22 September 2021

Appeal for News

This is an appeal to those of you who are involved in various activities (which have increased a lot recently), not to forget to send us an email with a few lines and maybe a photo or two publicising what you are doing. The regular users of this site (particularly those not on social media) would like to see them and it will help paint a fuller picture of what is taking place in and around Borrisoleigh. We rely on you, the local community, to send us your news.


Borrisoleigh Website Committee

Parish News

Anniversary Masses:  7pm Mass Saturday 25th September  Michael Shanahan, Fantane  Sunday  9.30 Mass Ileigh 26th September, Noreen Bourke Cullohill, Sunday 11.30am Mass Mary & Raphael Ryan, Currabaha


We are also asked to pray for the souls of Jack Ryan, Currabaha and Ned Corbett Clonsilla, Dublin and formerly from Borrisoleigh. who were interred recently R.I.P..



International school feeding charity, Mary’s Meals, have announced that they are now feeding more than 2 million children every school day, in 19 of the poorest countries around the world. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, Mary’s Meals Ireland is hoping to raise enough funds to feed ALL of the children, for one day. It costs just 9c to provide a nourishing meal in school, and so, a little goes a long way. To find out more, or to donate, please visit their website www.marysmeals.ie, or call Patricia Friel on 086 314 0814.


Congratulations: to our Minor Hurling Team who won the North Final on Sunday last.  They were deserving winners.  Well done to one and all.


Clergy Collection: The Clergy Collection will be taken up at all Masses on the  weekend (2nd and 3rd Oct).  This collection goes to support the active and retired priests of the archdiocese.


Thought for the week: Think not of what you have done, but what next you are to do.

Borrisoleigh Cycling Team

As an end of summer field trip we had planned to go to France for a week of cycling but with the Covid-19 pandemic and its related issues we thought it wise not to travel this year.
However a small trip to Kerry seemed acceptable and safe and so we headed south for a few days and were treated to super weather and amazing cycling. Ireland is Beautiful.
Proudly displaying the Borrisoleigh colours on the roads of Kerry, we using Kenmare (Neidin) as our base. We explored the Beara peninsula and climbed the Healy Pass and Caha Pass, just because they were there and we could. We clocked up the kilometers over the first three days and got our cycling legs in active mode. On day four we took on the Ring of Kerry, leaving Kenmare at 7am and beating the sunrise to the top of Molls Gap before descending into Killarney passing Muckross House then on to Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem and back to Kenmare.
The day was made up of 170km with 1540meters climbing and a total of 6hrs and 3 mins cycling.
So now it’s a rest period before starting our training again in the hope that we get to travel to France next year. Mont Ventoux is still waiting for us.
Happy Cycling to All
Take Care and Stay Safe.

Borris-Ileigh GAA News

 – Senior
Our Senior Hurlers will play their third and final game in Group 4 of this years FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship when they take on Nenagh Eire Óg in Round 3 this weekend.
The game will take place this Sunday the 26th of September in Semple Stadium. Throw in 3.45pm.
Tickets can be purchased from the following link: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/
The game will also be shown live on TG4.
We require a win to secure our place in the Quarter Finals. We wish the players and management the very best of luck, we’re all here right behind ye 🇱🇻.
As always all support greatly appreciated 🇱🇻.
– Junior ‘A’
Commiserations to our Junior ‘A’s who were defeated 1-19 to 1-15 by Toomevara in Round 4 of the North Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship. Full Match Report can be found here: https://member.clubforce.com/newsrec.asp?LL_ID=549&ID=24662
Despite defeat they are still safely through to the Semi Final stage where they will take on Toomevara once more. This game will take place on Saturday the 2nd of October, no further fixture details are available at this time.
– Junior ‘C’
Commiserations to our Junior ‘C’s who were defeated 2-14 to 1-11 in Round 3 of the North Junior ‘C’ Hurling championship last weekend. Our last game against Roscrea in Round 4 has yet to be fixed.
This weeks Juvenile fixtures are as follows:
Thursday 23/9/2021 in Kilcolman Park our U15’s play Ballina in the North U15A Semi-Final. Throw in 5.45pm.
On Sunday 26/09/2021 in Templederry our U13’s play Toomevara in the North U13A Final. Throw in at 12 noon.
This Saturday, 25th September, Borris-Ileigh GAA club will host the inaugural Martin Hayes memorial tournament, commencing at 10am in Bishop Quinlan Park.
Ever since Martins sad and unexpected passing in August 2018, the juvenile club had intentions to honour his memory for the many years exemplary service he gave to Borris-Ileigh GAA club, both on and off the field.
With the intervention of Covid over the past 18 months, our intentions were put on hold somewhat. However Saturday will see the young U7 hurlers from Borris-Ileigh, Kildangan, Toomevara and Drom parade behind the Scottish piper on to the sod of Bishop Quinlan Park and do battle to become the first champions of Martins memorial tournament.
We feel that it is fitting that in honouring Martins memory with this tournament, it might help instill in these young hurlers a love of representing their club and of hurling that was epitomised by Martin throughout his life.
We would love to see as many supporters as possible in Bishop Quinlan Park at 10am on Saturday morning to support what promises to be a celebration of hurling. But more importantly, a celebration of Martins memory and his valued contribution to our club over the years.

AXA Community Bike Ride

On last Sunday 19th Sept., the local AXA Community Bike Rides Group had a big turn out with a large gathering of eager cyclists. With favourable weather and plenty of enthusiasm in the air, the group spilt into two and headed their separate ways.
All had a very enjoyable morning spin or maybe it was the coffee stop they were talking about, either way the feedback was positive and produced a lot of smiling faces.
On Sunday next, 26th of September we again have 2 cycles leaving Borrisoleigh at 10.00hrs. An easy going cycle and a little challenging cycle. There is something to suit everyone. If you have been thinking about trying a cycle,   STOP — Don’t Think — Just Do It.
Go to www.axacommunitybikerides.com and check out how to register and get involved in a cycle. All you need is a road worthy bicycle, a helmet and a bit of spare time to enjoy some fresh air and a little gentle exercise.
AXA Community Bike Rides are free and open to all adults.
PLEASE take a little extra care when driving past a cyclist.
Think ….. Vehicle   Vs    Cyclist  ….. Only one winner.
Take Care & Stay Safe

Mindful Yoga & Meditation

Tuesday online via zoom for Adults and teenagers @8pm
Wednesdays for Adults and teenagers @ the Ragg
Thursdays for children 3yrs to 6yrs 6.30 to 7pm .  7yrs to 12yrs 7.15 to 8pm  @ the John Doyle Centre, Holycross.  
Contact Nora @ 087 1473457 


Pic of the Past

Scór na bPaistí Winners – 2004
Back: Noirín Stapleton, Eimear Stapleton, Ann Marie Kavanagh and Rebecca Prior
Front: Clare Kavanagh and Grace Prior

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