8 March 2017

St. Joseph’s College Notes

Joseph O Donoghue who was awarded best overall project for his Solar Sleeve project

Christine Delaney, Seamus Ryan and Kate Madden who were awarded first place in the senior category for their project ‘When in doubt swing it out’

On Wednesday, 15th of February, over 80 students from St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh exhibited projects in SciFest@School.

Students demonstrated their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths through their creative and innovative projects.

We had 4 top awards that were sponsored by the Parent’s Council, the school and by SciFest. Joseph O’Donoghue was awarded overall best project award. Windowcator by Jack O’Brien, Joseph Bourke and David Madden were the runners up in the junior section. In the senior section, When in doubt, swing it out by Christine Delaney, Seamus Ryan and Kate Madden took first place. Sweet Tablets by Nick Cooney, Aaron Rabbitte and John Ryan were runners up. 

The top 10 projects will now represent the school at SciFest in LIT Thurles in May.

On Monday 27thFebruary, our TY classes attended a day of workshops geared at second level students,hosted by LIT Music Dept. It was the first day of their Music week and aimed to give students a taste of the music technology and media courses available at LIT. The students took part in hip hop and DJ , rap, sound recording andmusic technology workshops. The first year LIT students escorted our students on a tour of the impressive facilities including the recording studios and student radio station. In the canteen at lunch time, we were entertained by performances from some of the music students. It was a very informative, interesting and entertaining day.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes




Sunday March 12th; NENAGH V BORRIS-ILEIGH at 12 noon in Nenagh.

Further updates on Borris-Ileigh camogie Facebook page.


JUNIORS play Moyle Rovers this Saturday March 11th at home at 12 noon.





 Thurs April 6th v Portroe

Weds April 12th v Toomevara

Thurs April 20th v Kildangan

Fri April 28th v Moneygall

Tues May 9th May v Burgess


Fundraising clothes collection will take place soon, so if you are doing some clearing out, please put some clothes aside for this collection. Any enquires, please contact any committee member.




Local Enterprise Week 2017

The nationally co-ordinated ‘Local Enterprise Week’ takes place around the country from 6-10 March.  Organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, these events are aimed at anyone thinking of starting a business, new start-ups and existing businesses.

Local Enterprise Office Tipperary is holding seminars, workshops, clinics, master classes and networking opportunities at 13 locations across the County. If you would like more information or wish to book a place at any of the events scheduled for Tipperary just click on the following links:

https://www.localenterprise.ie/Tipperary/Training-Events/Enterprise%20Week/   or


Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes

Trip around Tipp
Track-Attack will celebrate its third birthday in July by taking on its biggest challenge to date. On Saturday 8th of July, we will be attempting the Track-Attack Trip around Tipp.
This will consist of a 360km trek taking in the many towns and villages around the county of Tipperary. We will be running it on a relay system with 12 legs of 30km each with athletes of all age and standard taking part in this fantastic sporting event.
It is our hope that all Track-Attackers will take on the challenge of completing a distance within the 30km leg that is currently outside of their comfort zone. We will give participants a choice of 5 distances namely 5km, 10km, 16km (10 miles), 21km (half marathon) and the full 30km.
The event will also double up as our major fundraiser for the year and the response we have received to date in terms of sponsorship received is phenomenal. We have 2 levels of sponsorship, a gold one which costs €200 and a silver one that costs €50. (Check out the Track-Attack Facebook page for full details). If you have an interest in becoming one of our sponsors, please contact Declan Maher at 087 1444977 or Pat Keane at 087 6380649.
The full list of sponsors to date are as follows: Jackie Cahill TD, Clarkes Hardware Templemore, Cathal Ryan Plant Hire Borrisoleigh,  Edel’s Hair Studio Nenagh, Shanahan’s Centra Borrisoleigh, Donal Hurley Borrisoleigh, Fahy & Ryan Car Sales Templemore, Mary’s Hair Salon Borrisoleigh, Paddy Ryan Welding Services Thurles, Camsaw Distributors Portarlington, White Gypsy Templemore, Ailbe Cummins Building Contractor, Michael Coffey lawnmowers Nenagh, Stapleton’s Bar Borrisoleigh, Joey O’Dwyer Butchers Borrisoleigh, Ryan Cleaners, Fitz Chadwick Borrisoleigh, Owen Ryan Motors Loughmore, Borrisoleigh Bouncy Castles (Sean & David Ryan), Patrick Duff Plumber Borrisoleigh, Templederry Childcare (Aine Costello), Joe Kennedy Bus Hire Borrisoleigh, Kenmac Borrisoleigh (Haulie Kennedy), Paul Boyle Windows Borrisoleigh, Tipp Top Tree Surgery (Keith Ryan) Borrisoleigh, John Maher Transport  Borrisoleigh, Holycross Gym (Brendan Maher), Osmond Bennett, Pat Ryan Garage, Car Repairs & Service Currabaha, Tom McGrath Borrisoleigh, John Walsh Quik Pick Borrisoleigh, Paudie McGrath Borrisoleigh, Declan Maher Financial Services Thurles, Tipperary Co-op, Kevin Delargy Medical Practice Borrisoleigh, Stapleton’s Bar (Pallas) Borrisoleigh, Cathal Ryan Block layer Templederry, Concrete Finishing Borrisoleigh (JJ Rusk), Irish Mobile Templemore, Shortt’s Drapery Templemore, McLoughlin Builders Templederry, Centra Templemore, Murphy’s Bar Templemore, Latteragh Crafts (Christy Slattery), Bourke’s Chainsaw Centre Dundrum,  Matt Carr Sports Physio Supplies Thurles, Pat Keane Painter Borrisoleigh.
On Monday 20th March, our Gold Sponsorship Launch Night will be held in the Borrisoleigh Parish Centre starting at 8:30pm where our guest will be All Ireland Hurling winning captain Brendan Maher. On the night, all details of the Trip around Tipp will be announced.

