shrule community newsletter

Saturday May 04 2013 / Volume 1, Issue 5 / 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 / private initiatives      

3. Sport & Club News        4. Local Culture & History



Mr. Seán McGath

It is with sadness that the community heard yesterday of the passing of Mr. Seán McGath. Seán’s recent contributions to this Newsletter were heart-warming and humorous; his enthusiasm when preparing his insights was exemplary and motivating. He was a man of courtesy, honesty and thoughtfulness for others. He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 Thank you from the Maguire family

Thank you so much to all the Shrule newsletter readers who supported Niam during the children’s’ talent show on Elev8.
Unfortunately she did not get through to the final but she really enjoyed the experience and loved all the good wishes and comments that she received. You can keep up to date with Niams singing on her YouTube channel niamydotcom. Thank you again, Rachel, Sean, Tallann and Niam Maguire.

 Thank you from Shrule Hall Committee

The Shrule Hall Committee collected €265 for the Hall Insurance at their recent Church Gate Collection. Thanks to all who contributed. Note: The insurance on the Hall is €1500 per year.                   

 Thank you from Shrule Ladies Club

The Shrule Ladies Club collected €775 during their annual Coffee & Tea Morning in aid of Western Alzheimer’s at the Post Office on Friday 26th April  last. They would like to say a sincere Thank You to all those who contributed and to all those who helped on the day. A special thank you to the Tedders household for hosting the event.

 Walk in Aid of Pieta House

Darkness into Light 5K Walk In Aid Of Pieta House will take place on Saturday 11th May. The Registration cost is €10 to be paid at 3AM at the Shrule Community Centre. The Walk starts at 4AM sharp from the Community Centre, around St Mary’s Rd, through Ramolin and back to the Hall. There will be refreshments then afterwards at the Hall. Please bring a flashlight and a Hi -Vis-Vest. All are welcome. For Information call: Rita: 087-9325022 or Noreen: 087-3524097

 Congratulations to The No Name Club!

National Supertalent Finals 2013 in Limerick Results: Band> 2nd Place / Solo Musician> 1st Place / Solo Singer> 2nd Place. CONGRATULATIONS to all involved in organising & performing!



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

There are still some places left for the Origami class. Anyone interested in learning Origami (Japanese Folding Paper Craft) should add their name to the class list in the Information Hub. Classes will start on nominated Saturdays from 13:00-14:00 from May & when a reasonable number of people have registered for the class. The cost is €2 per one hour session. Paper & materials will be provided. Participants should ideally be from 8 years & upwards.



Shrule-Glencorrib GAA Club

Upcoming Fixtures

1. Senior League Division 1F

Sat  May 04 @ 19:00     Shrule-Glencorrib V Tuar Mhic Éadaigh in Glencorrib

2. U14 Division 4

Thu  May 09 @ 19:00    Shrule-Glencorrib V Carran in Glencorrib

3. Minor League Division 5

Fri  May 10 @ 19:00      Shrule-Glencorrib V Lahardane in Glencorrib

4. Michael Walsh Cup Senior League Group 1

Sat May 11 @ 18:00      Garrymore V Shrule-Glencorrib in Garrymore


Shrule-Glencorrib Club Lotto > Results & Information

Mon Apr 29 Numbers: 14, 16, 19, 27 > RESULTS: No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners €30 each: James Biggins, Glencorrib & Matthew Sheridan, Ballisnahina.

Annual Subscribers Lucky Dip winners €30 each: John Muldoon, Dalgan Road & Moira Green, Shrule. Next draw in The Highway Bar on Mon 06 May for a Jackpot of €6,700.

Ticket Sellers: Ronan Murphy, David Hyland & Mark Tuffy

Mon Apr 22 Numbers: 02, 05, 15, 22 > RESULTS: No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Matt Walsh, Brodella & Ruth Kelly, Castlegar, Galway.

Annual Subscribers Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Sean Frehan, Gurteen & Sean Columb, NY.

Mon Apr 15 Numbers: 05, 20, 27, 29 > RESULTS: No Jackpot winner

Lucky Dip winners €30 each: Conor O’Dowd, Shrule Grove & Noel Sheridan, Mocollogan.

Annual Subscribers Lucky Dip winners €30 each: David & Eddie Ryan, Dalgan & Damien McDonagh, Brodella.



