Appeal from Community Council
The members of the Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council are appealing to everyone living in the community to put pressure on all public representatives and candidates in the upcoming General Election to ensure that the sewage and water upgrades for Coachford are implemented immediately to ensure the survival and future development of the village. “While we welcome the upgrading of the proposed works by Irish Water from a D listing to an A listing we have huge concerns about the actual start dates of these works. It is imperative that Irish Water go to tender for these works immediately and that they begin these vital upgrades in 2016. There is a real possibility of the village losing more businesses unless these works are begun and completed as quickly as possible. We are asking all voters in the area to put this as a priority in their discussions with the candidates as they are canvassed over the coming months. Coachford Village and its schools are important to the whole parish and the wider area” said Doug Lucey, Community Council PRO.
Coachford College students who sat the Junior Certificate Examination in June received their results last week and the grades were outstanding. The Mid Cork College once again enjoyed some excellent results with one student, Richard Cotter from Aghinagh getting 10 A grades and Áodan Healy from Aghabullogue receiving 8 A grades, placing both students in the top 1% of results in the country.
The Coachford AFC lotto Jackpot has reached €5,400. This is one of the very few lotto’s in the county that still only requires punters to match only three numbers so there is a great chance for you to scoop the jackpot. Tickets are on sale in all the shops and pubs in the village and are only €2 each. Get in early and you could be the lucky one next Monday night. This week’s numbers were 15, 22 & 31 and while there was no winner of the jackpot five people went home with some cash. Trisha & Blaithin won €40 and Tom Looney, Steven Crowley, Mary Dineen and Catherine Barry Murphy each won €20 in the lucky dip.
Congratulations to Aaron Healy from Bealnamorrive Coachford who has reached the UK and Ireland finals of the ‘Wella Professionals Trend/Vision Awards 2015’ in the colour category. Aaron who is part of the Wayne Lloyd’s Hair salon team with salons in Bandon, Cork and Ballydehob is one of only 12 Irish hairdressers to reach this year’s final. Aaron started his career in Marie’s Stylz hair salon in Coachford and everyone who worked with him were always well aware of his talent and are not surprised that he is now one of the top hair colourists in the country. Marie O Donoghue proprietor and manager of the salon said “ from the first day he walked in here we knew that he was not one of your ordinary hairdressers, there was something special about Aaron. Everyone could see immediately that he had talent and that he was going to go far. Aaron is a great character, a truly talented hairdresser and was loved by customers and staff here at Stylz. We wish him the very best of luck in the final.
Aghabullogue Intermediate hurlers face one of their toughest and most important games of their recent history when they play Barryroe in the relegation final of the Intermediate Hurling competition. The winners can look forward to going into the draw for next year’s County championship while the losers face a future in the Junior ranks of their division and lose their intermediate status. This would be a disaster for both clubs but especially so for Aghabullogue as the Mid Cork Club have enjoyed huge success in underage hurling over the past few years and look like they are doing everything right in the juvenile section of the club. The game takes place in Brinny on Sunday, September 27th at 2pm.
Soccer Season in full swing
All of Coachford AFC’s teams are in action at the moment and the facilities at the Glebe are a hive of activity. On this Saturday the Premier team play Cathedral Celtic at 2pm at the Glebe in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup. On Sunday at 2.30pm Coachford Under 17s take on Temple united away in the league. On Saturday at 10.30am Killanardrish/Coachford entertain old rivals Buttevant in the U15 Premier League.