W/E 22/10/2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 1:11 PM by John O'Sullivan
Wedding Bells.
Ailish Hansen, formerly of Dromina, Dysart, daughter of Mary and the late Roger Hansen married Steven Ruane, son of Claire and the late Noel Ruane from Ennis, at St. Tola's Church, Dysart on Saturday last. 
Fr. Tom Hogan was Celebrant and Maid of Honour was Samantha Brennan with Bridesmaids Jenny Griffin, Sheila Kelly and Mary Glynn. Best man was Steven's brother, Paul, and groomsmen were Edmund O'Dwyer, Gerard O'Brien and Ronan Eade. 
Flowergirls were Aoife Carey and Leah Ruane. The reception was held in The Armada in Spanish Point.

Tractor Run Success.
Huge crowds turned up in Toonagh on Sunday last, making the Tractor Run and Family Fun Day a huge success, bringing in €3,500 to continue works in the Sports Complex, which was officially reopened on the day.  Chairperson, Ger Barry gave an outline of the works that have been done to date, thanking Alan Cummings, the main contractor who won the tender for the works;   the members  local Handball Club who gave several hours voluntarily painting the Complex;  Ruan Resource Group which is on call for anything that needs doing throughout the year and he also paid tribute to the various committees over the years. 
Nearly 100 tractors, vintage cars and motorbikes, and even a few trucks departed the hall at 1pm and took in a circle encompassing several town lands in the parish, arriving back at the hall at 2pm for refreshments.
There were fun competitions for young and not so young and, all who helped out preparing for the day, baking, providing food, coffees & teas, manning fun events, traffic management, the drivers who entered their vehicles, etc. are much appreciated as their participation  is vital for events like this to be a success. 

Christmas Fair.
The Ruan Christmas Fair will be held in the Community Centre on Sun. 3rd December to raise funds for Ruan Tidy Village and Graveyards.  The group is looking for donations of trees (standing or fallen) which Ruan Resource Group will cut up and prepare for sale, and also donations of fuel/hay/silage. 
Contact Senan (0864475400) or Joe (0872902552) who will be very happy to arrange collection.

Clothes Collection.
People still have a chance to clear out old clothes, bed linen, towels, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows) as the clothes collection for Ruan Tidy Village & Graveyards is ongoing for two more weeks. The work of Ruan Resource Group is clearly visible in the area, their work is invaluable in keeping the village and its surrounds stick & span and the graveyards are a credit to them, as people can walk through them since the grass is always cut and pathways kept neat and tidy, so the support of the community will be much appreciated.

Just a reminder that Mission ceremonies will be held in Ruan at 8pm from next Sun. 22nd to Thurs. 26th Oct. Morning masses will be in Crusheen and Corofin at 7am and Boston and Tubber at 10am on each of those mornings. All are welcome.

Ruan Camogie U13  in County Final.
Ruan  u13 Camogie team played a superb match on Saturday in the B championship Semi-Final when they travelled to Kilmaley. The match was played at a very high standard with fabulous skills on show.  The Ruan girls got into the game from the start and dominated  the play, however, without putting scores on the board. After 5 minutes a Ruan goal direct from a long range free got the scores flowing. Ruan continued to dominate and added a point before Kilmaley rallied, getting 3 points from frees and a point from play before Ruan got their 2nd goal of the half, to leave the half time score 2:1 to 4 points.
The 2nd half started at a furious pace and saw Kilmaley add 2 more points. The Ruan girls then dug deep, and with a superb 5 minutes of defending, battleed themselves back into dominance, getting a goal from play and 2 points from frees. Kimaley were not done and responded with 2 more points. However Ruan got their confidence up and pressed their advantage, scoring 2 goals from short range after playing in long balls.
The effort and work-rate by the Ruan girls made sure they stayed on top to see out the match as the deserving winners on a final score of 5:3 to 0:8.
Well done to all the girls on an excellent performance and the fantastic  effort, skills and determination shown.