Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

50-50-draw (Duplicate)

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and McNeela Family of Main Street, Swinford won €675. 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 Moores on the 21st June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Junior Championship

We were narrowly beaten by Ardagh in round 1 of the Junior Championship on Saturday evening on a scoreline of Swinford 0-13 Ardagh 1-11. Match report is available on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Respect Initiative

We have started a respect initiative in the club for all teams. Former county manager and player James Horan and our own Michael Murtagh gave a very good presentation to our underage teams last Friday in the Gateway Hotel.Many thanks to both men for their time and work.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

The Topaz cash for clubs scheme is running again from the 16th May to August 7th. We were very successful in the draw in 2015.

Please collect your tokens when you purchase fuel at any Topaz station. The club number is 2853.

Siamsa Seipeil 2016

Tommy Fleming

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 GAA Fixtures:

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15th June 8pm

Canon Henry Semi Final

Kilmovee v Swinford at Kiltimagh
18th June 4pm

Senior League Div 1E

Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

19th June 12pm
Senior League Div 1C
Mayo Gaels v Swinford at Mayo Gaels

23rd June 7pm

Under 14 C Championship

Swinford v Charlestown at Charlestown
25/26th June time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 2
Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

25th/26th June time to be fixed
Junior Championship Round 2
Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

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

Junior Championship Round 1 Swinford v Ardagh

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On a lovely Saturday evening a very competitive game was played out in the first round of the Mayo GAA Junior Championship by both Swinford and Ardagh. There was never more then two points between the teams and the game went down to the wire. Swinford will be considering what could have been if they had 15 men for the second half.

The game started with two frees put wide by the home team before Ardagh opened the scoring after 5 minutes with a well taken 45. Darren Campbell equalised for Swinford after good work by Kevin McShea. From the resulting kick out Barry Brennan put Swinford ahead.

The game was soon level again before Kevin McShea got a point. Ardagh then got the only goal of the game when their corner forward got the ball out on the right hand sode of the pitch and drove in and shot into the net.

Barry Brennan got his second of the game to bring it back to a one point game and then a fine free from Adrian Forkan from all of 50 yards out leveled the game. Ardagh struck back with two points before James Sweeney pulled one back.

Then came the turning point with about five minutes left in the half Gerry Callaghan was sent off by the referree. Ardagh got the last score of the half with a free to leave it  Swinford 0-6 Ardagh 1-5.

Ardagh started the second half with a great goal opportunity that thankfully hit the post and came out and ended been kicked out for a 45 that was put wide. Adrian Forkan rolled back the years to get hius second of the game before he leveled the game with a free and then put Swinford ahead with another free.

Ardagh leveled the game with a free and then one up with another free. So midway through the half the visitors led by one.

JP Broderick entered the game as a replacement for Kevin McShea and put Swinford level with a free. The ding dong continued and Ardagh went back ahead with a free of their own. Adiran Forkan got his fifth point to level the game before great link up between Pearse Walsh, Adian Forkan and JP Broderick ended with a JP point. Swinford were now in the dominance and Adrian Forkan put two points between the teams entering the last five minutes.

Unfortunately Ardagh struck the final three points with the winning score coming four minutes into injury time.

After been level for seven times during the game it was Ardagh who came out on the top by 0-13 to 1-11.

Swinford were very unlucky not to get at least a point out of the game and now face Balla in round 2 in two weeks time. The most disappointing thing for the writer was the very poor support for Swinford. When there are more away supporters then home at a championship match it is very difficult to accept. The GAA is a lot more then the county team and locals have to get behind their club.

Swinford: Damien Geraghty, Aiden McLoughlin, Paul McDonagh, John Gerard Kelly, Shane McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Andy Lenehan, Barry Brennan, Gerry Callaghan, James Sweeney, Steven Walsh, Cillian O’Donnell, Adrian Forkan, Kevin McShea, Darren Campbell. Subs: Mark McNicholas, JP Broderick, Pearse Walsh, Michael Walsh

Scorers: Adrian Forkan 0-7, Barry Brennan, JP Broderick 0-2, Kevin McShea, James Sweeney

Tickets for Mayo v Galway Connacht Semi final

The club are taking orders from club members for the Connacht semi final:
Saturday 18th June 7pm
Mayo v Galway
Please submit your order to a club officer by Monday 13th at 4pm. Any orders submitted after this time will not be placed by the club.

Match Ticket Details

– Stand €25

– Juvenile Stand €5

All patrons entering the stand must have a stand ticket.

– Sideline Seating €20

– Sideline Juveniles (U-16) €5

– Group Passes- €30 (10 x Juvenile & 1 x Adult)- application through Club Secretary only

Refunds of €10 will be paid to OAP’s & Students, (with current ID cards), at Ticket box.

All persons, (including children, students and O.A.Ps), must have a ticket.

 

Tickets are also available at thefollowing locations:

Connacht GAA Centre, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Contact 094-9630335. (Credit Card bookings accepted)

or online at reception.connacht@gaa.ie. For more see www.connachtgaa.ie/tickets/

 

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Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

50-50-draw (Duplicate)

This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Adam Gilmore of Meelick won €706. 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 Gateway Hotel on the 14th June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

James Horan Visit

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Former Mayo player and manager James Horan will give a talk to our underage players & coaches on Friday at 7pm in the Gateway. All players, coaches and any interested parents are invited.

Intermediate Management

The club are happy to announce that Sean Kavanagh and Brian Galvin have taken over the role of management of the Intermediate team. We would like to thank Pat O’Neill, Michael Devaney and Michael Molloy for their work over the past few months. The new management will be assisted by Adrian Forkan and Seamus McDonagh.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

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The Topaz cash for clubs scheme is running again from the 16th May to August 7th. We were very successful in the draw in 2015.

Please collect your tokens when you purchase fuel at any Topaz station. The club number is 2853.

Siamsa Seipeil 2016

Tommy Fleming

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 GAA Fixtures:

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9th June 7pm

Under 14 Championship

Balla v Swinford in Balla

11th June 11am

Under 8 Go Games

Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
11th June 7pm
Junior Championship Round 1
Swinford v Ardagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

15th June 8pm

Canon Henry Semi Final

Kilmovee v Swinford at TBC
19th June time to be fixed
Senior League Div 1C
Mayo Gaels v Swinford

25/26th June time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 2
Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

25th/26th June time to be fixed
Junior Championship Round 2
Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

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

East Mayo Centenary Cup Kiltimagh v Swinford

With a much better performance from our championship meeting a few weeks ago Swinford lost to Kiltimagh by 2-11 to 1-9. We led at the break by 2 points 1-5 to 1-7 but Kiltimagh dominated the second half.

Swinford Gavin Moore, Jason Carney, Paul McDonagh, Sean Brady, Paul McNicholas, Mark Forkan, James Lavin, Joe Kelly, Darragh McIntyre, Johnny Burke, Kevin McDonagh, Gerry Callaghan, Darren Campbell, Kevin McShea, Barry Brennan: Subs Aaron Kinsella, Aiden McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Cillian O’Donnell, J P Broderick

Scorers: Kevin McShea 1-3 Kevin McDonagh 0-2, Mark Forkan, Gerry Callaghan, Darragh McIntyre,  JP Broderick 0-1 each