W/E 26/09/2021

posted Sep 20, 2021, 2:27 PM by John O'Sullivan
Confirmation.
Last year’s sixth class children from Ruan School were confirmed by Fr. Pat O’Neill in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan on Tuesday evening of last week. Teacher, Mikey O’Neill, attended with the children who have now gone on to various secondary schools on the next leg of their journey through life. 
The children were Ava Casey, Sarah Curtis, Lily-Mae Lyons, Sophie Haugh, Leah O’Brien, Dara Masterson, Aaron Twomey, Jack Lordan, Aodan O’Lachtnain, Jack O’Halloran and Sam Kelly. 
Music and singing, which added so much to the ceremony, was by Damien O’Reilly and Fiona Lyons. 
It was the turn of the sixth class children from Toonagh School to celebrate their Confirmation on Thursday last in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart. They had prepared well with their teacher, Claire Cullinan. Beautiful music and singing was provided by Michael Hennessy and Monica Morgan. Fr. Pat O'Neill conferred the Sacrament on the children and after the ceremony the school provided an ice cream van for all present. The Confirmation Candidates, as part of their Confirmation pledge, made a donation to Slainte an Chlair. They chose this charity to honour the memory of the late Brid Howard, who was a parent with children in the school, who died last April. 
The Confirmation Class was Jack Browne, Joseph Burns, Darragh Casey, Ella Casey, Natasha Denner, Diarmuid Hastings, Tara Lucas, Isabelle McInerney, Kate Moran, Alex O’Loughlin, Amber Roche and Lauren Roche.

Camogie
The local Camogie Club has been involved in lots of games over the past while - Cliona Jones, Tara Moroney and Aoife Cummins played with the u14 Clare teams in All Ireland games in Offaly on the weekend of Sept. 13.
The u13s beat Inagh/Kilnamona last weekend and they had a tough game against Kilkishen/Bodyke on Saturday evening, just coming up short at the end, however the group is showing great promise for the future.
The u11s played Ballyea on Sunday and got their second win in the u11 league.
The u9s also played Ballyea in the u9 league game, with the children enjoying participating in their matches.
The adult Camogie team secured a win in the first round of the Championship over Scariff/Ogonelloe on Saturday morning in Ruan and they now go on to play Inagh/Kilnamona in the second round in two weeks time.

Mass Returns to Dysart.
The Mass of Anniversaries for Dysart is returning on the first Saturday of each month, starting on Sat. Oct. 2 at 8pm. First Holy Communion for the children of Toonagh School will be celebrated in Dysart at 11am on Sat. Oct. 2 and the children from Ruan School will receive theirs in Ruan Church the same day at 9am.

Hurling.
Ruan Intermediates won their third group game against Newmarket on Fergus and have qualified for the quarter finals of the Intermediate Championships. The u17s were beaten, away, to Clonlara. 
The u17 Academy team was beaten, at home, by Kilmaley and the u13B team lost to Scariff/Ogonelloe in Ruan and will now play in the Shield semi final this week.
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