News from the village – April 25th 2013

Garda Road Traffic Speed Camera Van to be located In Coachford

The area by the GAA pitch is to be the new location for a Garda Speed Camera Van in the coming weeks. Warning signs are being erected on the approach roads and the van will be operating in the location shortly. This development will be welcomed by those who use that area for walking and by parents of children who use the GAA grounds. Some motorists have been travelling at speeds well over the limit in this area in the past and it is hoped that this practice may be a thing of the past.  There is of course, the danger that the Gardai may come to be accused of ‘Heavy Handiness’ with locals who are just above the speed limit. Lets hope that common sense will be used also .Peter Dineen, Chairman of the Community Council said “ While anything that adds to the safety of our children and pedestrians in this area is most welcome, it would be ideal if the same level of interest to road safety was shown by the Road Safety Authority and Cork County Council to repair and rise the footpaths in this area.”.



Wedding Bells


Congratulations to Imelda O’Shea form Coachford and Martin Coughlan from Dripsey who got married last weekend. The couple enjoyed a beautiful day surrounded by their family, friends and neighbours. Imelda, a paramedic with the HSE South Ambulance service met her husband Martin in Coachford through a mutual friend and three years later decided to tie the knot. The wedding party enjoyed a wonderful day and night at the Carrigaline Court Hotel.



Were you never married?

The Festival Committee are busily organising events for this years event. A number of events are penciled in already with lots more to come.  Some of the events planned are a 5k run, a Dog show,  the annual High Nelly run,  the Bachelor of  the festival competition, Tim Riordan ( of Natural Gas) in Concert,  a Country Market, Photographic competition, Funfair,, and Side Shows. “ We’ve had a great three years with the Queen of the Festival competition. There has been some wonderful contestants and terrific winners. However we’ve decided to change it this year so we’re going with a competition for the opposite sex. The Bachelor of the Festival will be run along the same lines as the Queens. We are hoping that business’s and clubs from all over the area will put forward a man who has never been married and willing to be interviewed on stage for a few minutes. It should be a bit of fun and an opportunity to raise some money for local charities,” said Tadgh Murphy.


Soccer Season Reaching an Exciting Climax

Coachford AFC’s two adult and four schoolboys teams have all only a handful of games left in their respective league campaigns. The premier team are on top of the table and if they can win their final few games the Premier A title will be theirs but they have a very tough last few games . This will be a huge achievement for the lads and their coaches, Michael Walsh and Donal Moynihan. The B team had a difficult season but have played some excellent football to make it to mid table in their league. The Under 15s are three points behind the league Leaders with a game in hand and only four games left to play. The under 13s top their league by a single point with also only four games left while the under 12s top their table having remained undefeated all season. The Under 11s have improved with every game they have played and have won the last four in the non competitive league. 2013 could be one of the most successful seasons for the club in years if results go their way in the coming weeks. Club Chairman, Thady Delaney said “ It’s been a great year so far but there is still a lot of football to be played. This year a lot of the teams had great runs in the cup competitions also. We are also continuing to develop our grounds at the Glebe and our new sand based pitch was invaluable during the very wet playing season.”  This weekend the premier team play Greenwood away on Sunday morning at 10.45am and are at home to Blarney Street Athletic on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm. The Under 13s play Buttevant away on Saturday at 2.00pm while the Under 11s entertain Douglas Hall in Carrigadrohid at 12.30pm on the same day.


There was no winner of the €6,200 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5, 14 and 20. Lucky dip winners were Louise Ryan (€40), Steve Crowley, Madge Martin, Des O Grady and Mossy Keane (€20 each). Next week’s jackpot is  €6,400 and the draw takes place in O’ Riordan’s Bar




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