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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Maria Groarke of Derryronane won €793.
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 Bar on the 4th October. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

The winner of the All Ireland Final Ticket was Sarah Lavin of Railway Terrace, Swinford.

All Ireland Replay Tickets

The club received an allocation of tickets on Sunday night from the county board, unfortunately demand is running at twice the amount of tickets. We are hoping that we will get a second allocation on Thursday. Recipients of tickets will be contacted with details of where to collect their ticket.

I’m afraid it will not be possible to give out multiple tickets. As with the drawn match the majority of tickets are either Hill16 or Nally terrace.

The club did not take up any juvenile tickets as the offer was only ten tickets and would have been at the expense of adult tickets.

Minor B Championship:

Swinford Parke KC Minor team defeated Bonniconlon in terrible conditions on Friday evening in Bekan by 2-5 to 0-2 to qualify for the county semi final. 36 hours later they had to go out and play Belmullet at their home and this was too much and they were beaten 2-18 to 0-2. There is no doubt the fixture list and player wellfare has to be looked at for the coming year. Well done to all the lads from both clubs and to the management.

Senior League Division 1C

In wet and windy conditions on Saturday evening Ballyhaunis came to Robert McCallion Memorial Park and left with the two points by defeating Swinford 0-15 to 1-9. The teams were level at the interval on 0-6 apiece but it was Ballyhaunis who used the conditions better in the second half. Match report at swinfordgaa.ie

Senior League Division 1E

In tough conditions at Sunday lunchtime Swinford finished their league campaigh with a hard fought win at home to Aghamore by 1-9 to 0-8. Match report at swinfordgaa.ie

Upcoming Fixture

Sunday 9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th October 12-30
Intermediate Championship
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford
Sunday 16th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

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Senior League Division 1E Swinford v Aghamore

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As Swinford warned up before the match the sky opened and what a downpour that came down but thankfully save for some showers the rain wan not too heavy for the game.

Swinford won the toss and decided to play against the wind for the first half. Aghamore ran into a teo point lead but two successful frees from Kevin McDonagh leveled the game after ten minutes. A great run by Pearse Walsh who picked out Gerry Callaghan and bang the ball was in the back of the net, from there Swinford led the game. Darren Campbell quickly extended the lead with a converted free. Kevin McDonagh got his third of the game and his first from play when a quick free was played to him and over the ball went. After 20 minutes the score was 1-4 to 0-2.

Swinford were in complete control at this stage and well in position to win the game easily when Gerry Callaghan picked up a yellow and then black card and we were down to 14 men. Aghamore then rattled off three points before the break to give themselves a great chance.

Aghamore continued off again in the second half and there was only one between the teams. Kevin McDonagh steadied the team with a great point from out on the left and Barry Brennan moved into full forward and got a fine point. Kevin McDonagh put over another free to extend the lead to 4.

Aghamore tested our defence but it was very resolute and great in the tackling. A converted 45 and a free threw them a lifeline midway through the half but they did not get any more success on the scoreboard. Swinford pressured the Aghamore kickout and drew success when James Sweeney caught a short kickout and Darren Campbell got the resulting point.

James constant pressure and nonstop running ended with him picking a nasty looking head injury but even on his way off the field he was giving directions to the players.

Another point by Kevin McDonagh concluded the game with Swinford winning by 1-9 to 0-8.

It was a very good end to the league campaigh and we finished on 18 points. Still waiting for other results to see if this is enough to go up……..

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, John Gerard Kelly, Peter Quinn, Kevin Barry, Steven Walsh, Barry Brennan, Gerry Callaghan, Cillian O’Donnell, Kevin McShea, Kevin McDonagh, Pearse Walsh, Darren Campbell, James Sweeney. Subs Paul McNicholas, Mark McNicholas

Scorers: Kevin McDonagh 0-6, Gerry Callaghan 1-0, Darren Campbell 0-2, Barry Brennan 0-1

Update: Ballina Stephenites defeated Kilmovee Shamrocks and Westport conceded to Garrymore so both Ballina and Garrymore have been promoted.

