W/E 20/05/2012

posted May 15, 2012, 7:22 AM by Unknown user
Cake Sale for Enable Ireland.
 
A Cake Sale will be held in O'Gorman's yard, opposite Dysart Church after 10.45a.m. Mass, and in Ruan Community Centre after 11.15a.m. Mass, on Sunday next, 20th May, with all the proceeds going to Enable Ireland.   Donations of baking will be much appreciated and may be handed in to Breda McCullough 085 1947763 or Rose Foudy 087 0610212.  A raffle for fresh fruit hampers will also be held, and it is hoped that the community will rally around and support this worthy cause.
 
 Tidy Towns.
 
Ruan Tidy Town's Committee is busy preparing for this year's competition, and would appeal to all to do their bit in keeping Ruan and its environs looking well.  Judging can take place from 1st June onwards, so it is hoped that window boxes and handing baskets will be in place by then and that people might continue to keep their areas looking well.
 
Camogie News.
 
The annual u14 and u13 Inter County Camogie Blitz, with over 500 girls, took place last weekend at St. Flannan's Grounds.   Louise McDonnell and Roisin O'Loughlin, in u14, and Eimear O'Brien and Laura Neilan, in u13, represented the local Club.   Training for this group continues on Thurs. and Fri. evenings at Fr. McNamara Park.  The u13C Ruan girls were defeated by Bodyke on a scoreline of 0-5 to 2-1 last week.  The next outing is the semi final on June 17th.
 
G.A.A.
 
Ruan/Corofin u14B are through to the semi-final, having won all but one of their games.  They meet Scariff/Ogonelloe in the penultimate stage.  Ruan u14D team is also through to the semi-final of their group.  Training continues for the u16 combination in Ruan at 10.00a.m. Sat. mornings. 
Congratulations to Aidan Lynch, a Ruan player, who was awarded a Keogh Cup medal, playing with G.M.I.T. hurling recently.
 
First Holy Communion.
 
Eleven children from Toonagh N.S. received their First Holy Communion from Fr. Pat O'Neill on Sat. last in St. Tola's Church, Dysart.   The children, Jamie Cantillon, Jack McDonagh, Darragh McInerney, Jamie Moore, Jack Mulqueen, Molly O'Donoghue, Ciara Rees, Sarah Jane O'Halloran, Ellen Barry, Claire O'Gorman and Grace Mulqueen, all had an active part in the Ceremony, reading the Liturgy, Prayers of the Faithful, bringing up the gifts and playing music.   It was a very special occasion for the children, their parents, their teachers and, indeed, the community.   The Parents Association of the school put on 'high tea' in Toonagh Hall afterwards which was enjoyed by all who  attended.
 
 
Clare 250 Mile Cycle.
 
This year marks the 33rd Annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle, where all the proceeds go towards the annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes and the building of the Clare 250 Cancer Centre in Ballygriffey, with Anthony O'Halloran and Mike Daffy taking to the roads to represent the parish.  Missing from the cycle this year will be Paul Kelly, who is taking a well earned rest, having taken part in this fundraiser for the past twenty one years.
 
Ruan Dramatic Society.
 
The A.G.M. of Ruan Dramatic Society will be held on Mon. next, 21st May, in Ruan Community Centre at 9.00p.m.   Anyone interested in amateur drama, in any capacity, is welcome to attend.
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