W/E 21/02/2016

posted Feb 15, 2016, 11:26 AM by John O'Sullivan
Mick Dunne Memorial Awards.
Clare Camogie has been selected for an award for 'Best Match Programme' category in the Mick Dunne Memorial Awards which will be held on this coming Sat. night at Croke Park as part of Volunteer of the Year Awards.  This award is a fitting tribute to Ruan Club woman, Brid McNamara, who was PRO of Clare Camogie at the time and was programme editor for the P.K. Clare Senior Camogie Championship final 2015.

Handball has been revived in the parish, after an absence of a number of years, with the setting up of a Handball Club at the Toonagh Sports Complex. Adults interested in playing this game are invited to come to the Complex any Monday and Friday evenings from 8pm, and beginners will be very welcome. Contact Eoghan Hynes @ 0838125591 for further details.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place of Joseph McDonagh of Ballygriffey, Larchill at his home, at the age of 84. Joseph and his wife, Mary, set up home in Ballygriffey over forty years ago where they reared a family of six daughters and three sons. He had a great love of horses and always looked after them very well. He loved the outdoors and always had a kind word with those he'd meet on his walks.
He had been ill for a short time and, following a spell in Ennis General Hospital, he was taken care of at his home by his family until he passed away. His remains were removed from Daly's Funeral Home to Ennis Cathedral and following requiem mass,  were brought to Drumcliffe Graveyard passing by his home in a horse drawn hearse, which was a fitting tribute to him.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters Ann, Winnie, Mary Teresa, Ellen, Kathleen and Bridget, sons Pat, Michael and Joseph, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends.
The death has also taken place of Maura O'Connor, Knockreagh, Dysart and also of Teresa Swanson, nee Kenny, of Schoole, in the U.S.

Ruan Tidy Towns.
The AGM of Ruan Tidy Towns will be held in Morty Kelly's Bar on tonight, Thursday 18th, at 8.30pm. The committee would welcome anyone interested in helping the area to maintain the high marks which it has been getting in the competition over the years and making it a pleasant place to live.

Sale of Work & Cakes.
Toonagh Hall is the venue for a fundraising sale on this Sun. 21st Feb. between 12 noon and 4pm. Becky Curtin, Fountain, who is one of ten general nursing students travelling to Uganda this summer volunteering with the Irish Charity, Nurture Africa, where they will provide healthcare and education to local orphaned children, has organised this fundraiser. She would be delighted to receive unwanted goods or home baking to help with the fundraiser, and these may be left in at her home before Sunday.

Ruan G.A.A.
The Ruan u13 'C' Championship winning panel of hurlers were presented with their medals at a very well attended function in Toonagh Hall recently. Special guests on the night were Clare Senior Hurlers David Reidy and David Fitzgerald, who presented the medals.