30 May 2018

Cemetery Masses

Mass will be celebrated in the following cemeteries on these dates at 8pm.

Glenkeen Cemetery: Thursday June 7th

St. Brigid`s Cemetery: Thursday June 14th

Ileigh Cemetery: Thursday June 21st

Track Attack

Running Fever to hit Borrisoleigh

With the thriving nature of road running in Tipperary, the contagious fever is set to effect the village of Borrisoleigh on Tuesday 26th of June when the Track-Attack Club will play host to their fifth annual 5km road race in what will potentially be a great advertisement for the sport in general.

Sponsored by Declan Maher Financial Services, the event has grown year on year and with the attractive race package that has been put together for this year, the trend should well continue on its upward curve.

The defending men’s two time champion is Irish International athlete Sean Tobin from the Clonmel Club while Borrisokane’s Siobhan O’Doherty have been successful on all four occasions to date in the women’s race.

This year’s winners (men & women) will receive €200 each for their efforts with the second place athletes getting €100 and the third finishers getting €75. We are have a bonus for the course record and in what could well be a unique offer, we offer a €100 bonus to each of the top three if they can overcome the standing barrier. The course records are 14:58 for the men and 16:42 for the women with both times set by the aforementioned Sean Tobin and Siobhan O’Doherty.

Hand crafted slate trophies will be on offer to the first Under 18 boy and girl and the first man and woman in the Over 40, 50 and 60 age-groups. Prizes are also on offer for every 25th finisher.

The big change to this year’s event is the change to the team structure. Teams in this year’s event will consist of 3 men and 3 women with the winners being the first club to have their name etched on the Track-Attack Perpetual Cup while also picking up a prize of €300. Athletes who finish in the top 3 individual places are not permitted as members of a team but overage and junior grade members are permitted as team members.

The race holds a permit from Athletics Ireland and will be timed by Premier Timing Systems. The entry fee is €10 with a €5 fee for under 18’s. 

Defending champion Siobhan O’Doherty with race sponsor Declan Maher


Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club along with St. Cualáns Social Club are taking a bus to Glenstal Abbey Murroe Co Limerick on Tuesday June 12th.  We will leave The Square Borrisoleigh at 9.30am. We will get a talk with a Monk on the Monastic Life, history of Glenstal and the Icon Chapel. This will be followed by Mass and later lunch in the Castle Building.  Bus would be due back in Borrisoleigh at 4.30pm. If you are interested please contact Lucia on 0863961211 before June 8th. 
Our end of season night out is on Wed June 6th at 7.30pm in Lings Garden  Chinese restaurant Borrisoleigh  followed entertainment in Finns Bar. 
And while there won’t be meetings during the summer months we will be organising a few things so we’ll keep you updated on what’s going on.

St. Cualans Social Club

There is a bus being organised to go to Glenstal Abbey Murroe Co Limerick on Tuesday June 12th.  The bus will leave The Square Borrisoleigh at 9.30am. 

There will be a talk with a monk on the Monastic Life, history of Glenstal and the Icon Chapel.  This will be followed by Mass and later lunch in the Castle Building.  The bus should be back in Borrisoleigh about 4.30pm. 
If you are interested in going please give your name to Lucia 086 3961211 or any committee member by June 8th.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

U14’s played Rockwell Rovers on Saturday last in the Shield Semi-Final at the Ragg with a great victory and a final score of Borris-Ileigh 8-03 to Rockwell Rovers 0-03. Well done girls.

Scores from: Ava Bevans 2-00, Aoife Fitzgerald 1-02, Rhona Lyons 3-0, Katie Fitzgerald 1-01 & Niamh Ryan 1-00.

U14’s now play shield county final on this Thursday May 31st at 7.45 pm at the camogie grounds, The Ragg vs. Brian Ború’s.

U10’s participated in the county blitz day on Saturday last in Portroe. A great mornings hurling was had by all. Many thanks to Portroe for the hospitality. 

Upcoming County Blitz’s as follows:  June 30th, July 28th, August 25th & September 29th.

U8, upcoming U8 blitz’s: June 9th, July 14th, August 11th & September 8th.