League Table Mayo Senior League 2016 – Group 1E

Team Pld Won Lost Draw For Agst Diff Pts
Garrymore 11 10 1 0 202 96 106 20
Ballina Stephenites 10 9 1 0 179 82 97 18
Swinford 11 9 2 0 147 118 29 18
Westport GAA 11 5 5 1 153 111 42 11
Bohola Moy Davitts 10 5 4 1 158 149 9 11
Ballycroy 10 5 5 0 117 124 -7 10
Kilmovee Shamrocks 10 4 5 1 153 171 -18 9
Aghamore 11 4 7 0 127 171 -44 8
Claremorris 10 3 6 1 170 173 -3 7
Hollymount-Carramore 10 3 6 1 128 165 -37 7
Eastern Gaels 11 3 7 1 96 158 -62 7
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 11 0 11 0 53 165 -112 0
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Senior League Div1C Swinford v Ballyhaunis

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On a wet and windy evening at Robert McCallion Memorial Park Swinford met Ballyhaunis in a mid table clash with both teams looking for the two points to safeguard their status for another year.

Swinford started off the better team and got the opening two points from Kevin McShea and Darren Campbell. Ballyhaunis came back into the game and after a goal line clearance by Sean Brady their goalkeeper put over the resulting 45. After a few wides they leveled the gale at two apiece.

Darren Campbell put Swinford back in the lead but Ballyhaunis leveled from a free and so midway through the half it was all level. Liam Moran gave the lead back to Swinford with a great run but Ballyhaunis leveled for the third time.

James Devaney had a great chance for a goal but for a rasper of a shot to come back off the butt of the post. Ballyhaunis then got the next two points and for another goal line clearance by Sean Brady could have gone further ahead.

Points from Liam Moran and James Devaney before the break left the teams level at 0-6 apiece. Swinford enjoyed the wind in the  half and needed to be ahead at the interval.

Two points from Ballyhaunis gave them the upper hand early in the second half before great link up between Kevin McShea and Liam Moran saw Liam get one back. Ballyhaunis with two points extended the lead to three.

More fine work by Kevin McShea led to a goal for Kevin McDonagh and Swinford were right back in the game. This was the last action by Kevin McShea as he was replaced by Barry Brennan and Gerry Callaghan came on for Mark McNicholas.

Liam Moran put Swinford back into the lead with his fourth point of the game. Unfortunately Ballyhaunis got the next  three points of the game including two frees to put them in a two point lead entering the last five minutes. Gavin Moore pulled off a great save to keep Swinford in the game.

Liam Moran pulled one back with a free but again Ballyhaunis came and got the next two points for a three point lead. Swinford had one last chance which did not come off and the game finished 1-9 to 0-15.

It was a game that Swinford well could have got something out of but were also fortunate to lose by only three points. Two goal line clearances and a great save kept the game alive for Swinford, yet if they had got the goal in the first half a different score could well have been the outcome.

Swinford: Gavin Moore, Aidan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Kevin Barry, Mark McNicholas, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Joe Kelly, Kevin McShea, Johnny Burke, Kevin McDonagh, Liam Moran, Darren Campbell, James Sweeney, James Devaney. Subs Barry Brennan, Gerry Callaghan, Darrgh McIntyre.

Scorers: Liam Moran 0-5, James Devaney 1-1, Darren Campbell 0-2, Kevin McShea 0-1

There are two interesting games at the bottom of the table tomorrow with Tourmakeady home to Louisburgh and Cill Chomain home to Ardagh.

We still have two away games left against Louisburgh and Castlebar Mitchels.

