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24 July 2016
4 5 8 11 14 16
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €5,500.
Next draw is on Monday at 8.30pm in McGinley's with a jackpot of €5,600
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:
Ladies.

In the lucky dip €20 went to: Gallagher, Erne Street; Sean McGee, Creevy; Denis & Gerry Ferguson; Mary Brosnan, Erne Dale Heights; and Maureen Keenaghan.

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23 July 2016
Senior Division 3
Aodh Ruadh return to winning ways
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23 July 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Double scores victory gives reserves derby bragging rights
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23 July 2016
Under 10 football
Aodh Ruadh do Mick Shannon treble
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16 July 2016
Senior hurling
Defeat for Aodh Ruadh, but some improvement
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16 July 2016
Under 16 hurling
Tyrone win fifth Peter O'Keefe Cup
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16 July 2016
Under 12 ladies football
Under 12s crowned county champions
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14 July 2016
Under 18 hurling
Improved minors see off Setanta
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14 July 2016
Under 14 ladies football
Eunan's too sharp in second half
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13 July 2016
Under 10 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh youngsters enjoy challenge at Four Masters
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9 July 2016
Senior Division 3
Winning run comes to an end
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6 July 2016
Under 14 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh girls get good workout against Grange
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5 July 2016
Under 18 ladies football
Minor ladies entertain Mountcharles
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23 June 2016
Under 16 hurling
Winning start for under 16s
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18 June 2016
Senior Division 3
Late Ryan strike leaves Naomh Bríd reeling
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18 June 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Dogged Naomh Bríd see off Aodh Ruadh
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14 June 2016
Under 14 hurling
Sponsors get behind the trip to Féile
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11 June 2016
Under 16/14 football
Gallagher claims O'Neill title
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4 June 2016
Senior Division 3
Ten out of ten for Ballyshannon
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4 June 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Reserves make their point against Naomh Ultan
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31 May 2016
Under 12 ladies football
Four from four for under 12s
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28 May 2016
Senior Division 3
Ballyshannon extend winning run to eight
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28 May 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Reserves on top after tight contest
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22 May 2016
Senior Division 3
Seventh heaven for the Ernesiders
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22 May 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Honours even in reserve clash
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14 May 2016
Intermediate Championship Group B
Perfect start to championship campaign
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14 May 2016
Intermediate Reserve Championship Group B
Aodh Ruadh reserves overwhelmed in opener
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8 May 2016
Aodh Ruadh mark Lá na gClub
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7 May 2016
Senior Division 3
Joy of six for Ernesiders
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7 May 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Drummond stars a Reserves return to winning ways
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30 April 2016
Senior Division 3
Five star Aodh Ruadh extend winning run
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30 April 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Reserves go down fighting in Urris
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24 April 2016
Senior Division 3
Electric Aodh Ruadh go top of table
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17 April 2016
Senior Division 3
Third win on the bounce for Ballyshannon
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17 April 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Honours even in Downings
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9 April 2016
Senior Division 3
Ernesiders continue winning run
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9 April 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Reserves chalk up first victory
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28 March 2016
Senior Division 3
Aodh Ruadh come from behind to clinch victory in Portsalon
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28 March 2016
Senior Reserve Division 3
Battling reserves impress despite defeat
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28 March 2016
Ulster Táin League Division 2B
Letterkenny take the points in Táin opener
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20 March 2016
Under 14 hurling
Aodh Ruadh book trip to Tipp
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17 March 2016
Aodh Ruadh at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade
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13 March 2013
Under 18 football
Minors off to winning start
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12 March 2016
Under 14 ladies football
First challenge of the season for under 14s
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20 February 2016
Aodh Ruadh stage annual awards night
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19 December 2015
Under 21 A Football Championship
Aodh Ruadh exit despite late rally
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14 November 2015
Under 12 football
Kestrels swoop for victory in under 12 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league title
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30 October 2015
Under 10 football
Pumas take top spot in under 10 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league title
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26 October 2015
Under 21 A Football Championship
Aodh Ruadh into u21 county semi-final
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24 October 2015
Senior Division 3
Aodh Ruadh impress in win over Burt
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23 October 2015
Under 8 football
Keenly contested first night of under 10 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league
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18 October 2015
Under 13 ladies football
Brave Aodh Ruadh come up short in final
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17 October 2015
Senior Division 3
Honours even after N15 derby
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17 October 2015
Senior Reserve Division 3
Naomh Bríd have the edge on reserves
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16 October 2015
Under 8 football
Saints clinch first Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league title
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4 October 2015
Under 12 hurling
Abbeyknockmoy take the Aodh Ó Dálaigh back to Galway
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3 October 2015
Intermediate Football Championship
Derby disappointment for Aodh Ruadh
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3 October 2015
Under 13 ladies football
Strong second half sees Aodh Ruadh past Naul's
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2 October 2015
Under 16 football
Frank O'Neill competition comes to a climax
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Club News

