Swinford Notes May 2nd 2018

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Healthcare Support Training

Mayo North East is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award. Skillnet eligibility criteria will apply and Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in June 2018 and conclude in December 2018. Latest date for receipt of application for the course is Friday 11th May 2018. Please contact Jackie on 0877028863 or 094 9256745. Email infoswinford@mayonortheast.com to secure a place. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Swinford Men Win IRFU Cup With Ballina RFC

Swinford Men with Ballina RFC

Congratulations to Marc Feeley, William O’Connor (Club President) and Aiden McNulty for winning a national title with Ballina RFC. The club has had an exceptional year winning the The Cawley Cup, Connacht Junior Cup, Connacht Junior League and last Saturday, the All-Ireland Qualifier trophy. It was a great achievement by the Swinford men and congratulations to them and everybody at Ballina Rugby Football Club.

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Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Swinford Community Games

The Swinford community games will take place in Swinford Amenity Park on May Bank holiday Monday, May 7th at 1pm.
Entry fee €5 total per family, includes entry for all events.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. All children living in the Swinford area, from preschool to under 16,are eligible to enter.

Barnacogue N.S Cash for Clobber

Barnacogue N.S. will be organizing a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months, to raise much needed funds towards the development of a safe car park & set-down area for the school.

A ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection takes place on Friday 18th May. We would welcome any of your unwanted, used clothes, bags, belts, shoes, household textiles, tea towels, cushion covers, curtains & bed linen (no duvets or pillows).

You can drop your clobber (in bags) into the school between 9.30am & 3.00pm, Monday to Friday before 18th May.

What a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes while helping the school!
Your support is much appreciated!

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford Gardening Club will hold a trip to Galway on Saturday May 5th 2018.
The bus leaves Swinford at 8am Sharp.
Breakfast will be served in The Trappers Inn, Galway followed by a guided tour of St. Brigid’s Garden, Roscahill and the Celtic Crystal factory and Visitors Centre.
There will be some time for shopping at Terryland Shopping centre.
Finally there will be a visit to McGaugh’s Gardening Complex before leaving Galway, Followed by dinner on the return journey home.
The cost is €48 per person.
Early booking is advised.
There is a deposit of €20, which secures your place.
For more information or to book your place.
Contact Angela on 087-6520311.

Killasser Community Centre

KCC 50/50 draw took place on Easter Sunday night in Franks Place, March winner was Brendan Tansey who won €600 with Francis Hegarty and Yvonne Moore winning €20 spot prize.

The new cycle for annual subscription is starting and we would appreciate your support at €60 for the year. To subscribe contact committee.

Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Mick and Eileen from Lislackagh won €414. The winning envelope was sold in Campbells Lounge.
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 Whitehouse on May 8th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Fixtures (subject to change)

Thursday 3rd May 7pm

Under 14 Achill v Swinford at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 14 Swinford v Ballinrobe

Friday 4th May 7pm

Minor League Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Saturday 5th May 11am
Under 10 Go Games Swinford v Breaffy
Sunday 6th May 12pm
Senior League Swinford v Ballina
Monday 7th May 7pm
Under 12 Spring League Kiltimagh v Swinford
Thursday 10th May
Canon Henry Charlestown v Swinford


Table Quiz

On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Girls Under 12 Division 1
May 8th at 7pm
Ballinrobe v Swinford

Connacht Shield Final
May 6th 3pm
Kilkerrin United v Swinford
in Lecarrow, Roscommon


Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 11 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

€1000 Caroline Gordon

€300 Michael and Marie Dunleavy

€200 Martin O’Grady

Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.


Car Boot Sale

Swinford Boxing Club are hosting a car boot sale on Saturday 5th May at their premises on Bridge Street, Swinford from 11am to 4pm.

Open to sellers from 10am, table costing €15

For more information contact Karen on 087 9287036

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for
April 30th 2018

Numbers: 01 – 14 – 18 – 26

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Eileen Garrett, Kilkelly Road, Swinford

W. Kilgallon, Swinford

There were no 3 Number Winners

Jackpot €5,400

Next Draw on

Tuesday May 8th in Boland’s

Swinford AC Spring Series

The following are the runs for the 2018 spring series.

Wednesday May 2nd- Callow 6km
Wednesday May 9th- Foxford 5km

All runs start at 7.15pm.
Registration at 6.45pm at the Various Community Centres.
Members €2
Non Members €5
All U-12’s must be accompanied. Refreshments will be served after every run.
All welcome to Run, Walk or Jog and Enjoy.
Contact: Veronica Burke Woods: 086-8481914
Peter Hynes: 087-9014211
Padraic Walsh: 087-8738691

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 3rd: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-7pm-Vintage Photography (Meeting Room)

FRIDAY 4th: 10am-7pm-Vintage Photography (Meeting Room)

SATURDAY 5th: 9.30am-2pm Indoor Market
10am-7pm-Vintage Photography (Meeting Room)

SUNDAY 6th: 10am-7pm-Vintage Photography (Meeting Room)

MONDAY 7th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 8th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

WEDNESDAY 9th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours) or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.

If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thanks

Author: Douglas Kelly

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