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W/E 22/05/2022

posted May 17, 2022, 2:09 PM by John O'Sullivan
First Holy Communion.
First Holy Communion took place in Dysart Church on Saturday for the children of Toonagh School. Beautiful singing and music was provided by Monica Morgan and Michael Hennessy. Celebrant was Fr. Damien Nolan. The Holy Communion class was​ a credit to the school, their parents and, especially their teacher, Aoife Garrihy.​
They participated in readings, singing and bringing up gifts.​
After the ceremony the Parents Association of the school provided a beautiful spread of home baking and refreshments in Toonagh Hall. The Communion class​ was Michael Cahir, Oisín Clancy, Grace Coffey, Emily Culliney, Kate Flanagan, Luke Gleeson, Ava Lavan, Sophie Lynch, Tadhg Lyons-Rid, Noah Mullins, Ava O'Reilly, Adam O'Rorke, Millie Ryan, Sadie Ryan and Teagan Rynne.

Camogie Success.
Two Ruan Club players, Rebecca Crowe and Aoife​ Anderson,were team members on the Clare team which beat Waterford in the Munster Junior Camogie Final in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday.​
Ruan/Toonagh School camogie team was active on Monday playing in school matches. They beat Crusheen + Clonlara.
Six Ruan Club members, Sinead Hastings, Kate Forde, Aisling Moloney, Aoife and Niamh Glass and Ciara Sutton played with Colaiste Muire School which had an eight point win over Scariff in the School Senior County Final,​ played in Gurteen on Monday.

Recent Death.
The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Hayes​ Pine Grove, Ennis and formerly of Cappinakella, Fountain in St. Joseph's Hospital, Ennis. Jeremiah was an avid walker and was a familiar figure walking in and around Ennis where he lived. He was a kind and thoughtful friend and neighbour.
Jerry lived and worked in Hammersmith in England from 1955 to 1985, and when he retired he returned to his home place, where he enjoyed his retirement, following rugby and rekindling his family ties.
Reposal was at Kennedy's Funeral Home and, following requiem mass in St. Joseph's Church, Jerry was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard. He is survived by his brother Morty, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Piaras O'Se and Frankie Lyons were the local interest, playing with the Clare Minor team against Tipperary last week. It was an exciting game which went to extra time and penalties, a cruel way to finish and, unfortunately Clare was beaten. Clare plays Galway now in the All Ireland quarter final series in a week's time.
Robin Mounsey, Ballygriffey,​ played his part in the Clare draw with Limerick on Sunday last. The under 15A Academy team have reached the Academy A semi final, for the third year in a row, having overcome Clooney/Quin by one point in a dramatic fashion at the weekend.

Crowning of Our Lady's Statue.
A large crowd gathered at the Grotto of Our Lady in Fountain on Friday evening last to recite the rosary, sing hymns dedicated to Our Lady and listen to a short homily given by Fr. Pat O'Neill. The rosary is recited every evening at 8.30pm for the month of May.

Alzheimers Tea Day.
A group of women hosted the Alzheimers Tea Day in Ruan Hall on Thursday, May 5. It was the first gathering in Ruan Community Centre for two years and people were delighted to be back together for a good cause. A total of €531 has been donated to the Clare branch of Alzheimers which is based in Cahercalla, to be used for the benefit of people with Alzheimers and their families.