Football Feile comes to Coachford
The U14 Football Féile na Peil Competition is being held on Friday June 24th-Sunday 26th. This year Aghabullogue are one of the host clubs and while being the home to the Co. Clare Under 14 football champions, Corofin for the weekend Aghabullogue will also be venue for a festival of Football on Friday night when Sligo champions, St. Molaise Gaels and local club Ballinora will play games in Coachford as part of the competition.. There will be four games on Friday and one on Saturday morning. After these games the footballers and their supporters will travel to North Cork to play in various shields and cup quarter finals and take part in the traditional parade in Kanturk on Saturday evening. The following is a list of the fixtures:.Friday 24th – Aghabullogue v Ballinora at 5pm, Corofin Clare Champions v St. Molaise Gaels Sligo Champions at 5.45pm, Ballinora v Corofin at 6.30pm, Aghabullogue v St. Molaise Gaels at 7.15pm,
Saturday 25th – Aghabullogue V Corofin at 11am
Best of luck to all involved in this competition, please come out and show your support for the boys!
A night at the dogs
Canovee National School are holding a fundraiser at the Curaheen Race Track on this Friday night. This benefit night at the Greyhound Track is aid of a new extension at the school. Family tickets are only €20 and all tickets are entered into a draw where the first prize is a superb mobility Scooter worth €1300.
A super funday is being held in Dripsey this Sunday, June 26th. The event is being held to raise funds for Friends of Leukaemia, Dripsey Community Association and Dripsey Tidy Towns. It promises to be a great day with Face painting, BBQ, Games, Bouncy Castle, Live Music, and the ‘Dripsey Hills Challenge’ 6 km fun run. It all takes place at Dripsey Cross from 1pm
A big well done to the Aghabullogue U14 Camogie girls who travelled to Kilkenny on Saturday to compete in the regional Feile competition. The girls were very unlucky to be defeated by Galway by two points in the semi final. The girls played fantastic Camogie and displayed great skill and determination and should be very proud of their performance. Well done to all involved!
Intermediates look to progress
Aghabullogue Intermediate Footballers will be anxious to get back involved in this year’s championship by defeating Adrigole in the second round game in Ballingeary on Saturday evening at 6.15pm. The boys in green were beaten by Millstreet in the first round and will find this encounter with the west cork footballers a tough battle to overcome. The lads have enjoyed some good league form of late but may be without some key personnel due to injuries. This fixture is part of a double header so be prepared to pay up to €10 for entry. Well someone has to pay for Pairc Ui Chaoimh!
Trip to Clonmel Gardens
The Coachford Flower club will hold their annual outing on Wednesday June 29th. This year the club are heading to Co. Tipperary to enjoy the beautiful Clonmel Gardens. The bus will leave Coachford Church Car Park at 9am. Bookings for this trip can be made through Nancy at 021 7334298 or Noreen at 7334022. Non members are very welcome.
Go test yourself
It is only eight weeks to go to the Coachford Autumn Festival’s Five Mile Road Race but still loads of time to get ready for it. The IAA licensed event takes place on Friday August 19th at 7pm sharp. Registration opens at 5.30pm at the GAA complex in Coachford. There are Cash prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd for male and female runners with other prizes for teams and category winners. The race is aid of Marymount Hospice, Suicide Aware and other local charities.
Summer camps galore
There are no less than three summer camps planned for Coachford over the coming weeks.
First up is the Aghabullogue GAA Cúl Camp which takes place from Monday July 4th to Friday July 8th. The camp is always very popular and will cater for Football hurling and Camogie. The cost per child is €55 with concessions for siblings. Further information can be got from Maura on 086 6079211.
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. This camp is 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.
On the same week the annual Activity Summer Camp in Coachford College is also being held from 9.30am to 3pm each day. The aim of this camp is that children will experience a range of new, fun and exciting activities and interact with their peers in a safe and fun environment. A wide variety of games and activities is on offer for the 5-6 year olds and the 7 to 13 year olds. For further information, please contact 087 3461831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Application forms are available locally.