Bailieborough News. February 20th 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.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The Women’s World Day of Prayer service, will take place in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Virginia Rd, on Friday, March 3rd at 8.00pm. All welcome—both male and female.

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

1st: Margaret Carolan and Bríd Murray.

2nd:Sean Kelleher and Betty McCaffrey.

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.

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.

Secrets in the Babby House: ‘Secrets in the Babby House’ by local author, Gloria McBreen is back in stock in Bailie Stores and Nearby – Neville Hall’s—both on Main Street, Bailieborough.

And if you’re in Nomad Coffee Shop in Bailieborough, you can pick up a copy there too! The book is also now available in ‘By The Book’ bookshop in Virginia, Co Cavan.

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.

Knockbride Bazzar: The Knockbride Bazaar takes place on this 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.

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!

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C: 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.

Free Creative Writing Classes: Acclaimed poet, Noel Monahan, will facilitate three FREE Creative Writing workshops for adults at the Library on Thursday, March 2nd , 9th and 16th from 7pm to 8pm. The workshops will focus on the Corleck Stone and the Knockbride area for inspiration. Places are strictly limited and bookings at 042 9665779.

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.

Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust: The Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust will host a ‘Trivia Night Fundraiser’ on this Friday night, February 24th in Gartlan’s Pub, Kingscourt. Commencing at 8.00pm, entry is €10 per person with a max of four per table, table sponsorship is also available for local businesses. €50 cash prize for the winning table, as well as spot prizes, a raffle, music and finger food. All proceeds will go to the Loughanleagh and Muff Heritage Trust Development Fund, which supports the ongoing preservation and development of the area.

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.:  TheTraining pitch at St. Anne’s Park is closed until further notice. Please do not use it until notified that it is fit for use. Thanks for your cooperation.

 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!

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 20th  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 Mullagh; The great work continues with this new group in Mullagh as they keep coming in big numbers each week. The final two weeks of the initial six week trial continues again from Thursday in the Sports Hall.

Seniors; The Cavan Seniors will play Lancashire in the NHL in Abbotstown in Dublin on Saturday next at 2pm with a place in the league semi final a prospect if they can maintain their impressive start to the campaign.

Our Seniors had a good result over Cootehill in the preliminary round of the Senior Hurling Championship. Preparation now turns to the Spring League and training will resume Monday next week.

County U20; Ulster U20 HL: Tyrone 2-08 Cavan 1-11

A good away result in tough windy conditions on the 3G in Garvaghy on Saturday last for Cavan U20 hurlers.

James Tully coming up with a goal, while 4 down to help to snatch the draw, which was the least they deserved in what was a good performance especially since losing Senior panelist Conor Walsh to a nasty shoulder injury.

Well done to all, especially our own ECG men Conor Walsh, Daire Leddy, James Tully, Jack McGuinness, Callum Shiels, Tadhg Barry and joint Captain Colin Gargan as well as Pat O’Flaherty joint manager.

Well done lads.

Under 13/15/17; County training will continue in Breffni for the lads on the respective county squads while all the rest of our lads will train on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks from this coming Monday at 7pm.

Under 11; These lads will move outside from this coming Monday on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks from 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; Mullagh indoors. Under 7 2.45, U9 3.45, U12 4.45.

Saturday; Under 7 1pm, Under 9 2pm. Cavan U20s round 2 v ?????. Cavan Seniors v Lancashire in Abbotstown 2pm. Cavan U20.

Killinkere indoors U7 1pm, U9 2pm.

Club contacts;

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

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