W/E 06/089/2015

posted Aug 31, 2015, 8:33 AM by John O'Sullivan
Fun Run for G.A.A. Club
Over 170 people turned up at the local G.A.A. field in Ruan on Fri. evening last to take part in a fundraiser for the Club which took them on a route on the roads surrounding the village, ending up at the Clubhouse where refreshments were served. Jamie Fitzgibbon from Crusheen came in ahead of two locals Declan O'Regan and Gerard Keating and the first lady home was Sinead Heagney from Ruan, followed by Miriam Darcy from Ennis and  Neasa Ni Hainifein, also from Ruan. 

Recent Deaths.

The death has taken place, following an illness, of Marie Mulqueen, (nee McComisky) of Ballygriffey, Ruan, Kevin Barry Avenue, Ennis and formerly from Barna, Co. Galway. Removal was from Kennedy's Funeral Home to Ennis Cathedral, where requiem mass was celebrated, followed by private cremation.  Marie is survived by her husband Gerard, son Ultan, daughter Niamh, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends.
The death also occurred, suddenly, of Gerry Sheridan, Toormore, Ruan, Dalcassian Park & Marian Avenue, Ennis, partner of Ann Mitchell. Gerry was the painter on the Ruan/Dysart Resource Group C.E. Scheme during which time he was involved in the painting of Ruan Community Centre, Toonagh Hall and  Dysart Castle, and he will be missed, not only by his family and friends, but also by his colleagues and those in this community who knew him.

Vintage Tractor Run.
A very colourful spectacle passed through Ruan on Sunday as over 120 vehicles, tractors, motor bikes and cars, vintage and modern, took part in a fundraising event for Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield. Their route took them from Barefield through Ruan, Tubber, Crusheen and back to Barefield where they enjoyed a BBQ, all in aid of the Clinic, which provides much needed services to children with special needs.

Underage Hurling.
Ruan played the opening game in the u13 competition away to Whitegate last week, with Ruan emerging as winners. They now meet Cratloe in Ruan in this coming Sat., at 12 noon.
Craobh Rua Club from Camlough, Co. Armagh visited Clare on the weekend of the 22nd Aug. last, when they played a challenge match against Ruan.  Five years ago the Ruan Club hosted Craobh Rua during that year's Feile na nGael and Ruan has also visited Camlough since 2010, showing the value of Feile in fostering valuable links between Clubs throughout the country.