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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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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 Islandeady v Swinford

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In June 2017 these two sides met in round 2 of the championship with Isleadeady winning out easy winners by 3-16 to 0-13.

Ten months later it was a different story as Swinford travelled to Islandeady for the first round of Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship. Given very little chance by the local papers with one scribe suggesting that we should not be in the Championship Swinford upset all the odds.

After three minutes of play all the doubters were smiling as Isleadeady got off to a great  start with two points and a goal. Swinford then awoke and took the game straight at Isleadeady with a point from James Devaney and a great individual goal from Johnny Burke. Further points from Liam Moran, Michael Walsh, Conor Conway and Liam Moran had Swinford leading by 3 with ten minutes on the clock. It was a lead that they were never going to relinguish.

Both teams shared points with Swinford from Liam Moran, added to by a free from Jason McLoughlin. Both goalkeepers earned their places with the home keeper saving well from James Devaney and Aaron Kinsella making a great save at the other end. Swinford lost their full back Sean Brady to a black card after 20 minutes to be replaced by Sean Prendergast.

Islandeady pulled one back but a number of wides did not assist their cause. Just before the break Jason McLoughlin got his second point of the game with a fine kick from play. At half time Swinford led by 4 points.

It was at this stage last June that the home team took control of the game but this was a different Swinford side. Isleadeady got the opening score that was cancelledout by James Devaney. The next point from Isleadeady could have proved very controversial as the umpire signalled a wide ball, only to be overruled by the linesman and a point awarded.

Both teams shared a number of wides with Swinford kicking a lot of ball short into the goalkeeper hands. Islandeady landed a free and there was two between the teams. Then on the 47th minute the crucial score of the game came Swinford’s way. Their plan of pressing the Islandeady kickouts bore fruit as a poor kick came straight to Jack McDonnell who with a bit of work to do buried it in the net. That was to be Swinford last score of the game as Islandeady threw everything at them. They rattled off four points to leave it a one point game with time up on the clock. 4 and a half minutes of injury time were played with a free to the home team with the last kick of the game, that went of to the right and wide.

Emotional scenes from all the Swinford players, management and supporters as they celebrated their well derserved win.

In the other game in group 2 saw Burrishoole defeat Bonniconlon 2-12 to 0-10.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, James Lavin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Michael Walsh, Johnny Burke, Darren Campbell, Michael Predergast, Liam  Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Jack McDonnell, James Devaney Subs Sean Prendergast, Tom Horkan, James Sweeney, James McNicholas

Scorers: Johnny Burke, Jack McDonnell 1-0, Liam Moran 0-3, James Deveany, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, Michael Walsh, Conor Conway 0-1

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Thursday 5th April 7pm
Minor League Swinford v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 5th April 7pm
Under 14 League Achill v Swinford in Achill

Saturday 7th April 4pm
Intermediate Championship Islandeady v Swinford in Islandeady

Tuesday 10th April 7pm
Under 16 League Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 12th April 7pm
Under 14 League Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Friday 13th April 7pm
Minor League Breaffy v Swinford in Breaffy

Saturday 14th April 7pm
Senior League Swinford v Killala

Tuesday 17th April 7-45pm
Under 16 League Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Thursday 19th April 7pm
Under 14 League Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Friday 20th April 7pm
Minor League Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford

Tuesday 24th April 7pm
Under 16 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Saturday 28th April
Senior League Westport v Swinford

Saturday 5th May
Senior League Tourmakeady v Swinford

Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford

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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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

Swinford GAA Fixtures

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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

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Intermediate Championship Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib

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The 2017 Intermediate Championship kicked off this weekend and what a weekend to play football. In the most perfect of conditions Swinford and Shrule Glencorrib played a fine game of football on Sunday afternoon.

Just a month ago Shrule Glencorrib beat Swinford by 4 points in the opening league game at Robert McCallion Memorial Park. The championship team for Swinford saw four changes from that team.

