Bush and Briar Ramblers 

On last Saturday 22nd March we had a great ramble up Slievenamon and around the surrounding countryside. We endured all 4 seasons on this four hour stroll. Eight  walkers were out, seven of them making their first accent of this iconic mountain. Well done to all.

Upcoming Walks:

Saturday 29th March 2014 : An Amble Ramble

If you think your too slow – You are Not
If you think you are not fit enough – Not true either.

On this Saturday we are doing an introductory stroll for everybody to join us.
An easy ramble on forest tracks with great views (weather permitting) approx. 1 hr of walking at a slow pace.
Meeting at the rear car park of Shanahan’s Service Station at 09.50hrs for departure at 10.00hrs
Note later start for this walk.

Sunday 30th March 2014
Normal walk
Meeting at the rear car park of Shanahan’s Service Station at 08.50hrs for departure at 09.00hrs.

For more information on any of our walks, contact us by email on:bushandbriarramblers@gmail.com

 Borrisoleigh Drama Group 

Borrisoleigh Drama Group are holding a meeting Thursday 27th March at 8.30pm in the Marion Hall to organise the staging of this year’s production. All are welcome, new members and back stage help needed. Hope to see you there!

 St Theresa’s National School 




 Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes 

Club Gear Order: A new order for all club gear will be submitted on Monday 7th April. As before the stock available will include squad tops, training tops, polo shirts, track suits tops and bottoms, togs, socks and for the first time replica jerseys. All orders must be paid for up front. The order for the replica jerseys will be a one off order so if you think you or your children would like them then get your order in. All stock comes in all different sizes. For prices and sizes contact Mark Stapleton on 086 8143486.
Full Club News: For all other club news, including match results, reports, fixtures, and photos check out www.borris-ileighgaa.com which is updated every Tuesday night.

 Pieta House 

Pieta House, Roscrea Our Scór na bPáistí Novelty Act winners received a warm welcome following an invitation to perform at a Variety Concert in aid of Pieta House, Roscrea on Saturday 22nd March in the Auburn Lounge. An exciting and unique array of talent of over 20 acts performed on the night. Pieta House vision is to provide suicide and self-harm support services within 100 kilometres of everyone in Ireland. The Committee in Roscrea are working hard to reduce the number of deaths by suicide, reduce the number of people engaging in self-harm and to bring about social change in North Tipperary, around 90% of their income comes from fundraising events. Mary McLoughlin, Volunteer with Pieta House expressed her gratitude to everyone on the night for their generosity and support.

 Daffodil Day 2014 

 Borrisoleigh Historical Society 

Borrisoleigh Historical Society will host a lecture in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh on Wednesday next 26th March at 8pm. Title of Lecture "Continuity and Change in Agriculture in the Parish of Borrisoleigh". It will be delivered by Borrisoleigh native, Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc. This lecture will give a great insight into the past and present methods of farming. Refresments will be served.

 Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club 

Our u12’s led the way to Littleton last Saturday, to take on Holycross & Moycarkey-Borris, in their first blitz of the season. The girls did really well and played fantastic. Next blitz next Saturday at 11 a.m in Borrisoleigh.
If you intend to train or play with Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club this season, you must be registered. It is essential to contact Paula Ryan (087 9035949) Club Registrar or your team manager to arrange payment of membership and collection of our Code of Ethics, Conduct and Best Practice. It is vital that everyone involved in the club is familiar with this document.
The County Board requires full details of club registration immediately.
Adults €40, Juveniles €20 (€13 registration & €7 insurance), & Social Members €20.
Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available. If interested please contact Caroline at 0861522716.
The following are the up and coming FIXTURES set by the County Board.

U12 Blitz – Sat 29/03/14 in Borrisoleigh, start 11am. v Templemore, Clonoulty & Moycarkey Borris.

U14 Championship Fixtures
Tues 1st Thurles v Borrisoleigh (away)
Tues 8th Borrisoleigh v Templemore (home)
Tues 15th BYE
Tues 22ND Moycarkey v Borrisoleigh (away)
Tues 29th Borrisoleigh v Moneygall (home)


Group: Shannon Rovers, Borrisoleigh, Kilruane, Drom & Moycarkey

SUN April 6th – Moycarkey v Borrisoleigh, venue Littleton
SUN April 13th – Borrisoleigh v Drom (home)
SUN April 20th – Borrisoleigh v Kilruane (home)
SUN April 27th – Shannon Rovers v Borrisoleigh venue Shannon Rovers.
FINAL – May 11th 2014

Times and venues will be confirmed.


