Bailieborough News Thursday 7th April 2016

Bailieborough News. April 7th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.



Tuesday, 1st March 2016: 1st: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson; 2nd: Una Mansell and Ann Brady; Best Gross: Rosaleen Mackey and Elizabeth Murphy.

Tuesday, 8th March:

1st: Joy Jameson and Vera Bell; 2nd: Marie McNicholas and Eilish Reynolds; Best Gross: Una Stafford and Teresa O’Reilly.

Tuesday, 15th March: 1st: Jimmy Stafford and Kathy O’Sullivan; 2nd: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran; Best Gross: Olive McCabe and Eilish Reynolds; 3rd: Noreen Maguire and Betty Olwell.

Tuesday, 22nd March – EASTER PRIZES – 1st: Olive McCabe and Pauline Hutchinson; 2nd: Sean Kelleher and Patsy Corcoran; Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and John McGahan; 3rd: Eilish Reynolds and Betty Olwell; 4th: Gemma McCabe and Olive Kellett; 5th: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan.

Tuesday, 29th March: 1st: Gemma McCabe and Olive Kellett; 2nd: Mona McCormack and Eilish Reynolds; Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson; 3rd: Rosaleen Keegan and Pauline McEvoy.

Player of the Month for March: Eilish Reynolds.  Congratulations to all Prize Winners.



Parent and Toddler Group:

Bexcourt Parent and Toddler Group continues in the Bexcourt Centre from 10.00am to 12 noon on every Wednesday morning. Meet other parents, compare notes and organise activities and events. For further details, please contact 042 9694825 or just come along and drop into the Centre.


Social Dancing:

Social Dancing this month, is in the Community Centre on Saturday next, 9th of April from 10.00pm till 12.30am. Music is by Country Traditions, a Donegal Group who have been reeling in the dancers for years. The usual refreshments will be available to enhance the night. All welcome.


Tunnyduff Parents Association:

Tunnyduff Parents Association present “The Sand Park” written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke, with support act, on Saturday 9th April 2016 at 8.30 sharp, in Tunnyduff Hall. For tickets please contact Sophie Smith 087 6561724.



The monthly Holy Hour hosted by Direction for Our Times will take place on Thursday evening next, April 7th in St. Anne’s Church beginning at 8pm. All welcome.


Forthcoming Lecture:

Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne Lecture entitled ‘Victoria Cross Recipients from County Cavan’ by Leslie McKeague at Library on Tuesday, April 19th at 8pm. All welcome. Free event.




The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in the parish by Bishop Leo O’Reilly on Saturday, 23rd April in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, at 12 noon.


Bailieboro Vintage Car and Tractor Run:

Bailieboro Masonic lodge,
are holding a, Vintage Car and Tractor Run, in aid of the East Cavan Special Abilities Swim Club, on Monday the 2nd of May, commencing in the Tesco car park. Registration will take place in the Masonic Hall, Market Square at 2o’clock. Details of the route will be given on receiving the twenty euro per vehicle entry fee. We’re also going to be stopping at a local historian for a cup of tea and a browse around some of his artefacts. One of the Special Abilities children will be starting the run with the blast of an air horn.

Tesco have kindly offered part of the car park and a voucher, which will be used to buy the food for the day. There is also a prize for the oldest car, which is donated by Eugene Markey and the oldest tractors prize is donated by Ronnie Martin of Martin’s Garage. For further information, please contact Stephen Smyth, on 086 8300708.
Your support for the swim club will be gratefully appreciated.




The children in 2nd Class in St. Felim’s National School will receive their First Communion on Saturday, 21st May and the children in St. Anne’s and The Model School will receive for the first time on Saturday, 28th May.  Both Masses will take place in St. Anne’s Church on those dates at 11am.




Bus leaves from the Community Centre at 10am on Wednesday 6 April to go to the Visitors Centre in the GPO for tour of the 1916 Display.  All members and new members welcome.  The committee thank all who supported the Christmas Day Swim for their generosity which raised a total of €1,323 and goes towards the activities at the Day Centre.




To commemorate the 1916 Rising, a talk by Barry Kavanagh on ‘The Heritage of Gardening in 1916’ will take place in Fox’s Lounge on Monday 11 April at 8 pm. The talk will include varieties of flowers and vegetables grown in 1916 and the methods used in their cultivation.  All welcome.