26 July 2016

Club Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Aodh Ruadh Club Executive takes place this Thursday at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

Football
Aodh Ruadh returned to winning ways on Saturday as they saw off Naomh Bríd on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-8 in Father Tierney Park. The visitors enjoyed their best periods of play over the first 30 minutes. However they could only add four points in the second half as Aodh Ruadh tightened up and when David McGurrin found the net at the three-quarter mark the writing was on the wall for the Páirc Naomh Bríd outfit. Best for Aodh Ruadh on the night were Colm Kelly who anchored the defence brilliantly, and Conor Patton, Damian Cleary and Pauric Patton who got through an ocean of work in midfield. Up front every single man in the attack gave a great account of themselves. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

The reserves put the horror show at Buncrana behind them on Saturday evening with a double scores victory over neighbours Naomh Bríd. The hosts were dominant throughout, but only managed to hold a slender half-time lead having conceded two sloppy goals to give the visitors hope. The opening points came from Oisin Rooney, Christopher 'Spanny' Goan and Daniel Warnock. Those were soon followed by a David Finnerty goal before Naomh Bríd opened their account. Stephen Walls got them started with a free which they followed up with a bundled goal from McClay after a mix up in the Aodh Ruadh defence to leave the scores at 1-3 to 1-1 mid-way through the half. A Barry Mulligan free followed by another Goan point and one from PJ Gillespie extended the hosts lead to five points before yet another defensive mix up led to an own goal bringing Naomh Bríd back into the game. Mickey McNeely added the final score of the half to leave the score at 1-6 to 2-1 at the break. The second half saw Aodh Ruadh in more uncompromising form and two James Kelly shimmied goals either side of a Darren Gethins major pushed them well out in front. Second half points from Oisin Rooney, Daniel Warnock, Gary Carty and Val Murray saw the Ernesiders easing to victory and able to empty the bench with the final score reading 4-10 to 2-4 in favour of the hosts. We should have an extended match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org over the course of the week.

No senior league fixtures scheduled this weekend with All-Ireland Round 4B qualifier and All-Ireland minor quarter-final games against Cork in Croke Park on Saturday taking centre stage. We wish the very best of luck to Peter Boyle and his senior county colleagues and to our representatives on the minor squad, Nathan Boyle, Shane McGrath and Oisin Rooney, plus Mick McGrath in the back room team as they bid to take another step to All-Ireland honours.

The under 12s entertained Derrygonnelly in Páirc Aoidh Ruadh on Saturday morning and gave a good account of themselves against the Fermanagh opposition. We have pictures from the inter-county clash up on aodhruadh.org. There are two tournaments left for under 12s this season - the Bakery Cup and the Willie Rogers. The Willie Rogers tournament will be on Saturday August 6th with details for the Bakery Cup to follow. There will also be the indoor competition over the winter, but the regular training sessions on Mondays and Fridays have now concluded for the year.

The under 10s had an action packed Saturday with the annual Mick Shannon under 10 tournament being staged in Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruadh. We were pleased to welcome teams from Naomh Bríd and Bundoran and with over 30 players Aodh Ruadh fielded three teams. The senior competition was a very entertaining and hard fought affair with Naomh Bríd reaching the decider with victories over Aodh Ruadh and Bundoran. The host's victory over Bundoran saw them setting up a final rematch with the Ballintra / Laghey men. The final was an enthralling spectacle with both sides giving it absolutely everything before the final whistle saw an Odhran Gillespie point separating the sides and Aodh Ruadh crowned Mick Shannon champions with captain Eoin Doogan hoisting the Mick Shannon trophy. In the junior competition the two Aodh Ruadh teams gained victories over a brave Bundoran side before meeting in the decider. After another clinker of a final the honours were shared when a last gasp score leveled the game and the respective captains, Dara O'Mahoney and Cillian Slevin, jointly lifted the Mick Shannon shield. The presentations also saw Darragh Gallagher of Naomh Bríd picking up the award for player of the senior tournament, while Jack McCadden took that award in the junior section. Many thanks as ever to our parents and guardians who once again put on a great spread of food upstairs in the Aras for all the attendees. Thanks also to our refs on the day and Ken Monaghan who looked after the administration. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Under 10 training continues this Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

The under 8s have a blitz against Bundoran this Thursday at 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Players are to be up for 6.30pm and we ask our parents / guardians to help with the post match catering with sandwiches, buns or similar. Under 8 training continues this Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and is followed by the presentation of results of our second skills test and medals for the category winners. The third and final skills test will take place at the end of September or start of October.

