Latest News from the Village – 22.05.14

Coachford Art students win award

Art students award

Claire Cronin, Leonard Lynch and Edel Tarrant with their art teacher, Mrs Rita Perrott at St. Finbarr’s Cathedral with their award after coming second in the St. Finbarr’s Cathedral Arts Dean Endeavour Award

The 5th year art students from Coachford College under the excellent guidance of their teacher Mrs Rita Perrott were awarded 2nd place in the St. Finbarr’s Cathedral Arts Dean Endeavour Award. This was the first time that Coachford College entered the competition and to come 2nd was a huge achievement. Coachford College is well known for its excellence in Mathematics and Science subjects, now their art department is also getting the recognition it deserves and in the process showing how the school offers a very rounded education to all who attend the college.
Coachford College winning pieces of art will be on display in St. Finbarr’s Cathedral for the next three months. The five students whose pieces were submitted for the award were Claire Cronin, Leonard Lynch, Edel Tarrant, Abigail Watson & Aaron O’Shea.

Coachford Boys help Cork to All Ireland Final

Congratulations to Adam Murphy and Luke Casey who are members of the Cork Schoolboys Under 13 soccer team. Cork have reached the All Ireland Final and will play Kilkenny in the final in Cahir on Saturday May 24th at 1.00pm. This is a huge achievement for the boys and their families but also for their club, Killanardrish/Coachford. To have two players from a rural club on the Cork team is very unusual and great credit must also go to their coaches, Paddy Martin and Liam Casey and of course their team mates.

Coachford hurler plays for Cork

Congratulations to Killian Barry Murphy from Coachford National School who has been picked to play for the Cork Primary Schools team on Sunday during the Cork V Waterford Munster Senior Hurling Championship first round game in Thurles.

The Coachford Classic

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.

The race consists of 16km circuit laps. Coachford-Carrigadrohid-Killanardrish-Larch Hill cross-Rooves Bridge-Coachford. Parking and changing facilities will be provided at Coachford GAA complex. Registration begins at 10.00am. Anyone with any queries can email the club at or contact us on our Facebook page or on Twitter @CoachfordCC. Motorists are asked to please be considerate to cyclists and be aware of them during the race.

Sciath na Scoil

The Coachford boys needed to defeat Enniskeane last week to qualify for the finals and did so comfortably but they now come up against Knockavilla in the final in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on May 27th at 11.00am.Knockavilla have defeated Coachford already this year in the opening rounds so the boys have it all to do next Tuesday.

Schoolboys Soccer

As the season draws to a close the Coachford/Killanardrish Under 13s are within striking distance of winning the league title. They are two points behind the leaders with two games to play. It’s in the boys hands to win or lose the title as the team above them, Buttevant have al their games played. . The under 14s look like they could end up in third position although they suffered a very heavy defeat last weekend going down to the champions, Rockmount by six goals to nil. The under 12s will finish mid table while the under 16s had a tough season and will end up in the bottom half of their league.


Coachford Boy Picks Up Prestigious Sporting Award

Adam Murphy, Knockanowen has been chosen as the Cork Schoolboys Under 13 League ‘Player of the Year’. Adam has enjoyed a fantastic season with Killanardrish/Coachford under 13 and under 14 teams and with the Cork Under 13 Schoolboys team (see back page for more). He was co-captain of the Sciath na Scoil winning football team and now finds himself in an All Ireland Soccer Final and county Sciath na Scoil Hurling Final within the next two weeks. Adam works and trains hard and is one of the most popular players in the club. This is also a great honour for Killanardrish/Coachford and it helps to justify the huge investment in underage coaching the club has undertaken in recent years. We congratulate Adam and wish him the very best of luck for the rest of the year.

Premier Team

The Coachford AFC will not win the league title this year. Too many draws and not enough wins were the difference between the boys and those teams above them. The boys last league game is at home on next Tuesday against AOH Cup finalists, Kilreen Celtic. The players will then take a well deserved break and come back in August to mount another challenge for the title they won so famously last season. The B team in contrast had a great season and although they didn’t win the title, they came very close and should be very proud of their achievements finishing in the top three of the league.


Coachford 5 mile road race

The Athletics Association of Ireland Coachford 5 mile road race is back for a second 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. Cash prizes are again up for grabs for the winners. The race will be the opening event of the 2014 Coachford Autumn Festival.


Cork Villages litter Challenge

The Cork County Council Litter challenge for 2014 is due to start from Monday May 19th for six weeks. The Coachford Tidy Towns committee is appealing to everyone to make an extra effort to keep the village tidy and to avoid littering. The committee is hoping to improve the score that the village attained in 2013 and have asked the businesses to continue the excellent work they are doing outside their premises. Coachford is a very large village with many business and other factors which lead to an increase on the amount of litter deposited in the area on an hourly basis not to mention a daily and weekly one. Not many villages have the same amount of shops, public houses, fast food restaurants and schools and while all these business’s are very welcome they can certainly add to the level that people litter our village. The people who are working very hard to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of our village need help during this judging period and are asking people to give just one hour of their time every fortnight during the summer months. If you would like to volunteer you can contact the Tidy Towns group by email The first judging period is from May 19th to 28th

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