Bailieborough News. February 6th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Community School: Parents Association: The Community school’s Parents Association are holding a sponsored Walk, Run and Bake Sale on Sunday next, February 12th, commencing from the School Car Park at 12noon. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for a new defibrillator for the school. Refreshments and raffle afterwards.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Claire and Seamus, son-in-law Cathal Comiskey, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours on the death of James (Jimmy) Markey, Drumeva, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away on Tuesday 31st  January 2023, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was predeceased by his beloved wife Gertie and his loving brother Phil.

Jimmy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) on Thursday, February 2nd 2023 and afterwards Jimmy’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. 

 Bridge Club: 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.

 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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to ,sons P.J., Kevin, Brendan and Raymond, sister-in-law Teresa, daughters-in-law, Ann, Rose, Blaithín and Anne, 17 gandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives, and friends on the death of Mai Cooney, (nee Cusack), who passed away peacefully in her 97th  year, at her residence in Greagheittia, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, surrounded by her heart broken family on Tuesday, January 31st 2023. Mai was predeceased by her husband Kevin, and son John, brother Packie and daughter-in-law Bernie.

Mai’s Funeral Mass took place in St.Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Friday, February 3rd and afterwards, Mai’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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.

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.

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: Violet Clarke (nee Smyth) formerly from Wilton, Bailieborough and had lived in Derby for nearly 50 years, passed away peacefully after a short illness on 4th  Nov 2022.Her funeral service and cremation took place in Derby. Her ashes will be interred in Bailieborough Parish graveyard at a date to be arranged. She was pre deceased by her husband Sam (Bracklin), brothers Bobby and more recently Cecil and nephew Derek. She is survived by her sister Gladys , brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews , great and great great nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends. She will be lovingly remembered for her warm smile and heart of gold. May she rest in peace.

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff are currently inviting applications for admission to Junior Infants for 2023/2024. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 or email for further information. Completed applications must be returned by Friday 10th February 2023.

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.

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 are starting Bingo in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online on Tuesday, February 14th and 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 6th February 2023

New group; The third week of our new group saw the numbers maintained from the previous week with over 75 boys and girls enjoying the game with us. We’ll continue again this coming Thursday at the slightly earlier times.

It will continue in Mullagh in the Community Sports Centre each Thursday. Under 7 from 2.45, under 9 from 3.45 and under 12 from 4.45pm. This is for boys and girls, all our regular hurlers are also welcome, as well as those from the local Mullagh area. We initially run for six weeks to see how it goes. Spread the word, all are welcome! Equipment supplied. €3 each per session.

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.

Seniors; Congratulations to Cavan on their impressive 1-14 to 0-15 win away to Longford on Saturday last. Jack Barry and Canice Maher to the fore in what was a significant result in this division. Next up is a home game v Warwickshire on Saturday next in Kingspan Breffni at 1pm.

Cavan U20s, with a significant amount of ECG men on board are continuing their preparation for the league with an amount of challenge games. Best of luck to all. 

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.

Under 11; Two sessions a week now available to these lads in both Mullagh on Thursday and Saturdays in Killinkere.

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. U7 2.45,U9 3.45 and U12 4.45. All are very welcome to this new group.€3 each.

Saturday; U7 1pm, U9 2pm and U11/12 3pm indoors in Killinkere. €3 each please. NHL Cavan v Warwickshire 1pm Kingspan Breffni.

 Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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