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Senior League Div 4 Swinford v Knockmore match report

Swinford_GAA_CrestKnockmore came to Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch needing to win to keep their hopes of winning the division alive while Swinford hoped to maintain their 100% record in the league.

With Swinford looking forward to Intermediate Championship quarter final next weekend and having suffered a number of injuries in the final group game last Sunday there were a number of changes to the starting 15. A big plus Swinford welcomed back Mark Forkan who picked up an injury in the win against Bonniconlon a few weeks ago.

Swinford started the brighter and led by two points after 5 minutes from Tom Horkan and a free by Jason McLoughlin.

Both teams traded points with Swinford score from Liam Moran before a long free into the Swinford goal line caused confusion and the ball ended up in the net. The visitors added a point but Swinford had the perfect response with a great Liam Moran goal and Mark Forkan point.

Knockmore then took complete control of the game and over the next 8 minutes scored 2-3 to go seven ahead. The Swinford team were under huge pressure but they composed themselves and in the last 5 minutes of the half outscored Knockmore 1-4 to 0-1 to go in at the break down by 1. Points from Liam Moran (2), Jason McLoughlin and  a fine goal by Mark Forkan with another point by Liam Moran had Swinford in a good position at the interval.

Mark Forkan showed what Swinford were missing last week against Burrishoole with his 2nd point of the game to level the game in the 1st minute of the second half. Liam Moran a free to put Swinford ahead.

Both teams traded scores with Swinford score from the boot of Liam Moran. Knockmore added three points to go two ahead. With ten minutes Swinford got a penalty which was struck to the back of the net by Liam Moran to give Swinford the lead. Knockmore brought the game level for the fourth time.

As the game entered injury time a mad scramble in the Knockmore goal mouth ended with James Devaney putting the ball in the net to give Swinford a bit of space.

In a long 5 minutes of injury time Swinford defence held strong and only conceded a point to win the game on a scoreline 4-11 to 3-12.

Promotion has been sealed with a game to go and we are back up as Division 4 champions.

League Table Mayo Snr League Division 4

Team Pld W L D PF PA PD Pts
Swinford 11 11 0 0 142 97 45 22
Castlebar Mitchels 10 8 2 0 225 135 90 16
Knockmore 10 8 2 0 197 108 89 16
Killala 9 6 3 0 111 94 17 12
Cill Chomain 9 5 3 1 157 133 24 11
Davitts 10 5 5 0 118 173 -55 10
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 10 4 6 0 159 162 -3 8
Westport GAA 10 4 6 0 145 150 -5 8
Ballina Stephenites 10 4 6 0 145 196 -51 8
Kilmovee Shamrocks 10 3 6 1 149 170 -21 7
Ballintubber 10 3 7 0 140 152 -12 6
Charlestown Sarsfields 11 2 8 1 93 130 -37 5
Crossmolina Deel Rovers 10 0 9 1 114 195 -81 1

 

Its been a long nine months since the decision of the Disputes Resolution Authority on the 5th February that resulted in our relegation. The team and management this year have been immense and with promotion secured can look forward to a championship quarter final next Sunday against Belmullet.

The Swinford team are more then capable of causing an upset and proceeding to the last four. They are strong right across all lines of the team and have a midfield and forward line that will cause all teams remaining in Championship trouble.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Conor Conway, Mark McNicholas, Jason carney, Johnny Burke, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Tom Horkan, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell, Pearse Walsh. Subs Cillian O’Donnell, Jack McDonnell, James Devaney, Michael Walsh.

Scorers: Liam Moran 2-6, Mark Forkan 1-2, James Devaney 1-0, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, Tom Horkan 0-1

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and Vincent Armstrong won €520
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 Moores on the 17th July. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Senior League Division 4 Swinford v Cill Chomain

Our senior team maintained their 100% record in Division 4 with a hard fought win at Robert McCallion Memorial Park against Cill Chomain on Sunday 8th July by 0-17 to 1-12.

Top scorer was Liam Moran with 0-10, followed by Michael Prendergast with 0-3, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, Darren Campbell & Jack McDonnell 0-1.

The team are away this Sunday (15th) against Ballintubber.

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Swinford GAA Club Meeting

Swinford GAA club meeting on Friday 13th July 7pm in Gateway Hotel.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

East Mayo Minor Championship

13th July 7-30pm Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Senior League Division 4

15th July 12pm Ballintubber v Swinford

Under 16 Championship

17th July 7pm Burrishoole v Swinford

Under 16 Championship

19th July Swinford v Ardnaree

East Mayo Under 14 B Championship

19th July Swinford v Kiltimagh

East Mayo Under 14 C Championship

21st July Aghamore v Swinford

Swinford v Ballina

Senior League Div 4 Swinford v Ballina Match report

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Swinford v Ballina

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon Swinford maintained their 100% record in Division 4. With manager Tom Byrne and trainer Billy McNicholas on holidays John Dunne stepped in with Shane Campbell to look after the team.

