About Swinford F.C

John delaney Opening Astro Pitch 

General Info

Swinford Soccer Club in County Mayo was formed in the 50's and until recently, depended on the goodwill of schools and friendly farms to play their games. In 1989, the late Mrs Margaret McEvaddy bequeathed land on the main Dublin Road to the club. In 1990, they drew up a plan to develop two pitches. With an initial grant of £8,000 from the National Lottery Beneficiary fund, a similar grant from the FAI and with local contributions, Swinford FC built dressing rooms, a car park and carried out some levelling and drainage work on two pitches. During the 90's, the game of soccer in Swinford got bigger and bigger and the existing pitches could not handle all the games, so our committee embarked on a pitch refurbishment programme. Both pitches underwent further drainage and levelling work, poor soil was removed and tons of sand was used. This work was carried out with the assistance of grants totalling €100,000 from the National Lottery Beneficiary Fund through the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and further grants of €20,000 from Clár. Without this funding we could never have achieved what we have today Said Donal Benson, Honorary Treasurer, Swinford FC.
The following officers were elected at the A.G.M. of the club which was held 31st January 2021

Life President (non executive) 

Ken Spragg 

Chairperson :: Christopher Mchale-Roe 

Vice-Chairperson :: Gerry Gaughan 

Hon. Secretary :: Tanya McHale-Roe 

Hon. Treasurer :: Olivia Roughneen 

Child Safety officer :: Aiden Dunleavy 

Club Liaison person :: Mary Murphy 

Youth Coaches Representative :: Michael Devaney 

Senior players Representative :: Martin Murphy 

Community & Schools Liaison :: Paul Kenny

PRO :: Christopher McHale Roe

Our Geographic Location

As you enter Mayo from the Dublin direction we are the first noticeable soccer pitch. We are the gateway to the West and we are conscious of this fact. We are re - painting the clubhouse and surrounds at the moment and trying to keep the place in pristine condition. The work is never easy and we are fortunate to have some great help from neighbours etc. We feel by maintaining our standards we are promoting the game of soccer in Mayo.