Swinford GAA Weekly Notes

50-50-draw

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Whitehouse on 26th May and John Gerard Kelly won €855. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/20/52 weeks. Draw Envelopes are also available in all business premises for the next draw in Melletts on 2nd June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Thanks to the players for going out on a Saturday night and selling tickets in the public houses in town.

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Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 8
Saturday 30th May 11-00 Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Centenary Cup
Sunday 31st May 12-00 Swinford v Charlestown at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12
Monday 1st June 18-30 Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 10
Saturday 6th June 11-30 Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Junior Championship
Saturday 6th June 18-30 Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Senior League Division 1C
Sunday 7th June 13-00 Swinford v Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12
Monday 8th June 18-30 Hollymount/Carramore 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

Mayo GAA County Board Draw
Thanks to all who supported our ticket drive for the Mayo GAA County Board draw. Results will be posted on our website in due course.

Table Quiz
On Friday 5th June 9pm there will be a quiz in the Whitehouse in aid of the club and the Swinford scouts. Please support.

Weekly Fixtures: 25th May 2015

Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 12
Monday 25th May 18-30 Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Centenary Cup
Sunday 31st May 12-00 Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 8
Saturday 30th May 11-00 Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Under 12
Monday 1st June 18-30 Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Junior Championship
Saturday 6th June 18-30 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

Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship Round 1

It was a lovely May afternoon at Robert McCallion Memorial Park but unfortunately the weather was all that was nice about the day as a strong Burrishoole team left with the two points in Group 3 of the Intermediate Championship.  We entered the game missing some key players and with championship starting debuts to a number of players.

Burrishoole started the better team and led by 3 points by the 7th minutes. Eleven minutes had elapsed before Johnny Burke got us on the scoreboard. We then lost Kevin McShea and Paul McDonagh to injury before Johnny Burke narrowed the Burrishoole lead with his second point. Unfortunately Burrishoole scored the next four points before Jacl McDonnell goy our third point to leave the game at half time Swinford 0-3 Burrishoole 0-7.

A fisted point by James Devaney got us off the mark in the second half but then followed two quick points from the visitors to put them five ahead. James Devaney then scored a very good overhead point which was followed by a goal and point by Jack McDonnell. The goal came from a very good move by james Devaney who was settling well into his championship debut. The teams were now level. This period of Swinford dominance saw the welcome introduction of John Carney to the play for his first football of the year after a nasty training injury.

Instead of Swinford pushing on Burrishoole took a hold of the game and scored the next four points and with 25 minutes on the clock Burrishoole led by 4 again. Liam Moran got a score back from a place ball but then Joe Kelly picked up his second yellow and Burrishoole finished the game with three unanswered points to win by six.

Next up in the championship is a home game against Tourmakeady who were well beaten on Saturday evening by Hollymount/Carramore.

Swinford scorers: Jack McDonnell 1-2, Johnny Burke & James Devaney  0-2, Liam Moran 0-1.

Swinford Conor Campbell, Fergal Harte, Paul McDonagh, Mark Forkan, Liam Moran,  Dermot Keane, Kevin Doyle, Eoin Gallagher, Joe Kelly, Stephen Henry, Kevin McShea, Johnny Burke, Jack McDonnell, Michael Walsh, James Devaney. Subs used: Tom Horkan, James Sweeney, John Carney, Barry Brennan.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

50-50-draw (Duplicate)

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Heaneys 19th May and Angela Breheny c/o Gateway Hotel won €810. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/20/52 weeks. Draw Envelopes are also available in all business premises for the next draw in The WhiteHouse on 26th May. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

In the next few weeks the club intend to improve the warm up area adjacent to the Clubhouse by building a supporting wall and laying astro turf and to carry out remedial works to the playing surface of Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch. All underage players are currently been kitted out in club tops. All this work could not be done without the support of the entire community, it is very much appreciated.

In the approximately 10 months that the draw has been running over €40,000 has been won by weekly winners. Next week you could be the lucky one…….

Intermediate Championship

This Sunday sees the start of our campaigh in the 2015 Egans Jewellers Intermediate Football Championship.
Throw is at 4pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park against Burrishoole. The other two teams in our group Tourmakeady and Hollymount/Carramore are playing each other on Saturday evening.
Our last meeting with Burrishoole was in March 2014 in the Michael Walsh Intermediate League semi final when we won on a score of Swinford 1-7 Burrishoole 1-4.
Lets hope for a similiar winning margin next weekend. Come along and lend your support to the team.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 10
Saturday 23rd May 11-30 Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Intermediate Championship
Sunday 24th May 16-00 Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12
Monday 25th May 18-30 Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Centenary Cup
Friday 29th May 19-30 Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 30th May 19-00 Swinford v Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 8
Saturday 30th May 11-00 Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Under 12
Monday 1st June 18-30 Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Junior Championship
Weekend 6th/7th June Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Senior League Division 1C
Weekend 6th/7th June 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

Schools Parish league

The first round of the inaugural national schools parish league was held at Swinford Amenity Park last Friday. Schools from Midfield, Culmore, Killasser, Carramore, Meelick and Swinford took place. There is a full report on swinfordgaa.ie.

