Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Julians on Tuesday 14th April and Seamus Murphy originally from Ballina but living in Midfield won €1,015.00. Seamus purchased his envelope in Campbells Lounge. Envelopes are available online at www.swinfordgaa.ie in bundles of 10/20/52 weeks and in all business premises for the next draw in Quinns on 21st April. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Church Gate Collection
Swinford GAA Bord na nOg would like to thank all who supported our church gate collection recently and all who manned the various gates. The sum of €629 was collected.

Upcoming Fixtures:

U14 League
Thursday 16th 7-00pm Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris
Minor League
Friday 17th 7-00pm Swinford v Mayo Gaels at Robert McCallion Menorial Park
Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 18th 6-00pm Ballintubber B v Swinford in Ballintubber
Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 19th 2-00pm Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore.

Under 16 League
Tuesday 21st April 7-00pm Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Under 14 League
Thursday 23rd April The Neale v Swinford in Cong
Minor League
Friday 24th April at 7-00pm Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 25th April 6-00pm Swinford v The Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 26th April at 2pm Swinford v Lacken at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.

Senior League Div 1C
The season has started off well with a hard fought win in very cold and windy conditons against Parke on Saturday 11th. We led by the minimum at half time but  thanks to a goal from Kevin McShea we saw the game out on a score of Swinford 1-10 Parke 0-10. Swinford scorers: McShea 1-4, McDonnell 0-4, Walsh 0-1, Brennan 0-1

Senior League Div 1E
A successful start with a tight win at home against Parke/Glencorrib by 0-12 to 0-10 on Sunday 12th. Thanks to 8 points from Kevin McDonagh and points from Paul McNicholas, Gerard Callaghan, Johnny Pidgeon and James Sweeney.

Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1E
Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Breaffy 1 1 0 0 14 8 6 2
Eastern Gaels 1 1 0 0 12 10 2 2
Swinford 1 1 0 0 12 10 2 2
Aghamore Gaa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hollymount-Carramore 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Lacken 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ballycroy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kilfian 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kilmovee Shamrocks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kilmovee Shamrocks 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Shrule/Glencorrib 1 0 0 1 10 12 -2 0
Claremorris 1 0 0 1 10 12 -2 0
Ballina Stephenites 1 0 0 1 8 14 -6 0

Minor League Div 2
The team got their season back on track with a good win against Ballyhaunis tonight by 3-13 to 0-5.

U16 League
The team have started their season off with two wins, in Ballycastle on Tuesday 7th April beating Naomh Padraig on a score of 6-9 to 8-7 and Friday 10th Achill were beaten at Robert McCallion Memorial Park by 2-6 to 1-7. Well done to all.

Mayo GAA DrawLast Chance to enter

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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.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

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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.

Coaching SeminarPlease contact Brian Galvin by Thursday 16th if interested.

Swinford GAA in conjunction with SAQ Ireland are hosting a coaching course with Jim Kilty.
Jim is one of Ireland’s foremost athletics trainers having being Irish coach for the Seoul and Atlanta Olympics. He has been involved with a number of successful GAA teams, most notably the All Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team in 2001 among others. He has been involved in coaching provincial title winning football teams and a National League title with Mayo.
The course takes place in Swinford on 17/18 April 2015. Phase 1 will take place in the Gateway Hotel from 7pm until 10pm on the Friday night and is a seminar entitled “developing speed in the adult player through conditioning coaching”. Jim will also give a general talk on his experience followed by a Q&A session
Phase 2 takes place at the amenity centre from 10am until 4pm and is a certified SAQ course entitled ” Coaching skill, movement and function to 6-12 year olds”. It is an indoor/outdoor course so appropriate attire is advised.
Places are limited and cost €50 per attendee. (No charge for Swinford GAA coaches).
Refer to SAQ website for further course details.
Contact Brian Galvin 0863265911 for reservation details or briang.123@icloud.com

Coaching Seminar

Coaching Seminar
Swinford GAA in conjunction with SAQ Ireland are hosting a coaching course with Jim Kilty.
Jim is one of Ireland’s foremost athletics trainers having being Irish coach for the Seoul and Atlanta Olympics. He has been involved with a number of successful GAA teams, most notably the All Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team in 2001 among others. He has been involved in coaching provincial title winning football teams and a National League title with Mayo.
The course takes place in Swinford on 17/18 April 2015. Phase 1 will take place in the Gateway Hotel from 7pm until 10pm on the Friday night and is a seminar entitled “developing speed in the adult player through conditioning coaching”. Jim will also give a general talk on his experience followed by a Q&A session
Phase 2 takes place at the amenity centre from 10am until 4pm and is a certified SAQ course entitled ” Coaching skill, movement and function to 6-12 year olds”. It is an indoor/outdoor course so appropriate attire is advised.
Places are limited and cost €50 per attendee. (No charge for Swinford GAA coaches).

