Bailieborough News. October 22nd  2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Community School Class of 1998 Reunion is taking place in The Square Bar on Sunday 28th October at 9pm.  There will be mass for the deceased members of the class, Cathy Cooney, Jonathan Moore, Barry Mortimer and Luke Reilly, in St Anne’s Church at 7pm on Saturday 27th October.


Alpha Course:

St. Anne’s Church in partnership with the Church of Ireland will be offering the ‘Alpha Course’ in the Hotel Bailie on Wednesday nights during January, February and March. The Alpha Course is an informal course about the basics of Christianity. It involves watching a DVD and discussing the issues raised. It is open to people of all faiths and none. Please consider keeping your Wednesday nights free in the early part of the New Year to participate. More details will be announced later.


Bailieborough Parish Church:

Bailieborough Parish Church Concert: featuring – Philomena Begley, Gloria, Boxcar Brian, Liam Kelly Music and The Hot Country Band in the Hotel Bailie on Friday 9th  November – Doors at 7.30pm – Admission €20. Tickets available at the Hotel Bailie in advance or at the door on the night.

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Church of Ireland Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.


Lakelands Arch Club:

Lakelands Arch Club are hosting their Halloween Party this Wednesday, 24th October from 7-9pm in the BDA Centre, Shercock Rd, Bailieborough. Hope to see you all there, don’t forget your costumes!


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 20-10-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 5, 16, 26   No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Pat Fay; Kacey Farrell; Kathleen Hand; The Moore Family. Jackpot next week, €1,400.

Some class spaces are still available in Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone and Flute. Phone 083 8938712 for more information.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Sean Dillon and family, Lisnalee, on the recent death of his mother, Annie Dillon, Kingscourt.


Junior Robotics

– Two FREE workshops in Bailieborough Library on Saturday, November 10th for all children aged 7-10 years, as part of the Cavan/Monaghan Science Festival.

Workshop 1 – 2.15pm-3.15pm;

Workshop 2 – 3.30pm-4.30pm.


Learn it LEGO Education Junior Robotics workshop introduces students to the world of robots through the use of LEGO. Students will design, construct and modify robots, and will learn how to program their robots to carry out specific tasks, developing workflow skills, learning about logic, loops, switches, blocks and more.


Bailieborough Drama Group and Sillan Players:

Will perform two One Act plays in the Ramor Theatre, Virginia on Friday, October 26th, at 8.00pm. ‘Smile Handsome’ by local girl Liz O’Hanlon, performed by Charlene Cadden, Mary Cronin and Liz O’Hanlon, directed by Conor Sheridan and Fiona Clarke. The second play will be ‘The Long Wet Grass’ by Seamus Scanlon, directed by Yvonne Seymour and performed by Eva Fidgeon and Paddy Farrelly. Come along and see two new plays brought to the Ramor Stage. Booking on 049 8547074 or

Fright for Your Lights’:

‘Halloween Fright Night’ on Friday next, 26th of October at St Anne’s Car Park beside the Town Lake. Please come and support, €10euro per family, €5 euro per child. Fun, hot drinks and nibbleys, face painting and plenty of scary stuff!!! Join your community ‘Frights for Christmas Lights’!!! For more information, please contact Tony at 086 3993430.


Drumkeery Group Water Scheme:

Scouring of the lines is currently taking place until Friday, November 9th. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. Should any problems arise, please contact the Maintenance Officer, Seamus McCabe at 086 0466188. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort: Annual Variety Concert:

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Annual Variety Concert will take place in the Community Centre on Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd, commencing at 8.30pm. A fun filled concert of Music, Drama, Dance and Comedy!! There will be a raffle on the Saturday night for a Limousin Heifer—kindly donated by Patsy and Jean Farrelly. Tickets are on sale locally. A night not to be missed and your support would be greatly appreciated.


October 2nd:

 First: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran, Second: Elizabeth Murphy and Rosaleen Mackey. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Third: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan.

Tuesday, October 9th: First: Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan, Second: Ann Brady and Tony Carolan. Best Gross: Jimmy and Una Stafford. Third: Kathleen McArdle and Teresa O’Reilly.

Bridge lessons for beginners will take place in Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night. Everybody welcome.

Senior Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Hotel Bailie at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


October—Month of the Rosary:

The Rosary will be recited at the Grotto on the Virginia Road every evening at 7.30pm, except on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.


Oil Painting Classes for Adults:

6-week course from Thursday, November 8th to Thursday, December 13th, from 10.30am to 12 noon, in Trinity Church Hall, Virginia Road. Please contact, 087 636 5342 for further information.


Citizen’s Information:

The service continues on every Tuesday, at 1.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.


Class of 1993—Bailieborough Community School:

25 years since we left the Community School! Reunion is planned for Saturday, December 29th. See Facebook page (Bailieborough Community School Class of 93 Reunion) or text Lisa Hanna (nee Monaghan) at 087 915 0004 to confirm your interest. Looking forward to a great catch up!


Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’:

‘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.


