Last weekend saw Coachford come alive with various events bringing people out to enjoy the recent spell of good weather. On Sunday a large crowd turned up to take part in the annual Corpus Christi procession. Children of the parish who had recently received their first Holy Communion dressed again in their finery to accompany Fr. Murphy and the Blessed Sacrament through the village and for prayers at the beautifully decorated grotto before returning to the church. The Village looked splendid with houses and shops freshly painted and decorated. Many families took part in the procession which began after 11.30am mass. On Sunday afternoon Snottfest began in O’Riordan’s Bar and there was something for everyone, Bouncy castles Gyroscope and a Barbeque were the order of the day in scorching sunshine while a terrific music and floor show entertained the patrons well into the night. Coachford Cycling Club had a huge turn out for their Sunday run. This was a precursor to their big event on June 23rd – The Muskerry Tour.
Aghabullogue intermediate hurlers lost to West Cork side, Barryroe in the first round of the Intermediate Hurling Championship last weekend. The boys must now face Meelin in the losers round to try and get back into the championship. This game is provisionally fixed for June 29th in Mallow at 7.30pm.
Aghabullogue are Sciath Champs
Congratulations to Aghabullogue National School who were crowned Sciath na Scoil Champions by defeating Kilbrittain in the Final in Pairc ui Chaoimh last week by 2-03 to 0-04. Well done to all involved
Congratulations to Cormac O’Donoghue who won €175 cash in the May GAA County Board Draw.
Aghabullogue GAA are selling raffle tickets to raise some funds. The first prize is €500 cash and there are 3 runners up prizes of tickets to see Bruce Springsteen at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in July.Tickets are only €2 each or 3 for €5 and are available from all club members and adult players.
Information night on Mental Health
Kinsale Youth Services (KYSS) will hold an 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.
The Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council are looking to compile a list of clubs and organisations in the area. Council Secretary, Martina Casey said, “There are many clubs and organisations up and running in the three villages but we do not have a list of these clubs or their contact details. It would be a good idea if we could create a directory for all the clubs & organisations and distribute it around the parish.”
Coachford Community Playgroup are running a kids club throughout the summer on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10am -1pm. All children aged 3-10 are welcome. Places must be booked and paid for a week in advance. THIS WILL NOT BE PRESCHOOL BASED BUT WILL BE FULL OF FUN AND ADVENTURE. If you have any queries or want to book a place contact Michelle Cooney on 0863436054 or Kathleen Flanagan on 0863091041
The Killanardrish/Coachford under 12s have reached the semi final of the Cup by defeating Ringmahon Rangers by 5 goals to one in Coachford on Tuesday.. The goals coming from Luke Casey, Adam Murphy, Josh Martin, Jack Oldham and Jack Murphy. The under 12s are the only team left in competition as the under 13s were defeated 2-1 by Tramore Athletic last week. The Under 12s play the semi final on Sunday June 9th at 12noon.in the Glebe against Buttevant.