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There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,300.
Next draw in Pat's Bar with a Jackpot of €5,400 on Sunday at 8.30pm
Lotto Rota:
- Reserve Footballers
- Bord na nÓg
- Senior Footballers
- Ladies
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Hurlers
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
Juvenile Hurlers.

In the lucky dip €20 went to: Ciara Boyle; Anthony Gallagher, c/o Pearse O'Neill's; Maureen Keenaghan, Coolcholly; Catherine Gethins, Finner; Brian Drummond, Abbeylands; Monica and Pat Quinn, Benildus Avenue.

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18 April 2015
Senior Division 3
Aodh Ruadh impress against Downings
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18 April 2015
Senior Reserve Division 3
Reserves come out on wrong end of goalfest
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11 April 2015
Senior Division 3
Last gasp goal denies Ernesiders
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11 April 2015
Senior Reserve Division 3
Honours even in Newtown after ding-dong battle
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11 April 2013
Ninth annual Hurlathon big success
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10 April 2015
Under 14 football
Good work out against Naomh Bríd for Under 14s
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4 April 2015
Senior Division 3
Crampsey once again proves an unhappy hunting ground
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4 April 2015
Senior Reserve Division 3
Late rally gives Urris the points
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29 March 2015
Minor Hurling League
Aodh Ruadh see off Setanta in season opener
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22 March 2015
Under 16 football
Under 16s tie with Kilcar in season opener
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21 March 2015
Senior Division 3
Aodh Ruadh open season with double scores victory
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21 March 2015
Senior Reserve Division 3
Successful start to reserves league title defence
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21 March 2015
Under 14 football
Under 14s face Grange in challenge
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20 March 2015
Schools camogie and hurling blitz
Father Tierney Park hosts schools camogie and hurling blitz
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17 March 2015
Aodh Ruadh at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade
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16 March 2015
Come Dive With Me launched
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8 March 2015
Under 18 football
Second half surge gives Glen the win
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15 February 2015
Senior challenge
Good work-out for Aodh Ruadh seniors
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25 January 2015
Inter-county hurling challenge
Donegal hurlers ease into 2015 with challenge win over Fermanagh
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23 January 2015
Underage football
Underage indoor football training resumes
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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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Club News

21 April 2015

Skydive rescheduled for this Saturday
As reported in the notes earlier Skydive has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday 25th April. We have some pictures from last Saturdays trip to Longford up on aodhruadh.org to view. If you wish to sponsor any of the Skydivers contact Tom Daly on 0872390410, Conal Gallagher at 0862112812, David McLoone on 0877760172, or any of the Aodh Ruadh Park/Development Committee, or any of the Skydive Team.

Football
Aodh Ruadh wish minor player Philip Patton and the three Aodh Ruadh mentors Mick McGrath, Gary Walsh and Anthony McGrath all the best in the Ulster Minor football League Final when Donegal play Derry in Omagh on Saturday 25th April at 12 noon.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s defeated Four Masters in Donegal Town on a scoreline of 5-9 to 2-12 on Wednesday evening. The next game for the team will be against Naomh Muire at home next Wednesday at 7pm.

Congratulations to Eoin Doherty who was elected under 14 captain by his fellow players at Wednesday training.

A revised schedule for under 10 blitzes has been released. Details are as follows.
Saturday 30th May @ 11.00am: Kilcar (hosts), Killybegs, Aodh Ruadh and Saint Naul's.
Saturday 13th June @ 11.00am: Pettigo (hosts), Aodh Ruadh, Bundoran and Naomh Bríd.
Saturday 27th June @ 11.00am: Naomh Ultan (hosts), Bundoran and Aodh Ruadh.
Saturday 25th July @ 11.00am: Ardara (hosts), Na Rossa, Naomh Muire and Aodh Ruadh.
Saturday 15th August @ 11.00am: Four Masters (hosts), Saint Naul's, Aodh Ruadh and Bundoran.
Finals Day on Saturday 29th August @ 11.00am.

A revised schedule for under 8 blitzes has been released and sees blitzes moved from Fridays to Saturdays. Details are as follows.
Saturday 9th May @ 11.00am: Bundoran (hosts), Aodh Ruadh and Saint Naul's.
Saturday 6th June @ 11.00am: Aodh Ruadh (hosts), Naomh Conaill, Four Masters and Naomh Bríd.
Saturday 20th June @ 11.00am: Four Masters (hosts), Aodh Ruadh and Dungloe.
Saturday 11th July @ 11.00am: Aodh Ruadh (hosts), Bundoran, Naomh Bríd and Four Masters.
Saturday 8th August @ 11.00am: Bundoran (hosts), Killybegs, Naomh Bríd and Aodh Ruadh.
Finals Day on Friday 28th August @ 6.00pm.