Cups Against Breast Cancer:

Coffee Morning at the Bailie Hotel on

Friday next, 26th October from 10am – 12pm in aid of The Irish Cancer Society in their fight against Breast Cancer. Hope you can join us for a cuppa and information. Any queries, please contact Claire at 087 653 6475.


Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Anyone want to try kayaking? If you do, be at the Town Lake at 7.00pm. Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits afterwards. All newcomers welcome.


‘Annie Get Your Gun’:

Bailieborough Community School presents ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, in the Community School from Thursday, October 25th to Saturday, 27th. To Book Tickets from outside school call: 0894066139 only from 1.15pm to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Tickets for the public performance on Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th Oct are €12 and €10 (Children).


St. Anne’s Folk Choir:

Practice for the Folk Choir take place every Tuesday evening at 8.15pm, in St. Anne’s Church. New members would be very much appreciated and welcomed.



A Walk in aid of ‘Aware’ and ‘Parkinson’s’ will be taking place on Friday, 26th of October, leaving from the Royal Breffni, Tierworker at 7.15pm.  There will be a choice of a long walk or a short walk. Please bring a torch, a high visibility jacket or vest and suitable footwear. Enquiries to John Ed at 089 221 2956. Donations voluntary. All welcome.


First Nations from North America—‘Broken Walls’:

In the Hotel Bailie on Wednesday, October 31st at 8.00pm. Admission free. Enjoy a night od award winning First Nations Music, Singing and Dancing.


Bailieborough Business Centre:

 Classes: Beginners Computer,

Improvers Computers, Mondays 7pm to 10pm.

Spreadsheets, Tuesdays, 10am to 1pm.

Word, Thursdays, 10am to 1pm.


Beginners Yoga in Bailieborough Leisure Centre:

Every Saturday from 9.30am to 10.30am. Bring a Yoga mat and an open mind. Wear comfortable clothing. Contact Darren Clarke 086 846 9581 or for further information.


Bailieborough Indoor Bowls:

Indoor Bowls continues on Wednesdays, at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre. New members are always most welcome.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October, November and December 2018: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–October 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), November 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), November 25th (Sunday, 12.30pm), December 15th (Saturday 1.30pm) and December 23rd (Sunday. 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Library:

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 –

Foundation Hurling course;

 Will be held on Saturday, 4th November. We NEED more parents to become qualified in order to be fully compliant with GAA codes of practice. WhatsApp out to all. Please reply. If enough volunteers, then this can be provided locally.


Night Paddle:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre are running a ‘Night Paddle’ on the Dromore river on the 26th October and Forest School sessions on the 30th October, 31st October and 1st November. Courses are subject to minimum numbers. Booking Essential. Contact Philomena for more information 049-5552988.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 22nd October 2018

Under 7/9/11;

 Due to the extended season for the U13/15/17s and adult sides indoor hurling will be postponed until we get these lads finished. Foundation hurling award coming up. See below. All will receive a text when we are ready to go.

Under 13;

 The next round of Ulster blitzes is in 2 weeks in Carrick.

Under 15;

 The U15 squad who went so close on Wednesday last.

Cavan U15 Championship Final

Cootehill 4-12

East Cavan Gaels 4-10.

So, so, so close to the breakthrough. Fantastic performances all over the field by the entire squad. Could not give or do anymore on a night where in reality our lads were the better side for the most part but Cootehill had enough to get over the line. Sometimes we don’t know which is harder to take, the clippings we got in the early years, where we were sent home with tail between our legs, or, like the past 3 years where there has only been literally a puck of the ball between us. But …… we come back, we always do, bigger, stronger and more determined than ever. These lads will be back and you can be sure and when we win our first Senior title in the years ahead most of these lads will be on the team that does it and you can quote us on that.

Chin up lads. There’s more ahead. Ye know yiz are good. Stick with the project and the medals will come, we are sure of it.

Well done to all and Kathryn and Pat management and Colin, Ben and Willie who worked with the younger lads who’ve graduated up to this side.


 The rescheduled final round of the Senior Championship takes place this Saturday 5.30 v Cootehill on the 3G.

Bag pack;

 Thanks to everyone who helped with our successful bag pack in Tesco and thanks to Tesco for allowing us to fundraise and their kind donation in respect of their blue tokens which their customers, our supporters, kindly helped us.

Thanks to Rosemary, Silvia, Eva, Mark, Diarmuid, Darragh, Elaine, Caroline, Michael, Caoimhe, Brendan, Marcella, Jack, Cian, Kyle, Una, Catherine, Miriam, Tadhg, Conor, Raymond, Jennifer, Anthony and Kathyn.

Foundation Hurling course;

Will be held on Sat 4th November. We NEED more parents to become qualified in order to be fully compliant with GAA codes of practice. WhatsApp out to all. Please reply. If enough volunteers, then this can be provided locally.

The week ahead:

Thursday; Adult training at astro at the Vale 8pm.

Saturday; Senior Championship v Cootehill tbc.

Sunday; U15 Ulster blitz tbc.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280

U13; Colin Higgins 087 276 9086

U15; Pat O’Flaherty 087 450 1524

U15/17; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371

Adult; Willie/Kathryn above.


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.


Alcoholics Anonymous: Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.