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Swinford GAA Annual General Meeting 2017

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The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5-00pm..

AGENDA

1. Standing Orders

2. Minutes of AGM 2017

3. Secretary’s Report

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Chairman’s Report

6. Election of Officers and Members to the Executive Committee

7. Notice of Motions

The closing date for Nominations and Motions is Thursday 16th November 2017. Please return completed forms to the Club Secretary.

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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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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

Swinford GAA Upcoming Fixtures Week 1st May

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Fixtures:

Monday 1st May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 2 Mayo Gaels v Swinford

Thursday 4th May 7pm

Under 16 Div 3 Swinford v Kilmeena

Friday 5th May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 3 Kiltimagh v Swinford

Sunday 7th May 4pm

Intermediate Championshp Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib

Monday 8th May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 4 Swinford v Moy Davitts

Monday 8th May 6-30pm

Under 12 Spring League Swinford v Kiltimagh

Tuesday 9th May 7pm

Under 16 Div 3 Balla v Swinford

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

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

 

 

Weekly News

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Michael McDonagh of Lislackagh, Swinford won €570. Michael bought his draw envelope in Campbells Lounge, Swinford.
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 January. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Club Meeting

There is a club meeting on Saturday 21st January at 6pm in Gateway Hotel. Nominations for club eecutive to be with club secretary no later than 5pm Wednesday 18th January. Nomination form can be obtained from the club secretary or downloaded from our website.

Fixtures:

Over the next few weeks details of fixtures for the Spring 2017 competitions at all age levels will be announced, they will then be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

GAA National Club Draw 2017

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The GAA through Croke Park have launched the 2017 GAA National Club Draw with great prizes ranging from an Opel Corsa Car to All Ireland packages with 14 prizes in total.  Tickets at €10 are available from club officers.

Club Mailing List

If you wish to be added to our club mailing list please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.com

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians and Jack Murphy of Meelick won €800.00.
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 Heaneys.Killasser on the 20th December. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5. The jackpot will be a guaranteed €800

In addition the following people go into a special draw on Friday 23rd December in The Whitehouse for a range of prizes including a a Night away in the Broadhaven Hotel in Belmullet and home heating oil, steak dinner for two in the Gateway Hotel: Bernard O’Brien, Clare Maloney,Jimmy Lavin, Jacinta McIntyre and Rebecca Fitzgerald. Over the next two draws more names will be added to this special pot………

Christmas Greetings

Swinford GAA club wishes all its members, players, managers, coaches and supporters a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Tesco Community Fund

Swinford GAA club are taking part in Tesco Community Fund for the newt few weeks. Please donate the blue token. Thanks

GAA National Club Draw 2017

The GAA through Croke Park have launched the 2017 GAA National Club Draw with great prizes ranging from an Opel Corsa Car to All Ireland packages with 14 prizes in total.  Tickets at €10 are available from club officers.

Club Mailing List

If you wish to be added to our club mailing list please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.com

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in The Sheepwalk and Noreen Kelly of Castleroyan won €991.
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 20th September. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Into the drum for the Grand draw went: Noreen Kelly, Alan & Jim, John McCallion, Caitriona Groarke, Geraldine Forkan, John Mullaney, TJ Kelly, Mrs. Mcnamee, Alan & Jim and Michael Carney.

Gavin Moore was the lucky winner of the All Ireland Final Ticket.

All Ireland Final Tickets:

Due to the huge demand tickets for the final the club will not be giving out tickets until Thursday in the hope that we may receive a second allocation from the county board. We are doing our best to satisfy as many members as possible.
Successful members will be contacted with details of where they collect their ticket. The majority of tickets that the club will receive will be Hill tickets.

Minor B Championship

A very brave effort saw the Swinford ParkeKC team go down to a very late Ballyhaunis Gaels goal on a scoreline of Swinford ParkeKC 4-5 Ballyhaunis Gaels 3-10. The team came back from a six point half time deficit to lead going into injury time but to be denied. We were missing a lot of players and played a number of Under 16’s and came within 10 seconds of keeping our interest in the Championship alive. There is still one game left in the group stages of the Championship away to Bonniconlon.

