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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Sheepwalk and Marie Philbin of Lislackagh won €516
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.

The winning envelope was sold in Eurospar.

Next draw is in Horkans on the 21st November. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Swinford GAA Fixtures
 
Under 21 B Championship Sunday 19th November 12pm Swinford v Davitts
Swinford GAA AGM
 
The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5.00pm. Forms for nominations and motions are available from the club secretary. Please make contact on secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie if you wish to avail of these. Closing date for nominations and motions is Thursday 16th November. Full details will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Margaret Mary Gallagher of Oldcastle, Meelick won €507
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 14th November. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Swinford GAA Fixtures
 
Under 21 B Championship Sunday 11th November 12pm Swinford v Ballaghaderreen
Under 21 B Championship Saturday 17th November Swinford v Davitts
Swinford GAA AGM
 
The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5.00pm. Forms for nominations and motions are available from the club secretary. Please make contact on secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie if you wish to avail of these. Closing date for nominations and motions is Thursday 16th November. Full details will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and AnnMarie McLoughlin of Derreen, Killasser won €541
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 7th November. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Table Quiz
 
Swinford GAA Club will host a table quiz on Friday 3rd November in Melletts at  9pm. Table of 4, €10 per person.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
 
Under 21 B Championship Saturday 10th November Swinford v Ballaghaderreen
Under 21 B Championship Saturday 17th November Swinford v Davitts
Swinford GAA AGM
 
The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5.00pm. Forms for nominations and motions are available from the club secretary. Please make contact on secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie if you wish to avail of these. Closing date for nominations and motions is Thursday 16th November. Full details  on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

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Swinford GAA Annual General Meeting 2017

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The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5-00pm..

AGENDA

1. Standing Orders

2. Minutes of AGM 2017

3. Secretary’s Report

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Chairman’s Report

6. Election of Officers and Members to the Executive Committee

7. Notice of Motions

The closing date for Nominations and Motions is Thursday 16th November 2017. Please return completed forms to the Club Secretary.

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and Alan Johnson of Swinford photography won €459.
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 31st October. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Table Quiz
 
Swinford GAA Club will host a table quiz on Friday 3rd November in Melletts at  9pm.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
 
Under 15 Div 2A Saturday 28th October 12pm Carras v Swinford in Kilmaine
Senior League Div 1E Sunday 29th October 12pm Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore
Under 21 B Championship Monday 30th October 12pm Hollymount Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount
Under 21 B Championship Saturday 10th November Swinford v Ballaghaderreen
Under 21 B Championship Saturday 17th November Swinford v Davitts
Swinford GAA AGM
 
The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5.00pm. Forms for nominations and motions are available from the club secretary. Please make contact on secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie if you wish to avail of these. Closing date for nominations and motions is Thursday 16th November. Full details will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

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Senior League Div 1C Bonniconlon v Swinford Match Report

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When the pressure was on the last few weeks this Swinford team stood up and were counted, every man that threw on the jersey, be they on the first fifteen or on the bench. When no-one was giving us a chance, including some of our own we travelled to Bonniconlon and got the win we needed.
Starting the day on 6 points and looking for results to go our way, we first off had to win our own game and that we did. We started the game very nervously and Bonniconlon opened the scoring with a point, before adding a 45. A pointed free from Jack McDonnell got us off the mark but the home team rattled off a free, another 45 and a point from play to take a 4 point lead. A free from Liam Moran kept us ticking over. Despite playing some good football we just could not breach the Bonniconlon defence. A score from play and a free gave Bonni a five point lead but we then found our rhythm and three points from Jack McDonnell, a Mark Forkan point and a free from Jack had us level just before the break. Bonniconlon got one just before the break to lead 0-8 to 0-7.
Jack McDonnell added another free shortly after the restart to levele the game for the second time. Bonniconlon then added three points to take a good lead. Kevin McShea pulled one back before Jack added what appeared to be a fine point but not given by any of the officials. Jack soon added another free followed by a free from Liam Moran as we brought it back to a point. Bonniconlon added their twelfth point. Mark Forkan leveled the game for the third time before Liam Moran put us ahead for the first time with ten minutes left. Then came a crucial moment in the game, a great save by Aaron Kinsella in the Swinford goal kept our lead intact and in the game. Bonniconlon leveled but with his third point of the game Mark Forkan put us back in the lead. There was one more throw of the dice for Bonniconlon with a 45 deep into injury time but thankfully it sailed to the left of the post and wide. A great win on a score of Bonniconlon 0-14 Swinford 0-13 at a ground that it is never easy to come away with the two points.
That win puts us on 8 points level with Bonniconlon, Louisburgh and Castlebar Mitchells. The Mitchells did not field a team a team against Shrule this morning and are relegated as a result and we defeated both Bonniconlon and Louisburgh over the season and surely stay up on the basis of head to head.
The forwards will get the credit (richly deserved) but our defence was outstanding today led by our keeper Aaron Kinsella with two great saves at crucial times during each half. Whatever happens in the coming days in the committee rooms of Mchale Park to decide our fate the team have been outstanding in the last few months, Everyone has given huge commitment over the season and with a bit of luck and fortune in some games would be pushing near the top of the division.

Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Johnny Burke, Michael Walsh, Michael Prendergast, James Sweeney, Liam Moran, Kevin McShea, Jack McDonnell, Darren Campbell Subs Kevin Barry, Jason McLoughlin, Tom Horkan, Conor Conway, Anto Friel, Mark McNicholas,

Scorers Jack McDonnell 0-7, Mark Forkan 0-3, Liam Moran 0-3, Kevin McShea 0-1

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Franks Place, Killasser and Alan Forkan of Lislackagh won €511
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 24th October. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Fixtures:

Senior League Division 1C

22nd October 11-30am Bonniconlon v Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

22nd October 11am Carras v Swinford in Kilmaine

Keep an eye on our Facebook page Swinford GAA and our website www.swinfordgaa.ie for details of fixtures.

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Intermediate Championship Playoff Swinford v Tourmakeady

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Intermediate Championship Relegation Playoff

Swinford maintained their Intermediate status for 2018 with a three point win against Tourmakeady in the relagation playoff played in Bekan on Saturday evening,

Tourmakeady opened the scoring but this was the only time they led in the game as Swinford equalised through Kevin McShea and once they extended their lead with a point from Michael Prendergast they kept for the lead for the rest of the game. Points from a free from Liam Moran, Mark Forkan and one from play by Liam Moran extended the Swinford lead as Tourmakeady kicked a number of wides. A quickly taken 45 led to another point from Liam Moran and James Sweeney extended the Swinford lead to 6 points. Just before the break Tourmakeady got their second point to leave the game at the interval Swinford 0-7 Tourmakeady 0-2.

Tourmakeady got the opening point of the second half before a free kick for overcarrying by the goalkeeper allowed Jack McDonnell to open his account. Tourmakeady cancelled this out before a great run by Mark Forkan allowed James Devaney to get a score. At this stage all six of the Swinford forwards had scored. Jack McDonnell added another free that was wiped out by a soft free to Tourmakeady. Points from Kevin McShea, Liam Moran and Jack McDonnell pushed the Swinford lead out to 8 points.

The game appeared to be getting away from Tourmakeady but three points and then a goal brought it back to a 2 point game and a very nervy finish. Kevin McShea got a crucial point and try as they could Tourmakeady could not breach the Swinford resolute defence.

The game ended Swinford 0-14 Tourmakeady 1-8. After surviving the last few years Tourmakeady go down to the Junior ranks while Swinford have a lot of work to do for 2018 though its a very young team and under the management of Tom Byrne can surely get back to the top levels of club football.

Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Johnny Burke, Michael Walsh, Michael Prendergast, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, James Devaney, Jack McDonnell, James Sweeney Subs Barry Brennan

Scorers Liam Moran 0-4, Kevin McShea, Jack McDonnell 0-3, Michael Prendergast, Mark Forkan, James Sweeney, James Devaney

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and thanks to a generous local Swinford Parish Church Building Fund won €530
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 Franks Place, Killasser on the 17th October. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Swinford GAA Fixtures:

Saturday 14th October 6pm in COE  Bekan

Intermediate Championship Relegation Knockout

Swinford v Tourmakeady

Sunday 15th October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Carras v Swinford

Sunday 15th October 12pm

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Ardnaree

Keep an eye on our Facebook page Swinford GAA and our website www.swinfordgaa.ie for details of fixtures.

