Bailieborough News. March 18th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A huge thank you to everyone that volunteered, donated and participated in the parade – it’s always great to see such a strong community spirit. Despite the inclement weather, the Bailieborough St. Patrick’s Day Parade attracted large crowds to view it. Local man, Shane McCloskey provided the pre-parade entertainment and M.C. for the day—Paddy Sheanon, kept the crowds amused  with his running commentary! This year, the Parade was more focused on the community, with many local groups and clubs participating. Also, a very welcome addition to the Parade was the visiting ‘New Life Choir’  Abaana—twenty children from Uganda—who provided uplifting singing in the dreary conditions. Irish Dancing, Rythmic Dance Twirlers, East Cavan Swimming Club, St. Annes N.S., the local Taekwondo Club, Bailieborough Tidy Towns, the local G.A.A. Hurling and Soccer Clubs were all very well represented in the Parade. Some lovely vintage cars and tractors were also there and all in all, it was a very good parade.

Congratulations to this years winners: Best Window – Clarke’s Albany,  Best Comedy Float – The Playcentre Kingscourt, Best Club – Taekwondo Club and Best Commercial Float – Mortimer Shopfitting.

 Also a special ‘Thank You’ to all the people involved in organising and marshalling the Parade. Well done !!

Palm Sunday and Holy Week: Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. Blessed Palm will be available at all Masses in St. Annes. Fresh Easter Water will be available on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Please begin returning the Trocaire envelopes.

Confessions for Easter: Individual Confessions will take place in St. Annes on Tuesday, March 26th from 7—8pm and on Holy Saturday from 12—1pm.  A Communal Reconcilation Service will take place in Virginia on Thursday, March 21st at 7.30pm.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Julia, sons Brendan, Martin and Kevin, daughter Catherina, daughters-in-law Helen, Claudia and Barbara, son-in-law Darren, his ten adored grandchildren, brothers Tommy, Paddy and John, sisters Kathleen and Margaret, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Brendan Shevlin, Nolagh, Shercock, Co. Cavan and formerly of Drumconrath, Co. Meath, who passed away  on Tuesday, 12th  March 2024, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Brendan was predeceased by his brothers Peter, Eugene and sister Anna.

Brendan’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, March 14th and afterwards, Brendan’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, March 5th: 1st: Sean Kellegher and Betty Mccafferty.  2nd: Kathy O’Sullivan and Rosaleen Mackey, 3rd : Olive Kellet and Rosaleen Keegan. Best Gross:  Sean Kellegher andBetty Mccafferty. Results For  27th Febuary 2024.1st Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 2Nd: Marie Mcnicholas and Marese Liggan. 3rd: Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. Best Gross: Joy Jameson and Teresa O’Reilly. 

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to children Nicole, Anthony and Barry, grandchildren Kyle, Christian, Aaron, Alex, Ryan, Charlotte and Nathan, daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Aoife, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Philomena Hill (née Nugent), Curkish, Bailieborough, Co Cavan and formerly of Lucan, Co Dublin, who passed away on Friday,  8th  March 2024, peacefully at Naas General Hospital. Philomena was predeceased by her husband Tony.

Philomena’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, March 11th , followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

Time for Easter colouring Cavan County Library Service . Lovely Easter eggs up for grabs. Get your entry form at the library desk – closing date is March 26th !

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Date to remember. Big Clean up / litter picking day on Saturday, April 6th .

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th .  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club:East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club News 18th March 2024: Senior; NHL 3A , Cavan 2-13, Monaghan 0-13.

Another fabulous result for the County side as the win secures higher level hurling for 2025 and qualification for a semi final v Sligo next weekend. Happy days indeed and our clubmen again to the fore. Long may it last!

Cavan U20s now prepare for their All Ireland Championship which will be a semi final v the winners of the Longford/ Monaghan on the first weekend of April.

Our Seniors will return to training this coming Thursday 21st March on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic at 8pm as the Spring League fast approaches.

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

Membership is now due and can be done through the app; We remind all that membership is now due and we’d like to have it done before the Easter Holidays begin in earnest next weekend with the cut off date the following week.

U8/10/12/14/16/18; This week sees the final week of the After School hurling programme in both Shercock and Mullagh on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. We will move to “club mode” training after the Easter break.

U12/14/16 club training continues on Mondays 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC. New players are always very welcome.

 U17s county training continues in preparation for the Celtic Challenge.

The week ahead; Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Saturday; NHL 3A semi final away v Sligo time/day/venue TBC.

Bailieborough News. March 11th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors,

Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc on Sunday next, March 17th, commencing at 2.30pm. All floats are asked to assemble on the Virginia Road at 1.30pm.

P rizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.

Kids Tractor Run is Back:  ALL children must be accompanied by an adult..

Meeting at 2pm outside Bailieborough Library

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won! All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are also looking for some stewards to help out on the day.  Please contact any committee member if you are interested. 

‘New Life Choir’: Join us in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Church on Monday 18th  March at 7pm to see the Abaana New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music and dances while telling us stories of life in Uganda. It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss. Admission is free – we will be taking a collection in aid of Abaana’s work in Uganda on the night. Everybody welcome.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society wishes to acknowledge the contribution of €500 from SSE Renewables Community Fund, this was used to remove some diseased trees, supporting our aim to tidy up the Old Church of Ireland graveyard and making it a safer place for our community to visit.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Mrs. Philomena Finegan: The people of Bailieborough and surrounding areas were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Philomena Finegan, Lisnalee. Philomena, a native of Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon first came to the town almost 75 years ago where she met local businessman, Paddy Finegan. They married a couple of years later. From these beginnings, she spent her life in the drapery business, where she served the women of Bailieborough with dignity and respect and built up a clientele of loyal customers from near and far. Philomena was a great businesswoman who thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with the people and was still

involved in the family business up to a couple of years ago when she took a step back due to her failing health.

Outside of work and her family, her passions in life were playing golf and

bridge. It was a fitting tribute to Philomena that both local clubs provided a Guard of Honor at her funeral on Thursday last, March 7t. She passed away at home surrounded by her family and her loyal carer, Maria Fe on Monday, March 4th. Philomena is survived by her children, Brendan, Anne, Patricia, John,

and Ita; her 7 grandchildren and her 5 great-grandchildren. The large attendance at both the funeral home and Requiem Mass in St Anne’s Church showed the high regard for Philomena in the local community and surrounding areas. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Ultan McGoohan and Philomena was then laid to rest in St Anne’s Cemetery next to her beloved husband Paddy. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

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.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Barbara and children, Jane, Joe and Hilary on the death of  Noel Larkin, ‘Breezemount’. Lagore Road, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath and late of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 4th 2024.    Noel will be sadly missed by his family, mother Patricia, siblings Gerard, Eilish, Tom, Katriona, Alan, Lorraine and Kevin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, his Building Surveying colleagues and his many friends.

Noel was predeceased by his father Joe.

Noel’s Funeral Mass took place in S.S. Patrick and Seachnall’s Church, Dunshaughlin on Thursday, March 7th and afterwards, Noel’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Bridge: Bridge Results:  

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Regretted Death: The death has occured of Kathleen Comiskey (nee Sexton), “Woodview” Drumalee, Cavan and formerly Grousehall, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, on Tuesday, March 5th  2024, peacefully. Beloved wife of Brian and deeply loved mother of her son Brían. Kathleen will be very sadly missed by her husband and son, daughter in law Susan, her adored grandchildren Seán, Joel and Dúalta, sisters Bea and Bernadette, brothers in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, all her relatives and many friends.

Kathleen’s Funeral Mass took place on Friday, March 8th in the Cathedral of SS Patrick and Felim, Cavan and following Mass, Kathleen’s remains were laid to rest in Cullies Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th .  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club:Hurling News 11th March 2024

Senior; NHL 3A, Cavan 2-13 Armagh 0-16.

A sensational result for Cavan v Armagh on Saturday last with our men again to the fore. A huge chance to both stay in the division, and possibly secure a semi final spot, with a huge game v Monaghan on Saturday next. Match report on the app and social media.

Cavan U20s rounded out the Development League with a good win over Fermanagh. They now prepare for their All Ireland Championship.

Our Seniors will return to training on Thursday 21st March on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic at 8pm as the Spring League fast approaches.

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

Membership is now due and can be done through the app.

U8/10/12/14/16/18;

After school hurling will continue in both Shercock and Mullagh until the Easter break.

U12/14/16 club training returns from Monday 7-8pm on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC. New players are always very welcome.

Cavan U15 and U17 development squad training continues on Mondays at Kingspan Breffni 3G 6-7.10pm..

The week ahead;

Monday’s; Club U12/14/16 training 7-8pm Bailieboro Celtic astro. U15/17 county Development Squad training Kingspan Breffni 3G 6-7.10pm.

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Saturday; NHL 3A v Monaghan in Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Mother Knows Best.

Moynalty Drama present Jimmy Keary’s ‘Mother Knows Best’ in Muintir Na Tire Hall, Moynalty on Fri March 22nd, Sat March 23rd & Sun March 24th at 8pm. Tickets €15 and Students/OAP’s €12.50 Purchase on the door or can be reserved by calling 089-4709169.

