Swinford Notes – 28th January 2015

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Swinford Men’s Shed Meeting

Swinford Men’s Shed will be holding a meeting on Thursday 29th January 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.

It is hoped that in the next six 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.

Tom Keville Tribute Concert

The Tom Keville Tribute Concert featuring Swinford Church Choir, Harmonica Choir, Moy Singers and the Michael Davitt Branch CCE will be held at 8pm on Saturday 31st January in the Swinford Cultural Centre.

All are welcomed to attend and admission is free.

Any donations / contributions received on the night will go to Mayo C.O.P.D and the Swinford Branch of St. Vincent De Paul.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

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

John Gallagher and Brian McNulty
Jimmy Muldowney and Seamus Gallagher
Michael Durkan and Tom Durkan

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Noreen Geraghty and Eileen Geraghty
Eddie Bradican and Pat Molloy

Raffle Winners

1st T.P Loftus
2nd Nuala Kilgallon
3rd Phillip Moore

The next 25 drive will be held on Sunday 1st February at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for January 26th
11, 13, 24, 26

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
C. Noonan, Scoil Muire & Padraig
Jen & Tom, Kilbride

€35 winners:
No Winners

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €13,800.

The next draw will be held on Monday 2nd February in Boland’s, Swinford.

Coolegrane Christmas Lights

Kevin Hughes would like to thank everyone who donated to his Christmas Lights display at his home in Coolegrane, Foxford. The donations collected amounted to €2703, which will be given to the Roisin Tansey Trust Fund.

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.

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 27th January were -:

1st & 2nd (shared)
Leo Murtagh and Michael Regan
Philip Moore and Tom Bredican
Dan Walsh and Jimmy Kilgallon

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Margaret Waters and Geraldine Turbitt
Esther Munnelly and Ann McNeela

Raffle Winners

1st Maureen Morley
2nd Val Hyland
3rd Willie Creighton
4th Phyllis Bredican
5th Virginia Heeran
6th Jim Lavin
7th Cannon Joyce

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 3rd February at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s draw was worth €1211 and was won by Michael Mulkeen of Claremorris.

The next draw will take place in Julian’s Bar, Midfield on Tuesday 3rd February at 9pm.

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

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows, maybe YOU will be next week’s lucky winner!

Operation Transformation Swinford

As highlighted in our featured article here, Swinford’s Operation Transformation Walks continue at 7pm on Wednesday evenings from Eurospar and at 6pm on Sunday evenings from the Gateway Hotel.

There are also Operation Transformation fitness classes being held at 7pm on Monday evenings in the Swinford Cultural Centre.

Everyone is invited to join in with these community activities.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 4 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 24th January are -:

Bernie Hunter, Church Street, Swinford

Jimmy & Dympna O’Donnell, Logcurragh, Swinford

Joe Haran, Aclare, Co. Sligo

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 22nd January were -:

Mary Higgins and Maureen Morley
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Mary Lynskey and Michael Lynskey
Patty Hanley and Phyllis Bredican
Jimmy O’Donnell and Seamus Gallagher

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 John Gallagher and Michael O’Neill
Eddie Bredican and Francis Rowley

Raffle Winners

1st Michael Moran
2nd Mary Doyle
3rd Michael Lynskey

The next Swinford Golf Club 25 drive will be on Thursday 29th January at 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Swinford Soccer Club Senior Training

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Swinford Soccer Club senior training will commence after a meeting with the new management team on Tuesday 3rd February at 7:30pm.

New members are especially welcomed.

Swinford Soccer Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Swinford F.C. will take place at 8pm on Friday 6th February in the Gateway Hotel. All members are requested to attend.

Cycling Promotion Day

Swinford Cycling Club are hosting a cycle promotion day on Sunday 22nd February in the Amenity Park, Swinford at 10:30am.

This event is free and open to all levels of cyclist, but beginners are especially welcomed. It is planned to conduct presentations on club activities, bike repairs, tips on purchasing your bike, bike fittings, clothing and road safety. Following the presentations, there will be a short cycle for all bike riders to enjoy. There is no obligation on anyone to participate in this cycle but in order to experience the merits and enjoyment of group cycling, it is hoped that most people will join in. If you do intend to cycle, the organisers ask that you would ensure your bike is in proper working order and that you are in possession of a cycling helmet.

For further information, please contact Padraic on 086 8613068 or follow the Swinford Cycling Club on Facebook.

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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