Swinford U16 Girls in Connacht Final
Swinford U16 Girls in Connacht Final on Tuesday
Scoil Muire & Padraig, Swinford v St Nathys, Ballaghadereen
Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC wishes the Best of Luck to our girls in their Post Primary Schools Connacht Final on Tuesday next. Scoil Muire & Padraig take on St Nathys of Ballaghadereen at 12 noon on Tuesday in The Connacht Centre of Excellence, as they bid to become Connacht Champions. This is the same U16 Championship in which Swinford went on to win an All-Ireland in 2008. And, once again the team is back-boned by the previous year’s County Club Champions.
This year the Swinford Killasser girls are joined by a number of players from Parke. The blend of these two clubs is proving to be very successful. An excellent display in the semi-final saw the girls overcome Mount St Michaels of Claremorris; and a similar performance is hoped for when they take to the pitch for the final. Swinford played Ballaghadereen in an earlier round of the competition and the sides finished level; so it is expected that there will be very little to separate the teams when they meet in next week’s decider. On behalf of the girls, Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC thanks the teachers and management of Scoil Muire & Padraig for the coaching and support they have received en-route to the Connacht Final. We now urge everyone from our two Clubs to be in Bekan on Tuesday to support the girls.
All Ireland Senior Champions Cork play in Swinford
Ladies National League Game at Amenity Park
Swinford Amenity Park hosted the Mayo Ladies Senior team, as they opened their National League campaign on Sunday against All Ireland Champions Cork. This was the first time Swinford hosted a National League fixture, and they don’t come any more appealing than a meeting of the top two Ladies Football teams in the country. Sunday’s game was also Corks first competitive outing since they won the Ladies Senior All-Ireland Final in September.
With both teams vying for the opening points of this years National League, Mayo played the best football in the opening half. Stars such as Cora Staunton, Fiona McHale and Sarah Rowe helped Mayo lead by 1-06 to 1-03 at half time. However, Cork were a different proposition in the second half with Valerie Mulcahy orchestrating a forward line that proved too strong for Mayo.
The All-Ireland Champions ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-08 in the end. Both teams were treated to an after match reception in the Amenity Park Club house. Regardless of the outcome on the field, Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC is delighted to have being be chosen as the host Club for this prestigious National fixture; promoting our town as a venue for a national sports event and giving people the opportunity to witness the best Senior Ladies Gaelic footballers in the country playing in Swinford.
Swinford Killasser Girls Celebrate in Style at Club Presentation Dinner Dance
Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC enjoyed one of its best Club Presentation Functions on Saturday night last, as the Club celebrated winning five County titles. Hayley Moore was crowned Senior Player of the Year, Roisin Durkin and Melissa Devaney shared the Young Player of the Year prize, while Rebecca McHugh received the Most Improved Player Trophy. We will have a full report on the awards in the coming weeks.