Shrule Community Newsletter March 09 2013


Saturday March 09 2013 / Volume 1, Issue 1 / Cost: 20 cent

c/o Information Hub, Shrule Community Centre, Shrule, Co. Mayo.

E-mail address:

In this Issue:

1. Local News         2. Announcements                3. Shrule Community Centre

4. Sport                  5. Local Culture & History


Launch of Shrule Community Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of our community Newsletter. Our aim in publishing this Newsletter is to create a platform for local news, announcements and developments within our community to be shared and distributed among us all. We hope to distribute an issue every two weeks.

The Newsletter will be available in Craddock’s, Headlines, Molloy’s, Mullins’ & the Post Office from 4:00 p.m. every second Saturday. The cost of the Newsletter is 20 cents. This is to help cover the costs of materials and getting the Newsletter out.

Submitting information to the Newsletter

You can submit news items, announcements and any other relevant information to the Newsletter by email or in writing by Friday evening for inclusion in the issue the following day.  A submission needs to be in before 6:00 p.m. on the Friday evening to make sure that it will be included in Saturday’s issue. Make sure to include contact details with your information.

The email address is; the address is Shrule Community Newsletter c/o Information Hub, Shrule Community Centre, Shrule, Co. Mayo. Please note that the length of any announcement or news item should not be more than 150 words. Also note that announcements submitted for activities related to profit making classes or events will be asked to contribute €1 to the Newsletter.

If you have any questions please send them in by email. The contact person for the Newsletter is Pádraic Frehan.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Church Gate Collection

The organiser’s of our St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Shrule St. Patrick’s Day Committee, would like to sincerely thank all those who generously donated at last Sunday’s Church gate collections in Glencorrib & Shrule. A total of €669.48 was collected. This money will go to help cover the costs of running this year’s parade, purchasing the prizes and necessary materials, and also help towards paying the fee for the insurance cover. For more information on this year’s Parade see below.

St. Joseph’s Church Shrule Mass Times

1. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs: 9:30 a.m.

2. Fri & Sat: 8:00 p.m.

3. Sun: 11:00 a.m.

Fact. The Village of Shrule

In the census of April 2011 the population of Shrule stood at 418. This was a drop from April 2006 when 425 were recorded as living here (Source: Central Statistics Office).


Shrule Community Alert

Shrule Community Alert Group was set up on Monday 25th Feb 2013. Committee Members were elected as follows:

Chairperson Seamus Lohan, Dalgan Rd.

Secretary Sarah Reilly, Carheen

Assistant Secretary Bridget Mellett, Mochara

Treasurer Bert Cawley, Dalgan Rd.

Assistant Treasurer Anthony Derrig, Kilmaine Rd.

PRO Mike Tiernan, Kilmadaugh.

In case of emergency the following numbers may be useful:

Claremorris Garda Station 094-9372080 (Available 24 Hours) 999 or 112 should be dialled in the case of a serious Emergency. Or for further information.

Further information regarding Shrule Community Alert Group will appear in subsequent issues of The Shrule Community Newsletter. In the mean time we ask people to remain vigilant in their homes and if anything suspicious occurs in your area please contact Claremorris Garda Station where phones are manned day and night.

The Information Hub

A postbox will be placed on the wall outside the Community Centre where you can drop your news items and announcements if you can’t send them in by email.

3. SHRULE COMMUNITY CENTRE  – for room bookings call Noreen @ 087-3524096

Shrule Community Centre

Our community centre is a facility for all the community to use. There are a variety of rooms available for renting and we would hope this facility will be utilised more and more from now. At present we have quite a number of classes and activities ongoing in the Centre, such as Zumba dancing on Mondays, Self Defence classes on Tuesdays, Dance Zone classes on Wednesdays, Irish Dancing classes, and Ceili Dancing on Thursdays. As well as all those quite a number of the local clubs and groups use the Centre as well: Shrule Glencorrib GAA, Shrule Vintage Club, the Active Retirement group, the No Name Club and Bord na nÓg. There is also a Bookshop in the Centre.

The Bookshop / Reading Room

New opening times for the Bookshop / Reading Room are on Saturdays 13:00-15:00. Come and browse the shelves and walk away with some real bargains! No book costs more than €1 because all the books are donated and all the proceeds go to paying for the costs involved in running the service. From now we also hope to carry other important information relevant to the community in the Reading Room.

A full schedule of all the activities taking place in the Centre will be made available soon.


