Underage News

Programme for Feile na nGael 2015

Friday 19 June

8 am  Leave Ruan for Carrick Dale Hotel

12:30 pm  Lunch at Carrick Dale Hotel

3 pm  Arrive in Carryduff,  Co Down

4 pm  Ruan v Luke O'Tooles (Wicklow)

4pm  Ballycran v Carryduff

5 pm  Ruan v Carryduff

5 pm  Ballycran v Luke O'Tooles (Wicklow)

6:30 pm   Return to McKenna Park, Ballycran GAA.   Host families to pick up Ruan players

Saturday 20 June

10:30 am  Meet at McKenna Park

11 am  Ballycran v Ruan

Lunch will be served for players, mentors and supporters after this match.

After lunch, travel to Carryduff to play at  2:30 or 3:30pm in either the Cup or Shield quarter finals.

5 pm  Return to McKenna Park where hosting families will collect players and take to Mass at 6:30pm.

After Mass, everyone will come to McKenna Hall and will commence with games, 

and Jim Breen will play from 9:00pm

Sunday 21 June

Meet at McKenna Park - time to be confirmed on Saturday 20th.

Leave for Garvaghy Co Tyrone if involved in semi-finals. 

Host families will provide a packed lunch for Sunday 21st.

1st Under 10 Hurling Blitz of 2014

On Saturday 10th May our under 10 boys travelled to Ennistymon to our first blitz.  They had a very successful day in the extremely stormy wet and cold conditions of the north Clare pitch.  They played Inagh-Kilnamona, Tubber and Ennistymon and scored a superb total of 19 goals and 5 points in the 3 games.  The skill point for the blitz was hand catching which our boys did very well even with their frozen hands!  
Very well done to all the following boys that braved the weather and attended the blitz:-
Darragh LaCantelinas, Darragh O Daly, Daire Corey, Darren Punch, David Droney, Dean Meaney, Frankie Lyons, Michael Barry, Piaras O Shea and Thomas O Halloran.  
Thanks to all the parents that travelled to the game and to Ennistymon club who provided much welcomed teas, coffees and snacks after the blitz.  
Our next u10 blitz is on Saturday 31st May @11am Ruan pitch for anyone who would like to come and support the boys.


Minor Club AGM 2013

At a very well attended Ruan Minor Club AGM tributes were paid to outgoing secretary Flan Lyons who vacated this position after eight years. In the Chairman’s address Donal O’hAiniféin complimented Flan for the great work he has done with the underage structures in Ruan. He will be succeeded by Claire McDonagh and she was wished well by everyone present.  Outgoing PRO Susan Rice was also complimented for her efforts in this role during the last five years. A review of 2013 was discussed and the view of the meeting was that the current amalgamation with Corofin is successful and making good progress. The Under 14 B winning side for the second year in a row were complimented as well as the Under 12 panel who had an excellent 2013 campaign. The following officers were elected:

Chairperson: Donal O’hAiniféin

Vice Chairperson: John Punch

Secretary: Claire McDonagh

Assistant Secretary: Flan Lyons

PROs: Gearóid Roughan and Geraldine Cahir

Registrar: Paul Howard

Coaching Officer: Francis O’Halloran

Child Protection Officer: Gerry Heagney


Ruan and Corofin Joint Medal Presentation Night in January

Jamie Malone, with winning captains Mark Corry, Conor O'Loughlin, David Hehir and Killian Ryan with the  All Ireland Under 21 Trophy.

 Killian Ryan with Nathan Bluett who was the only player to receive three county medals on the night as he was part of all three panels.

Damien O'Loughlin  and Conor Wynne with 
Killian Ryan

Gerry Kelly, Tom Roughan and Kevin McDonnell enjoying the presentation night with Killian Ryan

The Clare Cumann na mBunscoil Indoor Hurling 

    Ruan and Clarecastle were first to play in the hurling finals (for boys up to fourth class). Ruan raced into an early lead thanks to a Shane Punch goal but Clarecastle levelled the game before half-time. The magpies got a tight grip on the game in the second half and ran out winners by four goals at full-time.
Patrick Maxwell (4) and Josh Brack scored for the winners.
It was the turn of Feakle and Clarecastle to square up in the second game. This time Clarecastle were behind by two goals to one at the interval and found the Feakle defence difficult to penetrate. The East Clare outfit tacked on a few more goals and were worthy winners by five goals to two.
Liam Moloney (2), Liam Hogan, Conor Whelan and Oisín Clune scored for the winners, while Clarecastle’s replies came from Patrick Maxwell and John Cullinan.
The last game in the round robin series saw Feakle taking on Ruan. Feakle held a slender one-goal lead at half-time. Ruan fought bravely and levelled early in the second half. Both teams had chances to win the game but the game ended in a draw, ensuring that Feakle became the 10th team to win the title for the first time.
Conor Whelan and Liam Moloney were the East Clare side’s goalscorers, while Ruan’s replies came from Ashley Brohan-Kavanagh and Shane Punch.
The members of the winning Feakle team are Liam Hogan, Liam Moloney, Adrian Brzozowski, Conor Whelan, Enda Madden, Liam O’Connor, Oisín Clune, Michael Farrell, Adam Hogan and Ronan O’Connor.

Ruan team  Jack Lyons, Daniel O’Sullivan, Ashley Brohan-Kavanagh, Patrick O’Halloran, Cian O’Donoghue, Shane Punch, Patrick Mulqueen and Niall Foley.

Ruan Minor Club held a very successful Medal Presentation in Toonagh on Sat 28th January