Bailieborough News. March 4th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Best Wishes from London: On Friday 9th February 2024, James Brady of Tullywaltra along with his son Ciaran, both of north London, were visiting Bailieborough to see Family and Friends and they were staying at the Bailie Hotel, now under the new management of Austin Kelly of Bailieboro / Dublin, where they were made more than welcome. James and Austin have known one another since school days.

James left Bailieboro 65 years ago, to travel to London, to live and work and while there, he met his wife Margaret from London. They have two sons, Ciaran and Emmet. The whole family traveled to Ireland to holiday in Bailieboro and West Cork, almost every year since they married in 1974.

Out of the family of John and Ellen Brady— late of Drumanespic, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, James was the only one that went to London. The other three children went to the U.S.A . The oldest Terence went to Florida and is now deceased, Anna Marie Maddock nee, Brady is also deceased, and lived in many US States.

The third sibling Tommy settled in New York and has lived there for over 60 years, and is married to Betty and have a grown up son Micheal . The youngest is Martha Keaskin nee Brady, of Seeorum, Bailieborough.

James congratulated Austin on his new venture and wished him many years of success. James and Ciaran were Austin’s, first guests at the Bailie Hotel, where they spent three nights and were treated like super stars. James said nothing was to much bother for Austin and his staff.

They were offered wake-up calls with tea and coffee followed by, full Irish breakfast. During the day at any return to the hotel, refreshments were offered and also a gastronomic evening meal. In the evenings, they were joined by James’s nephew, Karl Keaskin, his wife Nessa and family, who are natives of the town.

James wishes Kathleen and Austin Kelly, lots of good luck in the Bailie Hotel, and hopes to return to the Bailie before the end of 2024. James Brady, London.

The Heritage Council: Five monuments across Ireland have been selected for inclusion in the Heritage Council’s Adopt a Monument Scheme 2024. The scheme offers communities expertise, mentoring and support to help them to care for their local heritage.

The sites included in this year’s scheme are Bailieborough Church and Graveyard, Co Cavan, Cooley Cross and graveyard, near Moville, Co Donegal, Altan Farm Summerhouse, Dunlewey, Co Donegal, Rathbeagh ringfort, Co Kilkenny and Court Abbey, Lavagh, Co Sligo.

‘New Life Choir’: Join us in Bailieborough Church of Ireland Church on Monday 18th  March at 7pm to see the Abaana New Life Choir perform a range of worship and traditional African music and dances while telling us stories of life in Uganda. It is sure to be an amazing night which you will not want to miss. Admission is free – we will be taking a collection in aid of Abaana’s work in Uganda on the night. Everybody welcome.

School Enrolment: St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff is currently inviting applications for admission to Junior Infants for 2024/2025. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 or email office@tunnyduffns.ie for further information. Completed applications must be returned by Friday 8th March 2024.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to brothers Patrick (Rose), Michael (Colleen), Paul (Brenda), Brendan, Gabriel (Ann), Raymond (Mary Rose), sisters Breda, Mary (Michael) and Sheila (Jim), nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, extended family and friends on the death of their brother Philip Cooney, Monaghanoose, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully on Saturday, 23rd  February 2024 at Shrewsbury House Nursing Home, Dublin. Philip was predeceased by his parents Phil and Bridie and brothers Eamon and Kieran.

Philip’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, February 28th and afterwards, Philip’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery.

Annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run: The annual Niamh Crosby Memorial Run will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Registration will take place at Enagh House, on the Bailieborough/Virginia Rd., from 10am and the run will commence at 12 noon. All bikes welcome and entry fee is €20.

New Board Members Needed: Bailieborough Resource childcare are actively seeking new directors and members to join our Board of Management / Trustees.

We are a community based service run by a voluntary Board of Management. The Board of Management is made up of a mixture of parents of children attending the service, local interested people and people that have skills and knowledge that are particularly useful on a board. (Such skills might include budgeting, accounting, childcare management, human resources, management experience etc.)

If you think you might interested in becoming a member or director of our BOM, please email bailieboroughresourcehouse@gmail.com  with an expression of interest.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors, Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

 Prizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.

Raffle tickets are now on sale in local shops and businesses around Bailieborough town. Great prizes to be won! All proceeds support our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are also looking for some stewards to help out on the day.  Please contact any committee member if you are interested. 

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.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Teen Girl Bailieborough Forest Camp: As part of Women In Sport Week, Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to run a Teen Girl Forest Camp on Saturday 9th  March from 2pm-5pm in Bailieborough Castle Lake Forest.

