Danesfort: Paul is Grand Marshall of JJ Reddy Run

The second Annual JJ Reddy Danesfort 10k Run - and 5k Fun Run are being held on Sunday October 7. The JJ Reddy Danesfort 10k Run leaves Danesfort GAA at 12.00 and travels through the lovely countryside around Danesfort and Burnchurch. The race is dedicated to the former treasurer and much missed member of the club JJ Reddy who passed away last year. Paul Murphy, Kilkenny Hurler and All Star, will be the Grand Marshal and official starter of the race.

The second Annual JJ Reddy Danesfort 10k Run - and 5k Fun Run are being held on Sunday October 7. The JJ Reddy Danesfort 10k Run leaves Danesfort GAA at 12.00 and travels through the lovely countryside around Danesfort and Burnchurch. The race is dedicated to the former treasurer and much missed member of the club JJ Reddy who passed away last year. Paul Murphy, Kilkenny Hurler and All Star, will be the Grand Marshal and official starter of the race.

This years 10k race is a chipped race – which means that the athletes are given absolutely accurate times for their run. There are prizes for men and women in the 10k race – 1st €125.00, 2nd €75.00 and 3rd €50, and there are other prizes for the 5k fun run as well. Teas, coffees Refreshments will be served after the race and water etc. will be available along the route. It should be a great day out for athletes and fun walkers alike, so why not come along on the October 7 and join in!!

You can enter on line now at www.runireland.ie for the 10k and 5k for individual entrants, €15 and €10 respectively. Or you can enter on the day – registration starts around 10.30 at Danesfort GAA. Families are very much welcome and can also enter on the day for a special family rate of €25.00.

ALL IRELAND - There is great expectation that the Danesfort trio will add to their all-Ireland medal tally. Paul Murphy, and brothers Richie and Paddy Hogan will be travelling to Croke Park, this Sunday, with the rest of the Kilkenny Senior hurling panel, in the hope of overpowering the Leinster Champions, Galway, in the 2012 all-Ireland final replay. The sides drew in the final on a score Kilkenny 0-19 to Galway 2-13 on Sunday September 9. Best of luck boy’s, the whole parish are behind you.

SOCCER - Fort Rangers had a great weekend on the field of play. With no schoolboy teams in action, it was the Youths (under 19) team that began the proceedings. They travelled to Durrow on Saturday and beat the Lions 6-2 in the Shield. An Emmet Nugent hat trick, plus one a piece from James Lenehan, Daragh Hennessy and Evans Wallace gave the boys, managed by Jack Fitzpatrick and Jim Nugent the perfect start to the season. Team: John Rice, Lee Dunne, Ger Dunne, Seamus McGrath, Patrick Tynan, Evans Wallace, James Lenehan, Colm Phelan, Dion Fitzpatrick, Emmet Nugent, Daragh Hennessy. Subs:Robbie Malone, Jason Doherty.

Then on Sunday, the Junior team travelled to Walkinstown in Dublin for a clash with Greenhills/Greenpark F.C. in the Leinster Junior Cup. This was a close, hard fought, game which flowed from end to end.. Fort took the lead on 25 minutes with a brilliantly worked goal. Jim Nugent chipped a free kick over the dub’s wall and Eddie Nugent ran on and supplied a great finish. Fort played well in the first half and could have had another goal or two by half time. The second half began with the local team on top and Fort relied on some resolute defending and some great goalkeeping from David Buggy to keep them at bay. With 20 minutes to go, a brilliant individual effort resulted in the equaliser, and fort looked in trouble. However, nobody told Eddie Nugent and 5 minutes after the leveller, he went on a great run from his own half, and set up his brother Emmet who coolly finished putting Fort back in front. They held out well to the end with great defending as a team and truly great goalkeeping from Buggy. Team: David Buggy, Stephen McKenna, John Bambrick, Seamus McGrath, Jim Nugent, Evans Wallace, John Cahill, Edward Nugent, Tony Moran, Kenny Morris, Emmet Nugent. Subs(used) Dion Fitzpatrick, Stephen Murphy. (unused) Daragh Hennessy, Lee Dunne.

KARATE CLUB - Danesfort Karate Club meet in  Danesfort Community Centre every Tuesday from 4pm - 5pm. The ‘After-School’ Children’s 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.

MOTHER AND TODDLER - Danesfort Mother and Toddler group 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 - Bingo is held every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8825821.

YOGA - Yoga classes are held every Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre 10.00am. 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.

