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An unusual photo dating back to Shrule in the 1930's we are not sure of the occasion but thanks to Ger Heneghan for the photo and the list of names below, all are subject to correction .

Many thanks to Liam Donoghue for his work on the photograph.

All comments welcomed.

Front row l to r : Lulu Dooley, Kathleen Kavanagh, Mary Donnellan, Nora Dowd, Delia Mohan, Julia Murphy, Nora Murphy, Delia Dowd, Nellie Devanney, Mary Rita Gibbons.

2nd row l to r: Mary Mohan, Peggy Kelleghan, Kathleen Melia, Delia Kavanagh, Marion Nalty, Peg Burke, ? Kelleghan, Nancy Carroll, Kitty Cahill, ??, Chris Muldoon.

3rd row l to r : ?? McDonagh, Nancy Donnellan, Maggie Meeneghan, Kate Meeneghan, Mary Kate Dowd, Nora Dowd, Mary Tedders, Julia Melia, Madeline Martyn, ?? Cawley , Mary McDonagh.

4th row : Unknown.

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The Summer of Zero Zero ! ☀️☀️

A trip back in time to McHale Park, Castebar on a Thursday evening August 10th 2000 and the County Under 14 A Final when Shrule/Glencorrib beat a fancied Ballina Stephenites team on a scoreline of 5-06 to 2-14 in a classic encounter. 🏆

If you were there and can remember it, why not share your memories with the 1066 followers of this page .👍

Team photograph in colour before the game:

Rear l to r : Peter Gerard McCarthy, Sean Sweeney, Michael Kelleghan, Keith Craddock, Patrick Conroy, Patrick O'Dea, Alan Murphy, Thomas Byrne.

Middle l to r : Kieran Conroy, Dermot Ryan, Mark Ronaldson, Neil O'Sullivan (captain), Seamus O'Dowd, Kevin Staunton, Barry Ryan.

Front l to r: Patrick "Pele" Gavin, Patrick Kennedy, Damien Craddock, Kevin Duffy, Jonathon Gilmore.

Presentation b&w photograph afterwards is from the "Western People" from the following week.

Both photographs are courtesy of Sheila Ronaldson with thanks also to Liam Donoghue for his work on both photographs.

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A short selection of photos from all of 28 years ago in Shrule Community Centre , these date back to April 1990 and a production of the musical “Joseph” by Shrule Primary School. 🎤🎼

Many recognisable faces yet again.
All comments welcomed and appreciated. 😂 😂

Photographs are courtesy of Assumpta Kelly with thanks also to Liam Donoghue.
The copy of 2 pages from the programme is with thanks to Sheila Ronaldson.

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We are taking a little time off to recharge the batteries and build up the database of photographs again . Back in a few weeks .

Shrule Through a Lens page clearly shows that locals love old photographs of locals 😃

If you have any old photographs in your albums at home that you would like to share on this page please message on the SEND MESSAGE icon or drop a quick e mail to Any photographs that we may need to have scanned for use will be safely returned to you within a day or two.
And thanks again for all the likes , follows and shares to date.👌

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The Shrule 7-a -sides -

another special view of “ Shrule Through a Lens.”📽

Back in 1944 Fr. Kyne , Parish Priest of Shrule at the time, organised the first Shrule 7-a-side Football tournament .

The event was to become a noted GAA date on the local calendar , held on the last Sunday of July each year , Reek Sunday.

Up to 20 clubs teams from Counties Mayo and Galway would take part in this unique annual local occasion held at a peak holiday period of the year, with a team from each of the counties being pitted against each other on each of the 2 pitches being used.

It is noted that teams from as far away as Renvyle in Connemara , to the Exiles team (with a strong Kilmaine connection )from the Garrowen Club in the UK, were regular visitors along with other Galway club teams from the likes of Oughterard, Milltown , Annaghdown and Corofin.

It was always a huge social occasion for young and old , male and female alike and proved a big financial success especially if the two local rivals from Kilmaine and Caherlistrane met in the final, as they brought with them to the village, large crowds of supporters.

We hear that some of the finals were even played as darkness fell, and the lights of the cars acted as floodlights at the time.🌙

Back in the 1950's and 1960's PJ Gilmore, Brickens, Claremorris with his 16mm film camera, was capturing local events the length and breadth of Mayo and Galway and Joe was a familiar face at the Shrule 7-a-sides.📽

We are privileged once again to be allowed share over 8 minutes of video here in this first part of his edited footage.

Look out for many familiar faces , the colour ,the style and the smiling faces that capture another moment in time.

This footage , once again , is courtesy and by kind permission of the Gilmore Family, with thanks also to John Murphy and Martin Ryan.

Comments, memories, likes and shares most welcome.

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The Shrule Community Newsletter will now appear on the Shrule / Glencorrib parish website .

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  1. Joan Feeney D'AgostinoSeptember 24, 2016 @ 6:40 pmReply

    Hello, I think I may be related to one of the Irish Immigrants in the post advertisements. This one was in 1862. They were looking for Martin Feeney, son of Anthony Feeney. I believe my 2nd Great Grandfather is the son of Martin Feeney. My 2nd great grandfather, Charles Feeney was born in 1853 in Massachusetts. I found a marriage certificate of a Martin Feeney (whose father is listed as Anthony) to Margaret Riley (father was Charles), Oct. 6, 1851 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I do not know what happened to Martin, but I could follow his son and wife to Pennsylvania. I would love to find my family in Ireland if possible. I live in McLean, Virginia now.

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