Aghabullogue minors lift County league title.
Aghabullogue Minor footballers were crowned County League champions after defeating Ballyvourney last Saturday in Macroom. The boys started poorly and left Ballyvourney race into a three point lead after ten minutes. The first half was dominated by the boys in blue and Aghabullogue were training by four points at the short whistle. However the second half was a different story and Aghabullogue piled on the pressure and some excellent play from Paul Ring, Greg Long, Billy Casey and Ian Barry Murphy saw the Aghabullogue draw level and go into the lead after 14 minutes of the second half. In fact the boys in green were dominating Ballyvourney all over the pitch and ran out easy winners in the end on a score line of 1.14 to 2.07.
Aghabullogue GAA AGM
The Annual General meeting of the Aghabullogue GAA club takes place in the GAA Hall on Sunday December 7th at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Coachford Lights up for Christmas
Coachford are getting ready for next Sunday when the new Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm. This year the Coachford Community Association and Tidy Towns Committee have invested in even more lights and are hoping to increase the Christmas spirit in the village. A Christmas market will also take place in the village that evening with Carol Singers, Mulled Wine and maybe a visit from the North Pole’s most famous resident! Chairperson of the Coachford Tidy Towns committee, Martha McCaffery said, “last year’s turning on of the lights was a tremendous success. There was a fabulous atmosphere in the village which continued over the whole Christmas period and into the new year. The lights were great, the tree was wonderful and the mini Christmas market was a lovely feature. Thanks to the money raised by the Community Association’s ‘Night at the Musicals’ and the very generous donation by Broomhill Vintage Club we are in a position of being able to purchase more lights for the village this year.
Annual Toy Mass and Market in Rylane
This Sunday the annual Toy Mass takes place in Rylane church at 11.30am. This very beautiful mass is aid of the local St. Vincent de Paul. The children coming to the ceremony will bring a Christmas gift for other children in the parish who may be less fortunate than themselves. Following the mass a Cake Sale and Christmas Market organised by the Rylane National School Parents Association will take place in the School Hall. A fabulous selection of locally produced goods will be on offer and it is an ideal opportunity to stock up on some unusual Christmas presents as well as gorgeous and delicious cakes. Tea, coffee and mulled wine will also be available. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the morning with your neighbours, friends and community.
Frozen to Aladdin
Coachford National School pupils will transport their audience from the frozen lands in the North to the dangerous deserts of the Middle East when they perform their annual Christmas production on Thursday December 11th in the GAA Hall at 7.30pm. The Children will act out scenes from the Christmas favourite Aladdin and the sensation that is Frozen. Some of the children will sing songs from ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and other Christmas Carols. The Children from the school have been rehearsing for weeks for their annual show and are looking forward to entertaining all those who come along to enjoy it. On Friday December 19th the children will be singing again when they will perform at the 10.00am morning mass in Coachford. Meanwhile the Parents Association of Coachford National School have produced a very lovely calendar for 2015. The calendar features all the students and is very well produced. It would make a beautiful gift for those who may have relatives in the school or for those who might be living and working away from home and want to have something that is very unique to Coachford.
Coachford Christmas Market
The Annual Coachford Farmers market takes place on Saturday December 13th from 10.30am to 1.00pm. This is the biggest market of the year with some fabulous goods on offer. The Hall will be packed with adults looking for unusual gifts and lovely Christmas treats and the children will be looking forward to visiting Santa Claus and asking him to bring their wishes to them on Christmas morning.
Local Coachford artists in association with Aghinagh Comhaltas have produced a beautiful calendar in aid of Marymount Hospice. The Calendar features paintings by the artists of local scenes, and some other wonderful works to brighten up the 12 months of 2015. The calendar is on sale in local outlets for €10 and is an ideal Christmas gift.
Congratulations to Maura Lucey who picked up the best Supporting Actress award and to Willie Barrett who won the award for Best Set at the Castlelyons Drama Festival last weekend. The Coachford Players AGM takes place on Monday December 8th in O’Callaghan’s Bar at 8.15pm
The Coachford under 17s travel to Mallow on Saturday to play the town side at 2.00pm in the first round of the Murphy Cup. The Coachford Junior A team play Greenwood away on Sunday December 7th at 10.45am while the B team entertain Rathcoole Rovers in Carrigadrohid at 2.00pm. The under 14s travel to the city to play Corinthian Boys in the premier league at 1.30pm also on Sunday.