Bailieborough News Thursday 27th June 2019

Bailieborough News. June 27th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Thank You’ to the People of Killann Parish from Fr. Michael Router: “The Mass of Thanksgiving and Farewell on Friday night last was, as I take my leave of this wonderful Parish, a truly memorable and emotional occasion for me. The generosity, kindness and support that I have received on a daily basis over the past 5 years seemed to be augmented and magnified for me during those wonderful hours of prayer and communal togetherness, that we shared on Friday. I was humbled by your presence, your kind words and your love and I know that nothing I can say or do will ever fully express my gratitude to you.

Since I stepped down as Parish Priest over a week ago to begin preparing for my new role in the Archdiocese of Armagh, I have felt the sadness of loss as I realise that my time in this Parish has come to an end. It is difficult and daunting to brgin again and to start all over in a place where I know so few people but I always know that I have your support and prayers in the years ahead. Prayer is the lifeblood of all our endeavours as Christians. Prayer changes everything and makes all things new. Keep me in your prayers and I will keep you in mine.

I would like to thank all those who were involved in the Mass and function on Friday night especially the Pastoral Council and Finance Committees of the Parish who organised the event under the leadership of Peter Foster, Anne Ryan, Andrea Connelly and Fr. Martin Gilcreest. Thank you also to Fr. Martin for his lovelt sermon. Thank you to all the combined Parish Choirs, who were exceptional and who greatly enhanced the Liturgy, to the concelebrating Priests and the Rev. Ian Horner, Church of Ireland Rector of the Bailieborough Group of Parishes, to Sacristan May Cassidy, to the Altar servers, the Ministers of the Word, those who read the Prayers of the Faithful, Eucharistic Ministers, stewards and the symbol and gift bearers. Thank you to all who prepared the Community Centre for the function afterwards and to Fox’s Catering for the beautiful refreshments.

Thanks to all who were present, to those who sent messages of regret that they couldn’t be there and to all who have phoned me, sent cards, letters, emails and texts over the past six weeks. Your kindness I will never forget and I hope that God will bless you and your families with strong faith, good health and much happiness in the future”.

For those who may have missed Fr. Michael’s Thanksgiving and Farewell Mass, it is available by clicking on: church tv services/Bailieborough St Annes…

Information Meeting: The Co. CavanChildcare Committee will host a FREE Information Session on the new National Childcare Scheme at the Library on Thursday, June 27th at 7.30pm. This may be of benefit to all families who are working with children aged 24months to 15years who are attending any Tusla Registered childcare service.

Parish Arrangements for this Summer: Fr. Martin Gilcreest C.C. will be the Administrator of the Parish until a new Parish Priest takes up residence in late August. Fr. Martin can be contacted at 087 1952 673—please note that the 087 4407 990 number will no longer be in use. We extend a very warm welcome to Fr. Joseph Bature, who will arrive from Rome on Wednesday next, June 26th to help Fr. Martin during the summer months and he will be based in the Parish Centre, Bailieborough. Fr. Joseph will say the weekday Masses in Bailieborough, officiate at Baptisms and will alternate between all the Churches in the Parish at weekends. Fr. Martin will look after any Funerals that may occur.

Episcopal Ordination: Fr. Michael Router’s Episcopal Ordination will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 3.00pm, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh and will be available to watch on

Annual Parish BBQ: Bailieborough Church of Ireland Group of Parishes Annual BBQ takes place on Saturday, 6th  July, from 5pm onwards in Bailieborough Parish Church Hall.
This is always a great community event. Everyone welcome, please come along and bring your friends!

Thank You all so much: The Pastoral Council and Finance Committees of our Parish, wish to thank all those who attended Friday evening’s Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the appointment of Fr. Michael as Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh. Your presence was a clear reflection of the respect and appreciation we all have for him. The evening was a hugely enjoyable and successful occasion due to the hard work and commitment of many people—too many to list here!! We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to everyone who played their part over the last few weeks in the huge ‘jigsaw’ of organising, planning and running the evening. Without doubt, each and every piece fitted together seamlessly to make the ‘big picture’ a wonderfully heartfelt farewell to or most esteemed Parish Priest and great friend. Congratulations on a job well done!

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 22-06-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 07, 20, 25, 27.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Susan Fulton; Seán Keane; Jean Jennings; ‘Monty’, Eastborough. Next week’s Jackpot €4,800.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers, sisters, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family and many friends of Robert Bell, Tandragee and formerly Dromore, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, on Saturday, 15th June 2019, at his residence. Robert’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Monday, June 17th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns appeals to all business, property and home owners in the Town area to give their property a makeover. Washing walls, footpath’s and painting would be appreciated.

Help to reduce plastic waste, buy your fruit and vegetables loose. Just a small change that that could make a big difference to our environment. 
General clean up on Tuesday evenings, meet at the Library at 7pm.  More help needed—its only for an hour. All welcome.  Come along for an hour and help keep Bailieborough litter free.

Good Luck and Best Wishes: Good luck and best wishes are extended to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies side who play Lavey in the Division Three League Final in Kilnaleck on Sunday evening next, June 30th at 7.00pm. 

Bailieborough MidSummer Fest: Bailieborough MidSummer Festival will be taken place on Friday the 19th of July until Sunday 21st of July.

We are delighted to announce, a collective Photography Exhibition, of local talented photographers. Official opening Thursday 18th July at 7:15pm, upstairs in Bailieborough Library, Market Square. Running through the Festival weekend, up until August 12th. Admission free and everyone welcome.

