14 September 2016

Scoil Naomh Cualán



Liam Mc Carthy Cup visits Scoil Naomh Cualán

Scoil Naomh Cualán was the place to be on Friday last, September 9th, when Brendan Maher, our 2016 All-Ireland Winning Captain and his teammates proudly brought the Liam McCarthy Cup to our school. It proved a very special day as Borrisoleigh’s former All-Ireland winning captains and All-Stars also visited and brought history and heritage to life for pupils, staff and management alike. Pride of place and recognition of our rich hurling tradition was to the fore as Jimmy Finn (Tipperary Senior Captain, 1951), Michael Ryan (All-Ireland Club Championship Captain, 1987), Bobby Ryan (Tipperary Senior Captain, 1989) and Brendan Kenny (representing his father, Seán, R.I.P. Tipperary Senior Captain, 1950) joined Paddy Stapleton (All-Ireland winner 2010 and 2016), Jerry Kelly (All-Ireland Minor Winner 2016) and Philip Maher, (All-Ireland Winner and All-Star 2001) for this unique occasion which will linger long in the memories of young and old present.

Unfortunately, Dan Mc Cormack (All-Ireland Winner 2016) was unable to be present on the day but was well represented by his youngest brother, Pádraig who was part of a very happy and appreciative audience.  All-Ireland Winning Minor Captain, 1948, Paddy Kenny R.I.P. was represented by his brother, Eddie. Unavoidably absent on the day were Michael Clohessy, Team Masseur, and Conor Stakelum, Selector.


Brendan Kenny, Bobby Ryan, Brendan Maher & Jimmy Finn with replica cups

Following words of acknowledgement and welcome from Fr. Everard P.P, Board of Management Chairperson, Jody Spooner and Kay Ryan, School Principal, the school hall rang out to the strains of Slievenamon and happy cheering children. We hope that the inspirational words and presence of our visiting guests will further inspire our future hurlers and camógie players to achieve the highest honours in sport and in life. On a day when past met present and future it was, indeed, a privilege and a joy for all present to join in the singing of our club anthem, Lovely Fair Ileigh, as we remembered all who represented our parish over the years, living and deceased and looked forward to a bright future for Borrisoleigh and Tipperary. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!

Scoil Naomh Cualán would like to thank all our guests and everybody who helped to make the day so special. A huge ‘thank you’ to Michael Ryan whose photographs captured the atmosphere of the occasion so well. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go leir.

Further photos from the visit are available here and here.

Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes

Borris-Ileigh GAA crest

Senior: With the dust settled on the All Ireland victory, our attention now returns to the senior county championship. We have been drawn against Burgess in our last 16 game. This is a straight knock out game which will be very tight so every bit of support will be appreciated. The game takes place on Sunday 25th September in Dolla and throws in at 3.30pm. We hope to see you there.

Minor: Hard luck to our minor team who exited the North championship to a very good Roscrea team on Wednesday evening last. We would like to thank all the players for their great effort throughout the year and also to the management for the work put in.
U16: Best of luck to our U16 team who take to the field against Toomevara in the North semi-final on Saturday at 5pm.

 Sr. Ainé Historical Society


Borrisoleigh Charity Cycle


The beneficiaries of this years charity cycle is the Borrisoleigh Playground Refurbishment Group.
Registration for the 80k cycle is from 9am in Community Centre. Cost €20. Leaving at 9.30am
40k cycle leaves McDonagh Sq at 10.30am
Sponsorship cards are available from Patrice on 086-3664456 or Evelyn on 086-1206538
Refreshments in the Community Centre after the cycle. All cyclists & family members are welcome.

 Coffee Morning

bothy coffee borrisoleigh

North Tipperary Hospice will hold a coffee morning in The Bothy on Thurs Sept 15th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. You support would be gratefully appreciated.

