Aoife Max and her friend Ciara Murray show off Chixie and Dixie, the week-old chicks that came to provide a little light entertainment in an otherwise stressful day at school!
Then the process of naming of the chicks commenced. Each class was given the opportunity of picking various names for the ‘blonde’ and the ‘dark’ chicks. Fr. Michael conducted the election process and can verify that all was above board and fully in accordance with the rules, regulations and procedures as laid down by the International Organisation for the Naming of Avian Creatures (I.O.N.A.C.)!!!
Coincidentally, each class ended up picking the very same names for these two little pets, namely Dixie and Chixie. Fr. Michael wishes to reiterate that no undue or external pressure was brought to bear on the choices made by the children. A few suggestions may have been offered to help them come to a consensus but once they all agreed with ‘his decision’ the matter was finally settled! The pupils were delighted with the inaugural visit of Borrisoleigh’s most recent new arrivals. The chicks are also happy to report that their visit didn’t knock a feather out of them!!!
Look what I got Miss!
Miss McCarthy and Seán Max proudly present Chixie and Dixie for their first photoshoot!
Lauren O’Brien and Katie Shanahan putting Chixie and Dixie back to bed after their visit to the school while Chixie (on right) keeps a close eye on them!
St. Theresa’s Halloween Party
Mary and Frances Stapleton with Elaine and Emma Ryan at last year’s Halloween Party
Light refreshments will be provided on the night – kindly sponsored by Tipperary Mineral Water, Hurleys Gala Shop, and Shanahans Filling Station. There are spot prizes for the best dressed on the night!
Kym Bourke and Marie Cowan in The Mighty Quinn Irish Bar (left) and on Rottnest Island (right) in Perth, Western Australia
Show me the money!
Pat Aylward, Tipperary Branch of the Irish Kidney Association accepts a cheque from Bernie Stapleton on behalf of the Borrisoleigh Charity Cycle 2008
Ruairi, Bernie, Pat Alyward and PJ hold on tight to the staggering amount of €8,760.21 raised in this year’s Charity Cycle
June Stapleton and Mary Smyth enjoy a drink together at the Charity Cycle Presentation Night while Pat Alyward lets the cheque drop to make sure that it doesn’t BOUNCE!!!
Jody Fogarty, Joe Holland, Paul Boyle and John Vahey at the Charity Cycle Presentation Night
Buddy and Bernie Stapleton happy to pose for the camera while Jody Fogarty and Willie Maloney (Ballycahill) are also happy to be in the picture!
Diarmuid agus an Máistir!
Who said School wasn’t a happy place? Diarmaid Boyle and the returned Master who describes Diarmuid as "his best friend in the entire School"
Supporting The New Youth Club
Youth Club leaders: Mary Ivors, Teresa Ryan (Treasurer), Sinead Shanahan (Chairperson) and Caroline Harkin with Fr. Liam Everard PP.
Jimmy Stapleton with Sean Prior, nephew of the late Mick Prior, and Sean with Cathal Hogan the proud captain of the victorious Moneygall Team
Sean Prior with the Borris lads proudly displaying their medals
The other competing teams: Templederry and Toomevara
Denis Kelly, Borrisoleigh Manager, rallies his troops for battle!
The side-liners: PJ Younge, Clare Kavanagh and Becky Prior watch as David McCormack clears the ball the only way he can!
Denis Kelly managing from the sideline as one of his players does his best to nudge his opponent off the ball!
Anne Marie Smith, Pearl Younge, Lorraine Molloy and Patricia Ryan, with baby Donnacha, keeping a close eye on proceedings at the Mick Prior Memorial Hurling Tournament held in the Town Park on Saturday 11 October.
Hurler of the future!
While the big boys are on the field of play, young Donnacha Ryan of Gurteeny is demonstrating his hurling abilities from the sideline – big boys watch out!
40 – but not looking a day over 30!
Lucia Kelly celebrating her 40th birthday with her two childhood friends Noeline Ryan and Therese O’Dwyer Currabaha. Lucia, a past pupil of Scoil Bride Fantane, spent her childhood with her Aunt Liz and Jimmy Ryan, The Shop, Currabaha.
Lucia with her sisters and brother who joined in the celebrations at her home in Roscrea. Lucia is now the proprietor of Guna Galore in Roscrea town. Both Lucia’s Grandparents hailed from the parish. Her Grandad was Joe Ryan (Farmer) Curraghgloss and Grandmother Mary Kennedy, Currabaha.
Kerrie Ryan, Emer Keane, Marguerite Ryan and Buddy Stapleton enjoying a night out in Stapleton’s Bar on Saturday night last 11 October
Thomas Gleeson Memorial Cup 2008
Winning smiles all round! Michael Carey presents the Thomas Gleeson Cup to winning captain Cian Murray
The Teams were: Cork – Aaron Reid (Capt), Dan Brooks, John Ryan Gurteeny, Nicky Cooney, Seamus Ryan, George Stapleton, Patrick Foley, Kevin Maher, Pauraic Stapleton &
Luke Cooney. Tipperary – Cian Murray (Capt), Jack Prior, Aaron Donnelly, Dylan Molloy, Ray Mc Cormack, Alvis Danko, Hugh Hurley, Dan Ryan, Fintan Holland & Cian Stapleton. Limerick – David Mc Cormack (Capt), Conor Keane, Jamie Corcoran, Alex Smith, Oran Bergin, Dirk Leimlehner, Ewan Younge, James Kelly, Willie Ryan & Killian Bergin. Galway – Gerry Kelly (Capt), Patrick O’ Connell, John Ryan, Paudie Younge, Aaron Rabbitte, Liam Ryan, Michéal Ryan, Harry Younge, John Mc Grath & James Devaney.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto
Tuesday 14th October
Jackpot: €14,200 (Not won)
Numbers: 3, 12, 18 & 20
€50 Lucky Dip winners:
Timmy Delaney, Rathmoy
John Slattery, Cullohill
Phil Maher, Cullohill
Rosaleen O’Meara, Garrangrena
Next draw: Thursday 16th October, in Finn’s Bar ( T. Younge’s)
Marian Hall Lotto
Numbers: 11, 16, 25, 27
No Jackpot Winner
1 match 3 winner @ €150
John Stapleton, Pallas
Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot
Down Memory Lane… pic of the past
P.J. Shanahan, Knockbrack presenting a trophy to the winner at Borrisoleigh Festival many years ago!
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