Seachtain na Gaeilge at Coachford College
The students and teachers of Coachford College celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge in style last week. The school held a monster Ceili, Table Quizzes, Treasure Hunts, Hurling Skills, Facebook competitions and many more novel events all through the medium of Irish. Some of the teachers showed off their skills as Set Dancers to the delight and amusement of many of the pupils.
Coachford Church will host the parish confirmation ceremony on Tuesday March 25th at 11.00am. Over 30 children from Coachford, Aghabullogue and Rylane National Schools will receive the sacrament.
Blarney, Bweeing and Beyond.
The Coachford based Broomhill Vintage Club has announced that they are holding their Spring Run on Sunday April 13th . Registration is from 11.00am in the GAA hall in Coachford with Tractors, Cars, motorbikes and trucks heading off at 12 noon. The Cars head for Blarney and Waterloo before meeting up with the tractors in ‘Molly’s Bar’ Bweeing.
Aghabullogue Footballers reach semi Final
The Aghabullogue under 21 footballers will play Macroom on Saturday March 22nd at 3.30pm in Carrigadrohid in the semi final of the Mid Cork Championship. Aghabullogue defeated Kilmurry last weekend on a score line of 2.13 to 2.12 in a thrilling game of football. Unfortunately for a lot of rugby supporters the Six Nations game between Ireland and France was fixed for the same time as the Under 21 game and could not be changed. This meant they were denied the opportunity to see Aghabullogue win a game which saw superb skill, bravery, talent and some unbelievable scores from both teams. Aghabullogue finished the game with only 13 men following some yellow and black card decisions. When the final whistle came there was no talk of any retirements or end of eras passing or indeed any media frenzy focused on just one of the thirty players, there was just a sense of achievement for the young men from aghabullogue of reaching the semi final of the championship.
The usual way of wishing luck to people who are about to go on stage is “Break a Leg” but Coachford Players have experienced the very opposite of good luck as one of their cast has suffered a broken foot just weeks before the group were scheduled to perform their hilarious comedy, ‘Panic Stations’ in Coachford. The group have now been forced to postpone their staging of the play to Easter Sunday Night, Bank Holiday Monday and the following Tuesday. Club PRO, Peter Dineen said “It’s a pity we have to postpone but it couldn’t be helped and the extra few weeks rehearsals gives all the cast a chance to perfect their lines and performances! We are all looking forward to the show going ahead on April 20th 21st and 22nd and looking forward to seeing as many people as possible supporting their local drama group.”
The Coachford Premier team travel to Kilreen for a league fixture on Saturday at 3.00pm while the B team entertain Los Zarcos in Carrigadrohid at the same time. In schoolboys soccer, Killanardrish/Coachford Under 13s play Avondale on Saturday morning at 10.30am in Beaumont Park and the Under 16s travel to Buttevant for a league game also fixed for 10.30am. The Under 14s have a home fixture in Carrigadrohid on Sunday at 10.30am when Blarney united will provide the opposition