W/E 31/12/2011

posted Dec 28, 2011, 10:32 AM by Unknown user
Ruan G.A.A. Club held its A.G.M. recently in Ruan Community Centre.   It was a well attended meeting, with the main officers returned without opposition.   Chairman, Frankie Lyons, thanked all who helped at adult and underage levels during the year.   Secretary, Mark Casey, acknowledged the Minor team's success and congratulated them on winning Club of the Year from Bord na nOg.   Adult team management will return for the coming season and endeavour to win the Intermediate Championship.  Treasurer, John O'Sullivan reported a healthy balance, and signalled that Insurance premiums are to drop in 2012.   
Former County hurler, Mikey Leahy, was selected as honorary joint President of the Club.  
The following are the officers for the coming year:   Joint Presidents, Jimmy Smyth, Michael Considine, Mikey Leahy;  Vice Pres., Fr. Pat O'Neill, P.P., Chairman, Frankie Lyons;  Vice Chairman, Tom Roughan;  Sec., Mark Casey;  Assistant Sec./Insurance Officer, Eimear O'Halloran; Treasurer, John O'Sullivan;  Ass. Treas., Vincent O'Halloran;  Lotto Auiditor, Kevin O'Regan;  P.R.O. Ger Lyons;  Ass. P.R.O., Gearoid Roughan;  Registrars, Niall O'Connor, Pat Keegan;  Co. Board Delegate, Michael O'Regan;  Child protection officer, Donal O h'Ainefein;  ASAP Officer, Francis O'Halloran;  Irish Officer (yet to be filled);  Team Manager, Pat Meaney.
Camogie on Wren.
A large group of supporters of the local Camogie Club hunted the Wren on St. Stephen's Day.   They split into three groups and covered a large area of the parish, where they were warmly welcomed with great hospitality at every house they visited.  
 It was a very successful outing for the Club, and they're starting off 2012 with great enthusiasm and encouragement for the coming season.
Little Christmas.
On Fri. 6th Jan. Mass will be celebrated in Toonagh Hall to celebrate Nollaig na mBan, or Little Christmas.   
This has become a tradition, and even the awful weather conditions of last year did not put people off, the community got together with portable gas heaters, etc. to make sure the gathering went ahead.   
Conditions are more clement this year, and the Mass will be held at 6.00p.m., followed by high tea and entertainment.   
ts a time when young and old look forward to coming together and sharing their talents to make it a memorable night.