Latest News from the Village 10.06.17

Dublin Receiver sits on Coachford Houses
Housing Minister, Simon Coveney has made the lands just north of the railway available for developers.This 2.2 hectares is to be offered to private developers and housing associations in an effort to resolve the housing crisis. Meanwhile the two Ghost Estates in the village which are in the hands of a receiver in Dublin show no signs of being sold. The
Community Council has huge concerns over the uncompleted estates .Children are now using one of the unfinished estates as a playground and this has serious implications for the children’s safety. While these two estates continue to be held by the Receiver is puzzling when there is a huge need for new houses in the area.

Greenway to close 
The Coachford walkway will be closed to the public from Monday 12th June 2017 until further notice while essential repair and maintenance works are carried out to facilitate the upcoming World Fishing Championships. The committee regret any inconvenience this may cause to the many users of the amenity. Improvements to the entrance and the road surface are to take place along with making more seating available along the route. These and other works are to take approximately two weeks and the Greenway will be closed during this period.

New Principal for Coachford College 

Áine-Máire Ní Fhaoláin has been appointed as the Principal for Coachford College.. Ms Ní Fhaoláin will take over from Mr. Pat O’Connor who has been largely responsible for making the college one of the finest centres for education in Cork. Ms Ní Fhaoláin was a teacher in Coachford College from 1993 to 2015 when she moved to take up the post of Principal in Gaelcholáiste Charrarig Uí Leighin. The new Principal has big shoes to fill and will be expected to continue the great work that Pat O Connor carried out during his time at the College. One of the new Principal’s immediate challenges is progressing the construction of the new school which, when completed, will accommodate 800 pupils. Ms Ní Fhaoláin is expected to take up her new post in September

Sciath Na Scol 

Coachford National School were crowned Sciath Na Scol Camogie Champions last week as they defeated Kilbrittain in the final by 2.01 to 0.4 . The girls roared into a commanding lead with goals from Niamh Barry Murphy and Eimear O’Sullivan however the game was always in the balance and it took some great defending from the girls to emerge as victors . Well done to Edel Downey, Muireann Ni Bhuachalla, Rachel Bowen, Orna Cahill, Amy Dineen, Niamh Barry Murphy, Clara Daly, Sophie Martin, Eimear O’Sullivan, Gabie Kaczoch, Jennifer Lehane, Ailbhe Lucey, Siobhan Barrow, Clodagh O’Shea, Elizabeth Long, Teigan Cook, Isobel Ronan, Eimear Corkery and Kaitlin O’Brien.

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