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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Tom Fadden of Derryronane, Swinford won €480
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 Melletts on the 23rd October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Club Mailing List

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

Upcoming Events

The club will be hosting a racenight in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 26th October. If you wish to buy a horse for €20 please contact a club officer.

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The club AGM will be on Sunday 18th November 6pm in Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Connacht Post Primary Senior League

17th Oct 12-30pm St Tiernans v Scoil Muire agus Padraig

Connacht Post Primary Junior D League

22nd Oct 12-30pm Davitt College v Mean Scoil Muire agus Padraig

Under 21 B Championship

27th Oct 12pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Sheepwalk and Kevin Campbell of Fraun Hill, Swinford won €566
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 16th October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Sponsorship

Eoghan O'Connell Sponsorship
Eoghan O’Connell Sponsorship

Much thanks to Eoghan O’Connell of O’Connells Medical Hall for his very generous sponsorship to the club to assist with underage coaching through the schools. 😀

Club Mailing List

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

Upcoming Events

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The club will be hosting a racenight in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 26th October. If you wish to buy a horse for €20 please contact a club officer.

The club AGM will be on Sunday 18th November 6pm in Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

Swinford GAA Table Quiz

Thanks to all who supported our table quiz tonight in Melletts. Thanks to our quizmaster Douglas, our collectors and correctors Katie, Deirdre, Geraldine and Michael, to our raffle sponsors O’Donnells Pharmacy, Douglas Kelly and the club itself. Thanks to Marie Mellett for sponsoring the winning prize.
Well done to our winners, Ray Gilmore, James Walsh, Paul McNeela and Gary McNeela

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Under 15 League Division 2B

12th Oct 5-30pm Swinford v Ardnaree

Under 15 League Division 2B

14th Oct 11am Swinford v Erris St Pats

Under 21 B Championship

14th October 1pm Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Connacht Post Primary Junior D League

15th Oct 12-30pm Mean Scoil Muire agus Padraig v Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar

Connacht Post Primary Senior League

17th Oct 12-30pm St Tiernans v Scoil Muire agus Padraig

Connacht Post Primary Junior D League

22nd Oct 12-20pm Davitt College v Mean Scoil Muire agus Padraig

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Christopher & Martin Woods of Cloonfinaun, Swinford won €505.
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 9th October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Club Mailing List

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

Upcoming Events

There will be a fundraising quiz in Melletts on Friday 5th October 9pm. Teams of 4 at €40. There will be a raffle on the night.

The club will be hosting a race night in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 26th October. More details to follow.

The club AGM will be on Sunday 18th November 6pm in Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Senior League Div 4

7th Oct 11-30am Davitts v Swinford

East Mayo Under 11 at Connacht GAA Centre

7th Oct 11am Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

14th Oct 11am Swinford v Erris St Pats

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and Liz Healy of Loughtadurkan won €553
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 Quinns on the 2nd October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Club Mailing List

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

Upcoming Events

There will be a fundraising quiz in Melletts on Friday 5th October 9pm. Teams of 4 at €40. There will be a raffle on the night.

The club will be hosting a racenight in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 26th October. More details to follow.

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The club AGM will be on Sunday 18th November 6pm in Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Under 13 League Division 2A

27th September 6-30pm Swinford v Aghamore

Under 15 League Division 2B

30th Sept 11am Burrishoole v  Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

14th Oct 11am Swinford v Erris St Pats

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and Tommie Pidgeon won €559
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 Whitehouse on the 25th September Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Intermediate Championship

Swinford meet Belmullet in the quarter final of the Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship on Sunday 23rd at 2-30pm in Ballina. All support will be appreciated.

Club Mailing List

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

Upcoming Events

There will be a fundraising quiz in Melletts on Friday 5th October 9pm. Teams of 4 at €40. There will be a raffle on the night.

The club will be hosting a racenight in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 26th October. More details to follow.

The club AGM will be on Sunday 18th November 6pm in Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Under 15 League Division 2B

23rd Sept 11am Swinford v Ardnaree

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final in Ballina

23rd Sept 2-30pm Belmullet v Swinford

Under 13 League Division 2A

24th September 6-30pm Swinford v Aghamore

Under 13 League Division 4B

24th September 6pm Swinford v Bonniconlon

Under 15 League Division 2B

30th Sept 11am Burrishoole v  Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

14th Oct 11am Swinford v Erris St Pats

Swinford Jersey Crest

Senior League Div 4 Swinford v Knockmore match report

Swinford_GAA_CrestKnockmore came to Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch needing to win to keep their hopes of winning the division alive while Swinford hoped to maintain their 100% record in the league.

