28 June 2017

Borrisoleigh Festival 

International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza at Borrisoleigh Festival July 1st & 2nd

This weekend sees the return of the annual Borrisoleigh Festival. There is a packed programme of events with live music in The Square on Saturday night and all day on Sunday.

The festival will be officially opened by the new Mayor, Paddy Dolan followed by All Ireland Scor Sinsear winner Katie Shanahan and friends. 80s Rock band ‘Sleeze n’ Cheeze’ will then take to the stage and have the whole town rockin’ to some of the greatest rock anthems known to man. The Tipperary Rose, Sheila Ryan will be interviewed during the interval.

The inaugural International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza takes place on Sunday. This unique event provides a great opportunity for individuals, businesses and community groups to put their creativity on display. Prizes will be awarded in five categories, Best Floral Display, Best Homemade Wheelbarrow, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Use of Technology and Best Artistic Creation.

For the more active, local walking group, the Bush and Briar Ramblers, have organised a walk. Registration for this walk is at 9am in the Community Centre beside the Church. Bring boots!

Boots of a different kind will be required for the Line Dancing later on! This will be followed by the popular Platform/Social Dancing with Pat Costello. Live music continues all night with Dufrane, The Mangled Badgers and the always popular Ebony.

There will be a Food Fair and BBQ in the Square from 2pm and the kids will be kept busy with bouncy castles, a pet party and a kiddies disco.

This festival weekend will be a great start to the Summer. See you there!


Borrisoleigh Festival 2017 Programme of Events

Saturday 1st July

8.30pm – Official Opening of the Festival by Lord Mayor Paddy Dolan


8.35pm – Music with 2017 All Ireland Scór Sinsear Winner Katie Shanahan & Friends


9.30pm – Live Music with 80s band  ‘Sleeze ‘n Cheeze’


10.30pm – Interview with Tipperary Rose, Sheila Ryan, Toomevara,

followed by Sleeze ‘n Cheese


Sunday 2nd July

9am – Bush & Briar Walk.

Registration at 9am in Community Centre (beside the  Church). Moderate walk 3-3.5 hours, boots essential.


Music & Entertainment in The Square

12pm – 6.30pm – International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza

1pm -2pm – Ned Kelly Orchestra

2pm-4pm – Line Dancing

4pm – 5.30pm – Platform / Social Dancing with Pat Costello

5.30pm – 6.30pm – Dufrane

6.30pm – 8pm –  Mangled Badgers

8pm til late – Ebony


Sunday Children’s Entertainment

2pm – 6pm – Bouncy Castles etc.

2.30pm – 4.30pm – Pet Party

6pm – 7pm Disco (Primary school kids)

BBQ & Food Fair from 2pm

Lord Mayor Paddy Dolan, outgoing Mayoress Patrice Cooney and Festival Chairman Joe Loughnane

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes 


Our Seniors were in action last Friday night in Round 4 of the County Senior Hurling League. They recorded an impressive victory over Eire Og Annacarty in close encounter on a score line of 0-20 to 1-14. Well done to both players and management. We will now play Drom Inch in the final round of group games, the result of this game will determine our progression in the competition.

The team which played was as follows:

Seamus Burke.

Michael Ryan, Thomas Fahy, Aaron Reid.

Ciaran Cowan, Paddy Stapleton, Liam Ryan.

Sean McCormack 0-01, Jack Hogan 0-01.

Conor Kenny 0-12 (0-07f), Niall Kenny 0-01, Maurice Ryan.

Keith Ryan 0-01, David O’Connor 0-03 (0-01f), Cathal Bourke.

Subs Used:

Shane Kenny, Kieran Maher 0-01, Nicky Cooney.

Best Performers:



Upcoming Fixtures:

Our Junior ‘A’s will begin their much anticipated North Championship campaign in the coming weeks. They start off the campaign against Knockshegowna on Saturday the 8th of July in the Park. Best of luck to all players and management.

The Minor’s will resume their push in the North ‘B’ hurling championship after the examination break. They will come up against Portrue in Round 3 of the in group stage in the Park on Wednesday the 5th of July in the Park.

All support greatly appreciated.




We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Tipp Senior Panelist’s, Brendan and Dan the best of luck in the effort to retain Liam McCarthy. They will play in Round 1 of the qualifiers next weekend against Westmeath in Thurles.




Our Jackpot is now up to €16,600 for the coming week. This weeks numbers were 2, 4, 8 and 10.

Tickets are available at all local shops and pubs.

