Louisburgh v Swinford

A game that started so well and promised as much at half time concluded with a second half that left a lot to be looked at over the next few weeks.

A yellow weather warning from the Met office saw Reek Sunday called off but still many thousands climbing the holy mountain as we took the road West to Louisburgh.

The pitch was heavy with the rain fall which came down as the game started but we got off to a great start with a goal from James Devaney in the first minute which was quickly followed by a point from Johnny Burke.

Louisburgh replied with two points before Liam Moran got a point to leaveus leading by 0-2 to 1-2 after seven minutes. Over the next ten minutes Louisburgh scored three points including two frees to level the game.

Jack McDonnell then scored two points one from a free and the other a lovely kick from out on the left sideline from a tight angle to put us two ahead. A strong run down the middle from Eoin Gallagher led to a second goal from James Devaney with a tap in the square.

Before half time a Louisburgh point separated frees from Liam Moran and Jack McDonnell to leave us leading by 0-6 to 2-6 at the break.

They talk of games of two haves and this was certainly one of those as Louisburgh took complete control after the break and within eleven minutes the game was level as Louisburgh scored a goal and three points . Unfortunately they went on to score the next four points which has to be said included two very soft frees. One of which saw Eoin Gallagher pulled down as he entered the last third of the pitch to no whistle and a quick break by the home team stopped by a fine block from Ryan Convey only to end with a very soft free awarded by Eamom McAndrew to the home team.

Our only score in the second half came from an injury time score from substitute James Sweeney. Despite from last minute pressure on the Louisburgh goal all came to nothing as the referee gave another soft free out.

A second half performance that has left a lot for management to consider in the coming weeks has left our season tinkering on the edge. There is still plenty to play for in this division but there cannot be any more second half perfomances like this.

Swinford: Ryan Convey, Jason Carney, Mark Forkan, Fergal Harte, Liam Moran, Paul McDonagh, Kevin Doyle, Eoin Gallagher, Joe Kelly, Tom Horkan, John Carney, Johnny Burke, James Devaney, Michael Walsh, Jack McDonnell. Subs: James Sweeney, Kevin McShea

Scorers: James Devaney 2-0. Jack McDonnell 0-3, Liam Moran 0-2, Johnny Burke, James Sweeney 0-1

 

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Bolands 21st July and Liam Doyle of Tower Hardware won €805. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks. Next draw in Heaneys on 28th July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Senior League Div 1C
Sunday 26th July 12pm Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Under 12
Group B – Monday 27th July 7pm Swinford v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Group H – Monday 27th July 7pm Kilmovee v Swinford in Kilmovee

East Mayo Junior Championship
Tuesday 28th July 7-30pm Swinford v Ballagahderreen at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

East Mayo Under 14
Thursday 30th July 7pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford in Ballyhaunis

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

Senior League Divison 1C
We have a tough away trip to Louisburgh next Sunday, like ourselves Louisburgh have only been beaten once this season and are going well in the Division.

Vodafone Swinford
Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.

Club Meeting
Apologies for the short notice.

There will be a Club meeting at 7pm this Friday 24th July in the gateway Hotel. With Siamsa and the All Ireland Quarter Final coming up it has been decided to hold the meeting this Friday. It should only be a short meeting.

Phil Coulter to play Swinford Church this Friday, the 31st.
There is huge interest in the performance of world renowned Composer, Producer and Performer Phil Coulter in Swinford this Friday.
He is performing as part of the ‘Siamsa Seipeil’ festival and will be accompanied by special guest vocalist Geraldine Brannigan in what promises to be a very entertaining night.

Buy your tickets now for an evening in the company of Phil Coulter in the wonderful venue that is Swinford Church.

A treat for the true music fan.