Shrule started the better and got the first score of the game after 30 seconds with a straight forward free. Swinford strick back with a point from Liam Moran and then after five minutes Jason McLoughlin hit the net to put Swinford a goal ahead. Shrule scored another free and followed up with their first from play to narrow the gap to 1.

Michael Prendergast got his first score of the game which was soon cancelled out by another Shrule free. So after a very good opening ten minutes there was only one between the teams. Shrule leveled the game before Michael Prendergast got his second to put Swinford back ahead.

Shrule then hit the back of the net to put them ahead for the fist time. Swinford rallied but hit two wides. Shrule were then awarded a dubious penalty which was well saved by Ryan Convey. Shrule soon extended their lead with another point after twenty minutes to 3 points. Both teams then traded wides before Swinford scored two points before the break by Kevin McShea and Michael Prendergast.

At the break Shrule Glencorrib lead by one on a score of 1-5 to 1-6.

Swinford started the second half in flying fashion and within three minutes had completely turned the game around with a point from Jason McLoughlin and two from the Liam Moran. In between a couple of Swinford wides Shrule leveled the game with a point from play and from a free. Shrule then dominated the game and for some poor finishing could have finished Swinford off. They struck five wides before retaking the lead on the 43rd minute. Liam Moran strick a free to level the game.

Entering the last quarter the teams were level, Shrule then hit a golden patch and kicked five points in five minutes to take control of the game. One of the scores brought uncertainty to the linesmen as one signalled wide and the other waved the white flag. With eight minutes left on the clock Swinford were looking dead and buried but this team did not die and came back with a voracious intensity.

Liam Moran took a hold of the game by the scruff of the neck and ran at the Shrule Glencorrib defence. Three points from his boot and one from Jason McLoughlin had the game back to one with fifty eight minutes on the clock.

Shrule steadied themselves and got the crucial score of the game to put two between the teams as injury time approached. Liam Moran was not finished yet and scored his eight point of the game.

Liam was then awarded a free from a difficult angle and with three Shrule players no more then five yards from him in clear breach of the rules he hit the upright and the ball came back into play and was cleared by the Shrule defence to the sound of the full time whistle. It was a clear matter that the free should have be retaken from a more advantageous position.

Today wasn’t to be Swinford’s day but they showed great courage and heart and are not to be written off yet by anyone.

Swinford: Ryan Convey, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Mark McNicholas, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Michael Walsh, Kevin Barry, James Sweeney, Johnny Burke, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Kevin McShea, Michael Predergast Subs: Joshua Smith, Damien Geraghty

Scorers: Liam Moran 0-8, Jason McLoughlin 1-2, Michael Predergast 0-3, Kevin McShea 0-1

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures Week 1st May

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Fixtures:

Monday 1st May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 2 Mayo Gaels v Swinford

Thursday 4th May 7pm

Under 16 Div 3 Swinford v Kilmeena

Friday 5th May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 3 Kiltimagh v Swinford

Sunday 7th May 4pm

Intermediate Championshp Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib

Monday 8th May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 4 Swinford v Moy Davitts

Monday 8th May 6-30pm

Under 12 Spring League Swinford v Kiltimagh

Tuesday 9th May 7pm

Under 16 Div 3 Balla v Swinford

Any changes will be on our facebook page, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures week 3rd April

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SWINFORD GAA FIXTURES:

Tuesday 4th April 6pm

Minor Div 3 Swinford v Cill Chomain at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 6th April 6pm

Under 14 Div 3B Round 2 Swinford v Achill at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 6th April 6pm

Under 14 Div 6B Round 2 Naomh Padraig v Swinford in Killala

Saturday 8th April

Under 14 Feile Venue TBC

10am Eastern Gaels v Swinford

11am Swinford v Kilmovee Shamrocks

12pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford

Saturday 8th April 6pm

Senior League Div 1C Round 1 Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th April 1pm

Senior League Div 1E Round 1 Swinford v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th April 11am

Under 16 Div 3 Round 4 Swinford v Ardnaree Sarsfields at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

 

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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