Bailieborough News. October 17th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Represented on the  World Stage in the World Rally Championship (WRC)

It was officially announced last Tuesday morning, that Bailieborough man James Fulton will take a seat alongside Craig Breen in the W.R.C. after the retirement of Paul Nagle last week.

James Fulton from Baileborough, Co Cavan started off ‘on the notes’ with his friend Gary Kiernan almost a decade ago, learned the ropes and has been a specialist navigator since then.

James is well travelled throughout the world, calling notes for many elite drivers, “ it takes an awful lot of commitment. It’s like any sport, if you want to achieve in it, you have to knuckle down and commit to it”.

The role of a navigator requires a degree of fearlessness as well as sharp logistical skills. The behind-the-scenes part of the job is, James says, the most taxing.

James said: “I am delighted to get the opportunity, it’s something that I have been aiming towards for a while now, naturally, like any co-driver to get to the top level.

“I have been working with Craig for quite a while now and I have done a couple of tests in the Ford Puma, so I am really looking forward to developing the relationship with him and the car as well as with the team. I am looking forward to getting stuck into it and doing the best possible job.”

 Craig Breen said, “I have every confidence in James, he’s been on the most recent tests with us and Rally Japan—from the 10th to the 13th of November, will give him good experience ahead of next season. Paul [Nagle] will also be joining us in Japan, just to settle everything in and give James plenty of reassurance.

Well done James and we all wish you well in being at the top end of the W.R.C. and continuing the long association, that Bailieborough has in the Rallying world.

Bridge Club: Results: The winners on Tuesday, October 4th  were:

North/South: Margaret Carolan and Bríd Murray.

East/West: Rosaleen Keegan and Olive Kellett.

The Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Bailie Hotel.

New members are always welcome.
Contact: or telephone 042-9667944.

 Halloween ‘Fright Night’: Fright For Your Lights 2022 is happening!

Join us for an evening full of fun and scares the Bailieborough Town Lake from 6.30pm. For tickets please contact Tony at 086-399-3430.

 Bigger and better than ever. Friday the 28th of October. Suitable for all ages, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Car parking available at the Community Centre, Community School or the Church Carpark on the Virginia Road side. No parking available at the event location. Time slots are available every two minutes with groups of 15 allowed per time slot. Tickets are €5 per person. The main sponsor this year is Link Credit Union.

Bailieborough Red Cross: Following the tragic incident in Creeslough, the Creeslough Community Support Fund has been established by the Irish Red Cross in collaboration with An Post and Applegreen to provide rapid and long-term assistance to the Creeslough community.

All donations to this fund will be dedicated to the support of those who have been bereaved, injured, made homeless, or left without an income as a result of the tragedy.

Please donate to the Creeslough Community Support Fund:

Karate: Karate for children and adults from 7 years of age and up to age 90 takes place in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough every Wednesday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Improve your self-confidence, flexibility and cardio vascular health. For further details, please contact, the 2019 World Karate Champion and four times European Champion, Philip McCarthy on 085 230 7833.

Deepest Sympathy:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to  daughter Fiona and husband Steve, partner Hugh, grandchildren, sister Jackie (Leixlip, Kildare), brothers Mikie (Clonmore, Whitehall, Tarmonbarry) Ian (Birmingham, UK) and Jody (Slatta, Rooskey), sisters in law, brother in law, nieces, nephews, grandniece, grandnephew, extended family and friendon the death of  Martina Flaherty (nee Gearty), Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and late of The Green, Lanesboro, Co. Longford, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday, 12th October 2022. Martina was predeceased by her parents Michael and Thelma and husband Padraig Flaherty.

Martina’s ‘Mass of the Resurrection’ took place in St Mary’s Church, Lanesborough, Co. Longford on Saturday, 15th  October and afterwards Martina’s remains were laid to rest in Kilbarry Cemetery.

Mainly Music, a fun, interactive music group for preschoolers and their caregivers will take place on Friday mornings from 10am -12noon in the Knockbride Church of Ireland Hall (A82 E377). For parents, grandparents and minders with children and babies under 4. Donation €4. Contact Jenny Horner on 086 342 0299 for more info.

Library: Did you know Bailieborough Library has a book club?

The Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 6.30pm and all are welcome!!! This month’s meeting is on next Tuesday, October 25th at 6.30pm, in the Library.

The next book we will be reading is ‘Away With the Penguins’ by Hazel Prior. Copies of this title are available in the Library.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big ‘Thank You’ to East Knockbride National School for their donation of €1000! Your support is greatly appreciated.

 Bailieborough Cancer Comfort are holding a Table Quiz on Friday, October 28th commencing at 8.30pm. Great prizes on offer. Further details to follow. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

October—Month of the Rosary: The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road for the month of October, commencing at 3.00pm (please note the change of time). No Rosary on Saturdays. The small Rosary Group would be delighted to welcome more people to make an effort, just for one month.

Congratulations: Congratulations and Well Done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks U15 boys on winning the Sheild Final against Templeport in St. Annes Park on Saturday last. 

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling takes place in the Community Centre, Bailieborough, every Wednesday evening for the Winter months at 8.00pm. New members welcome.

Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C. : Bailieboro Celtic Girls U12 (born 2011/2012) and U14 (born 2009/2010) teams are looking for new girls to join us for the current season.

Have fun, make new friends and become part of a great team sport.

Training every Monday evening 6.15pm at the Vale Soccer grounds.

Well done to our U14 girls on a great 4-1 win against a strong Ballyhaise team last weekend.

Bailieborough Youth Cafe: Meetings of the Bailieborough Youth Cafe take place at the Beckscourt Centre every Tuesday evening. Junior (10 to 13 year olds) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Senior (13+ year olds) from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For further information, please contact 087 768 4757 or 087 383 0752.  

Outdoor Book Club: Outdoor Book Club, Sweet Treat for €4, starting at ‘The Coffee by Bernard’ Dock, on Thursday next, October 27th at 11.00am, at the Shercock Road entrance to the Castle Lake. Great way of meeting old and new friends in the beautiful setting of the Castle Lake Demense. The plan is to meet up, once a week to discuss and have a chat regarding the chapters you have read and talk about how the story is developing. This group will meet—weather permitting. All welcome.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 17th  October 2022:Seniors; SHC Round 3: Cootehill 1-14, East Cavan Gaels 0-10. A disappointing result in appallingly difficult hurling conditions in Cootehill. We matched the champions in most departments but a five minute surge in the first half where they scored 1-2 without reply was enough for the hosts to keep us at arms length. We matched them in most departments but the weather made any effort at fluid hurling difficult for both sides and it became a war of attrition. Outscoring the opposition 8-4 in the second half, as we finally got to grips with the conditions, leads to a lot of “what ifs” but in the end the more experienced outfit prevailed we wish them well in the final and look forward to one more crack at them in the League Final in a few weeks time. Well done lads.

Under 11; Nearing the end of the season with a couple more training sessions before the League final v Cootehill in the coming weeks. Under 7/9; Indoor hurling has returned for the new season every Saturday in Killinkere GAA Hall. Under 7 from 1-2pm and Under 9 from 2-3pm. Great numbers in the first weeks so far. We hope to build on last years success as we head through the Autumn,Winter and Spring all the way to Easter 2023. New players are as always very very welcome. Contact Willie on the number below for further details. The week ahead; Saturday; Under 7 at 1pm Under 9 at 2pm at Killinkere GAA hall. Club contacts;U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Looking forward to seeing you all at THE 17th  GALLANT 5KM/10KM CHALLENGE: In aid of St Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan which takes place on Saturday 29th October 2022. It is so great to be back as it has been three years since our last Challenge and we are so excited. This year’s event will as usual, start and finish at Mac Seains Bar, Cornafean and will be marked out and stewarded along the route to guide you along the way, to whichever distance you decide to participate in. Over the years the Challenge has been an outstanding success, raising €436,000 for this wonderful cause. There will be loads of surprises and craic on the day and it will be a fantastic day for the family.  Entry fee on the day to participate in the Challenge is voluntary. Registration for the Challenge takes place from 12 noon and the Challenge kicks off at 1pm sharp. Anyone wishing to donate to this very worthy cause can do so by leaving donations in the Village Foodstore, Crossdoney.  All donations are greatly accepted. Sponsorship cards or information on the Challenge are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309 and the Village Foodstore in Crossdoney. Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause!!