Bailieborough News. October 2nd 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.


Bailieborough Shamrocks: ‘Lip Sync’ Fundraiser -All Weather Pitch Project.

Major Fundraiser Lip Sync Battles This Saturday night.

Bailieborough Shamrocks Gaa Clubs Major Fundraiser ‘Lip Sync Battles’ takes place this coming Saturday the 7th October 2017 at 8pm in Killinkere Leisure Centre. This show is going to be spectacular and we have 13 amazing Acts who have been rehearsing for the past 6 weeks. The time and effort everyone has put in has been mind blowing and we as a club can’t thank each and every one enough. You are certainly going to blow the roof of Killinkere Leisure Centre with your performances.

Our Judges on the night are Damien O’ Reilly, Countrywide on RTE Radio, Mike Sheehan aka Dean from Fair City and our very own Liz O’ Hanlon (The Night Joe Dolans Car Broke Down).

The whole idea of having this Fundraiser is to construct an All Weather Pitch in our Gaa Grounds. The Contractor moved in last week and work has started so it’s all systems go. We hope to have this project finished by the end of November and it will be available to our ever expanding club members and the wider community and community groups. This facility will allow our teams to train any time of the year. In 8 weeks’ time we will have our Main Playing field, a 117M x 80M training field and our All Weather Pitch. Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club will be well equipped after this to cater for our ever expanding membership. Our Facilities will be as good as any in the County bar none. With 1,000 tickets sold we expect a packed venue on the night and I promise you all you won’t be disappointed with the show. So anyone who hasn’t got a ticket yet, hurry as you don’t want to miss this massive production. There will be tickets available at the door on the night. Looking forward to seeing you all there Saturday night.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival:. The Bailieborough Poetry Festival will take place this weekend. Now in its 5th year the Poetry Festival will be host to artist Michelle Boyle, Noel Monahan, Patrick Chapman, Gerard Smyth, Liam McCabe, Linda Opyr and Emily Wills.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival Programme of events.

THURSDAY 5th October-Bailieborough Library 7pm.

Official opening of Poetry Festival AND visual art exhibition by Michelle Boyle in the Library Arts space.
This event will include a selected reading by members of the LitLab collaborating with the artist and her work.

FRIDAY 6th October- Murtagh’s Lounge- 7.30pm.

Noel Monahan, the Cavan and internationally renowned poet, has edited the third anthology of poems by LitLab, entitled ‘Frank Miller Stole My Girl’. He will officially launch the collection, which will be followed by a LitLab reading from the anthology.

Noel Monahan will then read a selection of his own work.

An open mic will follow and then finishing the night will be Liam McCabe, musician with his recent collection of spoken word songs.

SATURDAY 7th October- Bailieborough Library

Bailieborough Library
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by American poet Linda Opyr.

Bailie Hotel
10am-1pm. Poetry workshop by UK poet Emily Wills.

Bailieborough Library
2.30pm. Bailieborough Poetry Prize presentation by poet Patrick Chapman, followed with readings by winning poets. The following poems have been shortlisted for the Award:

‘My Apple’ – M. McSweeney,
‘The Neuroses of Tralee’ – G. Egan,
‘Open to Interpretation’ – K. O’Connor,
‘Children of the Shadow Men’ – R. Coventry,
‘Before the Flow’ – M. McFadden,
‘Antler’ – G. Moore,
‘Ode to the Red Squirrels of Tollymore Forest’ – G. Tobin and
‘Cranford Park’ – C. James.
‘Hold On’ – C. James
‘Monument’ – L. Sharpe

3.30-4pm. Tea break.
4pm. Reading by Patrick Chapman.
4.30-5pm. Open mic.

Murtagh’s lounge
7.30pm readings by travelling guest poets, Linda Opyr and Emily Wills.
8.30pm reading by renowned Irish poet, Gerard Smyth
Music to finish.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival……………..WHERE WORDS MATTER.


Bailieborough Branch of the Irish Red Cross: The Bailieborough Branch of the Irish Red Cross would like to express their gratitude to the people of Bailieborough, Killann and Shercock for their support of their recent collection. We collected €820 for the Donegal Flood Appeal, many thanks to all.


