W/E 26/01/2014

posted Feb 9, 2014, 4:39 AM by John O'Sullivan
"Seeking Vision" Walk.
Apart from the fact that the start and finish for the "Toonagh Walk" had to be changed due to storm damage to the Hall in Toonagh, 182 adults and a large group of children took to the roads around Dysart on Sunday.  Registratrion was held in St. Tola's Church in Dysart and after the walk, people were treated to refreshments in the Church.  There was a great sense of community around the whole walk, with Fr. Pat allowing use of the Church, volunteers giving of their time to bake, make sandwiches, donate raffle prizes, take registration, sell raffle tickets, serve the teas, arrange the venue and cleaning up afterwards - and not forgetting all who walked, ran and cycled the route.  Pat Murphy of "Seeking Vision" spoke and thanked everyone who was involved in any way in this fundraising venture.
The Ruan Music group has qualified for the Munster Final of Scor na nOg, which will take place this Sun. 26th Jan., in Mallow.   The group comprises Tim O'Connor, Barry Heagney, Ross O'Donovan, Niamh Whelan and Darragh Shannon.
Tara tours U.S.
Talented musician, Tara Breen, from Railway House, Ruan, will join The Chieftains on their North American Tour in February and March of this year.  Tara, who also plays flute and sax, teaches music in schools as part of the Comhaltas Outreach Programme.  She has also travelled with Ciorras, Donal Lunny's music group and is a great ambassador for irish music. The fact that she is passionate about her music shines through as she plays, and she touches the audience with her passion bringing them great enjoyment..
Medal Presentation.
The Corofin/Ruan under 14B County Champions received their medals on Sat. night last, in Ruan Community Centre, which was very well attended..  Clare hurlers, Killian Ryan and Cian Dillon presented the medals.  Both Cian and Killian spoke to the young hurlers and encouraged them to continue to train hard and practice their skills.  Food was served and a DVD of the under 14 final was played, which topped off a very enjoyable evening for all present.