Bailieborough News. June 19th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Killann Parish: Congratulations to popular former Curate Fr Eamonn Lynch who celebrated his Golden Jubilee last weekend.

Congratulations are also extended to Fr Cooney and Fr McMahon who were 40 years ordained last weekend.

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.

Bailieborough Walking Group: 

Wednesday, June 21st: Killann /Shercock: Medium Walk, 1.5hrs approximately. Meeta at St. Anne’s Church, Killann. Take a left, approximately 7kms  from Bailieborough, heading towards Shercock. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.55pm. Walk commences at 7.17pm.

Wednesday, June 28th: Tower of Lloyd, Kells. Co. Meath: Medium Walk, approx. 1.5hrs. Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.30pm. Meet at Spire, R163, Oldcastle Road out of Kells. Walk commences at 7.15pm. All Welcome.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 3rd at 12 noon.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann Old Cemetery on Saturday, August 19th at 7.00pm and the Blessing of the Graves will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Shercock on Sunday, August 20th, immediately after 11.30am, Mass. 

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: Are you minding children in your home?? Childminder and Children story time and rhyme morning on at Library on Wednesday, June 28th,   11am-11.45am. Free bookbag for all attendants. A great opportunity to meet other childminders in the area. Phone 042 9665779 for further details.

‘Get Crafty’ 2 day FREE workshop at the Library on Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Open to all children over 8 years. Places are limited and booking essential at 042 9665779.

Book Club: In June the Bailieborough Library Book Club will be reading ‘The Silence of the Girls’ by Pat Barker. The next Book Club meeting will take place in the Library on next Tuesday, June 27th at 6.30pm.

All are welcome and copies of the book are available in the Bailieborough Branch.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Thursday of each month on Thursday July 6th 2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

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:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to brother Mervyn, sisters Olive and Evelyn (England), nieces, nephews, extended family and friends on the death of Alfie (Richard) Clarke, Murmod, Virginia, Co Cavan and late of Drumacarrow, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Friday, June 16th 2023, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Alfie’s Funeral Service took place in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bailieborough on Monday, June 19th and afterwards Alfie’s remains were laid to rest in Urcher Graveyard. 

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Our Annual General Meeting takes place in the Vale Club rooms on this Thursday evening, 22nd  June at 8:00 p.m. All welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic girls end of season pizza party and presentation:

This fantastic group of girls ranging in age from 8 to 14 have put in a huge amount of hard work over the past season, forging friendships, progressing their football skills and developing a strong team camaraderie.

Progressing from fielding just one U13 team last season, to teams at U12 and U14 this season, girls soccer in Bailieboro is most definitely on the rise. This season, we’ve had 4 girls representing the club and CMUL at ETP level and beyond;

 Michaela Burke U12 ETP, Lucie Gibson and Sophie Holland U13 ETP,  Grace McKeown and Lucie Gibson U14 ETP and Lucie Gibson North Eastern Centre of Excellence.

With the womens World Cup on the horizon, the popularity of girls soccer is at an all time high.

For any girls, aged 9 and upwards interested in giving it a go, our preseason will be kicking off in August, all details will be posted on the club’s Facebook page.

Finally, in order to continue to give these girls the opportunity to nurture and develop their love for soccer, we need more coaches and helpers. Please contact our club Facebook page if you can spare even 1 hour per week.

 St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Bailieborough Red Cross: Please support Bailieborough Red Cross.

We have been selected as one of the Charities in the Tesco Store.

We are currently fund raising to buy 2 new defibrillators to replace the current defibrillators at Day Break and The Carry Out.

Please support this Tesco Token Collection.

Ten years ago, Bailieborough Red Cross supplied two public access defibrillators and heated wall mounted cases. As these machines are now at the end of their useful lives and spares and servicing are no longer available, they need to be replaced. The Tesco Community Funds will help add to our fundraising efforts.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  The countdown is on for the summer holidays… To celebrate we are having a ‘School’s Out For Summer Disco’ on Monday evening next, 26th  June, in the Clubhouse from 7pm for all 2nd – 6th Class students. Everyone gets a glow stick !! Windows blacked out so it’s not too bright!!

 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!

Walk, Jog or Run:  Run, Walk or Jog is back for the lovely bright evenings at 8pm at the Chapel car park, Lakeshore, Bailieborough on every Monday and Wednesday. It’s a fun, free activity, all newcomers welcome.  Other activities will be added as the weeks go on, like open water swimming, cycling and kayaking. All welcome. 

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 19th  June 2023:


CuChulainn League Rd. 2.St.Malachys, Portadown 2-14, East Cavan Gaels 3-21

Balmy conditions in Portadown as our lads made the long, but fruitful trip to the Orchard county to take on the hosts who pushed us to the limit in last years encounter and Wednesdays game was no different. Although we were never headed over the hour the hosts put some real pressure on especially in the third quarter when legs began to get weary in the heat. A rejigged squad gave player/manager Adam Baldwin the opportunity to run the rule over his squad as the Championship comes into view later in the summer but this is a competition that we want to be successful in. Again Dave Higgins performed well in goal and with a rebuilt full back line led by Tadhg Barry with the ever dependable Gary Leddy in one corner and Sean Walsh giving a good performance in his first start in the other corner. The experience of Baldwin and Derek Argue in the half back line was crucial as the more dangerous and creative players on the hosts side were in the half forward line which made for an energy sapping evening but with Jack McGuinness making himself available on the other wing to link up well further up the field. Callum Shiel moved from the “40” into the heat of the midfield and his physicality opened up opportunities for Nicky Kenny to operate at his best with both linking up well with Canice Maher to create a lot of scoring opportunities. Conor Walsh and James Tully brought great youthful speed to the half forward line with Daire Leddy, carrying a knock, still supporting Philip Duffy and the marauding Rory Farrell who’s speed and attacking ability caused the opponents all matter of bother for the entire hour. Both Killian O’Donougue and Caolain O’Reilly made substantial link up play from the bench. All in all another satisfactory nights work and with a few more players to return to the squad the competition for places will heat up.

Special mention to our hosts who were most gracious on the field and afterwards with their kind hospitality with tea and sandwiches.

And thanks to Jayden Gaughan and Shane Kelly who kept the water flowing to the players on what was a very warm evening for hurling.

Under 11/13/15/17;

Under 11s have a bye this week in Monaghan and training on Monday at 7.

U13s had a good days hurling in Cootehill v the hosts and Latton in Tain Og bltz.

U15s had a good game v a strong Enniskillen side on the 3G on Monday last .

Under 7/9; Not much on at the moment for these lads bar their own practice. The next blitz is 28th June. More info closer to the time.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; U9 6-7 Bailieborough, U11/13 7-8 Bailieborough, U15s away v Ederney 7.30. Seniors training 8pm Bailieborough.

Wednesday; Seniors away to Knockbridge challenge 8pm.

Club contacts;

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

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