Bailieborough News Thursday 25th June 2015

Bailieborough News. June 25th  2015. Matthew J. Cullen.

Féile na nGael 2015;

What an incredible weekends celebration of hurling in Bailieborough and Kingscourt. Well over a thousand people passed through the gates of both venues from counties Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Louth and Wicklow. Our lads did the club proud in their four games against good opposition and gave as good as they got in some pulsating matches. Our guests for the weekend, Caiseal Gaels from Mayo also had a great weekend of Breffni hospitality. There are a huge amount of people to thank for this event being such a success and we will get to thank them individually over the weeks ahead but for now please take our grateful thanks for whatever role you may have played over the weekend and indeed in the weeks and months in advance in preparation of the event. We must though give special thanks and praise to Kathryn O’Flynn and Sharon Daly and their team for their outstanding event management and suffice to say the event would not have went as well as it did without their leadership, planning and organisational skills.

Thanks also to both our GAA partners Bailieborough Shamrocks and Kingscourt Stars for having their grounds in pristine condition for such a prestigious competition.



‘Bailieborough Agricultural Show 2015 to be held on July 4th 2015’:

Come along in 70’s dress to be claimed best dressed man/woman on the day to celebrate the theme of ‘Then and Now’. Other attractions on the day include the Macra na Feirme national farm skills challenge semi-finals, vintage displays, trade stands and lots more! Bring your pony along for the new
handy pony class which involves doing everyday tasks while on horseback, class begins at 10am and runs for the whole day! For more info email‘All welcome.


Bailieborough Celtic A.G.M:

The Annual General Meeting of Bailieboro Celtic Soccer Club will take place in the club’s Clubrooms on Thursday, 25th June 2015 at 8.30pm.

Bailieboro Celtic AFC are delighted to be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp again this year from July 13th to July 17th at the Vale Grounds. Log on to  or call 1890 653 653 to book early. Discounts apply for family bookings.


Safe Pass:

One Day Training Course at Bailieborough Business Centre on

Friday next, 26th June. Cost €100.00 with Lunch included. For further details

call: 042-969-4716 or email:

The course is delivered by Cathal Bannon.



The 20k Drop:

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA present ‘The 20k Drop’ in the Bailie Hotel on Friday 26th June at 8.30pm. Ticket are priced at €15 and are available from any committee member or they can be purchased at the door. On the night 8 participants are selected from the audience. Each receives €2,500 in cash and simply place your cash on the correct answer to win. This is sure to be a good night’s entertainment. All welcome.


Red Cross: Annual Senior’s ‘Tea Party’:

The annual Red Cross Rambling House Senior’s Tea Party takes place on Wednesday 1st July in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough at 6.30pm.  Red Cross members will issue tickets in the usual way.  Please phone 087 2346526 or 086 2308570 to book a place, for further information, or to request extra tickets.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 24th: Dun A Ri, Kingscourt. Easy walk—1 hour. Moderate walk—1 hour 30 mins. Depart from Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walks commence at Shercock Road entrance to Dun A Ri at 7.15pm. All welcome.


Legion of Mary:

The local ‘Legion of Mary’ meets each Monday night at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.



Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.


Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’—Terrific Summer Offer!!:

Garda vetted volunteers with identification are ready to assist and help the elderly in our community. If you have gardening jobs, hedge and grass cutting, tidying up or ant type of small repairs to get done then ‘Lend A Hand’, is at your doorstep. No job is too small for our volunteers and to avail of this service just call Ann at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. Brighten up your summer and make that call now!!


Bailieborough Community Resource House:

Summer camp for children aged 8-11 in Resource House from July 6th – July 10th. Price €30 for the week. For further details please contact 042 9666068.


Training at Bailieborough Business Centre:

Computers and the Internet for Beginners €10 for 4 Classes. Skills for Farmers, Skills for Work.

Call 042-969-4716 / 086-794-9739 for further details.


Killann Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick:

The Killann Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday, July 12th. A bus will be leaving from Bailieborough at 8.00am (please note change of time). If interested please contact Caroline (086 3817 857) or Mella (086 379 0602) for further details.


Birdwatch Ireland:

Birdwatch Ireland are looking for records of breeding Curlew this summer. Farmers with breeding Curlew on their lands may be eligible for GLAS. If you think you know of a nesting pair—not a flock—please contact Sean Kelly on 085 1132 780 or email and we will contact you. Closing date is July 1st 2015.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June, July and August 2015:

The following are the dates for Baptisms in Saint Anne’s Church: Saturday, June 27th (Deacon Damien), Saturday, July 11th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, July 12th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, July 25th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, July 26th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, August 8th (Deacon Damien), Sunday, August 9th (Fr. Michael), Saturday, August 23rd (Deacon Damien) and Sunday, August 24th (Fr. Michael).


1916 – 2016 Ireland Centenary Programme:

The Bailieborough Sheehy Skeffington Centenary Committee is planning a series of events in 2016.
Francis Skeffington was born in 1878 in Bailieborough.
If you are interested in the history of Francis and his wife Hanna and the role played by them in the 1916 era, you might like to join our committee.. Contact Patrick McCabe at Phone No. 042 9694706, mobile 086 8490642 or email


Leisure Centre:

New Studio Classes, check out our facebook page for details of different classes.

Monday:  BLT 10.00-10.45am and Ladies Fitness 8.30pm.

Tuesday:  Mugendo Kickboxing 6.30-8.30.

Wednesday:  Pilates 10-11am, BLT at 6.30, Step Aerobics from 7.30 to 8.30.

Thursday: Yoga at 10 and Turbo training at 7pm.

Friday:  Men’s Fitness at 8.45.

Studio and Treatment rooms available to rent, Call 042 9666644. Suitable for many uses.

€30 for 30 days membership pool or gym membership still available.

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.


Walk, Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.


East Cavan Gaels: U6/8/10;

The lads had a good workout at Cloghan blitz on Wednesday last. Training as normal in both venues this week. Monster training blitz next week in Bailieborough.

U12/14/16;The Under 16s play Monaghan Harps on the 6th July.

During July there will be Under 11 and Under 13 hurling blitzes on alternate Wednesdays. The Under 14 tri-county league will begin in August.


School holidays;

With most schools finishing up this coming week we would like to thank our local schools for continuing to support local hurling development this past year and extend an invitation to all boys to try hurling with us over the summer. New players are always very welcome at any time of the year.

Training times and venues; If blitz on then no training.

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; 

Wednesdays 6-7.30 at Kingscourt Stars GAA grounds.

Bailieborough group;  Friday 6-7.30 at the Community School pitch.

Both sessions are open to anyone from the region to attend.

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

Under 12/14/16/18; All training is collective in Bailieborough and subject to change. Wednesday in St. Anne’s Park 7pm. Players will receive a text.

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



Charity Event:

The Cavan Kayakarun are hosting a charity event on Friday next June 26th at Gallonray House Maudabawn Cootehill at 7pm. It consists of a 5k run or walk or a cycle with two routes 30k and 60k. All proceeds will go to Aoibheann’s Pink Tie Charity which is a charity that assists and helps families and their children who are going through the traumas and pain of cancer. It will be a fun evening with refreshments afterwards and donations are welcome. Please check out the details on Cavan Kayakarun Facebook page and take the time to watch the video link about the charity and what it does to help families.


Adventure Camps:

Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Camps are open and almost full. Please don’t leave it to the last minute. We have already closed some of the adventure camps. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information. Participation is open to anyone between the ages of 9-16 years. We provide FREE bus service from local camp pick up points.


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, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.


Citizens Information Service:

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.


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.