Bush & Briar Ramblers

Another busy weekend for the Bush & Briar Ramblers with walking on last Saturday and Easter Monday in the best of weather conditions.

The Saturday walk was in Kilcommon to mark Pilgrim Paths Day and the group had a pleasant stroll along the Pilgrim Loop and enjoyed lunch from the summit of MauherSlieve with magnificent views in all directions for company.
Easter Monday saw the Ramblers explore the unseen side of the Devils Bit with a little bit of scrambling added into the mix to raise the heart rate and of course a visit to the Cross on the little Rock as is a tradition on Easter Monday.

Well done to all the walkers and thanks for supporting our walks.

Relaxing in the sun at the Mass Rock on the Pilgrim Loop in Kilcommon

Bush & Briar Ramblers & friends at the Cross on the Devil’s Bit

Borrisoleigh Festival 2014

The Borrisoleigh festival committee are launching this years festival with a Mayor / Mayoress of Borrisoleigh contest. On SUNDAY MAY 4TH we will introduce you to our four candidates on Mc Donagh square at 7:30pm. This will be followed by musical entertainment. So come along for a great evenings entertainment and meet our candidates who will be looking for your votes.

Borrisoleigh Community Games

Cycling on Grass (2k) – This event is open to boys and girls U12 and U14. Please contact John @ 086 089 4718 Before Friday 25th.

Art Reminder: Art County Final is on this Saturday 26th April @ 2pm Presentation School Clonmel.

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA

Our U12 footballers will face Ballina in the U12b North Semi Final this Friday evening. Best wishes to all concerned.

The U14 hurlers have been busy in the last week. On Friday evening we played a Moneygall / Templederry combination and emerged victorious in the North Tipp Feile (b) Semi Final putting in an excellent performance. There was not much time to recover however and we played Shannon Rover Gaels in the Final on Easter Monday and emerged as winners on a scoreline 3-05 to 1-05. Again the lads put in a fine performance. Two first half goals from Raymond Mc Cormack and Harry Younge set the scene. In the second half the Rovers scored a couple of early points to narrow the gap. However the third goal from a long range free by Kevin Maher settled the issue. The team Captain Oran Bergin accepted the shield on behalf of this hardworking panel of players. We will now play the Mid Tipperary winners yet to be confirmed in the Feile County Semi Final on Saturday week the 3rd of May. The County Feile Final will also be played on the same date.

The U14 Footballers are to play Burgess tonight Wednesday in Kilcolman.

The Club would like to thank all those who supported its annual table quiz in the Marian Hall on Good Friday night last. Congratulations to the winning team Laura Ryan, Alan Ryan, Seamus Ryan and Julie Treacy and to Gerry Treacy, Tom Hurley , Claire Hurley and James Gould who were runners up. The Juvenile winners on the night were Oran & Killian Bergin, Ray Mc Cormack, Aaron Donnelly and Conor Keane with Gerry Kelly, Patrick O’ Connell, Aaron Reid and John Ryan runners up. Thanks to all those who sponsored prizes and to Tomas Russell who compiled the questions that ensured a very enjoyable night for all.

Tidy Towns Spring Clean

Borrisoleigh Men’s Shed

There is a meeting for the new Borrisoleigh Men’s Shed in the back room of The Bothy at 2pm on Saturday 27th April. All are welcome!

A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share your skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop your old skills.

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 GAA news check out www.borris-ileighgaa.com

Kick Boxing Success

Pictured is Ciarain Shanahan son of Andrew and Sharon Shanahan nephew of Sean and Marie Shanahan, Centra Borrisoleigh proudly displaying 2 title belts which he won in January and April of this year in kick boxing. Ciarain represents Thurles kick boxing club. The green belt is the "IKF super middleweight Irish title" and the black one is the "ISKA junior middleweight Irish title"

Scoil Bhríde Fantane

Easter at Fifi’s Tots

The children from Fifi’s Tots Preschool turned into Easter bunnies before the holidays and enjoyed their Easter egg. A good feast was had by all.

Historical Society

Change of Date for the Sr. Aine Historical Society, Templemore, lecture.
Lecture will now take place on May 1st at 8 o’clock. It will be given by Mr. John Fenton, former Cork Hurler.

Borris-Ileigh Camoige Notes

U-6 training takes place each Tuesday at 7 p.m.
U-8 training takes place each Monday at 7 p.m. Parents are asked to collect their child promptly at 7.45, as trainers cannot be held responsible for children after that time.

U10 & U12 training – Monday 7 to 8. Additional times will be notified.

The girls played Clonoulty last Saturday, but were unfortunate to lose on the day.
Next match, Saturday 26/04/14 versus Holycross Ballycahill at home.
Times will be confirmed at training & by text.

U14’s had a great win against Moycarkey on Tuesday 22nd April. Score line of 3-4 to 4 points. Well done girls.

Texts will follow confirming dates, venues & time.

MINOR training continues each Thursday night.


Intermediates played Kilruane in Borrisoleigh on Sunday April 20th.
The girls had a great win with a final score of 1-11 to 1-05. Well done girls..
SUN April 27th – Shannon Rovers v Borris-Ileigh venue Shannon Rovers.
FINAL – May 11th 2014

Times and venues will be confirmed.

REMEMBER: 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.

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Pic of the Past………….down memory lane

Claire Whyte with her father, Kevin, who was proprieter of Whyte’s Garage where Shanahan’s Foodmarket is today

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