St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh notes 17th October

Zeminar in the R.D.S.

On Wednesday the 12th October the TY, 5th and 6th year students had the wonderful opportunity of attending Zeminar in the R.D.S. While the career aspect was covered, it represented just 1 of 8 designated zones, setting Zeminar apart from the traditional careers fair. According to research conducted by, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, cyberbullying and isolation are some of the difficulties hindering academic and personal growth today. These factors in conjunction with fast-moving technology, academic pressures, unhealthy diets and ever-changing career options present an increasingly complex and challenging environment for young people to navigate.


Our students had the chance to explore the above, discuss career opportunities, hear from inspirational speakers such as Bressie, Maria Walsh, Dr Rhona Mahony to name but a few, and discover invaluable tools to assist them on their educational journey. Among the designated areas were the Main Stage where amazing speakers were sharing their stories, Youth Org United– Local and National Youth Organisations and Well being Gym aimed at getting the students’ to develop their own personal toolkit in terms of mental, spiritual and physical welfare. Indeed a highlight of the day was Bressie’s down to earth and practical speech where he outlined his own mental health journey and gave 5 manageable steps to be practised by all to improve mental resilience. It was a most valuable and enjoyable day for the students.

 Emily Meagher, Niamh O Brien, Megan Tierney and Eimear O Slattara at  Zeminar (Careers and well- being seminar for Generation Z) which was attended by all the TY, 5th and 6th  year students of St Joseph’s Borrisoleigh

Emily Meagher, Niamh O Brien, Megan Tierney and Eimear O Slattara at Zeminar (Careers and well- being seminar for Generation Z) which was attended by all the TY, 5th and 6th year students of St Joseph’s Borrisoleigh


Munster Senior Hurling 11th October 2016

St Joseph’s College,Borrisoleigh 3-19

Tralee CBS 0-09


Our senior hurlers got their quest for silverware off to the best possible start with a comprehensive victory of a spirited Tralee CBS outfit.

Playing against the breeze and the hill, we got off to the best possible start when a sublime touch to hand by Michael Lavery resulted in a beautiful first score. Soon after the lively Nicky Cooney crashed the ball to the net to really settle the team. However, any chance of an easy match were put to bed quickly as Tralee began to come more into the game and scored a few frees to bring them closer on the scoreboard. The influential Matt Ryan in midfield surged forward for two crucial points to leave it 1-4 to 0-4 points approaching the midway point of the half.

Indeed a succession of poor wides at this time may have proved costly on another day as the tide seemed to be turning, but Tralee found the defensive solidity of Seamus O Farrell, Aaron Reid and Oran Bergin in particular, difficult to cope with. This combined with the hard work of Patrick O’ Connell and team captain Richard O Donoghue limited their opponents to long range shots and in truth goalkeeper Tim McCutcheon was never troubled. His puckouts were the launch pad for attacks all day long with midfielder Conor Looby the main ball winner in the centre of the field.

As the half time approached, Robert Delaney began to have a bigger influence on the game, linking well with his teammates and flawless all day long with his free taking. It was he who hit the last four points of the half to leave the score 1-9 to 0-6.

The second half mirrored the first as Michael Lavery was the first scorer, this time he goaled after a great passing move up the field. Team Manager, Ray McLoughney made some positional switches at the half to try and improve the team and it certainly worked  as everyone seemed to step up their performance and finish off the game as a contest.

No switch was more effective than releasing young Kevin Maher from defence to attack, he caused all sorts of problems for his marker and scored five points in what was the best phase of play in the game.  It was not a one man show on the scoreboard, however as an Alvis Danko goal and long range scores by Cathail Ryan  and Richard O Donoghue as well as two lovely scores from Robert Delaney left the final score 3-19 to 0-9.

Substitutes Harry Young and John Ryan did not let the side down when introduced and they will be needed again on the teams next outing in a few weeks.


  1. Tim McCutcheon – Templederry
  2. Kevin Maher – Borrisoleigh (0-5)
  3. Seamus O Farrell – Toomevara
  4. Oran Bergin – Borrisoleigh
  5. Patrick O Connell – Borrisoleigh
  6. Aaron Reid – Borrisoleigh
  7. Richard O Donoghue (Captain) – Templederry (0-1)
  8. Matt Ryan – Templederry (0-2)
  9. Conor Looby – Templederry
  10. Jamie Corcoran – Borrisoleigh (0-1)
  11. Nicky Cooney – Borrisoleigh (1-1)
  12. Cathail Ryan – Newport/Ballinahinch (0-1)
  13. Alvis Danko – Borrisoleigh (1-0)
  14. Robert Delaney  – Toomevara (0-7)
  15. Michael Lavery – Upperchurch (1-1)
  16. Harry Young – Borrisoleigh
  17. John Ryan – Borrisoleigh


U16 Hurling Team St Joseph's College Borrisoleigh

U16 Hurling Team St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh

Junior Hurling

The Junior Hurlers opened their campaign in Munster with a good 2-12 to 7 point win against Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir. Playing against a strong wind in the first half Borris settled quickly and got the first two scores of the game via of Sean Dunne. At this stage Alvis Danko was adding frees while Dan Ryan, Kevin Maher, and Seamus Ryan were keeping the Cahir forwards quiet. Borris got a goal just before half time to leave the score at the interval 1-7 to 5 points.

Playing with the wind at their backs in the second half the Borris players took their foot off the pedal and failed to impress allowing Cahir to gain a foothold in the game. During this period they squandered a few goal chances and lost their shape before they eventually woke up and saw the game out with a flurry of points for Danko, Barry McCarthy, Adam Ryan and Maher. The icing on the cake was a last minute goal from Danko to leave the final score of 2-12 to 7pts.


Pauric Stapleton, Harry Young, James Kelly, Jack Fitzgerald, Seamus Ryan, Kevin Maher, Cathal Hogan, Adam Ryan, Dan Ryan, Luke Cooney, Michael Ryan, Barry McCarthy, Harry Stapleton, Alvis Danko, Sean Dunne. Subs used, Liam Ryan, William Ryan, Fintan Holland, Mark Kinane, Cian Stapleton

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