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Lotto

16 June 2024
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There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €2,700.
Next draw is Sunday in McGinley's Bar at 8.30pm with a jackpot of €2,800
Lotto Rota:
- Bord na nÓg
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Footballers
- Senior Hurlers
- Reserve Footballers
- Ladies
- Camogie
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
Senior Footballers

In the lucky dip cash prizes of €20 went to Helen McGuinness, William Doogan, Finbar Donagher, Mary Travers and Pat Faherty.

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18 June 2024

Football
The next fixtures for our adult men will be on the last weekend of June away against Naomh Conaill. Firm fixture details closer to the time.

Our under 14s played Four Masters in the Southern Regional Board semi-final last weekend. Despite the best efforts of the Ballyshannon lads it proved a one-sided encounter and Donegal town were deserved winners on the night. We have a gallery of pictures from the games live on aodhruadh.org now.

The under 10s played their 15th game of the season on Wednesday evening, entertaining Saint Naul's in a first outing on Father Tierney Park. This Saturday they will travel to our neighbours Naomh Bríd for a four team blitz. Throw-in is at 10.30am and boys are asked to be at the pitch in Ballintra for 10am. Training continues as normal on Tuesday evening at Coláiste Cholmcille from 7pm to 8pm.

Our under 8s travelled to Naomh Bríd on last weekend for a game against our neighbours on Saturday. We fielded three teams and the boys really enjoyed their morning of football. Training as normal on Friday at 7pm, and the team travels to Naomh Mhuire on Saturday morning for their next game.

Buncrana Cup
This Saturday, 22nd June, Donegal play Cavan in Father Tierney Park with an 11.00am throw-in. This is a good standard of under 16 inter-county football and we wish the team and manager Paul O'Loughlin the very best. The usual stewarding help is needed from 9.30am. As there is a lot of club activity expected that morning in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, club car parking will be in the Workhouse area and the school field and not in the enclosure at the changing rooms.

Ladies
Our Division 1 ladies continued their good form with a strong win over Moville on Sunday morning in Father Tierney Park. The homesters scored freely over the course of the first half with Gillian Dufficy in champagne form. She notched the first point of the game, while Cáit Gillespie followed up shortly after with a goal as Aodh Ruadh settled quickly. Further points were added by Andrea Moore and Terri Gallagher. A phenomenal turn-over from the busy Roisin McGloin provided the opportunity for Dufficy to raise a second green flag as Ballyshannon headed to the break with a comfortable cushion. The Ernesiders picked up where they left off in the second half with Dufficy, Gillespie and Gallagher again accounting for the lion's share of the scores. After another impressive 30 minutes the final whistle sounded on a 3-13 to 1-5 win for Ballyshannon. Great displays all over the pitch for the hosts. In the defence Roisin McGloin, Niamh Barrett and Anna Rafferty turned over a lot of ball. Andrea Moore was very impressive in the middle third with Terri Gallagher having a vintage game and Gillian Dufficy simply unmarkable. The Aodh Ruadh team was as follows: Grainne Maguire; Roisin McGloin, Niamh Barrett, Katie McGowan; Lauren Foy, Anna Rafferty, Rebecca McLaughlin; Orla Keon, AnnaLisa Rabbite; Dáirín Sweeny, Cáit Gillespie, Andrea Moore; Gillian Dufficy, Terri Gallagher, Síofra Hughes. Subs: Eva McNamara, Cadhla Dolan. We have pictures from the game live on aodhruadh.org.

The Division 3 ladies came up short against a superior Red Hugh's outfit in Killygordon on Sunday morning. The Aodh Ruadh girls worked hard right through the game, but the hosts made the most of their possession to run out comfortable winners. Ballyshannon had started brightly with Amanda Mahon finishing a well constructed score. Red Hugh's responded with three points, but Aodh Ruadh seized the lead in the 17th minute again when Laoise Foy and Aoife Travers teamed up to release Katie Gallagher to slip a polished finish to the net. The homesters responded strongly with 1-4 over the next six minutes, but the Ernesiders kept themselves in the hunt with an opportunist goal from Caitlin Gallagher. That would have left matters in the balance at the interval, but Killygordon hit another 1-4 before the break to lead 2-8 to 2-1. The sides swapped points at the start of the second half with Laoise Foy hitting a fine effort before Rachel Gillespie flighted over a free. Red Hugh's took charge from there on though, and Aodh Ruadh's sole scoring contribution over the remainder of the half came in the shape of a fine Laoise Foy goal. It finished Red Hugh's 4-15 Aodh Ruadh 3-3. Despite the result Aodh Ruadh had a lot of positives to take from the game with Niamh Hoey pulling off a string of great stops and putting great distance in her restarts. In front of her Shauna Dolan, Kyra McNulty and Niamh McGloin put in a huge shift in an overworked defence. Further out the pitch Megan Murphy, Aodhbha O'Donnell, Laoise Foy, Fiona McGonigle, and Rachel Gillespie never stopped running. The Aodh Ruadh team were Niamh Hoey; Shauna Dolan, Kyra McNulty, Niamh McGloin; Emily McNamee, Megan Murphy, Aodhbha O'Donnell; Fiona McGonigle, Laoise Foy; Aoife Travers, Rachel Gillespie, Amanda Mahon; Caitlin Gallagher, Katie Gallagher, Aoife Bromley. Subs: Ciarde Sheerin, Hannah McGuinness, Cadhla Gillespie, Emma O'Donnell, Caitlin McGuinness.