You can buy tickets from swinfordgaa.ie, from O’Connells pharmacy, the Gateway Hotel & Melletts Newsagents. Or Call Mick at 0876837564.
Buy as quick as you can to avoid disappointment.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50-50-draw (Duplicate)
50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Horkans on 14th July and Kevin Doyle of Tower Hardward won €839. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks. Next draw in Bolands on 21st July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
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Upcoming Fixtures:

Minor Summer League
Friday 17th July 7pm Cill Chomain v Swinford in Cill Chomain

Under 16
Saturday 18th July 12-30pm Erris St. Pats v Swinford in Kiltane


Under 16
Tuesday 21st July 7pm Swinford v Ballinrobe

Senior League Div 1C
Sunday 26th July 12pm Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

Senior League Divison 1C
On Saturday 11th we had a good victory over Bonniconlon maintained our challenge in Division 1C on a score of 0-12 to 1-11. Full match report available at Swinford GAA

Breaffy House Hotel Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1C

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Islandeady 6 5 0 1 88 67 21 10
Swinford 5 4 0 1 74 53 21 8
CLG ACLA 5 4 0 1 63 48 15 8
The Neale 5 3 0 2 76 64 12 6
B�al an Mhuirthead 5 3 0 2 61 53 8 6
Castlebar Mitchels 5 3 0 2 66 61 5 6
Louisburgh 5 2 2 1 61 58 3 6
Mayo Gaels 5 2 0 3 69 76 -7 4
Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 6 1 1 4 70 80 -10 3
Lahardane MacHales 4 1 1 2 34 48 -14 3
Bonniconlon 6 1 0 5 54 74 -20 2
Ballintubber G.A.A. Club 5 0 0 5 47 81 -34 0

Senior League Division 1E
On Sunday 12th we suffered a defeat away to Hollymount-Carramore by 2-10 to 1-5. Halfway through the season we are sitting mid table but still with a good chance of pushing for promotion.

Breaffy House Hotel Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1E

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Kilfian 6 5 0 1 120 89 31 10
Breaffy 6 4 1 1 101 63 38 9
Eastern Gaels 6 4 0 2 93 58 35 8
Aghamore Gaa 5 4 0 1 73 58 15 8
Ballina Stephenites 6 3 0 3 117 89 28 6
Swinford 6 3 0 3 68 72 -4 6
Claremorris 6 3 0 3 84 100 -16 6
Ballycroy 6 2 0 4 77 103 -26 4
Hollymount-Carramore 5 2 0 3 76 84 -8 4
Kilmovee Shamrocks 5 1 1 3 56 80 -24 3
Hollymount-Carramore 1 1 0 0 26 19 7 2
Shrule/Glencorrib 6 1 0 5 62 93 -31 2
Lacken 6 1 0 5 52 97 -45 2

Vodafone Swinford
Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.

Phil Coulter to play Swinford Church – Friday July 31st
The world renowned Composer, Producer and Performer Phil Coulter will play Swinford Church this August Bank Holiday weekend.
He will be accompanied by special guest vocalist Geraldine Brannigan in what promises to be a very entertaining night.
He is  performing as part of the ‘Siamsa Seipeil’ festival and follows in the footsteps of Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon and Frankie Gavin.
Swinford Church is a wonderful venue and this is a wonderful opportunity for the true music fan.
You can buy tickets here, from O’Connells pharmacy, the Gateway Hotel & Melletts Newsagents. Or Call Mick at 0876837564.
Tickets will sell quickly, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Bonniconlon v Swinford 11th July 2015

We maintained our good start to the league campaign with a hard fought win away to Bonniconlon on what was a cold July evening. Unfortunately the game was marred by a nasty injury to Barry Brennan mid way through the second half.  We wish Barry a speedy recovery.

Bonniconlon got the first score of the game after two minutes with a soft free. After that both teams missed a load of chances and the next score didn’t come until the 17th minute when a scramble in the Bonniconlon goalmouth led to a goal by Barry Brennan. Another free led to Bonniconlon second score when our defence overcarried the ball.

Jack McDonnell then led the way with three points though the last one did look as if it had gone to the left of the post and wide. Thankfully it is the referee view that counts and he gave the point. Bonniconlon then score two points to leave the game at half time 0-4 to 1-3.