  15th and 16th April (10-4pm and12 noon-4pm respectively).  Information on over 80 full time courses starting September 2016 available.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

If you’re interested in the Parish Summer outing to St Patrick’s Church, Greystones and The National Garden Exhibition Centre in Kilquade on May 1, get in touch with Valerie\Damien (Mullagh) Donald Howell (Knockbride) Victor Scott (Shercock) Russell Waller\John Anderson (Bailieborough) as soon as possible.

Coach cost – €10 per person (assuming over 50 people)
Lunch cost €19.95 ( 2 courses).
Deposit €10. Bus leaves Tesco Bailieborough at 8am and the hotel in Mullagh at 8:20.



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.


Bailieborough Agricultural Show:

The Show committee are running a bus to the forthcoming Balmoral Show and if you are interested in going, please contact any committee member.



Enrolment  for  new  junior infants for  the  new  school  year  September  2016 /2017  is  now  taking  place. Please contact the office on 042 9665689 or by email at: by Friday, April 8th 2016.


FIT 2 GO Fitness Classes:

A full range of fitness classes’ available running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.15pm in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre, Shercock Road. Contact; Berenice (086-3636206) for further details.


Training at Bailieborough Business Centre:

April 6th: Skills for Farmers – Some places still available. Call 042-969-4716. April 12th: Get with IT – Information evening for Parents. Cost €5. Call 042-969-4716.

April 26th: Computers for Beginners – Learn everything from ‘Where is the On Button to On-line payments. Call 042-969-4716.



Pilates continues in Trinity Hall Virginia Rd, Bailieboro on Tuesday evenings at 6.15pm and 7.30pm. Booking essential. Suitable for all fitness levels.  Please call Anne 087 2601454 for further details..



: Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays to run, walk, jog or crawl at Bailieborough Community Centre at 8pm.  Enjoy tea, biscuits and fruit afterwards.  All welcome.



Library Parent and Toddler Group every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm; 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.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for April, May and June 2016:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for the Months of April, May and June – Sunday April 17th,  Sunday April 24th, Sunday May 8th, Sunday May 22nd, Sunday June 5th and Sunday June 26th –Baptisms will take place on Sundays at 12.30pm.



  East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 4th April 2016

Under 6/8/10; We return training this week after the Easter break. Unfortunately the weather is not helping us to get outside yet so this week we will continue indoors in Kingscourt on Thursday and Bailieborough on Friday.

Under 12; We are scheduled to play Annalee Gaels this coming Wednesday in the 3rd round of the Spring League.

Under 14; The Cavan Feilé na nGael hurling competition is scheduled for next Saturday on the 3G. Following our two successful years in hosting Feilé we now try to qualify for this year’s event in Tipperary and Waterford.

County squads; We have 5 ECG GAA representatives on the Cavan Under 17 Celtic Challenge hurling squad for 2016. Best of luck to them.

Under 16/18; New players are especially welcome. Equipment supplied while learning the game.

You must be registered with East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club to play hurling with East Cavan Gaels. Forms available at training.

Easter GAA Camp; Well done to all the ECG GAA players who attended camp this past week in Kingscourt. ECG GAA Hurling/Camogie camps scheduled for August. Watch this space…..

Cavan GAA; Congratulations to the Cavan senior football squad on reaching NFL Division 1 football for 2017. Local GAA club men to the fore with this great achievement.

Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10;

Kingscourt group;

Thursdays at Kingscourt Community Centre Under 6/8 from 6.45-7.45 and Under 10 from 6.45-8.15. €3 each please.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10;

Fridays – Under 6/8 from 6-7pm. Under 10 from 7-8pm in Bailieboro Community School Sports Hall. €3 each please.

Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 087 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18;

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

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 086- 244 1371.

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‘Mother Knows Best’:

Aughawillan Drama Troupe are proud to announce two extra night’s performance on the 8th and 9th of April at 8.30 pm in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim.  “Mother Knows Best” by Jimmy Keary is a three act comedy which was performed to roars of laughter and due to public demand we are delighted to entertain you again.  There is no need to book and admission is €10.00.  Please turn up early to avoid disappointment.  Listen out for Aughawillan Drama in the community notices Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on facebook at Aughawillan Drama.


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.



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.


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.