Welcome to Aodh Ruadh


14th July 2019
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There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €7,200.
Next draw is Monday at 8.30pm in Dicey Reilly's with a jackpot of €7,300
Lotto Rota:
- Reserve Footballers
- Bord na nÓg
- Senior Hurlers
- 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 Betty McIntrye, The Mall; Tom Daly, Abbeylands; Mark Sheerin, The Knather; John Faherty, Portnason; and Aaron O'Shea, Inver.

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What's new

7 July 2019
Under 18 football
Decider proves a bridge to far for Aodh Ruadh
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2 July 2019
Under 16 ladies football
Under 16 girls make it two from two
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25 May 2019
Senior Division 2
Aodh Ruadh see off determined Termon challenge
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6 May 2019
Under 14 hurling
Ballinascreen take Finn Larkin title back to Derry
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3 May 2019
Junior Hurling League
Ernesiders too strong for Letterkenny Gaels
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30 April 2019
Under 14 ladies football
Three on the trot for under 14 girls
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19 April 2019
Senior Division 2
Good Friday for Ballyshannon as they get the better of Naul's
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7 April 2019
Senior Division 2
Aodh Ruadh up and running with convincing win
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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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16 July 2019

The reserves were the only adult football side in action this week. They sustained a reversal in their recent run of good form when Four Masters were comfortable 4-13 to 1-6 winners in Donegal town on Saturday evening. The seniors will take on the same opposition on Saturday in Tir Chonaill Park at 6pm.

The minors are in action on Wednesday evening when they take on Four Masters in the league in Father Tierney Park. Throw in is at 7pm, so come up and get behind the lads.

Congratulations to our under 15s who won the Southern Regional under 15 Óg Sport competition. After a tough tournament in Ardara, Ballyshannon got the better of Naomh Ultan in the final with captain Séimí Campbell lifting the trophy. This is a very testing format so well done the management of Daithi Breen, Stephen Gallagher and Ken Neilan, and the panel of Aaron Neilan, Padraig Daly, Aaron Horan, Ryan Keenaghan, Damian Weber, Jack Gallagher, Robbie Murphy, Danny Breen-Brosnan, Séimí Campbell and Shane Delahunty.

Under 11 training continues on Mondays and Fridays at 7.15pm.

Aodh Ruadh under 10s have a blitz against Naomh Conaill this Saturday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 11am.

The under 8 boys had a home match against Killybegs last Saturday. It was a glorious day with over 30 Aodh Ruadh players taking to the field and every player progressing well. We have a great spread of pictures from the blitz up on aodhruadh.org. Training continues as normal this Friday from 6pm to 7pm.

Congratulations to our own Michael 'Sticky' Ward who has been called up to the Irish Masters Compromise Rules squad. Ireland will take on Australia on Saturday at Denn's pitch in Cavan at 3 pm. Players from 16 counties have been selected to join the 32 man squad.

There is training for seniors, minors and under 16s on Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s have racked up two good wins in the past week. The first came last Tuesday when the team ground out a magnificent victory in Inishowen against Carndonagh. It was a tough, physical game, but Aodh Ruadh were six points up at half-time. The Ernesiders extended the margin out to 16 points across the course of the second half, but the loss of two players to yellow cards in quick succession turned the closing stages into a test of Aodh Ruadh's resolve and they passed it with flying colours. On the night precious little got past the half back line of Tia McFarland, Caitlin McGarrigle and Eilish Gallagher. In midfield Emer O'Brien and Niamh Hughes made a formidable pairing. Up front Danielle Gallagher won a lot of primary possession, but player of the match was Sarah Jane Keon whose scoring and appetite for the battle was a real example to the players around her. On Monday evening the girls were back out again, this time against Termon in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Ballyshannon had things their own way for much of this game with Tia McFarland given little to do between the posts. Full back Grainne Maguire was sound under the high ball, with Lucy McGlynn in fine form at half back. Niamh Hughes had a trojan battle with her Termon midfield opponent, while the half forward line of Chantelle Timoney, Aoibhínn McGarrigle and Emer O'Brien were superb. Once again Sarah Jane Keon lead the line in exemplary fashion as Aodh Ruadh made it four wins from four on a scoreline of 6-15 to 0-6. This Tuesday sees the girls on the road to the Rosguill peninsula where they play Downings at 7pm.

The under 13 girls played the under 11 boys on Monday evening. It was a competitive game and an enjoyable spectacle for the many parents who came up to support the girls and boys, with some households enjoying sibling rivalries. Thanks to Paul Gillespie, Seamus Roper and William Doogan for the game and thanks to the 20 girls who turned up and put in a great shift as the build up continues to the start of the under 13 league in August.