Shrule-Glencorrib GAA Club

For this coming year 2013 our Club officers are as follows:

Patrons: Fr. Michael Crosby & Dick Murphy

Chairman: Austin Payne. Vice-Chairman: Padraic Mohan

Secretary: Pauric Hennelly. Assistant Secretary: Ronan Carey

Treasurer: Johnny Gilmore. Assistant Treasurer: Liam Payne.

Public Relations Officer: Conor O’Dowd. Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Ger Heneghan

Club Registrar: Declan Byron. County Board Delegate: Mattie Murphy.

Divisional Board Delegates: Brian Flood & Padraic Cawley

Senior Management: Declan Ronaldson. Junior A Management: Peter Walsh

U21 Management: Padraic Mohan. U18 Management: Peter Walsh

U16 & U15 Management: Kevin Hyland. U14 Management: Padraic Mohan.

U13 & U12 Management: Eamon Flynn. U10 Management: Ger Navin

U8 Management: Stephen Ryan.

Bord na nÓg Chairman: Eamon Flynn. Bord na nÓg Secretary: Declan Byron.

Bord na nÓg Treasurer: Ronan Murphy. Bord na nÓg Delegates: P. Moran & D. Byron


South Mayo O’Mara Cup

Feb 24             Shrule-Glencorrib 1-07 0-13 Ballinrobe B

Feb 16              Shrule-Glencorrib 3-13              3-08 Claremorris B

Upcoming Fixtures

1. South Mayo O’Mara Cup

Sun Mar 10 @ 12:30      Garrymore V Shrule-Glencorrib in Glencorrib

Sun Mar 24 @ 12:00      Mayo Gaels V Shrule-Glencorrib in Mayo Abbey

2. U-16 League Division 3 (13A/S)

Sat Mar 16 @ 12:00      Shrule-Glencorrib V Balla          in Shrule

Tue Mar 26 @18:30       Ardnaree V Shrule-Glencorrib    in Ardnaree

Shrule-Glencorrib Club Lotto > Results & Information

Mon Mar 04 Numbers: 17, 21, 26, 29 > RESULTS: No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners of €30 each: Paddy Fitzgerald, Mochara & Peter Reilly, Brodella.

Annual Subscribers Lucky Dip winners of €30 each: Liam Payne, Dalgan & Tom Sheridan, Mocollogan.

Next draw in The Shawl Bar on Mon 11 March for a Jackpot of €5,900.

Next Ticket Sellers Shrule: Bernard Cawley, Daniel Payne & Kenneth Murray.


37th St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013

The Shrule St. Patrick’s Day Committee are pleased to announce the 37th St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place Sunday morning, March 17. Here is a message from the committee:

A Chara,

Yes, it’s that time of the year and Shrule branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann is happy to organise and sponsor this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

We are asking all schools, clubs, groups, companies, football clubs, soccer clubs, the Foroige Club, the No Name Club, etc and individuals to participate with floats, street entertainment or in any other way to make our parade better than last year. We would be grateful if business people and private residents in the town could make a special effort with displays, flags and bunting so the town could be as colourful as possible.

The best overall float will be awarded the Jack Reynold’s Cup and a cash prize. Assembly time for all those taking part in the parade is 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Church. The Parade will then move off at 11:45 am sharp. This year’s Parade will again be led by our local unit of the FCÁ [An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil]. Please assemble behind the appropriate board markings for your categories.

On behalf of the Shrule branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and the Parade committee we thank you for all your support and hope you all have a safe day. Beannacht lá Fhéile Phádraig!

Shrule St. Patrick’s Day Committee.

37th St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 Info

For any enquiry or any additional information about our upcoming Parade, please contact Ger Murphy 087-6406139 or Vincent Walsh 087-2499686.

Prize Categories for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

1. Most Traditional

2. Most Topical & Humorous

3. Solo

4. Vintage

5. Commercial Category

Jack Reynold’s Cup

Overall Best:  Jack Reynold’s Cup+€200

Category Prizes

1st Place >  €50

2nd Place > €50

3rd Place > €50

The trophies for all the Prize categories will be on display in Mrs. Teresa Greaney’s window from next week. Also, there will be medals for all the youth who participate in the Parade.

*Sponsored Prize / Most Imaginative Dressed Child.

The Shrule Community Newsletter will sponsor a prize of an Easter Egg to the child with the most imaginative St Patrick’s Day costume. The winner will be announced in the Community Hall.

St. Patrick’s Day Line Draw

Lines for €2 will be on sale throughout the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day in all our local shops and Post Office. You are kindly asked to support this fund raising initiative. Winners will be announced in Gibbons’ Bar on Saturday night March 23. Thank you.

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