In the opening 8 minutes of the second half we took control of the game with a point from Liam Moran and three more from Jack McDonnell. The highlight been a free from the sideline out on the left by Jack. The game then swung the way of the home team and they rattled off 5 points to leave just a point between the teams midway through the half.

At this stage Barry Brennan picked up his injury and the game was held up for a few minutes as he was stretchered off the pitch. Our physio Brian Galvin was on hand to skilfully deal with the situation. Kevin McShea came on for Barry.

The team rallied and through Jack McDonnell and James Devaney we went three points ahead. Yet again Bonniconlon came back at us and scored the next three points to level the game as we entered injury time.

We then showed strong resolve and to fine scores by Jack McDonnell and Kevin McShea saw us take the two points and a final score of Bonniconlon 0-12 Swinford 1-11.

Never an easy place to go through Bonniconlon are much better then their current league position shows we showed will power to win the game and maintain our second place in the divison. Next up in another road trip to Louisburgh on the 26th July.

Swinford: Ryan Convey, Jason Carney, Paul McDonagh, Paul McNicholas, Liam Moran, Mark Forkan, Kevin Doyle, Eoin Gallagher, Joe Kelly, Tom Horkan, John Carney, James Sweeney, James Devaney, Barry Brennan, Jack McDonnell. Subs: Johnny Burke, Kevin McShea.

Scorers: Jack McDonnell 0-8, Barry Brennan 1-0, James Devaney, Liam Moran, Kevin McShea 0-1 each.

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Islandeady 6 5 0 1 88 67 21 10
Swinford 5 4 0 1 74 53 21 8
CLG ACLA 5 4 0 1 63 48 15 8
The Neale 5 3 0 2 76 64 12 6
Béal an Mhuirthead 5 3 0 2 61 53 8 6
Castlebar Mitchels 5 3 0 2 66 61 5 6
Louisburgh 5 2 2 1 61 58 3 6
Mayo Gaels 5 2 0 3 69 76 -7 4
Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 6 1 1 4 70 80 -10 3
Lahardane MacHales 4 1 1 2 34 48 -14 3
Bonniconlon 6 1 0 5 54 74 -20 2
Ballintubber G.A.A. Club 5 0 0 5 47 81 -34 0
Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1C

 

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Sheepwalk on 7th July and Ruadhan Lyne & Rachel Halligan c/o Fiona Murtagh Halligan won €835. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks. Next draw in Horkans on 14th July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Connacht Final Tickets:

Any member who requires tickets for the Connacht Final please contact a Club officer by Saturday 11th July.
We have been advised by the county board that there is no guarantee of preference or location within Hyde Park can be given. Seated tickets are very limited. Terrace tickets are also available through SuperValu, Centra and tickets.ie

Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 9th July 19-00 Hollymount/Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

Minor Summer League
Friday 10th July 19-00 Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Under 8
Saturday 11th July 11-00 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at the Amenity Park

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 11th July 18-30 Bonniconlon v Swinford in Bonniconlon

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 12th July 13-00 Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Carramore

Under 16 Championship
Sunday 12th July 12-00 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at the Amenity Park

Under 14 Championship
Sunday 12th July 12-00 Swinford v Claremorris at the Amenity Park

Under 12
Monday 13th July 7pm Swinford v Davitts
Monday 13th July 7pm Swinford v Balla

Under 16
Tuesday 14th July 7pm Erris St. Pats v Swinford in Erris

Minor Summer League
Friday 17th July 7pm Cill Chomain v Swinford in Cill Chomain

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

Senior League Divison 1C

We have a very important league game this Saturday away to Bonniconlon. We are currently lying second in the table behind Islandeady who this weekend face away game to The Neale. Game is at 6-30pm in Bonniconlon.

