W/E 22/03/2015

posted Mar 16, 2015, 4:21 AM by John O'Sullivan
Hurling Story Continues
The hurling story of the late, legendary Jimmy Smyth saw another chapter written recently when his grandson, Darragh Kelleher togged out for Rochestown College in Cork in their debut in the Harty Cup Championship against Thurles CBS, who, narrowly, emerged winners on the day. While Jimmy lined out as an outstanding forward, Darragh lines out in wing-back.
Darragh also plays football with the College who played in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Championship, drawing with Corca Dhuibhne in the final, before losing out in the replay, giving Corca Dhuibhne a 4-in a row win.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Sarah Courtney, Ballygriffey, Ruan (nee Killeen, formerly of Inch). Sarah was the youngest of a family of twelve and she came to Ruan when she married Paddy Courtney forty four years ago. Sarah was devoted to her family - she and Paddy reared a family of four boys and two girls and, in later years her grandchildren brought her much joy.
The Clare coast held a particular place in her heart, and she loved nothing more than the outings she and Paddy took around the coast.
Sarah's remains reposed at Kennedy's Funeral Home and, following requiem mass in St. Mary's Church, Ruan, she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Paddy, sons Christopher, Peter, Alan and Sean and daughters Olivia and Aine, grandchildren, brothers Teddy, Frank, Gerry and Joe and her sisters Pauline, Imelda and Rita, extended family and friends.

Award for Paul.
Paul Kelly of Ruan was among a number of people who received 'People of the Year' Awards from the parish of Ennis last week, in recognition for his voluntary work. Bishop Willie Walsh presented the awards at a function in the new Parish Centre.
 Paul, over the years, has been involved in fundraising for various causes - he was a member of the committee which turned the old school in Ruan into the Community Centre, he cycled in the 250 mile cycle for twenty five years, and he is currently involved in fundraising for Cuain an Chlair Daycare Centre.
He worked for fifteen years as caretaker in Ennis Cathedral, and, following his retirement three years ago, still works there in a voluntary capacity.

Ruan G.A.A. Meeting
An executive meeting of Ruan G.A.A. Club will be held in Ruan Community Centre at 9pm on Wed. 25th March next. Any executive member who cannot attend should contact Club Runai, Kevin O'Regan in advance of the meeting.

Community Games.
Children from the parish who would like to take part in Community Games swimming are invited to Ennis Leisure Centre on Tue. 24th March at 4.30pm. Ages are u8 to u16 as of 31st July, 2015.

Book Sale for School.
Toonagh School Parents Association is holding a book sale in the school on Tue. 24th March next from 9.15am to 2.30pm and from 7 to 8pm. Donations of childrens' books, only, would be very welcome and may be left in to the school during school hours.
Adult books will also be on sale on the day and funds raised will be used for school supplies.


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