May 5th 2016
Aghabullogue gear up for Championship
Aghabullogue Intermediate Footballers will play Millstreet in the first round of the Intermediate Championship on Friday night at 8pm in Macroom. The lads have prepared well for this game and are looking forward to getting back into championship mode after the long break since August of last year. Aghabullogue footballers are under a new coach this year with Ger Manley taking up the role as both Football and hurling coach for the club. League form for the footballers has been mixed but the boys enjoyed a one point win over Castletownbere last week in their last game before this very important game on Friday.
A talent competition for under 18s has been announced as one of the opening events for this years Coachford Autumn Festival in August. The ‘Rising Stars’ talent competition is open to individuals and groups and the final on August 18th promises to be a huge event. “We were blown away with the huge standard of talent on show at last year’s ‘Junior Voice’ competition and we expect something similar if not better this time around” said Festival Chairman, Jer, O Sullivan. “We have been inundated with requests to open up the competition to showcase other talents such as instrumental music and dancing as well as any other talents that people would like to showcase. We are blessed with having an abundance of young talent right throughout the Lee Valley area and the ‘Rising Stars’ competition will be the ideal vehicle to showcase these.” Further information and entry forms are available from Peter Dineen on 086 8030086.
Dripsey GAA are holding a Sponsored Family Fun Walk on Sunday May 8th to celebrate Lá na gClubanna. The walk will begin from the Weigh Inn bar car park at11.30am and is open to all. Proceeds of the fun walk are in aid of a new grass mower and ladies toilets for O’Brien’s field. Sponsorship cards are available from John Buckley
Coachford Summer Soccer Camp
Football fever is gripping the nation this summer and the SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools are back!
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was on hand at Aviva Stadium last week to launch the 2016 Sports Direct.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools programme. Both O’Neill and Roy Keane were huge supporters of the programme last year and hope to be involved again this year.
The Sports Direct.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools programme is the FAI’s largest grassroots programme and one of the most important as it encourages children’s involvement in sport, in a fun and friendly environment. Now in its 20th year, the summer camps enjoyed record participation numbers last year with over 26,500 children from all around the country taking part.
Camps are priced at €65, with discounts available for siblings and multiple camp bookings, and are a fantastic way to introduce children aged between 6 and 14 to football. The week-long camps come with a high standard of coaching and care delivered by Garda vetted FAI qualified coaches. The Coachford Soccer School takes pace this year from July 11th to July 15th.All welcome (Monday-Friday 10:30am to 3pm). Any person wishing to book a place on the Coachford Summer Soccer Camp should log into https://booking.summersoccerschools.ie/login You must first register on the page to be able to book. This is a new feature from last year’s booking procedure. Please book early to avoid disappointment
O’Callaghan’s Bar new website
O’Callaghan’s Bar and Guest Rooms have launched a new website, www.fishing-ireland.ie geared at the overseas visitor to the area. The Coachford pub is seen by many as the headquarters of the local tourist fishing industry and offers a range of services to the visiting angler. Specialising in “Fishing In Ireland” holidays, O ‘Callaghan’s offer everything for the fisherman from a large tackle storage, bait fridges and information on the many unspoilt fishing areas. Bait ordering service is also available. The busy and vibrant bar is full of character and is viewed by many angler as enjoyable as the fishing on the nearby lake. The pub has a number of guest rooms overhead and offers an early superb Irish breakfast to the anglers as well as providing them with packed lunches and evening meals on request.