Swinford Notes – 11th February 2015

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Meelick Irish Countrywomen’s Association

The next meeting of the Meelick Guild of the ICA is being held tonight (Wednesday 11th February) at 8:30pm in the Meelick Community Centre. New & past members welcome. Phone Judith on 086 0749103 for more details.

Swinford Men’s Shed Meeting

Swinford Men’s Shed will be holding a meeting on Thursday 12th February at 7pm in the Gateway Hotel. This meeting is being held in order to make decisions on what projects to develop and how to progress matters in the short and long term. New members are always welcomed and if anyone has tools or equipment that they wish to donate to the Men’s Shed, please come along to the meeting.

It is hoped that in the next four weeks to have the shed up and running in the old woodwork room of St. Patrick’s College, Swinford and work can begin on a number of new projects.

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 10th February were -:

1st & 2nd (shared)
Gerry Moran and Michael Moran
Leo Murtagh and Michael Regan
Mary Higgins and Patty Hanley

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Martin Ruane and Willie Creighton
Ann McNeela and Esther Munnelly
Michael Ryan and Seamus Gallagher

Raffle Winners

1st Esther Munnelly
2nd Willie Creighton
3rd Val Hyland
4th Patty Hanley
5th Mary Higgins
6th Jack Pidgeon

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 17th February at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford GAA Fixture

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Friday 20th February at 8:00pm in Bekan

Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup
Swinford v Westport St. Patrick’s

Any changes to the fixture will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Facebook, Twitter and Website.

Swinford GAA Meeting

Swinford GAA Club will be holding a meeting on Sunday 15th February at 6.30pm in the Gateway Hotel. All Members are asked to attend.

Residents Committees Meeting

A meeting to assist individuals who want to set up a residents committee in their housing estate will be held in the Gateway Hotel on Monday 16th February at 8pm.

It is important that housing estates have a committee as funding from Mayo County Council will only be available to those that have set up a committee and have a bank account.

If you have any further queries, contact Cllr Michael Smyth on 087 6848070

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 5th February were -:

Helen Gallogley and Josie Prendergast
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Mary Byrne and Virginia Heeran
Mary Higgins and Maureen Morley

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 Michael O’Neill and Peter Geraghty
Helen Gallogley and Josie Prendergast

Raffle Winners

1st Michael Regan
2nd Michael Lynskey
3rd Esther Munnelly

The next Swinford Golf Club 25 drive will be on Thursday 12th February at 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 5 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 7th February are -:

Carmel Kilroe, Market St, Swinford

Alan Bredican, Lisheenabrone, Swinford

John Sheahan. Riverside, Swinford

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for February 9th
13, 14, 22, 26

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Rita Durkan, Meelick
G McGreal, Culmore

€35 winners:
No Winners

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €14,200.

The next draw will be held on Monday 16th February in The Sheepwalk Bar.

Greenway Public Meeting

A public information meeting on the subject of a Greenway for South Sligo will take place on Tuesday 17th February in the Yeats County Hotel in Curry at 8pm.

The proposed Greenway would follow the route of the disused railway running from Collooney to Charlestown and potentially southwards through Mayo to connect with the Great Western Greenway near Swinford and to Athenry in Galway, to connect with the Dublin Galway greenway.

The meeting will be addressed by journalist and trailway enthusiast, John Mulligan and by local Greenway campaigner, Brendan Quinn. Everyone with an interest in the proposal is encouraged to attend.

Achonry Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance

This year’s Achonry Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance will be held on Friday 27th February in the Gateway Hotel starting at 8pm.

Tickets are €25 and are available from Thomas Marren on 087 2344338 or from Yvonne Moore in Moore’s Supermarket, Swinford.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 8th February were -:

1st & 2nd (shared)
Mary Gallagher and Gerry Heneghan
Virginia Heeran and Mary Byrne
Kevin Walsh and Sean Duffy

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Luke Dunleavy and Martin Ruane
Mary Gallagher and Gerry Heneghan

Raffle Winners

1st Phyllis Bredican
2nd Michael O’Boyle
3rd Sean Quinn
4th Mary Gallagher
5th Michael O’Boyle

The next 25 drive will be held on Sunday 15th February at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €1011 and was won by Mary Higgins c/o Swinford Motors Ltd.

The next draw will take place in Quinn’s Bar, Swinford on Tuesday 17th February.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses plus you can also play online.

Swinford GAA Club would like to thank all the sellers of tickets, the players for going out every weekend selling tickets and everyone in the community who purchased envelopes. Your support is greatly appreciated.

New York Marathon Participants Required

Mayo Roscommon Hospice is seeking individuals to take part in the New York City Marathon in November. This is an all in package deal and is well worth doing as a once in a lifetime event.

Contact 094 9388666 or email fundraising@hospice.ie for further information.

Arthritis Walking Group

The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland have started a new ‘Let’s Get Walking Together’ group for people living with arthritis and fibromyalgia in the Swinford and surrounding areas.

The walking group meets at 10am every Saturday morning at the Amenity Centre, Swinford for a gentle walk / stroll.

Contact Margaret on 087 4150663 for more details.

If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email:  Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie

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