News from the Village 03.03.2016






A night on the Turf 


Hundreds of fans of the Sport of Kings are expected to turn up at the monster Race Night in the GAA hall, Coachford  on this Saturday (March 5th). The event is being organised by the Parents Associations of the three National Schools Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane. The organisers have put together a great night’s entertainment for all the race goers. Chairperson of the Fundraising committee, Kate O’Sullivan said,” We  have a great programme planned full of excellent racing, some  great craic,, prizes for the best dressed lady and gent and we even have a special prize for the most stylish footwear.Add to this  superb and unusual raffle prizes, a fully licensed Bar and a night of music provided by the ever popular ‘Hillbillies’. This is the main fundraiser for the three schools for this year so we are making a special appeal for everyone to support us. You may have been a pupil of one of  the schools in the past or been a parent of some of the children who passed through the doors over the years or you might even  have someone starting there in the future.If so then you can play your part in supporting the running of the school and helping us to provide the very best services that the children can enjoy.” The fun kicks off at 8pm. Admission is free but due to the bar it is a strictly over 18 event.

Young and bright

Congratulations to the Aghabullogue National School Quiz team of  Aoife Twomey, Maeve Ring, Tim Lehane and James Foley  who have qualified for the national Finals of the Credit Union Schools Quiz 2016. The Credit Union Schools Quiz is one of the most exciting events in the primary school calendar, consisting of two knock out stages at local and regional level and culminating in a National Final in Dublin’s RDS where 100 qualifying teams compete for the title of Schools Quiz champions. The Schools Quiz is run throughout communities all over Ireland by volunteers from over 300 credit unions. The questions are compiled by primary school teachers and will cover topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.  


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The road sign directing people to the Model Village in Dripsey has gone missing. The beautiful decorated and painted old style sign is the fourth one that has been stolen in the last nine months. The Dripsey Tidy Towns Committee are appealing for information on who is taking the signs and are asking for them to be returned.


College Camogie
Congratulations to the Coachford College Junior A Camogie team who defeated St Bridgets, Loughrea in the All Ireland Junior A Semi Final last Saturdayon a scoreline of 3-08 to 0-06. The girls now play Loretto College, Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final on Saturday, March 19th

Soccer Lotto
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 29/2/2016, Jackpot: €1,800, Numbers Drawn: 1 – 6 – 8, No Winner. €40 O’Connell Boys, €20 Jillian O’Shea, Jennifer Delaney, Carey,Lacha & Louise, John O’Riordan (Yearly Ticket). Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,000 in O’Callaghan’s.

Soccer Fixtures

Coachford Premier team entertain Pearse Celtic on Saturday at 2pm in the Glebe. Coachford under 17s  who are having a wonderful season so far take on top of the table rivals Riverstown on Sunday at 10.45am at the clubs grounds in Coachford.

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Cork County Public Participation Network (PPN) now has its own website.Please log on to for more information.

Cork County PPN is also on Facebook. Please ‘LIKE’ and ‘SHARE’ the page to spread the word. The PPN are also on Twitter at  Please ‘LIKE’, ‘SHARE’ and ‘TWEET’ so that this new service for Community groups can reach as many people as possible.

Dripsey walk 


Dripsey Tidy Towns are holding a Fundraising Fun walk on Sunday March 20th. Sponsorship cards are available from any of the committee members. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please pick up a sponsorship card and come along to support! Pets are also welcome. The loop walk will begin and end at Dripsey Cross


Aghabullogue under 21 footballers defeated Kilmurry in the opening round of the Muskerry B championship. Aghabullogue started well and were in control for a lot of the game until allowing Kilmurry back into the contest in the last quarter. The game ended on a score line of Aghabullogue 2.12  to Kilmurry’s 2.06


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