13 July 2016
Borrisoleigh Festival 17th July
This year’s Borrisoleigh Festival takes place on Sunday July 17th. There is a packed day of activities with something for all the family.
The day kicks off with a ‘Bush n Briar’ walk, registration is in the Community Centre, beside the Church, from 8.30am leaving at 9am sharp. Car pooling to the starting point. Latteragh to Knockanora with a twist. 12K walk. Walking boots essential.
There is live music with local musicians on the square after Mass.
At 12.30 there is 1916 themed parade through the town, starting from Shanahan’s Centra down to McDonagh Square.
After the opening ceremony at 1pm, the current Tipperary Rose and presenter of Tipperary County Matters on Irish TV, Fiona O Sullivan, will be presenting the prizes to the winners of the Children’s Art Competition. Fiona will be interviewed by our Lord Mayoress, Patrice Cooney. This is followed by Line Dancing with Suzanne at 1.30pm.
Social Dancing is with Phil Maher and The Castle Trio at 3pm in the Square also.
The Boom Boozlers group will entertain children from 2pm to 4pm in the Community Centre.
The Taekwando group will put on an exhibition at 5pm in the Square. There is a treat in store for 80s rock lovers as ‘Sleaze n Cheese’, an 80’s rock experience featuring hits from Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Journey, Van Halen, ZZ Top and many many more will play from 5.30pm -7.30pm.
After you’ve rocked your socks off, the extremely popular Churn Rolling returns for a second year to Borrisoleigh Festival. Participants from The All Ireland Churn Rolling competition taking place in Tipperary Town the previous day will on hand to display their talents. To take part in the churn rolling you will have to have completed training. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of training sessions.
The day will be concluded with music in the Square from 9pm by the wonderful group Ebony, who are renowned for their musical talents and getting the crowd going. Gt ready to dance the night away!
Be sure to come along for a great days entertainment.
Keep up to date with all events on the Borrisoleigh Festival Facebook page and make sure and pick up a copy of the Festival booklet in local shops.
Thanks to all the sponsors who supported Borrisoleigh Festival please support them as best you can. Read the booklet online below.
Borrisoleigh Track Attack Notes
Borrisoleigh Historical Society
Seats are still available on our bus tour to Arigna coal mine, Strokestown Park and Famine Museum and stopping at the Knockcroghery Claypipe Visitor Centre. Leaving the Square at 8.00am on Saturday the 30th of July. The fare, including admission to the museums is 40.00 euro. For more details or to reserve a seat, contact,- 087 7912476 or 0862752634
Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club
U16’s started the Summer League and played Kildangan last Tuesday.
Result: Borris-Ileigh 4-06 Kildangan 3-06.
Scores from: Kate Delaney 3-03, Emma Doolan 1-00, Sinead Ryan 0-02 & Katie Boyle 0-01. Fantastic win girls.
Remaining fixtures as follows:
v St Cronans (home) – tba
v Portroe (away) – July 24th.
U13‘s had another great win against Rockwell Rovers last Thursday. Final score, Borris-Ileigh 8-03 to Rockwell Rovers 1-01. Scores from Emma Doolan 1-02, Chloe Carroll 3-00, Katie Fitzgerald 1-00, Dani Ryan 3-00 and Kelly Healy 0-01. Well done girls.
This team are now through to a County Quarter Final to be played in Borrisoleigh next Friday July15th. Further details by text.
Our U12 County final winners, defeating Moneygall 4-03 to 0-01 on July 5th at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg. Our winners celebrated in style, and returned home to Borrisoleigh, with flags flying and celebrations galore. After running a lap of honour at the town park, they retreated to the Community Centre, for deserved refreshments, speeches and photos. This is a fantastic achievement, and is the first time since the restoration of the current club, that we have won a county final at juvenile level. Hopefully there will be many more to come. Great credit it due to the management team of Mike Galvin, Martin Hayes & Sarah Galvin.
Panel: Lisa Carr, Emma Galvin, Anna McGrath, Jane Delaney, Katie Fitzgerald, Emma Kelly, Emma Maher, Dani Ryan, Valarie Treacy, Chloe Carroll, Rhona Lyons, Ava Bevans, Aoife Fitzgerald, Niamh Ryan & Hope Bergin.
To add to already a great week, this team participated in a blitz morning last Saturday, where they had a win over Drom, and a draw against Thurles. Well done girls.
U10’s continue to train hard and will compete in County blitz days as follows:
July 23rd, Aug 20th and Sept 10th at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg.
Next U8’s blitzes scheduled as follows:
July 16th, August 13th & September 3rd, also at the Camogie Grounds.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club
Inter-County: A massive well done to all involved with Tipperary over the weekend. In a fantastic display of attacking hurling we were delighted to see Brendan Maher lift the Munster cup once again. Well done to Brendan, Dan, Paddy and Conor. There was further silverware going back to Borris with Jerry Kelly picking up his first munster medal after they defeated Limerick.
Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell
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