Get Fit Over The Winter - You will never be bored if you give circuit training a go. You may be feel exhausted after sessions, as it is intense training which gives an all-over body workout. It involves an average of eight to ten exercises, performed repeatedly. Now with the onset of winter, the tendency to curl up on the sofa in front of the fire can be very tempting for most of us. The circuit is a fantastic way to tone, lose weight and keep fit. Each station is adapted to suit your individual fitness level and is suitable for different age groups also. You can work at your own pace with a mixture of weight training and cardiovascular work. You can drop in to any of our classes and find the programme that suits you. Classes in Danesfort Community Centre every Friday at 7pm. PLEASE NOTE THIS FRIDAY CLASS WILL START AT 6.30pm Contact Margaret 086 8355725. 5 weeks €30 and individual class €7
GAA- in a repeat of the last round of the league Danesfort get one last bite at the cherry when they take on Dunnamaggin in the senior hurling relegation final. The locals have to secure a win if they are to compete in senior hurling for a second year. Danesfort defeated Dunnamaggin 1-15 to 1-12 in their last encounter. In the first round of the St. Canice’s senior hurling league played in a sunny Nowlan Park, last Saturday Danesfort lined out against Graigue Ballycallan, a game which would ensure safety for the winners. In the first half the Ballycallan side did the better hurling and despite a great save after 18 minutes by Frank Manogue of an Eddie Brennen penalty Graigue went in on a 0-8 lead to 0-5 at half time. Danesfort came out all guns blazing and equalised with 3 successive points after three minutes of the second half. The locals could not keep the momentum going and trailed for the rest of the match. In injury time with the score standing at 0-13 to 0-10, Danesfort got the chance of taking the game to extra time when they were awarded a penalty. Paddy Hogan stepped up but could not capitalise and Graigue took the spoils with am3 point margin. Team: Frank Manogue, Gavin O’Keeffe, Liam Forristal, Michael Cunningham, Tony Woodcock, Paul Murphy (0-1), Philip Walsh, Padraig Forristal, Paddy Hogan(0-1f), James Cunningham, David Forristal, Oisin Daly(0-1), Ben O’Connor(0-1), Richie Hogan (0-1,0-4f), Robbie Walsh (0-1). Subs: Stephen Duncan(35min), Cillian Treacy(44min), Cathal O’Neill(48 min).
SOCCER - There were mixed fortunes for the various Fort Rangers teams in action at the weekend. The under-8’s went down after a good game away to Thomastown Utd. on Friday night, while the under-10’s lost out 2-1 to Callan Utd. on Saturday morning. The under-14s travelled to Castlecomer at lunchtime on Saturday and were very unfortunate to be held to a 2-2 draw, with Jim Nugent junior among the goals for the locals. Pride of place goes to the under-19 side who went into the Fair Green to face a hotly fancied Freebooters team in the league. A magnificent team performance, highlighted by 4 smashing goals from Emmet Nugent and one from Daragh Hennessy, resulted in a 5-1 victory to leave Fort top of the league and Freebooters stunned! Under 19 team: John Rice, Lee Dunne, Seamus McGrath, Patrick Tynan, Ger Dunne, Dion Fitzpatrick, Colm Phelan, James Lenehan, Evans Wallace, Emmet Nugent, Daragh Hennessy. Subs:Robbie Malone, Jason Doherty. The Nugent family scoring spree continued on Sunday when the local Junior side bowed out of the FAI Junior Cup, after a thrilling encounter with Bunlody of Wexford. Despite being 3-0 and 4-1 down during the game, Jim Nugent senior, Edward Nugent and Emmet (2) got the goals to force extra time. Bunclody scored twice in the last 10 minutes to pinch the tie 6-4. Fort travel to Athlone next Sunday to face St. Peters in the Leinster Junior Cup
LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 2 held in The Grange Inn on October 8 2012. Jackpot €800, Numbers Drawn: 1 - 26 - 31 there was no winner.Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Jimmy Hurley, Ann Marie Walsh, The Whitty Family, Paddy Cuddihy, Kieran Sheehan.Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Sean Delaney, Breda Walsh. Next draw Monday October 15 in Delaney’s Kells with a Jackpot of €900. Then Sheridan’s Ennisnag on Monday October 22, when the organisers will also hold their AGM. Last Monday the committee divided funds of €6000 to the Club and €3000 to the Parish.
