Last Friday night, February 19th , provided a great nights entertainment in the Marian Hall. The North Final of Scór Sinsear was the occasion. Paddy Dolan was the first local competitor to take to the stage in the Solo Song. He gave a lovely rendition of The Galway Shawl and progresses to the next round. Next on stage flying the local flag was the Question Time team consisting of Micheál Tierney, Martin Ryan and Paddy Dolan. These “3 wise men” also progress to the next round. A perfect rousing conclusion to the occasion was ably provided by the local senior set dancers, who are also progressing to the next round. A sincere word of thanks to all who took part on the night, attended the competition and who helped make the night the success it was. The next stage, the County Senior Final, will be held in The Marian Hall, Borrisoleigh on Saturday night next, 27th February, at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Come along and spot the local talent.
The very best of luck to all our local competitors on the night. Keep the cups in Borris!!
Paddy! You are through to the next round!
Let’s do it all again next week folks!
The victorious Templederry Ballad Group (helped out by a couple of Borrisoleigh natives!!)
Some of the participants on the day
Neddy Madden of Glentane RIP
A Table Quiz will take place on Friday 26th February in Stapleton’s Bar in aid of the Haven Partnership (www.havenpartnership.com). Haven is an Irish charity involved in building homes for the people of Haiti and one of our Website Committee members, Enda Ryan, has volunteered to join their "Build it Week" in Haiti in April 2010. Tables are €40 and your support would be greatly appreciated. There will also be a raffle for spot prizes on the night.
Contact Enda Ryan or Anna Ryan at O’Connell’s Pharmacy to enter a team or come along on the night. Quiz Master is Thomas Russell.
Clodagh also took second place in the National Public Speaking final in Roscommon two weeks ago. The team of Liz Kennedy, Majella Carey and Edel Ryan spoke on the topic "Professional Sports Players are Paid too Much". Although they spoke excellently on the night, they were narrowly beaten by a very strong team from Athboy. Nevertheless, we celebrated the success well in Roscommon. This is our second year reaching the final of the Public speaking, having won it last year.
The Clodagh ladies basketball team were also successful in the North Tipp round, beating Moyne in the final. The girls now go on to compete in the National Round in UL later in March.
Clodagh Macra were also successful in the Tipperary round of the National Talent competition. AnneMarie Kavanagh took the solo singing, Rory Kennedy took the solo instrumental and Maria Ryan took the mastermind comeptition. They now go forward to the next round which has been changed to March 28th in Boru Boru.
The Clodagh Macra Club question time team of Martin Ryan, Laura Ryan, AnneMarie Kavanagh and Alan Ryan with Kerrygold representatives.
This beautiful picture was taken by Dusan Hoza last Friday morning. What a view! Dusan would like to ask the people of Borrisoleigh if they have a nice panoramic view from their farm, fields or gardens, to allow him take some photographs. This will mean that he can practice his techniques and the photographs can be placed in the Borrisoleigh website. You can contact Dusan on 087 6299141
Our Annual Churchgate Collection takes place this coming Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th February. All support will be greatly appreciated
Membership for 2010 is now due. It is €10 per child and €20 for a family membership. Forms will be issued to all children at training in the coming weeks and should be returned as soon as possible so that text numbers can be updated.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto
Thursday 28th January
Jackpot: €4,200 (Not won)
Numbers: 2, 8, 23, 30
€50 Lucky Dip winners:
Jimmy Slattery, Pallas Street
Noreen Ryan, Dromtarsna
Ann Fahy, c/o Gleesons
Semus McMahon, Borrisokane
Next draw: Thursday 25th February in Bourke’s Bar
Numbers: 13, 15, 23, 27
1 Match 3 @ €150
Richard Maher, c/o Bingo
Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot
Sunny Days at the Sandtrap
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