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May 21st 2011

posted May 24, 2011, 1:18 PM by Unknown user
 Monica, daughter of Monica and Michael Meaney of Rineen, married Mike, son of Maura and Mike Flannery of Abbeyknockmoy,  in St. Mary's Church, Ruan on Friday last.   Celebrant for the ceremony was Fr. Pat O'Neill.   Monica's sister, Trisha, was Bridesmaid and Bestman was Mike's brother, Vincent, and the flowergirls were Mike's nieces.   
The happy couple were joined by family and friends at Bunratty Castle Hotel for the reception.   
The honeymoon is being spent in Sicily, and on their return home, they will reside in Abbeyknockmoy.
Paul's 21st Cycle.
 The 32nd annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle tested the fitness of all those who took to the roads of Clare over the weekend.   They were buffetted with winds and rain, but they rose to the challenge with gusto and good humour.   Local man, Paul Kelly, completed his 21st cycle and a presentation was made to him when the cycle finished in Ennis on Sunday night.  
This was Anthony O'Halloran's 14th cycle, and as if that wasn't enough, he was on his bike at 8.30 the morning after the 250 Mile Cycle to cycle a stage of An Post Ras from Portumna to Kilrush against the wind all the way.   
It was Kevin O'Regan's second cycle and Michael Daffy was taking part for the first time.  
As the cycle passed through Ruan on Sat. morning, Angela Donnellan presented John Dunne with a cheque for €1,920 towards the Ballygriffey Cancer Centre, which was raised from a Concert held recently in Ruan, and on Sunday night as the cycle passed through Toonagh, there were crowds out encouraging the cyclists on the last leg of the journey.  
Community Games.
 Well done to Ciara Ryan who won Gold in u16 - she now goes forward to the National Finals in Athlone in August.   
Fergal Breen took Silver in u16, Eoin McNamara won Bronze in u14 and Anna Riordan won Silver in u10.   Caoimhe Roughan,  from Fountain, 
a pupil of Toonagh N.S. will represent Clare in the Girls u12 Art competition in Athlone this coming weekend.
 First Holy Communion.
 Katelin O'Halloran, Eimear O'Loughlin, Tierna Casey, Aoife Meere, Lisa Whelan, Conor Corcoran, Aoife McInerney and Sadie Keane made their First Holy Communion in St. Tola's Church, Dysart on Sat. last. with Fr. Pat O'Neill.   The children participated in Readings, Prayers of the Faithful, singing and music, accompanied by class mates which made the ceremony very special.   
Afterwards the children, their parents, friends and teachers were treated to refreshments in Toonagh Hall.
 The u12 team had good wins recently over Ballyea and Killanena.   Claudie O'Donoghue from Ardcarney, a member of the local Camogie Club,  was selected to play on the Clare Schools Primary team.   She attends Ruan N.S. and is delighted to represent her Club.
U14 Hurling Final.
 The u14 hurling team will play Bodyke in the final of the u14 Championship at Cusack Park on this coming Sat. at 2.30.   On the path to the final, the boys have played The Banner, Ennistymon, Bodyke and Tulla, and are delighted to be representing the parish in the final.   They look forward to having the support of the community in Cusack Park on Saturday.
 Amy Kitson from Toonagh participated in the Women's Artistic National, Level 5, u13 Apparatus and Team Championships held in thd Sugarloaf Gymnastic Club at the weekend.   Amy won Gold in the Bars and Silver in the Beam and was a member of the Ennis team which took Bronze.