News from the Village 24.09.15

Thousands raised from festival.

Broomhill Vintage Club are delighted to be in a position to donate €12,000 to charities from the proceeds of the 2015 Coachford Autumn Festival. This money will benefit nine charities. The Committee would like to thank all those who supported the festival and who have made these donations possible. The nine charities/groups who are to benefit from the festival are: Suicide Aware €4,000, Macroom Community Hospital €1,500, Sullane Haven Macroom €1,500, Marymount Hospice €1,500, Coachford Tidy Towns €1,500, Coachford National School Parents Association €500, Aghabullogue National School Parents Association €500, Rylane National School Parents Association €500 and Coachford Christmas Lights €500. Chairman of the Vintage Club, Tadgh Murphy said “ We are absolutely thrilled to be in this position of being able to donate €12,000. We had a very successful festival this year and it was well supported by so many people. We are indebted  to all our sponsors who make this festival possible each year. We would also like to thank all those who participated in all the events this year and those who supported us in any way. Without everyone’s involvement these donations to charity would not be possible. Martha McCaffery, Chairperson of Coachford Tidy Towns said “ We are absolutely thrilled with the donation from the Festival. Receiving  this amount means we can plan projects for the year. The Festival means so much to the area, not only in the funds it collects for the groups but also for the sense of pride it creates for the whole community in the Lee Valley”.  The presentation of cheques will take place in O’Riordan’s Bar Coachford on Saturday, October 3rd at 10pm.

All Ireland Tractor Bid

The Broomhill Tractor Builders from Coachford will try and recapture the All Ireland title this week. The competition, held at the National Ploughing Championships will be contested between teams from Donegal, Cavan and Cork. Broomhill, representing Cork will build  three times on Thursday and will be hoping that the training they have endured over the last few months will enable them to go one better than last year and bring the All Ireland title back to Mid Cork once again. Team Captain, John Joe Dennehy said “ we are very happy that we have qualified for the finals again this year and we are looking forward to doing our best to make up for the huge disappointment of 2014 when we narrowly lost out in winning the title by 3 seconds. Also at the Ploughing Championships this week are O’Donovan Engineering . The local firm have their biggest ever display at the championships and they would be delighted  to see locals visiting their very impressive stand during the week

Coachford Foróige returns

Coachford Foróige had a very successful registration night last week and 30 members have come together to form the club for the next twelve months. The members meet every Wednesday night from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. The boys and girls will elect their own officers over the coming weeks and plans are in place to take part in the various events being organised by the West Cork District that the Coachford club is aligned to. The Foróige members will also decide what projects they will concentrate on over the coming months.


Coachford Schoolboys play Avondale in Bessboro on Saturday at 2pm in the first round of the U15 National Cup competition. On Sunday the U17s take on Ringmahon in the league at 2pm in Ringmahon. The boys played a 4-4 thriller away to Temple united last weekend and are showing some excellent form at the moment. The Junior team take on Innishvilla in Innishannon at 2pm on Saturday in the second round of the FAI Junior Cup. The boys defeated Cathedral Celtic in the first round of the competition last week by 4 goals to 2.

Jackpot won

The Coachford AFC lotto jackpot of €5,400 was won this week by a threesome: Mary, Con and Ger . The friends will now enjoy the winnings and are planning a trip to Lisdoonvarna to the matchmaking festival as all three are anxious to find that special someone. The winners of the quick picks were: €40 Olan Noonan (€40), and Denis & Mim O’ Connell, Annie Rooney, Barry O’ Riordan (Yearly Ticket) and Norma Delaney (Yearly Ticket). (€20 each) Next Week’s Jackpot: is back at a massive €1,000  and the draw takes place in O’ Riordan’s.

All roads lead to Brinny

The Aghabullogue Intermediate Hurlers play Barryroe in the Cork County relegation final on Sunday at 2pm in Brinny This is a huge game for Aghabullogue and the club are asking people to go along on Sunday to support the lads in their bid to stay in the Intermediate grade for 2016 and beyond. Aghabullogue have had an intermediate hurling team in the championship since 1992 having won the junior championship in 1991 and everyone in the parish hope that they will be playing hurling at this grade for the foreseeable future,

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