Photographs by: Oliver Gargan, Sueann Nulty, Suella Holland, Colette Gemmell, Bertha Waller, Kevin Gorman, Breen Smyth, Maria Jordan O’Reilly, 
Shirley Hall, Barbara Englishby, Corey Davenport and Melanie Love.

More info coming soon….

Our Walking Treasure Hunt will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 12pm-5pm. Registration from Reception in The Bailie Hotel.

Our Car Treasure Hunt will take place on Saturday between 4pm and 7pm.

Registration from The Bailie Reception.

Entry €10 per car. 

Who’s up for the challenge?

This year we will be holding a Vintage Day on Sunday the 21st of July.

Cars, Bikes, Tractors and Lorries.

Please not there is a limited entry to this entry anyone interested in bring a vehicle please contact 086 775 5566.

All entries are free.

Bailieborough’s Got Talent U16’s: Please send your Name, Age, Talent and

Contact No, to

We are now accepting applications for stalls on Main St. on Sunday July 21st from 12-6pm. For more details, /application forms please email: or call Caroline at 087-176-2628.

Summer Party: The Bailieborough Red Cross are hosting their annual ‘Summer Party’ in the Bailie Hotel on Thursday, July 4th at 6.30pm. If you have not yet got an invitation, please call Julie on 086 8968 928.

Bailieborough Walking Group: June 26th – Killann/Shercock.

{M} Walk 1.5hrs approx.Meet at St. Annes Church, Killann. Take a left approx 7km from Bailieborough heading towards Shercock.  Leaving Bailieborough at 6.55pm. Walk commencing at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Sunday 30th June: United All-Age Service at Knockbride 10:30am.

Saturday 6th July: FOCUS Youth Group 8-10:30pm The Rectory.

Sunday 7th July: Bailieborough 10:45am – Holy Communion followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre: We are now taking names for the following Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre, please call 042-9694716 to reserve your place for these free classes.

Computers for Beginners· Find your way around the · Internet, · Learn Email, Motor Tax, · Online Shopping and more.

 Computers for Improvers Level 2· Advanced email· Attachments· Social Media· Revenue.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother, Margaret, brother Peter, sisters Mary and Rosina, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Michael Brady Junior, Kells Road, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away on Monday, 17th June at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Michael was predeceased by his father Michael. Michael’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Thursday, June 20th with burial afterwards in St. Annes Cemetery.

Dhuish Group Water Scheme: Due to annual maintenance of our water mains in the weeks from Monday, 1st July until Monday, 15th July there may be some disruption to the group water supply resulting in reduced pressure

to some of our members. We will endeavour to keep disruption

to the minimum. Please bear with us in this regard.

Library: Places are filling up fast for our Summer Programmes for kids and the good news is that they are all FREE. Pick up a leaflet at the library desk or phone 042 9665779 to book!

 Martin Fullen, celebrating Bealtaine Festival. Martin will facilitate a one day still life programme on Saturday, July 6th from 10.30am-4.30pm at a cost of €35 pp. There are a few places available. Contact us on 042 9665779 if interested!

CMETB Adult Education Guidance and Information Service (Aegis): Are you an adult thinking about returning to education or training? If so, an Adult Guidance Councillor will be available for drop-in queries, every second Thursday, the next one taking place at Bailieborough Library from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Thursday, June 27th

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.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough at 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

Bailieborough Community School Class of ‘89 re-union: The Bailieborough Community School Class of 1989 are hosting a reunion on Saturday 28th September 2019, in ‘Nixy’s’ The Square Bar, Bailieborough. For more details, please contact Caroline on 087 1517479 or email

 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.

Bailieborough Celtic Underage Girls: Training for girls born between 2006/2010 has been moved to Thursday’s from 7pm-8pm at the Vale Grounds.

All new players welcome.

Soccer Summer Camps spaces are filling up fast. Book now to avoid disappointment. The Camp takes place from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd, from 10.30am to 3.00pm, each day at the Vale Grounds.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Excel Level 4, Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Computers for Beginners, Level 2 Wednesdays.

Word Level 4, Thursdays 10-1pm.

Safe pass. Call 042-96 94 716/ 087- 619 0040 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for July and August 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–July 20th, (Saturday 1.30pm), July 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and August 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: Craft Group takes place every Friday from 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the 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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

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

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 24th June 2019


East Cavan Gaels 1-09 Cootehill 0-13.

The proverbial “game of two halves “ in the first round of the Senior Championship played in ideal conditions in Kingscourt on Saturday v Cootehill. A very solid first half performance was not replicated in the second as Cootehill reeled us in to win by the minimum. With lessons learned we now switch focus on to next Sunday’s game v Mullahoran.

Saturdays Seniors v Cootehill

Under 17; We have entered into the new Monaghan Under 17 league which will be up and running by the end of June. Fixtures next week.

Under 13; These lads are now back in training preparing for the Cavan championship. Training on Monday at 6.30 in Killann.

Under 11; These lads head for Castleblayney on Saturday next for another challenge. No training on Friday.

U11s at training Friday last.

Under 7/9; Bright sunshine at last on Friday for training. Training again this Friday 6pm at the Vale unless we get a midweek game.

U7/9s at the Vale.

The week ahead;

Monday; U13 training 6.30-7.30 in Killann. U15s away in Cloghan. Seniors training 8-9 in Killann.

Thursday; Senior training tbc.

Friday; U7/9 training on the astro at the Vale 6-7pm. No U11 training. €3 each and water bottle please.

Saturday; U11s away in Castleblayney 2pm

Sunday; Senior Championship round 2 away to Mullahoran 1pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.