CIRCUIT TRAINING - Around the country there is a good old-fashioned boom taking place with walking, running and exercising. There was a time, not so long ago, when these exercises were left to the 20s/30s+, while the older generation took on a more sedentary form of living. If you would like to be part of this new wave of exercisers, here is your chance. Margaret McCarthy, fitness instructor, is starting a “Couch to Fitness” programme in Danesfort Community Centre on Friday July 27 at 7.00pm. She will alternate between indoor circuits and track as it is the specific combination of resistance (weights) and cardio training that will result in weight loss, toning and improved body posture. If you are one of those people who want to get fit and need a kick start, well this programme is exactly what you need. For more information contact Margaret 086 8355725.
GAA - Junior B Hurling - Danesfort 0-20 Cloneen 2-13 Danesfort put the disappointment of the recent league final defeat behind them to record a hard fought victory over Cloneen last Wednesday week. Danesfort played very well in the first half and led 0-14 to 1-6 at half time. The Cloneen goal left them in contention after a first half in which Danesfort dominated. Cloneen upped their game considerably after the break and a goal from a free with ten minutes to play left just one point between the sides. Points were exchanged in the last ten minutes with Danesfort narrowly holding on for victory. Most impressive for Danesfort were John Forde, Ger Dunne, Jim Phelan, Padraig Daly, Tommy Ryan, Colm Phelan, James Cunningham and Stephen McKenna.
Team: Patrick Tynan, John Forde, Patrick Dillon, Darren Knox, Ger Dunne, Jim Phelan, Michael Moylan, Michael O’Neill, Padraig Daly, Tommy Ryan (0.2) (1F), James Cunningham (0.7), Colm Phelan (0.4), Stephen McKenna (0.5) (1F), Johnny Ryan (0.1), Jack Bruton (0.1).
Subs: Ronan Leahy (used), George Smith (used), Ciaran Walsh, Dion Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Cooney, Thomas Rossiter. GAA FIXTURES – . St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League Group 1: Round 5: Dunnamaggin Vs Danesfort, Hugginstown, Friday July 20, 7.30pm. Result: St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League Group 1: Round 4: Danesfort 2-12 Fenians 1-16.
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.
MARRIAGE - The Wedding Ceremony of Niamh Gaffney, Ballybur and Michael Hennessy, Clonkill, Callan was recently celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Cuffesgrange by Rev. Fr. Dermot Ryan. Niamh, is the daughter of Kevin and Kay Gaffney and Michael is the son of John and Margaret Hennessy, Callan. Niamh was assisted by her bridesmaids Eimear Gaffney, Jennifer Gaffney, Yvonne Martin and Miriam Cody. Michael’s best man was Jonathan Hennessy and groomsmen John J Egan, Keith Doheny and Andy Ryan. Pageboy was Kian Bergin.
LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 41. Draw held in Sheridan’s Ennisnag. Jackpot €700. Numbers Drawn 27 - 26 - 14. There was 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. Next Drawn Monday July 16 in The Harvester Bar, Jackpot €800. Then The Grange Inn July 23.
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. Can you also include that there are trade stands available in the field. Information regarding same can be got from John Sullivan - chairman 086 3964624 or form me secretary 086 0744675.
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.
TABLE QUIZ - Three young parishioners, Jack Bruton, Michael O’Neill and Saoirse Knox are heading to Medugorje on Sunday July 29 as helpers on the annual pilgrimage. A table quiz will be held in the Harvester on Thursday July 19 to help towards costs. Quiz starts at 9.00pm. €20 per table. Please give your support. Contact Eileen 085 1037636.
CAKE SALE -A Cake Sale will be held Danesfort Community Centre on Sunday July 22 after 10.15am Mass. Any donations of cakes and bakes would be much appreciated. All proceeds from the sale are again to help with some of the cost of our young prilgrims Michael, Jack and Saoirse. If you can help in any way, please contact Mary 086 3561805.
TOWNSHIP CHALLENGE - Transition Year Students take on the Niall Mellon Township Challenge: At the end of the year, Liam Mullen will travel to South Africa on what will be his 11th Township Challenge. This year, Liam will bring 4 transition year students with him, including his daughter Cliodhna. The students, who must fund their costs before travelling, have organized a 5k/10k Walk or Run “Family Day” in Woodstock Gardens, Inistiogue. This will take place on Sunday August 12 at 12pm. Entry fee €15 or family €25. Registration is at 11am. Face painting and bouncing castles for kids to enjoy on the day. All welcome. Contact Liam 086 2587973 or Jerry 086 2533547.
KARATE - Karate Club meet on Tuesdays 4.00pm to 5.00pm 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 - Going Strong Club meet every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 11.00am. Just drop in. Refreshments served every morning.
BINGO - Bingo takes place every Wednesday 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. Only €8.
FILM -A Film Making for communities’ course, will take place on location in Callan and at KCAT, Callan. This is a short, fun, training course beginning on Saturday July 21 and continuing over the following two weekends July 28/29 and August 4/5, from 10am to 2 pm each day. The cost of the course is €25 and it is for age 16+. Shooting with whatever is at your disposal, video camera, camera phone etc. Neil O’Driscoll will show the basic techniques and principles of film making, suchch as camera operation and sound recording, preparing for a shoot, editing and establishing a narrative with your footage, how to create text and credit sequences for films, and how to give your finished films maximum exposure. If you’re interested in learning how to document events and want to record what’s happening this summer please contact Caroline at KCAT on 056-7755115 or firstname.lastname@example.org