Breaffy House Hotel Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1C

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Islandeady 5 4 0 1 75 55 20 8
Swinford 4 3 0 1 60 41 19 6
Castlebar Mitchels 4 3 0 1 60 46 14 6
The Neale 4 3 0 1 64 51 13 6
CLG ACLA 4 3 0 1 52 39 13 6
B�al an Mhuirthead 5 3 0 2 61 53 8 6
Louisburgh 4 1 2 1 46 52 -6 4
Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 5 1 1 3 61 69 -8 3
Lahardane MacHales 4 1 1 2 34 48 -14 3
Mayo Gaels 4 1 0 3 55 67 -12 2
Bonniconlon 5 1 0 4 42 60 -18 2
Ballintubber G.A.A. Club 4 0 0 4 38 67 -29 0

 

All Ireland Club Football Sevens:
We have been invited to take  part in the 2015 All Ireland Club Football sevens hosted by St. Judes GAA Club, Templeogue in September. More details will follow at a later date.

Vodafone Swinford
Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.

Upcoming Fixtures: week 6th July

Under 12
Monday 6th July 18-30 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore
Monday 6th July 18-30 Ballaghaderreen v Swinford in Ballagahderreen

Under 16
Tuesday 7th July 19-00 Erris St. Pats v Swinford in Bangor Erris

Canon Henry Quarter Final
Tuesday 7th July 20-00 Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 9th July 19-00 Hollymount/Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

Minor Summer League
Friday 10th July 19-00 Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Under 8
Saturday 11th July 11-00 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 11th July 18-30 Bonniconlon v Swinford in Bonniconlon

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 12th July 13-00 Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

Under 16 Championship
Sunday 12th July 12-00 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 14 Championship
Sunday 12th July 12-00 Swinford v Claremorris at the Amenity Park
Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

Junior Championship Swinford v Kilfian

It would appear that most GAA supporters stayed at home to watch the Munster Final then venture to Swinford Amenity Park for a game not rich in football but highly enjoyable all the same.

Swinford entered the game needing a win to avoid a relegation play off whislt a draw would do Kilfian.

Kilfian started the game the stronger and were leading by 1-1 after ten minutes. The goal came from a line ball kicked in a round the box that was not dealt with and was fisted to the back of the net.

Points from Jason McLoughlin and a free from Kevin McDonagh kept us in touch but they were soon canceled out by two points for Kilfian to maintain a four point lead.

Two frees from the reliable boot of Kevin McDonagh kept is in touch before Kilfian got another point before the break.

We started off the second half very strongly and we were soon level with a fine goal from Jason McLoughlin. Kevin McDonagh soon added a point from the  deadball. A great save from Sean Kavanagh kept our slender lead which was soon extended by a great point from Kevin McDonagh which involved a sweeping move up the field.

Kilfian got  their first score of the second half to bring it back to a one point game before Jason McLoughlin got his second point of the game. After 15 minutes we were leading 1-7 to 1-5 and in control of the  game.

Unfortunately we failed to score for the remainder of the game and Kilfian scored five points to win by 1-10 to 1-7. Matters could have been worse but for another five save by Sean Kavanagh.

We now go to a relegation play off in the coming weeks. The move up to Junior A was very hard this year as we were drawn in a tough group and the loss of a number of players did not help.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, John Gerard Kelly, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Aiden McLoughlin, Cillian O’Donnell, Pearse Walsh, James Lavin, Kevin McDonagh, Mark McNicholas, Jason  McLoughlin, Paddy Ward, Johnnie Pidgeon, Andy Lenehan, Shane Julian. Subs: Pearse Rowley, Aaron Kinsella, Eamon Dunleavy.

Scorers: Jason McLoughlin 1-2, Kevin McDonagh 0-5

U14 & U16 & Minor Championship

Next week sees the beginning of the U16 Championship, we are drawn in section 2 of D Championship with Erris St. Pats, Ballinrobe and Ballaghaderreen.

We start on Tuesday 7th with an away trip to Erris St. Pats, followed by a home game against Ballaghaderreen on Sunday 12th and a home game against Ballinrobe on Tuesday 21st July.

The minor championship does not start until Tuesday 4th August and we are in section 1 of the B Championship with Knockmore, Ballintubber and Kiltimagh.

First up is an away trip to Knockmore, followed by home games on Sundays 9th and 16th August against Ballintubber and Kiltimagh.

