23 November 2016
Local Community Enterprise
The Local Community Enterprise have a vacancy for a secretary/book keeper, must be eligible for Community Employment Scheme. If interested please contact the Community Centre between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday
Bush & Briar Evening Walk
Bush & Briar are walking the Inch Loop every Tuesday evening at 7pm sharp until further notice.
All welcome to join us, walk takes approx 1 hour.
Boots, torch and hi-viz jacket essential. Ground can be uneven in places.
Please contact Liam on 087-7622267 or Helen 087-6748147 for further details.
St. Cualan’s Social Club
St Cualans Social Club along with the Borrisoleigh Active Social Club will hold their Christmas party in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh on Sunday December 4th. The day will start with Mass at 2pm and will be followed by Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings. A great evening of entertainment will follow with Phil & Johnny Maher providing the music and song and a host of other local talent. Who knows Santa might find time to give us a quick visit. If you’d like to join us we would appreciate names by December 1st so we know how many to cater for. Names can be given to Eileen Slattery 087 9849848 or Lucia Ryan 086 3961211.
If anybody would like to help out on the day it would be very much appreciated or if anybody would like to provide any entertainment please contact any of the above. Everyone welcome.
Borrisoleigh Track Attack Notes
St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh
On the 17th of November our Junior hurlers faced Comeragh College in the Munster Semi final. This game had a local feel to it as Comeragh were trained by Borrisoleigh native Dan McCormack. Played in wet and wild conditions in Golden scores were going to be hard to come by and hard work was the order of the day.
Borris started well and settled with an Alvis Danko point followed by a goal from the full forward. The players around the middle third were winning their battles and getting quick ball into Danko and corner forward Mikey Delaney who seemed to have the beating of their men every time.
However, the physically bigger Comeragh players started to win the hard ball and suddenly the Borris players knew they were in a game. The last ten minutes of the first half were full of activity as Kevin Maher got a lucky goal from distance but up at the other end Comeragh had a penalty got narrowly over the bar and from their next attack they had the ball in the net only for it to be disallowed. Half time score was 2-4 to 5 points in favour of Borris.
Comeragh roared into the second half and had the lead down to two points before Borris knew what was happening. Next was the turning point of the game, a second penalty was awarded to Comeragh and they used a different player to hit it but this time Pauric Stapleton made a save and from the clearance Borris got the next score. This four point turnaround was the building blocks from the victory along with some switches to key players which gave Borris a different dynamic to finish the game out. Final score:
St. Josephs College: 2:11
Comeragh College: 1-7
Team:Pauric Stapleton, Harry Young, James Kelly, Cian Stapleton, Seamus Ryan, Dan Ryan, Sean Dunne, Adam Ryan, Kevin Maher, Michael Ryan, Cathal Ryan, Barry McCarthy, Harry Stapleton, Alvis Danko, Mikey Delaney. Subs, Liam Ryan, Fintan Holland, Mark Kinane, Jack Fitzgerald, Cathal Hogan and Daniel Fahey
St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh 4-16
Colaiste an Chraoibhin, Fermoy 1-11
Our senior hurlers recorded another impressive victory in their Munster championship campaign last Tuesday ,Nov 15th with a 14 point victory over a tough Fermoy challenge.
St. Joseph’s set the tempo for a high scoring game with a blistering start to the game with points from Kevin Maher and Nicky Cooney followed soon after by 1-1 from Robert Delaney and an excellent Kevin Maher point. At the other end of the pitch, Fermoy were slow to start but soon found their range hitting five points in a row broken only by Matt Ryan recording the final score of the half to leave the score 1-7 to 0-5.
With such a small gap between the teams a solid start to the second half was essential and Alvis Danko stepped up to the mark hitting over the first score and working well with Richard O Donoghue and Nicky Cooney to set up Conor Looby for the first of his two goals. Some substitutions at this stage freshened up the team but the backline of Oran Bergin, Patrick O Connell, Aaron Reid and Cathail Ryan stood solid and reduced Fermoy’s scoring rate dramatically.
Indeed ,it was talismanic full back Seamus O Farrell who sealed victory in many people’s eyes with a monstrous score from inside his own half to put us ten points up.
A goalkeeping change released Tim Mc Cutcheon to the forward line and he reveled in his new role hitting a rapid 1-2. Jamie Corcoran’s hard work throughout was rewarded with a score too whilst Robert Delaney knocked over the final score of the game to seal a semi final place in a few weeks time .
A note too to our substitutes, Niall Slattery, John Ryan, Harry Younge and Pauric Stapleton who all came on to make a telling contribution. Michael Lavery, Cathail Ryan and Seamus Ryan are set to return for the next day . The overall panel is looking very strong which will give manager Ray Mc Loughney some selection dilemmas ahead of the challenge posed by Colaiste na Trocaire, Rathkeale in a few weeks time .
1 Tim Mc Cutcheon 1-2
2 Oran Bergin
3 Seamus OFarrell 0-1
4 Antony Ryan 0-1
5 Patrick O Connell
6 Aaron Reid
7 Cathail Ryan
8 Matt Ryan
9 Richard O Donoghue (Captain)
10 Jamie Corcoran
11 Bob Delaney 1-5
12 Kevin Maher 0-2
13 Nicky Cooney 0-2
14 Conor Looby 2-0
15 Alvis Danko 0-2
Subs: John Ryan 1-2 ; Harry Younge, Niall Slattery, Pauric Stapleton
Next game vs Colaiste na Trocaire, Rathkeale
On Wednesday last, St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh hosted the All Ireland Senior Boys Quarter-Finals for our group. The first team we played was Glenstal Abbey. The team got off to a very good start and showed little nerves in their opening set. Guilio Sparacio, who had a great game acted as the pivot of the team, setting up numerous balls. Oran Bergin followed suit and fed high ball to his team mates. Aaron Rabbitte always looked comfortable around the court and returned some great ball. St Joseph’s took the first set and the second set despite a good comeback from Glenstal.
Next up was Carlow VEC. This proved to be a much tighter match. St. Joseph’s were trailing 3 -13 in the first set before they refocused. Nicky Cooney was leaping in the air at every opportunity to smash ball down with devestating effect as was Patrick O’Connell (co-capt) who scored some great points. Solid work from Aaron Reid who was reliable under the ball and held service for a long period which brought us right back into the game. Tim McCutcheon played his part well at the net to return all balls. St Joseph’s took the first set and a very tight second set ensued. The score was tied all the way and it was up to John Ryan (co-capt) to step up with two cracking points that Carlow had no reply for. St. Joseph’s eventually edgedout a good Carlow side, 26-24.
Next up the boys play Colaiste an Eachreidh of Galway and Sutton Park School of Dublin in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. We wish them all the best of luck!
Team: Aaron Reid, Guilio Sparacio, Patrick O’Connell (cc), John Ryan (cc), Nicky Cooney, Oran Bergin, Aaron Rabbitte, Tim McCutcheon, Daire Kavanagh.
The north final of Scór na nÓg was held in Bridhill hall last Friday night. Borrisoleigh had great success. We entered four competitions, and out of the four competitions we won three. Congratulations to Joseph Boyle who won solo song, Leiriu group who won with their act ‘Annie Moore’ and to the set dancers who won and performed two figures of the plain set.
All roads will lead to Cashel on the 2nd of December where the county final will take place. Best of luck to all the Borrisoleigh participants. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club
Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane
Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell
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