Cost €12 (excluding online booking fee)

This fun, sociable and interactive Camp will involve adventure walks, nature crafts, bushcraft tool skills and much more!

To register click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/bailieborough-teen-girl…

#WomenInSportIRE

Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 20th : 1st Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 2nd Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. 3rd Patty Clarke and Rose Brennan. Best Gross: Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 

Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Bailieborough Library: Next Library Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, March 26th at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome

Add a new dimension to your walking with Activator Poles, which are now available to borrow at the Library. There will be a FREE demonstration on how to use the activator poles on Wednesday, March 20th  at 12pm at the Library, and all are welcome.

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, March 27th .  No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 4th March 2024

Senior; No intercounty game this past week as Cavan, with ECG men in tow, prepared for two monstrous games v Armagh and Monaghan in NHL over the next few weeks.

County U20s continued in the Ulster Development league with an away game v Monaghan. The final round is next Sunday v Fermanagh.

Senior club training in the club is on the horizon as the Spring league comes up at the end of the month.

New club app;We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club  wherever you get your apps!

Membership is now due and can be done through the app.

U8/10/12/14/16/18; No county training this week so we will do a light session on Thursday evening at 8pm for all U12/14/16 on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

After school continues in the three local venues. The U12s had a great evening in Dundalk on Friday last as they had lots of games v clubs from Louth and Monaghan.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm. Club U12/14/16 8pm astro Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Friday; After school hurling Bailieborough Community School Sports hall. Up to 3rd class 2.45pm, 4th-6th class 3.45. All after school sessions €3 each please.

U12 blitz Dundalk 7pm.

Saturday; NHL 3A v Armagh in Kingspan Breffni 2pm.

Sunday; .Cavan U20s v Fermanagh at home.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Cocaine Anonymous Group

Bailieborough News. February 26th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on this Friday, March 1st at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Jenny Horner. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Public Meeting: You are welcome to the launch of the new Tidy Town Landscape and Natural Heritage plan for Bailieborough on Thursday, 29th  February in the Courthouse at 7.30pm. Come along and hear about the exciting projects planned for our town.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group: Next social meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

Deepest Sympathy: The death has occurred of Eugene (Janie) Smith, Stramaquerty, Virginia, Co. Cavan and late of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully at his daughter Mary Delaney’s home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. Eugene was recently predeceased by his brother Vincent (London), his wife Mary, his grandson Simon and grand daughter Emma and great grandson Daniel, his sister Mary and brothers Peter and Nicholas. Eugene will be sadly missed by his loving daughter Mary and his son Patsy (Carlanstown), his son in law Joe, his daughter in law Mary, his grandchildren Sharon (Finnegan), Wayne, Peter, Donna and Kelly, his fourteen great grandchildren, his sisters Eileen and Peggy, brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Eugene’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Ultan’s Church, Killinkere on Thursday, February 22nd 2024 and afterwards Eugene’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

New Board Members Needed: Bailieborough Resource childcare are actively seeking new directors and members to join our Board of Management / Trustees.

We are a community based service run by a voluntary Board of Management. The Board of Management is made up of a mixture of parents of children attending the service, local interested people and people that have skills and knowledge that are particularly useful on a board. (Such skills might include budgeting, accounting, childcare management, human resources, management experience etc.)

If you think you might interested in becoming a member or director of our BOM, please email bailieboroughresourcehouse@gmail.com  with an expression of interest.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors,

Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

 P rizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.  

Saint Anne’s National School: Parents Association: The Saint Anne’s N.S. Parents Association are holding a ‘Bake Sale’ on Sunday, March 3rd at 11.00am in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Why not pop over for a cake! Raffle for great prizes, Kid’s gifts and Mother’s Day hampers. All donations welcome and can be dropped off at 10.15am. Raffle for spot prizes on the day. Please support.

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.

Information evening :An information evening on the supports available for vacant and derelict buildings from SEAI and Local Enterprise Office as well as information on energy upgrades for businesses will take place on Monday next, 4th  March at 7.30pm in the Bailie Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Teen Girl Bailieborough Forest Camp: As part of Women In Sport Week, Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to run a Teen Girl Forest Camp on Saturday 9th  March from 2pm-5pm in Bailieborough Castle Lake Forest.

Cost €12 (excluding online booking fee)

This fun, sociable and interactive Camp will involve adventure walks, nature crafts, bushcraft tool skills and much more!

To register click the link below

https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/bailieborough-teen-girl…

#WomenInSportIRE

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to loving wife Ann, sons Declan and Padraig, daughter-in-law Aisling, adored grandchildren Shane, Laura and Alannah, brother Matt, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Nancy, brother-in-law Michael, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends on the death of Patrick (Packie Joe) Brady, who passed away peacefully in Cavan General Hospital, in his 90th  year, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 17th  February 2024, late of Caventymahon, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.

