Bailieborough News. July 28th 2016.

Bailieborough News. July 28th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.

East Cavan Swim Club.

Well done to Aoife Moore, Bracklin and Eva Boyle, Virginia, who represented the club at the Irish Age Groups, Division 1 National Championships in National Aquatic Centre, Dublin on 20th -24th July. The girls had fantastic swims at this high performance event which closes the national swim season for the year.

Knockbride Macra Na Feirme

Knockbride Macra Na Feirme host their second annual ‘Mr and Mrs Event’ on Saturday, August 6th at 8.00pm, in the Bailie Hotel. Doors open at 8.00pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Entry fee is €10—which includes, entry to the event, finger food and entry to the Bailie Night Club afterwards. Proceeds go to Knockbride Macra and various local charities. Tickets available from the Bailie Hotel or contact: or call, 085 756 0534.



This year’s parish pilgrimage is to Lough Derg on Monday, 22nd August for a One Day Retreat (10am-4pm).  The cost of the day is €40.  This fee includes boat transfer, tea and scones on arrival and a light lunch.  If there is enough interest the parish will provide bus transport on the day.  To book a place please call or text Caroline 086 3817857 or Mella 083 8007054.

Holistic and Psychic Health Fair

A Holistic and Psychic Health Fair will take place on Monday next, August 1st from 11.00am to 6.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie. For more information, please call: 087 673 0717.

Foroige Summer Camps

For young people aged 12-15 yrs taking place in Beckscourt Centre 15th – 17th August 10am – 4pm. Activities include team games, arts, sports and outdoor pursuits.

Cost €10 pp. Family rates available. For more info contact Louise McPhillips 086 0481761.

Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Safe Pass: Safe Pass at Bailieborough Business Centre on Friday, August 19th. Cost €100 includes lunch. Call 042-969-4716 to book your place. Class sizes are limited.

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.

The seniors are back in pre-season training every Tuesday at 7.30pm.  New players welcome and for more information please contact 0858256347.

Good Luck

Good luck and best wishes are extended to local girl, Emma Feeney who is competing at The Ringside World Championships in America

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Pauline, sisters Paula, Veronica and Sharon, brothers Damien, Raymond, Alan, Gary, Henry, Gerard and Declan, son Dylan, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the sudden death of Darren Rogers, Tandragee, Bailieborough on Wednesday last, July 20th. Darren’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church on Saturday morning last with interment afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Eileen Kelly (formerly of New Road, Bailieborough) and family on the recent death of her husband, Frank Fagan in Florida, USA.


Education Guidance for all adults at the Library at 3pm on first Tuesday of each month. Free service run by ETB. Information on courses available, funding and grants.

Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA

The Shamrocks Golf Society are running a 4 Person Team Event in Virginia Golf Club on the 16th and 17th September 2016 in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd. Each and every one of us has had a family member, relation or friend who has had to battle cancer and we are just trying to raise money for this wonderful cause. If anyone would like to enter a team please contact 086 0532174. Cost of teams is €100. Or if you can’t play and want to contribute we are offering tee box and green sponsorship at €50.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August, September and October 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for August, September and October – August 14th (Sunday 12.30pm), August 28th (Sunday 12.30pm), September 10th (Saturday 1.30pm), October 2nd (Sunday 12.30pm), October 22nd (Saturday 1.30pm).

Hurling  Hurling 2

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 25th July 2016

Under 6/8/10; All these groups are now on a well-earned summer break.

Cul Camp this week in Bailieborough. Our own Hurling/ Camogie Fun Camp comes up in August. More info below.

Under 12; Huge congratulations to our U12 squad who were victorious in the Championship Shield Final v St. Felim’s on Wednesday last. Saving probably their best performance of the year so far for the final all our squad played very well on the night. Congrats to Kathryn and Pat, who picks up his first silverware as coach with ECG.


Wednesdays victorious U12 squad.

Under 14; The U14 Hurling Championship begins on 10th August.

Under 16/18; The Cavan U16 Hurling Championship will take place at the end of August. In the meantime there is a new Ulster GAA minor and U16 competitions coming up.

We begin the new minor competition with a game v our neighbours Carrickmacross on Wednesday at 7.30 in Bailieborough. All support welcome for our minors in their second year of competition.

U16 will begin next week.

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Lucky first goal;

The scratch cards are now distributed. Please support when you can as this is our only major fundraiser for this year and with 9 club teams we need to raise as much funding as we can. If you would like to buy/sell extra tickets then please contact any player or coach. Scratch cards are just €2 each.

Hurling/Camogie Camp;

Keep the following dates for your diary. August 16/17/18th will be for our 2016 Hurling/Camogie Camp. This year it will be held in St. Annes Park, Bailieborough GAA from 9am to 1.30 each day. This camp will be for boys and girls aged 6-16. No previous hurling/camogie experience is required and all equipment will be provided. These camps get bigger and better with each passing year with this year’s promising to be the biggest ever! More info in the weeks ahead.

Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; No training till end of August after the camp.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; No training till the end of August after the camp.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18;

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

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.

Cavan Kayakarun

It’s time once again for the 7th edition of the Cavan Kayakarun Adventure Race. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 6th of August, at Gallonray House, Maudabawn, Cootehill.

The Junior event for U12-14, U 14-U16 and U 16 –U18 starts at 12 noon

The CKR XL Challenge and the CKR Challenge commence at 1.00pm.

The format for this year remains the same. The XL Challenge starts with a 5k run, followed by a 2k kayak, and then a cross-country run and concludes with a 52 k cycle.

The Challenge event starts with a 5k run, a 1k Kayak and finishes with a 16k cycle.

There is one change to the junior event format. This year it will start with a short Kayak, followed by a 4 k run on a flat circuit and will conclude with a 16 k cycle on a mainly flat course.

All details are on the website. Online registration is also available from the website. There is a free T Shirt with all entries.

The Cavan Kayakarun run is a unique event in this part of the county. Participants in the past have commented on the fun they’ve had taking part in the event and thus the reason why so many continue to return to it year after year. Safety both on road and the water is paramount to the organizers and all routes, junctions and transition areas are well marshaled.

So make a date for a great day’s fun, exercise and competition on Saturday August 6th. Do it as an individual or maybe even better still as part of a two or three person team.

And if you can, remain on for the post Kayakarun Party on Saturday night in Gallonray House. There will be music and celebration. Meet and make new friends in the sporting and adventure race world.  Everyone’s a winner who takes part. The Cavan Kayakarun is all about the joy of entering. Be part of it this year.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd

The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information contact: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm


The Samaritans

The Samaritans have a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.