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Aodh Ruadh Béal Atha Seanaigh

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Latest Aodh Ruadh Club Notes

Football

The very best of luck to Donegal as they take on Cavan in the Ulster final this Sunday in Clones. Ocean FM are broadcasting their Ulster Final preview programme from Ballyshannon this Thursday from 8pm to 9pm in Seán Óg’s. This is a free public event so and among the special guests on the evening will be Anthony Molloy and Martin McHugh.

Aodh Ruadh made the trip up to Dungloe on Sunday. This time it was the turn of the Gaeltacht men to make home advantage count. They lead by 2-7 to 2-4 at half-time and had the better of things in the second half too as they ran out 2-15 to 3-7 winners. The reserve game against Dungloe fell by the wayside when no referee arrived to officiate. It’s another big game for our seniors this Saturday with a trip to fellow promotion chasers Glenfin.

Hard luck to the under 14s who lost out to Naomh Conaill 2-14 to 3-8 in the Southern Divisional Board league semi-final which was played in Glenties on Monday evening.

Under 12 training continues this Friday from 6pm.

Under 10 training continues on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.

Our under 8 boys travelled to Four Masters on Saturday morning with 38 players pulling on the Aodh Ruadh jersey on the day. The hosts, having similar numbers ourselves, had six pitches set up and two seven-a-side games and four six-a-side games were played, meaning every boy got full games. A very enjoyable day was had by all, and much credit is due to the Four Masters club for hosting and organising a very well run morning of football. Training continues this Friday from 6pm to 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. In a change to the fixture schedule, we now host Dungloe this Saturday. Throw-in times will be confirmed to parents mid-week.

Ladies

Senior, minor and under 16 training continues on Thursday, time to be confirmed.

There was superb weather for the under 12s home game against Buncrana on Saturday. The junior and senior games were played simultaneously. The junior game saw a big improvement on the girls display down in Buncrana with the visitors having to work a lot harder for their scores. Aodh Ruadh took some nice points themselves with Sarah Begley and Hannah Downey among those on the mark. Out the pitch the two Lucys, Byrne and Cleary, once again worked themselves into the ground and were wrecked coming off the pitch, two real stars. Defensively Rebecca Downey continued her fine form while Ellie Brennan was a lively threat in the attack. The seniors had a good win and played some really lovely football. Jessica O’Mahoney was just different class in her reading of the game. Roise Conlon had one of her best outings of the season at half back. The midfield pair of Lauren Foy and Ciara Larkin didn’t put a foot wrong. Orlaith Gallagher was a force of nature in the attack with Cádhla Dolan, Áine Neilan, Aoife Travers, Niamh Duffy and Nessa Mitchell all taking nice scores. Many thanks to our referees on the day, Paddy Gillespie and Paddy Kelly. Big thanks also to everyone for supplying goodies and especially those who did such a great job with the post-match catering in the Aras. Training as usual this Wednesday at 7pm. Next league assignment for the girls is the visit of Muff on Thursday, players to be up at the park for 5.45pm. Parents / guardians are again asked to send refreshments with their child and help would also be appreciated with the catering upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh after the game.

The under 8 and under 10 girls are training from 5.45pm to 6.45pm on Wednesdays.

Under 6 training continues at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh this Friday from 6pm to 6.45pm.

The Duck Race will take place on Friday, June 28th. All those with outstanding cards are asked to start getting them back to their managers.

Hurling

On Sunday the under 16s travelled to Dungannon to play Swatragh and Dungannon in the North West League. The young squad lost both games.

The under 15s travel to Carndonagh this Thursday to take part in the County Óg Sport tournament.

The under 14s finished their season on high by claiming the A Championship title last Thursday in Tir Chonaill Park. They were up against Saint Eunan’s and while things were even enough early on, our lads ran out comfortable winners to complete the under 14 league and championship double.

The under 12 league starts on Thursday and our opening game is at home to Saint Eunan’s.

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon.

Dog fouling

Patrons are reminded that dogs are banned from Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. It has been brought to our attention that dog fouling has become a serious problem. Aside from being disgusting, this carelessness also endangers the health and safety of our players and volunteers. Please heed the notices displayed prominently around the grounds and keep your dog away from the premises.

Abbey Centre Bingo

Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Josie Lynch. The stand-up game prize of €120 was won by Angela Nicholson. Winners of the €100 houses included Marian Matthews, Gerry Quigley, Kevin O’Connor and Edmund Brennan. The summer snowball is rolling on nicely and sits on €700 this week. Bingo as usual this Friday night at the Abbey Centre with a €2,350 prize fund, first game at 9pm. Books priced just €10.

Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,800. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 went to Joe Lafferty, Saimer Drive; Patricia Kirley, Erne Street; Celine McGrath, Erne Dale Heights; Kane Family, Cluain Barron; and Patricia Heraty, Finner. Next draw is in Owen Roe’s with a jackpot of €6,900 on Sunday at 8.30pm. Tickets are available in the following outlets: Seán Óg’s, O’Donnell’s, Dicey Reilly’s, The Limit, Pat’s Bar, The Bridgend, Owen Roe’s, Fin McCool’s, The Lantern, McGinley’s, Pearse O’Neill’s, McCosker’s Centra and Kernan’s Spar and at the weekly bingo in the Abbey Centre. You have to be in it to win it!

 

The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra on Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.

 

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John Hughes

PRO

Aodh Ruadh CLG

Ballyshannon

County Donegal

H: 071-9852843

M: 087-6431805

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 Roper 087 6139065
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí John Travers johnbtravers@gmail.com 086 3743207
Oifigeach Club Sláinte Phillip McLoone philipmcloone13@gmail.com 086 4053008
Oifigeach Cultúr Alan Sweeny alanjsweeny@gmail.com 086 8052816
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 David O'Donnell davemojoodonnell@gmail.com 0877972101
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
0877972101
0860430045
0862338636
Faoi-8 Packie McGrath 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