Runners race to Coachford
The Broomhill Vintage Club is busily preparing for their annual Festival in Coachford. The club are anticipating another very busy weekend of activities from August 13th to 16th. Singing competitions, Dog Shows and Sheep Racing are just of the items that are expected to draw big crowds to the mid Cork Village. The festival, now in its sixth year, has raised over €34,000 for charity. “ our main beneficiary is Suicide Aware. Like most communities around the country the Coachford areas has also experienced the terrible loss and heartache of people taking their own lives. We hope that our contribution to this excellent charity can help in some way to reach people who may be going through a tough time and be able to reach out and help them. Said Kieran Doherty, Club PRO. The festival is rooted in the community and strives to provide a family atmosphere for all those attending. The Coachford 5 Mile Road Race is one of the key events of the weekend and takes place at 7pm on Friday, August 14. The run is approved by Athletics Ireland, is professionally measured, superbly stewarded and offers runners a unique challenge of completing a 5 mile course. Registration for the run takes place from 5.30pm at the GAA pavilion in Coachford and entry is only €10 with all the proceeds going to Suicide Aware. Cully & Sully are helping out with the refreshments and gorgeous soup will form part of the refreshment package offered after the race. Changing facilities and warm up and down areas are available at the registration area. For further information contact 086 8030086.
The Coachford Schoolboys are about to embark on another soccer season and are planning on running two teams in the leagues for the coming season. The club are looking for boys born in 2005 & 2006 for their Under 11 squad and boys born in 2001 & 2002 for the under 15 team. The club is going from strength to strength each year and hosted a very successful FAI schoolboys Soccer summer camp again this year with over 60 boys enjoying the excellent facilities at the clubs grounds at the Glebe in Coachford. The schoolboys club hold their Annual General meeting on Thursday July 30th at 8.30pm at the Coachford AFC clubhouse. All parents, trainers, coaches and supporters are welcome. For more information contact Dympna on 087 9089134.#
Hurlers are East Region Champs
Aghabullogue under 16 hurlers captured the East Region ‘A’ title last Monday night by defeating Courcey Rovers on a score line of 2.10 to 2.05. The boys will now start to prepare for the county title which should take place over the coming weeks.
40th Birthday Bash for Mark ll Escort
Born in 1975, the Mark ll Ford Escort became one of the greatest cars produced for a mass market. The beauty of this car was that it was equally at home on the commute from the house to work as it was slip sliding away on the rally stages around Ireland and every other country. The Escort was loved by so many people who were lucky enough to own one of these prestigious vehicles. The Ford Escort is a true classic. The Mark ll was a superb family car that offered a certain amount of luxury to the, up to now, very ordinary family car market. But it was the “Sport”, “RS Mexico”, and “RS2000” that turned the Mark ll into a legendary rally car that grew in stature in the hands of ace Irish rally driver, Billy Coleman from Millstreet and world champion, Ari Vatanen from Finland . This car that is renowned the world over is still loved today and many are carefully restored and cared for by motor enthusiasts all over Ireland. Broomhill Vintage Club will be celebrating this iconic car’s 40th Anniversary on Sunday August 16th at the Coachford Autumns Festival’s Vintage and Classic Car show. Club Chairman, Tadgh Murphy said, “We are really looking forward to welcoming all the owners and their unique Ford Escorts to our show. We are thrilled to be in the position of marking the Ford Escorts birthday. We have a prize for the best car at the show and we have a memento for every car that attends. We are expecting a large number of other classic, Vintage and Veteran cars and tractors at this year’s show and we are delighted that the Coachford Autumn Festival show is growing in stature year on year with many owners of classic and vintage vehicles making it their number one show of the year. The Coachford Autumn Festival takes place from August 13th to 16th. Proceeds of the festival go to Suicide Aware and local charities. For further information contact 087 2426343.