‘Celebrity Day’ at The Boys’ School Raises Funds for Haiti

Some of the weird and wonderful characters at St. Patrick’s BNS ‘dressing up’ for Haiti last Friday (Feb. 5th)

St. Patrick’s BNS was a very interesting place to visit on Friday last when ‘celebrities’ abounded to help raise funds for Haiti. Having been touched by the plight of the earthquake victims the pupils of St. Patrick’s came up with a number of innovative ideas to show their support in a practical way at this time of great need. Following a vote they finally decided to hold a ‘Celebrity Day’ and are delighted to report that it was a wonderful success.

Among the ‘celebrities’ who attended on the day were ‘Ryan Tubridy’, ‘ Mr. Tayto’, ‘Jedward’, ‘Michael Jackson’, ‘Pat Shortt’, ‘Michael Owen’, ‘Brendan Maher’, ‘Rob Kearney ‘, ‘Paul O’ Connell’, Fernando Torres’, ‘Brian Rousseau(South African Rugby)’, ‘Jamie Afro’, ‘Bart Simpson’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Snake Guy’, ‘Greenday’, ‘Captain Underpants’, ‘Star Wars Clone Trooper’, ‘Jay Sean’, ‘Diouf’, Steven Gerrard’, ‘Brendan Cummins’, ‘Gerry Flannery’, ‘Tom Cruise’, ‘Brian Habanna,’ (S.A. Rugby), ‘Clinton Hennessy’, ‘Andy Lee’, ‘Dappy’, Wayne Rooney’, ‘Paul Kelly’, ‘Berbator’, ‘Robbie Keane’, ‘Noel Mc Grath’, ‘ Joan Burton’, ‘Wally’ (from Where’s Wally?) along with cowboys, a robber and rappers.

We would like to thank all these celebrities for taking time out of their busy schedules and helping us to raise €1,006.20 which has gone directly to those most in need! Sincere thanks to the pupils, staff, families and to all who helped to make this day such a success. How many ‘celebrities’ can you spot enjoying the atmosphere on the day?

More strange faces and costumes at St. Patrick’s BNS last Friday in aid of The School’s Haiti Fundraiser

 Ready for the off!

Tom Joe Spillane (Pallas) Darragh Kennedy (Rearcross) and Matt Stapleton (Pallas) ready for the hunt which left from Borrisoleigh on Sunday last February 7th.

Matt Stapleton, Pallas heading off on the hunt in Borrisoleigh

Roisin Ryan and her Dad Joe from Templederry 

Chris Ryan (Nenagh Road)

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club

The 2009 U14 Football Parish League will take place next Sunday 14th February in the Town Park. All players should be togged out and ready to play by 5 pm sharp. Any questions to Brendan Kenny at 087 4192103

Teams and colours are as follows, all players should bring and wear the colours assigned

BLUE Team Captain: Paudie Scanlon, Edward Addis, Micheal Carey, Jamie Corcoran, Liam Devaney, Tom Fitzgerald, James McCormack, Declan O’Connell, Aaron Reid, Declan Ryan, Thomas Ryan

WHITE Team Captain: Dylan Reid, Seamus Bourke, Conor Keane, Franz Leimlehner, David McCormack, Philip McCormack, Cian Murray, Danny Ryan, John Ryan (Gurteeny), Sarah Ryan, Sean Ryan

YELLOW Team Captain: Dean Ryan, Nicky Cooney, Sam Devaney, Aaron Donnelly, Gerry Kelly, Sean Kenny, Kieran Maher, Grace O’Mahony, Jack Prior, Michael Ryan, Eoin Stapleton, Paudie Younge

GREEN Team Captain: Liam Ryan, Dan Brooks, Stephen Doolan, Jack Hogan, Shane Kenny, Jane McCormack, Brendan O’Dwyer, Dylan Molloy, Patrick O’Connell, Charlie Stapleton, Matt Stapleton, Daniel Hogge

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz will take place on Friday 26th February in Stapleton’s Bar in aid of the Haven Partnership (www.havenpartnership.com).  Haven is an Irish charity involved in building homes for the people of Haiti and one of our Website Committee members, Enda Ryan, has volunteered to join their "Build it Week" in Haiti in April 2010.  Tables are €40 and your support would be greatly appreciated.  There will also be a raffle for spot prizes on the night. 

Contact Enda Ryan or Anna Ryan at O’Connell’s Pharmacy to enter a team or come along on the night.  Quiz Master is Thomas Russell.

Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 4, 5, 7, 19

No Winner
3 Match 3 @ €50

Christine Delaney, Thurles Road
Mary Ryan, Curreeney
Phil Glennon, Toomevara

Next Weeks Lotto Jackpot


Community Centre on Pallas Street – Coming Along Nicely

Our Community Centre on Pallas Street is progressing nicely. Thanks to all concerned.

 Pic of the Past… Down Memory Lane

Dan and Mary Ryan (R), Main St. on their wedding day AND Tom and Catherine Costello with sons Jim, Matt and Tom of Pallas Lower

 Your Website Needs You 

Website Committee: Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome, Michael Barry and Enda Ryan

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