Borrisoleigh Festival updates

Busking Competition Open for Registration
The Busking Competition being held on Sunday 6th October is open for registration. Entry is open to all ages. The top prize is a half day professional recording session in Middlewalk Recording Studios in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary. Who knows what that opportunity could lead to? A range of other prizes for different categories include vouchers from McQuaids Traditional Music Shop in Nenagh and Bookworm in Thurles. So tune up your guitars, wax up your fiddle strings and get your singing voice into fine fettle. With all the talent that is around the area, it should be a great occasion.
Closing date for registration is Monday 30th September. Entrants can register online at the festival website
 Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival
Bubble Soccer

Fancy trying something completely different?
At this years Borrisoleigh Gathering Festival you can try your hand (or feet) at the zany game that is Bubble Soccer. It’s like a cross between regular soccer and bumper cars! Players ‘wear’ a transparent inflatable bubble around their bodies, with just their legs free to run and kick the ball. Check out this hilarious video below to get a better understanding of what it’s about.
The Bubble Soccer is taking place on Sunday 6th October in the Town Park during the Family Fun Day. It is being run by Centra as part of their Pink Ribbon Day Fundraiser in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
Bookings are now being taken to take part in what should be a very and entertaining event at the festival and only costs €5 per player. Phone Michael Kinane to find out more and to book your game on 087-2310941.
Score a goal past Brendan Cummins
Also as part of the Centra Pink Ribbon fundraiser you can get a chance to test your goal scoring skills as Tipperary Senior Hurling Goalkeeper Brendan Cummins stands in goals.
Bric a Brac collection for Family Fun Day on Sunday Oct 6th
Bric a Brac collection will take place at Fiona Ryans, Sli Aoibhinn on Wed 18th & Thurs 19th Sept from 7:30 to 9:30pm and on Wed 25th & Thurs 26th Sept from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Contact Fiona Ryan on 087-1417263 or Fiona Max on 087-2169150 to leave items outside of these times.
Books, toys, ornaments & any other small items welcome.
NO clothing or furniture please.
As we said last week and it’s worth repeating, well done to everyone who has helped out in painting around the town. Special mention also has to go to the fantastic mural at the old Bank of Ireland site. Well done to all involved.
There will be more painting carried out this Saturday 21st Sept. meet at 10am. by the Garda Station. Volunteers are especially needed for the last few painting sessions to ensure as much of the town is painted as possible. Menfolk not afraid of climbing up ladders especially welcome!
Thanks to all our sponsors
We would again like to thank all the local businesses that have kindly donated to the festival. A full list of sponsors is available on the festival website click here.
We would urge everyone to support local businesses as best they can. They are a vital part of the local economy. Money spent locally stays local. Watch this video to see this in action.
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