Swinford Notes March 9th 2016

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Walking Football Comes To Mayo

 A new and exciting form of physical activity that is good for your heart health is to be brought to Mayo by Croí in association with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and Mayo Sports Partnership.

Walking football, as the name implies, is just that a slower version of soccer with bans on running and tackles.

Walking football is an initative that engages people in a fun and motivating manner to facilitate increasing physical activity levels.  Its an non contact form of exercise, played indoors and supervised by specialist personnel to ensure that it is safe and enjoyable for all abilities.

There will be a FREE Walking Football demonstration on Wednesday March 9th from 6.30pm in Davitt College Sports Hall, Castlebar.

All are welcome but booking is necessary for this demonstration night.

To book your place, please contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025.

St Patricks Day Parade

The Annual Swinford St Patricks Day parade will take place this Thursday at 3pm and once again promises to be a great day out in Swinford for all the family. Participants and Spectators are asked to co-operate with stewards at all times to ensure everything runs smoothly and safely.


St Patricks Day Parade Awards Night

The awards presentation for the 2016 St. Patricks Day Parade will take place on Sunday 20th march at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All are welcome to attend and there will be music and refreshments on the night.


Swinford Historical Society

The next meeting of the Swinford Historical Society will take place on Monday 21st March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All are welcome to attend.


Swinford.ie St Patricks Day Parade

Swinford.ie would like to invite a representative from all the clubs, societies, organisations etc. Active in our community to participate in this year’s St Patricks day parade with us. Contact Cathal Kelly on 0876412785


Swinford Tidy Towns Annual Good Friday Spring Clean

Swinford Tidy Towns annual National Spring Clean will take place on Good Friday the 25th of March @ 11am. If you have an hour or two to spare, please come along, all help is greatly appreciated. We will be meeting up at the No Name Club on Chapel Street Swinford at 11 am on Good Friday morning. Tabard’s, gloves, litter picker’s, rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by Swinford Tidy Towns frfom An Taisce on the day. We had a very successful clean up last year in the National Spring Clean, with the help of many volunteers & 24th Mayo Swinford Scout Troop along with Scoil Muire & Treasa Green Schools. For further information please visit www.swinfordtidytowns.com
National Spring Clean Poster 2016

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is Friday March 11th this year we are looking for volunteers to give a few hours of their time to sell daffodils on the street in Swinford on that day if interested please contact Mary 0876536370 or Annie 0876867557.


Fundraising Event

Family Carers Ireland Mayo Branch, are looking for cyclists to take part in a fundraising event in this year. All registration fees will be covered and sponsorship card provided.

Please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305 for more information.


GIY Workshop

free grow your own workshop Knock 2016-poster


Swinford & District Gardening Club


Horticulturalist Peter Mc Menamin will give a talk on Spring in the garden and introducing colour in your planting schemes. This will take place on Tuesday the 22nd March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel.

New members welcome.  Non members 5 euro.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday March 14th  at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information

Swinford Court House Regeneration

A meeting to discuss the Regeneration of Swinford Courthouse will take place on Monday, March 14th at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All individuals, groups and businesses with an interest in the facility are encouraged to attend. Further details can be got by contacting Paul Corrigan on 094 9047699 or pcorrigan@mayococo.ie.

Cake Sale

Swinford Mayo 24 Scouts will hold a fundraising Cake Sale on Easter Sunday, March 27th in the kitchen of Swinford Secondary School after 12 o’clock mass. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Boom Sprayer Course

Boom sprayers courses are scheduled to take place in Killasser Community Centre on March 21st & 22nd, 24th & 25th, 29th & 30th.

If you would like to attend the course contact Siobhan Ward on 087 9193371.


Aras Attracta 25 Drive

The results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 6th March.

Card Winners

!st   , 2nd  & 3rd  Shared by

Virginia Heerin & Mary Byrne

John Gallagher & Brian McNulty

Tom & Michael Durkan

Martin Regan & Willie Creighton


Virginia Heerin & Mary Byrne

Francis Rowley & Val Hyland


1st Tom Durkan

2nd Isobel Gallagher

3rd  Val Hyland

Games continue every Sunday in Aras Attracta at 8.30pm, please support.

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto Developing Facilities for Clubs in Our Community. The results of this lotto can be found in Swinford Notes on Swinford.ie

Swinford Community Lotto Results for March 7th 2016

Numbers:  3   5   25   27
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Eileen Duffy, Johnsfort
M Gleeson, Swinford
3 Number Winners
Caoimhe Frain, Carracanada
Eileen Doyle Cafferty, Clooninshin, Meelick
Jackpot now €8,800
Draw on Monday March 14th in Moores
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community

Meelick 25 Drive Results

Here is the results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 8th March.

Card winners

1st Cannon Michael Joyce & Brian McNulty

2nd Jack Pidgeon & Jim Lavin

3rd shared by

Virginia Heerin & Mary Byrne

Peter Geraghty & Michael Regan


1st Ann McNeela

2nd Esther Munnelly

3rd Ann Rowley

4th Joe Thompson

5th Phyllis Bredican

6th Patricia Rowley


Michael Ward & Tom Durkan

Eddie Bredican & Pat Molloy

Monster 25 Card game will be held in Scoil Muire agus Padraig Swinford on Good Friday March 25th at 9.00pm sharp. 1,000 Euro in prizes,

Admission 10 Euro, please support, thank you.  

50/50 Draw


This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Julians on Tuesday 8th March and Conor Kennedy won €623. Envelopes are available in most business premises and online throughwww.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks. Next draw is in the Whitehouse on the 15th March. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

Sunday 13th March Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Swinford 12pm in Parke

Saturday 12th March 5pm Swinford v Westport at Robert McCallion memorial Park

Updates will be posted on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie

Under 16 Division 3

Swinford GAA v Ballinrobe on Sunday 13th March at 11am at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Swinford GAA v Burrishoole an Sunday 20th March at 11am at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor League

Fixtures will be updated on our website www.Swinfordgaa.ie


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