The under 12s had a busy week, starting with a challenge against the Erne Gaels under 14s in Belleek. As expected, it was a tough contest, but our girls measured up to it well. There were good defensive displays from Andrea Moore, Rebecca Downey and Maura O'Sullivan. Ciara Larkin and Orlaith Gallagher worked hard in midfield with Abbie Gallagher and Tara Gallagher also impressing, while up front Áine Neilan was very lively. On Saturday Gaoth Dobhair were the guest in Father Tierney Park for the latest round of league games. The junior game was a cracking contest with Aodh Ruadh racing out into a big first half lead. Nessa Mitchell was on fire, bagging three goals, with Lucy Cleary and Hannah Downey chipping in with points. Ellie Brennan was also going well until she had to exit with an injury. Fulcrum of the display was the excellent Louisa McCosker in midfield. In the second half the Gaeltacht girls put in a massive effort and grabbed the winning point with the last kick of the game. The senior game was a titanic contest. Gaoth Dobhair slightly edged the first half to take a one goal lead in at the break. Aodh Ruadh came storming back over the course of the second half and were a shade unlucky not to win the game outright, but maybe a draw was the fair result given the commitment exhibited by both sides. Jessica O'Mahoney continues to be worth the admission money, giving a lesson in how to read the play. The half back line of Ciara Larkin and Andrea Moore were really something else, with both taking some fine points. Just back from holidays Lauren Foy was simply outstanding, all the skills combined with physique, intelligence and, most importantly work ethic. Orlaith Gallagher replicated those attributes further up the pitch and took some lovely scores. Up front Cádhla Dolan picked off a number of delightful points with Niamh Duffy working her socks off and Áine Neilan putting in her second outstanding attacking display of the week. We have a gallery of images from both of the games up on aodhruadh.org.

The senior hurlers had a good win over Saint Eunan's in the Junior Championship in Father Tierney Park on Saturday night. The final scoreline was Aodh Ruadh 2-26 Saint Eunan's 2-8. As they head into the final round of the round robin stage of the Championship they have six points from three games and sit on top of the table. Training continues on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

The minors season came to an end last Thursday after a fierce battle with Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair in the championship semi-final. With the aid of a strong breeze our young team made a great start against a physically stronger Gaeltacht amalgamation and led 0-9 to 0-1 in the first half. A few scores before half time brought the visitors back into contention and the scene was set for a great second half as the half time score read 0-9 to 0-5. Aodh Ruadh worked hard to keep the lead in the second half, and as the wind grew stronger this game became a real battle. With five minutes to go the scores were level at 0-10 a piece, then the Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair men hit the game's crucial score - a goal - to give them the lead for the first time. They followed that major up with a couple of points. As the game entered injury time the lads kept battling to get back into the game and a goal from the homesters set up a tense finish to the game. However, it was the west Donegal lads who hit the two final points of the game to leave the final score 1-14 to 1-10. Our very young squad, only six of whom are over-age next year, did very well this season, fielding for all games with very small numbers and winning the B league in the process. We have a gallery of pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

The under 16s host Burt in the league in Father Tierney Park this Thursday at 7pm.

The under 12s continued their rich vein of form with a comprehensive win over Four Masters last Thursday in Donegal town. The lads are having a great season and are heading to Buncrana next week.

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon.

Monthly meeting
Due to the reserve and senior teams playing Glenfin on Thursday 25th July, this month's Club Executive Meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th July at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. All committee members are asked to attend.

OsKaRs Show Night
The OsKaRs show night drew a great crowd to the Abbey Centre on Friday to relive one of the club's best ever social events. We have a great spread of pictures from the night up on aodhruadh.org.

Pitch bookings
Father Tierney Park, 7pm. Under 18 football league - Aodh Ruadh v Four Masters
Father Tierney Park, 7pm. Under 16 hurling league - Aodh Ruadh v Burt
Father Tierney Park, 7pm. Under 12 ladies football league - Aodh Ruadh v Saint Eunan's
Father Tierney Park, 8pm. Junior Hurling Challenge - Aodh Ruadh v Glencar / Manorhamilton
Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 11am. Under 10 football blitz - Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Conaill
Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 1.30pm. Under 15 Hibernian Cup hurling tournament - Roscommon, Donegal and Fermanagh
Stewards will be needed to help with logistical arrangements. Please text Tom Daly to confirm your availability.
Father Tierney Park, 6pm. ACFL Reserve Division 2 - Aodh Ruadh v Four Masters
Father Tierney Park, 7.30pm. ACFL Division 2 - Aodh Ruadh v Four Masters

Defibrillator access
The defibrillator has now been mounted on the wall outside Dressing Room 4. The access code for the container is 1650.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Ryan Sharpe of Bundoran. The stand-up game prize of €120 was shared. The summer snowball remains unclaimed so sits on €900 this week. Bingo as usual this Friday night at the Abbey Centre with a €2,600 prize fund, first game at 9pm. Books priced just €10.

Last modified: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 12:24am

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