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THE Under 12 Killanardrish/Coachford schoolboys will entertain Clonmel Town this Sunday in Coachford in the U12 Danone National Cup. The MidCork side will face the Tipperary team at 12.30pm to see who progresses to the last 16 of this high quality competition.
The lads who secured a valuable win last weekend in the local Cup when they defeated Everton 3- 0. Coach Paddy Martin said: "This will be a huge test for the lads. Clonmel come with a huge tradition behind them but our lads are playing well at the moment , we've a few injuries but you never know in games like these it could go either way. I just hope we play to our potential and that the there is a big support for us."
The adult B team are also in action this weekend as they travel to Kanturk to take on the home side in the league at 10.45am on Sunday.
The organisers of the Coachford Autumn Festival are looking for people in the community to help them try to make the festival an even better event.
Tadgh Murphy, chairman, said: "The Festival which takes place this year on August 17/18 has become an event that the community really look forward to. While the festival has grown each year and we are conscious that each year we try to offer something different we are also aware that other people may have good ideas for the two-day event.
"We have an online questionnaire that we are hoping that people will fill in to let us know what they think of the festival. The results will inform us in any decisions we have to make in the coming weeks and months."
The survey can be accessed by logging on to this site http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M263TM7 or on the Coachford Autumn Festival Facebook page.
'ME & MY GIRL' MUSICAL
The Coachford players are getting ready for one of their biggest ever productions. The group now in their 26th year are putting the finishing touches to the wonderful and highly entertaining musical, Me & My Girl. The show will be performed for four nights only from February 23 to 26.
Club chairman, Peter Dineen said: "The show, is a wonderful musical featuring the well know numbers, ' the Sun has got his hat on', 'Leaning on a Lamp post' and 'Lambeth Walk'. There is great fun in it and everybody will enjoy it." The group has been deep in rehearsals for the last few months and is now very eager to perform their acting dancing and singing talents.
SET DANCERS' MUSKERRY TITLE
The Aghabullogue Set dancers were crowned Muskerry champions in the adult section of Scor last weekend. The team faced Iveleary in the final and although both teams danced superbly there could only be one winner.
The dancers now must participate in the county semi-final in Coachford on February 16.
Aghabullogue's first competitive adult fixture will take place on February 9 when the Under 21 footballers take on Ballingeary in Coachford at 12noon.
The Intermediate footballers and hurlers are busy training in advance of their leagues which loom large on the horizon.
Underage training has also begun and the club are advising all underage players that following the GAA's Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouth guard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1, 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1, 2014.
LOTTO HEADS FOR €4,000
There was no winner of the Coachford AFC Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 11, 14 and 30.
The lucky dip winners were Rosanne Buckley (€40), Pat Murphy, Eugene O Riordan (yt), Donal Moynihan and Sheila Barrett (€20 each).
Next week's jackpot is €4,000 and the draw takes place in O'Riordan's Bar on Monday night.