Old sewerage plant blocking Coachford’s development
The Community council have expressed huge concerns surrounding the failure of Irish Water to upgrade the sewerage treatment plant in Coachford. The council have learned that Irish Water has the proposed treatment plant on the C list and there are no plans to progress its development until 2016 at the earliest. Meanwhile according to the council members, the village’s growth is on hold due to lack of new houses and homes for the many people wishing to live in Coachford and to raise their families there. The council has written to the six local Cork County Councillors to seek their assistant in bringing their case to Irish Water. This is not a new issue and is in fact rumbling on for many years without any action from Irish water now or the Cork County Council in previous years. One local resident said, ” Cork County Council must take some responsibility for this mess as the new treatment plant for the village was earmarked over ten years ago and they did absolutely nothing about it and now are quite happy to put all the blame at Irish Waters door.” Community Council member Peter Dineen said ” A new treatment plant for the village is vital, we are witnessing a fall off in numbers at the primary school, our businesses in the village are stagnant, there are grave concerns about raw sewerage leaking into the river lee which will have huge knock on effects on the growing fishing tourism sector and the upgrade of the R619 is on hold due to the uncertainty of the location of the new plant. The ongoing delay in upgrading the sewerage system in Coachford is having a detrimental effect on the social and economic life of this vibrant village. Coachford is one of the biggest villages in Cork County. It is a vibrant and busy village with many businesses operating in the area. The business Community in the Coachford area needs an injection of people to grow the community and maintain their customer base. This growth cannot happen without the new treatment plant. It is imperative that this plant be progressed immediately and moved from the C list to the A list in 2015. The people of Coachford deserve better from our politicians and from Irish Water.”
Operation Transformation comes to Coachford.
CM Fitness, Nutrition and Sports Rehab in conjunction with RTE’s Operation has organised a schedule to help people in Coachford of all ages and levels of fitness to get involved in changing their lives for the better. The ‘keep fit get fit’ walking and running sessions will include warm ups, cool downs and stretching aiming to build your fitness up to take part in the National Walks and Runs organised by Operation Transformation. The walk is January 17th from CIT at 10am and the run is February 21st.The planned walks and runs are free of charge.
Fitness Coach, Ciara Murphy said “ I’m hoping to get Coachford up and exercising. I’ll be organising soccer and badminton tournaments and master classes in Zumba, Zuu, Circuits and a Bootcamp These events (tournaments and classes) will require a small fee due to rental of halls etc but any surplus will be returned to the community or to charity or we can collectively decide what to do with it.” CM Fitness, Nutrition and Sports Rehab is also available for Personal or small group Training sessions and Nutritional planning to help maximize your results and to help achieve and steer your fitness and weight loss goals in the right direction. As part of this very successful programme you will receive 6 weekly personal training sessions including weekly weigh ins, a personal training session each week, a personalised nutritional programme, a tailor made training programme based on what you really want to achieve for yourself in the coming few weeks and months. If this option interests you email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or ring 085 762 2387.
GAA membership Fees for 2015
Aghabullogue GAA membership registration will take place in Aghabullogue Hall on Saturday 17th January from 6.30pm-8pm and on Sunday 18th January from 12pm-1.30pm.
All non-players, adult players and juvenile players are asked to come along and complete their membership registration. New members welcome. Membership Fees for adults is €50, students will be asked to pay €30 and the fee for Juveniles is €20 and €10 for each additional child in the same family.
Local Job opportunities
The Community Employment Scheme have vacancies for a Grounds Keeper at Aghabullogue GAA Hall Coachford and a Childcare Assistant at Coachford Pre School. The applicants must be eligible for the scheme. Further details from Diane, Community Scheme Supervisor on 021 7337171.
Coachford Players will host an acting workshop this Saturday, January 17th from 2.00pm to 6.00pm in Coachford. Everyone is welcome. Further details from group secretary on 086 8177684.
Killanardrish/Coachford under 14 schoolboys soccer team play Greenwood on Sunday at 10.30am in Carrigadrohid. Meanwhile the Coachford Youths team travel to Greenwood for their league fixture which kicks off at 2.00pm in Togher. The Premier team have a Saturday fixture when they entertain Grattan United in Coachford at 2.00pm.The Junior B team play Tower FC on Sunday in Carrigadrohid at 2.00pm
Footballers and hurlers party at Golf Club
The Aghabullogue GAA victory Dinner Dance will be held in the Lee Valley Golf Club on Saturday, 24th January at 8.00pm. Medals will be presented to the victorious Minor Footballers who won county league and Regional championship titles in 2014. The Mid Cork Under 21 hurling champions will also be presented with their medals on the night. Music will be provided by the fabulous and entertaining ‘Hillbillies’ . Tickets for the victory social are €30 and can be obtained from any committee member