The atmosphere was electric and both service and food was superb. “Hats off” to Sheehan’s and their staff. After the meal our loyal musicians and friends Phil Maher, Mick Shanahan and John Maher and Tim McSherry provided us with the usual musical entertainment. Thank you very much lads, you never let us down. Our Clergy Fr. Liam , Fr. Michael and Fr. Jim mingled with the guests and a “few mini confessions” were heard. Even Santa’s was heard as you can see from the photos below, and he felt much lighter but alas this made his suit look bigger and larger. Poor Santa!!!
Mai Maher was presented with a bouquet of flowers. Mai celebrates her 90th birthday on 15th December and never missed a Christmas party in eighteen years. Congratulations Mai and we wish you many years of health and happiness. Sincere thanks to all who helped on the night and to all who contributed in any way to making the night such an enjoyable occasion for our Senior Citizens. A special word of thanks to our very generous sponsors. Every year they come up trumps.
Santa makes a house call
The Music Men
The pretender and the real thing!
You brought me nothing last year!!!
Cheers from the Doc!
Dr. Joan salutes one and all for Christmas – and many happy returns to you too Dr. Joan!
Smalls at Large!
Well done Christy
Pictured here is Christy Slattery receiving his award at the Tipp FM Sports Awards 2008 held recently in the Anner Hotel
Christy is now dedicating a lot of his time to coaching at both local and national level where he has proven to be very successful. He was coach to the Senior International team for the World Championships earlier this year where the Irish team had a very successful tournament been only beaten by the USA team who are seeded No. 1 in the world and who went on to win the World Championships. Christy has also been coach to the Irish Junior Team and has taken teams to the Junior World Championships on a number of occasions to Los Anglos where they had their highest placing ever in the World Championships in finishing 4th. Presently some of the best and most promising junior racquetball players in Ireland come from the Templederry club who are currently been coached by Christy. Christy puts a lot of time and work into Racquetball and its great to see this been recognised and to see Christy been awarded a Tipp FM Sports Award. Congratulations and well done Christy.
Mick, Matt, Tim and Tom size up their options in a game at the Cross recently
Greetings from the parish at Christmas
For unto us a child is born…
Christmas celebrates God’s journey into our world through the everyday miracle of the birth of a child. He came through the medium of the family. This makes a powerful statement about the value of the family. He also entered our world in humble and poor circumstances. The presence of our ‘Family Giving Tree’ in the Church, supporting the Trócaire Global Gifts, helps us to keep this aspect in mind.
Christmas is the season of goodwill and presents the challenge to heal wounds of division and discord. There will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday 23 December from 7pm onwards, with the presence of a visiting confessor.
It’s encouraging to hear of the good response to our Parish Centre Draw, especially in these difficult economic times. Hopefully by this time next year we will have made a lot of progress. Thanks to all our promoters and all who generously support this project. Thanks also to the FÁS workers for erecting the Crib; it creates a lovely atmosphere in the Church and sets the scene for our Christmas masses. Again this year the Christmas Eve Mass will be at 7.30pm.
I wish all parishioners a very happy, holy and peaceful Christmas and a special greeting to all who are away from home and from the parish at this time. Thanks to the Borrisoleigh website committee for this opportunity to send Christmas greetings. I would also like to compliment them on the wonderful work they do, which is appreciated very much both at home and abroad. Keep up the good work.
May the love, peace and goodwill that Christmas inspires be in our hearts and minds so that we in turn can transmit it to others. Happy Christmas to all and every blessing in the New Year. (Liam Everard, PP)
Preparations are in full swing for St. Patrick’s Boys’ N.S. Christmas Concert at the moment. Music, Art, Dance and Drama are to the fore as everybody works very hard to ensure a very enjoyable night on Thursday, December 18th. First and Second Classes will present a festive variety piece entitled ‘It’s a Small World’ while Third to Sixth Classes will present ‘Peace Child-the Musical.’ The boys have promised a great night’s entertainment and would be very grateful for your support.
Congratulations also to their Quiz Teams who achieved first and fourth places respectively in the North Final of the GAA Primary Schools’ Quiz, Team A, retaining the title which the school won last year. Both teams performed excellently in the subsequent Co. Final, finishing in third and sixth places. Well done, boys!
The Winning Team
GAA Quiz Team B – Prizewinners in the North and County Finals
Best of luck Philip
Philip Maher and Declan Maher recently pictured at Stapleton’s Bar. Philip is to marry his sweetheart Marie Costello from Liscrea Bouladuff on Friday 19 December in The Ragg. Best of luck Philip!
Local Artists Exhibit
Two of Helen Carey’s pieces currently on display at the Tipperary Institute
A piece by Dave Carter currently on display at the Tipperary Institute
School Days… best days of our lives!
Siobhan Young, Ann Marie Young, Emma Cloghessy, Joanne Cowan and Gráinne O’Donnell
(Photo from a few years back submitted by Mrs Mary Butler – Teacher at St. Theres’s N.S.)
Choir Night Out!
Makin’ sweet Music!
Timmy and Laura in tune with each other
Mairead Bradshaw with Eleanor Kelly and Frances Kennedy
John Stapleton singing ‘Delila’ while Martin and Catherine Ryan attempt a duet!
Voices of Angels!
Orla, Karen and Eimear in full voice
Sing to your heart’s content…
Vinny, Phil, Biddy, Laura, Teresa and Maria lend their voices to the sing-along
Vinny, Martin and Fitz fly the flag for the men!
Julie, Angela, Jody and Marion enjoying the night out
Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club
Paul Curran (Mullinahone) pictured with Juvenile Club members
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Michael Delaney, Mick Cowan and Noel O’Dwyer enjoying a drink recently at Stapleton’s Bar
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At Mass in the Marian Hall
Mai Stapleton, Lizzie Patterson, Mary Walsh, Mrs Loughnane, Margaret Doyle, Josie Bourke and Noreen McGrath. In the background: Margaret Stapleton, Ann Kearney and Anna Ryan, Coohaun
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