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Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon Club Notes 03/06/2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Wed 3rd Jun


Aodh Ruadh are down for action this Sunday June 7th when we host Naomh Colmcille in Father Tierney Park. The reserve game will throw in at 1.30pm, followed by the reserves at 3pm.

Congratulations to minor county players Philip Patton and Nathan Boyle and the three Aodh Ruadh mentors, Mick McGrath, Gary Walsh and Anthony McGrath on their impressive 2-14 to 0-7 away victory over Armagh in the Ulster Minor Football Championship quarter-final on Sunday.

Aodh Ruadh under 14s game against Four Masters fell afoul of the unseasonable Bank Holiday weekend weather. Training this Wednesday at 6.30pm.

The under 10s had a successful trip to Kilcar on Saturday, winning all six of their games in the blitz.

Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.

Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. On Saturday the under 8s have their first home blitz of the season. We will be hosting Naomh Conaill, Four Masters and Naomh Bríd and the action will be getting under way at 11am. Players must be at the park for 10.30am. With around a hundred children expected we need parents / guardians to help out by supplying a loaf of sandwiches, tray of buns or similar refreshments to help feed all present on the day. Also, we would appreciate if parents / guardians could lend a hand in the kitchen on the day.


The senior hurlers play Setanta in the Ulster Táin league on Wednesday at 7 30pm away in the Cross. The senior hurlers would also like to thank Diarmuid Whoriskey of Rathmore Mechanical Services Ltd. for his continued sponsorship of senior hurling in Aodh Ruadh.

Donegal minor hurlers suffered a heavy defeat against Derry in the Ulster minor hurling quarter-final on Saturday in Owenbeg. They actually led after 15 mins 2-1 to 1-3. Derry’s ability to score goals proved decisive and they led at half time 4-6 to 2-4. The second half was all one way traffic as the Oak Leaf men ran out convincing winners 6-18 to 2-5. Brendan Gillespie and Oisin Rooney (0-1) started at corner back and centre forward respectively. Unfortunately Brendan got injured midway through the first half and was replaced by club colleague Oisin Roper. Stephen Connolly and Adam Brennan were also on the panel.

This Thursday the under 14s play Setanta in the under 14 B championship semi-final in Father Tierney Park throw in 7pm. The under 14’s have put a lot of work in this season and hopefully they will overcome the lads from the Cross. All support welcome for this game.

Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.


The under 14s took part in an excellent blitz in Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruadh on Saturday morning and afternoon. As well as Aodh Ruadh there were sides from MacCumhaill’s, Killybegs, Grange and Drumcliffe / Rosses Point taking part. There was a high standard of football on the day, but the Aodh Ruadh girls delivered four very impressive performances to win all their games and win the competition outright. Many thanks to the parents / guardians who put on a superb spread of food in the Aras. Thanks also to the match officials on the day and Barry Travers for co-ordinating the competition.

Cash for Clothes

Juvenile Hurling Committee are having our annual clothes recycling campaign for the month of June. We are looking for all used clothes, shoes, handbags, bed linen, etc. For any information in relation to this recycling campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793, Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903 or Fionnula Gillespie 087-6668634.

Exam best wishes

Best of luck to all students who are starting the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams on Wednesday.

Club kit

We now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

Abbey Centre Bingo

David Quinn of Donegal Town won the May Big Bingo jackpot of €800. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. The Summer Snowball is now €325 on 49 numbers or less and we still have our spot prize on 42 to be won!

Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,900. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Thomas Quinn, Blacklion; Josie Lynch, Saint Benildus Avenue; Gavin McNamee; Odhran O’Neill, Carrickboy; and Mike lynch, Abbeylands.. Next draw in Dorrian’s Hotel with a Jackpot of €6,000 on Sunday at 8.30pm.

The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.

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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Wed 3rd Jun

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