Bailieborough News. April 24th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bridge Club:All Ireland Bridge Award for Bailieborough

The Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI), has a membership of

thousands of Bridge players throughout Ireland. Each year the President of the

CBAI confers an award on one of it’s members in recognition of outstanding

voluntary work which is aimed at promoting the game of Bridge.

Understandably, there were numerous worthy contenders nominated for the

Award. But this year we, in Bailieborough Bridge Club, are delighted and

honoured to have in our Club the recipient of that Award, Teresa O’ Reilly.

For over forty years, Teresa has played Bridge here. She is a Master player

and has won numerous competitions. But more importantly and to her credit,

she has taught Bridge to multiple groups of players for miles around. She is an

excellent teacher, who is renowned for her remarkable service to Bridge.

Teresa has dedicated several days in her week to teaching Bridge. Apart from

teaching in her home town of Bailieborough, she travels to Cootehill, Cavan

Town, Virginia, Oldcastle and Ballyjamesduff to give lessons, a large area to

cover, especially during the winter months. That in itself is admirable, but

Teresa has done this for years and continues still, totally on a voluntary basis,

to keep Bridge vibrant and to pass on her knowledge and skills.

Her love of the game ensures that her enthusiasm and sense of fun is

transmitted to all her pupils. Her patience, kindness and generosity guarantees

that everybody taught by her acquires a great foundation and understanding of

the game, which will last a lifetime. She has that quality which enables her to

nurture players that would otherwise “have fallen by the wayside”. Also, many

of her former pupils are now themselves, teachers of Bridge, ensuring that the

game will continue to thrive.

The full extent of Teresa’s contribution to Bridge is unknown, as she does not

seek praise or adulation. But we in Bailieborough Bridge Club are eternally

grateful to her and feel that she is truly deserving of the All Ireland Award.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big “Thank you ” to Tesco for €1002.00 from the blue token collection. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

Dawn Chorus Walk at Castle Lake: Sunday 7th  May. Meet at 4.30am at the Lakeshore car park at Lear. Wear warm clothes and bring a snack. All are welcome. No dogs please.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Mary, daughters Patrice, Olga, Michelle and Therese, sons-in-law Vincent, Gordon, Mark and Philip, grandchildren Joshua, Ava, Leah, Aaron, Lily, Aiden and Ayla, brothers Sean and Eamonn, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Michéal Monaghan, Lisnalea, Virginia Road, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 15th  April 2023.

Michéal’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Monday, April 17th and afterwards, Michéal’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Can you please support us in our Tesco’s Blue Token campaign to help in our work in the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard?

Bailieborough Craft Group: Our Craft Group takes place every Friday morning in the Library.  Looking forward to seeing all the ladies! New members are very welcome – we would love to see you!

Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Library.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Brigid, daughters Nicola, Aideen, Niamh and Róisín, grandchildren Conor, Aoife, Megan and Eoin, sons-in-law Paul and Gabriel, daughter-in-law Donna Marie, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends on the death of Declan (Jack) Foley, No.10 Drumlin Manor, Curkish, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly of Tallaght and Finglas, Dublin, who passed away on Sunday, 16th  April 2023, suddenly but peacefully.

Declan’s Funeral Mass took place in Our Mother of Divine Grace Church, Ballygall Road East, Dublin 11 on Friday, the 21st of April, with burial afterwards in Dardistown Cemetery.

Bailieborough Library: FREE workshops ‘VISION OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS’

A 3 week series of workshops to promote wellbeing, health and happiness facilitated by Patricia Crimin, YTI Dip Yoga Teacher and YTI Dip Yoga Therapist.

Week 1 Thursday May 11th 11am-12.30pm– Creative expression of wellbeing using collage technique (please bring scissors, old magazines).

Week 2 Thursday May 18th 11am-12.30pm– Create an artistic upcycling candle as an expression of happiness and gratitude;

Week 3 Thursday May 25th 11am-12.30pm –Tree of Love and Happiness.

Workshops are FREE and limited spaces available. Please ring 042 9665779 to book

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Lough Derg: One Day Retreat: A ‘One Day Retreat’ to Lough Derg, will take place on Sunday, May 7th. This has been organised by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. A bus will be leaving from Bailieborough Community Centre on the day at 7.30am. Please contact; John at 086 055 4578 or Pat at 086 063 5856, for further information.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic is looking for Coaches and Helpers to assist with the running of our Summer Academy, for U10 and U8 Boys and Girls. The club will assist with Garda vetting and child safe guarding course. Please contact us via our FB page if interested.

Training for the Under 9’s has resumed at the Vale Grounds on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. With a large turnout each week, the Club would really encourage and appreciate parents getting involved.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Marcella, sons and daughters, Christina (Craig), Francis (Patricia), Marcella (Eamon), Tom, Laura, Antoinette (John) and Simon (Jenny), sisters Ailish and Mary, brother Billy, grandchildren Scott, Heather, Gavin, Leah, Alan, Aoife, Erin, Kristina, Thomas, Jonathan, Jason, Cían, Shannon, Maia, Eoin, Jack, Charlie, great-grandchildren Gavin, Hudson, Aura, Porter, Leah, Scout, Andi, Archie, Nathan, Sophie, Callum, Kyle, Kaci and Kodi, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends on the death of Charles Sherwin, Drumacarrow, Bailieborough, Co Cavan and formerly of Baldoyle, Dublin, who passed away on Wednesday, 19th  April 2023, peacefully, at his residence. Charles was  predeceased by his brother Colm and sister Olive. 

Charles’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Friday, April 21st followed by Cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Indoor Bowls: Indoor Bowls take place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. New members most welcome.

Build Your Business in Bailieborough – Meeting

Our new Town Regeneration Officer, Caroline Brady has organised an information evening, in conjunction with the Cavan Local Enterprise Office for Businesses in and around Bailieborough.

The Local Enterprise Office have agreed to come to the Courthouse in Bailieborough

on Wednesday 10th  May at 6pm.

The meeting is to provide information on the range of supports that Cavan LEO provide for businesses. It will be open to everyone in and around the town who wishes to attend.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:   Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

Taekwondo and Self Defence Classes: Adults and over 16’s Classes take place every Friday evening from 8.00pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Rd., Bailieborough. For further information, please contact 085 127 1979.

 East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –  Hurling News 24th  April 2023

Cavan; Congratulations to Cavan on their victory over Monaghan in the Lory Meagher Cup on Saturday last with ECG men again to the fore. Next up they host Lancashire.

The Club Seniors made the long spin to Portadown to take on the hosts St.Malachys in the Spring League. Although defeated it got more game time into the legs of those not on county squads.

Under 11/13/15/17; The weather caused havoc with our U15s so games were refixed. First up its a trip to St.Fechins on Monday next followed by a home game v Inninskeen on Wednesday.

Well done to the ECG men on the county squad who had a good game v Fermanagh on Friday last.

U11 and U13 training on Monday 6.45 on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks

Under 7/9; Under 9 training will return outdoors from Monday next at 5.45 on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks.

The week ahead;

Monday’s;  U9 training 5.45, U11/13 training 6.45pm and Senior training at 8pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks.

Wednesday; U15 home to Inniskeen time/venue tbc

Saturday;.Cavan v Lancashire, Lory Meagher Cup 2pm Breffni.

Sunday; Spring league, time venue tbc.

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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