Swinford GAA Club is heading into it’s busiest weekend of the year with lots of events happening.
Our senior team open their League campaign and after been relegated from Division 1B last year they are operating out of Division 1C this year. They face a difficult journey to Bofeenaun to play Lahardane McHales who are new to this Division and are said to be mounting a huge effort at senior level this year with the addition of Crossmolina stalwart, Gabriel Walsh to their squad.
Swinford are under the same management team as last year with Paul Cunney as manager been ably assisted by Vincent Gavin, Brian Galvin, Paddy Cunney and Adrian Forkan. The squad has a very youthful look to it this year with additions from last year’s minor squad of Mark Forkin and Stephen McNicholas mixed in with the experience of Kevin Doyle and Paul McDonagh, the squad will be hoping to bounce back to Div 1B at the first time of asking. Throw in for the match is 2pm on Easter Sunday. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
The Junior squad are operating out of Division 1E this year and they open their campaign away to Moygownagh at 5pm on Saturday 30th March.
On Easter Sunday night Swinford GAA Club will hold its annual dinner dance in Julians of Midfield. There are lots of awards and medals to be given out on the night including our victorious Michael Walsh Cup Champions for 2012.
The annual award for Senior and Junior player of the year will also be presented. The U16 team of 1993 will also be commemorated in honour of the County A championship success of that year. Special guest on the night is club and county legend David Heaney.
Tickets are €25 and are available from any club officer. Let’s make it a great night for the club!
Finally, Swinford GAA Club are launching their club draw for 2013 this weekend. The annual subscription has been reduced from €300 to €150 as the club now finds itself in a more stable financial position. We are most grateful to all subscribers of the last two years who assisted the club when it was really needed. The club draw is structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;
- Club Membership – €20
- Entry to Senior Team home League games – €30
- County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €100,000
- An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2013
We hope you would all agree that you are getting value for money if you choose to become a subscriber to the Club Draw for 2013. Swinford GAA club would also like to point out that been a subscriber to this draw is the only way of guaranteeing an entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland ticket and priority will be given to subscribers should Mayo reach the final again in 2013.
Swinford GAA club wishes all of its members a very Happy Easter and hope to see you at some point over the weekend.