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W/E 28/04/2019

posted Apr 23, 2019, 1:58 PM by John O'Sullivan
Fundraising Launch.
Ruan G.A.A. will launch its fundraising campaign to complete all the remaining works in the new stand,  in Ruan Hurling Field on Sunday, April 28 at 3pm.  Ruan Intermediate team will play Tubber in a challenge game, which should prove an exciting match between two neighboring parishes. Half time entertainment will be provided by the young and upcoming hurlers and Camogie players from the Ruan Club.
Refreshments will be served after the game in the new Clubhouse meeting room.  All Club members, players (past and present), parishioners and families are invited. A great day’s fun is assured and this is also a good opportunity to see what is hoped to be accomplished with this fundraising drive.

Community Games.
Ruan Community Games will hold its competitions on Sunday, April 28 in Ruan G.A.A. field immediately following the fundraising launch by the G.A.A. Club. Registration is at 5.30pm sharp, with the first race beginning at 6pm sharp.  Events are for boys and girls from the ages of under 8 to 16 years, and also tiny tots fun races. The competitions are open to all children living in the Ruan/Dysart parish. 

Active Schools Week.
The children in Toonagh School marked “Active Schools’ Week” from April 8-12 taking part in many activities. They tried Dance Aerobics, Boxercise, Circuits, a dance blitz, ‘step it up challenge’, Gymnastics, Skipathon, Basketball, Parachute Games, Rounders, Dodgeball, Hockey, Yoga and they finished off with their annual “Mile an Tamhnaigh’ walk.  Great credit is due to all who helped out with the various activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Tractor Run for Tidy Towns.
There was a great turn-out in Ruan on Easter Sunday when the beautiful weather drew out young and old to support the Tractor Run, raising funds for the Tidy Towns and Graveyard Group. Around seventy tractors of all shapes and sizes and twenty vintage cars and trucks. They left Ruan village and took the road to Kell’s Cross and Corofin, returning to Ruan where refreshments were served at Morty Kelly’s Bar. A group of children also drove their vehicles around Ruan Church with great enthusiasm and it was a very enjoyable day. 
The organisers are very grateful for the support they received for this fundraiser and will use the funds for maintenance of machinery used in keeping the village and graveyards in the parish in top shape.