Borrisoleigh 25 Mile Charity Cycle 2011

An impressive line-up before the off!

This year’s cycle in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Group TLC4CF took place last Saturday 17th September.  Once again there were two events a 25 mile and a 50 mile cycle, the success of both measured by the fact that over 90 cyclists took part.  Over 30 took part in the 50 mile route and over 60 completed the 25 miles.  After many years of sunshine the weather this year went against us and strong winds particularly on the home leg punctuated by some torrential showers made conditions very difficult.  However, this didn’t deter the brave participants and everyone completed the cycle safely.  The two events were timed to finish together but due to a downpour, waiting at Greenlawn wasn’t possible, but both groups arrived within 15 minutes of one another at the Marian Hall where some welcome refreshments were served to all who took part by a large team of volunteers.

This event has now become well established in the calender and the number of local and visiting cyclists has increased over the last few years.  However, the event could not take place without the hard work of very many people in Borrisoleigh who contribute their time, effort, support and sponsorship when asked.  Without this it would be very difficult to organise.  The organisers would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day in any way ensuring another successful outing.  This includes the stewards who manned the safety cars at the front and back of each group and carried the refreshments that were available at each stop.  The motorbike marshalls who ensured a safe passage through all roads and junctions and the First Aid Officers.  Thanks also to Sergeant Tom McCormack of Borrisoleigh Gardai and also the Gardai and Traffic Corps in Thurles who arranged and escorted the group safely through the town.  Refreshments during and after the cycle were provided by Gleeson Group, Walsh’s Costcutters, Donal Hurley’s Gala, Shanahans Centra and Stapletons Bakery.  Thanks also to the Marian Hall Committee who made the hall available for the serving of the post cycle refreshments.  The organisers would also like to thank everyone who prepared and served all the refreshments that were available in the Marian Hall and helped to tidy up afterwards.

In conjunction with the charity cycle two additional fundraisers were organised last Thursday.  A jersey day took place in St.Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh where EUR 500 was collected and a sponsored car wash took place in Nenagh which raised EUR 900.  Thanks to all who contributed to these events.  These amounts will be included in the final cheque passed to the TLC4CF group.  Thanks to the management, staff and pupils of St. Joseph’s College and the management and staff of Revenue Nenagh for their co-operation and generosity and also T.J. Ryan of Coarsepark who provided his time and equipment for the Carwash.

Finally great praise and credit is due to all the cyclists who gave their time and effort to take part on the day and also to their very generous sponsors.  Currently the sponsorship money lodged has reached EUR4,800 but there are a number of cards still outstanding and all cards and money should be returned as soon as possible to PJ Delaney or Ruairi O’ Connell as the organisers would like to hand over the money raised as soon as possible.

Last minute checks

And they’re off!

Reminding everyone of this year’s charity – TLC4CF

Further photos from the cycle are available in the photo gallery 

Fit4Life 4 Mile Track & Trail Run

Paddy Ryan & Sean Ryan neck-and-neck at the castle

Patricia Ryan enjoying the run

Paddy Dolan going strong

Frances Maher battling it out in the centre

Margaret Looby and John Joe Maher setting a good pace

On Sunday 11th September the Templemore Fit4Life group ran a very successful innaugural 4 Mile Track & Trail Run in Templemore Town Park.  The weather was favourable and the turnout was good with 131 entrants, including a few walkers.  The Run started on the Athletic Track and then took in 2 loops of the Town Park, around the lake and through the woods.  The photos above are a selection of some of the Borrisoleigh people that took part.  A gallery with more photos from the day will be available later.  The results are available on the following link.  Well done to all who took part and we look forward to next year’s Run.

Borris-Ileigh GAA

Senior Hurling:  We had a narrow win against J.K. Brackens last Wednesday night.  Even though short a man for the last thirty six minutes we held out for victory.  We played Carrick Swans on Monday night and had a good win. This was a much improved performance.  We now play Mullinahone next Sunday 25th September in Semple Stadium at 2pm in the quarter final.  The best of luck to all concerned.

U21 Hurling:  We play Kildangan in the next round, date and time to be confirmed.  Merchandise is available every Saturday between 11am to 1pm in the Pavillion or contact 087 9439531.

Congratulations to the Tipp Minor Football team on their great victory in the All-Ireland Final last Sunday.

Scor:  The North Final of Scor na nÓg will take place in Borrisoleigh on 25th November at 8pm.  The County Final will be in Cashel on 9th December .

Borrisoleigh Community Centre

The Community Centre would like to begin a ‘Book Club’ in Borrisoleigh, depending on the number of people interested.  Book Clubs have become very popular all over the country and it would be a great way of meeting people with similar interests.

Those interested should contact Marissa in the Centre at (0504) 50643 between 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Celebrating Ireland’s win over Australia

Francis Collins, Noel Ryan and Martin McCormack pictured celebrating Ireland’s win in Auckland

Borrisoleigh Camoige Club

Congratulations to our Junior team who won a challenge match against Toomevara in Toomevara on Saturday the 16th September.  The Junior team is through to the County Quarter-Final on Saturday 5th October where they will play either Nenagh or Roscrea, venue to be confirmed.  Our under 12’s were also out on Saturday with their first league match they played Holycross in Ballycahill, the result was Holycross 2-2 Borrisoleigh 1-1.  The girls put on a great display.  Our under 15 panel was out against Kildangan in Kildangan on Monday 19th, the final score was Borrisoleigh 5-0 Kiladangan 2-3, well done girls and congratulations.  This was the last match of the season at under 15, the girls have shown great team spirit throughout the year meeting with tough opposition all year.  Many thanks to the girls and their trainers and looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2012 where hopefully we can build on the success of the last match. 

The Camogie club is holding a fundraising night in The Ragg on Sat 15th October @ 8.30 p.m.  Tickets €20 or two for €30.  Contact any committee member for tickets.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see "Santa Ponsa or Bust". Santa Ponsa or Bust is the stage show that took the Dragons fiery breath away.  For the first time ever in the Irish version of The Dragons Den all five dragons invested in what is already being talked about as the smash hit comedy of the year.  Santa Ponsa or Bust has captivated audiences wherever it has played.


Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA

U13 Hurling Plate:  We lost to Ballina but have made the semi-final where we play Borrisokane, this will take place in the coming week.  Players will be notified by text.

Meagher Cup:  Our annual U8 hurling tournament will take place this coming Saturday morning 24th September in Borrisoleigh.  Teams from Drom-Inch, Templederry, Upperchurch and Borris-Ileigh will take part.

The Juvenile club in conjunction with the Camogie club will be hosting a fundraising night of entertainment in the Ragg on Saturday 15th October,  "Santa Ponsa or Bust" a comedy show (as seen on Dragons Den) featuring Pakie O Callaghan and Frank Twomey will be presented, tickets EUR20 each or two for EUR30 are currently on sale from any committee member.  Your support is appreciated.

Santa Ponsa or Bust!

Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 8, 11, 20, 22

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3 Match 3 winners

Lily Donohue, Borrisoleigh
Agnes Nesbitt, Upperchurch
Josephine Hennessy, Killea

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Pic of the Past……..down memory lane

Agricultural Show
Jimmy Ryan, Knockbrack on tractor

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