Under 14 League

Well done to our Under 14 team who finished their league campaign on Thursday 14th with an away win against Carras winning 8-9 to 7-6. Well done to the team management and players. It was a tough league with a great finish.

Under 12 League

The yound lads are doing very well in the early stages of the league and with their hugh numbers are putting out two teams every week. This is a credit to their dedicated management and trainers.

Upcoming Fixtures:

The following fixtures are subject to change, keep an eye on facebook, twitter and this website:

Under 12
Thursday 21st May 19-00 Swinford v Shrule/Glencorrib at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 10
Saturday 23rd May 11-30 Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Intermediate Championship
Sunday 24th May 16-00 Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12
Monday 25th May 18-30 Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Centenary Cup
Friday 29th May 19-30 Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 30th May 19-00 Swinford v Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 8
Saturday 30th May 11-00 Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Under 12
Monday 1st June 18-30 Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Junior Championship
Weekend 6th/7th June Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Senior League Division 1C
Weekend 6th/7th June Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Intermediate Championship Group 3 Round 1

This Sunday sees the start of our campaigh in the 2015 Egans Jewellers Intermediate Football Championship.

Throw is at 4pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park against Burrishoole. The other two teams in our group Tourmakeady and Hollymount/Carramore are playing each other on Saturday evening.

Our last meeting with Burrishoole was in March 2014 in the Michael Walsh Intermediate League semi final when we won on a score of Swinford 1-7 Burrishoole 1-4.

Lets hope for a similiar winning margin next weekend. Come along and lend your support to the team.

Inter Schools Parish League: Round 1

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Swinford Youth Team

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Meelick Youth Team

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Swinford Senior Team

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Non-Townie Seniors

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Midfield/Culmore Youth Team

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Killasser/Carramore Youth Team

The first test matches in the inaugural Mary Mannion Parish National Schools league, sponsored by O’Connells pharmacy, were played in the Amenity Park, Swinford on Friday 15th of May.

There was a lot of fine football, and fine footballers, on display. But, what was really fantastic, was the fierce local pride of all the teams who participated.

It was a real treat to see the Yellow & Blue of Killasser&Carramore back on the football fields of Swinford. Those colours struck fear into many a Swinford underage team of the 80s! The youth team have been training each Sunday and are blessed with a group of dedicated and gifted coaches. They played two games and had outstanding performers in Thomas Tuffy, John Dunleavy, James Geraghty, Frankie Doherty and John Howley. This is a team with a bright future.

The revelation of the day were the Black&Amber of Meelick youth team. Again, you could really see the benefits of their weekly Tuesday training as they ran out winners against both Swinford and Midfield/Culmore. These boys have the talent to be the powerhouse of many a Swinford and Mayo team in the future. Picking any players out is unfair, but Sean O’Neil, Jack Murphy, Jonathan Sweeney and Ciaran Mulroy all put in excellent shifts. Meelick are now the team to catch for the Youth cup.

Swinford Youth team really grew as a unit as the day went on. They dominated their first half against Meelick, but just weren’t able to convert their possession into scores. They fared better in their second game. This team is full of dedicated and skilled players who are developing with each training session. Ciaran Owens and Brian Irwin only started training with the GAA this year but are already leading lights. Their midfielder Diarmuid Monaghan was the only non-Swinford club player playing in the tournament – but the club adminstrators are now looking for loopholes to get him in the Black & Red permanently!

The fourth team in the Youth Cup is Midfield/Culmore. Like Swinford, they won a game and lost a game. Midfield/Culmore have got to two county semi-finals this year, so they know how to play football and have some wily old foxes on the sideline. However, it is their gifted players on the other side of the white line that set them apart. Powered by u10s such as Nathan Griffin, Danny Forkan and Conor Devaney they also have more experienced u12s in Jack Ferguson and Dylan Brennan. These are the dark horses of the Youth cup.

Finally, the seniors of Swinford faced a ‘culchie’ challenge when the joined forces of Midfield, Meelick and anybody from outside the town boundaries played them in a challenge game. As with many a non sporting occasion, the country cousins were too sharp for the town boys. Good displays by Sean McDonagh, Daniel Molloy and Adoran Delpay were not enough to repel the maruding Luke McNicholas, David Sweeney and the Dylan twins, Toner & Kelly. This match will set both teams of players up for the Senior cup challenges to come.

It was a great first evening out for this competition and we will continue to run it on a monthly basis. A big thank you to all the dedicated coaches who are the real life blood of the thriving Swinford GAA club.

