Captain Michelle Ryan lifting the new Junior A Championship Cup for the first time
Carmel Harkin County Board Secretary presenting Cup to Michelle Ryan Borrisoleigh Captain.
Front row: Deirdre Corcoran, Clíodna Burke, Jane McCormack, Nicole Walsh, Michelle Ryan, Noirín Stapleton, Aisling Kiely, Marie Ryan and Grace O’Mahony
Seated Declan Maher, Jody Harkin, Benny Harkin and Paula Ryan. Missing from the photo Siobhan Stapleton and Joanne Cowan Treacy
Borrisoleigh Camogie Club created history on Saturday afternoon by winning the County Junior A camogie title for the first time ever. This was a tough and exciting game that served up some wonderful displays throughout. Nothing was spared from either side with the marking very tight. Both teams had to wait a long time for the final. The Junior A competition was the most competitive ran this year, games were very tight with playoffs and replays required for our opposition on the day.
Borrisoleigh were first out of the traps within the opening minutes with a fantastic goal opening the scoring. Kilruane replied at the other end soon after with a goal. Going in at half time playing with the wind Borrisoleigh had a four point lead of 1-6 to 1-2.
The team came out stronger in the second half with Kilruane only let score one point from play. The Borris ladies played very well in all positions on the pitch. The final score at full time was Borrisoleigh 1-13 to Kilruane 1-6. The new Junior A Championship Cup was presented by Carmel Harkin County Board Secretary to Michelle Ryan Captain.
The team on the day was Carmel O’Brien, Niamh McGrath, Shauna Rabbitte, Michelle Ryan (Capt) Louise Fahy, Julie Kelly, Nora O’Brien, Maria Ryan, Moira Dooley (0-1), Sinead Ryan(0-1), Mary Bradshaw, Nicole Walsh (0-7, 6f), Noreen Treacy, Deidre Corcoran (1-4), Noirin Stapleton. Subs Jane McCormack, Grace O’Mahoney and Sarah Cowan. Also on the panel Cliodna Burke, Aisling Kiely, Clóda Scanlon, Lauren Butler Ryan and Joanne Cowan Treacy.
A lot of hard work has gone into preparing the team for the final and great credit is due to the players, mentors and committee. As this was our last game of the season we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support throughout the year. It is wonderful to end the season on such a high note. We look forward to building on this success in 2013.
Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available. See Advertising Section of www.borrisoleigh.ie for pictures of same. If interested please contact Caroline at 086 1522716. You can also follow us on Facebook.
Friday 14th December @ 7pm
in the Marian Hall
All are welcome!
St. Cualan’s Christmas Party 2012
The Gathering of St. Cualan’s for their Christmas Party on Sunday 2 Dec.
We sincerely thank all our participants for giving freely of their talent and time on the evening. Borrisoleigh’s Got Talent no doubt. It was one of the occasions that you would like to remember with joy many years after and be proud of both your community and having such a facility like the Community Centre to host such an occasion.
Thanks to Phil Maher, John Maher and P.J. Ryan for their wonderful music. The variety of entertainment was absolutely incredible. No doubt this was a great evening, great band, great food, great talent, great company in fact everything was GREAT. Well done to all the Committee.
Clóda shares her singing talent at The St Cualan’s Christmas Party
Around the house n mind the dresser!
Impassioned acting by Lorna and Orla at The Community Centre for The St Cualan’s Christmas Party
A look of dread on the faces of Orla and Ciara
Fr. Arron (The new Curate!) has a few words with herself! "And now for your penance dear child!!! Kneel your way up to the Devil’s Bit and go and sin no more!!! – Oh and I’ll have my Tipperary Jersey back if you don’t mind!!!"
The Kavanagh girls share their talents with the senior citizens of St. Cualan’s
PJ takes a break from the drums in the background while Timmy makes stringed music with his violin much to the amusement of Peggy and Mary
Borrisoleigh’s Scór na nÓg Set Dancers demonstrate their dancing skills at The Christmas Party
The new curate doesn’t leave a tooth in it!!!
(Notice the glass of whiskey in the middle) "I saw it first" – "yeah but I’m nearer to it!" ready, steady…
Dancing the evening away at The St. Cualan’s Christmas party
Hazel regails the guests at the Christmas Party
Avril shows her amusement at Orla’s antics while Martina is wondering if it fits her!
The sing-off between Mary and Mai!
Borrisoleigh’s Scór na nÓg Ballad Group entertaining the St Cualan’s guests
Ah g’wan g’wan g’wan, ya will ya will ya will! Margaret tries to pedal her wares while Mai has just sorted her Christmas dinner table decorations!
St. Brigid’s N.S. Fantane Nativity "Hosanna Rock"
Borrisoleigh Community Development Association
Borrisoleigh Community Development Association will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Friday the 14th December 2012 at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. New members welcome.
Johnny’s beautiful Christmas Crib – for all passing traffic to ponder on during this festive season
Fr. Liam blesses the Crib
The Rathmoy / Castlequarter neighbours gather for the blessing of The Crib
Fr Liam with Johnny and his parents
‘The Gathering’ around a cosy fire with local musicians adding to the occasion
Church at Christmas
Confessions will be heard on Saturday evening (22nd Dec) at 7p.m. in The Sacred Heart Church and will continue during 7.30p.m. Mass and for as long as is necessary afterwards.
Christmas Eve: 7.30p.m.
Christmas Day: 9a.m., 10.30a.m. (Ileigh) & 11.30a.m.
Weekday morning Masses for Christmas week: 10.30a.m. only
the gift of chicks to a family in Malawi (€5);
the gift of light to a family in Uganda (€10);
gift of olive trees in Palestine (€20);
the gift of school fees to a child in Zimbabwe (€30);
the gift of goats to a family in Malawi (€50);
the gift of a bike in Zimbabwe (€70);
the gift of safe motherhood in Somalia and Guatemala (€100);
the gift of water worldwide (€150);
Gifts can be purchased in the usual places: The Post Office; O’Connell’s Pharmacy; Stapleton’s and Coffeys. On the purchase of a gift you will receive a Card to send to the person in whose name you purchased the gift and a ribbon representing your gift to be attached to the Family giving Tree in the Sacred Heart Church.
Pic of the Past ………….down memory lane
Lar Brien, Ann Kearney, Phil Maher, Eileen Glasheen and Gerard Ryan, Cooleen
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Michael Barry, Marie McGrath and Aileen Óg Groome
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