First Holy Communion Day 2013

First Holy Communion Class of 2013 with teachers / staff from our three primary schools, Fr. Michael Barry and Fr. Liam Everard, and altar servers.

First Holy Communion Day was celebrated in Borrisoleigh on Sunday May 26th last. Six girls from St. Theresa’s Girls’ N.S., two girls from Scoil Bhríde Fantane, and four boys from St. Patrick’s Boys’ N.S. celebrated their First Holy Communion on the day.
Fr. Michael Barry CC was the main celebrant at the Mass during which he complimented all concerned for their efforts in preparing the young boys and girls for this important day in their lives. He especially thanked teachers Mrs Maeve Slattery, Ms Deirdre Harrison and Ms Miriam Lanigan for their invaluable work and example with the children throughout the year.

Hope, Sophie and Jane enjoyin’ a cuppa after the big event

Teachers Mrs Maeve Slattery, Ms Miriam Lanigan and Ms Deirdre Harrison enjoying a chat ‘n’ cuppa after all their hard work of preparation with the children who received their First Holy Communion on Sunday May 26th last.

Best of luck to Julia!

We wish Julia Young the best of luck as she continues her hairdresser / barber business from her home in Knockahorna.


Underage: We are looking forward to hostingThe Tomás Max tournament which will be held on Friday the 7th June in the park at 7.30 pm.This is a tournament for our under 10’s. Visiting teams are Toomevara, St Cronan’s Roscrea and Moycarkey-Borris.
The under 16 panel won’t be playing again until after the junior cert.
Our minor panel continue to train; their first competitive matches won’t be until after the leaving cert.
Intermediate Team: The Linda O’Connor memorial tournament went ahead on Saturday the 1st of June at 2.30pm. It was an ideal day for camogie with the weather staying dry and not too hot. The visiting teams were our next door neighbours Drom N’Inch and St. Bridget’s from Westmeath. The programme of events for the day was each team play each other with the top two teams playing in the final. Results were first game Borris-Ileigh (3-06) Drom N’Inch (4-07), second game Borris-Ileigh (5-05) St. Bridget’s (0-01), third game Drom N’Inch (0-12) St. Bridget’s (0-00) This lead to a final play off between Borris-Ileigh and Drom N’Inch, with Drom being the victors on the day with the score at full time being Borris-Ileigh (0-04) Drom N’Inch (1-05). John Walsh Chairperson of our club thanked all those involved in organising the tournament. Vinny O’Conor Linda’s father presented the winning team with the shield and their trophies. The referees on the day John Lillis and Philip Bergin chose the player of the tournament Miriam Champion. A fine spread of food was provided on the day by our team and committee. Many of the St. Bridget’s team remained down for the night and a session was had in Stapleton’s Bar with finger food provided. It was a fine afternoon of good camogie followed by some bonding with the visiting team from Westmeath. Again thanks to all who helped to make this tournament a success and we look forward to doing it all again next weekend with our Tomás Max tournament for our under 10’s.
Administration: Committee meeting Wednesday evening at 7pm in the park. 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.

Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 

Well done to Eimear Stapleton, Niamh McGrath, Clare Kavanagh, Noirín Stapleton, Grace Prior and Mari Ryan who took part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday last June 3rd in Dublin. They raised funds for The Irish Cancer Society.

Transtition Year Night at St. Joseph’s College

Our annual Transition Year presentation night in St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh took place on Tuesday May 20th. It was a great opportunity for parents to view the vast array of projects, assignments and artwork done by the students throughout the year. Each student gave a presentation on one aspect of their year, outlining to parents the many activities and trips undertaken during the year. These included Bronze medal challenge for Gaisce Awards, Great Limerick Run, Rugby, Drama, Trips to Young Scientist, UCD, Collins Barracks and the Dáil.
The students reached the final of the AIB ‘Build a Bank Challenge’ in Cork.
The main theme of the year was focused around a ‘healthy lifestyle’. Students were encouraged to become more active through a range of sport activities, to cooking healthy meals and the adverse affects of obesity and its health implications. John Leahy spoke to students on drug & alcohol abuse. The students were presented with the many certificates received throughout the year.
Lauren Rusk was the TY student of the year.

Catherine Brosnan, Templederry presented with her certificates by Cait McCormack, TY Co-ordinator

Cliodhna Ryan, Templederry shows off her years TY work

 Sarah Marie Ryan, Borrisoleigh, shows off her Bodhran

TY4: Daniel Casey, Toomevara is presented with his certificates by Margaret Meagher and Cait McCormack, TY Co-ordinators.

Niklas Nielsen, Borrisoleigh is presented with his certificates by Margaret Meagher and Cait McCormack, TY Co-ordinators.

TY6: TY Student of the Year, Lauren Rusk is pictured with Cait McCormack, TY Co-ordinator, Anne Brennan, Acting Principal, Alice Regan, Deputy Principal and Margaret Meagher, TY Co-ordinator.

Transition Year 2013, St Josephs College, Borrisoleigh

A Presentation By Sarah Marie Ryan, Marguerite Ryan and Cliodhna Ryan to Margaret Meagher and Cait McCormack

 Nominations for Student of the year were, Rebecca Rusk, Borrisoleigh, Georgia Brown, Drom, Marguerite Ryan and Ann Marie Buckley, Upperchurch with Cait McCormack TY Co-ordinator, Anne Brennan, Acting Principal, Alice Regan, Deputy Principal and Margaret Meagher, TY Co-ordinator.

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