W/E 04/09/2016

posted Aug 30, 2016, 9:58 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Aug 30, 2016, 10:02 AM ]
Successful Summer Camp.
The Ruan GAA and Camogie Club Summer Camp saw 110 boys and girls enjoy a great week of hurling and camogie last week August 23rd to 26th.  The camp was run from 10am to 2pm daily with the children being divided into groups from Under 6 to Under 14. This was the first year of the camp and it proved to be a hugely successful week. Killian Ryan was the head coach ably assisted by 12 excellent local coaches. 
A fun day for all the age groups was organised on the last day, where each child had the chance to take part in orienteering, treasure hunts and a very popular obstacle course race and there was great excitement as a team of Mothers from Ruan school raced against a team of mothers from Toonagh School on the obstacle course with Toonagh being victorious. 
The camp concluded with each child being presented with a certificate of participation before a visit from an ice-cream van. Special guest at the camp was Clare Senior Hurler David McInerney. Due to its success, plans are already in place to run the camp in 2017.  The highlight of the week for the adults involved was the, very well attended,fundraising dance in Purcells Ruan where the money raised will go towards the cost of running the 2016 and 2017 Summer Camp.

Imeall Bourne Cluster Meeting.
At a recent meeting of the Imeall Boirne Cluster, in which this parish is included, it was proposed that weekend Masses in the nine churches will be reduced to seven Masses and two lay led liturgies each weekend. No decision has been made on the organisation of this and parishioners are asked to discuss it among themselves over the coming weeks and a final decision will be made at a follow-up meeting on Wed. Sept. 7th next at 8.00pm in Crusheen.
It is hoped to set up a group which would be able to lead liturgies and Eucharistic Services in the parish and anyone interested in this may contact Fr. Pat @ 0862612124 Matt @0871757577 or Rose @ 0870610212.

Toonagh Hall Tractor Run.
The roads around Toonagh will host a Tractor Run on Sun. 18th Sept., next, when tractors, vintage cars and motorcycles will all be welcome, with proceeds going towards Toonagh Hall. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided in the Hall afterwards and further details will be given nearer the time.

Recent Deaths. 

The death has taken place of Sean Brodie, Killeen and formerly of St. Patrick's Terrace, Turnpike Road, Ennis, peacefully at his home. He reposed at St. Mary's Church, Ruan and following requiem mass, he was laid to rest in Drumcliffe. 

Sean and his wife, Frances, moved to Killeen in 1972. He worked for the Mid Western Health Board in R.E.T.O.S. in Shannon and later in Teach Boru in Ennis, until his retirement. He was involved with the Ennis Musical Society for a number of years, he was active in the local churches in this parish, and was also a keen spectator of sport.
He is survived by his wife, Frances, daughters Susan, Elizabeth, Anne Marie, Elaine & Patricia, son Micheal, sons in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, extended family & friends. 

The death has taken place, recently, of Micheal Smyth, Stillorgan, Dublin, formerly from Ruan, brother of Kevin Smyth and Carmel Kelly and the late Jimmy Smyth.  The death also occurred of Mary Kelly, McHugh Villas, Ennis, formerly of Scoole, and sister of Morty Kelly, Ruan.

Minor Camogie Final.
Ruan Minor camogie team played Whitegate in the Minor Final in Tulla on a lovely sunny evening on Sunday and despite putting in a great effort, Whitegate came out winners. Captain for Ruan was Roisin O'Loughlin.