Club AGM

The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination and motion papers have been circulated and can also be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Anyone who requires papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 27th November. The deadline for receipt of motions passes at midnight, Monday, 16th November.

Football

The under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan’s fell afoul of the weather on Sunday, we await a refixed date.

The final night of the under 12 Ballyshannon Shoe Company Indoor Winter League took place last Friday last with nearly 30 under 12s battling it out in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille. The second set of round robins saw the Eagles and Hawks facing off in the Plate Final, the Falcons and Raptors paired in the Shield final, with the Harriers and Kestrels meeting in the Cup final. The Kestrels were undefeated over the two nights of the round robins up until the final game where the Harriers needed a win to put themselves in contention for the Cup final. The Harriers duly won 3-0 and earned three points which saw them finish level with the Raptors. It was the Harriers better score difference put them into the Cup decider. The Plate final was an closely matched affair, with the sides locked at a goal apiece for much of the game, but a late two goal burst from the Eagles gave them the victory. Cian Rooney was nominated as Eagles captain with Daire Warren, Jake Foley, Adam Hoey and Pauric Daly also contributing handsomely to the win. The Shield final between the Falcons and Raptors was perhaps the best game of the evening with fortunes tipping back and forth between two evenly matched sides. In the end it was the Raptors who emerged victorious by the odd goal in five. Aoibheann McGarrigle was nominated as captain of a Raptors team which also featured JJ Doran, Kyle McCaffrey, Matt Gillespie and Ryan Keenaghan. By way of clarification for those who asked incessant questions on the matter, check out http://www.thefreedictionary.com/raptor. Never let it be said that the GAA isn’t an enlightening force. The final game of the night and the six weeks of highly enjoyable football was played between the Harriers and a well-balanced Kestrels side. The Kestrels took a two goal lead, but Eugene Doherty is nothing if not a motivator and his men never let up and they grabbed a well-deserved goal to leave matters in the balance until close to the end when the Kestrels swept in a third insurance score for a Cup victory which was merited over the two nights. Aaron Neilan was named Kestrels captain and collected his cup trophy from tournament sponsor Gus Culkin of Ballyshannon Shoe Company. The Kestrels impressive team also included Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Diarmaid Flood-Dolan and Shane Duffy. Afterwards medal presentations were made to all the players who took part over the two nights of the under 12 Ballyshannon Shoe Company Indoor Winter League. Club PRO John Hughes praised the players for the great exhibition of football they put on and thanked Sylvester Maguire, Val Murray and Kerry Ryan for reffing over the course of the six weeks. There were thanks for Brian Roper, Mary Flora Scott, Shelly Loughlin, Dylan Gallagher, JC McGarrigle, Eugene Doherty, Nessa Warren, Síofra Hughes, Alicia Clyne, Bridín Maguire and Leah Travers for managing the teams over the two nights of the under 12 league. There was a special word of thanks for Gus Culkin and Ballyshannon Shoe Company for their generous sponsorship which had allowed the club to award each of the 80 plus players who took part over the six weeks medals and trophies for team captains. We have pictures from the final night up on aodhruadh.org.

Club kit for Christmas

In addition to the our togs and soft shell jackets we now have a few additional items of club kit available. We are now taking orders for quarter zip tops, skinny track suit bottoms and three-quarter length shorts. Club crest and initials will be embroidered on all club gear. Sizes and prices are detailed below. We will have fitting sessions next Friday 20th November between 6pm and 7pm; Saturday 21st November between 6pm and 7pm and Sunday 22nd November between 5.30pm and 7pm.

Quarter Zip Top – SB, MB and LB. Price: €32.50 Quarter Zip Top – XLB, S to XXL Adult. Price: €37.50

Skinny Bottoms – SB,MB and LB. Price: €25 Euro Skinny Bottoms – XLB,S – XXL Adult. Price: €30 Euro

Three-quarter length shorts – SB, MB and LB. Price: €15 Three-quarter length shorts – XLB, S, M, L, XL. Price: €18

We have pictures of this new gear on aodhruadh.org and on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.

We still 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 have samples available. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We 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 aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris Kelly on 0868813553.

Hurling

The pub quiz in Owen Roe’s on Thursday 19th November will be in support of the Aodh Ruadh hurlers.

The Juvenile Hurling AGM will take place on Wednesday 2nd December 8pm. All welcome.

Bingo

Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Anne McGloin, Belleek. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €375 on 49 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Books available priced at just €10.

Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards

Details of Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards have been announced

Season Ticket benefits

– Costs only €99.

– Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.

– Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.

– Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far and you have attended at least 60 percent of games games.

Club Plus Card benefits for members

– Costs only €200

– Gives access to all adult club games controlled by Donegal GAA. It can be used for minor and under games.

– Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.

– Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.

– Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far. No attendance record required.

Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for Clubs

From each €200 Club Plus Card purchased clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies. The purchaser must ensure they choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.

Senior clubs 65 members; Intermediate clubs 55 members; Junior clubs 45 members.

For season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club Pus Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled and they can then purchase a Club Plus Card.

The following webpage gives onward links for all the options.

https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket.

Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,000. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 4, 7, 12, 13 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 went to Ann McLoughlin, Manorhamilton; Bridie Killalea, Carricknahorna; Bridie Corr, Bundoran; Monica McGurrin Tirconaill Street; and Ryan, Ben and Joey Daly, The Knather. Next draw in McGinley’s Bar with a Jackpot of €2,100 on Sunday at 8.30pm.

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

You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org.

Follow us on the social media

Facebook: Aodh Ruadh CLG

Twitter: @aodhruadh.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

John Hughes

PRO

Aodh Ruadh CLG

Ballyshannon

County Donegal

H: 071-9852843

M: 087-6431805