Happy Halloween 

 First Steps Montessori 

Halloween Party at First Steps Montessori

 Borrisoleigh Track Attack Notes 

Paddy Ryan, Paul O’Brien, Timmy O’Connell, Ailbe Cummins

Stage Wins for Ailbe & Alan
43 people have participated in the opening 2 rounds of the Borrisoleigh Marathon Challenge which is kindly sponsored by Albany Home Decor (Nenagh), Owen Ryan Motors (Loughmore), Wright Insurance (Wexford), Cross Fabrication (Templederry) and Pat Keane Painter & Decorator (Mountkinane).

The opening round saw Ailbe Cummins lead from gun to tape in a time of 27:47 closely followed by Paudie Meehan a single second behind. Throughout the field there was evidence of a great willingness to dig deep to complete the 6km course and in turn this was complemented by an array of impressive finishing times.

From round 2 onwards, the system of determining the nightly stage victor is different from the opening night. The winner is the participant who improves their finishing time the most each night. Straight from the off in the second round, it became evident that the chatting became less and the overall pace was up a notch or 2. The battle with the front running speedsters was brilliant as 4 athletes went toe to toe and only 5 seconds separated the speeding quartet when crossing the finish line. Timmy O’Connell dipped under the 27 minute mark, recording the fastest time of the night in 26:55. Ailbe Cummins finished 1 second behind with Paddy Ryan a further second in arrears. Challenge debutant Paul O’Brien lay down a marker for future rounds, completing the course in 27 minutes flat.

Another brilliant battle developed on the night when only 5 seconds separated another 5 athletes. Henry Groome hit the tape in 32:48, Mark Stapleton in 32:49, Denis Ryan in 32:50, Martin Fahy in 32:51 and Patricia Ryan in 32:53.

Pride of place on the night went to Alan Kelly when winning the stage by clipping 9 minutes and 7 seconds off his previous nights effort. Patricia Ryan claimed second place on the night, Joe Kennedy put in a hugely impressive performance to claim third spot. Fourth on the night was Denis Ryan with Claire Mockler completing the top 5.

Following the opening 2 rounds, there is a 3 way tie at the top of the league ladder. The trio of Claire Mockler, Michael O’Brien and Ailbe Cummins are the table toppers on 18pts followed by Paddy Ryan and George Ryan on 19pts. Patricia and Denis Ryan are both on 25pts, Michael Murray is a further 2 points back with a total of 27, Mark Stapleton is on 29pts while Tom Shanahan and Henry Groome are all square on 30 pts.

The Marathon Challenge continues every Tuesday night under light on the track at the new hurling pitch. All runners and walkers are welcome to come along and participate. It’s an 8 o’clock start each night with a warm up getting under way at 7:40pm. Registration begins at 7:15pm with a fee of €2 each night (under 16’s are free).

 Bothy Coffee Morning 

A fantastic €571.60 was raised last Thursday for Suir Haven and Milford Hospice. Many thanks to all who donated baked goods and supported on the day.

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 Line Dancing Classes 


Due to popular demand I am starting a brand new Line Dancing Class this Thursday night from 8pm til 9:30. If you have never Line Danced before or did it a few years ago and would like to get back into it then come along and have some fun. We dance to every type of music and its a fun way to exercise.

Please note that there is no class this Saturday November 1st due to it being a Holy Day, class as normal 10am November 8th

Date and Times
Thursday 8-9:30pm
Saturday 10-11.30am

Venue: Marian Hall

Price: €5.00

Hope to see y’all there

 Parish Renewal Team 


During the month of November, the Rosary will be recited in the parish cemeteries each Sunday at 3.00pm as follows:

November 2nd : St.Bridget’s

November 9th : Glenkeen

November 16th : Ileigh

November 23rd : Sacred Heart Church



The Annual Mass of Remembrance for all those who died in the parish during the past  year will be offered in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, November 14th at 7.00pm.

 Scoil Naomh Cualan 

Cross Country Medal Winner

On the 1st of October, 3rd to 6th class went to the Cross Country Competition in Thurles. All children who participated did really well. Special congratulations to Danielle Ryan (fifth class) who won a medal on the day.

