Borris/Kilcotton GAA Club will carry out a spring clean collection on Saturday July 28 when club members will collect all unwanted items from the following list: clothes and household textiles (clean and re-usable), bedding and curtains, paired shoes and trainers, books, handbags, belts, CDs, mobile phones and small electrical equipment. Information leaflets are being distributed to all households this week.

All items should be placed in a black bag with the leaflet attached, left outside the door and club members will collect on Saturday July 28. Alternatively, bags can be dropped off at both club grounds.

All proceeds will go towards the running of both the adult and juvenile clubs for 2012. All support will be greatly appreciated so get cleaning and clearing.


The death took place recently after a bravely borne illness, of Mr Richard (Dickie) O’Brien, St Canice’s Terrace, Borris in Ossory. His remains were removed to St Canice’s Church on Saturday evening July 14 and following requiem mass on Sunday July 15 burial took place in Ballaghmore cemetery. The late Dickie, who was a devoted husband and father is deeply regretted by his wife Kitty, sons, daughters, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.


The death took place on Wednesday July 18 of Mrs Joan Thompson, (nee Tynan), Clonoghil, Coolrain, Portlaoise. Her remains reposed at her home until removal on Friday July 20 to St Fergal’s Church, Camross for funeral mass. Burial took place immediately afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. She was wife of the late Richard Thompson and is deeply regretted by her family, relatives and friends.

The late Joan was a founder member of Borris in Ossory ICA Guild and was present at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the guild. She was a talented craftswoman and had a particular interest in painting, gardening and flower arranging. A guard of honour was formed at her funeral by members of Borris in Ossory ICA guild and also members from Camross guild of which she was a member many years ago. May she rest in peace.


The first year since the re-formation of Borris-in-Ossory Youth Club is almost at an end. To celebrate and finish the year and also to bring in some funds to cover expenses throughout the year, a barbecue in Rosie O Grady’s has been organised and will take place on Sunday August 5 beginning at 5pm with music by local artists and friends. Tickets at €5 each are available from youth and committee members.


All billiards, snooker and pool competitions are now at an end for the rest of the summer. They will resume again in the autumn.


The results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were as follows: 1st Johnny Butler and Billy Kirby, John and Catherine Dalton, 2nd Martin Delaney and Martin Walsh, 3rd Sean and Anna Bourke, Peggy Bergin and Sadie Delaney, 10th game Tom Moore and Jim Walsh, 20th game Bridget Gleeson and Mary Jo Ryan.

Raffle winners were Tony O’Sullivan, Mary Maher and Kathleen Walsh. The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.


Sympathy is extended from the club and all the card players to Johno Phelan and the Thompson family on the death of his mother in law, the late Mrs Joan Thompson.


The Ossory Agricultural Show took place on Sunday July 22 at the Showgrounds, Coolfin Cross, Mountrath Road, Rathdowney. The event was very successful with a fine day and a large attendance. Congratulations to all local exhibitors who won prizes in various categories including livestock, cookery, crafts, flowers and garden produce.