Swinford Notes May 9th 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.

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.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation will take place on Monday May 21st 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House, Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Mayo Litter action League

The 2018 Mayo litter action league April results for Swinford have now been published. The Mayo Litter Action league competition runs from April to September. Judging in Swinford took place sometime between Monday the 9th of April and Monday the 30th of April. Each town and village in the competition is awarded €1,000 to begin with. Each item of litter seen on the day of judging costs €1, which is then deducted from your starting fund. The more items of litter found, the higher the cost, and the more we loose!

SCORING €1000 LESS €25 = €975 FOR APRIL

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!

Killasser Community Centre

KCC 50/50 draw took place on  Saturday night in Franks Place, April winner was Caroline Tully who won €600 with John Maloney and Una Ruddy winning €20 spot prize.


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 Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday Night (10th) is in Bolands Bar from approx 9-30pm.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held iat Robert McCallion Memorial Pitch and James Maloney of Kilkelly Road won €452.
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 on May 15th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 League

10th May 7pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford

10th May 7pm Claremorris v Swinford

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

11th May 7-30pm Ardnaree v Swinford

Under 8 Go Games

12th May 11am Balla v Swinford

Minor League

12th May 5pm Swinford v Kilmeena


Centenary Cup

13th May 11-30am Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 12 Spring League

14th May Swinford v Claremorris

Under 14 League

17th May 7pm Aughamore v Swinford

Minor League

18th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Junior Championship

19th May 5pm Swinford v Kiltimagh

Michael Walsh Intermediate

19th May 7pm Swinford v Louisburgh

Under 10 Go Games

19th May 11am Swinford v Balla

Under 12 Spring League

21st May Aghamore v Swinford

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

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

Boys Under 15 Division 1
May 9th at 7pm
Swinford v Ballyheane

Girls Under 14 Division 1
May 10th at 7pm
Swinford v Killala

Girls Under 12 Division 1
May 15th at 7pm
Ballina Town v Swinford

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.

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for
May 8th 2018

Numbers: 08 – 10 – 11 – 24

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Fintan Ryan Carrowcanada, Swinford

Annie O’Neill Barnacogue, Swinford

No 3 Number Winners

Michael Walsh Bohola

Matthew Cronnolly, c/o Sheepwalk

Jackpot €5,600

Next Draw on

Monday May 15th in Whitehouse

Swinford AC Spring Series

The final run of the 2018 spring series is tonight.

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 10th: 10.30am-12.30pm-Go For Life Games
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 12th: 10am-2pm ECM Dance

MONDAY 14th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby-Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm- ECM Dance
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby-Yogalates

TUESDAY 15th: 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 16th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10.30am-12.30pm-Swinford Interagency Meeting (Meeting Room)
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).

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: John Dunne

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