12 December 2018

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Notes

The Martin Hayes player of the year award went to Niamh McGrath

Borris-leigh Camogie held their Senior presentation night in Stapleton’s bar recently. Despite having a tough year on the playing field, it was a night which was held to honour the memory of our Senior camogie Manager Martin Hayes who passed away in August of this year. There were 2 awards presented on the night, the Martin Hayes player of the year award which went to Niamh McGrath and the Martin Hayes most improved/dedication award which went to Maggie Bourke. 

The club would like to expressed gratitude to Martin’s wife Helen for presenting the awards on the night.Thanks also to Breed Cowan for her hospitality on the night and we wish her a speedy recovery following a recent operation.

Most improved/dedication award which went to Maggie Bourke

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Lily, Dolly, Mary and Siobhan with Santa in the Johnstown Garden Centre last Saturday
Patricia getting a hug from Santa at the Johnstown Garden Centre last Saturday.

A great day was had by all for our Christmas shopping trip last Saturday to Johnstown Garden Centre and Kildare Village.  

St. Joseph’s College Notes

Festive Tractor Run & Cycle Coming To Borrisoleigh 

Sunday 30th December will see St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Parents Association host a festive tractor run and cycle s. Starting at 12.00 a.m from Bishop Quinlan Park, Borrisoleigh the tractor run and cycle will have something to interest everyone. 

Chairperson of the student council Brid Ryan speaking at the launch of the event said “we are delighted to be hosting a tractor run in Borrisoleigh, there is a strong farming base in the school and everyone is looking forward to the day.”

Principal, Kevin McCarthy thanked the Parents Association for their hard work in setting up the fundraiser, noting the cycle in particular will be a great way of burning off some excess calories after the Christmas period.

With refreshments before and after, and a warm welcome to Borrisoleigh guaranteed, we look forward to seeing you. Further information can be got from Rory O’Dwyer (087) 2596241 and Christina O’Dwyer (087) 6657499.

Our u-15 Footballers gave a great account of themselves today but lost out to a very good Presentation Ballingarry team in the county final. Unlucky boys but well done on making the final!

St. Stephen’s Day 5 km Run and Walk

Historical Society

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club

The annual end-of-year function for the Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club will take place on next Friday night 14th December at 8pm in the community centre. 

Car Air Fresheners

New Borris-Ileigh Car Air Fresheners are on sale. €3 each or 2 for €5. The cost of the air fresheners have been sponsored by Andy Spillane Savvy Kitchens with all the proceeds going to the Juvenile Club. If you would like to purchase some you can text/ring Henry on 086-0672743 or Bernice on 083-8578309. Your support would be appreciated to help us raise funds for our club. Many thank from Borris-Ileigh  Juvenile GAA Club.

French Lessons

Native French speaker available to help improve your French. Prepare for written and oral exams. Currently on student exchange trip to St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh until Christmas. Book now for exam success! Phone or text Emma 083-0670914

Fountain in Borrisoleigh


ln the middle of the street in Borrisoleigh

The Fountain flowed freely down from the hill

When the people did come

With there buckets in their hands

To the Fountain that flowed down from the hill

Flow freely along from mountain and glen

Through the streets that I love in Borrisoleigh

With the hills all around and the springs beneath

It flowed like a dream down from the hill

Come winter hail and snow, it never seemed to cease

It always flowed freely down from the hill

Where the hurlers of yore drank spring water galore

Going down to train for the next hurling game

The Fountain is now gone & the people come no more

To talk about the weather & the next hurling game

Those memories live on; of the people we met

At the fountain that flowed

Down from the hill

The above poem was written by Derry Bourke, Nenagh Road, Borrisoleigh

Sr. Aine Historical SocietyThursday December 13th @ 8pm.


Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Paddy Doyle and Philip Kenny,T. F.Stapleton in the background


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