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Senior League Div 4 Swinford v Castlebar Mitchells

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Today saw the start of our 2018 league campaigh with a visit by Castlebar Mitchells to Robert McCallion Memorial Park.

Both teams were relegated last year and in the corresponding fixture Mitchells ran out easy winners. It was not to be the same today with a resurgent Swinford team that led for the entire game and should have been more comfortable at the full time whistle.

In the third minute Swinford opened the scoring with a free from Liam Moran that was followed by a second free from Liam. Mitchells pulled one back before a fine point from Kevin McShea, one from play by Liam Moran and a point from Mick Walsh after a 45 dropped short. Swinford were well in control when Johnny Burke took a quick free to find Jason McLoughlin who finished to the net. After 15 minutes Swinford led by 1-5 to 0-1.

Over the next ten minutes Swinford lost to injury Kevin McShea and Jason Carney and Mitchells scored three points, one from a dubious free, a soft free and the third from play. Swinford settled and a free from Liam Moran and a point from Darren Campbell after a great catch by Mick Walsh put 6 between the teams. Just before the interval Swinford lost Michael Prendergast to a black card but were well in control of the game.

It was a slow start to the second half before Mitchells got the first score on the 34th minute. Two points from Liam Moran from a free and from play kept a good distance between the teams. Mitchells pulled one back but Swinford replied with two frees from Liam Moran and Jason McLoughlin. With 15 minutes left another free from Liam Moran put 9 between the teams.

What you want to avoid then happened and Mitchells got a goal that sparked them to life and they scored the next three points. With five minutes to go it was a one score game but some resolute defence and great team work saw Swinford ease the pressure and see out the game to win 1-12 to 1-9.

After a tough 2017 on and off the pitch it was great to get 2018 off to a winning start. Next up on Saturday (7th) is Championship football away to Isleadeady with a next leage game home to Killala on Saturday 14th.

Thanks also to the good support at the game today. See you all again next week.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, James Lavin, Conor Conway, Kevin McShea, Jason Carney, Michael Walsh, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Johnny Burke, Darren Cambell. Subs Cillian O’Donnell, Kevin Doyle, James McNicholas.

Scorers: Liam Moran 0-8, Jason McLoughlin 1-1, Kevin McShea, Michael Walsh, Darren Campbell 0-1

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Senior League Division 1C Balla v Swinford Match Report

It was a game that had everything from penalties saved to last minute goals to dodgy points to black card and for the first time in a while we came out on top.

The only thing missing this evening in cold wet Balla was some support for a great bunch of lads. All week people have been looking for tickets for the upcoming All Ireland Final and when the club senior team is out playing there is a distinct lask of support. Most of the year I can count on my two hands our supporters.

Less of that talk though and on to a great spirited team performance against a Balla team that are chasing promotion and would have fancied themselves to steam roll over us. Right from the get go when Liam Moran scored two points in first minute we showed our intent for the game.

It took till the 13th minute for Balla to open their account. Kevin McShea struck immediately back with a great point to put us two ahead again.

Again Balla got one back only for Kevin McShea to again rule it out before Balla scored a free before the break to leave it Balla 0-3 Swinford 0-4 We should have been further ahead but it was a tough game in difficult conditions.

In the second half we faced into a difficult wind but right from the throw in Mark Forkan kicked a simply marvellous point. Balla struck back with two frees which were split by a great save by Aaron Kinsella.

In the 42nd minute Balla went ahead for the first time in the game only for Liam Moran to beautifully strike a 45 over the bar into the wind. Right from the kick out we won possession and Liam popped over another. Balla came back with a point to level the game but up again came Liam Moran to put over a point for his fifth of the game.

There was now ten minutes left and for some bizarre reason the referee awarded Balla a penalty. No bother though to Aaron Kinsella who pulled off another great save.

Then Balla kicked for a point that was for all to see wide of the post but the umpire raised the white flag and the referee chalked it up, the teams were level for the 4th time in the game with seven minutes left.

Balla put another one wide of the upright but again the umpire raised the white flag but this time the referee was having none of it and signalled a wide. Balla went ahead then in the 68th minute from a free and extended it in the 1st minute of injury time to lead by two for the first time in the game.

It looked like another soul destroying end for Swinford but the team took the ball and the game straight at Balla and were awarded a penalty. Bedlam reigned in the penalty area as the referee came under huge pressure but stood his ground and in the 64th minute Liam Moran stood up to take the kick facing a stand in goalkeeper as Balla changed keeper for the kick.

