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Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Quinns on 15th September and Mary Higgins of Swinford Motors won €772. 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 in Sheepwalk on 22nd September. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Senior League Divison 1E

Saturday 19th September 6pm Breaffy v Swinford at Breaffy

Under 15 Divison 3A

Sunday 20th September 12pm Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

East Mayo B Under 16 Final

Tuesday 22nd September 6pm Kilmovee Shamrocks v Swinford in TBC

Junior Championship Relegation Playoff

Saturday 26th September 4-30pm Swinford v Ballaghaderreen in Aghamore

Under 15 Division 3A

Sunday 27th September 12pm Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Menorial Park

 

Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

East Mayo Minor Final

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In terrible weather conditions we were treated to a fine game of football by two evenly matched teams in Bekan on Friday night. Charlestown led by a goal at the break but great points from Ryan Convey, Johnny Burke, Shane Fallon and Jamie Carney and a goal & point from james Devaney in the second half saw Swinford win by two points on a scoreline of Swinford 1-13 Charlestown 1-11. Full report on our website.

Junior Championship

Swinford and Ballycroy met in a replay of their Junior Championship playoff in Bonniconlon on Saturday evening. Swinford led by four at half time by 1-6 to 0-5 with a goal by darren Campbell and four points from play by Gerry Callaghan and two points from Kevin McDonagh but they struggled in the second half and Ballycroy scored 1-3 before Swinford got on the scoreboard. Ballycroy won out by 2-10 to 2-8 with Swinford scores coming from two frees from Darren Campbell and a last minute penalty from Kevin McDonagh.

Swinford will now meet Ballaghaderreen in a Junior Championship Relegation Playoff on Saturday 26th at 4-30pm in Aghamore.


Vodafone Swinford
Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.

Senior League Div 1C

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Swinford enjoyed a very comprehensive win over Lahardane on Sunday morning at Robert McCallion Memorial Park on a score of 3-21 to 2-3. A fantastic display with eleven different scorers: James Devaney 1-5, Liam Moran 0-5, Jack McDonnell 1-2, Kevin McShea 1-0, Eoin Gallagher, Darren Campbell 0-2 each, Danny McNicholas, Joe Kelly, Mick Walsh, Fergal Harte, James Sweeney 0-1 each. Full report on our website.

Breaffy House Hotel Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League – Division 1C

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
The Neale 8 6 0 2 133 88 45 12
B�al an Mhuirthead 8 6 0 2 104 73 31 12
Islandeady 7 6 0 1 106 82 24 12
Swinford 8 5 0 3 126 103 23 10
CLG ACLA 7 5 0 2 81 70 11 10
Louisburgh 7 3 2 2 92 89 3 8
Castlebar Mitchels 7 4 0 3 101 84 17 8
Mayo Gaels 8 3 0 5 101 112 -11 6
Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 8 2 1 5 106 119 -13 5
Bonniconlon 8 2 0 6 92 101 -9 4
Lahardane MacHales 8 1 1 6 57 121 -64 3
Ballintubber G.A.A. Club 8 1 0 7 80 137 -57 2

 

Underage Report:

Its been a great few weeks for our underage teams. Our Under 13 started the league Monday 31st with a one point defeat away to Charlestown on a score of 3-8 to 2-10 but they have bounced back with two very good home wins against Hollymount-Carramore and Ballina Stephenites B. On thursday 3rd they beat Hollymount-Carramore by 5-15 to 2-8 and Monday 7th they dispatched Ballina Stephenites B by 9-15 to 1-4. Castlebar Mitchels B team are the latest to be beaten on Monday last by 4-10 to 1-6.

JJ Burke U13 Division 3A

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Swinford 4 3 0 1 110 47 63 6
Charlestown Sarsfields 4 2 0 2 69 60 9 4
Castlebar Mitchels (B Team) 3 2 0 1 71 65 6 4
Hollymount-Carramore 3 2 0 1 57 65 -8 4
Ballina Stephenites (B Team) 3 0 0 3 32 89 -57 0

 

Our Under 15 team got off to a great start in the league easily dispatching Breaffy on Sunday 6th by 3-17 to 4-4 and then enjoying a good away win against Davitts on Sunday 13th by 1-8 to 1-13. Next up is an away game against Aghamore next Sunday 20th.

JJ Burke Car Sales Under 15 League Division 3A

Team Pld Won Draw Lost For Against Diff Points
Swinford 3 3 0 0 42 27 15 6
Breaffy 3 2 0 1 35 40 -5 4
Ballinrobe 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Aghamore Gaa 2 1 0 1 14 19 -5 2
Davitts GAA 2 1 0 1 11 16 -5 2
Eastern Gaels 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0

 

Under 10 Blitz

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Knockmore invited a team of our u10s to play in their annual blitz last Saturday. This competition involves 24 clubs from around the county and is a credit to Knockmore GAA.

The Swinford team played very well and ended up winning their section.  They are just one team from our panel of 35 u10s and the entire u10 panel has shown great application and attitude this year. They improve with every game and we can look forward to seeing them wearing the Black & Red for the next few decades!

A special word of thanks must go out to the coaches on the day – James McNicholas, Ray Gilmore, Thomas Tuffy & Michael Devaney – and to all the underage coaches that are doing such great work for the future of the club, from u6 upwards.

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