Enjoying Cheerio’s Breakfast

 On the 10th of October, we had our Cheerio’s Breakfast in the school to raise money for Childline. All classrooms were decorated like five star hotels. We raised €425 in total for Childline. We would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors.
All children from 1st to 6th class travelled to Templemore to see Our Lady’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. It was a fantastic show and everyone really enjoyed it. Shane Maher in fourth class won a prize in the colouring competition for the superb picture that he created.
They look yummy!

Children from third and fourth class took to the kitchen last week and made delicious chocolate brownies. They were a great hit and tasted scrumptious.

Enjoying Maths Week
During October, the whole school participated in Maths Week. We played many mathematical games such as stile, bingo, telling the time, cards and draughts. However, Maths Week is not the only week that we enjoy fun Maths games. Countdown, Last Girl Standing, Beat the Clock and quizzes are all enjoyed on a weekly basis.
This year all children in the school are taking part in a Christmas Card Project. All pupils from juniors to sixth created a design for their own unique Christmas card and it will then be printed. This was such an exciting activity for all the children to have been involved in.
Pumpkin Carving

Children in the older classes really enjoyed pumpkin carving before the Halloween break. They came up with fantastic designs for their pumpkins.

Ready for trick or treat

Scoil Naomh Cualán was a really scary place the day of the Halloween holidays. Children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. We had ghosts, vampires, witches and pumpkins.

 To view more photographs from Scoil Naomh Cualan please click here

 Halloween at the Bothy 

Thursday 30th from 12 to 1p.m

Fun in the snug

Halloween Crafts , Make and do etc..
€1 each. Family €2. Drink and treat included.

Friday 31st from 11a.m to 1p.m

Halloween DVD
(suitable for 3rd,4th,5th and 6th class)
Cost €2 per child. Family of 3 or more €5.
Drink and popcorn included

Hope to see you all there.

 Scór News 

The Scór na nÓg North Final will take place on November 28th in Birdhill. Anyone interested in taking part should give their names to Theresa Doolan 086 0765202 or Eileen Slattery 087 9849848 before Monday, November 3rd.

 Borris-Ileigh Camogie Notes 


Intermediate Team

Our Intermediate County final winners played Lismore of Waterford last Sunday in Borrisoleigh. Munster Semi-Final full time score. Borris-Ileigh 2-09 Lismore 2-12. Commiserations to our girls and their management team.This team fought to the bitter end and never gave up. They have done themselves, their families, club and parish proud and will play at Senior Level next year for the first time in the history of the club. Well done girls.
Under 10’s

U10’s played a blitz in the Ragg last week, beating Drom and Thurles Sarsfields. Well done girls.

Annual General Meeting
AGM has been set for November 29th at 7.30pm. Any nominations should be with the Secretary Louise Delaney before this time.

Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available. Please contact Caroline at 0861522716.

 Halloween Fun at Fifi Tots Preschool 

Is it ready yet?

Yes it is!

All dressed up and ready to scare everyone!

 Bush & Briar Ramblers 

Walking in The Galtees

Overlooking Lough Curra

Enda Ryan on Galtee Mór

 Borrisoleigh Charity Cycle Presentation 

Cheque presentation to Down Syndrome Tipperary will take place on Saturday the 1st of November in Finn’s Bar at 9.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

 Eddie Stapleton, Sean Hogan and John Connors 

Eddie Stapleton and John Connors with Sean Hogan son of the late Sean Hogan of Soloheadbeg Ambush and Knocklong rescue fame.

 Pic of the Past……..down memory lane 

1953 County Champions
Back: Joe Ryan, Philly Ryan, Jimmy Finn, Billy Stapleton, Paddy Delaney, Tim Ryan, Liam Meagher, Paddy Shanahan and Ned Finn
Middle: Jim Quinn, Sean Kenny, Joe Prior, Ned Ryan, Phibby Kenny, Mick Joe O’Dwyer, Phil Maher and Liam Devaney
Front: Tom Ryan Murray, Patrick Hammond and Mick Prior

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