Week 15/10/2011

posted Oct 11, 2011, 2:47 AM by Unknown user
Tribute to late Johnny Greene.
A huge crowd gathered to pay tribute to the late Johnny Greene in a tree-planting certmony at Ruan School on Sunday last.   The tree, a mountain ash, was planted by his friend and colleague, Cyril Lyons and Johnny's brother, Martin, and his son-in-law, Michael.   
The blessing was given by Fr. Pat O'Neill.   Johnny's family, Mary, Christina, Caroline and Michelle, and his grandchildren, were present, as were many the many friends he had made over the years.   A c.d. with many of Johnny's favourite songs and music was also available.  
Refreshments were served in the school, followed by music and songs provided by many of Johnny's musician friends.  
It was a fitting tribute to a man held in such high esteem by all who knew him.
Harvest Thanksgiving Mass.
On Friday, 21st Oct. next, at 8.00p.m. the parish will gather at St. Mary's Church, Ruan, to celebrate all that has taken place in the parish to date with a Harvest Thanksgiving Mass.  All are welcome to participate in the ceremony,  including musicians, singers and representatives from the organisations in the parish. 
Ruan Through to the Final.
Ruan has qualified for the intermediate hurling final again this year, following a replay of the semi-final, in which they beat Corofin, on a scoreline 
of 3 10 to 2 6.   They will now meet the favourites, Eire Og,a in the final, on the weekend of the 24th Oct.   
It is hoped the parish will get behind the team with  banners, buntings and flags, as was on display last year.
U10 Tournament.
The u10 hurling team played Corofin on Sunday last in Ruan, in the semi final of the Ruan Tournament.   
Corofin emerged as winners on the day.
Kitchen Sessions.
The Friday night Kitchen Sessions are a big success.   For the past three weeks, the kitchen in Toonagh hall has resounded with music, 
singing and dancing, and shows that our traditions are safe way into the future.   
All are welcome to the sessions, which begin at 7p.m. and end at 9p.m.