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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Rory Smith of Cloonaghaboy, Swinford won €490
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 is in Sheepwalk on the  29th May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Under 16 League Division 4 Final

Well done to the players and management on reaching the Under 16 league final tonight (Tuesday) in Ballina. Unfortunately they came up against a very good team in Naomh Padraig but showed great spirit and determination.

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League

24th May 7pm Burrishoole v Swinford

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

Senior League

27th May 12pm Charlestown v Swinford Venue Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12 Spring League

28th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 14 League

31st May 7pm Swinford v Eastern Gaels

Under 10 Go Games

2nd June Parke v Swinford

Senior League

2nd June Swinford v Killala

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and The Kneafsey Family, Sweetwell won €513
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 is in Quinns on the  22nd May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Under 16 League

Congrats to our Under 16 team, defeating Eastern Gaels in the Under 16 League Div 4 semi final on a score of 4-11 to 3-12.
Well done to all involved.

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Under 14 Trip to Birmingham

On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League

17th May 7pm Aughamore v Swinford

Minor League

18th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 10 Go Games

19th May 11am Swinford v Balla

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

20th May 12pm Swinford v Louisburgh

Under 12 Spring League

21st May Aghamore v Swinford

Under16 League Final venue Ballina

22nd May Swinford v Naomh Padraig

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held at Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch and James Maloney of Kilkelly Road won €452
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 is in Moores on the  15th May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

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Under 14 Trip to Birmingham

On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Underage Perfomances

Our Under 14 and Under 16 teams have had two very good victories this week.

On Monday evening our Under 14 team won their Division 3 league outing against Achill at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Achill 5-3 Swinford 7-14

Tonight (Tuesday) our Under 16 won their Division 4 League Quarter Final at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Swinford 6-18 Erris St Patricks 3-4

Well done to all involved with both teams.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League

10th May 7pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford

10th May 7pm Claremorris v Swinford

Michael Walsh Intermediate League (Change of Date & Time)

11th May 7-30pm Ardnaree v Swinford

Under 8 Go Games

12th May 11am Balla v Swinford

Minor League

12th May 5pm Swinford v Kilmeena

Centenary Cup

13th May 11-30am Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 12 Spring League

14th May Swinford v Claremorris

Under 14 League

17th May 7pm Aughamore v Swinford

Minor League

18th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Junior Championship

19th May 5pm Swinford v Kiltimagh

Michael Walsh Intermediate

19th May 7pm Swinford v Louisburgh

Under 10 Go Games

19th May 11am Swinford v Balla

Under 12 Spring League

21st May Aghamore v Swinford

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

Swinford v Ballina

Senior League Div 4 Swinford v Ballina Match report

Swinford v Ballina
Swinford v Ballina

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon Swinford maintained their 100% record in Division 4. With manager Tom Byrne and trainer Billy McNicholas on holidays John Dunne stepped in with Shane Campbell to look after the team.

Both teams started off with a couple of wides and it wasn’t till the 8th minute that Michael Prendergast opened the scoring. Ballina equalised a few miniutes later but Michael Predergast added two more points, from long distance to open up a two point gap. After a couple of more wides from both teams, Mark Forkan put over a fine worked point. Ballina pulled one back from a free.

Swinford then took control before the break with points from Jack McDonnell, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell and a second from Jason to put Swinford six ahead. Just before the interval Ballina got their third.

Jason McLoughlin started off the second half as he finished the first with his third point. Again both teams were wayward with the shooting in this half as they shared a number of wides and Swinford dropped a number of balls short.

Ballina brought it back to five but this was as close as they got as Liam Moran added a free and points from play by Jack McDonnell and Liam. With just over ten minutes left Ballina got their fifth point but Swinford added points from Michael Walsh, Darren Campbell and Liam Moran.

Into the last five minutes Swinford led by ten points, Ballina pulled one back butthis was cancelled out by a point from Liam Moran. Ballina then added a free and a goal to bring the gap to 6 with three minutes remaining. Substitute Kevin Doyle and Conor Conway added points to leave it Swinford 0-18 Ballina 1-7.

It was a good afternoon work for Swinford with nine difference scorers and 0-15 from play.The defence was in top shape and a lot of blocks and tackles were put in to restrict Ballina to 1-7.

