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W/E 08/05/2022

posted May 3, 2022, 3:08 PM by John O'Sullivan
Tidy Village and Graveyards.
The committee of the local Tidy Village and Graveyards is holding a 'clean-up' of the village and its environs, and the graveyards, every Monday evening at 7pm.​ They would like to invite as many as possible to help out in this community work which fosters a pride of place in people who take part and make the area a pleasant place in which to live and visit.

Clare Minor Camogie team secured the Munster final, beating Waterford in the semi final in Sixmilebridge at the weekend. Two players from the local Camogie team, Aoife Anderson and Aisling Moloney, were on the team. They now play Cork in the Munster final.
Eryn Moroney and Emma O'Connor played in the primary game when Clare took on Limerick in Thurles two weeks ago.
The adult team beat Scariff/Ogonelloe​ on Friday evening in a tough game. They now have three wins from three games in the league and are heading into the fourth round in a few weeks time.
The Club will host a mini blitz for the under 12s in Ruan on Sunday. They took part in a blitz in Inagh on Saturday last, when a total of twenty young girls attended - a great outlook for the future of camogie in the parish with the numbers playing at that level.

Handball National Finals.
Adam Casey, his brother, Darragh, and Christian Cummins travelled to Tyrone at the weekend to compete in the Irish 4-Wall Nationals. Adam played in Pomeroy, on Saturday against players from Cork, Wexford, Sligo and Tyrone, This 11+under grade is a fun event and great experience for young players to take on players from other counties.
Darragh played in the 13+under grade in Beragh, Co. Tyrone, where he lost out to the eventual finalist, Wexford's Nathan Lawlor. Christian Cummins also played in Beragh against local player, Ruairi Kerr, in a very closely contested last sixteen match, which just went in favour of Ruairi after the third game. Christian then went on to play in the 15under Plate grade and lost out to the eventual Plate finalist, Tyrone's Shea Munroe.
It was a very enjoyable for the boys and those who travelled with them and a great handballing experience for the players who acquitted themselves very well throughout the competitions.

Recent Deaths.
The death has occurred of Johnny O'Donohue, Beechgrove, Toonagh, following an illness. Johnny was born and reared in Dysart and he spent all his life involved in organisations which brought many benefits to the parish.
Johnny drove a truck for 7Up, after which he got a job with Clare County Council, also driving a truck, and he was known the length and breadth of the County, making friends wherever he travelled.
​ He and his wife, Theresa, would have been married fifty six years this year. They owned Toonagh Stores many years ago and their hard work made it a thriving business where all were welcomed. He was a member of the Board of Management of Toonagh School and helped maintain the school building and grounds. With Muintir na Tire he was involved in the building of the Hall and Sports Alleys. The first meeting to set up the Dysart Toonagh Group Water Scheme was held in Johnny and Theresa's home. He made an outstanding contribution to the parish and his local community, of which he was immensely proud.​
​ When Johnny retired, he and Theresa continued to enjoy their life together, meeting people, set dancing and travelling and continuing to lend a hand in the community, however, in 2016, ill health forced him to pull back from his activities. He became a member of COPD Ennis, and, in that group, he made more friends because of his​ outgoing personality and kindness to people.
Reposal was in St. Tola's Church, Dysart and, following concelebrated mass, Johnny was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard.
He is survived by his wife Theresa, daughter Madeleine, brother Tom, sisters Mary, Kitty and Nonie, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
The death has also taken place of Norah Lynch, Kilbrickan House, Clarecastle and formerly of Magowna, Toonagh. Norah lived and worked in Galway for many years until she took on the responsibility for the care of her widowed mother, a role she undertook with great kindness, good humour and dedication. When her mother died, Norah was looking forward to pursuing her love of golf and travelling, however, she was beset with ill health in latter years and passed away in the loving presence of her family in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin. She has left a great legacy of love and generosity to her family, particularly her nieces and nephews whom she adored and revelled in their progress through their lives.
Norah's remains reposed at Daly's Mortuary Chapel, Ennis, and, following requiem mass in St. Breckan's Church,Doora, she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery in the church grounds.

Corofin/Ruan beat Smith O'Briens in the quarter final and Tulla in the semi final of the U15B feile. They played Clonlara in the final in Cusack Park at the weekend, however, they came up short in that game with Clonlara taking the spoils. The Intermediates were beaten in the League by Corofin.
Local Club hurler, Robin Mounsey, played his part in the Clare Seniorhurling team's win over Cork in Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Sunday last and he and the team are wished well in their upcoming games.