W/E 03/09/2017

posted Aug 28, 2017, 11:27 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 11:29 AM ]
40th Anniversary Celebrations.
A huge crowd gathered in Toonagh Hall on Sat. last to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Dysart Toonagh Group Water Scheme.  Among those who attended were Joe Gallagher from the National Federation of Group Water Schemes, his family and past Committee members of the scheme.  Joe paid tribute to the founding members of the scheme and those who have made it into one of the leading, and most successful, schemes in the Country. Special mention was made of Noel Tierney, who has managed the scheme for the past nine years, having voluntarily ran it for twenty eight years previously.   Noel had display boards on show, charting the scheme from the beginning right up to today, and great interest was shown in following its progress through the years. 
Michelle White, formerly from Toonagh and winner of R.T.E.'S 'Taste of Success' was on hand with her Boxty Van providing food, and teas, coffees & refreshments were also provided by the group which organised the celebrations. 
Denise Whelan and her young musicians were joined by Frank Custy,  Ian Keane and Noel Dinan, and local dancers which brought great life to the gathering.
 Toonagh Hall committee was on hand running games and fun activities for the children, bouncy castle, obstacle course, face painting, etc., and Toonagh School was also involved, providing car-parking and use of the school facilities. All in all, it was a day for the community, by the community, and, as usual, when people get together in the spirit of co-operation and goodwill, it ensures that the event is thoroughly enjoyed and a complete success. 

Ruan National School is hosting an Internet safety talk by forensic psychologist Dr Maureen Griffin. The talk "Social Media: Challenges and Tips for Parents" is on Thursday Sept. 7th in the school hall at 7.30pm. It promises to very informative for all parents/ guardians of children, from tots to teens.

Underage Hurling.
A number of boys from Ruan Hurling club represented the County at the weekend in the annual inter-county underage Hurling tournaments.   Ryan Power, Kealan Mounsey and Darragh McInerney,  played in the u14B, Sonny Murphy Cup, All Ireland final in Waterford, and went down to Cork in the final.
Jack Lyons was on the u15 panel which played in Caherlohan.  Robin Mounsey, Ashley Brohan and Cian O'Donoghue were on the team which got to the semi final with the u16B team in Tipperary. 

Fitness 4 Fun.
John Conroy will be back in Ruan Community Centre on Wed. next, 6th September, from 1.15-2.15pm, with his fitness programme. These classes are aimed at men and women in the community who wish to exercise in a supervised setting.  Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities.  People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and it can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. 
There was a great turn-out at these classes all over last winter and it is hoped people will again avail of the opportunity of having such classes in their own locality.