W/E 24/01/2016

posted Jan 18, 2016, 1:29 PM by John O'Sullivan
All-Star Award.
Neasa Ni Ainifein from Ruan was among the athletes who were presented with awards by the Clare Athletics Association at the Auburn Lodge Hotel on Fri. night last.
Neasa, who is a member of the Ennis Track Club, won the award for her achievements in the under 12 category.

Clothes Collection for Toonagh School.
Now that people are back into a routine after the holidays, they may be organising the wardrobes in readiness for Spring. Toonagh School will be holding a clothes collection on Feb. 11th and would appreciate donations of used, clean clothing, bed linen, towels, curtains, belts, bags and shoes. 
Monies raised will be used for classroom supplies.

Recent Deaths.
The death has occurred, tragically, of Michael Vaughan of Moyhree, Ruan, aged 65.   Michael was a farmer who lived all his life on the home farm.  He had been missing for a number of days and family, neighbours, friends and Clare Civil Defence mounted a search for him and the family were very thankful that his body was recovered in neighbouring lands on the third day of the search.  Over the days of his funeral neighbours spoke of his willingness to help them out when it was needed and his cheerful disposition.
His remains reposed in St. Mary's Church, Ruan and, following requiem mass he was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. He is survived by his sisters Bridget in Ruan, Mary in England and Ann in the U.S., nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

The death also took place of Tom O'Gorman, Dysart, at his home,  following a short illness. Tom, a retired farmer,  who would have reached the age of 88 years in February, was, until a short while ago, a familiar figure on the roads around Dysart, as he took his daily exercise. He was a man with a deep faith and a great supporter of his local community and parish activities, and, with his friend, Joe, he went to The Galway Races every year for the past 25 years.
His remains reposed at St. Tola's Church, Dysart and, following con celebrated requiem mass, he was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard.
Tom was predeceased by his son, Paddy and is survived by his wife, Eithne, sons Martin, Joe and Tommy, daughters Kay,  Mary, Anne, Ethna and Ita, grandchildren, extended family and friends.  

 Pat McGrath, Corofin, brother of Tom McGrath, Cloona, also died recently.

 The funeral mass and burial of ashes of the late Kevin O'Halloran of Ruan, will take place on this Sat. 23rd Jan., at 11am.