Bailieborough News. January 28th 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Disabled Parking at St. Anne’s Church:

 Please remember that during Mass and Service times in St. Anne’s Church, the disabled parking spaces at the front and side of the Church are for disabled badge holders only. No parking should take place outside those places, in order to keep all avenues and paths clear, in and around the Church.

The avenue through the Church Grounds is not a through road linking Chapel Road with the Virginia Road. The level of traffic was becoming dangerous for those using the Church outside of Mass times. Recently some traffic has used the Parish Centre lawn to bypass the barrier. Drivers, and other users, are reminded that the Church grounds are under 24-hour video surveillance.

Bailieborough School of Music:

 Lotto results for 26-01-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 14, 17, 18, 27.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Brendan and Collette Gavin; Paddy Matthews; Marie and Sinead Hall; Linda Cassidy. Next week’s Jackpot €2,700.

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!

Bailieborough Heritage Society:

Bailieborough Heritage Society are holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday next, 4th February at 8.00 pm in the BDA Centre, Shercock Road. 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!


Bridge Results for Tuesday, 22nd January: First: Teresa O’Reilly and Joy Jameson. Second: Noreen Maguire and Betty Olwell. Best Gross: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan. Third: Kathy O’ Sullivan and Ita Clarke.

Bridge lessons for beginners will take place in 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.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Annual Quiz:

 The Bailieborough Mental Health Association’s Annual Round Table Quiz Night will be taking place in the Bailie Hotel Ballroom at 8.30pm sharp on Friday, 8th February, 2018.  “A fun night for young and old”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Teams of 4 for €40. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for extra points if you arrive on time!! “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’!! All welcome.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Wednesday 30th January

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

Sunday 3rd February: Bailieborough 10:45am – Holy Communion and Sunday Club, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Wednesday 6th February

ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8-9:30pm.


 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.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Our under 8’s (children born in 2011) will be back in pre-season training very shortly. We are just waiting for the CMUL to confirm the date for the start of the league fixtures. This year the Cavan Monaghan Underage League is adopting a Calendar year format for all age groups which means the season will run in over a longer period with games likely to start in April.
All children born during 2011 are eligible to play at under 8’s level and we look forward to seeing everyone back soon as well as new players. For more information, contact Keith Burke on 086 1631538.

Just to remind all players born in 2007, that Under 12 pre-season training starts back this Wednesday from 6.00 – 7.00 pm. New players welcome. For more information, contact Keith Burke on 086 1631538.

Under 13’s (players born in 2006) pre-season training starts back on Thursday, 31st January from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Contact Owen Keating 087 2772596 for more information.

Under 15’s (players born in 2004/2005) pre-season training starts back on Wednesday, 6th February from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Contact Alan Keating 087 7671319 for more information.

Under 17’s (players born in 2002/2003) pre-season training starts back on Wednesday 6th February from 8.00 – 9.00pm. Contact Alan Keating 087 7671319 for more information.

Bailieborough Women’s Group:

The Bailieborough Women’s Group will resume on Friday next, February 1st, with an interesting diary of activities and holidays. Meetings are in the Community Centre, Chapel Road from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, fortnightly. New members most welcome.

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. 

Lakelands Arch Club:

 Lakelands Arch Club are back on Wednesday 30th January from 7-9pm in the BDA Centre, Shercock Rd, Bailieborough. Hope to see you all there!

Bailieborough Community Bowls:

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

ST. FELIM’S National School (THE VALE)

 is currently inviting applications for enrolment for the school year— 2019-2020.  Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665605 or by emailing:, download from website: under the Scoil Documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 1st February, 2019.

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.

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 15th, February 2019 downstairs @ Nixy’s, The Square Bar, Market Square, Bailieborough. All welcome. 

Citizen’s Information:

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

Knockbride Ladies G.F.C.:

 Knockbride Ladies registration night takes place on Friday 01st February, in the club rooms from 7.30 – 8.30pm. Senior – €55, U16, U14 and U12’s – €40 each and U10’s – €25 each. New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate on the night. 

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 and April 2019:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–February 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), 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) and April 28th (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 28th January 2019

Under 7/9/11;

Indoor hurling continues this week in Kingscourt and Bailieborough. We have some changes to make to our training schedule which we will update next week. Registration for all players will be 8th Feb in the Community School Sports Hall in Bailieborough for all U7/9/11 and Monday 11th for all U13/15/17 /Senior.

Our U7s will begin round two of the DKIT blitzes in Dundalk next Sunday.


Training on Mondays on the astroturf at the Vale on Monday 14th 6.50-8pm. €2 each and bring water bottle.

Club Senior;

Our Seniors will return to training on Sunday, 3rd February on the astro at the Vale. 10.30-11.30am. Spread the word please. More new players are always very welcome.

Cavan v Leitrim NHL;

Well done to Cavan on the win and to our own Rory, Jack and Cian who are part of the squad.

The week ahead;

Monday; U13/15/17 training at the Vale 7-8pm. €2 each please.

Thursday; Indoor hurling for U7/9/11 in Kingscourt Community Centre 7-8pm. €3 each please and bring water bottle.

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; U7s in DKIT blitz Dundalk 10-12pm.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

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

The death has occurred of Tom SHARKEY
Feede, Mountpleasant, Dundalk, Louth / Bailieborough, Cavan

Late of Waterloo, Grousehall, Bailieborough. Beloved husband of Sally and dear father of Liam, Geraldine, Kieran and Emma. He will be sadly missed by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, daughter-in-law Deirdre, sons-in-law Hugh and James, Elaine, grandchildren Hannah, Joseph, Sadbh, Aidan, Orlaith and Sarah Sue, brothers John and Joe, sisters Ann and Margaret, brother-in-law Eugene, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. MAY HE REST IN PEACE Reposing at his residence from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday and Friday. Removal on Saturday morning at 10.15am to St. Mary’s Church, Ravensdale arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.

The death has occurred of Gerry CLARKE
Mossbrook, 37 Grange Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin / Bailieborough, Cavan

Gerry Clarke, Mossbrook, 37 Grange Wood, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 and formerly of Main St, Bailieborough, Co Cavan. Died 28th January 2019 peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary and his brother T.M. Sadly missed by his loving 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 & friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Reposing at his residence Wednesday from 1pm until 5pm, family time thereafter. Removal to Divine Word Church, Marley Grange, Rathfarnham to arrive at 7pm. Funeral Mass Thursday at 12 o clock with burial afterwards in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmonstown.