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Swinford GAA Weekly News


50/50 Draw


This weeks draw was held in The Sheepwalk and the Rita Campbell and Darragh Campbell of Chapel Street won €707. 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 Horkans on the 12th July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Social Awards Night

Keep Saturday 9th July 8pm free for Swinford Gaa social night in the Gateway Hotel. It is an informal occasion with music and finger food. We will be presenting our annual awards on the night.
Come along and enjoy the craic and celebrate the last twelve months in the club.

Under 16 Championship

We enjoyed a good start to the Championship with an away win in Foxford on Tuesday 5th on a scoreline of Bohola Moy Davitts 2-9 Swinford 2-16. Well one to all the lads and management.

East Mayo Under 14 Championship

The team carried their good form into the East Mayo Championship with a home win against Ballyhaunis on Thursday evening by 7-8 to 4-10.

Canon Henry Final


Full report on the late late win in the East Mayo Canon Henry final on our website.

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 Fixtures


11th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

13th July 8pm
East Mayo Junior Championship
Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

15th July 7pm
Minor Summer League
Swinford Parke v Ballyhaunis Gaels at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

16th July 11am
Under 10 Go Games
Swinford v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

16th/17th July Time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 3
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

18th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Ballintubber v Swinford in Balintubber

19th July 7pm
Under 16 Championship
Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

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

Canon Henry Final Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

Into injury time and two points when Mick Walsh wins a free in the middle of Fr. O’Hara Park, Charlestown…..Mick drives it down the field to JP Broderick who skilfully loses his marker and drives the ball into the back of the net. The ball is quickly played out by the Ballaghaderreen goalkeeper but to no avail as Tommie Ward blows the full time whistle and we end a ten year wait to win the Canon Henry Cup.

A great finish to a very entertaining match played by two well matched teams.

Ballaghaderren started off the better and after ten minutes led  by 1-1 to no score. The goal a very well worked move up the middle of the field that had the swinford supporters worried that we could be in for a long evening but we quickly returned two points from JP Broderick and Liam Moran. Ballaghaderren returned with a point of their own before we took a grip on the game.

Our third point came from a free that dropped short but was gathered by Joshua Smith who was denied a goal by the Ballaghaderren goalkeeper before JP put the ball over the bar off thh upright. Eoin Gallagher got our next point to put only a point betwen the teams.

Sean Kavanagh caught a ball over the post and sent it down field where Darren Campbell made a great run and leveled the game. A free from Adrian Forkan put us ahead for the first time before Ballaghaderren had the teams level for the second time. Just before the break Darren Campbell put us back ahead after great work by Eoin Gallagher.

Within two minutes of the restart Ballaghaderren drew level before a free from Adrian Forkan kept us in front and this was extended by Liam Moran after the kickout was won by Jason Carney,

Ballaghaderren scored the next three points to put them back ahead before another free from Adrian Forkan had the teams level for the fourth time.

Two frees by Ballaghaderren put them two ahead with eight minutes left on the clock. Liam Moran pulled one back from the dead ball but Ballaghaderreen soon pulled two clear again. From there we entered into injury time and the great finish by JP Broderick to end the game Swinford 1-11 Ballaghaderren 1-10

It was a cruel way for Ballaghaderren to lose the game but a fantastic way to win the game. The team played very well together and earned their first silverware of the year.

Well done to the management Billy McNicholas, Tommy Feeney and Michael Lenehan and our physios Brian Galvin and Aisling Mulholland.


It also adds some silverware to join the Under 21 Championship to the social this Saturday evening in the Gateway.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, John Gerard Kelly, Paul McDonagh, Jason Carney, Aiden McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Andrew Lenehan, Michael Walsh, Eoin Gallagher, Mark McNicholas, Liam Moran, Joshua Smith, Adrian Forkan, JP Broderick, Darren Campbell. Subs: Gerard Callaghan, Kevin McShea, Jonathan Moore.

Scorers: JP Broderick 1-2, Adrian Forkan, Liam Moran 0-3, Darren Campbell 0-2, Eoin Gallagher 0-1

Thanks to Shane and Rita Campbell in The Whitehouse for the celebrations afterwards.