St. Joseph’s College – Tipperary 1st Year Boys Futsal Champions

Borrisoleigh A&B Teams

St Joseph’s fielded two teams in this Futsal 5 a side tournament for 1st Yr boys from secondary schools throughout Tipperary.  With ten teams competing in all, two groups were formed.  In the St Joseph’s College A teams’ group, the battle with Borrisokane (reigning All Ireland champions) would prove the decisive game to determine who would top the group.  The St Joseph’s B team unfortunately did not progress in their group with Rockwell topping the group.  The Final between St Joseph’s A team and Rockwell ended in a 1-1 draw.  Four minutes into extra time a St Joseph’s corner was deflected into the net by a Rockwell defender for St Joseph’s to be crowned Tipperary Futsal 1st Yr Boys Champions for 2012.

St Josephs College represents Tipperary in the Munster finals in the Nenagh Arena next week.

St Joseph’s A Team – Tipperary Champions

Letter from Brasil

Fr Matt out on missionary trips on horseback

Hello to you all in the Borrisoleigh.  At the moment we are going through a terrible drought period here in the North East of Brasil.  In many parts its considered the worst in the last 30 years.  The dead cattle are to be seen all over the place, dying from lack of water and grass. There´s a terrible shortage of water in so many places, so please dont be complaining too much about the rain in Ireland.  If you were living through what so many families are experiencing here in these parts your attitude to rain might change!  Happy Christmas to all at the Borris Website and to the website readers.  Fr. Matt in Brasil.

People collecting elephant grass to bring to feed their animals

Animal carcasses litter the countryside

Fr Matt celebrating his 57th birthday with parish workers on November 13th

Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes

Junior C Hurling:  Unfortunately we went down to Borrisokane by a few points in Dolla last Saturday afternoon in this North semi-final clash.  We had lots of chances in both halves but drove a lot of wides.  Great credit is due to this team and well done to the management team and all involved.  Our hurling year is now ended and thanks to everyone who helped out during the year.

Reminder of our AGM in the Pavilion on Sunday next 9th December at 6pm. All nominations and motions have been received. Next year promises to be a very exciting year for the club both on and off the field and all the support we can get from the community would be so very welcome, if you have any interest in getting involved with the club next year in any shape or form, a club member, joining the committee, even as a coach please dont hesitate to come along on the night.

The best of luck to the Camogie team this weekend coming in the final against Kilruane.

The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Spooner family on the passing away of their mother recently.  Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

Borrisoleigh Camoige Notes

It was a quite week on the Borrisoleigh Camogie front.  The Junior team continue to prepare for the county final.  The replay of the Junior A county semi-final between Holycross/Ballycahill and Kilruane MacDonaghs was changed to Saturday Dec 1st at 1pm in Kilcoleman (Burgess), the referee was Philip Bergin.  After a close game in good conditions Kilruane emerged as winners on the day.  Borrisoleigh V’s Kilruane MacDonaghs Junior A County Final will go now ahead on Saturday the 8th at 1pm in Templederry.   We look forward to playing in the final as it is over 2 months since we won our semi-final.  We will do our best for Siobhan and Joanne who are both out of the country at the moment.   Best of luck to the panel and mentors.

Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available.  See Advertising Section of www.borrisoleigh.ie for pictures.  If interested please contact Caroline at 086 1522716.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

St. Patrick’s BNS Musicals

Working hard at rehearsals

Bon Jovi rock guitarists to the rescue!

Looks like things will work out well in the end!

Preparations are being finalised for St. Patrick’s BNS musicals on Thursday, December 6th at 8.00p.m.  Both "Born in a Barn" (which will be performed by 1st and 2nd classes) and "Daniel" (3rd-6th classes) provide great entertainment in the form of strong storylines and catchy musical numbers-including many recognisable modern hits.  With lots of candidates for X-Factor you can also expect the ‘Aah’ Factor’, so come along to the Marian Hall on Thursday next and you won’t be disappointed!

Table Quiz

Upperchurch Drombane Cycling Club will hold a Table Quiz in Kennedy’s Bar Upperchurch on Friday 7th December @ 9 pm.  Table of 4 €20.  Raffle for some great prizes.

Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

The new 2012 Annual is now available in the following businesses Walsh’s, O’Dwyer’s Butchers, Hurley’s, Shanahan’s, Post Office, the Chemist, the Creamery and Kennedy’s Templederry.  The price is €10.
It makes an ideal Christmas gift for those living away from the community.   It fits perfectly into an A5 envelope, which is classed as a standard letter.  The last dates for posting to guarantee Christmas delivery are:

• Rest of Ireland 19th December
• Northern Ireland 19th December
• Great Britain 18th December
• Europe 18th December
• USA 10th December
• Reset of the World 7th December

The Association would like to thank all the businesses above for facilitating the sale of the annual. We hope that this publication will be well supported and travel far and wide.  The profits from the publication are spent in the community on many worthwhile projects such as this website, landscaping on the approach roads to the town, street furniture, FAS and annual clean-up. 

Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Friday the 14th December 2012 at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. New members welcome.  Please note change of venue.

 May She Rest in Peace 


Alice Ryan of Pallas RIP

The death occurred on Wednesday 28th November of Alice Ryan of Pallas. Her Funeral Mass took place in the Sacred Heart Church Borrisoleigh on Saturday 1st December with burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  Ileigh School  Photograph from 1915 

This photo was taken in Ileigh School in 1915. If you can identify any or all of the pupils in the photograph please let us know at info@borrisoleigh.ie Thank you.

 Community Centre Walk 

 Borrisoleigh Afterschools Club 

An AfterSchools Club is due to commence in The Community Centre after Christmas. The club is supported by North Tipperary Childcare Committee. It aims to Provide a high standard of care for Primary school aged children – to offer a range of stimulating, interesting and enjoyable activities daily – to maintain an environment which makes all members feel accepted and welcome and to develop greater confidence and self-esteem. It will run from Monday to Friday (2pm – 6pm) and in conjunction with the academic calendar.

For further information please contact Elaine Brennan at 086-8649365 or Naoimi at 086-3226026


Marian Hall Lotto


Numbers: 8, 12, 18, 20

No Jackpot Winner

4 Match 3

Liam Bergin, Chapel Street
Mary Fitzpatrick, Ballinaclough
Betty Moloney, Roscrea
Kathleen Carroll, Rathdowney

Next Week’s Lotto Jackpot


Pic of the Past……down memory lane

Mary Walsh, Chapel Street, Mary Gleeson, Glenkeen and
Lizzie Patterson, Lower Street

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