Bailieborough News. September 8th 2016

Bailieborough News. September 8th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen

Seamie’s Hair Cut

Last Saturday saw the local iconic figure of Seamie Sheridan getting his locks cut, in aid of the Bailieboro Cancer Care fund. This was a preliminary event to assist the Shamrocks Golf Society in their efforts to raise funds for the same cause in a Golf Classic on 16/17 September in Virginia.

Thanks goes to Rosa for getting the deed done and to all the staff at The Square bar for their assistance, to everyone who supported the event and contributed to the worthy cause and especially to Seamie who went along with the “off the cuff “ idea.

To date, over €1440 euro has been raised, showing how much the local community wanted to see Seamie come out from under all that “grey mass “he has been parading around in for some time. Contributions can still be made at The Square Bar or Hall’s Newsagent’s. Again Thank you to all involved for making the night such a success.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes

Harvest Services at the Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Sunday, September 18th, at 7.30pm in Bailieborough. The Speaker will be, Rev Arthur Young.

Saturday, September 24th, at 3.00pm, ‘Messy Church’ in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Hall.

Sunday, September 25th, at 3.00pm in Mullagh. The Speaker will be, Rev Nick Jones.

Sunday, October 2nd at 7.00pm in Shercock. The Speaker will be, Philip McKinley.

Sunday, October 9th at 8.00pm in Knockbride. The Speaker will be Rev Alastair Donaldson.  As with any of our services, these Harvest celebration services are open to all.


On Saturday next, 10th September.  Bus leaving from the Community Centre at 8.30am.  There are still a few seats left and these can be booked with €15 bus fare in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Rose, daughters Deborah, Laura and Ann, sons Damien and Barrie, grandson Liam and extended network of family and friends on the sudden death of Eamonn Sheridan, Dunheeda, Kingscourt and formerly of Drumbannon, Bailieborough who died on Monday, August 29th. Eamonn’s Funeral Mass took place took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt on Thursday morning September 1st with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.



A sincere thank you to all who contributed to St. Joseph’s for the education of priests at home and abroad.  €600 was received and forwarded to headquarters. Next meeting on Wednesday, 7th September at 7.30 pm in the Prayer Room in St. Anne’s Chapel.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for  September, October and November 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for  September, October and November – September 10th (Saturday 1.30pm), October 2nd (Sunday 12.30pm), October 22nd (Saturday 1.30pm), November 6th (Sunday 12.30pm), and November 26th (Saturday 1.30pm).


Pilates resuming on Tuesday evening September 13th, in Trinity Hall—6 week course. Booking is essential, please call Anne 087 2601454 for further information.


Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Food Safety and HACCP Level with Anne O Grady at Bailieborough Business Centre 8th October. Cost €85.00. Call 042-969-4716 / 087-260-1454.

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.


Meets again in the Community Centre on Wednesday, 14th September from 2.30-4.30pm for lots of activities.  All members and new members always very welcome.

‘Dance Mania’

Street Dance and Musical Theatre dance classes take place every Wednesday evening from 5.00pm to 6.00pm for 4 to 7 yrs and from 6.00pm to 7.00pm for 8 to 12 yrs at Bailieborough Leisure Centre, Chapel Road. Contact 087 401 6069 for further details.

Well-Being’ Workshop

A ‘Well-Being’ Workshop will take place in Bailieborough Business Centre on Saturday, 24th September from 10-5pm.  A day of fun and positivity – importance of looking after your mental health.  Why you need to put yourself first!  Lunch will be served. Suitable for everyone over the age of 13 (special rates for teenagers). Call or text Gloria 086 6076712 or email:



Begin next weekend September 9th and 10th.  New students are welcome.  For further details contact Ann 087 7858 509.

Bailieborough Walking Group

September 7th – Castle Lake Bailieborough: (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough. This is the final walk of the season. All welcome.

Walk, Jog Or Run

…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.

Social Dancing

This month our dance will be on Saturday night next, 10th September. We are privileged to have Michael and Philomena O’Brien all the way from Ennis in Co. Clare. They are just back from playing on a Caribbean Cruise Ship. They come to us once a year and should not be missed. Supper will be served and all are most welcome to attend.


