News from the Village 29.01.15

Coachford Celebrates Gold Medal

The Village of Coachford was buzzing with the exciting news that local resident, Olive Loughnane’s silver medal triumph in Berlin in 2009 is to be upgraded to Gold following the disqualification of the Russian Athlete, Olga Kaniskina for performance enhancing drug violations. Coachford celebrated Olives fine performance in 2009 and organised  a welcome home party for the athlete. In 2012 to mark her involvement in the London Olympics a statue in honour of Olive was erected in the village. John Hogan, member of the Community Council and organiser of the 2009 welcoming Home event  said “ We are all thrilled for Olive and her Husband Martin and family on this excellent turn of events. Olive was always special to us here in Coachford and we are all immensely proud  of all her achievements. We have all witnessed Olive putting in hour after hour of intensive training  on the roads around Coachford when she was preparing for the world, European and Olympic Games and we now feel that this Gold Medal win is the least she deserves. Olive is a fantastic Community person and is always on hand to speak to Children and adults about staying fit and healthy and preparing for the big sporting events in their lives. Olive will be presenting the medals to the young Camogie players this weekend.  She is a member of the organising Committee for the Coachford 5 mile Road race every August, She is an officer on the  School’s Parent’s Association  and is taking part in and supporting the Operation Transformation walks in the village at the moment. Olive  has always been Gold to us here in Coachford. We may  now  have to erect another Statue for our World Champion.”


Girl Power

The Annual General Meeting of the Aghabullogue Camogie Club takes place this Friday, January 30th in Aghabullogue Hall at 7.30pm. All welcome.


Let’s hear it for the Girls

Coachford College will contest the Munster Post-Primary Camogie Senior A Final next Saturday, January 31st when they will face hot favourites, St. Flannan’s of Ennis in Cloughduv at 2.30pm.  It isn’t often that a Munster final where the local school is involved in is played so close to the school so please take this opportunity to go and support the girls


World Champion presents County Medals

World Champion Walker, Olive Loughnane will be guest of honour at the Aghabullogue Juvenile Medal Presentation Ceremony on Sunday next, February 1st at 7.00pm in the GAA hall Coachford. Olive will present medals to the Under 13 camogie County League Champions and to the Under 15 girls who won the Muskerry Cup blitz and medal will also be presented to the Under 14s who were runners up in the County League in 2014.  The Aghabullogue Under 13 footballers will also be presented with their medals.

Raised Voices

The Coachford Church Choir are looking for new members to join the traditional Choir.  New members are vital to keep the choir rejuvenated and to offer new voices to those attending mass each Sunday. “ If some more people don’t join the choir soon you won’t hear them at all ” said organist, Laura Dineen. The Coachford Church Choir doesn’t ask for full time commitment and there are no fees to join! There are plenty of spaces available and you will be welcomed with open arms.

Mind your own Business

If you are a Limited Company or a sole Trader operating within the parish of Aghabullogue then come along to the Community House in Coachford on next Monday evening at 8.00pm where the possibility of setting up a Parish Business Association will be explored. Every Business is welcome. For further information contact Brenda on 087 2411161

Coffee and Cakes

Coachford Foróige will hold a Cake Sale And Coffee Morning on February 15th to raise funds for the Club. The members are busily planning their next outing at Easter. The group are also planning for their participation in the West Cork District Talent competition in March.

Tidy Towns Collection

The Annual Coachford Tidy Towns Church Gate Collection takes place on Saturday February 14th  and Sunday February 15th at Masses in Coachford. Please give generously.



Congratulations to the Coachford Premier Team who put seven goals past an off form and scoreless Glen Celtic last Saturday in the Premier league. This weekend the premier team and the B team have a weekend off. In Underage soccer the Under 14s play College Corinthians in Castletreasure at 11.45pm on Sunday.

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