News from the Village 12.02.15

Invitation to visit school

The staff and pupils of Coachford National School are hosting an Open Evening next Tuesday February 17th from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. This is an ideal opportunity for people to come and see what the school has to offer for their children who may be starting their educational adventure soon or for those who may be thinking of changing schools. Coachford N.S. is one of the finest schools in the area and boasts a very modern building with up to date equipment and excellent teachers. Displays of the children’s work and extra-curricular activities will be available to view on Tuesday night and refreshments will also be served.

All Ireland Final

The Aghabullogue GAA quiz team will contest the Scor na nOg All Ireland Final this weekend in Dublin. The team of Tom Long, Aodán Healy, Paul Ring and Niall Barry Murphy will travel to the City West Hotel to compete against the Connaught, Leinster and Ulster Champions on Saturday.


Coachford Foróige Club is hosting a Coffee morning to raise funds for the club. The Coffee Morning/Bake Sale will take place in the GAA complex on Sunday, February 13th immediately after the 10.00am mass . Everyone is invited to come along with their friends and family, have a cuppa , a chat and support the club. Donations of baking would also be greatly appreciated. ‘Foróige – Empowering Youth, Enriching Communities’ .

Love your Community

The Coachford Community Tidy Towns group are holding their Annual Church Gate Collection at Masses in Coachford this St. Valentines  weekend.  The Group who are committed to making the village and its environs cleaner and more beautiful are looking for people to give generously to support their ongoing work.

Donation to Marymount

The Aghinagh Comhaltas and the  Coachford Atelier Art Group presented a cheque to Ann O’Mahony of Marymount Hospice Charity  last weekend at a very enjoyable function in Breathnach’s Bar. The two groups raised €2,500 from the sale of their very beautiful 2015 art calendar. Each month featured an original piece of art and the calendar was sold in local shops and markets in the area as well as in the Marymount charity shop. Following the presentation Aghinagh Comhaltas entertained those present with some wonderful music and singing.

Coachford Battle for win

Coachford AFC came from two goals down with ten men on the field to battle back and score three unanswered goals to win 3-2 against Grattan United away from home last Saturday. The boys showed huge determination and self belief in winning this very important  premier league fixture. Aidan Buckley, Ciaran Lucey and Chris O’Connor were the scorers of the three important goals. The Coachford B team enjoyed a 4-1 victory over Kilumney in their league. This weekend the premier team Kilreen Celtic  on Saturday at in Murphy’s Farm. Coachford Under 17s  play Carrigaline  on Saturday at 2.30pm in Coachford.

Scór Finalists

Congratulations to all those who took part in the semi Finals of the Scór na bPaistí in Coachford last weekend. Huge crowds from all over Mid Cork turned up on Saturday and Sunday to try and win a place in the Muskerry finals which take place in Ovens on March 1st. Aghabullogue will be well represented in the final as the Figure dancing and Set dancing team of Amy Dineen, Niamh Barry Murphy, Ciara Lyons, Maeve Murray, Michelle Murphy, Rachel Barrett, Molly Mangan and Anna O’Leary were awarded a place in the final as were the ballad group of Eabha Donovan, Eve Cahill, Ciara Merrigan, Daniel Leahy, Ciaran O’Connell and the Quiz team made up of Emer Barry Murphy, Michael Long, Brian Dineen.

Aghabullogue advance

Aghabullogue under 21 footballers advanced to the second round of the Mid Cork under 21 Football Championship having defeated neighbours Canovee last weekend in the opening game. Aghabullogue were the stronger team throughout the 60 minutes however Canovee enjoyed a much better second half and but for having their full back injured very early on, one of their best players black carded  and a man dismissed five minutes before the break the final score line could have been much tighter that the 1.14 to 1.06 tally. Aghabullogue will have to improve if they want to be in the final four of this competition.

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