Bailieborough News. May 27th 2024. Matthew J. Cullen.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Bailieborough Community School pupils,  Peggy Flanagan, Emma Morris, Katie Mai Reilly and Daniel Stafford who were presented with Gold John Paul II Awards at Mass in St Anne’s Church, on Thursday morning last.

Cavan Sports Partnership: Lets Get Swimming!!

Swim Ireland have 4 amazing outdoor swimming programmes starting in Bailieborough Wednesday 29th  May.

Teens Beginners, 5:30pm – 6pm, Castle Lake.

Teens Intermediate, 6pm – 6:30pm, Castle Lake.

Adult Beginners, 6pm – 6:30pm, Town Lake.

Adult Intermediate 6:30pm – 7pm Town Lake.

Limited places available, pre-registration essential.

All bookings are online through the Swim Ireland Portal here:…/cavansportspartnership

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

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Kathleen, son Philip, daughters Mary (Brian) and Geraldine (Aiden), grandchildren Ciara, Darren, Eoin, Kieran and Chloe, brother Tommy (New York), brother-in-law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends on the death of Terence (Tenny) Smith, Ladonigan, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away on Monday, 20th  May 2024, peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Terence was predeceased by his parents John-Joe and Mary, sisters Kathleen and Bridget, nephew David, brothers in law Ted and Pat.

Terence’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West  on Thursday, May 23rd and afterwards, Terence’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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 Walking Group:  Wednesday, May 29th : Rossmore Park, Monaghan: Medium Walk, Approx 1.5hours: Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.15pm. Meeting at Rossmore Park. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, June 5th : Canningstown Walk: Moderate Walk, Approx 1.5hrs. Leaving Tesco Carpark at 6.50pm. Meeting at the Bridge Tavern, Canningstown at 7.00pm, to follow leaders car. Or meet at Eircode: H16E957. This will be a cross country walk. Please wear suitable footwear.  All welcome.

Regretted Death:  The death has occured of Matthias (Matt) Argue, Ballinamoney, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 21st  May 2024, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Matt was predeceased by his siblings, Jimmy, Michael, Fergus, Gerrard, Andrew, Annie, Margaret and Kathleen. Deeply regretted by his brother in law John, sister in law Shirley, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family, neighbours and friends.

Matt’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Thursday, May 23rd and afterwards Matt’s remains were laid to rest in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Jiving Lessons: Come along and learn to Jive on Thursday nights from 8.00pm to 9.30pm at the Clubhouse at St. Anne’s Park. No partner needed.

Bailieborough Library: Bailieborough Library NEW Opening Hours: From June 4th, we will change our TUESDAY opening hours to 10am-1.15pm; 2.15pm-5.15pm.

Celebrating Bealtaine at the Library ‘Holistic Harmonies’ on Wednesday, May 29th  from 11am-1pm. Local musicians will be on hand to entertain and delight the audience with their musical talent. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

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

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to life long partner and best friend Dee, loving sons, Jonathan, Craig and Cillian, grandchildren Kayleigh, Liam, Kara and Wylder, brothers Gerry and Greg, sisters Denise, Tishie, Frances and the late Vicky, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, daughters in law and wide circle of friends on the death of Johnny Hoey, Leiterville, The Vale, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly of Glassmore Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, who passed away on Monday, 20th  May 2024 suddenly at his residence.

Johnny’s Funeral Mass took place in St Cronan’s Church, Swords, Co. Dublin on Saturday, May 25th, followed by cremation in Dardistown Crematorium.   

Line Dancing: Continues in the Courthouse, Lower Main Street, Bailieborough on Tuesday’s, from 8.15pm to 10.00pm. All 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. .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 getting longer 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.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA: East Cavan Gaels Hurling Club News 27th  May 2024

Senior/county squads;

A disappointing end to the season with the defeat to Longford ultimately costing us a place in the Lory Meagher Cup final despite the imperious 7-19 scored v Leitrim was to prove futile as we lost out on the head to head rule. Still it has been an exceptional season for the county side with every game in both league and championship very entertaining and exciting and the retention of the higher division in the league bodes well for the 2025 season. Well done to all our East Cavan Gaels men for all of their efforts throughout the season. Now the focus returns to club action with Monday training in Killinkere with some challenge games lined up as they prepare for the big test as they partake in the Monaghan Senior League for the very first time starting in June. Commiserations to our Seniors who lost out in the Ulster Spring league final v a good Lisbellaw side recently in what was a very competitive outing for the lads.


Our Tain Og squad, a mixture of our U14s and U16s, will continue to get games as they go over the summer months. They had a good match v Belnaleck from Fermanagh last week while our county men played well when playing Leitrim recently..

Under 12/14/16 club training will now move to Mondays at 6pm in Killinkere.

The U12s had a good blitz recently on the 3G and the Monaghan league will begin on June 9th v Cootehill.

Under 8 and under 10s continue each Wednesday on the astro at Bailieboro Celtic soccer astro.

The week ahead;

Wednesday; U8/10 training 7-8pm astro at Bailieboro Celtic AFC.

Thursday; Seniors v Wolfe Tones at 8pm.

Club contacts;

U8/10/12; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U14/16/18/; Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.

Senior; Adam Baldwin 087 962 2206.