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Senior League Division 1E Ballina v Swinford

 

On a beautiful early afternoon in Knockmore Swinford took on the unbeaten Ballina Stephenites in a top of the table clash in Division 1E.

The game was delayed as we waited for the referee to arrive by half an hour but this did not unsettle either team who provided great entertainment for the few fans who travelled.

As the writer has stated here on many occasions the club is the back bone of the GAA and deserves as much if not more support then the county team.

Ballina started off the stronger team and got the first two points of the game before Pearse Walsh got Swinford off the mark. That did not halt Ballina who rattled off the next three points to give them a four point lead after 13 minutes.

Pearse Walsh got his second of the game before Ballina rules it out with their sixth point. For thenext ten minutes Swinford took over the game starting with a fine goal from Kevin McShea assisted by a great knock done by JP Broderick. The two men then kicked individual frees to put Swinford in the lead, which was extended by a great point by substitute Jason McLoughlin.

The half time whistle came at the wrong time as Swinford pushed to extend the lead but after a very poor first 20 minutes it was a well earned break on a score of Ballina 0-6 Swinford 1-5.

Swinford started the second half as they ended the first with an initial wide before some great defensive work by Jason McLoughlin led to a turnover and Kevin McShea put over a point from out on the right. The lead should have been further extended but for two wides.

It was the 11th minute before Ballina scored their opening point of the half, with a free, well over twenty minutes since their last score. They soon narrowed the gap with an another point from a free before Kevin McDonagh got a point with a volley over the bar. Another free by Ballina brought it back to a one point game before a fine move up the field ended with a point by JP Broderick.

Ballina got the next two scores and the game was level with just over ten minutes left. Darren Campbell kicked a free to put Swinford back ahead before two points for Ballina put them one ahead with the game entering injury time.

This Swinford team has shown time after time this season that they play to the full time whistle. A high ball was kicked into the melting pot and Kevin McShea used all of his height advantage to punch the ball into the corner of the goal, giving the Ballina keeper no chance.

There was still time for one more Ballina attack which was snuffed out by the old head of Paul McDonagh at full back.

The final whistle saw a scoreline of Ballina 0-13 Swinford 2-9

It was a deserved win in front of about a dozen supporters by a team that is playing very well together. Well done to one and all and to the management team of Billy McNicholas, Tommy Feeney and Michael Lenehan.

With two games left we are joint top of the table with Garrymore with Ballina two points behind with a game in hand. Everything to be played for in the upcoming games against Aghamore and Garrymore.

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, Paul McDonagh, John Gerard Kelly, Mark McNicholas, Kevin Barry, Joshua Smith, Gerry Callaghan, Pearse Walsh, Kevin McDonagh, James Sweeney, James Lavin, JP Broderick, Kevin McShea, Darren Campbell. Subs Jason McLoughlin. Unused Sub Gavin Moore

Scorers: Kevin McShea 2-2, Pearse Walsh, JP Broderick 0-2, Jason McLoughlin, Kevin McDonagh, Darren Campbell 0-1

All Ireland Tickets & 50/50 News

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT:
It is anticipated that there will be huge demand for tickets for the forthcoming All Ireland Football Final and that the club will not be able to meet this demand.
Based on previous All Ireland finals the club will receive a very limited supply of tickets and will not be in a position to fulfil all requests.
Priority will be given to the supporters of our annual club draw.
All requests for tickets must be sent to the club secretary at secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie
There are no juvenile tickets and requests for multiple tickets are unlikely to be met.
As advised earlier in the week please seek out tickets throughout the country and enter as many competitions as you can.
The club will do its best and we ask for your co-operation and patience.

SWINFORD GAA 50/50 DRAW

For the next three draws of our 50/50 draw every entry will have a chance to win an All Ireland Final Ticket.
On each of the following draws on the 30th August in Moores, 6th September in Quinns Bar and 13th September in The Sheepwalk the winning envelope and an additional nine envelopes will be put aside for a Grand Draw.
The Grand draw will be held in the Sheepwalk on Tuesday 13th and the winner will take home an All Ireland Final Ticket.
If you are not in you cannot win……..

Updated Fixtures

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The Intermediate Championship has been postponed to after the All Ireland Football Final and the Junior Championship game has been postponed for a week to the weekend of the 3rd September.

Upcoming Fixtures

26th August 7pm
East Mayo Minor Championship

Ballyhaunis Gaels v Swinford Parke KC in Ballyhaunis

27th August 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League

Swinford v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

28th August 1pm
Division 1E
Ballina v Swinford in Knockmore (Note Change of Venue)
 3rd September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League

Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

3rd September To be Confirmed
Junior Championship Relegation Playoff

Swinford v Kilfian in Ballina

5th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A
Swinford v Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
10th September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

12th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

19th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

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

Swinford GAA weekly news

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50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Alan McNulty and Francis McNulty of Cloongullane won €616
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 Moores on the 30th August. Draw envelopes are now available at 3 for €5.

All Ireland Final

Presently the club are not taking orders for tickets for the All Ireland Final. Announcements will be made on Facebook/Twitter/swinfordgaa.ie when we have more information.
We would advise all members to seek out tickets throughout the country as it is anticipated the club will not get enough tickets to satisfy demand.

Upcoming Fixtures

26th August 7pm
East Mayo Minor Championship
Ballyhaunis Gaels v Swinford Parke KC in Ballyhaunis

27th August 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Swinford v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
27th August 5pm
Junior Championship Relegation Playoff

Swinford v Kilfian in Ballina

28th August 1pm
Intermediate Championship
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

3rd September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

5th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A
Swinford v Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
10th September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

12th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A
Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

19th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

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

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Upcoming Fixtures

22nd August 6-30pm
Under 13 League Div 2B
Swinford v Ballintubber at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

23rd August TBA
Under 16 Championship

Burishoole v Swinford in Newport

25th August 6-30pm
Under 13 League Division 5B
Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena
26th August 7pm
East Mayo Minor Championship
Ballyhaunis Gaels v Swinford Parke KC in Ballyhaunis

27th August 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Swinford v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
27th August 5pm
Junior Championship Relegation Playoff

Swinford v Kilfian in Ballina

29th August 6-30pm
Under 13 League Division 5B
Swinford v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
28th August 1pm
Intermediate Championship
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

3rd September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

10th September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League
Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

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