25 May 2016

Scoil Naomh Cualán

DSC00085 (Copy)

U11 Boys Team

DSC00042 (Copy)

U13 Girls Team

Scoil Naomh Cualán, Hurling and Camogie Co. Finals 2016

It has been another great year for camogie and hurling in Scoil Naomh Cualán!
Following excellent performances by our talented players at all levels, we are proud and delighted that our U13 girls and U11 boys have qualified for their respective Co. Finals in Semple Stadium on Thursday, May 26th. There is a
great air of excitement throughout the school as we work hard in preparation for the Co. Finals and First Holy Communion on Sunday.

Our Co. Final match fixtures are as follows:
10. 00 a.m: Scoil Naomh Cualán U-11 Hurling v Two Mile Borris N.S
10.40 a.m.: Scoil Naomh Cualán U13 Camogie v Moycarkey N.S.

We look forward to a very special morning in Semple Stadium on Thursday and would be glad of any support from the wider Borrisoleigh community as we attempt to bring back the honours to our school and parish.

Ni neart go cur le chéile!

St Joseph’s College

6th Yr photo 2016 (Copy)

6th Year Class

6TH Year grad mass
Preparations are underway for the 6th year graduation mass on Thursday 26th May.

TY Graduation Night
On Tuesday 24th of May, the transition years have their graduation night. They will showcase everything they have done throughout the year.

Transition Year GAA Go Games Coaching Course
On Monday last, the transition years did a GAA Go Games Coaching Workshop with Paudie Malone. They
learned how to properly coach juveniles and how to referee a Go Games blitz. The course was very
beneficial to those interested in GAA.

On Wednesday last, the Transition Years went on a trip to Ashbourne Co Meath where they visited Tayto Park. They enjoyed the attractions such as the Cú Chulainn rollercoaster, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster. A great day was had by all.

The Bothy

bothy coffee borrisoleigh

Thanks to everyone who have volunteered a few hours of their time to keep our community tearooms open. Your support is really appreciated. Thanks also to everyone who pops in for cuppa and something to eat. Without you we couldn’t stay open.
However, we still need a few more volunteers. Wouldn’t it be great if our tearoom was open everyday for people to call in or to meet up with friends………….
Give Fiona a call on 0872169150 if you’ve a few hours to spare every week or every other week. Thanks

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Marigold Festival 2016

In 2016 Active Retirement Ireland are hosting nine regional Marigold Festival series events in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. The most local one for Borrisoleigh is being held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Limerick on Tues May 31 from 10.30 to 4.30. There is a Free shuttle bus from the train station to the hotel .
These are fun , interactive & informative days for ARI members and the general public. Each Marigold Festival is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Our monthly meeting for June takes place on Wed June 1st @8.30 in the Community centre. At this meeting we will be presenting all the proceeds from our recent 12 hour walk to The Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre Thurles. New members are always welcome to join.

Mary Lennon – RIP

93rd Birthday (Copy)

Mary Lennon – who has gone to be with her true love Joe Lennon, where I’m sure the music will be playing with great joy.
We, the family, would like very much, to thank all those who turned out to join with us in celebration of Mary’s long life in the village she so loved.  The neighbours who came together and made sandwiches, cakes and accommodation available.  A true community in action. Our sincere gratitude.

The choir who pulled out all the stops and made the Mass a very special one for Mary. She was once a leading voice of the choir in her young days.  She loved to  hear the Choir sing at Sunday Mass and thought they sang “like angels”.

The music at the grave side was simply amazing with Noel singing the song Mary requested, A Working Man, thank you Johnny, Phil and Oliver both young and old for their collaboration in giving our song bird a great send off.  I’m sure she loved every note.

Finally our thanks to Father Liam and Father Tom for a beautiful Mass and the servers for assisting.

Seamus Kennedy who, as always, carried out his duties as a true professional.

They just don’t make them like Mary and her generation anymore.

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Notes


U8 Team 1 (Copy)

U8 Team 1

U8 Team 2 (Copy)

U8 Team 2

U6: It is great to see so many turning up for training every Saturday morning.

U8: We entered two teams into the county blitz that was held in Dr Morris Park on Saturday 21st. Both teams accounted for themselves well and put in excellent performances on the morning. Well done to all involved in making this an enjoyable morning for the boys. (Photo of both Teams attached)

U10: Played Moycarkey-Borris in a challenge game on Sat 21st. A great display of skill was shown on the morning and the team showed great courage and determination to go on and win the match.  Well done to all.

U12: The North Championship starts off this Friday 27th when the boys play the Silvermines in Dolla. We are fortunate to have such big numbers this year that we are entering two teams into the competition. A text will be sent out during the week with details. Could we ask that parents whose child is unable to attend on Friday please text back to inform the manager. Best of luck to all in the first round.

