Swinford Notes – 24th December 2014

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Christmas Lights and Nativity Crib

Everyone is welcomed to visit the Christmas lights and Nativity Crib display at Vincent O’Briens House, Laughtadurcan, Meelick. Follow directions from Meelick Church. All donations equally divided between Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Contact 087 6830314 for further information.

Charity 5k Fun Run

Pat and Siobhan O’Neill in conjunction with Swinford Athletics Club are hosting a 5k Fun Run on Sunday 28th December in aid of Crumlin Hospital.

The meeting point is outside Julian’s of Midfield at 1pm. Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 21st December were -:

Michael Ryan and Michael O’Neill
Cannon Joyce and Jackie Pidgeon
Val Bredican and Michael O’Boyle

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Patty Hanley and Verona McNulty x 2

Winners of the Accumulator
Cannon Joyce
2nd Michael Ryan
3rd John Byrne

Raffle Winners

1st Nora Keane
2nd Bernadette Ryder
3rd Jimmy Muldowney
4th Mary Byrne
5th Philip Moore
6th Michael Moran
7th Brian McNulty
8th Francie Rowley
9th Francis Ryan
10th Laurence McGinty
11th Jack Pidgeon
12th Kieran Rowley
13th Michael O’Boyle
14th Mary Lynskey

There will be no 25 Drive in Aras Attracta next Sunday, the cards will resume in the New Year on Sunday 4th January at 8:30pm.

The Family & Friends of Aras Attracta Committee would like to thank everyone for their support during the year & wish you all a happy Christmas and New Year.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

It’s going to be a great Christmas for Rebecca Fitzgerald in Meelick! Congratulations to her on winning €1300 in this week’s Swinford GAA 50/50 draw.

On top of the usual 50% for the winner this week there was a number of extra spot prizes to be won.

The winners of the €50 spot prizes were -:

Mary Gallagher in Baxter,
John Gerard Kelly of Swinford Motors,
Jacqueline Doherty in Killasser.

The winners of the €25 spot prizes were -:

Mae Loftus in Baxter,
Frank Durkan in An Post,
William Groarke of Derryronane,
James and Phil Walsh of Cashel, Midfield.

The special seller’s prize of €50 went to O’Donnells Pharmacy.

Thanks to everyone for their support. The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in The White House on Tuesday 30th December.

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

Coolegrane Christmas Lights

The Hughes family of Coolegrane, Foxford have once again erected their colourful display of Christmas lighting at their home. The Coolegrane Lights have become known as one of the largest and most colourful displays of Christmas lights in the west of Ireland. As usual a donation box will be placed at their gateway and Kevin Hughes has decided that all proceeds raised this year will be donated to the Roisin Tansey Trust Fund.

You are all welcome to come along and view these amazing lights. Your support for this very worthy cause is much appreciated. For further information contact Kevin Hughes on 086 8583380

Killasser Community Centre Fundraising Social

The Committee of the Killasser Community Centre are holding a fundraising social in Frank’s Place on Saturday 27th December starting at 9:30pm.

They would greatly appreciate your support of this event in order to assist in securing the future viability of this community facility.

The new committee would like to thank all those who attended the recent AGM and who have subsequently offered their support.

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 23rd December were -:

Kieran Rowley and Patricia Rowley
Pat Molloy and Eddie Bredican
Phyllis Bredican and Maureen Morley

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 T.P Loftus and Michael Regan
Kieran Rowley and Patricia Rowley
Jerry Roynanne and Philip Irwin
Phyllis Bredican and Maureen Morley

Winners of the Accumulator
Phyllis Bredican
2nd Virginia Heeran
3rd Philip Moore and Tom Bredican
4th Michael Ward
5th Eddie Bredican

Raffle Winners

1st Jimmy Walsh
2nd Jerry Roynanne
3rd Michael Ward
4th Robert Healy

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 30th December at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

The Meelick Committee would like to wish everyone who supported the 25 drive during the year a very Happy Christmas and best wishes to you all for 2015.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for December 22nd
10, 17, 21, 22

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Louis Horkan, Davitt Place
Bridget Gallagher, Meelick

€35 winners:
Rebekah O’Donohue, Cloonaghboy
The Kilroe Family, c/o Moores
Michael Kelly, Castlebar
JP & Phil Reynolds, c/o Julians

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €12,800.

The next draw will be held on Monday 29th December in The White House.

Swinford Community Lotto would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Thank You

The Parents Association of Scoil Muire agus Treasa, Swinford extends sincere thanks to the sponsors of the raffle at the recent Paddy Casey Concert – Brian & Caroline Galvin, O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Tower Hardware, Kennedy’s Eurospar & the Gateway Hotel and a very big thank you to everyone who supported the raffle on the night. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Christmas Lights And Crib

Paddy Campbell has once again switched on his Christmas lights and crib and the lights will remain on until 6th January 2015.

All donations received will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Thank you for supporting this very worthy cause.

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Result

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 18th December were -:

Peter Geraghty and Michael O’Neill
Philip Irwin and Ann Rowley
Tom Bredican and Philip Moore

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 Seamus Gallagher and Jim O’Donnell
Philip Irwin and Ann Rowley
Peter Geraghty and Michael O’Neill
Bernadette Ryder and Josie Prendergast

Winners of the Accumulator
Gerry Ronayne and Brian Rowley

Raffle Winners

Michael Moran x 2
Cilian Gallogly
Annie McNeela x 2

Swinford Golf Club would like to thank everyone for their support and wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.

GAA National Club Draw

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are now available from Swinford GAA Club. There are a number of great prizes up for grabs including overseas trips to watch the 2015 All Stars. A full list of all the prizes on offer can be found here.

Tickets are €10 and are available from the players and Swinford GAA club officers. The club retains all proceeds from the ticket sales, which will be used during the year for club development.

The club would like to remind everyone that club membership for 2015 is also now open. Swinford GAA would like to wish all our members, players and supporters a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Click Here to Watch a Video Message From Santa

Everyone at Swinford.ie would like to wish all our readers and contributors a very Happy Christmas and we hope you all have a wonderful New Year.

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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