League Table Mayo Senior League 2016 – Group 1C

Team Pld Won Lost Draw For Agst Diff Pts
Mayo Gaels 9 8 1 0 131 87 44 16
The Neale 10 7 2 1 137 120 17 15
Bonniconlon 9 6 3 0 105 89 16 12
Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin 10 4 3 3 154 140 14 11
Achill 9 4 4 1 91 84 7 9
Ballyhaunis 9 4 4 1 102 130 -28 9
Swinford 9 4 5 0 101 97 4 8
Castlebar Mitchels 10 4 6 0 119 120 -1 8
Louisburgh 7 3 3 1 87 81 6 7
Cill Chomain 8 2 5 1 87 93 -6 5
Ardagh 9 2 6 1 104 134 -30 5
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 9 1 7 1 80 123 -43 3
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Minor Championship & Fixture Update

Minor B Championship:

Great win by Swinford Parke KC Minor team in terrible conditions last night in Bekan defeating Bonniconlon by 2-5 to 0-2. The team are now into County semi final tomorrow at 2pm away to Belmullet.
Well done to all the lads from both clubs and to the management.

Updated Fixtures:

24th September 5-30pm
Senior League Div 1C
Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

25th September 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A

Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena

25th September 12pm
Senior League Div 1E
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
25th September 2pm
Minor B Championship semi final
Belmullet v Swinford in Belmullet
26th September 6pm
Under 13 League Division 2B
Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore
9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A

Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

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Update – All Ireland Final Replay Tickets

UPDATE ON ALL-IRELAND FINAL REPLAY TICKETS:

As anticipated demand has far exceeded supply. Our allocation from the county board is only 22 tickets more than for last weekends drawn game. Again well over half our allocation will be terrace tickets. Demand for the replay is well in excess of the drawn game.

The club has been offered 10 juvenile tickets that would be in lieu of 10 adult tickets and therefore would not change our total tickets.
Due to this limited number the club has decided not to avail of the option for juvenile tickets.

Any requests for tickets must be sent to the club secretary by e-mail : secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie
Closing date for requests is Saturday 24th September 6pm. No late requests will be entertained.

Priority will be given to members of our annual Club Draw, coaches, players and sponsors.
At this stage unless further allocations are made we will be unable to satisfy any other requests. In addition it will not be possible to meet requests for multiple tickets.
Please continue to search the country for tickets and ask friends/colleagues/relations..….If you receive tickets elsewhere please advise the club so that we can remove your name from our list.
Successful applicants will be contacted in relation to collection of tickets.
The club will do its best and we ask for your co-operation and patience.

Remember there is a ticket to be won in the upcoming 50/50 draw in Bolands next Tuesday.

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All Ireland Final Replay

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We have received details from the county board regarding our ticket allocation for the replay. There has been a very slight increase on the amount of tickets we received for last Sunday.
Any juvenile tickets that we order will be taken away from our adult allocation. The potential juvenile allocation is very small. Club officials will be meeting later today to discuss this option.
Demand at this stage is far exceeding supply and is greater then demand for last weekend.
There is no hope of the club looking after all requests and we urge everyone to look around the country for tickets.
We intend to look after our own club draw members, coaches and players and sponsors as best we can.
There is very little chance of people not involved in the club receiving tickets.
Please send requests to secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie and please be realistic in your requests.
At this stage we are not aware of potential further allocations but we will post updates as we become aware of them.
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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Breda Devine of Midfield won €512.
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 27th September. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

In addition to the jackpot draw there will be a second draw for an All Ireland Final Ticket.

All Ireland Final Replay

We have no indication yet on the amount of tickets that will be available for the replay nor if there will be many Under 16 tickets.
We anticipate that there will be more tickets then last weekend but that again demand will exceed supply.
Make every effort to source a ticket from relatives and friends throughout the country.
Requests for tickets by e-mail to secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie and please be realistic in your requests.
Once we have more news we will update everyone.
Banquet Details

The official Mayo GAA team banquet will take place in Citywest hotel on Saturday evening October 1st. Ticket prices for which have been reduced. Tables of 10 cost €600 or tickets can be purchased individually for €60. Afters tickets can be purchased for €20.
All tickets can be bought through the office in MacHale Park. Contact Dermot on 094-9250487 or 087-6219843 or on email to secretary.bordnanog.mayo@gaa.ie

