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W/E 10/05/2015

posted May 4, 2015, 12:16 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 4, 2015, 12:29 PM ]

Wedding Bells.
Orla Foudy and Steven Heffernan returned home from Perth, Western Australia to celebrate their wedding with family and friends at St. Tola's Church, Dysart on Friday last, with Fr. Pat O'Neill, Celebrant. Orla is the daughter of Michael and Rosemary Foudy of Ballygriffey North, Ruan and Steven is a son of Jimmy and Annette Heffernan of Newtowncommons, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Steven's brother was Bestman and Groomsmen were Andrew Rae and Dermot Cashin. Bridesmaids were Marie Reidy, Jenny Griffin and Alanna Morgan and Flowergirl was Teagan Foudy, the Bride's niece. 
A Guard of Honour from the New Ross hurling Club, where Steven played hurling, greeted the Bride and Groom as they exited the Church.  The reception was held in The Inn at Dromoland. 
The happy couple will return to Perth after a short honeymoon in Kerry.

There is a great turnout at the under 8 training which takes place in the local hurling field on Mondays and Thursday's at 6.30pm.
Both Ruan and Clonlara have qualified to represent Clare in Feile na nGael which will take place in Down over the weekend of June 20th next.  
Ruan defeated Eire Og in the semi final and Clonlara beat Ruan in the final, however they both go through, and are looking forward to the experience.

The death has occurred, following a long illness, of Janet Neilan, nee Hynes, of Tullyodea, Ruan, a young mother, which has saddened the whole community. Janet was an 'all-rounder' - she and her husband, Patrick, worked on the family farm, she was an accomplished cook and gardener. She loved sport, and her children's participation in hurling and camogie with their local Ruan Club, brought her great joy. She was a willing voluntary worker for the school, parish and the sports clubs. She also had a great interest in traditional music and dancing , and her family, neighbours and friends ensured her Funeral mass reflected the passion she had for life. 
Greeting the funeral cortège as it entered Ruan Village were Guards of Honour from Colaiste Muire, Ennis and Ruan  Camogie Club.  Janet was laid to rest in Ruan Graveyard. She is survived by her husband, Patrick, daughters Laura and Eimear, son, Jamie, mother Maura, extended family and friends.