8 May 2024

GAA Golf Classic

The 2024 Golf Classic takes place in Roscrea Golf Club on the 10th and 11th of May. For tee times, contact Martin on 087 260 8780. The Golf Classic has been a vital fundraiser for the club as well as being a fantastic event to be a part of and we look forward to seeing golfers of all levels taking part.

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

Councillor Eddie Moran with officers of the Borrisoleigh Active Social Club Lucia,  Dolly and Eileen after presenting them with grant money to help fund the club

Eddie Moran pictured among the members of Borrisoleigh Active Social Club at their recent meeting. 

Our monthly meeting for May was held last Wednesday night and we had a great turnout. Trips/activities/concerts during the summer were being planned and all we need now would be some nice weather to enjoy it better. 

We are taking a trip to Knock later this month and our popular mystery trip will be in July.  We’ve full buses already for each of these events.  

We were delighted to welcome Councillor Eddie Moran to the meeting.  Eddie was delighted to have been able to secure a council grant for us which we were delighted to get in order to help fund the running costs of our club.  Many thanks Eddie and we wish him well in the upcoming local election. 

Cycling Trip

Last weekend a group of community cyclists went to Kerry for group cycle on the greenway. We cycled on the abbeyfeale to listowel greenway on Saturday and visited John B Keanes for refreshments.On Sunday we cycled from Tralee to fenit and then onto Banna beach for a well deserved break on a sun drenched beach. We were blessed with the weather and big thanks to everyone who travelled. 

Borrisoleigh Parish News


Sat 11th May @ 7pm:


John & Nora Delaney, Rathmoy, Anniv.

John Ryan, Gurteeny, Anniv.

Seamus Kennedy, Castlequarter, Months Mind.


Sun 12th May @ 11am:


Pakie Ryan (Simon), Knockdonee.



 Congratulations to our U-15 Hurling Team who won the Tipperary Féile Final last Monday in Thurles. A great achievement. Well done to all!


Padre Pio Pilgrimage 2024:

We are happy to announce that devotees of St. Pio will be welcomed back to Holycross Abbey once again for our National Pilgrimage on Sunday 26th May. Ceremonies will begin at 1.30pm with concelebrated Mass at 3pm. All are welcome


Anam Cara:

 Anam Cara Tipperary the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 15th  May at 7:15pm in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online meeting. For more information please contact us on info@anamcara.ie or 085 288 8888


“Service for Life”:

On Sunday May 12th a “Service for Life” will take place at the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard. This ceremony is an annual event held in support of all who in any way have been touched by the tragedy of suicide. All are welcome.


National Conference on Stroke:

A National Conference on Stroke hosted by the South Tipperary Stroke Communication Group, will take place on Monday May 20th, from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Cashel Palace Hotel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness around stroke, aphasia and brain injury, and will include presentations from professionals and stroke survivors, and a demonstration of the DCU Exoskeleton. There is no entry fee to the Conference but attendees must register on Eventbrite by Monday May 13th. The link for registration is; https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/national-conference-on-stroke-tickets-874732166457. The Conference is supported by TASK Community Care, Home Instead Senior Care, Tipperary Volunteer Centre and the Irish Heart Foundation. Further information from martinquinns@eircom.net or 087-6101628.


Thought for the week:

You can’t always have a good day. But you can always face a bad day with a good attitude.

Templemore Library Events

Borris-Ileigh GAA History Book

Hi all,

I’ve been tasked with compiling and writing a history of GAA activity in the primary schools, e.g. North Finals/ County Finals, Primary Game, INTO mini sevens etc.

The more recent history is fairly well documented, however older records are sparse. I don’t want to leave anyone out!

If you are aware of any noteworthy GAA related facts from 1987 to present in relation to Fantane NS, St Theresa’s GNS, St Patrick BNS or Scoil Naomh Cualán please get in contact with me at scoilnaomhcualan@gmail.com. Or you can drop photos, newspaper cuttings etc. into the school and I’ll photocopy or scan what’s needed.  

I’m looking for photos of teams, photos of Primary Game representatives, write ups from finals, coaches that were involved over the years, pupils who went on to represent Tipperary in the various codes, GAA quiz winners etc.

Many thanks for your help,

Michael Small

Mariupol Book Launch

Since the launch of the booklet, – MARIUPOL, – A City Named Grief and Fear, – I have received a total of 82 messages from Ukrainians and displaced people from Mariupol, expressing their gratitude to the people of Borrisoleigh. Here is a minute sample.

THE DIARY OF KATERINA SAVENKO is being read by Irish voices today.

I thank the people of that small village for supporting Ukraine! For the help of Mariupol and for the voice from us all being heard in the Tipperary region in Ireland!

3000 km from Mariupol, last night Friday in a small Irish village, rung the words of Catherine Savenko. The day we forget Mariupol and turn our back on Ukraine will officially be the day of the death of humanity.

The White House forgot, Europe and the World forgot, – but you, dearest people from that village remembered our Golgotha. – We bow low before you.

Thank you. Because of you, Katherina and Vitalya Savenko live on. Their deaths, at the hands of inhumans, – and the murders of 86000 Mariupolians will be known to all mankind. Be proud, – you stood by us in our time of suffering and you stood by truth. My Almighty God always bless your village and its people.

Ukraine’s freedom has not perished, – and it never will, while good people like you exist. Thank you with all of our hearts.

When I thought that our grief and pain had sidestepped the soul of human compassion, – people from your village, – you have restored my faith. Thank you.

Eucharistic Adoration


Knitting and Crochet Group

The Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am. New members always welcome.

Chair Yoga


Pic of the Past

On the Bodhrán
John Bradshaw

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