22 June 2022

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes 

Under 8 County Development Blitz:
Well done to our Under 8 team who travelled to Dundrum on Saturday last to participate in a County Development Blitz where they played against teams from the host club Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams,  Thurles Sarsfields and Moyne Templetouhy.  

Under 8 team in Dundrum

Under 10’s in Monaleen:
Our Under 10 team travelled to Monaleen in Limerick on Sunday last to participate in a blitz against teams from Sixmilebridge and Monaleen. 
Under 12’s defeat Burgess:
Our Under 12 White team continued their fine form and progress when they recorded a victory over a good Burgess Duharra team following an excellent game of camogie. 
They are now due to play Nenagh Eire Og in their final match in the round robin series on tomorrow night (Thursday) in the Park.
Both of our Under 12 teams travelled to Monaleen on Sunday last where they played against Na Piarsaigh, Ballybrown and Monaleen in a series of  challenge matches. 

Under 12 team in Monaleen

Defeat for Under 14s:
Our Under 14 season came to a halt last week following a two point defeat to Slieve Felim Rapparees in the County “B” semi-final. 
It was a fantastic display from our girls after they found themselves 8 points down early in the second half and fought back to level terms heading into the closing stages but in the end a late Rapparees rally proved decisive in claiming the victory.  
County Duty:
Congratulations to Abi Kelly who was on the Tipperary Under 14 “A” team that won the Munster Development Blitz in Waterford. 
Congrats also to Julieanne Bourke, Nicole Walsh and team coach Denis Kelly on securing a one point victory over Wexford in Enniscorthy to keep their Championship hopes alive.  

Planting Trees

Roman and Tetiana Mandrusiak from Kolomyya, Ukraine,- planting two apple trees on the reclaimed ground on the Thurles Road. All our hopes and prayers are, that by the time that they bear fruit, their beloved Ukraine will be free and at peace once more.


Borrisoleigh Community Development Association

Volunteers wanted! If you have a free hour or two (or more) to help out with maintaining the flower beds and planters around Borrisoleigh, please get in touch. Every little helps, go at your own pace. You can contact Joe Loughnane on 087-9778347.


Evening webinar for Communities Taking Action on Energy

Next Tuesday evening, June 28th at 8pm, there will be a short online webinar on supports for Communities to save and generate energy.


The event will feature a short presentation by Gearóid Fitzgibbon about the Sustainable Energy Communities programme, followed by discussion and Q&A. The event will be of interest to local development associations, tidy towns groups, community councils, as well as people involved with community centres, creches, GAA clubs etc.


The Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) programme is a special initiative by the SEAI (the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) up and running since 2016. It offers support and funding to groups interested in developing energy-related projects. Once groups register, they can get advice and support from the community energy mentor, to help scope out potential projects. They also have become a part of a network of over 600 other communities across Ireland.  Community groups can get a 100% grant funded “Community Energy Plan” worth €10,000. Completing this local Energy Plan identifies viable projects and gives access to significant Capital Funding available.

Gearóid Fitzgibbon is the community energy mentor for Tipperary, under the SEC programme. This is coordinated locally by Ballyhoura Development, including Clare Local Development Company, North and East Kerry Development, who provide  mentor  support to communities in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, Cork and Kerry, under the Sustainable Energy Communities Programme.

 Gearóid is an experienced facilitator and community planner, and has vast experience in helping develop local energy initiatives in Ireland.

To register for this webinar, text your name, email address and community group to 085-7409023. You will then receive an email with the link to the Webinar, which will be held on Zoom.  You can also call Gearóid on the same number.


 Parish News


Anniversaries: Saturday25th June 7pm Mass: Margaret Hodgins, Glenbreeda.

We are also asked to pray for the souls of Maura Howard, Ballydaff, and 

Fr. Lottie Brennan P.P. Murroe/Boher who were interred recently.


Cemetery Masses:  Glenkeen on Wednesday next June 22nd @ 7.30PM

On Wednesday week 29th June in St. Bridgid’s Cemetery@ 7.30PM


Collection: Last Sunday’s collection amounted to €755.


Thank You: Many thanks to all who helped in organising the retirement party to our former Sacristan Noreen Ryan.  Thanks to our Parish Pastoral Team who worked hard to organise this special event.  Thanks to all the catering team who prepared the reception after Mass.  Thanks to the choir for their music and singing which added so much to the occasion.  Thanks to Gerry Carol and Kathleen Kennedy for their addresses at the presentation Ceremony.  

It was a fitting way to acknowledge the dedicated service Noreen has given to the parish.

Noreen Ryan retired Sacriston of Borrisoleigh and Ileigh Churches. Noreen was presented with the Benemerenti Medal on the occasion of her retirement. The medal is awarded to members of the Clergy and laity for service to the Church.Noreen gave thirty years dedicated service to the Parish of Borrisoleigh.


Pilgrimage:  Cashel and Emly diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Monday 13th July-Wednesday 15th.  For further details contact Fr. Martin MurphyP.P. Drom/Inch.


Thought for the week: 

There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.”

– D.L. Moody

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

On Thursday 23rd June Tipperary Age Friendly will host An Age Friendly EXPO, this event will showcase a range of services and supports available for positive ageing in County Tipperary
This Event will take place in TUS (formerly LIT) Campus, Nenagh Road Thurles on 23rd June 2022 from 12 noon to 3pm
It will feature information stands, complimented by presentations of topics such as Fire Safety, Fair Deal Scheme, Living Well with Dementia, Mindfulness and technologies available to support you in your own home.
The event is free of charge to attend, light refreshments will be provided.
To ensure that people around the county can access the event Tipperary Age Friendly will also provide buses serving each of the following locations to arrive in Thurles for 12, departing at 3pm
• Cahir-Clonmel-Cashel- Thurles
• Carrick on Suir- Kilsheelan-Fethard-Killenaule-Horse & Jockey -Thurles
• Tipperary Town- Dundrum- Holycross-Thurles
• Roscrea- Templemore-Thurles
• Nenagh- Borrisoleigh-Thurles
To book your place on the bus please ring 0818 06 5000 and ask to speak to a member of the Age Friendly Team or email agefriendly@tipperarycoco.ie
For more information in relation to the event, to view the list of exhibitors please visit www.tipperarycoco.ie

Photography Exhibition

Templemore Library will host a photography exhibition during the months of June and July 2022 entitled “The Wonderful World of Nature Photography”. The exhibition will run from the middle of June to the end of July and will be available to view during the library opening hours. It’s free of charge and well worth a visit. You might be surprised at what you see.

This exhibition is a collection of photographs from the lens of John F Kennedy.  John F is not a photographer, but he is a lover of nature with a camera. He is a former army sergeant and is an outdoors enthusiast, spending a lot of his spare time on our hills and mountains either walking or cycling and his camera is never far away. Closer to home, one of his favourite places is Templemore Town Park and the Park is featured heavily in this exhibition.

This exhibition is a vision of the natural world all around us as seen through his lens.

The goal of this exhibition is to showcase the wide and wonderful world of nature on our doorstep.

This is only a glimpse into the natural world and not a definitive catalogue of all local wildlife but rather a collection of images that can be added to.



Pilgrimages to Medjugore

Pic of the Past

Joe Kennedy, Eamonn McGrath, Angela Butler, Mary Reid, Clare Ryan and Tara O’ Neill

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