Soccer - Fort Rangers Under-11’s had a decisive 4 -0 win over Evergreen Utd. on Saturday , this win puts them top of league and keeps there unbeaten record intact. The game was dominated from start to finish by the clearly stronger team and 2 goals in both halves proved enough to collect the 3 points.Scorers Andy Hickey(2),Shaun O’Keeffe and Eoin Delahunty.Panel -Conor Farrell,Kevin Ging,Ger Coffey,Ben O Sullivan,Michael Molloy,Eoin Delahunty,Tadhg O Sullivan,Aidan O Neill,Andy Hickey,Darragh Walsh,Shaun O Keefe,Daniel O Grady,Jack Walton and John Canny. Fort have played 8 games in the Nolan Jewellers league division 2, winning 5 and drawing the other 3.
It was mixed fortunes for the other Fort teams playing at the weekend. The Under-13’s moved further clear in the league with a mighty 6-0 win at home to second place Clover Utd. The Under -19’s were agonisingly close to reaching the youths shield final but just lost out 3-2 after extra time to Freebooters in the semi final on Saturday. Fort started brightly and went 1-0 up when Emmet Nugent converted from the penalty spot. The lead only lasted 2 minutes however, as booters equalised from a header. The rest of the game was end to end with the locals more than matching their illustrious rivals. Having ended 1-1, the game entered extra time. Again Fort started brightly and took the lead when Emmet fired to the net from a free kick, after fine play down the right between Dion Fitzpatrick and Evans Wallace. Fort held that lead until 2 minutes from time when a fortuitous long range goal brought booters level. With penalties looming, the locals were sucker punched when the city boys scored with the last kick of extra time. This was a heartbreaking end to a game that fort played really well in, and it must be said lady luck deserted them at the death. Team: John Rice, Donagh Carney, James Tynan, Seamus McGrath, Patrick Tynan, Dion Fitzpatrick, Evans Wallace, James Lenehan, Colm Phelan, Emmet Nugent, Daragh Hennessey.Subs: Peter Butler, Ger Dunne, Lee Dunne, Robbie Malone.
Fort juniors remain second from bottom in the Premier division following a 2-0 defeat by Freebooters in the Fair Green.
CAMP - Danesfort GAA club will hold a Hurling and Camogie Camp from Tuesday March 26 to Friday March 29. The Camp is available to boys and girls aged 12 to 16. The camp will be held in Danesfort GAA grounds from 10am to 2pm each day. Cost to attend is €30. Please contact Pat Tynan 087 2651745. Kilkenny hurlers Paul Murphy, Richie and Paddy Hogan will attend.
LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 21, Monday March 4- Jackpot €500 -Numbers Drawn: 20 - 36 - 34.
There was no Winner. FiveConsolation Prizes of €30: Breda Dooley, Keith & Mary Barr, Nicola Devane, Philip Molloy, Mary Maher. Two Promoters Prizes of €20: Peter Davis, Ned Brennan. Congratulations to Geraldine Cullen, last week’s jakpot winner who also collected her Jackpot Prize. Next draw Monday March 11 in The Grange Inn - Jackpot €600. Then in Delaney’s Kells on Monday March 18.
FASHION - St. Michaels National School, Danesfort are running a Fashion Show in Langton House, Kilkenny, on Wednesday March 20 in aid of their New Building Fund. Also a donation will be given to St. Patrick’s Centre Kells Road.T here will be a cheese and wine reception and raffle. Tickets are €10, and because Mothers Day is approaching, a ticket would make a lovely gift for the mother in your life. The following shops are taking part Mimi, Sugar Sugar, Frank Wall, Swamp, Annaleens, Prada, Carraig Donn, Paco and Vila. Hair on the night will be by Kapelli Hairsalon. A very hard working committee are getting things organised at the moment so please support a good night out with loads of well known faces on the ramp, not to mention our compere Edward Hayden Celebrity Chef.
TRAINING - Churchill N/S, Cuffesgrange are hosting their 2nd 10k race and 5 k fun-run on May 12. It was a great success last year and again we invite all members of the community to take part. Due to the fantastic response and enthusiasm generated by the training sessions last year we are getting ready to dust off the cobwebs and go again. We have more athletes this year to take on the training at every level so no excuses all are welcome. Training will start on Monday March 11 and will continue for 8 weeks, the training times are on Monday and Thursday morning at 9.45am. and Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6.30 pm. We will meet in Kilkenny rugby club car park and there is a nominal fee of €2 which will go to Churchill N/S. If you have any queries please contact Anne at 0868213729, you can also check out our Churchill N/S Facebook page.
PARENT AND TODDLER - Danesfort Parent and Toddler Group will not meet on Monday the March 18 and 25 and April 1.We will regroup again on Monday April 8. Any queries please contact Dympna O86/8322086.
PRE SCHOOL - Church Hill Pre School in Cuffesgrange is now enrolling for September 2013. Children who are between 3 years and 3 months and 4 years and 6 months on September 1st of year of enrolment can avail of one year free Pre School. To avail of this in Church Hill please call in and collect an enrolment form or phone the office preferably in the mornings on 056 7729144. Children who do not qualify for the free year can still enrol if there are places available. Don’t delay as there are a limited number of places available.
COMPOSTING - FREE Composting & wildlife Gardening talk: A composting expert will provide information on how to community compost, home compost and give tips on how to attract wildlife into your garden. This will take place on Monday, March 25 from 10am – 1pm in Droichead Family Resource Centre, Callan.