Emmet is Under 17 Player of the Year

Congratulations-to Fort Rangers player, Emmet Nugent who capped a tremendous season by being named Kilkenny Under-17 player of the Year for 2011/2012. This award was fully deserved and all in the club are delighted for the player. Fort Rangers will hold the awarding of the Under-17 league winners and cup runners up medals at a presentation evening in The Grange Inn on Friday 15 June 15 at 7.30pm. The Under-17 and junior club players of the year will be announced also that evening. Congratulations also goes to the Fort Rangers Under-11 team that took part in the Freshford Town mini Euro 12 tournament that took place last Sunday as part of Freshford’s annual field day. The local boys swept all before them to win the tournament outright.They are a credit to themselves, the club and their managers Martin Delahunty and Tommy Farrell.

Congratulations-to Fort Rangers player, Emmet Nugent who capped a tremendous season by being named Kilkenny Under-17 player of the Year for 2011/2012. This award was fully deserved and all in the club are delighted for the player. Fort Rangers will hold the awarding of the Under-17 league winners and cup runners up medals at a presentation evening in The Grange Inn on Friday 15 June 15 at 7.30pm. The Under-17 and junior club players of the year will be announced also that evening. Congratulations also goes to the Fort Rangers Under-11 team that took part in the Freshford Town mini Euro 12 tournament that took place last Sunday as part of Freshford’s annual field day. The local boys swept all before them to win the tournament outright.They are a credit to themselves, the club and their managers Martin Delahunty and Tommy Farrell.

LOTTO -The Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto week 34 with a jackpot of €900 was won by Deckie Byrne. Numbers Drawn: 3 - 1 – 25. Congratulations Deckie. No Consolation Prizes. Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Dymphna Forristal, Elaine Bookle. Next Draw Monday May 28th The Grange Inn, Jackpot €500. Then Monday June 4th in Delaney’s Kells.

GOLF CLASSIC - Danesfort GAA Club would like to thank the sponsers of their recently held Golf Classic, especially Electrocity ( Bill Hacket) and Infinite Technology(Michael Corr). Results; 1st. Theresa O’Neill’s Team- Theresa o’Neill, Rita O’Neill, Helena McCormack, David McCormack. 2nd. Mossy Skehan’s Team – Mossy Skehan, Dick Dowling, Richard Dowling, J. Walsh. 3rd. Billy Ireland’s Team – Anthony Wall, Damien Dowling, Paul Dargan, Ollie Fennnelly. Twelve prises were presented by chairman Angelo Cullen.

LOURDES –-Brendan Cullen’s family would like to thank all the people who supported him towards going with the Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Prayers were said for all intentions.

FUN RUN - Churchill N.S. FunRun / Race will be held on Sunday June 10 .Start of race is 12.20. Registration is on the day starting at 11.am, pre-registration is starting next Tuesday 28th May 28 at 6.30pm in Danesfort running track and will continue every Tuesday and Friday at 6.30 until the event. Entry fees are €15 pp, €10 pp for groups (5 people and over), €25 per family and €10 per student. There will be refreshments during and after and lots of family fun

SYMPATHY - Sympathy goes to the Woodcock family following the recent death of Paddy Woodcock, Farmley. Paddy is survived by his wife Kathy, sons John, Ger and Robbie, daughters Ann, Kathleen, Mary, Martha and Ruth, Sisters, Daughters-in-law, Sons-in-law, grandchildren.

CANCER FUND RAISER - Danesfort ICA are having an Open Night on Tuesday June 5 in the Danesfort Community Centre at 8 pm. There will be an Art and Craft Exhibition and Rose Harris from Homefocus will give a Craft Demonstration. Entry €5 including refreshments and all monies raised will go to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute in Galway.  We would like to welcome all our neighbours and friends to support this worthy cause and enjoy a really good night out.

CAMOGIE - Congratulations to Danesfort schools camogie team who had a very convincing win over St. Canice’s B in the schools league winning 3-04 to 1-00 last Wednesday. Danesfort are now through to the quarter finals of the league.Well done to all the players and the managers and trainers Liz Ryan, Kay Brophy and Tommy Farrell.

KARATE - Karate Club meet Every Tuesday 4.00pm to 5.00pm in Danesfort Community Centre for boys and girls 4 to 12 year olds. . There will be a strong focus on physical fitness, with plenty of fun and games incorporated into the classes. Karate has many proven benefits for kids both physical and mentally. The Physical benefits include better movement and control, improved flexibility, increased fitness and the ability to protect oneself. The psychological benefits are improved confidence, become more assertive and improved self-esteem. No special gear required, just turn up in tracksuit and away you go. Call Kevin 086 3668669.