With Swinford looking forward to Intermediate Championship quarter final next weekend and having suffered a number of injuries in the final group game last Sunday there were a number of changes to the starting 15. A big plus Swinford welcomed back Mark Forkan who picked up an injury in the win against Bonniconlon a few weeks ago.

Swinford started the brighter and led by two points after 5 minutes from Tom Horkan and a free by Jason McLoughlin.

Both teams traded points with Swinford score from Liam Moran before a long free into the Swinford goal line caused confusion and the ball ended up in the net. The visitors added a point but Swinford had the perfect response with a great Liam Moran goal and Mark Forkan point.

Knockmore then took complete control of the game and over the next 8 minutes scored 2-3 to go seven ahead. The Swinford team were under huge pressure but they composed themselves and in the last 5 minutes of the half outscored Knockmore 1-4 to 0-1 to go in at the break down by 1. Points from Liam Moran (2), Jason McLoughlin and  a fine goal by Mark Forkan with another point by Liam Moran had Swinford in a good position at the interval.

Mark Forkan showed what Swinford were missing last week against Burrishoole with his 2nd point of the game to level the game in the 1st minute of the second half. Liam Moran a free to put Swinford ahead.

Both teams traded scores with Swinford score from the boot of Liam Moran. Knockmore added three points to go two ahead. With ten minutes Swinford got a penalty which was struck to the back of the net by Liam Moran to give Swinford the lead. Knockmore brought the game level for the fourth time.

As the game entered injury time a mad scramble in the Knockmore goal mouth ended with James Devaney putting the ball in the net to give Swinford a bit of space.

In a long 5 minutes of injury time Swinford defence held strong and only conceded a point to win the game on a scoreline 4-11 to 3-12.

Promotion has been sealed with a game to go and we are back up as Division 4 champions.

League Table Mayo Snr League Division 4

Team Pld W L D PF PA PD Pts
Swinford 11 11 0 0 142 97 45 22
Castlebar Mitchels 10 8 2 0 225 135 90 16
Knockmore 10 8 2 0 197 108 89 16
Killala 9 6 3 0 111 94 17 12
Cill Chomain 9 5 3 1 157 133 24 11
Davitts 10 5 5 0 118 173 -55 10
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 10 4 6 0 159 162 -3 8
Westport GAA 10 4 6 0 145 150 -5 8
Ballina Stephenites 10 4 6 0 145 196 -51 8
Kilmovee Shamrocks 10 3 6 1 149 170 -21 7
Ballintubber 10 3 7 0 140 152 -12 6
Charlestown Sarsfields 11 2 8 1 93 130 -37 5
Crossmolina Deel Rovers 10 0 9 1 114 195 -81 1

 

Its been a long nine months since the decision of the Disputes Resolution Authority on the 5th February that resulted in our relegation. The team and management this year have been immense and with promotion secured can look forward to a championship quarter final next Sunday against Belmullet.

The Swinford team are more then capable of causing an upset and proceeding to the last four. They are strong right across all lines of the team and have a midfield and forward line that will cause all teams remaining in Championship trouble.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Conor Conway, Mark McNicholas, Jason carney, Johnny Burke, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Tom Horkan, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell, Pearse Walsh. Subs Cillian O’Donnell, Jack McDonnell, James Devaney, Michael Walsh.

Scorers: Liam Moran 2-6, Mark Forkan 1-2, James Devaney 1-0, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, Tom Horkan 0-1

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Annemarie & Dylan Gallagher of Cullane won €549.
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 Moores on the 18th September Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Intermediate Championship

Swinford meet Belmullet in the quarter final of the Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship on Sunday 23rd at 2-30pm in Ballina. All support will be appreciated.

Club Mailing List

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

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

East Mayo Under 11 Group 1

15th Sept 11am Kilmovee v Swinford

East Mayo Under 11 Group 2

15th Sept 11am Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

16th Sept 11am Naomh Padraig v Swinford

Senior League Division 4

16th Sept 11-30am Swinford v Knockmore

Under 15 League Division 2B

23rd Sept 11am Swinford v Ardnaree

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final in Ballina

23rd September 2-30pm Belmullet v Swinford

Under 13 League Division 2A

24th September 7pm Swinford v Aghamore

Under 13 League Division 4B

24th September 7pm Swinford v Bonniconlo

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Intermediate Championship

Our final group game takes place this Sunday in Parke at 2pm against Burrishoole. Please support.

Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Charlie Geraghty of Donegal won €535. Charlie is the latest addition to the Geraghty clan of meelick, being a grandson of John and Eileen Geraghty.
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 Gateway on the 11th September Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Club Mailing List

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

 

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Under 13 League Division 4B

6th September 7pm Mayo Gaels v Swinford

East Mayo Under 11 Group 1

8th September 11am Swinford v Ballaghadereen

East Mayo Under 11 Group 2

8th September 11am Swinford v Aghamore

Intermediate Championship Round 3 in Parke

9th September 2pm Swinford v Burrishoole

Under 13 League Division 2A

10th September 7pm Kilmeena v Swinford

Under 13 League Division 4B

10th September 7pm Ballina v Swinford

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians and Jimmy Fulham of Rathscanlon, Swinford a member of our under 8 team won €649.
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 4th September Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Club Mailing List

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

Intermediate Championship

Match report from our successful second round of the Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship is on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Please keep an eye on our website swinfordgaa.ie

East Mayo Under 11 Group 1

1st September 11am Swinford v Charlestown

East Mayo Under 11 Group 2

1st September 11am Swinford v Ballyhaunis

Under 13 League Division 2A

3rd September 7pm Swinford v Neale

Under 13 League Division 4B

3rd September 7pm Swinford v Ballyhaunis

Under 13 League Division 4B

6th September 7pm Mayo Gaels v Swinford

East Mayo Under 11 Group 1

8th September 11am Swinford v Ballaghadereen

East Mayo Under 11 Group 2

8th September 11am Swinford v Aghamore

Intermediate Championship Round 3

8th September Swinford v Burrishoole

 

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Intermediate Championship Swinford v Bonniconlon

on-parade

Its been a long ten months since we met Bonniconlon in the league and all the drama that followed from that game but since the championship draw was made this game has been eagerly waited by the Swinford camp.

There was a very good crowd at Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch on a lovely Saturday afternoon for the clash. Bonniconlon got off to a great start with a goal in the first minute after a mix up in the Swinford defence. They followed up with two points and we found ourselves 5 down inside 5 minutes.

Jason McLoughlin opened our account with a free after five mins that was cancelled out by a Bonniconlon point. Heads didn’t drop and points from Jack McDonnell, Liam Moran and Jason McLoughlin had us right back in the game after a quarter of an hour.

The Bonniconlon full forward line were causing all sorts of trouble for our full back line as our midfield struggled to hold on to the ball and Bonniconlon added two more points. Frees from Jason McLoughlin and Liam Moran and a point from play by Liam Moran brought the difference back to a point but Bonniconlon opened up the gap to four with three unanswered points.

Then Swinford got what they badly needed before the break with a goal by James Devaney to leave only 1 between the teams at the interval.

Swinford not playing well and losing Kevin McShea to injury and Mark Forkan struggling with an injury were right in the mix.

Swinford started the second half very well but rushed a couple of shots resulting in five wides while Bonniconlon added two points. Swinford got a point back but Bonniconlon cancelled this out so with 15 minutes left there was three between the teams.

Liam Moran added to his tally with a free before he got the score of the game with a very calculated lob over the Bonniconlon goalie from a tight angle to put the ball in the net and Swinford were ahead for the first time in the game with eight minutes of regulation time left.

At this stage Bonniconlon players were dropping while Swinford found a renewal of energy. Liam Moran added another point to bring the gap out to two. Bonniconlon pulled one back before Jack McDonnell and Jason McLoughlin added further points and with time up Swinford led by three. Disaster nearly struck in the third minute of injury time when Bonniconlon got a free but with the goal line fully packed all they could do was put it over the bar.

The final whistle went and the score was Swinford 2-11 Bonniconlon 1-13.

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The big difference in the second half was the winning of the midfield battle with a gigantic half by Johnny Burke. The six forwards worked tremendous hard and ran the Bonniconlon defence into the ground while the defence was tight to a man.

Swinford not at their best but well deserved their victory and now have two wins from two in the championship and are well placed for a quarter final place.

swinford-v-bonniconlon-001 dli43newwaaf0r1-jpg-largeSwinford: Aaron Kinsella, Aidan McLoughlin, Alan McLoughlin, james Lavin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, Mark McNicholas, Jihnny Burke, Mick Walsh, Joshua Smith, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell, James Devaney Subs Jack McDonnell, Fergal Harte, Tom Horkan,