U14: The U14 championship starts this Wednesday 24th versus Templederry/Ballinahinch  combination. Best of luck to all in the first round and keep up the good work that is being done at training.

U16: Training continues details will be sent out by text of dates and times.

U15 Munster 10 aside Blitz

Our club are holding a Munster blitz this Sat where there will be teams from different clubs in Munster taking part in a 10 aside hurling blitz. We are entering a team so best of luck to the lads that are eligible to participate.

Best of luck on Thursday 26th to the pupils in St Cualan’s that are participating in the schools county final in Semple Stadium.

Congratulations to Brendan, Dan and Conor on their victory over Cork in the Munster Championship.

 Willow Classes

20160426_114012 (1) (Copy)

20160426_114002 (Copy)

20160426_113910 (Copy)

IMG_20160524_102030 (Copy)

A selection of photos from the willow making classes.

The classes finish this week and we are in the process of finishing our community project at the flower bed near the park under the guidance of class tutor Hanna Van Aelst., more photos to follow of finished project.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Collage 600


U14s play Moycarkey at home this Monday May 30th at 7 pm and Templemore away on Thurs June 2nd. Good luck girls.

U12s play Templemore away on this Friday May 27th at 7pm. Best of luck.

Best of luck to the boys and girls taking park in the Cuman na mBunscoil County final this Thursday.

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes

Borris-Ileigh GAA crest

Senior: Our senior hurling game against the Silvermines has now been moved forward. We will now open our North Championship campaign on Saturday evening 28th of May at 7.30pm in Nenagh. If we win this we will be in a quarter final. A loss will see us end our interest in the competition. We hope to see you there.
Tipp Draw: Names are now being taken for this year’s Tipperary Draw. This is a fantastic competition with a massive prize fund. It costs just ten euro per month and is a vital fundraiser for both club and county. Names can be given to TF Stapleton, Joe Kennedy or any committee member
Inter County: A massive well done to Tipperary on a strong win over Cork in the opening round of the Munster Championship. Tipp were captained by our own Brendan Maher while Dan McCormack made his debut. On the line representing the club was Conor Stakelum who is a selector on Michael Ryan’s management team.Paddy Stapleton is currently returning from injury while Conor Kenny also played a fine game for the Tipp intermediate team’s win against Cork. Next up for Tipp is a bout with Limerick on June 19th in Semple Stadium in the Munster Semi Final.

Exercise Classes

Exercise classes in the Community Centre every Wednesday at 7:40pm. If interested please contact: Jillian Dunne – 086 8482150

Variety Concert Fundraising

20160523_191026 (Copy)
On 23rd April the Parish of Borrisoleigh commemorated the 1916 Easter Rising with a Variety Concert in aid of North Tipperary Hospice. The sum of €1701 was raised for this very worthy cause. The organisers would sincerely like to thank all those who participated in any way to make it a most memorable occasion. A DVD of the concert is now available in local shops or directly from Donal Lee 085 152 9859 and proceeds will go to North Tipperary Hospice.

Borrisoleigh Festival Church Gate Collection

Borrisoleigh Festival church gate collection this weekend at 7pm mass in Borrisoleigh on Saturday evening & 9.30am mass in Ileigh on Sunday morning

Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Under 14B County Champions 2003

Back: Statia Treacy, David O’Brien, Philly Bourke, Conor Walsh, Pat Kavanagh, Jason Fahey, Rory Ryan, Damien Corcoran, Cathal Bourke, Paul Maher, Cian O’ Mahony, Barry Donnelly, William Donnelly, Brendan Maher, Joseph Buckley, Tim Dunne, Thomas Fahy, Damien Dunne, Philomena Maher, Lorcan Ryan, Fitzmaurice Ryan and Paul McGrath Front: Jack O’Donnell, John Ryan, Jamie Treacy, Mossy Shanahan, Tommy Kavanagh, Benny Harkins, Gearóid Kent, Daniel Ryan, James Tynan, James Maher, Tommy Mockler, Chris Treacy, Sean Bourke, Stephen Williams and Aidan Walsh

Missing from photo; Seán and Dan McCormack

Your Website Needs You!

Committee: Enda Ryan, Noreen Fahy, Margaret Cowan, Marie McGrath, Aileen Óg Groome and Derry O’Donnell

Many thanks to all those who contributed photographs and news items. Remember, we need you to continue to send us material so that we can keep our website current and interesting.

Send your email to: info@borrisoleigh.ie

While we make every effort possible to ensure that the information contained in this Website is accurate and complete, we cannot accept any legal liability as a result of the inaccuracy or incompleteness of the information presented to users of this site

Also, if you like what you see and want to leave a comment, remember to use the Guestbook