W/E 23/10/2016

posted Oct 18, 2016, 3:42 AM by John O'Sullivan
Celebrations at Toonagh N.S.
The new extension and all-weather playing pitch will be officially opened on Friday of next week, 28th Oct.  The celebrations will also mark the 50th anniversary of the school in the current building and this joyous occasion will commence with Mass at 12 noon, after which refreshments will be served.
All members of the school, and the wider community are invited to attend where they will receive a 'cead mile failte' on the day.

Winning Streak.
There was great excitement in the parish last week at the appearance of Paddy O'Halloran of Ruan on the national lottery show 'Winning Streak'. Paddy was surprised and delighted to see the pupils from Ruan N.S. on camera wishing him luck.  Paddy, who works in St. Joseph's Hospital, is also involved in training the 6 & 8 year old hurlers in his local club & is a very popular figure in the Club and everyone was delighted with his good fortune.

School's Football.
Both girls and boys football teams in Toonagh N.S. have qualified for their respective semi finals in the  Cumann and mBunscol competition.
They have played against Crusheen, Doora, Mol an Oige, Corofin & Connolly on the way to the semi final.

Inter School Showjumping.
The finals of the inter schools Showjumping was held in Ennis Showgrounds recently. Saoirse and Blaithin Barry, Toonagh N.S., Ava McNulty, Lahinch N.S. and Kian Dore, Kilcornan N.S. came 2nd in the team event and Blaithin also came fourth in the primary school's individual event.

Recent Deaths.
The deaths have occurred of Mary Anderson, Ennis, mother of Paschal Anderson, Erinagh, and of Teresa Power, Kilnamona, mother of Veronica Bell, Dromore, Ruan and Geraldine Ryan of Dysart.

U13 Camogie Final.
The final of the u13C camogie Cup was held in Corofin on Sat. last, when Ruan met Crusheen. The Crusheen girls, who were stronger, took the spoils on the day but credit is due to the Ruan girls and their mentors for their commitment during the campaign on getting to the final.

Get-together in Toonagh.
The craft morning held on Thurs. mornings in the kitchen of Toonagh Hall has proved so successful that it will also be held there on Wed. mornings, also from 11am.  Anyone interested in learning more about a particular craft is welcome, someone will help -or find help- to get them started.
Patterns, recipes and tips are exchanged in a warm atmosphere & parents with young children wondering if they could attend will be made welcome for a 'chat & a cuppa'.