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W/E 18/08/2019

posted Aug 12, 2019, 1:31 PM by John O'Sullivan
Ruan G.A.A. Juniors Win Trophy.
There were great celebrations in Ruan on Sunday evening, Ruan Juniors having taken the silverware in the Junior C Final which was played in Tulla. On their way to the final they won three of their games and had a win over Killenena in the semi-final.  Captain, Mikey Casey was presented with the trophy by Joe Cooney, Clare Co. Board Chairman. 
Great credit is due to the management, team members and all who have supported them all along the campaign.

The wedding took place, last week, of Deirdre McDonnell, daughter of Betty and Dermot, Hillview, Soheen, Dysart and Tim Smythe, son of Maureen and Barry, of Shanaway Road, Ennis. Retired Bishop Willie Walsh, assisted by Fr. Pat O’Neill were celebrants. Bridesmaids were Aine Quinn, Amy Kinnear, Karen Smythe and Orla O’Grady.  
Best man was Paraic Crehan, groomsmen were Damien McDonnell,  Gavin McDonagh and Liam Rynne. Flowergirl was Emily Kearny and Pageboy was Oisin Lynch. The reception was held in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point and the couple reside in Ennis.

Tour de Munster.
There was great excitement on Friday morning in Ennis as our own local hero, Conrad McCullough led 120 cyclists, including Sean Kelly, Tour de France Champion, to O’Connell Square, where a group of young traditional musicians from the local area provided entertainment for the visitors. 
The charity cycle was raising funds for Munster Down Syndrome, cycling around Munster for the weekend.  Fundraising took place on the day in the county towns for the Clare branch. 
It’s 80 members and the committee are very grateful to all who voluntarily offered their services, and to all who contributed to the cause, as it makes a huge difference to the families, accessing speech therapy, swimming lessons and more.

Yoga Class.
A number of local families enjoyed a free community yoga class with Rosie McMahon in Toonagh Hall on Sunday morning. 
Kids yoga will start in Toonagh Hall from Sunday, Sept 8, at 11am with Collette Nagle, Corofin.

It was a disappointing result for our local girls Rebecca Crowe, Niamh Lyons and Claire and Louise McDonnell and the Clare panel, when they lost out to Kerry in the semi final of the Junior C Championship in Cusack Park. However, they worked hard to get to this stage of the competition and hopefully they will go further next year.

GAA Summer Camp.
Ruan Hurling and Camogie Clubs are hostiing their own Summer Camp in the local GAA field starting Monday, Aug.19 to Thurs, Aug. 22. This popular camp is now in its 4th year and it runs from 10am to 2pm daily. It caters for Primary School children and promises to be a week of great fun, hurling and camogie and an enjoyable way to finish off the summer holidays. Parents who have not done so, may register on the first day of the Camp.