Latest news from the Village – 20.02.14

Parish quiztable quiz

The Brains of the Parish title is up for grabs again as the three villages will compete in the Aghabullogue, Coachford Rylane Community Council Table quiz takes place this Saturday night at 9.00pm. The quiz, which will be run in the three villages simultaneously, is the main fundraiser for the Community Council and is usually very well supported. Cremin’s Bar  Aghabullogue, O’Callaghan’s Bar Coachford and The Anvil Bar Rylane are the chosen venues for the table quiz. Entry for a table of four is only €20. The champions from each village go up against each other to see who will be crowned with this year’s title.

Backstage Drama

For It’s upcoming production ‘Panic Stations’  on March 29th to 31st , Coachford Players are looking for people to help out with backstage, sound, front of house and costumes. No experience is required just bring along your enthusiasm and sense of fun. If you would like to get involved please give Eugene a ring on 086 8177684.


Building Bridgesbridge

Coachford Bridge Club is inviting Bridge Players in the Coachford area to join them every Monday night in Breathnach’s Bar Coachford at 7.45pm for a very friendly game of cards. The club is also offering to give Bridge lessons to those interesting in taking up the game for the first time. Why not get a few friends together and take the first step to having a wonderful gift of playing one of the greatest card games ever invented and countless hours of fun and companionship for life. For further information contact Ann on (021) 7334473 or Ber on (021)  7334284


Meeting rooms for hire


Coachford Community House has rooms available at reasonable rates for meetings, gatherings, consultations, appointments, etc. Contact Henry Delaney on 085-1594263 or email


Broomhill AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Broomhill Vintage Club took place last week. The Chairman, Tadgh Murphy opened the meeting and thanked everyone for coming. He said “ 2013 was a very successful year for Broomhill Vintage Club. Pride of place has to go to the superb performance of the tractor building team in winning their third All Ireland Ferguson 20 Tractor Building title. To win one all Ireland is a dream for many teams in any sport but to win three shows true class and determination. To excel at this level of competition takes training and teamwork and our lads worked hard to win back the title. Our fourth annual Coachford Autumn Festival proved to be a huge success for all involved. The festival saw huge crowds attend all the events throughout the weekend. Two hundred athletes turned up on Friday evening to take part in the inaugural Coachford 5 Mile road Race. The race was held in ideal conditions and was organised and stewarded perfectly. Sunday saw a huge vintage and veteran car and tractor display. Over 30 Fordson Major Tractors turned up to be part of the major Gathering. This was a superb addition to the show and brought about a very new aspect to the vintage day. Entries of all types were up on last year and it was great to see such a huge arrange of vehicles accommodated and looked after. We are indebted to Aghabullogue GAA for the fantastic facilities put at our disposal and also for their cooperation and support.”

Treasurer, Peter Coughlan presented a very detailed financial report outlining the costs associated with running the club and the festival. The proceeds of the Festival benefited seven charities.  Due to the huge support of the festival’s sponsors, participants, supporters, visitors and stewards the club found themselves to be in the wonderful position of being able to donate €8,500 to charity. The tractor builders also displayed their skill at many venues and events during the year raising money for Suicide Aware.

The Club’s Classic and Vintage spring run was marred by poor weather and therefore this led to a reduced number of entries however those who participated enjoyed a great day out as the weather continued to improve as the day progressed. Concerns over the recent changes to the Motor Tax legislation were also raised by those in attendance and the government were criticised for the way vintage car owners and clubs were now being penalised because of the abuse of the system by others.  The Club’s next event is on April 13th when the vintage club will host their annual spring run.


Schoolboys Soccer

The Under 12 schoolboys take on Kanturk in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am on Saturday in the league. On the same day and at the same venue the Under 13s take on table toppers Tramore Athletic at 11.45am. The under 14s travel to Carrigaline on Sunday for an afternoon league kick off at 1.15pm. The under 16s face a tough away game to Passage also on Sunday at 10.30am.


Junior Soccer

Both teams have away games this Sunday. The premier team travel to Innishvilla for a 10.30am kick off while the B team takes on Ballincollig at 2.30pm.



There was no winner of the Coachford AFC lotto this week. The numbers drawn were 27,28 and 30. Next week’s jackpot will be a massive €3,200 and the draw will take place in O’Callaghan’s Bar. The lucky dip winners were Brendan Barry Murphy (€40), Razor, Trigger, Richard Collins and Derry Murphy (€20) each.

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