peterfotoHi I’m Peter Coughlan from Carrigaline union and my first involvement with youth work was helping to run our Boys Brigade group back in the 80’s. I’ve been involved in different youth projects and Sunday School since then and I find the work inspiring. It’s great being part of the CDYC and sharing with a group fully committed to sharing Gods love with young people in a positive and fun way. I’m married to Stephanie and we have 3 children. Matthew, Laura and Alexander. I love music, soccer, reading and strong coffee!

judyfotoJudy Peters was asked by the Bishop to set up a new Diocesan Youth Council in 2002 and has chaired it since then. She has been involved in youth work for a long time ( too many years to mention). She is also a member of the executive of the Church of Ireland Youth Department, a member of the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland and a member of its Pensions Board. A solicitor, she is involved in legal professional training. Her interests include horse riding, gardening and keeping hens. She and her husband, Chris, who is Dean of Ross, have four children.


Clodagh Moloney is our youngest member. A Clonakilty girl, she attended youth group from the age of 13yrs and was always very keen to “join the ranks”. Once she turned 18yrs, her garda vetting was sorted immediately and she attended her Safegaurding Trust training.

Since then she has also qualified in CDYC’s Leaders in Training QQI level 5 course and is now very active in

youth work and CDYC


Rev. Cliff Jeffers completed his Bachelor in Theology, Church of Ireland Theological College, 1998.jeffers-cliff

Since then he has been placed in various places around Ireland. In 2014, he came to Fanlobbus Union with his wife and two sons.

He has been working very hard in building up the youth and the 20’s & 30’s age group since arriving in West Cork.


Tracey Pierce is a mom to twin boys and also works in a local school which keeps her very much in the loop with young people!

She has run the Carrigaline youth group for the past number of years and helped out with Mothers and Toddlers plus many more parish activities.

Tracey joined CDYC 3yrs ago and has been involved in the planning and leadership of some of our events.


14434881_10211000264109373_1248847800131760209_o Hilda Connolly is married to Kevin Connolly and lives in Clonakilty with their 2 boys, Rory & Barry.

Hilda was our West Cork Diocesan Youth Development Officer since 2014 but in January 2018, Hilda was appointed the Diocesan Youth Officer for the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocese.

She also Coordinated the REALITY Schools team from

2012 – 2018.

Hilda is on the Youth Council since 2014.