W/E 17/11/2020

posted Nov 10, 2020, 2:53 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 3:02 AM ]
AGM of Gaa Club.
Ruan Gaa hurling club AGM will be held online on Monday 7th December at 7.30pm due to Covid-19 restrictions.​ Further details to follow nearer the date. Any nominations or motions to be submitted to​ ​ secretary.ruan.clare@gaa.ie​ by Monday 30th November. Nominations are being sought for the positions of Chairperson and Secretary in the Senior and Minor Clubs and may be sent to the Secretary, as above.

Christmas Food Appeal.
This Christmas, more than any Christmas to date, has people experiencing it in very different circumstances - due to the impact COVID 19 has had in their lives. They may be out of work or working reduced hours, this putting a strain on their family finances. This year the Imeall Boirne Parishes, of which Ruan/Dysart Parish is part of the group, has decided to hold a food appeal across the various parishes. In this parish, the new XL shop in Ruan is a collection point, where a box is located, where people can give non-perishable goods, such as tea, coffee, sugar, tinned foods, cereals, jams, rice, pasta, biscuits, sweets.
All the items collected will be distributed by local voluntary groups and charities in the surrounding areas and the support of all who contribute will be very much appreciated.

Multiple Scelerosis 100K Run.
Local lads, Shane Punch, Jack McDonagh, Ryan Power, Jason Power and Darragh McInerney have completed the challenge to run 100K in 10 days, in the locality, to raise, much needed, funds for Multiple Scelerosis. To date, the boys have raised €4,400 for the Charity and, should anyone still wish to donate, they may do so by donating on the GOFUNDME page in Ruan GAA Facebook page. It is heartening to see the youth so in tune with what is needed in these challenging times and they must be commended for their challenge.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Theresa Cassidy (née Morris) of Ballymacrogan, Ruan, peacefully at U.H.G. Theresa was was one of the 221 women involved in the Cervical Smear Campaign, set up by Vicky Phelan, and has been ill for the past four years.​
Theresa and her husband, Pat, were married forty six years last June and had one son, Martin. Over the years, Theresa worked in Braids, the West County Hotel, Microsemi, and in recent years, she loved her Tuesdays in the Cahercalla Hospice Charity Shop in The Market in Ennis, where she worked as a volunteer, until illness forced her to retire. Theresa loved nothing more than walking with her husband in Dromore Woods, finding solace in nature, particularly since her illness. Theresa also looked forward to her holidays, travelling all around Ireland, enjoying what the country had to offer.
Theresa is survived by her husband, Pat, son, Martin, Martin’s partner, Michelle, brothers, Pat and Brendan, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Mona, only last December, and really missed their daily phone chats.​
Following requiem mass, celebrated by Fr. Pat O’Neill, In St. Mary’s Church, Theresa was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

The death also occurred, unexpectedly, of Martin Casey of Hazelgrove, Ruan, at the Galway Clinic. Martin was very well known around the county from his forty years working with the E.S.B., until he retired seventeen years ago. Prior to that Martin had worked various jobs - he delivered post in Ruan, worked on an Oil Rig off the Clare Coast and worked in Porte House. In his early days he loved the outdoor life, particularly shooting wildlife. Martin and his wife, Mary, had two children, Melissa and Martin, and their children brought new light and love into their lives in recent years.​
He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughter, Melissa, son, Martin, grandchildren, sisters, Marion and Margaret, brother, Tom, brother in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends. Fr. Pat O’Neill celebrated Martin’s requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, following which he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.