Bailieborough News. March 7th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Welcome to Bishop Martin Hayes: The Community prepare to welcome Bishop Martin Hayes to our Parish on Saturday next, March 12th, when he will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on almost 100 young people in two ceremonies. This is Bishop Martin’s first time to celebrate the Sacrament in the Parish of Killann, since his appointment as Bishop in September 2020.

The Confirmation ceremonies will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Saturday next, 12th March at 11.30am for St. Anne’s N.S, and the Model N.S. and at 3pm for St. Felim’s NS, The Vale and Shercock N.S.

Library: FREE Leaving Cert, Oral Irish workshop at the Library on Saturday, March 26th 2.30pm-5pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779.

Artistic Exhibition: ‘Land and Water’, a beautiful exhibition of work by artist Eilish McCann will be on view in the Library until April 9th during Library opening hours.

‘Run Of The Leprechaun’s’:  ‘Run of the Leprechauns’ will take place on Thursday, March 17th  starting from Bailieborough Community Centre. Registration takes place at 11am and the race takes place at 12pm. Distances of 3k, 5k and 10k. Entry fee is € 5 per person. Facepainting and prizes and music and fun along the way.

In an act of solidarity with Ukaine all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Red Cross who will deliver to the people of Ukraine on behalf of the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival Committee.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Congratulations and best of luck to Lucie Gibson and Sophie Holland, who have been selected to play on the Girls U12 CMUL emerging talent program squad.

Senior players interested playing this year, can they please text the club on 0860485048. Senior training Wednesday night at 8pm. The season will be starting soon and new players are most welcome.

Irish Dance Classes: every Thursday at 3.15pm in the old Courthouse, Lr. Main St., Bailieborough. Garda vetted and Covid compliant. Any enquiries, please email:

Bailieborough Community School: Congratulations to the Under 16 Boys Gaelic Football Team who won the Ulster Final last week in Templeport. The boys defeated Glenties (Co Donegal) with a score of 1-4 to 0-6. Although the score-line was low and scoring opportunities were limited during the game, there was still no shortage of excitement and drama. Sometimes matches are won by the force of determination, grit and appetite for the battle. The players showed they can win a match by displaying great courage and bravery. We would like to acknowledge the hard work of all the players and the support given to them by Mr Reilly and Mr Donohoe during the year. Thank you to all the supporters who travelled in large numbers and encouraged the players. It is a great achievement to win a second Ulster Final for this panel of players – heartiest congratulations to all involved.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Sadie, son Douglas (Pamela), daughters Sandra (John) and Barbara (Mark), treasured grandchildren Jonathan, Jenny, Lauren and Hayley, brothers James (Rita) and Trevor (Daisy), extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends on the death of John E. Corrie, Hillcrest, Leiter, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital on Tuesday, 1st  March 2022, surrounded by his adoring family.

John’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Friday, 4th March, with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard 

Irish Red Cross: UKRAINE CRISIS APPEAL: Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence and insecurity. Displacement, trauma, and separation from loved ones, will have devastating consequences on the people of Ukraine.

Please donate now if you can. Red Cross teams are on the ground to provide those affected with food, medicine, shelter, and water. With your support, we will also assist those displaced by conflict.

To donate, visit…/ukraine-crisis-appeal/. You can also donate to the IRC appeal for Ukraine in your Revolut App.

Local Man to walk with Charlie Bird: The community wishes local man, Kevin Carolan health and fitness on Saturday April 2nd, when he walks alongside his friend of recent times, Charlie Bird to the very top of Croagh Patrick, Kevin says,”everyday across this country people are battling there own mountains with physical and mental issues”. He’s asking everyone who feels able, to travel to Mayo or do the walk in your own surroundings. Kevin will fly the flag for Bailieborough and Cavan on Saturday April 2nd. A fundraising page has been set up and the link to it is:

Walk, Jog or Run: Bailieborough Chapel Carpark, Chapel Road (Lakeside), every Monday and Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, for all levels of fitness. Other activities available—weather permitting. For further information, please contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Have fun while keeping fit. Everybody welcome.  

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: As we move out of restrictions and back into operation we are delighted to say that Tesco, Bailieborough will be supporting us with their community fund. If you are in Tesco’s over the next three months, please do drop your blue token into the slot for Bailieborough Men’s Shed and help us to get back up and running. Looking forward to seeing old friends back in the shed and welcoming new faces. Men’s Shed is open every Tuesday morning from 10am till 1pm at the Beckscourt Centre.  

TUNNYDUFF SCHOOL: The Clothes Bank at St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff, is available for use by all members of the community. As this facility generates welcome income for the school, we would very much appreciate your support.

Darkness into Light, Bailieborough: With things getting a lot closer to normal we can all look forward to Darkness into Light 2022. Save the Date – 7th May 2022 4.15am! Registration February 2022. Details to follow soon. Early Bird reduced rates for ‘Darkness Into Light’ are available until Thursday 31st  March. Sign up today to ensure you get your iconic Darkness into Light t-shirt in time for the event.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News, March 7th 2022Seniors; Training Monday from 8-9pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. South Ulster league begins on 13th  March with game v Four Masters from Donegal town at 12pm. Venue tbc. Under 13/15; Training on Mondays from 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. Under 11; Training on Monday 14th from 6-7pm on the astro at Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club. All training sessions €3 each please. Under 7/9; Saturday in Killinkere at 1 and 2pm for U7 and U9 respectively. The Under 9s got their first taste of outdoor hurling on Saturday last at a sunny Killinkere. Hopefully more to come. Cavan U20; Best wishes to the squad as they take on Louth in Darver on Saturday next. 9 East Cavan men in the squad. They had a good result in victory over Fermanagh on Wednesday last and had a good competitive challenge game with Mayo on Saturday last as they continue to develop at this new age grade.
Membership; A reminder to all that club membership is now due for 2022. The week ahead;Saturday;Under 7 and Under 9 indoor/outdoor training Killinkere GAA. 1pm and 2pm respectively. Cavan U20 v Louth in Darver 2pm. Sunday; Seniors v Four Masters 12pm. Venue tbc. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

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.