Next up is the Michael Walsh Intermediate League.

Thanks to John Dunne for stepping in today. I’m sure he will be in a similiar position on a full time basis in the future.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Aiden McLoughlin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Johnny Burke, Michael Walsh, James Sweeney, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell, Jack McDonnell. Subs Tom Horkan, Sean Prendergast, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Friel.

Scorers: Liam Moran 0-4, Michael Predergast, Jason McLoughlin,  0-3, Jack McDonnell, Darren Campbell 0-2, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Conor Conway 0-1

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and for the second week running Mick and Eileen of Lislackagh won €414.
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 is in Whitehouse on the  8th May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Francis Heeran Cup

This coming Saturday sees the Finals of Francis Heeran U8/U6 cup taking place 9.30 to 11am at the MUGA (tennis courts). There’ll be celebrations after as part of Mayo Day along with medal presentation from a Mayo player.

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Under 14 Trip to Birmingham
On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.
Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Thursday 3rd May 7pm

Under 14 Achill v Swinford at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 14 Swinford v Ballinrobe

Friday 4th May 7pm

Minor League Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Saturday 5th May 11am
Under 10 Go Games Swinford v Breaffy
Sunday 6th May 12pm
Senior League Swinford v Ballina
Monday 7th May 7pm
Under 12 Spring League Kiltimagh v Swinford
Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford
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Senior League Div 4 Westport v Swinford match report

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It was a lovely midday in Westport as we contested our second league game of the season.

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We got off to a good start with early points from James Devaney and Mark Forkan. Westport pulled one point back before Liam Moran got our third from a free. The kick out was won by Mark Forkan who fed James Devaney for his second of the game. Michael Prendergast added a fifth and after ten minutes we led by 0-2 to 0-5.

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Westport v Swinford

Westport got the next two scores to bring it back to 2 before Liam Moran kicked a fine point from play. The next ten minutes Westport took control and added three points to level the game with two minutes left in the half. Darren Campbell kicked two points before the interval to give is a two point lead 0-6 to 0-8.

Both teams started off the second half with wides before Michael Walsh and Michael Prendergast doubled our lead. Westport pulled one back before we took control of the game.

Two frees each from the boots of Liam Moran and Jason McLoughlin had us leading by double scores with seven minutes left. Complete dominance around the field had put us in that position.

The game was put beyond doubt by two scores from Darren Campbell, first he found the net and soon followed up with his third point. James Devaney added his third of the game before Westport added a point with the last kick of the game.

It finished a comprehensive win for Swinford by 0-8 to 1-16. The good start to the season has continued and we go into a home game against Ballina next weekend and an away trip to Tourmakeady the evening of the 12th May.

The work rate in the second half was exceptional, no westport player was allowed time to settle on the ball and this pressure resulted in huge turnovers. Our forwards then caused all sorts of trouble leading to frees and socres.

I know the official match report is Westport 0-9 Swinford 1-16 but I must have missed a Westport score……

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, James Lavin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Michael Walsh, Johnny Burke, Darren Campbell, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, James Sweeney, James Devaney. Subs Aiden McLoughlin

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Scorers: Darren Campbell 1-3, Liam Moran 0-4, James Devaney 0-3, Michael Prendergast, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh 0-1

Thanks to Kevin Quinn for the pictures

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Mick and Eileen of Lislackagh won €523. The winning envelope was sold in Liam Campbells.
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 is in Gateway Hotel on the  1st May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

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Table Quiz

There will be a GAA fundraising Quiz in The Sheepwalk Bar on Friday 27th April 9pm.

Under 14 Trip to Birmingham
On the weekend of the 7th- 9th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team haveorganised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.
Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)
Thursday 26th April 7pm
Under 14 League Achill v Swinford in Achill
Friday 27th April 7pm
Minor League Ballinrobe v Swinford
Saturday 28th April 11am
Under 8 Go Games Swinford v Kiltimagh
Sunday 29th April 12pm
Senior League Westport v Swinford
Monday 30th April 7pm
Under 12 Spring league Swinford v Breaffy
Saturday 5th May 12pm
Minor League Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore
Saturday 5th May
Senior League Tourmakeady v Swinford
Monday 7th May 7pm
Under 12 Spring League Kiltimagh v Swinford
Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford
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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians and Mary Regan of Tullinacurra €456.
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 is in Melletts on the  24th April. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Results

A very good week for the club with good wins for our Under 14, Under 16 and senior team and our minor team put in a great performance against Breaffy last night. Well done to all involved.

