Swinford Notes – 19th August 2015

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Swinford Clean Street League July Results

The 2015 Clean Street League July results are now in from the adjudicators. As previously mentioned, the June judging was postponed as the weather was so poor. The competition will now run for the months of July, August and September.

The league is in the same format as previous years where the 3 categories judged are litter control, planting / flower displays and general presentation.
These are just some of the criteria that Swinford is judged on annually in the National Tidy Towns competition.

July Street Leaders
1. Ballina Road
2. Kilkelly Road
3. Main Street

July Estate Leaders
1. Brabazon Heights
2. Railway Terrace / Bollingbrooke Drive – Left
3. The Orchid

Swinford Tidy Towns will be holding the Clean Street League Awards Ceremony at the end of September or early October in the Gateway Hotel. Date and time is to be confirmed. Full details are on the Swinford Tidy Towns website.

Mayo North East Training Courses

Mayo North East has organised the following training courses which will be held in Swinford:

Food Safety Training

A food safety training course will be held over two half days in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th August from 10am to 3pm.

The course is designed to introduce participants to food safety & hygiene issues and is based on the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) criteria set down by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Places are limited and early booking is advised. For further details or to register for training please contact Dolores McNicholas on 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

Safe Pass Training

Any person who engages in construction activities are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card. Safe Pass Training will take place in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Saturday 29th August from 8am to 5:15pm.

The course is free to anyone who is currently unemployed & over 16 years of age. Places are limited and early booking is advised. For further details or to register for training please contact Dolores McNicholas on 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

Hand Held Pesticide Application Training

Hand Held (Knapsack) Pesticide Application Training will be held in Swinford on Thursday 27th August and Thursday 3rd September from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

This course is aimed at unemployed people aged between 18 and 24 years. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained the knowledge and skills to be able to work in a variety of horticultural and agricultural settings.

Places are limited and early booking is advised. For further details or to register for training please contact Dolores McNicholas on 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Friday 21st August at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor B Championship
Swinford v Kiltimagh

Saturday 22nd August at 11am in Kiltimagh

Under 11 League
Kiltimagh v Swinford

Saturday 22nd August at 5:30pm in Crossmolina

Junior Championship
Ballycroy v Swinford

Sunday 23rd August at 2pm in Cong

MD Roofing U21 B Championship
The Neale v Swinford

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

Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.

Butterfly Babes

Barnacogue National School are thrilled to be hosting Butterfly Babes Music for six weeks beginning on Wednesday 9th September. Butterfly Babes with Angel is a unique and wonderful musical education group for all young babes from birth to four years of age. This inspiring program is designed to awaken your child’s lifelong love for music.

Come and join in the fun and help your child develop confidence, motor skills, vocabulary and their all important bond with you!

You will be tapping your feet and singing along with your baby or child to the music. The program introduces many classical pieces to original lyrics from the butterfly babes’ creators. You are sure to be singing these catchy melodies to your children for years to come!

Angel will be doing a free demo class in the school hall on Thursday 27th August at 11am for those of you interested.
Keep an eye out for discount vouchers in local businesses.

Contact the school on 094 9367440 for more information or check out the Butterfly Babes Facebook page.

Midfield National School 50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the opening of Midfield National School takes place on Saturday 29th August. This is a historical occasion for the whole community to celebrate. All are welcome – you do not have to be a past pupil.

Mass will be held at 2pm in Midfield Church with Bishop Kelly. There will be a gathering in Midfield N.S from 3pm – 6pm to look at photos, chat to friends, with plenty of refreshments, entertainment and fun activities for children provided. At 7:30pm doors open in Julian’s for buffet, music, dancing, D.J, and raffle on the night for signed Mayo Jersey plus many more wonderful prizes.

Please purchase tickets before Wednesday 26th August from the allocated outlets: The Flower Cabin, Colpid Hair Salon, Tony Fahey, Susan Lavin, Michael McLoughlin, Paddy Cunney and Fiona Ryan, Tara Cafe.

The organising committee look forward to meeting you all there!

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for August 17th
2, 20, 22, 27

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Kelda Moore, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Lynskey, New Park

3 number winners:
Michael Molloy, Cloonfinane
Marie O’Keefe, Killasser

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €19,600.

The next draw will be held on Monday 24th August in Julian’s.

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 16th August were -:

Noreen Geraghty and Eileen Geraghty
Bernard Callaghan and Mary Callaghan
3rd (shared)
Nora Keane and Ann King
Phyllis Bredican and Maureen Morley

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 23rd August.
New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford Foroige Club

Swinford Foroige Club will resume meetings on Friday 11th September.

Enrolment will be held from 7-9pm on Friday 28th August in the Swinford Cultural Centre, with membership forms to be filled in on the night by a parent or guardian.

The club is only open at present to secondary school pupils and a fee of €20 is payable on the night for insurance. Parents/Guardians are also required to take turns with supervision at least four times in the year.

If you would like your child to join or require further information before enrolment please contact Tina on 087 2056681

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €805 and was won by Liam Kerrigan of Esker, Swinford.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 25th August.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses at €2 each or 3 for €5. You can also get your tickets online through the Swinford GAA store where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10, 20, or 52 weeks.

Thanks to everyone for the support. The draw is now a year old and in that time over €50,000 has been given out in prize money and donations have also been made to local schools. None of this could be done without the support of the Swinford community at home and away, thank you all.

The proceeds have enabled the club to upgrade the playing surface of Robert McCallion Memorial Park and invest in gym equipment. All our trainers and juvenile players have been decked out in the clubs colours.

The club is currently developing plans for improvements to our facilities especially for training for all levels of the club. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows next week you could be the lucky winner!

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 17 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 8th August are -:

Paul Benson, Sion Hill, Castlebar
Philip O’Donnell, Milltown, Co. Galway
Alan Carter, Market St. Swinford

St. Michael’s National School Centenary Celebrations

St. Michael’s National School, Kinaffe, celebrates its centenary this year.

Anyone interested in donating old photographs, articles, children’s memories or memorabilia associated with the school can contact Margaret Reilly, Kinaffe N.S on 094 9251031 or by email on kinaffens1@gmail.com

The memorabilia will be displayed as part of the centenary celebrations.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

The next Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw will be held in Frank’s Place on Saturday 5th September.

€5 per entry and guaranteed winner every month!
Your support is very much appreciated.

Draw Envelopes are currently available in Frank’s Place, Padraic Horkan’s, Gavaghan’s Mace, The Sheepwalk Bar, Quinn’s Bar, Swinford Credit Union, Gateway Hotel, Swinford Post Office, Moore’s, Mellett’s Newsagents and Pub.

Further information is available on the Killasser Centre Facebook Page.

Carer Of The Year Nominations

If anyone would like to nominate a carer for the Carer Of The Year Award 2015, please contact the Mayo Carers Association for a nomination form.

The award is open for Family Carers and Young Carers.

For further information, please contact Bernadette or Doreen on 094 9060305 or 086 3775702

Vodafone Swinford

Swinford GAA has entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where customers will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. All you have to do is mention Swinford GAA when you are paying for your shopping within the store.

Your support for this arrangement would be greatly appreciated.

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

Author: Swinford Admin

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