Shoeboxes - Members of Borris in Ossory ICA filled over 160 shoe boxes with toys and gifts for the Team Hope Christmas Children’s Shoebox Appeal. A letter of thanks has been received and all those who helped out will be delighted to know that the boxes have arrived at their destination. A total of 4147 gift filled boxes went from County Laois to a place called Timisoara in a desperately poor part of south western Romania. For some of these children it was their first time to ever receive a present. It is impossible to describe the faces of these children when they opened their shoebox and found a scarf, a woolly cap, a teddy bear, a small doll or even a new toothbrush.
Joseph Thompson Memorial Billiards - The Joseph Thompson Memorial Billiards Tournament is about to commence. This annual tournament commemorates the late Joseph Thompson, Borris-in-Ossory, who was a well-known billiard player. Each year it attracts top class competitors from all over Ireland. Anyone wishing to take part should contact the club secretary Joe Dooley on (086) 8421598. Membership Fees for the club are now due and should be paid as soon as possible. It should be noted that only paid up members will be allowed into the hall. The fee for adults is €20 and for students and under 14’s it is €10.