Bailieborough News. February 27th 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. Signs are starting to hit the roadside. Hoping to bring a bit of community spirit to the town and looking for all your support.

 All floats welcome.  Vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Comedy floats,  Sports clubs and all Business floats, welcome. Entry of floats is free of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc,,,

Prizes for best float, best comedy and also best dressed window in town.

Confirmation: The Parish looks forward to welcoming, Bishop Martin Hayes to administer Confirmation to more than 100 children on next Saturday. St. Felim’s N.S. St. Patrick’s N.S., Shercock and the Model N.S. will take place at 11.00am, while St. Anne’s N.S., will take place at 3.00pm.

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  and refreshments will be served afterwards.

 Bridge Club: The winners on Tuesday February 14th  were:

1st: Margaret Carolan and Geraldine Columb.

2nd: Tom Moran and Rose Brennan.

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. or telephone 042-9667944.

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.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, April 9th . Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

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 Walking Group: The Christmas Charity Walk hosted by the Bailieborough Walking Group raised €500, which has been forwarded to Aware Mental Health. Thanks to all who participated and who also contributed.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Marian, Catherine, Cecila and Marcella, sons John, Joseph, Patsy, Dennis and Tony, son-in-law Thomas, daughters-in-law Tracey and Tanya, 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Philip, sister-in-law Kathleen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Cecila Brady (nee McCullagh), Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 22nd February 2023  at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough, surrounded by her loving family.

Cecila was predeceased by her husband Tommy, son Thomas and daughter Margaret.

Cecila’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Friday, February 24th and afterwards, Cecila’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

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.

Bailieborough Library:

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.

Ulster Champions: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Community School’s Ladies Under 16  football side who competed in the Ulster Ladies Gaelic U16 Post Primary Schools Final against St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties. The match took place in Tempo, Co. Fermanagh and the Bailieborough side ran out winners by 4—9 to 3—9. Well done girls and all the management team and the best of luck, when you play in the All Ireland semi-finals.

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.

‘Climb with Charlie’, Anniversary: We as a community wish local man, Kevin Carolan—who certainly made the headlines in the ‘Climb with Charlie ‘last year. Kevin and Charlie became good friends, but unfortunately this year Charlie admits he won’t be able to “climb a mountain again” but he asks everyone on Sunday 2nd  April to light a candle. We wish Kevin a safe climb and he is flying the flag for Cavan again.

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!

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 and the main pitch at St. Anne’s Park is closed until further notice. Please do not use them until notified that they are 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 27th  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; This Thursday sees the final round of the initial successful six week trial run. We have been very pleased and pleasantly surprised at the ease at which hurling has taken hold. We will now organise a Safeguarding 1 and Garda vetting evening for those parents who would like to assist hurling locally going forward. Contact Willie to be included.

Seniors; The Cavan Seniors, including five starting East Cavan men including three scorers Jack, Canice and Nicky lost out to Lancashire in Abbotstown on Saturday last in what was another competitive game. Still all to play for heading into the final round v Leitrim with a semi final place still up for grabs.

Club Senior training resumes on Monday on the astro at Bailieborough GAA. All are welcome to attend, young and not so young, experienced and novice alike, there is a team for you at East Cavan Gaels!

Under 13/15/17; County training will continue in Breffni, 6pm for U15, 7pm for U17 for the lads on the respective county squads while all the rest of our lads will train on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks this coming Monday at 7pm.

Under 11; These lads will move outside on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks from 7pm.

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

Monday’s; County U15 6pm and U17 7pm trials/training, Breffni 3G. Club training U11/13/15 7pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks. Club Senior training 8pm Bailieborough astro. All sessions €3 each please.

Thursday; Mullagh indoors. Under 7 2.45, U9 3.45, U12 4.45.

Saturday; Killinkere indoors. Under 7 1pm, Under 9 2pm.

Club contacts;

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

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