No bother to Liam as the ball hit the back of the net. There was still time for another attack but this was snuffed out by the Swinford defence.

Full time whistle came to jumps of joy by Swinford team and management and shouts of derision from Balla as they surrounded the referee. Full time score Balla 0-10 Swinford 1-8

A very hard win and an important two points in a road to survival.

You cannot pick out any players in particular as the entire team and substitutes played well. From Aaron in goals to Sean Brady in Full back who took no shit from the Balla forwards, to Aiden and Alan in the corners, James Lavin and Kevin Barry and Mark McNicholas who mopped up everything, to big Mick and Wire in the middle who drove the team forward and in attack all six Joshua, Mickey P, Liam Moran, Cillian, Kevin and Daz played their part in attack and as the first line of defence. The subs Tom Horkan who came in the first half and our youngsters Conor Conway and Sean Prendergast all played their part in a great win. There is a lot of pride in that Black and Red Jersey.

Upwards and onwards now to Burrishoole and Bonniconlon.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Michael Walsh, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Cillian O’Donnell, Kevin McShea, Darren Campbell. Subs Tom Horkan, Conor Conway, Sean Prendergast

Scorers; Liam Moran 1-5, Kevin McShea 0-2, Mark Forkan 0-1

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures

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SWINFORD GAA FIXTURES:

Monday 5th June 7pm

Under 12 Spring League Swinford v Westport St Patricks

Wednesday 7th June 7-30pm

Canon Henry Cup Swinford v Kilmovee

Thursday 8th June 7pm

Under 14 Championship Swinford v The Neale

Saturday 10th June 7pm

Centenary Cup Charlestown v Swinford

Wednesday 21st June 7pm

Minor League Div 3 Westport v Swinford

Thursday 22nd June7pm

Under 14 Championship Ardmoy v Swinford

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

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures

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SWINFORD GAA 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

Weekly News

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Sheepwalk and Cathy Gawley of Aclare won €569. The winning ticket was sold in Quinns Bar on Saturday Night.
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 Horkans on the 18th April. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Fixtures:

Thursday 13th April 6pm

Under 16 Round 1 Swinford v Burrishoole

Friday 14th April 6-30pm

Senior League Dix 1E Round 2 Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Sunday 16th April 12pm

Senior League Div1C Round 2 Castlebar Mitchels v Swinford

Tuesday 18th April 6-30pm

Under 16 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

Under 14 Div 3B Round 3 Kilmeena v Swinford

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

Mayo GAA Draw Tickets 2017

The county board club development draw tickets for €100 are now available from club officers. There will be six draws with prizefund of €97,000.

Club Mailing List

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Church gate Collection
Many thanks to all who supported our Swinford GAA Bord na Og Church Gate collection.

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Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures

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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

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Senior League Div 1C Round 1 Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib

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The 2017 League campaign started on a beautiful Saturday evening at Robert McCallion Memorial Park with the visit of Shrule Glencorrib.

The visitors having been relegated last year were looking to bounce straight back up while the young Swinford team were looking to get the season off to the best start.

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The  visitors started much the stronger and after 25 minutes were 6 points to no score up.  They were playing with the benefit of a good wind and should probably have been further ahead. Both teams had a number of poor wides in that spell.

It was 25 minutes before Swinford opened their account with a point from Jason McLoughlin. This rallied the team and they scored another four before the break with three from Liam Moran and another from Jason McLoughlin.

Having been out of the game for the vast majority of the first half Swinford only found themselves one point down at the break.

Shrule found their scoring boots again early in the second half and scored two points to put the gap at three. James Devaney pulled one back but this was wiped soon wiped out by another Shrule point.

Liam Moran rattled off two points to bring the game back to the minimum but Shrule scored their tenth point. Again Liam pulled one back so with roughly 12 minutes left the game was on a knife edge with the visitors leading by one.

Swinford had a number of chances to level the game but all went wide. In  addition there was instances missed by the officials of pick ups and throws in inside the visitors defence that went unpunished.

As much as they tried Swinford could not get that equaliser and in the last few minutes Shrule rattled off some nice points to win by four. Full time score was Swinford 0-9 Shrule Glencorrib 0-13

For a long period of the first half Swinford were not in the game and they will have to get that out of their system if they wish to progress. Saying that when they were in the game they were excellent and save for some poor options up front and some poor decisions from the official the game was there to be won.

