Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in the Melletts on 24th March and Eamon Howley and Shane McNulty won €1,011.00. The winning ticket was sold in the Sheepwalk. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in the Gateway Hotel on 31st March. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie  Since the inception of the draw over €33,000 has been given out in prize money and the Club has purchased much needed equipment for all our teams and are building a fund for future development of our facilities. None of this could have been done without the support of the entire community and this is greatly appreciated.  Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
Topaz Cash for Clubs
Topaz are running a promotion for all clubs at the moment giving the opportunity to win thousand of Euro for the Club. You can pick up a card and begin to collect stamps at Gavaghans Mace & Topaz. The Clubs registration code is 10431.
Awards Night
Swinford GAA will be holding its annual dinner dance and awards night in the Gateway Hotel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be provided by Galway band Fraggle Rock. Tickets are available from club officers.
Michael Walsh Cup
We had a very good win against Castlebar Mitchells on Friday 20th March in Castlebar on a score of 2-6 to 0-10. There is a full match report on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie. We then had to play Hollymount-Carramore on Sunday 22nd in Hollymount in the Quarter Final but this proved to be a tough task playing two games in such a short time and we lost 1-14 to 1-9.
Minor League
We were defeated by Knockmore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park on Sunday 22nd March in Round 2 of the minor league but hopefully we will rise again next Sunday 29th March away to Charlestown Sarsfields in Round 3 at 12pm.
Under 14 League
Swinford U14’s play their first league game on Thursday 26th March 6pm at Robert McCallion Memorial park against Aghamore. Details will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
Under 16 League
On Tuesday 31st March at 6pm our Under 16 team start their league campaign away to Naomh Padraig in Ballycastle. Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
County Board Draw
Swinford GAA Club have launched their club draw for 2015.  The annual subscription remains at €150.  The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;
1.       Club Membership – €20
2.       Entry to Swinford home League games
3.       County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and
4.       An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.
The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo again reach the All Ireland final in 2015.

Please contact any club officer as soon as  possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

Report from Castlebar Mitchels v Swinford

Tonight saw the final group game from Group 2 of the Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup to see who would join Westport in the Quarter Finals and play Hollymount-Carramore on Sunday.

I arrived five minutes into the game to witness Liam Moran put a penalty away for Swinford to lead by 2 goals.  Darren Campbell had scored an earlier goal to give us a lead that we did not give up for the remainder of the game.

Castlebar came back into the game and scored 3 points without reply, including one 45.  A great catch from Barry Brennan, playing at full forward, laid off to Kevin McShea who slotted the ball over the bar to give us a 4 point lead.

Shane Holleran then pulled off a great save in goal to send the ball for a 45 that was missed by Castlebar. Mitchels finished the half with a point from a free to leave the score at HT at Castlebar Mitchels 0-4 Swinford 2-1.

Management made two changes at the break bringing on Jack McDonnell for Darren Campbell and Jason Carney for Kevin Barry.

Kevin McShea extended our lead from a  free before Castlebar scored 2 frees. Kevin McShea pointed again to leave us still three points clear. Joe Kelly entered the game for Swinford before a ridiculous decision from the referee to give Conor Horan a black card. A situation where Conor was clearly fouled and the referee gave the decision the other way before showing the black card. Paul McNicholas entered the game and we came under sustained pressure from Castlebar. In the space of five minutes Mitchels scored three points to level the game but we showed great strength and maturity from there to the end of the game to outscore Castlebar by 3 points to 1.

A great team score by full back Fergal Harte and points by Jack McDonnell and Stephen Henry reinstated our 3 point lead. The last 5 minutes brought sustained pressure from Castlebar but they only got one point to leave us two points ahead at the end.

FT Castlebar Mitchels 0-10 Swinford 2-6

We now meet Hollymount-Carramore on Sunday at 12pm in Hollymount in the Quarter Final.

Swinford: Shane Holleran, James Lavin,  Fergal Harte, Kevin Barry, Aiden McLoughlin, Conor Horan, Danny McNicholas, Eoin Gallagher, Stephen Henry, Tom Howley, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, Darren Campbell, Barry Brennan, Michael Walsh.

