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W/E 09/08/2020

posted Aug 4, 2020, 12:23 PM by John O'Sullivan
Clare Camogie Fundraiser.
P.R.O. of Clare Camogie, and local woman, Brid McNamara of Ranahan, Ruan has taken to the roads of the county to raise funds for Clare Camogie. Brid started on her quest on August 1 and will finish on August 29, with a visit to her own Club, Ruan. She intends to walk 430k, which is the distance from Clare to Croke Park and back again. Over the month Brid will visit every Camogie Club in the County and each Club will have members walking some of the way. 
Ruan Club will be the last Club to be visited, on August 29, and all the members are fully behind Brid, supporting her in her fundraiser. 

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Anne Whelan (née Finn) Of Ardcarney, Ruan, in Cahercalla Hospital.  Anne was married to her husband, Des, for fifty one years.  She had worked in Considine’s Bar in the Turnpike, Ennis and was very well liked by all who knew her. She has lived with Multiple Scelerosis for the past forty years, and for the past fifteen years, Anne has had many visits to hospitals, nursing homes and has received great care from those she came into contact with. Her husband, Des, has been her constant companion over those years and she loved being at home, content in being with her family and enjoying her garden and her home.
Anne’s requiem mass was celebrated in St.Mary’s Church, Ruan and she was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.  
She is survived by her husband, Des, son Mike, daughter Martina, brothers Michael and John, sisters Patsy and Peggy, son in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, grandchildren, extended family and friends. 

The death has also taken place of Michael Craven, in the Galway Clinic. Michael was well known around the roads of the area from his years working with Clare County Council. Following requiem mass in Crusheen Church, Michael was laid to rest in Ruan Cemetery. He is survived by his neighbours and friends.

The death has also occurred of Carmel Kelly (née Smyth), Strandhill, Co. Sligo and formerly of Ruan, in the care of her daughter, Siobhan, her husband Tom and their daughters, at their Nursing Home in New Ross, Co. Wexford. Carmel was predeceased by her parents Jim and Mary Kate Smyth, her brothers Micheál, Gerard and Jimmy, and, two years ago, by her husband of 53 years, Eddie. 
She is survived by her daughter, Siobhan, sons Eamon, Brian and Paul, brother Kevin in Birmingham, son in law, daughters in law, sisters in law, grandchildren and a wide circle of friends. 

Camogie News.
The Camogie season is well on its way again after the enforced delay due to COVID 19. The u12 girls had a win over Ballyea in Ruan last week. The Girls on the u16B Team continued on good form with a win over Crusheen Banner in very wet and slippery conditions in Ruan last week.
The Junior ladies lost out to Broadford, in Broadford, on Friday evening in a fast paced game.  
They meet Inagh Kilnamona this coming weekend in their 2nd game of the Championship in Ruan.