W/E 27/02/2022

posted Feb 23, 2022, 12:29 PM by John O'Sullivan
First Communion and Confirmation Dates.
This year the children of Ruan School will receive their First Holy Communion at 1pm on Saturday, May 7, in St. Mary's Church, Ruan, and the children of Toonagh School will receive theirs in St. Tola's Church at 11am on Saturday, May14.
Confirmation will be administered to the children of Toonagh School in St. Tola's Church, Dysart at 11am on Saturday, May 28 and to the children of Ruan School in St. Mary's Church, Ruan at 1pm on the same day.

Craft Classes Return.
There was a good turn out at the craft classes which have returned to the kitchen in Toonagh Hall & Sports Comples last week. They run from 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays and from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday evenings. Anyone interested in knitting, crochet or other craftwork, or would even like to call for the company, a cuppa and a chat, will  receive a warm welcome from the ladies in attendance.

Christian Cummins, a member of Toonagh Handball Club, represented Clare in the U16, Munster Handball Championships which were held in Cork at the weekend. Christian made it to the semi final but lost out to Tomas O'Connor, his Cork opponent.

Aoife Anderson and Aisling Moloney, members of Ruan Camogie club, were on the panel of the Clare Camogie team which played Kilkenny at the weekend in the Minor A Championship, which was played in Kilmaley GAA Pitch. Despite the Clare girls giving it their best, it was Kilkenny who came away with a win on the day.

Toonagh School Clothes Collection.
The Clothes collections have been a great boon to fundraising for various organisations and have brought in much needed funding. The Parents Association in Toonagh School has been organising these for a number of years, enabling the school to add to the school library, have up to date technology and other activities that are an advantage to the schoolchildren. Their next collection is on Thursday, March 3. Bags of clothes, and other items that people are aware of by now that are acceptable, may be dropped off at Toonagh Hall on the day from 9-10am, 2-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm, or if those times are not suitable, people may ring Noreen Cummins (0866030005) who will arrange for collection. The support of the community is much appreciated.

Public Meeting.
A public meeting will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Monday, March 7 at 7.30pm., to discuss Ruan Community Plan and the feedback from the recent community survey which people participated in giving their views on the community going in to the future. All support will be much appreciated. It is hoped that at least one representative from every Club and organisation in the parish will attend.

Toonagh Handball.
Toonagh Handball Club had two double pairings representing Clare at the Munster Finals which were held in Clarecastle at the weekend.  Isabelle McInerney and Tara Lucas faced a strong Tipperary pairing in the u14 Munster Final, losing that game. Clarissa Gilmore and Aoife Cummins played in the u15 Munster Final and they lost out in the deciding third game.
 It is very heartening to see Club players playing in, and winning, County titles and then being chosen to represent the County in the Munster Championships, given that the local Club was only resurrected in recent years and these young players have taken up handball with such enthusiasm in such a short while, the future looks very bright for the Club.

On a weekend where two storms were raging across the country, some GAA games still went ahead, Aoife Anderson and Rebecca Crowe played with the Clare camogie team which was beaten by four points by Wexford in the first round of the league. Rebecca was also on the panel for the Senior Clare team who lost to Cork on Sunday.