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Aodh Ruadh Béal Atha Seanaigh

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Aodh Ruadh Senior Ladies 2019

Latest Aodh Ruadh Club Notes

Club registration

We are in the last week for club membership and so we ask all club members who have not yet done so to complete their registration using our online option on Klubfunder.com. Click on the link or search for ‘Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon’ on the Klubfunder.com site. It is essential all players are signed up club members. Non members are not covered by the GAA’s injury insurance scheme and cannot line out for the club. Adult members will receive first priority for the club’s allocation of All-Ireland final tickets in the event of Donegal contesting the decider. Only adult members registered by 31st March may vote at the club AGM.

 

We’re all in this together

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we reiterate our statement from last week. If you find yourself needing assistance – be it collecting and delivering groceries, prescriptions or any other such daily essentials, just let us know and we can arrange help. It doesn’t matter if you are not a member of the club. Contact William Doogan (087-2799855), Lisa McTernan (086-2338636), Sabrina Brosnan (086-8241297), Patricia McShea Hill (087-6874389), John Rooney (086-2587793) or message us on our Facebook page, Aodh Ruadh CLG. If any club member would like to add themselves to the list of volunteers available to lend a hand, just message William or Lisa.

Fitness Trail / Running Track

Staying fit and active is an important contributor to our health and our capacity to deal with the health risks of the current virus. There is a notable increase in the use of our fitness track at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh in the past week both by individuals and small family groups. In line with advice from the GAA at national level we are keeping this facility open and available for now as a resource for our members and the community. This is conditional on all users following best practice in relation to social or physical distancing, keeping a minimum of two metres between each other. To help achieve this all walkers should start their circuit by going to their right – towards the town, when they enter the track. Thank you for your co-operation. Ní neart go cur le chéile. Any issues of concern should be brought to attention of the Park / Development Committee officers.

 

Club facilities
With all GAA activities suspended, all of our buildings at both Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and Father Tierney Park are closed and this will regrettably remain the case until further notice. Where issues arise please contact Park / Development Committee Officers Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher, David McLoone. We are endeavouring to continue some maintenance and development works. As the Day Centre is closed, contacts relating to the Community Employment Scheme can be made by phone with the Supervisor or with Tom Daly, as the need arises.

Win a house

We invite our members to support Donegal GAA’s house draw. You could win a four bed semi-detached home in Dublin with Club Donegal. With over 134 square metres of living space, this four bed semi-detached home is located in Brownsbarn, adjacent to Citywest. On 9th May one very lucky person will win this brand new house in our capital. Second prize in the draw is a brand new Mazda 2. Tickets, priced €100, are available to buy online now at www.winyourhouseindublin.com.

 

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Ballyshannon

County Donegal

 

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Aodh Ruadh Junior Hurling Champions 2019

Club review of the decade 2010-19:

 

2009 saw Aodh Ruadh celebrating their centenary year. In terms of senior football it has been a tale of fall and rise. Aodh Ruadh were relegated to Division 3 in 2010. A cruel blow for a club which has been one of the county’s bluebloods from its earliest days. Much of the decade was spent fruitlessly attempting to climb out the third tier. Assiduous work at underage saw the club win the minor league in 2012 and an under 21 B title in 2013. Then, in 2016, the culmination of that underage talent and determined management saw the club finally earn promotion. We immediately followed that up with a return to the topflight for the first time in a decade in 2017. We won the league title in 2016 and 2017. Intermediate Reserve championships in 2011 and 2012 indicated strength in depth too.

 

We are a proud dual club and won the county senior league title in 2013 and junior championship titles in 2010 and 2019. Minor A championships in 2012 and 2013 were just the highlight of 13 underage county titles the club won in the past decade.

 

Ladies football has developed apace in the club. We won the intermediate championship in 2010, but there is great excitement about the young players coming through. An under 16 A county title captured this year was the first ever won by the club and with the teams coming behind this group every bit as competitive there is great hope for the future.

 

Infrastructural development has continued steadily. Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh had developed from a rude field in 2007 to an excellent facility with two Prunty pitches, hurling wall, fitness trail, toilets and parking. Meanwhile Father Tierney Park has been augmented by concrete terracing and the pitch is now set for its first full overhaul since it was laid in 1954.

Ainm an Chlub:
Aodh Ruadh, Béal Atha Seanaigh
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours:
Bán agus Glas, White and Green
Alternative Colours:
Glas agus Bán, Green & White
Club Ground:
Fr Tierney Park

Aodh Ruadh – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach William Doogan william@mcmspirits.com 087 2799855
Rúnaí Lisa NicThiarnán secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie 086 2338636
Cisteoir Sabrina Brosnan sabrina.s.brosnan@aib.ie 086 8241297
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí John Hughes pro.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie 087 6431805
Oifigeach Oiliúna Brian Gillespie b.g.gillespie@outlook.com 083 046 6699
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Paul Touhy childrensofficer.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie 086 0763358
Oifigeach Club Sláinte Phillip McLoone philipmcloone13@gmail.com 086 4053008
Oifigeach Cultúr Alan Sweeny
Eamonn Martin Maguire
alanjsweeny@gmail.com eamonnmartinmaguire@gmail.com 086 8052816
087 4100863
Ball an Bhord Contae: 1 William Doogan william@mcmspirits.com 087 2799855
Ball an Bhord Contae: 2 John Travers johnbtravers@gmail.com 086 3743207

