02/11/2014

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:47 AM by John O'Sullivan
Ruan Dysart Resource Group.
At the recent A.G.M. of the Ruan & Dysart Resource Group Johnny O'Donoghue of Toonagh, retired as Chairman, a position he has held for over 22 years.  Those present expressed their gratitude to Johnny for the efficient handling of the scheme, and complimented him on his work for the good of the parish and his honesty and courtesy in his dealings with all he met in the course of the voluntary work he undertook in the scheme over the years.
Officers elected for the coming year were:-  Chairman, Fr. Pat O'Neill; Vice Chairman, Risteard Ua Croinin;  Secretary, Mary O'Halloran; Treasurer, Noel Tierney and P.D.O. John Bell.

Kitchen Sessions.
A great crowd turned up, in fancy dress, to the Kitchen Sessions Halloween Party on Fri. night last. Having taken a break for Halloween, the Sessions will resume on Fri. 7th Nov., from 7p.m. to 9p.m. every Friday night.  
All musicians, singers and dancers are invited to come along, where they can join in a fun way of keeping these traditions alive in the parish, learn new tunes and sean nos and set dances.

Blessing of Graves.
Fr. Pat O'Neill will bless the graves in Ruan on Sat. 8th Nov. at 9.30a.m. and in Dysart at 11.00a.m. and on Sat. 15th Nov. in Kyle at 10.00a.m. and Kilcross at 11.30a.m.   
Mass for the Feast of All Saints on Sat. 1st Nov.. will be in Ruan at 10.00a.m. and Dysart at 6.30p.m.

Toonagh Hall.
The meeting which was to be held on this Wed. 29th Oct. has now been postponed until Wed. 12th Nov. at 9.00p.m. in the Hall.  Any individuals, and representatives of groups wishing to use the hall and sports complex over the winter must attend, where they will find out who to contact for keys, etc.

Rally News.
Local rally driver, Anthony O'Halloran with co-driver Charlie McEnery, driving an Opel Mantra 400, came 6th overall and first in Class 14 in the Baltinglass Garda Siochana Mini Stage rally recently.  Declan O'Regan and Joe Dunne in a Peugeot 205 came 47th overall and second in Class 10, Martin O'Halloran, with Timmy Casey co-driver, came 52nd overall.

 Natural Bodybuilding Federation of Ireland
31year old Jason Morris of Toonagh has come second in his class in the Natural Bodybuilding Federation of Ireland competition, which was held in Cork recently.  Jason had been in training for  this competition for five months beforehand, and was delighted that the rigorous regime he practiced stood to him in the competition.  
In the future he hopes to get his own personal training company up and running, as he is very interested in helping anyone wishing to make healthy changes to their lifestyle.

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