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W/E 31/03/2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:30 PM by John O'Sullivan
World Down Syndrome Day.
The children of Toonagh National School raised €163 on World Down Syndrome Day last Thursday, March 21, by bringing a euro to school and wearing their odd socks in celebration of how unique and different everyone is, and to mark this important day. All money raised was given to the Down Syndrome Clare Branch which offers essential services like speech therapy, home tutoring, swimming lessons and so much more for its seventy three members. 
Great credit goes to the staff and students of the school who really ‘rocked their socks’ for Down Syndrome Clare.

Recent Death.
The death took place recently, in Cork, of Michael Leahy, formerly of Erinagh. Michael was a former President if Ruan G.A.A. Club and, even though he resided in Cork, he was a staunch supporter of the Club and County over the years. 
A Memorial Mass for Michael will be celebrated this Saturday, March 30, in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, at 12 noon. 

Camogie.
The Ruan under 14 team took part in the Feile Competition in Eire Og Club grounds on Saturday last. They were up against teams from Kilmaley, Eire Og, and Feakle/Killanena. Showing great teamwork, skill and determination, the girls won two of their three games and they now progress to the next round.
Louise and Claire McDonnell, Niamh Lyons and Rebecca Crowe were on the Clare team which lost out to Kildare on Sunday last in  the Littlewoods Division 3 League in a tough and physical game, however due to their wins in previous games, they have already qualified for the semi-final in two weeks time, with the time and venue yet to be decided.

Bus to Bloom.
The members of the Toonagh Craft Group will organise a bus, from Toonagh, to Bloom in Dublin on Friday, May 31 (Bank Holiday weekend), should sufficient numbers be interested in travelling. Please contact Denise (0876731966) who will have all the details.

History Group.
The Local History Group which meets in Morty Kelly’s Bar at 8.30pm on Tuesday evenings is busily researching the history of the Ruan Barracks for the commemoration in 2020. The members would like to hear from anyone who may have any stories or connections with the Barracks or the people who were stationed in them, and they would be very welcome to call in any Tuesday evening, or drop anything they may have to Morty. 

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