Thanks to Michael Murtagh for the comprehensive report.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Horkans on Bolands 12th May and Johnny Burke and Kevin Geraghty won €863. The winning envelope was part of a 3 for €5 sold in the Sheepwalk last weekend. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/20/52 weeks. Draw Envelopes are also available in all business premises for the next draw in Heaneys, Killasser on 19th May. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

In the next few weeks the club intend to improve the warm up area adjacent to the Clubhouse by building a supporting wall and laying astro turf and to carry out remedial works to the playing surface of Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch. All underage players are currently been kitted out in club tops. All this work could not be done without the support of the entire community, it is very much appreciated.

Upcoming Fixtures:

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Under 14 League
Thursday 14th May 19-00 Carras v Swinford in Carras

Under 8
Saturday 16th May 11-00 Swinford v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Centenary Cup
Sunday 17th May 14-00 Swinford v Charlestown at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12
Monday 18th May 18-30 Swinford v Shrule/Glencorrib

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 Div 1E
Swinford defeated Eastern Gaels on a scoreline of Eastern Gaels 0-6 Swinford 1-8 on Sunday in the Connacht Centre of Excellence. After 5 games the team are well placed in what is a very competititve division.

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Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Eastern Gaels 5 4 0 1 75 38 37 8
Kilfian 5 4 0 1 81 45 36 8
Aghamore Gaa 5 4 0 1 58 45 13 8
Breaffy 5 3 1 1 83 51 32 7
Ballina Stephenites 5 3 0 2 91 62 29 6
Swinford 5 3 0 2 60 56 4 6
Hollymount-Carramore 5 2 0 3 60 76 -16 4
Claremorris 5 2 0 3 57 74 -17 4
Lacken 5 2 0 3 35 67 -32 4
Ballycroy 4 1 0 3 38 58 -20 2
Kilmovee Shamrocks 4 0 1 3 30 58 -28 1
Shrule/Glencorrib 5 0 0 5 46 84 -38 0

Under 16 Finals
Our under 16 team had a very good league campaign but came up short tonight to a good Neale team on a score of The Neale 5-9 Swinford 2-9. Well done to all the players and management for their achievements to date and now roll on the Championship.

Under 12 League
We have two teams competing at under 12 level which is a credit to the team management. Both teams impressed last Monday evening at home to Aghamore.

Mayo GAA DrawLast Chance to enter – Entries must be in by Friday 15th May

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.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

Thanks to all who collected cards in the Topaz Cash for Clubs. Our entry has been submitted and the draw will be running over the summer months. Thanks to Sean and Angela in Gavaghans Mace & Topaz for all their support.

Fixtures week 11th May

Upcoming Fixtures:

Under 12 League Group D
Monday 11th May at 18-30 Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park and Swinford Amenity Park (Two games)

Under 16 Divison 5 Finals
Tuesday 12th May at 19-00 Neale v Swinford in Cong

Under 14 League
Thursday 14th May 19-00 Carras v Swinford in Carras

Under 8
Saturday 16th May 11-00 Swinford v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Centenary Cup
Sunday 17th May 14-00 Swinford v Charlestown 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

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 Tuesday 5th Mayl and Kieran McNulty of Cloongullane won €828.00. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/20/52 weeks. Draw Envelopes are also available in all business premises for the next draw in Bolands on 12th May. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Club Meeting
There will be a club meeeting on Sunday 10th May at 6-30pm in the Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

Connacht Junior Football Championship Semi-Final
Well done to Conor Horan on his start for Mayo  in their semi final win against Sligo. The final will be on Sunday 17th May against Galway.
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Upcoming Fixtures
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Minor League
Friday 8th May at 19-00 Swinford v Cill Chomain at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 9th May 7pm Swinford v Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 10th May 2-00pm Eastern Gaels v Swinford in Brickens

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


Minor League
We lost to a strong Louisburgh team on Friday night in Round 8 of the league on a score of Swinford 1-10 Louisburgh 1-13.
Swinford Scorers: Devaney 1-4, Burke, Brady, Keane 0-2 each

Senior Div 1E
Not much too report from Saturday nights game in James Stephens Park. In cold and miserable conditions we lost on a score of 3-14 to 1-7.
Swinford scorers: Kevin McDonagh 0-5, Pearse Walsh 1-0, Ryan Convey, Paddy Ward 0-1 each.

Senior Div1C

A long trip to Belmullet ended in a one point defeat on a score of Bemullet 1-6 Swinford 0-8. A much improved second half after going in at half time five down ended in disappointment.
Swinford Scorers: Jack McDonnell & Kevin McShea 0-2, Fergal Harte, Conor Horan, Stephen Henry 0-1

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Mayo GAA DrawLast Chance to enter

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.

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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.
Please return all completed cards to a club officer by Wednesday 6th May.