Calling all tree lovers
On Sunday 8th March for National Tree Week the ESB and Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Limited will host a tree planting event on the Coachford Greenway. Families can come along and plant their own family tree receiving a commemorative certificate to mark the occasion. Everyone is welcome to attend but the trees are limited so it’s on a first come first served basis. Members will be on the Greenway from 12. Coachford Gun Club are also providing some trees in support of the event. Please go along and join in enhancing the beauty of the Greenway.
The ACR heritage committee will continue its commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a talk by historian Anthony Greene on ‘The Great War and the Coachford Connection’ on Friday March 6th in Coachford National School at 7.30pm. Anthony will explore the various stories of the Coachford man who was killed in a major naval battle, the man who spent most of the war in a Turkish POW camp and how he got there and the man who was killed by a sniper.
Coachford Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015
To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge a group of people who are interested in the preserving and encouraging more use of the Irish language in Coachford will meet up on Wednesday nights in Breathnach’s Bar at 9pm for people who wish to converse ‘ as Ghaeilge’ or make use of a ‘cúpla focail’ The group plan to meet every Wednesday night for the coming months. Coachford College and the National School have a huge number of events planned for the week including quizzes, Ceilis and sport through Irish The Coachford Active Retirement Association continue to hold conversational Irish classes every Tuesday morning at 10.30am in the GAA Hall. For more information on this and other classes contact Vonnie at 7334462 or Ber on 7334284.
Macroom Community Hospital
Macroom Community Hospital will hold their annual Church Gate Collection at all Aghabullogue parish masses this weekend. You are asked to be generous with your contributions for the local hospital.
The Rylane National School Parents Association are holding a fun bingo event in the School hall on Sunday at 3pm. The Bingo is just for fun and is not being used as a fundraiser. Everyone is welcome and Bingo cards are only €5 per adult and €2.50 per child.
The Coachford Premier team face another tough fixture this weekend as they travel to Cork to take on Blarney Street Athletic on Saturday at 2pm. The boys suffered a heavy defeat last weekend when they lost 4-0 to Pearse Celtic and will be hoping to get their campaign back on track on Saturday. On Sunday the Coachford B team play Greenwood ion the quarter Final of the Corinthians Cup in Carrigadrohid at 2pm. The Schoolboys entertain Cobh side, Springfield Ramblers in the league in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am on Sunday and the under 18s travel to Mallow to take on the home side on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Soccer Easter Draw
Killanardrish/Coachford Schoolboys Academy will hold their annual Easter draw to raise much needed funds to purchase training equipment and playing gear. The raffle has some excellent prizes and offers a great opportunity for everyone to win one of them once they purchase a ticket. The young players will be selling the tickets in the locality over the coming weeks and are asking everyone to support the draw. Entry to the draw costs only €2 and you can enter as often as you like! The Killanardrish/Coachford Schoolboys academy now caters for over 30 boys and girls each Saturday morning. Their non competitive leagues will begin in April and will run for 10 weekends up to the middle of June.
O’Callaghan’s Bar Coachford is the place to be to really enjoy the Cheltenham racing festival this year. The popular racing pub will be showing all the races live from Tuesday March 10th to Friday March 13th. Nell’s famous ‘Hot Pot’ will be served each day and proprietors, Patrick and Eileen will be giving out prizes for best dressed punter on Ladies Day and Gold Cup day.
Fishing Festival for St. Patrick’s Weekend.
With over 50 anglers booked on for the ever popular St. Patrick’s festival the organisers of the fishing festival on the Lee are looking forward to some good fishing and mighty craic over the Bank Holiday Weekend .The match will most likely feature sections at Griffins Garden Centre, The Graveyard and of course the Coachford Greenway. All dependent on current conditions. With the full payout prize fund topped up with sponsorship from Jackie Lennox Chip Shop it’s one not to miss! For those who want to make the most of it there is also a one day open match on Friday 13th – it could be lucky for some!! Travelling from afar? Then there is plenty of accommodation in the local area, all offering special rates for the festival .For more details visit www.ncffi.ie
Aghabullogue Intermediate hurlers start their 2015 league campaign when the take on neighbours, Dripsey in O’Brien’s Field on Sunday morning at 11.30am.
Aghabullogue GAA Race night
Aghabullogue GAA are holding a fundraising race night in O’Callaghan’s Bar on Saturday March 28th. Committee members and players will be asking people to purchase horses and sponsor races over the coming weeks and to turn up on race day!
Coachford Players are busy rehearsing for their Easter production of the comedy, Separate Beds by Sam Cree. This hilariously funny play will be performed on April 11, 12 and 13 in the GAA Hall Coachford.