Both teams started off with a couple of wides and it wasn’t till the 8th minute that Michael Prendergast opened the scoring. Ballina equalised a few miniutes later but Michael Predergast added two more points, from long distance to open up a two point gap. After a couple of more wides from both teams, Mark Forkan put over a fine worked point. Ballina pulled one back from a free.

Swinford then took control before the break with points from Jack McDonnell, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell and a second from Jason to put Swinford six ahead. Just before the interval Ballina got their third.

Jason McLoughlin started off the second half as he finished the first with his third point. Again both teams were wayward with the shooting in this half as they shared a number of wides and Swinford dropped a number of balls short.

Ballina brought it back to five but this was as close as they got as Liam Moran added a free and points from play by Jack McDonnell and Liam. With just over ten minutes left Ballina got their fifth point but Swinford added points from Michael Walsh, Darren Campbell and Liam Moran.

Into the last five minutes Swinford led by ten points, Ballina pulled one back butthis was cancelled out by a point from Liam Moran. Ballina then added a free and a goal to bring the gap to 6 with three minutes remaining. Substitute Kevin Doyle and Conor Conway added points to leave it Swinford 0-18 Ballina 1-7.

It was a good afternoon work for Swinford with nine difference scorers and 0-15 from play.The defence was in top shape and a lot of blocks and tackles were put in to restrict Ballina to 1-7.

Next up is the Michael Walsh Intermediate League.

Thanks to John Dunne for stepping in today. I’m sure he will be in a similiar position on a full time basis in the future.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Aiden McLoughlin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Johnny Burke, Michael Walsh, James Sweeney, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Darren Campbell, Jack McDonnell. Subs Tom Horkan, Sean Prendergast, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Friel.

Scorers: Liam Moran 0-4, Michael Predergast, Jason McLoughlin,  0-3, Jack McDonnell, Darren Campbell 0-2, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Conor Conway 0-1

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Senior League Div 4 Westport v Swinford match report

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It was a lovely midday in Westport as we contested our second league game of the season.

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We got off to a good start with early points from James Devaney and Mark Forkan. Westport pulled one point back before Liam Moran got our third from a free. The kick out was won by Mark Forkan who fed James Devaney for his second of the game. Michael Prendergast added a fifth and after ten minutes we led by 0-2 to 0-5.

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Westport got the next two scores to bring it back to 2 before Liam Moran kicked a fine point from play. The next ten minutes Westport took control and added three points to level the game with two minutes left in the half. Darren Campbell kicked two points before the interval to give is a two point lead 0-6 to 0-8.

Both teams started off the second half with wides before Michael Walsh and Michael Prendergast doubled our lead. Westport pulled one back before we took control of the game.

Two frees each from the boots of Liam Moran and Jason McLoughlin had us leading by double scores with seven minutes left. Complete dominance around the field had put us in that position.

The game was put beyond doubt by two scores from Darren Campbell, first he found the net and soon followed up with his third point. James Devaney added his third of the game before Westport added a point with the last kick of the game.

It finished a comprehensive win for Swinford by 0-8 to 1-16. The good start to the season has continued and we go into a home game against Ballina next weekend and an away trip to Tourmakeady the evening of the 12th May.

The work rate in the second half was exceptional, no westport player was allowed time to settle on the ball and this pressure resulted in huge turnovers. Our forwards then caused all sorts of trouble leading to frees and socres.

I know the official match report is Westport 0-9 Swinford 1-16 but I must have missed a Westport score……

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, James Lavin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Michael Walsh, Johnny Burke, Darren Campbell, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, James Sweeney, James Devaney. Subs Aiden McLoughlin

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Scorers: Darren Campbell 1-3, Liam Moran 0-4, James Devaney 0-3, Michael Prendergast, Jason McLoughlin 0-2, Mark Forkan, Michael Walsh 0-1

Thanks to Kevin Quinn for the pictures

Centenary Cup

Centenary Cup Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

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Swinford defeated Ballaghaderreen tonight (Sat) in round 3 of the Centenary Cup to put them top of the group with Ballaghaderreen and Kiltimagh.

