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Swinford GAA Weekly News


Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Noreen Kelly of Castleroyan, Kiltimagh won €566. The winning ticket was sold in Julians.
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 21st August Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

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Minor Championship

16th August 7pm Erris St Patricks v Swinford

Under 13 League Division 2A

20th August 7pm Hollymount – Carramore v Swinford

Under 13 League Division 4B

20th August 7pm Swinford v Kilmovee

Intermediate Championship Round 2

25th August 6pm Swinford v Bonniconlon

Intermediate Championship Playoff Swinford v Tourmakeady


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


Intermediate Championship Swinford v The Neale


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

Swinford GAA Fixtures


Saturday 23rd September 5-30pm

Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Burrishoole

Monday 25th September 6-30pm

Under 13 League Div 4A Claremorris v Swinford

Tuesday 26th September 6-30pm

Under 15 League Division 2A Ballinrobe v Swinford

Saturday 30th September 11am

Under 11 Go Games Swinford v Aghamore

Saturday 30th Sept 4-30pm

Intermediate Championship Swinford v Mayo Gaels in Kiltimagh

Sunday 1st October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Swinford v Mayo Gaels

Sunday 1st October 12-30pm

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Ardnaree

Saturday 7th October 11am

Under 11 Go Games Kiltimagh v Swinford

Sunday 8th October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Carras v Swinford

Any changes will be posted on our Facebook page, Twitter page and website.

Swinford GAA Fixtures



Friday 16th June 8pm

Junior Championship Swinford v Kiltimagh

Sunday 18th June 4pm

Intermediate Championship Islandeady v Swinford

Wednesday 21st June 7pm

Minor League Div 3 Westport v Swinford

Thursday 22nd June 7pm

Under 14 Championship Ardmoy v Swinford

Sunday 25th June 12pm

Minor League Div 3 Ardmoy v Swinford

Subject to change, please check our Facebook page and www.swinfordgaa.ie

Junior B Championship Westport v Swinford Match Report

Mayo GAA Crest
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Two weeks ago these two teams met in round 5 of Division 1E of the league at Robert McCallion Memorial Park and the visitors prevalied by a point. If that was anything to go by we were going to be in for a right game in the Championship in Westport.

Westport got the opening point in the first minute. Swinford nearly replied in great fashion but a shot from Gerry Callaghan flew past the post and wide. Westport got into their rhythm and rattled over two more points (one free).

Swinford came back in great fashion and with converted frees from the left by Dermot McNicholas and the right from Adrian Forkan and then a point from Tom Horkan had the game level after ten minutes.

Westport regained control and put over three points to move three clear once again. Adrian Forkan pulled one back with a converted free but Westport added another three before the half time interval to leave them five ahead: Westport 0-9 Swinford 0-4

It looked like a tall ask for Swinford at this stage and when Westport got the first score of the second half there looked like no way back for Swinford. Thats not how the team from East Mayo are built and Swinford got scores from Adrian Forkan (F) and Tom Horkan split by a Westport point to leave five between the teams.

On the 39th minute Swinford found their way back when after a great run by Barry Brennan and some confusion in the square Tom Horkan found the net. Suddenly Swinford found their attacking prowess and a point by Kevin McDonagh and two find scores from Dermot McNicholas put them ahead for the first time in the game with less then a quarter to go.

Westport were not finished and came back with three points of their own to go two ahead with five minutes remaining. Swinford didn’t give in and once again came back with a point from the boot of Adrian Forkan.

With the clock ticking down and into the last minute Kevin McDonagh put over a hugh point from the left side and leveled the game for the fourth time. Westport had one last chance to win the game but thankfully the ball went wide.  The final whistle came with the score Westport 0-14 Swinford 1-11

A draw in the first round of the Junior B Championship was deserved by both teams. The youngsters of Westport and the mix of youth and experience on the Swinford team gave a tremendous game for the crowd on a Saturday afternoon.

It was great to see the return of Tom Horkan and the championship debut for Swinford for Dermot McNicholas. Plenty of life left in them old legs. Great work done in the middle of the field by Barry Brennan and Joe Kelly and the defence marshalled by captain Paul McDonagh did very well. We now look forward to the visit of Kiltimagh in the next round.

Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Johnathan Moore, Paul McDonagh, Cillian O’Donnell, Darren Campbell, Darragh McIntyre, Kevin McDonagh, Joe Kelly, Barry Brennan, Tom Horkan, Eoin Gallagher, Gerry Callaghan, Gearoid Brady, Dermot McNicholas, Adrian Forkan. Subs Stephen Kenny, Shane Julian.