Next game is away to Castlebar Mitchells B next weekend.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, James Lavin, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Joshua Smith, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh, Kevin McDonagh, Johnny Burke, Liam Moran, James Sweeney, Jason McLoughlin, James Devaney. Subs Darren Campbell, Joe Kelly

Scorers: Liam Moran 0-6, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, James Devaney 0-1

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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

 

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

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Swinford GAA Fixtures:

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SWINFORD GAA FIXTURES:

(any changes will be posted on Facebook/Twitter/SwinfordGAA.ie)

Tuesday 21st March 5-30pm (Postponed)

Under 16 Div 3 Round 1 Swinford v Burrishoole

Sunday 26th March 11am

Under 16 Div 3 Round 2 Aughamore v Swinford

Sunday 26th March 1pm

Michael Walsh Quarter Final Kiltimagh v Swinford

Thursday 30th March

Under 14 Div 3B Round 1 Burrishoole v Swinford

Under 14 Div 6B Round 1 Swinford v Breaffy

Tuesday 4th April

Minor Div 3 Swinford v Cill Chomain

Thursday 6th April

Under 14 Div 3B Round 2 Swinford v Achill

Weekend 8/9 April

Senior League Div 1E Round 1 Swinford v Breaffy

Senior League Div 1C Round 1 Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib

Sunday 9th April

Under 16 Div 3 Round 4 Swinford v Ardnaree Sarsfields

Thursday 13th April

Under 14 Div 3B Round 3 Kilmeena v Swinford

Friday 14th April

Under 16 Round 8 Swinford v Kilmeena

Weekend 15/16 April

Senior League Dix 1E Round 2 Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Senior League Div1C Round 2 Castlebar Mitchels v Swinford

Tuesday 18th April

Under 16 Div 3 Round 5 Parke v Swinford

Thursday 20th April

Under 14 Round 4 Swinford v Naomh Padraig

Weekend 21/22 April

Under 16 Round 6 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

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

Senior League Div 1C Round 3 Lahardane v Swinford

Tuesday 25th April

Under 16 Div 3 Round 7 Naomh Padraig v Swinford

Thursday 27th April

Under 14 Round 5 Crossmolina v Swinford

Monday 1st May

Minor Div 3 Round 2 Westport St Patricks v Swinford

Friday 5th May

Minor Div 3 Round 3 Swinford v The Neale

Monday 8th May

Minor Div 3 Round 4 Kiltimagh v Swinford

Tuesday 9th May

Under 16 Div 3 Round 9 Balla v Swinford

Friday 12th May

Minor Div 3 Round 5 Mayo Gaels v Swinford

 

 

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Senior League Division 1C Castlebar Mitchells v Swinford

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Goint into the game both teams required points to consolidate their position in Division 1C. This was the home teams last game while Swinford have a trip to Louisburgh next weekend.

Swinford got off to a great start and were five points up after twelve minutes with scores from Kevin McDonagh, Liam Moran, JP Broderick and a couple more from Liam Moran. It was the 16th minute before Mitchells got on the scoreboard and they rattled off four more points to be level going in at the break. Swinford were to regret their large number of wides and should have been well in front at this point.

Soon after the break Kevin McDonagh put Swinford back in front but Mitchels got the next three points to lead by two after ten minutes. Points from Liam Moran and Kevin McDonagh leveled the game for the third time midway through the half.

That was the end of the scoring for Swinford as Mitchels scored three points without reply to win by 0-11 to 0-8.

It was very disappointing to see such a small squad of players present for such an important fixture.  The effects of a long drawn out season are showing on the team. The GAA are going to have to look at the effects the county championship is having on the small clubs. Weeks and weeks go by without any games and then when the weather has turned and players have college and exams on their minds there is a glut of games. At the height of the summer the team went eight weeks without a league game. If we are to keep our players in the game this has to change.

Swinford: Gavin Moore, Aidan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Mark McNicholas, Mark Forkan, Paul McDonagh, Kevin Barry, Johnny Burke, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Kevin McShea, Kevin McDonagh, Liam Moran, JP Broderick, Darren Campbell. Subs James Lavin

Scorers: Liam  Moran 0-4 (1f) Kevin McDonagh 0-3 (f), JP Broderick 0-1