Coachford Confirmation – a huge success.
Twenty boys and girls from Coachford National School were joined by their friends from Rylane and Aghabullogue schools for a beautiful ceremony of Confirmation on Tuesday in St. Patrick’s Church Coachford. The boys and girls were welcomed to the church by Parish Priest, Fr. Peadar Murphy and in all 35 children received the sacrament of confirmation from Bishop William Crean. Every child was involved in the ceremony with many of them taking part in the readings, singing and presenting the Offertory Gifts. All the Children were well prepared under the excellent guidance of their teachers; Mr. Michael Horan, (Coachford NS), Mrs. Mary Buckley, (Rylane NS) and Mr. Seamus Cronin (Aghabullogue NS). The Children were also accompanied by their very proud parents, Godparents, Grandparents, families and friends. The children from Coachford who received the sacrament were; Killian Barry Murphy, Sarah Byrne, Kiera Cooney, Julie Crowley, Amy Desmond, James Flanagan, Aisling Healy, Emily Long, Conor Lynch, Hannah McCaffrey, Joshua Martin, Patrick Moody, Adam Murphy, Mark Murphy, Emma O’Driscoll, Jack Oldham, Pádraig O’Sullivan, Aoife Riordan, Annelise Roche and Julie Tarrant. The twelve children from Rylane were Ciara Ahern, jack Browne, Daniel Desmond, Joshua Grimes, Mark Kelleher, Oísin Lane, Shane Moynihan, Shauna Murray, Cialan O’ Sullivan, Ben Padwick Darragh Reidy and Toni Wilson. The three from Aghabullogue National School were Sean Barrett, Jack long and Alan O’Sullivan.
The Coachford Village ‘Spring’ Station takes place in Caochford Church next Wednesday, April 2nd at 8.00pm. Coachford Village Station covers The village, Knockanowen, Part of Nadrid, Leemount, Railway, Glebe, Fr. Sheehan Place and Beechville.
Busy April ahead for Coachford
The month of April looks like it’s going to be a very busy one for Coachford. First up on April 13th is the Broomhill Vintage Club Spring Run. The run is open to all Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars and Tractors. Modern tractors are also very welcome. Registration is from 11.00am in the GAA hall in Coachford with the vehicles heading off towards Blarney and Donoughmore from 12.00noon. On Easter Sunday night Coachford Players will begin a three night run of the hilarious comedy, ‘Panic Stations’, in the GAA Hall from 8.00pm each night. On Friday April 25th Mouse Racing will take centre stage in O’Callaghan’s Bar. These tiny creatures that have been in training for the last three months will provide great entertainment for those in attendance at the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development fundraiser.
Coachford AFC super seven
The Coachford AFC B team scored an amazing seven goals in their defeat of Los Zarcos last weekend in the league. This was a superb performance by the boys who are still in the fight for promotion as the season enters the finishing straight. The premier team battled back from a goal down to equalize against kilreen in the league when Man of the Match Pa Finnegan blasted to the back of the net from a spot kick. Peter O’ Riordan was superb in goals and Ciaran Lucey was a tower of strength in defence.
Coachford Under 13s travel to Ballypheane on Saturday to play Kilreen in the league at 12.15pm. On Sunday the under 16s entertain Macroom in the league in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am and the Under 14s entertain Carrigaline at the same venue at 12.15pm.
Aghabullogue U12s and U16s win but others lose
The Under 12 footballers started their season with a well deserved win over Ballincollig last weekend and the Under 16s were emphatic winners over Blarney in their league but the Under 21 footballers suffered a five point defeat at the hands of Macroom in the semi final of the Mid Cork championship. The Intermediate hurlers lost their second game of the league when they went down by six points to St. Catherine in Ballynoe last Sunday afternoon. This weekend the Intermediate Footballers play Ballydesmond in Coachford on Sunday.