27 July 2016

Tug of War

tug of war2 600The Shop bronze medal winners of the 580kg 2016 Senior National Championships held at the Arva Show, Co Cavan.

tug of war1 600The Shop team beat Donoughmore Mallow  Co Cork to take the bronze at the national championships

Table Quiz – Volunteering in South Africa


Maria Ryan


This October my two friends and I, all nurses, are travelling to a community called iKhethelo in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside of Durban, South Africa with TWO WEEKS International Volunteering Network.

TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network is an organisation that enables people with a variety of skills to volunteer on a short term basis. They provide assistance to projects already in existence around the world and aim to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life for people in deprived areas.

During our trip we will be based in iKhethelo orphanage, which homes 43 children from the ages of 18 months to 18 years and we will be living on site with the children. While the kids go to school each day we get the opportunity to go out into the community and help in whatever way we can in the areas of health education and promotion.

We are developing a nurse education program for nurses/carers in the local hospitals and hospices, focusing on basic cares, such a hand-washing, pressure sore care and signs of infection. We will be lending a hand in the health clinics, where we will be helping with developmental checks for babies and young children. We will also be travelling back into Durban run a wound care clinic for those in need of any wound dressings.

When our days work is done, we head back to the orphanage for homework club and when all the homework is done, time for some fun! Our hope is to bring a bit of Ireland to Ikhethelo and teach the kids how to play Gaelic Football! With Tipp, Cork and Kerry women leading it, it can’t go wrong!!


I will be hosting a table quiz on the 29th of July in Stapleton’s Bar, Borrisoleigh at 9.30pm sharp to raise funds. The funds raised will go towards any equipment and supplies needed in the community and to develop our nurse education programme. It will also be used provide sports equipment, arts and craft supplies etc for the orphanage. Funds will also go to the TWOWEEKS charity.

All are welcome on the night.

Table of 4 will cost €20.

Raffle on the night with great prizes.

Quizmaster -Martin Ryan. A guaranteed good night!

Thanks for your support!!

St. Cualan’s Social Club

A bus is being organised to go to the prayer garden Kilcommon on Tues Aug 2. We will be leaving Borrisoleigh at 2.30 for Kilcommon and on our way back we will be stopping off in Upperchurch for a meal. Music/song being provided by Phil Maher. Cost €15 and names to be given to Lucia 0863961211 or Eileen 0879849848 or  any committee member by this Fri July 29. Everybody welcome.


Borris-Ileigh Camogie Notes

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Collage 600

U16’s continue the Summer League winning there second game against Roscrea last week, Scoreline of 4-06 to 1-03. Well done girls. Unfortunately we were beaten by Portroe last Sunday, but as we are second in the group we are through to a Quarter Final to be played this Saturday July 30th (away) at 7pm, more details to follow.


U13‘s played Fethard in a County Quarter final last Thursday. It was a wet evening in The Ragg and our girls though trying hard, unfortunately lost out on this one. Fantastic achievement on getting that far and topping the group.


Our U10’s had two teams competing in a blitz day organised by the County Board last Saturday. Great credit is due to Ciara Johnston (County Development Officer) and her team. These are extremely well run tournaments and a great benefit in developing camogie skill set.

Remaining County blitz days as follows:

Aug 20th and Sept 10th at the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg.


Next U8’s blitzes scheduled as follows:

August 13th & September 3rd, also at the Camogie Grounds.


It is hoped that U6’s, U8’s and U10’s will have challenge matches this Wednesday. Good luck girls.

Borrisoleigh Festival

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liine dancing 600Line Dancing was held in the Square

cycling 6001916 Them Parade

churns 600Churn Rolling

taequnda 600Taekwando Display

cake 600Children’s entertainment

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jimmy 600Biddy, Jimmy and Anne gettting into the 1916 theme

spectators 600Lots of spectators enjoying the entertainment on the day

tipperary rose 600Tipperary Rose, Fiona O’Sullivan

More pictures to follow in next week’s news

Borrisoleigh Historical Society

Seats are still available on our bus tour to Arigna coal mine, Strokestown Park and Famine Museum and stopping at the Knockcroghery Claypipe Visitor Centre. Leaving the Square at 8.00am on Saturday the 30th of July. The fare, including admission to the museums is 40.00 euro. For more details or to reserve a seat, contact,- 087 7912476 or 0862752634

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Course

Registration Deadline extended to 29 July!

ECDL Borrisoleigh Poster 2016



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Beginners/improvers computer classes is starting up in early September in Borrisoleigh Community Centre through ETB (education & training board).

If anyone is interested in this classes please contact the community centre office at 0504 50643 Monday-Friday 9am – 1pm.

Borris-Ileigh G.A.A. Notes

Borris-Ileigh GAA crest

Senior: Our seniors take to the field on Friday evening in Toomevara at 7pm. They will take on Kilruane in what will be a tight and tough match. We hope to see as many people there to support the lads as possible.

Junior: The Junior A team will not play until August 6th against Kilruane. They will play Nenagh on 13th.
Minor: Hard luck to our minors who lost out to Moneygall/Clonakenny in a very tough and entertaining game. They will play Newport next on August 3rd where a win will see them through to a north quarter final.

Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

History Pic p143 600Neil Stapleton and Phil Bradshaw

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