Coachford Tidy Towns
Well done to everyone who helped to keep the village clean and tidy over the last few weeks as part of the Cork County Litter Challenge. The results for the last fortnight are in and Coachford scored a very good 96.80. This gave the village an average of 90.13/100 over the three judging periods. The 78.60 in the second period was a poor result but the village recovered well and ended second overall out of the bigger villages with only Glanmire scoring better than Coachford and large villages like Ballyvourney, Cloyne, Killeagh and Innishannon finishing behind the Mid Cork village.. Martha McCaffery, Chairperson of the group said, “ We are delighted with the result and just goes to show what a difference a little effort by a small group of people can make. We are grateful to all the businesses, residents and visitors who have helped us during the last six weeks. Huge thanks to Gateway worker, Oliver O’Riordan for helping to keep the village litter free Let’s all keep up the good work during the summer and Keep Coachford clean. We would also like to extend our heartiest congratulations to our neighbours Carrigadrohid and Dripsey on superb results and the very best of luck to Carrigadrohid in the semi finals.
School’s out for Summer
Coachford National School has closed for the annual Summer holidays. Last week a very special Graduation ceremony was held for the 16 sixth class students who now go on to Secondary schools in the area with 15 of them hoping to attend Coachford College in September. Peter Dineen, PRO of the Parents Association said,” the school has been a superb environment for education for these 16 pupils and we are very fortunate to have a such a fine educational facility in the village. The teachers and staff are a credit to the school and the last year has seen some fantastic achievements by the whole school in sport, science, environment and charity work. The children and their education is at the centre of everything they do. We are now all looking forward to welcoming the new pupils to junior infants at the end of August.”
Confirmation and Holy Communion donations
Children from Coachford National School who received their first Holy Communion and Confirmation this year donated some of the money they received from relatives and neighbours to Marymount Hospice last Friday. The classes along with the annual ‘School Entrepreneurial Day’ raised over €675 for the hospice. This donation was very kindly received by Mr. Jack Callanan from Marymount “ I would like to very much thank the pupils and staff of the school for this very kind donation. For children to give up some of their money that they received for their holy communion and confirmation tells me a lot about you, your school and your parents. The annual Entrepreneurial day is an excellent idea and we are very thankful that you chose Marymount as your chosen charity”.
Aghabullogue meet Argideen
Aghabullogue Intermediate hurlers have drawn Argideen Rangers in round three of the Intermediate Hurling Championship. The game has been fixed for Saturday July 4th in Brinny but as with any GAA fixture this is subject to change. The winners of the game will be entered back into the championship draw whole the losers will be forced to play either Milford or Barryroe in the relegation final, a final that no team wants to be involved in.
Coachford Road Race
The Coachford Five Mile road race takes place this year on Friday August 14th at 7.00pm. Registration begins at 5.30pm in the GAA Hall where changing facilities are also available. The route is mostly flat however there are two climbs, one in the first half mile and the other begins just at the mile mark but after these it is fairly flat for the rest of the route. This is the third running of the race which is held as a fund raiser for Suicide Aware and local charities and is part of the Coachford Autumn Festival. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both women and Men’s categories and there will also be various spot prizes throughout the field. The race is also open to walkers. For further information contact Peter on 086 8030086.
Escort Mark 2
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Mark 11 Escort, the organisers of the Coachford Autumn Festival Vintage show are inviting all owners of the iconic car to come and celebrate with them on Sunday August 16th in Coachford. Kieran Doherty, PRO of the group said, “We are thrilled that this year we are hosting this celebration of one of the finest cars of the 1970s. We are inviting owners ,enthusiasts and fans of this iconic car to come along and share your stories and experiences with the Mark 11 escort.”