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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 Gateway Hotel and Gearoid Brady of Fraun Hill won €606
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 Whitehouse on the 10th July. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

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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)

Under 14 Championship

5th July 7pm Ardmoy Machales v Swinford in Ardagh

Senior League Division 4

7th July 7pm Swinford v Cill Chomain

Under 12 Summer League

9th July 7pm Swinford v Ballinrobe

Under 16 Championship

10th July 7pm Swinford v Ardnaree

Under 16 Championship

17th July 7pm Burrishoole v Swinford

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and The Kneafsey Family, Sweetwell won €513
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 Quinns on the  22nd May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Under 16 League

Congrats to our Under 16 team, defeating Eastern Gaels in the Under 16 League Div 4 semi final on a score of 4-11 to 3-12.
Well done to all involved.

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Under 14 Trip to Birmingham

On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League

17th May 7pm Aughamore v Swinford

Minor League

18th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 10 Go Games

19th May 11am Swinford v Balla

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

20th May 12pm Swinford v Louisburgh

Under 12 Spring League

21st May Aghamore v Swinford

Under16 League Final venue Ballina

22nd May Swinford v Naomh Padraig

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held at Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch and James Maloney of Kilkelly Road won €452
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  15th May. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

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Under 14 Trip to Birmingham

On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Underage Perfomances

Our Under 14 and Under 16 teams have had two very good victories this week.

On Monday evening our Under 14 team won their Division 3 league outing against Achill at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Achill 5-3 Swinford 7-14

Tonight (Tuesday) our Under 16 won their Division 4 League Quarter Final at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Swinford 6-18 Erris St Patricks 3-4

Well done to all involved with both teams.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League

10th May 7pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford

10th May 7pm Claremorris v Swinford

Michael Walsh Intermediate League (Change of Date & Time)

11th May 7-30pm Ardnaree v Swinford

Under 8 Go Games

12th May 11am Balla v Swinford

Minor League

12th May 5pm Swinford v Kilmeena

Centenary Cup

13th May 11-30am Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 12 Spring League

14th May Swinford v Claremorris

Under 14 League

17th May 7pm Aughamore v Swinford

Minor League

18th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Junior Championship

19th May 5pm Swinford v Kiltimagh

Michael Walsh Intermediate

19th May 7pm Swinford v Louisburgh

Under 10 Go Games

19th May 11am Swinford v Balla

Under 12 Spring League

21st May Aghamore v Swinford

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

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 v Swinford

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

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians and Mary Regan of Tullinacurra €456.
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 Melletts on the  24th April. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Results

A very good week for the club with good wins for our Under 14, Under 16 and senior team and our minor team put in a great performance against Breaffy last night. Well done to all involved.

Our senior team defeated Ballaghaderreen in the Centenary Cup 2-9 to 2-8, both our Under 14 and Under 16 teams enjoyed wins against Burrishoole, under 14 winning 9-14 to 3-8 and under 16 winning 4-15 to 0-13. Our minor team put in a very good effort away to Breaffy losing 2-16 to 2-13.

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There will be a GAA fundraising Quiz in The Sheepwalk Bar on Friday 27th April 9pm.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)
Thursday 19th April 7pm
Under 14 League Eastern Gaels v Swinford

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

Saturday 21st April 11am
Under 10 Go Games Balintubber v Swinford

Sunday 22nd April 4pm
Junior Championship Moy Davitts v Swinford

Monday 23rd April 7pm
Minor League Kilmeena v Swinford

Monday 23rd April 7pm
Under 12 Spring League Ballinrobe v Swinford
Tuesday 24th April 7pm
Under 16 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 26th April 7pm
Under 14 League Achill v Swinford in Achill
Saturday 28th April
Senior League Westport v Swinford

Saturday 5th May
Senior League Tourmakeady v Swinford

Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford
Centenary Cup

Centenary Cup Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

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Centenary Cup

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

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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and thanks to a generous sponsor Swinford Day Care Patient Fund is €485 better off. The winning envelope was sold in Whitehouse
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 Julians on the  17th April. Draw envelopes are available at €2 each or 3 for €5.

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Table Quiz

There will be a GAA fundraising Quiz in The Sheepwalk Bar on Friday 27th April 9pm. (Note new date)

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)
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
Centenary Cup Swinford v Ballaghadereen

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

Saturday 21st April 7pm
Senior League Swinford v Killala
Tuesday 24th April 7pm
Under 16 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Thursday 26th April 7pm
Under 14 League Achill v Swinford in Achill
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 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