Subs used: Jack McDonagh, Jason Carney, Joe Kelly, Paul McNicholas, Kevin McDonagh.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in the WhiteHouse on St. Patricks Day and Ger Ward of Doontas, Killasser won €1,003.00. The winning ticket was sold in Melletts Bar. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in Melletts on 24th March. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie  Since the inception of the draw over €30,000 has been given out in prize money and the Club has purchased much needed equipment for all our teams and are building a fund for future development of our facilities. None of this could have been done without the support of the entire community and this is greatly appreciated.  Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
Topaz Cash for Clubs
Topaz are running a promotion for all clubs at the moment giving the opportunity to win thousand of Euro for the Club. You can pick up a card and begin to collect stamps at Gavaghans Mace & Topaz. The Clubs registration code is 10431.
Awards Night
Swinford GAA will be holding its annual dinner dance and awards night in the Gateway Hotel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be provided by Galway band Fraggle Rock. Tickets are available from club officers.
Michael Walsh Cup
We play Castlebar Mitchells on Friday 20th March at 8pm in Castlebar and if we get a result we will be away to Hollymount in the quarter final on Sunday 22nd March at 12pm.  Full details will be on our facebook, twitter and website.
Minor League
Swinford minor team play Knockmore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park on Sunday 22nd March at 12pm in Round 2 of the minor league. Details will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. On Sunday 29th March we are away to Charlestown Sarsfields in Round 3 at 12pm.
Under 14 League
Swinford U14’s play their first league game on Thursday 26th March at Robert McCallion Memorial park against Aghamore. Details will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
Under 16 League
On Tuesday 31st March at 7pm our Under 16 team start their league campaign away to Cill Chomain. Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
County Board Draw
Swinford GAA Club have launched their club draw for 2015.  The annual subscription remains at €150.  The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;
1.       Club Membership – €20
2.       Entry to Swinford home League games
3.       County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and
4.       An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.
The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo again reach the All Ireland final in 2015.

Please contact any club officer as soon as  possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

Club League Fixtures

The League fixtures for the forthcoming season have been announced. These are subject to change depending on the success of the Mayo teams in the League and Championship.

The following are the fixtures for Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1C

Round 1 – 02-05-2015 (Sat) – 03-05-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Parke

Round 2 – 09-05-2015 (Sat) – 10-05-2015 (Sun)
Ballintubber V Swinford

Round 3 – 23-05-2015 (Sat) – 24-05-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Neale

Round 4 – 30-05-2015 (Sat) – 31-05-2015 (Sun)
Belmullet V Swinford
Round 5 – 04-07-2015 (Sat) – 05-07-2015 (Sun)
Louisburgh V Swinford

Round 6 – 25-07-2015 (Sat) – 26-07-2015 (Sun)
Bonniconlon V Swinford

Round 7 – 08-08-2015 (Sat) – 09-08-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Castlebar Mitchels Football

Round 8 – 15-08-2015 (Sat) – 16-08-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Lahardane McHales

Round 9 – 22-08-2015 (Sat) – 23-08-2015 (Sun)
Islandeady V Swinford
Round 10 – 12-09-2015 (Sat) – 13-09-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Mayo Gaels
Round 11 – 26-09-2015 (Sat) – 27-09-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Achill

The following are the fixtures for Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1E
Round 1 – 02-05-2015 (Sat) – 03-05-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Shrule

Round 2 – 09-05-2015 (Sat) – 10-05-2015 (Sun)
Aghamore V Swinford

Round 3 – 23-05-2015 (Sat) – 24-05-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Lacken

Round 4 – 30-05-2015 (Sat) – 31-05-2015 (Sun)
Ballina Stephenites V Swinford
Round 5 – 04-07-2015 (Sat) – 05-07-2015 (Sun)
Eastern Gaels V Swinford

