News from the Village 28.01.2016


Aghabullogue Celebrate

Aghabullogue GAA celebrated in style last Sunday night when the club honoured their very successful under age teams of 2015.The Camogie players, hurlers and Footballers were all honoured at the Aghabullogue GAA Annual Juvenile medal Presentation. Cork Superstar, Rena Buckley was guest of honour and she spoke of how wonderful it was to see so much success at the club. Aghabullogue GAA also honoured those players who represented the club at County level throughout the year. The club also paid tribute to Willie Barrett who served the club as player, selector, trainer, coach and Chairman down through the years but it was his career as a referee that was praised at last night’s function. He was thanked for his many years service as referee which came to an end in 2015. Pride of place at the club’s event went to the Under 16 hurlers who won every competition that they could in 2015. The lads won the East Region League and Championship and the County League and Championship titles. The club Chairman and team coach, Denis Ring said , “this team were a pleasure to train, they would do whatever was asked of them and then some more. They understood the game but were always willing to learn and the boys  were undefeated in 2015, that is something even Kilkenny couldn’t boast of. Added to this the lads went and won the East Region and County  League football titles. The club is immensely proud of them and their achievements and we look forward to 2016.

Cork Representatives

Aghabullogue GAA will represent Cork in the All Ireland Scór Quiz  on Saturday in Killarney. The team of Tom Long, Aodan Healy, Paul Ring and Marc Dineen will battle it out with other Munster counties to see who will represent the province in the All Ireland Final. The lads from Aghabullogue GAA club made it to the national final last year and are hoping to get there again his time around.


Catwalk capers

The Transition Year students of Coachford College held a very successful Fashion Show last weekend in aid of Marymount Hospice. . Over 450 people flocked to see the students and teachers strut their stuff on the catwalk at Coachford College, All the models entered into the spirit of the nigh and showed off the clothes from boutiques and shops form Cork and Macroom. The organisers put on a fabulous show which wouldn’t have looked out of place at the spring displays in Paris, London or New York. MC for the night, Karolyne Dineen kept the show moving along with plenty of good humour and style.


Dripsey Table Quiz

A table quiz to raise funds for the Dripsey Defibrillator will be held in the Weigh Inn Bar on this Friday, January 29th at 8.30pm sharp. There will be loads of prizes to be won the night and it promises to be great fun. Get along and raise some money for this life saving equipment.


Soccer Fixtures

The Coachford Premier team will play Buttevant under lights on Friday night  in Buttevant in the third round of the AOH Cup. Kickoff is at 7.45pm.Coahford Under 15s travel to Douglas on Saturday to take on Douglas Hall in the league at 11.45am. On Sunday Coachford U17s play the same opposition but this time the game is in Coachford and kickoff is at 2pm.


Lotto giveaway

The Coachford AFC lotto  has been won again and the club will be presenting a cheque for €1,000 to Syl and Kathleen Sheehan next Monday night as the lucky couple’s numbers were pulled out of the hat this week.  This is the third winner of the club lotto in the last five weeks. The Coachford AFC Lotto is unique as you only have to match three numbers to come away with the big prize. Tickets for next week’s lotto draw are available in the pubs and shops around the village.


Pub for sale

  • The former Breathnach’s Bar and Gala supermarket has come on the market five months after the iconic premises closed its doors. The licensed premises and shop has been put on the market with an asking price of €240,000. Cork auctioneers Behan Irwin & Gosling are handling the sale and can be contacted on 021 4270007. The closure of the Pub and shop left a huge void in the fabric of the community and many people will be happy to see the business open again and operating as a bar , restaurant or shop.

Aghabullogue GAA will represent Cork in the Munst

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