Soccer - Fort Rangers Under-11s go through to the quarter final of cup after a cracking game against Stonyford Utd on Friday evening.The game went to extra time after it finished 1-1 in normal time but Fort scored twice in added time to progress to next round.Panel-Conor Farrell, Tadhg O Sullivan, Ger Coffey, Kevin Ging, Shaun O Keefe, Aidan O Neill,Ben O Sullivan.Daniel O Grady,Jack Walton,Darragh Walsh,Eoin Delahunty (goal),Andy O Hickey (goal),Michael Molloy (goal).
Unfortunately Fort’s Junior side bowed out of the McCalmont Cup when they were beaten 3-2 by Brookville in the quarter final last Sunday. They now must take on the game of their lives next Sunday. Fort must get all three points in their last game vs Evergreen B, to survive the drop to division 1. If they share the points with Evergreen B, they will then be level with Clover Utd. and a play-off will be needed to decide who will be playing Premier football next season.
LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 29 Draw took plase onMonday April 29 in Delaneys Kells. Jackpot €1,100 Numbers Drawn: 24 - 22 - 3. There was No Winner Five Consolation Prizes of €30: Paul & Aisling Murphy, Liz Farrell, Mary Hughes, Ivan Browne, Peggy Barden. Two Promoters Prizes of €20: John O’Keeffe, Tom O’Shea. Next draw Monday May 6; Sheridan’s Ennisnag - Jackpot €1,200, then The Grange Inn, Monday May 13.
GOLF CLASSIC - The 10th Annual Danesfort GAA Golf Classic will take place on Friday 17th May. This is a valuable fundraiser for our club. It has enabled us to develop our second pitch which we look forward to opening in July. Over €2,000 in prizes, including a prize for the best team score on the tee before noon, longest drive and nearest the pin. Team refreshments on registration and steak dinner with wine, desert, tea/coffee. We would be delighted if you could join us in the club lounge later for presentation of prizes and craic. Team of 4 fee €200 and each tee and green is available for sponsorship at €100. Names of our sponsors will be displayed on the day. We look forward to meeting you in Callan on Friday 17th May for what promises to be a wonderful day of golf. There are a few tee times available for Thursday 16th May. Contact any of the committee:- Angello Cullen, Ted Walsh, Robert Woodcock, Marie Gorey, Martin Tynan, Anthony Smyth or Bill Hackett.
DOG NIGHT - There will be a Dog Night held on Friday 14 June in James’ Park in Kilkenny as a fundraiser for Danesfort GAA Club. Tickets will be €10 each. Keep an eye out closer to the time for further details, for what should be a great night out.
FUN RUN - Church Hill N/S running club are shaping up in time for their second 10k race/5k fun run this Sunday May 12. They have changed their training location to Danesfort hurling club, their times are the same, Monday and Thursday mornings at 9.45 and Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6.30. Its still not too late to join in at any level, its €2 which goes to Church Hill N/S. If you have any queries contact Anne @ 086 8213729, hope to see you there!
The Fun Run itself will start at 12 noon and will be finished around 2:30pm. There will be some traffic disruption along the route but the road will remain open. House owners along the route are asked to keep their dogs locked up for the duration of the run. If you have any queries regarding the run contact Nigel Sheehan on 0862497023. If you need to contact a steward on the day please ring Anthony Dunne on 0861597274.
YOGA - Every Tuesday at 10am in Danesfort Community Centre. €64 for 8 weeks. Yoga is a wonderful way to increase flexibility and improve muscle tone, breathing and body posture. If you would like to try it, just drop in to our class and have a chat with instructor Sadhbh O’Neill. Yoga is for everyone or every age. All you need are comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket, small pillow. Contact: Sadhbh 087 2258599. Refreshments included after each class.
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 - 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
FLOWERS OF MAY - Consecrating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin by special observances is a beautiful old custom dating back over many centuries, perhaps the most noticeable are the May altars and “The Rosary”. In every Apparition, our heavenly Mother invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, and our only way to achieve peace in the world. The Rosary means “Crown of Roses”. The rose is the Queen of all flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions. It is the perfect prayer, meditating on the joy, sorrow and glory of Jesus and Mary.
It’s a simple and humble prayer, like Mary herself. The Hail Mary invites Our Blessed Lady to pray for us and with us to Jesus. Her requests are always granted as Jesus will never say no to whatever His Mother asks of Him. The Rosary is long and many of us today in our busy lives cannot find time to say it all, but remember: “Just to say one Hail Mary with fervour and care. The Golden Hail Mary which from the heart springs. The greatest of Blessings from Mary it brings. And we never will know till before Mary’s throne, how that daily Hail Mary brought us to her home. For certain sure she will help you, if truly you say. One single Hail Mary - just one every day.” Let us remember those who are travelling to Lourdes this May and all who are sick in the parish. Flowers for the Lourdes grotto would be welcomed.
CAMOGIE FUNDRAISER - Fundraising clothing and textile recycling collection for Danesfort Camogie Club: How it works: The collection company “Lenrec Ltd” will pay the club for the weight they receive. A collection DATE and TIME will be agreed with the Club and Lenrec Ltd. 3 weeks after that date Lenrec Ltd will Collect, Weigh and Pay. Items required: Clean unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts, soft toys, books (no magazines or school books) old mobile phones. Items which are donated and collected, if re-wearable/re-useable are exported to Africa or other foreign markets and, if not, are recycled in Ireland for items such as soundproofing for buildings and industrial wipes for factories. How you can help: The collection date will not be announced for another couple of weeks. This gives you time to start your de-clutter. Take note of the required items and only bag those items for the collection date. More information will follow in due course. Watch this space.