W/E 18/12/2011

posted Dec 13, 2011, 11:37 AM by Unknown user
Cross Country Finals.
Ruan was well represented at the All Ireland Cross Country finals which were held in the Curragh on Sunday.   The Cotter girls, Muireann and Imogen, ran in u17 and u19 races, and Niamh Ni Mhuiri ran in the novice event.  
Conditions were testing, to say the least, but Muireann and Niamh ran well in support of their teams.   Imogen was the pace setter in the U19 5K race, but was eventually caught by Dubliner, Alice Fennell, with 300m to go.   The Lisduff girl came a comfortable second, and adds this National Silver medal  to her Munster Gold for the same event.
The local G.A.A. Club in the parish is a very active one, and caters for underage, right up to Junior and Intermediate.   There is a core group of people who have given huge service over the years to fostering the growth and the love of our traditions, not alone of hurling, but also in music and singing by having groups of young people enter the annual Scor competitions.   
There is always room for new ideas and new people, and they would be welcome to attend the A.G.M.  which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on this Sun. 18th Dec. at 7.00p.m.  
Rice College Victory.
Michael Lyons from Erinagh and Colm Rice from Ruan, both members of the local G.A.A. Club won Munster u16 medals with Rice College last week, beating Colaiste Spiroid Naofa, Bishopstown, Co. Cork.   The game was played in Ballyhea.  
Camogie News.
The organisers of the fundraising Cake Sale wishes to thank all those who supported them last weekend.   Members of the Club have been busy with their schools camogie teams - Rebecca Crowe played with St. Flannan's College in the Munster Colleges A Final recently, and Lauren O'Donoghue, Eimear Neilan, Alice Mahony and Ciara Ryan played with Colaiste Muire, winning the Munster U161/2 B Final recently.
Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Mary O'Callaghan (nee Garrihy),  Ennis, sister of Josephine McNulty, Hazelgrove, Ruan.