Winter Scenes from Borris!
A half dozen free-range Borris Boys prepare to launch a futile attack on a ‘wiley’ website photographer. Better luck next year lads!

It takes a real man to make a real snowball. Well done Cian!

A white Christmas (well, nearly!) in the great metropolis of Borris!

A fresh blanket of winter snow covers the Cross of Calvary and the Grotto in the Church grounds

Safety First – FÁS to the rescue

Marie Fitzgibbon, Phil Maher and Martin Kennedy (Fás workers) helping to keep the entrance to the parish church safe for the morning Mass-goers.


Well wrapped up!

Darragh Kennedy enjoying the snow in Castlecourt

Borrisoleigh Camogie Club Christmas Draw

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Christmas Draw was held on Wed Dec 23rd.

The results were as follows:

1st prize: Tom Gleeson, Lisbunny, Nenagh
2nd prize: Carol Treacy, Fantane, Borrisoleigh
3rd prize: Lorraine McLoughney, Templederry
4th prize: Larry Kane c/o Pauline O Connor
5th prize: Gerry Stapleton, Pallas, Borrisoleigh
6th prize: L Kavanagh c/o Sheila Delaney
7th prize: Catherine Delaney, Thurles Road, Borrisoleigh
8th prize: Carol Treacy, Fantane, Borrisoleigh

Many thanks to all who supported the draw.

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club


The Juvenile Club Annual General Meeting, AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd of January 2010 in the Town Park Pavillion at 8pm. Nominations should be
with club secretary P.J. Ryan by 10pm on Sunday 17th January.

Happy 21st Birthday Sarah

Sarah Kelly pictured here with her mother Grainne. Sarah celebrated her 21st Birthday in Stapleton’s Pub on Saturday night last 9th January. Congratulations Sarah.

Christmas in Cyprus

Mary Lennon spent Christmas in Cyprus enjoying the sunshine with temperatures of 20 degrees! Lucky you Mary. Mary is seen here with some of her family enjoying a sherry on St. Stephen’s Day.

Mary is pictured here  with her daughters Deirdre and Margaret under a
painting of the "Devils Bit’ that Deirdre painted when the family lived in
Mary enjoyed looking at the sight over the Christmas and New Year.

Greetings and Happy New Year from Sydney

Brid Harty and Katie Ryan at their apartment in Bondi Junction, Sydney on Christmas Eve 

Brid and Katie at the Randwick races

Home for the Holidays

Noel Ryan, Martin McCormack and Marie Cowan, home from Australia for Christmas


Guess Who?! – From Last Week’s Current News

Did you guess correctly?

Miriam Lambe submitted the answer. The characters are Tim Stapleton, T.F. Stapleton and Mattie Lambe, Neddy the donkey and Michael Stapleton in the background.


Pic of the Past… Down Memory Lane

Infant Classes at the Convent of Mercy – 1969
Liam McGrath, Martin McGrath, Tom Maher, J.F. Kennedy, Brian Kenny, John Prior, Philip O’Halloran, Francis Collins,
Philip Kenny, Martin Loughnane, Jimmy Stapleton, Aidan Ryan, Bridget Ann Ryan and Miss Crowe (teacher).
Middle: John McGrath, Shane O’Neill, Seamus Maher, Paul Treacy, Phyllis Groome,
Ann Gleeson, Kay Shanahan, Teresa Stapleton and Mary Ann Molumby.
Front: Helena Ryan, Carol Whyte, Tina Campion, Ailish Kenny, Mary Stakelum, Claire Stakelum, Mary Costello,
Mary Ryan, Ann Ryan, Laura McGrath, Josephine Chadwick, Paula Stapleton, Margaret Boyle and Eileen Ryan


Borris-Ileigh GAA Lotto

Thursday 7th January

Jackpot: €12,200 (Not won)

Numbers: 9, 18, 22, 30

€50 Lucky Dip winners:

Marian O’Mahony, Ballyroan
Phil Bradshad, Coolderry
Sharon Tierney, Castleiney
Paul Kennedy, Kilfithmone

Next draw: Thursday 14th January, in Bourke’s Bar (Joe Kenny’s)

Jackpot: €12,400

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