Bailieborough News. February 11th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Congratulations and Well Done!

 Congratulations and well done to local girl, Leanne Kiernan on winning the overall Anglo Celt ‘Sportsperson of the Year Award’ 2018, in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Friday evening last. Leanne plays on the Senior Irish International Team and plays professionally for West Ham United Women. She is currently coming back from a hamstring injury that has kept her out of the West Ham side over the last while. We all wish Leanne all the best for the future and many congratulations on winning this very prestigious award.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 09-02-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 16, 25, 27, 29.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Patricia Larkin; Martin Duff; Patricia Ennis; Pat Gaffney. Next week’s Jackpot €2,900.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

 You will find them at the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough from Monday to Thursday (10 – 2), come and join them for a cup of tea and a chat and see what they are working on!

St Patrick’s Day Festival: Parade Draw:

There are currently tickets on sale in the local shops and business’s to help defray the costs of running the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 available in local businesses.

St Patrick’s Day Parade Festival Draw: Prizes:  First Prize: Weekend break for 2 people in the 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Castlecourt Hotel, Westport.

Second Prize:  4 tickets to Westlife in July.

Third Prize:  2 Tickets to Rod Stewart 4th December in Dublin.

Fourth Prize: Smart TV.

Your support would be greatly appreciated and the draw will be held in the Hotel Bailie on Monday night, March 18th at 9.00pm.

Bailieborough Social Day Group:

The Bailieborough Social Day Group will meet again on Wednesday, February 20th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. We need some more people to join the group for lots of activities—refreshments, chat, bingo, music, song and dance, day trips, etc…, every second Wednesday in the Community Centre.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to son David, daughter-in-law Marina, grandchildren Stewart, Matthew, Mark, Daniel and Luke, on the death of David’s parents’ Joseph and Louise Waller (née Stewart), Mullaghpeak, Emyvale, Monaghan, who passed away on Friday, January 25th following a tragic accident. Deepest sympathy is also extended to Joe’s brothers, Russell, Robert and Leslie, his sisters Helen Smith, Violet Wilson, Ivy Gibson and Maggie Moore and to Louie’s brothers, Cecil and Norman Stewart and the entire family circle and friends. Joe and Louie’s Funeral Service took place on Tuesday, 29th January 2019, in St. Salvator’s Parish Church, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, with interment afterwards in the Caledon Road Graveyard. 

The Open Door Sessions:

 Gathering music and arts together to show off new and emerging talent, with a night of free entertainment and fun.
This month’s line up: Dean Wright, singer/songwriter, Lizzy Byrne, poet and songwriter and Joy Booth with her folk/blues blend, coupling captive melodic tunes with disarmingly honest lyrics.

The event will be taking place at 9pm on Friday evening next, 15th, February 2019, downstairs @ Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Market Square, Bailieborough. All welcome.

Operation Transformation:

 Get out and get walking!! Ireland Lights Up is back! We will again see Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA club turn on their lights around the running track at St. Anne’s Park between 7pm-9pm each Thursday evening until 21st February, 2019. So, let’s get out walking and enjoy the fun!

Women’s World Day of Prayer:

 The Annual Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 1st. The Speaker will be the Reverend Tanya Woods. Everyone welcome.

Deepest Sympathy:

 Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Sally and children, Liam, Geraldine, Kieran and Emma, daughter-in-law Deirdre, sons-in-law Hugh and James, Elaine, grandchildren Hannah, Joseph, Sadhbh, Aidan, Orlaith and Sarah Sue, brothers John and Joe, sisters Ann and Margaret, brother-in-law Eugene, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends on the death of Tom SharkeyFeede, Mountpleasant, Dundalk, Louth and formerly of Waterloo, Grousehall. Bailieborough, who passed away on Monday, January 29th, 2019. Tom’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Ravensdale, Dundalk, on Saturday, February 2nd with burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Ravensdale.



 Bridge lessons for beginners takes place in the Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night.

Senior’s Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, in the Hotel Bailie.  Everybody welcome.

First Communion Preparation Mass:

The children receiving First Communion from St. Anne’s N.S., St. Felim’s N.S. an the Model N.S. will be taking part in the 10.00am Mass next Sunday, February 17th.