Round 6 – 25-07-2015 (Sat) – 26-07-2015 (Sun)
Hollymount-Carramore V Swinford

Round 7 – 08-08-2015 (Sat) – 09-08-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Kilfian

Round 8 – 15-08-2015 (Sat) – 16-08-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Claremorris

Round 9 – 22-08-2015 (Sat) – 23-08-2015 (Sun)
Breaffy V Swinford
Round 10 – 12-09-2015 (Sat) – 13-09-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Kilmovee Shamrocks
Round 11 – 26-09-2015 (Sat) – 27-09-2015 (Sun)
Swinford V Ballycroy

Swinford GAA Weekly News

Morning

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Franks Place on Tuesday 10th March Jim McNicholas of Lagcurragh won €1,109.00. The winning ticket was sold in M P Morans store. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in The Whitehouse on St. Patricks Night. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie Since the inception of the draw over €30,000 has been given out in prize money and the Club has purchased much needed equipment for all our teams and are building a fund for future development of our facilities. None of this could have been done without the support of the entire community and this is greatly appreciated. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
Topaz Cash for Clubs
Topaz are running a promotion for all clubs at the moment giving the opportunity to win thousand of Euro for the Club. You can pick up a card and begin to collect stamps at Gavaghans Mace & Topaz. The Clubs registration code is 10431.

Awards Night

Swinford GAA will be holding its annual dinner dance and awards night in the Gateway Hotel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be provided by Galway band Fraggle Rock. Tickets are available from club officers.

Michael Walsh Cup

The date has been changed again for our final game in the Michael Walsh Cup, we will now be away to Castlebar Mitchells on Friday 20th March. Full details will be on our facebook, twitter and website.

Minor League

Swinford minor team are away to The Neale in the first round of the Minor League on Sunday 15th at 12pm in Cong and the following Sunday 22nd March we are home to Knockmore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park at 12pm in Round 2. Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
County Board Draw
Swinford GAA Club have launched their club draw for 2015. The annual subscription remains at €150. The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;

1. Club Membership – €20

2. Entry to Swinford home League games
3. County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and

4. An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.

The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo again reach the All Ireland final in 2015.
Please contact any club officer as soon as possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

GAA Committees:
We are looking for people to give up their time to help out on various committees within the club. At present there are vacancies on the Finance Committee and the Pitch Committee. If you are interested please contact a club officer.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Bolands on Tuesday 3rd March Kevin Nestor of Market Street won €1,003.00. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in Franks Place, Killasser on Tuesday 10th March at 9-00pm. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie Since the inception of the draw over €30,000 has been given out in prize money and the Club has purchased much needed equipment for all our teams and are building a fund for future development of our facilities. None of this could have been done without the support of the entire community and this is greatly appreciated. You can now but 3 envelopes for a €5. Please place the money in 1 envelope and the place of purchase will staple the 3 envelopes together.
Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup
Swinford defeated Parke on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-8 in round 2 of the Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup. We led for most of the way but a late comeback by Parke had them leading by a point going into the last five minutes before a late flurry of scores from Swinford including points from Paul McDonagh and Kevin Doyle and a late goal by Liam Moran sealed the win. We are away to Castlebar Mitchells in round 3 of the Cup on Sunday 8th March 11-30am in Castlebar. Any changes and match updates will be posted on our facebook and twitter pages.
Topaz Cash for Clubs

Topaz are running a promotion for all clubs at the moment giving the opportunity to win thousand of Euro for the Club. You can pick up a card and begin to collect stamps at Gavaghans Mace & Topaz. The Clubs registration code is 10431.
County Board Draw
Swinford GAA Club have launched their club draw for 2015. The annual subscription remains at €150. The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;

1. Club Membership – €20

2. Entry to Swinford home League games
3. County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and

4. An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.

The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo again reach the All Ireland final in 2015.