The minor summer league has also started with a defeat to Crossmolina. The team must still play Kiltimagh (a)onFriday 10th July and Cill Chomain (a) on Friday 17th July.

The U14 Championship has started with a home win against Islandeady and an away defeat to Cill Chomain. Up next is an away trip to Hollymount on Thursday 9th and a home game against Claremorris on Sunday 12th July.

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and our website. Best of luck to all the players and management.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50-50-draw (Duplicate)

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Quinns on 30th June and Vincent Callaghan of Tullinacurra, Swinford won €802. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks. Next draw in Sheepwalk on 7th July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

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Development Work
Work has commenced on the Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch to keep it in tip top shape for the remainder of the season. This work could not be carried out without the support of the entire community through the 50/50 draw and other fundraising. Thanks to everybody. Thanks also to the Amenity Park for facilitating us during this work.

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Upcoming Fixtures: Note some changes to date and venue:

Minor Summer League
Thursday 2nd 20-00 Swinford v Crossmolina at the Amenity Park

Under 10
Saturday 4th July 11-30 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at the Amenity Park

Junior Championship
Sunday 5th July 14-00 Swinford v Kilfian at the Amenity Park

Under 12
Monday 6th July 18-30 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore
Monday 6th July 18-30 Ballaghaderreen v Swinford in Ballagahderreen

Under 16
Tuesday 7th July To be scheduled

Canon Henry Quarter Final
Wednesday 8th July 20-00 Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 9th July 19-00 Hollymount/Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

Minor Summer League
Friday 10th July 19-00 Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Under 8
Saturday 11th July 11-00 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at the Amenity Park

Senior League Division 1E
Saturday 11th July 18-00 Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

Senior League Division 1C
Sunday 12th July 13-00 Bonniconlon v Swinford in Bonniconlon

Under 14 Championship
Sunday 12th July 14-00 Swinford v Claremorris at the Amenity Park

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

County Board Development Draw

The first draw of the 2015 Mayo GAA Development draw took place last Thursday June 25th. We had one winner in the draw, KevinGreally of Athlone via Rathscanlon. Full results are here: http://www.mayogaa.com/news/362103/2015_Club_Development_Draw_No_1

Vodafone Swinford

We have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.

All Ireland Club Football Sevens:

We have been invited to take  part in the 2015 All Ireland Club Football sevens hosted by St. Judes GAA Club, Templeogue in September. More details will follow at a later date.


Under 14 Championship
Swinford have got off to a mixed start in this years Championship with a fine home win against Isleadeady last week followed by a defeat on the road to Cill Chomain. We have two games coming up in the next ten days away to Hollymount-Carramore and home to Claremorris.

U14 Championship 4 – Group B

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Hollymount-Carramore 2 2 0 0 72 21 51 4
Cill Chomain 3 2 0 1 45 75 -30 4
Swinford 2 1 0 1 63 53 10 2
Claremorris 1 0 0 1 17 19 -2 0
Islandeady 2 0 0 2 48 77 -29 0


Intermediate Championship Hollymount v Swinford
We were defeated by 2 point in Hollymount on Saturday evening and we depart the Intermediate Championship on score difference of 1 point to Burrishoole.  Unfortunately I was unable to attend so there is no report this week.

Egan Jewellers Mayo G.A.A. Intermediate Football Championship – Group 3

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Hollymount-Carramore 3 3 0 0 54 27 27 6
Burrishoole 3 1 0 2 42 41 1 2
Swinford 3 1 0 2 40 40 0 2
Tuar Mhic �adaigh 3 1 0 2 28 56 -28 2

Upcoming Fixtures: Week 29th June

Under 12
Monday 29th June 19-00 Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford
Monday 29th June 19-00 Swinford v Hollymount in Swinford Amenity Park

Minor Summer League
Friday 3rd July 20-00 Swinford v Crossmolina in Swinford Amenity Park

Under 10
Saturday 4th July 11-30 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen in Swinford Amenity Park

Junior Championship
Sunday 5th July 14-00 Swinford v Kilfian at Swinford Amenity Park

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie