success-Following on the success of last weekend’s Annual Field Day in Sevenhouses, the wholeparish is gripped with All-Ireland fever. There is great expectation that the Danesfort trio will add to their all-Ireland medal tally. Paul Murphy, and brothers Richie and Paddy Hogan will be travelling to Croke Park, this Sunday, with the rest of the Kilkenny Senior hurling panel, in the hope of overpowering the Leinster Champions, Galway, in the 2012 all-Ireland final. Best of luck boy’s, the whole parish are behind you.
A fourth Danesfort man was in action in a Kilkenny jersey last weekend. Robbie Murphy captained the Black and Amber in the Intermediate All-Ireland final last Saturday, who unfortunately were defeated by Tipperary.
CAMOGIE -We are now coming to the business end of the year, with all teams in contention for honours. What has been a very busy and successful year is coming to a close and many finals will be contested in the next few weeks. Your support as always will be welcome. As you read this the junior team will hopefully have been victorious over James Stephens in the All County semi-final. An important member of that team, Rachael Hogan recently added to her families medal collection when, along with Claire Grace from Windgap, won Junior Doubles All-Ireland handball. Well done Rachael. Also from the whole parish, best of luck to Paddy, Richie Hogan and Paul Murphy who will be doing their families and all Kilkenny proud on All-Ireland day, next Sunday. Hard luck to Robbie Walsh who was captain of the Intermediate Kilkenny team, narrowly defeated by Tipperrary in their All-Ireland final in Thurles last weekend. It was great to see a Danesfort man lead a Kilkenny team, and even though not successful, we know that in the matches to come for Danesfort, Robbie will lead again. Well done Robbie.
LOTTO - Danesfort GAA and Parish Development Lotto: Results Week 48 Draw took place on August 27 in Delaney’s Kells with the Jackpot standing at €1,400, the Numbers Drawn were12 - 17 – 30.There was No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Linda Molly, John Kelly, Ann Tierney, Josephine Coady, Miriam Kelly. Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Elaine Bookle, Tosh O’Neill. Next Draw Monday September 3 in Sheridan’s Ennisnag, Jackpot €1,500 and then The Harvester Bar on Monday September10.
FOROIGE - Cuffesgrange Foroige resume their meetings on Thursday September 20 in Danesfort Community Centre from 8pm to 9pm. New members are welcome between age 12-18 years.
KARATE - Classes in Karate for Kids will resume in Danesfort Community Centre on Tuesday 4th September 2012 and will run on an on-going basis every Tuesday from 4pm - 5pm. The ‘After-School’ Kids Only Karate Class is for boys and girls aged between 4 years and 12 years old. Members of the club will be taught karate techniques and self-defence drills. There will also be a strong focus on physical fitness. Plenty of fun and games will also be incorporated in to the classes. Karate has many proven benefits for kids both physical and mentally. Physical Benefits:Better movement and control, Improved flexibility, Increased fitness, the ability to protect oneself. Psychological Benefits: Improved confidence, become more assertive, improved self-esteem. The first class is free of charge for all NEW STUDENTS interested in trying out karate. No special gear is required, just turn up in a tracksuit and away you go. To sign up for the karate club please call Kevin on 086 3668669 to reserve your space. Further information can be found on our website - www.budomartialartscentre.com.
MOTHER AND TODDLER - Danesfort Mother and Toddler group will meet next Monday September 10 in Danesfort Community Centre at 10.30am. All mothers, fathers, carers with their little toddlers are welcome to join us any Monday morning at the centre. For further information contact Dympna: (086) 8322086
Going Strong Club -meet every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre from 11.00am until 1.00pm. The Club always has a very warm and friendly welcome for new members. Also, if any of you readers wish to offer the group ideas or help to develop, or to share your talents with us, please do get in touch. Contact: 086 1666547 Admission €5.
BINGO - Bingo is held every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8825821
YOGA - Yoga classes will resume in Danesfort Community Centre this Tuesday 4th September and Thursday September 6 at 10.00am. The regular practice of Yoga has enormous health benefits in that it increases your overall flexibility. It improves muscle tone, breathing and body posture awareness. One of the great things about Yoga is that it can be taken up at any time by anyone. So if you are one of those people who is curious about Yoga, but know little about it, and would like to try it, please do come along to one of our classes. All you need are comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket and small pillow. Refreshments are served after each class. Contact 086 1666547 for more information.
TABLE QUIZ - A monster Table Quiz will be held in the Springhill Court Hotel on Wednesday September 19 at 8.00pm in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust. A table of Four costs €20 and there will be plenty of great spot prizes to be won on the night. Special guest on the night will be the 2011 “Hurler of the Year” Michael Fennelly and hopefully he will be accompanied by the one and only “Liam McCarthy”. The organisers want to wish Michael and all the team the very best of luck next Sunday in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final against Galway. For details contact Liam 086 2587973 or Jerry 086 2533547.
WARMER HOMES- Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH) administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) funds energy effieciency improvement in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. This scheme is being delivered in our area by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, 8 Patrick’s Court, Patrick St., Kilkenny. The scheme is available to houses which meet the following Criteria: Owner Occupied non-Local Authority Homes, Constructed before 2002, The owner is in receipt of one of the following: Fuel allowence as part of the national Fuel Scheme, Job Seekers Allowence for over six months and with children under 7 years of age, Family Income Support. For further information contact Kilkenny LEADER Partnership on 056 7752111.
SCOUTS - The 15th Kilkenny Fort Grange Scouts new term will commence this September. Cub Scouts first meeting for the new term will be on September 3 from 6:45 - 8:00 pm. Beaver Scouts first meeting for the new term will be the 6th of September 6 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We look forward to welcoming back all our scouts from their summer break for the new season.
FUN RUN - The Annual 10k & 5k Fun Run in the Countryside” for everyone from serious athletes through to the rest of us, on the 7th of October starting at 12.00 from the GAA club. This years run is in memory of the late JJ Redddy. For further information they can either visit the website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RELAY FOR LIFE- Relay For Life is coming to Kilkenny. What is Relay For Life? At Relay For Life hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey. Relay For Life is an overnight , community celebration and a unique , empowering and fun event. At the heart of Relay is the opportunity to CELEBRATE Cancer Survivors and to REMEMBER those who have left us. We are currently asking people who may have been touched in any way by cancer to come and join in the CELEBRATION . Our Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of July , 2013 at Scanlon Park , Kilkenny. We are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay , for 24 hours , because cancer never sleeps!!. Otherwise team members are free to socialise , have fun and enjoy the fun packed day and entertainment. If you think that you would like to be part of this event in any way , Contact thefollowing.Relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or call 087 2925805.