Week 28/08/2011

posted Aug 23, 2011, 2:06 AM by Unknown user
Skyride Cycling Challenge.
 
Fintan Cotter, Anthony O'Halloran and Noel O'Loughlin, three local cyclists, all came home in under four and a half hours, having taken part in the 140K cycle on Sunday last.   This was the second year the Skyride Etape Hibernia Cycling event has been held on the roads of Clare, which are closed off for the cycle, and a number of spectators gathered in Ruan at 7.30a.m. to cheer on the cyclists.
 
Fleadh Success. 
   
There was good representation from the parish at the All Ireland Fleadh which was held in Cavan last week.   Fergal Breen took 1st in Uileann pipes, slow air and Uileann pipes, 12 - 15 and 2nd in Flute and Whistle, 12 - 15.   Killian Shannon came 3rd in Senior, Miscellaneous.   The Burren Ceili Band came 1st in u12 and 3rd in 12 - 15 competition and the Burren Group came 3rd in Instrumental Group u12.   Inis Og Ceili Band came 3rd in 15 - 18 competition.   It was a great gathering of traditional musicians, singers and dancers, and all who took part enjoyed the weekend.
 
                                                                     
G.A.A. News
 
Michael Lyons from Erinaghbeg, Fountain has been selected to play in the Clare u14 panel, taking part in the inter county Tony Forristal tournament in Waterford at the weekend.
Four Ruan u15 players, Liam O'Donovan, Jason Courtney, Colm Rice and Conal O'h'Ainifein are members of the Clare u15 hurling panel.
Well done to Ruan/Banner u16 team which overcame St. Breckans on Sunday last.   They are now through to the final, meeting the winners of Corofin v Smith O'Briens.
The Feile team and their supporters received a great reception last weekend in Armagh from their hosts in the Craobh Rua Camlocha Club.   
The boys especially enjoyed the adventure activity in Carlingford and photos of the weekend activities will be published shortly in the Ruan G.A.A. website.
 
Eucharistic Adoration.
 
It is proposed to have Eucharistic Adoration in Ruan Church on a particular day for a number of hours each week, starting in September.   
For this to happen, people are needed to commit to spending an hour before the Blessed Sacrament.   
Anyone interested may leave their name and contact no. in Ruan Sacristy.

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