Bailieborough News. June 5th 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.


U14 County Champions:

Congratulations and well done to the Bailieborough Community School U14 girls who won the Cavan County Football Final against Breifne College. A fantastic overall performance resulted in a comprehensive victory, with BCS winning by a score line of 8-11 to 3-2. The goals came from Ellie McGuinness, Emma McIntyre, Sarah McCullagh, Rebecca Brady, Aine Cooney and Ava Sheridan. Well done ladies and coach Ms Sweeney – it is a great achievement and a wonderful way to end a very successful sporting year for Bailieborough Community School.


Good Luck:

Good Luck and best wishes are extended to all the pupils from Bailieborough Community School who undertake their State exams commencing on Wednesday, June 7th.


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.


Fundraiser Walk/Run for Feile Under 14 Girls Footballers on Saturday next, June 10th 2017:

Bailieborough Shamrocks Under 14 Girls are hosting The Carrickedmond Club from Longford on the weekend of the 23rd -25th June 2017. Their club chairperson is none other than Laura Kelly who is originally from Bailieborough. To help make the weekend a success our Under 14 Girls are hosting a Walk/Run fundraiser on Saturday next, 10th June at 11.00am. (Please note change of date and time). Registration starts at 10.30am at the Community Centre and it would be great to get everyone to support this event and help our Ladies Football make the Feile weekend a huge success and one that the Shamrocks Club and town can be proud of.



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.


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!  Thank you.


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.



The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International Pilgrims.  Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of generous volunteers who will put their love and talents to service.  Around 2,000 volunteers are required.  Applications to become volunteers are now being sought.  This will include a formal online application and Garda vetting process in line with safeguarding policies.  For further information, log on to or send an email to with your name and telephone number.


East Knockbride N.S.

Enrolment for September 2017.  Application forms are available from the school.  Open morning for new pupils is on Tuesday June 20th. Please e-mail: or phone 042 9660 244 for further details.


Bailieboro Celtic AFC:

The Annual General Meeting of Bailieboro Celtic AFC takes place in the Club Rooms, The Vale on Wednesday evening next, 14th June at 8:00 pm.

Under 10’s game v Cootehill at the Vale on Wednesday, kick off 7pm. There will be 2 games which will run side by side at the same time. All support more than welcome.



‘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.


Lough An Leagh:’ Moonwalk’:

A ‘MOONWALK’ will take place on Lough an Leagh on Saturday next, 10th June at 9 pm, 5 km walk/run, entry fee 10 euro starting at the Picnic area. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 7th: Castle Lake, Bailieborough: (E) Walk—1 hour, (M) Walk—90 minutes. Walks commence at the Castle Lake Car Park at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, June 14th: Ballyhaise: (A) Walk—2+ hours (approx.). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Walk commences at Teragasc College, Ballyhaise at 7.15pm. 8 kms from Cavan Town. All welcome.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival:

A new committee has been formed to bring back a Festival to Bailieborough. The members of the committee are: Chairperson – Kieran Donohoe, Vice Chairperson – Seamus Rahill, Society – PJ Barry and Pro Social Media – Gareth Mulhall.

The last Festival took place in 2014, which helped promote our town and community! This year’s Festival will take place between July 21st and July 23rd and will include sports, entertainment and family fun! Any ideas or if anybody would like to help out, please contact any committee member.  Keep an eye out for updates of schedule and looking forward to your support.


‘Bounce Back’ Youth Service:

‘Bounce Back’ Youth Service continues to provide services and supports for young people in Bailieborough from the ages of 10—24 years old. If you or your child would like to find out more information about your local youth service or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Cyril Reilly on 087 7933 728 or Sharon Ivers on 087 3501 287. Volunteers play a huge part in our service delivery and your contribution would be greatly appreciated. Training and support will be provided.


Joe Connolly Memorial Tractor Run:

The Joe Connolly Memorial Tractor Run raised €1,300 on Sunday week last. It was divided between the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund and Palliative Care in Cavan. We would like to thank everyone who took part and donated to such a great cause—that is very close to our heart. Once again, thank you all, from Anna Mai and Celene Connolly.


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.


Mindfulness Course:

Introduction to Mindfulness as a form of self-care: the purpose of Mindfulness: learn how to use Mindfulness as a rewarding life skill in your own life and alternative forms of Mindfulness will take place at the Bexcourt Centre on Thursday, June 8th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Free class. For booking and more information, please contact 049 433 6070.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 3/06/17.  Numbers Drawn; 5, 14, 20, 21.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners, Mickey Smith, Curkish; Paddy Matthews, Drumacarrow; Brendan and Collette Gavin, Rakeevan; Noel Byrne. Jackpot next week, €3,300.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Paula Tevlin, Termon; Keelin Connolly, Elm Court; Margaret Rose Traynor, Shercock; Donal Clarke, Drumlon.


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 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), 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).


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 5th June 2017

Under 6/8/10;

Two great sessions last week indoors in Kingscourt on Thursday and a great turnout outdoors in Bailieborough on Friday. Same again this week weather permitting.

Under 12;

No training this week. Challenge game next week then back into the league.

Under 14;

Feile na Gael is just under two weeks away. We are staying in Leighlinbridge in County Carlow. It should be another fantastic weekend of hurling. Training Wednesday 7pm at the Community School pitch Bailieborough.

Above; Our 2017 Feile na nGael squad.

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.


Cavan have been drawn against Kildare in the knockout phase of the Celtic Challenge. Time, venue and date tbc. Best of luck to all our ECG GAA boys in the squad.

Hurling training times and venues;

Kingscourt group;

Under 6/8/10; Thursday 6.45-7.45 in the centre.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10;

Friday weather permitting 6pm outside on school pitch (weather permitting).


U14/16 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;



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

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

Friday; Bailieborough U6/8s 6-7pm outside on pitch tbc.

Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.



Summer Camps at Cormeen Sports Complex:

The Regular 4 Day Camp runs from Monday 10th July to Thursday 13th July from 10am to 2pm. It’s for Primary School Children and costs €40 per child; or €70 for 2 siblings. Booking Essential 086 7732649.

New for 2017 is ‘Campa Spraoi an tSamhraidh’ which is a 5 Day Irish Language Camp including a Day Trip with picnic. It runs from Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July from 10am-2:30pm and is for Children aged 7+. Cost is €50 per child and €90 for 2 siblings.  Booking Essential 086 7732649.

Also new for 2017 is STARCAMP which is a 5 Day camp with Acting, Singing, Dancing and TV. It runs from Tuesday, 8th August to Saturday 12th August from 9:30am – 2:30pm for children aged 4-12. It costs €90 per child and €160 for 2 siblings. Booking is Online ONLY at

Finally a 2 day camp starts on 22nd August and should allow parents get ‘back to school’ ready. Again it’s for Primary School Children and costs €20 per child; or €35 for 2 siblings, Booking Essential 086 7732649.


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.