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W/E 03/07/2022

posted Jun 28, 2022, 2:59 PM by John O'Sullivan
Feile na nGael Handball.
Toonagh Handball Club had boys and girls competing at the weekend in Feile na nGael 2022. The girls, Ella Casey, Clarissa Gilmore, Aoife Cummins and Isabelle McInerney got through to the finals of Division 2, and despite a great effort, were pipped at the post by Breacach Club, Co. Tyrone. This competition was held in Cullohill, Co. Laois and​ teams from Tyrone, Galway, Clare and Laois took part.
The boys, Darragh Casey, Cillian Cummins, Daniel Guinnane and Cathal Noonan also represented Clare in Garryhill, Co. Carlow, with teams from Tyrone, Kilkenny and Clare participating, with the​ Tyrone team from Breacach Club, emerging as eventual winners in the competition.
It has been a great season for the Club, as the members have participated in various competitions. travelling throughout the country as they progressed and they have gained experience in competing and it is hoped handball will serve them well as they go through the years.

Summer Camp.
Ruan GAA Summer Camp for hurling and camogie returns, after a two year absence, from Monday, Aug. 8 to Thursday, Aug 11. This camp is run under the guidance of fully qualified and enthusiastic young coaches who aim to develop the skills of hurling and camogie in a fun and safe sporting environment. It caters for children currently in primary school in the 2021/2022 school year.​
Registration will take place on Tue, June 28, Wed. 29 and Thurs 30 in the Stand at Ruan GAA field from 6.30-7.00pm.

Ruan Intermediates ended their league campaign with a comprehensive win over Clooney/Quin last week. Ruan won five and lost four games. The players and management now turn their attention to the upcoming intermediate championship.

Recent Deaths.
The deaths have taken place of Nancy Grogan (nee Lahiffe), Station Road, Corofin, sister of Maura Flanagan,​ Ballygriffey, Ruan and also of Susan Foudy, Derryharrive, Inagh, mother of Michael Foudy, Ballygriffey North, Ruan.
Wedding Bells.
The wedding was celebrated, recently, of Rebecca, daughter of Johnny and Mary O'Donoghue, Ruan and Michael, son of Thomas and Geraldine Daly, Kilnaboy, in St. Mary's Church, Ruan, with Fr. Pat O'Neill, celebrant. Bridesmaids were Mairead Wilkinson, Shauna O'Brien and Jade Hehir.​ Groomsmen were Deerek Daly, Declan Daly and Eugene Lynch. Kayla Hogan and Kim Butler were flowergirls and the pageboys were Lucas O'Donoghue and Oisin Concannon. The reception was held in Woodlands Hotel, Adare.

All Ireland Shoot.
Two members of Ruan Gun Club have qualified as members of the five man team which will represent Clare in two weeks time at the All Ireland Clay Pigeon Shoot in Offaly. Cian O'Donoghue and Noel O'Donoghue reached this stage at the Shoot at Crossmore Shooting on Sunday and it is hoped they will have success in Offaly.

The u15 girls played Truagh/Clonlara last week, in the u15 championship, both teams giving of their best until the final whistle, when the great teamwork and skill shown by the Ruan girls brought them to a win. The adult team also beat Truagh/Clonlara and are through to the League final where the same two teams will, once again, come up against each other.​
Rebecca Crowe, Aoife Anderson, Sinead Hastings and Niamh Glass visited Ruan GAA Club on Wednesday of last week with the Munster Cup they won recently. The young girls and boys were delighted with the visit and they got some great advice from the girls and everyone​ enjoyed the evening.