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Welcome to Aodh Ruadh

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There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €3,200.
Next draw in The Bridgend Bar with a Jackpot of €3,300 on Sunday, at 8.30pm
Lotto Rota:
Week one
- Reserve Footballers
- Bord na nÓg
Week two
- Senior Footballers
- Ladies
Week three
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Hurlers
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
Bord na nÓg.
The lotto team for the Kernan's Spar on Saturday is:
Reserve Footballers.

In the lucky dip €20 went to: Pat McMenamin, Tullyhorky; Tom Gallagher, Cluain Barron; Paddy Cassidy, Erne Dale Heights; and Tommy Gillespie, Wardtown.

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What's new

15 November 2014
Senior Football Division 2/3 relegation promotion play-off
Aodh Ruadh denied promotion
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9 November 2014
Senior Football Division 3
Aodh Ruadh qualify for play-off
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9 November 2014
Senior Reserve Football Division 3
Reserves finish season with a flourish
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25 October 2014
Intermediate Football Championship
End of the line for Aodh Ruadh
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24 October 2014
Intermediate Reserve Football Championship
Reserves crash out of the championship
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17 October 2014
Under 16 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh claim county title
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12 October 2014
Intermediate Football Championship
Aodh Ruadh progress to quarters despite loss
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12 October 2014
Intermediate Reserve Football Championship
Gaels get the better of reserves
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5 October 2014
Intermediate Football Championship
Honours even in Páirc Naomh Bríd
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5 October 2014
Under 14 football
McKenna claims Bakery Cup title
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4 October 2014
Ballyshannon Carnival delights
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4 October 2014
Under 8 football
Under 8s wrap up the season in style
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4 October 2014
Under 16 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh book their place in the county final
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28 September 2014
Under 12 hurling
Easkey make it four-in-a-row at the Aodh Ó Dálaigh
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27 September 2014
Intermediate Football Championship
Downings downed as Aodh Ruadh open championship account
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22 September 2014
Minors All-Ireland final homecoming
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18 September 2014
Aodh Ruadh has the craic at Up For The Match
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15 September 2014
Get your Aodh Ruadh soft shell jacket
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15 September 2014
Family Fundraiser draw made
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13 September 2014
Under 10 football
Aodh Ruadh reclaim the Mick Shannon
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6 September 2014
Senior Football Division 3
Gut-wrenching defeat for Ernesiders
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6 September 2014
Senior Reserve Football Division 3
League crown must wait for another day
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31 August 2014
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Donegal dismantle the Dubs
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31 August 2014
Under 18 football
Aodh Ruadh play their part in historic day for Donegal
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30 August 2014
Senior Football Division 3
Ballyshannon victorious despite ring rust
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30 August 2014
Senior Reserve Football Division 3
Walkover for reserves
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23 August 2014
Cyclothon time!
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12 August 2014
Under 21 football championship
Aodh Ruadh blow a Gael
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3 August 2014
Under 16 football
Under 16s book their place in county semi-finals
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2 August 2014
Farewell Pat Malaniff
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30 July 2014
Under 12 football
Aodh Ruadh fall just short after late rally
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26 July 2014
Under 8 football
Ballyshannon hosts under 8 blitz
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26 July 2014
Under 12 ladies football
Under 12s wrap up season in Killybegs
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20 July 2014
Minors bring the Ulster title back to Ballyshannon
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20 July 2014
Ulster senior football championship
Donegal do the double
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20 July 2014
Ulster minor football championship
Donegal capture Ulster minor title
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19 July 2014
Underage inter-county hurling
Aodh Ruadh host fourth annual Peter O'Keefe inter-county hurling tournament
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18 July 2014
Under 16 football
Aodh Ruadh secure top spot with convincing win
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17 July 2014
Under 12 ladies football
Under 12s perform well in Bundoran blitz
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13 July 2014
Ladies intermediate football championship
Ladies denied by Ardara rearguard action
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12 July 2014
Senior Football Division 3
Aodh Ruadh to the four
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5 July 2014
Senior Football Division 3
Aodh Ruadh take the points in table top clash
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5 July 2014
Senior Reserve Football Division 3
Reserves consolidate top spot with away win
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5 July 2014
Under 12 ladies football
Under 12s travel to Tír Chonaill Park
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29 June 2014
Senior ladies football
Aodh Ruadh host Glenties
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27 June 2014
Senior Football Division 3
Late goal stuns Aodh Ruadh
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27 June 2014
Senior Reserve Football Division 3
Reserves return to winning ways
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22 June 2014
Double joy for Donegal at Clones
