Swinford Notes – 5th August 2015

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Swinford Agricultural Show Fundraising Function

A fundraising function for the Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Friday 7th August in The White House. Music by Padraic McNeela.

Your support would be appreciated.

Willie O’Neill Tournament

The annual Willie O’Neill tournament will be held on Sunday 9th August in the Killasser Pitch with kick off at 3pm for the semi-finals x 2. A youth match will follow at 4pm and the final will be played at 4:30pm.

Raffle tickets on sale on the day with proceeds in aid of pitch improvements and the shop will be open in the Community Centre.

The presentation of prizes will be held in Frank’s Place at 6pm followed by a video of the tournament and music. At 10pm the Killasser Monthly 50/50 Draw will take place along with complimentary spot prizes.

All welcome to what promises to be a very enjoyable afternoon and evening.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

The next Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw will be held at 10pm in Frank’s Place on Sunday 9th August.

€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.

Book Sale Fundraiser

A book sale will take place in Tesco, Swinford on Saturday 8th August in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

If you have any unwanted books, can you please drop them into the store.

The sale will be held as part of the ‘Lemonade and Lollipops’ fundraiser day.

Church Gate Collection

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Palliative Care Services will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August.

All donations gratefully appreciated and the foundation would like to thank its loyal collectors who continue to help out each year.

Swinford Agricultural Show

The 27th Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 15th August at the Heeran Farm, Kiltimagh Road, Swinford.

Entries are now being taken for all sections and show schedules are now available. If you have never entered an item in the show before, now is your chance.

Pick up a schedule of classes at their office in the Swinford National School which will open

Monday 10th, Tues 11th, Wed 12th August from 11am to 5pm
Thursday 13th August from 11am to 7pm
Friday 14th August from 11am to 2pm

Closing date for entries is 2pm on Friday 14th August

For more information visit www.swinfordagrishow.com or follow ‘Swinford Show’ on Facebook.

Help Wanted

The Swinford Agricultural Show committee require help with preparation on site in the week leading up to the show. Anybody willing to assist is asked to contact any member of the committee.

For further information, contact Chairperson Michael Oliver on 086 8196511, Secretary Margaret Phelan on 087 7716028 or PRO Francis Brennan on 087 9909863.

Swinford & District Gardening Club Trips

Swinford Gardening Club outings are always enjoyable and an ideal way to visit new and exciting places and their three day tour of Wicklow and Kildare will be leaving Swinford on Monday 10th August.

The Osprey Hotel, Naas will be the base for the tour with visits to Belvedere House & Gardens, Newbridge Silver Museum, Newbridge Shopping Centre, Glendalough, Russborough House & Gardens, Blessington Lakes, Fern Hill Garden Centre and a guided tour of Curragh Military Barracks & Museum.

Cost of tour: €240 pp sharing, single supplement €60.
Non-members welcome.

For enquiries and bookings, please contact Angela on 087 6520311.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €962 and was won by Frank McHale of Park Road, Swinford.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Campbell’s Lounge on Tuesday 11th 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.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows next week you could be the lucky one……..

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 2nd August were

Mary Doyle and Francis Rowley
Peggy O’Hara and Padraig O’Hara
3rd (shared)
Noel McNicholas and Shiela McNicholas
Verona Dunleavy and Dette Ryder

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 9th August.
New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 16 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 26th July are -:

Alan Carter, Market St, Swinford
Sally Dunleavy and Paula Dunleavy, Rathbawn Drive, Castlebar
John Forkan, Rathscanlon, Swinford

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Thursday 7th August at 7pm in Knockmore

Minor B Championship
Knockmore v Swinford

Thursday 7th August at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Swinford v Kilfian

Saturday 8th August at 11am in Brickens

Under 8
Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Wednesday 12th August at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

East Mayo Junior
Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts

Friday 14th August at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor B Championship
Swinford v Ballinatubber

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.

Swinford Clean Street League

This years Swinford Clean Street League is now in under way. Due to the poor weather earlier in the year, our Independent Adjudicators decided to delay the judging of the Clean Street League. Judging will now take place over the months of July, August and September.

There will again be two categories in the Clean Street League, Streets & Estates and the four categories that the streets & estates will be judged on are as follows:

• Litter Control
• Planting / Flowers
• Presentation
• Overall Impression

More information can be found on the Swinford Tidy Towns website.

Swinford Tidy Towns Flower Planters

Swinford Tidy Towns recently installed flower planters at various locations in the town. We would ask local residents to help us out & adopt a planter to look after.

We will be making more planters in the future for other locations around the town. Please get in contact with Swinford Tidy Towns if you know of a suitable location.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for August 4th
7, 17, 18, 30

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Alan Bredican, Lisheenabrone
Glen Meehan, Toorameen, Bohola

3 number winners:
Jennifer Meehan, Killasser
Michelle & Ann

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €19,200.

The next draw will be held on Tuesday 10th August in Boland’s.

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.

Midfield National School 50th Anniversary

Midfield National School will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the school on Saturday 29th August.

Anyone who would like to help out on the organising committee or contribute photographs and other memorabilia please contact the school on 094 9252037 or email midfieldns@gmail.com

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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