Swinford GAA Weekly News

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

2 thoughts on “Swinford GAA Weekly News”

  1. Change to this week’s minor game against Ballyhaunis. The game is now on Friday 3rd April at 6-30pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park.

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