Shrule Community Newsletter March 30 2013

Shrule Community Newsletter

Saturday March 30 2013 / Volume 1, Issue 3 / Cost: 20 cent

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

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In this Issue:

1. Local News         2. Announcements: community initiatives

3. Announcements: community / private initiatives   4. Shrule Community Centre

5. Sport & Club News                           6. Local Culture & History




37th St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 Awards Categories & Winners


Most Novel

1st The Gathering

2nd Now Kiss your Ass Goodbye

3rd Operation Transformation

Most Topical & Humorous

1st Hollymount Ladies

2nd Goodman’s Horses are 53% Prime Beef

3rd The Mixed Grill


1st Just Married – Horse & Trap

2nd Quad Bike yellow & blue

Most Traditional

1st PJ McDonagh Machinery

2nd Farm to Work


1st 36-MO-20 Morris Ten

2nd ZV-65815 Jaguar

Commercial Category

1st Connaght Sheep Show

2nd Motor Clean Services

3rd Kilmaine Golf Society

Pope Category

1st New Pope New Hope

2nd Stags on Tour

3rd Franks Our Man


Additional award categories were opened due to the great variety of participants that took part in the Parade. Medals were also given to all the youth who participated in the Parade.


Jack Reynold’s Cup

The Jack Reynold’s Cup plus €200: Hollymount Ladies

2nd Place + €50 > The Gathering

3rd Place + €50 > Goodman’s Horses are 53% Prime Beef

4th Place + €50 > Now Kiss your Ass Goodbye


Community Newsletter Sponsored Prize for the Most Imaginative Dressed Child.

Joshua Tuffy


St. Patrick’s Day Line Draw

1st Joan Moran – €100

2nd Wendy Byrne – KravMaga voucher

3rd Deirdre Jennings- DanceZone voucher

4th Bernie O’Boyle – Shrule-Glencorrib jacket

5th Damian(Jason)Carr – 2 Bottles of alcohol

6th Padraic Sheridan – €20 worth of books  from Shrule Community Bookshop


Thank you

The St. Patrick’s Day Committee would like to thank all the sponsors for their continuing support; and the community – participants and spectators alike – for making the 2013 Parade a great success.


Congratulations to our Centenarian!

Warm congratulations are extended to Ms Mamie Muldoon who celebrated her 100th birthday on Mon March 25th 2013 – may she have many more fine years.




Daffodil Day

The Shrule Ladies Club would like to thank all those who generously donated during their fund raising activity last week. A total of €1,000.52 was collected on the day. The Club would also like to acknowledge and thank Clare in the Post Office for all her support and cooperation every year.


Shrule Community Newsletter

Past Issues of the Newsletter are now on the website


An Taisce – National Spring Clean

1st -30th April

National Spring Clean is An Taisce’s premier anti-litter campaign with four main objectives:

– to heighten awareness of litter and waste issues

– to encourage clean-ups throughout the month of April

– to promote sustained, practical involvement in looking after the environment

– to highlight the importance of Recycling & Re-use.

Its success depends on the help & support of everyone in the community.

Let’s make the extra effort to keep our local area clean & safe, not just for April but throughout the year.


Shrule Community Facebook

For online news & interaction check




1. “Lollys and Robins” Montessori

Lollys and Robins Montessori Preschool, Shrule (Est. 2006).

Now taking bookings for Sept 2013.

Free Preschool Year plus half hour extra free every day. Purpose built Playground. Bright, clean, welcoming environment. Staff with Fetec Level 6 in Childcare. For more information and photos find us on:

Facebook – Lollysandrobins Preschool or Phone Elayne: 093-31928 or 087-6850705.


2. Origami Class

Anyone interested in learning Origami (Japanese Folding Paper Craft) can add their name to the class list in the Information Hub. Classes will be held on nominated Saturdays 13:00-14:00 from May.

The cost is €2 per one hour session. Paper & materials will be provided. Participants should be from 8 years & upwards.



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

Shrule Community Centre – The Bookshop / Reading Room

The opening times for the Community Bookshop / Reading room are from 1-3 pm every Saturday. There are a great variety of books to choose from – drop by and choose a read.