If you are interested in the seminar please contact Brian Galvin at 086 3265911 by Thursday 16th.

This weeks Fixtures 13th – 19th April

Fixtures:

Wednesday 15th @ 7-30 Minor League Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park.

Thursday 16th @ 7pm U14 League Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Friday 17th @ 7pm Minor League Swinford v Mayo Gaels at Robert McCallion Menorial Park

Saturday 18th @ 6pm Senior League Div 1C Ballintubber B v Swinford in Ballintubber

Sunday 19th @ 2pm Senior League Div 1E Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore.

Swinford v Shrule/Glencorrib

A good start for the junior team this afternoon, building on their great year in 2014.

After seven minutes we had raced into a 4 point lead, thanks to a fine point from Paul McNicholas, two frees from the boot of Kevin McDonagh and a nice point from Gerry Callaghan after a quick free from Kevin McDonagh.

Shrule then came into the game and scored three points in quick succession. The third point resulting from a penalty after Aaron Kinsella was given a black card. Sean Kavanagh moved from full forward into the Number 1 position and his first job was to watch the ball fire over the crossbar.

We then regained our composure and a free from Kevin McDonagh and a point from Johnny Pidgeon gave us a three point lead.

Shrule narrowed the gap to two before Kevin McDonagh nailed two frees to leave us at Half Time with a 4 point lead, 0-8 to 0-4.

As he finished the first half Kevin McDonagh scored another free early in the second half and we looked to be in total control. But over the next ten minutes Shrule scored five unanswered points to draw level with 16 minutes gone.

In the 21st minutes Kevin McDonagh scored a sweet point from roughly 40 yards out to restore our lead. James Sweeney followed this with another point to leave us two clear.

Points were exchanged in the last 5 minutes with another fine point from play by Kevin McDonagh.

The game ended with a black card for the Shrule full forward and happy faces on the Swinford team.

Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Stephen Kenny, John Gerard Kelly, Mark McNicholas, Stephen McDonnell, Kevin Barry, Paul McNicholas, Gerard Callaghan, Barry Brennan, James Lavin, Kevin McDonagh, Patrick Ward, Johnny Pidgeon, Sean Kavanagh, James Sweeney.

Subs used: Caoimghin McLoughlin, Andy Lenihan, Paul McDonagh.

Swinford v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin

This evening saw the start of the 2015 Senior League Division 1C season with a home win against Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10.

The game started very well with us taking a 3 point lead after five minutes with points from Michael Walsh, Jack McDonnell and Barry Brennan. Parke then found a foothold in the game and within a few minutes the teams were level on 3 each.

Kevin McShea regained the lead but again Parke leveled and they took the lead for the only time in the game.

Between the Parke points Barry Brennan was unlucky to be black carded and he was replaced by James Sweeney.

Before half times Jack McDonnell got two points to put us ahead at the break 0-6 to 0-5.

Shortly after the restart Parke leveled the game with a 14yard free but we then tok control and by the 43rd minute the score was 1-8 to 0-6 with a goal and two points from Kevin McShea. The goal came from a great run by Darren Campbell before been cooly hammered to the back of the net by Kevin McShea.

Parke returned with two points before both teams exchanged points with our scores coming from frees from Jack McDonnell and Kevin McShea.

The goal was to be the seperator between the two teams with the final score Swinford 1-10 Parke 0-10.

After been beaten by Parke in round 1 of the league last season today was a well deserved victory and we can look forward to a trip to Ballintubber next Saturday for round 2 against Ballintubber B.

Swinford: Conor Campbell, Jason Carney, Paul McDonagh, Mark Forkan, Fergal Harte, Conor Horan, Danny McNicholas, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Tom Horkan, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, Jack McDonnell, Barry Brennan, Darren Campbell. Subs used: James Sweeney, Kevin McDonagh & Pearse Walsh.

