W/E 28/10/2012

posted Oct 23, 2012, 2:47 AM by Unknown user
Success at Last.
There were jubilant scenes in Ruan on Sunday evening as the Intermediate team which defeated Crusheen brought home the cup, bridging a gap of 34 years since Ruan last won this title.  This was the third time Ruan featured in the Intermediate final in as many years.  The final, played in Sixmilebridge, in near perfect conditions, served up an exciting and nail-biting game.  Both teams were hungry for success, but it was Ruan's resilience and great team-work that finally clinched victory, on a scoreline of 2 13 to 1 12.  
Pakie Roughan, captain, accepted the Paddy Browne Cup from Cyril Lyons, amid great cheering from the supporters.  Great credit is due to the panel, and the Management team of Pat Meaney, Cyril Lyons, Jimmy Courtney and Cyril Lyons for their persistence and dedication over the years.  There isn't much time for celebrating, however, as the next game against Silvermines of Tipperary, in the Munster Intermediate Club Championship is on this Sun. 28th, also in Sixmilebridge at 1.00p.m., and the team is looking forward to the continuing support of the community at that game.
Spirited Comeback for Camogie.
On Saturday last Ruan Junior B Camogie team met Feakle for the second time in a week, having snatched a draw with them the previous week in the Junior B Championship Final.   The replay was held in Eire Og pitch, and the Ruan girls put on a tremendous display and led all the way during the game.   Ruan emerged as winners on a scoreline of 5 7 to 2 3.   Claire McDonnell, Captain, accepted the trophy from fellow Club member, Brid McNamara, P.R.O. of the County Camogie Board.  The committment and management of John Punch, Martin Moroney and Kevin O'Regan, and of the panel of players,  over the past year is to be credited, as it is seven years since Ruan fielded an adult team.   
The support of the community at all the games is acknowledged as a great boost to the panel and indeed to the future of camogie in the parish.
On Saturday next, Ruan underage camogie teams will participate in a Parade through the streets of Ennis at 12.30p.m. as part of the Shinty weekend, during which Fr. McNamara Memorial Park will be opened by President Michael D. Higgins.
Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Mrs. Kay Sheedy, mother of Tommy Sheedy, of Bealnalicka, Ruan, who was buried in Newmarket on Fergus on Sunday last.