Flags Fly for Football Final
After a long season and countless training sessions Aghabullogue Intermediate footballers have qualified for the Cork County Intermediate Football final. The boys have beaten Mayfield, Youghal and Glanworth to reach the decider on Sunday when they will face Grenagh in Pairc Ui Rinn in the final at 2.00pm. Aghabullogue played superb football last Sunday to defeat Glanworth in Mallow. The boys had to dig deep after finding themselves 1.03 down after five minutes gone on the clock. But they steadied themselves and set about controlling the game. They began to pick off a few points and get their confidence back. The boys played some beautiful football, scored some lovely points and gave Glanworth very few scoring opportunities and when the whistle blew for full time Aghabullogue had done more than enough to get to the final. As soon as the game ended the club committee set about the task of preparing for next Sunday. Flags and bunting were purchased and the villages of Coachford, Aghabullogue and Rylane were decked out in the green and white during the last few days. Team selector and club treasurer John Tarrant was delighted after the game, “we were confident that the boys would put it up to Glanworth and although going behind by so much early in the game was worrying we knew what the lads were capable of and when they started playing football they showed everyone what good footballers they are. Grenagh will be different opposition and we will have to be even better and more focussed to have any chance against our divisional foes. This season has been a long one but we are thrilled to be playing in the final. That was our goal all year; this is one of the reasons why we get involved in the game, to be playing in finals. It’s great for the team, for football, for the club and for the parish. Due to a lot of the older lads working overseas our team is made up of a lot of young footballers but they are playing like seasoned campaigners and it’s great to see that. Sunday is going to be a great occasion for everyone involved with the team and the club and although we are well aware that Grenagh will be over whelming favourites, we have every intention of doing our best to win the title”. We wish the players, their selectors; John Tarrant, Alan Buckley, Tom Gillespie and the trainer/coach Cathal Cronin the very best for the final.
The Aghabullogue GAA Club Shop will be open in the GAA pavilion in Coachford on Thursday night, December 5th from 8.00pm to 9.00pm for football fans to stock up on club merchandise in advance of Sunday’s final.
Outdoor Christmas Market for Coachford
Mulled wine, minced pies and Carols will be just of the items being offered at the turning on of the Coachford Christmas lights on Sunday December 8th at 6.00pm. An outdoor Christmas Market is also being planned for Coachford to coincide with the turning on of the lights on the Coachford Christmas. Coachford Tidy Towns, Chairperson, Martha McCaffery said, “This is the second year that a large Christmas tree will feature in the village and everyone is invited to the switching on of the lights and to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. We hope that an early Christmas gift of a county football trophy may also make an appearance!” For more information or to book your Christmas food stall contact Peter on 086 80 30 086.
Coachford National School children will perform “Animal Antics” in the Coachford Community Hall on next Thursday, December 12th at 7.30pm. The school Christmas Show was a huge success last year and the children played to a packed hall so the advice is to come early to make sure you get a seat.
A mass with Carols will be celebrated on Friday December 20th at 10.00am in Coachford for the school community of Coachford National School. Parents, grandparents and other family members are kindly invited to attend.
Knitters meet for yarn
The Coachford Crafty Ladies group meet every second Thursday at 8pm in Hogans Bar. Their first meeting is this Thursday December 5th. So if you’re up for a bit of craic, getting to know people, a bit of a yarn and having a bit of fun with some knitting and sewing thrown in, then come along and see what it’s all about.
Santa Coming to Coachford
Santa Claus will visit the Coachford Farmers Christmas market on Saturday December 14th. The market is a wonderful festive event with a huge amount of Christmas goodies on sale. A special grotto is being put in place so Santa Claus can meet all the nice children and find out what he should bring them for Christmas. Come to the market, meet old and new friends and enjoy what the local artisans have to offer for Christmas.
The Premier team secured another draw last week when they played Cobh side Springfield in the harbour town. This week they play at home on Sunday morning at 10.45am. Grattan United are the opposition in the 3rd round tie of the AOH cup.
The under 13s and 14s National Cup games that were called off last week have been rescheduled for this weekend. Both teams will play Carrigaline away. The under 13s play on Saturday at 11.45 and the Under 14s play on Sunday at 1.30pm.
Coachford AFC hands out €1,600 to one luck winner just in time for Christmas. Dave O’Mahony’s numbers of 4,11 and 30 matched those that were pulled out in Hogan’s Bar on Monday night. The Lucky dip winners were Paddy Martin (€40), John Lynch, Madge, JBuckley, and Kate Rose Paul Louise (€20) each. Next week’s jackpot is back to €1000 but would be still very welcome in the coming weeks so get your tickets early. Monday’s draw will take place in O’ Riordan’s Bar.