Art and Craft Classes


 Scór Na nÓg

The north final of Scór Na nÓg took place in Birdhill on Saturday 7th November.

Borrisoleigh are going forward to the county final in Solo Song, Set Dancing and Léiriú.

Congratulations to all. The county final of Scór Na Nóg will take place in Cashel on the 20th November.

Scór na Nóg Tráth na gCeist will take place during the county final in Cashel on the 20th November. 30 questions will be asked and all answers will be written. A team will consist of 4 members. If you are interested in representing Borrisoleigh please contact Eileen Slattery or Teresa Doolan.

Mary Slattery Benefit Night

The Mary Slattery Benefit Night promises to be the place to be!

Stapleton’s Bar, Friday 13th November @ 9.00pm
Music by Johnny Maher and friends.

Items for auction including Timber, Briquettes, Turf, Hay, Lamb for the freezer, signed jerseys, signed hurleys, load of surfacing material, tickets for Phil Coulter, Hampers, Vouchers & many more!


All donations go to the Mary Slattery Benefit Fund.

FUN RUN: Borrisoleigh Track Attack are running a 2 mile Fun Run/Walk in the Town Park on Friday 13th @ 7:30pm. Registration by donation @ 7pm. Spot prizes! & Refreshments in the Town Park – All are welcome!

WALK: The Bush & Briar Ramblers are walking the Devils Bit Loop Walk on Sunday 15th @ 9:45am. Registration by donation at 9.30am at the Town Park. Suitable for all levels of walkers.

CYCLE: Borrisoleigh Cycling Club are running a 40km Cycle on Sunday 15th @ 10:30am. Registration by donation @ 10am. Meeting at the Town Park.

Refreshments on Sunday after the walk & cycle in the Parish centre – hope you can join us for some of the above activities!

Like our facebook page @ www.facebook.com/themaryslatterybenefitfund

Mass of Remembrance

The annual Mass of Remembrance for all who died in the parish during the past year will take place in the Church of the Sacred Heart on Friday, November 13th at 7.00pm.


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

Nov.8th: St. Bridget’s.

Nov.15th: Ileigh.

Nov.22nd: Glenkeen.

Nov.29th: Sacred Heart Church.


St. Joseph’s College

BT Young Scientists Exhibition

A huge congratulations to the 12 students from St. Joseph’s College who
have qualified to present their science and technology projects in the RDS
in January at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
With over 2,500 projects submitted for entry around the country vying for
a place in one of the 550 slots this is a fantastic achievement for the
Well done to Eimear Darcy and Rachel O’Connell of first year, Nicky
Cooney, John Ryan, Anthony Ryan, Gillian O’Meara, Megan Tierney, Niamh
O’Brien, Emily Meagher, Tara Mockler, Eimear O’Slatarra of T.Y. and Jack
O’Meara of 5th year.
We wish them all the very best of luck!!!

On Wednesday November 4th Borrisoleigh Seniors travelled to Cahir to play in a Munster quarter final against Dungarvan from Waterford. Without the aid of the injured Mary Meagher and the loss of Kate Delaney, Ciara Kennedy and Megan Dunne the girls pushed hard for their win.
In the first half the girls were shooting for points from all angles. The backs did great defending, keeping the ball out of the danger zone and up into the forwards. Aedin Hogan delivers the ball into Aisling Carey at full forward who scores the first goal of the match. Dungarvan try to come back with force but thanks to our goalies (Sarah Dunne) superb performance, aided by a strong back line Dungarvan failed in their task.The first half ended with Borrisoleigh 1-6 ahead.
Ms Crowe and Ms Cahills words of wisdom at half time prepared the girls for the second half. Dungarvan were no match for the “Borris wonders” the final score being Borrisoleigh 7-12, Dungarvan 1-7. After their very satisfying win over Mallow, the girls were brought up a division and are now in a Munster semi final.


