13 March 2019

National Community Event

The National Community Event is to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019. The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area. Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas. Events could be centered around food, sport, the environment or health and culture.

Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents’ committees within County Tipperary. For more information and application forms please see the Tipperary County Council page. Completed application forms must be submitted by 4pm on 21st March.

Chiropody Service

Rathmoy Progressive 45

Knitting Group

Knitting group every Wednesday in the Community Centre from 10.00am to 11.30am. For details contact 086 3098982. New members always welcome.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

At our March meeting last week we had a Community Protection Advisor from The Ulster Bank.  She made us aware of some awful scams going on and gave us tips of how to be careful when banking or doing things on-line. 

A few events for the calendar: May 1st we hope to head to Manor Stone and Garden Centre in Ballacolla. June 12th or 19th we are heading to the Dáil. 
Sept 1st we are arranging a  3 night break in the 4 Star Clayton Hotel Galway.  Luxury coach & tour guide from Borrisoleigh, 3 nights Dinner and B & B. 4 days touring including Cong Guided Tour & Quietman Cottage. 3 nights of Entertainment all for €359pps.  If you are interested in any of the above or need more information  please contact Lucia 086 3961221

Borris-Ileigh GAA

“Tipperary Water” County Senior Hurling League:

It finished all square in a freezing cold Bishop Quinlan Park last Friday evening in the opening round of our 2019 Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling League campaign against our neighbours and rivals Drom Inch.

It was what was a well contested and hugely entertaining contest from start to finish Drom had the upper hand in the early exchanges racing into a 1-02 to 0-01 lead after six minutes thanks to an early Aidan O’Meara goal. A Conor Kenny free and two excellent scores from play from Jerry Kelly at midfield and the impressive Kevin Maher reduced to gap back to three after the opening 15. Drom extended there lead to five once more before a point from play from Tomas Ryan followed by goal from hard working wing forward Shane Kenny brought it back to one. Conor Kenny then slotted his second free of the game two minutes into injury to level matters, the scoreboard reading 1-06 apiece at the break.

Drom once again the upper hand on the scoreboard in what a very physical opening ten minutes in the second half, getting three of the first of the four scores of the second half to lead by two after twelve minutes. We then hit the front for the first time in the game thanks a fantastic individual goal from Jack Hogan who drove straight at the heart of the opposition defence, racing from just inside the 65 to the 21 before firing the ball in to the bottom right hand corner past Eoin Collins in the Drom goal. A point from play for the dangerous JD Devaney put the teams level at 2-08 to 1-11 coming into the last ten minutes of play

Jody Harkin ventured all the way from wing back, getting on the end of a scrappy passage of play to flick to ball to the net for goal number 3. That followed by another long range free from Conor Kenny put us in the driving seat and two points up with five minutes left to play. But Drom fought back well and two late frees from Johnny Ryan leveled up the game as it finished 3-09 to 1-15. A deserved point for both teams after an evenly matched encounter.

We now take on Seamus O’Riain Cup Champions Moycarkey-Borris in Round 2. The game will take place next Sunday the 17th of March in Littleton at 12 noon. As always best of luck to both players. All support greatly appreciated.

Team and Scorers:

James McCormack

Seamus Bourke, Ciaran Cowan, Paddy Stapleton

Jody Harkin (1-00), Sean McCormack, Ray McCormack

Tomas Ryan (0-01), Jerry Kelly (0-02)

Jack Hogan (1-00), Niall Kenny, Shane Kenny (1-00)

Kevin Maher (0-01), Conor Kenny (0-04(0-03f)), JD Devaney (0-01)

Subs Used:

David O’Connor for Shane Kenny

Tipperary GAA Draw:

Congratulations to Breda Kent who had a big win this weekend as she won the top prize in this month’s Tipperary GAA Draw of a Car or €15,000 which took place in Harney’s Final Furlong in Clerihan on Friday night. Well done from all in Borris-Ileigh GAA Club.

Scór Notes

All roads led to Newport last Sunday where the North Final of Scór na bPáistí took place, Borrisoleigh swept the boards when they won 5 of the 9 competitions on the day and were also crowned North Tipperary club of the year.

Our figure dancers, who danced brilliantly on the day were first to be announced as winners, well done to  Caimin Kennedy, Amy Maher, Ella Groome, Aoibhinn Keane, Keelan Chute, Michelle Meehan, Chloe O’ Brien and Anna Meehan.

Eve Maher was then crowned North Champion in the Solo Song competition, a brilliant achievement on what was her first time taking part in this competition.

Next up were our question time team of Conor Kinnane, Aisling Boyle, Michael Ryan and Tara Kennedy, they performed superbly on the day answering a very impressive 23 out of 24 questions to win another title for Borrisoleigh!

Next up was our novelty act team of the Groome cousins, Eamon, Therese, Ella, Daniel, Maria, Joanne, Grace and Jack. The performed the “Big Birthday Bash”, another super performance topped off by another win!

Our set dancers Ella Slattery, Aoibhinn Keane, Tara Fitzgerald, Ella Groome, Alesha Fanning, Therese Groome, Anna Meehan and Amy Maher ably assisted by Phil Maher were the final winners to be announced, to cap off a superb day for Borrisoleigh.

Well done also to our ballad group of Nicole Colgan, Keelan Chute, Cara Young, Aoife Ryan and Ella Slattery and to Emma Jane Ryan in the recitation, who were not winners on the day but competed excellently.

Our chairperson Edel Groome was delighted to accept the Club of the Year cup on behalf the Borrisoleigh club!

The County Final of Scór na bPáistí will take place in Cashel in Sunday 31st March at 2pm

The Pink Night

The Annual Pink Night will take place on  Saturday 16th March 2019 at Kennedys Lounge, Rearcross –Music with  the hilarious “DJ Wilm” –   All funds raised for Mid West Cancer Unit in University Hospital Limerick. A raffle will take place with lots of prizes including a Ladies County Jersey.  A great night’s entertainment for a good cause. Support greatly appreciated.  Everybody welcome!

Pic of the Past

Official Opening of the Playground – June 2004
Anne Marie Stapleton, James Maher, Cllr. Michael Smith, Cllr. Joe Hennessy,
Vera Delaney, Teresa Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Cllr. John Hogan, Marie McGrath,
Rory O’Connell, Kay Ryan, Miriam McCormack and John Walsh

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