Bailieborough News Thursday 30th January 2020

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020: Week three gone and another fantastic turnout with over 400 people taking part, despite the cold and foggy conditions.

Also, the generosity of you all is amazing, over 1100 raised so far, for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd.

 We would love to see you any Thursday evenings you are available. You will be more than welcome.

Everyone must sign in each week so we can keep a record of numbers per week. This is for Ireland Lights Up.

Donation buckets for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort will be at the sign in desk and are completely Voluntary.

We have fitness and nutrition experts there in the form of Tony Gregory, Aodhagan Fox and David McCabe. Any queries I’m sure they would be more than happy to help.

And finally, you don’t have to be following the OT Food plan to join the walks. This is about getting out and moving. For some it’s for weight loss, fitness, mental health and even some company on these long evenings.

Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening until Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds.

Just to remind everyone that Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA do not allow dogs on their grounds …… for obvious reasons.  For further information, please contact: 086 375 1519. 

ST. ANNE’S NS ENROLMENT: Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2020/2021 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application before, Friday, January 31st  2020. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing: Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is this Friday, January 31st 2020.

Documentary: In June 2019, a film crew from the BBC in Belfast visited Bailieborough and Ballyjamesduff. Since then a half-hour documentary entitled ‘HAME’ was made focusing on both towns. It will be broadcast on BBC 2 NI on Sunday night next, February 2nd at 10pm.

Stresscontrol: Face your fears, be more active and boost your wellbeing: Stress affects us all in our daily lives. Do you want to learn ways to recognise the signs of stress and learn helpful tips to manage it more effectively? If you do, then come along to stresscontrol!! The event will commence on Tuesday next, February 4th 2020 in the Courthouse, Lr. Main St, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. The course will run for 6 weeks—come along when you can! All welcome, free of charge, tea/coffee and biscuits provided. The course runs once a week for six weeks. Come, sit and listen!!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Bridget, brothers Francie and Ollie, sisters Patricia, Pauline and Anna, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, daughters Siobhan and Sinead, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of John Mulvey, Drumhilla, Beglieve, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Saturday, 11th January 2020, suddenly. John was predeceased by his father, John Joe. John’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church in Knockbride West on Wednesday, January 15th  with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Community Alert: The next meeting of Bailieborough Community Alert will be held in the Bailie Hotel on Monday, February 24th at 8.00pm, to discuss important issues. For further information, please contact any committee member. All welcome.  Bailieborough Community Alert is alive and well with over 480 members.


ST. FELIM’S National School (THE VALE) are currently inviting applications for enrolment for the school year— 2020/2021.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665605 or by emailing:, download from website: under the Scoil Documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by this Friday, 31st January, 2020.


 Bridge:  Bridge Results for Tuesday, 21st  January: First: Pattie Clarke and Rose Brennan. Second: Rosaleen Keegan and Pauline Mc Evoy. Best Gross: Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Third: Vera Bell and Una Stafford.

Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.

 Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is still available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie.  The book costs  10.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons, Joseph and John, daughter Anne , husband Eric, brother John, sister-in-law Anne, nieces Anna Maria and Patricia, nephew John and extended family and friends on the death of Mary Teresa Smith (nee Cullivan)–originally from Urcher and Tandragee, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully in London, England on  Thursday, 9th  January 2020 with her family by her bedside.  Mary Teresa’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, on Friday, January 24th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.   

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday, February 2nd: Bailieborough 10:45am, Holy Communion, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride, 12noon, Morning Prayer.

Friday 7th  February: FOCUS Youth Group: Trinity Hall 8:30-10pm.

Sunday 9th  February: Bailieborough 10:45am–Morning Prayer, Creche, Sunday Club, Youth Fellowship,followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon–Holy Communion.

Bailieborough Community School: Parent’s Association: Our plan for 2020 is to get funding to upgrade our Sports Complex and refurbish the Blue House. If you are a parent of a pupil and would like to get on board—our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 11th at 7.00pm, in the Community School.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters, Loretta and Delia, sons-in-law Paul and Jimmy, grandchildren Maura, Katie, Ian, Emmet and Rory on the death of Anna Rogers (née Burke), Carrickleck Road, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan and late of the The Beaver Dam Bar, Bailieborough, who passed away peacefully, at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Baileborough, on Saturday, 11th  January, 2020. Anna will be sadly missed by her sister, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and all those who had the great pleasure of knowing her. Anna was predeceased by her husband Peter and together they had ran the ‘Beaver Dam’ Pub on Main Street, Bailieborough for many years, after they had returned home from Canada. Anna’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt on Wednesday, January 15th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!!  Run, walk, crawl or jog is back on Monday and Wedensday nights at 8pm from the Community Centre, Bailieboro.  All weathers, all abilities catered for. Don’t be afraid.  Tea, coffee, water and fruit afterwards.  Pass the word and give it a try!!

Photography Exhibition: ‘Welcome to Graceland’ – a documentary photography exhibition by Suella Holland, will remain on view until February 13th during Library opening hours! All welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: The Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place at the Club Rooms, The Vale on Friday, 31st  January at 8pm. All welcome.