Ladies
The under 12 girls break continues this week, but we will be returning to action after the Bank Holiday weekend. Keep an eye on next week's notes for details. There are plans in train for an under 13 league, with this due to commence at the end of August or beginning of September.

The under 8s and 10s had an enjoyable blitz against Ardara in Father Tierney Park on Monday evening. The under 10s will be out again on Wednesday, 28th July when they have an away fixture. Management will be in touch with details nearer the time. Under 8 and under 10 training has now concluded for the year.

Hurling
Another frustrating result for the senior hurlers as they came up just short against Castleblayney in Father Tierney Park on Saturday afternoon in the Ulster Táín League. The hosts lost out to the Monaghan men by the minimum on a final scoreline of 2-10 to 1-14. The Saturday sees the Ernesiders out again in championship action with the clash against Burt in Father Tierney Park throwing in at 7.30pm.

Congratulations to the Donegal under 21s who retained their All-Ireland C hurling championship crown. Donegal defeated Fermanagh 3-7 to 1-2 in Healy Park last Sunday with Aodh Ruadh hurlers playing their part in the victory. Ciaran Rami started at corner back while Eddie Lynch lined out at corner forward. Matt Ahern and Tommy Gillespie also made appearances from the bench as Donegal kept the Erne men to a solitary second half point. Stephen Connolly was part of the panel too, while Kevin Loughlin was part of the Tir Chonaill management team which oversaw the victory. Donegal will now play Kerry for a chance to play in the under 21 B Championship next year, but will have to travel to the Kingdom for that clash.

The minors played Burt in the Minor B Championship Final in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy last Thursday. As was the pattern all year we were without a number of players on the night, due to a bereavement and injury. That left Aodh Ruadh with a panel of 17 on the night. We were rocked by a Burt goal in the opening minute and it took us about five minutes before we got going and got our first point. By the 10th minute the game was level 1-0 to 0-3. Burt then had a player sent off and as is so often the case the team with 14 men showed the greater determination and desire for the rest of the game. Burt finished the half strongly and led at half time 1-6 to 0-4. The game was played in atrocious weather conditions and the physically stronger Burt lads adapted to these conditions far better than Ballyshannon. Full credit to our young squad, they never gave up, but they never looked like winning as the Burt lads ran out comfortable winners 2-11 to 1-6. That brought the curtain down on a very difficult season for the minors, disappointingly a number of players didn't make themselves available this year and we were operating all year with a very young squad. On a positive note 14 of the 17 who togged out on Thursday evening are underage again next year. Five lads that were on this year's squad began hurling in 2006 at under 8. They are now finished their underage hurling career with the club and it's hoped they'll progress to senior level. They gave great service to underage hurling in the club over the years. The 5 were Pat Haran, Kieran Daly, Oisin Rooney, Brendan Gillespie and Cian Duffy. Thanks as always to our loyal parents who brought the lads to the game and gave great support in terrible weather conditions, it was much appreciated.

The under 12s continued their great start to the season with an emphatic win over neighbours Four Masters. They were missing a number of players due to the Foyle Cup and it was great to see other players coming in and stepping up to the mark. Thanks to the parents who drove the lads to the game. They are up against Setanta this Thursday in the Cross.

The under 16s play Carndonagh at home in the league on Thursday evening.

Training at 12 noon on Sunday for all age groups.

Abbey Centre Bingo
They say lightening doesn't strike twice but we can report that the €400 jackpot went to the same home for the second time in three weeks yet again, this time going to Mary McMahon of the Donegal Road. There was no winner of the summer snowball so it now stands at €400 on 46 numbers or less. Due to the Folk Festival being on in the Abbey Centre, this week's bingo will be held at Coláiste Cholmcille on College Street at the usual time of 9pm on Friday. It will be a normal bingo with a €1,950 prize fund, with books costing just €10 for 11 games. The big bingo for July will be held on our return to the Abbey Centre on August 5th.


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