Lights Camera, Paint!
Coachford Foróige have entered the Dulux Paints ‘Lets Color Awards’ and are asking for the public to vote online for their project. The members have identified a wall in the village which could be used to portray all the tourist activities that are available to tourists and are anxious to paint a mural depicting these. As part of the entry they had to produce a video explaining their project. Club Chairperson, Amy Ryan said, “ We had great fun making the video but we also wanted to show just how many things happen here and how great it would be to paint images of these activities on this wall. We would love to win the prize of free paint from Dulux so that we could get this project completed in time for the World Fishing Championships.” To vote for the Coachford project log on to Facebook and the Dulux Lets Colour Awards page and look for the Coachford project. You can vote every day!
Let them eat cake
Coachford Foróige’s cake sale was a huge success with a large crowd coming to support the new club and to purchase some of the member’s beautiful baking. The members enjoyed getting the hall ready, pricing the cakes and selling the tea and Coffee. They are now looking forward to evaluating the event and seeing what worked and what could be improved on for next year’s event. “ Club PRO, Leah Buckley said “ It was a great success and we were thrilled with support and the hard work put in by all the members. our parents and our club leaders. We are also very grateful to the support from Kathleen’s Shop who donated the tea, sugar and milk, and O’Donovan Engineering and Styles hairdressing Salon for the fantastic spot prizes.”
Coachford Cycling Club
The Noel Deasy Skoda Coachford Classic takes place on Sunday May 25th on a 16k circuit and is open to the following categories; A2, A3, A4, Junior and Women. Sign on is in Coachford GAA Complex from 10 am on and racing starts at 11am.Anyone with any queries can email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoachfordCC. The club are delighted to have the backing of Noel Deasy, Skoda in helping to offset the costs of holding this race. Last years event was very well supported and the club are expecting even more to turn up and enjoy the racing this year.
Coachford 5 mile road race.
The Coachford 5 mile road race takes place again this year. The run was a huge success last year with over 200 runners and walkers taking part in the first ever road race. The organisers have named Friday August 15th as the date and the route around Nadrid, Direen and Knockanowen is the same as last year’s very enjoyable event. The race will be the opening event of the 2014 Coachford Autumn Festival. The Festival will feature many of last year’s popular events such as Agrilympics, Egg throwing and the large Vintage show as well as many new events and sideshows.
The intermediate footballers from Aghabullogue advance to the fourth round of the county championship following a two point victory over Glanmire in the first round at Pairc Ui Rinn last Saturday evening. The lads enjoyed a point margin at half time but had to battle hard in the final quarter after going three points down following some extensive pressure from the East Cork side. The lads now concentrate on the hurling championship where they will meet Meelin in the first round on June 1st at 2.00pm.
The premier team suffered another 1- 0 defeat to Kilreen in the second leg in the Semi-final of the AOH cup on Saturday. The boys played well but just couldn’t break down a very disciplined City side in very windy conditions. Kilreen scored the winning goal on 88 minutes in what was a very tight game of football. The boys have this weekend off and will play their final few games in the league over the coming few weeks.
The under 12s play Kanturk away on Saturday morning while the under 13s play Tramore away on the same afternoon. On Sunday the Under 14s entertain Rockmount in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am.