Swinford Notes – 15th April 2015

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Swinford Men’s Shed

Swinford Men’s Shed will be meeting at 8pm on Thursday 16th April in the Community Centre. With the summer months approaching the group are aiming to start some new projects. New members are always welcome.

The Great Cake Bake For Temple Street

A cake sale will take place in Tesco Swinford on Friday 17th April. All proceeds in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

If you are a baker and would you like to donate some items for this great cause, it would be very much appreciated. Items for the sale can be left into Tesco by Thursday 16th April. Please show your support by either baking or buying.

Bank of Ireland ‘Enterprise Town’ Initiative

Bank of Ireland brings its ‘Enterprise Town’ Initiative to Swinford this weekend. The activities taking place over the two days include a Business and Community Expo on Friday 17th April from 3pm to 7pm in the Swinford Cultural Centre and a Sports and Community Expo on Saturday 18th April in Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford from 11pm to 2pm.

Both of the events are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

More information can be found in our featured article here.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor League Division 2 Round 4
Swinford v Ballyhaunis

Thursday 16th April at 7pm in Claremorris

U14 League
Claremorris v Swinford

Friday 17th April at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor League Division 2 Round 6
Swinford v Mayo Gaels

Saturday 18th April at 6pm in Ballintubber

Senior League Division 1C
Ballintubber B v Swinford

Sunday 19th April at 2pm in Aghamore

Senior League Division 1E
Aghamore v Swinford

Any changes to the fixtures will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Facebook, Twitter and Website.

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 9th April were

Mary Higgins and Maureen Morley
Pat Molloy and Val Hyland
3rd (shared)
Esther Munnelly and Ronan Monaghan
Michael Lynskey and Mary Lynskey

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 Josie Prendergast and Helen Gallogly
Carmel Timoney and Annie McNeela
Mary Higgins and Maureen Morley

Raffle Winners

1st Josie Prendergast
2nd Edel Munnelly
3rd Margaret Sweeney
4th T.P Loftus
5th Leo Murtagh
6th Mary Callaghan
7th Cailin Galloagly
8th Mary Kennedy
9th Michael Lynskey
10th Jimmy O’Donnell
11th Peter Geraghty
12th Noreen Geraghty

Swinford Golf Club would like to thank all who bought tickets and took part in the game. Proceeds from the card game went to Kidney Dialysis in Castlebar.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s draw was worth €1015 and was won by Seamus Murphy of Ballina.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Quinn’s Bar on Tuesday 21st April.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses at €2 each or 3 for €5. You can also get your tickets online through the Swinford GAA store where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10, 20, or 52 weeks.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Alzheimer’s Tea Morning

Swinford Active Retirement Group will be hosting a Tea Morning in aid of local Alzheimer’s services in the Gateway Hotel from 10.30am on Friday 24th April.

Please come along for a cuppa and a chat and support this important cause.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 9 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 12th April are -:

Toni and Tino’s, Main Street, Swinford
Philip O’Donnell, Miltown, Co. Galway
Fr. Dermot Meehan, Parochial House, Swinford

Golf Lessons For Ladies

Golf Lessons will start on Monday 20th April at 6:30pm in Swinford Golf Club for any women interested in learning to play. No equipment is necessary but comfortable clothing is advisable.

Please text 086 8151377 if you require further information.

Pre & After School Care

Barnacogue National School are delighted to offer ‘Barneys Busy Bees’ pre and after school care. Please contact the school on 094 9367440 or check out their Facebook page for more information.

Barneys Busy Bees Parent & Toddler/Baby Morning continues in the school every Monday from 9:30am. All welcome.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for April 13th
14, 16, 18, 28

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Maria A Groarke, Derryronane
Kate Quinn, Attymass

3 number winners:
B & J Ltd, P Horkans

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €16,000.

The next draw will be held on Monday 20th April in Padraic Horkans.

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 12th April were

Brian McNulty and John Gallagher
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Bernard Callaghan and John Byrne
Tom Dunne and Michael Durkan

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 19th April.
New card players are always welcomed.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

The next Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Monthly Draw will be held in Frank’s Place on Sunday 3rd May.

Draw envelopes are currently available in Frank’s Place, Carramore National School, Killasser National School, Gavaghan’s Mace, The Sheepwalk Bar, Quinn’s Bar, Swinford Credit Union, Swinford Post Office and The Gateway Hotel.

€5 per entry and guaranteed winner every month! Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows YOU may be the lucky winner next month.

Further information is available on the Killasser Centre Facebook Page or you can email killassercommunitycentre@gmail.com for more details.

Swinford & District Gardening Club Trips

Swinford & District Gardening Club have some exciting new trips planned for the summer months and non members are very welcome to come along too.

You will find more details on these planned trips in our featured article here.

Mayo Fleadh Cheoil Launch

The official launch of the Mayo Fleadh Cheoil will take place at 8:30pm in Swinford Cultural Centre on Wednesday 22nd April and Mr Damien Ryan, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council will launch Swinford’s third Fleadh Cheoil in a row. All are welcome to attend this event.

The Fleadh will be held in Swinford on May 8th, 9th & 10th with some extra events planned for the week leading up to it.

Swinford Community Games

Swinford Community Games will take place in the Amenity Park on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May starting at 2pm. All children under 16 years and living in the Swinford area are encouraged to come along and take part.

The Mayo Athletics finals will be held on Sunday 21st June in Claremorris.

If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email:  Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie

Author: Swinford Admin

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