Garda camera van angers motorists
A lot of motorists are being caught speeding at the GAA pitch in Coachford by the Garda Mobile Safety Camera Van. The 50km an hour speed zone is being strictly enforced from both directions at all hours of the day and night. Reports of motorists being caught at midnight and at 7.00am are just some of the times being recounted by angry motorists who are claiming having a van in this location at times when there are no pedestrians in the area is liking shooting fish in a barrel and that this is only a money making exercise and has nothing to do with road safety. Peter Dineen, Chairman of the Community Council said “ Pedestrians use this stretch of road as part of a walking route in daylight hours and we have asked the Cork County Council to make it safer for pedestrians by repairing the footpath but despite numerous requests, nothing has been done. We have also asked the council to put in place Traffic Calming measures near the GAA pitch as there are a lot of children crossing the road during the GAA Season. We would much prefer if the road was made safer by the Road Safety Authority and the County Council rather than having the camera van there at all hours of the day and night. The road remains very popular with pedestrians and children are still very active around the GAA grounds so we would ask that motorists drive within the speed limit.”
Intermediate Hurlers survive
The Aghabullogue Intermediate Hurlers will be playing in the Intermediate Hurling grade in 2014 having survived the relegation final against Dromina last weekend. In a tight but poor game of hurling the Mid Cork side emerged victorious by five points and were the better team throughout the sixty minutes. There were some fine performances from Denis O’ Leary, Mark O’Flynn, John Buckley and John Corkery.
Under 16s lose final but gain admirers
Well done to the Aghabullogue Under 16 footballers for their unbelievable display on last Monday night in the East Region under 16 B championship final. The boys were losing to a superb Cill na Martra side by 6 goals and 9 points to 4 points at half time. However Aghabullogue never gave up or dropped their heads although they could have been forgiven for doing so. Instead they came out in the second half determined to win the final 30 minutes and they did. The boys in green and white scored a massive 2 goals and 9 points to Cill na Martra’s 1 goal and 2 points. Aghabullogue may have went home without the trophy but they can certainly hold their heads high for the way they set about their task and the way they dealt with such a formidable team as Cill na Martra.
Walk This Way
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Centra Coachford is organising a fundraising charity walk on Sunday October 6th at 11.30am. This is a fun walk and everyone is welcome to take part and support a great cause. Further details on the route and the entry fee can be obtained from Murphy’s Centra Coachford. To find out more about Action Breast Cancer log on to www.cancer.ie or ring the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700.
New Business for Coachford
The Village of Coachford continues to grow and a new business in the heart of the village is now open. The Coachford Physical Therapy Clinic will offer a variety of treatments at weekends and evenings. The clinic offers Remedial massage and Orthopaedic Sports massage. The new clinic is approved by all the major health insurance companies. For appointments and further information ring 086 8812959.
The Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council are hosting the 2nd ACR Achievements Awards in November. Please give some thought to who you’d like to nominate for an award. Nomination forms will be available from Monday September 23rd in the various shops in the parish.
Plans are underway to set up a youth Club for the Coachford area. It is envisaged that the club will cater for young people who are currently in 1st to 3rd year in Secondary Schools. A public meeting for parents and perspective leaders will be held on Friday October 11th.
Under 14s win thriller
The Under 14 Killanardrish/Coachford schoolboys soccer team took part in a thrilling football match last Sunday in Coachford when they defeated Fermoy 7- 4 in their second league game of the season. Fermoy aided by a strong wind went three goals up within 30 minutes and looked to be well on top however just before half time the home team pulled one back and ended the half 2 goals down. At the start of the second half the management team of Paddy Martin and Liam Casey made some switches to get the benefit of the favourable wind and immediately started to reap the benefits. The boys had pulled a goal back almost immediately but Fermoy were not giving up their lead easily and scored again to go two ahead. Coachford however battled hard and scored two goals in quick succession to equalize with 15 minutes remaining. Two minutes later they pulled forward with another goal and with three minutes left scored two more to but the game beyond reach for Fermoy and secured all three points. The under 13s also won at the weekend by beating Blarney4-1 however the under 12s lost in their firs outing of the season to Carrigaline by 2- 0.
The Premier team take on their old rivals Park United on Saturday at 3pm in Coachford in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup. On Sunday the second team travel to Millstreet to take on Los Zarcos in the league at 10.45am.
There was no winner of the €2,600 jackpot in the Coachford AFC lotto this week. The numbers drawn were 14, 24 & 35. The Lucky dip winners were Molly O Connell (€40), Cathy Dunton, Eileen Cooney, Jack Oldham, and Julianne Cooney (€20). Next week’s jackpot is €2,800 and will take place in O Riordan’s Bar on Monday night.