World Champion presents County Medals
World Champion Walker, Olive Loughnane was guest of honour at the Aghabullogue Juvenile Medal Presentation Ceremony last Sunday, February 1st at the GAA hall Coachford. Olive presented medals to the Aghabullogue Under 13 camogie County League Champions and to the Under 15 girls who won the Muskerry Cup blitz and to the Under 14s who were runners up in the County League in 2014. The Aghabullogue Under 13 footballers who won the County League title were also presented with their medals. Olive Loughnane spoke on how giving your best in every game or race is vitally important and being able to walk off the pitch after winning or losing knowing that there was nothing else you could have given out there was the most important lesson any sportsperson could learn . She praised all the efforts of the players and thanked the club for their very kind invitation. The Chairman of Aghabullogue GAA, John Barry Murphy congratulated Olive on her achievements and on being elevated to Gold Medal status. He thanked all the coaches, grounds men and parents for all the volunteer work carried out by all of them to ensure that the teams being honoured reached finals and came back with abundance of silver ware. He went on to appeal to all the players to continue to train, develop their skills, listen to their coaches and commit themselves to hurling, football and Camogie.
GAA season kicks off
Aghabullogue Under 21 footballers start their Championship season on Saturday when they face neighbours, Canovee in the first round of the Muskerry Championship in Annahalla on Saturday at 3.30pm. Although Canovee are red hot favourites to win this game having won two minor titles over the last three years, the boys from Aghabullogue will do their very best give them a tough game. Coachford publican and Canovee GAA Chairman, Pat O’Riordan said “This should be a great game of football between two good football teams and as long as everyone on the pitch and the sideline keep their heads we should have a great hours football. I’m well aware of how good Aghabullogue are at this level and they will be determined to put up a very good performance against us but we should have more football and more experience to see us emerge as winners”. The Intermediate Footballers of Aghabullogue play their first league game of 2015 on Sunday in Coachford at 2.30pm when they play Adrigole. The Under 14 footballers entertain Blarney in Coachford in the Premier 2 league on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Coachford AFC back in Action
Following their two week long break from games Coachford AFC premier team will play Grattan united in O’Neill park on Saturday at 2pm. The B team entertain Killumney in Carrigadrohid on Sunday at 2.00pm.
Musicians and Painters donate to Hospice
Aghinagh Comhaltlas and Coachford Artists will donate the proceeds of their very successful 2015 calendar to Marymount Hospice on this Friday Night in Breathnachs Bar Coachford. The two groups came together for the second year to produce a unique calendar with original artworks by local artists featured in each month.
Coffee and Cakes
Coachford Foróige will hold a Cake Sale And Coffee Morning on Sunday, 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.
Coachford National School Parents Association will hold a Music Table Quiz on Saturday February 28th in O’Callaghan’s Bar Coachford at 8.30pm. This is a great night out and will have you humming, singing and frantically trying to guess the song, the movie it came from or the name of the artist. Great night assured, don’t miss it.
Coachford Players are busily rehearsing for their annual full length Play, ‘Separate Beds’ by Sam Cree. This hilarious play will be performed in Coachford GAA Hall on April 11th 12th and 13th
Parish Business Association formed.
The Coachford, Aghabullogue Rylane Business Association (CARBA) was founded last Monday night at a very well attended meeting in Coachford. The organisation hope to operate as a lobby group to improve the infrastructure of the parish and to enhance the opportunities for doing business in the area. CARBA also plan to produce a business directory for the parish and to publish a Business Board where all the business in the area will be available to view at a glance. The businesses present discussed the challenges facing all of them at this time and appeals were made to locals to support their local shops, pubs and businesses so that they in turn can support the local voluntary groups and charities when they come looking for their support. “If local shops close then customers and the community will suffer. Revenue spent in local businesses goes back into the local economy, enriching the whole community and builds a stronger local economy.” The next meeting of the Association is planned for March 23rd and further information can be obtained by ringing Mary Cronin on 087 2411161.