24 February 2016







A 3 act comedy



ON Saturday 27th Feb – in aid of Drom/Inch Juvenile GAA Club & Camogie Club

On Sunday 28th Feb & on Monday 29th Feb @ 8.15pm sharp.


The play revolves around 3 troubled batchelors whose only trouble is 3 fine women who want to get their wicked way and to find out if they do….just come and see the play!!!

Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club Notes

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Fundraising clothes collection will take place in April, so if you are doing some clearing out, please put some aside for this collection. Many thanks.

REGISTRATION MORNING will take place on Saturday February 27th from 10 to 12 am. Membership as follows:

Senior players: €50

Juvenile players: €30

Committee, Managers, Coaches & Social Members – €20

Forms will be forwarded at training and schools shortly.

 Tesco sponsorship for clubs

Borris-Ileigh camogie club have been included in Tesco sponsorship for clubs, so the more tokens that are collected in Tesco Thurles, the more funds could be generated for the club. We would really appreciate your support and many thanks to Tesco Thurles.

Fashion show

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Fashion 2Many thanks again for supporting our recent Fashion Show –  more photos to follow

Scór Notes

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Scor 500Scór sinsear took place in Clonmore Hall last Friday night. The standard in all competitions was very high. There was great excitement when it was announced that Borrisoleigh had won the Léiriú competition. Congratulations to Martina Carr, Paddy Dolan, Christina O’Dwyer, Paul Boyle, Teresa Murray, Trisha Ryan, Cloda Scanlon and Noreen Boyle. The group will represent Tipperary in the Munster Final in Ovens in Co Cork on the 5th March. Anyone interested in travelling via bus please contact Eileen 087 9849848 or Teresa 086 0765202.

The area final of Scór na bPáistí was held in Borrisoleigh last Sunday. The north final will be held in The Scouts Hall, Nenagh on Sunday the 28th February at 2pm. The club will be represented in Solo Singing, Set Dancing, Novelty Act, Question Time and Ballad Group. Best of luck to all participants.

Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes

 Tom’s Thriving Antelopes
Tom Delaney produced his performance of the Track-Attack Safari Team Trek which is sponsored by Camsaw Distributers Ltd (main suppliers of OleoMac and Weibang lawnmowers) to date when he clocked a superb 18:56 for the 4km course and in doing so the talented youngster drove his thriving team into a commanding lead at the head of the table.
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 Archie and Anna
The team as a whole were in outstanding form in near perfect running conditions with 7 of their members recording personal best times. As well as their captain Tom who registered a 31 second improvement, Tom Stapleton chipped in with a maximum 60 points while Templederry’s Edel Minogue who has shown tremendous improvement in recent weeks clocked up a further 55 points to become one of her team’s best overall performers to date.
Philip Rabbitte missed out on breaking the 26 minute barrier for the 6km by a mere 3 seconds but still knocked 29 seconds from his previous best. Claire Mockler added 27 points to the teams total while Marie McGrath and Olivia Murphy posted improvements of 23 and 16 seconds respectfully. Their 8th member on the night was Gabrielle Hodgins who just finished slightly outside her previous best.
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Noel Kennedy, Denise Gould and James Gould
There were some outstanding performances in round 6 of the Series where 104 of the 152 participants resent on the night recorded personal best times. Clonakenny’s Michael Murray tore up the record books when he stopped the clock at 22:44 for the 6km while his Lions team-mate Karen Nash from Templederry knocked a hugely impressive 45 seconds from her previous best.
Tigers captain Tracy Devaney continues to shine each week and round 6 saw her shave a further 62 seconds from her PB. Her Tigers comrades Betty Long and Patrick Groome were as equally impressive with Betty recording a PB by 1:12 and Patrick 34 seconds. For the Cheetahs, Kate Minogue and Kim Tynan were their best performers on the night with both recording maximum scores for their team. The Cheetahs were also served well on the night by Teresa Coffey who clocked an impressive 19:35 for the 4km.
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 Mairead Lane and Trish Ryan
For the Leopards, Adam Galvin gave an outstanding performance clocking 18:50 for the 4km. Noreen Young produced her best performance to date which resulted in a 42 point haul for her team while John Joe Maher continued to shave seconds from his PB, this week accumulating  a further 36 points. Carol Treacy and Harry Gould were the top performers for the Pumas while Cliona O’Connell, John F Kennedy and Sarah Denvir were the stars of the Warthogs team.
Mairead Ryan and Deirdre Collins secured the maximum haul of points for the Rhinos with James Gould also in impressive form while clocking up 53 points. Siobhan Carey and Mairead Lane added 55 and 52 points respectfully for previous league leaders the Buffaloes while Therese Groome was the leading light for the Bears thanks to her 60 point haul. Celine McCarthy and Denise Gould also impressed for the Bears who overall had an excellent week that saw them climbing to third place overall.
Eithne Kennedy is reigniting her form of old and is very close to breaking the 27 minute mark for the 6km. She added 41 points to the Hyenas total with Aoife O’Meara not too far behind with 38 points. Mairead O’Leary was again the outstanding Zebras performer followed by Seamus Devaney and Helen Hurley. Jim Costigan is now part of the Meerkats team and he got off to the perfect start with a 60 point total for his team. Caroline Murray produced a superb 51 point performance while Ciara Ryan continued her impressive progress in the Series to date with another PB, this time knocking 30 seconds from her previous best.
The Wildebeests are on fire and are now sitting in second spot overall. Mikey Kennedy was simply brilliant in round 6 while continuing to display the tremendous talent amongst the Track-Attack young-guns. His maximum haul of points was complimented by similar impressive tallies recorded by Henry Groome, Noel Kennedy, Marie Carr and Seamus Ryan.
Sean Hayes is getting closer and closer to breaking the 12 minute barrier for the 3km distance. In round 6 he was just 7 seconds off the mark but still managed to take 36 seconds off his previous best which in turn guaranteed a healthy points total for the Crocodiles team. Phil Mason and Suzanne Whyte were also in superb form for the Crocodile team on the night.
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 Phil Mason and Helen Hurley
For the Impalas, Helen Keane and Paul Boyle were their scorers in chief ably backed up by Philip Maher and Tara Mockler on the night. Lisa Kennedy and Frances Stapleton were the Jaguars trump cards racking up 60 and 37 points respectfully. Oisin Stapleton, John Vahey and Aine Costello produced top class outings in their quest to keep the Bobcats team firm in the title chasing pack.
The Gazelles were the outstanding team in round 6. They had 8 PB’s which gained them the prize of the best combined team PB while they also had all 9 members in situ which gave them the added bonus of 90 points. Kelly Harrington and Siobhan Carr were their ace performers with both picking up 52 points. Daniel Madden continues to be one of the few athletes who have improved his time with every outing to date in the Series and likewise Ruairi O’Connell fits into the similar group. Delia Ryan knocked 33 seconds off her PB while Mary McLoughlin and Matilda Hayes also came through with a positive points tally. The performance however of Will Cooney saw him in the running for the athlete of the week when he brilliantly knocked 43 seconds from his best to date as he stopped the clock at 19:29 for the 4km. A superb performance from a brilliant young talent. 

Borrisoleigh Active Social Club

At our February meeting we had a visit from Sgt Tom O Dwyer Crime Prevention Officer Thurles. He gave us a very informative talk on how to protect ourselves and our property. We would like to thank Sgt O Dwyer for giving up his time to call out to us .

Our March meeting takes place next Wed March 2 @ 8.30pm in the Community Centre. We are trying to arrange for someone to come and give a talk on another topic which has to be finalised. Any outstanding membership (€10) needs to be paid immediately to cover insurance costs.
New members are always welcome and if you know someone from a surrounding parish they too would be welcome.

Borrisoleigh Community Sports Complex Committee

Over the past number of weeks members of our recently formed committee for the Borrisoleigh Community Sports Complex have been calling to houses in the parish handing out brochures on the new development in the town park. These people are from the various committees that use the town park namely the Town Park Committee, GAA Committee and The Sports Complex Committee. Part of this includes the tax rebate fundraiser which we intend to finance the fabulous new development that is currently being built. As a committee we would like to sincerely like to thank all those who have contributed thus far to this great project. Your money will help us give a facility to the parish of Borrisoleigh that will be the envy of towns not only in Tipperary but across Ireland. While we are aware that it is costly we feel that it is an extremely worthwhile project that will serve generations and will be of benefit to both young and old and we thank you sincerely.

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We have currently being discussing ways of giving recognition to those who are contributing to the scheme and people can rest assured that when the project is completed there will be some return to people to thank them for their efforts. It will be released in the future as to what this will be.

