W/E 06/10/2013

posted Sep 30, 2013, 7:48 AM by Unknown user
Up the Banner.
What a weekend to be a Clare person.  A thrilling game of hurling on Saturday and the homecoming on Sunday evening are memories people will treasure for years to come.  This team, their manager, Davy Fitzgerald, and their backroom team, of which local man, John O'Sullivan is a member, have lifted the spirits of Clare people at home and abroad, and they deserve all the accolades that are heaped upon them during this time. There was also a big cheer for Ruan Club man, Killian Ryan, a member of the victorious u21 team, when he was introduced to the crowd.  The sight of so many young boys and girls carrying hurleys in the Fair Green on Sun. evening ensures that hurling in Clare will be in safe hands for the years ahead and the mentors of those underage teams in the County are to be credited for the work they do with these young children throughout the year.
Adult Dancing in Toonagh.
The dancing classes in Toonagh Hall have aproved a big hit, however, they will not take place on this Thurs. 3rd Oct.,  but will resume on Thurs. 10th next, with jives, waltzes, quick step and set-dancing. 
Kitchen Sessions.
Due to the fact that Toonagh School will be closed on this Fri. 4th Oct. for voting in the referendum, the Kitchen Sessions will not take place in Toonagh Hall, but will continue on Fri. 11th, from 7 to 9p.m.  Parents and children are invited and all musicians, singers and dancers are welcome.
Cahercalla Coffee Morning.
The Coffee Morning held to raise funds for Cahercalla Hospice were a huge success.  €210 was raised in Ruan, and in Toonagh €938 was raised, which is the most which has ever been raised in the parish since the Coffee morning has been held in the past fifteen years.  John Cooke of Clare F.M. touched base with Toonagh Hall and the children of Toonagh School were heard throughout the county giving "a Banner Roar" in support of the Clare Hurling Team.  The organisers are very grateful to all who supported the Coffee Morning, financially, baking and helping out on the day and appreciates the efforts of the volunteers who always step up to the mark when asked for help.