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U21 Hurling: Hard luck to our under 21 team who were knocked out of the north championship by Kilruane on Sunday afternoon. It was a hard fought game by a very young Borris side. The score was 1-13 to 0-13. The defeat now brings to an end our involvement in the competition. We would like to thank all those involved with the team for their time and effort throughout the year.
Captaincy: Massive congratulations are in order to Brendan Maher who has been appointed as Tipperary Senior Hurling Team Captain. This is a fantastic honour for Brendan and we are sure he will lead Tipperary the same way that he has been leading Borris.
New walkway: As many have noticed the new walkway is now open for use during the day. We hope to have the lights in operation either this week or the next. We ask people to respect the new facility and to keep it clean of rubbish. We also ask that people do not walk their dogs on the track without a leash as there will be children in the vicinity.

Jim Egan 7s: Borris-Ileigh GAA have been invited to take place in the Jim Egan 7s tournament this Saturday in Puckane. It promises to be a great day and support is greatly welcomed.

Strictly Come Dancing

Joe Kennedy awaits Meg

Eamon and Julie trot the tango

Andy and Evelyn await the judges comments

Peter and Mags take the victory

Philip and Emma wow the crowd

More pictures to follow next week

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.

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

Mick Cowan Memorial Tournament

Proceeds from the Mick Cowan Memorial Tournament organised by Borris-Ileigh and Moyne-Templetuohy G.A.A. clubs in conjunction with the Cowan family, were presented to Marie McGrath of the North Tipperary Hospice Saturday 2nd November .
The Cowan family wish to express their thanks and gratitude to the organisers of the tournament and to all those who supported this worthy cause.

Breed Cowan presenting cheque for € 3,400 to Marie McGrath, with the organising committee.

Scoil Bhride

Borrisoleigh Charity Cycle 2013 Presentation

The presentation of the total sponsorship raised for Pieta House Roscrea took place on Saturday 19th of October in Stapletons Bar. Borrisoleigh native Gerry Kearney who is a committee member in the Pieta House organisation accepted the cheque for over €6,500 from the Cycle. Gerry outlined the tremendous work that Pieta House do for those affected by Self-Harm and Suicide. Gerry was delighted with the community effort that is involved in organising the Borrisoleigh Cycle every year. He said such fundraising was inspirational and hugely important for the local community as well as the beneficiaries. He was very proud to accept the cheque on behalf of Pieta House Roscrea from his home village.

In addition Ruairi O’Connell and P.J. Delaney were invited to meet the founder of Pieta House Joan Freeman in the Pieta House Roscrea Centre last week. Joan wanted to acknowledge the tremendous work of the Borrisoleigh Community in raising such a tremendous amount of money for the Roscrea Centre. She outlined how busy the centre had become since it opened in July and reiterated just how important such fundraising was to Pieta House and to let the people involved know that our donation will help to save lives and we should be very proud of our efforts. So well done to everyone who played a part in this years event.

Some pictures from the day of the cycle.  Well done to all who took part on the day.

Borrisoleigh Scór

The North Final of Scór naNóg takes place on Friday November 29th @ 8pm in Birdhill.
Anyone wishing to take part in any of the events, please notify any member of the Scór Committee, on or before Monday November 18th.

Costelloe Cup Winners of 2013

Inaugural Costello cup winners 2013

TF Stapleton presents the cup to Brendan captain of the winning team

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.


Following the success of the Devil’s Bit Walk as part of the Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival, interest was shown in forming a Hillwalking Group in Borrisoleigh.
A Meeting will be held in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 6th November at 8.30pm to discuss. All are welcome.

Upperchurch Walking Weekend

Programme of Events

Friday Nov 8th:

Moher-Gortkelly road walk 7 km. Glown-Garnakilka road walk 10 km. Both walks start 7.30 p.m in Upperchurch and will be followed by the reception and official opening in Upperchurch hall. Traditional music in Kinnane’s afterwards.

Saturday Nov 9th:

10.00 a.m. Hills of Upperchurch walk 18 km.
12.15 p.m. Knockalough-Red Hugh walk 6, 10 or 12 km.
12.30 p.m. Eamon an Chnoic Loop 8 km.
All walks on Saturday start from Upperchurch village. There will be set dancing lessons in Ryans at 4.00 p.m. and traditional music at Jim o’ the Mills at 10.00 p.m.

Sunday Nov 10th:

11.00 a.m. Ragg to Upperchurch walk 15 km (or 8 km loop option) starting from the Ragg Lounge 5 miles from Thurles on the Nenagh Road.
11.30 a.m. Kilcommon Pilgrim Trail 10 km, including option of Mauherslieve summit, starting from Kilcommon, 5 miles west of Upperchurch.
12.00 noon. Three cycles over 25, 50 or 75 km starting Upperchurch.
12.15 p.m. Knockalough-Red Hugh walk 6, 10 or 12 km starting Upperchurch.
12.30 p.m. Eamon an Chnoic Loop 8 km starting Upperchurch.
12.30 p.m. Birchill Nature Trail 8 km Starting from P.J.Ryan’s, Rosmult, 7 miles from Thurles on the Thurles-Upperchurch road.

There will be demonstrations on the new climbing wall after all walks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and a bushcraft display on Sunday from 2 till 5 p.m. The newly developed one km walk around the local bog is now ready for use also.

For further information visit www.upperchurch.ie or phone 0504 54443 weekdays 10 to 2 or 086 0518934 at other times.

Halloween time at Fantane

A fun time was had by all

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 at 8p.m. details to be finalised. Our AGM will be coming up shortly so anyone interested in volunteering please contact any committee member
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.

Shoebox Appeal


Pic of the Past…….down memory lane

McGrath’s, Greenlawn in the early 1970s
Carmel Quirke, Holycross, Ann, John, Maureen, Tom and Liam McGrath

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