Bailieborough News. June 19th 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.

Thank you! Peadar Clerkin and family offer their sincere thanks to everyone who supported the ‘Ann Clerkin Memorial Walk’ on May, 27th last. A very special ‘Thank You’ to all who helped out on the day. The event was a great success and raised €9,000, which will be divided equally between Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund, Bailieborough Mental Health Association and the Multi-Sensory Unit for the ASD Class in Bailieborough Community School.



St. Anne’s Church will close for three to four weeks from Monday next, June 26th to enable renovation work.  During this time, the Community School Board of Management have kindly given permission to use the Assembly Hall for Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses.  The Community Centre will be used for week day Masses and in the event of funerals St. Anne’s Church, Killann, St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker and St. Brigid’s Church, Tunnyduff, will be available.



Free Course:

The Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough are offering a Free Internet/Digital Skills Training Course for anyone who wants to learn a little more about using the internet. The course will cover email, online government services, revenue, banking, shopping,  etc using ‘apps’, Skype, internet safety and security. Contact the Centre at 042 9694825 for more info or to book your place.


Craft Club Tour:

Bailieborough Craft Club Tour on Thursday, 22nd June to Banbridge Outlet and Newcastle. Enquiries to Mary at 087-9750561.


Knockbride: Feile Peil Na nOg:

The All-Ireland U14 competition will take place this weekend Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th.  Knockbride are hosting Hertfordshire (UK).  Our boys have home games on Friday evening and Saturday, while our girl’s games are home and away. Knockbride GFC welcome Hertfordshire players and mentors and also all of our visiting teams.  Come along and support our young boys and girls.  Please see Facebook for fixture dates or contact Ciaran Galligan on 087-7990348.



Safepass at the Bailieborough Business Centre on Wednesday, 21st June from 8.00-4.00pm. Cost €100.00 lunch included. Call 042-969-4716 for further information.


Career Guidance:

Jason Donohoe, Adult Guidance Officer will be in Bailieborough Library on Tuesday 27th, June 2017 from 2 to 4pm to meet with people interested in career guidance and further education. This is a service for those over 18 years old and who do not have access to guidance services in school. Drop in or make an appointment by ringing 049 4377001.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

We will continue the clean up every Tuesday at 7pm (for one hour only). Lots of help needed.  We would appreciate if business / home owners in the area would do a ‘clean-up’ also! Well done to the Bailieborough Tidy Towns on their very innovative hanging baskets! They have made a huge difference to our Main Street and the town looks very clean, colourful and cared for! Thank you.


Bailieboro’ Church of Ireland Annual BBQ: 

The Bailieboro’ Church of Ireland Annual BBQ takes place on Saturday, 1st July, from 5pm onwards in Bailieboro’ Parish Church Hall. Everyone welcome, please come along and bring your friends


Mid-Summer Festival:

Only 5 weeks away! Posters and signs are now up on the main roads leading into the town and further afield!! Finalised details coming soon and hoping to bring a bit of community spirit to the town and looking for all your support!!


Bailieborough Community Choir:

Bailieborough Community Choir is looking for new members to join its growing membership. Please contact any choir member or look at their facebook page for further information.


Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

Members meet every Monday morning from 10am at the Beckscourt Centre. Members of the Shed are able to gather socially or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men. The main objective is to advance the Health and Wellbeing of the participants. If you are interested, we would love to see you. Drop in next Monday or any Monday and say ‘Hello’!


Bailieboro Celtic AFC:

The Club’s ‘Presentation Evening’ for teams who played over the winter season was held in Sky Bar on Saturday, 10th June. The following were the Award Winners:  Senior award winners were: Top Goal Scorer: Luke Gilsenan. Player’s ‘Player of the Season’ were Tony O’ Reilly and Luke Gilsenan equal votes. Club Player of the season Sean Clerkin. Goal of the season Aaron Cundelan. Top Assists Conor Noone.

Under 18 award winners were: Top Goal Scorer: Tommy McCullagh. Player’s player Leon Gargan. Club Player of the season: Seamus O’Neill.

Under 16 award winners were:  Top Goal Scorer: Luke Kelly. Player’s player Cian Ennis. Club Player of the season: Finn Burke.

