16 December 2015

 Scoil Naomh Cualan

A unique calendar featuring themed birthday photographs of pupils and staff of Scoil Naomh Cualán is available from the school or parish office. Please contact Clare at 0504 51473 or 086 0233023 should you wish to place an order for a very special Christmas present. Thank you for your support 


 Kick Start your Fitness with TSP Operation Transformation Fun Family Walks

 Tipperary Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland in association with the RTE programme Operation Transformation are organising 4 Family Fun Walks in the County.


All are welcome to attend these walking events on Saturday, 9th January at 10am.

Location Start/Finish Distance Registration/Sign In
Cahir                      Duneske Sports Centre 5km 9.30am
Clonmel Clonmel Park Hotel 5km                                   9.30am
Tipp Town            Canon Hayes Sports Centre                          5km                                   9.30am
Templemore Templemore Athletic Club 4.1km                                9.30am

All walks will start at 10am sharp and will follow approx. 5k route. The Clonmel walk will follow a route around Marlfield and return to the Park Hotel for refreshments. The Cahir walk will follow a route from Duneske, onto the Clonmel Rd, Colaiste, Cahir Rd, The Square and returning to Duneske for refreshments. The Tipp Town walk will start from the Canon Hayes Sports Centre and follow a 5km route returning to the Canon Hayes Sports Centre for refreshments and finally the Templemore walk will follow the unmarked Sli na Slainte route in the Town Park and the marked Sli na Slainte route starting on the main street finishing back in the Town Park in Templemore AC Club house for refreshments.

These events are free and open to all walkers and joggers. The walks will be led by Irish Heart Foundation Walking Leaders & supported by a Garda Siochana, Civil Defence, Clonmel AC, Duneske Sports Centre, Canon Hayes Sports Centre and Templemore AC. 

For further information please contact the Nenagh Office on 067-44886,  or  ecullinan@tipperarysports.ie.

 Borris-Ileigh G.A.A. Notes
New Development: As many of you have probably seen by now, a new development has begun to take place in the town park. This is quite a large scale development and hopefully will leave the parish with one some of the best, if not the best, facilities in the county. We hope to have this development up and running in the next few years and looking forward to people enjoying these marvellous facilities. 
As stated, our plan is to have state of the art facilities for the people of Borrisoleigh. This will consist of the following; the building of a state of the art multi purpose sports complex that will house our sports hall, ball alley, gym, 4 dressing rooms, meeting rooms, external floodlit hurling wall, kitchen and toilet facilities and also a viewing area out on the pitches. We will also complete the floodlighting of the now extended walking track, the building of a third playing pitch, the re-development of the tennis courts and the re-development of the soccer pitch. 
As you can imagine this will not come cheap, and we hope that with the support of the parish, we can complete this development within the next few years. We are proposing a fundraising scheme where we can claim back tax on a charitable donation. We are proposing that people give a donation that equates to €4.80 per week for 3 years by standing order which we hope will finish paying for the development. We hope as many people as possible will become involved in this scheme and help us give the people first class sports and recreational facilities in the parish.
Club Night: The club will hold a club night in Finns on this Saturday night. All are welcome to join in. 


 Borrisoleigh Annual 2015

Borrisoleigh Annual 2015

The Annual is now on sale in Walsh’s, The Bothy, O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Hurley’s and Shanahan’s. 
The Borrisoleigh Community and Development Association would like to thank all the individuals and organisations who submitted articles and/or photos for this years annual, the local shops for selling the annuals for us and those who turned up the the launch and the lighting up the square for Christmas.  We hope you all enjoy the annual.

Congratulations Chloe
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Well done and congratulations to local girl Chloe on her recent cross country achievements. Chloes participation, determination, and in particular her love of running is something she and her family are so proud of .Chloe has represented herself, her school Scoil Naomh Cualan, Borrisoleigh, Templemore A.C, and her county.

In January 2015, Chloe was part of the Tipperary Under 10 relay team who won Silver medals in the Munsters . In October 2015 , in schools cross country Chloe brought home an individual gold medal and a bronze team medal for Scoil Naomh Cualan, Borrisoleigh. Chloe then went onto take part in the under 11’s County Cross country running her longest distance to date at 1500 metres and came in 8th winning a bronze medal. Next came the cross country under 12 relays where Chloe was on the Templemore A.C. team winning gold medals.

In November Chloe ran in the Munster Cross country, in Beaufort Co. Kerry under horrendous weather conditions ran a great race, coming 69th overall and came in 7th for Tipperary qualifying her to go onto the Nationals in Waterford, which for a beginner was great.

Munster B’s was the next day, Chloe ran a fantastic race in Cappawhite and came 3rd winning an individual bronze medal and also a bronze team medal. On December 6th, Chloe ran in the Nationals in Waterford, coming in 84th overall, and came in 3rd for Tipperary, her best race to date seeing her make a huge improvement from the start of the season. Chloes last run for this cross country season will see her represent Tipperary in the National B’s in January 2016.

Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes

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Fitzgibbon & Delargy Win Rudolph Run

Thurles Crokes athlete John Fitzgibbon continued the excellent form he has shown throughout the season to date when he broke free of the competing field at Rudolph’s 4km Run on Friday night last to cross the finish line in a time of 13:43.

Moyne clubman Stephen Flanagan also put in a hugely impressive and steady display clocking 14:11 to claim the second spot on the night. The third spot overall stayed in Borrisoleigh with Peter Madden finishing in a time of 14:24.

Clonakenny’s Michael Murray was the leading Track-Attacker with a time of 14:48 and fourth place overall. There was many other impressive displays from our Track-Attackers with the performance of Kevin Maher well worth a mention in particular finishing in 16:45.

A superb performance from Aoife Delargy saw her claim the women’s title on home turf. Her performance was consistent right throughout the 2 lap course resulting in a finishing time of 17:09. In second place overall and also the top Track-Attacker was Máire O’Doherty in a time of 18:46 with another Track-Attacker Kathleen O’Meara in third place overall in a time of 19:03.

The Joey O’Dwyer Butchers sponsored Christmas dinner was won by Tom Ryan after his name was drawn from the list of finishing athletes.

Track-Attack would like to thank all the athletes who turned up to support the race and walk on the night. Thanks to Niall O’Sullivan of Premier Timing Systems for his help in timing the event. Thanks to all our sponsors who made the event a possibility. Thanks to Tom Mason and his team of stewards and to Teresa Murray and her team of caterers for their help and to the people who supplied the refreshments also. Thanks to Julie Ryan and Declan Doherty for their help with registration and to Sean Maher and Matthew Ryan for supplying the music at the finish line. Thanks to the Parish Centre Committee for the use of their facility.

Trip to New York in 1999
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Ann Ryan, Eamon Ryan, Trevor Groome and Catherine Ryan

Twins on the Twin Towers New York, USA. Eamon Ryan won a trip to New York back in 1999. Photo taken on top of the Twin Towers.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

Borris-Ileigh camogie club are hosting a Fashion Show on February 12th. Tickets are €10 and are available from Friday next. Contact any committee member for details. Great stocking filler for Christmas.

Borrisoleigh Scór

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Borrisoleigh Scór had another fantastic day in Cashel last Sunday week when both the solo song and the Léiriú qualified for the Munster Final in the scór na nóg competiotion. Congratulations to all involved. All roads will lead to Cappoquin in County Waterford where the Muster Final will take place on January 3rd 2016.

S.V.P. Collection

St. Vincent de Paul Borrisoleigh would like to thank all who contributed so generously to the recent Annual Collection.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. All funds are spent in the local community.


Should anyone require assistance please apply in writing to SVP, c/o The Community Centre, Pallas St.  Borrisoleigh.

St. Cualans Christmas Party 

We held our  Annual Christmas Party last Sunday week. The day started with Mass followed by Christmas dinner served in the Community Centre. Music Entertainment was provided by Pj Ryan, Phil and Johnny Maher along with some fantastic local talent. The local Scor na nOg set also danced. It was a very entertaining day and a Huge thank you to everyone that helped to make it such a success .

We would also like to thank so many local businesses for providing spot prizes and we would encourage people to shop local and support all our local businesses.

We also had a lovely visit from Santa. He took time out of his busy schedule to give out pressies to everyone and even sang a few songs before he took off again.
We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.

 A visit to Borrisoleigh from Medjugorje guides

Johnny 600Medjugorje guides, Danijela, Mocja and Ozana, with Tom Field from Marian Pilgrimages.

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Mary Kenny with Kathleen and John Kennedy.
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 Joan Connors with renowned Christian singer, David Parkes.
Last Monday week saw a reversal of roles as we welcomed to the parish, three guides from Medjugorje who came on a visit. Normally, it is they who would be extending the welcome to us when we travel to the Shrine of the Queen of Peace, in far away Bosnia i Herzegovina. After Mass, the guides spoke about the story of the apparitions, the lives of the visionaries and the messages that Our Lady is giving to us. Afterwards, we adjourned to the community centre for tea and cakes, where our visitors joined with us and gave answers to the many questions people wanted to ask.

Community Games

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Anyone interested in taking part in the following Team Events please contact Sheila @ 086 403 0458
Chess, Draughts, Indoor Soccer, Table Quiz and Table Tennis

Can you name these children ? 
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Please email info@borrisoleigh.ie if you can name the children in this photo

St. Joseph’s College
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 Final score was 3-10 to 2-5

 New Futures Christmas Food and Craft Market

New Futures in Farming  invite local food producers and crafts people to take part in a Christmas market to be held in the Marian Hall Borrisoleigh on Saturday 19th December from 2 pm to 5 pm. Refreshments will be available and free admission to all. For more information and to book a stall phone Catherine on ,086 157 5949

Pic of the Past


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John, Tom, Maureen, Rose (holding Anne), Rosalee and Tommy 

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