News from the Village 07.05.15


The Community Council would like to thank those who submitted nomination forms, all the nominees including those willing to stand for election, members of the Steering Committee and others for their work to date.

The number of nominees who were willing to have their names put forward, in Aghabullogue and Coachford, does not exceed the number of available seats in both areas (being five and seven respectively). As a result, these nominees who were willing to have their names put forward will be deemed elected for their respective areas and no election will take place on 10 May 2015 in either Aghabullogue or Coachford.

In Rylane the number of nominees willing to have their names put forward (seven) exceeds the number of available seats (five) and an election will take place. Every resident of 18 years and upwards is entitled to vote. Election day will be Sunday 10 May 2015. The venue will be Rylane Hall and voting will take place from 10.30am to 3pm. Voters will be entitled to vote for up to a maximum of and not exceeding five of the candidates.

The names of the candidates standing for election for the Rylane area are: Eily May Horgan (Rylane East), Gerard O’Brien (Rylane – Anvil Bar), Joanne Lyons (Mountrivers), Nigel Dennehy (Rylane), Norma Walsh (Knockrour), Sean Buckley (Rylane East) and Vincent Carroll (Rylane).


Coachford AFC premier team have retained their Premier League status for another season. The boys have had a tough season with injuries and retirements but have enjoyed some terrific results against tough opposition to ensure their position in the top tier of Cork AUL soccer for the 2015/16 season. The Coachford B team continue their hunt for promotion to Division 2 of the league but it now looks unlikely that they will secure enough points at this stage to make the jump. Meanwhile Rylane FC  have a winner takes all game this weekend when they play city side Fairview on Saturday at 2pm  in Fairfield.. If either side win they take the league title and promotion to Premier 1 however if the game is a draw the Rylane boys must play Kanturk in a league title play off, Exciting times indeed.


Camps Galore for Coachford’s SummerActivity Summer Camp


There will be no excuses for being bored in Coachford this summer as three Summer camps have been announced this week. First up is the Activity Summer Camp in Coachford College from June 29th to July 3rd. This was hugely popular last year and was the highlight of the summer for many of the children in the area. The camp is organised and run by Michael Horan and John Flynn, both of whom are teachers in Coachford National School. The camp takes place at Coachford Community College and is packed with fun games and activities for children of all ages and is divided up between two age groups, (5-6 year olds and 7-13 year olds). Activities include; Volleyball. Athletics, Indoor bowls, Dodge ball, Scavenger Hunt, Table Tennis, Obstacle Course, Olympic  handball, and much more. For more information contact 087 3461831 or .

The Aghabullogue GAA CÚL Camp is taking place in Coachford from July 6thCUL Camps to July 10th. The  camp caters for children from 6-13 years and costs €55 per child. Further information and rates for additional family members are available from Maura Ring on 086-6079211.

The FAI Summer School Soccer camp is being organised again this year from July 13th to 17th at the Coachford AFC grounds in the GSoccer School logolebe Coachford .This camp aims to provide children between the ages of 6 and 14 the opportunity to attend a week-long football summer camp. Every year boys and girls from all around the Coachford area and  of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. It doesn’t matter if you’re just a beginner or if you have our sights set on Robbie Keane’s number 10 shirt, you will have fun and learn a lot out of the Summer Soccer Schools. The Coachford camp starts at 10.30am  and runs until 3pm each day. The cost of the camp is €65 and  each child will receive a full official SportsWorld FAI Summer Soccer Schools kit, ball, and backpack .You can book online at or by ringing 1890 653 653  Booking for all camps is advisable as these fill up fast.

Village at risk of contracting

The lack of a proper sewerage treatment plant for Coachford is holding back development and putting the very future of the village at risk according to the members of the outgoing Community Council. Speaking at the last meeting of the council, Mr Peter Dineen  said “ There are people crying out for houses in Coachford, people who have grown up here now want to settle down in or near the village but houses to purchased or rent are at a premium.  We are receiving weekly requests  from people who are working in Ballincollig and Cork looking for houses to rent and buy in Coachford. We missed the boom of the Celtic Tiger and now the village is not growing and in fact in some areas of business contracting. Irish Water and the Cork County Council must get their act together to ensure Coachford is high on the list for development in a number of areas. Services must be put in place so that houses can be built and families can move in to the area to boost our schools and businesses. Irish Water’s plans for the new treatment plant are not in the 2014-2016 time frame and we are calling on our TDs and councillors to put pressure on the new body to move Coachford into their immediate plans before it’s too late for our village”.

Holy Communion

five School children from Rylane National School will receive Holy Communion  for the first time on Saturday, 9 May in St. Olan’s Church Rylane. Children From Coachford will receive theirs on Saturday 16 May and Aghabullogue children will have theirs the following Saturday 23 May.

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