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SCOUTS - Your local Scout Troop needs you!! The 15th Kilkennyfortgrange scout troop needs adult volunteers. The Troop meet in Danesfort Community Centre on Monday from 18:45 to 20:00 and Thursday from 18:30 to 19:30. If you would like to help please attend any of these meetings or email

SCOUTS - Your local Scout Troop needs you!! The 15th Kilkennyfortgrange scout troop needs adult volunteers. The Troop meet in Danesfort Community Centre on Monday from 18:45 to 20:00 and Thursday from 18:30 to 19:30. If you would like to help please attend any of these meetings or email

SOCCER - Fort Rangers under-11’s  beat Evergreen City 2-0 to remain joint top of Division 2. Despite playing most of the game with only 8 players after Sean O’Keeffe sustained an injury in the first half. Well done to Conor Farrell, Ger Coffey, Eoin Delahunty, Kevin Ging, Andy Hickey, Darragh Walsh, Sean O’Keeffe, Michael Molloy, and Aidan O’Neill.

Fort’s Junior side went down 2-1 away to Thomastown Utd. at the weekend and are away to Lions FC A, in Durrow, this Sunday.

CONCERT - Danesfort GAA Club are hosting their first ‘Gathering’ event of 2013 on Saturday February 23 in the Springhill Court Hotel, with an Awards Night and concert by Irish folk legends Diarmuid O’Leary and the Bards.

The evening will commence from 8 pm. Brian Cody is our guest speaker and he will address the expected large crowd at 8.15 pm. This will be followed by the People of the year Award, which was a new idea that started in the parish in 2012. The players of the year will also be announced on the night. This will be followed at 9 pm by two hours of music from Diarmuid O’Leary and the Bards. Long established amongst Ireland’s leading entertainers, their first recording single “Julia steppin’ it out at Lanigan’s Ball”- became one of the biggest selling records in Ireland. This was followed by another No. 1 comedy hit “The Oldest Swinger in Town”. They also had success with their recordings of songs, such as “The Railway Hotel”, “Shaney Boy”, “The Old Dungarvan Oak”, “Isle of Innisfree”.To coincide with “The Gathering 2013” the group have released two singles, which reflect both sides of The Bards’ music - “Song for Ireland”. The powerful melody and lyrics to this wonderful song captures Ireland’s beauty as seen through the eyes of a visitor. It’s the featured track on the Folk Classics album “The Finest”.It promises to be a fantastic night for everybody in the parish and also for those who plan to come home for the event. Through the kind sponsorship of Hickey Hire, the club have been able to promote this fundraising event. So come along and get rid of those New Year blues for what promises to be an excellent night of music, fun and humour. And of course meet your friends. Tickets for this event are €20 and are available from Michael Hickey 086 2535787, Martin Tynan 087 2610670, Pat Murphy 087 7772106 or Springhill Court Hotel 056 7721122. Alternatively contact your nearest Club Committee member or player and they should be able to provide.

TODDLERS - Danesfort Parent and Toddler Group meet on Monday morning’s from 10.30a.m - 12.15 at Danesfort Community Centre. Come along and meet new friends,toddler’s enjoy activities such as, arts and crafts, action songs and weather permitting, a refreshing toddler walk can be enjoyed at the nearby walking track, buggies and suitable clothing required. Tea, Coffee and light healthy snacks for all. For more information contact Dympna on 086/8322086 or Monica on 087/6574807.

LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 18
Monday February 11. Draw was held in Sheridan’s Ennisnag. Jackpot €1,500
Numbers drawn: 23 - 9 – 27. There was No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Tommy Grace, Paschal Slattery, Johnny Barden, Willie Norton, Dixie Hayes.Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Peter Davis, Delaney’s Bar - Patrick Street.
Next draw, Monday February 18 in The Grange Inn, Jackpot €1,600. Then Delaney’s Kells, Monday February 25.

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.

FASHION SHOW - Ladies a date for your diary! St. Michaels NS, Danesfort will hold a fashion show in aid of their building fund on Wednesday March 20 at Langton House Hotel. Following the success of last years show this promises to be just as enjoyable with a fantastic line up of shops and boutiques. Proceeds will be split with St. Patrick’s Centre, Kells road, Kilkenny. MC on the night is celebrity chef Edward Hayden. Tickets cost €10 which also include a cheese and wine reception.

KARATE - Danesfort Karate Club for boys and girls, aged between 4 and 12 years old meet 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.  

FOROIGE - The Cuffesgrange Foroige Club meet on Thursdays in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.00pm. It is an adult volunteer-led organization for teenage boys and girls aged 13 – 18 years. Contact 087 6406408.

GOING STRONG - Going Strong Club meet every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre. As mentioned last week the Club will focus strongly on health and fitness during the year. Each week some form of exercise will be incorporated into our weekly meetings. Exercise is something WE ALL REALLY MUST DO to maintain a good quality of life as we get older. It is time for us to get moving into more active and positive ways of being. So if you feel you want to move a bit more but don’t want to make any big changes to your life, our Club will help get you started. Each week (weather permitting), members will meet at 10am for exercise. Admission €5. Refreshments served. Contact: 087 6987891.

BINGO - Bingo is held every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Yes JACKPOT still waiting to be won, don’t miss out, it could be you. For newcomers, there is plenty of car parking available and a bus service operates each week from Kilkenny City. Contact: 086 8825821.

YOGA - Yogaclasses take place every Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre 10.00am. Yoga is one of the most accessible types of exercise around and is open to all of us, no matter what our fitness, age or ability. Yoga is a movement that combines the physical, mental emotional and spiritual. In terms of your appearance, regular yoga will help strengthen and improve muscle tone therefore keeping your body in good shape. A big focus in yoga is on our breathing techniques, and by learning these you will be benefitting your lungs, increasing mental calmness which in turn lowers stress levels in the body. Classes are given by qualified instructor Sadhbh O’Neill. To gain real benefits from yoga we would recommend you commit to 10 week classes. You will need comfortable clothing, yoga mat, blanket and small pillow. Refreshments served. Contact: Sadhbh at 087 2258599.

BRIDGE - Bridge Classes are held every Tuesday in Danesfort Community Centre with Annette Kennedy, Member of C.B.A.I. Bridge Teachers Association. Playing regularly keeps your memory active and brain alert. Contact: 087 6601564.

CATERING GROUPS - The annual meeting of the Danesfort Community Centre Catering Groups will be held on Friday 22nd February at 7.30pm in the community centre. Presently, there are five groups of ten ladies (50) who have given generously of their time when call upon (and mostly at short notice) over the past number of years. The meeting will allow groups to recap, give members who might wish to take a break the opportunity to do so and to welcome new members to the groups. The co-ordinator of each group will have been in touch with her group. Light refreshments will be served on the night. The running committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the ladies for their help and support during the year.

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