Borrisoleigh Historical Society.

Sunday last, in conjunction with Ormond Historical Society, we commemorated the Fenian Rising of 1867 with a walk from Ballyroan bridge to Glenkeen cemetery. There we held a short ceremony at the graveside of Jeremiah Bourke, the last Fenian to be buried. Despite the difficult weather conditions and a number of other events happening close by, a big crowd joined us on our Fenian Walk and commemoration, followed by a talk in the Community Centre.

Our society took a huge initiative with the planning and holding of this event. The Fenian Rising was a seminal and pivotal event in Irish history. It was a first attempt by Irish men and women to establish an Irish Republic. It was to go on to inspire the men and women of 1916 who rose out on Easter Monday, who in turn were the inspiration for the generation of 1919/ 21.

The 150th anniversary of this couragous uprising would have passed by unnoticed but for the effort and initiative of a limited number of groups throughout the country. Borrisoleigh can take pride of place in this small group. We can say without fear of contradiction that our ceremony paid worthy tribute to the memory of the people and events of that time. There are a number of people who we would like to thank for making this occasion the tremendous success that it was.

Sean Hogan, author and historian who acted as convenor. 

John Flannery historian who delivered the oration.  Clare Hanley, for reading the Fenian Proclamation. St Joseph’s transition year students who led the walk and acted as flag bearers. Joe Barry our piper. Peter Rowley Brooke, Last Post and Reveille. Colour party of 3rd Infantry Battalion and members of ONE. Father Meehan for reciting the prayers and the blessing at the graveside. Delia and Mary of Borrisoleigh and Ormond Historical Societies who laid the wreaths. Paudie Bourke for his ballad renditions. Templederry GAA club who for the use of their club banner for the day. Our caterers at the Community Centre who had hot tea and brack waiting for the returning walkers. Christy Slattery for the lovely Latteragh slate presentation. Our in house photographer, Eddie Stapleton and many others too numerous to mention. And finally a ”thank you”, to all who came, both from near and afar and contributed to the making of a memorable occasion.

Organization of ex service men lead the parade.

Transition year students leading the walk to Glenkeen

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Scór Notes

All roads will lead to Cashel on Sunday where the County Final of Scór na bPaístí will take place. The very best of luck to the set dancers and to Anna Harkin who will perform in the solo song competition.

Borrisoleigh Community Games

Art, Model Making and Handwriting County Finals – takes place in the Presentation School Thurles, on Saturday the 1st April, 2017
Anyone interest in the above please contact Sheila @ 086 403 0458

Pic of the Past ………..down memory

McDonagh Square 1960s

Note: Clodagh Bar on the left (formerly Ryan Murray’s) and on the right The Medical Hall which was owned by the Bunyan family.

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