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

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50-50-draw (Duplicate)

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Julians on 23rd June and Mary Quinn of Deerpark, Swinford won €880. 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 Quinns on 30th June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5. Work will commence on the football pitch on Monday 22nd June to improve the playing surface. As a result the pitch will be closed for a few weeks.

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.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 14 Championship
25th June 19-00 Cill Chomain v Swinford in Cill Chomain

Under 8
Saturday 27th June 11-00 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

Intermediate Championship
Saturday 27th June 18-30 Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

Under 12
Monday 29th June 18-30 Swinford v Hollymount

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 2nd July 19-00 Swinfordv Claremorris.

Minor Summer League
Friday 3rd July 19-00 Swinford v Crossmolina

Under 8
Saturday 27th June 11-00 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

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

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

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

Under 14 Championship
Swinford got off to a great start in this years Championship with a fine home win against Isleadeady on a scoreline of Swinford 12-16 Islandeady 6-10.

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Intermediate Championship Swinford v Tuar Mhic Eadaigh
We were entertained to a fine game of football on Saturday evening last at Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch.  It took us some time to get going but when we did we played some beautiful football.
The first 18 minutes was all Tourmakeady as they played with the strong wind. After 8 minutes they were three points to nil up with scores from Donal Breathnach, a great sideline ball from Caoimhin O’Dolain and Stiofan Stundun while Swinford had three wides. Tourmakeady soon had doubled their lead with a point from Brian O’Neachtain and a free from O’Dolain and a 45 from Brian O hEanachain.
There was 18 minutes gone before Swinford got a score from Jack McDonnell but this was soon followed by two more with a fine point from Kevin McShea and one from Tom Horkan. Then came the crucial point of the half as Joe Kelly was adjudged to have fouled a Tourmakeady forward in the box and a penalty was awarded by referee Garryowen McMahon. Swinford goalkeeper, Ryan Convey making his Championship debut made a great save. O Neachtain added a fisted point minutes later to leave Tourmakeady 4 ahead. Swinford added two points before the break with one from Jack McDonnell off the crossbar and one from Eoin Gallagher, which stemmed from great work by McDonnell dropping deep to collect the ball and feeding Gallagher.
Just before the whistle Tourmakeady had a great chance to extend their lead with a goal chance went just wide of the post. With only two points in it at half time and a strong wind in their favour Swinford were in a graet position.
Swinford made one change at the break with Michael Walsh coming in for Kevin McShea. From the throw in Swinford won the ball and Stephen Henry got his hands on it and scored his first point of the game. Brendan de Phriondargaist soon restored Tourmakeady lead but Swinford then took control of the game. Barry Brennan won a free after been fouled by O hEanachain which was kicked over by Jack McDonnell and the game was soon level with a great point by Stephen Henry from 40 yards out.
John Carney was introduced for Barry Brennan after 9 minutes. Within 2 minutes Swinford were three ahead with points from Stephen Henry, Eoin Gallagher and John Carney. The pick of the three coming from Gallagher after a quick lineball from James Devaney.
The game was over as a contest on 13 minutes when James Devaney finished to the back of the net following some good work from Stephen Henry. The game entered a quiet phase and Jack McDonnell added another point before O Dolain got a consolation point for Tourmakeady after 25 minutes. Swinford finished the game with points for John Carney and Jack McDonnell.
Swinford started nervously but when they got started they played some nice football with only 1 of their total of 1-14 coming from the deadball. Stephen Henry really got a grip of the game in the second half and while scoring 3 points set up a few more scores.
As Hollymount beat Burrishoole 1-12 to 1-8 we must get a better result in the last weekend of fixtures then  Burrishoole to progress to the quarter finals. The Hollymount-Carramore game is fixed for next Saturday at 6-30 in Hollymount.
Hard to pick out Swinford best players as there were many but the midfield pair of Eoin Gallagher and Joe Kelly dominated, the half back line cleaned up a lot of ball and in the forwards Jack McDonnell and Stephen Henry led the way while Ryan Convey controlled his area very well, dealt with any high balls and saved the penalty very well.
Egan Jewellers Mayo G.A.A. Intermediate Football Championship – Group 3