Deepest Sympathy: Deepest sympathy is extended to sons, Michael, P.J., Eamon, Eugene and Andrew, daughters Maureen, Agnes, Margaret and Sue, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and large family circle on the death of Mrs. Margaret Lynch (nee Rooney), wife of the late Patrick, Seefin, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan in her 95th year, who passed away peacefully at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough on Friday, September 22nd. Margaret was predeceased by son Thomas, daughter Bridget and grandson Declan Quinn. Margaret’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Monday, September 24th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

St. Vincent DePaul Appeal: St Vincent De Paul need your help, we are seeking donations of good quality Bric a Brac for the shop. This would include ornaments, dinner sets, tea sets cutlery, plates, dishes, glasses and pictures. Also, good condition curtains, towels, sheets, pillow cases and table linen, which are saleable in the shop. Thank you for your support for this appeal and for all your support in the past. Goods can be handed in to the shop on the Main Street.

‘Free Irish Classes’: FREE Irish Classes, starting at the Library on Tuesday, October 17th at 2pm. This course is accredited and facilitated by a qualified tutor. Places are limited and may be subject to conditions. Phone 042 9665779 for enquiries.


“Spanish Coffee Morning in Bailieborough”: Learn Spanish in a friendly environment with a Native Spanish Teacher, while enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee. Lesson are every Tuesday from 10 to 11am, Beginners. Price: 5 lessons €50. To enrol please contact Lydia on 0877414735. One to one lessons and grinds also available.

Cootehill Pony Club Charity Drive: The Club had a brilliant turn out for this year’s Charity/Memorial Drive. This year they were raising money for the Children’s Ward and Special Care Baby Unit in Cavan General Hospital. They would like to thank all the drivers who turned out for the day and all those who came along to support the club. Their thanks also goes out to Joe and Mary O’Reilly in the Hideout for their hospitality before and after the drive. The Club would also like to thank all the people and business people in Bailieborough for their help and support in making the day such a success.

Congratulations to Paddy Mulligan on being awarded the Sean McQuillan Perpetual Cup and to Freddie Lockhart on being award the Noel McDermott Perpetual Shield.


“Spanish for Children”: Classes will be arranged accordingly with their age group. Children from juniors to 6th class. Children will learn Spanish in a very friendly and dynamic manner. Starting soon!!! Names taken now. Feel free to contact Lydia on 0877414735.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING:   The Annual Harvest Thanksgiving will take place at the Saturday and Sunday Masses on the weekend of October 14th and 15th. If you have any produce, that you would like displayed, please contact, Marie Guckian or Geraldine Reilly.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Jimmy, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Nancy Brady (nee Fitzpatrick), Carrickgorman, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Monday 25th September. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, James some years ago. Nancy’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Ultan’s Church, Killinkere, on Thursday morning, September 28th with burial afterwards in St. Ultan’s Cemetery.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Located at the Beckscourt Centre, the Men’s Shed is an excellent outlet for men to get together, enjoy their time, have a chat and learn new skills. All are welcome. Anyone interested or needing further details, please call into the Centre or call: 042 9694825.

East Cavan Gaels: Hurling Club: East Cavan Gaels are currently recruiting minor and adult players to join their Club, to enter into competitions for the first time, starting with a new 9-a-side league. All adults/minors from the entire region i.e. Bailieborough, Shercock, Killann, Knockbride, Killinkere, Mullagh areas, who wish to join us are invited to come along.

Classes at the B.D.A. Centre: Computers for Beginners – Tuesday Evenings, 5 weeks for 2 Hours, Print Bank Statements, Book Holidays, Set up Email, On Line Motor Tax and much more.

 Computers for Improvers – Getting your photos from your phone to print, send attachments with email, an introduction to word, excel, social media and much more.

Graphic Design – Create and print posters and advertisements for your small business or club.

Web Design – Create and manage Web sites for your small business or club, computer competency necessary.

 Microsoft Word – Letters, Mail Merges, Setting up and printing documents, booklets, leaflets.

 Microsoft Excel – Keeping records for your small business or club.

 All classes are free – Call 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 to Reserve your place.