Track Attack Notes


Borrisoleigh Cycling Club presenting a cheque for €1025 to Track-Attack towards the track development fund
(L-R) Christy Reid, Ruairi O’Connell, PJ Delaney, Paddy Ryan, John F .Kennedy, Tom McGrath

Upperchurch Duo Lead the Way
The Planet Track-Attack Series have hit the half way point and proceedings at the head of each of the 16 groups are heating up with many athletes still in contention for the overall honours.

The Upperchurch duo of JJ Kinane and Mick O’Meara were the stars of the fifth round with both participants turning out time bonus performances which in turn guaranteed them the pole position in their respective groups. Over the 6km distance, they are joined by Andy Quinlan, Michael O’Brien, Eamon McGrath and Siobhan Carr as the half way group leaders.

An outstanding performance from young-gun Eamon Groome have earned him the table topping placing in the Neptune named grouping. It’s his first time leading the group while in 3 of the other groups within the 4km distance, we also have first time leaders in the form of Mattie Stapleton, Aaron Reid and Christine Rabbitte. In the remaining 2 groups, both Phil Mason and Deirdre Collins are building up impressive leads in the Apollo and Space groups respectfully.

The 2.7km distance compromise of 4 groups and each one of them are producing some very impressive performances. Luke Mockler is in outstanding form in the Galaxy group as he fights hard to hold off the challenges of the equally impressive Brian Bourke and Donnacha Ryan.
Joey O’Dwyer produced another excellent performance in round 5 which extended his lead at the summit of the Sun group. His closest challengers namely Paddy Kennedy and Edel Kennedy however won’t throw in the towel yet and you can expect a real title challenge over the second half of the Series. Templederry’s Karen Nash continues to lead the way in the Moon labelled group while Sinead Ryan is just holding off the challenge of the ever improving Mary McLoughlin in the Stars group.
With 5 rounds still to go, all’s to play for in each of the groups. We still welcome new participants every Monday night and don’t forget you don’t have to be from and living in Borrisoleigh to become a Track-Attacker, we welcome all comers from the surrounding areas. Follow all the proceeding on our Borrisoleigh Track Attack page on Facebook.

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk
On Friday night next, a 2 mile fun run/walk will be held at the Borrisoleigh Track starting at 7:30pm. Proceeds on the night will be donated to the Mary Slattery Benefit Fund and more details of this can be seen on the fund Facebook page.
Entries which is by donation of your liking will be taken from 7pm in the Pavilion. Spot prizes and refreshments will on offer on the night in the Pavilion following the event.
We would encourage all our Track-Attackers to come along and support the cause where possible and we welcome all comers to come along on the night.

Hope Foundation

My name is Avril Ryan and I am in Transition year in the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles and as part of Transition year I have been chosen to go to Calcutta in India as a volunteer with the Hope Foundation. The Hope Foundation is a registered Irish charity funding over 60 projects working with the street and slum children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in the areas of healthcare, education, protection, nutrition, training, counselling and human rights advocacy.

This trip is planned for the week of March 18th 2016. To enable me to go on this trip I need to raise €3,100 on behalf of the Hope Foundation. As part of my fundraising a fellow student Emma O’Dwyer and I plan to host a Buster Race Night at Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 16th of January 2016. Tickets for this night will cost €10 each , this includes racecard and admission on the night. I am also selling Butlers Irish chocolate bars in local shops and businesses which cost €2 each.

Any support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me on 087 7643011 if you would like any further information.

Borris-Ileigh Under 12  outing for the North Champions

Some pictures from the Under 12 North Champions day out in Kilkenny

Fr. Matt Ryan

Some photos taken recently of Fr. Matt in his Pastoral Area, called Milagres do Ma.

