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

2 thoughts on “Swinford GAA Weekly News”

  1. Change to the Div1E game. We will now play Aghamore at home in Robert McCallion Memorial Park on Sunday at 12pm.

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