W/E 14/11/2021

posted Nov 10, 2021, 12:00 PM by John O'Sullivan
Camogie Success.
It was a brilliant weekend for Ruan Camogie with the u11 girls finishing their participation in the u11 League with a win over Crusheen in Tubber. The competition for this age group has proven to be an excellent showcase of the talent in the group - the girls having secured a win in all five of their matches.
The u18s ​ now advance to the Shield Final after a superb win over Feakle/Killanena on Saturday in Ruan. It was a great performance from the girls who are now into the final in two weeks time.
Ruan adult team now progresses to the Junior A Championship final after a titanic ​ semifinal on Sunday in Fr. McNamara Park against Inagh/Kilnamona. 

Recent Death.

The death has taken place, suddenly, of Maura Lyons, Carrig Dubh, Toberteascaun, Ennis, formerly of Dublin and Kilcurrish, Fountain.

Maura began her working life in St Flannan’s College Ennis. She then moved to Shannon and from there to a banking career in Frankfurt, Germany. She returned to Ireland in the late 90s and worked in the I.F.S.C. Centre, Dublin until she returned to Clare just over two years ago.

​ Maura loved sport, particularly rugby, golf and hurling.​ She played Camogie with Ruan when the Club was set up in the late 1970’s. She was an avid supporter of Ruan and Clare hurling.

​ She loved to cook and was so hospitable to all who stayed with her on visits to Dublin.​ She possessed many traits which endeared her to those with whom she came in contact - her beautiful smile, her caring, kind and thoughtful disposition, her affinity with nature, her reliability and wonderful sense of humour and above all her non-judgemental character.

​ Maura was laid to rest in Templemaley cemetery following requiem mass in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart. She is survived by her brothers Gerard, John and P.J., sister Ber, sister in law Valerie, nieces Eimear and Orlaith, relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

MORglor Award.

The Shannon family from Bealicana in this parish were worthy recipients of the MORglor Award 2021 at a concert in Glor on Saturday night. Garry, Sharon, Mary and Majella were joined on stage by their family Killian, Aine and Dara Shannon, Caoilinn and Shannen O’Donovan and Julie Melia. Aine Hensey compered the show, charting their journey in traditional music through the years, and many of those who influenced them during that time were on hand to join in the concert. It was a very beautiful evening of reminiscences, made even more special by the fact that their father, I.J. was in attendance and during two pieces of music, Mammy Shannon’s jig and Daddy Shannon’s jig, composed by Sharon, a slide show gave a little snapshot of their happy family life as they grew up in Bealicana with their parents who were so supportive to them, and fostered in them, such a great love of music that has brought them recognition, not only here in Ireland, but throughout the world.

Gaelic football finals.
Three members of Ruan GAA Club played a part, at the weekend, in bringing success with ‘the big ball’ to the Clubs where they play their football.​ Colm Rice and Robin Mounsey were members of the Corofin team which had a spectacular win over Kildysart in the Clare Intermediate Football Championship on Saturday.
Conall O’Hainifein played with Eire Og, who defeated Kilmurry Ibrickane in the Clare Senior Football Final, two games which gave great entertainment over the weekend.​

Toonagh School Clothes Collection.
Thursday, Nov. 18 is the date set for the clothes collection for Toonagh School. By now, people are aware of what is acceptable and also how important the funds raised in this way is for providing the children with various activities. Drop-off times are 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm at the school, as building work taking place in the hall makes it unavailable at this time.