11 January 2017
Community Centre fundraising run and walk 2016The annual St. Stephen’s Day 5 km run and walk was a great success with over 250 taking part. The fine weather helped and our local cycling club joined in the activities as well. Runners, walkers and cyclists started to arrive from 10 a.m. and the walk started at 11 a.m. with the runners taking off at 11:05 a.m.. The arrival of our County Senior Hurlers Brendan and Dan with the Liam McCarthy Cup caused a stir in the hall before the race even started. Then our Tipperary Selector Conor Stakelum arrived on the scene to keep an eye on the boys as he tried in vain to catch them. As per usual, Michael Kiely won the mens race just ahead of Mark Gleeson from Nenagh with John Tuohy in 3rd place. The ladies race was won by Mairead Ryan with Serena and Mary Moloney (Stakelum) 2nd and 3rd.
Without doubt, the highlight of the race was the performance of John Vahey better known as Zenga. John who is a member of track attack has shed 4 stone in the last 12 months and came home in a time of 19 mins 29 secs - 8th place - he is an example to everyone in the parish as to what you can achieve. Brendan Maher was the first Borrisoleigh hurler to finish just ahead of Niamh McGrath the first camogie player.
Some of the cyclists on the day
This year the walkers also deserve a special word as the figures were way up on other years with a lot of pram pushing going on.
Spot PrizesRefreshments were served in the centre afterwards and everybody departed happy at their personal achievements on the day. On behalf of the Community Centre thanks to all who ran, walked, cycled and helped out on the day and a special thanks to the track attack members and cyclists who participated.
See you all on the 26th December 2017 at 11 a.m. sharp ........
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Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club
Joseph Boyle pictured with his sister Katie and brother Eoin after winning Munster FinalCongratulations to Joseph Boyle who won the solo song competition in the Munster Final of Scór na nÓg in Ovens, Co Cork last Sunday. All roads will lead to The Waterfront, Belfast where the All Ireland final will take place on the 11th February 2017.
Gardeners wantedA few people in the Borrisoleigh area intend to form a group to educate ourselves (and have a bit of fun also !) and hopefully grow a bit of food by end of Summer 2017.
Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane
Sean Kenny with his hands full!
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Marie McGrath and Derry O’Donnell
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