For anyone who has yet to sign up or for those who have been missed being called to we would be most grateful if you made contact with any committee member who can take you through the registration process and what the fundraiser entails. We are very close to hitting the required number that would enable us to have the project finished and paid for in a 3 year period. If this could be achieved it would be an extraordinary act of community fundraising for something that is going to be such a huge benefit to all in our community. You can contact any of the following: Mark Stapleton, Henry Groome, Martin Ryan, Bobby Ryan, Don Ryan, Paddy Ryan, Frank Cooney.

GAA 1 600Minister Alan Kelly turns the sod on the project

Over the course of 2016 we hope to make more progress on the building and on the running track. It is hoped, with the necessary finance, we will have the sports complex will be “water tight” which will include walls being built, roof put on and windows put in. We also hope to upgrade the original part of the running track to have it wide enough for three people to run on it. It is only with your help we can make this so

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 Borrisoleigh playground development group

Borrisoleigh playground development group will hold a meeting on this Thursday February 25th @ 8.30pm in The Bothy. All are welcome.


Borrisoleigh Festival

Borrisoleigh festival committee will hold their adjourned AGM on Wednesday March 2nd @ 8.30pm in the Bothy.
Nominations for role of chairperson & treasurer can be given in writing to Fiona Max (secretary) on or before Monday Feb 29th or emailed to fionakmax@hotmail.com
All are welcome to attend.

  Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes

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Membership: Membership and insurance is now being taken for 2016. For adult players the rate is €50 and for student players the rate is €30. The cost for non playing members is also €30. Membership and insurance can be paid to Registrar John Bradshaw or any club officer
Junior A League: We have been drawn against Knockshegowna, Nenagh, and Kilruane in group 2 of the North Junior League. It is thought that these games will begin the last two weekends of March.
Golf Classic: We are happy to announce that the club will be hosting its annual Golf Classic on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of May. Over the past 3 years we have had huge success with it and it has been an event that has been thoroughly enjoyed by all. The timesheet is now open. If you wish to book a spot please contact Martin on 087 2608780


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Mary recently celebrated her 93rd birthday with her family. as you can see she’s in good form and enjoyed the day.
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 Delighted with phone calls from grandchildren from as far away as Australia.
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  For 93 she’s on top form and as ever, sharp as a new pin.  They were certainly made of strong stuff from those days.  Days of which she has amazing memory of, when Borris’ had many shops and great characters.

Cookery Demonstration

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Borrisoleigh Community Centre would like to invite you to a cookery demonstration evening with Naomi of Naomi’s Café, Thurles.
We held a cookery night last year and everyone in attendance had a great time picking up tips and tricks and of course tasting the beautiful food!
Tickets are available from the Centre Committee members and from the Centre office from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday.

Community Games

Anyone interested in putting forward the following teams to represent Borrisoleigh in Community Games, please contact Sheila @ 086 403 0458
U14 camogie
U10 mixed Gaelic football
U12 girls Gaelic football
U11 boys hurling
U12 boys outdoor soccer
U15 girls outdoor soccer
U12 girls 7-aside outdoor soccer

St Joseph’s College

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Excitement is building for St Josephs College Fundraiser Race Night at Thurles Greyhound Track on Saturday 19th March. Tickets are being sold by students and are also available to buy from the school. We look forward to a great night with students, parents and teachers. We hope to see you there!


CanSat is a European Space Agency competition for 2nd Level Students (transition year and upwards) run by ESERO Ireland in association with Cork Electronic Industries Association and Institutes of Technology.

In the school, Jack Cullen, Aaron Reid, John Ryan and Nicky Cooney decided to take on the challenge. A CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, built inside an empty soft drink can. The boys will be taking their CanSat to the regional competition in Limerick on the 4th of March.

1916 Commemoration

On the 15th of March our school will be hosting a commemoration of 1916. The tricolour will be raised on the day. The students are busy preparing projects on the topic which will be displayed on the day. There will also be music, entertainment and a re-enactment of the events of 1916 helping to celebrate the spirit of the centenary. It’s sure to be an enjoyable and educational occasion for all the students in the school.

Paddy Stapleton Fitness Plus

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Pic of the Past ….. Down Memory Lane

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John Finn pictured outside the Sacred Heart Church.

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