W/E 27/10/2013

posted Oct 21, 2013, 8:09 AM by Unknown user
Wedding Bells.
Lorraine, daughter of Michael and Claire Hurley of Dysart and John Kennedy, son of Andy and the late Mary Kennedy of Goold's Cross, Tipperary, were married in St. Tola's Church, Dysart on Fri. last.  Celebrant was Fr. Pat O'Neill and Bridesmaids were Wanda Redmond, Cora Whelan and Lorraine's sister, Deirdre.   Bestman was Eoghan O'Brien and groomsmen were Brian Slattery and Joe Kennedy, brother of the groom.  
Flowergirl was Chloe Healy and Ryan Kennedy was Pageboy.   The reception was held in the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe, and, on return from honeymoon, the couple will reside in Kilmore, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary.

Welcome for Champions.
A large crowd turned out to greet the Liam McCarthy Cup in Ruan Community Centre on Wed. night last.   
Killian Ryan,  Donal Tuohy,  Cian Dillon and Patrick O'Connor received a huge welcome from those who gathered, and they also posed for photos with excited fans.  They were welcomed by Chairman of Ruan Hurling Club, Frankie Lyons.  Selector, Mike Deegan thanked all those who supported the team over the year and reminded them of the work the boys had put in to get to where they are today. 
Local club man, John O'Sullivan, who is a member of the backroom team encouraged all the young hurlers who were in attendance, to continue to listen well to their mentors, and some day in the future, they may very well be on a Clare team.
Running for Clare Crusaders.
Local man, Darren Kelly,from Beechgrove, Toonagh, has been involved in a campaign raising funds for the Clare Crusaders Centre in Barefield, which provides services to children with disabilities.   To date he has been sponsored in a parachute jump and a boxing tournament and in marathon running.  On Oct. 28th, he intends to run the Dublin City Marathon, and would appreciate any support people may give him for this worthy cause.  Darren may be contacted at 0861958280.
Camogie Final.
Ruan played Ballyea in the final of the U13C Shield in Crusheen on Sun. last.   Despite getting off to a good start, the Ruan girls finally succumbed to a stronger Ballyea team, with a scoreline of 2-2 to 4-9 at the final whistle.  They played nine games in the competition. The Ruan team relied heavily on on the few girls they had of age, and while most of their team is made up of girls aged 10 and 11 they played the game with great heart and courage. 
The team is Siofra Ni Lachtnain, Lily O'Connor, Michelle Power, Leah Morgan (Captain), Sarah O'Donoghue, Shannon O'Donovan, Sarah Gilmore, Roisin Whynne, Amy O'Donoghue, Maria Jones, Eve O'Connor, Aisling Murray, Chloe Callinan Queally, Ivana O'Halloran, Roise Ni Lachtnain and Kate O'Halloran.  Credit is due to George Power and John O'Connor and to all who mentored the girls throughout the season.
Off to Missionvale.
John O'Sullivan is heading to South Africa in late January, to work with Sr. Ethel Normoyle in Missionvale.  He is holding a Fun Bingo Night in Purcell's Bar on this Sat. Oct. 26th from 9.00p.m. He would welcome the support of the community for this worthy project.
Ruan Tidy Towns Award.
Ruan was awarded first place in its category in the "Clare in Bloom" competition held in conjunction with Tidy Towns.   This was a great improvement from 3rd place last year. The local committee of Tidy Towns'  appreciated all the support it receives, and it reminds people that even things like old clothes, bed linen or mobile phones may be left in to Ruan Community Centre any time it is open, and these will be converted into funding for the various projects planned for the coming year.