W/E 08/10/2017

posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:43 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 6:47 AM ]
Tractor Run for Toonagh Hall.
Major refurbishments have been undertaken in the Sports Alleys in Toonagh Hall over the past few months. These include steps from the Hall down to the Sports area, AstroTurf surface in the football alley, new windows, toilets, wet room, steps, new kitchen and shower and toilet in the Handball alley.
New firedoors have been hung and wheelchair access has also been installed. This work was enabled by the hard work of the committee in securing a Grant from the National Lottery Sports Partnership Fund, and the monies raised by last year's tractor Run went a long way towards securing that Grant.
The floor in the Handball alley is the next phase of the work and in order to get the funds in place for this, a Tractor and Vintage Vehicle Run will be held in Toonagh on Sun. 15th Oct. with registration at 12 noon and taking to the roads at 1pm. 
Music, entertainment and refreshments will be on hand in the hall following the Run, and all are welcome.
A meeting will be held in Toonagh Hall on Mon. night 9th Oct. at 8pm to organise the tractor Run, anyone interested in helping out will be welcome.

U16 Camogie News.
Ruan u16 Camogie team played a superb match on Friday night in the B championship Quarter-Final when they travelled to Broadford/Parteen. The match was played at a very high standard with fabulous skills on show. A very early goal by Broadford failed to subdue Ruan and they fought their way back into the match reeling off some beautiful points and then started to stamp their authority on the match with a goal after 15 minutes. With their confidence up the Ruan girls got their running and passing game going and pressed their advantage to build up their lead. Even another goal by Broadford just before half time did not dampen their resolve, the fighting spirit from the Ruan girls was fantastic. The half time whistle saw Ruan lead 1:7 to 2:1.
In the second half Broadford upped their challenge, however, the effort and work-rate by the Ruan Girls made sure they stayed on top. The display of tackles, hooks and block by the Ruan girls throughout the match lifted them, and ensured they rallied every time Broadford attacked. As the half progressed Ruan picked off some more beautiful points and had a 6 point lead as the time was running out. A late goal by Broadford evened the scoreline but Ruan were the better team on the night and the deserving winners on a final score of 1:12 to 3:3.
Well done to all the girls on an excellent performance, fantastic effort, skills and determination shown on the day.

U13 Championship.
Ruan u13 Camogie team continued their good form in the B championship campaign on Saturday evening. Playing Bodyke in Eire Og pitch saw the girls dominate from start to finish. Bodyke had no answer to the running game from Ruan.
The girls showed fabulous skills on the foundation of superb effort, winning on a score line of 5:7 to 1:0. Well done to all the girls on their outstanding display.

Men’s Walking Club
Men’s walking club starting on Monday 9th October, and on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8 pm. Meeting Point: Entrance to Dromore Wood, walk includes the main road in and Rabbit Island – a distance of 3.4 miles. All Men welcome and all fitness levels. Please bring a torch and suitable clothing.

Coaching Workshop.
Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager and former selector/coach with the Kilkenny team from 2005-2013, during which time they won six All Ireland, seven Leinster and Five National League titles will visit Ruan over next weekend. 
It is a huge honour to have Martin give this coaching workshop in Ruan, on this Fri. evening 6th Oct. from 7-10pm and Sat. 7th from 10.30am-12.30pm, and any parent, player or coach with an interest in Ruan Hurling and Camogie is encouraged to attend this once off chance to attend an excellent coaching workshop.
Club members from all over Clare are attending.