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Hollymount-Carramore 2 2 0 0 39 14 25 4
Burrishoole 2 1 0 1 27 25 2 2
Swinford 2 1 0 1 27 25 2 2
Tuar Mhic �adaigh 2 0 0 2 12 41 -29 0

Upcoming Fixtures: Week 22nd June 2015

Upcoming Fixtures:
Under 12
Monday 22nd June 19-00 Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Under 14
Thursday 25th June 19-00 Cill Chomain v Swinford in Cill Chomain
Under 8
Saturday 27th June 11-30 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore
Intermediate Championship
Saturday 27th June 18-30 Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount
Any changes will be posted on facebook,twitter and our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

Intermediate Championship Round 2 Swinford v Tuar Mhic Eadaigh

We were entertained to a fine game of football this Saturday evening at Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch.  It took the home team some time to get going but when they did they played some beautiful football.

The first 18 minutes was all Tourmakeady as they played with the strong wind. After 8 minutes they were three points to nil up with scores from Donal Breathnach, a great sideline ball from Caoimhin O’Dolain and Stiofan Stundun while Swinford had three wides. Tourmakeady soon had doubled their lead with a point from Brian O’Neachtain and a free from O’Dolain and a 45 from Brian O hEanachain.

There was 18 minutes gone before Swinford got a score from Jack McDonnell but this was soon followed by two more with a fine point from Kevin McShea and one from Tom Horkan. Then came the crucial point of the half as Joe Kelly was adjudged to have fouled a Tourmakeady forward in the box and a penalty was awarded by referee Garryowen McMahon. Swinford goalkeeper, Ryan Convey making his Championship debut made a great save. O Neachtain added a fisted point minutes later to leave Tourmakeady 4 ahead. Swinford added two points before the break with one from Jack McDonnell off the crossbar and one from Eoin Gallagher, which stemmed from great work by McDonnell dropping deep to collect the ball and feeding Gallagher.

Just before the whistle Tourmakeady had a great chance to extend their lead when a goal chance went just wide of the post. With only two points in it at half time and a strong wind in their favour Swinford were in a graet position.

Swinford made one change at the break with Michael Walsh coming in for Kevin McShea. From the throw in Swinford won the ball and Stephen Henry got his hands on it and scored his first point of the game. Brendan de Phriondargaist soon restored Tourmakeady lead but Swinford then took control of the game. Barry Brennan won a free after been fouled by O hEanachain which was kicked over by Jack McDonnell and the game was soon level with a great point by Stephen Henry from 40 yards out.

John Carney was introduced for Barry Brennan after 9 minutes. Within 2 minutes Swinford were three ahead with points from Stephen Henry, Eoin Gallagher and John Carney. The pick of the three coming from Gallagher after a quick lineball from James Devaney.

The game was over as a contest on 13 minutes when James Devaney finished to the back of the net following some good work from Stephen Henry. The game entered a quiet phase and Jack McDonnell added another point before O Dolain got a consolation point for Tourmakeady after 25 minutes. Swinford finished the game with points for John Carney and Jack McDonnell.

Swinford started nervously but when they got started they played some nice football with only 1 of their total of 1-14 coming from the deadball. Stephen Henry really got a grip of the game in the second half and while scoring 3 points set up a few more scores.

As Hollymount beat Burrishoole 1-12 to 1-8 we must get a better result in the last weekend of fixtures then  Burrishoole to progress to the quarter finals. The Hollymount-Carramore game is fixed for next Saturday at 6-30 in Hollymount.

Hard to pick out Swinford best players as they had many but the midfield pair of Eoin Gallagher and Joe Kelly dominated, the half back line cleaned up a lot of ball and in the forwards Jack McDonnell and Stephen Henry led the way while Ryan Convey controlled his area very well, dealt with any high balls and saved the penalty very well.

