W/E 10/10/22

posted Oct 5, 2022, 2:02 AM by John O'Sullivan
Celebrating a Century.
Agnes Lyons of Kilcurrish, Fountain recently celebrated her 100th Birthday in Carrigoran Nursing Home with her family, staff and fellow residents. Agnes received many cards and good wishes for her special day which her family appreciates. She also received a lovely letter from Michael D Higgins, Uachtarán na hÉireann.​ Agnes continues to enjoy good health and enjoys nothing more than the​ weekly sing song!

Dysart Toonagh Group Water Scheme.
At the recent National Federation of Group Water Schemes Rural Water Conference, held in Athlone, Dysart Toonagh Group Water scheme received an award for Water Safety Planning & Quality Assurance Implementation. DTGWS received this award in recognition of the standard of excellence they have achieved in this area.​
Adrian Smyth, Development Officer with the National Federation of Group Water Schemes presented the award to Matthew Rynne, Manager of DTGW Scheme.

Times for Clothes Collection.
As the community is aware, Toonagh N.S. is holding a clothes collection on Thursday 13th of October for all those clearing unwanted items from their homes.​ All clothing,​bed clothes ( no pillows or duvets please), towels, shoes, bags, may be left in black bags to Toonagh Hall on Thursday October 13th at various times that day - 9 to 10am, 2 to 3pm and 6.30 to 7.30pm.​ Money raised from this collection will benefit Toonagh N.S. for essential resources and we thank you in advance for your support.

It was a busy weekend for the Camogie teams of the parish. On Saturday the Junior C team had a great win over Parteen, winning the C Shield. This was a great result, as this was the first time ever Ruan fielded a second Junior team. Clare Camogie Chairman, Joe ODonnell, presented the Shield to Captain, Claire McDonnell, now Claire Daly. When the team returned to Ruan they were treated to refreshments in Morty Kelly’s Bar.​
The under 13’s lost to Whitegate in Clarecastle in the shield semifinal, also played on Saturday and on Sunday the Junior A team was narrowly beaten by Truagh/Clonlara in Cratloe, by just two points.​ It was tough game, with the girls giving it their all right to the final whistle, however Truagh/Clonlara came out on top, now going on to play in the final.​

Recent Death.
The death has occurred of James Barrow, Ballymacuiggan, Drumcliffe, father of Aidan Barrow, Fountain.

Cross Country 2022.
Graham O’Connor, Pippa Lordan, Katie Considine, Lila Feighery, Joan Casey, Cody Sheehan, Fiona O’Halloran, Sam McGibney and Tola O’Brien, all pupils in Scoil Muire, Ruan qualified as part of their teams in the cross country competitions held in Lee’s Road, Ennis. Max Sheehan came in second place in over 10 boys and Aaron Quirke took fourth in the under 10 boys.​
Great credit is due to the children, the organisers and supporters for their participation in the competitions.

Award for Frankie.
Ruan man, Frankie Lyons, was honoured by Clare County Council when he was presented with a ‘ Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year 2022’ Award at a function in Woodstock Hotel, Ennis. Frankie was accompanied by his wife, Rona and his family. He was nominated by Patricia O’Donnell, Ger Lyons and John Bell, who also attended the event, for his dedication and enthusiastic contribution to community life in the parish through his tireless, voluntary work for Ruan GAA Club.​


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