April 4th 2013 News

Time to get Growing

GIY GardenCoachford branch of Grow It Yourself meets on Wednesday April 10th at 8.30pm in Hogans . The meeting is open to everyone and is a great place to pick up gardening tips and know how.This month the group will be focusing on planting seeds and tips on what to sow and when.

Delay in permission for Fishing development

There was  huge disappointment in Coachford this week when news came through from Cork County Council that the planning permission for the River fishing facility in Nadrid was going to be delayed due to a few objections from some householders and farmers along the route. This delay in the planning process has put the world Feeder Angling Championship project at risk.The group of community people who worked on this project for the last few years were devastated at this latest development. They have worked extremely hard to try and bring the 2014 World Angling Championships to the river Lee. Chairman  of the local group, Matt Sheehan said ‘ This is a terrible outcome for the project but also for the local area and the economy of Mid Cork.

This development does make good economic since not only would it pay for itself with one event like a World Championship which should generate up to €1.5 million euros in to the this Cork region. This will sustain as well as create jobs in this region of Cork. For example; with a possibility of up to 500 people been involved directly during a World Championship event, anglers, managers, officials, stewards etc. for an eight night period, this alone would have provided a huge economic benefit to this region. We are now hoping that when our chance for hosting this hugely important event for Ireland, Cork and Mid Cork comes around in the not too distant future that we’ll be ready for it’

Coachford National School Open Day
Coachford N.S. will hold an OPEN DAY on Tuesday April 16th from 9.30am to 11.00am. All prospective pupils and their parents are most welcome to attend.
Broomhill Vintage Club
The Broomhill Vintage club have finalised the routes for their next car and tractor run on Sunday April 14th. The run is open to veteran, vintage and classic cars and motorbikes and to all tractors. Registration takes place at the GAA grounds in Coachford from 11.00am and vehicles will take to the roads at 12.00noon. The tractors will travel North to Aghabullogue and then west to Ballinagree where they will stop at the Laine Bar and return to Coachford via Rylane. The cars will head west to Macroom and Cill na Martra, cross over to Ballingeary where they will stop for refreshments at the Ard na Laoi bar before returning to Coachford via Toonsbridge.
Registration and hurling training for under 6’s, under 8s and under 10’s will take place on Saturday April 13th  from 10.30am to 12 noon. Registration is 5euro. For further details contact Joe on 087 9873609.
The Premier team were involved in a thriller last weekend when they playe out a 4-4 draw with Pearse Celtic. Both teams were reduced to 9 players as tempers frayed during this most competitive game. The local lads went 2-0 up and looked to be coasting only for the city side to pull one back. Coachford then scored another goal to make it 3-1. Pearse Celtic then got the better of the Coachford lads and scored the next three goals to lead the game with only minutes left. However there was another twist left in this tie and Coachford pulled out all the stops to rescue a very important point by scoring the equaliser in the dying moments of this thriller.This weekend the boys have another top of the table clash when they travel to Mitchelstown to take on Park United on Sunday with a 10.45 kick off. On next Tuesday they entertain Killumney at 6.30pm in the Glebe. The B team played out a 2-2 draw with Los Zarcos last weekend.The under 13 team play Youghal away next Monday at 6.45pm in the league.While on Wednesday the under 12s entertain Passage in Dam Road at 6.45pm and on Thursday the under 15s play Bandon also at the Dam road at 6.30pm.

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