 Ursuline Debs

Chris Ryan & Liam McCutcheon
Niall Grant & Lorna Ryan
debns-19 Róisín O’Sullivan & Sarah Louise Costello

 Bothy Knitting Group


Knitting group every wednesday morning in The Bothy from 10.30-12.00. Catering for beginners, improvers & experienced. Contact Joan on 0504-50932 or 087-9413407 for more details.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Collage 600


Seniors had a great win over Annacarty on Friday last in Borris. Although, down by three points at half time, Borris fought back in the second half, and went on to win

3-09 to 1-08. Scores from: Nicole Walsh 0-06, Aédin Hogan 0-01, Mary Bradshaw 1-00, Aoife DeLargy 0-01, Deirdre Corcoran 1-00 & Chrissy Kenny 1-01.

Quarter final takes place this Saturday Sept 17th v Cahir at 4 p.m v  neutral venue TBC.



Unfortunately, Juniors were beaten by Burgess last Saturday, but will qualify for a Quarter final. Quarter final takes place Saturday September 17th at 12 noon v Silvermines, neutral venue TBC.


U12’s had a fantastic victory over Cashel last Saturday in the U12B County Final. This was a very tough game, and with a draw game at full time, a spirited Borris team put on a fantastic display of hurling to win this final 1-04 to 0-05. This team have already won a U12 County cup earlier this year and to also win a League title in a higher grade is a fantastic achievement.

Scorers: Hope Bergin 0-02, Katie Fitzgerald 0-02 & Aoife Fitzgerald 1-00.

Well done girls we are all very proud of you.


U12B County Champions



This years U10 Tomás Max Memorial Tournament takes place on Sat September 17th at 10am. Four teams will participate and fight for the title. This is annual event in our camogie calendar and a great morning’s entertainment is guaranteed.

The following are the remaining scheduled County blitz days:

U10’s September 24th at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg.

U8’s Saturday September 17th TBC

“Like” Borris-Ileigh Camogie page on Facebook for further updates.

Handball All-Ireland


Well done to Martin Ryan, Borrisoleigh in reaching his first Emerald Masters B Singles All Ireland Final beating Tom Byrne of Wexford in the semi-final in Thurles last Sunday. Martin will play Mayo in the final in a couple of weeks. Best of luck to Martin.

Line Dancing Classes


It’s that time of year where people like to start something new for the Winter. Do you fancy learning new dance routines for the office party this Christmas or even just for a bit of exercise for that party dress, then come along to my Line Dancing class. We dance to all types of music.  It is suitable for all ages and for absolute beginners so don’t worry if you have never done it before.  I have two classes so you can choose what day suits you or you can go to both. I promise you, you will really have a laugh and meet some great people. We are all there for the same reason to have a bit of fun and dance the Winter blues away.
My classes are every Thursday night at the new time 7.30pm until 9.30 and Saturday morning at 10.00am until 11.30am.  The class is only €5 per person.
I hope you can join us. Suzanne and The Borrisoleigh Line Dancers

Parent Toddler and Baby Group


The Bothy

The Bothy, Borrisoleigh,  is a community run craft shop & tearooms. It is run by a group of local volunteers.
We have homemade soup, sandwiches, brown bread, cakes, tarts & buns daily.We also sell a variety of locally made crafts.
We are delighted to announce we will now be open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
So please call in & support your community tearooms.


Scor1 200

Set dancing classes return on Monday 19th September in the Marian Hall. Beginners welcome from Jnr. Infants age & upwards ~ 6.45 – 7pm. All existing members please return to the same class as last year.

Borrisoleigh Scór would like to congratulate Brendan, Paddy, Dan and Jerry on their magnificent achievement. They did both Borrisoleigh and Tipperary proud. Tiobraid Árann Ábu.

Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane


U/16 B County Final 1991

Back: John Cummins, Sean Prior, Thomas Ryan, Seamus Maher, Denis Kelly, Conor Ryan, Trevor Groome and Philip Rabbitte

Front: Conrad Kennedy, Michael Ryan, Mark Stapleton, Liam Small, Jimmy Ryan, Robbie Stakelum and Sean Maher

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Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell

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