3 August 2016
Looking for this little dog’s owner, he was found on the road between Borrisoleigh and Fantane School. Contact Mike on 087 2241754
Borris-Ileigh Camogie Notes
U16’s were in hard luck in the Quarter Final of the Summer League being narrowly beaten last Saturday by Templemore in Clonmore. Although down by a point at half time, they led right through the second half with an excellent early goal from Kate Delaney. Unfortunately, Templemore crept up the points and a last goal from them secured the win. Final Score: Borris-Ileigh 1-04 to Templemore 2-04. Scores from: Kate Delaney 1-04.
U12 Autumn League kicks off shortly. Fixtures as follows:
Fri Aug 5th v Moneygall (home)
Tues Fri Aug 9th v Cashel (away)
Fri Aug 12th v Brian Borus (away)
Fri Aug 19th v Newport (home)
Fri Aug 26th v Burgess (home)
All matches at 7pm – Good luck girls
Our U6, 8 and 10’s welcomed teams from Shannon Rovers last Wednesday. This was a great evening’s entertainment and great match practise for the U6’s in particular. Many thanks to Shannon Rovers club for making the journey to Borrisoleigh.
Remaining U10 County blitz days as follows:
Aug 20th and Sept 10th at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg.
Next U8’s blitzes scheduled as follows: August 13th & September 3rd also at the Camogie Grounds.
For more photographs from the Blitz please click here
St. Cualan’s Social Club
We had our summer day out this Tues to Kilcommon prayer garden. This was followed by a beautiful meal in Kinnanes Upperchurch where the evening continued with a sing/song by Phil Maher and contributions from those out for the day. Many thanks to Joe Kennedy Bus, Phil Maher and Kinnanes Upperchurch.
Borrisoleigh Festival 2016
To view more photographs from the Festival please click here
Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes
Senior: Hard luck to our senior team who were defeated by Kilruane McDonaghs on Friday night in Toome on a scoreline of 3-24 to 2-18. The result ends our interest in the north championship but we remain in the county championship.
Fixtures: At time of publication there are no set fixtures for our junior or minor team
Borrisoleigh Historical Society
For our first field trip of 2016, we travelled northwards to the Arigna coal mines and Strokestown House and Famine Museum. The tours of Arigna are conducted by ex miners who worked in the pit that closed in 1999. Difficult today to picture men shoveling 15 ton of coal every working day, while lying on their side in a seam 18 inches high. Although it was not that long ago, the stories as related by our guide seemed to come from a different world.
Strokestown House was bought by the present owner in 1981. When he took possession of the house, he discovered a treasure trove that had been basically untouched for centuries. The story of the Mahon family, who resided there and their relationship with the starving tenants of the estate during the famine years is well documented in many of the surviving records. These are displayed in a purpose built museum and we got the opportunity to view these on a self guided tour. A guide took us around the house itself, that boasts an array of priceless antiques and gave us the feel of what life was like in the ”big house”.
On our way home, we stopped for dinner in the Creggan Court Hotel in Athlone where early that morning we stopped on the way for tea and scones. All in all, a most enjoyable day.
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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