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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back this year and we invite people to get involved and help out on the day. Signs are starting to hit the roadside. Hoping to bring a bit of community spirit to the town and looking for all your support.

 All floats welcome.  Vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Comedy floats,  Sports clubs and all Business floats, welcome. Entry of floats is free of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc,,,

Prizes for best float, best comedy and also best dressed window in town.

A new addition to this year’s parade is a ‘Kids Tractor Run’!! Would your child like to decorate their tractor, go kart, bike or car and come and join us in the Parade?

Meeting outside Bailieborough Library at 2.00pm on Friday, March 17th, 2023. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won!

All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Confirmation:  Bishop Martin Hayes conferred the sacrament of  Confirmation on just over 100 children in the Parish, at two ceremonies in St. Annes Church on Saturday last. Warm congratulations are extended to the candidates. A sincere word of thanks to the parents for their support, to the principals and class teachers of our three primary schools and to Andrea Connolly—the Parish Pastoral Assistant for co-ordinating the arrangements.

The winners of the Brennan Cup competition on  Tuesday, February  21st were: 1st : Margaret Carolan and Bríd Murray, 2nd : Tom Moran and John McGahan.

Bridge Club: The winners of the Brennan Cup competition on  Tuesday, February  21st were: 1st : Margaret Carolan and Bríd Murray, 2nd : Tom Moran and John McGahan.

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.

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:

FREE Oral Irish Exam preparation workshop for LC students at the Library on Saturday , March 11th from 11am-12.30pm. Places limited. Ring 042 9665779 to secure your place.

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!

‘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.

Active Adults 50+ Gentle Aerobics—6 Week Programme: Starting on Thursday, March 9th at 11am in the Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Clubrooms. Places are limited and pre-registration is essential. Cost is €25. To book your place, please visit, or email: Dean at

‘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.

Wanted: Does your dog have signs of arthritis such as stiff joints, lameness, difficulty getting up after sleeping or maybe they have slowed down on walks?

Recruiting dogs for a free 8 week joint supplement trial and free vet physio care. All based in Virginia. Please Email to sign up!

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!

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, 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 6th 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.

New group Mullagh; This group has been a resounding success as over 60 boys and girls enjoying the game with us. The next stage involves the parents doing the Safeguarding and vetting. We now start the next six week block next Thursday and welcome all in the Mullagh area and further afield to join in in all the fun.

Seniors; The Cavan Seniors play Leitrim, in a winner takes all for a place in the league final in Breffni Park on Saturday next at 2pm. All are encouraged to replicate the Warwickshire game and get out and support the lads in this crucial game.

Club Senior training had resumed on Mondays at 8pm at the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA. All are welcome.

Under 13/15/17; County training will continue in Breffni, 6pm for U15, 7pm for U17 for the lads on the respective county squads while all the rest of our lads will train on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks this coming Monday at 7pm.

Good work from the ECG men on the county minor squad as they drew with Monaghan in the league.

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

Under 7/9; Both groups going well. Killinkere group will take a break for a few weeks with Cavan game next week and holiday weekend the following week with Communion and Confirmation season up and running. Mullagh continues on Thursday.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; County U15 6pm and U17 7pm trials/training, Breffni 3G. 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 indoors. Under 7 2.45, U9 3.45, U12 4.45.

Club contacts;

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

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