News from the Village – 21.11.13

Usborne Christmas Book-fair

Coachford Childcare Centre will host a Christmas Book-fair in collaboration with Blarney Children’s Books, on Monday 25th November between 11.30am and 6pm.  Usborne are Children’s Publisher of the Year 2012 and with over 2500 titles to choose from, there are books suitable from birth up to age 15.  The range comprises baby books, first readers, children’s fiction, teen fiction, sticker books, arts and crafts, stencils, flashcards, encyclopaedias and so much more.

The crèche will in turn receive up to 60% of the value of the sales in free books, so not only can you do some early Christmas shopping but the children will benefit from these beautiful, educational books.  Everyone is welcome!

If you wish to view the range of books beforehand you can visit  There will also be some bargains and special offers on the day.

For more information please contact Olivia Lucey/ Blarney Children’s Books, on 087 6300611 or

Coachford Boys win Thriller


Coachford National School boys emerged victorious in a thrilling Sciath na Scoil football  Final played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Tuesday. Gael Scoil Midleton provided the formidable opposition in one of the best games played in the finals this year.  These two teams gave their all out on the field of play in a most compelling game of football which saw great skill and determination from both sides. Coachford went into an early lead but Midleton quickly levelled and at half time the teams were level at 1.03 each. In the second half the game ebbed and flowed again and Midleton went into the lead with 7 minutes left but Coachford  refused to lie down and equalised with two minutes to go. The referee blew for full time and both teams readied themselves for extra time. Coachford proved to be the better side in the two 5 minute halves that followed and had two goal chances cleared off the line. The decisive score came with four minutes left in the clock when Jack Oldham scored the winning point from a free kick. Wild celebrations broke out amongst the huge support from the Coachford National School children, teachers and parents. There were some fine performances in the Coachford Team but Ardal O’ Buachalla had a wonderful game in goals and kept Coachford in the game when the pressure was on.  Congratulations to all the players and the substitutes and their coaches, Mr. O’Flynn and Mr. Horan.


Table Quiz

The Christmas Lights Table Quiz was a great success. 20 tables full of really  brainy people competed to win huge prizes of  tins of chocolate biscuits and bottles of wine in O’Callaghan’s Bar last Saturday night. The questions were not too difficult and the general knowledge ones were interspersed with some local teasers. The quiz and raffle was well supported and over €800 was raised.


TÚS Scheme employees.

Adrian Martin and Ger Carey have come on board as TÚS workers for Coachford village. The lads are having a huge impact on the appearance of the place and have been very busy attending to drains, footpaths and the upkeep of the village.


Coachford Dancers on TV

TG4’s ‘An Jig Gig’ featured dancers from Coachford last Sunday night. The girls, Laura Corkery, Julie Tarrant, Caoimhe O’Connell, Aoife Twomey, Oonagh Tarrant, Maeve Ring, Sarah Byrne and Julie Crowley  were  seen dancing their hearts out on Sunday night’s programme and received very positive comments from the judges. Unfortunately they didn’t make it through to the next round but they can be very proud of the performance they gave and the way they conducted themselves in the interviews.



Brighter Pharmacy for Coachford

Coachford Pharmacy has undergone a major refit which included the installation of a new consulting room. The pharmacy is now even brighter than it was before with new shelving, mirrors and a new counter.



Coachford AFC

The Premier team will be hoping for a better result this weekend as they take on neighbours and rivals, Kilumney Celtic in Coachford in the league on Saturday. The lads lost to Pearse Celtic last weekend and will need to stop this run of defeats to keep themselves in the title race. The Under 13s and 14s are also out again this week with the Under 13s playing at home on Saturday when they entertain Midleton at 10.30am and the under 14s travel to Ovens to play Lakewood on Sunday at 1.00pm


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