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Our Lady’s Boys Club, a brief history

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When OLBC was founded in 1940, the Government provided no out of school education for young people. There was a great need for social and recreational facilities. Such activity was virtually non-existent in the working class areas of Bohermore, Shantalla, The Claddagh, and ‘The West’. The critical core of the club was (and is) its generic youth club which met (and still meets) several evenings a week. The primary aim in those days was to show the boys ways and means of securing their own destiny.

Our Lady’s Boys Club

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Our photograph today is of a 1950s soccer team representing Our Lady’s Boys Club, taken in Terryland where facilities were quite primitive at the time and, as you can see, the preferred mode of transport apart from shank’s mare was cycling. The team is, back row, left to right: Patsy Burke, Richie O’Connor, Brod Long, Brendan Dowling, Paddy Power, Tommy Carr, Paddy Beatty. In front are Danny Collins, Billy Carr, John Rushe, Steve Mannion, Gus O’Connor, and Barney Birkett.

Six years on and still no solution for The Neale flooding

Members of Claremorris Electoral Area Committee have demanded answers to when a solution will be in place to make sure that 2006 floods that effected The Neale does not happen again.

Councillors concerned over funding for Shrule scheme

A number of councillors from the Ballinrobe Electoral Area expressed their concern as to where the tendering was for the Shrule village enhancement scheme in case the scheme lost out on Leader funding.

€80,000 needed to complete Claremorris car park

At a recent Claremorris electoral area committee meeting Independent councillor Richard Finn put forward a notice of motion that Mayo County Council provide funding in 2011 to have the car park at the playground in Claremorris tarmacadamed.

Fears for the future of Ballinrobe council jobs

Fears for the future of the Ballinrobe council office were expressed at a meeting of the Claremorris electoral area committee this week, depending on the level of regional road grants which are allocated to the area.

Council deny existence of €22m bank account

Claims that Mayo County Council are sitting on €22 million worth of unspent development levies in a bank account have been rejected by a senior council official this week.

Civic amenity site for C’morris

Claremorris is in line for a civic amenity centre where the public can bring recyclable goods but not domestic waste.

Council admit 13-accident Claremorris junction is unsafe

There are 24 lights lighting up a bridge on the N17 outside Claremorris yet there is no illumination at a dangerous junction just metres away which has been the site of 13 accidents. And there is no way to make the junction safe, local councillors were told this week.

Road sweeping rota for Castlebar

Director of Services for Mayo County Council and Castlebar town manager Seamus Granahan gave an undertaking to draw up a rota system for road sweeping between the two authorities following heavy criticism from a number of councillors in relation to the sweeping of the streets in the town.

 

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