Bailieborough News 13th June 2019

Bailieborough News. June 13th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Episcopal Ordination: Fr. Michael Router’s Episcopal Ordination will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 3.00pm, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh and will be available to watch on

Armagh Archdiocesan Staff are organising the ticketing arrangements for the event and have allotted 80 tickets to Killann Parish. Fr. Michael has submitted a list to them which totals 129 people, representing the three Church Areas: The Pastoral Council, The Finance Committees, office and Church Staff, the School’s, chairs of the Board of Management, ministry co-ordinators, Choir Leaders, political representatives, etc… Hopefully they will find the extra tickets for those on the list. Anyone else who would like to attend, is welcome to travel on the day, as there should be plenty of space in the Cathedral.

Along with Fr. Michael’s Family, 240 Priests have been invited, mainly from the Dioceses of Kilmore and Armagh, along with the Bishops, representatives from each of the 61 Parishes and 22 Pastoral Areas in the Armagh Archdiocese, representatives from each of the Parishes and Schools, Fr. Michael worked in previously, representatives of various nationwide Catholic Groups and representatives from each of the other main Christian Churches.

East Knockbride N.S.: 5K/10K FUN-RUN/WALK:

East Knockbride N.S. Parents Association are holding their Annual 5k and 10k Fun-Run/Walk on Sunday next, 16th June at 12.30pm.  Registration from 11.45pm in the School, Walk/Run commencing at 12.30pm.  Adults €10, Children €5, family rates available.  This year we are having a “Pyjamas” theme (optional). Refreshments in school afterwards. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mass of Celebration in thanksgiving for the Ministry of Fr. Michael Router: A Special Mass will be held in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Friday evening, June 21st at 7.00pm, to congratulate Fr. Michael on his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh and to celebrate his outstanding, selfless ministry in service of our Parish. Light refreshments will follow in St. Annes Community Centre, Chapel Road. All parishioners, from each of the Church areas in the Parish are most welcome to attend.

Security Guarding and Door Security Course:  Bailieborough Business Centre Security Guarding and Door Security QQI Level 4. Duration 5 days over 3 weeks. Call 042-9694716 or 087 619 0040  for further information.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 01-06-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 02, 05, 15, 28.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Áine McCabe; Mark McCabe; Ellen Sheridan; John Farrelly.

Lotto results for 08-06-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 07, 24, 29, 30.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Marie Logan; Noel McCormack; Glen Smith; John Mooney. Next week’s Jackpot €4,600.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Family, relatives and friends of Doreen Mack (nee Hall) formerly of Millmount, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away in Scotland on Tuesday, 14thMay 2019.

Doreen’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, June 8th and was followed by interment of her ashes in the family grave at Corglass Presbyterian Church.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns appeals to all business, property and home owners in the Town area to give their property a makeover. Washing walls, footpath’s and painting would be appreciated.
 General clean up on Tuesday evenings, meet at the Library at 7pm.  More help needed—its only for an hour. All welcome.  Come along for an hour and help keep Bailieborough litter free.

Bailieborough MidSummer Fest: Bailieborough MidSummer Festival will be taken place on Friday the 19th of July until Sunday 21st of July.

The Festival Committee are delighted to announce that Declan Nerney and his Band will be taking the stage on Main St. on Sunday afternoon, July 21st with support provided by John McNicholl and his Band.

The Midsummer Festival Duathlon is back on Friday 19th of July this year with new exciting routes to suit all levels! Also 5k Family Walk or Run. The event will start and finish on Main Street and it will be followed by a BBQ for all participants and marshals, sponsored by Fox’s Bar and Restaurant and afterwards will be the presentation of prizes. 

Calling all crafters, vendors, clubs and local producers for the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival 2019!!
We are now accepting applications for stalls on Main St. on Sunday July 21st from 12-6pm. For more details, /application forms please email: or call Caroline at 087-176-2628.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 12th – Tower of Lloyd, Kells, Co Meath

(M) 1.5 hrs. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Spire R163 Oldcastle Road out of Kells. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

June 19th – Castle Lake, Bailieborough.

(E) Walk 1 hr, (M) 1.5hrs.   Walk commences at the Castle Lake car park at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Irish Blood Transfusion Clinic: The Mobile Unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at the Bailieborough Community School on Tuesday, June 25th from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. All current blood donors are requested to attend and new donors would be especially welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday, 16th June: Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.

Sunday, June 23rd: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre: We are now taking names for the following Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre, please call 042-969-4716 to reserve your place for these free classes.

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The Diocesan and Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: This year’s Parish Pilgrimage will be to Knock and will take place on Sunday next, June 16th—the same day as the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage. All seats on the bus are now taken and it will leave St. Anne’s Church Carpark in Bailieborough at 9.00am.

