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W/E 22/04/2018

posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:30 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 2:30 AM ]
First Holy Communion.
The First Holy Communion class in Toonagh Primary School celebrated the ceremony in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart on Saturday last with their families and friends. The children, Eimhin Bane, Abby Cantillon, Conor Coffey, Jack Considine, Cillian Cummins, Julia Darmach, Lauren Gibbons, Jemma Guinnane, Sara Lavan, Eryn Moroney, Kevin Noonan, Chloe O’Gorman, Chloe O’Sullivan and Colm Whelan, all had an active role in the celebration, reading, singing, presentation of gifts and playing music.
Fr. Pat O’Neill, with the congregation that had gathered, we’re full of praise for the children, their parents and teachers, who ensures the ceremony was a meaningful and memorable one. After the ceremony everyone was invited to Toonagh Hall where the Parents Association had laid out tea, coffee and a variety of home baking, giving people the chance to have a chat over a ‘cuppa’. 

 Camogie.
Well done to the Ruan Camogie U14 team on their two superb victories in the U14A Championship. First up was Inagh-Kilnamona on Monday April 9, where a great display by the Ruan girls saw them come out victors on a score line of 6:10 to 1:3. Heart, skill and great determination were shown on the night. The second match, on Friday last,  in Ruan, against the 2018 Feile winners, Truagh-Clonlara, saw a fabulous second-half comeback by Ruan, delivering a hard fought victory on a score line of 0:6 to 1:2. Excellent skills and tenacity were shown throughout. 
They have two more games to play, the next one is against Kilkishen/Bodyke on Wednesday, May 2nd next.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Angela Moylan, née Linnane, Ballymahony, Kilfenora, formerly Aran View, Doolin, in her 100th year, mother of Mary O’Connor, Cloona, Dysart.

Clothes Collection.
With the promise of more clement weather on the way, people may be going through their wardrobes in the next few weeks, sorting out their ‘summer clothes’. The Parents Association of Toonagh National School is asking that people might keep in mind the Clothes Collection which will be held on Thursday, May 31. As usual bed linen, clean clothes, curtains, towels, belts, bags and shoes will be accepted and the times will be published nearer the date. 
The funds generated by the clothes collections over the years have been invaluable in supporting various activities the children take part in at the school and the Parents Association appreciates the help of the community in its efforts. 

Boirne Youth Connect Activities.
The BYC attended a presentation about Missionvale by Fr. Donough O’Meara and John O’Sullivan in Ruan Community Centre on Friday night last. 
A large number of youth came to the talk, which was very informative, and gave everyone great insight into the work of Sr. Ethel Normoyle and all the volunteers in the project.  Their next outing is to climb Croagh Patrick on Bank holiday Monday, May 7.

Annual Spring Clean and A.G.M.
In association with An Taisce, the annual spring clean takes place all over Ireland during the month of April. Ruan Tidy Towns Association will hold its clean-up on Tuesday next, April 24 and appeals to locals and volunteers to give an hour of their time to help.  The focus will be on the approach roads, starting at Ruan Community Centreat 7pm. Volunteers are asked to wear hi-viz vests and gloves.
The A.G.M. of Ruan Tidy Towns will be held on Monday, April 30, in the Community Centre at 8.30pm.  New members are needed and all help will be much appreciated

Trad Music Session/Lesson
An informal traditional music session/lesson for adults and teenagers (minimum age 1st year in Secondary School) begins next Monday, April 23, in the meeting room in Ruan Community Centre, from 8.30-9.30pm.  This is a six-week trial run for those who are competent at playing jigs and reels and is aimed at giving musicians an opportunity to play in a group in a relaxed ‘session’, to enhance existing tunes and to learn new ones (all notes will be displayed by a projector).  It promises to be an enjoyable gathering and, perhaps, a means of lifting the mind out of the pressure of study for an hour or so in the week.

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