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.

Congratulations to Scoil Muire agus Padraig

Congratulations:
Swinford GAA Club would like to congratulate the U16 girls of Scoil Muire Agus Padraig on winning the Post Primary Schools Connacht U16 final on Tuesday 10th beating St. Nathys Ballagahderreen on a scoreline of 6-9 to 6-7. Best of luck in the All Ireland semi final against the Ulster Champions.

 

Picture courtesy of Scoil Muire agus Padraig facebook.

Club Championship Draw

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In the last few weeks the draw has been made for the Intermediate and Junior Championship and we have been drawn as follows:

Intermediate Championship:
Swinford have been drawn in Group 2 with Tourmakeady, Burrishoole and Hollymount/Carramore. We have two home games against Tourmakeady and Burrishoole with the final game away to Hollymount/Carramore.
Junior A Championship:
Swinford Junior team have been drawn in Group 3 with Kilfian, Louisburgh and Killala. Unlike our Intermediate team we havetwo away games to Louisburgh and Killala with our last game home to Kilfian.

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Horkans on Tuesday 10th February Mary Higgins of Swinford Motors won €1,011.00. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in Quinns on Tuesday 17th 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.

Swinford GAA are holding a club meeting on Sunday 15th February at 18-30 in the Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend. Club membership is open and can be paid to the club officers.

Swinford play Westport St. Patricks in the Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup on Friday 20th February at 8pm at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan. Updates will be posted on our facebook and twitter pages.

Douglas Kelly
PRO

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Julians on Tuesday 3rd February John and Ann Sheehan of Ballyglass East, Charlestown won €1,058.00. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in Horkans on Tuesday 10th 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.

Date to be put in your diary is the 5th April 2015 for the GAA club dinner dance and award night in the Gateway Hotel.