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Remembrance Christmas tree

Our remembrance Christmas tree will be taken down on Saturday 18th January. Please be aware that there will be no parking in the church square that morning to allow for machinery to get around the tree.

Remembrance Mass
The remembrance mass for those included in the Christmas remembrance books will be held in Borrisoleigh Church on Saturday 25th January at 7pm.

A big heartfelt thanks are due to:
Paddy Ryan (Shevry), Eamon & Michael Ryan (Glenrisk), Tom McInerney, Tom Mc Grath, Martin Hayes, Joe Holland, Sean Shanahan, Declan Curtis, Tom Mason, Seamus Kennedy, Fr. Liam, Tom Mc Cormack, Martina Kelly, Phil & Natasha Mason, Fintan Holland, Bill Carey, Michael Treacy, all the stewards on the night, Borrisoleigh gathering committee and the Borrisoleigh Development Association for their help in getting out lovely Christmas tree up and for the lovely evening in the square.
A special thanks to the staff, pupils & parents of our three primary schools for their participation in the festivities.
And a big Ho Ho Ho to the man in red who made it such a special occasion for everyone who turned up on the evening.

Winter in Canada

Margaret Wheatling (Ryan, Coohaun) lives in Turtle Lake in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. When she took the pictures below it was -26C and the previous week it was -38C with a wind chill making it feel like -45C. They get this type of weather every winter so are prepared unlike some parts of the USA which were in the grip of the "polar vortex" last week.

Chris Gindl (Margaret’s son-in-law), Amara and Teague, with Ben Smith playing ice hockey. In the background are Doug Smith and James and Braden at the net.  This ice rink was made by Margaret’s neighbour Ben Smith

Margaret and Fred’s cabin at Turtle Lake

Looking out from the deck with some snow cleared and the forest where they live

Margaret with her grandchildren Amara and Teague

Margaret and her husband Fred would like to send greetings to all their friends and family in Borrisoleigh from the Wheatling’s & Gindl’s in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada.

Community Centre Classes

NEW YEAR NEW YOU – Borrisoleigh Pilates classes are back on Tuesday 14th January in the Community Centre at 7.30pm Pay as you go. €10 per class. If interested text full name, Borris 14 to Geri at 087 6491725

Yoga classes start on Wednesday 15th January 11.00am to 12.00pm €30 or 6.50pm to 7.50pm €33 with Marie Mills 086 1778369

Operation Transformation Fun Family Walk

North Tipperary Sports Partnership in association with the RTE programme Operation Transformation are holding a Fun Family Walk on the Slí na Sláinte Route in Templemore at 11am on Saturday 18th January 2014. Registration is from 10.30am in the Templemore AC clubhouse.

The walk will start and finish at Templemore Athletic Club and is 4.1km in total. All walkers and joggers are welcome and refreshments will be served in Templemore AC clubhouse afterwards. For further information please contact Elaine Cullinan, North Tipperary Sports Partnership, Tel 067-43604, email: elaine@ntsp.ie

SafeTalk “Suicide Alertness for Everyone”

Ormond Historical Society

"Upper Limits"
Upperchurch Climbing wall

Local mountaineer and climber, John F Kennedy checking out the climbing wall in Upperchurch

Upper Limits, the newest sports facility in Tipperary, is now officially open. The facility boasts an amazing climbing wall and bouldering wall and is situated beside the community hall in Upperchurch village. The facility is suitable for 6 years plus and only costs €7 per person for a climbing session lasting up to 2.5 hours. It is open every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12.30pm. Bookings are advisable as numbers per session are limited. Contact 087 391 9190 to book a session. All equipment is provided – just bring runners, comfortable clothes and a sense of adventure!

No experience is needed and all fitness levels are welcomed. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family in 2014. The team in Upper Limits are looking forward to meeting you in 2014!

Bush & Briar Ramblers

Bush and Briar Ramblers on Knockalough Loop 12/01/14

Despite the terrible weather conditions last Sunday 12/01/14, we had a very successful first outing of 2014 to Upperchurch where we hiked around the Knockalough Loop Walk.19 walkers took on the challenge of the elements to complete the walk. A big congratulations and thank you to all who walked and made the walk so enjoyable.A lot of valuable information was gained about hiking in wind and rain. Information which will enhance our hiking experience in the future. There is no bad weather, only poor protective clothing. Our next outings are on Sat Jan 25 and Sun Jan 26. Destinations and further information at a later date.

 Borrisoleigh Drama Group

Borrisoleigh Drama Group would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser during Christmas. Thanks to everyone everyone who bought tickets, came along to see Elvis on the night and supplied raffle and spot prizes.
The Drama Group is now preparing for their next production. The parts are cast and rehearsals are underway. There is always room for more new members to get involved behind the scenes and helping out in other ways. Meetings and rehearsals are now being held every Monday at 9.30pm and Thursdays at 8.30 pm in the Marian Hall.

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile Club

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th January @ 8pm in the pavilion. Any nominations for Club Officer positions, for the Committee, for juvenile team managers or any motions for discussion should be with the Club Secretary, Ruairi O’ Connell by Saturday 18th of January 9 pm. We are encouraging as many people as possible to attend on the night”.

Congratulations John

Nicole presenting John with his birthday cake

John and Geraldine enjoying the night

John with his brothers Pat and Lar with Vinny O’Connor

Tom & Janette McInerney

Some photos from the night. 

Scór na Nóg

The Munster Final of Scór na Nóg takes place on Sunday January 26th in Mallow, Co. Cork at 2.30 p.m. Borrisoleigh are privilaged to be represented in the Solo Song and the Leiriú competitions. It is hoped to organise a bus to go to Mallow to support the acts so if you are interested in going please contact either Fiona Ryan 0871417263 or Lucia Ryan 0863961211 for further details. We hope to have admission tickets for Mallow also next week so again if you want to put in your order do so immediately. Adults are 12euro and kids are 6euro.

The County Final of question time in Scór na Nóg takes place this Saturday January 18th in Moyne Hall at 7.30pm. Winners next Saturday night will go straight through to the All Ireland Final. Teams of 4 are requested to take part and it will be 10 rounds of 10 team questions. If you haven’t registered yet and still want to take part please go to Moyne on Saturday night.

Scor na bPaisti.
A few dates are available for the diaries. The Area Final involving Borrisoleigh will be held in Dunkerrin on Saturday February 15th @ 7pm.  The North Final being held in Templederry Friday February 21st at 7pm and then the County Final is being held in Cashel Sunday March 9. We will have a date for our parish final in next weeks news.

Anyone still wanting to take part in the set dancing competition for the parish final must be at set dancing classes next mon night.
If anyone has any queries about taking part in any event for the Scor na bPaisti please contact any of the committee or come to the hall any monday night and we will help out as best we can.

Pic of the Past……down memory lane 
Finns of Rathmoy
Martina Finn, Jimmy Finn,
Pakie Finn, Anna White and Natalie Finn

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