Bailieborough News Thursday 9th January 2020

Bailieborough News. January 9th 2020.  Matthew J. Cullen.

‘Operation Transformation’ 2020—Community Event: Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening from this Thurday, January 9th to Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. Weigh-In from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Weigh-In is also available in Jamesons Pharmacy, Main St—during businness hours. Walk, Jog or Run until 9.00pm.

An Garda Síochána have kindly granted a Permit for the donation bucket for Bailieborough Cancer Comfort. DJ Gareth Mulhall has kindly given his time and music to us. Bailieborough Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre have kindly donated 1 Months membership for Pool and Gym to the person with the most weight loss after the 8 weeks. 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. 

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to children David,  Clare, Patrick and Sarah, grandchildren James, Emer, Helen, Tom, Rory, John, Síofra and John- Séamus, daughter-in-law Noreen, sons-in-law Malcolm and Shaun, brothers Barry, Laurence and Sylvester, sisters Susan, Laura and Avril, relatives and friends on the death of Maureen Teresa Meagher (née Singleton), Castletown, Portroe, Tipperary and formerly of Bailieborough, Cavan who passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21st. Maureen was predeceased by her husband, Séamus Maria Meagher and for many years they had resided at Meadowvale, Leiter, The Vale, Ballieborough. Maureen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Portroe on Tuesday 24th  of December 2019 with burial afterwards in Castletown Cemetery, Portroe.


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

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Bailieborough Tidy Towns would like to thank all of you, who bought lines and to those who sponsored prizes for our Christmas Raffle. Your support is very much appreciated.

Results of Raffle; First: Patricia O Connor. Second :Therese Reilly. Third: Janet Donohoe. Fourth: Maureen Sullivan. Fifth: Dylan McCabe. Sixth: Sean Dunne.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is 4 within Ireland and 6 to the U.K.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for Saturday, 04-01-2020.  Numbers Drawn; 5, 7, 12, 22. No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Lisa Clarke; Wincey Soden; Martin Kelly; Patsy Clarke. Next week’s Jackpot €7,400.

Thank you for your continued support.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd  January 2020 at 8.00pm. New members welcome. Followed by ‘A Noggin of Hell-Fire: Parish Missions in the diocese of Kilmore 1850-1900’, a lecture by Fr. Ultan McGoohan P.P.

Refreshments will be served. Venue to be confirmed.

Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl!! Its the start of a New Year.  Run, walk, crawl or jog starts 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.

Opens: 7pm, Tuesday, 21st January, in Bailieborough Library, Bailieborough.

Guest speaker: Tom French. All welcome.

Bailieborough Indoor Bowls: Bowls resumes tonight, Wednesday, January 8th at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre. New members most welcome and tuition will be provided—if required.

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.

St Vincent DePaul: Bailieborough Conference: The St Vincent De Paul Shop Conference would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity in 2019 and we trust that this generosity will continue in 2020.

We would like to provide you with some guidelines in relation to donations to the shop. Clothing should be washed clean and of reasonable quality. Toys and bric a brac should also be clean and in good working order. We regret that for Health & Safety reasons we are unable to take electrical goods Pillows, duvets buggies and car seats. The cost of disposing of sub-standard goods is significant and recently has been reducing our income. We recommend that items that are not of the quality that we can sell from the shop should be placed in the bin provided in the St. Annes Church Car Park. Please be assured that your generosity reaches those in our community who most need help. We wish you every blessing in 2020.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence: New to Bailieborough—Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence classes for school children (5 years +) starting on Monday evening next, January 13th from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in St. Anne’s Community Centre. First Class free. 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 January and February: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 2nd (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and February 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm).   

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group meet every Friday morning from 10am to 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 Hurling Review 2019

Another great year both on and off the field for East Cavan Gaels. Our Senior side completed their first full season of competitive hurling and we added an Under 7 team by themselves at the end of the year and the not so small fact that we are now a fully official GAA club, the same as any in any county. We also celebrate ten years of local hurling and look forward to the next ten when all of our dreams will be realised!

Below is a snap of some of our activities in 2019.

Again thank you all for all of your combined help. Roll on 2020!!

