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ISSUE - 27/02/09
 Shanagarry, Community Association update:
  • We have submitted the resurfacing cost received from Thomas Beausang to resurface the North Road to the Cork County Council. The cost to resurface the road is €31k and the cost of the footpath from Orchard Gardens Estate to the village is €22k. The next stage will be to try and get the footpath from Broderick’s shop to the beach installed. Thecost of this is €60k.
  • The reception given by the County Councillors and County Engineers to the Association members at the recent meeting in the County Hall was not very promising. Cork County Council do not seem to realise that roads and footpaths are as much part of a building project as water and electricity are. 
  • The Summer Fete will again be held in June this year, the date has yet to be confirmed but June 21st has been pencilled in for same. Many thanks to The GAA for the kind permission to use the field. We would need volunteers if anyone is interested. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
  • The website for the Community Association is up and running and anyone wishing to place ny articles on the website can contact Mark Doyle on 087 6749503. The temporary email address of shanagarryca@hotmail.com can also be used.
  • The removal of the one public phone box in the area by Eircom has been opposed. Anybody who wishes to support the retention of the phone can contact John Edmonds, Regional Payphone Manager, Eircom HQ, O’Duffy Terrace, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary. Or by emailjredmonds@eircom.net While the phone may not be used much it is useful in case of emergency.
  • Shanagarry has entered the Tidy Towns Competition. Any body wishing to prepare for this can contact any member of the Association for details.
  •  Planning permission for the playground has been submitted to the Cork County Council. Again any contribution with time or money will be much apprecioated.

Shanagarry Clean-Ups will begin again starting from next Saturday 7th March at 10a.m. Meet at Fr. Troy Park. If any one can spare an hour to help get started on the clean-ups, your time and effort will greatly benefit the community.

The Community Association A.G.M. is on Tuesday the 3rd of March at 9 p.m. at the GAA Clubhouse. If anyone has any ideas, concerns or wishes to become a member of the Association you are very welcome.

St. Colman’s Football Club

Training Times 09 Season

Under 10 Wednesday 5pm to 6pm

Under 12 Saturday 10.45am to 11.45 am

Under 14 Wednesday 6pm to 7pm

Under 16 Saturday 12noon to 1pm

All new Players welcome

Please bring football boots, sports gear and a bottle of water.

Registration Night Tuesday 10th March 8.30pm



Shanagarry ICA meets on 2nd Monday of the month in the GAA Rooms in Shanagarry at 8.15pm. Next meeting 9th March. We have guest speakers on a wide range of topics and organise occasional classes and outings. Guests and new members are always welcome, why not come along some night.
Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club meets on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Garryvoe Hotel at 8pm. Next meeting on Monday 16th March. Lar Lynch of Lynch Garden Design, Leamlara will speak on garden design, including coastal planting, exotic plants and raised beds. Guests and new members always welcome. We have a varied and interesting programme planned for the year.



Further information about both groups from Rosalie Dunne


The Committee wishes to thank all who took part in our fundraising match last December, We raised €3,200 and a great day out was had by all.

Many thanks to the Players and their Sponsors and those of you who braved the cold to support the teams.

big thank you to the volunteers who helped out on the day, to Santa and to those who made and served refreshments to all. It was greatly appreciated.

Russell Rovers Juvenile Club

The Juvenile AGM was held on Friday 16th January, in St Colman’s Boxing Club in Shanagarr,y surrounded by years of boxing memorabilia. The Secretary, Ger Walsh, went through his comprehensive report for 2008, in which the overall concensus was that 2008 was a very successful year for the Rovers on and off the pitch.

This was followed by the Chairman, Seamus Kennefick’s report on the year just gone, where he thanked all the coaches, players and parents for their effort on and off the pitch, and asked for a renewed effort for the coming year with Russell Rovers seeking to reach even higher levels. The Treasurer, Paul Ruddy’s report was delivered and Paul answered any questions that were asked about the finances. Paul after giving three years service to the position stepped down. He has worked tirelessly for the Rovers, Paul has become a committee member and was thanked for all his work by the Chairman. A welcome to Adrian Quill who has stepped on board as Treasurer and John Maher as Pro of the Juvenile Club for the next year. Thanks to Des Gilsenan, outgoing PRO, for his work and commitment to the Rovers over the last number of years.

The Officers for the coming year are as follows

Chairman: Seamus Kennefick. Vice-Chairman: Padraig Finn, Secretary: Gerald Walsh, Treasurer: Adrian Quill, PRO: John Maher, Registrar:Tommy Whelehan: Club Children’s Liasion Officer: Sheila Beausang.

Committee: Dean Parker, Donal O’Brien, Adrian Walsh, Michael Barry, Clare Cullinane, Emer Mc Clean and David Cahill. The coaches of all the teams are also on the committee.

The Juvenile club would like to thank the outgoing officers and committee as well as the coaches for a successful and enjoyable year. We would also encourage more parents to get involved. There are many things that you can help with throughout the year. Contact any coach or committee member. Remember it is our children that are gaining. If you wish, you can contact PRO John Máher

We wish the new officers and committee the best of luck and hope that we have another enjoyable and successful year ahead.


It has been a very busy and successful time for the St. Colmans

We held our 25th Annual Boxing Tournament in The Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal on Friday the 6th of February 2009.

There was a huge crowd in attendance to witness some very exciting contests. Local lads Chris Ruddy, Aidan Beausang, Aaron Beausang and Tom Mc Grath were in action where they did themselves proud by putting on a great display of boxing. Well done lads.

Also in action on the night were Timmy Murrays underage warriors who also put on a great show. The future looks bright after seeing these young boys and girls in action.

The County Championships took place last week where Aaron Beausang, Kyle Kennefick. Stephen Power. Adam Curley, Jake K      , Adam Hickey and Barry Walsh all won county Titles.


If anyone wishes to enclose a note or information or be included on the Community Newsletter please do so by contacting Eleanor   eleanorruddy@gmail.com