Swinford GAA Notes – 20th March 2015
Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup
Swinford GAA Intermediate Team will play Castlebar Mitchells at 8pm tonight (Friday 20th March) in Castlebar and if we get a result we will be away to Hollymount in the quarter final on Sunday 22nd March at 12pm.
Swinford GAA Minor Team Fixtures
Swinford GAA Minor Team will play Knockmore in Round 2 of the Minor League on Sunday 22nd March at 12noon in Robert McCallion Memorial Park and on Sunday 29th March we are away in Round 3 to Charlestown Sarsfields at 12noon. All support is welcomed.
This week’s Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw was held in The White House on St. Patricks Day and Ger Ward of Doontas, Killasser won €1,003.
The winning ticket was sold in Mellett’s Bar.
Draw envelopes are available in most local business premises for the next draw which will be held at 9pm in Mellett’s Bar on Tuesday 24th March. You can now buy 3 draw envelopes for €5.
Tickets are also available online through the Swinford GAA Website.
Since the inception of the draw over €30,000 has been given out in prize money and Swinford GAA Club has purchased much needed equipment for all our teams and we are also building a fund for the future development of our facilities. None of this could have been done without the support of the entire community and this is greatly appreciated.
Under 16 League
On Tuesday 31st March at 7pm the Swinford GAA Under 16 team will start their league campaign away to Cill Chomain.
Under 14 League
Swinford GAA U14’s play their first league game on Thursday 26th March in Robert McCallion Memorial Park against Aghamore.
Annual Dinner Dance
Swinford GAA will be holding its annual dinner dance and awards night in the Gateway Hotel on Easter Sunday. Music on the night will be provided by Galway band Fraggle Rock. Tickets are now available from Swinford GAA club officers.
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.
Swinford GAA Committees
We are looking for people to give up their time to help out on various committees within the club. At present there are vacancies on the Finance Committee and the Pitch Committee. If you are interested please contact a club officer.
Club Development Draw 2015
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.