-21's.

    Thank you to Eamon Callaghan of Futura Flooring, Newport for his generous sponsorship of a set of jerseys for the U-21 team.

    Code of Behaviour.

    A new Code of Behaviour has been issued by Croke Park and this has now been added to the Child Welfare section of the Mayo website. See link below.

    ALL clubs must note that the revised code contains a new legally proofed Child/Youth Membership form, the contents of which clubs are advised to use in 2019 if required.


    Burrishoole Does Broadway.

    After months of fundraising and rehearsals the Burrishoole Does Broadway teams took to the stage on November 10th. The costumes, the music and the routines were amazing, each team raised the roof with their performance and had the crowd on their feet. After the votes were counted the cast of "Grease" were announced as winners and the cast of "Wicked" won the best costumes award.

    The club would like to thank everyone involved in what has been a very successful event. The hard working teams for their fundraising and dedication, the organisers, sponsors, rehearsal venues, Kevin Rowe Events and Knockranny House Hotel. A special thank you to all in the Burrishoole area and beyond for their wonderful support of this event from start and finish. Click here to see photos.

    Intermediate Final 2018.


    2018 Cup Competitions.

    Well done to all the children who took part in the end of season Cup competitions. U-8's to u-12's played brilliant football throughout and showed their skill and determination in very entertaining games. Every player deserves huge credit for their effort and participation.

    This year is the first year of the Ciaran Moran Memorial Cup for u-8 girls. This is in memory of Ciaran Moran who had a very distinguished career for club and county and was one of the founding members of Burrishoole GAA.

    The winning teams were Hannah Kilroy's team in the Ciaran Moran Cup, Dylan Sheridan in the Seán Chambers Cup, Louise Conway in the McManamon Cup and Aaron Conway in the Brian Keane Cup.

    Thank you to the Moran, Chambers, McManamon and Keane families for their support and sponsorship. These competitions are an important part of the Burrishoole GAA calendar and are enjoyed by young and old.

    Thanks to everyone who organised and ran the competitions. A big thank you to the coaches who gave their time during the year. Thanks also to the volunteers, managers, referee Paddy Chambers, umpires, Bord na N'Óg committee, supporters and parents.

    It's a great sign for the club to see our young players take part with such enthusiasm and commitment. See you all in 2019. Burrish abú!

    Click here to view photos.

    U-16's do the double.

    September 10th 2018.

    The u-16 boys collected their second piece of silverware this year when they beat Parke in the West Mayo C Final. Congratulations to the team and their management, and thanks to all the supporters.

    U-14 Winners.

    August 30th 2018.

    Congratulations to the Burrishoole u-14 team and their management on winning the u-14C West Mayo Final. The team beat Louisburgh in Kilmeena. This team will be remembered as the team who produced one of the greatest ever comebacks in the clubs history, when, in the first round, they beat Achill by six points after being seventeen points behind. Thanks to all their supporters.

    U-16 Winners.

    August 14th 2018.

    Congratulations to the Burrishoole u-16 team and their management on winning the u-16C Championship final in McHale Park. A huge effort from the entire squad got them to the final where they beat Naomh Pádraig 3-10 to 4-06 in a highly entertaining game. Well done to the lads and thanks to all the supporters.

    Great Lakes Run.

    The first Burrishoole Great Lakes Run took place on August 6th 2018. On an ideal day for running there were two distances, 10k and 18.5k. Local and visiting runners took part and they all agreed that the hills were a challenge. After the runs, refreshments were served and all runners received a medal and certificate of completion. Prizes were given out for the first runners home.

    Ladies: 1st - Maura Ginty, 2nd - Deirdre Gavin, 3rd - Pauline Moran.
    Ladies over 40 winner - Melissa Kelly.
    Mens: 1st - Paddy O'Toole, 2nd - Dwayne Flynn, 3rd - Paul Feeney.
    Mens over 40 winner - John Gordon.

    Thanks to Michael Chambers for all his hard work in organising the run, it was a great success and could become an annual event. Thanks also to the Burrishoole GAA committee, stewards, caterers, timekeepers and administrators. We would also like to thank the Derradda Community Centre committee for the use of the premises. Click here to see photos.


    Minors win West Mayo.

    July 20th 2018, congratulations to the Burrishoole Minor team and their management on winning the West Mayo Championship. The team had a good win over the neighbours Kilmeena in Islandeady. Thanks to all the supporters.

