Welcome to Aodh Ruadh


16th September 2018
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €2,900.
Next draw is Sunday at 8.30pm in McGinley's Bar with a jackpot of €3,000
Lotto Rota:
- Reserve Footballers
- Bord na nÓg
- Senior Footballers
- Ladies
- Juvenile Hurlers
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
Juvenile Hurlers.

In the lucky dip €20 went to Dawn Gallagher, Knather Road; Nellie Blake, Parkhill; George Lyons, Woodlands; Frank Timoney, East Rock; and Margaret Meehan, Rockfield Park, Belleek.

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What's new

8 July 2018
Senior Division 1
Deadlock again for Ernesiders
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2 June 2018
Senior Division 1
Rooney gets Aodh Ruadh deserved share of the spoils
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29 April 2018
Senior Division 1
Aodh Ruadh earn important win against Dungloe
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28 April 2018
Under 12 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh entertain Letterkenny
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15 April 2018
Senior Division 1
Economical Gaoth Dobhair take the spoils in Ballyshannon
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14 April 2018
Under 8 football
Aodh Ruadh host Four Masters for blitz
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7 April 2018
Under 12 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh girls get league off to a great start
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1 April 2018
Senior Division 1
Late McGettigan strike snatches point from Ballyshannon
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1 April 2018
Senior Reserve Division 1
Reserves chalk up first win of the new season
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22 March 2018
Under 14 hurling
Aodh Ruadh hurlers get off to the perfect start against Setanta
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17 March 2018
Aodh Ruadh at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade
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20 January 2018
Celebrating a year to remember with a night to remember at the Aodh Ruadh Dinner Dance
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28 December 2017
Annual Colman Kerr matches raise cash for charity
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25 November 2016
Aodh Ruadh celebrates a year of underage football
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25 November 2017
Great turn out for Billy Finn Memorial Concert
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12 November 2017
Under 16 football
Aodh Ruadh do it at the death to take county title
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10 November 2017
Under 10 football
Winter League finals bring curtain down on a successful season
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5 November 2017
Under 21 Football
Aodh Ruadh well adrift of hungrier Naomh Conaill
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5 November 2017
Under 16 football
Super second half sends Aodh Ruadh into championship decider
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4 November 2017
Under 13 football
MacCumhaill's take county title
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15 October 2017
Under 13 ladies football
Back-to-back titles for the Ballyshannon girls
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1 October 2017
Senior Division 2
Division one, here we come!
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1 October 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Reserves too hot for Malin
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1 October 2017
Under 16 hurling
Easkey take Alan Ryan Cup as Aodh Ruadh claim the Seamus Grimes trophy
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24 September 2017
Under 12 hurling
Keady claim Aodh Ó Dálaigh title
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10 September 2017
Underage football
Euro-Shot Challenge 2017
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2 September 2017
Under 14 football
Ballyshannon book semi-final spot
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18 September 2018

Aodh Ruadh eased to an unexpectedly comfortable 5-12 to 0-7 championship win over Gaeil Fhánada in Father Tierney Park on Saturday evening. Fanad were down a few key operators, but Aodh Ruadh were full value for their second successive win of the group stages. Ballyshannon were quick off the mark, a Nathan Boyle point quickly followed by a palmed goal from David Dolan. Aodh Ruadh continued to dominate, but massed Fanad defence made scores hard come by and it was 1-6 to 0-2 at the turn around. James O'Donnell's men found the key for the lock in the second half and three quick-fire goals from Nathan Boyle, David Dolan and Johnny Gethins effectively put the game to bed with 20 minutes left to play at 3-8 to 0-3. The highlight of the closing stages was the return to the fray of Michael 'Sticky' Ward from the bench as he sent over a late point. Team and scorers were as follows. Peter Boyle; Jason Granaghan, Damien Cleary, Michael Ward; Darren Gethins, Darren Drummond, Eddie Lynch; Conor Patton (0-2), Eamonn McGrath (0-2); Johnny Gethins (1-0), Shane McGrath (0-1), David( McGurrin 0-1f); Nathan Boyle (1-2), David Dolan (3-3), Niall Murray. Subs: Colm Kelly and Johnny Gallagher for Lynch and Ward 35m; Oisin Rooney for Murray 38m; Sean Taylor for D Gethins 39m; Diarmaid McInerney for McGurrin 45m; Michael 'Sticky' Ward (0-1) for S McGrath 54m.

