Bailieborough News. October 3rd 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Roadworks Completed: The roadworks at the junction of New Road, Church Street and the Cavan Road have now been completed. The improvements should help with the traffic flow at the Model School—especially in the mornings and evenings of the school terms. Pedestrians should also benefit, with the footpaths widened, particularly on the Church of Ireland side.

Harvest Services: Harvest is one of the most special times of year in our churches. The whole community is invited into our churches, and everyone will receive a warm welcome. Sunday 9th  October in Shercock Parish Church at 3pm.

Congratulations: Congratulations and Well Done to local man, Ciaran Crosby, originally from Curkish and who is now living in England, who completed the London City Marathon in a time of 4.51.48 on Sunday last. Well done, Ciaran!

Bailieborough Bridge Club: Would you like an affordable and enjoyable night out? Our Bridge Club continues every Tuesday night and offers an opportunity to forget the dark dreary days of winter, in the company of fellow card players. We have prizes every week and competitions provide an opportunity to have your name engraved on one of our perpetual trophies.  New members are always welcome. For more information email: or telephone 042-9667944.

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 son Oliver, daughters Martina and Ann, sister Nancy, son in law Philip, grandchildren Bridget, Fabian, Shane and Emma, brother in law Terry, sister in law Ann, nieces, nephews and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of  Peggy Reilly (née Dillon) Killagriff, Tierworker, Kells, Co Meath, who passed away peacefully at College View Nursing Home, Cavan on Saturday, October 1st 2022. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Jimmy.

Peggy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Monday, October 3rd,  and afterwards, Peggy’s remains were laid to rest in St Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

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: Chair Exercise Classes Bailieborough Library with Patricia Crimin (nee O’Reilly), free introductory class on Thursday, October 13th2022 from 11am-12.30pm. Phone 086 3679162 or 042 9665779 for more information.

Five Ways to Wellbeing Workshop in Bailieborough Library on

Wednesday, October 12th at 2.30pm.

The workshop will be delivered by Kim Doherty, Development Officer Mental Health Ireland.

To register: kim@mentalhealthireland or with Bailieborough Library telephone no. 0429665779.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are simple actions to practice each day to maintain or improve our mental health and wellbeing.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughter Teresa, brothers Paddy, Michael, Martin, Terence, Paul, sisters Mary, Ellen, Jenny, Kathleen, Maggie and Ann, son in law Dan, grandchildren Kieran and Kai, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, on the death of Edward McGuinness, Lisdrumskeagh, Shercock and late of Tullawaltra, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 1st 2022.

Edward’s Funeral Mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) on Tuesday, October 4th and afterwards Edwards remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.   

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:  Bailieborough Cancer Comfort are holding a Table Quiz on Friday, October 28th commencing at 8.30pm. Great prizes on offer. Further details to follow.

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 7.30pm. No Rosary on Saturdays. The small Rosary Group would be delighted to welcome more people to make an effort, just for one month.

Congratulations: Massive congratulations to Andrea O’Reilly and Wellington Ladies on being the first ever Wellington team to win an Australisian Tournament with Bailieborough’s, Andrea O’Reilly scoring a massive 5-08 of their 8-09 v 3-11 victory over South Australia. Andrea also received an All Star award and was named ‘ Player of the Tournament’.  Bailieborough’s  loss is definitely Wellingtons huge gain.

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.

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.  

Well Done Girls: Another fantastic day for the Bailieborough Shamrocks Camogie Club:  Well done to the U13 camogie girls on winning the Division 1 Championship, when they defeated Laragh in a match played in Stradone on Saturday last. Congratulations to the team and management. A big thank you to Fox’s bar for providing the food for the girls after the game and to Rita for all her hard work. Thanks also to all the parents for the continuous support throughout the year.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Indoor hurling has returned to Killinkere GAA Hall. Every Saturday. Under 7 from 1-2pm, Under 9 from 2-3pm. Equipment supplied while learning the game with us. €3 per session. Contact Willie Gaughan 086 1649280. This is a regional club so all are welcome from all local communities and GAA clubs.  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!!