Coachford community gears up for another busy year

Cork County Council has come in for some heavy criticism from Coachford Tidy Towns. The recyclable bottle banks in Coachford were once again overflowing over the Christmas holiday period. “This is an ongoing issue with the bottle banks in Coachford. They always seem to get full very quickly and it takes some time before the County Council get around to emptying them. When they are full it leads to a major litter problem at the bins. Instead of taking their recyclables to another centre or taking them home, some people leave their bottles and cans at the bins and this makes the place untidy and dirty. We contacted the council before Christmas asking them to empty the bins but for some reason it wasn’t done and we were left cleaning the whole place up between Christmas and New Years” said Peter Dineen of the Coachford Tidy Towns. Coachford Recyclable bins are one of the busiest in the county.

Aghabullogue Point to Point. The annual horse racing Point to Point took place in Aghabullogue on next Sunday, January 7th. This was a great day out and a fantastic community occasion.

Great day’s racing. The organisers of the Aghabullogue Point to Point racing enjoyed a very successful event. The weather was dry but cold. The racing was good and a large crowd from all over the county and the community turned up to enjoy a great day out. The Parents Association from Aghabullogue National School ran the catering tent and their hot delicious soup was in great demand. The bookies, as usual did well but at times they had to pay out to some canny punters.

Over 60’s Talent Competition. The great Paddy O’Brien is bringing his Over 60s Talent Competition to Coachford in March. This is a fabulous evening full of song and music, stories and craic. Contestants can take to the stage and perform almost anything. The only rule is that you are over 60. For more information contact 086 8678207.

Concert in the Church. The Rylane Community Park Association will host a Choral Evening in St. |Olan’s Church, Rylane on Saturday 24 February at 8pm. This gorgeous concert will feature the Cork Garda Choir, the Wilcollane Singers , the Bravura Strings and a very special guest. Tickets are €20 and are available in Crowley’s Post Office Rylane and from committee members.

Lotto Winner. Huge Congratulations to Dan O’Mahony Coachford who won the Jackpot in the Coachford AFC lotto. Dan won a massive €6,400 when his numbers;10,24 & 36 were pulled out. Next weeks jackpot is a well worth winning €1,000. Get your tickets early.

Aghabullogue Camogie Club Medal Presentation. The Aghabullogue Camogie Club had another successful year in  2017. The U13s, U15s and U18s all brought trophies home to the parish. The girls played some terrific games against very strong opponents but thankfully always came out on top. Their skill level and pure determination were just two of the factors that allowed them to have such a successful year in 2017. Many clubs would be thrilled to get their hands on one trophy a year. Aghabullogue are over the moon to capture 3.

Coachford College Dance Off. It’s back…… The Great Coachford Dance Off is taking place again this year. The students (and some teachers) from Coachford College will be dancing their hearts out in aid of Marymount Hospice on Friday January 19th. This was a great nights entertainment last year and promises to be just as good this year. Don’t Miss it! Admission for adults is only €10 and students and children only have to cough up €5. The first dancers will take to the floor at 7.30pm

50/50 Winner. Congrats to Aodhagán O’Buachalla, Lyons Tce. Coachford who was the winner in the December 50/50 raffle. Aodhagán won a cool €190. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to all the businesses who support it every month. It all starts again for the January draw. Get your tickets now.