QUIZ- St.Michaels N.S.,Danesfort Parent Association will host a table quiz on Friday October19 in Sheriden’s Lounge Ennisnag at 8pm.This fundraiser which will aid the building of a much needed new classroom promises to be a very enjoyable evening with spot prizes and a raffle on the night. Tables of 4 cost €20 and your support as always is greatly appreciated.
CAMOGIE - The coaches of the Danesfort under-6 camogie would like to congratulate the girls on a successful season and for their wonderful turn out each and every week. Thanks to the parents for encouraging their girls and bringing them to practice and matches, we had a wonderful year. A big thank you to Mike and Maureen Maher, Great Gas, Callan for sponsoring the end of year party. See you all again next year.
MINORS - Danesfort Minor Hurling team will contest the Minor B Co. Hurling Final against Glenmore this Sat 2oth October in Nowlan Park at 12 noon. The Danesfort Minors had a good League Campaign and defeated Lisdowney, Fenians, Harps, Mullinavat and defeated Conahy Shamrocks in the Minor Shield Final. In the Championship they defeated a fancied John Lockes team in the first round and in the quarter final they defeated Mooncoin and then overcame a very tough Semi final when they defeated Tullogher Rosbercon. This has been a great two years for this current set of Minors when they clinched the Minor C Hurling League and Championship last year and winning the Minor B League Shield recently. The Danesfort Panel; Patrick Tynan, Darren Knox, Ronan Leahy, James Tynan, Darragh Sheehan, Conor O Neill, Michael O Neill, Ger Dunne, Brendan Hyland, Paddy Hickey, Cillian Treacy (Cap), Colm Phelan, Jack Bruton, Dylan Wallace, Philip Cooney, Cian Smith, Brendan Cullen, Eoin Cooney, Gary Tynan, Dion Fitzpatrick, Jack McHugh, Emmett Nugent, Thomas Rossiter, Harry Bruton. Mentors:Pat Tynan, Peter Davis, Fergus Doyle.
KARATE - Danesfort Karate Club meet inDanesfort Community Centre every Tuesday from 4pm - 5pm. The ‘After-School’ Kids Only Karate Class is for boys and girls aged between 4 years and 12 years old. Karate has many proven benefits for kids both physical and mentally. Physical Benefits:Better movement and control,Improved flexibility,Increased fitness,The ability to protect oneself. Psychological Benefits: Improved confidence, become more assertive, improved self-esteem. No special gear is required, just turn up in a tracksuit and away you go. Contact Kevin 086 3668669 our website - www.budomartialartscentre.com. CUBS & BEAVERS -Cubs meet every Monday in Danesfort Community Centre from 6.45pm to 8.00pm contact 087 9343090. Beavers meet every Thursday in the community centre from 6.30pm to 7.30pm contact 087 8043511.
FOROIGE -Every Thursday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.00pm for teenagers 13years and up. Contact 087 6406408 for information.
MOTHER & TODDLER - Danesfort Mother and Toddler meet every Monday in Danesfort Community Centre from 10.30am. It is a friendly, casual morning where you and your children can come and make new friends. Refreshments served every morning. Contact Dympna: (086) 8322086.
GOING STRONG - Going Strong Club meet each Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre from 11.00am until 1.00pm. The Club has a very warm and friendly welcome for new members. Admission only €5. Refreshments available every morning. Contact: 086 1666547
BINGO - Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8825821
YOGA - Yoga classes are held every Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre 10am. Yoga will increase your flexibility and improve muscle tone, breathing and body posture. One can start yoga at any age. If you would like to try it, just drop in to our classes. All you need are comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket and small pillow. Refreshments are served after each class. Contact 086 1666547.
BRIDGE -Bridge Classes take place every Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.00pm with Annette Kennedy,Member of C.B.A.I. Bridge Teachers Association. A knowledge of cards is not necessary. Playing regularly keeps your memory active and brain alert. If you wold like more information, please Contact: 087 6601564 or 056 4441091
COMPUTERS - Computer Classes are held on Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre. If you are interested in learning computer skills or you want to brush up on your skills, please contact 086 1666547. Booking in advance of classes is essential. It would be advisable also to have access to your own laptop or computer for practice.
RETIRED - Aimed at newly retired people - Ageing with Confidence Programme: This programme is for retired people and is specifically designed to offer older people support in living life to the full in a positive way. The course will be run over 10 Thursdays from 2pm – 4.30pm and will begin on Thurs Oct 25th. This course is run in partnership with Droichead FRC and Kilkenny Age Friendly County and is free of charge. Please contact Droichead FRC to book a place on 056 77 555 19 Ext. 1