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Welcome to Aodh Ruadh

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There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,100.
Next draw in McGinley's with a Jackpot of €4,200 on Sunday, 1st February 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: Maureen Keenaghan, Coolcholly; Odhran and Ultan Hoey; Mary Patton, Creevy; Joey, Ben and Ryan Daly, The Knather; and Gerry Quigley, Dunkineely.

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What's new

25 January 2015
Inter-county hurling challenge
Donegal hurlers ease into 2015 with challenge win over Fermanagh
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22 January 2015
Teanga Thursday
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28 December 2014
Annual Colman Kerr charity match raises funds for good causes
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28 December 2014
Homecoming quiz 2014
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7 December 2014
Under 21 championship
Aodh Ruadh exit under 21 championship
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6 December 2014
Underage hurling
Sambo McNaughton guest of honour at Juvenile Hurling Awards Presentation Night
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23 October 2014
Tom Cullen passes to his reward
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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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Club News

27 January 2015

Club Meeting
The first club executive meeting of the year takes place this Thursday, 29th January at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All members of the club executive are asked to attend.

Registration 2015
Club membership for 2015 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Registration sessions will be organised for teams over the coming weeks and it is essential all players are signed up club members. We will also be having a number of open registration sessions throughout February and March to facilitate members in the wider community.

Football
Under 16 training continues in the Mercy Hall on Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm and on Friday from 8pm to 9pm.

Indoor training continued last Friday for under 6s, 8s, 10s and 12s with big groups in both the Mercy and New Halls at Colaiste Cholmcille. We got brilliant numbers the first night back and you can see pictures from the action up on aodhruadh.org. New-comers are still very much welcome. Indoor training continues this Friday 30th January. The 2015 Under 6s [Born 2009-2011] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2007-2008] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2015 under 10s [Born 2005-2006] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2015 under 12s [Born 2003-2004] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

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
Donegal took on Fermanagh in a challenge in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday afternoon. Aodh Ruadh's Paul Sheridan and Eddie Lynch started with Ciaran Kilgannon and Jack Matthews coming on from the bench. We have a report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

Underage hurling resumes on Sunday 1st March, this year again we are hoping to field 6 underage teams. There is a lot of work involved in that and we are looking for some help. No experience necessary, all help no matter how little will be appreciated. We really need help at U 14 level, if we can't get some more people willing to help out with teams we may not be able to field at some age groups. Anyone willing to get involved in underage hurling is asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Coaching workshops and courses
Below are coaching workshops and courses in January and February. If you would like to attend any of these please e-mail Emma Gaughan on secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie or text 0863039610.

Fitness Testing
Venue: Buncrana
Date: Monday, 2 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Kevin McGuigan

Season Planning
Venue: Glenswilly
Date: Monday, 16 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Roger Keenan

Hurling Goalie Session
Venue: MacCumhaill Park
Date: Monday, 23 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Tom Hennessy

Football Goalie Session
Venue: Ardara
Date: Monday, 2 March @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Pat Shovlin

Coaching Courses
Foundation Award for football
Inishowen - Urris
Friday/Saturday, 30-31st January

Foundation Award for football
South Saint Naul's
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for football
South West - Ardara
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for hurling
All-county - MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 13-14th March

Award 1 for football
All-county - Glenswilly
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th March

Award 1 for hurling
All-county - MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th March

Ulster Coaching Conference
Saturday, 21st February. 9.00am Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.

National Go Games Activity Day
Sat/Sun 17-18th August, Croke Park.

Date for your diary
The Aodh Ruadh dinner dance will take place on Saturday 28th February in Dorrian's Hotel.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Margaret McCaffrey won the Bingo Jackpot of €400. This Friday is the January big bingo, with a €3,100 prize fund including the €1,000 jackpot at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. There was no winner of the winter snowball, which now stands at €500 on 50 numbers or less. Books priced at €15 for a full books, €8 for a half book, or get a book and a half for €20. See you there!

Teanga Thursday
Ballyshannon's first Teanga Thursday took place last Thursday in Dicey Reilly's. A Ciorcal Comhrá was held for members of the public to meet up and practice their Irish in a social atmosphere and meet other Irish speakers. All are welcome to this conversational group which is suitable for adults of all levels. No matter what level of Irish you have you are more than welcome to come along and speak the cupla focail. This is an informal gathering for people of all ages and cultures who all share a common interest in speaking Irish more frequently and with greater confidence and ease. You can see some pictures from the first Teanga Thursday gathering up on aodhruadh.org


20 January 2015

Club Meeting
The first club executive meeting of the year takes place this Thursday, 22nd January at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All members of the club executive are asked to attend.

Football
Under 16 training takes place in the Mercy Hall on Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm and on Friday from 8pm to 9pm.

Indoor training resumes this Friday 23rd January. The 2015 Under 6s [Born 2009-2011] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2007-2008] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2015 under 10s [Born 2005-2006] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2015 under 12s [Born 2003-2004] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

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.

