Swinford Notes February 17th 2016
Major Development for Swinford FC
Swinford FC who are based at James McEvaddy Park, Cloonaghboy, Swinford announce their intention to development a full size astro turf pitch. It is hoped it will be ready for use before Christmas. The purpose of the development is to provide playing and training facilities for all the boys & girl teams as well as the senior team.
It will be fully floodlit with permanent markings. It is hoped to offer the facility to other clubs such as soccer clubs and athletic clubs for training when the weather is not suitable for training on grass pitches.
Swinford FC see this development as the way forward and creating this astro turf they will entice new members to the club and put Swinford on the map as a town with progressive clubs with facilities as good as any in Mayo.
The club is fully aware that this development will be expensive but with their healthy financial position plus their ongoing ability to raise funds thanks to the people of Swinford and surrounding community they will succeed.
Swinford FC have just started their new 250 confined draw and are currently selling tickets. There are 2 draws every month for 12 months with prizes of €1000, €300 & €200 at each draw. The price of the tickets are €240 for the year which can be paid by cheque, cash or standing order of €20 per month for 12 months.
Tickets can be purchased from any member of the club or by contacting Philip Irwin (Sheepwalk Bar) or from Donal Benson. This is the 8th year running this draw and it has become one of the best draws in the county. It is the intention of the club to apply to the Sports Capital Programme for funding for this project and if successful they will be able to start work in the autumn.
As a club Swinford FC are indebted to the people of Swinford and the surrounding area. They also get support from Swinford people who are living abroad in all corners of the world and who never fail in supporting their home town.
“Turas Na Mban” Conference
A 2 day conference entitled Turas na mBan will be held in the Cultural Centre Swinford on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February 2016.The Conference, which is a joint venture between Mayo County Council and Mayo North East, will explore the contribution of women to society from the legal profession to industry, medicine and folklore. Speakers include Ms. Justice Laffoy, Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell, Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey and Dr Rhona Mahony, Master National Maternity Hospital.
Booking is advisable on www.turasnamban.com or by calling 094-9256745.
LEADER Community Information Meeting
Moy Valley Resources IRD is hosting a LEADER community information meeting in the Swinford Cultural Centre on Wednesday 24th February at 7.30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to update and inform individuals, communities and businesses on the progress of the new EU LEADER programme, which is due to come on stream in Mayo in late Spring, help them to identify potential projects for funding under the programme and outline next steps.
All welcome. For more information please contact Anne-Marie on 096 70905 or email@example.com
Swinford St. Patricks Day Parade 2016
2016 sees Swinford celebrate its 65th St. Patricks day Parade since 1952. The 2016 theme is open.The Categories are Best Overall, Best Local Business, Best out of Town, Best School Band, most Humorous, Most topical, Most Original.
This is always a great family day out and we invite all of you to come out and enjoy the day in town. The parade will commence at 3pm. All participants are asked to have their entry forms returned to the St Patricks day box at the reception in the Gateway Hotel by Friday 11th at the latest. If you would like to discuss participating, please contact Cathal Kelly on 0876412785.
All participants are asked to be in the Tesco car park by 2.30pm and please co-operate with all stewards to ensure the safe and smooth running of the parade for all.
All local businesses, clubs, societies and organisations are asked to get involved in any way they can to make sure this special national day is a success. Whether it be by entering into the parade or decorating your premises, please do whatever you can.
The parade relies on all local finances to operate and all contributions are gratefully received. All businesses are asked to drop their contribution into the Box at the hotel reception.
For further information contact Cathal Kelly on 0876412785.
St Patrick’s Day Parade 2016
Church gate collection will take place at Swinford Church on the weekend of February 27th and 28th.
All donations will be greatly appreciated.
St Patricks day Meeting
A meeting will be held in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday 18th February at 8pm to discuss St. Patricks Day and any other events that could be planned around that weekend.
All welcome to attend.
Swinford & District Gardening Club
Swinford & District Gardening Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 23rd February at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. A buffet supper and raffle will follow.
Looking forward to seeing all our members.
Swinford Mens Shed is now established in the Swinford Community Centre. Members would be most grateful if the public could donate any unwanted items such as timber, metal or electrical goods, tools, a small fridge, doors, small range etc.
Items can be left into the Community Centre or contact Aidan on 086 8114428.
The Achonry Regional PTAA annual dinner dance will take place in the Gateway Hotel on Friday February 19th.
Tickets are available from Thomas Marren 087 2344338 or from Yvonne Moore in Moore’s Supermarket.
Stall Holders Needed
Family Carers Ireland are looking for stall holders for a fundraising event on the 26th February in the Harlequin Plaza from 7.30pm-10.00pm. Stall in the areas of; Fashion/health and accessories.
For more information please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305.
Golf Club 25 Drive
Swinford Community Lotto Results for February 15th 2016
Derryronane T Sweeney
Jackpot now €8,200
Meelick Card Results
Recent winners from Tuesday 16th Febuary
1st Dette Ryder & Geraldine Turbitt
2nd & 3rd shared by
Phillip Moore & Tom Bredican
Michael & Gerry Moran
Jack Pidgeon & Jim Lavin
1st Sean Quinn
2nd Noreen Geraghty
3rd Cannon Michael Joyce
4th Phyllis Bredican
5th Jim Lavin
Val Hyland & Virginia Heeran
Michael Regan & Peter Geraghty
Games continue every Tuesday in Meelick at 9.00pm, please support.
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Horkans on Tuesday 16th February and Peter McGreal won €737. 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.
Next draw is in Bolands on the 23rd February. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
A meeting of Swinford GAA club will take place in the Gateway Hotel on Saturday evening 20th February at 6pm.
All members are asked to attend.
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