Coachford Tidy Towns Association are appealing to all residents and visitors to Coachford to be careful how they dispose of their litter, cigarette butts and chewing gum. The group have entered Coachford in the Cork County Anti Litter competition and are hoping to improve on last year’s score. The PRO of the Association, Henry Delaney has pointed out that points will be lost for every piece of litter found inside the 50km speed limit boundary of the village. “ Coachford is a big village and one of the largest in the competition so we will have to try harder to keep our place tidy. It is the responsibility of all of us to dispose of our soft drinks bottles, coffee cups, sweet wrappers and chewing gum properly. I hope people realise that this is a great opportunity to show how Coachford can be a clean and tidy place to live in and to visit. This will benefit all of us. Don’t fling it – Bin it”
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion mass will be celebrated in Coachford on Saturday at 11.00am. Niamh Barry Murphy, Muireann Ní Bhuachalla, Orna Chaill, Amy Dineen, Danny Herlihy, Gabriela Kaczoch, Daniel Leahy and Jack Murphy will receive Holy Communion for the first time.
Hectic week ahead for Soccer Club
Coachford AFC will face into possibly the busiest and pressure laden four days in their history. The Killanardrish/Coachford under 15s play Carrigtwohill in the league decider on Saturday in Tramore Park at 12noon in a winner takes all game. The Premier team face their long term rivals, Park United in the second last game of the season three hours later at home in a tie that both teams must win to keep the pressure on Killumney United who top the table and who Coachford must play in the last game of the season on Tuesday away. We wish both teams the very best of luck. Killanardrish/Coachford under 13s emerged victorious by 5-4 in a nine goal thriller last Monday evening when they played Douglas Hall in the 2nd round of the Under 13 Cup.
There was no winner of the €7,000 jackpot when the numbers were drawn out last Monday night in Hogan’s Bar. The numbers were 1, 18 and 25. The lucky dip winners were, Helen Barrett (€40), Dawn Carroll, Mary McCarthy, Hancie Casey and Ellen O Donovan (€20 each). Next week’s jackpot will be €7,200 and the draw will take place in O’Riordan’s Bar.
County Cup for Coachford College
Well done to the Coachford College under 14½ hurlers who captured the county title on last week by defeating Kinsale College on a score line of 2-20 to 2.07
GAA President to visit Aghabullogue
President of the GAA, Mr. Liam O’Neil will pay a visit to the children ofAghabullogue National School at 1pm on Tuesday May 28th. The President will also view the 1890 memorial located in the village. This Memorial commemorates Cork’s first ever all Ireland Hurling title when Aghabullogue hurlers represented the county in the All Ireland final.
A 5 mile run, a Major Gathering, a Bonny Baby, Glamorous Granny and a Yummy Mummy competition, Funfair, Bachelor of the Festival, Tim O’ Riordan of Natural Gas in Concert, Dog Show, High Nelly Run, Photography competition, Children’s sports, Vintage show and Agrilympics are just some of the events confirmed for the fourth Coachford Autumn Festival to be held on August 16th, 17th and 18th. The organisers are working on making sure that there will be something at the festival that will suit all ages and all interests. There is huge interest already in the Bachelor competition and many of the ladies in the area are looking forward to seeing these fine available men dressed up in their tuxedos. Some Festival Events will be sponsored and if anyone would like to sponsor a specific event you can contact the Festival Secretary on 086 8030086. All owners of Fordson Majors are invited to attend the festival for a MAJOR Gathering. These iconic tractors were produced in the USA , Cork and Dagenham and brought affordable vehicles to the farmer the same way as Henry Ford did with cars.
Information night on Mental Health
Kinsale Youth Services (KYSS) will hold and Information night on mental health, drugs and alcohol issues in Coachford GAA Complex on Saturday 8th June at 8.00pm. Garda James O’Mahony and other members of Riverstick Foroige Club will address this meeting.
Summer Sporting Camps in Coachford
The summer is here and so are the GAA and Soccer camps. Coachford is hosting the Cúl Camps in the GAA grounds from July 8th to 12th. The cost of the GAA camp is €55 (plus online booking fee) per child. The Soccer Camp takes place in the Coachford AFC grounds from August 12th to 16th and the cost is €65. Both camps offer discounts for 2ndand 3rd children from the same family. Prices also include free kits. The soccer camp participants will also receive a backpack and a football. Kelloggs are sponsors of the GAA Cúl camps and have special promotional packs where you can get €5 discount. These promotional packs are available in all the grocery shops in the village. Early online bookers for the FAI soccer camp also get a free adult and child’s ticket to a senior international game at the Aviva Stadium. All we need now is good weather! For further information and to book a place for your child log on to http://www.summersoccerschools.ie/ and http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/