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 Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA 

Our U12 Footballers played their first game of the championship last Friday evening against Portroe. After a fine game of football they lost narrowly on a scoreline of 2-06 to 1-06. They will play silvermines next week end. Our U16 footballers are also set to play portroe next weekend. The U14 Football will commence away to Shannon Rovers on Wednesday 2 April.

Thanks to John Stapleton, the Community Games committee, our own Juvenile GAA Committee for their help in organising the recent progressive 25 drive in the Parish Centre. An enjoyable night was had by all. Thanks to those who donated raffle prizes also. Winners on the night were 1st Denis and Michael Gleeson 12 games, Joint second Jimmy Ryan & Jim Farrell (11 games) and Anthony & Paddy Ryan 11 games.

The Club will hold its annual table quiz in the Marian Hall on Good Friday night full details later.

Registration forms have been distributed and should be returned to team mentors as soon as possible.


Congratulations to our Senior Ballad Group on reaching the Munster Final of Scor Sinsear which will be held next Sun March 30th in The University Limerick at 2.30pm. We wish Sean, Tony, Joe & John Paul the best of luck and hopefully they will bring the Munster title to Borrisoleigh. All support would be appreciated. 
Our church gate collection takes place at all masses this weekend. Your support again would be appreciated.

 Views from the Church 

Writing on bell Rev Edward Kerrick PP

 The Bothy 

Look at all the activities that’s going on in your local Bothy:

The Knitting Circle is back! This Thurs 27th of March from 10:30 onwards.

 Teen book club is back by popular demand. Saturday the 1st of April

The kids book club is back as always, this Saturday 12th of April at 4pm. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME. This is to accommodate all our gaa stars!

We also have daily, freshly baked goods, homemade soup made from fresh vegetables, tasty tea and freshly ground coffee, a host of handmade crafts and so much more…
Call in to discover what your Bothy can offer you!


 Borrisoleigh Community Games 

Community Games Talent County Final was held in Dunkerrin last Saturday 22nd of March. Borrisoleigh’s standard of entertainment was very high with great results from all participants.
1st in Solo Singing – Sinead Ryan
2nd and 3rd in Recitation – Katie Fitzgerald and Razuk Attik.
1st in Culture Corner- Adam Carr, Colm Boyle, Maeve Stapleton, Kayleen O’Dwyer, Aoife Ryan and Razuk Attik.
1st in Group Singing – Sinead Ryan, Shaneen Stapleton, Antionette Attik, Aoife Ryan, Katie Fitzgerald.
Well done to all involved.
Swimming County Finals take place in Clonmel Swimming Pool on the 5th & 6th of April. Girls on Saturday 5th at 2.00pm. Boys on Sunday 6th at 2.00pm. All names and D.O.B. for the Swimming Event must be sent to John @ 086 089 4718 before Thursday 27th April.

Cross Country
Cross Country County Finals take place on Friday 4th April in Thurles Crokes at 7pm. Entries on the night.


 Cookery Demonstration 

For the perfect Mother’s Day gift – look no further than the cookery demonstration with Chefs to the Stars, Rory Morahan (The Druid Chef) and Karl Clarke, which will be held in The Templemore Arms Hotel, Templemore, on Thursday 24th April. There will be an Artisan Food Fair and finger food from 6.00pm, before Rory and Karl take the floor at 7.30pm to showcase their preparation of no-fuss-food.
Rory Morahan is no stranger to our TV screens, having previously wowed the Late Late Show audience by cooking Christmas dinner in an astonishing 3 minutes! He also hosted Celtic True Food on TG4, and has appeared on The Afternoon Show, TV AM and currently on O Cuisine on TG4. Meanwhile Karl’s passion, dedication and commitment over the years have seen him cook privately for Prince Albert of Monaco, Enya, Bruce Springsteen, Colin Farrell, Elton John, Angelina Jolie and many more.
This will be a great evening of cookery, chat and entertainment, with lots of fantastic prizes to be won on the night. Tickets cost €20 and include complimentary drinks reception on arrival, with all proceeds going to Templemore Badminton Club Development Project. Tickets are available from all committee members and from some outlets in Templemore itself. Alternatively contact 086 3003327 or 087 1340257 for tickets. It’s shaping up to be a great night.

 Pic of the Past………down memory lane 

Senior Citizens Outing
Katie Tynan, Maura Kelly and Maureen Ryan, Rathmoy

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