Coachford AFC

The Coachford A Team are out of the Mossie Linnane League Cup having been defeated by Blarney Street Athletic on penalties at the Quarter Final stage. The game finished nil all but the city team emerged victorious in the penalty shootout by 3-2. The B team drew with Buttevant in the league in a thrilling 4-4 game. This weekend both teams play in cup games on Saturday and both are at home venues. The A team will entertain Glen Celtic in the 2nd round of the Munster Junior Cup at 3.00pm in the Glebe while the B team will play Waterloo in Carrigadrohid in the 3rsd round of the AOH Cup also at 3.00pm.


The Under 13 boys travel to Macroom on Saturday to play the town side at 10.30am in Division 2 of the league. The under 11s will play Richmond at home on Sunday at 12.30pm at the Dam Road in Carrigadrohid. Rockmount is the venue for the under 12 team on Bank Holiday Monday when both teams will lock horns at 10.30am in Division 4 of the league.


There was no winner in the soccer lotto this week. The numbers drawn were.12, 28, and 29. The lucky Dip winners were Teddy Irwin, Colm Noonan, Jenifer Delaney, Kay Towmey and John Tarrant (yt). The Jackpot will be €1,100 next week and the draw will take place in Breathnachs bar.

Tidy Towns

The Coachford Tidy Towns have been busy planting over 1,000 spring bulbs on the approach roads to Coachford. Martha McCaffery, Chairperson said “The bulbs will hopefully not only brighten up the area but also define where the village boundaries begin. We are also starting to plant up a boat to show the connection that the village has with the river Lee and the huge benefit that coarse fishing has in the area. We were delighted that so many people turned up last Sunday to help plant so many bulbs and to the local Brownie troop who sorted out all the bulbs the day before in advance of the planting.”


Congratulations to Coachford couple Greg Cronin and Tracey Martin who were married in the Honan Chapel last weekend. The beautiful bride from Leemount in Coachford was stunning as she walked up the aisle with her father Matt to be joined with the love of her life, Greg from Fergus. Fr. Peadar Murphy was the celebrant and the gorgeous bridesmaids were Tracey’s sister Katherine Keating and niece Amy O’Sullivan. The wedding party then headed to the Carlton Hotel in Kinsale where the guests enjoyed a superb meal and celebrations went on late into the night and were picked up again the next day.

Dripsey boy lands the big one

Dripsey boy Christy Fehilly won the Individual honours in the recent two day National Coarse Fishing Federation Inter Provincial Youth Championships 2012 on Inniscarra Lake at Dripsey, Co Cork. 10 year old Christy fished a fantastic match winning each day and overall individual winner of the event with a total weight of 18kg 500grs. Bream, Skimmers, Roach and Hybreds were the target fish and in total 315 kg were caught and released by the teams over the two days, Christy was also selected to be part of the 2012 Irish Youth Celtic Cup Team as a result of his superb display.

Public questionnaire to help our future

What is the future of your village? A new project led by the ACR Community Council, hopes to provide some answers. A Village Design Statement is being prepared for the villages of Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane. A Village Design Statement describes what is special about a place and what should be done to make it a better place to live, work and play. The Statement will emerge from the ideas and knowledge of the community. The process will be supported by expert input from landscape architects, road engineers, architects, planners, recreation and heritage consultants from URS. The Village Design Statements will guide the future development of each village. The plans will strive to highlight potential opportunities for business creation and enhancement, recreation, tourism, improving basic rural services and upgrading the rural heritage. The statements will identify a range of projects and proposals which can be initiated within the short term, medium term and long term and will include details of possible funding opportunities. Following an initial walkabout in each village, the next stage of the project will be a workshop open to all. The community and consultants from URS will work together to develop a vision for each village. Workshops for each village will be held on the following dates: Coachford GAA Community Hall, Tuesday 6th November, 7pm Aghabullogue Community Hall, Wednesday 7th November, 7pm Rylane School Hall, Thursday 8th November, 7pm To get the ideas rolling, a questionnaire has been prepared for each village, which is available from the shops in each village and in the porch of each church or can be filled in online before October 31st under the following links:

The consultants from URS will bring together the output from the workshops and prepare a presentation of a draft Village Design Statement at the end of November. Everyone will be able to give feedback on the plans at that stage before the Village Design Statement is launched in early January. Please engage with this project as everybody’s input is required to make sure it will be successful and that the final Village Design Statement represents a shared vision.

Tractor, Car and Motorcycle Run

Broomhill Vintage Club are organizing an end of year, Tractor, Car and Motorcycle Run (Classic, Veteran & Vintage) on Sunday November 18th 2012. Participants should register at the GAA grounds Coachford from 11.00am. Entry for this event is only €10 One of the organizers of the event, Tim Flanagan said “ this run is being organised to give your vehicle one more run out before you garage the machine for the winter: The run will be an easy one for all vehicles and we are hoping for a good turn out. Entry is only €10 and tea and coffee will be available on registration”. Insurance for all vehicles must be produced and for further information contact Tim at 086 866 3729 or Peter on 086 844 7105. Broomhill Vintage club recently donated over €5,000 to local charities from the proceeds of the Coachford Autumn Festival.

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