W/E 20/04/2014

posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:29 AM by John O'Sullivan
Gold for Conrad.
Local athlete, Conrad McCullough, from Dysart, swept the boards at the Munster Championships Gymnastics which were held in Cork at the weekend.  He won Gold in the floor exercises, pommel horse, vault, parallels, high bar and rings and he also won Gold for the best overall athlete.   
He has already qualified for the Special Olympic Games which will be held in Limerick in June.
 
Draw for Hall Funds.
In the next few weeks, people representing Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex, will visit every house in the parish selling tickets for a draw which will be held on June 21st next.   The Midsummer Monster Draw top prize is €1,500 cash; 2nd to 6th prizes are hotel breaks;  7th to 11th are freezer ready fat lambs;  12th to 16th are home heating bundles;  17th to 21st are meals for two.  The organisers are very grateful to their sponsors - Ryan Bros.(Ennis) Toonagh Quarries, Armada & Doolin Hotels, Treacy's West Co. Hotel, Paul Rees, Frank & Teresa Custy, Pat Neylon, Anthony Roughan, Michael Lynch, Eoin Barry, Pat Foudy & Daughter, Dan McInerney's, Galvin Bros., The Grove, Templegate Hotel, Auburn Lodge Hotel, Bofey Quinn's, McCullough Fuels & Liddy's Gala, Mill Road.  
The Hall Committee will be hoping for support for this draw, as work on the Centre will commence shortly.  Should anyone be interested in helping with the fundraising, or in any other way, please contact Rose Foudy (0870610212).
 
Easter Ceremonies.
Mass of the Eucharist will be held in Ruan on this Thursday at 8.00p.m. Good Friday Ceremonies in Dysart at 3.00p.m. and Ruan at 8.00p.m.  Easter Vigil Masses, Dysart 6.30p.m., Ruan 9.00p.m. and Easter Sunday Dawn Mass in Ruan Old Graveyard 6a.m. and in Ruan Church, 10.00a.m. 
Confessions will be heard on Holy Thursday after 8.00p.m. Mass in Ruan and on Good Friday after the 3.00p.m. ceremony in Dysart.
 
Camogie.
Ruan played Broadford in the u14C campaign at the weekend.  Broadford got off to a dream start with a quick goal shortly after throw-in.  Both sides were evenly matched, and the Ruan defence was under a lot of pressure.  Shannen O'Donovan was moved back into goal for Ruan inh the 2nd half, a move which proved decisive, as Broadford made numerous advances, but Shannen defended the goal well.  With only minutes remaining, it looked like a draw was going to be the outcome, but an Amy O'Donoghue goal in the final minute left the scorline Broadford 6-4 Ruan 8-1.  This performance saw all on the Ruan team step up to the mark, with defence once again battling extremely hard, midfield ensuring the ball was sent through to the forwards swiftly and, once in possession, the forwards were always going to be difficult to keep from scoring. 
 
Successful Book Sale.
The Parents Association of Toonagh School held a very successful childrens and adults book and uniform sale in the school last week and raised €500 for the Resource Room in the school.  The organisers wish to thank all those who donated books, bought books and helped out in any way to make it such a successful venture.
 
Underage Training.
Ruan G.A.A. underage teams are back training in the local hurling field for the 2014 season.  Under 6 and under 8 on Thursdays at 6.30p.m. Under 10 and under 12 Mon. & Wed. at 7.00p.m.  
Under 14 Monday (Ruan) and Wed. (Corofin) at 7.00p.m.  Under 16 and Minor to be arranged.
 
Cycling for Croi.
Kevin O'Regan and Anthony O'Halloran, both from Dromore, Ruan, along with twenty more cyclists, are cycling from Mizen Head (Ireland's most southerly point) to Malin Head (Ireland's most northerly point) from the 2nd to the 4th May, next, an average of 200 kms per day.  They are raising funds for Croi, the heart and stroke charity dedicated to pursuing and attaining the highest level of Cardiovascular Health Care for people in the West of Ireland.   
Anyone wishing to support them may contact Kevin or Anthony personally, and they will welcome all the help they get.

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