26 May 2021

Website Update!

Over the next few weeks we will be updating the information sections of the website. If you are involved in any of the clubs, groups, schools or businesses and would like to amend or change your information or contact details please email the updated information to info@borrisoleigh.ie

Appeal for News

This is an appeal to those of you who are involved in various activities (limited as they might be in the current circumstances), 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.


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Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Jollification Settlements

Land, – and all associated with it, has been a major constant in Irish history from Cromwellian times and before. Local Petty Sessions were dominated by issues of trespass, right of way, mass paths, etc. 


Borrisoleigh Petty Sessions.

(1st May 1876)


Before Henry N. Carden D.L. and J.W. Cooke Esq. J.P.

H.F. Ward Esq. S.I. also occupied a seat on the bench.


The business of the court was on this day, particularly light. The clerk called quite a number of names but no one appeared to answer. Noting that most of the cases involved, trespass, the correspondent from the Nenagh Guardian, had this to say; “It seems it is a custom in this district, that as soon as the grass begins to grow, to immediately resort to law. But instead of appearing in court, to appear in the public house and settle the trespass fines by drinking the worth of them in whiskey.

When they reach home, the bounds ditch is the same height as it was in the morning and so it remains until the cattle are caught again, – and then there is a summons and another jollification settlement”. 

The most serious case to be heard before the bench, was Matt Tierney, a travelling flute player, who was fined £1 or being found drunk in the village.         


Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes


Sports Stadium Tour:

Our virtual fundraising Sports Stadium Tour is in full flight at the moment and is due to finish up on Sunday next. Our trek takes us to the 32 county GAA grounds as well as Ruislip in London which accumulates to a total of 3000kms.

Niamh and Gráinne Ryan


Participants are out completing their 5kms and donating to our event GoFundMe page. Our event also includes a PR aspect that sees some well-known personalities send us messages of support which we are playing on our social media pages as we virtually arrive in each county.


We kickstarted the trek at Semple Stadium on Sunday last and we played a not to be missed clip by Brendan Maher and Marty Morrissey.

Next stop was O’Moore Park in Laois where we were welcomed by former Laois footballer Colm Parkinson. It was on to Carlow then and to Netwatch Cullen Park where we were greeted by Carlow’s current hurling star Martin Kavanagh. Sunday’s travels were completed once we reached Nowlan Park where current camogie supremo Grace Walsh was on hand to promote our activity.


Monday saw us back on the road again and a trip to Keane’s Road in Waterford where the great Ken McGrath welcomed us to Walsh Park. Next stop then was Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork but while en-route, we heard from former hurler of the year Dan Shanahan and current Irish International soccer player Jason Molumby. At Leeside, recently retired rebel goalkeeper Anthony Nash wished us well and sent us on our way to the Kingdom of Kerry.


Here we were met by an absolute GAA legend, Eoin the Bomber Liston. From the home of Gaelic football, he sent us onto the Treaty County and to the Gaelic Grounds and a meeting with All Ireland winning captain Declan Hannon.


Cusack Park in Ennis was our next destination and we just had to replay the Marty clip and we all look forward to that Marty Party that he promised us!! Current camogie star Aoife Donoghue sent us a message of support from our next stop off which was Pearse Park in Galway.  


For the next few days, we will hear from many more personalities as we virtually make our way around the country and back to Quinlan Park in Borrisoleigh. We have some legends of hurling, Gaelic football, athletics, camogie, we have an Irish and Lions rugby superstar and we even have one of the most popular singers on the Irish country music scene!!


You can follow all our progress on our Facebook and Instagram pages and in the meantime, please keep doing your 5km, send us a photo and give a donation of your choice to our GoFundMe page.


Margie Ryan


Rachel Hogan and Cathal O Shea


Fixtures Announced:

All going well, it won’t be long now before we will be back to some competitive on field action with the County Board releasing some fixtures last week.


Our Intermediate team will be in league action against Knockavilla and Cahir in their opening two rounds with home games on Saturday 26th June and Saturday 3rd July respectively.


Our Under 14 team will play in B2 grade and again are scheduled to have two home games to kickstart their championship run. On Monday 7th June, we welcome Fethard to Quinlan Park at 6pm while on the following Saturday (12th), we will host Cashel at 7pm.


Tipp overcome Deise Challenge

Well done to the Tipperary senior team who overcame the challenge of Waterford in Clonmel last Saturday with a comprehensive 2-16 to 0-11 point victory. Congrats to both Julieanne Bourke and Nicole Walsh who were part of the winning team.



Epilepsy Fundraiser Results

Melissa Ryan & principal of St Joseph’s College Kevin McCarthy at the virtual presentation of fundraising monies to Epilepsy Ireland

The total amount of money raised for Epilepsy Ireland through Melissa Ryan’s fundraiser was €6379.68.
On a personal note , can I take the opportunity to thank Kevin , Sean &  Liz along with all the staff of St Joseph’s for their support & care for Melissa . Words cannot say how much we appreciate them .
Not only has the school community been amazing, but the Borrisoleigh community have embraced the cause and showed their wonderful support and spirit . All the calls , texts , good wishes and donations to epilepsy Ireland have filled us with awe and joy, and in these strange times reinforced the idea that community is special . And this Borrisoleigh community is special .
Thanks from the Ryan family to you all . 

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Pic of the Past

Back: John Ryan.
Front: Emily, Seamus and Julie Ryan, Coolataggle

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