Swinford: Ryan Convey, Jason Carney, Mary Forkan, Paul McNicholas, Fergal Harte, Dermot Keane, Liam Moran, Eoin Gallagher (c), Joe Kelly, Stephen Henry, Kevin McShea, Tom Horkan, Jack McDonnell, Barry Brennan, James Devaney. Subs used: Michael Walsh, John Carney, Darren Campbell, Paul McDonagh.

Scorers: McDonnell 0-5, Devaney 1-0, Henry 0-3, Gallagher 0-2, Carney 0-2, McShea 0-1, Horkan 0-1.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50-50-draw (Duplicate)

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Moores on 16th June and Shannon & Niamh Lavin c/o of Nicola Lavin of Castlebawn, Swinford won €726. 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. Draw Envelopes are also available in all business premises for the next draw in Julians on 23rd June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5. Work will commence on the football pitch on Monday 22nd June to improve the playing surface. As a result the pitch will be closed for a few weeks.

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Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 18th June 19-00 Swinford v Islandeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 10
Saturday 20th June 11-30 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

Intermediate Championship
Saturday 20th June 18-30 Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 25th June 19-00 Cill Chomain v Swinford in Kilcommon.

Under 8
Saturday 27th June 11-00 Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

Intermediate Championship
Saturday 27th June 18-30 Hollymount v Swinford in Hollymount

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 Killala v Swinford
We made the trip to Killala  on Saturday evening for round 2 of the junior championship and the gulf between the teams showed as the home team won by 3-12 to 1-5. Scorers: Ryan Convey 1-0, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Darren Campbell 0-1, Pearse Walsh 0-1. Full report on www.swinfordgaa.ie.

Phil Coulter plays Siamsa Seipeil

Siamsa Seipeil welcomes Phil Coulter to Swinford on Friday July 31st
Siamsa Seipeil is bringing the one and only Phil Coulter to Swinford this August Bank Holiday weekend. Composer, producer and performer, Phil is the best-selling Irish artist of his generation. He will be joined by some very special guests which will be announced in the coming weeks.
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable evening of music & song in the wonderful venue that is Swinford Church.

You can buy tickets from swinfordgaa.ie, from O’Connells pharmacy, the Gateway Hotel & Melletts Newsagents. Or Call Mick at 0876837564.

Tickets will sell quickly, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

Junior Championship Killala v Swinford

A game that started so well finished with a whimper from Swinford. Playing with a strong wind we scored a free and a goal within the first 8minutes to lead by 4. Darren Campbell scored the first point of the game and Ryan Convey finished off a good move with a well taken goal.

Killala got one point back before Kevin McDonagh scored a free to keep the lead at 4. Unfortutantely Killala scored 4 of the next 5 scores to leave Swinford leading by 1 at Half Time. The Swinford score coming from another free by Kevin McDonagh. The pick oft the Killala scores coming from a 45 by the very reliable Andrew Farrell just in the  half time whistle.

Needing a good start to the second half the opposite happened and Swinford were 3 behind after two minutes and things got worse as Killala scored 2-3 without Swinford troubling the umpires. Only for a great double save by Sean Kavanagh things could have been a lot worse. Pearse Walsh got our first score of the half after about 15 minutes but the onslaught from Killala keptcoming and after 20 minutes the score was Killala 3-10 Swinford 1-4.

Kevin McDonagh added a consolation free for Swinford before Killala finished the game with another 2 points. Save for poor shooting by Killala and great defence from Jason Carney the difference could have been a lot worse.