Hardtimes Chorus will present “Thank You for the Music” a wonderful concert in aid of St Anne’s Church Renovation Project. Tickets are now available in St Anne’s Parish Office (Curate’s House), Virginia Road on Mondays from 10.30am to 3.30pm, Thursday’s from 10.00am to 3.30pm and Fridays from 2.00pm to 6.00pm, Super Valu, Bailie Stores and the Bailie Hotel. Tickets will also be available after weekend Masses from October 8th.  Your support would be much appreciated. The Show date is Friday 10th November 2017 at 8 pm in St Anne’s Church. Admission €15.00.

Bailieborough Social Day Group: The Group will resume again after the Summer break in the Community Centre, today, Wednesday, October 4th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Welcome to all our existing members and hope to see some new members from the wider Bailieborough Community area for lots of activities, chat, outings, music, song, refreshments, etc…

Bailieborough Community Indoor Bowls: Bailieborough Community Indoor Bowls take place every Tuesday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.

Six out of Six!: The Bailieboro Celtic senior ‘A’ team’s winning start to the season continued on Sunday last, when they defeated Drogheda side, Hazel Lane by 1—0 in their top of the table clash in Drogheda. This win sees the side top of the table by two points with a game less played. The senior reserve side also had a great win when they defeated Glenmuir 2nds by 2—1 at the Vale Grounds on Saturday afternoon last. This result places the side third in their division, three points behind the leaders. Well done lads and keep up the good work!!

Baby and Toddler Group: Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.

Irish Dance Classes: Irish Dance Classes with World Champion Dancers, Aishling and Emma Fox takes place in Tierworker Hall on Wednesday and Friday evenings. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact: 087 205 9128 or 087 969 9235.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for October and November 2017: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–October 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 22nd (Sunday, 12.0pm), November 11th (Saturday 1.30pm) and November 26th (Sunday 12.30pm).

Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact:042 9665779 or


Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; 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 – Hurling News 2nd October 2017

Under 6/8/10; Indoor hurling is now fully back up and running in both Kingscourt on Thursdays and Bailieborough on Fridays. It has been one of the best new starts in many years with lots of new players joining the fun. Let’s keep up the good work. New players always welcome. Equipment supplied.

Under 12/13; U13 starts Wednesday 4th October on the 3G at Breffni Park. ECG will have two teams. Best of luck to all

Under 14; The 2017 Cavan U14 Hurling Championship Final is set for Monday 2nd October in Breffni 3G at 7pm. Best of luck to all our players, management and mentors as they take on reigning champions Cootehill.

Under 16; The lads head to Ballymachugh for an U16 tournament on Saturday next in what promises to be a good days hurling. Best of luck to all.

Adult and Minor; Adult hurling (it’s here, at last!); We have entered into the Cavan 9 a side adult league beginning in November on the 3G. This will be our first ever taste of adult hurling in the club and will act as preparation for a full 15 a side team in 2018. Training for all adult and minor players will be on Sunday mornings in Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds at 11am sharp.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U13 Breffni 3G 7pm.

Thursday;. Kingscourt indoors U6/8/10 at 6.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8.

Saturday; U16 tournament in Ballymachugh

Sunday; Adult and minor training 11am in Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.

THE GALLANT 5KM/10KM CHALLENGE: In aid of St Christopher’s Hospice Cavan takes place on Saturday 28th October 2017.  This event will start and finish at McSeains 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. Main sponsors are MacManus Pharmacies Cavan, O’Neill’s Pub and Shop in Redhills and Garry Smith from Smith’s Catering in Ballyconnell. Over the previous 13 years the Challenge has been an outstanding success raising €367,000 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.  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 are available from St Christopher’s Hospice 049-4332999, Ciaran Weir 086-0753309, William Hughes on 086-3584700 and Village Foodstore in Crossdoney.  Please COME ALONG and support this worthy cause!!

Halloween Camps: Tanagh Forest School (6-11yrs) and Tanagh Bush Camp Craft (12-15yrs) camps are running over the Halloween, 31st Oct, 1st Nov and 2nd Nov. Forest School is in the morning from 10am-1pm and Bush Camp Craft is in the afternoon from 2pm-5pm. Contact Philomena for more information 049-5552988 or email:

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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.

CITIZENS INFORMATION: Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.

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