    Burrishoole does Broadway!

    Burrishoole's main fundraiser for 2018 will see members of the club and community take to the stage to perform numbers from well known Broadway musicals.The contestants and teams are getting together to organise their fundraising activities and will be grateful for your support. More details will be available on the Burrishoole GAA Facebook page.

    New U-16 Jerseys.

    Thanks to Séamus Walsh of Walsh's Bridge Inn Newport for sponsoring a set of jerseys for the Burrishoole 2018 u-16 team.

    Mini 7's success.

    April 27th 2018.

    Newport National School and Burrishoole GAA players travelled to the Mayo Centre of Excellence and won the Mini 7's County Championship. Congratulations to the girls and their coaches.

    Burrishoole Seniors 2018.

    Thanks to Martin McIntyre, Kilmeena for this photo of the Burrishoole team taken at the first round of the league on March 31st.

    School win.

    Congratulations to the Rice College, Westport Senior team and Burrishoole players Patrick Chambers, Jordan Donnellan, Seán Hanley and Fintan McManamon on winning the Connacht Senior A Colleges final on March 10th. Best of luck in the next round.

    Burrishoole GAA Bord na N'óg Awards 2017.

    Thank you to Jason Doherty who visited the club recently to present the 2017 Bord na N'Óg winners with their awards.

    U12: Best Sportsman - Ruairí Hollywood, Most improved - Kevin Chambers, Player of the Year - Matthew Horan.
    U13: Best Sportsman - Ronan O'Donnell, Most improved - Charlie Browne, Player of the Year - Cathal Breslin.
    U14: Best Sportsman - Niall McGreal, Most improved - Joseph Hughes, Player of the Year - Jack Walsh.
    U15: Best Sportsman - Mark Forrestal, Most improved - Evan Moran, Player of the Year - James Walsh.
    U16: Best Sportsman - James McManamon, Most improved - Eoin Mullarkey, Player of the Year - Seán Hanley.

    Click here to view photos.

    Burrishoole GAA Awards.

    The Burrishoole GAA Awards for 2017 took place in Mulranny Park Hotel on February 9th. The newly elected club Chairman, Kenneth Kelly, addressed the crowd and club Secretary Noreen McManamon announced the award winners.

    The Seán Chambers award for Minor player of the year was awarded to Fintan Mc Manamon. The Francis Reynolds award for U21 player of the year went to Colin Guilfoyle. Tommy Dyra was the recipient of the Futura Flooring award for Junior player of the year. Seán Nevin received the Elizabeth O'Malley award for Senior player of the year. Gerry McNulty was the worthy winner of the Brannens Bar Clubperson of the year award. Caroline O'Malley was presented with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her work with the set dancers in Scór na N'óg.

    The club would like to express their thanks to Mulranny Park Hotel and the sponsors of all the awards. Click here to view photos.

    Willie McGee honoured.

    Congratulations to Burrishoole GAA legend Willie McGee who was the recipient of the Hall of Fame award at the recent Western People Mayo Sports Star Awards ceremony. Willie was presented with his award by former Ireland and Lions rugby star Paul Wallace. Click here to see photos.

    Burrishoole Ladies awards night.


    1992 Intermediate team remembered.

    The 1992 Burrishoole GAA Intermediate Champions celebrated the 25th anniversary of their victory with a meal in Walsh's Bridge Inn on Saturday January 6th. The team was presented with a framed team photograph taken on that famous day. Thanks to Walsh's Bridge Inn for the lovely meal, and to all who helped with and organised the function. Click here to see photos.

    Christmas Hamper Draw 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the Burrishoole GAA Christmas Hamper Draw.
    The winners were Tony Loftus, George Chambers, Fr. Tod Nolan and Jimmy O'Malley. Pictured are Noreen McManamon, Mary Chambers (on behalf of her son George), Tony Loftus and Patricia McManamon. 

    Run, walk or crawl!

    On a beautiful winter's day a large crowd took part in the 2017 Burrishoole GAA St. Stephen's Day 5k. All funds raised went to the Burrishoole Community Partnership. Thank you to the stewards, those who provided refreshments afterwards and to all those who supported this worthy cause.

    Mayo Scór na N'óg winners.

    Congratulations to the Burrishoole dancers who won the Mayo Scór na N'óg held in Breaffy on December 2nd. The dancers go forward to the Connacht competition in Claremorris on January 14th.