Patrick’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church,  Knockbride West on Tuesday, February 20th and afterwards Patrick’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 13th 1st Sean Kellegher and Brid Murray. 2nd  Vera Bell and Mary Cronin. 3rd Betty Olwell and Rosaleen Mackey. Best Gross: Sean Kellegher and Brid Murray.  Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Regretted Death: The death has occurred of Seamus McCabe, Church View, Broomfield, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, and formerly of Edenagully, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, peacefully at his home in his 92nd year on Monday, 12th  of February, 2024.

Pre-deceased by his wife Kathleen, mother of Ann (Coates), Martin, Lorcan, Catriona (Lynch), Mary, and Lucy (Carolan) and husband of the late Anna Martin.

Seamus will be sadly missed by his sons and daughters, sons-in-law Kieran, Michael, Graeme and Stephen and daughter-in-law Bríd. Deeply regretted by his grandchildren Dwayne, Stephen, Ryan, Laura, Michelle, Padraig, Aaron, Sean, Shane, Andrea, Sineád, and Shannon, great grandson Shea, sisters Marieileen and Theresa; both based in Canada as well as his carers, extended relatives, and friends.

Seamus’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, 15th  February in St. Patrick’s Church, Broomfield, Co. Monaghan and afterwards Seamus’s remains were laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.  

Cavan Sports Partnership: Women’s ‘Dip and Dash’ : Kick off Women in Sport week by signing up to our ‘Dip and Dash’ event taking place in Bailieborough Leisure Club.

Complete a 200m swim followed by a 2k walk or run.

Enjoy a complimentary coffee and a treat once you complete the course.

A Dip and Dash is the perfect way to try out a dual sport, have fun and meet other like minded women! The event takes place at Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Sunday, March 3rd, commencing at 9.00am.

Bailieborough Library:

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Massive well done to both our girls teams, who have had a very productive and successful weekend. Our U12 girls put in a fantastic performance in their cup semi final against Monaghan Utd, and now progress to the Cup Final. And not to be outdone, our U14 girls came away with a hard fought and well deserved semi final win, against a strong Kingscourt side, to also progress to a Cup Final. Girls soccer is well and truly thriving at Bailieboro Celtic….keep it going girls, we’re all very proud of ye!!

Congratulations to Bailieboro Celtic U13 Boys who secured a great win against a strong Kingscourt side, to advance to the Cup Final.

Football for All has resumed on Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 7pm at The Vale soccer grounds.

New participants always welcome.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 2.15pm-4.30pm. This month’s is on Wednesday, February 28th. No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 26th February 2024

Senior; NHL Division 3A Hasting Insurance McHale Park, Castlebar.

Mayo 2-17, Cavan 1-13.

Full report on the ECG app and Facebook. More good work from the East Cavan crew out west.

Club adult training is a few weeks away in preparation for what promises to be a very competitive season ahead.

Cavan U20s; Another good workout v Armagh in the Development league. Next up is a trip to Monaghan next Sunday

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

U8/10/12/14/16/18; Club training for U12/14/16 will resume in the next weeks. In the meantime lots are with the county U15/17 squads while the rest are getting hurling in their after school hubs locally.

The week ahead;

Monday’s; Cavan U15 training 6-710pm Kingspan Breffni 3G.

Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm,

Friday; After school hurling Bailieborough Community School Sports hall. Up to 3rd class 2.45pm, 4th-6th class 3.45. All after school sessions €3 each please.

U12 blitz Dundalk 7pm.

Saturday;NHL 3A v Mayo away in Hastings Insurance MacHale Park 2pm.

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Monaghan away.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Bailieborough News. February 19th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Launch of Tidy Towns Plan – Landscape and Natural Heritage Design Proposal:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns in conjunction with the Town Centre First initiative have been working together to develop a new Tidy Town Plan for Bailieborough. The aim of the plan is to aid Bailieborough plan and manage current and future projects within the remit of the National Tidy Towns Competition. The launch of the plan will take place on Thursday, 29th February in Bailieborough Courthouse at 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For further details in respect of the event please contact:

Seamus Rahill, Bailieborough Tidy Towns: sjrahill@gmail.com or

Caroline Brady, Town Regeneration Officer Cavan Co. Council: cbrady@cavancoco.ie

Photographic Exhibition:Friends of Castle Lake Catchment photography exhibition, ‘The Colour of Nature’, takes place at the Library until the end of February.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

 Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday, February 27th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: All floats welcome : Vintage cars, bikes,  tractors,

Comedy floats, Sports clubs,  All Business Floats, Entry of floats is FREE of charge.

