Swinford Notes 23th October 2015
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Thank you to everyone who attended our open night last Tuesday evening. We had over 60 people attend and a lot of people signed up on the night to get involved with Swinford.ie. As well as clubs and businesses, we are seeking individuals who are interest in contributing articles as a once off or on a regular basis and please watch our video for more information. Email: email@example.com if you want to get involved.
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Swinford Tidy Towns Clean Street Awards Night
Swinford Tidy Towns 2015 Clean Street League Awards night will take place on Friday the 23rd of October at 10 pm in the Gateway Hotel Swinford. The Swinford Clean Street League which is now in its 4th year, is once again sponsored by Tesco Swinford. Septembers results as well as the winners and runners up of the Street and Estate leagues will be announced on the night. Results to date can be viewed at www.swinfordtidytowns.com. Make sure to come along on the night and find out who this years winners are. Music on the night will be provided by Tempo Country. Everyone welcome.
Kinaffe N.S. is holding a special celebration for its Centenary on Saturday 31st October 2015. Mass will be said at 12 noon by Bishop Brendan Kelly. There will be light refreshments afterwards. The schools old roll books and pictures will be on display for viewing. Everyone is welcome.
Eamon Duffy Talk
Landscape Gardener Eamon Duffy will give a talk in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday October 27th at 8pm. He will speak on planting bulbs for Spring and establishing fruit trees for the coming year.
He will also demonstrate units which guarantee rooting in newly planted trees. Units will be available for sale on the night. Non members welcome.
Swinford Golf Club Card Game
The 25 drive card game will resume in Swinford golf club on Thursday 29th October at 9pm. New members are welcome.
Aras Attracta Card Game
Results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 18th October.
!st Tom Dunne & Vera Scally
2nd John Byrne & Bernard Callaghan
3rd shared by
Phyliss Bredican & Maureen Morley
Patricia & Kieran Rowley
both spots was won by John Gallagher & Brian McNulty
1st Phyliss Bredican
2nd Nora Keane
3rd Luke Dunleavy
Games continue every Sunday at 8.30pm, new players welcome.
Meelick Card Game Results
Results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 20th October.
John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill
Margaret Waters & Gerry Henneghan
1st Mary Byrne
2nd Kevin Walsh
3rd Jimmy Lavin
4th Eddie Bredican
5th Maureen Morley
Winners Tom Durkin & Michael Ward
2nd& 3rd shared by
John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill
Jimmy Lavin & Jack Pidgeon
Mary McVann & Vera Scally
Games continue every Tuesday at 9.00pm, new players welcome.
Occupational First Aid Training
An Occupational First Aid training course will be held in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on 3rd, 4th and 5th November 2015. The course is free to unemployed people. Places are limited and early booking is advised.
To register for the training please contact Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Whitehouse on 20th October and Mark McDonnell of Foxford won €629 after buying his envelope in Corrib Oil. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online throughwww.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks. Next draw in Gateway Hotel on 27th October. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
East Mayo Junior B Championship
Friday 23rd 8pm Swinford v Kilmovee/Kiltimagh at Connacht Centre of Excellence
Under 21 B Championship
Sunday 25th 12pm Swinford v Erris St.Pats at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Any changes will be posted on our facebook, twitter and website. Match reports, when available, will be posted on our websitewww.swinfordgaa.ie
We would like to thank our senior management for all their work and effort over the past two years. Vincent Gavin, Aidan Barrett, Niall McHugh and Brian Galvin have put in untold hours over the last few years for the betterment of Swinford GAAand they have decided that they will not be seeking re-appointment for next season. As is a sign of great men they will still be remaining involved with the club.
There has not been a day over the last few years that these men have not been thinking of the club and how to improve matters on and off the field of play. Their contribution to the club has been immense and on behalf of the executive of the club and the club itself I would like to express our sincere thanks to them for all their work.
Under 13 Division 3 Final
Our young lads put in a very good display on Monday 19th in the Under 13 county final against a very good Kiltimagh team. We lost a few players to injury before the game but a very entertaining first half saw the two teams level at 1-6 apiece. Unfortunately we picked up more injuries at the beginning of the second half and Kiltimagh then took complete control and won on by 6-15 to 1-9. Full credit to all the players and management who have made great strides through the year.
Senior League Division 1C
In the last round of league games, the end probable was the right one as we had our only draw of the year on a score of Swinford 3-8 Achill 2-11. Midway through the first half we were two goals behind, a point down at half time and level at the end. Roll on 2016. Swinford scorers: James Devaney 2-2, Tom Horkan 1-0, Kevin McDonagh Liam Moran 0-2 each, Kevin McShea 0-1, Johnny Burke 0-1 This game marks the end of the season with a mid table finsih. Injuries and emigration cost us key players during the year but full credit goes to the outgoing management team for all their work and effort and to all the players who donned the jersey throughout the season.
Under 15 League
We had a great win in the semi final of Division 3 against Erris St.Pats by 8-17 to 1-1.We now play Davitts in the final on a date and venue to be scheduled.
Senior League Division 1E
A tight game in which the lead changed hands a number of times ended with a two point win for the visiting team on a score of Swinford 2-11 Ballycroy 3-10. Swinford scorers: James Devaney 1-1, Andy Lenehan 1-0, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Paul McDonagh 0-2, Gerry Callaghan, Aidan McLoughlin, Fergal Loftus, Mark McNicholas, James Lavin 0-1 The season has now ended with a mid table finish in the league and a position in the 2016 Junior Championship. Thanks to the management team of Tommy Feeney and Michael Lenehan and to all the players who played during the year.
Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where you will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.
Swinford Community Lotto Results
Swinford Community Lotto Results for October 19th 2015
Numbers: 8 9 15 29
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Edward O’Hara, Logcurragh
Tina Ruane, c/o Moores
Nancy Doyle, Newpark
Philip & Caroline Irwin, c/o The Sheepwalk Bar
3 Number Winners
Willie McHale, Midfield
Vincent Conlon, c/o Eurospar
Michael Neary, Callow
Sean Brett, Midfield
Siobhan Tully, Killasser
Groarke Family, Esker, Aclare Road
Tara Cafe Staff, Castlebar
Margaret Julian, Midfield
Jackpot now €20,000
Draw on Tuesday October 27th in Melletts
If there is no 4 Number Winner in Tuesdays Draw, the Jackpot will be shared with one prize of €10,000, plus five prizes of €2,000 each being drawn out on the night
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community
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