27 September 2017

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes


As a famous Borris-Ileigh man once said “the famine is over” and our 29 year wait for another County Final appearance finally came to an end last Sunday evening as our first ever championship victory over our great rivals and neighbours Drom Inch booked our place in the decider for the highest honour in Tipperary Club hurling, the Dan Breen Cup. We manged to come out on top in a ferocious and tense encounter on a score line of 1-16 to 1-12 in a game which swung one way and then the other. We fell behind early on as Drom got a dream start with Joey Maher goaling after 4 minutes to give Drom a 1-02 to 0-01 lead. Our lads didn’t panic though and fought back through points from Jack Hogan, Liam Ryan and a couple of Brendan Maher frees. We grew more and more into the game as the half went and managed to take the lead just before the break going in ahead by the smallest of margins with the scoreboard reading 0-08 to 1-04 as the half time whistle blew.

We started the second half in relentless fashion showing great heart to and determination with impressive work rate some excellent possession turnovers, racing into a 0-14 to 1-06 lead halfway through the second half thanks to some excellent scores from both Conor and Niall Kenny along with an exceptional long range effort from Jerry Kelly. But as always is the way when ourselves and Drom meet this game was far from over as they came roaring back with 4 unanswered points including a Seamus Callanan point and two monster points from Johnny Ryan from way out the field to reduce the deficit to an single point going into injury time. B

ut as has been the case all throughout this year when the chips were down we as a team responded as we managed to break in behind the Drom defence with an excellent passing move working the ball into Dan McCormack who smashed the ball past the onrushing Damien Young rattling the ball to the back of the Drom net to seal the victory. A great finish to a pulsating encounter.

 Commiserations to Drom Inch who fought bravely throughout and will no doubt will be back in the business end of the championship next year once again but it was Borris’s day, a huge congratulations to both management and players on a fantastic campaign. Its a just reward for all the hard work put in throughout the year. This result also means that we have reached the final of every competition we have played in this year with our North Final victory and County League division final still to come, an outstanding achievement for an outstanding group of players. The team which took to the field was as follows – Jack Bourke 
Thomas Fahy, Ciaran Cowan, Matthew Stapleton
Paddy Stapleton, Brendan Maher 0-07 (0-07f), Seamus Burke
Liam Ryan 0-01, Sean McCormack 0-01
Niall Kenny 0-01, Dan McCormack 1-01, Conor Kenny 0-02
Jack Hogan 0-01, Jerry Kelly 0-02, Kieran Maher

Subs Used:
Keith Ryan, Jody Harkin, Vinny Stapleton, David O’Connor.

We now go in search of our first Dan Breen cup in 31 years as we take on giants Thurles Sarsfields in the Final on Sunday the 8th of October at 3.30pm as they chase their fourth title on the trot and their 36th in total. The game will be preceded by the Seamus O’Riain Cup Final between Roscrea and Toomevara. A tall order but nothing our lads are not capable of. To keep up to date with all the latest in club fixtures and notices find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Borris_GAA. Borris Abu!


Our Jackpot is now up to a MASSIVE €19,200 for the coming week. This weeks numbers were 10, 27, 29 and 30.

Tickets are available at all local shops and pubs.

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Tipperary Sports Partnership



Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes


Senior girls are now through to a County Semi-final and play Drom on Saturday October 7th. 

Well done and congratulations to our Senior player Maria Curley on Tipperary’s fantastic win in the All-Ireland Intermediate Football final last weekend.


 Minors are due to play County Semi-final shortly. Date and time to be confirmed.


U14’s had a great win over Thurles Sarsfields last weekend, winning Borris 7-08 to Thurles 2-01. Scores from Katie Fitzgerald 1-03, Emma Doolan 2-00, Chantal Feighery 2-00, Emma Kelly 1-00, Rhona Lyons 1-00 & Dani Ryan 0-05. Well done girls.


U12’s played Clonoulty this week, winning with a score of Borris 4-07 to Clonoulty 2-01. Well done girls.

The U10 Tomás Max tournament took place last Friday with teams from Toomevara, Slieve Felim, Moycarkey & Borris-Ileigh participated. Toomevara were victors on the evening. Well done to all and many thanks to visiting clubs.

U10’s took part in the Patsy Carroll memorial in Roscrea last Saturday. Unfortunately, this was not our turn to take home the trophy.

U8’s also travelled to Roscrea on Saturday and were victorious on the day bringing home the silverware and the Patsy Carroll memorial trophy. Well done to all the girls and their mentors.

U8’s winners of the Patsy Carroll memorial trophy

Farewell Evening

Borrisoleigh and Ileigh Farewell Evening in acknowledgement of the contribution of Fr. Liam Everard, P.P.

A farewell evening will take place in October to thank Fr. Liam Everard for his many years of outstanding service to the people of Borrisoleigh parish and farther afield.

Should you wish to be associated with a presentation to Fr. Liam please sign the gift cards that can be found in any local business premises from Monday 11th of September.

 All donations very welcome.


 Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

The October meeting of the Borrisoleigh active social club takes place on Wed Oct 4th @ 8.30pm in the Community Centre. 

We will be presenting a cheque to a representative from North Tipperary Hospice with the proceeds from our recent Bewleys Hospice  coffee morning. 

There will also be someone coming to give a talk and do light exercises which is something we’ve been trying to organise for some time. 

There are a few ventures coming up which we must also finalise so we look forward to a good turnout as usual. 

New members are always welcome so why not come along and join us on Wed Oct 4th at 8.30pm in the community Centre. 


Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Confirmation Day in Fantane School – 1961
Back: Teachers Mrs. Ryan and Sean Begley
Middle: Theresa Walsh, Bridget McLoughney, Frances Tierney, Eileen Treacy, Mary Ryan, Joan Kennedy and Olive Ryan
Front: Michael Ryan, John Gilmartin, Seamus Treacy, Willie Treacy, Rory Kelly, John Kennedy, Oliver Kelly and Michael Gleeson

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