Upcoming Fixture

23rd September 9-00pm
Minor B Championship

Bonniconlon v Swinford in Connacht Centre of Excellence

24th September 5-30pm

Senior League Div 1C

Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

25th September 12pm
Senior League Div 1E
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
25th September 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena

26th September 6pm
Under 13 League Division 2B
Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore
2nd October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in The Sheepwalk and Noreen Kelly of Castleroyan won €991.
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 20th September. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Into the drum for the Grand draw went: Noreen Kelly, Alan & Jim, John McCallion, Caitriona Groarke, Geraldine Forkan, John Mullaney, TJ Kelly, Mrs. Mcnamee, Alan & Jim and Michael Carney.

Gavin Moore was the lucky winner of the All Ireland Final Ticket.

All Ireland Final Tickets:

Due to the huge demand tickets for the final the club will not be giving out tickets until Thursday in the hope that we may receive a second allocation from the county board. We are doing our best to satisfy as many members as possible.
Successful members will be contacted with details of where they collect their ticket. The majority of tickets that the club will receive will be Hill tickets.

Minor B Championship

A very brave effort saw the Swinford ParkeKC team go down to a very late Ballyhaunis Gaels goal on a scoreline of Swinford ParkeKC 4-5 Ballyhaunis Gaels 3-10. The team came back from a six point half time deficit to lead going into injury time but to be denied. We were missing a lot of players and played a number of Under 16’s and came within 10 seconds of keeping our interest in the Championship alive. There is still one game left in the group stages of the Championship away to Bonniconlon.

Senior League Division 1E

We left ourselves with too much work to do with a very poor opening 25 minutes. At that stage we were 9 down and should possibly have been more save for bad shooting by Garrymore. From there on in we more than matched our opponents and brought the deficit back to 5 at the break. In the second half we narrowed it to 3 but unfortunately could not close it any further. The final score was Swinford 0-10 Garrymore 0-13.

Senior League Division 1C

In a gruelling game played with a very strong wind playing into the town end we enjoyed a very deserving win by 1-8 to Achill 1-5. Playing with the wind we went in at the break 1 point down but a very strong second half saw us take the crucial two points up for grabs. Full report at swinfordgaa.ie

Under 15 Division 3A

The lads bounced back from their narrow defeat to Hollymount-Carramore last week to enjoy an emphatic win away to Ballyhaunis by 5-10 to 7-11. Well done to all the team and management..

Upcoming Fixture

16th September 6-30pm
Minor B Championship
Bonniconlon v Swinford in Bonniconlon
19th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

24/25th September
Senior League Div 1E
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
25th September 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A

Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena

2nd October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A

Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

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Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Achill

It was a very windy early afternoon at Robert McCallion Memorial Park where Swinford and Achill met. A strong wind was blowing into the clubhouse end of the ground and Swinford played with it for the first half.

We started very well with a free from Kevin McDonagh with the first attack which he followed up with a fine second point from play. Great pressure by the Swinford half forward line and midfield led to a Liam Moran free slotted over the bar.

A lot of possession football led to no scores for Swinford and after 13 minutes Achill with an isolated attack knocked over a free and they soon followed up with a goal. All Swinford’s early work in the half with the breeze was now wiped out. Achill extended their lead with another free.

Swinford manager Sean Kavanagh made two changes to the  attack and James Sweeney and Kevin McShea came into the team. Kevin McDonagh got his third point and Kevin McShea then leveled the game. Just before the break Achill put over a very soft free right in front of the Swinford goal to lead by a point at the  break.

Now playing against the strong wind Swinford were up against it for the second half but that brought out the best in them and we were soon in the lead with a fine James Devaney goal. Both teams then missed a lot of opportunities with Swinford having four wides and Achill two.

Swinford went into a three point lead with another Kevin McDonagh free coming from great pressure on the Achill defence.

