Bailieborough News. November 13th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations to all the Branch members of the Bailieborough Red Cross on winning this year’s ‘Branch of the Year Award’ at the National Awards ceremony, held in Croke Park on Saturday last, November 11th.

And also Congratulations to Emily O Halloran on winning this year’s over all award, of ‘Volunteer of the Year’. Well done to everybody for having such a terrific organisation in our community.

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 with an expression of interest.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd presents ‘A Christmas Reflection’ on Friday, December 8th at 8.30pm at the old Post Office on Main Street. Everyone welcome.

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.

Bridge Results: Tuesday, October 31st  2023– 1st : Mary Cronin and Rena Coleman. 2nd : Kathleen Mcardle and Mary Lynch. 3Rd : Olive Kellett and Rosaleen Keegan. Best Gross: Olive Kellett and Rosaleen Keegan.

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

Parish Meeting: The Bishop has asked Parishes to hold a Public Parish meeting to discuss the issues raised in his recent Pastoral letter. The letter can be read on if you have not seen it. The Parish Pastoral Council have decided to hold two meetings in each side of the Parish at the following times: Bailieborough: Monday next, November 20th at 8.00pm in the Bailie Hotel and Shercock/Killann: Thursday, November 23rd at 8.00pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Shercock. Each meeting will last for an hour and a half.

Mass Count: The Pastoral Council will do a ‘Head Count’ of Mass attendance in all the Churches in the Parish on the weekend of 25/26 November. Another count will be held in the New Year. Tis is to assess Mass attendance in each Church.

Indoor Bowling: Indoor Bowling continues in the Community Centre, Bailieborough on Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm. New members welcome and free tuition for beginners will be provided.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to family Robert (Kathleen), Evelyn (John), Yvonne and Douglas on the death of William (Willie) Smyth

Lisball, Bailieborough, Cavan, who passed away Peacefully, in his 100th  year, surrounded by his family, at Fairlawns Nursing Home, Bailieborough, on Monday, November 6th 2023.
Willie is survived by his family and grandchildren Sophia, Pamela, Rachael, Ann-Marie, Andrew, Robert, Niall and his great grandchildren Chloe and Conor. Sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Willie was predeceased by his wife Ina May (nee Fitzgerald), his son-in-law Tom, his brother Robbie and sister Margaret.

Willie’s Funeral Service took place on Wednesday, 8th  November, in Bailieborough Parish Church and afterwards, Willie’s remains were laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.

‘Seconds Nature’: ‘Seconds Nature’ is the title of the first solo exhibition of wildlife photography by local photographer, Colette Gemmill. The exhibition will be hosted by Bailieborough Hub and the opening night will take place in Bailieborough Courthouse on Saturday next, November 18th at 7.00pm. All welcome.

Water Mains Flushing: The Dhuish Group Water Scheme are flushing the lines over a two week period starting from Monday next, 20th November. Any queries contact 087 6293035

Bailieborough Library: In November the Bailieborough Reading Group will be reading ‘The Searcher’ by Tana French. Copies of the book are available in the Library and the next meeting of the Book Club will take place in the Library on Tuesday, November 28th at 6.30pm.

Library Craft Group every Friday at 10.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst sharing ideas. All Welcome!

Donations to local groups and orginations:Following the completion of the Halloween ‘Scary Walk’ and related activities, the organisers were able to make the following donations, to local Community groups: they donated €500 to each of these groups: Bailieborough Tidy Towns, Bailieborough Men’s Shed, Bailieborough Creative Hub, Bailieborough Swimming area at the Town Lake and the Transition year students at Bailieborough Community School. The remainder of the funds raised will go towards the Bailieborough Christmas Lights.  A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped out in any way.

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

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. The advisors will be present on Wednesday, December 6th.  No appointment is necessary.

Link Credit Union: Scholarship Fund: Link Credit Union Ltd have launched their Scholarship Grant Scheme (worth €1,000) which is open to all student members who are currently in 3rd Level education. Application forms are available in Kingscourt, Bailieborough and Cootehill offices or can be downloaded through the website For further information please contact 042-9675000.

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.

East Cavan Swim Club: Calling all parents / guardians to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd  November at 8.00pm, in the Hotel Bailie.

Our club is going from strength to strength every year , we are delighted to welcome many new members in recent years- please come and hear how your club works including the Head Coach report and the year reports of the voluntary committee.

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.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.: The ‘Shamrocks are holding a ‘Country Night and Disco’ in the Clubhouse in St. Anne’s Park on Friday, November 24th. Music on the night will be provided by, Kelan Browne and D.J. Gareth Mulhall and the event will commence at 9.30pm. All welcome.

On Sunday next, November 19th  there will be a Juvenile Quiz in the Clubhouse at 3pm. This quiz will cater for 10 – 16 year olds with 2 categories. 10-13 yr olds and 13-16 yr olds. This promises to be great fun for all ! Prizes on the day !!! All welcome.

Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run:   Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  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 13th November 2023

Senior, U17/15/13/11/9/7; Seniors preparing for Cavan league final which will likely be in two weeks time.

The U17s will train with the Seniors for the remainder of the season.

The U15s will train on alternate Tuesdays with Cavan GAA coaches on the 3G at Kingspan Breffni and train with us on the alternate Mondays.

U11/13s will train at Kingspan Breffni Tuesday next week.

Under 7 and Under 9s are now in the new after school programme.

Inter county CCC proposal; We are both disappointed and concerned at proposals from National GAA in conjunction with local units, to consider the removal of County sides from NHL from 2025. As we are from the county that had no county team for many years due to a lack of both foresight and development we are keenly aware of the damage that a proposal like this will have on hurling development going forward and we hope that common sense will prevail and hurling will get the respect it deserves.

After school hurling;

After school hurling continues in Mullagh on Thursdays and Shercock on Fridays. Club U7/9/12 training will return indoors from Saturday in Killinkere.

Table Quiz; Save the date. Friday 1st December in The Square Bar, Bailieborough. This is always a good social occasion as well as a good fundraiser for the club. All support is much appreciated.

The week ahead;

Thursday; After school hurling Mullagh. Up to 3rd class 3.30pm.

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

Saturday; Indoor club training Killinkere. U7 1pm. U9 2pm. U12 3pm.

Club contacts;

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

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