Race Night: St. Therese’s N.S.

Mrs Butler presenting the trophy to Mrs. Patricia Fahey and family after Ille Victoria’s great win in the Buster Race for St. Therese’s N.S.

Under the hammer with our Auction team.

St. Therese’s Parents Council and Association held a very successful Race Night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium on April 5th. Sincere thanks for all your support and help. Our local business people have been fantastic so we ask you to support them with your custom.

Some results from the night:
Buster Draw:
Nuala Stapleton €300
Cian Stapleton €100

Paddy Stapleton Summer Camp
: Kellie Healy and Conor Murray

Easter Egg
: Anna Harkin, Zara Byrne and  Paul Kinane

John, Fitz, Kay and Catherine hoping for a winner.

Chantal, Aoife, Niamh, Kalyn and Tara enjoying the night.

Starting early! Tara, Amy, Jamie, Dylan, Tara and Kayla.

To view more photos from the race night go to our photo gallery or click here

Visitors to St. Patrick’s BNS

Sean Mc Mahon. INTO Vice President visits St. Patrick’s BNS

Michelle Revins with the boys from Patrick’s BNS on her recent visit.

Congratulations to Deirdre and Kevin

Deirdre Harrison, Fantane N.S. teacher and her new husband Kevin O’Reilly who were married last Saturday.

Deirdre on her wedding day with some of her former pupils.

Deirdre pictured with the past and present Scoil Bhríde Fantane Board of Management Chairpersons.

Borrisoleigh Drama Group

Some of the cast and crew at rehearsals.

The countdown is on! Borrisoleigh Drama Group’s latest production will be on stage in the Marian Hall on 2nd, 3rd and 5th May.

St. Cualans Club

St Cualans Social club are going on their annual trip to Mount St. Joseph Monestary in Roscrea on Saturday April 12th. Bus leaving the square at 2pm approx. Anyone interested in travelling please give their names to any of the following committee members:
Lucia Ryan, Chairperson, Fiona Max, Secretary, Eileen Slattery, Treasurer, Frances kennedy, Teresa Stapleton, Angela McSherry, Margaret Kelly, Phil Mason.

An Taisce Spring Clean Up

Borrisoleigh Tidy Towns will hold their An Taisce Spring clean up on Monday 28th April. All volunteers greatly appreciated. More information to follow.

Women’s Mini-Marathon

The annual Flora women’s mini marathon is taking place in June. Anyone interested in doing it for Down’s Syndrome, to help fundraise for the setting up of their National Centre, should contact Mary Stapleton on 086 8199185.

Bush and Briar Ramblers


The group had another good outing to Silvermines Ridge last Sunday morning. Weather conditions started out a bit poor but picked up during the morning. Its great to see new people join in our walks each week.

Upcoming walk organised by Roscrea’s Walking Group may be of interest to you:
First trip away this year on Saturday 12th April to the spectacular scenery of the Wicklow mountains and Glendalough. Bus will be leaving Mulrooneys Gala in Roscrea at 10am approx. and returning at 5-6pm. Walk will take approx. 2-2.5 hours max. Price of the bus will depend on numbers. Bring a packed lunch if you intend to travel.

‘Bush & Briar Ramblers’ Community page now has over 100 likes. Thanks to all our Facebook followers and we hope to see more of you out on the hills joining us in the near future.

Community Games
Borrisoleigh Community Games Swimming Results
Congratulations to Ciara Ryan who placed 2nd in the U16 Backstroke at the Community Games Swimming County Final in Clonmel last Saturday.

County Cross Country Community Games

The Cross Country Community Games were held in Crokes AFC on 4th April. Daniel Ryan was the first Borrisoleigh athlete to register for Community Games athletics in almost 30 years! Daniel ran a great U12 race. His cousin Seamus Ryan got the Silver medal in U14 and will represent Tipperary this summer in the All Ireland Community Cross country Team event.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Notes


U6/U8 training commenced this Monday. It is great to see the new players starting. The energetic enthusiasm of all these young players (and mentors) will set the trend for Borris-Ieigh Camogie for the future. Please ensure to register as soon as possible. Times and days of training will be text to parents.

have commenced training on Monday nights. U12’s training also on Thursdays. There are a number of match’s coming up, managers will inform players/parents of same.

