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Fun Irish dancing

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Station teaching- making literacy fun

Science lesson- making string telephones


St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh

Score4Eddie Challenge

The teachers and students of St. Joseph’s College participated in the Score4Eddie challenge. On Thursday the 17th september. Students who donated money had the chance to take a penalty on their teacher of choice. The Score4Eddie challenge is a fundraiser to raise money for Eddie Connolly, a 29 year old from Loughmore Castleiney. In late 2013, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The money raised goes towards his treatment.17th September was a particularly pertinent date as it also was National Hospice day.

1st Year Sailing
On Tuesday last, 15th September our First Year group set off to the Lough Derg Yacht Club in Dromineer. The objective of the day was two-fold: to reward the students for the excellent effort each and everyone had made in settling in to Secondary School life, and to allow them to get to each other in a more social environment.
The day was a wonderful success. On arrival at the venue, the students were kitted out in wet suits and lifejackets before a thorough lesson in water safety and sailing. They spent two glorious, fun-filled hours on the water, sailing around the shores, while also being given the opportunity to experience the thrill of power-boating.
We would like to thank the staff of Lough Derg Yacht Club for a great day. Congratulations are also due to our former student, Aisling Keller, a member of the Yacht Club, who recently came 6th in the world in her category at sailing. We wish her every success in her future endeavours.

School Mass
The first school mass of the year took place on Friday the 18th of September to celebrate the beginning of the school year. We prayed for a good and studious school year and to congratulate the excellent Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students on their outstanding results. Newly ordained Fr Vincent Stapleton celebrated the mass accompanied by Fr Everard. Fr Stapleton is a Borrisoleigh local and a past pupil of St Josephs College.

Junior Cert Results
On Wednesday 9th September, our Junior Certificate students of 2015 received their examination results. This showed the customary outstanding results achieved by students in St Joseph’s College. A special congratulations to the 3 students who received the highest results Jack Cullen, John Ryan and Cathail Ryan. 87.5% of our students who took honours papers received honours grades. Congratulations to all students and teachers on their success, hard work and dedication.

 Track-Attack is Back

Track-Attackers – Michael O’Brien, Declan Maher, Tom Shanahan

Track-Attackers gearing up for Planet Track-Attack Series

Track-Attack’s special guest!!!

Track-Attack’s Spice Girls!!!

Group of Track-Attack Walkers

On Monday 28th of September, Track-Attack returns with the new Planet Track-Attack Series which promises to be bigger and better than before. The Series is designed to cater for everyone from the absolute beginner to the seasoned campaigner while we also intend to cater for any walker that would like to join us as we introduce a non-competitive, non-timed 2.5km walk.
The aforementioned walk will get under way at 7:15pm with registration starting at 7pm. The walkers will proceed to complete 2 laps of the newly extended track around the full perimeter of the entire grounds. Registration for the running will start at 7:15pm where participants will have a choice of 3 different distances.
The various distances will offer a challenge for all grades of athlete. The shortest option is 2.5km which is ideal for complete beginners to the sport. Like the walk, the distance covers 2 laps of the entire grounds. Anyone who is starting out should remember that you do not have to run the entire distance. You can jog some and walk some and as the weeks progress, you will find yourself running further each night. We will offer help and encouragement for all who participate over the distance so start that fitness regime next Monday night and drag yourself down to the track.
The 2 other distances are 4km and 6km respectfully. The 4km will cover 3 full laps while the 6km consists of 4 full laps and one of the shorter laps. Again we encourage and welcome everyone to come along and join us. It will be a perfect opportunity for everyone to keep themselves fit heading into the winter months.
After the opening 2 weeks of the Series, each distance will then be further broken into smaller groups to form the various leagues. Here athletes will be paired off with comrades of equal or similar standards. The times of the participants of each of the various leagues will be added together each week and the leader of each league table will be determined by who is completing the Series in the shortest possible time. Bonus points will be offer for various tasks over the duration of the Series which in turn will deduct valuable minutes from their overall totals. For anyone who misses a night, their slowest time to date will be recorded as well as a 2 minute penalty added to their total!!
The league are purely a fun factor. They are designed to create plenty of banter between participants!! Planet Track-Attack is a 10 week Series and you don’t have to be from or living in Borrisoleigh to participate. We welcome participants from neighbouring parishes also. There is an entry fee of €2 per week with school going kids free of charge. Where possible, we would encourage participants to pay the €20 on the opening night as it would cut down on our workload and administration time which we would be grateful for. It would also mean that you would not have to register each night and could go straight to the start line.
Participants are reminded that an optional warm-up will begin each night at 7:45pm and we would encourage everyone to partake in this.
Declan’s Track-Attack Sessions
In recent weeks, Thurles Crokes athlete Declan Doherty have been providing training/coaching sessions for Track-Attackers on Wednesday nights and to date they have proved to be very popular. The sessions are open to all, who are interested and are designed to help athletes to improve on their level of performance and improve their overall speed and race times.
Tonight’s session begins at 7pm and all are welcome.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Our club are hosting a coffee morning this coming Fri Sept 25 in the Community Centre Borrisoleigh 10am to 12.30pm in aid of North Tipperary Hospice. If anybody would like to donate cakes/buns that would be great and they can be dropped into the centre from 9am. All support would be appreciated for this very worthy cause.