On the 19th minute Gavin Moore in the Swinford goals pulled off a great save to keep the 3 point lead in tact. Achill were in control of the ball now but could not get it in the scoreboard and rattled off another four wides.

Liam Moran then brought the best out of the Achill goalkeeper with a great run and shot pushed out for a 45. A Point from Kevin McShea extended our lead before a 50/50 challenge ended with a serious injury to a Achill player who was stretchered off. The game was held up for a number of minutes to deal with this. Steven McNicholas was also helped off to be replaced by Kevin Doyle.

Mark Forkan got on the scoresheet to bring our lead to 5 with a about 5 left on the clock. Achill got their first score of the half with a free and another point but could not get that goal they needed.

The full time whistle brought relief to the good few Swinford supporters, players and management and disappointment to the strong Achill support. Swinford winning by 1-8 to 1-5.

It was a vital two points and we have now leaped Achill in the league table. Three games left in the league…….

Against the wind Swinford played their best football and the team showed they are much better then the league position suggests. With the championship still to come the team are more then capable of beating Moy Davitts and putting a good run together.

Swinford: Gavin Moore, Steven McNicholas, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Mark McNicholas, Fergal Harte, James Lavin, Joe Kelly, Mark Forkan, Darragh McIntyre, Kevin McDonagh, Liam Moran, Johnny Burke, Barry Brennan, James Devaney. Subs: James Sweeney, Kevin McShea, Danny McNicholas, Kevin Doyle.

Scorers: Kevin McDonagh 0-4, James Devaney 1-0, Kevin McShea 0-2. Liam Moran, Mark Forkan 0-1

League Table Mayo Senior League 2016 – Group 1C

Team Pld Won Lost Draw For Agst Diff Pts
Mayo Gaels 9 8 1 0 131 87 44 16
The Neale 10 7 2 1 137 120 17 15
Bonniconlon 8 6 2 0 96 79 17 12
Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin 9 4 3 2 138 124 14 10
Swinford 8 4 4 0 89 82 7 8
Castlebar Mitchels 10 4 6 0 119 120 -1 8
Louisburgh 7 3 3 1 87 81 6 7
Achill 8 3 4 1 81 75 6 7
Ballyhaunis 8 3 4 1 87 118 -31 7
Ardagh 9 2 6 1 104 134 -30 5
Cill Chomain 7 2 5 0 71 77 -6 4
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 9 1 7 1 80 123 -43 3
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Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Garrymore

We left ourselves with too much work to do with a very poor opening 25 minutes of our top of the table clash with Garrymore this evening.

At that stage we were 9 down and should have been more save for bad shooting by Garrymore. From there on in we more than matched our opponents and with a bit of luck could have got something out of the game.

Four points in the last five minutes of the half from Kevin McShea, James Sweeney, Gerry Callaghan and Pearse Walsh brought the deficit back to 5 at the break.

Garrymore extended it after the restart but points from James Sweeney and Gerry Callaghan kept us in the game. It was our turn to have some poor wides and a ball off the crossbar which could have narrowed the gap further.

Both teams swapped two points to keep it at 4 points with ours coming from a Kevin McDonagh free and one from play. James Sweeney got another to bring us within three but that was as close as we got as we again swapped points to end the game Swinford 0-10 Garrymore 0-13.

We are now in third spot behind Garrymore and Ballina  entering the last round of games on the 25th September. We are home to Aghamore while Ballina and Garrymore are home to Kilmovee and Westport respectively.

Swinford Damien Geraghty, John Gerard Kelly, Paul McDonagh, Aiden McLoughlin, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Stephen Walsh, Gerry Callaghan, Barry Brennan, James Sweeney, Danny McNicholas, Darren Campbell, Kevin McShea, Adrian Forkan. Suns James Lavin, Pearse Walsh, Kevin McDonagh, Cillian O’Donnell, JP Broderick

Scorers: James Sweeney, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Gerry Callaghan 0-2, Kevin McShea, Pearse Walsh 0-1