Michael Walsh Intermediate League R2 Swinford v The Neale

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For a game that started very slowly there sure was a grand stand finish to round 2 of the Michael Walsh Intermediate League.

It took ten minutes and a few chances for both teams before The Neale took the lead. A Liam Moran free leveled the game before the visitors scored two from frees.

A fantastic goal from Liam Moran gave Swinford the lead for the only time in the game. The goal was a piece of individual brillance by Liam.

The Neale drew level and then retook the lead before Liam Moran leveled the game with a free. An error in the Swinford defence allowed The Neale in for a goal and they added another point before the break to leave it Swinford 1-2 The Neale 1-6.

Swinford started the second half with great urgency and rattled off three points. A punt in by Kevin McShea was fisted on by Darren Campbell and came back off the cross bar and put over by Jason McLoughlin. Jason soon added a second after a ball in from Mark McNicholas. Mark Forkan added the third to leave one between the teams.

This resurgence was soon ended as The Neale scored the next three points to go back four ahead. Kevin McShea pulled one back which was cancelled out by a Neale free midway through the half.

Swinford were not finished and points from Gordon Carter, Johnny Burke and Liam Moran (F) brought the game back to the bare minimum with just under ten minutes left. The Neale put two between the team and it looked like Swinford could not find their way back into the game.

Liam Moran got his fourth point from a free to set up a grand stand finish. On the mark of 30 minutes Gordon Carter leveled the game with a beauty from well out the field.

Shortly after John Finn blew the full time whistle and both teams will probably be happy with a point.

Swinford: Gavin Moore, Jonathan Moore, Paul McDonagh, Conor Conway, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, James Lavin, Johnny Burke, Mark Forkan, Liam Moran, Kevin McShea, Joshua Smith, Gordon Carter, Darren Campbell Subs Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Caoimghin McLoughlin

Scorers: Liam Moran 1-4, Jason McLoughlin, Gordon Carter 0-2, Mark Forkan, Kevin McShea, Johnny Burke 0-1

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians and John Kennedy of Druids Court Swinford won €627.
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 Heaneys Killaser on the 28th February. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

All Ireland Colleges Fresher A semi final

Well done to James Devaney and his NUIG teammates on defeating UCD in the All Ireland Freshers A semi final. Now through to the final against DCU. James is the only Swinford and Mayo man on the team. Great to see talent been rewarded. Keep it going James

Fixtures:

Michael Walsh league

Round 2 25th Feb 4pm Swinford v The Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Round 3 5th March 12pm Castlebar Mitchels v Swinford in Castlebar

Sean McDermotts GAA Birmingham

We are happy to announce that the Under 14 and Under 16 teams from Sean McDermotts Club in Birmingham will be coming to Swinford on the weekend of 31st March/2nd April.  This is part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Sean McDermotts GAA. On Saturday 1st April we will be hosting a Under 14 tournament between Swinford, Sean McDermotts, Ballyhaunis and Parke Kilcommin. Following this the Swinford Under 16 team will play Sean McDermotts Under 16’s.

Membership

Club membership is now open. Non playing membership is €20, Adult Player €60, Student Player €50. Please contact a club official.

Club Mailing List

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Michael Walsh Intermediate League R1 Belmullet v Swinford

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It was an overcast morning in Belmullet but Swinford left the happier team after a tough tight game.

Due to leaving the bag of jerseys at home in the kitchen Swinford togged out in the Belmullet Under 21 colours and got a dream start to the game when an early free from Liam Moran sailed into the Belmullet goal after two minutes. This was followed up by three points from James Devaney, Jason McLoughlin (F) and Michael Predergast to give the travelling team a great lead.

It took till the 14th minute for Belmullet to get off the mark and they settled into the game with two frees over the bar. Swinford did not let that unnerve them and they soon returned the difference to six with points from Jason McLoughlin (F) and Kevin McShea.

Swinford were not going to have it all their own way and in the last ten minutes of the first half Belmullet rattled off four points (3F) to leave it at Belmullet 0-6 Swinford 1-5.

Belmullet kept the scoring up with the opening point of the second half which was soon cancelled out by an excellent point from Darren Campbell. Within minutes the game was level with two home points (1F). This fight back from Belmullet did not unnerve Swinford and points from James Devaney and Jason McLoughlin had the difference at 2 points after 15 minutes.

Again two Belmullet points leveled the game (1F) and with eight minutes left the game was on a knife edge. Swinford finished much the stronger and points from James Devaney, a Liam Moran free fisted over by a defender and another point from James Devaney and a successful free from Liam Moran in injury time left the full time result at Belmullet 0-11 Swinford 1-12.

It was a very good start to the year for Swinford and especially satisfying how the game was finished after been on edge with ten minutes left. Belmullet were missing a few players but it has been many a year since Swinford won up in North West Mayo.

Next game in the Michael Walsh Intermediate League is next  Saturday at 4pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Swinford: Gavin Moore, James Lavin, Sean Brady, Kevin Barry, Darren Campbell, Paul McDonagh, Joshua Smith, Johnny Burke, Mark Forkan, David Brady, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Michael Prendergast, James Devaney Subs Sean Prendergast, Sean Kavanagh, Conor Conway, Kevin McDonagh, Caoimghin McLoughlin.

Scores: Liam Moran 1-2, James Devaney 0-4, Jason McLoughlin 0-3, Michael Predergast, Kevin McShea, Darren Campbell

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Tony Gleeson won €616.00. Tony bought his winning envelope in Corrib Oil.
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 21st February. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Mayo Club Championship Draw 2017

We have been drawn with Shrule Glencorrib, Mayo Gaels and Islandeady in the Intermediate Championship. In the Junior B Championship we face Westport B, Kiltimagh B and Shrule Glencorrib B

Fixtures:

The Michael Walsh leagues will start this Sunday 19th Feb and we have been drawn with Belmullet, The Neale, Castlebar Mitchels B and Balla.

