Swinford Newsletter April 18th 2018

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Swinford Comhaltas

The weekly Swinford Irish Music Session will take place in Gateway Hotel on Thursday 19th April in memory of the Late Frank Burke who passed away in March in Chicago.
Frank was a native of Callow and a regular visitor home.


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation will be held on Monday April 23rd 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Arthritis Ireland Mayo Branch

The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a Sleep Wellness Workshop in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Thursday 19th of April 2018 at 10.30am places are limited so please call 087-4150663 or email: arthritismayobranch@gmail.com

Swinford Community Games

The Swinford community games will take place in Swinford Amenity Park on May Bank holiday Monday, May 7th at 1pm.
Entry fee €5 total per family, includes entry for all events.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. All children living in the Swinford area, from preschool to under 16,are eligible to enter.

Barnacogue N.S Cash for Clobber

Barnacogue N.S. will be organizing a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months, to raise much needed funds towards the development of a safe car park & set-down area for the school.

A ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection takes place on Friday 18th May. We would welcome any of your unwanted, used clothes, bags, belts, shoes, household textiles, tea towels, cushion covers, curtains & bed linen (no duvets or pillows).

You can drop your clobber (in bags) into the school between 9.30am & 3.00pm, Monday to Friday before 18th May.

What a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes while helping the school!
Your support is much appreciated!

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford Gardening Club will hold a trip to Galway on Saturday May 5th 2018.
The bus leaves Swinford at 8am Sharp.
Breakfast will be served in The Trappers Inn, Galway followed by a guided tour of St. Brigid’s Garden, Roscahill and the Celtic Crystal factory and Visitors Centre.
There will be some time for shopping at Terryland Shopping centre.
Finally there will be a visit to McGaugh’s Gardening Complex before leaving Galway, Followed by dinner on the return journey home.
The cost is €48 per person.
Early booking is advised.
There is a deposit of €20, which secures your place.
For more information or to book your place.
Contact Angela on 087-6520311.

Swinford Book Club

The next gathering of Swinford Book Club takes place in Swinford Library on Wednesday April 25th at 7pm.
The book of the month is “Connemara Mollie” by Hilary Bradt.
Come and join the friendly book and reading group.

Swinford Boxing Club

Are you aged 50+? Want to get, or keep Fit whilst having Fun and learning how to Manage your Weight? Then we’ve got something to tell you…
Swinford Boxing Club is delighted to offer the first of many Training Programs specifically tailored to Groups in our community. In association with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association and the HSE, we present
“Fighting Fit”…

a FREE 8 week programme as part of our Healthy Boxing Bodies project.

Fighting Fit is a fun based boxing session for both WOMEN and MEN aged 50+. The sessions are based on fundamental body movements and manageable exercise for this specific group. This program helps with a changing body composition, aiding mobility, and helping you to keep muscle mass resulting in good body posture throughout life. It is a program that will help manage weight gains encountered as metabolism slows.

The Program will run initially on Monday evenings for a 2 month period beginning in May. In association with the HSE, the program will also include: a Health Risk Assessment, Nutritional Advice and a Health Seminar for all participants.

Places are limited to 15 participants and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. So if you are 50+, interested in your health, fitness and mobility, then contact us via swinfordboxingclub@gmail.com, via Facebook Messenger, or by contacting any member of Swinford Boxing Club now…

Killasser Community Centre

KCC 50/50 draw took place on Easter Sunday night in Franks Place, March winner was Brendan Tansey who won €600 with Francis Hegarty and Yvonne Moore winning €20 spot prize.

The new cycle for annual subscription is starting and we would appreciate your support at €60 for the year. To subscribe contact committee.

Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julians and Mary Regan of Tullinacurra won €456
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 Melletts on April 24th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League Division 3A

Round 4 19th April 7pm Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Minor League

Round 2 20th April 7pm Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford

Under 10 Go Games

21st April 11am Ballintubber v Swinford

Junior B Championship

Round 1 22nd April 4pm Moy Davitts v Swinford

Minor League

23rd April 7pm Kilmena v Swinford

Under 12 Spring League

23rd April 7pm Ballinrobe v Swinford

Under 16 Div 4A

Round 6 24th April 19:00 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore


Table Quiz

Swinford GAA Table Quiz in Sheepwalk on Friday 27th April at 9pm.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

18th April 7pm Div 1 Shield

Claremorris v Swinford

21st April 6-30pm Touny Cup

Swinford v Bangor Hibs

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 10 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 8th April 2018.

€1000 Damien McGrath, Castlebar Co.Mayo

€300 Mary & Lorna Burke, Brabazon Heights, Swinford Co.Mayo

€200 Martin & Annie McNeela, Cloonlumney, Swinford Co.Mayo

Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for
April 16th 2018

3, 8, 9 & 10

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Mary Lavin Snr, Cultrasna

Philip and Caroline Irwin, c/o Sheepwalk Bar

3 Number Cash Winners

Julie and Marie c/o Moores

Matthew Cronnolly c/o Sheepwalk Bar

Andy McCawley Ballina

Jackpot €5,000

Next Draw on Monday April  23rd in Melletts

Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community

Swinford AC Spring Series

The following are the runs for the 2018 spring series.

Wednesday April 18th- Midfield 5km
Wednesday April 25th- Straide 5km
Wednesday May 2nd- Callow 6km
Wednesday May 9th- Foxford 5km

All runs start at 7.15pm.
Registration at 6.45pm at the Various Community Centres.
Members €2
Non Members €5
All U-12’s must be accompanied. Refreshments will be served after every run.
All welcome to Run, Walk or Jog and Enjoy.
Contact: Veronica Burke Woods: 086-8481914
Peter Hynes: 087-9014211
Padraic Walsh: 087-8738691

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 19th: 10am-1pm-Arthritis Mayo Branch (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

MONDAY 23rd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 24th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

WEDNESDAY 25th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours) or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.

If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thanks

Author: Douglas Kelly

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