Our senior team defeated Ballaghaderreen in the Centenary Cup 2-9 to 2-8, both our Under 14 and Under 16 teams enjoyed wins against Burrishoole, under 14 winning 9-14 to 3-8 and under 16 winning 4-15 to 0-13. Our minor team put in a very good effort away to Breaffy losing 2-16 to 2-13.

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Table Quiz

There will be a GAA fundraising Quiz in The Sheepwalk Bar on Friday 27th April 9pm.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)
Thursday 19th April 7pm
Under 14 League Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Friday 20th April 7pm
Minor League Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford

Saturday 21st April 11am
Under 10 Go Games Balintubber v Swinford

Sunday 22nd April 4pm
Junior Championship Moy Davitts v Swinford

Monday 23rd April 7pm
Minor League Kilmeena v Swinford

Monday 23rd April 7pm
Under 12 Spring League Ballinrobe v Swinford
Tuesday 24th April 7pm
Under 16 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 26th April 7pm
Under 14 League Achill v Swinford in Achill
Saturday 28th April
Senior League Westport v Swinford

Saturday 5th May
Senior League Tourmakeady v Swinford

Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford
Centenary Cup

Centenary Cup Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

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Centenary Cup

Swinford defeated Ballaghaderreen tonight (Sat) in round 3 of the Centenary Cup to put them top of the group with Ballaghaderreen and Kiltimagh.

In a very good performance Swinford started the game well with a free from Liam Moran after the referee spotted foul play close to goal. Liam followed this up with a point from play before Ballaghaderreen got their opening score with a goal after ten minutes.

Swinford struck back with two frees from Liam Moran which put them in a lead that they never gave up. A wonderful ball from Michael Walsh cut the defence open to Darren Campbell who buried in the net to put Swinford ahead by 4. Ballagahderreen came back with three points and they will be kicking themselves with a number of wides.

Before the break Jason McLoughlin scored two points to put Swinford head by three as we thought. The referee corrected teh score to put it Swinford 1-6 Ballaghaderreen 1-4.

Five minutes into the second half Jason Mcloughlin shot low and hard into the net, followed up by a Liam Moran free put Swinford ahead by 6. Ballaghaderreen pulled one back before Swinford lost Michael Walsh to injury.

Another point from Jason McLoughlin kept it at 6 midway through the half. Ballaghaderren scored a point from play and then two free from frees to leave a goal between the teams entering the last two minutes.

On the 60th minute Liam Moran got a great point from play to give Swinford a bit of comfort as Ballaghaderreen came down the field and hit the back of the net.

Swinford held out in injury time to record a one point win and their 4th win in a row, taking in Centenary Cup, League and Championship. Winning is a great feeling.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Sean Prendergast, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Fergal Harte, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Tom Horkan, Darren Campbell. Subs James Sweeney, Aiden McLoughlin, James McNicholas

Scorers; Liam Moran 0-6, Jason McLoughlin 1-3, Darren Campbell 1-0

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and thanks to a generous sponsor Swinford Day Care Patient Fund is €485 better off. The winning envelope was sold in Whitehouse
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 is in Julians on the  17th April. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

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Table Quiz

There will be a GAA fundraising Quiz in The Sheepwalk Bar on Friday 27th April 9pm. (Note new date)

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)
Thursday 12th April 7pm
Under 14 League Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Friday 13th April 7pm
Minor League Breaffy v Swinford in Breaffy

Saturday 14th April 7pm
Centenary Cup Swinford v Ballaghadereen

Tuesday 17th April 7-45pm
Under 16 League Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Thursday 19th April 7pm
Under 14 League Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Friday 20th April 7pm
Minor League Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford

Saturday 21st April 7pm
Senior League Swinford v Killala
Tuesday 24th April 7pm
Under 16 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 26th April 7pm
Under 14 League Achill v Swinford in Achill
Saturday 28th April
Senior League Westport v Swinford

Saturday 5th May
Senior League Tourmakeady v Swinford

Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford