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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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Junior B Championship Westport v Swinford Match Report

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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 Upcoming Fixtures



Tuesday 18th April 6-30pm

Under 16 Div 3 Round 5 Parke v Swinford

Thursday 20th April 6-30pm

Under 14 Round 4 Swinford v Naomh Padraig

Friday  21st April 6-30pm

Under 16 Round 6 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Saturday 22nd April 7pm

Senior League Div 1E Round 3 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Sunday 23rd April 2pm

Senior League Div 1C Round 3 Lahardane v Swinford

Sunday 23rd April 1pm

Under 14 Div 3B Round 3 Kilmeena v Swinford

Tuesday 25th April 6-30pm

Under 16 Div 3 Round 7 Naomh Padraig v Swinford

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

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures


Upcoming Fixtures: Any changes will be posted on our Facebook page and swinfordgaa.ie

Thursday 13th April 6pm

Under 14 Div 3B Round 3 Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena

Friday 14th April 6pm

Under 16 Round 8 Swinford v Kilmeena at Robert McCallion memorial Park

Friday 14th April To be confirmed

Senior League Div 1E Round 2 Eastern Gaels v Swinford in Brickens

Sunday 16th April 12pm

Senior League Div1C Round 2 Castlebar Mitchels v Swinford in Munnelly Park

Tuesday 18th April 6-30pm

Under 16 Div 3 Round 5 Parke v Swinford in Parke

Swinford GAA Fixtures week 3rd April



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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Senior League Division 1E Swinford v Aghamore


As Swinford warned up before the match the sky opened and what a downpour that came down but thankfully save for some showers the rain wan not too heavy for the game.

Swinford won the toss and decided to play against the wind for the first half. Aghamore ran into a teo point lead but two successful frees from Kevin McDonagh leveled the game after ten minutes. A great run by Pearse Walsh who picked out Gerry Callaghan and bang the ball was in the back of the net, from there Swinford led the game. Darren Campbell quickly extended the lead with a converted free. Kevin McDonagh got his third of the game and his first from play when a quick free was played to him and over the ball went. After 20 minutes the score was 1-4 to 0-2.

Swinford were in complete control at this stage and well in position to win the game easily when Gerry Callaghan picked up a yellow and then black card and we were down to 14 men. Aghamore then rattled off three points before the break to give themselves a great chance.

Aghamore continued off again in the second half and there was only one between the teams. Kevin McDonagh steadied the team with a great point from out on the left and Barry Brennan moved into full forward and got a fine point. Kevin McDonagh put over another free to extend the lead to 4.

Aghamore tested our defence but it was very resolute and great in the tackling. A converted 45 and a free threw them a lifeline midway through the half but they did not get any more success on the scoreboard. Swinford pressured the Aghamore kickout and drew success when James Sweeney caught a short kickout and Darren Campbell got the resulting point.

James constant pressure and nonstop running ended with him picking a nasty looking head injury but even on his way off the field he was giving directions to the players.

Another point by Kevin McDonagh concluded the game with Swinford winning by 1-9 to 0-8.

It was a very good end to the league campaigh and we finished on 18 points. Still waiting for other results to see if this is enough to go up……..

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, John Gerard Kelly, Peter Quinn, Kevin Barry, Steven Walsh, Barry Brennan, Gerry Callaghan, Cillian O’Donnell, Kevin McShea, Kevin McDonagh, Pearse Walsh, Darren Campbell, James Sweeney. Subs Paul McNicholas, Mark McNicholas

Scorers: Kevin McDonagh 0-6, Gerry Callaghan 1-0, Darren Campbell 0-2, Barry Brennan 0-1

Update: Ballina Stephenites defeated Kilmovee Shamrocks and Westport conceded to Garrymore so both Ballina and Garrymore have been promoted.

League Table Mayo Senior League 2016 – Group 1E

Team Pld Won Lost Draw For Agst Diff Pts
Garrymore 11 10 1 0 202 96 106 20
Ballina Stephenites 10 9 1 0 179 82 97 18
Swinford 11 9 2 0 147 118 29 18
Westport GAA 11 5 5 1 153 111 42 11
Bohola Moy Davitts 10 5 4 1 158 149 9 11
Ballycroy 10 5 5 0 117 124 -7 10
Kilmovee Shamrocks 10 4 5 1 153 171 -18 9
Aghamore 11 4 7 0 127 171 -44 8
Claremorris 10 3 6 1 170 173 -3 7
Hollymount-Carramore 10 3 6 1 128 165 -37 7
Eastern Gaels 11 3 7 1 96 158 -62 7
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 11 0 11 0 53 165 -112 0

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Garrymore

We left ourselves with too much work to do with a very poor opening 25 minutes of our top of the table clash with Garrymore this evening.

At that stage we were 9 down and should have been more save for bad shooting by Garrymore. From there on in we more than matched our opponents and with a bit of luck could have got something out of the game.

Four points in the last five minutes of the half from Kevin McShea, James Sweeney, Gerry Callaghan and Pearse Walsh brought the deficit back to 5 at the break.

Garrymore extended it after the restart but points from James Sweeney and Gerry Callaghan kept us in the game. It was our turn to have some poor wides and a ball off the crossbar which could have narrowed the gap further.

Both teams swapped two points to keep it at 4 points with ours coming from a Kevin McDonagh free and one from play. James Sweeney got another to bring us within three but that was as close as we got as we again swapped points to end the game Swinford 0-10 Garrymore 0-13.

We are now in third spot behind Garrymore and Ballina  entering the last round of games on the 25th September. We are home to Aghamore while Ballina and Garrymore are home to Kilmovee and Westport respectively.

Swinford Damien Geraghty, John Gerard Kelly, Paul McDonagh, Aiden McLoughlin, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Stephen Walsh, Gerry Callaghan, Barry Brennan, James Sweeney, Danny McNicholas, Darren Campbell, Kevin McShea, Adrian Forkan. Suns James Lavin, Pearse Walsh, Kevin McDonagh, Cillian O’Donnell, JP Broderick

Scorers: James Sweeney, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Gerry Callaghan 0-2, Kevin McShea, Pearse Walsh 0-1

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

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Senior League Division 1E Ballina v Swinford


On a beautiful early afternoon in Knockmore Swinford took on the unbeaten Ballina Stephenites in a top of the table clash in Division 1E.

The game was delayed as we waited for the referee to arrive by half an hour but this did not unsettle either team who provided great entertainment for the few fans who travelled.

As the writer has stated here on many occasions the club is the back bone of the GAA and deserves as much if not more support then the county team.

Ballina started off the stronger team and got the first two points of the game before Pearse Walsh got Swinford off the mark. That did not halt Ballina who rattled off the next three points to give them a four point lead after 13 minutes.

Pearse Walsh got his second of the game before Ballina rules it out with their sixth point. For thenext ten minutes Swinford took over the game starting with a fine goal from Kevin McShea assisted by a great knock done by JP Broderick. The two men then kicked individual frees to put Swinford in the lead, which was extended by a great point by substitute Jason McLoughlin.

The half time whistle came at the wrong time as Swinford pushed to extend the lead but after a very poor first 20 minutes it was a well earned break on a score of Ballina 0-6 Swinford 1-5.

Swinford started the second half as they ended the first with an initial wide before some great defensive work by Jason McLoughlin led to a turnover and Kevin McShea put over a point from out on the right. The lead should have been further extended but for two wides.

It was the 11th minute before Ballina scored their opening point of the half, with a free, well over twenty minutes since their last score. They soon narrowed the gap with an another point from a free before Kevin McDonagh got a point with a volley over the bar. Another free by Ballina brought it back to a one point game before a fine move up the field ended with a point by JP Broderick.

Ballina got the next two scores and the game was level with just over ten minutes left. Darren Campbell kicked a free to put Swinford back ahead before two points for Ballina put them one ahead with the game entering injury time.

This Swinford team has shown time after time this season that they play to the full time whistle. A high ball was kicked into the melting pot and Kevin McShea used all of his height advantage to punch the ball into the corner of the goal, giving the Ballina keeper no chance.

There was still time for one more Ballina attack which was snuffed out by the old head of Paul McDonagh at full back.

The final whistle saw a scoreline of Ballina 0-13 Swinford 2-9

It was a deserved win in front of about a dozen supporters by a team that is playing very well together. Well done to one and all and to the management team of Billy McNicholas, Tommy Feeney and Michael Lenehan.

With two games left we are joint top of the table with Garrymore with Ballina two points behind with a game in hand. Everything to be played for in the upcoming games against Aghamore and Garrymore.

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, Paul McDonagh, John Gerard Kelly, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Joshua Smith, Gerry Callaghan, Pearse Walsh, Kevin McDonagh, James Sweeney, James Lavin, JP Broderick, Kevin McShea, Darren Campbell. Subs Jason McLoughlin. Unused Sub Gavin Moore

Scorers: Kevin McShea 2-2, Pearse Walsh, JP Broderick 0-2, Jason McLoughlin, Kevin McDonagh, Darren Campbell 0-1