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  • 21 June 2014
    Farewell Fionnuala
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    21 June 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Scintillating second half seals it for Ernesiders
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    15 June 2014
    Under 10 hurlers visit Donegal Adventure Centre
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    14 June 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh deliver five star performance to maintain promotion drive
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    14 June 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves sustain second loss of the season
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    13 June 2014
    A summer Friday evening at Aodh Ruadh
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    7 June 2014
    Under 12 football
    Shield honours for under 12s in Enniskillen
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    7 June 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Boyle clinches victory for Aodh Ruadh
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    7 June 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves return to winning ways
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    7 June 2014
    Under 14 ladies football
    Under 12s host Killybegs, Saint Naul's, Four Masters and Bundoran
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    2 June 2014
    Under 12 football
    Under 12s get their season under way
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    25 May 2014
    Ulster Táin Hurling League division 3
    Empathic Táin victory for Aodh Ruadh
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    24 May 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Ballyshannon impress in derby win
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    24 May 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    First defeat of the season for reserves
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    24 May 2014
    Under 14 football
    Aodh Ruadh claim Sean Slevin trophy
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    23 May 2014
    Under 14 ladies football
    Naomh Conaill too strong for under 14s
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    19 May 2014
    The Race For Sam 2014 Leaderboard
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    The Race For Sam 2014 Draw
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    18 May 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh back in the promotion race
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    18 May 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Joy of six for reserves
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    5 May 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Body-blow for Ballyshannon promotion hopes
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    5 May 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Fine finish from Finnerty secures the points
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    5 May 2014
    Under 16 hurling
    Aodh Ruadh reclaim Ryan cup
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    3 May 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Second half collapse sees seniors run come to an end
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  • 3 May 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves maintain 100 percent record
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    26 April 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Home comforts continue for Aodh Ruadh
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    26 April 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves register another big win
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    23 April 2014
    Under 18 football
    Minors host Melvin Gaels for a challenge
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    21 April 2014
    Under 16 football
    Under 16s host Glencar Manor for a challenge
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    19 April 2014
    Duck Race 2014
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    18 April 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Father Tierney fortress remains unbreached
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    18 April 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves deliver six of the best
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    17 April 2014
    Under 18 hurling
    Minors continue promising start
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    12 April 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Ruthless Aodh Ruadh ease past Carn
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    12 April 2014
    Under 12 ladies football
    Under 12 girls open their season
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    12 April 2014
    Under 10/12 football
    Rip-roaring clash between Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Bríd
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    11 April 2014
    Under 8 and under 6 football
    Under 8 and under 6 football training goes outdoors
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    10 April 2014
    Under 18 hurling
    Minors account for Burt
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    5 April 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Seniors whither in face of Naomh Columba barrage
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    5 April 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh give points difference tally another big boost
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    5 April 2013
    Eighth annual Hurlathon big success
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    30 March 2014
    Ulster Club Hurling League
    Hurlers get 2014 going with a win
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    30 March 2014
    Under 18 football
    Patton points the way against Kilcar
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    27 March 2014
    Under 14 hurling
    Aodh Ruadh fall to strong Eunan's outfit
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    26 March 2014
    Under 18 football
    Minors notch win over Bundoran
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    23 March 2014
    Senior Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh get the perfect start to 2014 season
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    23 March 2014
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves open campaign with 12 point victory
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    22 March 2014
    Under 14 football
    Encouraging display from under 14s against Fishermen
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    17 March 2014
    Aodh Ruadh at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade
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    8 March 2014
    Senior take on Erne Gaels challenge
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    2 March 2014
    Under 18 football
    Minors gear up for start of the league
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    1 March 2014
    Big Aodh Ruadh turn out at the Cara Run
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    28 February 2014
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Abbey Centre
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    22 February 2014
    Awards and glitz at the Aodh Ruadh Dinner Dance
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    22 February 2014
    Under 14 / under 16 football
    Daniel Warnock claims revived Frank O'Neill title
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    16 February 2014
    NHL Division 3A
    Donegal get their NHL campaign off to a winning start
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    9 February 2014
    Under 14 / under 16 football
    Frank O'Neill cup tournament gets under way
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    9 February 2014
    Under 10 football
    First under 10 skills competition of the season
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    31 January 2014
    Aodh Ruadh seniors training under Friday night lights
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    24 January 2014
    Under 16 football
    Underage indoor football training resumes
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    18 January 2014
    Some pictures from the launch of a charity CD single by The Old Church Vets Ballyshannon in conjunction with Donegal Vet Clinic and Grange Vet Clinic. All proceeds from the charity single go towards Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind, Donegal Pet Rescue, Animals In Need, Sligo Animal Rescue, and The Donkey Sanctuary.
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    15 January 2014
    Clare's All-Ireland winning manager Davy Fitzgerald returns to Aodh Ruadh
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    29 December 2013
    Annual Colman Kerr charity match raises funds for good causes
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    15 December 2013
    Drink sensibly this Chrismas
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    13 December 2013
    Aodh Ruadh Ladies Flying The Flag, 'Down the County'
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    30 November 2013
    Jim "The Natch" Gallagher - An appreciation
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    30 November 2013
    Under 21 B championship final replay
    Aodh Ruadh claim first under 21 title in 20 years
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    16 November 2013
    Blooming marvelous night at the Alternative Rose of Ballyshannon
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    26 November 2013
    Under 21 B championship final
    80 minutes fails to separate Aodh Ruadh and Burt
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    12 November 2013
    Nomination papers for Aodh Ruadh AGM 2013
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    7-10 November 2013
    Out and about at the Allingham Arts
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    26 October 2013
    Senior challenge
    Aodh Ruadh attend the Eamonn Byrne Memorial match
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    20 October 2013
    Under 16 football
    Under 16s force semi-final play-off
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    19 October 2013
    Under 21 B Championship
    Under 21s book county final place
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    18 October 2013
    Ladies presentation night rocks the Aras
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    13 October 2013
    1,000km Get Out and Walk for Kids challenge
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    12 October 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    McGurrin's top ten sees Aodh Ruadh take derby spoils
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    12 October 2013
    Recreational Football
    Recreational football goes under lights
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    5 October 2011
    Carnival Ballyshannon 2013
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    5 October 2013
    Under 21 football challenge
    Saint Malachy's tackle Erneside under 21s
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    5 October 2013
    Ulster GAA launches coach and volunteer development programme for 2014
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    29 September 2013
    Under 12 hurling
    Clubs come from far and wide to the Aodh Ó Dálaigh
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    29 September 2013
    Minor ladies football league
    Minor ladies come up short against Four Masters
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    28 September 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    Cleary the hero for Aodh Ruadh
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    28 September 2013
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh gold reserves shine through
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    28 September 2013
    Under 10 football
    Aodh Ruadh host under 10 finals day
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    21 September 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    Impressive performance ends relegations worries
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    15 September 2013
    Runners brave tough conditions for Aodh Ruadh 10K/4K
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    8 September 2013
    Intermediate Football Championship
    Aodh Ruadh undone by awful second half
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    7 September 2013
    Aodh Ruadh 10K Run / 4K Walk
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    4 September 2013
    Under 21 B Football Championship
    Comprehensive win sees under 21s progress
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    1 September 2013
    Ladies intermediate football championship
    Aodh Ruadh fall short despite valiant final quarter fight-back
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    31 August 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    Seniors secure valuable away win
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    31 August 2013
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Second half goals see reserves take the points
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    27 August 2013
    Under 21 football championship
    Under 21s claim first win in eight years
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    24 August 2013
    Under 13 football
    Under 13s get league campaign off to a flier
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    24 August 2013