Deepest Sympathy:

 Deepest Sympathy is extended to family, Robert, Niall, Ger (O’Donnell), Miriam, Yvonne (Malone), daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers Francis, Malachy and Liam, sisters Anita, Maeve, Aileen, Kathleen, Bernadette, Joan and Rosaleen, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends on the death of Gerry Clarke, Mossbrook, 37 Grange Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 and formerly of Main St, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, 28th January 2019. Gerry was predeceased by his loving wife Mary and his brother T.M.  Gerry’s Funeral Mass took place in the Divine Word Church, Marley Grange, Rathfarnham on Thursday, January 31st with burial afterwards in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmonstown.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Wednesday 13th, February:

ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00-9:30pm.

Sunday, 17th February:

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club followed by tea and coffee. Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.

Wednesday 20th February:

ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8-9:30pm

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.


 Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2019/2020 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application before, Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing:  Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Thursday, February14th, 2019.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

 Reduce waste…. Buy a reusable blue coffee cup in Bailie Stores. Ideal present for Cavan supporters and coffee lovers…Only €5…all proceeds go to the Tidy Towns. 

Spanish with Lydia:

‘Spanish with Lydia’ takes place at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road (beside the playground). New lessons for adults and school children of all ages, starting soon. Places available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, please contact Lydia at 087 741 4735.

St. Brigid’s N.S. Tunnyduff: Enrolment:

 Enrolments are now being taken for St. Brigid’s N.S. Tunnyduff for September 2019. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 for an enrolment pack.

Closing date for enrolment is 1st March 2019.

Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.

Shercock Men’s Shed:

 Men’s Shed, a shed is starting up in Tullyabrick, Shercock. This is the area where two famous men lived, John Keenan, uilleann pipe maker. He also played the pipes.

The other was Rev Randal McCallum, famous for his book “The Highlands of Cavan”. Maybe another famous man will come from the shed.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back for 2019 and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough AT 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Citizen’s Information:

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

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’:

‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Excel Level 4, Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Computers for Beginners, Level 2 Wednesdays.

Word Level 4, Thursdays 10-1pm.

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

Blood Transfusion Service:

 The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at the Bailieborough Community School on Tuesday, February 19th from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. All blood donors are requested to attend and new donors will be especially welcome.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February, March, April and May 2019:

 The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–February 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 3rd (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 24th (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 20th (Saturday, 9.00pm), April 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm), My 12th (Sunday,12.30pm) and May 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library:

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.

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 11th February 2019

Under 7/9/11;

A good start to our new joint session for all in the region on Friday last in Bailieborough.

The U9s had a good outing in Dundalk on Sunday showing some good skill along the way. The U11s head to Dundalk this coming Sunday at 10.

Registration for all this Friday at training.

Sundays U9s in Dundalk.

U13/15/17; Club training will be on Tuesdays for the next month to facilitate local football clubs and our lads at county training on Mondays. Training will be at Kingscourt Harps astro pitch and we thank them for the use of their facilities. Training will return to hurling day of Monday at the end of March. U15/17 with the County or Colleges squads are to be in Breffni 3G for 7pm start on Monday.

Club Senior;

Senior training on Sundays at 11 on the astro at the Vale. New players always very welcome.

The week ahead;

Monday; County U15/17 at Breffni 3G 7pm.

Tuesday; U13/15/17 training at Kingscourt Harp astro. 6.45-8pm.

Friday; Indoors in the Community School Sports Hall, Bailieborough. U7/9 from 6-7pm and U11 from 7-8pm. €3 each and the water bottle please.

Sunday; U11s in DKIT blitz Dundalk 10-12pm. Senior training at The Vale 11-12pm. Sligo V Cavan NHL round 2 at 2pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

Aughawillan Drama Troupe

 are on a high rehearsing for the sinfully hilarious play ‘Cash On Delivery’ written by award winning playwright Michael Cooney. This comedy will be performed for your entertainment on the 14th,15th,16th and 17th of February in Aughawillan Hall at 8.30pm sharp.  Tickets by booking only on 087-6486804. Watch and listen out for us in your local notes, newspapers, Shannonside Radio and like us on Aughawillan Drama facebook. Looking forward to seeing you there.