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50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Moores on Tuesday 7th April and Gordon Carter of Market Street but currently based in Canada won €883.00. Gordon purchased his ticket 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 Julians on 14th April. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Upcoming Fixtures:
Under 14 League
Thursday 9th April Swinford v The Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 16 League
Friday 10th April 6-30pm Swinford v Achill at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 11th April 6-00pm Swinford v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor League
Sunday 12th April at 12pm Ballinrobe v Swinford in Ballinrobe
Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 12th April at 2pm Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Minor League
Tuesday 14th April at 7-30pm Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Sunday 19th April at 12pm Swinford v Mayo Gaels at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Under 14 League
Thursday 16th April Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 18th April 6-00pm Ballintubber v Swinford in Ballintubber

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 19th April at 2pm Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.

U14 League
The team were defeated by Aghamore on Thursday 2nd April on a scoreline of 12-13 to 4-14 but the team worked very hard and the scoreline does not reflect the effort put in. It is only a matter of time until their luck will change.

U16 League
The team started their season off with a win in Ballycastle on Tuesday 7th April beating Naomh Padraig on a score of 6-9 to 8-7. Well done to all.

Mayo GAA 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.

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.

Coaching Seminar

Swinford GAA in conjunction with SAQ Ireland are hosting a coaching course with Jim Kilty.
Jim is one of Ireland’s foremost athletics trainers having being Irish coach for the Seoul and Atlanta Olympics. He has been involved with a number of successful GAA teams, most notably the All Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team in 2001 among others. He has been involved in coaching provincial title winning football teams and a National League title with Mayo.
The course takes place in Swinford on 17/18 April 2015. Phase 1 will take place in the Gateway Hotel from 7pm until 10pm on the Friday night and is a seminar entitled “developing speed in the adult player through conditioning coaching”. Jim will also give a general talk on his experience followed by a Q&A session
Phase 2 takes place at the amenity centre from 10am until 4pm and is a certified SAQ course entitled ” Coaching skill, movement and function to 6-12 year olds”. It is an indoor/outdoor course so appropriate attire is advised.
Places are limited and cost €50 per attendee. (No charge for Swinford GAA coaches).
Refer to SAQ website for further course details.
Contact Brian Galvin 0863265911 for reservation details or briang.123@icloud.com

Swinford GAA Fixtures: 7th – 12th April

This weeks fixtures:

Tuesday 7th April 19-00 U16 league Naomh Padraig v Swinford Gaa​ in Ballycastle

Thursday 9th April 19-00 U14 league Swinford GAA​ v Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Friday 10th April 19-00 U16 League Swinford v Achill at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Saturday 11th April 18-00 Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 12th April 12-00 Minor League Ballinrobe v Swinford in Ballinrobe

Sunday 12th April 14-00 Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Shrule/Glencorrib at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook/Twitter/www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA dinner dance and award night

Last night (Sunday 5th April) saw the annual dinner dance and award night to honour the clubs achievements in 2014 including the East Mayo Minor B Championship and the County Junior B Championship take place in the Gateway Hotel.

Our Chairman Shane Campbell welcomed everyone to the event and between courses the Minor team of 2014 were presented with their medals by Noel Barry and Eamon Molloy. Noel gave  a brief summary of the teams year including reaching the League final and winning the East Mayo B Championship. The 2014 team manager Michael Smyth was thanked in his absence as he is currently on holidays.

Later the Junior team were honoured and Michael Devaney outlined the teams achievements in the league and championship. Aiden McLoughlin read out a letter from the 2014 Manager Alan Kenendy who unfortunately could not be with us as he is working in Australia. The County Championship medals were presented to the team by Michael and team captain Andy McNulty.

After the meal the club honoured all club members who played for the County in 2014. These were Joshua Smith, James Devaney and Johnny Burke.

A special award was made to the secretary of the finance committee Lorraine Kelly for all her hard work over the past 18months.

It then came to honour the various team players of the year. The minor award was shared by James Devaney and Rory Smith. Unfortuantely Rory was unable to attend as he is playing the Quigley Cup final today. Noel Barry did the honours of presenting the award. The Junior player of the year was awarded to Sean Brady who unfortunately was unable to attend. The Senior player of the year was presented by Billy McNicholas, in the absence of the team management, to our club captain Eoin Gallagher. All were very worthy receipients of their respective awards and represented the club with distinction.