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

 P rizes to be awarded:  Best Comedy Float €500,  Best Club €300, Best Commercial Float €200 and there will also be a prize for the Best Window. There will also be a Marching Band, Comedy, Fancy Dress and lots, lots more.  

Saint Anne’s National School: Parents Association: The Saint Anne’s N.S. Parents Association are holding a ‘Bake Sale’ on Sunday, March 3rd at 11.00am in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Why not pop over for a cake! Raffle for great prizes, Kid’s gifts and Mother’s Day hampers. All donations welcome and can be dropped off at 10.15am. Raffle for spot prizes on the day. Please support.

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.

Information evening in Bailieborough on supports available for vacant and derelict buildings and energy upgrades for businesses.

Cavan County Council in collaboration with Cavan County Local Development

(CCLD) will host an information evening for owners of vacant and derelict properties

as well as for businesses to hear about supports that are currently available to them

for refurbishment, and for energy upgrades of their properties. The event will take

place on Monday 4th  March in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm. The event is free and

while it is targeted at businesses and property owners in Bailieborough, it is open to

everyone to attend. A number of companies will be attending on the night to provide

advice and information on retrofitting for businesses.

For further details in respect of the event please contact:

Caroline Brady, Town Regeneration Officer, Cavan County Council: cbrady@cavancoco.ie or Mary McCabe SEC Mentor CCLD: mmccabe@ccld.ie

Knockbride Bazaar: The Knockbride bazaar takes place in in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday next, 23rd  February at 8pm. Great selection of prizes and everyone welcome.

 Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to children, Tommie, Annie, Stephen, Johnnie, Martin, Louise and Richard, brothers Raymond, Tony, Alfie and Desmond, sister Kathleen, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends on the death of John (Johnnie) Gilsenan, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away on Saturday, 17th February 2024, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Johnnie was predeceased by his wife Phylis and daughter Dawn. 

Johnnie’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Monday, February 19th  and  afterwards Johnnie’s remains were laid to rest in the new Moybologue Cemetery.

Bridge: Bridge Results: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024:  1st Rosaleen Mackey and Kathy O’Sullivan. 2nd Tom Moran and John Mcgahan. Joint 3rd: Vera Bell and Una Stafford and Brendan Gavin and Colette Gavin. Best Gross.. Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson.. Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Killann Community Games: Following on from our meeting last Thursday evening, Killann Community Games hope to enter teams/individuals in the following competitions:

Gaelic football – U10 Boys, U12 Girls, U14 Girls,

Outdoor Soccer – U12 Girls, U15 Girls,

Athletics – U8, U10, U12, U14, U16,

Swimming www.communitygames.ie/swimming.html

Gymnastics.

However, we would love to provide the children and teenagers living within our Bailieborough/Shercock catchment area with the opportunity to compete in some other events, and with that in mind, we have selected the following additional competitions for the coming year. Obviously, this depends on having adequate numbers interested, but also, having more parents/adults on board to help out.

Futsal – U13 Girls, U15 Girls

Rounders – U13, U15 www.communitygames.ie/rounders.html

Tag Rugby/Rugby 7’s

Hurling – U11 Boys

Art www.communitygames.ie/art.html

Quiz U14 www.communitygames.ie/quiz.html

Chess U11, U13, U16

Debating U16

If you have a child interested in participating in any of these competitions, or, perhaps they have an interest in another event, please contact us via our Facebook page.

The full list of events can be explored on the Community Games website: www.communitygames.ie/events.html

Finally, if you are a parent/adult with some experience in any of the above events, and would consider giving a hand or even doing a bit of coaching, please get in touch via our FB page.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 1st at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Jenny Horner. Everyone welcome.

Cavan Sports Partnership: Women’s ‘Dip and Dash’ : Kick off Women in Sport week by signing up to our ‘Dip and Dash’ event taking place in Bailieborough Leisure Club.

Complete a 200 m swim followed by a 2k walk or run.

Enjoy a complimentary coffee and a treat once you complete the course.

A Dip and Dash is the perfect way to try out a dual sport, have fun and meet other like minded women! The event takes place at Bailieborough Leisure Centre on Sunday, March 3rd, commencing at 9.00am.

Bailieborough Library: ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended the January meeting of the Library Book Club. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday,  February 27th  at 6.30pm and new members are always welcome. Copies of February’s read, ‘Antarctica’ by Claire Keegan are available to borrow at the Library desk.

