Father and Son Biker Combination Complete Triathlon 

Sean & George Ryan of Rathmoy who both completed the TriGrandPrix Kilkenny Triathlon on the 28th July 2012 – which included a swim down the River Nore, a cycle out the Carlow road and finally a run around Kilkenny Castle and environ. Well done boys!

Borris Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club News 

U16A Hurling. We recorded our first win of the season on last week against a Kildangan /Ballinahinch combination on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-15. This was a great game with the where we had to come from behind on several occasions to win by the narrowest of margins. In round 4 played on Monday evening, we lost to Toomevara in a high scoring encounter on a scoreline of 5 –15 to 4-13. The next game is against Newport on Monday 13 August.

U14B Hurling: The U14 hurlers have been drawn to play Shannon Rovers at home this evening, wednesday in the quarter finals.

U12 Hurling: Our Group two team travelled to Borrisokane on Monday evening to play Borrisokane in the semi final and emerged victorious on a scoreline of 4–08 to 2-02. The final will be played on Saturday 11 August in Ballinderry, where we will play the winners of Shannon Rovers and Silvermines.

The Mick Cowen annual Senior Hurling tournament takes place this Sunday evening 5th of August in Templetuohy at 7pm. We have accepted an invitation for both U12 teams to play during half time in the Senior game. As we have committed to lining out two teams on the night all players are requested to be in attendance.

 Borris-Ileigh GAA News 


Senior Hurling:  We defeated Kilruane by five points last Sunday afternoon. This was a mediocre performance and we need to improve immensely for our next game.  We are not sure what date this will be fixed for.  When we receive notification we will inform all concerned  a.s.a.p.
Junior Hurling: This team performed very well last Saturday evening against Kilruane.  Great credit is due to all players and mentors for grinding out a hard and well earned draw.  The commitment and determination was a hundred percent. Well done to all concerned.  Next fixture is on the 12th.August versus Toomevara in Templederry at 6.30pm.
Minor Hurling:  Burgess beat us by one point last Thursday evening.  This was a match we should have won.  We drove a lot of wides which was our downfall. We need to improve on our accuracy in front of goals.  We play Silvermines next Thursday week the 9th. August in Dolla at 6.30pm. 
Club merchandise is available in the pavilion every Saturday between 11.00am to 1pm or contact 087 9439531.  New stock now available.
This coming Sunday 5th August we have the Mick Cowan perpetual trophy in Templetuohy at 7pm.  We would appreciate very much if people could attend in honour of Mick.  Also this is for a very worthy cause so please come along on the night. 
Congratulations to Matt Stapleton Snr. Pallas Cross on winning the car in the Tipperary G.A.A. Promotors Draw.

Mick Cowan Perpetual Cup Hurling Tournament



Borrisoleigh Life Savers Action Group will hold the Annual General Meeting in the Marian hall this Wednesday, 1st of August, at 8.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

In the event of an emergency first dial 112 or 999 and then dial 086 2412512 to contact the local defibrillator group.If you would like to be trained please give your name to Christina O’Dwyer or Paula Ryan. 

Happy anniversary Matt and Ellen

Matthew (Cha) Crowley, Matthew Vahey, Ellen (Butler) Vahey, Catherine Butler and Ann Butler

Matthew Vahey and Ellen Butler on the day they got married on July 28th, 1973, thirty-nine years ago. The wedding took place in St. Mary’s Church in Holyhead, England. Happy anniversary Matt and Ellen!

 Borrisoleigh Camogie Club News 

The Borrisoleigh Camogie Club will be running the Linda O’Connor Memorial Tournament this weekend. First match to commence at 11.30 am sharp on Sunday the 5th August in Bishop Quinlan Park, Borrisoleigh. There will be refreshments available in the park on the day. Teams confirmed are Borrisoleigh, Kildangan and Newport with the possibility of some more. The ladies will be defending their title.

Our Junior team had a challenge match on Sunday in the park against Annacarthy. They started off very strong finishing the first half with a lead of a goal and 4 points. Annacarthy came out a lot stronger in the second half however the Borris ladies held tough final score on the evening Borrisoleigh 2-11, Annacarthy 1 -9. Scorers for Borrisoeigh were Nicole Walsh 1-5, Jane McCormack 0-2, Myra Dooley 0-3, Sinead Ryan 0-1 and Noririn Treacy 1-0. Well done ladies it was a tough competitive game.

Our under 12’s played a blitz in the park on Saturday 21st July , they got on great.

Juniors, under 16 and under 14 will be texted about training.

Under 12 training parents/guardians will be texted.

Under 10 training at 6.30 pm in the park on Tuesday evening.

The under 6 and 8 training continues on Tuesday evening at 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, in the Park. Could all girls bring their helmets, hurleys and shin guards.

Camogie club merchandise now available Jersey’s, Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts and raincoats available. See advertising section for more details. If interested please see advertising section and contact Caroline at 086 1522716.

Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 5, 10, 18, 23

No Jackpot Winner

1 Match 3 @ €150

Noreen Ryan, Kilkeary

Next Week’s Lotto Jackpot


Pic of the Past………down memory lane 

The Sacred Heart Church in days of yore

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