– Unfortunately, our under 14’s were unlucky in the first round of the Championship, against Thurles last Thursday. They played their hearts out to the finish and will be well prepared for the next round against Templemore this Thursday at 7 p.m, in the town park. Best of luck girls.


Texts will follow confirming dates, venues & time.

MINOR training continues each Tuesday night.

INTERMEDIATE: We had a great win on Sunday last against Moycarkey in Littleton.
Neither team had their full compliment of players on the day. It was a very windy day and Borrisoleigh took full advantage of this in the first half with Nicole Walsh scoring 1 goal and 7 points and Sarah Kinane scoring 1 goal and 2 points. Moycarkey scored 3 points in the first half. The second half saw Borrisoleigh playing against the wind and Moycarkey used this to their advantage, scoring 4 goals in quick succession and 2 points. Mary Bradshaw scored 2 goals in the second half for Borrisoleigh and Nicole Walsh added another 5 points to her tally. Sarah Kinane scored another point in the second half leaving the FINAL SCORE at:
Borrisoleigh 4 – 15 to Moycarkey 4 – 5 . Well done Borris..
Next match is fixed versus Drom next Sunday April 13th in Borrisoleigh at 11 am in Borrisoleigh. Your support would be appreciated.


Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes

Golf Classic: Following on from the huge success of last year’s golf classic, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the event again this year in Thurles Golf Club. The event will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of May. We had many fantastic prizes last year and this year will be no different. The time sheet is now available and slots can be acquired from Martin Fahy. We encourage people to get their slot as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Over 100 teams took part last year and we hope to see the same and more this year. A team of 4 costs just €120

For all other club news, fixtures and up coming events check out www.borris-ileighgaa.com which is updated every week

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA

Hard Luck to our u12 footballers who put up a great first half performance against Silvermines last week. A strong Silvermines side came good in the last quarter to win the game. Our u12’s play Newport in the next round.
U14 as Shannon Rovers were unable to field a team we had no game last week. We are due to play Kilruane Mc Donaghs tonight Wednesday in round two of the Football Championship. The U14 Feile Hurling will finally get under way this Saturday morning at 10am where we are drawn to play Newport Gaels in the North Tipp quarter final. The North Semi finals and Final will both be played on Easter Monday.
Best of luck to all U14, U15 and U16 players who are currently attending trials for North Tipp Divisional sides.
The Club will hold its annual table quiz in the Marian Hall on Good Friday night. Your support would be appreciated for this enjoyable annual fundraiser. Again the questions will be set by Tómas Russell and will be suitable for young and old alike.

Historical Society Notes

We wish to thank Professor Gerry Boyle and his colleague, Dr.David Meredith for delivering a wonderful lecture on 26th March, 2014.

Upcoming Events
24/4/2014: Sr. Aine Historical Society, Templemore:
Title of Lecture: ‘Sale of Middleton Town ’44 to ’66’. delivered by Mr. John Fenton.

30/4/2014: Community Centre, Borrisoleigh
Title of Lecture: ‘Holycross Abbey, & Medieval Treasures of Holycross’ delivered by Mr.Tom Gallagher.

28/5/2014 Community Centre, Borrisoleigh,
Title of Lecture: ‘ Glasnevin Cemetery’ delivered by Mr. Paddy Gleeson.

14/6/2014: Bus trip to Dublin. Guided tour of Kilmainham and Glasnevin Cemetery.
Names to be given to Delia Ryan Sec. asap (27 seats only available on bus)

Pic of the Past………down memory lane

Tom Ryan Murrray, Ida Costello and Jim Costello at Jim’s retirement party in 1989.
Jim served as postmaster in Pallas Street Post Office for many years.

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