Congratulations to Cliodhna Bourke on her performance in the Recitation competition of the All-Ireland Final of Scór na nÓg on Saturday 21st of February in Athlone. Unfortunately, Cliodhna was pipped at the post by the Roscommon entry, but it is a marvellous achievement to reach the All-Ireland Final and Borrisoleigh is very proud of her. Thanks to all who helped out in making the Home-Coming for Cliodhna in the Marian Hall such a success that night.
February Parish Centre Draw Results
Mary Kenny picking a winner at the recent draw in the Marian Hall
Catherine Kennedy, Catherine Ryan and Siobhan Stapleton at the draw last Saturday night 28 February
Kate Kenny, Brigid Hennessy, Brid Ryan, Eleanor Kelly, Freda Hennessy
North Final of Scór Sinsear
Will we fit?
Lovely Hurlin’ Brendan – or is it Archbishop?!
Juliet, Juliet wherefore art thou Juliet?!!
See what I can do!!
Look at my Pinnochio impression!!!
I think it’s your shot!
It’s a fair cop guv!
On the one hand, but then again, on the other hand!
How could anyone not love that face?!
All eyes on Rory!
Himself and herself!
Codliveroil and The Auld Bog Road!
Templederry Ballad Group
The ‘old’ reliables!
Search for local Talent at St. Joseph’s
Niall Kenny playin’ the blues and Becky Prior getting ready to impress Tipp Fm!
Keeping a watchful eye on her man!
Padraig O’Shea (Principal) who doesn’t need to search for any talent, Gloria is right there beside him!
Becky Prior wth Norman Morrissey of Tipp FM and her sister Grace
Maths Quiz for Junior Cert high achievers
Pictured above in St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh are (LtoR), Alice Regan (Deputy Principal), James Ryan, Thurles who received a Grade A in Higher Maths and was one of the Junior Certificate students to share in the first 500 places out of 56023 candidates; Cathal O’ Shea, James’ Maths teacher and Padraig O’ Shea (Principal)
Bidding for All-Ireland Glory!
The Junior Camogie Team will play in the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Borris Co. Carlow in Tommevara this Saturday at 2pm. They are seen here honing their skills for the big match on Saturday.
Team Players – one and all!
St. Joseph’s intermediate girls’ camogie team who contested the Munster Final on 28 February in Piltown against Carrick-on-Suir Seconday School. They were beaten in a tight contest despite their valiant efforts.
Nan Reid celebrated her 70th birthday on 27 February. She was joined by her husband Tommy, family and friends at a party hosted by her daughter Mary.
Nan celebrates the Big Seven-O!
Nan and Tommy Reid with their family Dinny, Ger, Mary and Christy on the occasion of Nan’s 70th birthday.
Nan and Tommy with their grandchildren Shauna, Kellie, Alan, Aaron, Dylan, Laura and Sabrina at Nan’s party. (missing from photo Ollie).
Road Imrovement Works
Lights – Camera – Action!
The Tipp Team preparing to do battle against Cork at the official turning on of the lights!
Let there be light – and there was light!
Nicky Brennan (President of the GAA) launching the new lights at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday 14th February
One man and his dog!
In the midst of all the excitement at Semple Stadium this hurling fan takes time to relax and savour the moment with his best friend!
Keeping his fans happy!
Local hurling hero meets and greets his fans while signing loads of ‘cheques’ to keep ’em happy during these recessionary times!
VEC Grants for Borris
Committee Members: Bobby Ryan, Don Ryan, Breda Ryan, Jimmy Stapleton, Brendan Kenny John Cummins, Fr. Michael Barry, Vera Hogan, Rena Ryan. The following also came forward on the night to be on the committee – Paraic Maher, Martin Ryan, Diarmaid Kinnane, Frank Cooney, John Keane, Micheál Tierney, Jamie Groome, David Butler and Philip Delaney.
Letter from The Gambia, Africa
The letter below was received after Christmas from Rev. John Mendy who was one of the very many students world wide to benefit from prayers and financial help from St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society.
Here in Borrisoleigh we meet on the first Tuesday of every month.
Enquiries and information from Mary Lanigan-Ryan or Mary Kiely.
Dear Members of St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society,
I am Fr. John Mendy. I was ordained into the priesthood on November 21st. 2008. I had all of my studies to the priesthood in Ghana. It was a wonderful experience.
I write this letter with a free mind and a heart full of joy and happiness. There is no doubt that this joy and happiness was brought about by you and your society. The immense help that you have rendered to me cannot be under-estimated for it has gone a long way in bringing my desire to reality.
Training a priest in our sub-region is very expensive and the Bishop could not have done it alone without your help. I therefore want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to you and your society for your help. I definitely appreciated every bit of help that you have given me.
May God continue to replenish every resource that you have put into my formation and may He continue to bless and keep you in the good work you are doing in training priests for the work of evangelisation.
Thank you, Yours in Christ,
Rev. John Mendy.
Macra members enjoying the night in fancy dress
Stick ’em up!
Clodagh Macra at a 80’s fancy dress night run by North Tipp Macra
Great night was had by all our members, who danced the night away to 80’s music in some rather dodgy ensembles!!
Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto
Thursday 26th February
Jackpot: €6,200 (Not won)
Numbers: 7, 24, 25, 27
€50 Lucky Dip winners:
Philip Brett, the Ragg
Lily Donoghue, Glentane
Tommy Foley c/o Bourke’s Pub
Bily Ryan (A), Fantane
Next draw: Thursday 5th March, in Stapleton’s Bar, Main Street
Marian Hall Lotto
Numbers: 4, 10, 12, 20
Marian Kennedy, Curraghloss
5 winners @ €30 each
Mick Ryan, Mt George
Lillian Loughnane, Thurles
Mary Tierney, Glenbreda
Cissie Walsh, Roscrea
Keith Carroll, Rathdowney
Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot
Reunion of the North Junior Hurling Champions (1979)
Back: John Stapleton, Michael Small, John Kelly, Fitzmaurice Ryan, John Kinane, Rory Kinane, Richie Tynan, Liam Corbett, Matt O’Connell, James Slattery, P.J. Bourke, John Slattery, Donnacha O’Dwyer, Paddy Hennessy,Michael Carroll, Willie Stapleton, Paudie Stapleton, John Bradshaw and Bobby Ryan
Front: P.J. Ryan, Billy Ryan, Francis Spillane, Michael Gleeson, Margaret Tierney (representing her late husband Tom),
Tom Joe Spillane, Johnny Loughnane, Ollie Delaney and Michael Ryan
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