Week 25/09/2011

posted Sep 21, 2011, 10:42 AM by Unknown user
Clare Stages Rally.
Large crowds converged on the roads around Ruan/Corofin/Tubber on Sunday when the Clare Stages Rally 2011 participants took to the roads.   Martin Casey, with navigator Sean Hegarty from Kerry, won the Junior category in his Honda Civic.   He came in on very good times, but had a few narrow escapes, thankfully finishing safely and on top in his category and was very happy with his day's driving.   Anthony O'Halloran, with Charlie McEnery navigating, came 8th overall and was 3rd in his class in his Opal Mantra.   Ruan man, Jim Casey, was navigating for Aidan Walsh, who in his Peugeot, came 23rd overall and 8th in his class.  Declan O'Regan, with his sister, Anne, navigating, were doing well until the fifth stage, when their car developed a mechanical fault and they had to pull out.   Adrian Hynes, with Pa Lyons navigating, also experienced mechanical trouble and didn't finish.   Overall, it was a very enjoyable day out, with lots of spills and thrills, but with everyone coming home safely in the end.
                                                                                                                                                    Intermediate Semi-final.
Ruan will meet neighbours, Corofin, in the Intermediate semi-final on this Sun. at 1.00p.m. in Shannon, and it is hoped that there will be good support for them on the day, as they try to reach the final of this championship.
The u15 team played in the Shield Final against Tulla on Sun. last, and despite a valiant effort in the second half, went down to a much stronger Tulla team.
                                                                                                                                                            Night at the Castle.
There was a full house at Dysart Castle on Sun. eve, where guests were treated to an evening of music, song and fine food.   Emer and Gerry Coughlan, from Tulla, played harps and Tara Breen, on fiddle and her brother, Fergal, on uileann pipes provided the music.   Monica Morgan, Dick Cronin and Sean McDermott sang, and Patrick McCormack regaled the audience with recitations.   It was a very special occasion, in the beautiful, old setting of the Castle, and was enjoyed by all who attended.
 Parent & Toddler/Baby Mornings.
Ruan Pre-school's Parent & Toddler/Baby mornings have resumed on Tuesdays, from 10.30a.m. to 12.30p.m.   This is a great way for new parents to meet, and for children to mix in an environment where there are activities to interest them.
U-15 Hurling.
Ruan has qualified to play Broadford in the semi final of the u15 "B" competition, following a victory over Corofin on Mon. eve.   The semi final will be played this coming weekend and it is hoped there will be good support for the boys.