The organisers of the Coachford Christmas Market were delighted with the huge crowds that turned up to enjoy a wonderful festive atmosphere in the GAA hall last Saturday. There were some beautiful homemade crafts and baking and other goods on sale. The art competition for local children saw many wonderful works of art from children of all ages. The local Foróige club also had a stall selling some lovely Christmas goodies that they were busy making over the last number of weeks at their weekly club meetings. Santa Claus was also in attendance and was very busy in his grotto taking all the requests from the children for that special toy they were hoping he could bring to them in a couple of weeks time.
Aghabullogue Intermediate Footballers have been drawn against Mitchelstown in the first round of the 2014 championship. The two clubs met each other last year also in the championship where Mitchelstown emerged winners on that occasion. Treasurer of Aghabullogue GAA, John Tarrant said “It’s a big first round game for us and we would ideally love to beat them in order to advance to the next round. Because we’re a dual club it is also very important to avoid the back door game as this would give our hurlers a better chance of beating Grenagh who they have been drawn against. There is no doubt Mitchelstown will be a huge challenge for us but we’ve never shied away from challenges, big or small.”
The pupils of Coachford National School and Coachford College will pack away their books and Uniforms this Friday, December 19th and take them out again when the schools reopen for business on Monday January 5th 2015 after the Christmas holidays.
Coachford gears up for Christmas
The village of Coachford is well prepared for the Christmas and new year season. The village is looking extremely festive, the pubs have music and other entertainment planned right throughout the two weeks of the season and the shops are fully stocked with everything you will need to make your Christmas and New Year special. Chairperson of the Coachford Tidy Towns, Martha McCaffery said, “ We are all looking forward to Christmas in Coachford this year and we would ask that where possible we would support our local businesses. It is vital that local communities Shop local, Eat Local, Spend Local and Enjoy Local.”