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W/E 26/05/2019

posted May 21, 2019, 1:47 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 21, 2019, 1:49 PM ]
Recent Wedding.
Finola, daughter of Joe and Mary Quinn, Tiernea and  Frankie, son of Frankie and Rhona Lyons, Kelly’s, were married recently. Bridesmaids were Kate Quinn and Linda Haugh. Groomsmen were Martin Lyons and J.J. Fahy.  Lily Mai and Frankie Lyons were flowergirl and pageboy and the couple were joined at the Old Ground Hotel by family and friends for the reception. 

First Holy Communion.
On Saturday last at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, Amira O’Grady, Emily Haugh, Grace O’Halloran, Isabelle Quirke, Lorna Casey, Lucy O’Halloran, Maisie O’Malley, Sophie O’Loughlin, Nathan Steigerwald and Max Sheehan received their First Holy Communion from Fr. Pat O’Neill. 
The Parents Association laid on breakfast in the Halla, in Ruan School, and families adjourned there after the ceremony.
At St. Tola’s Church, Dysart at 1pm, on the same day Luke Flanagan, Danny Griffin, Luke Gibbons, Gavin Hassett, Callinan Lynch, Adam Pegg, Shauna Vaughan, Fionn Bane, Tomas Barry, Cathay Brohan, Adam Casey, Liam Clancy, Siofra Moran and Fionn Casey also received the Sacrament, also from Fr. Pat. 
Refreshments were organised  by the Parents Association In Toonagh  Hall afterwards and everyone enjoyed the gathering. 
Great credit is due to the children, their Parents and Teachers, as all the preparation led to a great sense of inclusivity in the community, and the children participated fully in the ceremony, leading to them having very happy memories to store in their minds.

The u14 team has qualified for the u14B final, after a great performance in Shannon on Saturday last, when they overcame Kilmaley.  This was the second time both teams met in the championship. The Ruan girls. Ow go on to play Kilkishen/Bodyke on Sunday, May 26, at 3pm in Fr. McNamara Park.
The Junior Ladies team came out on top Sunday afternoon at home to Whitegate.  This was a good ending to the 2019 Div. 4 League Campaign, and credit to the girls and team management on their participation.

Mass for Exam Students.
On Saturday, May 25, at 8.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, the evening mass will be a special one to remember all those who will be sitting exams this year. Students are invited to take a break from their studies and join the congregation on the evening.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Micheal Lynch of Toormore, Ruan, at his home,  following an illness.  Michael, originally from Crusheen, with his wife, Sheila (nee Tierney) came to live in Ruan over 40 years ago.  He was, for many years, a long distance lorry driver, driving regularly to the Continent and ably navigating the windy roads from Ruan in his big truck. In later years Micheal worked locally, driving a bulldozer and trucks, and his prowess in making arable land of crag was often remarked on. He had an old Massey Ferguson 133, which he tended with great care, and loved attending vintage Tractor Runs on it. He had a great fondness for animals, and kept ponies and donkeys in Ruan. His Friday night’s game of cards at Morty’s with his friends was one of the highlights of his week. 
Micheal’s remains reposed in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan and, following requiem mass, he was laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard. 
He is survived by his wife, Sheila, daughters Martha, Sandra, Janette and sons Sean, Brendan, David and Eugene, his sisters Maureen O’Brien, Connie Loughnane and Pauline McEachern and brothers Cyril and Tomas, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

G.A.A. Club Development.
Ruan G.A.A. Club has now delivered letters to all the homes in the parish outlining their development in the hurling field and fundraising to complete the task. The Club is very grateful to all who have responded to date and, as this is only the beginning of the fundraising campaign, it is hoped that everyone will respond positively, in whatever way they can to bring this development of a new Stand, Gym and Meeting Room to completion, as it will be of huge benefit, not only to the G.A.A. but to the Parish, as a whole.