Latest news from the village 24.10.14

 

Greenway closure

That’s Entertainment!

The stage is set, the lights are lit, the makeup is on, the orchestra is in tune and the singers are ready for the ‘Night at the Musicals’ extravaganza on this Saturday and Sunday night in Coachford. The evening promises to be full of songs, music and performances from the hit musicals of Broadway and the West End. Curtain is at 8pm each night, Entry is only €10 and all proceeds go towards the Coachford Christmas Lights Appeal.

 

Drama

Congratulations to the Coachford Players Drama group who won an award at the Ballincollig Drama Festival for best set design and costumes. The group now embark on the festival circuit bidding to make a place in the All Ireland Finals in December. The group will perform ‘Faint Voices’ on Friday night in Kilmallock. The play written by  john McKenna is based on the life of the poet, Francis Ledwidge. The drama group will also   present a Night of Comedy in Breathnach’s Bar on Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th. At 8.00pm each night. The group will perform three short plays featuring some new and not so new members and directors.

 

Rock & Roll returns to O’Riordan’s

The wonderful Rock & Roll band, The Sun Kings return to Coachford this weekend when they play in O’Riordan’s Bar on Bank holiday, Sunday night, October 26th. This band, who play music from the  golden era of American  Rock & Roll always attract a huge crowd and are well worth a listen to. The Sun Kings recreate the music of Elvis, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many more.

 

 

Brainy Foróige

Congratulations to the Coachford Foróige quiz team who were victors in the West Cork District Table Quiz. Their first event as a fully fledged club in the division and their first victory. Well done to the brain boxes of Leah Buckley, Eoin Walsh, Tadgh O’Brien Bradley, and Josh Martin.

 

Drama

Congratulations to the Coachford Players Drama group who won an award at the Ballincollig Drama Festival for best set design and costumes. The group now embark on the festival circuit bidding to make a place in the All Ireland Finals in December. The group will perform ‘Faint Voices’ on Friday night in Kilmallock. The play written by  john McKenna is based on the life of the poet, Francis Ledwidge. The drama group will also   present a Night of Comedy in Breathnach’s Bar on Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th. At 8.00pm each night. The group will perform three short plays featuring some new and not so new members and directors.

 

 

Hair Today—Gone Tomorrow !!

A very brave Molly Mangan from Rylane has teamed up with Stylz Hair Salon in Coachford to  donate her  beautiful  hair and at the same time raise funds for the Rapunzel  Foundation. The Rapunzel Foundation is a charitable organization that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss through fund raising as well as through hair raising. Hair is raised through the Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail campaign, where people commit to growing their hair with the view to their hair being sent to help make much needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with the hair loss. Molly has volunteered to have her hair cut on November 1st  in Stylz Hair Salon. If you would like to support this very brave effort you can sponsor Molly by dropping into Stylz and put your name and donation on the card..

Family Farmers

Congratulations to Con & Mary Murphy, Direen who were announced as the Munster Winners of the FBD UN Year of Family Faming at the National Ploughing Championships. The awards, run in association with Teagasc and IFA, have an overall prize fund of €25,000 and attracted entrants from all over the country, with judges visiting a shortlist of 25 farms before reaching their decision. Con & Mary who received €3,000 for winning the Munster title will join the other regional winners from Dublin, Sligo and Down and will present their stories at the Women & Agriculture Conference on 22 October in Co Meath. The top award will be announced at the Teagasc/IFA conference in November, where the winner will come away with a grand prize of €5,000.

To make the shortlist, entrants had to send in a detailed entry form under the following headings: family product and place, community and voluntary contribution, and coping with challenge. The overall impression by judges upon their visit to the farm was also a factor.

The UN 2014 International Year of Family Farming recognises the critical role which the family farm plays in food security, nutrition and sustainable development. The judges were Tim O’Connell from FBD, Katherine O’Leary from the Irish Farmers Journal and John Keating from Teagasc. One of the judges, Katherine O’Leary, Irish Farmer’s Journal said, “You are truly marvellous people with wonderful families. The future of family farming is safe in your hands.”

 

Childcare worker vacancies

There are two childcare worker vacancies on the Community Employment Scheme in the Coachford and Dripsey areas.. The details of these can be found on Jobs Ireland (job refs: ES887617 & ES887541) Those interested should first check that they are eligible for the Community Employment Scheme.

 

River Walk Gets Ministerial Blessing

The Coachford Greenway will be officially opened  at noon on Friday, October 31st by. Mr. Sean Sherlock Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation. The greenway was completed in June 2014 and has become one of the most popular walking routes in the Lee Valley. The Greenway developed by the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company has been used as an access point for the international and local fisherman coming to fish along this beautiful stretch of the River Lee. Eileen Martin, chairperson of the group said, “ we are delighted that Minister Sherlock is coming to open our Greenway especially as the venue is so popular with anglers from overseas and it is very fitting that the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is officiating  at the opening.”  The Mayor of  County Cork, Cllr Alan Coleman and our World Silver medallist and Olympian, Olive Loughnane will also attend and support the opening of the Greenway.

 

Bingo, 45 drive and Poker

O’Riordan’s Bar are providing entertainment every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout the winter months . Bingo continues every Tuesday night and is great fun for everyone. Wednesday nights sees card players come together to take part in the  45 Card Christmas Drive while on Thursday the more serious gamblers take to the table to enjoy some Texas Hold ’em Poker.

 

Minor Footballers make County Final

The Aghabullogue Minor Footballers have qualified for the Cork County Minor B Final after defeating Trinity Gaels on a score line of 2-6 to 1.08. The boys will now meet Naomh Aban  in the final in early November probably in Macroom.

Soccer

The Coachford B team take on Innishvilla in Carrigadrohid next Sunday at 3.00pm in the league while the Under 18s play Ringmahon Rangers away on Saturday Morning also in league competition.

 

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