GOING STRONG - There will be no meeting of the Going Strong Club today as members and friends travel on their annual outing and all are wished a safe and enjoyable day. Next meeting is Wednesday June 6 at 11.00am in Danesfort Community Centre. The Club is a social gathering of friends and neighbours with a strong emphasis on fun, laughter, positivity and creativity. The members share views, experiences, ideas and skills. This year they hope to have a Going Strong Club exhibition at the Annual Field Day.

WANTED - If you have any of the following items and no longer need them The Going Strong Club would very much appreciate your donation: Wools of any colour, knitting needles, crochet needles, materials such as lining, ends of rolls or cuttings. These can be left into the crèche or community centre from Monday to Friday

BINGO - Bingo is held every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8825821.

YOGA - Yoga classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Danesfort Community Centre at 10.00am. Regular yoga increases your overall flexibility. It improves muscle tone, breathing and body posture awareness. Yoga is for everyone. If you have never practiced yoga before, and would like to try it, please drop in. All you need are comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket and small pillow. Refreshments are served after each class. Drop-in fee only €8. Contact 086 1666547.

HIP HOP DANCING - Hip Hop dance tuition for all national school children in Danesfort Community Centre on Wednesdays 4.00pm to 5.00pm. Classes are given by Favio Linares of 311 Dance and Fitness Group. If you would like to try it out please come along to our classes, only €5 or call Nikki 0851416953 for more details.

GUARDIAN BABY TODDLER - Parent- guardian, baby and toddler group meets at Danesfort Community Centre on Monday mornings at 10.30 a.m - 12.15pm. Light refreshments and snacks available. Members of Early Childhood Ireland.If you are interested in joining the group or wish to get more information please contact Dympna 086 8322086.

COMPUTER CLASSES- there will be no classes this morning. They will resume on WednesdayJune 6 at 9.30am in Danesfort Community Centre. Contact Claire 087 9781171.

JOB SEARCH - A Job Search Workshop will take place in Droichead Family Resource Centre in Callan : This is an informal workshop that offers practical tips to people to improve their chances of gaining employment. During the day topics will include Skills Identification, CV preparation, cover letters, interview techniques, job search, work placement opportunities etc. The workshop will be in a relaxed informal atmosphere. It will take place Droichead Family Resource Centre on Thursday, May 31st between 10am – 2pm. The workshop is free of charge and facilitated by Kilkenny Leader Partnership and County Kilkenny Adult Guidance Service. To book a place on the workshop, please contact Una on 087 6536352 or drop into Droichead Family Resource Centre.

TRAINING - Abhainn Rí Training is offering a new programme of courses for anyone interested in developing skills to Organise and Promote Cultural Events in their community.  The training is designed to support individuals, voluntary groups and committees and is suitable for those with or without prior experience.  This Inclusive Cultural Training Initiative will include “Inspiring your Community” – A Training and Mentoring Programme for Cultural Promotion, Management and Administration. Abhainn Rí Training Workshop  - practical training in Festival Design and Construction. Cultural Skills Development   - short training courses in Web Design, Tech Production skills, Film Making for communities, Animation, Circus Skills, Street Theatre skills and moreAn introductory session to “Inspiring your Community” will be held Wednesday 30th May 2012 in the Friary  in Callan at 7.00pm by Mentor/Facilitator Conor O’ Leary of Artlands.ThisTrainingandMentoring Programme will - Focus on how participants can enhance the cultural and community life of their local areas - Assist participants to develop ideas for actual projects and events - Encourage participants to organize events as part of the Abhainn Rí Festival 2012/3  Topics will include, How to generate new ideas, Event planning, Promotion and Scheduling, Budgeting, Funding, Insurance, Sustainability and Resilience, Effective volunteer organization and Recruitment, Mapping  your local cultural and community resources, How to involve the community. The Programme will also include case studies from voluntary promoters and community projects around the country. A Total of 24 workshops will take place over 11 months including a number of public workshops with guest speakers. Training will take place in the Callan Friary and Co-op with some workshops happening at KCAT. For more information please contact Caroline at KCAT on 056-7755115 or caroline@kcat.ie.  See www.kcat.ie