Senior pre-season training is back and there will be training on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 sharp in the Vale Grounds. All existing players and new players are welcome. Feel free to contact 0858256347 for further information.  

Bailieborough Shamrock’s Ladies: Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies AGM will be held in the Club Rooms in St. Anne’s Park on this Friday night 31st  January at 8 o clock for all age groups, from u8 to senior. Everyone welcome, tea, coffee and bickies will be provided afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night!!

Poetry Launch: Bailieborough’s local author Fidel Hogan Walsh is launching her own book of poetry. Entitled ‘Living with Love’…… the book will be launched on Saturday 8th  February at 7pm in the Bailieborough Court House. All are Welcome.

 Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 18-01-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 9, 11, 15, 16. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Nathan Gaskin; Seamus Leddy; Wincey Soden; Lisa McIntyre.

Lotto results for 25-01-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 12, 14, 26, 30. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Aaron Cooney; Geraldine Byrne; Jimmy Maher; Pat Gaffney. Next week’s Jackpot €7,700.

Bailieborough Indoor Bowls: Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre on Wednesdays at 8.00pm. New members most welcome and tuition will be provided—if required.

Word Processing and Computer Skills,

Classes are free to part-time/full-time workers, Farmers, or Self-employed etc. To book a place or find out more, contact Noelette Dolan on 087 9293531 or 042 9694 716.

Bailieborough Hen’s Shed: If you would like to come along and enjoy a chat and some good company or just need to take some time for yourself, please join us on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon, in Bailieborough Library. This group is open to all ladies aged 18 and over from Bailieborough and the surrounding areas. Hope to see you there!!

Ladies’ Night” at the Bailie Hotel, 29th February at 7pm.  A fun night out for ladies of all ages including a fashion show, demonstrations on skincare, make-up, colour analysis and numerous stalls.  Raffle on the night with luxury prizes.  Complimentary glass of prosecco, finger-food, prize for “best dressed lady” and lots, lots more!!.   Featuring “Off the Rack”, “Niall Mc Caul drapery” and more.   Free entry to disco afterwards.

All proceeds in aid of developing an Astro-turf pitch for Tunnyduff national school, a much-needed sporting facility.  Tickets: €30, available at the Bailie hotel reception desk.

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.

 Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence: Due to the large numbers that have shown up for training, it has been decided to run three classes in future on Monday evenings. Children born in 2013 and 2014 will train from 6pm to 7pm, children born in 2011 or 2012 will train from 7pm to 8pm and children born in or before 2010 will be training from 8pm to 9pm. The organisers will endeavour to accommodate all children, especially those with siblings as best as they can.  Contact Vincent on 085 127 1979 for further information.

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.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February and March: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–  February 2nd (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm), February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 8th (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 28th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and March 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: Bailieborough Craft Group meet every Friday in the Library. Drop in from 10am until 1pm. Anyone interested in hand crafts, or is willing to learn, is invited to this sociable gathering. Refreshments are served in a warm, welcoming environment.
Bailieborough Hen’s Shed meets at the Library every Thursday at 10am. All ladies are welcome to this get together, just to meet, make friends and share thoughts! There are plenty of plans for 2020!
Bailieborough Library Book Club meets on the LAST Thursday of each month at 6.30pm. Book for discussion on this Thursday, January 30th is ‘Constellations’ by Sinéad Gleeson and copies are available at the Library desk.

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 27th, January 2020.

Welcome to 2020 to all our hurlers and families! What another big year to come!

Under 7;

Training is now up and running indoors on Fridays for these lads. Lots of new starters over the past months and more are very welcome. Registration this coming Friday at training.

Fridays Under 7s.

Under 9;

These lads continue to do great work every week with a major improvement now that they are completely separate from the younger group. Registration this Friday with games to come quick and fast after that.

Fridays Under 9s.

Under 11;

Training resumes in the coming weeks tbc with registration at the same time.

Under 13;

Looking forward to this group getting going as they will be bolstered by a significant group moving up from last years U11 squad. The Tain league will begin in April.

Under 15;

This group will start training fairly soon. Tain U15 Tain league will be the main target this year for a very talented group.

Under 17;

Again a good few lads moving into this grade this year before the big move to Senior in the years ahead.


The lads have started the year with some wallball sessions in Kingscourt and will continue until February when they move outside. Monaghan league, Cavan league and Championship as well as new cross county Cuchulainn league in the summer should, finally, give our lads a full meaningful season of hurling. It’s from these competitions that we can develop and grow and hopefully win some silverware.


Congratulations to Jack Barry and Cian McEntee who have been retained onto the Cavan Senior hurling panel for 2020 and they have been joined by Adam Baldwin and Derek Argue which will be of great benefit to both club and county. Well done lads.

The week ahead;

Tuesday; Senior wallball in Kingscourt handball club 8-9pm.

Friday; Under 7 6-7pm. Under 9 7-8pm both in the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. €3 each and bring your bottle of water.

Sunday; Cavan v Fermanagh NHL rd 2 Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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