21 April 2015

Football
Aodh Ruadh saw off a dogged Downings outfit to climb to third place in the division three table, just two points behind the early pace-setters Milford. Aodh Ruadh remain unbeaten at Father Tierney Park this season. The young guns, Shane McGrath and Nathan Boyle, were among Ballyshannon's best performers on the day Johnny Gethins, Conor Patton and Michael Dolan all put in eye-catching shifts while David Dolan made a welcome return to senior football, helping steady the ship in the closing stages. Man of the match was Diarmaid McInerney who contributed well from open play and showed great polish from placed ball. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

The reserves enjoyed less success against the visitors, coming out on the wrong end of a six goal goalfest, 2-5 to 3-8 the scoreline in favour of Downings. Aodh Ruadh played the first half with the wind at their backs and James Kelly and Michael McNeely shot two goals in that period to help the homesters to a 2-3 to 1-3 half-time lead. However Downings got off to a great start in the second half and despite a third goal from Jamie McDonald Ballyshannon simply couldn't reel the Rosguill peninsula side in. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

This weekend Aodh Ruadh are at home again with Red Hugh's the visitors. The reserve games throws in at 4.30pm, and is followed by the seniors at 6pm.

The under 16s are in action this Wednesday 22nd April at 6.30pm when they travel to Tir Chonaill Park to take on Four Masters.

Under 14 training this week is at 6.15pm on Wednesday. Election of our captain for 2015 will take place at this session. The team's first league fixture is this Saturday when they travel to take on Dungloe. Throw-in time will be 12 noon. As many parents as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. Assemble at the park for 9.30am, departing at 9.45am.

Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.

Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Any new faces who want to join in the craic are more than welcome.

Hurling
Aodh Ruadh made the trip to Garvaghey in Tyrone for their fixture against Louth outfit Saint Fechin's in the Táin League on Sunday last. This game epitomised the phrase, 'a game of two halves.' The tie was very evenly balanced throughout the first half with the Ballyshannon men squandering a lot of chances to capitalise on their 3-4 to 1-4 half time cushion. Saint Fechin's slowly chipped away and with Aodh Ruadh only managing two points in the second half, they relinquished their lead and eventually the game on a score line of 3-6 to 2-11. Aodh Ruadh are back in action next Sunday against Louth's Knockbridge in Garvaghey at 1pm.

On Thursday last the minors faced a strong Saint Eunan's in Father Tierney Park. We've a very small squad this year and again this week we just had the bare 15, but what a performance the lads put in. Saint Eunan's got off to a great start and led 1-2 to no score after about 10 minutes. The lads slowly clawed themselves back into the game and began to get more belief in themselves. They finished the first half strongly and went into the break two points down 1-5 to 0-6 in favour of the Letterkenny men. The lads put in a great second half, putting in huge work-rate and began to dominate the more the game went on. All 15 played their part and the workload was evenly shared and it was encouraging to see some players stepping up and taking responsibility. At the end of a great match between two very committed teams Aodh Ruadh won out 1-13 to 1-8. The lads deserve great credit for winning their opening four games, we haven't had a sub in any of the games and once again the effort the boys are putting in must be admired. They play Strabane this Thursday in Father Tierney Park, throw in 7pm. All support for this hard working team is most welcome.

On the same night the under 14s played Four Masters in Donegal Town. A number of injuries seemed to affect the team and they never got going in the first half and Four Masters were allowed dominate. The second half saw the boys put in a much improved performance, but unfortunately the damage was done in the first 30. Four Masters were convincing winners on a 5-12 to 2-2 score line. The most disappointing aspect to this game was the lack of effort and work rate shown by some of the team, an area that will have to be improved on.

On Sunday the under 14s were in action again this time they travelled to Killygordon to take on Setanta. They got off to a bad start and Setanta had 2-1 on the board before our lads got their first score. Thankfully the work rate and effort was much improved from the previous game and the lads thundered back into the encounter. Tt was a great game between two teams who gave it their all. There was nothing between the teams in the second half and when the final whistle was blown the game was level at 3-3 apiece, a fair result. The lads showed a far better work ethic in this game and hopefully that will continue for the rest of the league campaign. After the game Donegal star Danny Cullen spoke to the lads and gave them some very good words of advice. They face a difficult task this Thursday when they entertain table toppers Saint Eunan's.

