W/E 14/10/2012

posted Oct 9, 2012, 2:26 AM by Unknown user
Wedding Bells.
The wedding took place on Friday last of Lisa Daffy, Ballymacrogan, Ruan and Wes Kenny from Dublin, at St. Patrick's Church, Johnstownbridge, Co. Meath.   Celebrant was Fr. Gerard Breen.   Chief Bridesmaid was Josephine Dowling and Bridesmaids were Deirdre Horan and Ashling Bane.   Bestman was Dane Kenny and Groomsmen were Brian Kenny and Paul Kerr.   Aoife and Ailbhe Bane, Lisa's nieces, were junior Bridesmaids. The reception was held in The Hamlet Court Hotel in Johnstownbridge.  On return from the honeymoon the couple will reside in Enfield, Co. Meath.
Ruan Intermediate team will be hoping for "third time lucky" when they play in their third County Final in a row on Sun. 21st Oct in Cusack Park.   They beat Feakle on Sun. last and will meet Crusheen in the final.   The local Club will be holding a Church Gate collection on this coming Sunday before Dysart Mass,  and on the day of the final, a Church Gate collection will be held before Ruan Mass.  The support of the community in these fundraising efforts will be much appreciated as it will help defray expenses involved with the County Final.  
The Club has also qualified to represent Clare in the Munster Club Championship, where they will play the Tipperary Champions.
The u13s are through to the knockout stages of the Clooney/Quin tournament.  
Ruan/Corofin u15s beat Cratloe on Sun. last and they now meet Doora/Barefield in the semi final.  
The u11s have one match to play in the League, against Bodyke, likely to be played this coming weekend. 
Donal O'hAinifein, Ruan, is the Manager of Eire Og Minor Football team which won the Minor Final after fourteen years, beating Kilmihil.   Two members of the Ruan G.A.A. Club, Conal O'hAinifein and Liam O'Donovan are on the panel.  Liam recently made his Harty Cup debut, hurling with St. Flannan's College.

Keep Clare Clean Competition.
There has always been a keen interest in the "Keep Clare Clean Competition" which is a project aimed at encouraging young people to use their creativity and imaginations to highlight the need and importance of keeping their Community and County clean and free from all types of litter.   This year's competition takes the form of a poster or poem and entries should be with Moira O'Loughlin by Oct. 24th next.   Age categories - u6, u8, u10, u12, u14, on 31st July, 2012.   A special category will also be included.   1st and 2nd in each age group, from each category in the parish will go forward for County adjudication.   Exhibition and presentations will take place at Ennis U.D.C. Offices, Waterpark House on Fri. 7th Dec. next at 8.00p.m.