News from the Village 10.03.16

Daffodil DayCancer day

O’Riordan’s Bar Coachford is hosting a coffee morning on Daffodil Day next Friday March 11th. It takes place from 11am to 2pm. Get along and enjoy the fabulous new coffee at O’Riordan’s and support a most worthy cause.


Jimmy and BillyAll Ireland Medals for Coachford

Congratulations to Jimmy Thompson (Coach) and Billy Casey (player) on being part of the CIT Freshers team that won the All Ireland Freshers Football Championship  by beating Dublin City University  yesterday on a scoreline of 2.13 to 1.13. The two men are also involved in tonight’s U21 game  (see below)


Under 21 Football

Aghabullogue Under 21 footballers play neighbours Aghinagh  in the 3rd round of the Mid Cork B Championship in Cloughduv on Friday March 11th at 8.30pm


Coachford Soccer

All three teams are playing away from home this weekend. First up are the Premier team who travel to Buttevant on Friday night to take on the North Cork side under lights at 7.45pm in the 3rd round of the AOH Cup. The Under 15s travel east to Cobh  on Saturday to play Springfield at 10.30 am. The under 17s hope to continue winning ways when they face Carrigtwohill at 2pm on Sunday in the third away fixture.

Indian QuizTable Quiz

The people who brought you the Coffee Morning in aid of the Hope Foundation are now inviting you to go along to support this worthy cause by taking part in a table quiz in O’Riordan’s Bar on Friday March 18th. Tables of four are only €40 and  there are questions to suit everyone.  The quiz starts at 8.30pm and promises to be loads of fun.  The Hope Foundation helps the poor and homeless people in Calcutta India.


Keane’s classic for Coachford stage

Coachford Players are busy putting the final touches to their take on the John B. Keane classic, ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’ which they will be performing from April 2nd to 5th in the GAA hall Coachford. The play combines humour, song and music while also telling the heartbreaking story of emigration. “ Keane has some very fine plays and our group has performed some of them such as ‘Sive’, ‘The year of the Hiker’ and ‘Big Maggie’ down through the years  but this is one of his finest.” Said Chairperson of the group Willie Barrett. “ This play has all the elements of a classic and although written over 50 years ago the characters back then are still with us today, including dodgy politicians and kind publicans.”. Coachford Players are one of the finest and long standing groups in the county and have been performing plays  to the highest standard for the last 30 years. There is no doubt that their latest production will also be a triumph.

Race Night a huge success.



Over 160 punters attended the Parish National Schools Race Night held in Coachford last Saturday night. The race goers  enjoyed 12 races  and betting was brisk for all of them. There was a  tremendous atmosphere in the very well decorated hall and huge credit must go to the Parents Associations of Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane National Schools for organising a superb fundraiser and a fantastic social event. The Lee Valley Golf and Country Club were the main sponsors of the race night and also laid on some gorgeous finger food for all those present.  The last race was an auction race where groups of friends got together  to purchase a race horse and hope that it would come in and bring home half the pot. Once the last race was ran the fantastic Hillbillies entertained the crowd well into the morning.  It will be a few weeks before all the sponsorship money is in but already it looks like the first ever tri schools event was a roaring success. Who needs Cheltenham?


Aginagh Macra

Aghinagh Macra members will be doing a clean up of Ballinagree Village on Sunday the 13th of March at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served afterwards. This will be followed by a club meeting in the Laine Bar Ballinagree to discuss up coming events. New members always welcome.


Aghinagh Macra would like to congratulate club member Sarah Twomey on winning the Muskerry regional round of solo singing in the National Talent Competition held in Donoughmore recently. Sarah now goes on to represent the region in the county final, best of luck to Sarah in the next round.  Congratulations is extended to Sheila Lynch also who won the county title for Miss Blue Jeans Country Queen at The Riverside Park Hotel recently.
Spring Run

Broomhill Vintage Club, Coachford Co. Cork are holding their Annual Spring Run on Sunday April 17th. Registration begins at 11.00am at the GAA Community Centre Coachford. The run begins at Midday and  is open to all pre 1991 Cars and Tractors. There will be tea, coffee and beautiful home made scones at registration.   As usual the organising committee have come up with two excellent routes which will provide participants with some superb scenery and a few almost undiscovered roads. For further details contact Tadgh on 087 2426343.



College Students to add colours to Greenway

some 5th year Students from Coachford College are organising a Colour Run on the Coachford Greenway on Sunday April 17th. Tickets for the 5km run are €10 each and can be bought through the 5th year student class and from the College. The proceeds from the run will go to Médecins sans Frontières/ Doctors without Borders

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