Swinford Notes August 28th 2019

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Paddy Bollingbroke 30th Anniversary

To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the late Paddy Bollingbroke (Gollie), four times All Ireland Handball Champion and all round sportsman, a commemoration ceremony to celebrate his life will be held in Mellett’s Emporium on Friday August 30th at 7pm (please note the change of date). The event is open to all.
Anniversary Mass for Paddy on Wednesday August 28th at 10am in Our Lady Help of Christians Church Swinford.

Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of games including Boccia, bucket ball and parachute games. We also play skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games designed to provide gentle exercise. You decide what you enjoy and you can try a variety of games or stick to one, it’s up to you. From time we add new games and are open to suggestions and new ideas. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing.
We are always looking for new members and if you would like to help out in any way, we would be happy to meet you. Just come along to any of our games mornings or call us on 087 904 9723

The following are dates for the rest of 2019 to be held at Swinford Cultural Centre from 10.30 to 12.30 Admission €3 Refreshments served :-

Thursday 12th September
Thursday 10th October
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 12th December Special Christmas event with our very popular tombola, music, dance and much more –

Age Action-Computer Classes

Terrified by Technology?
Confused by Computers?
Illiterate about the Internet?
Scared of your Smartphone?
The ‘Getting Started’ programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks.
Where: Swinford Library
When: Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
From: September 2019-June 2020.

Swinford Camera Club

Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography? Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.

Swinford Comhaltas

The August Thursday Night Sessions are as follows

29th August Gateway Hotel

Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Sean Geraghty of Meelick won €503
Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks.
The next draw is in Moores on Tuesday 3rd September Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

Under 13 League
29th August 7pm Ballaghadereen v Swinford
Under 15 League
1st September 11am Swinford v Eastern Gaels
Under 13 League
2nd September 7pm Swinford v Hollymount Carramore
Minor C Championship in Ballina
5th Sept 6-30pm Swinford v Erris St Pats
Intermediate Championship venue & date to be confirmed
7/8 Sept Crossmolina v Swinford
Under 9 League
7th Sept 11am Moy Davitts v Swinford
Under 15 League
8th Sept 11am Swinford v Crossmolina

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for August 26th Draw held in Melletts
Winning Numbers


€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

Debra Grogan

Winnie Foot

3 Number Winner

Niall Armstrong – Wavelenghts

Jo Costello

Tim Short – Swinford

Andy Foley – Derryronane

Paddy and Bellina O’Neill

Mary Redington CO Moores

Next draw for €4200 on Monday the September 2nd in Julians Midfield.

Swinford Golf Club

Results 25th Aug

Dick Crowley Cup – 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by The Sheepwalk Bar
1st Gary McNeela 41pts
2nd John Sheahan 40pts
3rd Ron Howko 39pts

O’Hara Cup – 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by O’Haras Carpets
1st Dympna O’Donnell 34pts
2nd Mary Horkan 34pts
3rd Margaret Mulligan 33pts

Yogalates & Bums & Tums

2 Yogalates Classes Run Every Monday In The Cultural Centre Swinford.
First at 1pm Lunchtime Yogalates, this is a 45 minute Class. The second is Yogalates By Candlelight at 7pm and runs for 1 Hour. Both Classes are For Beginners so join anytime and Classes are Pay As You Go. We start with Yoga Poses so you can start To Heal and Breathe Then Pilates For Strengthening Your Core, then we move on To Stretching To Renew Your Muscles and Help with Posture and Finish with Relaxation. Please Bring your own Mat, Blanket and Cushion. This is Good For Chronic Conditions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, High Blood Pressure & Fatigue To name a few. For further Information please Contact Ros on 0872617309
Bums & Tums in The Cultural Centre every Thursday Lunchtime at 1pm. A 45 min Class To Strengthen and Stretch Those Problem errors and help tone and scuplt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market returns on Saturday September 7th from 9.30am-2pm in the Cultural Centre,Swinford. Our long running country market will have lots of tasty food stalls & locally sourced produce. We have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, gift ideas, Aloe Vera and a huge range of handmade craft items all located under one roof…..

After all your shopping, you can relax and have lunch or a coffee in our renouned Railway Cafe.

Find us on facebook to enter our competition to win a voucher to spend at our markets. See you all there.


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Author: John Dunne

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