Under 13 award winners were: Top Goal Scorer: Cian McGovern. Player’s player: Jamie Carolan. Club Player of the season: Philip Furlong.

Under 12 award winners were Top Goal Scorer: Lorcan Reilly. Players Player: Conor McIntyre. Club Player of the season: Noah O’ Sullivan.

Under 11 award winners were Top Goal Scorer: Liam Bell. Player’s player of the year: Jill Giles. Club player of the season:  Joe Farrelly.

Well done to all players and coaches involved. Thanks also to Sky Bar, DJ Gareth Mulhall, all the Club’s sponsors and supporters.

Senior pre-season training starts on Thursday, June 22nd at the Vale Grounds at 7.30pm. For further details, please call or text, 085 825 6347.



‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 21st: Dartrey, Cootehill: (M) Walk, 90 minutes, (E) Walk, 1 hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walks commence at 7.15pm at the Car Park on the Cootehill to Rockcorry Road—R 188. The Car Park is 1 Kilometre from Cootehill on the right before Abbott’s Factory.

Wednesday: June 28th: Royal Canal Walk, Thomastown, Killucan. (A) Walk, 2+Hours (approx.). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Main St, Delvin at 7.15pm. Walk commences at Thomastown at 7.30pm. All welcome.


Computers for Beginners:

Bailieborough Business Centre 5 Lessons to introduce you to the Internet/Email/On line Transactions/ and more. FREE of Charge. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Centre, meet new people and learn new skills. Call 042-969-4716.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 17/06/17.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 6, 7, 13.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners; Claire Fitzsimons, Highfield; Brid Murray, Barrack St; Gary Soden; Damon Kelly, Monaghanoose. Jackpot next week, €3,500.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Mary McDonald, Lear; Teresa Lee, Cavan; Peadar and Hilary Brady, Glassleck; Mary Fulton, Galbolie.


Moybologue Historical Society:

If any people have any old photographs, especially pre-late-1980s photographs, taken in the old Moybologue Cemetery, or knows of anyone who has photographs, the members of the Society would be very interested to see them as we are trying to build a picture of the layout of the graveyard before the FAS led restoration works in the late 1980s. We are interested in the locations of grave mounds in the graveyard, where digging down wasn’t possible, so clay was piled up on a shallow grave. Any information would be gratefully received.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June,  July, August and September  2017: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–June 25th (Sunday, 1.00pm), July 15th (Saturday at 1.30pm in St. Anne’s Church, Killann), July 30th (Sunday, 12.30pm),  August 12th (Saturday, 1.30pm), August 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm), September 2nd (Saturday, 1.30pm) and September 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


Summer Camp:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre would like to invite anyone between the ages of 9-16 years to participate in our Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp. The camps will run daily for one week Monday to Friday on the 17th July-21st July, 9.45am-4.30pm Monday -Thursday and on Fridays 2.30pm. We provide FREE bus service from Bailieborough Library. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.


Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact: 042 9665779 or


Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 19th June 2017 Feile na nGael 2017.

What an incredible weekend in Carlow and Kilkenny at National Feile. Full reports and lots of pictures on our Facebook page. A few words of thanks.

Our players;What an exceptional group of boys to work with. Some aged 11 and attending their first ever Feile while some of the more experienced boys were at their fourth. No a cross word between them over the entire weekend sometimes when games were very tough. Their playing performances were incredible and we could see boys growing into young men before our eyes over the weekend. A special word for the younger lads who performed heroics against sometimes much physically bigger opponents and never once let their heads drop. Very well behaved over the entire weekend and are again a credit to our club, Cavan hurling, their families and the local community. You can be assured that these boys have a bright future on the hurling field and beyond. Well done lads.

Our host club; Naomh Bríd Hurling and Camogie Club in Leighlinbridge Co. Carlow were our hosts for the weekend. They went above and beyond what would be expected from Feile hosts ensuring the club will never forget this experience. As we said on Saturday at the presentation event taking the first steps off the bus on Friday afternoon was like walking on air. Nothing was too much trouble and no one wanted for anything. The boys were taken care of to an incredible degree by the host families and we are so thankful to them for that. Our most competitive game of the weekend was against our hosts in what was a great occasion. Even though they got knocked out at the quarter final stage a large and supportive group of Naomh Brid supporters descended on St. Johns Park, Kilkenny, home of famed O’Loughlin Gaels GAA club on Sunday to support us and the standing ovation from all of them while leaving the field will live long in the memory. From all of us at East Cavan Gaels we give most gracious thanks to our remarkable hosts in particular Catriona and Adrian whose work to ensure a great weekend was a huge success. The presentation event, the disco, the food, the food and did we mention the food!! Incredible hospitality never to be forgotten. Please call in if passing the area. It is a most beautiful part of the country with remarkably friendly people.