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club


North Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship:
Our Junior A’s will begin their 2018 North Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship campaign this Friday
evening when they take on Roscrea in Round 1. This will take in Moneygall at 7.30pm. We would like
to both players and management the very best of luck in this year’s championship, let’s hope we can
go one step further then our North Semi Final defeat at the hands of Toomevara in last years
championship. All support greatly appreciated.

Tipperary GAA:
A huge well done to our Tipperary Minor panel members James Devaney and Kevin Maher who
both featured prominently as Tipp recorded a very impressive 4-15 to 1-13 victory over a fancied
Cork side in Sunday’s curtain raiser in Thurles. JD pitching in with 1-5(0-04f) and Kevin firing 1-
01 from play.

Also well done to our Senior panel members Brendan Maher and Dan McCormack
who were both instrumental in Tipp inspirational second half comeback to earn a draw against
Cork in what was a titanic battle in Thurles after going in 9 points down at halftime. Both team
now have momentum to build on going into Round 3 where they both face Waterford next
Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Best of luck to both players and management of both

Munster Championship Tickets:
For anyone who is looking for tickets to Tipperary’s next fixture against Waterford in the Gaelic
Grounds in Limerick next Sunday, tickets can be purchased from Shanahan’s Centra and are
also available online from Tickets.ie.

This Results of our weekly Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Lotto draw are as follows:
The numbers played were 16, 24, 25 and 26.

This weeks Lucky Dip winners were:
1. Noirin Stapleton, Pallas Lower
2. Ellen Vahey, Mountgeorge
3. Jack Younge, c/o The Twin
4. Aisling Kiely, Knockanevin

Well done to all of this weeks lucky dip winners. Next Weeks Jackpot is up to a nice €8,000.
If you wish to play online in time for next weeks draw you can do so here: https://t.co/dgS65gWjRk
Best of luck all entries and thank you for your continued support.
Borris Abu!


Marian Hall Lotto Results

The lotto numbers were 3,19,22,25.
There was no winner of the final jackpot of  €7,550.
There were 3 match 3’s.
–  John Vahey, Mount George
–  Emma Treacy, Mount George
–  Margaret, Martin & Neil, c/o Tipperary co- op, Borrisoleigh
The curtains came down on the Marian Hall bingo tonight for the last time after approximately 25 years.
The Marian Hall committee would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely, all its supporters over the years. Míle  Buíochas

Borrisoleigh Festival

Borrisoleigh Festival is on 21st and 22nd July this year and the committee would like input as to what kind of entertainment they would like to see for children. If you have any suggestions you can contact any committee member or message the festival Facebook page

Now is a good time to start thinking about your wheelbarrow design in time for the International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza!


Drom & Inch Camogie Club Fun Run

Book Launch – Change of date!

Please note: Email address should read glankeen@tipprevolution.ie 


Kenny brothers head for English Greyhound Derby Final

A greyhound called Bombers Bullet runs from Trap 1 in the prestigious English Derby Final which will be held at Towcester in the U.K. next Saturday night on June 2nd 2018.
The Borrisoleigh connection is that Bombers Bullet was bred by Brendan Kenny of Cnoc Neibin in 
Borrisoleigh and he was reared, schooled and raced by his brother John (Gunboat Prefix fame) before he was bought by leading British greyhound trainer Mark Wallis to race in the U.K.
A small group of diehard greyhound supporters will be travelling from Borrisoleigh and although “The Bullet” is an outsider he has a great trap draw to work with and certainly has the pace and power to come home in front.
Borrisoleigh has a long and proud tradition of breeding and racing greyhound champions and Bombers Bullet is wished every success in the Derby Final.
The Kenny brothers are following in the footsteps of their Uncle Joe who bred Deerfield Sunset who twice contested English Derby Finals as well as one Irish Derby Final.
He finished 3rd behind Chart King in 1999 and 4th behind Rapid Ranger in 2000.

Pic of the Past ………..down memory lane

Bridget Stapleton, Mary Ryan, Margaret Stapleton and Teresa Stapleton all from Pallas.

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