9 September 2020

Borris-Ileigh Juvenile GAA Club

Borris-Ileigh U12C team who beat Templederry to win the North Tipp Plate along with coaches and mentors.


Parish News


  • The public celebration of Sunday Masses recommenced on Saturday evening 5th September subject to the following guidelines as proposed by the Irish Bishops Conference, the H.S.E and Archbishop Kieran.

The Guidelines are as follows:

  •  Please observe the social distancing guidelines (2m) on entering and leaving the Church.
  • Please sit in pew places that are clearly labelled.
  • People coming from different households must sit 2m apart in same pew ie. at either end of it.
  • People coming from the same household may sit together in the same pew.
  • Bear in mind the capacity of both churches is reduced to 50 people. This is because of the Govt. regulations.
  • On entering and leaving the church, please sanitise your hands.
  • Please observe and heed the Covid-19 notices inside and outside of churches.
  • For the reception of Holy Communion, please observe the 2m social distancing guideline. There will be floor markings to help and guide you. 
  • Stewards will be in place, to guide you to your pews and will be there to direct you at Holy Communion time. . Please co-operate with them, Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass.
  • There will be a one-way system in operation in both churches. Entry is by the main door and exit by the side doors
  • Please place your envelopes/offerings in the box which is situated in the main porch of Church.
  • Please observe the 2m Social distancing guidelines in Church grounds.

If you wish to attend Sunday Mass please bear the following in mind:

  • The capacity in each of the Churches has been reduced to 50 people.
  • The dispensation from Sunday and Holyday of Obligation is extended for the time being. You may attend a weekday Mass instead of Sunday Mass.
  • The Dept. of Health strongly recommends that people who are over 70, or have a condition which makes them medically vulnerable should stay at home as much as possible.
  • People who may have COVID-19 symptoms are advised to remain at home.
  • The wearing of face coverings is strongly recommended for everyone attending Sunday Masses except for those under 13 and those with a medical condition.

Altar boys and girls will re-commence serving Mass at a later date.

Readers will begin reading at Mass also at a later date.

The weekend Mass times are as follows:.

Saturday 7pm-Borrisoleigh

Sunday 9.30-Ileigh

Sunday 11am-Borrisoleigh.

Thought for the week:  If you don’t have time to pray and read scriptures, you are busier than God ever intended you to be.

Axa Community Bike Ride

Last Saturday morning we headed to Dungarvan for a 60km. Cycle challenge. Thanks to all the cyclists who made this trip one of the best days I’ve ever had on my bike. We cycled from Dungarvan to Kilmeaden and back on the greenway and stopped into the Coachhouse cafe for lunch.Huge congratulations to all the cyclists who exceeded even their own expectations and cycled 64 kilometers. Thanks to John f Kennedy for photos and John Slattery for backup and once more congratulations to everyone and looking forward to our next trip. The cyclists who took part were Margie Ryan, Caroline and John F.Kennedy, Noreen Fahy, Vera Hogan, Nuala Ryan, Henry and Marie Holly, Mary Stapleton, Mary Smyth, Frances Keneally, John Slattery and Christy Reid 

Recipe of the Week

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Recipe by Grainne Fahey. For more recipes, tips and tricks and photos follow her cookery and baking pages, Le Gra – Cooking and Baking on Instagram www.instagram.com/legra_cookingandbaking/ and on facebook at www.facebook.com/grafahey/


750g cooking apples, washed and peeled

250g blackberries, washed

1 tsp butter

Handful of sugar, to taste

1tbsp water or apple juice

100g plain flour

75g butter

50g rolled oats

100g demerara sugar


  1. Preheat a fan over to 200 deg celsius.

  2. Wipe apples, cut into bite size chunks, remove core and place in a heavy bottomed pan. Add apple and blackberries to pan with butter, allow to cook down on a medium to high heat for 8ish mins while checking it regularly and stirring. 

  3. Add the water or apple juice. Taste for sweetness and add sugar to taste. This can largely depend on many things including how bitter the apple and blackberries are, the variety of apple, when they’re harvested etc etc. Cook over a medium heat for a further 5ish mins until apples have softened around the outside.

  4. Transfer apple and blackberries to an ovenproof dish. If the dish is not non-stick, grease with butter beforehand.

  5. Blend flour and butter in a food processor until resembling breadcrumbs. If you do not have a food processor, don’t worry, you can use the old rubbing in method to rub the butter into the flour.

  6. Stir in the oats and the Demerara sugar until all the fruit is covered in a substantial layer of crumble. Place the dish in the oven for about 30 minutes, check half way through to ensure it is baking evenly. 

  7. Once golden brown on top, allow to cool slightly before serving. It can be served with cream, custard or ice cream depending on your preference. This is a fabulous recipe to try with the kids. Simple, tasty, healthy(ish) and totally delicious, I always thought as a child that half the fun was in the foraging for the berries. Enjoy! X


Pic of the Past

Scór na nÓg Novelty Act – 2002     Mary Bradshaw, Ivan Kelly, Pauline O’Brien, Marie Ryan, Michael Corcoran and Katie Lyons


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