Our Seniors had a very good year. We played in the Cavan league, the Monaghan reserve league and the Cavan Championship. We reached the league final in Cavan going down by just a few points to Mullahoran. We played 7 very competitive games in the Monaghan reserve league which had us well prepared for the Cavan Championship. The three games were lost but it does not tell even part of the story. The cumulative defeat total of nine points over the three games shows how far we have come and developed over the years. New faces joining with us kept all the lads on their toes. We are really looking forward to 2020 with the same competitions as well as the new Cu Cuchulainn Cup in the summer also. Well done to all who have pulled on the blue jersey this year. The future is bright.

Under 15/17;

Another fine year of development for these groups. The Under 15s continued to develop well reaching the final of the Tain league. More competitive games in the run up to this final would have had our lads in better shape but all in all they can be happy with their performances this year. The U17s, of which is made up mostly of the same squad of under 15s plus our older lads put in a superb performance in winning Div 2 of the Cavan league. Missing some regulars due to injuries the lads put in a real shift and ran out convincing winners. The older Under 17s will now move into our Senior squad for the first time and we look forward to their continuing development over the coming years. The U15s will have to wait a little bit longer but they are a great bunch who have been together for a considerable period.

Under 15 squad.

Under 17 squad.

Under 17 league winners!

Under 13;

A mixed year for our Under 13s. They performed very well week after week in the Tain league but the results did not reflect the serious effort these lads put in. The league final in Breffni Park was a highlight and while defeated by a strong Latton side they showed lots of what they are made of in a good performance. One of the hardest working groups in the club they continued their hard work throughout the year and we look forward to some of these lads moving up to Under 15 next year while the lads turning 13 will have a new group to bolster them coming up from U11. Well done to all.

Under 13s at league final.

Under 13s in Cootehill.

Under 13s in Breffni 3G.

Under 13s in Carrick.

Under 13s in Kingscourt.

Under 11;

Another good year for these lads. We work hard to get them the games they need. We start off in January in Dundalk blitz and work our way literally around the province and country to continue to give them lots of differing opposition. These lads have responded with some very impressive performances and forming a good unit as some of these lads have been hurling for quite a few years. The league final in Breffni Park under lights was an undoubted highlight but their actual work throughout the year was exemplary. We look forward to seeing them again in 2020 and also look forward to seeing those promoted to the Under 13 side in the coming year.

Under 11s in Derrynoose blitz, Armagh in July. Played very well against top class Ulster opposition.

Under 11s at a Breffni Blitz. Great squad!

Under 11s at the league final.

Under 11s at Dundalk blitz in January.

Big Under 11 squad in Dundalk in February

Under 9;

Another great year with these lads. The year began in Dundalk at the big Ulster blitz and again these lads continued the fine form from the previous year playing very well wherever they went.

Under 9s indoor hurling.

More U9 indoors.

Under 9s at a very cold Carlanstown in March

Under 7;

2020 saw East Cavan Gaels have a specific Under 7 side for the very first time. Up to now Under 7s joined in with the Under 9s and did their best. We had a look and saw that there were even more boys looking to join with us but did not want to start with the bigger boys. We decided to start as per usual with our indoor crew and had our first sessions in Bailieborough in October. The response has been fantastic so far. We are very thankful to all the new players and their parents that have joined with us this year and we look forward to seeing where their journey takes them.

Under 7s indoors, lots of them!


No fear!! Max and Harry v Wolfe Tones!!

Gary Leddy captains Cavan U15s V Donegal.

First ever County Convention as an “official” club. L-r; Willie, Brendan, Adam and Kathryn.

Croke Park in August!

Under 11s in serious company at Derrynoose blitz in July. We have been invited back for 2020!

New Under 11 jerseys. Bought with your support.

Under 13 final. Thomas Watt Captain.

Jack Barry and Cian McEntee flew the senior inter county flag for us in the NHL and Lory Meagher competitions this year. Hold tight lads, the cavalry is coming in the years ahead!

Please support those who support us. Without them life would be more difficult. Thank you.

Two years in a row! Congrats Tosh!

Bríen holds the fort!

Colin continues his upward trajectory in athletics. How long can we hold on to him?!

We want!!! If you know any good builders+concrete suppliers!!!

Thank you.










We are indebted to you all and look forward to repaying your faith in us in 2020.

East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club.