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome

Colour of Nature’ Photographic Exhibition featuring images from the local catchment area may be viewed at the Library during Library opening hours.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

Celebrating ‘Ireland Reads Day’ 2024 : The Library will host a FREE ‘Mindfulness’ Story time and Art workshop for children aged 8-12 years on Saturday next February 24th  from 10.30am-12.30pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779

Next library Reading Group meeting on Tuesday, February 27th  at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome!

 St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 19th February 2024

Senior; County lads have no competitive fixture this week as they prepare for the big trip out west to take on Mayo next weekend.

Club adult training is a few weeks away in preparation for what promises to be a very competitive season ahead.

Cavan U20s; Another good workout for this squad, with ECG men in tow on Sunday v a Strong Tyrone side in Kingspan Breffni. Special mention to Cian O’Brien who made his competitive debut. Onwards and upwards for this squad as they head for Armagh next week for round 3.

After school hurling; Full steam ahead for the three venues in Shercock, Mullagh and Bailieborough all the way until Easter.

New club app; We now have our own app. Look up East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club wherever you get your apps!

The week ahead; Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock AC. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh Community Sports Centre. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm,

Friday; After school hurling Bailieborough Community School Sports hall. Up to 3rd class 2.45pm, 4th-6th class 3.45. All after school sessions €3 each please.

Saturday;NHL 3A v Mayo away in Hastings Insurance MacHale Park 2pm.

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Armagh U20s.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Bailieborough News. February 12th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Photographic Exhibition:Friends of Castle Lake Catchment photography exhibition, ‘The Colour of Nature’, takes place at the Library until the end of February.

Cake Sale: Bailieborough Shamrocks Cake Sale on Sunday 18th  February from 10.30- 12pm in the Bailieborough Shamrocks Clubhouse at St. Annes Park.

All donations of baked goods welcome and can be dropped off on the day.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes: We are thrilled to announce that Abaana’s New Life Choir will be travelling all the way from Uganda to perform for us on Monday 18th  March. Make sure to keep this night free and invite your friends and family as it is sure to be an incredible night.

 Disco: A Juvenile Valentine’s Disco will take place on this Friday 16th  February in St Anne’s Park at 8pm. All chilren from second class to sixth class are invited to attend.

Bailieborough ‘Active Age’ Group:

Next social meeting is on Tuesday, February 27th in the Courthouse from 2pm to 4pm. A warm welcome to all.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Volunteers Needed: Calling new volunteers to help out this year for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Please contact any committee member for further details.

All floats welcome.  Vintage cars, bikes and tractors. Comedy floats, Sports clubs and

all Business floats.

Entry of floats is free of charge

Great chance to promote your business club etc.

Prizes for best float, best comedy also best dressed window in town.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: A big “Thank You ” to Cavan Kayak Run for their generous donation of €1000.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

Knockbride Bazaar: The Knockbride bazaar takes place in in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday 23rd  February at 8pm. Great selection of prizes and everyone welcome.

 Bailieborough Bowls: Bowls continues on Wednesday’s at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members are very welcome.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Andrina, daughter Patricia (Daniel), son Kevin, grandchildren Coragh and Sean, brothers Noel (Doris), Sean (Eileen), Aidan and Leonard, sisters Maura, Geraldine (Seamus), Patricia (Vincent), uncle and aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Kevin Fitzpatrick, Coventry U.K and formerly of Latsey, Canningstown, Co. Cavan, who passed away at home in Coventry, on Saturday, 13th  January, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Kevin was predeceased by his father Ben, mother Minnie and brothers Raymond and Bernard.

Kevin’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, 8th  February, in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West (Tunnyduff) and afterwards, Kevin’s remains were laid to rest inThe Church of Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Virginia. 

Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

Lakelands Taekwondo and Self Defence, Adult Classes: Improve your strength, fitness, flexability, stamina and agility. Takes place every Friday evening in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8.00pm. All enquiries to 085 127 1979.

Women’s World Day of Prayer: The ‘Women’s World Day of Prayer’ Service will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 1st at 8.00pm. Guest speaker will be Jenny Horner. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough Library: ‘Thank you’ to everyone who attended the January meeting of the Library Book Club. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday,  February 27th  at 6.30pm and new members are always welcome. Copies of February’s read, ‘Antarctica’ by Claire Keegan are available to borrow at the Library desk.

FREE Oral Irish workshop for Leaving Cert students at the Library on Saturday February 17th at 10.30am-12.30pm. Workshop will be facilitated by a qualified L.C Irish teacher!
Ring 042 9665779 to book your place and places are limited!

Craft Group meets every Friday at 10.30am and new members are always welcome

‘Colour of Nature’ Photographic Exhibition featuring images from the local catchment area may be viewed at the Library during Library opening hours.

