Latest Aodh Ruadh Notes
Membership deadline extended
We have been informed that the GAA have extended their club membership deadline to May 31st. This is welcome news, however we continue to encourage all players to pay their membership as soon as possible. The club does not permit non-members to participate in any form of on-field activity, and this includes training. Membership can be paid online at our Klubfunder page.
We had another great night of bingo last Friday with 35 different winners and €2,250 going home in prizes! Congratulations to our house winners on the night: Martina Hennessy, Colin Doogan, Ashley Cox, Mary McShea, Grainne Hoey, Áine McMahon, Tanya Dunne, Bridie Killalea, Ailish Ward, Geraldine O’Mahoney, Shauna Hastings, Ann McGlinchey and Niall Murray. The prize pot will be a whopping €3,000 this coming Friday with a jackpot prize of €500! Our €800 snowball survived and will rise to €850 next week on 46 numbers. Once again we will be back broadcasting to the world from Bingo HQ via Zoom at our new time of 8.30pm. There will be single line, double line and house prizes on all games. If you haven’t already played, you can find full details on the Ballyshannon Bingo Facebook page. Books are available to buy on our Klubfunder.com page right now. Remember, if you don’t have access to a printer, Mary in A Novel Idea will be happy to print your book for a small fee.
Please note, we have revamped the delivery schedule for Ballyshannon Bingo books as follows:
- Books bought by 4pm on Wednesday will be emailed by lunchtime Thursday.
- Books then bought by 8am on Friday morning will be emailed before lunchtime on Friday.
- Books bought by Friday’s final 4pm deadline will be emailed before 6pm on Friday.
It is very important players enter the email address they need the book to be sent to. Late changes are problematic and we cannot guarantee they will be facilitated.
Look forward to seeing you all again this Friday evening!
National Club Draw deadline
Return to play
With the welcome news that underage players can return to training in the week commencing Monday April 26th a schedule has been finalised for all underage teams in football, ladies football and hurling. This will be forwarded by the Park / Development Committee to the various club units over the course of the coming days.
Donegal Coaching workshop webinars for coaches conclude this week. These webinars provide support to coaches for planning their sessions when they return to on-field activity, both football and hurling. This week’s webinar takes place on Thursday, 15th April, at 8pm via Zoom. The focus this week, the last in the programme, is on under 15 and under 17 coaches and includes:
• Return to play skills, games and activities
• Coaching session framework for future sessions
• Sample sessions for coaches to take home and use
With the exception of the Walkway and Fitness Trail all club property remains out of bounds under current restrictions.
Huge thanks to everyone who supported the Lidl club rebate initiative using their Lidl Plus app over these past few weeks. We secured three sets of jerseys and a €2,000 cash bonus thanks to all of your efforts. Bualadh bos!
Supporting North West Hospice
Aodh Ruadh Chairman William Doogan and lotto committee representative, Catherine McKee presented a €500 cheque to Bernie McNeely and Eileen McIntyre of North West Hospice at last week’s lotto draw. The donation was made in memory of our Vice-President Alan Kane and all deceased members of Aodh Ruadh in the last year. Many thanks to everyone who played the lotto last week and made this lovely gesture possible.
A big welcome back for Rock residents
On Easter Saturday Aodh Ruadh Chairman William Doogan and Lotto Committee representative Catherine McKee called into Ballyshannon community nursing home with some Easter treats. We had the Sheerin family to thank for putting on a magnificent show of traditional music on the day. All the staff and residents really enjoyed it. “It was great to see the Rock Home back functioning again with residents enjoying the revamped Unit, really part of Aodh Ruadh community on the Rock,” said William.
Garda vetting reminder
Our Children’s Officer, Paul Tuohy, reminds all club members involved with the club’s teams in any capacity that they must complete their Garda Vetting as soon as possible in order to be permitted to undertake their role in 2021. The vetting system has now gone online and is more streamlined. It can be accessed at gaa.flowforma.com. Two forms of identification are requested during the vetting process. People can either scan and upload direct their documentation directly or they can take a picture on their phone and send this to Paul Tuohy or Lisa McTernan, who will then process this as appropriate. If you have any other issues or would like assistance, please contact an executive member of your relevant sub-committee.
Aodh Ruadh lotto
There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,900. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. In the lucky dip cash prizes of €25 went to Kathleen Hoy and Mark McGlynn. Thanks to Bernie McNeely and Eileen McIntyre, representing North West Hospice, for doing a great job with the draw, and thanks and to all who played the lotto last week. The next draw is for a jackpot of €7,000 on Sunday at 9pm. Tickets are available in Kernan’s Spar and Pearse O’Neill’s. You can play also play the lotto online. Log onto klubfunder.com and then search for and select Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. Users can now avail of the auto-renew option to play the same line every week until they decide to stop when they pay using Stripe. Give it a go, you never know!
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra on Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.
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John Hughes, PRO, Aodh Ruadh GAA, Ballyshannon, County Donegal.
Eoin Ó hAodha, OCP, Aodh Ruadh CLG, Béal Átha Seanaigh, Contae Dhún na nGall.