    Under 17 football
    Harley captains Donegal under 17s to noteable win
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    24 August 2013
    Under 16 hurling
    Donegal and Sligo meet in Father Tierney Park
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    24 August 2013
    Success at Cyclothon 2013
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    22 August 2013
    Under 16 hurling
    Ballyshannon suffer semi-final loss
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    21 August 2013
    Under 18 football
    Heart-breaking semi-final loss for minors
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    21 August 2013
    Senior Championship Hurling
    Aodh Ruadh bow out of championship race
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    18 August 2013
    Intermediate Football Championship
    Magnificent performance sees Aodh Ruadh into semis
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    18 August 2013
    Intermediate Reserve Football Championship
    Reserves go down fighting
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    17 August 2013
    Recreational Football
    Football at its very finest
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    11 August 2013
    Ladies intermediate football championship
    Ladies battle hard to earn first leg victory
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    10 August 2013
    Under 8 football
    Under 8s travel to Mountcharles
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    8 August 2013
    Ladies under 14 football
    Good win over Glenfin for under 14s
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    9 August 2013
    Under 12 football
    Derrygonnelly claim the 2013 Willie Rogers title
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    3 August 2013
    Senior Football Challenge
    Aodh Ruadh take on Coolera Strandhill in challenge
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    2 August 2013
    Ladies senior football
    Glencar Manor revisited
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    1 August 2013
    Under 16 Hurling
    Aodh Ruadh defeat Saint Eunan's after game of two halves
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    28 July 2013
    Under 14/12 football
    Conal Sweeny claims 56th Bakery Cup
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    28 July 2013
    Lose some, win some
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    25 July 2013
    Under 16 Hurling
    Under 16s earn win over Carndonagh
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    24 July 2013
    Senior Hurling
    Aodh Ruadh come up short against Ballybofey
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    23 July 2013
    Ladies senior football
    Drumcliffe Rosses Point visit Ballyshannon
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    21 July 2013
    Under 15 Hurling
    Sligo claim O'Keefe cup
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    20 July 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    Gaels pushed all the way by Aodh Ruadh
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    20 July 2013
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Reserves come up short against Fanad
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    12 July 2013
    Under 8 football
    Under 8s take on Erne Gaels
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    10 July 2013
    Under 18 football
    Minors secure first leg win over Saint John's
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    8 July 2013
    Under 18 Hurling
    Aodh Ruadh into minor championship final
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    6 July 2013
    Senior Intermediate Championship
    Honours even in rip-roaring championship encounter
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    6 July 2013
    Senior Intermediate Reserve Championship
    Late Buncrana point salvages a draw
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    6 July 2013
    Under 10 football
    Grange and Aodh Ruadh claim Mick Shannon titles
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    1 July 2013
    Free health screening campaign comes to Father Tierney Park
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    12 June 2013
    Under 18 Hurling
    Aodh Ruadh claim minor league title
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    26 June 2013
    Ladies inter-county under 14 football
    Donegal face New York in the Park
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    25 June 2013
    Ladies senior football
    Ballyshannon take on the challenge of Glencar Manor
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    25 June 2013
    Ladies under 14 football
    New York take on the Ballyshannon girls
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    22 June 2013
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Kelly gets reserves a share of the points
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    22 June 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh clinch crucial league points
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    22 June 2013
    Under 8 football
    Father Tierney hosts Erne Gaels and Naomh Bríd under 8s
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    21 June 2013
    Under 16 football
    Aodh Ruadh see off stiff Glen challenge
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    17 June 2013
    Ladies under 8 and under 10 football
    Four Masters visit for mini-blitz
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    15 June 2013
    Senior Football Division 3
    Aodh Ruadh come up short against Newtown
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    15 June 2013
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Result fails to reflect battling performance
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    14 June 2013
    Ladies senior football
    Ladies defeat Kilcar
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    12 June 2013
    Senior Hurling
    Aodh Ruadh crowned county hurling league champions
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    12 June 2012
    Ladies under 14 football
    Under 14s maintain unbeaten record
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    12 June 2013
    Under 14 / under 12 football
    Teams drawn for Bakery Cup 2013
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    8 June 2013
    Senior Reserve Football Division 3
    Encouraging showing from reserves in Downings
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    8 June 2013
    Under 8 football
    Mountcharles blitz provides useful test for under 10s
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    3 June 2013
    Under 12 football
    Strong second half gives Aodh Ruadh derby spoils
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    Club News

