Co. Final 2017

Fourth Class supporters hoping to inspire our team through poetry.

County Final Assembly- All enjoying the atmosphere.

Borris-for-Dan

Borrisoleigh County Final Song

Fifth Class sing their Co. Final Song

Sixth Class, accompanied by Mr. Small raise the rafters with a ‘Borris’ Slievenamon!

Junior Infant Cheers for Borris-Ileigh

Senior Infants looking cool in their headbands

First Class Cheers

Second Class looking forward to the Co. Final

Scoil Naomh Cualán has been a hive of activity as we prepare for the upcoming Co. Final on Sunday, October 8th. Our senior hurlers will take on an experienced Sarsfields side but we have no doubt that our heroes will more than make up for any lack of experience with heart, skill and determination. The excitement of the occasion has led to an outpouring of talent in the form of poetry, song and visual arts as everybody in Scoil Naomh Cualán joins in wishing our team the very best of luck on Sunday. Our Co. Final Assembly was a wonderful experience of music, song and cheers as the hall rang out to our poems and songs composed for the occasion. Remembering our heroes of past and present and finishing with our parish anthem, Lovely Fair Ileigh, ensured that our citizens of the future  go forward with a pride of place and people which springs from our unique and treasured heritage.  We are immensely proud of our past pupils, friends and relations on their progress so far and look forward to many future successes as our current pupils seek to emulate the achievements of our team.   Buireas Uí Luíoch Abú!

 

The Greats of Borris-Ileigh 

(Air of Slievenamon)

In Borrisoleigh, that’s where I long to be,

‘mongst the greatest Irelands ever seen,

The hurlers there are great, the boys are never beat,

On the Dan Breen all our hearts are set.

On the green fields of play, we dream of the County Final Day,

When the Sars will go home without the cup!

For on that fateful day, Paddy Saint will lead the way,

And Borris will be the champs once more!

 

T’was in the days of yore, Borris were to the fore,

But the glory days are just a memory,

With Jimmy Finn and Bobby Ryan, our hurlers were sublime,

And  young Noel O’Dwyer was in his prime.

But those days are all gone,

It’s now we must push on!

And make Borris the kings once again!

With our new super stars, we’re going to beat the Sars!

And Borris will be the champs once more!

 

And with our super stars, we’re going to beat the Sars!

And Borris will be the champs once more!

By Mr. Small and Sixth Class.

 

Borris for Dan- that’s the plan!

A team from Borris with more than a dream

They knew one day they’d be the kings of Tipperary.

It’s been 31 years since we’ve last won

Many men tried but it couldn’t be done.

 

From the start, Johnny Kelly by their side.

Everyone thought they would be destroyed.

But with lots of hard training from Angelo

We won the North Final and off we go!

 

After the North Loughmore were in the way

But Foxy beat Mc Grath with a tantalizing display.

With Paddy at the back and Jerry Kelly snapping ball

Brendan playing sweeper laying down the law.

 

There’s only one Conor Kenny and there’s no hurler better

And he’s gonna wipe out Paudie Maher

So Sars watch out ‘cos Borris are coming

You can gym all you want but you’ll do nothing!

 

Our neighbours, Drom, were next in store

But a Dan Mc Cormack goal kicked them out the door.

31 years has been too long

To fight for Dan Breen where we belong.

 

Well they play with grace and they have great pace.

Larry and Sodge will be in your face

With Drifter in the middle and Sean by his side,

Borris people in the stand, they’ll be burstin’ with pride.

 

So on the 8th of October we’re taking over Semple.

We’ll turn it into a maroon and white temple.

So you’d better be there and you’d better be singin’

And don’t be surprised when Borris are winnin’!

 

There’s only one Conor Kenny and there’s no hurler better

And he’s gonna wipe out Paudie Maher

So Sars watch out ‘cos Borris are coming

You can gym all you want but you’ll do nothing!

 

So you’d better be there and you’d better be singin’

And don’t be surprised when Borris are winnin’!

By 5th Class – Scoil Naomh Cualan       (to the tune of ‘One Conor Mc Gregor’)

31 Years.

On the 8th of October, at dawn we will rise,

Nerves in our gut, a glint in our eyes.

To Semple Stadium we will go, and cheer on our team,

With flags, banners and headbands, as we fight for ‘Dan Breen.

 

Could this be the year? Can we bridge the gap?

Will we beat ‘the Sars’ and put Borris back on the county map?

Our men are ready, for 60 minutes they will work,

From number 15, Kieran Maher, all the way back to Jack Bourke.

 

1986 seems so long ago, since Borris had their day,

Philip Kenny, Mick Cowan and Timmy Ryan, some of the legends who led the way.

1986, 31 years have passed, now their sons are on the team,

In maroon and white jerseys, trying to fulfil this Borris dream.

 

Brendan Maher, have we ever seen better?

The way he reads the game, and fights for that sliotar.

He is a hero in Borris, for the young and the old,

We had so much joy, when he led the Blue and Gold.

 

Or what about our Captain, Paddy, he is the king at Full Back,

With Fahy and Sodge by his side, skill is something our backs don’t lack!

The McCormack brothers, have been causing havoc all year,

Dan’s goal in the semi-final, gave us a real reason to cheer.

 

Seamus Bourke will be hoping, to take control in the centre,

He’ll have Ciaran to support, as well as the man they call Drifter.

Our forwards, in every match, they ‘give it welly’,

Niall, Conor and Jack Hogan, and the youngest of the lot, Jerry Kelly.

 

Points they can score, from all over the grass,

Best of luck to our warriors, from all in 4th class!

By Ms. Madden and Fourth Class.

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