Fixtures are as follows:
Round 1 19th Feb 12pm Belmullet v Swinford
Round 2 26th Feb 12pm Swinford v The Neale This game may be changed to Saturday 25th at 4pm.
Round 3 5th March Castlebar Mitchells B v Swinford
Round 4 No game
Round 5 TBC Swinford v Balla

Sean McDermotts GAA Birmingham

We are happy to announce that the Under 14 and Under 16 teams from Sean McDermotts Club in Birmingham will be coming to Swinford on the weekend of 31st March/2nd April.  This is part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Sean McDermotts GAA. On Saturday 1st April we will be hosting a Under 14 tournament between Swinford, Sean McDermotts, Ballyhaunis and Parke Kilcommin. Following this the Swinford Under 16 team will play Sean McDermotts Under 16’s.

Membership

Club membership is now open. Non playing membership is €20, Adult Player €60, Student Player €50. Please contact a club official.

Club Mailing List

If you wish to be added to our club mailing list please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.com

 

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

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This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Yvonne, Aidan, Amy & Danielle Brennan of Dun na Ri, Swinfordwon €647.
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 Bolands on the 14th February. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Minor Challenge Game

Mayo minors will play Dublin minors in a challenge game next Saturday (11th) at 12-30pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park.

Fixtures:

The Michael Walsh leagues will start the weekend 18th Feb with the County leagues starting weekend 8th April.
The draws for the Senior, Intermediate & Junior championships take place Wednesday 8th February in Elverys Sports MacHale Park at 8pm.

Sean McDermotts GAA Birmingham

We are happy to announce that the Under 14 and Under 16 teams from Sean McDermotts Club in Birmingham will be coming to Swinford on the weekend of 31st March/2nd April.  This is part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Sean McDermotts GAA. On Saturday 1st April we will be hosting a Under 14 tournament between Swinford, Sean McDermotts, Ballyhaunis and Parke Kilcommin. Following this the Swinford Under 16 team will play Sean McDermotts Under 16’s.

Membership

Club membership is now open. Non playing membership is €20, Adult Player €60, Student Player €50. Please contact a club official.

GAA National Club Draw 2017

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The GAA through Croke Park have launched the 2017 GAA National Club Draw with great prizes ranging from an Opel Corsa Car to All Ireland packages with 14 prizes in total.  Tickets at €10 are available from club officers.

Club Mailing List

If you wish to be added to our club mailing list please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.com

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Sheepwalk and Kieran Broderick of Cloontubrid won €630
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 Horkans on the 7th February. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Fixtures:

The Michael Walsh leagues will start the weekend 18th Feb with the County leagues starting weekend 8th April.
The draws for the Senior, Intermediate & Junior championships take place Wednesday 8th February in Elverys Sports MacHale Park at 8pm.

Membership

Club membership is now open. Non playing membership is €20, Adult Player €60, Student Player €50. Please contact a club official.

GAA National Club Draw 2017

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The GAA through Croke Park have launched the 2017 GAA National Club Draw with great prizes ranging from an Opel Corsa Car to All Ireland packages with 14 prizes in total.  Tickets at €10 are available from club officers.

Club Mailing List

If you wish to be added to our club mailing list please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.com

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Philly Dunleavy of Park Road, Swinford won €447.
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 31st January. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Intermediate Team Management

The club is happy to announce that Tom Byrne from Kiltimagh is the new Intermediate team manager for 2017. Tom is well known to us in Swinford from his work with Kiltimagh GAA and basketball. Michael Lenihan will be a selector and Shane Campbell will be the Goalkeeping coach and general bagman…..Billy McNicholas will assist with the coaching.
The junior team will be under the managment of Tom Feeney and Billy McNicholas.
We wish all our managers the best for the upcoming season.

Underage Registration

Club Registration 2017 for ages Under 6 to Under 14 is Saturday 28th January 11am to 1pm in The Gateway Hotel. Fees have been retained at 2016 levels: One child €40, Two children €70, Three or more children €100.

We are all looking forward to an enjoyable 2017.

Membership

Club membership is now open. Non playing membership is €20, Adult Player €60, Student Player €50. Please contact a club official.

GAA National Club Draw 2017

The GAA through Croke Park have launched the 2017 GAA National Club Draw with great prizes ranging from an Opel Corsa Car to All Ireland packages with 14 prizes in total.  Tickets at €10 are available from club officers.

Club Mailing List

If you wish to be added to our club mailing list please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.com

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Swinford GAA Meeting Report

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A number of decisions were taken at tonights club meeting.

Club Executive

The following were added to the club executive for the coming year, Aiden McLoughlin, Vincent Armstrong, John Moran.

Intermediate Team Management

The club is happy to announce that Tom Byrne from Kiltimagh is the new Intermediate team manager for 2017. Tom is well known to us in Swinford from his work with Kiltimagh GAA and basketball. Michael Lenihan will be a selector and Shane Campbell will be the Goalkeeping coach and general bagman…..Billy McNicholas will assist with the coaching.
The junior team will be under the managment of Tom Feeney and Billy McNicholas.
We wish all our managers the best for the upcoming season.

Underage Registration

Club Registration 2017 for ages Under 6 to Under 14 is Saturday 28th January 11am to 1pm in The Gateway Hotel. Fees have been retained at 2016 levels: One child €40, Two children €70, Three or more children €100.

We are all looking forward to an enjoyable 2017.

Membership

Club membership is now open. Non playing membership is €20, Adult Player €60, Student Player €50. Please contact a club official.