W/E 17/09/2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:28 AM by John O'Sullivan
Ruan u13 Camogie team got their B championship campaign off to a winning start when they hosted St Josephs last week. The match was played at a very high standard with excellent skills on show. 
Ruan was on the up from the start and steadily build a commanding lead throughout the 1st half, leading 3:3 to no score at halftime.  With the aid of a light breeze in the 2nd half St Josephs girls raised their game, however Ruan never looked in any danger, displaying great effort, skills and determination, coming out in top on a shoreline of 5:5 to 1:3. 

County U16B Final.

Sixmilebridge hosted the U16B county final held on Sunday 10thSeptember between Ruan and Clooney Quin. The sides already met in the second round when Clooney won 1-17 to 2-11. Ruan got off to a good start getting the first score of the game, a goal from corner forward Jack McDonagh. Clooney Quin hit right back with a goal off their own followed up by 3 points. Patrick O Halloran got a point back for Ruan before Clooney Quin hit another 2 goals leaving the score 3-3 to 1-1 in favour of Clooney. Another goal came late in the first half by Ruan full forward Shane Punch but Clooney had the last say before half time getting 3 points before the break.Half time score saw Clooney leading 3-6 to 2-1.

Ruan needed a good start to the second half and they did just that by scoring 3 points, 2 frees from Shane Punch and 1 from play by Ashley Brohan Kavanagh. Then Clooney hit 3 of their own leaving the score 3-9 to 2-5. Ruan captain Robin Mounsey got 2 points while Clooney Quin got another score to leave it 3-10 to 2-6. With Ruan needing a goal they got it through Robin Mounsey leaving 4 points in it with 5 minutes to go. But thats as good as it got for Ruan as Clooney Quin scored 1-1 without reply to leave it 4-11 to 3-6. Neither team scored for the remainder of the game which saw Clooney Quin crowned county champions.

The Ruan team line out was Cian O Donoghue, Liam Moran, Jack Lyons, Jason Power, Patrick O Gorman, Robin Mounsey(capt), Patrick Healy, Patrick O Halloran, Michael Barrow, Darragh Mc Inerney, Ashley Brohan Kavanagh, Jonathan Barry, Jack Mc Donagh, Shane Punch, Ryan Power, Rory O Loughlin, Niall Foley, Patrick Mulqueen, Thomas O Halloran, Conor Foley, Jamie Neilan, Kealan Mousney.

Management- Cyril Lyons, Petey Barry, Dermot Moran, John Punch.

John and Veronica Bell presented the team with new hurleys before Sunday’s final, which were very much appreciated.

Ruan Tidy Towns.

The Tidy Towns Committee has organised a clothes collection in October. Any old clothes, curtains, bed linen (no duvets), shoes, belts and bags may be left in to Ruan Community Centre during the week or telephone 0864475400 to arrange collection.

Clare Stages Rally.

Rally enthusiasts will be out in force on this Sunday, 17th, when the Clare Stages Rally will go through the parish and will be cheering on our local rally drivers Anthony O'Halloran, Declan O'Regan and Adrian Hynes.

Roads from the junction with R476 at Ballybrody to Drumeer to Kilkee to Drumcavan to Ballaghboy to Tullyodea to Ruan to Cahermacrea to Dromore to Adroon to Moyrhee Commons to Dromeen to Castlequarter to the junction at Tubber will be closed for Stages 2/5/8 from 9.40am to 18.00pm. 

The stewards look forward to the cooperation of those living on those roads to make the rally a safe and successful event.