Costs are becoming a bigger expense each year.  Understanding the financial strain this can put on families, we are here to try to relieve some of that stress. Our Step Up Secondary School Grants and Third Level Scholarship Application forms are now available in each of our offices:  Bailieboro/Kingscourt/Moynalty and or from the ‘Downloads’ section of our website:  Contact us on 042 967 5000.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’ is still going strong for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you want any small jobs done or even just for a chat. Just give Ann a call at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you!


in Tierworker Hall on Wednesday/Friday evenings.  Available to all levels.  Contact 087 9699235 for further information.

Learn to Jive with Mairéad Gaffney and Craig Lovett

Five week course commencing Wednesday, 21st September at 8.30pm in Kingscourt Community Centre. No partner needed. Contact 086 1763044 / 086 1928568 for further details.


begin next weekend September 9th and 10th.  New students are welcome.  For further details contact Ann 087 7858 509.


Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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.

Education Guidance for all adults at the Library at 3pm on first Tuesday of each month. Free service run by ETB. Information on courses available, funding and grants.

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.

New Mother-Toddler Group

MiniMovers is a new weekly activity class for children from 3 months up to 5 years of age.

With a focus on encouraging movement through music, song and play it creates a fun space for young children to develop their physical, social and early educational needs.

Classes are on every Tuesday in Killinkere Leisure Centre at 10am. Babies and Crawlers are €3 and walkers are €5. Tea and Coffee will be available after the session. To book call or text Anna on 0868159078 or send a message to ‘MiniMovers Cavan’ on Facebook.

Fundraising Table Quiz

Bailieboro Shamrocks Gaa Ladies are holding a Fundraising ‘Table Quiz’ on Friday next, the 9th of September in Nixys, The Square Bar at 9pm. Everyone welcome and all support greatly appreciated!


Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA

The Shamrocks Golf Society are running a 4 Person Team Event in Virginia Golf Club on the 16th and 17th September 2016 in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd. Each and every one of us has had a family member, relation or friend who has had to battle cancer and we are just trying to raise money for this wonderful cause. If anyone would like to enter a team please contact 086 0532174. Cost of teams is €100. Or if you can’t play and want to contribute we are offering tee box and green sponsorship at €50.


Hurling     Hurling 2

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 5th September 2016

Under 6/8/10; A great evening of hurling in Kingscourt on Friday last at the finals of our own U10 tournament. East Cavan Gaels won the McCuill Plate after an entertaining game v Colmcilles B side. Castleblayney came out winners in a hard fought Setanta Shield Final against Cootehill and after a fine display of hurling by both sides while Colmcilles A side defeated a gallant Carrickmacross side to secure the first ever CuChulainn Cup. The finals followed the earlier rounds which most clubs hosted a round of competition. A very worthwhile exercise as boys got well over 20 games each in the competition.

Gael Colmcille

Gael Colmcille A CuChulainnCup winners

Carrick cup

Carrickmacross. Cup runners up

Castleblayney Setanta

Castlebalyney Setanta Shield winners

Cootehill Shield

Cootehill Shield runners up.

Colmcille B plate

Colmcilles B Plate Runners up

McCuill Plate

East Cavan Gaels McCuill Plate winners

Under 12/14; The under 14s had a bye last week in the championship. We play away to Annalee Gaels this Wednesday at 6.45.

Under 16/18; Our U16s, with a very tight squad, ran Knockbridge to a couple of points in the Ulster league on Wednesday last. A very good performance in which the result could have easily went the other way.

Lucky First Goal;

The lucky first goal time from the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final is 41:41. Get scratching and best of luck. You have till October 4th to collect your prize.

Thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser for our club.

Hurling training times and venues;

Under 10s will continue outdoors. Players will receive a text.

Under 6/8; Kingscourt group;

Thursday 6.30-7.30 for U6/8 only in the Community Centre.

Bailieborough group U6/8;

Friday at the BCS school sports hall. U6/8 from 6-7.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18; Training for all ages (unless there is a game) from Under 12 to Under 18 on Wednesday 7pm at Bailieborough GAA grounds St. Annes Park.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.


Places are available for this training course which is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide.  This free two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Wednesday, 28th and Thursday, 29th September from 9-5pm.    For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan 086 1717563 or by email:

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.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.