The Information Hub

The Information Hub is now also open from 1-3 pm every Saturday. Drop in.




Shrule-Glencorrib GAA Club

Results : South Mayo O’Mara Cup

Mar 24              Mayo Gaels 0-8   2-14 Shrule-Glencorrib

Minor League Division 5 (11A/S)

Mar 28              Achill 2-05   1-04 Shrule-Glencorrib

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

Mar 29              Ardnaree 4-02   1-11  Shrule-Glencorrib

Upcoming Fixtures

1. Senior League Division 1F

Sat Mar 30 @ 17:00      Parke V Shrule-Glencorrib         in Parke

2. Senior League Division 1B

Sun Mar 31 @ 14:00      Garrymore V Shrule-Glencorrib  in Garrymore

3. U-14 League Division 4 (13A/S)

Mon Apr 01 @18:30      Shrule-Glencorrib V The Neale   in Glencorrib


Shrule-Glencorrib Club Lotto > Results & Information

Mon Mar 18 Numbers: 02, 03, 06, 18 > RESULTS: No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Sean Biggins, Ballisnahina & Tom Moffatt, Glencorrib.

Annual Subscribers Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Stephanie & Bernard Cawley, Dalgan & Mary Murphy, Mirehill.

Next draw in The Highway Bar on Mon 25 March for a Jackpot of €6,100.


Mon Mar 25 Numbers: 12, 14, 18, 29 > RESULTS: No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Maurice Greaney, Shrule & Richard Stiles, Churchfields

Annual Subscribers Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Evelyn Hennelly, Rostaff &

Richard Monaghan, Brodella.

Next draw in Cradock’s Bar on Mon 01 April for a Jackpot of €6,200.

Next Ticket Sellers Shrule: Austin & Liam Payne, Eoin & Mark Ronaldson.




In Times Gone By – The Round Park

by Seán McGath. Part 1

The Round Park is an eleven acre field in the townland of Ramolin at the back of Shrule National School. It has been the property of the McGath Family of Lakeview House for many generations and it is here that many different kinds of sporting and community activities have been held down through the years.

For example, many different kinds of races were held there, races like the 100 yard sprint, the 400 and 800 metre as well. People would come from a long ways around to take part. I recall one man named Carter came up from Oughterard every year to run in the long distance race. At that time he was at the end of his days but I believe he was a very good runner in his younger days.

There was also a bicycle race held. People would try to win it by fair means or by sheer power. It was nothing at all for one cyclist to try to knock another off his bike. These bikes were high nellie bikes as there were very few proper racing bikes around then. I remember Paddy Meneghan from Church Park was an expert at leaning in at another cyclist and trying to knock him off his bike and trying to stick his pedals into the spokes of another man’s bicycle.

The Grand Finale was the Farmer’s Race and the local farmers’ horses ran a full lap around the Round Park. John Craddock (Steel) from Shrule had a small black mare who won it every year. One year big Mike Mongan the tinsmith had a great pony, a piebald, great for pulling a cart on the road, and he thought he might win the horse race with him. Dick Geraghty from Shrule was a great jockey and it was him who rode Mike Mongan’s pony. But when this little pony came up against the big horses he didn’t stand a chance and he came last. I’ll never forget Dick stretched out full length on the pony’s back and although he was going flat out, he still came in last. A gymkhana was also held in the Round Park. Good jumping horses took part, one of whom was The Quiet Man owned by Joe Fair from Headford. This horse was afterwards sold to the Italian Jumping Team and later became a world famous jumper. The Daly family from Lough Mask were very much into horses and owned a Connemara pony who was a great jumper but she could never jump fast and so she was called Slow Motion, but she really was a beauty to watch jumping.

I remember there were football matches for under 14 boys from the local parishes. I was on the leading team one year and we were two points ahead and I put out my hand and the ball went into our own goal and we lost by a point! Not to worry, the same thing happened Billy Casey, the great Mayo footballer, up in Roscommon in a county final and they lost to Roscommon by a point in Hyde Park.

In 1945 Canon Kyne P.P. started a seven-a-side football tournament in the Round Park to raise money for the upkeep of the Parish schools and churches. [more from Seán on the Round Park & Hare Coursing in the next Newsletter on April 13, 2013].

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