Scorers: Tom Horkan 1-2,  Adrian Forkan 0-4, Dermot McNicholas 0-3 Kevin McDonagh 0-2

Swinford GAA Weekly News


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians of Midfield and Tom Dyna Feeney won €438.
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 Franks Place, Killasser on the 11th October. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Junior Championship Relegation Playoff

We were defeated by a strong Ballintubber team on the back pitch at McHale Park last Friday night on a score Ballintubber 1-14 Swinford 0-8. There was only two points between the teams at the interval but Ballintubber were much too strong in the second half. We will play Junior B Championship next season. Hopefully it will bring the same rewards of two years ago when we won the B Championship.

Our junior team have had a very good year and the East Mayo Junior Championship has still to be played. They were very unlucky not to gain promotion from Division 1E and won the Canon Henry Cup in July.

Upcoming Fixture

Sunday 9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th October 12-30
Intermediate Championship
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford
Sunday 23rd October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 23rd October 12pm
Senior League Division 1C
Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures


Upcoming Fixtures

3rd September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

4th September 1pm
Junior Championship Relegation Playoff

Swinford v Kilfian in Ballina

5th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A
Swinford v Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

9th September 6-30pm
Mayo Minor B Championship
Swinford Parke KC v Ballyhaunis Gaels at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
10th September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

11th September 12pm
Senior League Div 1E
Swinford v Garrymore at Robert McCallion Memorial League
12th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A
Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

19th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Canon Henry Final Swinford v Ballaghaderreen


Into injury time and two points when Mick Walsh wins a free in the middle of Fr. O’Hara Park, Charlestown…..Mick drives it down the field to JP Broderick who skilfully loses his marker and drives the ball into the back of the net. The ball is quickly played out by the Ballaghaderreen goalkeeper but to no avail as Tommie Ward blows the full time whistle and we end a ten year wait to win the Canon Henry Cup.

A great finish to a very entertaining match played by two well matched teams.

Ballaghaderren started off the better and after ten minutes led  by 1-1 to no score. The goal a very well worked move up the middle of the field that had the swinford supporters worried that we could be in for a long evening but we quickly returned two points from JP Broderick and Liam Moran. Ballaghaderren returned with a point of their own before we took a grip on the game.

Our third point came from a free that dropped short but was gathered by Joshua Smith who was denied a goal by the Ballaghaderren goalkeeper before JP put the ball over the bar off thh upright. Eoin Gallagher got our next point to put only a point betwen the teams.

Sean Kavanagh caught a ball over the post and sent it down field where Darren Campbell made a great run and leveled the game. A free from Adrian Forkan put us ahead for the first time before Ballaghaderren had the teams level for the second time. Just before the break Darren Campbell put us back ahead after great work by Eoin Gallagher.

Within two minutes of the restart Ballaghaderren drew level before a free from Adrian Forkan kept us in front and this was extended by Liam Moran after the kickout was won by Jason Carney,

Ballaghaderren scored the next three points to put them back ahead before another free from Adrian Forkan had the teams level for the fourth time.

Two frees by Ballaghaderren put them two ahead with eight minutes left on the clock. Liam Moran pulled one back from the dead ball but Ballaghaderreen soon pulled two clear again. From there we entered into injury time and the great finish by JP Broderick to end the game Swinford 1-11 Ballaghaderren 1-10

It was a cruel way for Ballaghaderren to lose the game but a fantastic way to win the game. The team played very well together and earned their first silverware of the year.

Well done to the management Billy McNicholas, Tommy Feeney and Michael Lenehan and our physios Brian Galvin and Aisling Mulholland.


It also adds some silverware to join the Under 21 Championship to the social this Saturday evening in the Gateway.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, John Gerard Kelly, Paul McDonagh, Jason Carney, Aiden McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Andrew Lenehan, Michael Walsh, Eoin Gallagher, Mark McNicholas, Liam Moran, Joshua Smith, Adrian Forkan, JP Broderick, Darren Campbell. Subs: Gerard Callaghan, Kevin McShea, Jonathan Moore.

Scorers: JP Broderick 1-2, Adrian Forkan, Liam Moran 0-3, Darren Campbell 0-2, Eoin Gallagher 0-1

Thanks to Shane and Rita Campbell in The Whitehouse for the celebrations afterwards.