Latest News from the Village – June 13th 2013

Bog of the Foxy Woman

The June edition of the Bog of the Foxy Woman is now available in shops or on line

Cigarette Butts Hamper Litter ChallengeTity Towns

The Coachford Tidy Towns Committee have received the results of the first two rounds of the Cork County Council Litter Challenge and while the results in 2013 are much improved on 2012  a huge amount of marks have been lost due to the vast amount of Cigarette butts discarded along the streets of the village. John McCaffery, Chairman of the Tidy Towns said, “the results are very encouraging and shows that we are moving in the right direction at least. Last year our scores were in the mid 70s but this year already we have had a score of 88 on the first week and 92 in the second week but it’s the reckless discarding of the cigarette butts that is destroying our challenge. We are all well aware that having such a vibrant and busy village was always going to be difficult to keep clean but we have been putting in a huge effort and are reaping the rewards except for the cigarettes. We could pick up over 150 butts on a Monday night and come back again on Tuesday and find the same amount again thrown on the streets. For every 10 cigarette butts we lose one mark. In the first week of the challenge 20 butts were found on the day of inspection outside one shop and 40 butts outside a fast food takeaway. I would ask that all smokers be more conscious of where they discard their cigarette butts and litter. We are at the same time very grateful for the huge amount of effort that the business community and volunteers are putting in to the challenge of keeping our village tidy.” The third and final inspection period of the 2013 Litter challenge takes place from June 10th to June 19th.

New Play for Coachfordtheatre masks

Coachford Players present Office Song this Friday and Saturday night in Hogan’s Bar. The play is a beautiful story and very well acted out. On Friday June 14th the play begins at 9.30pm and on Saturday night it has an earlier start of 8.30pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Farmers Marketcountry market

The Coachford Local Market takes place this Saturday, June  15th from 10.30am to 1.00pm.  You’ll find fresh local produce, Arts and Crafts, gorgeous cakes, unusual chesses, excellent coffee and a place to meet friends and neighbours. The Market continues to grow in popularity  with many people coming to sample a market where locals sell what they have grown, baked or made to other locals.  The market also offers a place where people can sit down and chat, a children’s activity table and a great second hand book stall.

Under 12 soccer team reach the Cup Final

Killanardrish/Coachford Under 12s have made it to the final of the Albert Coyne Cup where they will play Glounthaune United over two legs to see who will win this Under 12 title.  The first leg took place in Coachford on Wednesday night and the second leg is in Glounthaune on Saturday at noon. The under 12s reached the final after defeating Buttevant by 3 goals to 1. Paddy Martin, manager said,  “ This is a great time for the lads, they have worked hard all year and now they are only two games away from capturing a unique double. We have the second leg of this game on Saturday and we are hoping for a huge support to encourage the boys. “ The under 12s who have already secured the league title play their last league game away to Bandon next Monday, June 17th at 7.15pm.

Coachford AFC lotto

There was no winner of the €7,600 Jackpot in the Coachford AFC lotto this week. The numbers drawn were 10, 13, 14. The Lucky Dip winners were Niamh Twomey (€40), Mark O Flynn, Eugene + Jennifer O Sullivan, Brian McCarthy and Marie Healy (€20 each). Next week’s jackpot is  €7800 and the draw takes place in Hogans

430 year old battle to be relived in Coachford
Áth Ridire near Coachford was the location of a considerable skirmish between Sir James Fitzgerald of Desmond and the MacCarthys of Muskerry on 4th August 1580. Following the defeat and capture of Sir James, the second Desmond Rebellion (1579-1583) lost one of its leading figures.. The Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Heritage Committee will hold a talk on this event on site at Rockgrove Coachford on Sunday June 30th. The Meeting Point is Coachford Church Car Park at 2pm sharp.

compost binCoachford GIY messing with manure

The Coachford GIY have organised a Composting Demonstration and Workshop with Donal O’Leary , master compositor  on Saturday June 22nd . The group will meet at 10.45am outside Hogans, The Village Inn, to travel to the EPA site at Inniscarra.  The workshop is estimated to take 2 hours.  It should be a very informative morning as we learn how best to use Nature’s own recycling methods to our best advantage. This is an open meeting, so feel free to invite anyone who may be interested.

balloonsBonny Babies and High Nellies

The organizers of this years Coachford Autumn Festival are well on their way to finalising most of the events for August 16th , 17th and 18th. The high Nelly run is again expected to draw a huge entry and is always one of the most popular event s on the Saturday. The Dog and harrier show is also on Saturday and a large number of four legged friend are expected to be transported to the village for this competition. The Bachelor of the Festival is after grabbing people’s imagination and a strong list of suitable candidates is expected to grace the stage of the GAA Hall in Coachford on Saturday night.  One of the competitions on the packed programme for Sunday August 18th is the Bonny Baby competition and while the identity of the independent judge is being kept under wraps he or she will have a tough decision  to make on the day. As well as the bonny baby competition there is also a Glamorous Granny and Yummy Mummy competition to be judged. The organisers are expecting a huge crowd for their fourth festival and are very excited about the level of interest shown in ‘The Major Gathering’ event where a large number of Fordson Major Tractors are expected to descend on the Mid Cork Village on Sunday August 18th. For further information on this or any other of the events please contact the festival Secretary on 086 80 30 086.

 GAA FundraiserBruce Springstein

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.

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