W/E 18/02/2018

posted Feb 16, 2018, 5:25 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 5:26 AM ]
Medal Presentation.
The Ruan under 15 ‘C’ Championship winning panel were presented with their medals by  special guest, John McGrath, TipperarySenior hurler, on registration night in Toonagh Hall.  He wished the players well for the year ahead and emphasised the need to practice the skills of Hurling, not only at training, but also on their own.
The victorious camogie teams, u12, u13 and u14 were also presented with their medals.   Janet Neilan, who died in 2015, was a stalwart of Ruan Camogie Club, and her memory is held in very high regard and, to this end, the inaugural Janet Neilan memorial trophy was presented to the u14 Feile team.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place, suddenly, of John Mulqueen of Ballygriffey, Ruan. John was born and reared on the farm of his late father and mother, Bernie and Mary, which he continued to farm up until his death.  It became home to his own family when he married Juliette (Finn) from Nenagh thirty years ago and where they reared their family of two boys and two girls.  
John was a man of deep faith and family values, in tune with nature, generous with his time and experience in helping neighbours and friends.   He was a past member of the Parish Council where he was involved in parish development over the years.  He was an avid follower of Clare hurling, travelling to all the games.
The large crowds which attended his reposal in St. Tola’s Church,  Dysart, and the requiem mass where Fr. Pat O’Neill was assisted by John’s brother, Fr. Martin, John’s cousin, Fr. Tony Casey, Fr. Peter O’Loughlin and Fr. Ger Nash, bore teatament to the regard in which he and his family are held.
He is survived by his wife, Juliette, sons Hugh and Justin, daughters Isabel and Emily, sisters Una, Helen and Annette, brothers Fr. Martin, Gerard and Dermot, mother in law,  brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The death has also occurred of Bridget (Tess) O’Brien, Bansha, Tipperary, formerly of Moyrhee,  Ruan.