10 November 2021

Community Centre Borrisoleigh

St. Stephen’s Day Fun Run, Walk and Cycle

Christmas time is almost upon us and we are delighted to be able to look forward to the St. Stephen’s Day activities in aid of the Community Centre once again after a two year break due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Our run as usual, will start at 11am from the Community Centre and proceed up Pallas St. and down to the GAA fields for three laps of the park and return to the centre. There will be prizes for the first home in the men’s and women’s races as well as prizes for our younger winners.

The cycle will leave at 10am. Please contact P.J. Delaney for information on the cycle.

The walkers can arrive anytime from 10:15am to 11am and start their walk immediately, this will avoid groups of people gathering and will help us to comply with Covid regulations.

Tea and refreshments will be served in the centre as usual but there will be Covid procedures in place. With the activity times spread out we hope to have people arriving back to the centre at different times. Again, this will help to stop big groups gathering together. Please be Covid conscious, keep your distance and only congregate in family pods.

The usual spot prizes will be on offer and our bucket collection will take place in the Community Centre Hall.

In order to bring some colour and a Christmas theme into the day’s events, we are giving spot prizes to the best dressed Santa or festive fancy dress! There will be best male, female and best dressed family! Fr. Hennessy will be our judge on the day.

Please come out and enjoy the morning and help support the Community Centre, but please, at all times be safe and comply with the Covid regulations.

We looked forward to seeing you all, from the Community Centre Committee.

Happy Christmas!

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club were delighted to hold a coffee morning last Tues for it’s members . It was great to meet so many friends catching up on things since we met in  March 2020. 

Unfortunately we won’t be holding our Christmas party this year as Covid numbers are still quite high.  

St. Cualáns Social Club

St. Cualáns Social Club regret to announce that the annual Christmas party will not take place this year. With Covid figures still quite high it was felt unsafe to hold the party. 

Parish News


Anniversaries: Saturday November 13th at 7pm William Ryan Grangelough(Month’s 


Sunday 14th Nov @ 11am William(Bud) Hodgins Glenbreeda(Months Mind)


Eucharistic Adoration: From now until Easter Eucharistic Adoration will begin after 10am Mass each Wednesday and will conclude at 1pm.


Cemetery Prayers: Glenkeen  Sunday 14th November@3pm.

Ileigh 21st November @ 3pm.


Sacristan’s Departure: As you are probably aware our Sacristan Noreen Ryan and her husband Sean have left for Ennis where they are now living.  Noreen was Sacristan in both our Churches for over 30 years. Noreen was totally dedicated to her role.  She was always there whether it be for a funeral, wedding, baptism or carol service.  She took great pride in her work and she regarded both our churches as her own. Noreen was very obliging and always willing to help in any way she could.

We are going to have a special collection for Noreen, the proceeds of which will go towards a presentation.  This collection will be taken up at all Masses the weekend of Nov 20th/21st.  You may also give your donation to Frances or Sinead in the Parish Centre or drop it in at the Parochial House.

To show your appreciation for Noreen I would ask to give generously as you can to this special Collection.


For announcement at weekend on Masses 6th/7th November and inclusion in parish newsletters on Sunday 14 November 2021


The Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and have often had to cope with their grief without many of the usual spiritual and community supports. 


To pastorally support everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic, and in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, on next Sunday, 14 November at 3.00pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock. The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their families. At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic.  This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online.  


The bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.



I wish to inform you that the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of its current child safeguarding practices. The National Board is currently undertaking reviews of all dioceses and religious orders affiliated to the Board.

If you have any views about Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese, we invite you to come forward to us by contacting either myself at archbishop@cashel-emly.ie or the Director of Safeguarding, Ms Cleo Yates,   safeguarding@cashel-emly.ie and / or directly to the NBSCCCI (01-5053124).

If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact An Garda Síochána at Garda National Protective Services Bureau, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2. (01 6663430) or TUSLA at www.tusla.ie

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Rota for Readers; Are available in the Sacristy.

Thought for the week: When you pray God listens, when you listen God talks, when you believe God works Amen

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes


– Senior: 
Commiserations to our Senior Hurlers who’s 2021 Season came to an end on the 31st of October after a 1-18 to 1-15 defeat against Loughmore-Castleiney in the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final. For anyone who missed the game, the full match report can be found here: https://member.clubforce.com/newsrec.asp?LL_ID=549&ID=24944
On behalf of the Club we would like to sincerely thank all the players and management for their efforts in 2021. As always they represented us with pride in our beloved maroon and white throughout the year and were a puck of a ball away from reaching a third County Final in five years. 
We now look forward to 2022 with a renewed sense of hope and plenty to build on with this great bunch of players.
Borris Abú!
– U21
The draw for the 2021 North U21 ‘A’ Hurling Championship will take place on this Friday the 12th of November at 8.15pm. It will take place live on the North Tipp GAA Twitter page.  
Alongside us in the ‘A’ Grade are Ballina, Kiladangan, Lorrha Rovers, Nenagh Eire Óg and Toomevara. The competition will be straight knockout and will begin on the weekend on the 20th/21st of November.
We would like to wish both players and management the very best of luck in the championship ahead.
With the 2021 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Final, the Seamus O’Riain Final as well as plenty of other County Finals taking place this weekend the County Board are offering two Weekend Match Pass Bundles at €25 each.
The Options are as follows:
Option 1
  • Sat 13th: Golden at 12.30pm: JH”A” Final; Holycross-Ballycahill v Skeheenarinky.
  • Sat 13th: Littleton at 2.15pm: IH Final; Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Moyne-Templetuohy
  • Sun 14th: New Inn at 11.30am: JH “B” Semi-Final; Clonoulty-Rossmore v Clerihan/St Patricks.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 1.00pm: SOR Final; Killenaule v Templederry.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 3.15pm; SH Final: Loughmore-Castleiney v Thurles Sarsfields
Option 2
  • Sat 13th: Nenagh at 1.30pm; SOR Relegation Final; Burgess v Lorrha
  • Sat 13th: Moneygall at 2pm; JH “B” Semi-Final  Kiladangan v J K Brackens
  • Sun 14th: New Inn at 11.30am: JH “B” Semi-Final; Clonoulty-Rossmore v Clerihan/St Patricks.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 1.00pm: SOR Final; Killenaule v Templederry.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 3.15pm; SH Final: Loughmore-Castleiney v Thurles Sarsfields
  • NOTE: All Tickets are the Grounds on the day will cost €20.
  • There is also an option for the Sunday double header only, for OAP/Students for €15.00, but with this offer you need to purchase your ticket online and you will be required to show ID with your ticket to get access to the stadium.
  • Under 16’s are free in to all games once accompanied by an adult and do not require a ticket.
For more Information follow this link: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/

Scoil Naomh Cualán


A big Thank you to all the boys and girls in Scoil Naomh Cualán who brought in filled Shoe Boxes in aid of the Hope Foundation.  These gift-filled shoe boxes will be sent to children in Eastern Europe and Africa that are not as fortunate as us at Christmas time. 

Pic of the Past

Ben Finn, Connie Stapleton,
Denis O’ Shea and Jimmy Kenny,
sitting on the Chemist’s windowsill

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