Swinford GAA Notes – 17th April 2015

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Church Gate Collection

Swinford GAA Bord na nOg would like to thank all who supported our church gate collection recently and special thanks to all who manned the various gates.

The sum of €629 was collected.

Senior League Division 1C

The season has started off well with a hard fought win in very cold and windy conditions against Parke on Saturday 11th April. We led by the minimum at half time but thanks to a goal from Kevin McShea we saw the game out on a score line of Swinford 1-10 Parke 0-10.

Swinford scorers: McShea 1-4, McDonnell 0-4, Walsh 0-1, Brennan 0-1

Senior League Division 1E

A successful start with a tight win at home against Parke/Glencorrib by 0-12 to 0-10 on Sunday 12th April. Thanks to 8 points from Kevin McDonagh and points from Paul McNicholas, Gerard Callaghan, Johnny Pidgeon and James Sweeney.

50/50 Draw

This week’s Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw was held in Julian’s on Tuesday 14th April and Seamus Murphy originally from Ballina but now living in Midfield won €1,015.

Seamus purchased his envelope in Campbell’s Lounge.

Draw envelopes are available in most local business premises where you can now buy 3 envelopes for €5. You can also enter online through the Swinford GAA Store where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10, 20, or 52 weeks.

The next 50/50 Draw will be held in Quinn’s Bar on Tuesday 21st April.

Upcoming Swinford GAA Fixtures

Minor League
Friday 17th April at 7pm Swinford v Mayo Gaels in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 18th April at 6pm Ballintubber B v Swinford in Ballintubber

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 19th April at 2pm Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

Under 14 League
Sunday 19th April at 5:30pm Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Under 16 League
Tuesday 21st April at 7pm Swinford v Tourmakeady in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 14 League
Thursday 23rd April The Neale v Swinford in Cong

Minor League
Friday 24th April at 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Senior League Division 1C
Saturday 25th April at 6pm Swinford v The Neale in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Sunday 26th April at 2pm Swinford v Lacken in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website, Facebook and Twitter

Minor League Division 2

The Minor Team got their season back on track with a good win of 3-13 to 0-5 against Ballyhaunis on Wednesday 15th April.

Under 16 League

The Under 16’s team have started their season off with two wins. Firstly, on Tuesday 7th April they beat Naomh Padraig in Ballycastle on a score line of 6-9 to 8-7 and then on Friday 10th April, Achill were beaten in Robert McCallion Memorial Park by 2-6 to 1-7. Well done to all.

Club Development Draw 2015

– Last Chance To Enter –

Swinford GAA Club has launched their club draw for 2015. The annual subscription remains at €150. The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;

1.  Club Membership – €20

2.  Entry to Swinford GAA Home League games

3.  County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of €90,000 and

4.  An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football Final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2015.

The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 130 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo reach the All Ireland Final in 2015.

Please contact any club officer as soon as possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

Topaz Cash For Clubs

Topaz are running a promotion for all clubs at the moment giving the opportunity to win thousands of euro for the club. You can pick up a card and begin to collect stamps at Gavaghan’s Mace & Topaz. The Swinford GAA Club registration code is 10431. The Cash For Clubs initiative runs until Sunday 10th May 2015 and you can find out more about it here.

Coaching Seminar

Swinford GAA in conjunction with SAQ Ireland is hosting a coaching course with Jim Kilty.

Jim is one of Ireland’s foremost athletics trainers having being Irish coach for the Seoul and Atlanta Olympics. He has been involved with a number of successful GAA teams, most notably the All Ireland winning Tipperary hurling team in 2001 among others. He has also been involved in coaching provincial title winning football teams and a National League title with Mayo.

The course takes place in Swinford on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April 2015.

Phase 1 will take place in the Gateway Hotel from 7pm until 10pm on the Friday night and it is a seminar entitled “Developing speed in the adult player through conditioning coaching”. Jim will also give a general talk on his experiences followed by a Q&A session.

Phase 2 takes place at the amenity centre from 10am until 4pm on the Saturday and it is a certified SAQ course entitled “Coaching skill, movement and function to 6-12 year olds”. It is an indoor/outdoor course so appropriate attire is advised.

Places are limited and cost €50 per attendee.
(There is no charge for Swinford GAA coaches)

Please refer to the SAQ website for further course details.

Contact Brian Galvin on 086 3265911 or email briang.123@icloud.com for reservation details.


Author: Swinford Admin

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