Please contact any club officer as soon as possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.
Douglas Kelly

PRO

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in the Sheepwalk on Tuesday 24th February Bob McCallion and Alice Roughneen won €1,007.00. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in Bolands on Tuesday 3rd March at 9-00pm. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie The club would like to thank all our sellers of tickets, the players for going out every weekend selling tickets and everyone in the community who purchased envelopes. Cheques for €250 will also be presented to the National Schools of Meelick and Midfield for the purchase of sport equipment. Your support is greatly appreciated.Michael Walsh Cup
Swinford were beaten by Westport St Patricks on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-5 in round 1 of the Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup. A late goal and a point from Westport did the  damage. We away to Parke in round 2 of the Cup on Sunday 1st March 11-30am in Parke. Any changes and match updates will be posted on our facebook and twitter pages.

County Board Development Draw
Swinford GAA Club have launched their club draw for 2015.  The annual subscription remains at €150.  The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;

1.       Club Membership – €20
2.       Entry to Swinford home League games
3.       County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and
4.       An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.
The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo again reach the All Ireland final in 2015.

Please contact any club officer as soon as  possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

GAA Feile 2014

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Its a bit late in been posted but here is a report on last Summers successful Feile tournament.

Swinford GAA would like to express our thanks to everyone who helped out at the U14 Feile particularly all the host families. We hope that lifelong friendships have been made with all from Warwickshire GAA.
The players and mentors arrived at Robert McCallion Memorial Park on Thursday evening and were met by the Swinford players and parents and were led into the grounds by the bag pipe playing of Eugene Henry. After some light refreshments the Warwickshire players all headed off with their host families.
The Feile tournament kicked off on Friday and both the Swinford and Warwickshire teams played two games in Ballaghaderren. Swinford were defeated by Dicksboro of Kilkenny and went then beaten in a tight game by St. Mary’s of Sligo. Warwickshire GAA were also defeated by Dicksboro but beat St. Mary’s in their second game. While these games were going on in Ballaghaderreen there was games played at Robert McCallion Memorial Park and Swinford Amenity Park involving teams from Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Derry, Dublin and Waterford.
Swinford GAA hosted a disco for both teams at Swinford Cultural Centre on Friday evening which was well attended and it appeared that all the children had great fun.
On Saturday morning Swinford played Warwickshire at Robert McCallion Memorial Park. Both teams were paraded around the pitch by Eugene Henry playing the bag pipes and the National anthem was sung by Francis McNicholas. It was a very good close game that Warwickshire came out successful 1-7 to 0-5. Following the game Swinford GAA Chairman made a presentation to the Warwickshire management and players. Both teams then went to Ballaghaderreen to play further games but both were unsuccessful in qualifying for the final day in Bekan. Swinford were defeated by a point after extra time against Ballyhaunis. Similar to Friday a number of games were also played at the two grounds in Swinford.
On Sunday morning all the good byes were said at Robert McCallion Memorial Park and the Warwickshire team spent a few hours at Enniscrone before their flight back to East Midlands airport.
Swinford GAA Chairman Shane Campbell said on the Thursday evening that the weekend was about the three F’s Fun, Friendship and Football and these words were repeated on Sunday morning by Noel McMenamon of Warwickshire GAA.
Swinford GAA would like to thank all the U14 players who conducted themselves very well over the entire weekend. They are a credit to their families and to the club and town.

 

 

Club Development Draw

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Swinford GAA Club have launched their club draw for 2015.  The annual subscription remains at €150.  The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;
1.       Club Membership – €20
2.       Entry to Swinford home League games
3.       County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and
4.       An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.
The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo again reach the All Ireland final in 2015.

Please contact any club officer as soon as  possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Quinns on Tuesday 17th February Philomena Quinn of Kilbride, Swinford won €1,076.00. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in the Sheepwalk on Tuesday 24th February at 9-00pm. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie The club would like to thank all our sellers of tickets, the players for going out every weekend selling tickets and everyone in the community who purchased envelopes. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Next week the club will be sharing its half of the draw with the National Schools of Meelick and Midfield.

Swinford play Westport St. Patricks on Friday evening at 8pm in Bekan at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in the Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup and the following weekend we are away to Parke on Sunday 1st March 11-30am in Parke. Updates will be posted on our facebook and twitter pages.