Aodh Ruadh – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Packie McGrath packiemcgrath@hotmail.com 087 9794696
Rúnaí Lisa Nic Thiarnán mctlisa@hotmail 0862338636
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí John Hughes john@killcasa.com 0876431805
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh David O'Donnell
Paul Gillespie
Lisa McTiernan
pgillespie@bwg.ie davemojoodonnell@gmail.com 0877972101
0860430045
0862338636
Faoi-8 Packie McGrath
Liam Hassett
packiemcgrath@hotmail.com 0879794696
Faoi-10 Damien Conlon
Niall McCready
dconlon@ccbs.ie 0872799855
0872115790
Faoi-11 Brian Roper
William Doogan
seamusroper@icloud.com
william@mcmspirits.com
0876421206
0872799855
Faoi-12 David O'Donnell
Paul Gillespie
pgillespie@bwg.ie davemojoodonnell@gmail.com 0860430045
0877972101
Faoi-14 Alan Sweeney alanjsweeny@gmail.com 0868052816
Faoi-16 Gerald McGloin gerald@nrs.ie 0872363877
Faoi-18 Peter Boyle peter-boyle2011@hotmail.com 087 6296480

Aodh Ruadh – Club History

Aodh Ruadh Club was founded on Sunday, 24th October 1909 after a public meeting inspired by a call from the local branch of the Gaelic League: “to consider the advisability of having some Irish games started in the town”. The admission fee to the games was fixed at one shilling and a membership fee of one penny per week was levied.

The first hurling and football practices took place in the ‘Workhouse Meadow’, now known as Munday’s Field. Capitalising on the local talent available and particularly on an established hurling tradition, the club since its inception has met with significant success in both hurling and football.

Aodh Ruadh Senior Team April 2019

Review of the Year 2019

 

One of the highlights of the Aodh Ruadh year has to be the Senior Hurlers winning the Junior County Final. Another hightlight for the club was the running of our fundraiser The OsKaRs. This fundraiser was a huge success and this was due to the hard working OsKaRs committee and the dedicated people who gave four months of commitment making 7 ten minute films.

 

2019 was a very busy year within the club. Across all codes, we fielded from U6 to Minor level and had a very high number of underage members. For the first time in a few years, we also fielded at adult level in football, ladies football and hurling. We began the year playng host to Donegal v Kildare in the National Football League in Fr Tierney park. Both our pitches seen a record high number of competitve games being played throughout the season.

 

Aodh Ruadh once again held their annual Easter Camp and Summer Camp which as always proved to be very successful. In May the Aodh Ruadh club presented a night at The OsKaRS in The Great Northern Hotel with almot 700 people in attendance. We bring 2019 to an end with our underage presentation night on Saturday 26th October and our annual Dinner Dance on December 6th.

 

Ladies: Our senior ladies returned to playing as Aodh Ruadh this year and had good numbers from the start. The ladies committee within Aodh Ruadh continue to do fantastic work to be able to field at all levels in ladies football.

 

Footballers: This year our senior footballers were joint managed by Barry Ward and Philip O’Reilly. The league came down to the wire and we were unlucky to not gain promotion to Division One. Straight into Championship, we reached the semi finals where we were beaten in the semi final replay by Cloughaneely.

 

Hurlers: After having no senior hurling team in the club for a number of years, the executive was approached by a player who wanted to look at getting a team together. So after electing a senior hurling committee and John Rooney to take on the management, a team was put together. The team had a very succesful and competitive year playing at Junior level and the hard work of all involved paid off on 31st August when they brough the Junior Championship Trophy back to Ballyshannon.

 

Footballers: 2019 was another very good year for Aodh Ruadh Bord na nŌg. Large numbers attended at every age group throughout the year, averageing 30 players per age group from U6 – U12’s. Our U15’s travelled to the regional Og sport’s day coming out winners on the day. Our U16’s reached the County semi final where they were beaten by a very strong Gaoth Dobhair team. We continue to host a number of blitzes annually, including the Mick Shannon and the Willie Rodgers Tournaments.

 

Hurling: Underage hurling has gone from strenght to strenght in the club, with us now having teams from U6 right up to minor level. At U16 level, Aodh Ruadh won the league and at U14 level, the hurlers were County Champions as well as being County Feile winners, with players on both these teams also being involved in the Ulster Og Sport win.

 

Ladies: For the 2nd year in a row we have been able to independantly field ladies teams from U6 up to minor, with large numbers attending all age groups throughout the year. We had success with the U16 girls winning the Couny final and also just last Sunday, the minor girls winning Aodh Ruadh’s first ever Minor County Title.

 

2019 Roll of Honour:

 

Senior Hurlers – Junior County Champions

U14 Hurlers – County Feile Winners & County Championship winners

U16 Hurlers – League Winners & Ulster Og Title

U14 Footballers – Div 1A Shield Winners

U15 Footballers – Regional Og Sport Winners

U16 Girls – County Champions

U18 Girls – County Champions