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W/E 29/07/2018

posted Jul 27, 2018, 7:54 AM by John O'Sullivan
Support for Zara.
A large number of adults and children turned out to show their support for Dysart girl, Zara Cronin, who is facing lifesaving neurosurgery in Barcelona in September, at a fundraising walk in Ruan on Saturday last.  Clare Senior Hurling team managers, Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, together with Jack Browne, Tony Kelly, Podge Collins, David McInerney, Peter Duggan, Conor Cleary, David Reidy, Michael O’Malley and Ryan Taylor mingled with the crowd, patiently standing in for photos, signing hurleys and jerseys, before going to the starting line of the walk/run. They brought a great ‘buzz’ to the event, lifting the spirits of all they met on the day. 
When people returned to Ruan Community Centre, which was given to the organizers for the day, they were treated to refreshments, and there was also a Barbecue selling hot dogs and burgers, with all monies made on it also going to Zara’s fund. 
The work of all involved in organizing and running the walk and all that went with it, advertising, helping out in the Hall, directing traffic and allowing land to be used for parking is deeply appreciated by Zara and her mother, Anne, who were humbled by the numbers who attended the walk and all who helped out in any way whatsoever. The good news is that €12,000 was raised in this venture, bringing the total raised, so far, to €67,000.  
Their next event is a Poker Classic to be held in Templegate Hotel tomorrow night, Fri.July 29, at 9.30pm and tickets for this are selling well.

Recent Death.
The death has occurred, following a short illness, of Rita Crowe, née Looby, of Woodstock, Ennis and formerly of Ballyogan More.  Rita, originally from Templetuohy, Tipperary, came to Ballyogan when she married Tom Crowe, who was a Garda, based in Tipperary.
Rita became adept at farming, and was equally at home driving a tractor, wielding a chainsaw, to knitting, baking and cooking.  She had the happy knack of making friends wherever she found herself and made deep friendships in Ruan, which stood the test of her moving to Ennis when, a few years after her husband’s death, she sold the farm in Ballyogan More and moved to Ennis.
Rita’s remains reposed at her home in Woodstock and, following concelebrated requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, she was laid to rest in Coill Graveyard not far from her earlier home in Ballyogan More. As the cortège left the church, Rita’s friends provided a Guard of  Honour to show their respect to their friend.   She is survived by her daughters Anne, Susan and Rita, brother Michael, sisters Frances and Mary, sisters in law Christina and Sr. Maura Crowe, sons in law Patrick Hogan and Mervyn Moroney, grandchildren Tom, Jane, James and Annalise, extended family and friends.