25 November 2020

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes 

All Ireland Semi-Final

All involved with the Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club would like to wish the Tipperary Senior Camogie team under the stewardship of Bill Mullaney the very best of luck next weekend in their quest to reach their first All-Ireland Final since 2006.

Tipperary manager Bill Mullaney 

Representing Borris-Ileigh will be Nicole Walsh and Julieanne Bourke and hopefully their efforts will be rewarded with a date in Croker on All-Ireland final day on the 12th of December.

 Nicole Walsh

Julieanne Bourke 

Munster Champions

A huge congrats to David Power and the Tipperary Senior Football team on their outstanding achievement on been crowned Munster Senior Champions for the first time in 85 years.

It’s an achievement that is richly deserved for everyone who had been involved in the promotion of the sport of Gaelic football within the county over a number of years.


Parish News

Obituaries:  We are asked to pray for the soul of Jacqueline (Jackie) Prior, Lios Padraig who was interred during the week.

  • Thanks to all who contributed to our Church Collections for this year. The Offertory collection from June to September is down 39% on last year and we have received €10,000 for clergy collections so far this year.  Our target is €26,070.  Over the coming weeks I would appeal to you to return your collection envelopes to the Parish Centre or to the Parochial House as soon as possible.
  • Mini Advent Retreat on Zoom : For three sessions, during Advent, you are invited to take part in a mini-retreat that will explore the themes of Faith, Hope and Love. The retreat will be led by Fr Billy Swan, St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy and will take place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd December beginning at 8pm. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to thehookoffaith@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to prepare for Christmas. Details attached.
  • Biblical Apostolate: (a) Cashel and Emly Biblical Apostolate Resource Group and the Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies are jointly hosting six, weekly on line scripture reflections with St. Therése Fitzgerald(Sisters of Sion|) on the Book of Issiah, 7.30 to 9.00p.m. on Monday evenings “Experiencing God’s Word-Allowing Isaiah’s perpective to inform our lives”.  Two  sessions have been completed but there are still four sessions.  To register and for enquiries email: bibleincashelandemly@gmail.com.

All are welcome.

(b) Tarsus Scripture School in association with St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth is offering an online series for Advent 2020.   There are videos to watch in your own time and a Webinar.

The topic is “Resilient Faith” ans there will be presentations on the Psalms(Jessie Rogers) Gospel of Mark(Sean Goan) and St. Paul’s letter to the Phillippians(Kieran O’Mahony)

Date: online from 23rd November, with the Webinar on 10 December, 7.30 to 9 pm.

Cost: €20 per household

Registration: Follow the link here: https;//form.jotform.com/203044927209958

Queries can be directed to:hello@tarsusscripturesschool.ie

  • Lourdes Pilgrimage 2021: Due to the present COVID situation and the likelihood that the restrictions will be with us for some time into 202.  It is unlikely that the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2021 will be able to go ahead. After consultation, a final decision will be made in the near future.
  • Thought for the Week: When life is sweet say thank you and celebrate!  When life is bitter say thank you and Grow.


Old Raleigh Bicycle (Men or Women)

If anyone has an old Raleigh Bicycle pre 1960 model if possible for sale with a view to restoring please contact
Denis Ryan on 086-2470026 or email deniskryan@gmail.com 

AXA Community Bike Ride

Congratulations to the Tipperary footballers on a great win in the Munster final and well done to the hurlers on another great performance but came out on the wrong side on the day. We are hopefully back in our group cycle on December 5th around the Barnane route so make sure and register early.


St Joseph’s College

Home Energy Grants Available

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) are now seeking homeowners, businesses and community buildings who wish to avail of grant funding to carry out retrofit measures and energy upgrades on buildings throughout Co. Tipperary. 

ECTC is a community led, home insulation upgrade and retrofitting organisation which provides a One Stop Shop Retrofit Service. This takes the hassle out of getting grant aid, sourcing contractors and overseeing projects for homeowners, businesses and community groups.

Grants are available through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for measures which include: Attic Insulation; Heating Controls; Cavity, Internal & External Wall Insulation; Heat Pumps; Wood Burning Stoves; Windows and Doors; Solar panels – PV & Water. Grants are available for homeowners from 35% to 80%, for community buildings up to 50% and for commercial buildings up to 30%. ECTC applies for these grants on behalf of homeowners, businesses and community groups. 

Click here to register: https://energycommunitiestipp.ie/register/

Since 2012, ECTC has upgraded over 800 homes and secured over €10 million in investment for Tipperary, with funding from SEAI. All presided over by a volunteer board of community directors. As a not-for-profit company, ECTC’s mission is to allow communities in Tipperary and surrounding areas, to create local employment and community benefit through reducing their carbon footprint and generating community-owned energy. 

New communities are welcome to join ECTC to participate in the scheme and avail of the opportunities available. Benefits include: Improved householders living conditions i.e. warmer, more efficient houses; Alleviate fuel poverty; Create jobs in the local communities; Save money – through awareness of household energy efficiency; Reduce carbon footprint.

ECTC are proud partners of Community Power, Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier.



Pic of the Past

Sacred Heart Church 1894Pictured here soon after completion


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