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Kevin Gaffney


Kevin Gaffney



Danesfort Minor team will contest the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Hurling Championship Roinn B Final on Saturday. Having defeated Barrow Rangers in the quarter final, Danesfort took on Clara in Freshford last Saturday in the semi’s with the local boys coming out on top by 1-14 to 2-6. Danesfort now face Conahy Shamrocks in the final, the venue and time undecided at time of going to print.

Team: Jake Cullen, Conor O’Neill, Michael O’Neill,Harry Bruton, Ronan Leahy, James Tynan, James Mullally, Colman Phelan, Gary Tynan, Brendan Cullen, Brendan Hyland, Ger Dunne, Dylan Dunphy Wallace, Tom Whitty, Dion Fitzpatrick. Subs Used: Michael Dowling, Philip Cooney. Subs: Conor Hackett, Jack McHugh, Sean Nolan, Thomas Rossiter, Padraig Mullen, Jack Tynan.


Do you think you know it all, well now’s the time to prove it. Just turn up in Sheridan’s Lounge Ennisnag this Friday night October 18 at 8:00pm, where St. Michael’s N.S. Parents Association are holding a table quiz. A table of four cost €20 with lots of prizes on the night.


Congratulations must go to the Danesfort Under-14 hurlers who won the Roinn B League by defeating Mooncoin 3-9 to 1-13, in the League Final played in Ballyhale. The team management were Richie O’Keeffe, Kevin Barragry and Peter Davis.


Fort Rangers enjoyed a successful weekend on the field of play. The under 10’s got the ball rolling in Saturday with a resounding 8-2 victory followed by the under 14’s gaining an impressive 2-0 home win at home to Deen Celtic. The under 11’s then played their part by travelling to Castlecomer and recording a confidence boosting 3-1 victory. The under 19’s travelled toThomastown on Saturday for a friendly and emerged with a 2-1 win.

On Sunday, the junior team hosted Clara from Offaly in the FAI Junior Cup. This proved to be a very tough, fast game and the locals did very well to beat opposition who were playing intermediate league football up to a few years ago. Goals from Tony Moran, Stephen McKenna and Cathal O’ Neill sealed the locals third win in a row in all competitions. Team: Jim Nugent, John Bambrick, John Cahill, Padraig Murphy, Liam Forristal, Stephen McKenna, David Forristal, Darren Booth, Tony Moran, Eddie Nugent, Aaron McDonald. Subs used: Cathal O’ Neill, Jack Drew and Daragh hennessy.

Fort travel to Dublin next Sunday for a Leinster junior cup game against Portland FC from Raheny. Finally, all at Fort Rangers wish the Danesfort minor hurling team the best of luck in this weekends county final against Conahy.


Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 52

Draw tookplace on Monday October 7 in The Grange Inn with the Jackpot at €800

Numbers Drawn we’re 4 - 27 - 3. There was No Winner. Next draw is the first one of the new Lotto year and will be held on Monday October 14 in Delaney’s Kells; Jackpot €900. Then Sheridan’s Ennisnag, Monday October 21.


The Going Strong Club meet on Wednesday at 11.00am in Danesfort Community Centre. This morning we welcome our guest Kelly Dungavan from Age Action Ireland. All are welcome to attend as our Club is open to everyone over 40. If you wish to pop in any Wednesday to check us out, please do so. Contact: 086 1666547.


Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre 7.45pm to 10.00pm Contact 056 7727657 or 086 1666547.


Each Tuesday in the Danesfort Community Centre. All you need are comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket, small pillow. €70 for 10 weeks or €10 drop-in.Contact: 086 1666547.


Danesfort Parent-Carer -baby and toddler group, meet on monday mornings 10.30a.m - 12.30 p.m, at The community Centre, Danesfort.

Toddlers and parents enjoy activites such as action songs, arts and crafts and out door play with sand and toddler walks. New members are always very welcome , on first morning come along early if possible 10.25am to help settle in toddlers.

Healthy refreshments and snacks for all , with a €3 charge. Any further information contact Dympna 086/8322086.


ARE YOU A PARENT OF A CHILD WITH ADDITONAL NEEDS? Would you like to meet with a group in a similar situation and learn to be a more effective voice for your child? Droichead Family Resource Centre will host an Empowering Parents training course in partnership with DESSA. The Empowering Parents Programme seeks to support parents to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their child and will run over a 6 week period commencing Wednesday 6th. For further information or to book your place please contact:- Kay Teahan, DESSA, c/o Droichead FRC, Callan, Co. Kilkenny tel: 087 3534432, email advocacy@dessa.ie or Brid at Droichead FRC droicheadcdw@gmail.com tel: 056 7755519 Ext 1.


DSP (Formally known as FÁS) will run the following courses in Droichead FRC soon subject to demand and free of charge if you are on a social welfare benefit: Level 5 Certificate in Occupational First Aid, Coaching for Change & CV and Interview Preparation. To book a place, please call your local employment office.


Take years off your life with inspiring, creative stress management course. This course will run over 6 Tuesday mornings from 10am -1pm and will begin on Tues, Nov 12th. The course will cost €50 and must be paid in advance to book your place. This course will include: stress management, relaxation techniques & craft (Christmas table decoration). The tutor is Judith Ashton, a well know therapist that has vast experience working with groups. Please call 056 77 555 19 ext 1