The Open Door Sessions: Come and join us for our Midsummer Sessions, where there’ll be music from Fergus Daly and Danny Forde and an insight into pottery by artist Olivia Canavan. Hosted by The Open Door Sessions: Bailieborough’s Arts and Music Gathering, this will be a great evening’s entertainment at ‘Downstairs at Nixy’s’, The Square Bar, Bailieborough from 9.00pm on Friday, June 21st. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Library: Martin Fullen, celebrating Bealtaine Festival. Martin will facilitate a one day still life programme on Saturday, July 6th from 10.30am-4.30pm at a cost of €35 pp. There are a few places available. Contact us on 042 9665779 if interested!

CMETB Adult Education Guidance and Information Service (Aegis): Are you an adult thinking about returning to education or training? If so, an Adult Guidance Councillor will be available for drop-in queries, every second Thursday, the next one taking place at Bailieborough Library from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Thursday, June 13th

Parish Office: The Parish Office in Bailieborough will be closed for annual leave until 12pm on Friday, June 14th. On Friday the 14th, the office will only be open from 12 noon to 3.00pm.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl! Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough at 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

Bailieborough Community School Class of ‘89 re-union: The Bailieborough Community School Class of 1989 are hosting a reunion on Saturday 28th September 2019, in ‘Nixy’s’ The Square Bar, Bailieborough. For more details, please contact Caroline on 087 1517479 or email

 Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’: ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Bailieborough Celtic Underage Girls: Training for girls born between 2006/2010 has been moved to Thursday’s from 7pm-8pm at the Vale Grounds.

All new players welcome.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Excel Level 4, Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Computers for Beginners, Level 2 Wednesdays.

Word Level 4, Thursdays 10-1pm.

Safe pass. Call 042-96 94 716/ 087- 619 0040 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June, July and August 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–June 23rd, (Sunday 12.30pm), July 20th, (Saturday 1.30pm), July 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and August 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: Craft Group takes place every Friday from 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 10th June 2019

Bag pack; Very kind and appreciative thanks to all who came out and supported our bag pack recently. Great to see so many parents “putting their shoulders to the wheel” to help the club. Thanks also to Tesco Bailieborough for their continued support for local hurling and to their customers who were most generous.

Exam time!;

Best wishes to all the ECG crew who sit exams at this time.

Senior; The lads rounded off the regular league season with a win v Latton on Thursday last. They now contest the Shield semi-final v Mattock this coming Thursday. Games bringing these lads on.

Under 17; We have entered into the new Monaghan Under 17 league which will be up and running by the end of June.

Under 15; The lads made it a clean sweep in the Tain league by winning their final group game v Carrick on Monday last. Winning all their games now sets them up nicely for the semi-final.

Tain U15 league fixtures (all Mondays)

17/06 semi-final tbc

Under 13; These lads are now back in training preparing for the Cavan championship.

Under 11; A very good workout by these boys on Friday with two teams playing North Meath at the Vale. Despite giving some serious size advantage to the opposition these lads gave a very good account of themselves. They now head to Latton on Saturday next to play the hosts and Cootehill.

The U11s with North Meath on Friday last.

Under 9; A great game v North Meath on Friday last at the Vale. Some very good performances.

The U7/9s with North Meath on Friday last.

Under 7; These lads had great fun when North Meath came to visit on Friday at the Vale. Again some serious skill as well as some incredible chats during the game. I suppose it’s all about making new friends as well as the hurling!! Well done to all.

Special thanks to all our parents who helped with Fridays games at the Vale especially Una, Martin and Declan. Great to see 60+ ECG boys hurling away.

The week ahead;

Monday; U11 training 7-8 in Killann. U13 training 7-8 in Killann. U15 county in Breffni 7pm. Seniors 8-9 in Killann.

Thursday; Seniors semi-final away to Mattock Rangers 7.45 tbc.

Friday; U7/9 training on the astro at the Vale 6-7pm €3 each and water bottle please.

Saturday; Under 11s away to Latton and Cootehill in Latton time tbc.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Sing Song/Trad Night: Looking forward to seeing you all for the big sing song/trad night coming up on Friday 14th June at 10PM in The Tank Pub, Denn. Come along and give us a song, play a tune or tell us a story. Raffle on the night also for Saint Christopher’s Hospice Cavan.  Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. First prize is €200; second prize is a beautiful Hamper plus loads of other prizes on the night. A night not to be missed!!

Lavey Ladies GAA 6th Annual 5k/10k Fun Run is on Sunday, June 16th in aid of Ballyjamesduff Cancer Support Fund.  Registration starts at 11am at Lavey Community Centre.  The Run starts at 12.30.  €10 for Adults, €5 for kids €20 for family.  Get your running shoes on for a great local cause!