A representative from Thurles Citizens Information Centre came out to our last meeting on Wed. This was a very interesting talk and everybody learnt something new.


 Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA
U10 Mick Prior Hurling Tournament was won this year by our own U10 Team who put in a wonderful performance in the final against Drom & Inch. We played Upperchurch- Drombane in the semi-final and put in a great performance and despite a great fight back by Upperchurch- Drombane we progressed to the final. The other semi-final was keenly contested by Drom & Inch and Monegall with Drom coming out winners.
The Final was very exciting with five minutes remaining on the clock Drom were 1 goal ahead. With Borris-Ileigh scoring 1-1 in the final minutes, it secured victory for the home team. Congratulations to all the players and their manager Jody Boyle.
The Club would like to thank Drom & Inch, Moneygall and Upperchurch for participating and also to compliment all teams and their managers for the excellent games of hurling on the morning.
We would like to thank the Parents of the U10s for providing refreshments on the morning. Very much appreciated.

Upcoming fixtures for the U10s;
Sat 26th – Nenagh Eire Og @ 9:30am in Nenagh.
Sat 3rd October – Inter County Blitz in Littleton details to follow.
Sun 11th October – Paddy Carey Tournament in The Ragg details to follow.

U8 Meagher Cup Tournament takes place this Sat 26th in the Town Park @ 11am. We would like to ask for your support on the morning to come and cheer on our U8s and hopefully we can retain the Cup. Teams participating are Drom & Inch, Loughmore- Castleiney and Upperchurch-Drombane. Best of luck to all on the day.

U13s were defeated on Saturday by our neighbours Templederry. This ends our participation in the Shield. Thanks to all the players and mentors Mick Ryan, Paddy Ryan and James Gould.

 Wanted – Set Dancing Shoes

If you have set dancing shoes that you no longer require they can be dropped into the Marion Hall on any Monday night between 6.30 and 9.30.

All-Ireland final U-21 Medalist Pat Ryan (Limerick U-21).
Grandson of Bridget and the late Mick Joe O’Dwyer, RIP, Currabaha . Son of Kathleen& Billy Simon, Doon.

 Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club  

Seniors lost out to Burgess/Duharra last Sat Sept 19th. Hard luck girls.
REMAINING SENIOR FIXTURE: Sat Sept 26th – v Moneygall (away) at 4.30 p.m

U14’s played Shannon Rovers last for Sunday in the torrents of rain. Unfortunately, Shannon Rovers were the better team on the day.
REMAINING FIXTURE: Sat Sept 26th v Gortnahoe. Details to follow by text.

U10’s were out in force in Holycross last Saturday, playing four games against Holycross, Ballybacon, Moycarkey and Thurles Sarsfields. A great days hurling was had by all.
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Pic of the Past……….down memory lane

Mary Lanigan-Ryan congratulates Tommy Dunne, Captain of the Tipperary team who won the
All-Ireland Hurling Final in 2001. Tommy’s mother Reecie (nee Groome) hails from Borrisoleigh.

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