The Coachford GIY group are hosting a Gardening talk on Wednesday November 14th in Hogan’s function room Coachford at 8.30pm. The guest speaker is the renowned organic grower, Caroline Robinson. Caroline has been growing organic vegetables commercially for over 16 years and operates a very successful Vegetable stall in Macroom each week. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. 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. Tidy Towns The Coachford Tidy Towns held a very successful fundraiser last Saturday night. The Murder Mystery night was a huge success with all present getting into the swing of things and searching the body for clues and delving deep into the phone records and credit Card statements of the victim to try and find out which of the five suspects in the packed bar was the murderer. Chairperson Martha McCaffery said “ it was a great night and such an unusual way to raise money for the group. The orgainser, Grainne Donovan was brilliant in the way she had the whole thing planned out and she put so much hard work into the event and it paid off.” Table Quiz A table Quiz in aid of Marymount Hospice will be held in Hogan’s Bar this Friday night, November 9th at 9.00pm Soccer Club increases the prizes in their Lotto From this week on the Coachford AFC Lotto Jackpot will go up by €200 each week if it’s not won. The Lucky Dip prizes will also increase and there will be one €40 prize and four €20 prizes given out each week. As well as the prize fund increase the numbers in the lotto have also been expanded from 30 to 36. Tickets are available in all shops and pubs in the village and are still only €2 each. There was no winner in the soccer lotto this week. The numbers drawn were.11, 28, and 36. The lucky Dip winners were Pat Murphy €40, Aisling & Shelia & Mags, Derry Walsh, Mary O’Sullivan and M & B & B & Emma €20 each The Jackpot will be €1,600 next week and the draw will take place in O’Riordans Bar . Coachford AFC The Premier team got their leaguer season off to an wonderful start last weekend with an emphatic 9-1 win over Castleview. This weekend the lads have an early start when they take on Springfield in Cobh at 10.45am on Sunday in their second league game of the season. The B team went down to Glanworth by 3 -1 last Saturday but will hope for a better result this Saturday when they take on fellow parishioners and near neighbours Rylane in Rylane at 2.00pm. Rylane will go into this game as red hot favourites as their recent results have been very positive however Coachford B team are at their most deadly when written off. It’s another busy weekend for the schoolboys. Both the under 13s and Under 12 teams are involved in the next round of the National Cup. The Under 13s travel to Tramore Park to take on Tramore Athletic A at 10.30am on Saturday. This fixture promises to be a very tough encounter for the Killanardrish/Coachford side as their opposition lie just under them in second place in the league. The Under 12s travel to Watergrasshill on Sunday to take on the home side at 12.15pm. We wish all the teams the very best of luck. European Tae Kwondo Congratulations to Emma Flanagan from Coachford who won Gold and Silver medals recently in the European Tae Kwondo championship in Poland – Coachford, Village of Champions! November Mass Mass for deceased members of Aghabullogue GAA and Camogie clubs will take place on Saturday November 10th in St. John’s Church, Aghabullogue at. 8.00pm Farmers Market The Coachford Farmers market is on this Saturday and wonderful locally produced goods will be on offer. The market takes place from 10.30am to 1.30pm at the GAA Community Centre in Coachford. Vegetables, eggs, Cakes, Jams, Chutneys, Pickles, Cheese, plants and flowers among many other things will be on sale and it is always an opportunity to meet up with your neighbours and friends to have a cup of coffee and a chat.