15 February 2017
Town Park Fairy Trail
Borrisoleigh Track Attack Notes
St. Joseph's College Notes
Open DaySt Joseph's College Borrisoleigh hosted another successful open day on Saturday 11th Feb for incoming first years. The fifth and sixth class students and their parents had an opportunity to view the classrooms and facilities, meet with some of our current students, teachers and principal and have any queries answered in a more informal setting than our main enrolment night which was held in October. We have had a great response to enrolments this year. Should any interested students/parents have missed the open day, please contact the school on 0504 51215 as there may be a limited number of places still available.
Sports in St Joseph’s CollegeFirst Year hurling and camogie players are being coached by North Tipperary Games Development officer Paudie Malone each week of February. The final week will involve a challenge match against Thurles CBS. The campaign for county titles begins in the next few weeks with the U15 Footballers and U17 Hurlers starting their campaigns. Best of luck to both squads.
Tomorrow’s innovators showcase their impressive scientific projects at SciFest@School @ St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh
St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh students will exhibit 40 innovative science projects at SciFest@School 2017Over 85 students from 1st, 2nd, TY and 5Th years will exhibit 40 projects in SciFest@School @ St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh on Wednesday 15th February between 10 and 12 30 pm. Projects on display include a link between cancer and 3G astro-turf pitches, the dangers of vaping vs smoking and also a novel idea to recycle the plastic parts of e-cigs to help reduce plastic pollution. There is a project that has designed and developed a placemat to help visually impaired people when they are trying to eat and another that is testing the hidden sugars in medications and multivitamins which means people are consuming more sugar unknowingly especially the very young and the very old. Another project also on sugar is looking at which stages of a fruits ripeness does it contain the most sugar. SciFest is a series of one day science fairs, funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover programme, Intel and Boston Scientific. It is also supported by a number of other companies and organisations. SciFest@School is where a second-level school hosts their own in-house SciFest science fair. SciFest@School was introduced in 2011 and there has been strong demand from schools to participate - 57 schools participated in 2015/2016. SciFest@School is the first strand of the SciFest programme. Second-level students can also participate in SciFest@College in their local Institute of Technology or in DCU. Winners from these fairs go on to compete in a national final each November for the chance to represent Ireland at science fairs in the USA and the Netherlands.
DANCE CLASS FOR CHARITYReminder of our fundraiser event on Saturday night next in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. John Connors has agreed to come and teach a few dances from the ballroom program of dances. He has assured us that no previous experience is necessary, whatever about protective footwear. For people who may have attended his previous previous classes back through the years, they can vouch for the fun and entertainment that these nights entail. For those who have not been, come along and see for yourself. All proceeds raised by ''Children Come First'' go directly to our work in Moldova and Ukraine where there is great need resulting from recent conflicts in those regions. We would really appreciate your support in this worthy cause.
Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA ClubRegistration morning for the Juvenile Club will take place this Saturday from 12 to 2pm in the Town Park Pavilion. Juvenile membership is €25 per member. The family rate is €50.
Senior League Fixtures 2017Group 1: Nenagh, Annacarthy, Borris-Ileigh, Drom Sunday February 26th: Borris-Ileigh v Drom Saturday March 4th: Annacarthy v Borris-Ileigh Sunday March 12th: Nenagh v Borris-Ileigh
U16 League Fixtures 2017Saturday March 25th: Borris-Ileigh v Kilruane Monday April 10th: Silvermines v Borris-Ileigh
Clothes CollectionFundraising clothes collection will take place in the spring, so if you are doing some clearing out, please put some clothes aside for this collection. Many thanks.
RegistrationREGISTRATION mornings take place on Saturday February 25th, time to be announced. Membership as follows: Senior players: €50 Juvenile players: €30 Committee, Managers, Coaches & Social Members: €20 Forms will be forwarded at training and schools shortly. We are hoping to do a jumble sale in a few weeks of used hurleys, boots and helmets. If you have any equipment (in good condition) that has outgrown your child we would appreciate if you could donate these items. Donations accepted this Saturday morning between 10 and 11 at the registration morning. Many thanks.
Local Enterprise Week 2017The nationally co-ordinated ‘Local Enterprise Week’ takes place around the country from 6-10 March. Organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, these events are aimed at anyone thinking of starting a business, new start-ups and existing businesses. Local Enterprise Office Tipperary is holding seminars, workshops, clinics, master classes and networking opportunities at 13 locations across the County. If you would like more information or wish to book a place at any of the events scheduled for Tipperary just click on the following links: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Tipperary/Training-Events/Enterprise%20Week/ or PDF
ScórCongratulations to Joseph Boyle who took part in the All Ireland Final of Scór na nÓg in Belfast last Saturday. Unfortunately Joseph was unsuccessful on the day but he did his family, club and county proud. The area final of Scór na bPaistí will take place in the Marian Hall this Sunday at 2pm. Best of luck to all competitors. The county final of senior Scór will take place in Newport on the 18th March. If you are interested in taking part, entries must be given to Clare by the 1st March. Clare can be contacted on 087 2820497.
Pic of the Past ………..down memory
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Marie McGrath and Derry O’Donnell
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