In a very good performance Swinford started the game well with a free from Liam Moran after the referee spotted foul play close to goal. Liam followed this up with a point from play before Ballaghaderreen got their opening score with a goal after ten minutes.

Swinford struck back with two frees from Liam Moran which put them in a lead that they never gave up. A wonderful ball from Michael Walsh cut the defence open to Darren Campbell who buried in the net to put Swinford ahead by 4. Ballagahderreen came back with three points and they will be kicking themselves with a number of wides.

Before the break Jason McLoughlin scored two points to put Swinford head by three as we thought. The referee corrected teh score to put it Swinford 1-6 Ballaghaderreen 1-4.

Five minutes into the second half Jason Mcloughlin shot low and hard into the net, followed up by a Liam Moran free put Swinford ahead by 6. Ballaghaderreen pulled one back before Swinford lost Michael Walsh to injury.

Another point from Jason McLoughlin kept it at 6 midway through the half. Ballaghaderren scored a point from play and then two free from frees to leave a goal between the teams entering the last two minutes.

On the 60th minute Liam Moran got a great point from play to give Swinford a bit of comfort as Ballaghaderreen came down the field and hit the back of the net.

Swinford held out in injury time to record a one point win and their 4th win in a row, taking in Centenary Cup, League and Championship. Winning is a great feeling.

Swinford: Aaron Kinsella, Sean Prendergast, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Conor Conway, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Michael Walsh, Kevin Doyle, Fergal Harte, Michael Prendergast, Liam Moran, Jason McLoughlin, Tom Horkan, Darren Campbell. Subs James Sweeney, Aiden McLoughlin, James McNicholas

Scorers; Liam Moran 0-6, Jason McLoughlin 1-3, Darren Campbell 1-0

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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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 Div 1C Bonniconlon v Swinford Match Report

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When the pressure was on the last few weeks this Swinford team stood up and were counted, every man that threw on the jersey, be they on the first fifteen or on the bench. When no-one was giving us a chance, including some of our own we travelled to Bonniconlon and got the win we needed.
Starting the day on 6 points and looking for results to go our way, we first off had to win our own game and that we did. We started the game very nervously and Bonniconlon opened the scoring with a point, before adding a 45. A pointed free from Jack McDonnell got us off the mark but the home team rattled off a free, another 45 and a point from play to take a 4 point lead. A free from Liam Moran kept us ticking over. Despite playing some good football we just could not breach the Bonniconlon defence. A score from play and a free gave Bonni a five point lead but we then found our rhythm and three points from Jack McDonnell, a Mark Forkan point and a free from Jack had us level just before the break. Bonniconlon got one just before the break to lead 0-8 to 0-7.
Jack McDonnell added another free shortly after the restart to levele the game for the second time. Bonniconlon then added three points to take a good lead. Kevin McShea pulled one back before Jack added what appeared to be a fine point but not given by any of the officials. Jack soon added another free followed by a free from Liam Moran as we brought it back to a point. Bonniconlon added their twelfth point. Mark Forkan leveled the game for the third time before Liam Moran put us ahead for the first time with ten minutes left. Then came a crucial moment in the game, a great save by Aaron Kinsella in the Swinford goal kept our lead intact and in the game. Bonniconlon leveled but with his third point of the game Mark Forkan put us back in the lead. There was one more throw of the dice for Bonniconlon with a 45 deep into injury time but thankfully it sailed to the left of the post and wide. A great win on a score of Bonniconlon 0-14 Swinford 0-13 at a ground that it is never easy to come away with the two points.
That win puts us on 8 points level with Bonniconlon, Louisburgh and Castlebar Mitchells. The Mitchells did not field a team a team against Shrule this morning and are relegated as a result and we defeated both Bonniconlon and Louisburgh over the season and surely stay up on the basis of head to head.
The forwards will get the credit (richly deserved) but our defence was outstanding today led by our keeper Aaron Kinsella with two great saves at crucial times during each half. Whatever happens in the coming days in the committee rooms of Mchale Park to decide our fate the team have been outstanding in the last few months, Everyone has given huge commitment over the season and with a bit of luck and fortune in some games would be pushing near the top of the division.

Swinford Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, James Lavin, Mark Forkan, Joshua Smith, Johnny Burke, Michael Walsh, Michael Prendergast, James Sweeney, Liam Moran, Kevin McShea, Jack McDonnell, Darren Campbell Subs Kevin Barry, Jason McLoughlin, Tom Horkan, Conor Conway, Anto Friel, Mark McNicholas,

Scorers Jack McDonnell 0-7, Mark Forkan 0-3, Liam Moran 0-3, Kevin McShea 0-1

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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
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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