Swinford Notes – 8th April 2015

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Meelick Irish Countrywomen’s Association

The next meeting of the Meelick Guild of the ICA is being held tonight (Wednesday 8th April) at 8:30pm in the Meelick Community Centre. New & past members welcome. Phone Judith on 086 0749103 for more details

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 swimming events for the Swinford Community Games takes place in Castlebar pool on Thursday 9th April. Registration is at 8:45am and cost is €5. Training for the swimming will be held in Breaffy Leisure Centre tonight (Wednesday 8th April) at 6pm. Training also costs €5.

Any queries regarding the swimming please contact Pauline on 087 6536716

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

Fashion Show Fundraiser

A fashion show will be held in the Gateway Hotel at 8:30pm on Friday 10th April. All proceeds raised going towards the construction of a Youth Memorial Garden to honour the younger members of the community who have passed away.

Tickets €10 now on sale and there are only a limited number of seats available. Please contact Mary Woodlock, Connie Gillespie, Deirdre Fahey, Kevin Moran or the Gateway Hotel for further details or to purchase your tickets.

All support would be greatly appreciated.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Hannah Dunleavey, the first winner of the Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Monthly Draw.
She won €1217.50 in the inaugural draw which was held in Frank’s Place on Sunday 5th April.

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

Swinford Drama Group Production

The members of Swinford Drama Group will be staging two one-act plays in Swinford Cultural Centre on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April. Currently two different groups of local amateur actors and actresses are busy rehearsing under the guidance of director Pat Moore.

“What’s For Pudding” by David Tristram and “Double Take” by Clement Shevlin are both comedies and you are guaranteed a great night’s entertainment.

Doors open at 7.15pm and first play begins at 8.00pm.

Everybody is welcome to attend for what will be an enjoyable and funny production. Please do come along and support the shows during its run.

Midfield Development Association

Midfield Development Association will hold their next meeting on Monday 13th April at 9pm in Midfield National School. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

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.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for April 7th
10, 24, 25, 28

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
John McLoughlin, Derryronane
Tara Cafe, Castlebar

3 number winners:
No Winners

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €15,800.

The next draw will be held on Monday 13th April in Boland’s.

Meelick Monster 25 Drive Results

The winners of the Monster 25 Drive held in Mean Scoil Muire agus Padraig on Good Friday 3rd April were -:

1st (shared)
Michael Regan and Joe Cunningham
Carmel Timoney and Ann McNeela
Esther Munnelly and Mary Callaghan
Tony Ruane and Tom Deacy
2nd (shared)
Sean Quinn and Attracta Gavney
Brendan McNulty and Sue McNulty
Winnie Gallagher and Sean Murphy
Tom Flatley and Patsy Flatley
Michael Lynskey and Mary Lynskey
3rd (shared)
Michael O’Boyle and Val Bredican
Martin Burke and Anne Burke
Gerry Thornton and Michael Fox
Ann Scahill and Breda Bent
Christine Doherty and Ann Burke
Martin Sweeney and Tom Lavin
Vinnie Moran and David McHale

Winners of the Spot Prizes

John Smith and Mary Smith
Canon Joyce and Brian McNulty
Virginia Heeran and Mary Byrne
Michael O’Neill and John Gallagher
Christine Doherty and Ann Burke
John Colgan and Tom Killilea
Phillip Moore and Tom Bredican
Aideen Shiel and Dan Shiel
Martin Regan and Michael Moran

Best 2nd Half
Willie Creighton and Tom Dunne

Raffle Winners

1st Willie Creighton
2nd Patty Hanley
3rd Jimmy Beisty
4th Frank Neary
5th Ann Burke
6th Stephen Judge
7th Jimmy O’Donnell
8th Sarah McNulty
9th Alice Murphy

The Meelick Committee would like to thank all who came along to this Monster 25 Drive. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Well Done Aishling

Swinford sprinter Aishling Forkan has recorded further success at the All Ireland Indoor Championship in Athlone International Arena.

Aishling took gold in the U18 200m final and for the second time in a week smashed an Irish record on the track. Aishling’s winning time of 24.18 seconds was not only a new Irish record knocking half a second off the previous record but it was also comfortably within the qualification standard for the European Junior Championships which will be held in Sweden in July.

Aishling now holds the U18 60m and 200m Irish indoor records.
Congratulations & Well Done Aishling.

Defibrillators Locations

Defibrillators are located twenty four hours a day in the lobby of the Gateway Hotel, on wall of Dr. Glavey’s surgery, in the club house at Swinford GAA and at Midfield and Meelick church.

Important notice: The defibrillator located in Midfield is currently out of service and arrangements are being made to have the relevant parts replaced but this may take up to two weeks.

Please make yourself aware of these locations as they can save a life.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s draw was worth €883 and was won by Gordon Carter of Market Street but currently living in Canada.

Gordon purchased his ticket online through the Swinford GAA store where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/20/52 weeks. The next draw will take place in Julian’s on Tuesday 14th April.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses at €2 each or 3 for €5. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 2nd April were -:

Ann Rowley and Philip Irwin
2nd  & 3rd (shared)
Margaret Sweeney and Mark Munnelly
Annie McNeela and Carmel Timoney
Kieran Rowley and Patricia Rowley

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 Margaret Sweeney and Mark Munnelly
Kieran Rowley and Patricia Rowley 
John Gallagher and Brian McNulty

Winners of the Accumulator
Jim O’Donnell
Ann Rowley

Raffle Winners

1st Margaret Sweeney
2nd Michael Regan
3rd Cialan Galloagly
4th Val Hyland
5th Eileen Geraghty
6th Virginia Heeran

Swinford Golf Club would like to thank all who supported them throught the year.

Swinford Golf Club will be having a fundraising 25 drive on Thursday 9th April at 9pm in aid of kidney dialysis. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 8 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 28th March are -:

John Burke, Parkroe, Killasser
Eugene Benson, Linthgow, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jason Bourke, Brabazon Heights, Swinford

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Thursday 9th April at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

U14 League
Swinford​ v Neale

Friday 10th April at 6:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

U16 League
Swinford v Achill

Saturday 11th April at 6pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Swinford v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin

Sunday 12th April at 12noon in Ballinrobe

Minor League Division 2 Round 5
Ballinrobe v Swinford

Sunday 12th April at 2pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Swinford v Shrule/Glencorrib

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

Scout Leaders Required

Swinford Mayo 24 Scouts is currently looking to recruit new leaders for September 2015. If you are able to give an hour per week and you are interested in learning new skills along with sharing your own skills and life experiences, then Swinford Scouts are looking to hear from you.

For application forms and further information please contact Breege McHugh on  087 6704337 or email swinfordmayo24@gmail.com.

No past scouting experience required as full training will be provided.

Riverbank Clean Up

A very successful clean up was held on Sunday 29th March on the riverbanks of the East Mayo Anglers stretch of the river Moy. Over 20 bags of rubbish were picked up. The organisers would like to thank all who came out to help. All your hard work is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to Gary Smyth who organised a barbeque for the volunteers after the clean up.

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 come along and support.

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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