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Going Strong Club - ‘Ageing with Confidence’ course begins this Wednesday at 11am. Session presented by two facilitators from HSE, consisting of information on different aspects of ageing. It is something we all have in common, but the way we approach it will affect our lives going forward.

Going Strong Club - ‘Ageing with Confidence’ course begins this Wednesday at 11am. Session presented by two facilitators from HSE, consisting of information on different aspects of ageing. It is something we all have in common, but the way we approach it will affect our lives going forward.

The course will cover many different aspects of ageing such as: improving self confidence, components of self and physical ageing, psychological aspects of normal ageing, self knowledge and stresses in ageing, emotional self and others aspects.

Course starts sharps at 11am. Refreshments 10.30am to 10.50am. Regular members meet at 10am for exercise (weather permitting). Admission €5. Contact: 086 1666547 or 087 6987891

Bingo - Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. For newcomers, there is plenty of car parking available and a bus service operates each week from Kilkenny City. Contact: 086 8825821.

Go Games - On Thursday, April 4 the Danesfort U-8 boys travelled to Croke Park to play Harps from Durrow. Bus left Danesfort at 10.30am and arrived in Croker at 12.30pm. In the lovely spring sunshine we sat on the steps of the Cusack Stand and tucked into our packed lunches.

Supporters took their seats in the Hogan Stand and players and trainers to the dressing rooms. Tensions were high and our players wanted to get out onto the pitch to do their job.

Danesfort emerged from the tunnel to a huge ovation. The game started slowly, Harps had an early chance but a save from Adam Barden kept them scoreless. Patrick, Anthony and Mark were on top in mid-field and Oisin, Niall and Billy were getting chances to score but Harps defended well. A wonderful sideline cut from Anthony Ireland Wall hit the net and gave Danesfort the lead.

The half backs Sam Hayes, Kieran Walsh and Cian O’Reilly were now on top and Danesfort struck again, with a second goal from Anto before the break. With words of wisdom from the three wise men and fresh legs, Danesfort piled on the pressure in the second half and Anto added four more goals to his impressive tally.

Great work from Oisin Gargan, Edward Whelan and Darragh Dwan managed to keep Harps on the back foot. Some great team play created a chance for John Davis who finished to the net in style. Harps added two late goals. However it was left to Anto, who wrapped things up with his 7th goal and Danesfort finished worthy winners of 8 to 2.

The winners made their way up the steps of the Hogan Stand and each player got to lift the Cup to great cheers from their supporters. This day will be remembers by everyone, especially this great bunch of players who managed to keep up the Danesfort record of never been beaten in Croke Park; played 3 won 3. The day finished with a trip to Supermac’s in Carlow.

Team: John Davis, Kieran Walsh, Anthony Ireland-Wall, Darragh Dwan, Oisin Fanning, Oisin Gargan, Niall Farrell, Billy Sinnott, Cian O’Reilly, Edward Whelan, Sam Hayes, Adam Barden, Mark Fitzgearld and Patrick Holden. Coaches: Peter Davis, Shane Sinnott and Davy Walsh.

Feile na nGael - Danesfort U-14 camogie team had a comfortable win over O’Loughlin Gaels on Saturday, April 13 in their opening game of the Feile na nGael competition.

In poor weather conditions, Danesfort led by 3-3 to no score at half time. In the second half Danesfort continued their dominance and ran out eventual winners, on a scoreline of 7-5 to 0-0. Well done girls and keep up the good play.

Yoga - New yoga term started yesterday, Tuesday, April 16 at 10am in Danesfort community Centre. €64 for eight weeks. Contact Sadhbh 087 2258599. Refreshments included after each class.

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.