This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Whitehouse on 20th October and Mark McDonnell of Foxford won €629 after buying his envelope in Corrib Oil. 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 in Gateway Hotel on 27th October. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
East Mayo Junior B Championship
Friday 23rd 8pm Swinford v Kilmovee/Kiltimagh at Connacht Centre of Excellence
Under 21 B Championship
Sunday 25th 12pm Swinford v Erris St.Pats at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie
We would like to thank our senior management for all their work and effort over the past two years. Vincent Gavin, Aidan Barrett, Niall McHugh and Brian Galvin have put in untold hours over the last few years for the betterment of Swinford GAA and they have decided that they will not be seeking re-appointment for next season. As is a sign of great men they will still be remaining involved with the club.
There has not been a day over the last few years that these men have not been thinking of the club and how to improve matters on and off the field of play. Their contribution to the club has been immense and on behalf of the executive of the club and the club itself I would like to express our sincere thanks to them for all their work.
Under 13 Division 3 Final
Our young lads put in a very good display on Monday 19th in the Under 13 county final against a very good Kiltimagh team. We lost a few players to injury before the game but a very entertaining first half saw the two teams level at 1-6 apiece. Unfortunately we picked up more injuries at the beginning of the second half and Kiltimagh then took complete control and won on by 6-15 to 1-9. Full credit to all the players and management who have made great strides through the year.
Senior League Division 1C
In the last round of league games, the end probable was the right one as we had our only draw of the year on a score of Swinford 3-8 Achill 2-11. Midway through the first half we were two goals behind, a point down at half time and level at the end. Roll on 2016. Swinford scorers: James Devaney 2-2, Tom Horkan 1-0, Kevin McDonagh Liam Moran 0-2 each, Kevin McShea 0-1, Johnny Burke 0-1 This game marks the end of the season with a mid table finsih. Injuries and emigration cost us key players during the year but full credit goes to the outgoing management team for all their work and effort and to all the players who donned the jersey throughout the season.
Under 15 League
We had a great win in the semi final of Division 3 against Erris St.Pats by 8-17 to 1-1. We now play Davitts in the final on a date and venue to be scheduled.
Senior League Division 1E
A tight game in which the lead changed hands a number of times ended with a two point win for the visiting team on a score of Swinford 2-11 Ballycroy 3-10. Swinford scorers: James Devaney 1-1, Andy Lenehan 1-0, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Paul McDonagh 0-2, Gerry Callaghan, Aidan McLoughlin, Fergal Loftus, Mark McNicholas, James Lavin 0-1 The season has now ended with a mid table finish in the league and a position in the 2016 Junior Championship. Thanks to the management team of Tommy Feeney and Michael Lenehan and to all the players who played during the year.
Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.