Bailieborough News. February 13th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back this year and we invite people to get involved and help out on the day. We would like all different groups and companies in our community, to make the effort to put floats in as there will be different prizes for the best floats. There  will also be prizes for the shops, who put in, the best window displays.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Ann, son Philip, daughter Lucia, brothers James and Paddy, sisters Lucy and Etta (twin sister), daughter-in-law Siobhan, son-in-law Cathal, grandchildren Philip, Luke, Jack, Ava, Conor, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of  Philip Crossan, Market Square, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 8th 2023.

Philip was predeceased by his brother Benny, sisters Marie, Betty and Kathleen.

Philip’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Friday, February 10th and afterwards, Philip’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  

 Bridge Club:The winners on Tuesday February 7th  were:

1st : Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly.

2nd : Tom Moran and John McGahan.

The Bailieborough Bridge Club have relocated to the Courthouse, Lr. Main St. The club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Contact:bridgeclub or telephone 042-9667944.

Lecture: ‘Burning and Looting the Country House in a Time of Revolution 1920-1923’ a lecture by Professor Terence Dooley of Maynooth University will take place at the Library, Market Sq on Thursday, February 23rd 2023, at 7.30pm. All are welcome and entry is free.

Congratulations: Congratulations are extended to Canon Ian Horner, Rector of the Bailieborough Group of Parishes, who has been appointed as the Archdeacon of Kilmore in succession to the Ven Craig McCauley who will be instituted as Rector of the Naas Union in the coming weeks.

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.

Congratulations and Well Done: Well done to Craig Breen and co-driver and local man, James Fulton on their terrific second place overall in Rally Sweden at the weekend, in the Hyundai i20 N. Hopefully there will be much more to come from this very talented pair.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Iris, daughters Shirley and Jennifer, son Andrew, sister May Corrigan, adored grandsons Richard and Alan, daughter-in-law Gwen , son-in-law Alan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Ronald Clarke, Wilton, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital in his 92nd  year, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023. Ronald was predeceased by his sister, Myrtle Scott.

Ronald’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough, on Thursday, February 9th and afterwards, Ronald’s remains were laid to rest in old Urcher graveyard. 

Bailieborough Craft Group: Our Craft Group is back every Friday morning  after the Christmas break! 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.

Knockbride Bazzar: The Knockbride Bazaar takes place on Friday 24th February in Tunnyduff Hall from 9 p.m. Great selection of prizes. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Library: The Bailieborough Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday February 28th  at 6:30. This month we’re reading ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie.

FREE Oral Irish Exam preparation workshop for LC students at the Library on Saturday , March 11th from 11am-12.30pm. Places limited. Ring 042 9665779 to secure your place.

New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available behind the front desk.

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!

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sister May Halton (USA), sister-in-law Maureen McCabe, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Patrick (Packie) McCabe late of Derryham, Bailieborough, and Stravicnabo, Lavey, who passed away on Monday, 6th  February 2023 in his 99th  year, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Virginia Health Centre. Patrick was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Mary Anne, sister Kathleen (Farrelly), borthers, James, Eddie, John and Frank and niece Siobhan.

Patrick’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Dympna’s Church, Upper Lavey on Wednesday, February 8th and afterwards, Patrick’s remains were laid to rest in  St. Ultan’s Cemetery, Killinkere.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.are seeking expressions of interest from player’s, for it’s senior men’s section for the upcoming season starting in March. Please contact any committee member.

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.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be held in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. St. Felim’s N.S. and St. Patrick’s N.S., Shercock will take place at 11.00am, while St. Anne’s N.S., will take place at 3.00pm.

Wanted: Does your dog have signs of arthritis such as stiff joints, lameness, difficulty getting up after sleeping or maybe they have slowed down on walks?

Recruiting dogs for a free 8 week joint supplement trial and free vet physio care. All based in Virginia. Please Email to sign up!

Parenting Cavan is offering a free positive parenting Adolescent Programme for parents/guardians in Bailieborough and the surrounding areas, starting on 23rd  February in the Bexcourt Centre. The course will run from Thursday, February 23rd until Thursday, March 30th., from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. For more information, please contact Joanne—Parenting Cavan Co-Ordinator—at 087 752 9948.

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

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: Due to popular demand…..

Juvenile Valentines Disco for children from 2nd — 6th  Class will take place on Thursday, 16th  February from 7-9pm in the Clubhouse at St. Annes Park.  Admission will be €5 per child.

 Also please remember that the  Shamrocks Bingo in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Knockbride Variety Show:

If you would like to advertise your business on our projector across the 3 nights of our show taking place on March 30th , 31st  and April 1st, 2023, please get in touch with Geraldine on 0861785131. This year’s show is in aid of SOSAD Cavan and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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 13th  February 2023

Membership; Membership for the 2023 season is now due. Please have it up to date as soon as possible as we rejig all our playing groups for the new season. Lots of new players so lots of new opportunities for success.

New group; The great work continues with this new group in Mullagh as they keep coming in big numbers each week. A wee break for mid term break then we return for the final two weeks of the initial trial on Thursday, 23rd  February.

Seniors; Another win for Cavan in the NHL, this time at home in Breffni Park against Warwickshire 2-20 to 2-09 with ECGs Canice Maher to the fore again with 13 points. Jack Barry, Rory Farrell and Colin Gargan started with the latter also making his inter county Senior debut and with Tadhg Barry also coming on in the second half to also make his County debut, so happy days for ECG. Declan Mernagh, Cian McEntee and Conor Walsh also in the squad, so the future looks promising. Pat O’Flaherty led the county U20s, again with significant ECG representation against St.Galls from Antrim in preparation for the Ulster league v Tyrone next weekend.

Also it was very heartening to see so many of our young hurlers on the field at half time. Well done to all for attending.

Our club seniors will begin preparation for the Ulster spring league which will begin in mid March.

Under 13/15/17; Again a number of our men will be preparing for inter county action in the Spring. Under 15 and Under 17 county training and trials continue each Monday in Breffni 3G 6.45-7.45.

Club training will resume on 20th February at 7 on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks.

Under 11; Two sessions a week now available to these lads in both Mullagh on Thursday and Saturdays in Killinkere. A break this week for mid term then outdoor returns 20th  Feb as above at 7pm.

Under 7/9; Again the two groups have two venues to choose from going forward. All are going very well at training.

The week ahead;

Thursday; New groups in Mullagh. No training this week, mid term break.

Saturday; No training this week, mid term break. County U20 v Tyrone in Omagh.

Club contacts;

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

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