We had great numbers of under 8s, under 10s and under 12s at training on Sunday, all worked very hard and are coming along well, hope to see them all again this Sunday at 12 noon.

Ladies
Well done to Sarah Patton and the Donegal ladies who have topped division 2 with victory over Cavan at the weekend and are still undefeated in the league.

The ladies training schedule for the coming week is as follows.
Under 8 (born 2007/2008) Training Mondays 6-7pm in the Mercy Hall.
Under 10 (born 2005/2006) Training Mondays 6-7pm in the Mercy Hall.
Under 12 (born 2003/2004) Training Mondays 6-7pm at the Park.
Under 14 Training Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm.
Under 16, minor and senior training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm.

Skydive rescheduled for this Saturday
For safety reasons the eagerly awaited Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon Come Dive With Me Skydive due to take place last Saturday 18th April did not go ahead. Although Saturday was a fabulous day at ground level the gusty conditions at 10,000 feet were a very different matter and the operators at Abbeyshrule Airport in Longford could not give the go-ahead due to the wind speeds. There was fantastic support for the eleven divers at the airport, more than 30 family and friends had travelled to offer their support and encouragement to the jumpers. The Skydive has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday 25th April when hopefully weather conditions will be more favourable. If you wish to sponsor any of the Skydivers contact Tom Daly on 0872390410, Conal Gallagher at 0862112812, David McLoone on 0877760172, or any of the Aodh Ruadh Park/Development Committee, or any of the Skydive Team. We have a picture of the jumpers down in Longford on aodhruadh.org.


The Skydive team with Tom Daly, Vice-Chairman Aodh Ruadh, at Abbeyshrule Airport last Saturday. Left to right, David McLoone, Aiden Murray, Ciron Whoriskey, Eugene Drummond, Oisín Kerr, Tanya O'Shea, Conal Gallagher, Peter McKenna, Leanne Curran, Chris Kelly, Rossa McCosker and Tom Daly.
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Operation Ballyshannon
April is National Spring Clean month and following on from previous year's success, Operation Ballyshannon will be held on Saturday 25th April in conjunction with the on-going work of the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group. This one-day spring clean blitz will focus in on some problem areas and improve the physical appearance of the town. Everything from painting, power-washing, weeding, strimming, planting flowers and litter collection will be organised on the day. We are asking local builders, painters, carpenters, labourers, sporting and community groups, business people, local schools and the general public to come out and give this one day to your town and instil some civic pride in the community. Work will commence at 10am. Meeting point on Saturday morning at 9.30am will be Ballyshannon Public Service Centre Offices, Abbeyview. Gloves, bags, high visibility jackets, etc. will be supplied. Please bring along your own tools if possible. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Ballyshannon is set in an idyllic setting which looks out over the estuary and has panoramic views of nearby mountains - be proud of the town you live in, this is your chance, your town needs you, so please give it this one day. Taking part will really make a difference, so why not come out for a while on Saturday morning to help in some way with this clean up. We promise you'll enjoy it!

God of Carnage
Ballyshannon Drama Society's production of Yasmina Reza's God Of Carnage will stage its last two shows before the All-Ireland finals on Monday 27th April and Tuesday 28th April. Shows commence 8.30pm nightly and tickets are available priced €12 or €10 on concession. The play is directed by Anne McHugh and features the acting talents of Trisha Keane, Rachel O'Connor, Richard Hurst and Tony Liston.

Dancing in the Rock Hall
Céilí, Old Time, Barn Dance and Set Dancing in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel Ballyshannon Saturday 25th April at 9pm. Music by the Assaroe Céilí Band with the proceeds in aid of Baby Rory's Will To Walk. Set dancing music by Owen Maguire and Catherine Mulligan. Admission is €8 with supper served.

Club kit
We now have official club shorts available to order. They are O'Neill's, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We'll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. 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 also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Michael Feely of Kinlough won the €400 jackpot. The April Big Bingo is this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre with a massive prize fund of €2,700, including the €1,000 jackpot. Books priced at €15 for a full book, or half books for €8, or get the book and a half special for €20. See you there.


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