Split The Pot Coming to Borrisoleigh
Hank Wedel & Ray Barron will play in concert in Finns Alehouse, in conjunction with Borrisoleigh Community Development Association, on Tuesday April 23rd from 8pm SHARP….. Cost €10.
St. Josephs College
St. Joseph’s College is very proud to be associated with this event for the second time. It was a wonderful success last year and we are looking forward to seeing everyone turn out again on Easter Monday Night.
On Thursday the 28th of March seven teams of young entrepreneurs left ST. Josephs College for LIT Thurles to partake in the county final of the Tipperary Student Enterprise Program.
Three months of hard work was about to pay off as all of the teams had a truly enjoyable day. 95 teams were present across three categories from 22 schools so it was a very busy competition for the day.
Our three first year teams competed in the Junior section.
- The Premier Hooks team of Cathal Fred, Brian Farrell, David Conway and Pa Brett really impressed the judges with their attention to detail on their medal stand.
- The Motivators, which consisted of Taylor Molloy, Emily Ryan and Maria Hassett really brought a great message of wellbeing to proceeding with their Positive Jar.
- The Shucky Duckys wont be soon forgotten by anyone who came near their stand on Thursday. The five students, who were, Kate Ryan, Cara Forgarty, Pheobe Sage, Aoife Fitzgerald and Chloe Carroll were infectious with their enthusiasm and created a very unique product. SO much so that out of 31 teams in the Junior section, they came 3rd! a fantastic achievement.
Our three second year teams competed in the Intermediate section.
- Breda Ryan, Carolta Muniz, Maria Moroney, Anna Grace and Megan Doran made up Pop Surprise. This business really brought fun and laughter to the competition with their fantastically fun product.
- The Woollen Wonders team of Anna Stapleton and Ruth Brouke had a very traditional product but it was their social media presenc
e that really caught the eye. Deemed to be the best out of the 28 teams in their section.
- ES Reuse really embraced the whole process. The two members of Sarah Ryan and Emir O’Donnell worked endlessly to develop and improve their product. They were rightly rewarded as out of the 95 teams present, the judges decided that they had focused the most on helping the environment and they won the Up Cycling award.
We had one entrant in the Senior section.
- Luxo Products really wowed the judges when they came to the school in January. The three members of Rachel O’Connell, Michaela Shanahan and Victoria Novak came up with a very marketable product that has loads of potential. Unfortunately on the day, two members had prior commitments so they were unable to attend but Michaela held the forth brilliantly, assisted by her classmate Simon Humphries for the day.
Overall the students really enjoyed the day and their Business teacher Mr. McLoughney complemented them on their work ethic, creativity and their behavior on the day. All of us in St. Josephs College are hoping for more success like this in the coming years.
A book on the life of Sean Hogan, of Soloheadbeg and Knocklong fame, will be launched in the Excel in Tipperary Town on 11th April next, at 8.00 pm. This book charts the life of the young volunteer, his exploits during the War of Independence and Civil War and also tells about his life, post-conflict.
While recognising the undoubted heroism and courage, this work gives equal prominence to the loss and sacrifice, along with the wider impact on the family. This story can be equally applied to many of the combatants of that troublesome time.
The author, local man, John Connors, along with researching the various records and archives, was given free access to the Hogan family papers and has also conducted interviews with many people who had known him during his years in Athboy, Celbridge and Dublin.
The book, containing material not seen previously in the public domain and generously illustrated with some rare photographs, will be launched by, another Seán Hogan, historian and author of the widely acclaimed, “Black and Tans in North Tipperary”.
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club
Pilgrimage to Poland
Fr. Martin Murphy PP Drom and Inch is leading a pilgrimage to Poland from 26th May to the 31st May 2019; visiting Krakow, shrine of Divine Mercy, Salt Mines, Wadowice and the home of St John Paul 11, Auschwicz & Birkenau, Czestochowa and Jasna Gora. The cost is: 959 euro and 220 euro for single supplement. There are a few places available.
For further details please contact Fr Murphy at 086 3868877 or Bridget O’Dea at 086 6792754.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Golf Classic 2019:
The 2019 Borris-Ileigh GAA Annual Golf Classic will take place this year across the weekend of 3rd and 4th of May in Rathdowney Golf Club. We encourage all from near and far to come along for a Round in what is guaranteed to be a great day out for all with food and refreshments provided for all on the day. Entry for a team of 4 is €140 and sponsorship of a tee box is €50. The Tea Times are open for bookings as of now, so to get your bookings in contact Martin Fahy (087) 2608780 for all of the details. Don’t hesitate to spread the word, we look forward to seeing you all on the 3rd and 4th of May.
Knitting group every Wednesday in the Community Centre from 10.00am to 11.30am. For details contact 086 3098982. New members always welcome.