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Swinford GAA Weekly News


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in The Sheepwalk Bar and Martin O’Donohoe of MP Morans 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 Horkans on the 29th November. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5. The jackpot will be a guaranteed €800

In addition over the next four draws 5 envelopes a week will be drawn out for a grand draw on Friday 23rd December for a number of prizes including a a Night away in the Broadhaven Hotel in Belmullet and home heating oil. More prizes to be added.

Tesco Community Fund


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

Annual General Meeting


The AGM of Swinford Club was held on Sunday 20th in Gateway Hotel. There was a very poor attendance by the members. Unfortunately club chairman Shane Campbell was unable to attend and Michael Murtagh stepped in to chair the meeting.Reports were given by the club secretary Katie Kelly and club treasurer Vincent Armstrong. The fiances of the club are healthy at the moment but a lot of expense has just been incurred on securing Robert McCallion Memorial Park after a landslide earlier in the new year. The bill for this work has not been received yet but will most likely wipe a large portion of our bank balance.

Michael Murtagh gave the Chairmans address as prepared  by Shane Campbell. Thanks was given to all who help out in the club from the club officers to all the coaches from Under 6 to senior level. There are great numbers at underage levels upto Under 16 and the Cul Camp was very well attended. At minor level we were approached by Parke to amalgamate for the year. As numbers were also low with ourselves it was decided to amalgamate. In 2017 we will have to look at the numbers and see what is best for the club. The junior team had a very good year winning the Canon Henry Cup and winning 9 out of 11 games in the league and we were very unlucky not to get promotion.The senior team won one Championship game and retained their status for 2017. The League started off well but as the year went on the team struggled and only with Cill Chomain conceding to Ballyhaunis yesterday was our league status confirmed for the coming year. In addition there was a change of management during the year and thanks to Pat O’Neill, Michael Devaney and Eamon Molloy for their work and to Sean Kavanagh, Brian Galvin, Seamus McDonagh for stepping in.Work is progressing on locating a training ground and a number of potential locations have been identified. A lot of work has been carried out on our own ground in the last few weeks at a cost but it will last for many many years. Much thanks to Swinford Golf club and their Captain Martin Griffin for all their assistance. Also thanks to Jimmy McDonagh, Pat Durkan and Paul McDonnell for all their work on maintaining Robert McCallion Memorial Park.

There was change of officers as club treasurer has stepped down to be replaced by Deirdre Dunleavy. Much thanks to Vincent for his work over the past three years. He will be staying on as vice Treasurer. The club Chairman, Secretary and PRO are staying unopposed for the coming year. The remainder of the club executive will be appointed at the next club meeting.

A very lively discussion took place on a motion before the AGM that the club should only enter one team in the Mayo GAA senior league for 2017. After some a good discussion the matter was left over until management has been appointed to the Intermediate team and a meeting takes place with the  club players.

The meeting then concluded.

Club Meeting

A club meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd December at 6pm in The Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend.

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.

Swinford Killasser Ladies GAA Club


The ladies club are hosting facebook sensation Rory’s Stories in the Gateway Hotel on 3rd December 8pm. Tickets are €10 and are available in the Gateway Hotel, Melletts, club members and on the door on the night.

Upcoming Fixtures

Our last Senior League Division 1C game for 2017 has been conceded to Louisburgh.  With Cill Chomain conceding to Ballyhaunis last weekend our status for 2017 has been maintained.

League Table Mayo Senior League 2016 – Group 1C

Team Pld Won Lost Draw For Agst Diff Pts
Mayo Gaels 10 9 1 0 156 91 65 18
The Neale 11 8 2 1 157 133 24 17
Bonniconlon 11 7 4 0 136 122 14 14
Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin 11 4 4 3 169 156 13 11
Achill 11 5 5 1 111 124 -13 11
Ballyhaunis 10 5 4 1 102 130 -28 11
Castlebar Mitchels 11 5 6 0 130 128 2 10
Louisburgh 9 4 4 1 124 105 19 9
Swinford 10 4 6 0 109 108 1 8
Cill Chomain 11 3 7 1 100 111 -11 7
Ardagh 10 3 6 1 122 147 -25 7
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 11 1 9 1 86 147 -61 3

Club Mailing List


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Swinford GAA Weekly News


50/50 Draw

Lightning strikes twice……Congrats to Karen Murray of Rathunas, Swinford on winning the Swinford GAA 50/50 draw for the second week in a row. The draw was held in Moores Bar and multiple winner Tommy Dyna Feeney pulled out Karen’s envelope. Karen wins €560 this week. Draw envelope sold in Carmels Cafe, Market Street.
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 Quinns on the 15th November. Draw envelopes are available at 3 for €5.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Swinford Club will be held on November 20th at 6-30pm in Gateway Hotel. Full details are on our website swinfordgaa.ie

National Club Draw


Tickets at €10 each are available from club officers. There are fantastic prizes on offer


Pitch Work

There is currently work been carried out on the perimeter of Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch to safeguard the banks of the ground. Thanks to the golf club for their assistance. This work is badly needed to safeguard the ground for the future. The cost of the job will cut deeply into our bank balance but it will be money well spent.

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Upcoming Fixtures

East Mayo Junior B Final
Swinford v Eastern Gaels in Connacht Centre of Excellence


Senior League Division 1C
Louisburgh v Swinford in Louisburgh

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

Swinford GAA Annual General Meeting 2016


The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 20th November at 6.30pm..


1. Standing Orders

2. Minutes of AGM 2015

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 Friday the 18th of November 2016. Please return completed forms to the Club Secretary.

Swinford GAA AGM 2016


Swinford GAA Weekly News

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Quinns on 24th November and Mary Connolly c/o of Ellen McDonagh won €588.00. The winning envelope was sold in Swinford National School. 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 Sheepwalk Bar on 1st December. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

M D Roof Services Under 21 B Championship

Please note change of time.
The semi final between Swinford and Charlestown has been fixed for Saturday 28th November 1-30pm at Connacht Centre of Excellence.

Full report of our quarter final win over Belmullet is on our website.

Swinford GAA AGM

The annual general meeting of the club will be held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 29th November at 6pm. Closing date for nominations and motions is Wednesday 25th, please return to club secretary. Please note the time as the incorrect time was printed in Swinford Church newsletter.

Swinford Memorial Garden

The club has made a presentation of €1,200 to the committee of Swinford Memorial Garden being the proceeds of the raffle held at  the Phil Coulter concert.