Welcome to Aodh Ruadh
|15 May 2022|
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €5,900.
Next draw is Monday at 8.30pm in McGinley's Bar with a jackpot of €6,000
- Bord na nÓg
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Footballers
- Senior Hurlers
- Reserve Footballers
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
In the lucky dip cash prizes of €25 went to Andrew Brennan, Peadar Finnegan and James Donagher.
15 October 2021
Senior Football Championship
St Michael's prove a bridge too far
11 October 2021
Senior Reserve Football Championship
Ardara deny reserves at the death
19 September 2021
Senior Football Championship
Polished Aodh Ruadh have too much for Four Masters
28 August 2021
Senior Division 2
Ernesiders sign off on Division 2 in style
27 June 2021
ACFL Division 2
Workmanlike Aodh Ruadh see off Convoy
20 June 2021
ACFL Division 2
Cool, calm, controlled Aodh Ruadh make it two on the bounce
29 November 2020
Chairman's Address to the 2020 Club AGM
29 November 2020
Secretary's Address to the 2020 Club AGM
26 September 2020
Intermediate Football Championship Final
The famine is over as classy Aodh Ruadh claim IFC title with finishing flourish
17 September 2020
Under 14 hurling championship final
12-year-old Corey a scoring star for well balanced Aodh Ruadh side
5 September 2020
Intermediate Football Championship
Sprint finish takes Aodh Ruadh into last four
30 August 2020
Junior Hurling Championship
Aodh Ruadh book semi spot in style
16 August 2020
Intermediate Football Championship
Late Cloich Cheann Fhaola surge sinks Aodh Ruadh
16 August 2020
Ladies Intermediate Football Championship
Ladies denied at the death by Fanad smash and grab
15 August 2020
Under 14 ladies Division 1 Shield Final
Extra-time heart break for brave under 14 ladies
1 August 2020
Intermediate Football Championship
Aodh Ruadh off to a winning start
19 July 2020
Intermediate ladies football championship
Ladies come up short against Naul's in championship opener
19 July 2020
Junior Hurling Championship
Revenge for Carn in Father Tierney Park
8 June 2020
Covid-19: Safe return for Gaelic Games
17 May 2022
Aodh Ruadh sank to a gutting one-point defeat against Saint Eunan's in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday afternoon. The game finished 0-8 to 1-6 in favour of Rory Kavanagh's side, but if the game had finished level it would perhaps have been a fairer reflection of the play. In the end it was a smash and grab goal by Ronan McGeehan at the start of the second half which ultimately proved decisive. The game was played in sultry, sapping conditions with Aodh Ruadh lying deep and looking to hit on the counter. It was a strategy which bore fruit in the first half with points from Matt Gillespie, Nathan Boyle (0-2) and Diarmaid McInerney sending the hosts in leading at the break by 0-4 to 0-3. The new half was only seconds old when Ronan McGeehan had netted to thrust his team into the lead, but Ballyshannon reacted well to that sucker punch. First Darren Drummond lofted over a wonderful point, then Nathan Boyle, at his imperious best, smashed over points in the 32nd and 37th minute to put his side back into the lead once again. Darragh Ellison levelled matters shortly after, but a mark converted by Donagh McIntyre still left the impetus with John McNulty's men with 20 minutes left to play. However, St Eunan's hit the next two scores, the second from Conor Clarke on 45 minutes, to edge in front once again. The last quarter saw Aodh Ruadh desperately trying to engineer a winning score, but the crossfield breeze carried a few decent shots from Nathan Boyle across the face of goal. The last chance fell to Diarmaid McInerney, but he couldn't land his difficult free kick and the visitors claimed a hard won two points. A tough defeat for Aodh Ruadh on a day where the bit of luck favoured their opponents. Nathan Boyle was absolutely outstanding, while Eddie Lynch was also excellent throughout. David Dolan, Matt Gillespie and Darren Drummond all put in heavy shifts too. The Aodh Ruadh team and scorers were as follows: Peter Boyle; Mark McGlynn, Conor Patton, Eddie Lynch; Michael McKenna, Colm Kelly, Kyle Murray; Eamon McGrath, Nathan Boyle (0-4, 1f); Diarmaid McInerney (0-1f), David Dolan, Matt Gillespie (0-1); Shane McGrath, Darren Drummond (0-1), Niall Murray. Subs: Donagh McIntyre (0-1m) for Eamonn McGrath (inj) 12 minutes; Cian Rooney for Matt Gillespie 45 minutes; Callum O'Halloran for Darren Drummond 57 minutes. We have a gallery of pictures from the clash live now on aodhruadh.org.
