20 January 2016
St Joseph’s College Notes
John Ryan received the Road Safety Award for his project ‘Arrive Alive’ and also came 4th in his category.
Jack O Meara received a special Teagasc award for his project on the ‘Mastitis metre’; he also took third place in his category.
Rachel O’Connell and Eimear Darcy received a prize for the best presentation in their category. Their project was the ‘Sun Burnt Horse’
Tara Mockler, Eimear Slattery and Emily Meagher were fourth in their category and received a highly commended award for their project ’ Equine Colic Detector’.
Other students that participated were Megan Tierney, Gillian O Meara and Niamh O Brien with their project ’Artism’Nicky Cooney and Anthony Ryan with their project ‘Safe Watch’.
The students had many media commitments. They featured in the BT press releases, Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Tipperary Times as well as a live interview with Tipp FM. President Michael D. Higgins praised the great work presented by the students. They received visit’s from many guests including T.D’s, the French ambassador and many others. Students have been offered visits and work experience with Intel, IFCO, DCU equine hospital and many others.
St. Joseph’s College has been chosen as an anchor school for the Cycle Against Suicide 2016. We will provide entertainment and refreshments for the cycle as it passes through Borrisoleigh on Tuesday 3rd May. We would like to invite everyone in the community to come out and support the cyclists as they pass through our town. If you would like to help out or get involved contact Michelle (087) 6683511. “Shoulder to shoulder let’s break the cycle”
Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes
New Development: As many of you have probably seen by now, a new development has begun to take place in the town park. This is quite a large scale development and hopefully will leave the parish with one some of the best, if not the best, facilities in the county. We hope to have this development up and running in the next few years and looking forward to people enjoying these marvellous facilities. This will facility will be for all members and clubs of the community and will not just be a GAA facility. It is our belief that the Town Park should be at the heart of our community and this will only add to it.
As stated, our plan is to have state of the art facilities for the people of Borrisoleigh. This will consist of the following; the building of a state of the art multi purpose sports complex that will house our sports hall, ball alley, gym, 4 dressing rooms, meeting rooms, external floodlit hurling wall, kitchen and toilet facilities and also a viewing area out on the pitches. We will also complete the floodlighting of the now extended walking track, the building of a third playing pitch, the re-development of the tennis courts and the re-development of the soccer pitch.
As you can imagine this will not come cheap, and we hope that with the support of the parish, we can complete this development within the next few years. We are proposing a fundraising scheme where we can claim back tax on a charitable donation. We are proposing that people give a donation that equates to €21 per month for 3 years. You can pay this by standing order or in a lump sum. Members of the development committee have called to some houses already and hope to call to the remaining houses in the next week. We hope this will finish paying for the development within the 3 year mark stated above. We hope as many people as possible will become involved in this scheme and help us give the people first class sports and recreational facilities in the parish.
U 21 Hurling: Congratulations to our u21 hurlers who defeated Upperchurch in the county semi final on Sunday morning in Borrisoleigh. It was a tight and tough match but thankfully our lads finished strong to win the game by 2 points. We will now play Killenaule in the county final this Saturday 23rd at 2pm in Templetouhy. We hope to see a huge crowd there to support this great team.
For more action from U21 County Semi Final please click here
Tipp Supporters Club: Applications are now being taken for membership for the Tipperary Supporters Club for 2016. The cost is just €30 and is of great source of income to the Tipperary training fund. If you are interested in joining please contact TF Stapleton
AGM: Our senior club will holds its AGM on Sunday 31st of January at 7pm in The Pavillion. All members and potential members are asked to attend. Nominations for any position are to be with club secretary Gerry Treacy in writing next Tuesday 26th by 8pm. We encourage anyone interested in getting involved in any capacity to put their names forward.
The Juvenile Club will also hold its AGM on Friday night 29th of January at 7.45pm in The Pavillion. Nominations are to be with Philip Delaney by Tuesday 26th. All positions are open for application and we would love to see new people getting involved.
The Annual is now on sale in Walsh’s, The Bothy, O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Hurley’s and Shanahan’s.
Borrisoleigh Festival AGM
Pic of the Past …………down memory lane
Maggie Stapleton and Molly Stapleton, Roo, ….., Ned Loughnane, Chapel Street and Margaret Ryan at the wheel of an old Citreon car.
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell
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