Fr Matt, Brendan Meagher and Martin Murray

We have been very busy over the last few weeks with the parish missions and the other events here in the Diocese of Brejo. The Land and Water pilgrimage, (Romaria da Terra e da Agua), an event which drew together about 20 thousand people was a major success.
For years now our Diocese here has been trying to bring pressure on the State and Federal Government to implement measures that might avoid the destruction of our natural forests and the contamination of our rivers and wells with the excessive use of agro-toxics. At the moment we are going through the toughest time of the year for both the prople and the animals. It hasnt rained here since the end of may. So you can imagine how hot it is,(sometimes reaching 35 to 40 degrees during the day), and how serious the water problem might be at this stage.
In any case it’s good to be here with the people of Maranhao, and to be a little support to them as they too,despite the difficulties they encounter, look forward to Christmas and the New Year.
All the best to all of you. Matt

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thanks to everyone who did up a Christmas shoe box. They will be delivered shortly to children in need..

 Borrisoleigh Historical Society;

North Tipperary between Truce and Treaty and the outbreak of Civil War.

John Flannery from Ormond Historical Society, will present us with his much acclaimed lecture, ‘’Drift and it’s Dangers’’. This lecture details the period in North Tipperary between July 1921 to June of 1922. At that time, the county and indeed the wider country was fast descending into a state of turmoil and anarchy. John’s lecture deals with many of the events of that time, some of them directly relating to Borrisoleigh and the surrounding area. It also deals with some of the major personalities of that time and the positions they took in the lead up to the outbreak of the Civil War. A lecture not to be missed. Takes place in the Community Centre, Borrisoleigh on Monday, 16th of November at 8.00pm.

Scoil Naomh Cualan  


Some photos from Scoil Naomh Cualan in the past week 

Trip to Cabragh Wetlands

Fourth class making bird feeders

 Shoebox Appeal


Borris-Ileigh GAA Club


New Development: As many of you have probably seen by now, a new development has begun to take place in the town park. This is quite a large scale development and hopefully will leave the parish with one some of the best, if not the best, facilities in the county. We hope to have this development up and running in the next few years and looking forward to people enjoying these marvellous facilities.

As stated, our plan is to have state of the art facilities for the people of Borrisoleigh. This will consist of the following; the building of a state of the art multi purpose sports complex that will house our sports hall, ball alley, gym, 4 dressing rooms, meeting rooms, external floodlit hurling wall, kitchen and toilet facilities and also a viewing area out on the pitches. We will also complete the floodlighting of the now extended walking track, the building of a third playing pitch, the re-development of the tennis courts and the re-development of the soccer pitch.

As you can imagine this will not come cheap, and we hope that with the support of the parish, we can complete this development within the next few years. We are proposing a fundraising scheme where we can claim back tax on a charitable donation. We are proposing that people give a donation that equates to €4.80 per week for 3 years by standing order which we hope will finish paying for the development. We hope as many people as possible will become involved in this scheme and help us give the people first class sports and recreational facilities in the parish.

U 21 Hurling: With Clonakenny now knocked out of the intermediate championship weekends have been freed up for which to play the U21 championship. Borrisoleigh have already qualified for the North Semi Final and it is believed that this game will take place on the last weekend of November or the first weekend of December.

AGM: The time of year has come around again for our AGM. We will hold it on Sunday 13th of December in the pavilion. Any nominations for any of the positions are to be with Gerry Treacy no later than December 1st.


 Power Hour


Under 14’s

Photo of u14 team that beat nenagh eire og in the ballina tournament final last weekend 2 14 to 2 10

Camogie Notes


Our A.G.M. is due to take place on Sat 14th November at 7.30 p.m.
We are asking everyone to attend to support the club. The club is going well but to maintain that and to move forward we are asking for help. We have 107 ladies ladies from age 4 to our adults playing camogie for the parish. Please support the club and even a small amount of help makes a difference.


We are holding a Fashion Show in February. Tickets for the show will be on sale shortly. A great stocking filler for Christmas.

Our Church Gate collection takes place on November 28th & 29th, your support would be appreciated.

Bourke Sports

All sizes now in stock and available at Bourke Sports. Opening Hours 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (Closed 1-2 for lunch) and 9am-12 midday Saturdays, Closed Sundays


Adults €40
Kids €35

 Pic of the Past……….down memory lane
 Kathleen Finn, Rathmoy, pictured here with her husband D.H. Ryan,
Clonoulty/Rossmore, a founding member of the G.A.A.

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