Borrisoleigh Annual 2013

We would like to thank all those who have submitted articles and photographs for Borrisoleigh Annual 2013. Could all those who have promised to submit items for this years publication please do so by 3pm on Friday November 1st. Any items received after this deadline cannot be guaranteed inclusion in this years publication.

St. Patrick’s Boys National School

U13 North Tipperary Champions

Congratulations to the U-13 footballers who won the North Tipperary Football Championship and are in the County Final the week after the mid term break.

Captain Alvis accepting the cup


Congratulations to Clíodhna Bourke on her recent graduation from UCC

Borris-Ileigh GAA

A Note from The Chairman: I would like to express my deepest thanks to all who made Sunday night such a fantastic success. It was a night that not alone stood out as one of the most entertaining nights in recent times but it has also helped us to be in a position financially where we can continue to provide top class facilities for the people and future generations of our community. It has been a very busy year in 2013, especially from a fundraising point of view, but as always the people of Borrisoleigh have dug deep and given us their hard earned money and I would like to sincerely thank each and everybody who came on the night or bought tickets. There are many people who made the night the success that it was. Our finance committee yet again excelled themselves and massive credit must go to each member who worked so tirelessly in the weeks leading up to the event. Denise Ryan who went above and beyond the call of duty, I would like to offer my genuine thanks for all her work behind the scenes and she was a vital cog in the running of such a top class night. I would also like to thank David Butler, Niamh Harty and Bríd Looby who gave up so much of their time in the running of the night. Great credit must go to Derlene Cleary who had our 30 dancers in such fabulous form.

Finally I would like to offer my biggest thanks to the 30 marvellous people who put their bodies, pride and time on the line. The work they put in over the past few weeks has been nothing short of phenomenal and the way that they approached the event was a joy to watch and work with. They can hold their heads high and be proud of their wonderful achievement. Photos from the night to follow soon.

Tipperary Captain: As many may have already heard, Brendan Maher has been appointed captain of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team for 2014. This is a fantastic honour for Brendan and we are immensely proud of him. He has always shown true leadership wearing the maroon and white and I am certain that he will do likewise for Tipp. Best of luck Brendan for 2014 and beyond.

Tidy Towns

Anyone interested in Tidy Towns???

An open meeting will be held on November 7th @ 8pm in the Community Centre.

For anyone interested in carrying on the good work done for the Gathering Festival.

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Notes

U16: Our appreciation to the Costello family have donated a fabulous trophy to the Club in memory of Pakie Costello who was a staunch Borris Ileigh GAA Club man. Pakie served for many years in many different roles with the Club and was an Honorary President of the Borris Ileigh Club at the time of his death. On Monday afternoon last an inaugural U16 Parish League was held, with four strong teams competing for the Costello cup. After two good competitive semi finals it was the team Captained by Brendan O’Dwyer that had the honour of winning the trophy for the first time. Thanks to TF Stapleton who presented the trophy to the winning side.

Winners of Thomas Gleeson Memorial Cup

Seamus Gleeson presenting the Cup to the winning captain

Also on Monday last the U10 Parish League was played for the Thomas Gleeson Cup. These young players got the worst of the weather but still managed to put on a good display of hurling. On the day Jack Fitzgeralds side emerged victorious. Jack was presented with the trophy by Seamus Gleeson on behalf of the Gleeson family.
Thanks to the committee members and to Philip Delaney and his crew who organised the barbeque for the players and spectators alike on the day.

Mick Prior U10 Hurling Tournament 2013

The Mick Prior Cup being presented to the winning captain

Action from the Mick Prior Tournament


Stone Craft Classes

Beginners and Advanced Computer Courses

The community centre management committee would like to offer two computer classes over the winter months. One, offering basic computer skills for beginners and a second for a more advanced class. For further details please contact Bríd in the office at 0504-50643 between 9:30am and 1:00pm.

Barnardos Fundraising Dance

Barnardos Fundraising Dance in Younge’s, The Ragg, Saturday 9th of November.  Dancing 9pm to 1am to Philip English. Refreshments served & brilliant spot prizes.

Tickets €10 available on the door or contact 086 2122745

Donations of confectionery or items for spot prizes would be appreciated phone 086 2122745

Camoige Club Notes

It was a very quiet week on the camogie front with none of our teams out. There are no fixtures set for this week either. However the committee have been busy organising presentation nights for our teams. Our intermediate team will receive their county league medals on Saturday the 9th November in the Magic Wok at 8 p.m. All our underage players will receive certificates on Saturday the 16th November details to be finalised. Our AGM will be coming up shortly so anyone interested in volunteering please contact any committee member. Best wishes to Brendan in his new role as Captain of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team. Well done to Borris-Ileigh GAA on a marvellous night’s entertainment with "Strictly Come Dancing".

Administration: 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.

Parish Notes


Weekends and Holydays:

Saturday: 7.00pm

Sunday: 9.30am – ILEIGH


Monday to Friday 10.00am

Funeral Masses: 11.00am

Saturday, November 2nd (All Souls): 10.00am

Mass of Remembrance for those who died during the past year will take place on Friday, November 15th at 7.00pm

Cemetery Rosary:

During the month of November the Rosary will be recited in the cemeteries each Sunday at 3.00pm

Nov. 3rd: St. Bridget’s. Nov. 10th: Ileigh. Nov. 17th: Glenkeen. Nov. 24th: Sacred Heart Church.

Air Ambulance Landing

An Aer Corps helicopter coming in to land in the Town Park recently to airlift a waiting patient to hospital.

HSE paramedics transferring the patient to the helicopter

Upperchurch Walking Weekend

The 8th annual Upperchurch Walking Weekend takes place on the 8th,9th & 10th of November this year. There will be a choice of over a dozen walks ranging from 7kms to 18kms. There will also be a preview and demonstration of County Tipperary’s first indoor climbing wall.

In addition to the walks and climbing, outdoor enthusiasts can observe a bushcraft display which will demonstrate and explain wilderness survival skills such as shelter and fire creation, water filtration, cooking wild food, wood carving and rope making from natural materials.

The local cycling club are also running three organised cycles over 25kms, 50kms and 75kms starting at noon on Sunday. For further details see their Facebook page.

Advertising/Diary of Events

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Pic of the Past…….down memory lane

Michelle Stapleton with Oran and Cillian Bergin, Chapel Street

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