Return national draw ticket receipts
Members selling tickets for the National Club draw are asked to return them to Diarmaid Keon or Emma Gaughan before this coming Wednesday, 21st January. The national draw offers a range of 15 super prizes including trips away with the 2015 All-Stars, a trip to New York, a travel voucher worth €1,500, shopping vouchers worth €1,000 and numerous luxury All-Ireland final packages. In addition each ticket will gain entry to the Donegal prize draw and the Aodh Ruadh prize draw giving you even more chances to win. The Donegal prizes are a €1,000 top prize with two €500 prizes and five €100 prizes on offer. Aodh Ruadh prizes are a top prize of €100 with two €50 prizes and five €20 prizes up for grabs. Donegal prizes are confined to the county with Aodh Ruadh prizes confined to tickets sold by club members. All ticket revenue sold by club members will be retained by Aodh Ruadh.

Donegal v Fermanagh
Thanks are due to all those who worked hard over the past few days to prepare Father Tierney Park for Sunday's Bank of Ireland McKenna cup game between Donegal and Fermanagh at such short notice. Once again our volunteers did Aodh Ruadh proud. We have some shots from the afternoon's action up in the Image Gallery on aodhruadh.org.

Coaching workshops and courses
A schedule for coaching workshops and courses in January and February has been released by Donegal GAA. These are listed below. If you would like to attend any of these please e-mail Emma Gaughan on secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie or text 0863039610.

GAA Activate Warm Up
Venue: Glenswilly
Date: Monday, 26 January @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Tony Scullion

Fitness Testing
Venue: Buncrana
Date: Monday, 02 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Kevin McGuigan

Season Planning
Venue: Glenswilly
Date: Monday, 16 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Roger Keenan

Hurling Goalie Session
Venue: MacCumhaill Park
Date: Monday, 23 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Tom Hennessy

Football Goalie Session
Venue: Ardara
Date: Monday, 2 March @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Pat Shovlin

Coaching Courses
Foundation Award for football
Inishowen - Urris
Friday/Saturday, 30-31st January

Foundation Award for football
North/West - Saint Michael's
Friday/Saturday, 30-31st January

Foundation Award for football
South Saint Naul's
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for football
East - Convoy
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for football
South West - Ardara
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for hurling
All-county - MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 13-14th March

Award 1 for football
All-county - Glenswilly
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th March

Award 1 for hurling
All-county - MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th March

Ulster Coaching Conference
Saturday, 21st February. 9.00am Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.

National Go Games Activity Day
Sat/Sun 17-18th August, Croke Park.

Garda Vetting
New forms have been issued for Garda Vetting. These can be obtained in the Administration > Forms section of aodhruadh.org. These forms must be used by all undergoing vetting going forward as old forms in circulation are no longer accepted.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Teresa Ward won the Bingo Jackpot of €400. There was no winner of the winter snowball, which now stands at €475 on 50 numbers or less. Bingo continues this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10/€5 for full/half books. See you there!

IT issues
We are finally back on full power now. However, we have had to revert to an mailing list from May 2014, so if you notice you aren't getting notes any more, drop a line to info@aodhruadh.org and we'll get you resubscribed.


16 January 2015

Donegal v Fermanagh
The Park / Development Committee Officers have been working hard for over the past few days to ensure all necessary arrangements are in place for this Sunday's Bank of Ireland McKenna cup Section B meeting of Donegal and Fermanagh. Thanks to our workforce at the Park who halted current construction works to get everything ready at short notice in terrible weather conditions. With a sizeable attendance anticipated, a full turn-out of Aodh Ruadh stewards and half-time draw sellers is required. The throw-in is at 2pm and all helpers must be at the grounds two hours beforehand, that is no later than 12 noon. Bibs will be distributed and must be worn at all times.

Ladies
The Ladies AGM takes place this Friday 16th January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 7.30pm. All committee members, and indeed all those with an interest in ladies football, are warmly invited to attend as we reflect on the year past and plan for 2015.

Football
The senior players meeting which will take place this Sunday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh has been rescheduled from 3pm to 5pm due to the Dr McKenna cup game between Donegal and Fermanagh.

Garda Vetting
New forms have been issued for Garda Vetting. These can be obtained in the Administration > Forms section of aodhruadh.org. These forms must be used by all undergoing vetting going forward as old forms in circulation are no longer accepted.

Coaching workshops and courses
A schedule for coaching workshops and courses in January and February has been released by Donegal GAA. These are listed below. If you would like to attend any of these please e-mail Emma Gaughan on secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie or text 0863039610.

