Children Helping Children

Childline Breakfast Morning at St. Theresa’s N.S.

On October 6th the Staff and members of the Parents Association participated in the Cheerios Childline Breakfast morning. Each child brought their cereal bowl and spoon to school and indulged in a breakfast of cereal, milk, toast and sausages and water. It was a new experience and the children were wildly excited. Fr. Barry set the scene with ‘Grace’ before and after meals. Donations of over €300 were received and we sincerely thank the parents for their generous sponsorship. Childline phone in’ is the only service of its kind in the country for children.and is a worthy cause no doubt.

The Staff would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Shanahan’s Foodmarket, O’Dwyer Butchers, and Tipperary Sring Water for the food and drinks supplied. We would also like to acknowledge our very supportive Parents Association, expecially, Mary, Frances, Claire, Paula & Triona who worked with the staff preparing the food. Mile buíochas do gach duine.

Ah go wan go wan go wan ya will!!!

Triona gently persuades Delia to sample some toast while Mrs. Hoare prepares to go on her tea round!

We got the morning off and we’re delighted – must do this again sometime!

Sitting down on the job!

Cheers for the Cheerio Breakfast Morning – Fr. Michael and Mary enjoyin’ a cuppa together

Being served by The Principal!

Mrs. Hoare waits on her Cherrio Breakfast Morning guests!

Dressed and ready for action!

Dawn and the two Marys demonstate their kitchen skills!!

Two breakfasts in the one day! Hip Hip Hurray!!!!

The work force on duty for the Cherrio Breakfast Morning at St. Theresa’s N.S.

Camogie Coaching

During the month our 7-9 yr olds visited our local Secondary School  St. Joseph’s College for Camogie coaching by Transition year Students. It was a fitting time to embark on this project as the County was gripped with Club Hurling fever and all children seemed anxious to role play their local hero. The children learned a lot and enjoyed their afternoon. We thank the Students, their Coaches and Teachers for their invitation to participate and look forward to another visit in the months ahead.

 Juvenile GAA Club News

Borris-Ileigh U12 Hurling Panel runners up U12 Plate 2009

We had mixed fortunes in our two North Plate Finals last week. In the U14 game against Ballina played under lights in Pocan we started brightly and had a number of scores on the board before Ballina got going. Leading by 3-2 to 0-4 at half time we hoped to push on to a comfortable win. However fair play to Ballina they made a great battle of it in the second half and at the end of a very close and exciting second-half Borris-Ileigh edged the match on a scoreline of 3-3 to 2-5.

On Saturday the U12s played Roscrea in Toomevara in the second Plate final and in a great game of hurling there was never much between the sides. Despite going in a goal down at half time we were confident our young lads would give it a go in the second half and so they did. An early point from Roscrea gave them a four point lead but Borris came back to score two fine goals to lead by 2 points with seven minutes to go. However, a goal and then a point from a free gave Roscrea a bit of breathing space and they went on to win the game by 4-3 to 3-0.

Congratulations and well done to both panels of players and management teams who gave their all throughout the year and with a bit of luck at both age groups North championship titles could have been the reward. However, it was not to be but we look forward with great optimism for both groups.
Well done lads!

Seamus captain of the Borris-Ileigh team raises the U14 Plate trophy

Keepin’ ahead of your man is the name of the game!

Brendan calls for the ball and marks his man!

All comfy and cosy… 

Kathleen, Breda and Lucia all snuggled up at the u14 plate final

Billy sharing his wisdom!

Supporters having a chat after the match

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 Charity Cycle Cheque Presentation

 The proceeds of this years charity cycle will be presented to the Irish Cancer Society in the Clodagh Bar at 9pm on Saturday 10th of October. All are welcome to attend.

Defibrillator Information Packs available

A few months ago Borrisoleigh Life Savers Action Group dropped an information pack to every household in the community. The pack includes an information letter, business cards and a fridge magnet. If anyone requires a pack, (whether the dog ate the first one or it accidentally got recycled!!!), they can pick one up from O’Connell’s Pharmacy, the Post Office or O’Dwyer’s Butchers, all on Main Street. No questions asked and free of charge!!

Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 5, 10, 13, 16

No Winner
No Match 3
2 x Name Draw @ €75

Connie Ryan, Coohaun
Ml Crowley, Richmond

Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot


 Pic of the Past… down memory lane

Coursing Club 1960s

Bck: Joe Stapleton, Paddy (Skinny) Ryan, Jack Bourke, John Gleeson,
Mary Gleeson, Frank Smith, Dick Barrow, Mick Collins, Pakie Finn,
Jack Kenny, Tommy Ryan Mokeland, and Jim Bourke
Front: Jimmy Coffey, Willie Treacy, Seamus Hynes,
Jack Ryan, Sean Kenny, Mick Treacy and Donal Meagher

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