Swinford Notes March 28th 2018

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Swinford Celebrates our National Feast

The 67th Swinford St. Patrick’s day parade with the theme of “building a better community” attracted a large number of participants and floats which were topical,humorous and original.
MC. Padraic Gavin assisted by Colin Cronnolly welcomed all to the event which commenced with prayers and a blessing by Fr. Dermot Meehan PP. Special guests were Grand Marshal Michaela Walsh and Catriona Roughneen, Blath na Feile.
Speaking at the prize presentation function in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday night parade Co-ordinator Mr Francis Brennan thanked all who had taken part, the standard of the floats clearly reflected the huge amount of thought and creative design work put in by so many individual organisations and groups. He welcomed Celine Goff, Jacinta and Frank, the wife and family of the late Pat Goff who was an adjudicator of the parade for over 40 years. The overall parade award is named, “The Pat Goff Memorial Award” after the late Pat Goff.
Mr Brennan thanked Padraic Gavin MC, Colm Cronnolly, Paddy Dyar(adj.), Peter Callaghan, Franny Moore, Brendan Cassidy, Tom Lavin, Peter Geraghty, Tom Foote, Austin Meehan, Kevin Murtagh, The Doyle Family, Philip Irwin, Paul Hyland, Midfield Pipe Band, St. Patrick, Mayo Civil Defence, Mayo Fire Service, Anne & Joe Mc Donnell, as well as all who provided equipment and services which ensured the success of the parade.
Mr Brennan also thanked Cathal Kelly who sponsored the refreshments, An Garda Siochanna and Philip Durcan from Swinford Amenity Park.

Best Overall: Pat Goff Memorial Award- Naionra Montessori, Swinford.
Best Local Business: MG Plant Hire, Swinford/ Brian Kavanagh Plant and Agri.
Best out of Town: Ben’s Forge, Foxford.
Best School Band: Midfield NS/Meelick NS.
1st Most Humorous: Bernard & Gertie- Swinford Drama Group.
2nd Most Humorous: Marian Callaghan and Lucy.
1st Most Topical: Scoil Mhuire agus Treasa.
2nd Most Topical: Green Sod Ireland.
1st Most Original: Swinford Agricultural Show.
2nd Most Original: Eddie O’Hara.

Swinford Tidy Towns Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter egg hunt takes place on Easter Sunday at 2pm sharp at Brabazon woodlands.

Good Friday Spring Clean

The 2018 Good Friday Spring clean will take place this Friday. The annual Swinford Tidy Towns national spring clean begins as usual at 11 am meeting at the “No Name Club” on Chapel Street. We get a great turnout on the day but would always love to see more! If you have an hour to spare, why not come along for the “craic”! We usually start at around 11am. Tabard’s, gloves, litter picker’s, rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by the National Spring Clean campaign and Swinford Tidy Towns on the day. All help will be greatly welcomed.

Daffodil Day

The organisers wish to express a huge thank you to everyone who once again gave so generously this year. The total raised was €8989.10. They especially wish to acknowledge all the volunteers who gave their time and energy so willingly and your ongoing support for this worthy cause is appreciated.

Swinford Boxing Club

Are you aged 50+? Want to get, or keep Fit whilst having Fun and learning how to Manage your Weight? Then we’ve got something to tell you…
Swinford Boxing Club is delighted to offer the first of many Training Programs specifically tailored to Groups in our community. In association with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association and the HSE, we present
“Fighting Fit”…

a FREE 8 week programme as part of our Healthy Boxing Bodies project.

Fighting Fit is a fun based boxing session for both WOMEN and MEN aged 50+. The sessions are based on fundamental body movements and manageable exercise for this specific group. This program helps with a changing body composition, aiding mobility, and helping you to keep muscle mass resulting in good body posture throughout life. It is a program that will help manage weight gains encountered as metabolism slows.

The Program will run initially on Monday evenings for a 2 month period beginning in May. In association with the HSE, the program will also include: a Health Risk Assessment, Nutritional Advice and a Health Seminar for all participants.

Places are limited to 15 participants and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. So if you are 50+, interested in your health, fitness and mobility, then contact us via swinfordboxingclub@gmail.com, via Facebook Messenger, or by contacting any member of Swinford Boxing Club now…

Killasser Community Centre

KCC 50/50 draw takes place on Easter Sunday night in Franks Place, February winner was James McNulty who won €505 with Clodagh Cronolly 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.

A 5km walk to raise funds to purchase batteries for defilibrators for Killasser and Callow churches takes placeon Easter Monday morning starting at 11am from the Centre. All welcome to walk, run or jog.

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 The Sheepwalk and The Sheepwalk Bar won €416
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 Horkans on April 3rd.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

Fixtures (subject to change)


Under 14 League Div3A

Round 1 29th March 18-30 Swinford v Ballyhaunis (postponed)

Under 14 League Div 5B

Round 1 29th March 18-30 Ballinrobe v Swinford

Under 16 League Div 4A

Round 3 30th March 18:00 Charlestown v Swinford

Mayo Senior League Division 4

Round 1 1st April 12pm Swinford v Castlebar Mitchels B

Minor League

Round 3 2nd April 1pm Kilmeena v Swinford

Table Quiz

Swinford GAA Table Quiz in Sheepwalk on Friday 27th April at 9pm. (Note Change of date).

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Mayo U-17 League Division 2

Conn Rangers v Swinford fc
March 31st @2pm.

Mayo U-13 League Division 1

Kilitimagh/Knock Utd v Swinford
March 31st @12pm.

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No.9 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 25th. March 2018.

€1000 Dympna & Jimmy O,Donnell Logcurragh Swinford Co.Mayo

€300 Vincent Roughneen Lissanumera Swinford Co.Mayo

€200 Lorna Benson Convent Rd. Claremorris Co.Mayo

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 Comhaltas

There is a Comhaltas Seisuin every Thursday, below are the up coming locations.

29th March Melletts 9-30pm

5th April Whitehouse 9-30pm

Swinford AC Spring Series

The following are the runs for the 2018 spring series.
Wednesday March 28th- Killasser 5km
Wednesday April 4th- Meelick 5km
Wednesday April 11th- Cloontia 6km
Wednesday April 18th- Midfield 5km
Wednesday April 25th- Straide 5km
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 Athletics Club 50/50

Congrats to Craig Evans who is this weeks winner of the 50/50 lotto

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 29th: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 30th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 31st: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 2nd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 3rd:7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 28th: 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

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.

The Swinford Community Lotto

No result at time of publishing.

Golf Club 25 Card Game

Results from 22nd March winners were 1st Peter Geraghty and Michael O’Neill 2nd John Gallagher and Brian McNulty 3rd Margaret Mannion and Bernard Callaghan

Maureen Morley and Phyllis Bredican. Esther Munnelly and Ronan Monaghan
Raffle prizes were won by Phyllis Bredican Leo Murtagh Michael Regan x 2 Margaret Mannion x 2 Val Hyland Gerry Moran Esther Munnelly
The proceeds from this game all goes to Daffodil Day thanks for your support

The card game continues every Thursday night at 9pm.

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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