News from the Village 26.02.15

The School of Rock

Music from the 90’s, the musicals and the movies will all feature in the third annual Coachford National School Parents Association Music Table Quiz in O’Callaghan’s Bar Coachford this Saturday night at 8.30pm. The quiz is one of the main fundraisers for the school and parents and past pupils of the school are asked to go along and show your support for the school. Tables of four are only €20 and a great night is assured with questions suitable for all tastes.

WWI Commemoration

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 Tidy Towns

The Coachford Tidy Towns Committee would like to thanks all those who gave so generously to their Church Gate Collection recently and to those who contributed to the collection in the days after the event. The committee are planning a series of works over the next few months and are looking at installing new flower beds, replanting some planters and planting some trees. The committee are also investigating ways of improving the streetscape of the village in line with the published  ACR Community Council  2014 Village Design Statement. A major project planned by the group is dependent on sourcing some funding through the new Cork County Council Municipal District Community Grant Scheme.

Dripsey Tidy Towns

A new Tidy Towns group has been formed in Dripsey. The group was formed to spearhead the communities efforts to improve the local environment and make the Dripsey area a better place to live, work and visit. For more information on the group please contact Chairperson Conor Corkery, Secretary Peg Baker, Treasurer Geraldine Keating or any of the following members: Eddie J Murphy, Margaret Griffin, Leo O’Sullivan, Hugh O’Shea and Bernie O’Connell.

Super Operation Transformation

The Coachford version of Operation Transformation was a huge success and great credit must go to Ciara Murphy of CM Fitness, Nutrition and Sports Rehab who organised the six week programme. Each week those taking part in the programme took part in many activities and every Sunday the group of over 50 participants took part in the timed walk/jog/run at the Coachford Greenway. This programme was a tremendous success with more and more people taking part each week and building up a new level of fitness and making many new friends along the way. Ciara Murphy said “ I was thrilled with the response and the way the group gelled together. We are very lucky to have some excellent facilities here in Coachford but our greatest asset is the people. We had great fun and  I hope that Operation Transformation Coachford contributed in some way at helping people get fit, active and healthy.”


Coachford Premier team will travel to Togher on Saturday to take on Pearse Celtic  at 2pm and will be hoping to continue their very good form. of late. The Coachford Youths team make the long trek to Mitchelstown to take on local side, Park United in the league at 2.30pm. it’s Cup action open Sunday for the Under 14s as they entertain a very fancied Youghal side in the Local Cup in Carrigadrohid at 10.30am.

Camogie Registration

Aghabullogue Camogie club will hold their registration night in Aghabullogue Hall on Friday February 27th from 7pm to 9pm. All new and current players are invited to register for the 2015 playing season.


The Muskerry Final of Scór na bPaisti takes place in Ovens on Sunday March 1st . Aghabullogue GAA will be represented by the Set and Figure Dancers, Ballad Group and Question Time team.

Under 21s advance to Semi Final

Congratulations to the under 21 Footballers of Aghabullogue who qualified for the Mid Cork Under 21 b Football semi-final by defeating Ballinora last weekend. The boys played well and were easy victors over a depleted Ballinora side. They now await the winners of Éire Óg and Kilmurry and the semi-final is expected to be a much tougher encounter as each of these teams are the stronger contenders for this year’s competition.

Intermediate Footballers

Aghabullogue Intermediate Footballers continue their good run with a very comprehensive victory over Grenagh on Sunday. This was their second victory in a row and they now take a break for a couple of  weeks while the hurlers kick into action. The hurlers play Milford in Mallow on Tuesday night and Dripsey the following weekend away.


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