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W/E 05/07/2020

posted Jul 1, 2020, 2:33 PM by John O'Sullivan
Reopening of local GAA pitch.
The gates of the Ruan GAA pitch were opened again last week with Covid-19 restrictions having been eased. The adult hurling and camogie teams returned to training last week and this will be followed by all juvenile teams returning to training this week. All necessary precautions are being taken by players, mentors and parents to ensure the safety of everyone involved and the Club Officers are very grateful to everyone for their cooperation on this matter. 

Membership 2020: Membership for this year is still due for some players and members of the club. This can be paid to Sandra Punch, Aidan Lynch or any club officer at your earliest convenience. 

Ruan School ‘Goodbye to 6th Class’.
On Thursday, June 25, Scoil Mhuire, Ruan hosted a school graduation in the school grounds for its departing Sixth Class, in compliance with the social distancing guidelines. On a beautiful morning, the children, who were accompanied by their families, were presented with certificates and gift bags. 6th class students were Evan O Donoghue,  Ciara Punch,  Cliona Jones, Conor Parnell,  Rory Meaney,  Ava Quirke,  Aoibhinn O’Toole,  Joe Meaney,  Kya Mounsey,  Josh Ryan,  Oisin Punch, Pearce Wynne,  Aoibhe Lecathelinais,  Cornac Ryan, Lee White and Wiktoria Gajola. Principal, Cyril Lyons, taught this class.
The occasion was also marked with a tree planting ceremony and a wonderful address by Fr. Pat On Neill, P.P.  
To provide a fitting conclusion to the morning's events, a "drive by goodbye" was provided by all the other school children and their families, making it an occasion to remember for all those involved.

Return to Camogie.
Ruan Camogie players will be back on the pitch this week after a long absence. The pitch is in super condition and the girls are excited to be back training, while adhering to all new covid19 regulations. 
The Club appreciates the generous donation from Top Industrial Solutions, Shannon, of hand sanitiser, dispensers and alcohol spray to the Camogie and Hurling clubs.

Toonagh N.S. says Farewell to 6th Class.
On Friday June 26th at 2pm all the parents and children of the school gave 6th class a send off to remember when they drove by in their cars in a parade, to beep at 6th class who were lined up outside the school with social distancing being obeyed. There was was a huge turn out of families for the parade of cars to salute 6th class, and the pupils were wished well as they now embark on their next stage of life through Secondary School. 
The children also received special graduation packs which included a signed Toonagh NS hoodie and a personalised engraved pen and key ring. Graduating in 6th Class were: Bláithín Barry, Ronan Barry, Sara Browne, Daniel Clancy, Grace Corcoran, James Cullinan, Aoife Cummins, Clarissa Gilmore, Leah Griffin, Daniel Guinnane, Sean Healy, Ethan Lucas, Billy Marrinan, Tara Moroney, Cathal Noonan, Ellen O'Leary, Lennon Rushton and Jamie Ryan. Their teacher was Claire Cullinan. 

Recent Deaths.
The death has occurred, after a short illness, of May Browne (née Lynch) of Newmarket on Fergus, mother of Bernadette Browne, who is a teacher in Toonagh N.S. May was well known to many from the parish who shop in Dunnes Stores, where she greeted everyone in a gentle and helpful manner, always having a smile and pleasant words to exchange with customers.

The death has taken place last week of Paschal Courtney, Ardcarney, Ruan, in U.H.L.
Paschal was a well known man in the area, having worked in Clare County Council for many years. He was a quiet gentleman, supportive and caring, and blessed with good humour and a ready smile for all he came into contact with. 
Paschal was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard, following requiem mass and he is survived by nephews, nieces, extended family and great friends and neighbours.
The death has also taken place of Jimmy Derham, Newmarket on Fergus, father of Helen Mounsey, Ballygriffey.