    West Mayo Scór na N'óg winners.

    Congratulations to the Burrishoole team who won the Deirdre Moran Cup for the best club in the West Mayo Scór na N'óg finals held in Louisburgh on November 24th. Well done to all the participants and helpers. The drama group and set dancers go forward to the Mayo final in Breaffy on December 2nd. Click here for more photos.

    Bord na N'óg Awards night.

    Thank you to all who attended and supported the 2017 Bord na N'óg Awards Night. A large crowd attended Nevin's in Tiernaur for the annual underage night out. The dedicated work of the Bord na N'óg committee and managers (photographed below) ensured all members had an enjoyable year. Congratulations to the award winners and well done to all the Bord na N'óg members for their participation and commitment throughout the year. Click here to view photos.

    U13 Girls win.

    Congratulations to the u-13 girls and their management on winning the Division 2 County Final today in McGovern Park against Ballyhaunis. A nailbiting match with a last minute goal resulted in a final score of 3-06 to 2-08. Thanks to everyone who came to support the team.

    "Behind the ball" Promotion.

    Thanks to Liam Campion (SuperValu Westport) for presenting our underage players and managers with a number of footballs as part of the "Behind the Ball" promotion. Thanks also to the people in Burrishoole and surrounding areas for supporting this great promotion by SuperValu.

    Mini 7's winners.

    Well done to Newport National School and Burrishoole GAA players who won the West Mayo Mini 7's Championship on September 26th.

    Ladies All Ireland.

    Pictured are a group of Burrishoole girls who travelled to Croke Park for the Ladies All Ireland Final.

    U-16 Girls success.

    Congratulations to the Burrishoole Girls u-16 team and their management on winning the County C Championship against Kiltimagh on September 22nd. The girls won in extra time 5-09 to 4-08. Thanks to all the supporters. 

    Raffle winners.

    Congratulations to Carol O'Malley and Neil Kirby who each won an All Ireland Final ticket in the Burrishoole GAA raffle. 

    Brian Keane Cup 2017

    The Final of the 2017 Brian Keane Cup took place on Tuesday September 26th. Cathal Guilfoyle's team played Oisín Spellman's team. After a half of great free flowing football Cathal's team were ahead by a score.The teams remained close in the second half and just before the final whistle Oisín's team levelled and forced extra time. Cathal's team were stronger in extra time and after some great scores won the game. Both teams played brilliantly and the skill level for this age group was very impressive. Well done to the three teams who took part in the competition. The Keane family presented the winning captain with the cup and a commemorative plaque. Players of the match were Ava Kelly and Jamie Sheridan, players of the tournament were Alana McDonnell and Oisín Spellman. Thanks to the Keane family for their continued sponsorship and for the goodies served to the kids after the match. Thanks to the competition organisers, the managers, referee Paddy Chambers, those who provided the refreshments in the clubhouse, everyone who helped out and the supporters. Click here to view photographs.

    Team A: Rachel Knox (Captain), Matthew Horan, Aaron Conway, Ryan Chambers, Kevin Sheridan, Daniel Morrison, Eleana Chambers, Ashley White, Alana McDonnell, Ella Blondelle.

    Team B: Cathal Guilfoyle (Captain), Neil Kirby, Jamie Sheridan, Ruairí Hollywood, Bartek Palamarozuk, Ruth Chambers, Meg Hanley, Hannah Sheehy, Ava Palasz.

    Team C: Oisín Spellman (Captain), Liam Troy, Eoghan Wright, Kevin Chambers, Luke Moran, Ava Kelly, Ava Mullarkey, Aoibheann McManamon, Aoibheann Chambers, Charlotte Nevin.

    McManamon Cup 2017

    The final of the McManamon Cup took place on October 6th. Dylan Coughlin's team were the winners and Carla Palasz team were the runners up. Players of the match were Alice Dillane and Dylan Coughlin, players of the tournament were Cillian Murphy and Carla Palasz. Colm McManamon presented the two teams with their trophies and medals. Well done to all the teams who took part in the competition. Thanks to the McManamon family for their sponsorship, the competition organisers and all the supporters. Click here to see photos.

    Team A: Adam Moran (Captain), Tom Ginnelly, Shea Daly, Adam McLoughlin, Seán McNally, Doireann Guilfoyle, Caoife Moran, Ellie O'Malley,, James McManamon.

