Swinford Notes 16th March 2016
The Katrina Armstrong Award
Do you think there is someone in the community whose contribution deserves special recognition? Scoil Muire agus Padraig present an annual award to someone who goes above and beyond for the good of the community.
Scoil Muire agus Padraig for the last few years have presented The Katrina Armstrong Award to a member of the local community whom they feel deserves to be recognised for their voluntary work and commitment to the community.
The award is named in memory of Katrina Armstrong, Killasser, Swinford. She was a much loved and admired past pupil who became ill in second year and displayed bravery and dignity in the last few months of her life. Each year the Student Council seek nominations from the people of Swinford and then they select the awardee whom they feel deserves to be acknowledged and thanked.
Nominations are now being taken for the 2016 award.
Nomination boxes will be left in local businesses around Swinford.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously on Daffodil Day.
This year we collected €6776 and we are truly grateful to everyone in particular our volunteers who each year give their time and energy to this worthy cause.
St Patricks Day Parade
The Annual Swinford St Patricks Day parade will take place this Thursday at 3pm and once again promises to be a great day out in Swinford for all the family. Participants and Spectators are asked to co-operate with stewards at all times to ensure everything runs smoothly and safely.
Swinford.ie St Patricks Day Parade
Swinford.ie would like to invite a representative from all the clubs, societies, organisations etc. Active in our community to participate in this year’s St Patricks day parade with us. Contact Cathal Kelly on 0876412785.
Céilí on St Patricks Day
There will be Céilí held in the Gateway Hotel on St Patricks Day from 5-8pm.
Music supplied by M1 Monahan. Free raffle and tea served. Admission €8.
This céilí is organised by Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Committee which will be held on July 29th to August 3rd.
St Patricks Day Parade Awards Night
The awards presentation for the 2016 St. Patricks Day Parade will take place on Sunday 20th march at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All are welcome to attend and there will be music and refreshments on the night.
Swinford Historical Society
The next meeting of the Swinford Historical Society will take place on Monday 21st March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All are welcome to attend.
Swinford & District Gardening Club
Horticulturalist Peter Mc Menamin will give a talk on Spring in the garden and introducing colour in your planting schemes.
This will NOW take place on Tuesday the 29th March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel.
New members welcome. Non members 5euro
Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Brabazon Woodlands in Swinford takes place on Easter Sunday at 2pm sharp. This is now the 6th annual Easter Egg hunt in Swinford and it would not be possible without our generous sponsors every year and volunteers on the day. Huge thanks to this years sponsors, Gavaghan’s Mace, Kennedy’s Eurospar, Moore’s Supermarket, Mellett’s Newsagents, Spain’s Cards & Gifts, Corrib Oil Swinford, Applegreen Swinford, Kelly’s Gateway Hotel, Paraic Horkan’s & Kevin Murtagh Taxi.
Swinford Tidy Towns Annual Good Friday Spring Clean
Meelick 25 Drive Results
Here is the results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 15th March.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Shared by
Joe Thompson & Isobel Gallagher
Ann & Brian Rowley
Michael Ward & Leo Murtagh
Mary Doyle & Esther Munnelly
Val Hyland & Margaret Waters
Gerry & Michael Moran
Michael Ward & Leo Murtagh
Raffle 1st Eddie Bredican
2nd Val Hyland
3rd Mary Doyle
4th Dan Shiel
5th Cannon Michael Joyce
Monster 25 Card game will be held in Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford on Good Friday March 25th at 9.00pm sharp 1,000 Euro in prizes admission 10 Euro, proceeds in aid of Meelick Community Centre, please support, thank you.
Golf Club 25 Drive Results
Results of the cards from Thursday 10th March
1st/2nd shared by Francis Rowley Val Hyland Noreen and Eileen Geraghty
3rd shared by Gerry Ronayne Brian Rowley Martin McNeela and Cialin Gallogly
Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results
Here is the results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 13th March.
1st & 2nd shared by
Dette Ryder & Joe Thompson
Jimmy Muldowny & Seamus Gallagher
3rd Mary Byrne & Virginia Heerin
Jimmy Jordan & Francis Rowley
Val Hyland & Michael Moran
1st Martin Ruane
2nd Jimmy McDonnell
3rd Eddie Bredican.
Monster 25 card game will be held in Schoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford on Good Friday March 25th at 9.00pm sharp. 1,000 Euro in prizes, admission 10 Euro, proceeds in aid of Meelick Community Centre, please support.
Next week will be the last game of the season in Aras Attracta, a big thank you to all the players who supported the game during the year.
This weeks was postponed.
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 Whitehouse on the 22nd March. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
Michael Walsh Intermediate League
17 March 11-00 Swinford v Westport at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Under 16 Division 3
Swinford GAA v Burrishoole an Sunday 20th March at 11am at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Ardnaree v Swinford on Sunday 27th March at 11am in Ardnaree
Under 14 Feile
Swinford, Aghamore, Ballyhaunis & Carras play a Feile tournament on Saturday 9th April with games at 11am, 12pm & 1pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park & the Amenity Park.
Minor League Division A
Tuesday 22 March 17-00 Swinford v CharlestownGAA at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Tuesday 29 March 18-00 Ballintubber v Swinford in Ballintubber
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