Killann Community Games: Killann Community Games, covering the towns of Bailieborough and Shercock, are looking for helpers to come on board for this year’s competition. For the past two years we have entered teams in boys/girls Gaelic football, Soccer, Athletics and Swimming. We would like to give our local kids the opportunity to participate in some more of the many activities the Community Games offers, but in order to do so, we need volunteers.

Whether you’re interested in helping to introduce a particular event for our local children or are just curious as to what the community games is all about, you’re very welcome to come along on this Thursday evening, February 15th in the Bailie Hotel at 8.30pm, where any questions will be answered, with absolutely no obligation on anyone. The full list of events can be checked out at: https://www.communitygames.ie/events.html

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Wednesday—please note the change of day— of each month from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Regretted Death: Irene Shanley (née Millar), formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and Clara, Co. Offaly, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 30th  January 2024, in the wonderful care of Kew House Care Home, Wimbledon, London.

Irene was predeceased by her beloved Jimmy.  Irene will be deeply missed by Susan, John and Paul, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, extended family and many friends.

Irene’s Funeral Service and cremation will take place on Monday, 4th  March in North East Surrey Crematorium.

 Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Bailieborough ‘Men’s Shed’ is open every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bexcourt Centre, Shercock Road. New members are always most welcome.

Bailieborough Red Coss: A huge ‘Thank You’ to Cavan Kayak-Run Club for their donation to the Bailieborough Red Cross.  The funds were raised in the Post Christmas Run /Walk. The other recipients were the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund. Thanks again.

Deepest Sympathy: Eileen Cantillon,( nee Murray), Killahan, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, passed away peacefully, following a short illness on Thursday, 8th February 2024, in the exceptional care of the Palliative Care Team, University Hospital, Kerry surrounded by her loving family in her 89th  year.

Eileen was predeceased by her brother Pat and her sister Alice.

Eileen will be sadly missed and forever loved by her devoted husband Richard, son Bernard, daughter Julie (Uí Chonghaile), daughter- in- law Sheila, son- in- law Traolach and her adored grandchildren, Caoimhe, Emma, Sadhbh, David, Aisling, Éabha and Niamh, brother John, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass was celebrated for Eileen, on Monday morning, February 12th in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney followed by burial in Kyrie Eleison Cemetery, Abbeydorney.

Celebrating ‘Ireland Reads Day’ 2024 : The Library will host a FREE ‘Mindfulness’ Story time and Art workshop for children aged 8-12 years on Saturday February 24 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Booking essential at 042 9665779

Next library Reading Group meeting on Tuesday, February 27th  at 6.30pm. New members are always welcome!

 St. Vincent De Paul: To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are short again, there will be running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club: Hurling News 12th  February 2024

Senior; NHL Division 3A, Cavan 3-19 Louth 1-19.

An excellent result and another very entertaining encounter in Kingspan Breffni on Saturday last.

Again East Cavan Gaels men to the fore, Liam O’Brien with 1-10, Nicky Kenny with 1-2, Jack Barry linking well and Rory Farell and Jack McGuinness, the latter making his competitive intercounty debut enlightened with a last minute point to help secure the result, introduced midway through the second half.

A first win at this level in well over a generation shows the improvement in Cavans overall performances while keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

Well done to all.

Jack McGuinness; Another proud day for the club. Following James Tully’s debut last week it was the turn this week of Jack McGuinness to make his Senior intercounty competitive debut on Saturday v Louth when introduced in the second half, with his club colleague Rory Farrell. And to top it off he hit the final point of the day to help secure the points.

Another of our East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club production line having joined us, with his brother Kyle, as a five year old in 2009. Playing all age grades with club and county, Saturday capped an impressive journey for a fine young man with a big future in the game. Mam and Dad, Maureen and Galwayman Cyril are rightly delighted with their boys achievements on the hurling fields.

Congratulations Jack and well done!

Cavan U20s; A good workout for this squad, with ECG men in tow on Sunday in defeat to Donegal. These lads are learning all the time with some banging on the door of the Senior squad. Next up is the visit of Tyrone next weekend.

After school hurling; A very positive return with the three venues and the welcome return to Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. Just Mullagh and Shercock this week due to the mid term break.

U8/10/12/14/16/18;

The week ahead: Wednesday; After school hurling Shercock. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm, 4th-6th class 4.30pm.

Friday; No after school in Bailieborough as hall closed this week.

Sunday;.Cavan U20s v Tyrone

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Mum and Baby Reflexology Group – The Balanced Sole

The Balanced Sole