The 2014 hall of fame was presented to Maurice O’Connell who represented Swinford on the Mayo minor team in the 1940’s and played for the club for many years. The hall of fame plaque was presented to his son Eoghan O’Connell in Maurice’s absence.

The 2014 club man of the year was presented to the club PRO Douglas Kelly by club chairman and Shane Campbell.

After all the presentations and the excellent meal a very good band Fraggle Rock played great  tunes for a couple of hours and those that stayed for the music had a great few hours dancing the night away.

Even though there was a very small attendance everyone who came had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks has to go to the members of the social committee, Rita Campbell, Billy McNicholas and Francie McNicholas. A very special thanks to Cathal Kelly and the staff of the Gateway for as always hosting a great night.

If anybody wants photographs of the evening please contact Alan Johnson in Swinford Photography.

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50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in the the Gateway Hotel on 31st March and Martina O’Hara won €934.00. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in Moores on 7th April. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie  Since the inception of the draw over €34,000 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.  Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
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.
Awards Night
Swinford GAA will be holding its annual dinner dance and awards night in the Gateway Hotel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be provided by Galway band Fraggle Rock. Tickets are available from club officers.

Minor League

We were defeated away to Charlestown on Sunday 29th March in Round 3 of the minor league by 1-11 to 1-6, next game is Friday 3rd April at home to Ballyhaunis in Round 4 at 6-30pm.
Under 14 League
Swinford U14’s lost their first game to Eastern Gaels Thursday 26th March but we were missing a lot of players and hopefully wil have better luck away to Aghamore on Thursday 2nd April. Details will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
Under 16 League
The teams league game away to Naomh Padraig will be rescheduled.
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.

Coaching Seminar

Swinford GAA in conjunction with SAQ Ireland are hosting a coaching course with Jim Kilty.
Jim is one of Ireland’s foremost athletics trainers having being Irish coach for the Seoul and Atlanta Olympics. He has been involved with a number of successful GAA teams, most notably the All Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team in 2001 among others. He has been involved in coaching provincial title winning football teams and a National League title with Mayo.
The course takes place in Swinford on 17/18 April 2015. Phase 1 will take place in the Gateway Hotel from 7pm until 10pm on the Friday night and is a seminar entitled “developing speed in the adult player through conditioning coaching”. Jim will also give a general talk on his experience followed by a Q&A session
Phase 2 takes place at the amenity centre from 10am until 4pm and is a certified SAQ course entitled ” Coaching skill, movement and function to 6-12 year olds”. It is an indoor/outdoor course so appropriate attire is advised.
Places are limited and cost €50 per attendee. (No charge for Swinford GAA coaches).
Refer to SAQ website for further course details.
Contact Brian Galvin 0863265911 for reservation details or briang.123@icloud.com

Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in the Melletts on 24th March and Eamon Howley and Shane McNulty won €1,011.00. The winning ticket was sold in the Sheepwalk. Draw Envelopes are available in all business premises for the next draw in the Gateway Hotel on 31st March. Tickets are also available online through www.swinfordgaa.ie  Since the inception of the draw over €33,000 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.  Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
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.
Awards Night
Swinford GAA will be holding its annual dinner dance and awards night in the Gateway Hotel on Easter Sunday night. Music on the night will be provided by Galway band Fraggle Rock. Tickets are available from club officers.
Michael Walsh Cup
We had a very good win against Castlebar Mitchells on Friday 20th March in Castlebar on a score of 2-6 to 0-10. There is a full match report on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie. We then had to play Hollymount-Carramore on Sunday 22nd in Hollymount in the Quarter Final but this proved to be a tough task playing two games in such a short time and we lost 1-14 to 1-9.
Minor League
We were defeated by Knockmore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park on Sunday 22nd March in Round 2 of the minor league but hopefully we will rise again next Sunday 29th March away to Charlestown Sarsfields in Round 3 at 12pm.
Under 14 League
Swinford U14’s play their first league game on Thursday 26th March 6pm at Robert McCallion Memorial park against Aghamore. Details will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
Under 16 League
On Tuesday 31st March at 6pm our Under 16 team start their league campaign away to Naomh Padraig in Ballycastle. Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website.
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.