News from the Village 29.10.15

Drama at the Marquee

Coachford Players presents a night of drama at O’Callaghan’s Bar Coachford on November 6th,7th & 8th. The group will perform three  entertaining One Act plays; ‘Green Grow the cabbages’ by Phillip Johnson, ‘The Unwanted’ by Walter Wikes and ‘Doggies’ by Jean McConnell. The long established drama group will be performing their 10th year of ‘Pub Theatre’ in a Marquee adjacent to O’Callaghan’s Bar. ” this is a new departure for us and we are very excited about staging the plays in this venue for the very first time. Patrons will be able to enjoy a drink as they relax and are entertained by these three wonderful plays. The Marquee is a terrific space and the acoustics are superb.” said Willie Barrett Chairperson of the group. Please note some of the content of one of the plays is suitable only to an adult audience.

All Ireland title for Coachford

The Broomhill Tractor Builders from Coachford have been crowned All Ireland Champions for the fourth time in eight years. The team of John Joe Dennehy, Greg Cronin, Danny Martin and Bobby Roche represented Cork and competed against teams from Donegal and Cavan in the final round last Sunday in Portlaoise. Broomhill were first to build and set the standard with a superb time of 7 minutes 11 seconds. Last year’s winners, Donegal tried hard to get inside that time but never really came close and their best time was just over 8 minutes. Accepting the trophy, Team Captain, John Joe Dennehy said, ” It’s great to win back the title, we worked hard for it this year and our training really paid off. I’d like to thank our team manager, Tadgh Murphy and all the supporters who cheered us on here in Portlaoise and also at the semi Final at the National Ploughing Championships in September.

Cemetery Prayers  

Prayers will be recited at Coachford Cemetery on Sunday from 3pm and at Aghabullogue Cemetery at 2pm. Prayers will be recited at Magourney Cemetery the following Sunday, November 8th at 11am

Soccer Fixtures

The under 15 boys play Macroom at home in the Glebe on Saturday morning at 10.30am. This local derby game is always one to look forward to and the boys will be hoping for a lot of support. The Coachford Under 17s play Riverstown  away on Sunday at 2pm in the first round of the Ted Healy Cup


The New York Fire Department will box Rylane boxers and Garda boxers in the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom on Friday November 6th at 8pm. Great night’s entertainment guaranteed.

Parish Heritage

The ACR Heritage Group have just updated the individual memorial entries on which relate to Christchurch Graveyard, Coachford. They can all be viewed at  This is a fantastic genealogical resource which is available online at no cost to anyone wishing to research local roots. In addition, it significantly adds to the wealth of history which is available both for our parish and its environs.

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