Danesfort -

Kevin Gaffney

Reporter:

Kevin Gaffney

FIELD DAY

FIELD DAY

The Danesfort Annual Parish Field Day takes place in two weeks time, Sunday September 1. This family fun day is once again being run by the parish and Danesfort GAA club to raise the funds required to support parish activities, facilities and the sporting needs of our children and young adults. We are blessed with many fine facilities in the parish and it is important that we keep them in tip top shape.

Once again we are asking that you get out your cook books and bake much need breads and cakes for our tea room and bakery stand. Cookery courses for children have become very popular and we would encourage our younger parishioners to bake for the field day. All donations can be given in the weekend of the field day.

Once again we are encouraging local businesses to take a trade stand at the Field Day. If you are interested in taking a stand you can contact us on our Facebook page: Danesfort Parish Field Day. If you would like to help at the Field Day please come to our weekly planning meeting in the parish centre on Tuesday night at 8pm.

LOTTO

Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 44. Draw took place in Delaney’s Bar, Kells on Monday August 12. The Jackpot was €1,600 and numbers drawn were 16 - 25 - 5. There was No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30; Liam O’Halloran, James Stapleton, Teresa O’Neill, Timmy Corr, Michael Brennan. Two Promoters Prizes of €20; Tom Mahony, Elaine Bookle.

Week 45, Sheridan’s Ennisnag, Monday August 19th. Jackpot €1700. Numbers drawn: 21 - 2 - 29. No Winner. 5 Consolation Prizes of €30: Ken Murphy, Richard and Grace Raftice, Fergus Doyle, Mary O’Neill, Kells, Monigue Fitzpatrick. 2 Promoters prizes of €20: Biddy Barry, Dymnpha Forristal. Next draw Monday August 26th - The Grange Inn - Jackpot €1800. Then Delaney’s Kells, Monday September 2nd. Thank you for your continued support.

J.J.REDDY FUN RUN

It’s hard to believe but it’s nearly time for The JJ Reddy 10k and 5k Fun Run.

As well as great prizes for the placed runners in both the 10k and 5 k runs, there are new categories/prizes for the over 40’s and 50’s and prizes for setting a new course record.

It’ll be a great day for all - from the serious runner to the stroller. Refreshments will be served both during and after the race with plenty to keep both participants and spectators amused and occupied. So one for the diary Sunday the September 15 at 12.00 noon. The race leaves from just outside DanesfortmGAA club.

GAA

After a long layoff the long awaited St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League Resumes this weekend with Danesfort taking on Clara in the Group B 4th round, this Friday August 23 at 7:00pm in St. John’s Park. Danesfort share equal points with Ballyhale Shamrocks and Clara having secured 4 points from 3 games, with two wins and one defeat. Erin’s own are further down the league with 2 points with Dicksboro on the bottom rung having lost all of their 3 games.

KARATE

Danesfort Karate Club for boys and girls aged between 4 and 12 years old every Tuesday from 6pm - 6:45pm in Danesfort Community Centre. The club is now looking to add to its membership. Anybody interested in enrolling their children for karate contact Kevin 086 3668669.

BINGO

Every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8399608

SOCCER

Fort Rangers take on Bridge Utd. in Wallslough, this Friday August 23 at 6:45pm in their second game of the St Canice’s Credit Union Premier League 2013/2014 season. Unfortunately Fort fell in their first outing to McCalmont Cup Champions, Newpark Utd. On a score line of 5-3.

AGM

Fort Rangers recently held their AGM, where the following were elected for the coming season: Chairman: Jack Fitzpatrick; Vice chairman: Ger Walshe; Treasurer: Tom Mullins; Secretary/pro: Jim Cashin; Child welfare officer: Debbie Nugent.

Committee: Brian Nugent, Tommy Farrell, Martina Nugent, Pat Parle. Junior management: Jim Cashin and Paschal Slattery. Youths management: Jack Fitzpatrick and Jim Nugent

SOCCER

Fort Rangers junior side played their first game of the season in the St. Canices Credit Union Premier Division last Sunday, away to Newpark. A thrilling, high scoring game went against the locals in the last 15 minutes and they were eventually beaten 5-3. Emmet Nugent scored 2 goals, one a free kick from 25 yards, while his brother eddie got the other from the penalty spot. Team: Jim Nugent, John Bambrick, John Cahill, Dermot Ryan, Seamus McGrath, Tony Moran, Liam Forristal, Eddie Nugent, Stephen McKenna, Emmet Nugent, Evans Wallace. Subs used: James Lenehan, Jack Drew, Dion Fitzpatrick.

DRAW

Fort Rangers are participating in the new FAI organised monster draw. They will be in the Leinster region(excluding Dublin) and among the great prizes are 4 ford fiesta cars. Tickets are only €10 with 80 per cent going to the club. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member.

SCHOOLBOYS

Fort hold their first schoolboy registration evening this Thursday night(22nd) in Shirley’s, Kells from 7.30-9.00 pm. Players interested in playing under 8, 9, 10, 11,12 and 14 are all welcome. Registration fee for the season is €30 per child, or €50 per family with 2 or more players. For information contact Jim Cashin on 086 0213881 or Jack Fitzpatrick on 087 6406408.