W/E 24/10/2021

posted Oct 20, 2021, 3:27 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Oct 20, 2021, 3:28 AM ]
Semi-final Defeat.
Ruan Intermediate team bowed out of the Championship on Sunday afternoon, in Sixmilebridge, following defeat to a strong Doora/Barefield side. Conditions were difficult for both teams on the pitch. After topping the group and beating Corofin in the quarter finals this was a step too far for this very young Ruan side. Great progress has been made this season by Ruan’s Intermediate hurlers and, with an average age of twenty-two the ​ future looks bright for this committed group of lads and their mentors.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Mícheál Ó Sé, Ballygriffey House, Ballygriffey, Ruan and formerly of Tír, Brandon, Tralee, Co. Kerry, peacefully at his home.
Mícheál came to live in this parish in 2005 when he and his wife, Marie, set up home in Ballygriffey with their children Muireann and Piaras.
Barristers by profession, they poured their energy into creating a warm family home where respect for nature, love of the Irish language, music, sport and history and an appreciation and respect for other cultures in the world were fostered. He had a deep connection with the land. His love for his family always shone out as he spoke of them. Mícheál immersed himself in this community, becoming Chairman of the underage GAA Club in Ruan for a number of years. He was instrumental in bringing about the amalgamation of Ruan and Corofin, which has proved to be so successful.

Micheal was widely acknowledged as a Barrister for his exceptionally sharp legal mind, his wise counsel, his humanity and his sense of humour, as well as his love of politics, history and sport. These qualities earned him great respect in his professional life.​

​ Mícheál’s cortège, as it arrived at St. Mary’s Church Ruan, was flanked by a Guard of Honour from the local GAA Club,   staff and pupils from Toonagh National School, members of the Corofin/Ruan under 17 hurling team and members of Fianna Fail’ showing the esteem in which he was held. ​

At the graveside, Dónal Ó hAiniféin, a fellow West Kerry man and a parishioner, sang a rendition of​ “Beir Mo Dhúthracht”​ a lament for Mícheál’s native place.

Mícheál is survived by his wife Marie Slattery, daughter Muireann, son Piaras, sisters Máire, Cáit, Joanne, brothers Pádraig, Peter, Morgan , Brendan and Martin, ​ parents in law, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, colleagues, neighbours and friends.​ Ceol na n-aingeal go gcloise sé agus leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.