Latest News 16.11.12

Coachford Drama Group

The drama group continue to perform the play, ‘Never Swim Alone’  on the one act festival circuit. The group picked up another win in Haulbowline last weekend to give themselves a real fighting chance of reaching the All Ireland Final but everything boils down to this weekend in the groups final competitive performance of the play in Rossmore. The cast of Louise Murphy Lyons, Eugene O’Sullivan and Peter Dineen and stage manager, Diane Searls all under the direction of Anthony Greene will do their best to get another result,



Tractor, Car and Motorcycle Run

Broomhill Vintage Club are organizing an end of year, Tractor, Car and Motorcycle Run (Classic, Veteran & Vintage) this 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.



Camogie Club

Aghabullogue Camogie Club are getting together in Hogan’s Bar on Friday November 23rd to celebrate their recent victory in the Intermediate County Camogie Championship when they will show the DVD of the very exciting and close match


Coachford AFC

Coachford AFC is holding a club benefit night on Saturday November 24th in Hogan’s Bar. This night of music, craic and food is being held as a fundraiser for the ongoing developments at the club’s grounds at The Glebe, Coachford. Club Chairman, Thady Delaney said “ We have made huge progress during 2012 on our second pitch and we can now offer to our players the very best of facilities. We do need to do some additional works to our clubhouse and dressing rooms and the money raised from this event will go towards meeting these costs. Our club is going from strength to strength and we now cater for more teams than we ever have in the past and while this is very welcome it also brings more costs that we have to meet. This is our first fundraising event of the year and we are looking forward to seeing a large crowd there.”  Tickets for the event are only €10 each and there promises to be a huge selection of spot prizes at the event.

On the playing fields the premier team defeated Springfield by 4-0 in the league last weekend and The B team shared the spoils with Rylane in the parish Derby on a one all scoreline. This weekend the premier team are back in Cup action when they play city side, Blarney Street Athletic in the third round of the Munster Junior Cup away on Saturday at 2.00pm. The second team entertain Casement Celtic at home in Carrigadrohid on Sunday at 10.45am in the league.




  Schoolboys Soccer League

The Killanardrish/Coachford Under 13 soccer team enjoyed a superb but hard fought victory over Tramore Athletic A last Saturday in the second round of the National Cup.The Douglas based club, playing at home went into an early lead but Killanardrish/Coachford fought back and equalised with a brilliant goal from striker Luke Casey after 20 minutes. The game ebbed and flowed for the remaining 40 minutes until Liam Twohig popped up with a brilliant worked goal to put the Mid Cork side into the lead with only minutes left, however in injury time Tramore equalised sending this game into extra time. Killanardish/Coachford were determined not to let this game slip from them and in the opening minutes of the first haft of extra time, Luke Casey popped up again to score a fabulous free kick and four minutes later Casey got his hat trick to secure a well deserved win. This was a fabulous team performance with the defence, midfield, forwards and substitutes all playing to their very best and ensuring that this team go into the third round of this very challenging competition.

The under 12s travel to Passage this Saturday to take on the home side in the league at 10.30am while the under 9s take part in the indoor soccer tournament in the Sports Village at the Model Farm Rd at 12.30pm


ACR Heritage (the Heritage Committee of Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council) are seeking new Members, and all are welcome. The only requirements are a willingness to participate and to be proactive. Our mission – to preserve and promote the history and heritage (and there is plenty of that) of Coachford & Environs – and have a bit of fun while doing so. Quite an amount has been achieved in our short existence – there is plenty more to do. If this interests you, please feel free to email or contact 086-0456554


Flower Club

Coachford Flower club will hold their monthly meeting in Hogan’s Bar on Wednesday November 21st   at 8.30pm. As part of the meeting a talk on Herbal Medicine will be given by herbalist, Nikki Darrell. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free.


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