On Saturday 9th of March at 2pm, Swinford GAA will host Donegal Garda GAA in a commemorative GAA football match to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Garda Robert McCallion

The game will be held at Robert McCallion Memorial Park in Swinford.

Robert joined An Garda Siochana on the 07.02.2005 thus following a family tradition as his Father, Brother and other members of the extended family served in An Garda Siochana

Rovert was assigned to Letterkenny Garda Station Co.Donegal and from the outset immersed himself in his profession and within the Letterkenny community, both of which he left an indelible mark on

He repesented Swinford at all levels and also played for Mayo at u21 and Senior level

He most recently was a pivotal member of the Swinford team which won the Mayo Intermediate Football Championship in 1999

He was a true Gael and had an infectious and ferocious appetite for Gaa within his Club and County

He regularly made the 340km round trip from Letterkenny - Swinford and back for Gaa training and matches

As a result of an incident in Letterkenny Co. Donegal on the 26.03.2009 Robert was seriously injured in the course of his duties when he was struck by a vehicle and subsequently passed away on the 07.04.2009

Presentations will take place afterwards at the Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co.Mayo

All are welcome to attend this event

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