Biddy and Vincent Stapleton pictured with President Mary McAleese and her husband Martin in Áras an Uachtaráin recently on the occasion of a special Garden Party held at the Áras on the 125th annivarsary of the founding of the GAA.
Liam and Sarah O’Brien Eire Og/Annacarthy;Seamus and Noreen Barry Upperchurch/Drombane; Vincent and Bridget Stapleton Borris-Ileigh;Barry O’Brien County Chairman and Breda and Con Hogan Clonmel, Con is G.A.A. Trustee.
Memebers of The Artane Band at the Áras Garden Party
Clodagh Macra News
Members of Clodagh Macra presenting the cheque to Breda Maher from Down Syndrome Ireland
Croke Park debut
Hurling Summer Camp
This year’s Hurling Camp will be part of the GAA VHI Cul camps and takes place from the 10th to the 14th of August 2009. Please note that the juvenile club is no longer dealing with registrations and late registrations should be made through the county board at Lar na Pairce in Thurles .
A table quiz will take place in The Clodagh Bar on Friday 31st of July in aid of Borrisoleigh soccer club. A table of 4 costs just €20 and your support would be greatly appreciated. The new season begins shortly and affiliations will be collected in the coming weeks. Pre-season has already commenced with a win over Thurles Celtic and a defeat at the hands of Cloughjordan.
Back for a visit !!
Sheelagh Clement is home on holidays from Auckland with her children Cian and Saoirse, to visit her mum Bridie Shanahan
Celebrations for St. Patrick’s N.S.
Brendan and Paddy with Fr. Everard, Staff and future stars
The hall was packed to capacity for a very special celebration evening where the achievements of the school hurling and football teams during the past year were remembered. Fr. Everard, Chairperson of the Board of Management and Mrs. Ryan, School Principal, welcomed the attendance and thanked Brendan and Paddy for taking time out during such a busy week to encourage and acknowledge the young hurlers of the future. Both Paddy and Brendan congratulated the boys on their achievements, spoke about their experiences as juveniles and looked forward to the time when they will hurl side by side with the boys on Borris-Ileigh teams of the future!
Paddy presented the Co. Final hurling medals and Brendan presented a special commemorative jersey to each team member. These jerseys, generously sponsored by Seamus Maher Plant-Hire, Stapleton’s Bakery and the local Juvenile Club, were commissioned to mark the school’s first ever North Hurling title and also our first County Mini-Sevens Hurling Title.
A presentation was made to Michael Ryan, Pallas, Team Coach, who has worked diligently with the hurlers and footballers at St. Patrick’s for the past six years. Michael spoke of the importance of sport in young people’s lives and commended the boys for their hard work, teamwork and dedication. A slideshow of special memories of the year with theme music from ‘The Sunday Game’ was enjoyed by all present. As the younger generation enjoyed themselves on the obstacle course, generously sponsored by Joe and Mary Stapleton of Borrisoleigh Bouncing Castles, those less active, enjoyed the delicious array of refreshments provided by the parents. The Gleeson Group also provided a welcome variety of soft drinks for the occasion.
The school would like to sincerely thank all who contributed or helped in any way to make this night so memorable. We are very grateful for the support we receive from our Board of Management, Parents’ Council and the wider community throughout the year. We wish Paddy and Brendan all the best for the remainder of the championship and look forward to welcoming them back to the school with another trophy in the very near future!
Welcoming The Munster Cup and Local Heroes
Well done Philip!!
Anna, Mary and Diarmuid enjoying the night
The Principal does her impression of ”the one handed mexican wave’!
Michael shares his words of wisdom
Twud be too big to be a chalice I think!!!
Brendan and Fr. Liam with The Munster Cup
Teresa and Fr. Liam share a joke while the two Mrs Shanahan’s enjoy a cuppa!
This could be us in a few years time!
Fun on the obstacle course
Mine’s bigger than yours!
Celia and Joe compare the size of their cups – Joe edges it by a whisker!
The girls enjoyed the night too!!
Munster Final Honour
Clare Kavanagh singing The National Anthem with The Artane Band before the Munster Final on Sunday July 12th last at Semple Stadium
U12s record Tournament victory
The Borris-Ileigh U12 Hurling Team Winners of the L.J. Drennan Tournament 2009
At this stage both teams were almost out on their feet and had a number of chances to take the lead. However at the death Borris-Ileigh showed greater strength and a late point followed by a goal broke Ballyfinn’s resistance and the final whistle was greeted with great relief and celebrations by all present. The cup and a special plaque to mark the tenth anniversary were presented to James McCormack captain of the Borris-Ileigh team while all players received medals. Congratulations and well done to the management and players and our thanks to Kilcotton for their invitation and hospitality on the day. Thanks also to those parents who travelled and supported the team throughout the day.
Feet up for Liam
Little Liam thought that the ‘An Bord Snip Nua’ report was so funny that he nearly fell over! The wheel nearly came off his barrow!
North Senior Hurling Championship – Quarter Final
Borris-Ileigh -v- Kildangan
Mattie puts boot to ball
Aidan Cowan wins the aerial dual
John Keane sets himself up for the 1st goal of the game with Brendan Maher competing for the ball
High jump "no catch for the Kildangan player" but now the ball is in the safe hands of Brendan Maher
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Pic of the Past… down memory lane
Lizzie Patterson, Theresa O’Shea and Mary Ryan
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