W/E 01/09/2013

posted Aug 26, 2013, 9:28 AM by Unknown user
Wedding  Bells.
The wedding took place on Friday last in St. Mary's Church, Ruan of Antoinette Byrt, daughter of Mary and the late Anthony Byrt, Ballaghboy, Ruan and Iggy Fitzpatrick, son of Mary and the late Pat Fitzpatrick of Gortmore, Ennis.  
The Celebrant was Antoinette's uncle, Fr. Frank Meehan with con-celebrants, Fr. Pat O'Neill, Canon Pat Taaffe and Fr. Anthony McMahon.  Bridesmaids were Liz Byrt-Kinnane and Maria Byrt.  Bestman was Eoin Fitzpatrick and Groomsman was John Fitzpatrick, the groom's brothers.  
Flowergirls were Leona Ryan, Molly and Niamh Kinnane and Orla Fitzpatrick, and Daniel Thanel, Owen Kinnane and Sean-Patrick Fitzpatrick were Pageboys.   The couple were joined by family and friends at The Inn at Dromoland for the reception, and on return from honeymoon, they will reside in Gortmore.
Minor Hurling.
Ruan/Corofin u16's won five, drew one and lost one of the games they've played over the past few weeks in their competition. Last week they had good wins over Whitegate and Cratloe, and they are now through to the quarter final in Division 2. 
There are a number of hurlers from the parish on county teams - Colm Haugh and Eoin McMahon are on the panel of the u14 Forrestal Tournament.   Mark Corry is on the panel of the u15 team.  Michael Lyons is a member of the u16 team and Conall O'hAinifein is on the u17 team.
Toonagh School
The Board of Management of Toonagh School has been working on securing funding, since January of this year, for refurbishments to the school and its application has been successful.  This resulted in funding being given by the Department of Education under the "Summer Work Scheme".  The project entailed the installation of a waste water treatment plant, internal and external painting and refurbishment to the grounds around the school, costing in excess of €60,000.   
Most of the work has now been completed and the children will  return, on this Thursday, to fresh, bright classrooms, to begin their new term.  The Parents Association has also played its part and the Board of Management appreciates their continued support throughout the year.