Hard Landing for Air Ambulance!

Assessing the damage
An Air Ambulance helicopter operated by the Irish Aer Corps had to make a "hard landing" in a field at Currabaha Cross on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th June.  The helicopter was on an Air Ambulance mission to pick up a patient nearby at the time and was coming in to land when it got into difficulties.  The 3 crew members on board didn’t sustain any injuries.  The patient was subsequently transferred to hospital by road.  There was plenty of activity afterwards as shown in the photos, when the Defence Forces arrived to remove the helicopter using their heavy equipment crane.

The damaged helicopter in the foreground with ESB crews on site to examine nearby power lines for damage

Landing gear showing signs of damage

Rotors removed for transport

   Onto the trailer for removal

Borris-Ileigh GAA News

Senior Hurling:  The North Quarter Final is fixed for Thursday 28th June in Dolla at 7pm.  Your support would be appreciated as this is a very important game.  We wish the team and management the best of luck.

Junior A Hurling:  We play Toomevara in the next round.  It looks this match will take place in a couple of weeks time.  Notification will be sent out when confirmed.  There are still some players who have not paid membership, so we urge them to
do so immediately.  You can pay John Bradshaw our registrar our any committee member.  Best of luck to the Tipp team on Sunday.  Go mbeidh an bua agaibh.

Merchandise is available every Saturday in the Pavilion between 11am and 1pm or contact 087 9439531.  Our Church gate collection is on this Saturday & Sunday 23rd/24th.

We have had a lot of complaints about dogs soiling the playing fields in the park.  From under eights to sixteen are constantly using these fields and its not very nice for them to be stepping on such soiling.  Notices will be in place shortly to try and
stop this happening.  Some monitoring will also be in place.

The club extends its deepest sympathies to the family and relatives of Neddy Stapleton who passed away recently.  Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

Saints All-Stars

Paddy Stapleton, the organiser of Saints All-Stars has asked us to relay the following message regarding this year’s summer camp which starts on 13th August. 

"As I want to order something nice for the kids attending the summer camp I will stop taking bookings on the 1st of July.  I don’t mean to cause inconvenience, I will just need to know the quantity to order by around this time.  I know it is annoying if you do not know if your child can attend this long before the camp, however last year I was very lucky to have just the right amount of gifts.  I would not like to disappoint any child by not having something for them when every other child gets a gift.  If you could book by the 1st of next month that would be greatly appreciated.  Please pass the word on to other parents if they do not know already."

Any queries just contact myself on 086-3328697

Borrisoleigh Camoige

The under 14 game which was scheduled for Thursday the 14th June at 7pm in Nenagh against Nenagh was called off on account of the weather.  Our under 13 team are in group 2 of the league their first match was at home against Moneygall on Tuesday 19th June at 7pm they had a tremendous win final score 7-5 to 2-0 well done girls.

With results from other fixtures in the league our Junior team is now out of the running so they won’t be playing Holycross as the result would have no effect on the playoffs.  Junior team will be texted about training.  Hopefully things will go better in the Championship. The team have a challenge match against Roscrea in the Park at 7pm meet in the park at 6.20 pm.  Best of luck girls.

Under 14 and 16 training in the park on Saturday at 12.00
Under 12 training parents/guardians will be texted.
Under 10 training at 6pm in the park on Thursday evening.
The under 6 and 8 training continues on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Park.  Could all girls bring their helmets, hurleys and shin guards.

GAA Lotto Winner

Don Mitchell receiving his cheque for €5,400 from John Vahey

Don Mitchell pictured with his sister Kathleen and his family with members of the Lotto Committee

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA

U12 Hurling: Our Group 2 Hurling team escaped with a narrow win in Ballina last Friday evening on a scoreline of 1-05 to 1-03.  Round 4 is against Newport in Borris on Monday 25 June.  Our Group 3 team put up a good performance against Roscrea but were unfortunate to lose out on a scoreline of 2-02 to 0-03 with the Roscrea goalkeeper coming to his sides rescue on several occasions.  Round 4 is away to Silvermines in Dolla on this Friday evening 22 June @ 8pm.

U14 Hurling: The U14 hurlers are scheduled to play Silvermines this Wednesday evening.

Fundraising: The Juvenile Club would like to thank everyone who helped out with the bucket collection around liberty square in Thurles last week end.

Kelloggs GAA Cul camp from 2 July to 6 July. Full details can be obtained and places booked at http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. or by contacting Ruairi O’Connell Club Secretary @ 087 6708265. Forms can also be returned to Juvenile team mentors at training in the coming week. Could parents please ensure that they register online or return application forms to the secretary or at training by next Friday 22nd June so we can plan for the likely numbers attending for the week.

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