Week 14/08/2011

posted Aug 9, 2011, 2:30 AM by Unknown user

Success at Dublin Horse Show.
 
Seventeen year old Alanna Morgan, from Dysart, had a very successful outing at the Dublin Horse Show in the R.D.S. on Thurs. last, with her three year old Filly, Dysart Diamond Sky, having qualified for the Lunging competition at the Ennis Show in July.    The filly, trained by Alanna's dad, Alan, won the three year old Loose Lunging competition, and was judged to have scored the highest points in the filly and horse section.  Alanna has had this filly since it was bought in as a foal and has formed a great bond with the horse.  Alan now plans to break Dysart Diamond Sky and train her for showjumping.
 
Breeder's Prize.
 
Tommy O'Gorman (who happens to be Alanna Morgan's uncle), also from Dysart, took second prize in the Breeders Championship at Dublin Horse Show, with his horse, Dysart Lilly.    His colt foal took third prize.
 
     
G.A.A. News.
 
Ruan u12 hurling team had a very enjoyable day on Thurs. last, when they visited the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, by invitation.   
They played teams from Waterford and Tipperary, and won two of their three games.   Afterwards they were taken on a tour of the Stadium.
The G.A.A. Cul Camps visit Ruan from Mon. 15th Aug. to Fri. 19th Aug.  All boys and girls who attend training in the Ruan G.A.A. field are encouraged to attend.
 
   
Visit to Armagh.
 
Ruan Feile na nGael team (2010) will travel to Armagh this coming weekend.   Mentors and some parents will accompany the team, who are travelling on invitation from Craobh Rua Camlocha, whom the local Club hosted when they visited last year during Feile.   They are looking forward to renewing the friendships they made during that time.
 
  
Death.
 
The death has taken place of Joe Hurley of Druminshin, Dysart, at Cahercalla Nursing Home, Ennis, where he had resided for the past few years, having spent all his life farming in Dysart.   Joe was adept at the old methods of farming, however, he took to working with a tractor when times changed, and it was his lifeline to the Community in which he lived.   He had a great memory for tracing and remeniscing.   He was secretary of the local G.A.A. Club in the 1940's, a role he filled with diligence, and he maintained a great interest in the activities of Club and County throughout his life.  
Joe's remains were removed from Cahercalla to St. Tola's Church, Dysart, and following Requiem Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Pat O'Neill and Fr. John Neylon (originally from Dysart and a neighbour of Joe's), he was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard.  
On removal from the Church, there was a Guard of Honour from Ruan G.A.A. to honour his past role in the Club. 
He is survived by his brother, Kevin, sister-in-law, niece, nephews, extended family and friends.

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