Latest News from the Village – 30.04.14

Coachford Boys add to success of Cork team

Congratulations to Coachford AFC players, Adam Murphy and Luke Casey who were members of the successful under 13 Cork Schoolboys League team who won the Munster title last weekend when they defeated Limerick Desmonds by two goals to nil in Waterford. Adam scored one of the Cork goals to make it an extra special day for the Coachford boys. Cork now travel to the All Ireland Semi Final where they will play the South Dublin Football League team on May 11th. We wish them the best of luck.

This weekend Coachford/Killanardrish Under 12 boys play Corinthians at home in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am on Saturday. The under 13s travel to Castletreasure to take on Corinthians in the league at 11.45 am also on Saturday. On Sunday the under 14s entertain their neighbours Lakewood in the league when they face up to them in Carrigadrohid at 1.15pm.

Canovee History

Canovee GAA are launching their book on the history of the club on this Thursday night at 8.00pm in the Castle Hotel Macroom. The book, ‘ Carrig to Croke Park’ is a great read and gives a fascinating account of the club from its humble beginnings in Carrigadrohid to its All Ireland Triumph in Croke Park in 2008. The book has a huge number of photographs and offers a unique insight to one of the great football clubs in the county. Jimmy Barry Murphy will help to launch the book and all past and present players, mentors, coaches, supporters and anyone who has had any association with the club is most welcome to come along.

Gamblers trapped by speedy Mice

The race mice gave gamblers the run around at the Mouse Racing night in O’Callaghan’s Bar last weekend. Eight races run over two hours provided a great night’s entertainment for all those in attendance and ensured a lot of money was raised for the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Limited project of installing a multi purpose amenity at Fergus and Nadrid , Coachford in time for the World Feeder Fishing Championships in July. The bookies were kept busy as gamblers of all ages backed each of the eight mice in the different races. Each race was sponsored by local businesses and each mouse was bought by supporters of the project. Speaking at the event, matt Sheehan, Chairman of the group said, “ We are delighted with the level of support from the business community along the Lee Valley for this project. The development is costing in the region of €400,000 and although we have received huge support from the local Development company, the ESB and Cork County Council we still have to raise some additional funding ourselves to complete the project. We have another few fundraising events planned for the coming months and we look forward to the continued support of everyone in the community.

Coachford play leaves audiences in stitches

The Coachford Players production of ‘Panic Stations’ was a great success and had the audience in stitches at this very well produced farce. The play was well supported over the three nights. The actors and production team pulled out all the stops to perform a superb comedy and although production had been delayed by six weeks all those who attended the play said it was well worth the wait. The new actors to the group were a great addition and we all look forward to seeing them threading the boards in Coachford again in the near future.

GAA club building for the future

Aghabullogue GAA Club are seeking the public’s help to improve their facilities in Coachford. The club wants locals to submit their ideas on how best the grounds and buildings could be better utilized or what additional facilities could be included at the club’s extensive property in the village. This is the first step in the club’s new 10 year development plan. Submissions can be made online at or by filling out the forms in the shops in the parish. All submissions will be entered into a draw to win either a County Board Draw ticket (2014/15) or a €60 club gear voucher.

Footballers prepare for Championship

The Aghabullogue Intermediate Footballers enjoyed a good victory over Cloyne last weekend in the league as they prepare to take on Glanmire on May 10th at 8pm in Pairc Ui Rinn in the first round of this year’s championship. The lads, their trainers and supporters are hoping that they can go one step further than last year and secure the Intermediate title this year after just coming up short in the final last year against Grenagh.

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