Senior League Division 1E

We left ourselves with too much work to do with a very poor opening 25 minutes. At that stage we were 9 down and should possibly have been more save for bad shooting by Garrymore. From there on in we more than matched our opponents and brought the deficit back to 5 at the break. In the second half we narrowed it to 3 but unfortunately could not close it any further. The final score was Swinford 0-10 Garrymore 0-13.

Senior League Division 1C

In a gruelling game played with a very strong wind playing into the town end we enjoyed a very deserving win by 1-8 to Achill 1-5. Playing with the wind we went in at the break 1 point down but a very strong second half saw us take the crucial two points up for grabs. Full report at swinfordgaa.ie

Under 15 Division 3A

The lads bounced back from their narrow defeat to Hollymount-Carramore last week to enjoy an emphatic win away to Ballyhaunis by 5-10 to 7-11. Well done to all the team and management..

Upcoming Fixture

16th September 6-30pm
Minor B Championship
Bonniconlon v Swinford in Bonniconlon
19th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

24/25th September
Senior League Div 1E
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
25th September 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A

Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena

2nd October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A

Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Weekly News

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50/50 Draw

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This weeks draw was held in The Sheepwalk and the Rita Campbell and Darragh Campbell of Chapel Street won €707. Thanks to all our supporters.
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 the Horkans on the 12th July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Social Awards Night

Keep Saturday 9th July 8pm free for Swinford Gaa social night in the Gateway Hotel. It is an informal occasion with music and finger food. We will be presenting our annual awards on the night.
Come along and enjoy the craic and celebrate the last twelve months in the club.

Under 16 Championship

We enjoyed a good start to the Championship with an away win in Foxford on Tuesday 5th on a scoreline of Bohola Moy Davitts 2-9 Swinford 2-16. Well one to all the lads and management.

East Mayo Under 14 Championship

The team carried their good form into the East Mayo Championship with a home win against Ballyhaunis on Thursday evening by 7-8 to 4-10.

Canon Henry Final

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Full report on the late late win in the East Mayo Canon Henry final on our website.

Siamsa Seipeil 2016

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Siamsa Seipeil 2016 are very happy to announce that Our Lady Help of Christians Church will host from Aclare,County Sligo Tommy Fleming on Friday 29th July.
Tickets priced at €30 can be bought from www.tommyfleming.net and www.swinfordgaa.ie and in the real world in the Gateway Hotel, Melletts Newsagents and O’Connells pharmacy.

Upcoming Fixtures

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11th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

13th July 8pm
East Mayo Junior Championship
Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

15th July 7pm
Minor Summer League
Swinford Parke v Ballyhaunis Gaels at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

16th July 11am
Under 10 Go Games
Swinford v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

16th/17th July Time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 3
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

18th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Ballintubber v Swinford in Balintubber

19th July 7pm
Under 16 Championship
Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Division 1E Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts

 

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Swinford enjoyed a very good win this afternoon against Bohola Moy Davitts by 1-14 to 1-10  to maintain a strong challenge in Division 1E. It was a game we led from start to finish and shoul have had more to spare at the end. A number of chances were wasted and the last score of the game with the last kick of the game was a penalty for the visitors.

Our defence was well on top and our forwards played very well with all our scores bar one point coming from play.

Next game is Championship at home to Balla next weekend and next league game is an away trip in a few weeks to league toppers Ballina.

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, Paul McDonagh, Jonathan Moore, Peter Quinn, Kevin Barry, Danny McNicholas, Michael Walsh, Darragh McIntyre, Kevin McDonagh, James Sweeney, Joshua Smith, Enda Heaney, Kevin McShea, Darren Campbell. Subs: Gavin Moore, Aaron Kinsella, Anthony Friel

Scorers: Kevin McShea 1-3, Darren Campbell 0-5, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Enda Heaney, Aaron Kinsella, James Sweeney 0-1