10 March 2021
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Borris-Ileigh GAA – Club Notes
Three For A Fiver – Fundraising Initiative
This is a short video message from all our resident clubs in The Park about our new “Three for a Fiver” Lotto Fundraising Initiative.
The video outlines our collective achievements to date and what we hope to achieve in the future as we aim to build a sustainable top class facility for the whole community to enjoy for many generations to come.
If you wish to join you can do so by following this link: https://clubforce.com/clubs/gaa-borris-ileigh-gaa-club-tipperary/
If you are living abroad we can post your club membership items to you free of charge wherever you are.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mark Stapleton (086) 814 3486 or Philip Fahey (087) 291 6361.
Once again thank you for your continued support, we look forward to building a brighter future together for our wonderful community.
Borrisoleigh News Archives
A footballing tradition in Borrisoleigh
With many young people working away from home, studying in distant universities and emigration, for many parishes, it is now a constant struggle to field a competitive hurling team. A time was when not only did many parishes field two teams but townlands within the parish could put a competitive team on the field of play.
Here is a report on a football game played in October 1910 between Rathmoy and Gourtalough.
On Sunday last the famous footballers of Rathmoy had a runaway victory at Toomevara tournament and secured a valuable set of medals, by Miss M Barry, who was an interested spectator of the match. A big crowd witnessed the game which was very fast but not exciting. In the first half, Rathmoy scored two goals and a point, to a point for Gourtalough. During the second half, Gourtalough did better and made a goal and point, whilst Rathmoy increased their scoring by five goals, leaving the final score –
Rathmoy – 7 goals 1 point
Gourtalough – 1 goal 2 points.
The teams were –
Rathmoy – E Touhy (Capt) J Finn, W Delaney, P Ryan, P Hoare, T Lynch, M Leary, M Searson, J Treacy, M Connolly, W Tynan, J Fanning, J Tynan, J Ryan, E Stapleton, P Gleeson and Talbert.
Gourtalough – J Fogarty (Capt) J Bradshaw, J Fipper, P Russell, W Ryan, H Ryan, B Finn, T Williams, W Delaney, M Dooley, P Dermody, P Shea, T Ryan, T Brien, M Ryan, C Ryan and M Berkery.
Mr. P Coady acted as referee.
Pic of the Past
Michael Ryan, Chapel St., Tom Maher (child)
and Dan Maher, Greenlawn with Champion Prince (in centre)
winner of The Puppy Derby in the early 1950s.
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