With Louisburgh and Kilfian drawing in the other game we must now defeat Kilfian inour last group game to avoid relegation.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, Jason Carney, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Aiden McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Paul McNicholas, John  Gerard Kelly, Pearse Walsh, Mark McNicholas, Kevin McDonagh, James Lavin, Johnnie Pidgeon, Ryan Convey, Darren Campbell. Subs: Stephen McDonnell, Peter Quinn, Paddy Ward

Scorers: Ryan Convey 1-0, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Darren Campbell 0-1, Pearse Walsh 0-1

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50-50-draw

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Gateway Hotel on 9th June and Tommy Dyna Feeney won €711. 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. Draw Envelopes are also available in all business premises for the next draw in Moores on 16th June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 8
Saturday 13th June 11-00 Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Junior Championship
Saturday 13th June 18-00 Killala v Swinford in Killala

Under 14 Championship
Thursday 18th June 19-00 Swinford v Islandeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Intermediate Championship
Weekend 20/21 June Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial 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

Division 1C Swinford v The Neale
We got our season back on track with a win at home to The Neale by 2-13 to 1-11. Goals in either half by Barry Brenann and Jack McDonnell and some fine points from Stephen Henry saw us take the 2 league points. Scorers: Jack McDonnell 1-3, Barry Brennan 1-1, Kevin McShea 0-4, Stephen Henry 0-3, Liam Moran, Tom Horkan 0-1 each. Full report on our website.

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 3 2 0 1 46 35 11 4
CLG ACLA 3 2 0 1 35 28 7 4
B�al an Mhuirthead 4 2 0 2 51 45 6 4
Louisburgh 4 1 2 1 46 52 -6 4
Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 4 1 1 2 45 51 -6 3
Lahardane MacHales 4 1 1 2 34 48 -14 3
Mayo Gaels 4 1 0 3 55 67 -12 2
Bonniconlon 4 1 0 3 34 50 -16 2
Ballintubber G.A.A. Club 3 0 0 3 27 50 -23 0

Junior Championship Louisburgh v Swinford
We made the trip to Louisburgh on Saturday evening for round 1 of the junior championship and the gulf between the teams showed as the home team won by 2-11 to 0-8. A young team put in a good display against one of the favourites for the junior championship. Scorers: McDonagh 0-4, Paddy Ward, Darren Campbell, Sean Brady, Gerry Callaghan 0-1 each. Full report on our website.

Mayo G.A.A. Junior Football Championship – Group 3

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Louisburgh 1 1 0 0 17 8 9 2
Killala 1 1 0 0 9 8 1 2
Kilfian 1 0 0 1 8 9 -1 0
Swinford 1 0 0 1 8 17 -9 0

Senior League Div 1C Swinford v The Neale

Both teams entered todays game sitting on 2 wins and would not have wanted to give an advantage on the league table to the other side but it is Swinford who now sit on 6 points after 4 games after a hard fought game.

Straight from the throw in Kevin McShea put Swinford a point ahead and this was soon added to by a good run and score from Liam Moran in from the left.

The Neale pulled a point back before a point and a goal from Barry Brennan put Swinford firmly in control. This was soon added to by a free from Kevin McShea and it looked like Swinford would stroll away with the game as they led by 1-4 to 0-1 with nearly 15 minutes gone.

The Neale then struck two frees over the bar to reduce the deficit. In between these scores Ryan Convey made a great save in the Swinford goals.

Swinford struck back with a score from Stephen Henry before The Neale scored the next three points, with two very soft frees given by the referee, to leave the gap at 2 points.

Swinford then retook control of the games and two points from Jack McDonnell and a point from Kevin McShea restored a 5 point lead. Just before the break Stephen Henry had a great opportunity for a goal but the ball came off the post. Half time saw Swinford lead 1-8 to 0-6.

A mixed start to the second half saw Stephen Henry extend the Swinford lead with a well taken point before Joe Kelly was adjudged by the referee to have pulled an opponent down and was shown the black card. James Sweeney came on as the replacement.

The Neale pulled a point back before two frees, one from Jack McDonnell and the other from Kevin McShea saw Swinford lead by 7 with approximately 15 minutes gone.

The Neale then began to dominate the game and scored a free before been reduced to 14 men but they then struck the next 1-3, including three frees to level the game as we entered the last eight minutes.

The extra man then began to show and Tom Horkan put Swinford a point ahead before a goal from Jack McDonnell. A high ball into the small area seemed to be under easy control of the Neale goalkeeper but under pressure from James Sweeney he dropped the ball and Jack McDonnell finished off into an empty net.

