25 August 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

Positions Available – Community Employment Programme 

Three positions are available in Borrisoleigh under the Community Employment (CE) programme. The CE programme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed (or otherwise disadvantaged) to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. Participants can take up other part-time work during their placement. After the placement, participants are encouraged to look for permanent jobs elsewhere, based on the experience and new skills they have gained while on a Community Employment scheme.

The Community Employment programme is administered by the Department of Social Protection (DSP). The DSP gives financial support in the form of allowances and funding to assist with the Community Employment programme, for example participant wages, supervisor grants, materials grants and specific skills training grants. Community Employment sponsors are the voluntary organisations or public bodies that manage CE schemes at a local level. 

For more information and to apply phone Peter Deely at 085-1243019

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club News

 – Senior
Our Senior’s will begin their 2021 FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship this weekend as we take on Roscrea this Saturday the 28th of August in Moneygall at 5pm in Round 1. 
We would like to wish both the players and management the very best of luck, fingers crossed we can bounce back from defeat last time out. 
– Junior A
Our Junior ‘A’s will resume their North Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship campaign after a three week break this Friday evening when they take on Kilruane MacDonaghs. The game will take place in Roscrea at 6.45pm.
Best of luck to both players and management as we aim to build on a good win over Roscrea first time out.
– Junior C 
The Greatest Show on Earth also kicks on this weekend as our Junior C’s will begin their quest for the North Junior C Hurling Title. They will also take on Kilruane MacDonaghs but this one will take place on home soil.
The game is on Sunday in The Park at 6pm. Once again best of luck to all involved, fingers crossed we’ll have three victories from three come Sunday evening.
– Féile
Well done to our U15 Hurlers who had a busy day in Holycross last Saturday competing in 2021 Féile Na Gael Division 1 tournament. We were placed in Group 2 alongside Holycross-Ballycahill and neighbors Drom and Inch with St Mary’s Clonmel unable to attend.
Their results were as follows:
Holycross-Ballycahill 3-13 Borris-Ileigh 1-11
Drom-Inch 2-10 Borris-Ileigh 1-07
Although we didn’t qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament the lads were involved in two rip roaring contests and were competitive right the way through in both. Well done to all involved.
– U13

U13 Whites team

Congrats to our U13 whites team who had a great win over our neighbours Templederry in difficult conditions in Bishop Quinlan Park last Friday evening. After a really hard fought battle which ebbed and flowed all through, a fantastic strike from a placed ball from 30 yards by Tadgh Kelly, hopped once before crashing to the back of the net for a cracking goal to give us victory by a mere 2 points. 

Many thanks to Templederry for a really competitive match in which there was never more than a puck of the ball between the sides. Our whites now play Burgess in their final group game. details of which will follow. Well done again boys.

Marian Hall AGM

The Marian Hall AGM takes place at 8pm Thursday 26th August. The meeting will be conducted under COVID guidelines. All are welcome.

Parish News

Anniversary Masses; Saturday 7pm Mass  28th August Denis O’Dwyer, Main St. and Biddy Stapleton and Nellie Patterson, Kilfithmone.

Sunday 9.30 Mass 29th August Ileigh Billy Cummins, Knockakelly and the deceased members of the Cummins and Ryan families.

Sunday 11am Mass 29th August Kathleen and Billy O’Brien, Coolataggle.

Change of Mass and Religious Services live stream Address:

Please note change of Address to our live stream Masses and Religious Services.   Please log on to:

churchcamlive/borrisoleighparish (all small letters and all one word)

Thought for the week; I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino

AXA Community Bike Ride

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for a cycle over the last year. We had some great days on the bike and enjoyed coffee stops all over the county. This year our annual outing is a trip to the new Limerick greenway on September 5th which is fully booked but you can still join us any Sunday for a local cycle.

As we have 2 leaders now in the community we hope to cater for all with easygoing and challenging cycles. Thanks to the leaders and anyone that has helped out this year, we really appreciate your efforts and patience and hopefully going forward we can keep it interesting for everyone.

Heritage Week

Last Friday evening, despite adverse weather conditions, we conducted our tour of Glenkeen Graveyard as our contribution to National Heritage week.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club


Art Classes

Pic of the Past

Elizabeth Burke, Connie Stapleton (holding Mary) and
Biddy Stapleton, neighbours in St Brigid’s Villas.

Your Website Needs You

Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Marie McGrath, Derry O’Donnell

Many thanks to all those who contributed photographs and news items.

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