    18 November 2014

    Football
    Aodh Ruadh's bid for promotion to division two was dashed with a defeat 1-9 to 2-7 to Glenfin in Convoy. The better of the sides across the course of the game, this was a very difficult defeat for Aodh Ruadh to take. Aodh Ruadh can be proud of their performance in this game where their battling spirit and determination to play the game the right way did them great credit. It is profoundly disappointing to see this promising group denied promotion in this manner. From one to 15 and right down through the bench they tried their hearts out for the cause. They do not deserve to be playing their football in division three next year, but hopefully they will draw strength from this experience and come back stronger and wiser. Many thanks to Maurice McLaughlin, Shane Ward, Greg Sweeney, Anthony Donagher and everyone who helped with the team across the year and thanks also to everyone who lined out in the senior jersey this year for their efforts. After the great strides made this year hope is strong that 2015 will be the year of the breakthrough. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

    The PJ Roper Memorial under 16 tournament took place on Saturday 15th November with four teams taking part; Aodh Ruadh, Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly, Leitrim champions Fenagh and Dromore from Tyrone. There was great weather for the time of year which was a God-send and made the day all the more enjoyable. In the end Aodh Ruadh had enough hunger and football skill to put the final game beyond a quality Dromore side. As often happens in these tournaments the highlights of the day can come from impact subs. Odhran Kennedy's superb goal on his u-16 debut stand out as the biggest cheer of the day. Another under 16 debutante Mark Gallagher in goals has matured quickly into a great shot stopper who also found his players consistently with quality kick-outs. James Sheerin scoring 1-1 against Derrygonnelly and Paddy McCaffrey's skill and determination in defence left them both in the running for Young Player of the Tournament. Oisín Rooney dominated midfield in every game and Captain Ryan McKenna literally ran himself into the ground with a work-rate that is exemplary for anyone in green and white. Conall Sweeny, Michael McKenna and Gareth Sheerin scored lovely points and contributed well throughout the day while Jason Granaghan and Dan Warnock produced some rock-solid defending to finish out games and ensure Aodh Ruadh ended on top of the pile. There was no big crowd of supporters on the day but it was nonetheless a great way to end the year for the under 16s. We are very grateful to the three teams who travelled to Ballyshannon for the competition, to Greg McGrory and Brian Roper for volunteering their time as referees, to Johnny Gallagher who spent the whole afternoon there making sure that everything ran smoothly, to the Roper family and to Cafe Beag and all the family members who were kind enough to provide sandwiches, buns and refreshments for everyone who came. We have received fantastic support for this team during the year from Annette Granaghan who washed the jerseys all year in Persil and Holy Water. Thanks to all parents who provided transport to the games and contributed to our fund-raising efforts, from Marlboro house, Donegal Adventure Centre, the O'Neill Family, East Port and McMullin Solicitors. The team management would like to sincerely thank the club, the players families and all those who sponsored us for all you have done this year.

    The Bord na nÓg AGM will be held shortly. Anyone interested in getting involved in coaching or committee please contact Shane Ward, Shane Toolan or Tracey Flood.

    Many thanks to those who have been supporting us with the Lucozade Kit Out Project. We are not asking people to start buying Lucozade, but could anyone who does drink it please note the code on the bottle under the wrapper and pass it to Tracey Flood. Codes will be added to our account and we get some free kit. Please pass this on to your friends or anyone you know that drinks Lucozade and ask them to keep codes for the club. The more codes we collect the more gear we can get.

    Hurling
    Well done to Creevy National School who won the Cumann na mBunscoil county final against Tooban National School last Tuesday in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. In a great display the lads captured the title for the first time ever on a 4-7 to 2-0 score line. It was a great display by the whole squad which saw them run out convincing winners against the Inishowen school who are the feeder club for the famed Burt club. The school had a squad of 23 players and all of them got game time in the match. The majority of the squad play hurling with Aodh Ruadh, but there are a number who haven't played with the club yet and we hope to see them start training with in March 2015. The history making squad returned to a great welcome at the school from staff and pupils. Thanks to Principal Aoibhínn Kelly, and teachers Brendan Boyle and Ciaran Slevin for their help and support in preparing the team for this competition.

    Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee's AGM takes place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday 27th November at 8pm. We will be reviewing 2014 and planning ahead for 2015, we invite everyone with an interest in underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh to attend this meeting, don't worry nobody will be forced into taking a 'job'.

    Park/Development Committee
    Father Tierney Park. To coincide with the end of the Club's playing season Father Tierney Park is now closed for maintenance works and to allow various grounds improvements progress safely. All activity at Páirc Aodh Ruaidh must be booked in advance with Peter Conlon as pitch maintenance works are also required at both playing fields there.

    New club facilities
    Over recent weeks significant progress has been made on constructing a 650 yard long Fitness Trail around the perimeter of Páirc Aodh Ruaidh. This was part of the original plan adopted by the club in 2006, but which has moved slowly due to funding shortages. The Fitness Trail will be finished to a high standard and will incorporate a five lane 100 metre sprint section with a run-off area. This project is being advanced in parallel with the provision of a rebound wall for youth hurling, football and handball coaching. So far all of the funding for these important Aodh Ruadh developments has been raised by the Club's Park/Development Committee with the Summer Family fund-raiser being an important contributor. Thanks again to all who helped. A further fund-raiser to assist with completing this work will be announced in next week's club notes. If current progress can be maintained and if club members row-in behind the fund-raising efforts, there is every chance that the Fitness Trail can be brought into use over the Christmas period. Anyone interested in helping with these efforts should contact Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher or David McLoone.

    Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets
    There will be an opportunity to try on youth and adult sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket this Friday 21st November, from 6pm to 7pm. With Christmas coming up they are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are still selling adult jackets and these would make an ideal present for club members returning from foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

    Club AGM
    The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have now been circulated to all adult members whose e-mail details are on the online registration system. For those who did not receive nomination papers, they are also available to print and download from aodhruadh.org. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 28th November. Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of motions passed at midnight, Monday, 17th November.

    Abbey Centre Bingo
    The €400 jackpot was shared by Gerry Quigley, Dunkineely and Sharon Connolly, Kinlough. Bingo this Friday returns to the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books priced at €10 full book, €5 half book. The snowball prize has returned for winter, and stands at €250 on 46 numbers or less.


    13 November 2014

    Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets
    There will be an opportunity to try on youth and adult sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket this Friday (tomorrow) from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. With Christmas coming up they are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are still selling adult jackets and these would make an ideal present for club members returning from foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

    PJ Roper tournament
    This Saturday sees the Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh host the under 16 PJ Roper Tournament with games throwing in at 11am. As usual we have a strong line-up of teams attending. This year we have Leitrim champions Fenagh, Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly, Last year's Roper finalists Dromore and our own Aodh Ruadh side. It promises to be a super day of quality football, so come along for this end of season extravaganza and shout our boys on.


    11 November 2014

    Club AGM
    The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have now been circulated to all adult members whose e-mail details are on the online registration system. For those who did not receive nomination papers, they are also available to print and download from aodhruadh.org. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 28th November. Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of motions passed at midnight, Monday, 17th November.

    Football
    A fine first half performance was enough to see Aodh Ruadh defeat Naomh Bríd 2-13 to 0-9 to conclude their division three season on 26 points. A win for Naomh Columba in the last round league games saw them finish as league champions with 27 points. But a draw between Naomh Colmcille and Milford meant they finished on 25 points and so Aodh Ruadh can now look forward to a promotion / relegation play-off against Glenfin. Aodh Ruadh led by 2-8 to 0-6 at the break with the decisive move coming in the final eight minutes of the half, when they added a second goal against an understrength Naomh Bríd. They started very well and led by 1-5 to 0-1 after 18 minutes. David McGurrin, as usual, was to the fore but the goal was the highlight of the opening quarter, Barry Mulligan taking the ball on the run, turning and blasting to the corner of the Naomh Bríd net on 14 minutes. The second goal from McGurrin on 26 minutes gave Aodh Ruadh a great cushion and despite some good points from David Walsh, the result was more or less decided by the break. The second half saw Kerry Ryan dominate the game from midfield, spraying passes like a veteran while young Philip Patton was showing really well and he finished the game with a personal tally of 0-6. David McGurrin retired at half-time with a shoulder injury, while Niall Harley had replaced James O'Donnell after just five minutes and made a useful contribution. We have a full team list and some pictures from the game up at aodhruadh.org.

    Aodh Ruadh reserves finished their season with a flourish, a 5-10 to 1-9 victory over Naomh Bríd sealing their division three league title. Once again Michael 'Sticky' Ward lead the line well getting on the end of a goal and running up a fine tally of points. Also showing well in the forwards was Jason Gallagher. Gallagher worked like a dog throughout and had a couple of points to his credit, and was unfortunate to have a goal disallowed. Tom Hope was played in at corner forward and got a himself a great goal in the first quarter to set the Ernesiders on their way. The win was built on an excellent display by Niall Thomas in the middle of the field and Ryan Granaghan also contributed well when moved into the engine room. The half back line were immense, Calum 'Cookie' O'Halloran a ball of energy while Ciaran Slevin and Christopher McCabe gave straight and honest effort on the wings. The subs also worked well for Ballyshannon, especially Daniel Kelly came on and hoovered up a lot of ball around the central area. A word too for Jason Granaghan made his debut in senior football off the bench, coming in at corner forward. Well done to Jim Kane, Raymie Granaghan and everyone who helped and lined out for the reserves over the course of the season on bringing some welcome silverware back to the club. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

    The Bord na nÓg AGM will be held shortly. Anyone interested in getting involved in coaching or committee please contact Shane Ward, Shane Toolan or Tracey Flood.

