Daffodil Day 2012

€4,865 donated – thanks a bunch!

 A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support us on Friday 23rd March.  Very special thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time.  Thanks to Shanahan’s Centra, Hurley’s Shop, Chadwick’s and Finn’s Pub for providing refreshments to the volunteers during the day and the kind offer of refreshments from Stapleton’s Pub and O’Connell’s Pharmacy.

 Paula Kinane, Mary Stapleton and Mary Kenny manning the Daffodil Stall in The Square on Friday morning last

Thanks again for your continued support!

Credit Union Schools Quiz

Representatives from the Credit Union – Michael Fogarty (Templemore), Brian King (Roscrea) and Michael O Brien (Templemore) visited Scoil Bhríde recently to present the school’s prize and the team prizes.

Best of luck to Christine, John, Liam and Jamie who will represent Chapter 14 in the ‘All Ireland Final’ of the Schools’ Credit Union Quiz which will be held in the RDS, Dublin on Sunday next April 1st.  Quizmaster on the day will be Marty Whelan and regular live updates from the RDS can be heard on 2FM.




 Preparations for The Congress 

Mary Shanahan speaking in The Community Centre on Monday last (26 June)
Mary Shanahan from Thurles was the guest speaker of The Parish Renewal Group last Monday (26 March) in the Community Centre. Mary gave a comprehensive and engaging talk on ‘The Word’ and ‘The Eucharist’. This was the second of three talks that The Parish Renewal Group are hosting in the run up to The International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Dublin (RDS) from 10 – 17 June culminating with the concluding Mass in Croke Park at 3pm on Sunday 17 June. Fr. Michael and Fr. Tom will give the final talk on Monday next at 8p.m. in The Community Centre to which all are invited. The theme of the talk will be ‘Christ gathers and strengthens us for Mission’. 

Fr. Liam having a cuppa with Mary while Patricia chats to Katherine after the Talk in the Centre

Julia and her mum with Patricia after the Congress Talk in The Community Centre on Monday evening last.

Borrisoleigh Camogie Notes


Our under 12’s had their second blitz of the season on Saturday.   They had a home venue this time round.  Six teams played in total Borrisoleigh, Drom & Inch, Toomevara, Nenagh, Kildangan, and Shannon Rovers.  Borrisoleigh played in five matches and did very well in all their games.  Their next Blitz should be the weekend of the 7th April, 2012; parents will be informed when details are confirmed.

The junior team had their first challenge game of the season which resulted in a defeat against Kildangan.  We were missing a lot of our panel on the night however the remaining players put on a great game.   We have our first league match this Sunday 1st April at 12pm in the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg against Fethard, full details will be given at training on Friday evening.  We wish you the best of luck ladies.

Under 12, 14, 16 and 18 have training Saturday at 12 noon.  Juniors have training Friday evening at 7 pm.  Any changes will be notified by text.  The under 6, 8 and 10 continues on Tuesday evening at 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, please note venue has changed to the Park.   Could all girls bring their helmets, hurleys and shin guards.   The under 10’s have their first blitz of the season this Saturday 31st March in Toomevara at 11 a.m.  We wish you the best of luck girls.

Can all members who haven’t already done so return your membership forms and insurance fees thanks.

The Camogie Club would like to wish the Borrisoleigh Novelty Act and Set Dancers the very best of luck for the Munster Final of Senior Scor which takes place in Templemore on 31st March 2012 at 6pm.

Borris-Ileigh GAA News

Senior Hurling: The first round of the North Senior Hurling championship is down for Saturday 7th April in Nenagh at 6.30pm versus Moneygall.

Minor Football: This fixture is now on the 5th April.

Congratulations to Aileen and Mark Stapleton and Joe Loughnane who had wins recently in the Tipp GAA Draw.  Also congrats to Paddy Dolan on his new venture with the Thurles Musical Society.  We wish our Senior Scor participants the best of luck in the Munster Final next Saturday night which takes place in Templemore at 6pm.  Go mbeidh an bua agaibh.  Players are reminded that the 31st March is the deadline for paying membership.  Our club lotto is now up on the website so please pass on to your friends who are in foreign lands.

The club extends its deepest sympathies to the Ivors family on their recent bereavment.

St Theresa’s Pottery Exhibition

The pupils of St Theresa’s National School recently visited the Art Exhibition at the Civic Offices in Nenagh where some of their own pottery was on display.


The girls find the St Theresa’s Poster

Borris Ileigh Juvenile GAA

In round two of the U16 Football championship against a strong Kildangan / Ballinahinch combination we emerged victorious on a 2-10 to 1-09 scoreline.

U12 football our group two team played the first game of the season on Friday evening last and despite a very spirited performance were unfortunate to loose by the narrowest of margins, on a scoreline Shannon Rover Gaels 1 -05 Borris Ileigh 1-04.  Players to shine on the night included Fintan Holland, Liam Ryan and Dan Ryan.  Both our group two and group three teams are in action this coming Friday night, our group two team against Burgess in Borrisoleigh and the group three team in Shallee against Ballinahinch.  Once again we remind parents to notify the team manager in advance if any player is going to be absent for any U12 fixture as we need all players available to fulfil both fixtures.

Commiserations to our U14 Feile team who were narrowly beaten by Roscrea on Saturday last.  The U 14 football season gets up and running this Wednesday evening.

The Juvenile Club will again be holding its annual table quiz in the Marian Hall on Good Friday night.  All parents and supporters are asked to make a big effort to attend for what has traditionally been a very enjoyable night.

Senior Scór

Best wishes to the Novelty Act and the Set Dancers in the Munster Final of Senior Scór on Sat 31st March in Templemore at 6pm.   Scór is hosting their annual Céili on Fri 30th March at 9pm in the Marian Hall.

Music by Tim Joe and Ann.  Admission €10.


Get in shape for summer…A further 8 weeks of pilates classes will commence on Tue 3rd April in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh at 7.30pm sharp.  Pay as you go, 10 euro per night.  Booking not essential.

Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 6, 16, 18, 28

No Jackpot Winner

No Match 3
2 Name Draw @ €75

John Cahill, Rathmoy
Michael Ryan, Cummer

Next Week’s Lotto Jackpot


Pic of the Past……..down memory lane

Paddy Maher, Ned Cullen, Jim Quinn, Dickie Nolan,
Gretta Maher and Michael Maher, pictured in Cork for Tipperary Hurling Match.

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