Scór na nÓg

by John Muldoon

Scór na nÓg is a well established competition in the GAA calendar, being held from October to April. Scór started in 1967 and Scór na nÓg is for competitors under the age of 17. Competition is held in Figure & Set Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Question Time & Novelty Acts. The local club has been very active in Scór na nÓg from the beginning. We have been very competitive in Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Ballad, Solo Singing, Question Time & Music. We have a strong tradition in Question Time and Set Dancing, our most notable success has been in these two competitions winning Connaught titles. These were very significant achievements as at the time the standard required to win was very high, even winning South Mayo or County Titles was a significant achievement in ’80s & ‘90s.

In 1981/82 a young group of set dancers emerged from our club competition and went on to win a very competitive Connaught Final held in the Hyde Park Centre in Roscommon. The set being the last item of the night the centre was packed and every county cheering their team. They brought the house down with the quality of their dancing and the delight of their supporters. In the All-Ireland Final they missed out on glory by one mark. In 1983/84 they won another county title. The dancers were coached by well known local man Paddy Brennan and the musician was Tom Hynes on the accordion, and how well he could play. The members of the set were Patricia Ryan, Helen Murphy, Martin Reilly, Carmel Hynes, Ger Murphy, Frank Mortimer (jnr), Seán Forde and Billy Staunton. Seven of this group and J.J. Keady (replacing Frank Mortimer) reformed in 2003 and won a County Title at Senior level.

In the 70s, 80s & 90s competition in South Mayo was very keen and rivalry between Clubs just as keen as on the playing field, a small Club like ours took on the best from Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Garrymore, Mayo Gaels, Kilmaine and Hollymount and often won.

The 1990s was the most successful period for the Club. In 1992/93 our Instrumental group of Marie Lohan, Louise McEvaddy & Brendan Geraghty won a County Title. In the 1993/94 Scór the Club won four South Mayo Titles and three County Titles. The County Titles were in Ballad Group, Instrumental Music & Question Time. Despite putting in an excellent performance in the Connaught Finals held in Claremorris no Title was won but no honour was lost either as the overall standard was very high in the competitions. The Quiz team: James Lohan, Kieran Walsh, Terese O’Malley; Ballad Group: Marie Lohan, Gráinne Kyne, Diane Mellet, Aoife Geraghty & Christine Lohan; Music: James, Helena & Christine Lohan. In 1994/95 the Quiz team were very successful winning South Mayo, County and the all-important Connaught Title. The members were James Lohan, Brendan Ryan & Karl Mortimer and they were coached by Kathleen Lohan. It was an honour to see our Club represented in the All-Ireland Finals that year.

Between 1995 & 2007 there are no records of success or failures in Scór, but we did take part. In 2007 we achieved success again, winning two County Titles, Question Time & Novelty Act. The Quiz team were Brian Flood, Ivan & Breda Fitzgerald. The Rose of Shrule was the title of the Novelty Act and was performed by Sarah Matadjar, Laura Gray, Aidan Gray, Natalie Cradock, Áine Joyce and Claire Derrig. This group was coached by Kay Matadjar. In 2009 & 2011 a County Title was won in Figure Dancing by a group from the Coleman School of Dancing. The members of the 2011 group were Ciara Jennings, Emma Jennings, Roisín Naughton, Roisín Monaghan, Nathan & Aidan McGee, Michael Healy and Patrick Burke. This group suffered a big disappointment on the Friday before the Connaught Final, one of the boys fell and sustained a serious cut in his knee and as a result they had to withdraw. It was a big blow as they were a strong tip to win a Connaught Title. Question Time Teams have been our most consistent participation in Scór na nÓg over the years: John Mulrooney, James Fitzgerald & Cormac Garvey were South and County winners. The current County champions are Evan Cawley, Phelim O’Dowd & Patrick Burke.

Unfortunately, Scór is in decline within our Club and in the County, clubs now only take part in selected items. Scór is still a very important forum for young people to display their talents. This article in not an accurate list of all winners, only those that have come to mind and where past records from Newspaper reports were kept. Unfortunately, the Club does not have a Roll of Honour list of all past winners and I apologise for that. Finally, I would like to thank each and everyone who participated in Scór na nÓg and represented our Club with honour over the years. A lot of these are now parents and maybe grandparents. I hope they look back with a smile and a sense of satisfaction for having taken part. This writer enjoyed working with all these people over the years. I extend a special thanks to the members of different groups who helped along the way, without them our level of success would not have been as positive. Again thanks to all who took part and for keeping our Club represented at South & County levels.

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