    Team B: Caolan Moran (Captain), Liam McNea, Levon O'Toole, Liam Curran, Tadgh Hollywood, Katie Mae Geraghty, Ellie Jordan, Lucy Coyle, Daithí Nevin.

    Team C: Cillian Murphy (Captain), Conor McManamon, Eoin Mulroy, Daithí Moran, Matthew McHale, T.J. Fitzgerald, Shauna Moran, Síofra Breslin, Padraic McNamara.

    Team D: Dylan Coughlin (Captain), Stephen Chambers, Jack Keane, Christy Troy, Finn Hanley, Dylan Moran, Alice Dillane, Aisling Carey, Áine Wright.

    Team E: Carla Palasz (Captain), Conor Dunleavy, Aaron O'Haire, Ruairí McManamon, Aidan Dunne, Conor Moran, Grace McDonnell, Sarah Chambers, Lauren Moran.

    Team F: Anna Chambers (Captain), Liam Conway, Gary Wallace, Ronan Chambers, Rehman Kahn, Alice Chambers, Chloe Donnellan, Hannah Sheridan, Seán McNally, Denis Stankevics.

    Seán Chambers Shield 2017

    The finals of the 2017 Seán Chambers Cup and Shield took place on October 6th. The winners of the Shield were Holly McGee's team. The winners of the Cup were Eoin O'Malleys team. Stephanie Chambers presented the teams with their medals. Well done to all the teams who took part in the competition. Thanks to the Chambers family for their sponsorship, the competition organisers and all the supporters. Click here to see photos.

    Team A: Orla Palasz (Captain), Caolin Geraghty, Hannah Kilroy, Orlaith Breslin, Eve Hanley, Katie Gilbert, Allanah Geraghty.

    Team B: Anna McNulty (Captain), Millie Ginnelly, Grace Holmes, Shauna Conway, Muireann Curran, Ava Moran, Ellie Moran.

    Team C: Holly McGee (Captain), Melanie Moran, Riannach Kennedy Faren, Cari Brady, Carragh Keane, Ava Hall, Fia Stewart.

    Seán Chambers Cup 2017

    Team A:
    Kian O'Malley (Captain), Josh Holmes, Rory Moran, Harry McManamon, Maximus Jahn, Philip Ridge, Shane Kelly.

    Team B: Eoin O'Malley (Captain), Luke Carmichael, Oisín O'Nuallain, Scott Bailey, Seán Nevin, Finn McHale, Charlie Coyle, Donnagh Chambers.

    Team C: Seán McNamara (Captain), Jake Barrett, Jeremy Fajour, Charlie Caralon, Joey McNally, Kyle Moran, Phedhlim Guilfoyle, Louis Fajour.

    Team D: John O'Haire (Captain), Killian Keane, Joey Hanley, Ollie Isherwood, Darragh MacDonnacha, Dylan Sheridan, Ruairí Ginnelly, William Long.

    Seniors draw in second round

    McGovern Park looked superb when Burrishoole hosted The Neale in the second round of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday June 17th. Burrishoole were going for two wins in a row with The Neale looking for their first. Burrishoole dominated the first half playing the game at a very fast pace and were leading all the way to the break. The Neale strengthened in the second half and levelled the scores at one stage but Burrishoole widened the gap to 3 points again. The last action of the game was a penalty converted by the Neale that levelled the game. Final score Burrishoole 0-16 The Neale 2-10.

    There were two presentations at half time. The recent Burrishoole GAA Lotto winner was presented with his cheque, and John Nevin of Nevin's Newfield Inn, Tiernaur was present to mark the occasion of his sponsorship of the new scoreboard.

    Thanks to all the stewards and volunteers who helped on the day. Thanks to Martin McIntyre for the photos that can be viewed here.

    Lotto Jackpot

    The draw for the €20,000 Lotto Jackpot took place in Nevin's, Tiernaur on Monday June 5th. There was no jackpot winner so each entry was put in a drum to be raffled for sixteen prizes. The winners were as follows. Robert Melody (€10,000), Michael McGovern, Suzanne Brady, Pat Keane, Martina Gallagher, Mary & Padraig Golden (€1,000 each), Rebecca McNamara, John Casey, Phillip White, Angela O'Haire, Enda McManamon, Róisín O'Donnell, Eoin Brosnan, Pat O'Malley, Henry Kaye, Bernie Kitterick (€500 each). The club held a separate draw on the night for all attendees and the winners were Rory McGinty (€100), Tommy Chambers, Peter McManamon, Annie Hanley and Noreen Chambers (€50 each). Robert Daly and Caroline Gill both won County Draw tickets. Congratulations to all the winners.