The Aodh Ruadh reserves also had a convincing win in their second match of the championship, winning out on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-4. It was an even enough contest for most of the first half as both sides spurned good scoring chances, Aodh Ruadh being just slightly more economical. Dylan Gallagher pointed just seconds into the game before Fanad levelled. A free and a point from Gallagher and one from Paddy Gillespie stretched Aodh Ruadh ahead on 10 minutes. Fanad replied with three points with Cian Dolan responding to leave the game at 0-5 to 0-4 after 23 minutes. Dylan Gallagher was running riot and made an excellent solo run to finish for the game's first goal. An Anthony 'Waddle' Coughlin point saw the home side in at the break leading 1-6 to 0-4. Paddy Gillespie got the score of the match shortly after the restart with a 35m effort off the outside of the boot, but Fanad were still plugging away and managed a goal from their full forward six minutes into the half. That however was to be their final score, as Aodh Ruadh started to dominate across the pitch and made use of a very strong bench. Another from Coughlin and a Dermot Slevin free made it a five point game at 1-9 to 1-4. The contest was ended when Kerry Ryan palmed in for a green flag, after Dan Warnock collected his own rebound off the upright to play the ball across to the unmarked Ryan. Two more each from Dylan Gallagher, Daniel Kelly and Cian Dolan sealed the win for the home side and secured safe passage to the quarter-finals. An assured performance overall, with a healthy blend of experience through the spine and youth on the wings. Dan Warnock and Conal Sweeny offered great running support from the back, Paddy Gillespie worked tirelessly for the 60 minutes as did Ryan McKenna until he was replaced. Hats off to Dylan Gallagher for a man of the match display ending the day with 1-5. The team were as follows. Karl O'Brien; Dan Warnock, Packie McGrath, Conal Sweeney; Paddy Gillespie (0-2), Martin Gallagher, Ryan O'Brien; Kerry Ryan (1-0), Cian Dolan (0-3); Mickey McNeely, Dermot Slevin (0-1f), Ryan McKenna; Dylan Gallagher (1-5), Anthony Coughlin (0-2), Christopher Goan. Subs: Daniel Kelly (0-2) for McNeely, Michael McKenna for Ryan McKenna, Ryan Granaghan for Anthony Coughlin, Phillip McLoone for Christopher Goan, David Finnerty, David McLoone, Raymie Granaghan, Aidan Murray.

While our seniors and reserves have both enjoyed straight wins in their championship group stage outings so far, progression to the knock-out stages is not yet fully assured for the seniors. That makes a positive result this Sunday essential. Once again Ballyshannon enjoy home comforts, and this time the guests are Na Dúnaibh. The senior game throws-in at 3pm and is preceded by the reserve match at 1.30pm. Again we would love to have another big local crowd up at Father Tierney Park to get behind both our teams.

Aodh Ruadh under 13s recorded a good away win in Glenties last Friday, defeating Naomh Conaill 2-10 to 1-6. The victory sees Ballyshannon join Four Masters with full points at the top of the table as early pace-setters after two games. Aodh Ruadh's next outing is another trip, this time away to Dungloe on Wednesday, 26th September.

Under 11 and under 12 training continues on Monday from 6.15pm to 7.15pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruadh. Aodh Ruadh will be hosting an under 11 blitz on Saturday 29th September.

Under 10 training continues on Monday at 6.15pm.

Under 8 training continues on Wednesdays from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Aodh Ruadh minors had a useful run out against Saint Naul's on Monday evening, doing well despite being down a number of players. The team's next game is against Termon in a few weeks time.

An under 14 sevens team travelled to take part in the Kilmacud competition at the weekend. They lost their first game to an excellent Westport side, but wins over Tinahely and Ballinascreen put the Donegal girls in to the Cup competition. They met Adamstown in the knock out stages, but after an evenly fought first half, the Wexford side went on to win well in the end. The players represented the club and county with pride and the parents provided plenty of enthusiastic support. Thanks to Paul Gillespie and Sylvester Maguire for organising what was a memorable outing for the team.

The under 13 girls have continued to attend training in big numbers. The team recently had two challenge matches and a league game. They played Ardara on Sunday evening and Ballintra on Wednesday and put in two super team performances. On Friday evening they played Naomh Columba and were disappointed to lose by a few points after a very committed performance. It was definitely the game of two halves. Aodh Ruadh went in 3-6 to 2-2 at half time, but Glen had a strong breeze in the second half and they used it effectively and ran out winners in the end by four points, 5-16 to 7-6, in what was a very entertaining match. Mollie Travers in nets, and Orlaith Gallagher, Fódhla Sheerin, Annie Keon and Ava Doherty were great in defence. Cameron Gallagher and Lauren Foy worked tirelessly in midfield, and up front Dairín Sweeney and Niamh Irwin had their best games. Megan Kane and Cara Davitt also worked hard. Training continues this week in preparation for an away match with Convoy in a few weeks. As usual thanks to parents / guardians for their support at the games, in providing refreshments and to the ladies who worked in Aras after the matches.

The ladies committee will be inviting potential managers to put their names forward in October to take on teams for the 2019 season. In doing so we hope to ensure managers and mentors will have the necessary qualifications and courses completed before they commence training next year. Management and mentoring is a exciting and rewarding way to get involved in the community so if that appeals to you, why not give it some thought over the next few weeks?

The under 16s travel to the ancestral home of Donegal hurling, Burt, this Thursday to take on the Inishowen lads in the A championship semi-final. It promises to be a tough battle, but hopefully the lads will perform on the night and make the final.

The Aodh Ó Dálaigh under 12 tournament takes place this Sunday. This tournament is in existence since 1982 to remember the late Hugh Daly and acknowledge the contribution he made to the GAA in Aodh Ruadh, Donegal and further afield. The following teams have committed to taking part in this year's competition, Abbeyknockmoy (Galway), Claremorris (Mayo), Saint Eunan's (Donegal), Keady (Armagh), Ballycastle (Antrim) and Aodh Ruadh. The action gets underway at 10.30 am and should make for great viewing.

Lip Sync Battle
The acts are coming together and the rehearsals are starting in earnest. As you can see from some of the trails on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page, it's all sizing up as a night not to be missed. As you know, Aodh Ruadh and Ballyshannon Musical Society are joining forces to stage a Lip Sync Battle in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on Friday 12th October. On the night performers will be doing their best to wow the judges and audience with their moves as they bid to be crowned Lip Sync champions. Anyone still interested in taking part and strutting their stuff can contact Lisa McTernan on 086-2338636. We have nearly completed our line up event sponsors, but we have an opening or to remaining, so contact Catherine McKee on 086-3912941 if you would like to be part of what is sure to be a night of riotous fun and craic. Tickets out soon priced €12 or €10 on concession.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 Jackpot went three ways between Ballyshannon and Donegal Town. Mary McGonigle of Ballyshannon won the stand up game for €150. Winners of €100 houses included Joe Smyth, Jean Murray, Gerry Quigley and Kevin O'Connor. The snowball survived so it rolls onto €275 this week on 44 numbers. Bingo as usual this Friday night at the Abbey Centre, with €2,000 in prizes to be won. Books priced just €10, first game at 9pm.

Last modified: Monday, 17 September 2018 at 11:39pm

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