Coaching Workshops
Review of 2014
Venue: Glenswilly
Date: Monday, 19 January @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Tony Scullion

GAA Activate Warm Up
Venue: Glenswilly
Date: Monday, 26 January @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Tony Scullion

Fitness Testing
Venue: Buncrana
Date: Monday, 02 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Kevin McGuigan

Season Planning
Venue: Glenswilly
Date: Monday, 16 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Roger Keenan

Hurling Goalie Session
Venue: MacCumhaill Park
Date: Monday, 23 February @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Tom Hennessy

Football Goalie Session
Venue: Ardara
Date: Monday, 2 March @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Pat Shovlin

Coaching Courses
Foundation Award for football
Inishowen - Urris
Friday/Saturday, 30-31st January

Foundation Award for football
North/West - Saint Michael's
Friday/Saturday, 30-31st January

Foundation Award for football
South Saint Naul's
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for football
East - Convoy
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for football
South West - Ardara
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th February

Foundation Award for hurling
All-county - MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 13-14th March

Award 1 for football
All-county - Glenswilly
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th March

Award 1 for hurling
All-county - MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Friday/Saturday, 6-7th March

Ulster Coaching Conference
Saturday, 21st February. 9.00am Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.

National Go Games Activity Day
Sat/Sun 17-18th August, Croke Park.


15 January 2015

Ladies
The Ladies AGM takes place this Friday 16th January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 7.30pm. All committee members, and indeed all those with an interest in ladies football, are warmly invited to attend as we reflect on the year past and plan for 2015.

Football
There will be a senior players meeting with management on Sunday 18th January at 3pm, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, to discuss plans for the upcoming season. All players who played any senior football in 2014 are asked to attend. Any other players with an interest in playing senior football this year are also welcome to attend.

Indoor training resumes on Friday 23rd January. The 2015 Under 6s [Born 2009-2011] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2007-2008] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2015 under 10s [Born 2005-2006] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2015 under 12s [Born 2003-2004] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

One ticket, three draws
Aodh Ruadh members are out and about now selling tickets for the National GAA draw which takes place on Friday 27th February. The national draw offers a range of 15 super prizes including trips away with the 2015 All-Stars, a trip to New York, a travel voucher worth €1,500, shopping vouchers worth €1,000 and numerous luxury All-Ireland final packages. In addition each ticket will gain entry to the Donegal prize draw and the Aodh Ruadh prize draw giving you even more chances to win. The Donegal prizes are a €1,000 top prize with two €500 prizes and five €100 prizes on offer. Aodh Ruadh prizes are a top prize of €100 with two €50 prizes and five €20 prizes up for grabs. Donegal prizes are confined to the county with Aodh Ruadh prizes confined to tickets sold by club members. All ticket revenue sold by club members will be retained by Aodh Ruadh.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Eileen Maguire of Donegal won the Bingo Jackpot of €400. There was no winner of the winter snowball, which now stands at €450 on 50 numbers or less. Bingo continues this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10/€5 for full/half books. See you there!

IT issues
We continue to experience IT issues here in the Aodh Ruadh PR centre, but we hope to be back on full power by next week. As a result subscribers to the club notes since May 2014 have been lost. If you notice you are no longer receiving mails, please notify us and you will be resubscribed. In addition we have some great images from the Kickabout for Colman and the Homecoming Quiz which we are currently unable to process. We will get these up just as soon as we have the tech back on an even keel. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience.


5 January 2015

Football
There will be a senior players meeting with management on Sunday 18th January at 3pm, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, to discuss plans for the upcoming season. All players who played any senior football in 2014 are asked to attend. Any other players with an interest in playing senior football this year are also welcome to attend.

There will be a meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Friday 9th January at 7pm for everybody interested in under 16 football in 2015.

Indoor training resumes on Friday 23rd January. The 2015 Under 6s [Born 2009-2011] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2007-2008] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2015 under 10s [Born 2005-2006] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2015 under 12s [Born 2003-2004] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

One ticket, three draws
Aodh Ruadh members are out and about now selling tickets for the National GAA draw which takes place on Friday 27th February. The national draw offers a range of 15 super prizes including trips away with the 2015 All-Stars, a trip to New York, a travel voucher worth €1,500, shopping vouchers worth €1,000 and numerous luxury All-Ireland final packages. In addition each ticket will gain entry to the Donegal prize draw and the Aodh Ruadh prize draw giving you even more chances to win. The Donegal prizes are a €1,000 top prize with two €500 prizes and five €100 prizes on offer. Aodh Ruadh prizes are a top prize of €100 with two €50 prizes and five €20 prizes up for grabs. Donegal prizes are confined to the county with Aodh Ruadh prizes confined to tickets sold by club members. All ticket revenue sold by club members will be retained by Aodh Ruadh.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Well done to Philomena Maguire of Garrison on winning the first Bingo Jackpot of 2015 for €400. There was no winner of the winter snowball, which now stands at €425 on 50 numbers or less. Bingo continues this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10/€5 for full/half books. See you there!

IT issues
Unfortunately we are experiencing some fairly heavy duty IT issues here in the Aodh Ruadh PR centre in the past couple of weeks. As a result subscribers to the club notes since May 2014 have been lost. If you notice you are no longer receiving mails, please notify us and you will be resubscribed. In addition we have some great images from the Kickabout for Colman and the Homecoming Quiz which we are currently unable to process. We will get these up just as soon as we have the tech back on an even keel. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience.

Happy New Year
Aodh Ruadh wishes all associated with the club and everyone in the wider Ballyshannon community a happy and prosperous New Year.


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