News from The Village 19.05.16

Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the girHoly Communionls and boys from Coachford national School who are to receive their First holy Communion this Saturday at 11am in Coachford.  We wish Sophie Bowen, Ferne Cahill, Rebecca Casey, Nance Downey, Alan Kaczoch, Joshua Long, Keegan Long, Kyle lynch, Nathan Martin, Claire Merrigan, Kathlyn O’Brien Bradley, John Edward O’Shaughnessy and Aisling O’Sullivan the very best on their big day. They have been well prepared for the ceremony by their teacher, Miss Aishling O’Sullivan.


Sat Nav would advise tourists to avoid Coachford RoadsR619 peake

Visiting tourists to the Coachford area have been amazed at the poor condition of the roads in the Lee Valley area and in particular around the scenic areas of Coachford. One English couple thought they were on the wrong road as they headed for Mallow from Coachford. “ We have never ever experienced anything like this, the road surface is shocking and  unsafe for a major road. We would expect this road to be marked as a minor road not as a major Regional road and a route to Shannon Airport. It was so bad we were convinced we must have taken a wrong turn onto a side road although the Sat Nav was telling us we were correct. I think if the people who input these maps saw the condition of this road they would be advising tourists to avoid it. You never see these roads advertised when they ask you to come to Ireland or the Wild Atlantic Way and we can see why.” Locals and visiting anglers to the Greenway amenity have been voicing their concerns over the appalling surface of the roads leading to the internationally renowned fishing area that was supported by the Cork County Council.  “ The council helped put the amenity here and while everyone is grateful for it they seemed to have neglected the roads accessing the site. The road from Rooves Bridge to the Monument marking the Dripsey Ambush is in dire condition and needs immediate attention. Cork County Council  are supposed to be trying to attract tourists to the area not driving them away”,. said Peter  Dineen, local Community Council member.



Congratulations to Aghabullogue Under 21 football captain, Sean O’Sullivan who has won the Auld Triangle Muskerry Sports Star Award for April. This is a great honour for Sean, his team mates, his club and family.


The Aghabullogue Under 21s will play Fr. O’Neills  in Brian Dillons grounds at 7pm on Saturday night in the County Quarter Final.


The Intermediate Hurlers will start their 2016 Championship campaign against neighbours Inniscarra on Sunday May 29th at 7pm in Blarney. Aghabullogue under the coaching direction of former Inniscarra hurler, Ger Manley  will be anxious to get going and should be looking forward to playing Inniscarra’s  second team.

Maedhbh RingLadies Football

Well done to Maedhbh Ring form Peake who has been picked for the Cork Football Primary School squad. Meanwhile Lee Gaels are inviting girls from ages 8 to 14  from Aghabullogue, Dripsey and Gleann na Laoi to Underage Ladies Football training every Monday and Thursday evenings in O’Briens Field  near Inniscarra Graveyard at 6.45pm for the u10s and U14 teams. For further information contact Marie at 087 6801059.


Aghabullogue U14 Camogie girls will be travelling to James Stephens GAA club, Kilkenny to participate in the regional Feile competition on Saturday, 18th June. Aghabullogue qualified in third place from Cork and will play third placed teams from Clare, Dublin, Galway, Wexford, Kilkenny and Limerick. Best of luck to all involved


Know Your NeighbourKnow-Your-Neighbour-Weekend-2014-UPDATE

Aghinagh Macra, will hold their annual 5km Fun Run and Know Your Neighbour Evening on  Sunday 12th June at the Ploughman Bar Ballinagree. All kicking off with sign in for the run from 2-3pm and the race beginning at 3pm sharp.This year we are delighted to announce that we will be raising funds for St. Colemans House Macroom and the Ballinagree Community Development Company. Sign in is €10 which includes a free BBQ afterwards. There is our Aghinagh Macra perpetual cup for both first male and first female. Following the run we will hold our Know Your Neighbour Evening and BBQ all starting at 4.30pm. Lots of fun activities are planned for all the family. We hope you will join us on June 12th for a great day of fun. If you have any questions Aghinagh Macra can be contacted on 0877495851 or 0877647248.


Coachford Birthday Celebrations

Broomhill Vintage Clubs annual Vintage and Classic Car and Tractor show will celebrate three Birthdays this year on Sunday August 21st. The club organise and run the Coachford Autumn Festival and they are inviting owners of  pre 1996 Zetor and John Deere tractors  and  all Mark II Ford Cortina’s to come along to their show for a day of celebration. Club Chairman, Jeremiah O’Sullivan said, “ Our show this year promises to the best one yet. We are looking forward to celebrating the 70th anniversary of the birth of the wonderful Zetor in Czechoslovakia  and the 50th anniversary of the official introduction of the iconic John Deere tractor to Ireland. We had a very successful gathering of Mark II Escorts last year and we want to mark the 50th birthday of their old brother, the Mark II Cortina this year. We had our biggest ever show last year and our festival has become one of the most successful in County Cork and is fast become the most important one for all owners and those interested in classic and vintage Cars and tractors.” The Coachford Autumn Festival runs from Thursday August 18th to Sunday August 21st. The Vintage show is on Sunday. For further information contact Tadgh on 087 2426343 or Jer on 086 8329321


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