W/E 18/05/2014

posted May 12, 2014, 1:35 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 12, 2014, 1:38 PM ]
Community Games - Swimming.
Well done to Ronan Corey from Ballygriffey, who won a silver medal in the swimming competition at the County Final of the Community Games recently.
 
Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Michael Duggan, formerly of Dysart, in England recently.                 
Following Mass in Dysart during the week, burial of his ashes took place in Dysart Graveyard.
The death has also taken place recently of Mary Farrelly from Cavan,mother of Lottie Kenny, Ruan.
 
Cycle for Croi.
Kevin O'Regan and Anthony O'Halloran, both from Dromore, Ruan, participated in the Cycle from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal,  to raise funds for Croi, the charity which helps in fighting heart disease and strokes for the people of the West of Ireland, by funding and implementing a wide range of initiatives across all areas of Cardiac Care, from research and education to the development of Cardiac services and facilities in the region. 
Kevin and Anthony, between them, raised in excess of €1,500 by cycling the 590kms over the Bank Holiday weekend with twenty more cyclists, and they appreciate all the support they received from family, friends and the community.
 
 Crowning of Our Lady's Statue.
Tradition has it that the month of May is dedicated to Our Lady, and as the Rosary is the prayer dedicated to her, it is recited every evening, for the month, in Ruan Church at 7p.m. and at the Grotto in Fountain at 8.30p.m. 
The Crowning of the Statue of Our Lady will take place on this Fri. evening at 8.30p.m., when the local community will gather to pray and sing hymns.

Sacrament of Confirmation
 The children of Toonagh and Ruan National Schools received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Kieran O'Reilly, assisted by Fr. Pat O'Neill,  in St. Mary's Church, Ruan on Fri. afternoon last.  
Sarah Cantillon, Alison Woodford, Ciaran Jones, Sarah Gilmore, Johnathan Barry, Lauren White, Liam Morgn, Patrick Healy, Patrick O'Gorman, Rory O'Loughlin and Shona O'Halloran , from Toonagh School and Aoibinn O'Sullivan, Ashley Brohan Kavanagh, Chloe Howard, Cian O'Donoghue, Daniel O'Sullivan, Jack Lyons, Patrick O'Halloran, Robin Mounsey, Roisin Wynne, Sarah O'Donoghue and Shauna Killeen, from Ruan School all took part in the ceremony, reading, singing and playing music.   
It was a very uplifting gathering and credit must go to the teachers, children and their parents.  
Afterwards, the Parents Association laid on high tea in the local community centre, where families mingled and enjoyed the occasion.

Camogie.
The Junior Camogie team had a solid victory over Wolfe Tones last week, with Louise McDonnell, Lauren O'Donoghue, Lorna Crowe and Alice Mahony giving great performances and scores.  The u14 team, having also beaten Wolfe Tones, are now in the semi final. 
 
Hurling.
 Ruan/Corofin u14A side had a good win over Clonlara last week.  The Ruan u14C team had a bye.   Liam O'Donovan, a player with the local hurling club, played well for Clare in the recent win over Tipperary in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship.  
Commiserations to Conall O'hAinifein who was injured and unable to take his place for the Clare Minor Footballers in their recent loss to Waterford.

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