W/E 16/06/2013

posted Jun 11, 2013, 3:15 AM by Unknown user
Wedding Bells.
 
The wedding has taken place of Fidelma Cassidy, daughter of Oliver and Monica, Toormore, Ruan, and Damian Pilkington, son of Noel and Mary, from Ennis, at St. Mary's Church, Ruan, with Fr. Pat O'Neill, Celebrant.   
Bridesmaids were Veronica Cassidy, Eileen Geoghegan and Lorraine Cassidy.  Bestmen were John Drummy, Adrian Pilkington and Ferghal O'Dea with Cian Cassidy Junior Groomsman.   Flowergirls were Chloe Pilkington, Niamh Geoghegan, Kayla Pilkington.   Tommy Geoghegan was Pageboy.   
Following the ceremony, the couple, with the wedding party, enjoyed the reception at the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point.
 
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Ruan Gymkhana.
 
There was a good turnout at the Ruan Gymkhana on Sunday last, with the sunny weather playing a big part in the success and enjoyment of the day.   All jumping competitions had big entries, with participants even travelling from Cork, Kerry, Offaly, Wexford and Kilkenny.  
A Vintage Run also took place, with motorbikes, cars and tractors driving through the village to the delight of spectators.  
The Dog Show also attracted a fine number of entries and the day was rounded off by the Show Dance which was held in Purcell's later in the evening, bringing an end to another very successful Gymkhana. 
 
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U14 Champions.
 
Corofin/Ruan won in a hard fought final, over Tulla, on Friday last in Clarecastle, on a scoreline of 7-7 to 5-5.   After the game, Bord na nOg Chairman, Martin Reynolds, presented the u14 Cup to the joint captains, Colm Haugh and Gearoid Cahill, amid great scenes of celebration.   Credit is due to the boys and their mentors who trained this team - Michael Neylon, Dermot McMahon, Declan Haugh, Donal O'Loughlin and Joe O'Donovan.
 
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Confirmation 2014.
 
Children from Ruan and Toonagh National Schools will be confirmed in Ruan on Friday, 9th May, 2014, in the afternoon, with Bishop Kieran O'Reilly officiating at the Ceremony.
 
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Run for Reading.
 
Scoil Mhuire, Ruan is hosting a 6km Run on Thursday, June 20th, starting at 7 pm from the School.   Participants may race, run, jog or walk (buggies also welcome).   All funds will go to support new reading programmes in the school.   
Registration is from 6p.m. to 6.45p.m. at the school and refreshments will be served afterwards in the school hall.  
Information from the school, during school hours, at 0656837301.

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