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W/E 24/04/2022

posted Apr 25, 2022, 8:58 AM by John O'Sullivan
10 for Tadhg Fundraiser.
There has been a huge outpouring of support for two charities selected by the Lynch family of​ Ruan to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death. This came about as a result of the death of their 8 month old, healthy, happy and fun-loving baby, Tadhg on Christmas Eve 2012. To remember Tadhg, on what would have been his tenth birthday in April, and to raise funds for Feileacain and Children's Ark UHL, his family organised a 10K walk/run which took place in Ruan on Sunday. There were 500 runners/walkers in attendance and it was a huge community success, with a festive atmosphere, balloons were let off just before the event and, when everyone returned to Ruan GAA field, there was a barbeque, teas, coffees and an ice cream van in situ, where everyone who had garnered an appetite after the walk/run, was highly treated.​
The first back from the 10K run was Brian Sheedy in 37.04 minutes , Ennis Track, and the first lady back was Anne Marie Conlon in 39.33 minutes. On the day €6,445.00 was raised in registration and donations and on the surprise auction, so, between the online donations and what came in Sunday, €22,600 has already been collected. The idonate page, "idonate/ierainbow10fortadhg" will remain open until Tadhg's birthday, where he would have been 10 the 21st April, after which the monies will be divided between the two charities. The Lynch family hugely appreciates the support they have received from family, friends, work colleagues and communities and are happy to know that Tadhg made such an impression on all who met him during his eight months, he will ever be remembered as the blonde haired, happy little boy he was.

Maria Jones, a student at Colaiste Muire, Ennis, captained the Irish Volleyball team which finished second at the u19 Small Countries Volleyball Championship in Luxembourg at the weekend. This runners up place is the best performance Ireland has ever recorded at this level, and the girls had a very enjoyable weekend in Luxembourg.

Tidy Village and Graveyards.
The Tractor/Truck Run organised by the committee for the Tidy Village and Graveyards will take place on Easter Sunday, with registration from 11.15am at the XL Shop in Ruan Village. The Junior Tractor run will be at 12 noon and the Senior Tractor/Truck/Vintage Run begins at 12.15. Refreshments will be served afterwards at Morty Kelly's.
Due to the previous "Cash for Clobber" collection not going ahead, the committee, is also holding a clothes collection on Wednesday, April 27, so they would ask people doing a spring clear out of winter clothes to keep them in mind. Bags of clothes, shoes, bags, belts,, sheets, towels, duvets, pillow covers (note - no duvets/pillows) may be dropped in to Ruan Community Centre any morning between 9.30am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday.

Toonagh Craft Classes.
The Craft Classes took a break last Wednesday, when they invited Junior and Senior Infants up to the hall where they presented each child with a little easter egg chicken. They return on Wednesday, april 27, from 11am to 1pm and on Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 9pm.

The Adult camogie team beat Feakle at the weekend in the League.​ They have recorded two wins from two games so far and are looking forward to their next game which will be held in two weeks time.

The u15B Corofin/Ruan team was beaten by Scariff/Ogonelloe in Ogonelloe at the weekend and the Academy A, round two, Sixmilebridge had a win over the Corofin/Ruan team.

Recent Death.
The death has occurred of Mary Ellen Healy (nee Tierney) Turkenagh. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Frank and infant son, Francis. She is survived by her daughters Mary and Dympna, son in law, Richard, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends. Reposal was in St. Mary's Church, Ruan and, following requiem mass, she was laid to rest in Kilraghtis Cemetery, Barefield.

Toonagh School Spring Clean.
On Thursday, March 31, all classes in Toonagh School took part in a clean up of the local community area. The school registered with An Taisce and the children were supplied with spring clean hi-vis jackets, bibs, litter pickers, recycling waste and general waste bin bags.
​ Pupils and staff each took an area to collect litter and waste around the school, community and environment. Ms. Garrihy's class cleaned up around the Beechgrove Estate, Mr. Eustace's class took the length of road outside the school and Toonagh Hall and Ms. Cullinan's class cleaned up all along the road from the school to Magowna Cross. The children really enjoyed participating in the clean up and were delighted to help the local community.​ All the litter collected was then brought to the Inagh Landfill and Recycling facility.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Samuel Roninson,​ Ruan and formerly of London and Belfast, father of Marion Norton, Ballymacrogan, Ruan.

Feile Camogie Champions.
The under 15 camogie team, captained by Cliona Jones and Ciara Punch,​ took part in the Division 2 Feile competition over the Easter Weekend. They showed great teamwork and determination during their matches and they reached the final where they had a tough game against Crusheen. Both teams provided an entertaining game, with Ruan coming out on top at the final whistle. Ruan now goes on to represent Clare at the regional Feile at the end of May. Great credit is due to this group of girls, their mentors, trainers and parents who have put in so much time and effort into bringing the girls to this stage.

Tractor Run.
There was a great turn-out for the Tractor and Vintage Car run raising funds for Ruan Tidy Village and Graveyards organisation, on Easter Sunday. The event got off to a great start when the young boys and girls had a drive in their toy tractors around Ruan Church. The rain stayed off, easter eggs and treats were distributed to those in attendance and over fifty tractors and around twelve vintage cars took part, making it a very enjoyable and entertaining afternoon. On the return to the village, the participants were treated to refreshments in Morty Kellys. The organisers are very grateful to all those who supported the event and appreciate the involvement of those who brought their tractors, cars and helped out in any way.