Bailieborough News. March 20th 2023 . Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: On Friday afternoon last, St. Patrick’s Day, the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 2018 took place in the town. From early morning the volunteers got everything in place, so that the event would run as planned. The weather was overcast and drizzly before the Parade started but the rain held off for the Parade itself. Local musician and singer, Shane McCluskey provided musical entertainment before the Parade started and kept the large crowd entertained. The Parade started on time and Master of Ceremonies for the day, Mr. Paddy Sheanon, kept the banter going to the amusement of the participants and the large crowd present. On the viewing stand were local politicians, dignitaries and members of the clergy. Many local businnesses took part, along with the vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles but the highlight of the Parade, was the amount of children taking part, with their clubs and organisations.

The organising committee would like to say, a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone that volunteered, donated, participated and spectated at the Parade – it’s always great to see such a strong community spirit..

Congratulations to this years winners:

Best Window – La Mirage.

Best Comedy Float – The Playcentre, Kingscourt.

Best Club – Lakelands Taekwondo, Bailieborough.

Best Overall Float – Shields Hire.

Thank you very much to Bubbles Balloons, Bailieborough for decorating the stage for Friday’s event and to Chris Curry for supplying the viewing platform. Thank you to Kinnear Construction for providing us with the tractor and trailer and Jamie Benson for driving it. So, here’s to next year and hopefully a bigger and better Parade with the help of some much needed new volunteers!

Bridge Club: The winners on Tuesday, March 7th were:

1st: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle.

2nd: John McGahan and Tom Moran.

Bailieborough Bridge Club have relocated to the Courthouse, Lower Main St.

The club meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. New members 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.

This year our fundraiser will help contribute to two projects in cancer care and treatment in St James Hospital, where Niamh received her care.

Our fundraiser will contribute to the purchase of a bladder scanner which will help patients with their care and diagnosis and also for the development and launching of a survivorship care plan for patients. This will be of huge benefit to all women in treatment as it will allow the hospital to help them on an individual basis in managing issues that may arise for them as a result of their cancer surgery or treatment.

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.

Parish Pastoral Council: Congratulations are extended to Julie Smith, Curkish who was elected as Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council, to Oola Sheridan, Kells Road, who was elected as Vice Chairperson and to Frank Fitzpatrick, Glassleck Upper, who was elected as Secretary.

Bailieborough Library:

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!

Lough Derg: One Day Retreat: A ‘One Day Retreat’ to Lough Derg, will take place on Sunday, May 7th. This has been organised by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. A bus will be leaving from Bailieborough Community Centre on the day at 7.30am. Please contact; John at 086 055 4578 or Pat at 086 063 5856, for further information.

‘Jims’ Day’–Golf Tournament in Memory of Jim Gorman: Upcoming Event in Memory of Jim Gorman, taking place at Mannan Castle Golf Club, Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, on Saturday, April 8th 2023. Tee Times are from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Entry fees are €50 per player and €200 per team.

Proceeds in aid of the Oncology Unit in Cavan General Hospital .

We would greatly appreciate your support, open to golfers and non golfers.

For entry give Tommy (086 084 6991) or Kieran (087 796 4844) a call.

Also Tee Box Sponsorship option for people who want to support, give us a call for more information.

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.

‘Knockbride Variety Show’, will take place on Thursday, 30th , Friday 31st  of March and Saturday 1st  of April 2023 in Tunnyduff Hall. This year’s show is in aid of SOSAD Cavan and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Adults €10, Children (u12) €5. Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm. Your support is greatly appreciated.

‘Climb with Charlie’, Anniversary:  Kevin Carolan intends to climb Croagh Patrick on the anniversary of  ‘Climb with Charlie’ 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.

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.:  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!

On Friday 31st March in the Clubhouse – a ‘Table Quiz’ in Memory of the late Pat Argue will take place. Proceeds from the quiz will go to the Club and the Bailieborough Cancer Fund. There will be a bar and Shane McCluskey will be playing music on the night. A great night to be had in St.Anne’s Park. Give us a shout if you want to reserve a table. 

Walk, Jog or Run: Run, walk or jog is back at the Chapel car park (Lakeside) at 8pm, every Monday and Wednesday evenings. All levels of fitness welcome. Please contact Tony at 086 399 3430 for further information.

Book Club: In March, the Bailieborough Library Book Club will be reading and discussing ‘Nora’ by Nuala O’Connor. New members are always welcome and copies of this title are available in the branch. The next Book Club meeting will take place in the Library on Tuesday next, March 28th at 6.30pm.

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 20th March 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.

Seniors; Inter county Following on from the Seniors qualification for the NHL final the U20 side, with significant representation from our club, continued the rich vein of form for Cavan hurling with two big wins midweek v Fermanagh and Armagh to top their group in the development league which included Tyrone also, well done to all and Pat on management.

Club Senior training on Mondays at 8pm at the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA with Spring league to finally get going next weekend. All are welcome.

Under 13/15/17; Club training will ramp up over the coming weeks especially when the bright evenings return. 7pm on the astro for club, 6pm in Breffni for U15 and 7pm in Breffni for U17.

Under 11; Great numbers for this group on Monday at 7pm on the astro.

Under 7/9; Back training this coming week, Thursday in Mullagh and Saturday in Killinkere. A couple more weeks until the Easter break.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; 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 2.45,3.45,4.45 for U7/9/12 respectively.

Saturday;. Killinkere Hall 1 and 2pm for U7 and U9 respectively.

Sunday; Ulster Spring league. Time and venue tbc midweek.

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371