Rebel fans from the Coachford area will again lay siege to Killarney this weekend as the Cork Footballers try to capture the Munster Football crown from the footballers from the Kingdom. Hundreds of football supporters from the Mid Cork Village are expected to descend on the Kerry town to urge their team to go one better than two weeks ago and emerge victorious this time around. Those who are not able to make the trip can savour the atmosphere in the pubs in the village and O’Riordan’s Bar Coachford have music arranged post match where hopefully the revellers will be celebrating a historic win for the rebels as they dance and sing along to the ’Hillbillies’ band.
O’Riordan’s also have music on Friday night when the ever popular Aidan O Rourke plays at the venue. Aidan is gaining a very fine reputation in the Dublin music scene and you should really take this opportunity to get to see him for free before he gets the recognition he deserves and will be only playing huge gigs .
The Townlands music festival certainly made an impact in the locality over the weekend. The festival held in Rusheen was a great success on its first year with hundreds attending the three day event from all over the country. The weather could have been kinder but those that attended the huge venue enjoyed the experience and the many bands and DJs that performed there. The Festival brought a much needed injection into the economy of the town of Macroom and the supermarkets, pubs and off licences did a roaring trade selling anything from baguettes to beer and water to Wellingtons. Locals in the area were also very happy with the festival as many of them were employed by the organisers as stewards, bar staff, cleaners and security. There were some complaints that the event went on too late into the early hours of the morning and the music could still be heard at 2.30am many miles from the site preventing children from sleeping. There are plans for this festival to grow over the next few years into something to rival ‘Electric Picnic’ and that would be a huge boost to the Macroom and Coachford area however there are some issues that would need to be looked at if they organisers want to bring those living in the vicinity of the festival site along with them.
Canovee Fun Run
Canovee GAA are holding a 5K fun run in Farran Woods next Thursday July 23rd at 7.30pm. The run is open to everyone from the serious runner to the budding athlete to the family who just want to get out and enjoy the summer evening for a leisurely stroll with their friends and neighbours. Entry is €10 per adult and €5 for children and only €20 per family. Registration for this very safe and enjoyable event is from 6.00pm.
Young Voices for the festival
The Junior Voice of the Festival for under 16s takes place on Thursday August 13th. Entry forms and rules of the competition are available on the Coachfordnews website or by ringing 086 8030086. Closing date for entries is July 25th. All proceeds go to Suicide Aware and Local Charities.
Is your dog a loveable rogue? or maybe she’s a princess. Bring him or her along to the Autumn Festival Dog Show on Saturday in Coachford at 7.00pm. There are loads of prizes and even ones for the best dressed dog.
Sing your heart out for charity
Can you sing? Are you over 16? Would you like to win €300 and help raise funds for charity at the same time? Get a Business to sponsor your entry(€30) and take part in the ‘Voice of the Festival’ on Saturday August 16th. For more details contact the Festival Secretary on 086 80 30 086
Festival’s Fittest Family
The Coachford Autumn Festival organisers are looking for four family members ( Aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, nephews, nieces sons daughters etc) to take part in the Fittest Family competition on Sunday August 16th. Each ‘family’ will have to compete in a number of challenges across an easy obstacle course to determine who is the fittest. Two adults must be over 30 and they must be accompanied by two teenagers (12-18). The team must contain at least one male and one female. Entry is only €20. Application forms and rules are available on the Coachfordnews website or by ringing 086 8030086
Council to tackle flooding and Footpath
The Cork County Council are to clean jet the gulleys and soakways from the GAA pitch towards the road to Leemount as they are slow to clear and this contributes to flooding. The council also intend to carry out repairs to the footpath from the village to the church.
Washing machines, fridges, cookers, microwaves and electric toothbrushes were just some of the items that were recycled at the WEEE Electrical recycling collection held last Saturday in Coachford. Many people availed of the service organised by Coachford Tidy Towns, Cork County Council and WEEE Ireland. The Tidy Towns group would like to thank Fr. Peadar Murphy for allowing the Church Car Park to be used for the event again this year.