    Many thanks to those who have been supporting us with the Lucozade Kit Out Project. We are not asking people to start buying Lucozade, but could anyone who does drink it please note the code on the bottle under the wrapper and pass it to Tracey Flood. Codes will be added to our account and we get some free kit. Please pass this on to your friends or anyone you know that drinks Lucozade and ask them to keep codes for the club. The more codes we collect the more gear we can get.

    Hurling
    The senior hurlers have their table quiz in Owen Roe's this Thursday, 13th November. Come on out and bring a team with you! The action throws-in at 9.30pm.

    Schools Coaching Initiative
    Anyone in the locality interested in participating in the Aodh Ruadh Schools Coaching Initiative as either a football or hurling coach should contact Tom Daly immediately. Department of Social Protection criteria for community employment schemes must be complied with, including a minimum age of 25 years and at least 12 months on unemployment allowances. Garda Vetting applies and appropriate child protection and coaching training will be provided.

    Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets with pink crest
    With Christmas coming up our navy blue soft shell jackets are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are still selling adult jackets and these would make an ideal present for club members returning from foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

    Allingham Festival
    This Allingham Festival was a great success over the weekend and we have a fine gallery of pictures from some of the events up on aodhruadh.org.

    Abbey Centre Bingo
    The €400 jackpot was shared by two winners. Bingo this Friday returns to the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books priced at €10 full book, €5 half book. The snowball prize has returned for winter, and stands at €225 on 46 numbers or less.


    6 November 2014

    Football
    The final game of the division three league for seniors and reserves takes place this Sunday 9th, November. The reserve game throws in at 1.30pm and is followed by the seniors at 3pm. This is a particularly big game for the seniors as a win is essential to maintain interest in the promotion race, so we hope you get behind the lads with a big showing of Aodh Ruadh support in Father Tierney Park this Sunday.

    Club AGM
    The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have now been circulated to all adult members whose e-mail details are on the online registration system. For those who did not receive nomination papers, they are also available to print and download from aodhruadh.org. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 28th November. Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of motions passed at midnight, Monday, 17th November.

    Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets now available in kids' sizes
    There will be an opportunity to try on youth and adult sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket this Friday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. With Christmas coming up they are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are still selling adult jackets and these would make an ideal present for club members returning from foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.


    4 November 2014

    Football
    The minors lost to Naomh Conaill 0-8 to 1-6 in their championship play-off game last Wednesday in Convoy. It was a very evenly contested match, but Glenties just about got over the line in the end. Aodh Ruadh were down Colm Kelly, Oisín Rooney and Matthew Maguire, but gave a good account of themselves. Calum O'Halloran got the Ernesiders off the mark after nine minutes, before Nathan Boyle sent over a 45 off the deck. Philip Patton added two further points in a first half where Kevin Warnock also pulled off a penalty save to make the half-time score 1-2 to 0-4 in favour of Naomh Conaill. There were further scores from Shane McGrath and Philip Patton in the second half, but Aodh Ruadh just couldn't reel their opponents in. They were also unlucky in the end to see an number of goal chances coming back off the framework. Some of Aodh Ruadh's best performances came in defence with Colm Doyle going well at corner back and Eddie Lynch doing an excellent job on Naomh Conaill danger man Ethan O'Donnell. Also doing well for Ballyshannon were the four substitutes introduced over the course of the game, Jason Granaghan, Conal and Dónal Sweeny and Sean Taylor.

    Hurling
    The senior hurlers have their table quiz in Owen Roe's this Thursday, 13th November. Come on out and bring a team with you! The action throws-in at 9.30pm.

    Park/Development Committee
    The 2013/2014 Community Employment Scheme was completed recently and a new scheme has just commenced. This will provide resources to Aodh Ruadh for the Schools Coaching Initiative, completing the development works at Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh which commenced in 2007, and continuing with the upgrading of Father Tierney Park to meet modern player and spectator requirements.

    Schools Coaching Initiative
    Anyone in the locality interested in participating in the Aodh Ruadh Schools Coaching Initiative as either a football or hurling coach should contact Tom Daly immediately. Department of Social Protection criteria for community employment schemes must be complied with, including a minimum age of 25 years and at least 12 months on unemployment allowances. Garda Vetting applies and appropriate child protection and coaching training will be provided.

    Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets now available in kids' sizes
    With Christmas coming up we have the perfect stocking filler for your football or hurling mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are still selling adult jackets. These would make an ideal present for club members returning for foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. Keep an eye on notes and Aodh Ruadh text for details of fitting sessions. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org.

    Abbey Centre Bingo
    The €800 bingo jackpot was won by Anne Granaghan of Bundoran. Bingo this Friday will be held at Coláiste Cholmcille as the Allingham Arts Festival are holding events at the Abbey Centre. This Friday sees the return of the snowball, starting at €200 on game six. Books priced at €10 for full book, €5 for a half.

    Allingham Festival
    This week the Allingham Festival will be in full swing Take a look at www.allinghamfestival.com to check out the schedule of events and reserve your seats and join in the feast of fun and entertainment. Questions? Ring 0876044099, e-mail allinghamfest@gmail.com, or stop by the Abbey Centre box office from 1-3pm this week for tickets or the latest updates on the 2014 Allingham Festival.


    28 October 2014

    1989 final video
    Kilcar are looking for a copy of the video of the 1989 county final between Aodh Ruadh and Kilcar for an upcoming function. If anyone happens to have a copy could they please contact Tom Daly ASAP on 0872390410.

    Aodh Ruadh jackets for kids and adults
    There will be an opportunity to try on youth and adult sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket this Sunday from 12 noon to 1pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, Father Tierney Park. With Christmas coming up they are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are still selling adult jackets and these would make an ideal present for club members returning from foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org.


    28 October 2014

    Football
    Convoy has often proved a happy hunting ground for Aodh Ruadh teams, but on this bleak windswept October Saturdday it was to prove to be one of those days to forget as Fanad Gaels ran out 0-13 to 0-9 winners in the Intermediate Football Championship quarter-final. Aodh Ruadh contested manfully, despite being down a few starting players and then losing players to injury early in the game, but just couldn't reel back in an aggressive Fanad outfit after they got off to a flying start. Aodh Ruadh were reasonably sound in defence with Anthony Boyle, Damien Cleary and Michael Dolan among the best performers in that sector. Johnny Gethins showed commendable spirit at half forward while up front David McGurrin and the championship debutante Philip Patton both worked hard on limited and difficult ball. Conor Patton also did well on his introduction. Now focus returns to the league where promotion to the second tier is still very much a live proposition. See the full match report and pictures on aodhruadh.org.

    The reserves also exited the championship on Friday night. They came out on the wrong end of a 4-8 to 1-12 scoreline. Aodh Ruadh got off to a bad start before slowly dragging themselves back into the game, but coming up short at the end. Best for the Ballyshannon men was Michael 'Sticky' Ward who was just unstoppable doing everything he could to drag the team back into the game, finishing the night with a massive 1-11. Ryan Granaghan worked very hard throughout the 60 minutes, whilst David Finnerty, Cookie O'Halloran and Ryan Patton also put in very solid performances. All in all it was a disappointing exit from the 2014 Intermediate Reserve Championship, but on reflection there will be much to be positive about this season, having won the Division 3 Reserve league title, and seeing many of the younger lads, particularly the lads coming through from minors, getting a real flavour for senior football and no doubt will be stronger following their experiences this year. The final reserve league game against Naomh Bríd will hopefully be played whenever the intermediate championship concludes. There is a full match report from the game up on aodhruadh.org

    Hurling
    Congratulations to Paul Sheridan on being named on the Nicky Rackard team of the year. Paul was one of only two Donegal hurlers to be recognised on the team, the other representative being MacCumhaill's Justin McGhee. Donegal exited the Nicky Rackard cup at the semi-final stages to Fingal.

    Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets now available in kids' sizes
    With Christmas coming up we have the perfect stocking filler for your football or hurling mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are still selling adult jackets. These would make an ideal present for club members returning for foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. Keep an eye on notes and Aodh Ruadh text for details of fitting sessions. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org.

    Wedding bells
    Congratulations to Emma Gaughan and Aidan McGonigle on their nuptials last Friday and Niall McCready and Marie Doherty who tied the knot last Saturday. You can see some lovely pictures from the McCready wedding up on aodhruadh.org.

    Bingo
    Big Halloween Bingo this Friday night at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Prize fund is €2,700 including the €1,000 jackpot game. Books priced at €15 for full book, €8 for a half, or play your book and a half for just €20! Winner of last week's €400 jackpot was Catherina Keown, Garrison.


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