W/E 09/10/2016

posted Oct 3, 2016, 10:48 AM by John O'Sullivan
Plans for Ruan G.A.A.
Ruan G.A.A. has been actively involved in upgrading the facilities in the local Club. Over the past five years a hurling wall has been installed and is available to club players and the pupils in the local primary school. Last year a walking track was installed around the juvenile pitch, with floodlighting, and this provides an opportunity for the local people to walk in a safe environment all year round. The dressing room was modernised three years ago when a new boiler was installed and the shower area upgraded.  The area around the hurling pitch also received a makeover, providing extra space for teams to train.
The latest aim of the Club is to provide a covered stand which will enhance the present facilities at the pitch and the Field Committee is at an advanced stage in finalising the plans.  
The Club is holding a meeting in Ruan School on Sunday next, Oct.9th, at 12 noon where these plans will be on view and all current members are invited to attend.

Clothes Collection. 
The clothes collection held last week by the Parents Association of Toonagh School netted €700 which will be used to provide school supplies for the pupils in the school. The support of the community who donated bags of old clothing, shoes, bags, belts, bed & household clothes is hugely appreciated and the Association has asked that people keep in mind that they will be holding another collection in Jan. 2017, so keep those black bags at the ready!

Net Ministers.
A group of five young Net (National Evangelisation Teams) Ministers are based in Crusheen for the next two years, with the aim of working with young people to share the message of the Gospel. If any family with teenagers would like to invite two or three of the Net Ministers to supper some evening to give them an opportunity to meet with the young people of the parish, they might contact Fr. Pat @0862612124 to make arrangements. The group attended the first Sunday evening mass held in Dysart as part of the changes to mass times. They introduced themselves and received a very warm welcome and are looking forward to working with the youth in the Imeall Boirne Cluster.
The team will be in Ruan Community Centre this Thurs. 6th Oct. at 8 pm, and anyone interested in being involved with the organisational work would be very welcome.

U-13 Champions.
Ruan had a great win in the u-13 Championship final against Cratloe, played in very testing conditions recently. It was a close match, with Ruan's ability to score long range points making the difference, with the final score 11points to 2.4. The Cup was presented to Jack McDonagh  and the panel was treated to a meal in The Grove afterwards.