Wednesday 21 February 2018

Mixed fortunes for soccer club



Coachford AFC had mixed fortunes in cup competitions last weekend. The premier team had a huge victory in the Munster Junior Cup when they defeated Limerick side Caherconlish 5-0 in front of a large crowd at the Glebe in Coachford.

The lads now progress to the 5th round of the cup where they will entertain another Limerick side, cup favourites, Pike Rovers in a few weeks time. The under 13s were also playing cup soccer on Saturday but unfortunately lost to Blarney in the Local Cup. The sides were level after full time at 2-2 .

Extra time saw both teams score again and then the tie had to go to penalties where Blarney emerged victorious after a sudden death shootout.

FIXTURES: This weekend the under 12s will play Everton in the Local Cup on Sunday morning Carrigadrohid at 10.30am. The Premier team will play Douglas Hall under lights this Saturday at 7.30pm in Moneygourney in the fourth round of the AOH cup. On Sunday the B team will play Glanworth in the league in Coachford at 10.45am.


There was no winner of the Coachford AFC Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 20, 34. The lucky dip winners were Lorraine McMahon €40, Lisa Murphy, John Hogan, Geraldine Henry, Donie Lane (yt). (€20 each) Next week's jackpot is €3,800 and the draw takes place in Hogan's Bar on Monday night.


Broomhill Vintage Club held their AGM in Coachford last weekend. The Chairman, Tadgh Murphy outlined to the meeting that 2012 was a very successful meeting Broomhill Vintage Club enjoyed a very successful year in 2012.

Tadgh said: "The car and tractor runs in April and November were hugely popular and although the weather wasn't kind to us everyone who took part had a good experience. The tractor building team worked very hard this year but due to rule changes and the strict enforcement of these they were unable to repeat the success of recent years.

"The lads also did a number of exhibition builds around the county raising a lot of money for charity and promoting the sport to a wider audience.

"The highlight of the year was the team's performance at the Autumn Festival where they enjoyed a great victory in the All Ireland series in front of their home crowd.The Autumn Festival continues to grow in popularity and size. The Festival's success in 2012 was reflected in the amount of money that was donated to Suicide Aware, Coachford Care of the Aged, Coachford Tidy Towns and the Coachford branch of St. Vincent de Paul.

"Festival highlights were the High Nelly run, the Queens, the over 40s GAA match and the vintage show. The Festival in 2012 was well received by the public and the introduction of new events like the Agrilympics showed that we are committed to coming up with new ideas every year however I believe for the festival to continue to grow and prosper it needs a lot more involvement from the community in Coachford.

He concluded: "I feel that the club should actively pursue this and look for volunteers to organise the Coachford Autumn Festival for 2013 and beyond."

The officers for the coming year are President, Danny O'Riordan, Chairman, Tadgh Murphy, Secretary, Peter Dineen, Treasurer, Peter Coughlan and PRO Kieran McCarthy.


Aghabullogue GAA celebrated their underage success last weekend in Coachford when they honoured the U16 hurlers and U12 and U14 Camogie teams.

The under 16 hurlers were this years County A champions. The U13 Camogie girls also won their county championship. The Under 14 Camogie team were honoured for their participation at the national Féile finals.

A packed hall of parents and supporters listened to special guests, Cork inter county stars, Rena Buckley and Anthony Nash outline to the young players the importance of training and keeping fit and healthy.

Anthony Nash spoke about the importance of the club and how vital it was that young players continue to play with their clubmates as they get older. He said that a GAA players career is relatively short and there was plenty of time for partying and other activities after your playing days are finished.

Coach to the Under 16s and Feile Camogie team, Murt Murphy praised all the players receiving medals and thanked all the coaches and parents for their continued work and dedication to the players.

Rena Buckey presented medals to the Camogie players and Anthony Nash made the presentation to the U16 hurlers. Presentations were also made to underage players who were involved in Cork County underage squads in 2012. Community Council The draft Village Design Statement ( VDS) for Coachford Aghabullogue and Rylane have been presented to the community Council and it is now intended that these will be displayed in the three villages over the next two weeks. Members of the public are invited to view these and give their feedback.


Aghabullogue GAA will be represented in this weekend's Scór competition by its set dancers, quiz team and recitation competitors. We wish them the very best of luck.

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