Intermediate Championship

Despite a very courageous display our Intermediate team were beaten by The Neale on a scoreline of Swinford 1-15 Neale 2-16. We now play Tourmakeady in a relegation playoff next weekend.

The Neale got off to the better start and scored the first three points of the game. Jack McDonnell led the Swinford comeback with three points of his own, including two frees. In the 7th minute The Neale got the oepning goal of the game and followed up with a point. Liam Moran then struck with three points, including two frees to put 1 between the teams after 12 minutes. The Neale struck back with four points before Jack McDonnell strick the back of the net in the 23rd minute to bringthe gap back to 2. The neale got the next two points which were soon cancelled out by two points from Liam Moran. Then just before the half time whistle The Neale got the key score of the game with their second goal. At half time it was Swinford 1-8 The Neale 2-10

Swinford started off the second half the better team but a number of chances were not taken and it was the 6th minute before second half substitute James Devaney got the first score. Jack McDonnell quickly followed up with another point to leave the goal between the teams. The Neale got one point back that was immediately wiped out by a point from Kevin McShea. The Neale stretched their lead with the next two points before a free from Jack McDonnell and a point from Mark Forkan brought it back to the goal. Again The Neale got the next two points and with ten minutes left led by 5. Another free from the boot of Jack McDonnell and a point from Michael Prendergast left 3 between the teams as we entered injury time. Up on 6 minutes were played but try as hard as we could we could not breach the Neale defence and they finished the scoring with a free in the 64th minute. Final score Swinford 1-15 The Neale 2-16

A very good match for any nuetrals that were in Bekan and there was a good support for both teams. The Neale survive in Intermediate for 2018 and we play Tourmakeady in the last chance saloon.

Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh, Michael Prendergast, Johnny Burke, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Jack McDonnell, James Sweeney Subs Kevin McShea, James Devaney, Joshua Smith

Scorers: Jack McDonnell 1-6, Liam Moran 0-5, James Devaney, Kevin McShea, Mark Forkan, Michael Prendergast

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Intermediate Championship Swinford v The Neale

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Despite a very courageous display our Intermediate team were beaten by The Neale on a scoreline of Swinford 1-15 Neale 2-16. We now play Tourmakeady in a relegation playoff next weekend.
The Neale got off to the better start and scored the first three points of the game. Jack McDonnell led the Swinford comeback with three points of his own, including two frees. In the 7th minute The Neale got the oepning goal of the game and followed up with a point. Liam Moran then struck with three points, including two frees to put 1 between the teams after 12 minutes. The Neale struck back with four points before Jack McDonnell strick the back of the net in the 23rd minute to bringthe gap back to 2. The neale got the next two points which were soon cancelled out by two points from Liam Moran. Then just before the half time whistle The Neale got the key score of the game with their second goal. At half time it was Swinford 1-8 The Neale 2-10
Swinford started off the second half the better team but a number of chances were not taken and it was the 6th minute before second half substitute James Devaney got the first score. Jack McDonnell quickly followed up with another point to leave the goal between the teams. The Neale got one point back that was immediately wiped out by a point from Kevin McShea. The Neale stretched their lead with the next two points before a free from Jack McDonnell and a point from Mark Forkan brought it back to the goal. Again The Neale got the next two points and with ten minutes left led by 5. Another free from the boot of Jack McDonnell and a point from Michael Prendergast left 3 between the teams as we entered injury time. Up on 6 minutes were played but try as hard as we could we could not breach the Neale defence and they finished the scoring with a free in the 64th minute. Final score Swinford 1-15 The Neale 2-16
A very good match for any nuetrals that were in Bekan and there was a good support for both teams. The Neale survive in Intermediate for 2018 and we play Tourmakeady in the last chance saloon.
Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh, Michael Prendergast, Johnny Burke, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Jack McDonnell, James Sweeney Subs Kevin McShea, James Devaney, Joshua Smith
Scorers: Jack McDonnell 1-6, Liam Moran 0-5, James Devaney, Kevin McShea, Mark Forkan, Michael Prendergast