ANNUAL FIELD DAY-The date has been set for the Annual Danesfort Parish Field Day. It will be held on Sunday September 2 with the venue being the Sevenhouse’s Coursing Grounds, as usual. raffle tickets will be distributed this month - there are a large number of excellent prizes. Donation of vegetables, plants, baking and home produce are requested. Timber for firewood for the auction is also required. More information will be given regarding events at a later date.
FASHION SHOW - Ladies a date for your diary! St. Michael’s NS Danesfort will hold a fashion show on October 10 at Langton House Hotel. Following the success of last years show this one promises to be just as enjoyable with a fantastic line up of shops and boutiques to suit everyone. More information to follow....watch this space!
PAST PUPIL HONOURED - The board of management, teachers, pupils and parents association of St. Michael’s NS were delighted to welcome All Star and past pupil Paul Murphy to the school recently. The Chairman of the Board, Jim Ryan presented Paul with an engraved Jerpoint bowl, to mark his achievements in the Black and Amber of Kilkenny. Paul had a very busy afternoon chatting with the children and signing autographs on everything from hurls to pencil cases. Paul returned the compliment by presenting School Principal and Tipperary man, Joe Hickey with a signed hurley. A great afternoon was had by all. All present wish to thank Paul and we wish you every success for the rest of the season.
LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 40 Draw held July 2 in Delaney’s Kells. Jackpot €600 - Numbers Drawn: 12 - 24 - 10 There was no winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Gary O’Farrell, Neil Walsh, Gerry Dowling, Alan McDonald, Michael Brennan.Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Breda Walsh, Seamus Delaney - Delaney’s Bar, Patrick St.
Results Week 41 from Sheridan’s Ennisnag with jackpot €700. Numbers Drawn 27 - 26 - 14
No Winner. five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Ken Comerford, Sean Duignan, Laura Power, Sean Walsh, Liz O’Neill. Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Pat Dillon, Peggy Barden
CAMOGIE - Congratulations to the Danesfort U10 camoige girls who came up trumps on Saturday July 7 in the Third series of the Go-Games Blitz, hosted by Tullogher. Danesfort had victories over Mooncoin , Mullinavat and Tullogher in three high scoring games. All the girls were on top form. Well done to one and all. Team: Ciara Walsh, Hannah Lodge, Maria Comerford, Maria Godden, Naomi Tynan, Niamh Homan, Niamh O’Shaughnessy, Olivia Mahony, Sinead Bass, Susan Breen, Ali MacIver, Bobbie Brennan, Alison Ryan, Leah Ireland O’Neill.
CEMETERY MASS- The following are the dates and times of the Cemetery Masses in the parish: Burnchurch Cemetery, Thursday July 19 at 7:30pm. Grove Cemetery, Thursday July 26 at 7:30pm. Ennisnag Cemetery, Thursday August 2 at 7:30pm.
GAA FIXTURES - . St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League Group 1: Round 4: Danesfort Vs Fenians, Freshford, Saturday July 14, 3pm. Round 5: Dunnamaggin Vs Danesfort, Hugginstown, Friday July 20, 7.30pm.
Duggan Steel Under-16 Roinn C Hurling league Shield Quarter final: Fenians Vs Danesfort, Johnstown, Thursday July 12. Duggan Steel Under 14 H.L. Roinn A Round 8: Danesfort Vs O’Loughlin Gaels, Danesfort Thursday July 19, 7pm. Round 9: Clara Vs Danesfort, Clara, Thursday July 19 7pm
J.J. Kavanagh and Sons North Junior B Hurling Championship group 1 round 5 Dicksboro Vs Danesfort, Palmerstown, Monday July 16, 7.30pm. Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor hurling League Roinn B Group 2 round 4: John Lockes vs Danesfort, John Locke Park, Tuesday July 17, 7pm.
GAA CLUB DEVELOPMENT - There will be a door-to-door visit by members of the Danesfort GAA Club to all homes in the parish within the next couple of weeks explaining the new developments that the Club is embarking on. At the moment the Club is in the middle of Phase 1 which involves the development of the new playing field as well as the walking track. Phase 2 hopes to see the building of a new clubhouse along with a car park and all-weather training surface. Each house will be given an information leaflet explaining the development, but please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
KARATE -The Karate Club meet on Tuesdays 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.
BINGO- Bingo is held on Wednesday’s in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8825821.
YOGA - Yoga, with instructor Sadhbn O’Neill, will continue on Tuesday mornings at 10.00am during the summer months on a drop-in basis. For athletes and other sports people, yoga is a godsend and can help with specifics like fallen arches, joint problems, muscle strains and flexibility. With many people now taking up running, yoga will counteract many of the problems runners commonly encounter, including shortening of the muscles and tightness in the hip area. Runners often neglect their upper body and yoga will strengthen and tone muscles in every part of the body. Remember, yoga is for everyone: young, old, female, and yes, male also. If you have never practiced yoga, and would like to try it, just drop in any Tuesday. 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 - 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.
TEEN CRAFTS - The first teen summer camp will be held this year in Danesfort Community Centre. It will offer a wide variety of activities and lots of fun. Camp starts Wednesday July 4 and every Wednesday for 8 weeks, from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Don’t miss out. For information contact Stasia 087 6987891 or Ann 085 1555448. Places limited so book now.
PARENT GUARDIAN BABBY TODDLER - Will take a break for the summer and the group will recommence on Monday September 3, 10.30a.m - 12.15 p.m. at Danesfort Community Centre. New Parents, Guardian s and little one s are all welcome. An Early Childhood Ireland group.
FOOD AND CRAFTS - Callan Indoor Food & Craft Market takes place in Droichead Family Resource Centre, The Friary, Mill St. in Callan EVERY FRIDAY from 9am – 2pm. Produce on offer: Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Breads, Eggs, Savory dishes, Meat, Handcrafted Cards, Calendars, Hair Fascinators, Turned & Sculpted Wood, Sewing & Knitted embroidered gifts, Jewellery and handmade soap . All are welcome to come along, have a browse or buy some locally produced products. We appreciate all support given.