Stephen Henry finished off a fine game with his third point from play to end the game Swinford 2-13 The Neale 1-11.

Swinford now go joint second in the table with  Castlebar Mitchels, both behind Islandeady with a third of the season gone.

Swinford: Ryan Convey, Jason Carney, Mark Forkan, Paul McNicholas, Fergal Harte, Dermot Keane, Liam Moran, Joe Kelly, Eoin Gallagher, Stephen Henry, Kevin McShea, Tom Horkan, Jack McDonnell, Barry Brennan, James Devaney. Subs: James Sweeney

Scorers: Jack McDonnell 1-3, Barry Brennan 1-1, Kevin McShea 0-4, Stephen Henry 0-3, Liam Moran, Tom Horkan 0-1 each.

Junior Championship Report Louisburgh v Swinford

The Junior Championship started this evening at a blustery Louisburgh GAA ground but it was the home team that blew Swinford away with a goal in each half.

The named teams saw one change for each side with Jason Carney starting for Stephen McDonnell and James Gibbons replacing Eugene O’Toole on the Louisburgh team.

Once the ball was thrown in Austin O’Malley dropped back to play in front of his defence in a sweeper type role. The home team started off playing into the wind with two wides before Kevin McDonagh got us off the mark with a pointed free.

Kevin Gibbons then scored two points for Louisburgh before he pulled a shot wide when straigh through on goals. Louisburgh extended their lead with a 21 yard free.

We then took a hold of the game and scored the next three points from Paddy Ward, Darren Campbell (f) and Sean Brady. The pick of the three been Paddy Ward’s point as he was fed by a great ball by Kevin McDonagh.

Unfortunately that ended our scoring for the half as Louisbugh scored 1-3 without reply with the goal from corner forward Pearse O’Malley giving Sean Kavanagh no chance.

Half time came as a relief to us with the score at Louisburgh 1-6 Swinford 0-4.

Management made two changes at the break with Stephen McDonnell and Caoimhin McLoughlin came on for Johnnie Pidgeon and Paddy Ward.

A great move from one end of the pitch to the other produced a fine point for Gerry Callaghan but then two poor decisons from the referee gave Louisburgh two soft frees to extend their lead to six points.

We had a chance to change the game when a fine shot from Kevin McDonagh was cleared from the goal line by the Louisburgh defence with their goalkeeper beaten.  A few minutes later Pearse Walsh was fouled on the 21 yard line when advantage could have been played the referee gave the free which was dispatched by Kevin McDonagh.

Moments later the game was got from us when Gerry Callaghan was sent off by referee Sean Conway which was soon followed by a shot into the bottom corner by Kevin Gibbons to make up for his miss in the first half.

Kevin McDonagh who never gave up, won a free and knocked it over the bar to keep our score ticking over. This was soon canceled out by a free from Kevin Gibbons before Kevin McDonagh repeated his score from minutes earlier.

The game creeped into injury time which saw Louisburgh finish off the scoring with two further points to end the game Louisburgh 2-11 Swinford 0-8.

Louisburgh were the stronger team with good performances from Austin O’Malley and Kevin Gibbons while a young Swinford team saw good performances from Jason Carney, Kevin McDonagh, Ryan Convey and Darren Campbell to name a few.

It is now on to another away trip to Killala next Saturday evening who enjoyed a one point victory away to Kilfian this evening.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, John Gerard Kelly, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Aiden McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Jason Carney, Gerry Callaghan, Pearse Walsh, Paddy Ward, Kevin McDonagh, James Lavin, Johnnie Pidgeon, Ryan Convey, Darren Campbell. Subs used: Stephen McDonnell, Caoimhin MCLoughlin, Jason McLoughlin, Aaron Kinsella.

Scorers: McDonagh 0-4, Paddy Ward, Darren Campbell, Sean Brady, Gerry Callaghan 0-1 each.