Our management team; To Pat and Kathryn we give immeasurable thanks for the work put in with these boys in preparation for this competition. Months and months of preparation got just reward with outstanding performances from a squad which had players of various ages and abilities working together to achieve something we never have done before, qualify for Feile Sunday. These things do not happen by chance and we are very lucky to have both as dedicated to the club as we have. Be very proud of your achievements this weekend.

Our support crew; To Jack Barry and Brendan O’Reilly who kept the boys on their toes and ready for action. It is great to have the likes of Jack, one of our senior players, come with us and give the boys the benefit of his experience. It is great to see him give time back to the club and the boys responded with great performances. To Caroline, Joan, Michelle, Des, Anthony, Michael and Miriam we also give most gracious thanks for your time, effort and patience over a very busy weekend. It is the unseen or unheralded work in the background which ensures the weekend is the success that it was.

Our travelling families; Great support from our player families as they made the journey down to Carlow. It is great for the boys to have this level of support for their hurling at home and its events like this that will drive them forward to adult hurling in the years ahead.

Our bus driver; The very capable and experienced Tony who got our crew to all events safely. A very busy weekend for him and again we are most appreciative of his experience and patience.

To everyone; If I missed out on anyone the I do apologise, but we are now officially wrecked from our endeavours! Everyone played their part in making this weekend a success and we are sure the boys have memories to last a lifetime. We will have another new crew of boys stepping up next year and they will have big boots to fill. Thanks to all our fundraising teams who ensured the boys had a great weekend with all their new gear, Training tops, hoodies, tracksuits bags etc. They really looked the part. A lot of positive words from all in Carlow, Kilkenny for our exploits, people were so very kind everywhere we went. A glorious sunny weekend which will be hard to beat.

Now it’s back to the Cavan and Monaghan leagues and Championships and we look forward to Feile 2018 which will be held in Connaught.

Under 6/8/10; Two sessions this week in Kingscourt on Thursday and Bailieborough on Friday. New training tops will be ready for our Bailieborough boys on Friday.

Under 12; Training on Monday 6.15-7.45 in Kingscourt.

Under 14; Under 16; No games now until after the Junior Cert.

Adult Hurling; Will commence when the Leaving Cert is completed to give our older boys the opportunity to join in.

Hurling training times and venues; Kingscourt group; Under 6/8/10; Thursday 6.45-7.45 in the centre.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; U14; U14 training at BCS pitch Wednesday 7pm. Players will receive a text.

For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.

The week ahead;

Monday; U12s training in Kingscourt.

Wednesday;​U14 and U16 training at BCS pitch 7pm.

Thursday; Kingscourt Group U6/8 in Community Centre 6.45-7.45 tbc.

Friday; Bailieborough 6pm for all outdoors. Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.


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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.



Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.


Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA


Will host South London boys U14s, and Carrickedmond of Longford girls U14 for this weekends Feile.

While the girls will play most of their group games (Friday) and qtr finals

(Saturday) in Drumgoon, moving to Shercock and Kingscourt for Semi Finals and Finals on Sunday. The boys will host all Group A games as well as Group A and B quarter finals on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th in St Anne’s Park Bailieborough. Games on Friday kick off at 6.30pm, 2nd game at 7.30pm. Saturday morning we play our hosts in the final group games in St Anne’s Park- Ladies game is at 10am and boys at 11am. Later in the day at 3.30pm the boys quarter finals will be played, in St Anne’s park. Boys Semi Finals and Final are in Clones on Sunday. All details are on Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA facebook page or contact Brian Keegan.

Please give our visitors a warm welcome and come down to St Anne’s Park to cheer on our own teams as well as our visiting teams.

We would appreciate help with Stewarding, if your willing to help, please arrive 1 hr before kick off.