Bailieborough News. February 14th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Confirmation: Confirmation will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday, 12th March at 11.30am for St. Anne’s N.S. and at 3pm for St. Felim’s NS, The Vale and Shercock N.S.

Well Done: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Community School’s U16 Boys team who defeated Keady in the Ulster semi final with a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-5.  Super performance and good luck for the final.

Bailieborough Shamrocks : Press Release from the Club: Update from our Fundraising Committee

Hi everyone:

To each and every person that has bought a ticket for our Win a Dublin City Apartment or €250,000 cash draw we thank you very much.

This fundraising campaign is a once in a life time opportunity for our club, our town and communities that surround us. Our objective has not changed, we want to raise enough funds to create an incredible indoor and outdoor community facility with physical and mental health at its very core.

At present, we are not exactly at where we want to be. We have now taken the very difficult decision to postpone our draw, which now will take place on 11th July 2022.

This gives us the opportunity to raise the much needed funds to achieve our goals.

We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

‘Difficult Conversations’ webinar taking place on this Thursday the 17th  of February at19:30. A completely free event in conjunction with the HSE. Head over to to register or click the link on our Facebook page.

 Every night until the 23th  February 2022 our club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk safety around our fully lit walking track.

We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2022!

Track your steps and log them My Life App for the club. We could be in with a chance to win some great prizes whilst getting fit..

It’s that time of year again folks, Club Membership is now due.  New members are always welcome. Here’s to a successful year at all levels.

BAILIEBOROUGH SOCIAL DAY CENTRE: Long overdue ‘Get Together’ in the Bailie Hotel on Thursday next, 24th February at 3pm.  All past members and new members most welcome to attend.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff for September 2022 is now being accepted. Please contact the school at 042 9660368 or email before 18th  February and an enrolment form will be forwarded to you.  

Irish Dance Classes: every Thursday at 3.15pm in the old Courthouse, Lr. Main St., Bailieborough. Garda vetted and Covid compliant. Any enquiries, please email:

Local Man to walk with Charlie Bird: The community wishes local man, Kevin Carolan health and fitness on Saturday April 2nd, when he walks alongside his friend of recent times, Charlie Bird to the very top of Croagh Patrick, Kevin says,”everyday across this country people are battling there own mountains with physical and mental issues”. He’s asking everyone who feels able, to travel to Mayo or do the walk in your own surroundings. Kevin will fly the flag for Bailieborough and Cavan on Saturday April 2nd. A fundraising page has been set up and the link to it is:

East Cavan Swim Club: Great swimming on Sunday the 13th from our team at the Swim Belfast Open Meet in Lisburn.

Well done to our early morning swimmers, Alana, Mason and Ivan, all with super Pbs and Mason bringing home a Silver and Bronze medal. Great start for Mason and Ivan on their first competitive meet and top ten placing for Alana in all her strokes.

The late morning and afternoon sessions proved very successful again for Alana, Daibhi, Lian, Aoibheann, Roisin, Anna, Johann, Wilhelm and Katie with very impressive PBs for all swimmers and medals for Anna, Johann and Katie.

We also have two new swimmers with Division 2 times with Lian achieving her first ever Div 2 time and Katie securing her first two of this season.

Great day for the club, swimmers well back on track after a difficult two years

Walk, Jog or Run: Bailieborough Chapel Carpark, Chapel Road (Lakeside), every Monday and Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, for all levels of fitness. Other activities available—weather permitting. For further information, please contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Have fun while keeping fit. Everybody welcome.  

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: With things getting a lot closer to normal we can all look forward to Darkness into Light 2022. Save the Date – 7th May 2022 4.15am! Registration February 2022. Details to follow soon.  

Church Fundraiser: St Mary’s Church, Newcastle, Moynalty, Kells Co. Meath is in a state of disrepair; As it is an essential part of our community, a committee has been formed to help raise funds for the restoration of the following: 1. Heating system upgrade. 2. Refurbishment of the gutters. 3. External Powerwashing. 4. Internal and external painting. We hope to restore the chapel to it’s former glory. As you can appreciate, all of these restoration works will be costly but are in great need to save the building from any further damage. Once relevant funding is obtained, works will commence on the heating system. That’s where we need your help. All Donations, no matter how large or small, are greatly appreciated. Contact any committee member or go to the committee’s ‘Gofund me’ page on Facebook.  

‘Run Of The Leprechaun’s’:  ‘Run of the Leprechauns’ will take place on Thursday, March 17th  starting from Bailieborough Community Centre. Registration takes place at 11am and the race takes place at 12pm. Distances of 3k, 5k and 10k. Entry fee is € 5 per person. Facepainting and prizes and music and fun along the way. All proceeds go to the Bailieborough MidSummer Festival 2022.    

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 14th February 2022Seniors and U17; Training has resumed on Mondays from 8-9pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. Under 13/15; Training has resumed on Mondays from 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. Under 11; Training has resumed on Mondays from 6-7pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. All training sessions €3 each please. Under 7/9; The lads in both groups continue to do good work every Saturday in Killinkere with the indoor proving a great success. Lots of new players and lots of room so even more are welcome in the weeks and months ahead. The entire East Cavan region is now well represented on our squads. Membership; A reminder to all that club membership is now due for 2022. The week ahead;Monday; U11 training 6-7pm, U13/15 7-8pm, U17/Senior 8-9pm. Saturday; Under 7 and Under 9 indoor training Killinkere GAA. 1pm and 2pm respectively. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.