W/E 24/01/2021

posted Jan 20, 2021, 4:47 AM by John O'Sullivan
Award for Brid.
Local woman, Brid McNamara from Ranaghan, Ruan received huge validation for her work with Clare Camogie Association last week when she was presented with “Sports Volunteer of the Year Award 2020 for Clare”. Brid has been instrumental in raising the profile of camogie, both locally and nationally, over the many years she has been involved, in jobs varying from organising blitzes for under 12’s, making tea for players and mentors, reporting on games for Clare FM, presenting medals -  anything to support the organisation, all the while keeping down the ‘day job’ in Shannon.
Clare Camogie is in a much better place, financially, this year because of the tremendous effort Brid put in last August, in walking 500k, the equivalent of walking from Fr. McNamara Park, the home of Clare Camogie, to Croke Park, and back. In that walk Brid visited all 26 Camogie Clubs in the County and raised €16,000. 
Brid’s local Ruan Club is very proud to have such a dedicated member in their midst and hope she continues to further the interest in Camogie in the years ahead.

Litter at Bottle Banks.
The Bottle Banks in Ruan have been a great asset to the area, enabling people to recycle bottles and cans. However, the area around them has been littered with boxes and bags in recent times and a notice has been affixed to the Banks stating that if this problem persists, Clare County Council may be forced to remove the Banks from the location, which would be a shame, as the majority of people who use them do so respectful of the area.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Paddy McMahon, Letterkelly, Inagh, formerly of Knockanroe, Dysart, in Ennis General Hospital.  Following requiem mass in Inagh Church, Paddy was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. He is survived by his niece Rose Quinn, nephew Stephen, extended family and friends.
The death has also taken place, tragically, of Fergal Guilfoyle, Galway and formerly of Toormore, Ruan. Fergal’s requiem mass was celebrated in St. Patrick’s Street, Forster Street, Galway, after which he was laid to rest in Templemaley Cemetery. 
Fergal is survived by his father Christy, mother Anne, daughters Kimberly and Natasha, sisters Olivia and Claire, brothers Niall and Graham, extended family and friends.