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W/E 14/07/2019

posted Jul 10, 2019, 9:06 AM by John O'Sullivan
Cycling Success.
Imogen Cotter from Lisduff, currently living in Belgium and training with S Bikes Bodhi Cycling Team, took part in the elite woman’s race in Derry last week. 
The event was hosted by Foyle Cycling Club. Imogen came second in the National Road Cycling Championships Elite Ladies race, a great achievement for the young cyclist.

Muireann Ni She visited Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Local girl, Muireann Ni She visited Kolkata (Calcutta), India, with the Hope Foundation and 100 other students recently.  The Hope Foundation works with children living on the streets and slums of Kolkata.  Muireann raised €2,400 (€1,370 of which she raised here in her own community), which went directly to the Foundation and she paid her own travel expenses to India.
While in Kolkata the group visited boys and girls homes, crèches, hospital and a training Centre, all funded by the Charity through the generosity of its Donors.  They met directly with the children and spent time playing and interacting with them. 
Muireann found it a life-changing experience which opened her eyes to the extreme inequality which exists in the world today and she is very grateful to all who contributed to her fundraising, which will make a difference to the lives of children in Kolkata.

St. Tola’s Church, Dysart.
A Lay led Liturgy will be celebrated in Dysart Church on Sunday, July 14, at 10am.

It was disappointing for the Clare Juniors, and our club members Rebecca Crowe, Louise McDonnell, Niamh Lyons and Claire McDonnell on Sunday afternoon when they were beaten by Roscommon in the first round of the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Championship by just one point.
Ruan under 8’s were delighted to be part of the proceedings, providing a guard of honour for the teams coming out on to the field, and playing their own game during the half time break.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Claire McMahon (née Marrinan) , Ruan Village and late of Rineen, Ruan, peacefully at her home. Claire moved to Ruan eleven years ago, following the death of her husband, Paddy.  She was delighted with the move, as her house was so near St. Mary’s Church and she visited it every day. She was also well known on the roads around the village, as she loved to take a stroll while she was able. 
Claire was also predeceased by her daughter, Joan Daly of Ballyea in 2011.
Claire’s remains reposed in Ruan Church and, following requiem mass, she was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. She is survived by her daughter Mary, sons Patrick, Michael, Martin and Dermot, sons in law Francie and Kieran, daughters in law Angela and Liz, grandchildren, great-grandchild, relatives and friends.

Coffee Weekend.
Clare 250 Centre in Ballygriffey, Ruan will host a ‘Coffee Weekend’ in the Centre on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14 from 10am - 5pm. 
An exhibition of photos celebrating forty years of the 250 cycle will be on display, and everyone is welcome.