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The late Garda Robert McCallion will be fondly remembered by family, friends and colleagues on Sunday May 6 when Swinford GAA club host a challenge match between Mayo and Donegal to mark the rededication of their all-weather pitch. Robbie lost his fight for life on April 7, 2009 from injuries received while on duty as a garda in Letterkenny. “He was a proud and very active member of Swinford GAA club and the community feel that this dedication is a fitting tribute to him,” said Mayo GAA PRO and Swinford club member, Aiden McLoughlin.
This fundraising drive is one of a number of fundraising initiatives that the county board has been undertaking in the recent past. Following the county convention last week a new major fundraising drive was announced which will benefit not only the county board, but clubs and the individuals who sign up. The new scheme, under the name Cáirde Mhuigheo, has a number of different schemes to which people can sign up. The first will be a season ticket costing €200 which gives purchasers entry to all of Mayo’s national league games and first championship game. They will also be able to purchase a ticket for all of the next championship games that Mayo plays in up to the All Ireland final. Purchasers of this ticket will also get free entry to every club game in the county. As part of the deal they will also get a Cáirde Mhuigheo jacket and discounts of up to €100 from a number of Mayo based businesses that will come on board. Another option is for people to enter the Cáirde Mhuigheo lottery which will be set up. There will be a €120 double lotto draw which will give those who sign up two entries in the lotto, and a Cáirde Mhuigheo jacket and other discounts. There is also a club lotto entry costing €60 which will see those who purchase get one entry in the monthly draw and 40 per cent of the cost of the ticket being given to the club nominated by the purchaser.
It is another hectic weekend of action for a number of Mayo sides on the soccer fields this weekend. Thirteen Mayo teams will be in action across the province in Connacht Junior Cup and Junior Shield action either on Saturday or Sunday. The action gets underway on Saturday evening at 6pm, when Manulla make the trek to Shiven Rovers to take on the 2010 Roscommon and District League champions in what will be a very tough encounter for the Carramore men.