    The club would like to thank everyone who made such a fantastic effort to sell lotto tickets and all who bought tickets over the last few weeks. As always thanks for the continued loyalty of club sponsors and supporters. Photos can be viewed here.

    GAA Funday

    Young and old had a great time at the GAA Funday held at McGovern Park on April 22nd that was organised by Jason Doherty. Here is a message from Jason.

    Thank you!

    On behalf of Burrishoole GAA, I want to thank everyone who attended our fundraiser on April 22nd at McGovern Park, Newport. The morning was a huge success and it was great to see such a mixed crowd, of all ages, participating and engaging in all the activities.

    Thanks to the registrations, individual donations and purchase of raffle tickets the total raised on the morning was €2,428.10, which exceeded all expectations so I am very thankful to all who contributed in any way. The money will help make a huge difference to the lives of 80 children in Cheshire Home in Zambia along with helping the men and women's senior football teams in the club.

    The morning itself, however, would not have been possible without the assistance of a number of people who helped prepare the event weeks in advance and gave up their time to help with the coaching and setup on the morning. They know who they are so I won't list them out but I'd like to give Brian McLoughlin a special mention as the morning would not have been possible without his energy in getting coaching stations organised, visiting schools, collecting registrations and getting all equipment ready.

    I would also like to thank our special guests - Lee Keegan, Tom Parsons, Paddy Durcan and Ger Cafferkey who gave up their morning and put a lot of smiles on the kids' faces in particular with pictures, autographs and words of wisdom.

    We also had two excellent presentations from Peadar Gardiner (Mindspace Mayo) and Caroline Brosnihan (Connacht Nutrition & Dietetic Clinic) that were very well received by coaches and parents who attended so I'd like to thank them for giving us their time, sharing their knowledge and creating awareness.

    We finished off the day with a raffle, which had a superb selection of prizes thanks to the number of people who kindly sponsored vouchers and other items. These included Sheridan's Centra, Hotel Newport, Kelly's Butchers, Keane's Butchers, Walshes Bridge Inn and The Gráinne Uaile. I would just like to emphasise that their generosity is hugely appreciated and it helped to close out the morning on an exciting and positive note.

    Finally, I hope we can do something like this again so feel free to get in contact if you have any ideas for events or fundraisers that could be explored,

    Thanks again,Jason Doherty.

    Thanks to Micheál Quinn for the photographs taken on the day. Click here to see them.

    Sam Maguire Cup in Tiernaur Hall

    Dublin senior player Kevin McManamon visited Tiernaur Hall today and brought the Sam Maguire Cup with him. Children and adults came to see the famous cup and hopefully it will be in Mayo for longer in the future. Thanks to everyone involved. Click here to see photos.

    Ladies Night

    Burrishoole Ladies GAA had their presentation night on Friday. U-10's to minors attended. Chairman Séamus McManamon thanked everyone for coming and congratulated everyone on their achievements during the year. Team managers presented their players with a Burrishoole Ladies GAA beanie hat and encouraged all of them to keep playing. The u-10 girls were presented with medals for the blitz and the u-14 girls were presented with their League and Championship medals. Thanks to everyone who donated spot prizes for the raffle and to Séamus Walsh and his staff for the lovely food.

    Awards Night 2016

    The annual Burrishoole GAA awards night took place in Mulranny Park Hotel on Sunday. The Junior and Minor teams received medals for the competitions they won in 2016. Individual players of the year awards went to Liam O'Malley (Senior), Joe McManamon (Junior), David Hanley (u-21) and Colin Guilfoyle (Minor).
    Padraig O'Malley received the clubperson of the year award. Jimmy Langan received a special award from London GAA for his unique contribution to football and hurling. Seán Keane of Keane's Butchers, sponsors of the minor team, was presented with a jersey signed by the minor team.

    The club would like to thank Mulranny Park Hotel for their hospitality on the night, the sponsors who contribute so generously throughout the year and all the club members and supporters. Click here to see photos.

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