4 – LUCKY DIP WINNERS – €50.00 each

  1. Jack Hogan, Gurteeny
  2. Biddy Stapleton, Pallas Cross
  3. Angela Browne, Co. Derry(ONLINE)
  4. Liam Troy, c/o Declan Maher

If you wish to play online you can do so here: https://www.locallotto.ie/localhome.asp?LL_ID=549



Clean Up Evening:

We together with Borrisoleigh Town Park and Borrisoleigh Track Attack are hosting a clean up evening in the Park on next Tuesday evening the 4th of July kicking off at 7pm. We would appreciate if you have any of the following useful equipment to bring it along on the night,

  • Budgets (Full)
  • Strimmers
  • Plastic rubbish bags
  • Paint Brushes (Paint provided on the night)

We are lucky to have such a great facility on our doorstep, it’s important that we look after it. All are welcome, many hands make light work. Thank you for your continued support.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Borrisoleigh Group who travelled on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  Anna Ryan, Kate Delaney, Fr. Vincent Stapleton, Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Thomas Callanan, T.F. Stapleton, Mary Murray and Lillian Murray

A view of The Basilica

Biddy McLoughney, Laurence and Fr. James  Purcell, Anne Purcell with Sr. Rosarii

 The Procession

The Procession at The Basilica

 Biddy McLoughney, Sr. Rosarii and Anne Purcell


Sr. Rosarii

Praying at Lourdes

Laurence Purcell

The Crown Virgin Statue

Kate Delaney at The Tree of Remembrance

The Bikes being blessed at Lourdes

Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre

2,500 International Girl Guides are camping at Rockwell College for the first week in August, 2017. Groups will be coming every day to Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre, to go pony trekking in the beautiful and unspoiled surroundings at Rusheen, to learn about the natural environment from Mike Collard of Future Forests, and to work with willow with renowned local artist Lynn Kirkham. Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre is only 5 km from Borrisoleigh and we warmly welcome children and adults from the local area as well as internationally! Give us a call or email to book a riding lesson, or to explore the countryside on a small-group trek, or send your kids to one of our pony camps which are running from 3rd – 7th July, 17th – 21st July, and 14th – 18th August.


Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

Juniors participated in the Helen O Mara tournament held by Thurles Sarsfields last Saturday. They played six games in total, beating Thurles Sarsfields in the last game. Despite the heat, a great day’s camogie was had by all.

Junior B team who took part in tournament in Dr Morris Park in Thurles.

U13’s play Annacarty (away) this Tuesday June 27th. Good luck girls.

U13 Remaining Summer League fixtures:

Tues 04/07 – v Drom (home)

Tues 11/07 – v Shannon Rovers (home)

Tues 25/07 – v Cahir (away)


Our U8’s travelled to Cloughjordan last week to participate in a blitz day held by Kilruane club. Borris-Ileigh had two teams and played Nenagh, Shannon Rovers, Kilruane and Kildangan. Many thanks to Kilruane for the invite.


Gortnahoe visit this Wednesday to play our U6, 8’s and 10’s. Good luck girls.

Noírin Stapleton, Senior player making presentation to the U8’s of new set of sponsored jerseys on behalf of Matt’s Bouncy Castles, many thanks

Volunteers Needed 

Volunteers needed to help with the upkeep of flowerbeds in the village. Meet in the town park every Wednesday from 9.30-11a.m. We would also like to ask people to be vigilant and on the watch out, as flowers planted in the raised bed in the community park have been taken.

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club

Clean Up Evening

There is a clean up evening in the Park on next Tuesday evening the 4th of July kicking off at 7pm. We would appreciate if you have any of the following useful equipment to bring it along on the night,

– Budgets (Full)
– Strimmers
– Plastic rubbish bags
– Paint Brushes (Paint provided on the night)

We are lucky to have such a great facility on our doorstep, it’s important that we look after it. All are welcome, many hands make light work. Thank you for your continued support.


Fundraising Bag Pack

The Juvenile club will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores in Thurles this Friday and Saturday. Volunteers still needed for Saturday, please let Bernice know if you are available to help on 083-8578309. If you are shopping, please give generously.


U8s Training at 11.30am on Saturday.


U12A remaining fixtures are as follows:

*Friday 7th July*: 

Borris-Ileigh V Moneygall @7pm

Venue: Borrisoileigh

*Monday 10th July*:

Borris-Ileigh V Silvermines @7.15pm

Venue: Dolla

*Friday 14th July*:

Borris-Ileigh V Toomevara @7.15pm

Venue: Toomevara

*Friday 21st July*:

Borris-Ileigh V Ballina @7pm

Venue: Ballina


U12D remaining fixtures

*Friday 30th June*:

Borris-Ileigh V Silvermines @7pm

Venue: Dolla

*Round 6 Friday 7th July*:

Borris-Ileigh V Burgess @6.30pm

Venue: Borrisoleigh

*Round 7 Friday 14th July*:

Borris-Ileigh V Toomevara @6.30pm

Venue: Toomevara


U14s Fixtures

Borris-Ileigh v Ballina, Wednesday 28th June, 7.30pm in Ballina

Borris-Ileigh V Borrisokane 26th July


Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Josephine Chadwick with her dog Bruno

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