Borris-Ileigh’s three County Senior Hurling Titles

Borris-Ileigh – County Senior Hurling Champions 1981, 1983, 1986

On county final day Sunday last, 18th October, the Borris-Ileigh teams who became county senior hurling champions in 1981, 1983 and 1986 were honoured in Semple Stadium.
The eighties were a great time for the club and when they won the county final in 1981 they were returning to the winners enclosure in senior hurling for the first time in twenty eight years. They went on to win again in 1983 and 1986. The county champions of 1986 continued their good work into the following year, winning the All-Ireland Club final in Croke Park on March 17th, gaining victory by 2-9 to 0-9 over Rathnure.
Club Presentation to the Teams of ’81 ’83 and ’86
Micheal Tierney (club chairman), Johnny Maher (Secretary), Nolie Maher (Treasurer) and Liam Devaney (former hurling star) presenting the players with a momentum in Stapleton’s on Sunday night last. Timmy Stapleton recieving his presentation.
Gerry Stapleton and Richard Stakelum recieving their presentations.

Enjoying the celebrations

Liam and Hannie Devaney

Carmel, Brian, Martin and Brendan. Frances and John Joe Maher.

Mick Collins with his son Francis.

Owen and Rory. Richard, John and Noel.

Seamus Hynes and Timmy Ryan.
Robbie, Gerry and Don. Tom, Philip and Michael.

Joan O’Dwyer, Nancy O’Dwyer and Catherine Kenny

 Tommy O’ Dwyer and Owen Walsh

Parish League

The final victors in the Parish League Final

The u-14 hurling Parish League finally came to an end on Saturday morning last. In the final, Declan Ryan’s team, wearing Munster blue took on Matt Stapleton’s team, wearing Ulster yellow. In dry, bright conditions, ideal for hurling, the two teams served up a classic, with Matt’s team taking the honours by a single point. The lead changed hands a number of times thrioughout the game and the final few minutes were nail-biting stuff. Great skill and commitment was shown by both teams and they can be justly proud of themselves. Michael Small, presented the cup, in honour of his uncle Albert Small and all players received commemorative plaques and medals. In the plate final, Michael Ryan’s team had a comfortable win over Thomas Ryan’s team. This game also featured some wonderful skills and scores. Well done to all the lads for serving up some wonderful entertainment over the course of the league and congratulations to Matt, his team and mentors. Also, a special word of thanks to Carmel Harkin who refereed all matches in the league and her two umpires, Siobhan Stapleton and Deirdre O Connor.
The runners up

Let the games begin!

Team White

Team Green

Michael Small a.k.a ‘The Master’ presented the cup and plaques on the day.

Showing great ball skills

A powerful shot.

The Master speaking to one of his past pupils Brendan Kenny who is now a teacher himself.

To view more photos of the parish league click here:
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Linda O’Connor Memorial Tournament

Linda O’Connor R.I.P.

Borrisoleigh Camogie Club
Borrisoleigh Junior B Camogie Club are holding the Linda O’Connor Memorial Tournament in the Town Park this Sunday 25th October at 2pm in the town park. There are just two teams participating this year: Monegall and ourselves.

There will be refreshments served afterwards and we urge you all to come and support this event. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Operation Christmas Child

 Operation Christmas Child 2009

If you are interested in taking part in this worthwhile cause or wish to find out more you can obtain an information leaflet about Operation Christmas Child from Fifi’s Tots Pre-school, 5 Cnoc Neibhín, Ileigh Rd., Borrisoleigh. Christmas boxes may be dropped to the same address.


Your small gift can make a big difference

Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto

Thursday 15th October
Jackpot: €9,800 (Not won)

Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 26
€50 Lucky Dip winners:

Fr. Michael Barry
Jack Gould, Ballinlonty, Borrisoleigh
Phil Maher, Cullohill
Gerry Carey, Kilcommon

Next draw: Thursday 22nd October, in Bourke’s Bar
Jackpot: €10,000

Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 7, 9, 13, 22

No Winner
2 Match 3 @ €75

Ann Young, Mt George, Borrisoleigh
Nancy Connelly, Toomevara

Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot


Pic of the Past… down memory lane 

In the Haggart
Paddy Walsh, Chapel Street, closing the drills on seed potatoes which were set in farmyard manure.

Mrs Lanigan

A man called Paddy Doherty contacted us lately with this picture and here is his mail.
 Recently I inherited a photograph which has this caption on the back ‘Mrs Lanigan Borris – cousin’.
Perhaps you would like to include it in your memory lane spot and ask any of your viewers who can help with identification to contact me at reiska@eircom.net
Paddy Doherty

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