LOTTO -There was one winner of the Danesfort GAA and Parish Development Lotto in the week 50 draw which took place on September 10 2012 in The Harvester Bar. The Jackpot was €1,600 with Numbers Drawn: 28 - 3 – 11. One Lucky Winner - Siobhan O’Reilly - Congratulations Siobhan. No Consolation Prizes.Two Promoters Prizes - Ann Cowhig, Millie Murphy. Results for Week 51,September 17 2012 The Grange Inn, Jackpot €500. Numbers Drawn: 5 - 32 – 20. No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Sean & Mary Brennan C/o Delaney’s Bar, Robbie Fanning, Jack Walsh, Croan, Declan Aspell, Margaret Phelan. Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - John O’Sullivan, Jim Fennelly. Next draw Delaney’s Kells - September 24, Jackpot €600. Then Sheridan’s Ennisnag, Monday October 1. Tonight we also presented last weeks Jackpot Winner Siobhan O’Reilly with her cheque for €1,600. Congratulation Siobhan.

BRIDGE - Bridge Classes are Starting in Danesfort Community Centre on Tuesday October 9 from 8.00pm – 10.00p and run will for 11 weeks with Bridge Teacher Annette Kennedy who is a 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 086 4441091.

CIRCUIT TRAINING - Circuit Training starts Friday 5th October 5 at 7.00pm in Danesfort Community Centre. The circuit is a fantastic way to tone, lose weight and get 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. For information contact Margaret 086 8355725. 5 weeks €30 and individual class €7.

COMPUTERS - Computer Classes are starting onWednesday October 3 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.

TAIZE - Kilkenny Taizé Prayer Groups first Taizé Prayer meeting is being launched in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Saturday September 29 at 7.30pm. The prayer group meet once a month in St Mary’s Cathedral. The group is open to all Christian traditions and is aimed especially at the 16-35 age group. The service uses the beautiful and distinctive chants from the Taize Community in France to help with prayer and contemplation. The service is run by lay people and occasionally there may be a member of the clergy present to administer the sacraments. As in Taizé during prayer, song and meditation one sits on the floor. Feel free to bring along a small cushion to sit on.

ALZHEIMERS - A facilitated support group, for carers of people with Alzheimers/Dementia. Providing a safe space for information exchange, emotional and practical support and the opportunity to network with other carers in similar positions. Discussion topics may include behaviors which challenge e.g wandering, aggression, repetitive behavior. Location: Alzheimer Day Care Centre, 1 Fr Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny (Behind the village Inn)Next Meeting: Time: 4pm-5.30pm, Wednesday September 26 2012. For more information contact Ruth 056)7771230.

VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers are needed for 1 Hour per week . Kilkenny /Carlow Contact is a community based Befriending & Support Organisation for older people living alone in Kilkenny & Carlow Counties, and we are looking for additional volunteers to commit to one hour per week for Befriending to Older Persons . If you are interested in volunteering please call the following for more information: Eleanor Doyle (Coordinator Kilkenny Contact) 086/8530994 / 056 775 1988 Ext 6 or Community Development person Mary Colclough 086/4108902.

STONEMASON -A Stonemason course will begin on Wednesday, October 3 in Droichead Family Resource Centre, The Friary, Callan and will run for 10 Wednesdays. It will take place in the Abbey Meadow from 9am – 4.30pm. The cost of the course is €20 and is run in partnership with Kilkenny VEC and Droichead FRC.

TIME OUT - Time out for Women is a social and educational project for Women in Callan and its hinterland that provides a taster programme on a wide range of informational and practical topics. Applicants must participate in all modules which include: Calligraphy, Woodwork for Beginners, Financial Advice Workshop(MABS), Christmas Flower arranging, Stress Management (relaxation), Job Search work shop (VEC), Dietician Workshop (Health Promotion Unit), Pilates, Fitness for women & computers. This programme will be run 2 days per week over 10 weeks. It will run every Wednesday and Thursday (school term) from 9.30am - 12.30pm. The course will begin Weds, Oct 3rd until Thurs, Dec 13th. There will be 16 people on the programme so places are limited. The cost will be €50 per participant Please contact Droichead FRC for an application form on 0567755519 ext. 1 or call in.

DIY - Do you want to improve on doing DIY jobs in your own home? Home Repairs and Maintenance Programme: Level 4. On completion of this program participants will be able to understand and demonstrate basic plumbing, electrical works, tiling, painting, and decorating skills which will empower people to carry out tasks in their own home or create an opening for them to carry out further training. The course will be run over 5 Tuesdays (9.30am - 4.30pm) and will begin on October 9th. This project is funded by County Kilkenny Leader Partnership. The cost will be €20 per participant. Places are limited, please contact Droichead FRC on 056 77 555 19 Ext. 1 for an application form.