The under 15s take on Bundoran on Tuesday evening in Father Tierney Park at 7.30pm.

The under 14s had their first league game of the season last Tuesday and left Pearse Memorial Park with a well-deserved 3-4 to 4-6 victory. The Shamettes had a great first half, dominating in all sectors to take a 0-2 to 3-3 to the dressing room at the turn-around. Ardara came storming back with early goal in second half before the Aodh Ruadh girls went back into an 11 point lead. As the game went into last ten minutes Ardara got a couple of late goals to close the gap, but the clock was against them at that stage. It was a great start to league for Faye Gillespie who chalked up an impressive 3-4, Zara Meade with 0-2 and Lexi Roper with a wonder goal. The middle third worked very hard with half backs and half forwards always in support. Erin Gallagher was confident as always under the high ball. The full back line of Sophie O’Malley, Olivia Coyle, and Emer McGarrigle were very efficient in the first half with Ardara getting very little change from this teak tough trio. The squad are on their travels against this week, heading to Fintra to take on Killybegs on Thursday at 7pm.

Under 6 girls training continues this Tuesday from 6pm to 6.45pm at Coláiste Cholmcille.

Hurling
The minor hurlers are scheduled to travel to Inishowen on Thursday to take on Carndonagh. Best of luck to Daithi, Danny and all the panel.

All training slots resume this week for the under 16s after their brief pause for the state exams. Full details are in the WhatsApp groups.

The under 12s were disappointed to have a late cancellation for their game against Burt last Thursday. They have no competitive match this week, but training will continue as normal. Meanwhile, congratulations to our under 12 hurlers, Freddie Knott and Oisín O'Neill on securing the gold and silver, respectively, at the Donegal Community Games Poc Fáda competition at the weekend.

Well done to our under 10s who travelled to the all-county blitz in convoy on Sunday. We were missing a few players with Community Games and Fathers' day, but it was a great morning of hurling for the boys that travelled! Training continues for the team on Sunday at 11.45am.

Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Sunday at 11.45pm.

Plans are afoot for the Juvenile Hurling Committee's annual trip to Croke Park. We will be travelling to watch the Limerick semi-final on Sunday 7th July. Further details and prices to be announced soon.

Sports Days
It is that time of year for all our local schools who are using our facilities for their annual sports days. These are generally finished by lunchtime and it is great to see the effort put in by the teachers and some of our own club members to make these enjoyable events.

Sports for all day in Holy Family National School
John Larkin was in Holy Family National School on Thursday last where he took all the pupils through their paces in an introduction to Hurling session. All the boys and girls had a great day, and enjoyed the chance to play our ancient game. Anyone who would like to join up with any of our hurling teams, please contact John on 086-1076883.

Camogie
Underage camogie continues this Wednesday evening on the top pitch at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome.

USA Tour Groups
It has been a hectic few months for the small group of club volunteers who are running this Programme for Aodh Ruadh with all of the revenue raised going towards the improvement of our facilities for all of our teams, members and supporters. Special thanks to a great group of Transition Year students who have been a big help with the hurling and football demonstrations. Sean, Garreth, Grace, Hannah and Bobby have been a joy to work with and are still giving us a bit of help during their summer holidays.

Support the county team
As Donegal bid to progress in the All-Ireland championships you can help them in their efforts by the Training Fund by playing our 50/50 Draw. Prize is now €8,500. Head along to the Clubspot App to be in with a chance to win.

Ballyshannon Bingo
The Jackpot prize was won by Kathleen McGrory at Ballyshannon Bingo on Tuesday night with Teresa Hannon taking the prize in our stand up game. Mary McGowan took the €100 house prize in our snowball, as our new €1000 euro prize rolls on for another week. The house winners were Helen Brady, Rosemary Roper, Eileen McIntyre and Anne Lowther (Shared), Maria Corr and Mary McGowan (shared), Ingrid Percival, Connie Clancy and Madeleine Gibbons (shared), Shirley Marie Gormley, Shirley Kelly and Mark O'Connor and Bernie Corrigan. The line winners were Mark O'Connor, Antoinette McKinney, Kathleen Fallon, Lesley McNeely and Gerard Kane, Kathleen Keown, Josie Lynch, Mary McCann, Aggy Ryder, David Percival, and Molly Kerrigan. Ellen Maguire shared the €50 double line, however we didn't get the name of who it was shared with! Last week we announced an increase to the prize pot for the summer, with the second half house prizes increasing and as well as the snowball game! Our €1,000 Snowball is in play on 43 numbers and we have €2,850 worth of prizes to play for, including €500 50/50 Jackpot and €330 Lucky Numbers game! So come along and always spread the word for Tuesday night bingo at the Abbey Centre! Doors open 7.45pm for eyes down at 8.30pm, books only €10.


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