St. Joseph’s College 6th Year Class of 2010 

Last day of School – some of 6th year girls with their shirts signed

Boys will be boys!!

 Some pictures of 6th year students and teachers after their Graduation Mass on Thursday last.

Nicole and Louise before the Graduation Mass

Some of St. Joseph’s Under 18’s Basketball Team with their coach Ms. Brennan

Nicole, Eimear and Niamh at the Graduation Mass on Thursday night last May 27th

James, Louise, James, Moira and Aoife enjoying the Graduation night

Eimear, Noírín, Grace, Niamh and Mari all glammed up for the evening!!!

 St. Cualan’s Club 

It’s that time of year again so grab your

St. Cualans

on their annual sponsored walk on

Monday June 7th(Bank Holiday)
leaving the square at
Refreshments afterwards in the Marian Hall.

As always your support adds greatly to this event!

 Fifi’s Tots Preschool School Tour 
Mind the steps!!

Some of the children feeding the animals and driving the tractor

More children feeding the animals and others playing and digging in the sandpit
The children of Fifi’s Tots Preschool went to Pallas Hill Open Farm recently on their school tour.
A great morning was had by all.

 Peadar Cummins Inter Divisional U14 Hurling Tournament 2010 

The North Division Panel Peadar Cummins Cup Winners 2010 including Borris-Ileigh players Shane Kenny and Kieran Maher

In mixed weather conditions Borris-Ileigh hosted this annual tournament in Borrisoleigh last Saturday 29th May. The two semi-finals between the North & the West and the Mid and the South produced some lively hurling, the results of which meant the West would play the South in the Plate Final which the South won following a closely fought final. The North then played the Mid in the Peadar Cummins Final. This was a great game which was very close for long stages. However, the North proved stronger and at the death scored two late goals to take the title. The Club was well represented on the North Panel by Kieran Maher and Shane Kenny, with Kieran contributing 1-2 in the semi-final. Congratulations and well done to both lads. Sean Creamer Chairman of the County Bord na nÓg presented the Peadar Cummins Cup to North Captain Andrew Coffey of Nenagh Eire Og while Juvenile Club Chairman Michael Carey presented the Shield to James Morgan Ballylooby captain of the South team. Although too numerous to mention individually, the juvenile club committee would like to thank all those who helped to make the day such a success, including those who prepared the field, manned the scoreboard, umpires, referees, prepared the match program, those who provided and served the refreshments and Templederry GAA Club who hosted the semi-final between the North and the West. Well done to all concerned. 

More photos can be seen in the Gallery

A large camera lens was misplaced at the Peadar Cummins Tournament in the Town Park last Saturday. If anyone found it, remembers seeing it or has any idea where it might be, please contact any member of the juvenile club committee

 St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Annual Pilgrimage to Knock 

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Saturday June 26th.
A bus will leave the Square Borrisoleigh at 8.15 a.m.
Fare: €20.00.
For enquiries and bookings please contact Mary Kiely (51535) or Mary Lanigan Ryan.((51241)

 Transition Year Presentation Evening at St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh  

Transition Year students receiving their certificates

“Tonight was a showcase” – words of a parent who aptly described the recent TY presentation night at St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh. On Monday 24th May the TY students displayed the vast amount of work undertaken during the year and received their certificates of achievement.

Principal, Catheriona Ryan applauded Manager Pádraig O’ Shea for having the vision to offer a TY programme in the school. Miss Ryan was lavish in her praise of the school’s Deputy Principal Alice Regan for her energy, enthusiasm and excellence in the onerous task of co-ordinating the first ever TY program at St. Joseph’s. “Ninety per cent of all activities were arranged by Miss Regan”, said Miss Ryan.

Maire Hoctor TD presents Ellie Cullen, Gurtagarry with the Department of Education TY Certificate while Alice Regan (Deputy Principal) presents certificate to Katie O Meara, Killea
Miss Regan thanked Mr. O’ Shea for his generosity to the TY students; Miss Ryan for her support throughout the year; Miss Cahill for the worked involved in Work Experience; Mr Mulcahy for organising assessments; Seán O Shea and Donal O’ Driscoll for organising the Hall. Both Ms Ryan and Ms Regan thanked the staff for embracing the concept of the TY program so well and remarked on the excellent work that was done in the classroom throughout the year. Principal and Deputy Principal were also eloquent in their praise of the TY students who were an amazing group to work with for the year. The program opened up new horizons and the students availed of the opportunities presented to them.

Before presenting the Department of Education certificates to the students, Maire Hoctor TD spoke about her own experiences as a TY student and also the merits of the TY program. John Hogan, Chairman of the North Tipp Sports Partnership, highlighted the value of sport for young people. One of the TY students Declan O’ Toole gave an insight into Boxercise, Yoga, Hip Hop dancing and Circuits. Alice Regan thanked Sharon McLoughney NTSP for her huge contribution to the TY programme. John then presented the certs to the students for the “Fit Schools Programme”.

Catheriona Ryan (Principal) presents Michael Whelton with his School Transition Year Certificate and Brid Bradshaw of Foroige presents Edel Ryan, Templederry with her Foroige Certificate
Lauren McGirr, a TY student gave an eloquent speech on the Mentoring and Mindout programmes after which she made a presentation to the Foroige team – Brid Bradshaw and Olivia O Sullivan for their contribution throughout the year. Brid then presented the students with their certs for the mentoring program.  The Safe Food Programme was delivered by Home Economics teachers Miss Meagher and Miss Boyle. The students received the certs from their teachers.
 Margaret Meagher, HE Teacher presents Miriam Dunne, Borrisoleigh

The students received certs in the following areas from the TY co-ordinator Alice Regan – Drive Safe for Life, GAA Coaching and First Aid Course. Miss Regan in her capacity as Presidents Award Leader also presented the Bronze medals for the Gaisce Awards.  Finally, Principal Catheriona Ryan presented the students with the school TY certificates. The night ended on a very sociable note where everybody was treated to tea and cakes baked by the HE Department, Ms Meagher and Ms Boyle along with some students.

Alice Regan (Deputy Principal) presents the Gaisce Awards medal to Eoin Keller, Nenagh while John Hogan, Chairman of the North Tipp Sports Partnership presents Luke Donnelly,Holycross with his certificate

Lets hope the students of St. Joseph’s College enjoy many enduring memories of their Transition Year for many years to come!

 Borrisoleigh Camogie Club 

Junior Camogie Training will take place this Thursday the 3rd of June at 7pm. All are expected to attend even if you cant train if you cant be there plese contact Jody. Anyone who is interested in buying a ticket for this weekends music fest in the ragg June 6th please contact Carmel O Brien who has tickets for sale at €20 each, it is for a great cause.

 Music Fest III 

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 Pic of the Past……..down memory lane 

First Leaving Certificate Class, Convent of Mercy – 1961
Back: Mary Ryan, Ballyroan, Noreen Ryan, Rathmoy, Angela Tierney, Sally Kennedy, Sr. Rosario, Mai Ryan, Upperchurch, Biddy Kennedy and Josephine Ryan, Knockakelly
Middle: Maura Harrington, Upperchurch, Eileen Lonergan, Gortagarry, Joan Walsh, Imelda Purcell, Upperchurch, Margaret Slattery and Ann Kavanagh
Front: Mary Treacy and Julie Gleeson, Upperchurch

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