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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

Senior League Div 4 Westport v Swinford match report


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

Minutes silence
Minutes silence

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.

Westport v Swinford
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


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


Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures


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
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Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Ciaran Owens of Rathunas won €571
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 Sheepwalk on the 27th March. 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 13th April 9pm.

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 16 League Division 4A

20th March 17:45 Aghamore v Swinford

Minor League

Round 2 23rd March 6pm Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford

Under 16 League Div 4A

27th March 18:30 Swinford v Ballyhaunis

Under 16 League Division 6

28th March 18-45 Knockmore B v Swinford B

Under 16 League Div4A

30th March 19:00 Charlestown v Swinford

Mayo Senior League Division 4

Round 1 31st March Swinford v Castlebar Mitchels B

Minor League

Round 3 2nd April Kilmeena v Swinford

Under 16 League Div 6

Round 2 4th April 19-00 Swinford B v Westport St PatricksB

Minor League

Round 4 6th April Swinford v Kiltimagh

Mayo Senior League

Round 2 7th April Tourmakeady v Swinford

Senior League Div 1C Bonniconlon v Swinford Match Report


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


Swinford GAA Fixtures


Saturday 23rd September 5-30pm

Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Burrishoole

Monday 25th September 6-30pm

Under 13 League Div 4A Claremorris v Swinford

Tuesday 26th September 6-30pm

Under 15 League Division 2A Ballinrobe v Swinford

Saturday 30th September 11am

Under 11 Go Games Swinford v Aghamore

Saturday 30th Sept 4-30pm

Intermediate Championship Swinford v Mayo Gaels in Kiltimagh

Sunday 1st October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Swinford v Mayo Gaels

Sunday 1st October 12-30pm

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Ardnaree

Saturday 7th October 11am

Under 11 Go Games Kiltimagh v Swinford

Sunday 8th October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Carras v Swinford

Any changes will be posted on our Facebook page, Twitter page and website.


Swinford GAA Fixtures week 26th June



Monday 26th June 7pm

Under 12 Summer League Claremorris v Swinford

Tuesday 27th June 7pm

Under 16 C Championship Swinford v Balla

Tuesday 27th June 8pm

Centenary Cup Charlestown v Swinford

Thursday 29th June 7pm

East Mayo Under 14 B Championship Charlestown v Swinford

Thursday 29th June 7-30pm

Canon Henry Playoff Aghamore v Swinford in Bekan COE

Friday 30th June 7-45pm

Minor League Div3 Ardmoy MacHales v Swinford

Saturday 1st July 11am

Under 10 League Ballinrobe v Swinford

Sunday 2nd July 12pm

Senior League Div1C Parke KC v Swinford

Monday 3rd July 7pm

Under 12 Summer League Swinford v Ballina

Tuesday 4th July 7pm

Under 16 C Championship Hollymount Carramore v Swinford in Carramore

Thursday 6th July

Under 14 D Championship Semi Final  Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore/Cill Chomain

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


Senior League Match Report Swinford v Achill


After the disappointment of last weekend the team put in a very good display this evening at Robert McCallion Memorial Park to draw with Achill.

A great bunch travelled from the island to Swinford for the game and it was well worth the journey. Both teams played football that does not warrant their positions near the bottom of division 1C.

Michael Walsh opened the scoring after 20 seconds where fine interplay between Kevin McDonagh, James Sweeney set Mick up for the point. Achill kicked the next three points over the space of five minutes, the first one coming from a good save by Damien Geraghty.

Swinford second was a lovely point from Kevin McDonagh, a one-two from a sideline ball with Mick Walsh set Kevin away to kick over the bar. Achill soon restored their two point lead.

In the 8th minute Kevin McDonagh got his second point and after a great run by Alan McLoughlin resulting in a free Liam Moran leveled the game.

On the 15th minute Liam Moran put Swinford ahead and withing minutes Liam found the back of the net. Great work betwen Kevin McDonagh, Michael Prendergast and Liam Moran sent Liam away to bury in the net. Swinford were well on top now and after  a kickout was won by Michael Walsh and played into Kevin McDonagh, another point was added. Liam Moran added another to put us 6 clear with 23 minutes gone.

The defence were well in control and pushing Achill back all the time but they were too be breached. Patient build up by the visitors saw the ball kicked across the box and fisted into the net to bring the deficit back to three.

Swinford rallied in the last five minutes of the half and Liam Moran added two points to leave matters at the break Swinford 1-9 Achill 1-4.

With the wind advantage in the second half Achill soon reduced the deficit only for Michael Prendergast to cancel it out.

Then in the space of five minutes Achill scored 1-3 to take the lead. It was a dominant period that showed they had not just come for the scenery of East Mayo. Kevin McDonagh equalised with over 15 mins left and the game was anybody.

A great save by Damien Geraghty kept the scores level before a soft free for Achill put them ahead once again. Michael Prendergast leveled once more with a fine point from out on the left.

With time running out Achill again took the lead  and on the 60th minute Michael Prendergast leveled the game for the 6th time. Despite a stonewall call for a free in injury time within kicking distance of the posts there was to be no more added to the scoreboard and the game finished Swinford 1-13 Achill 2-10.

Swinford played some great football and if they continue this form the wins will come and we can push away from the bottom of the table.

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Alan McLoughlin, Sean Brady, Kevin Barry, James Lavin, Ryan Convey, Joshua Smith, Michael Walsh, Johnny Burke, James Sweeney, Kevin McShea, Liam Moran, Kevin McDonagh, Michael Prendergast, Tom Horkan. Subs Aiden McLoughlin, Conor Conway, Darren Campbell

Scorers: Liam Moran 1-5, Kevin McDonagh 0-4, Michael Prendergast 0-3, Michael Walsh 0-1.

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

Senior League Division 1C Castlebar Mitchells v Swinford


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