20 December 2017


Christmas Ceremonies



Thursday 21st 7pm-8pm (Visiting Priest)

Saturday 23rd 6.30pm – 7pm

Weekend Mass

Saturday Evening 23rd 7pm Borrisoleigh

Sunday 24th 9.30am Ileigh & 11am Borrisoleigh

Christmas Eve (Sunday)

7pm Vigil Mass Borrisoleigh

Christmas Day

9.30 am Ileigh

11am Borrisoleigh

Remembrance Bows

Remembrance bows are available from O’Connell’s Pharmacy, the Post Office & Jane’s Flower Cabin. Mass for those included in the books is on Friday Dec 22nd at morning mass. It costs €5 for a bow for the tree & inclusion of your deceased loved one in our remembrance book.

Fundraising Walks

Walks are being held to raise funds for the work of Fr Matt and the redemptorist mission in Brazil
All donations gratefully accepted.
Contact – Helen Slattery 087 6748147 or Christy Kinane 087 6198362 or Tom Leahy 0504 52885.

St. Cualán’s Social Club & Borrisoleigh Active Retirement Christmas Party

Our combined annual Christmas Party was held on Sunday 3rd in the Community Centre. An enjoyable day was had by all.  On behalf of the committee we would like to wish everybody a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018. New members are always welcome to join.

For more photographs please click here

St. Stephen’s Day 5km Run and Walk

St. Joseph’s College

Christmas Variety show at St. Joseph’s College

Final touches are being put to the various acts taking part in our Christmas Variety show which takes place in the school hall next Monday  18th Dec at 7 30pm. It promises to be a great evening of entertainment with everything from contemporary pop songs to trad session, novelty acts to a seasonal production of an all singing and dancing Scrooge. Tickets are available on the door: €10  adults, €5 students, younger children free. All are welcome.

Marian Hall Bingo

During the month of December, there will be four hampers and lots of spot prizes each night, along with the usual bingo prize money. All are welcome Tuesday nights at 8.30pm.

Borrisoleigh Annual 2017

Borrisoleigh Annual 2017 now on sale in all the local shops. Price €10

High Nelly Refurbished

Pakie Stapleton recently had his old high nelly bicycle completely refurbished by Ned Ryan of Borris Bikes

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club 

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes


Christmas Fundraisers:

Borris-Ileigh GAA Premier League – ‘Last Man Standing’ 2018

Fancy yourself as a bit of a soccer expert?

We are starting a Premier League ‘Last Man Standing’ competition in the new year beginning on Saturday January 13th.

For all those new to this format here is quick explanation of the rules and how you can get involved:

Last Man Standing Rules:

Each week you must text your name and Premier League team you think will WIN to 0872690591


  1. Just pick one winner from the Selected Premier League match fixtures each week until eliminated. (Fixtures will appear on the clubify and Facebook page)
  2. To progress in the competition, you must select a winning team. Draw or loss equals elimination.
  3. Once selection is made, it is final.
  4. You may not pick the same team twice (unless the tournament progresses past 20 weeks). If same team is picked twice in competition you will automatically be assigned the first team alphabetically in the league.
  5. Selections to be received no later than 7PM Friday evenings.
  6. Enter by text ONLY to 0872690591
  7. If you forget to make your selection by 7PM Friday evening, you will be assigned the first team alphabetically in the league.
  8. In the event of the match being cancelled or postponed, you will go through to the next round and that team is no longer available for selection.
  9. The decision of the Organisation Committee shall be binding on all matters. The Organisation Committee reserve the right to amend the rules for the proper conduct of the competition
  10. In the event of all players being eliminated in any round, then all players shall be re-entered in the next round. (Whether they draw or lose)
  11. Should two or more participants remain standing and all are eliminated in the same week, the Last Man Standing prize will be distributed equally among them. Otherwise the Last Man Standing walks away with the entire pot.

Entry is just €10 with a fine prize pot of €500 for the lucky winner. All proceeds of the fundraiser will go directly to financing of our fantastic new hurling wall. The entry can be given to Trevor Groome 087 7477132, Tommy Mockler 085 2741024 and John Vahey 086 0551519. Anybody else willing to help work away and pass on entries to one of the lads. All we need is name, mobile number and of course €10. (U16’s allowed to enter with parental consent).

Feel free to spread the word to anyone brave enough to put their knowledge

Here’s a list of fixtures for 1 week one of the competition:

Week 1 – 13th Jan

Chelsea vs Leicester

Crystal Palace vs Burnley

Huddersfield vs West Ham

Newcastle vs Swansea

Watford vs Southampton

West Brom vs Brighton

Spurs vs Everton

Best of luck to all entries, thanks you for continued support.

Christmas Car Wash:

Along with our Last Man Standing competition we will having a Christmas Car Wash In the Park on Saturday 23rd December.

All going well weather wise we will have a team of eager elves washing cars from 9am to 4pm. A wash will cost €10 with all proceeds going to the funding of our new Hurling Wall.

Nothing better than having your car gleaming in time for Christmas.

Thank you for support and have a very happy Christmas from all in Borris-Ileigh

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club would like to wish a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year to all.

Pictured at the Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club Presentation Night held on Saturday 9th December are Juvenile Club mentors:- Back: Jamie Groome, Mark Rabbitte, James Gould, Michael Small, John Vahey, Jim Ryan, Mark Stapleton, Paddy Ryan.
Front: John Joe Maher, Jimmy Chute, Anthony Walsh, Michael Ryan, Philip Delaney, Trevor Groome, Jody Boyle. missing from photo Cory Ryan.

Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Bishop Quinlan Park
Back: Daniel Ryan, Paul McGrath, Damien Corcoran, John Ryan,
Ciaran O’Dwyer, Jamie Treacy and Jason Fahey
Front: Aidan Walsh, Chris Vahey,
Dan McCormack, James Maher and Mossy Shanahan (Jane McCormack in front)

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