W/E 16/11/2014

posted Nov 10, 2014, 2:41 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 10, 2014, 2:42 PM ]
Senior Citizens Christmas Party.
Final arrangements are now being made for the annual Christmas Party  which will be held on Sun. 7th Dec., next.   Music, singing and dancing will follow the festive dinner which will be served at 2 p.m., and this is an open invitation to all Senior Citizens of the parish to come and enjoy the day.

Dromore Woods Walks.
Walks have started back in Dromore Woods every Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 8.00p.m.   
Walkers meet at the entrance to the woods and all levels of fitness are welcome to come and enjoy the evening's exercise.

Toonagh N.S. Parents Association.
The parents and friends of Toonagh N.S. came up trumps recently, when they contributed to the Clothes Collection organised by the Parents Association.  
€610 was raised and this will go towards educational supplies for the school, and the support of the community is very much appreciated.

Clare Crusaders fundraiser.
Local man, Shane O'Loughlin, who ran his first marathon on the Oct. Bank holiday weekend in Dublin, is extremely grateful for the generosity of those who supported him.  He raised almost €600 for the Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield.

Winter training for the Ruan u14s takes place on Wed. nights in Lees Road All Weather Pitch and on Sat mornings at Ruan hurling wall.  There is a great turn out of players at the sessions which are overseen by Paul Howard, Cyril Lyons and Killian Ryan.
Coaches from the Minor and Senior Clubs recently participated in a "strength and conditioning" training course given by Kelvin Harold, Clare G.A.A. Coach, organised by Francis O'Halloran.  
The A.G.M. of Ruan Hurling Club will take place in the Community Centre, Ruan at 4p.m. on Sun. 7th Dec. next.  
Club members are invited to submit nominations for club officers and executive committee members to Runai, Kevin O'Regan, in advance of this meeting.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Martin (Martie) Whelan, Mollaneen, Dysart and late of Dromelihy, Cree, peacefully, at his home, in the care of his family.  Martin and his family returned from England in 1980 and settled back in Clare. He was well known in the building trade, having worked for many years with Brian McCarthy, Builders.  He was a gentle, hardworking man. 
Martin's remains were removed from his house in Dromelihy to St. Mary's Church, Cree, and, following concelebrated requiem mass, he was laid to rest in Clohanes Cemetery.  
He is survived by his wife, Chris, daughter, Margaret, son, Martin, brother,Michael, sisters,Mary, Rita and Anne, grandchildren, son in law, Derek, Marie, extended family and friends.

Blessing of Graves.
Fr. Pat O'Neill will bless the graves in Kyle graveyard at 10.00a.m. and Kilcross at 11.30a.m. on this Sat, 15th Nov.