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W/E 30/06/2019

posted Jun 25, 2019, 1:52 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jun 25, 2019, 1:54 PM ]
Successful Gymkhana.
The recent Gymkhana held in Ruan for the 17th year was very successful, with entries up in last year. The Dog Show brought its own competitors and spectators and the local Camogie Club set up a Tuck Shop, raising much needed funds for the Club. Ruan Senior Citizens Group was the beneficiary of a donation from the organisers, which is much appreciated, and helps greatly towards their annual holiday in Lahinch.
Jim Derwin of Derwin’s Equestrian in Athlone was in attendance and he set his eyes on some fine showjumping horses which he purchased, showing the great quality of horses at the Gymkhana.
Great credit is due to the Committee which organises the Gymkhana, bringing people from the equine community from all over the country to Ruan for the day.

Fleadh Cheoil an Chlair 2019.
Many people from the community took part in the Clare Fleadh Cheoil at the weekend. Burren took 1st in the Grupa Ceoil, u12; Burren came 3rd in Ceili Band u15;  Aoibhe Lecathelinias came 3rd in Concertina, u12 and she, with Cliona Jones came 1st in Duet u12;  Liam Jones came 1st in Whistling, o18;  Denise Whelan came 2nd in singing, o18;  Tierna Casey came 2nd in English singing (15-18);  Moya  Tiernan came 3rd in Whistling (12-15);  Maisie O’Connor came 1st in Irish Harp (12-15) and 3rd in Fiddle (12-15);  Eve O’Connor came 1st in Fiddle (15-18);  Holly O’Loughlin came 3rd in Flute (12-15) and 3rd in Whistle (12-15);  Sarahjane O’Halloran came 3rd in Flute (15-18);  Shona O’Halloran came 2nd in Concertina (15-18).

G.A.A.
There was a great turn-out for the U14B Final where Corofin/Ruan played Clonlara in the final on Friday evening last in Cusack Park. The boys put on a brave performance, however Clonlara came out with the spoils at the end of a sporting game. This group of boys has brought much excitement throughout the campaign  and it is hoped they might continue onto the next level as the years go by.
In the Junior B League, Ruan qualified for the semi final, where they met The Banner on Saturday in Corofin. The Banner came away with a win on that occasion. 
The Clare footballers, with Conall O’Hainifein, a member of Ruan GAA Club, have progressed to the next round of the All Ireland Qualifiers, having defeated Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday last. 

Camogie.
The under 10 Camogie players attended a tournament in Clonlara on Saturday, where the girls continued on their ‘winning streak’ doing their Club proud. They put in great performances and beat Sixmilebridge and Truagh/Clonlara. Credit is due to the girls, parents and coaches who encourage the girls throughout the season.

Circus Corvenio.
A surprise attraction came to Ruan recently, when Circus  Corvenio came to town.  Despite the short notice, and the cancellation of the first night because of bad weather, the Big Top was packed on the second night. Mr. Corvenio reminisced that his Grandmother had been in Ruan nearly fifty years ago, when the circus used to regularly come to the ‘Moneen’, and he hopes to return next year, and, who knows, maybe make it an annual event.

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