News from the Village – July 11th 2013

Cul Camps enjoy hot weather

Over 70 children are enjoying the good weather at the GAA Cul Camps this week in Coachford. Over 70 boys and girls are enjoying the fun, the sun and the games on offer at one of the most popular camps in the county. The local coaches and visiting experts provided excellent tuition in the finer points in both hurling and football throughout the glorious week. Sun cream and water were in abundance and everyone that attended had a great time at the well run camp.

Inniscarra Lake Development

The group behind the development of a permanent fishing and a walking area along the bank of the River Lee in Coachford held a public meeting on Monday night. A large crowd attended the briefing and members of the group outlined where the development of the project for the World Feeder fishing Championships in 2014 was at. Those in attendance were told that the group has resubmitted planning for the development outlining measures that the group has taken to comply with concerns, observations and objections to their first planning application. An ecological report has been carried out. Reports from a security consultant and An Garda Siochanna were also submitted. Traffic management plans for major competitions have also been addressed. Chairman Matt Sheehan said “The area has been visited by officials from the national Coarse Fishing federations from Italy, England and Holland this week. These people have come to the area to look at accommodation and the venue on behalf of their national teams for the World Championships. We would expect at least 35 teams to come for the championships; each of these countries could have up to 15 people traveling as part of the team. We are planning for an influx of over 500 people to the area for this event alone and the publicity from the World Championships will see this area being a permanent fixture on the European and world coarse angling map. I am confident that our planning application to Cork County Council with the additional information supplied will be successful and once that is granted we can move to the tendering phase of the development.”

Coachford AFC Lotto

There was no winner of the Coachford Soccer Lotto this week. The numbers drawn were 19,22 and 36 The Lucky Dip winners were John Long (€40), Kate O Mahony, Paddy Martin, Tracey Martin and Michael O Connell, (€20) Next week’s jackpot is €1,600 and the draw will take place in Hogans Bar.

Bake to win a Prize

The Coachford Autumn Festival will feature a baking competition at this years event. There are three classes.

Class 1 – Granny’s Brown Bread – There is nothing our Broomhill tractor builders like better than a proper brown bread, Can your family favourite impress our judges?

Class 2 – Themed Cake Decoration – Showcase your baking and decorating skills in this creative class. Enter your autumn themed creation cake to scoop our top prize

Class 3 – Under 16s Tray Bake – We all love a scrummy square with a cuppa but what’s your favourite? Under 16s can show off their baking and presentation skills in this class.

The Gathering of the Majors

Steam Engines, Tractors, Model Ts and Minis will all be part of the 4th Annual Vintage, Veteran and Classic Car and Tractor show at the Coachford Autumn Festival. Organisers are very excited about the MAJOR Gathering of Fordson Major tractors and are expecting a large number of these iconic tractors to turn up in Coachford on Sunday, August 18th.

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