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Aodh Ruadh Béal Atha Seanaigh

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Aodh Ruadh Senior Ladies 2019

Latest Aodh Ruadh Notes



The seniors marked the return of football with probably the best attended challenge game in Aodh Ruadh’s history last Sunday. Tattyreagh provided good opposition and there were a number decent showings from the homesters, especially the younger players. Blustery conditions made scoring tricky but there were some lovely second half points from Diarmaid McInerney, Peter Boyle and Mark McGlynn. There will be a lot of interest in the Donegal championship draws which take place this Thursday at 7pm. They will be streamed live on the Donegal GAA Facebook page and broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta. All adult club fixtures, including the Regional League fixtures, will be published on Friday. This Saturday the senior and reserves will have challenge matches in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh with the reserves throwing in at 10.30am and the senior game going off at 12 noon. Senior training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The reserves are training on Wednesday at 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

Also on Wednesday, the minor and under 16 boys are training at 4.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Next Monday there will be minor training at 4.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh while the under 16s will be taking on Dungloe in Father Tierney Park at 7.30pm.
Under 14 boys are training on Wednesday at 5.45pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. This Saturday the under 12s will be training on the top pitch in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 12 noon. The under 10s are on the top field on Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.45pm. On Friday the under 8s will be training on the top field in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.15pm. Also on Friday the under 6s will be training on the top field in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6pm.



Training is up and running for most ladies teams this week. The senior ladies train on Mondays at 8pm and Wednesday at 8.15pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. They are also looking forward to an away challenge against Derrygonnelly on Sunday. The under 16 and under 18 ladies train on Mondays at 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The under 14 ladies train on Mondays at 6pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and on Thursdays at 7.15pm at the top field in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The under 12 ladies train on Tuesdays at 7pm at the top field in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The under 10 ladies train on Wednesdays at 7pm at the top field in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The under 8 ladies train on Wednesdays at 6pm at the top field in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. We ask all players, parent, guardians and mentors to ensure they have updated their return to play questionnaires prior to each session and match.



Hurling training is swinging into action too. The senior team are training Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Minor and under 16 hurling takes place on Wednesdays at 4.30pm. The under 14s and under 16s are in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm.


Sanitising stations at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh

There are three sanitising stations within the grounds at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, where training and coaching activity recommenced in recent days and will build up over the coming week to ten days as more age groups are catered for. The stations are located on the external wall of the toilet block and at the stiles on both sides of the main entrance.

Road access

Access to Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh via the West Rock road is still blocked following an accident last week. Patrons are reminded to use the approach via the East Rock for the foreseeable future.


Aodh Ruadh lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,900. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 4, 5, 11, 16 and 18.  In the lucky dip €25 went to Eddie Lynch and Liam Hasset. The next draw is for a jackpot of €3,000 on Sunday at 8pm. 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. The club appreciates all support members can offer during this ongoing pandemic. You have to be in it to win it!


The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra on Saturday is: JUNIOR HURLERS.


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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 treasurer.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.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
Faoi-8 Packie McGrath
Liam Hassett
packiemcgrath@hotmail.com 0879794696
Faoi-10 Damien Conlon
Niall McCready
dconlon@ccbs.ie 0872799855
Faoi-11 Brian Roper
William Doogan
Faoi-12 David O'Donnell
Paul Gillespie
pgillespie@bwg.ie davemojoodonnell@gmail.com 0860430045
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