News from the Village 19.02.15

Wishes come true for Aladdin audience 

The fourth Fifth and Sixth children of Coachford National School put on a truly wonderful show last week when they took to the stage to perform the musical Aladdin. This was a superb production, full of amazing costumes, acting, songs and fun right throughout the show. The children were terrific and it was obvious for the large audience present that they had put a tremendous amount of work into preparing the show for their  parents, relatives, friends and the general public. School Principal, Sharon O’Driscoll thanked all the parents who pulled out all the stops so that the children were properly dressed and prepared. She also thanked the teachers especially, Miss Flaherty, Mr. Horan and Miss Whelton who put in a huge effort to help the  children prepare for this fantastic show

National School

The staff and pupils of Coachford National School hosted  an Open Evening on Tuesday. The evening was  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. Coachford NS is a relatively small school so the staff are able to build close working relationships with the children and their parents. They understand that each child is different and has unique skills, talents and interests. They take the time to understand each child’s character and aim to work with every child as an individual, helping them to understand and achieve their full potential.

Coachford NS is a very happy place where children can develop lasting friendships, confidence and a positive attitude towards education..Pupils are encouraged to be responsible capable and caring individuals who respect themselves and others. Displays of the children’s work and extra-curricular activities were available to view at the Open Evening and many new parents and children from Coachford and surrounding areas attended to see what the school had to offer. For further information on enrolling your child at Coachford National School or to arrange to meet with the Principal, Sharon O’Driscoll contact  021 7334 542 or email You can also check out the comprehensive website

Cake sale is a sweet success

Coachford Foróige held a very successful Cake sale and Coffee morning last Sunday.  The members worked really hard to prepare the hall,set up the tables, price all the cakes,serve the tea and coffee, sell raffle tickets and clean up afterwards. A large crowd turned up to support the youth club and were treated to live entertainment by the Aghabullogue Scór Set dancers and Ballad group while they enjoyed their cakes and coffee. Over €500 was raised by the young entrepreneurs and valuable experience gained by all and especially the sub committee who organised the event.

Boxing tournament 

Rylane Boxing Club are holding a boxing  tournament in Aghabullogue Hall on Saturday, February 21st at 7.45pm. This tournament will feature  all Ireland champions, senior bouts and local young boxers. It promises to be a top class show. The boxing club are looking for your support.

Coachford Local Market 

The next market will take place on Saturday February 21st in the GAA Hall Coachford. The organisers are always looking for more people to take stands at the market to sell their produce. More stalls at the market will encourage even more people to come and sample all what’s on offer every month. If you would like more information on having a stall at the market ring 021 7434946

Coachford farmer speaks on depression

Con Murphy, Direen appeared along with his wife Mary and son Donnacha on last week’s edition of the RTE show , ‘Ear to the Ground’ . Con spoke openly about his battle with depression and the effect it had on his life and the lives of those around him. Con was very willing to speak on the illness in order that those who may be going through similar battles would be aware that there is light at the end of the, at times, very dark tunnel. The programme is available on the RTE Player for the next two weeks player/ie/show/10374614/.

Brain Boxes

The Aghabullogue GAA quiz team  contested the Scor na nOg All Ireland Final last weekend in Dublin. The team of Tom Long, Aodán Healy, Paul Ring and Niall Barry Murphy   competed against thirty other counties  on Saturday and ended up in fifth place overall, a fantastic achievement for the lads who were representing their county for the second year in  a row.

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