News from the Village – 06.03.14

Panic Stations!!!!!

Coachford Players will perform the hilarious play ‘Panic Stations’ On March 29th, 30th and 31st in the GAA hall Coachford. The play is a very funny farce set in a cottage in the English countryside. The nine members of the cast are busy rehearsing their parts under the direction of Eugene O’Sullivan. “This is the first farce the group has done in a few years and we are all looking forward to it. The cast is made up of some of the more experienced members of the group and some newcomers to Coachford Players but not to the stage. Come along and enjoy a very light hearted comedy of guns, dynamite and dodgy characters.” said Peter Dineen, the group’s PRO.

 

Ladies of the Dance

The Aghabullogue Figure Dancers have qualified for the County Semi Final of Scór na bpaistí on Friday night in Millstreet. The girls, Laura Corkery, Julie Tarrant, Caoimhe O’Connell, Aoife Twomey, Oonagh Tarrant, Maeve Ring, Sarah Byrne and Julie Crowley  won the Muskerry final last Sunday and came second in the Set Dancing competition.

 

 

Fountains of Knowledge

Well done to Aodhán Healy, Niall Barry-Murphy, Tom Long and Paul Ring who represented Aghabullogue, Cork and Munster in last weekends All-Ireland Scór Quiz  na nÓg in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The boys were up against 28 other clubs and finished a very credible 8th.

 

 

Festival Time 2014

The dates for the fifth Annual Coachford Autumn Festival have been announced. The organisers, Broomhill Vintage Club will hold the festival from Friday, August 15th to Sunday August 17th. “We are looking forward to another great weekend of fun and craic this year however we need more people from the community to get involved in helping to organise the event and to offer up some new ideas to keep the festival fresh and relevant to everyone. We are hugely indebted to Aghabullogue GAA for their help and support  for the festival since its inception in 2010”, said Tadgh Murphy Chairman. Anyone wishing to get involved please contact the secretary on 086 8030086.

 

 

Artists raise funds for Marymount

 

Aghinagh Comhaltas and Coachford Atelier Art Group presented the proceeds of their very popular 2014 Calendar  to Marymount Hospice recently. Sales of the beautiful calendar raised the amazing sum of €2,750. Many of the artists, family and friends enjoyed a night of chat, music, song and storytelling with Aghinagh Comhaltas & Friends. Both groups would like to thank all who bought the calendars and all the local business people and individuals who stocked and sold them.

 

A Good Hair Day

Well done to Loretto O’ Riordan of O’Riordan’s Bar, Coachford  who shaved off all her hair as part of the Shave or Dye campaign for the  Irish Cancer Society’s cancer programmes.   Loretto has raised over €2,300 so far and is still accepting donations.

 

Soccer

The under 12s and 14s are in cup action this Sunday. The under 14s entertain Lakewood in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am while the under 12s play Midleton away at 1.45pm.

 

Lotto

There was no winner of the Coachford AFC lotto. The numbers drawn were 9,14 and 20. The Lucky Dip winners were Frank Buckley (€40), Derek Daly, Lotto Ladies, Olive Mary Michelle and Richard Collins (€20 each)   The jackpot for next week’s draw stands at €3,600. The numbers will be drawn in O’Riordan’s Bar on Monday night..

 

GAA

The Intermediate Hurling League starts for Aghabullogue this Sunday when the lads take on Grenagh in Coachford at 3pm. The footballers are set to play Rockchapel in the league on next Wednesday evening in Millstreet.

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