Monday 11 December 2017

The sound of music in Coachford

'Me and my girl' musical

Dress rehearsal for Downton Abbey - The Musical in Coachford.
Dress rehearsal for Downton Abbey - The Musical in Coachford.

DRESS rehearsals for the Coachford musical, 'Me and My Girl' have been ongoing during the last few days in preparation for the opening night of the show this Saturday night, February 23.

The musical set in Hareford Manor tells the story of Lords, Ladys and commoners and could be described as Downtown Abbey with dancing, singing and comedy. Coachford Players are looking forward to performing the musical this Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Chairperson, Peter Dineen said: "I have been privileged enough to see some of the dress rehearsals and it really is a fabulous show. The sets and costumes are wonderful but the real triumph of this show is the cast and the music.

"The songs are excellent, the dancing superb and the acting is great. The musical is great fun and the cast look to be really enjoying performing it. Everyone involved has worked really hard in bringing this show to the stage and their efforts shine through," said Peter. "I would encourage everyone to see it and enjoy it."

Booking is advisable and tickets can be preordered by ringing the booking office at the Coachford Schools project on (021) 7337171. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1pm.


The Under 12 Killanardrish/Coachford soccer team is playing Aisling Annacotty from Limerick in the Danone National Cup this Sunday at 2pm in the Glebe in Coachford.

The boys had a great win over Clonmel and are now in the last 16 of this competition. They will face tough opposition from the Limerick side who had a relatively easy win over St.Paul's of Waterford on a scoreline of 4-1. The club is looking for huge support from the locality for this important home game.

The adult team were involved in one of the games of the season last weekend but unfortunately lost on penalties to Pike Rovers in the Muster Junior Cup last Saturday. The match played on an excellent surface was a very close affair and ended 1-1after full time and extra time.

Let's hope that the under 12s have a better outcome against the Shannon siders this weekend. The Premier team are back in Cup action again this weekend when they entertain Douglas Hall in the 4th round of the AOH cup on Saturday at 2pm in the Glebe. The B team have a home tie in Carrigadrohid against Greenmount Rangers in the league this Sunday at 10.45am.

Coachford Lotto

There was no winner of the Coachford AFC Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6,,10 and 29.

The lucky dip winners were Orla O'Riordan (€40), Peter O Riordan, Colm, Victoria & Jack, Kathleen Lane and Judy Dineen (€20 each).

Next week's jackpot is €4,600 and the draw takes place in Hogan's Bar on Monday night.


The under 21 footballers play Iveleary in the next round of the football championship this weekend.Well done to the Minor Footballers who went top of the League last weekend after beating Éire Óg on a scoreline of Aghabullogue 3-01, Eire Óg 1-6.

The Intermediate footballers had their first game of 2013 when they played Ballinora. The lads battled hard but failed to provide strong opposition and were beaten easily.

Scór final

Aghabullogue GAA will be represented in the set dancing, solo singing and recitation in the county final of Scór Sinsear in Ovens on March 2.

The Aghabullogue set dancers, Mairead O'Connell, Evelyn Tarrant, Lorraine Sheehan, Mairead Murphy , Denis O'Connell, Liam Herlihy, John Glavin and Kieran McCarthy danced well to qualify for the final. Solo singer, Michelle Healy, gave a beautiful rendition of 'She moved through the fair' to a very appreciative audience. Peter Dineen recited his own poem, 'The Park' to make sure that Aghabullogue GAA will be well represented in the final.

Farmers' Market

The monthly Farmers' Market in Coachford continues to grow in popularity. February's market held last weekend was a great success with many people coming to sample a market where locals sell what they have grown, baked or made to locals.

Martha McCaffery said: "We are delighted that more and more people are discovering our little market. It's a real community effort. I think people are becoming very aware of supporting local initiatives, local food and local people.

"The market also offers great coffee, a place where people can sit down and chat, a children's activity table and a second hand book stall."

The next market takes place on March 16.


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