News from the village 08.01.15

Aghabullogue gets Defibrillator


Aghabullogue Point to Point Committee presented a Defibrillator to the Aghabullogue Community. The presentation  now means that each of the three villages in the community have a defibrillator should they ever need it. The purchase of the unit by the racing committee  also comes with training for eight members of the community. included training  Jack Murphy, Chairperson Aghabullogue Point to Point Committee said “ we are delighted to be in a position to be able to donate this life saving equipment to the community. We are all very aware that in the present day a quick response to heart attacks is vital in keeping people alive and although we of course hope that there will never be a need to use this equipment we are very happy to have it located in the village in case it ever is. Willie Dennehy, Chairperson ACR Community Council in accepting the AED was thankful to the committee and said “ We are extremely grateful to the Point to Point Committee for their foresight, generosity and gift of this potentially lifesaving equipment to our community.”

The AED defibrillator will be located in a prominent place in Aghabullogue Village and training on its use will be undertaken early in the New Year.


Aghabullogue Point to Point

Aghabullogue Point to Point races takes place on  Sunday, January 11th from 12 noon in Aghabullogue. This is a great day out and is  always well organised, has wonderful racing, and is a fun day out. The whole community turns out each year to meet up with neighbours and friends and to enjoy the sport of Kings.


Christmas comes alive in Coachford

The village of Coachford was buzzing with activity this Christmas. The Church ceremonies were beautiful, the shops were busy, the pubs were packed and the atmosphere was electric. Many of the young people who emigrated over the last few years returned home for the festivities and for Christmas weddings. “ It was a great Christmas for the village and the area. Certainly the new Christmas lights added hugely to the whole atmosphere of the place and brought many more people into our village. There was music almost every night throughout the season in our pub here and the return of the young people from overseas was great to see”, said Pat O’Riordan of O’Riordan’s Bar Coachford.




Change for Charity
Give your unwanted copper coins to Coachford AFC Ground Development Fund. The  Coachford Soccer Club which caters for under 8s, 10s,14s and 17s as well as two adult teams are hoping for a big response to their appeal for members of the public and supporters to donate their lose changes to the club. The Chairman of the club, Peter O’Riordan said, “ We are continuing to invest in the our grounds in Coachford and working hard to improve the playing, training and changing facilities there.  We are all aware of how much copper coins all of us have collected over the years and they are just lying in jars, biscuit tins, the car, the ‘man drawer’ and on the bedside locker. We would love if people could take those coins and put them to good use in helping us to develop our grounds for the youth of the area.

Coins can be handed in to your nearest local shop, school or business, or to any club member. We’ll even collect them from you. Old coins will also be accepted.” For further details contact: 087 640 54 51.



The Under 14 Coachford/Killanardrish schoolboys will entertain Carrigaline United on Sunday at 10.30am in Carrigadrohid. The adult premier team play Glenthorn away on Saturday at 2.00pm. The Coachford B team, still on a high from their 2-1 defeat of Millstreet based Los Zarcos last week travel to Ballyanley this Saturday for a local Derby game against Strand United at 2pm.



Vintage AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Broomhill Vintage Club takes place in the Community House Coachford on Thursday January 15th,  The club had a very successful year in 2014. The club membership grew and the vintage runs were very well supported. The Tractor Building team  reached the All Ireland Final again this year and after a very close tournament emerged as runners up. Members of the club also enjoyed a trip to the transport museum in Kilgarvan in November and this turned out to be a great success and more day trips are planned for 2015.  The Coachford Autumn Festival in 2014 was the club’s most successful one and the members managed to raise over €8,500 for charity. The Chairman of the club, Tadgh Murphy said “ We’ve had a great year, a very enjoyable year and one full of achievements. We are already beginning to plan for this year’s Festival on August 14th 15, and 16th . We were very fortunate that some new people joined our club in 2014 but like many other clubs we are looking for more people to get involved, especially people from the Coachford area to help out with the festival”. The AGM takes place at 8.30pm and all are welcome.


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