In Sunday afternoon's curtain raiser Aodh Ruadh were also left wondering how they let it slip as Saint Eunan's grabbed a 1-7 to 1-5 win. The Ernesiders were on fire in a stylish opening quarter where they hit 1-2, Dylan Gallagher with the goal, while holding the Letterkenny men scoreless. The referee then called a waterbreak and this seemed to stem Aodh Ruadh's momentum. Saint Eunan's got a major boost with a goal not long after the resumption which looked like it was a square ball. Mitchell McLaughlin answered that well with a lovely score, but come the interval the sides were deadlocked at 1-3 apiece. With the heat making for exhausting conditions, scores were hard bought and when Cathal Kelly fired Aodh Ruadh into a 1-5 to 1-4 lead with ten minutes left to play it looked like the homesters might push on for the win. Saint Eunan's hit the next three scores however and edged out into a two-point lead. Aodh Ruadh did have a couple of well-worked goal chances late on which would have salvaged the result, but in the end the luck went the way of the Letterkenny lads and they held on for the win. Despite the defeat, it was still an impressive performance from the Ernesiders in many respects with Daire Gallagher, Mitchell McLaughlin, Darragh Dolan really looking the part. The Aodh Ruadh team and scorers were as follows: Aaron Cullen; Conor Foy, Ryan Keenaghan, Daire Gallagher, Spanny Goan, Ciaran Slevin, Mitchell McLaughlin (0-1); Colm McGloin, Odhran McGarrigle (0-1); Cathal Kelly (0-1) Marty McGarrigle, Darragh Dolan; Damian Weber, Dylan Gallagher (1-2), Harry Howarth. There is a great range of shots from the game live on aodhruadh.org.
This coming Sunday our adult footballers are on the road to Dunfanaghey to take on Saint Michael's. The reserve game goes off at 1.30pm, followed by the seniors at 3pm.
Well done to the Donegal minors who defeated Monaghan in Clones in Qualifiers Round 3 on Saturday afternoon to qualify for an Ulster Championship semi-final date with Tyrone. Donegal tore Monaghan asunder in the first half, and, while the Oriel lads came back into matters as the game wore on, Donegal still ran out comfortable 3-12 to 3-7 winners. Eoghan Kelly played a starring role in a roving commission around the middle third. We wish Eoghan, Shane Delahunty and the rest of the squad the best of luck in the Ulster semi-final this Saturday against Tyrone in Derry's Celtic Park at 7pm.
The under 15s put in a very strong display against Killybegs in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday evening to take the points with a 2-12 to 2-8 victory. Aodh Ruadh were dominant in the first half and steadily built up a commanding lead, going in at the break sitting on a 0-6 to 0-2 cushion. Sean O'Neill at corner back, Ted O'Donnell at centre back and Joe Gibbions at wing back were all having outstanding games as Killybegs struggled to create any attacking momentum. Second half goals from Killian McPhelim and Garvey Meade put the Ballyshannon lads in the comfort zone early in the second half. The visitors battled hard though, and came back into the tie in the closing quarter. The deficit proved too much to claw back however, and Aodh Ruadh held on for the win. Eoin Cassidy put in a serious performance in midfield right through the game, while Oran Gillespie also excelled in his roving commission.
On Monday the squad made the trip to Dungloe and came away with a second successive win. The Ballyshannon lads had the benefit of the hill in first half and used it to good advantage with goals from Killian McPhelim and Barry Campbell helping them to a 2-7 to 0-6 half-time lead. In the second-half Aodh Ruadh continued to enjoy the better of the play and Sean O'Neill raised another green flag to see the final scoreline reading Aodh Ruadh 3-12 Dungloe 0-10. Once again Corey Sheridan was outstanding between the sticks, further out the pitch Joe Gibbions and Eoin Gallagher gave their absolute all to the cause in what was an excellent team performance.
The team are on the road again once more this Wednesday with Glenties the destination. Throw-in is at 7pm with all players to be at the Naomh Conaill pitch for 6.15pm.
The under 13 boys made the short trip down the road to play Naomh Bríd on Sunday morning. All players got plenty of game time and there were some really good performances in a tightly contested match. The sides were level with 20 minutes to play, but the boys put in a strong final shift to win out 4-16 to 5-9. Shaun McGarrigle filled in as goalkeeper and was very assured under the high ball and distributed well. Aaron McLoone was rock solid at the back and won a huge amount of ball. The half back line of Eoghan McCadden, Antoin Duffy and Markko Branley were in great form, Duffy making some great carries up the middle and setting up a number of scores and was on the score sheet himself. Eoghan Blake put in a great shift in midfield alongside Darragh McCready. Playing in the half forward line Eoghan McNulty had a great game playing the entire match alongside Manus Conlon. All subs who came on also saw plenty of the ball and it was great to see the improvements the boys are making. A big occasion is coming up this Saturday as the boys travel to the Connacht Centre of Excellence to play for the first time in the new Dome, a great day is in store for all with Castlebar Mitchel's providing the opposition. Details of training and the trip will be communicated on the parents' WhatsApp group.
Our under 11 White squad travelled to Dunkineely on Wednesday evening to take on Naomh Ultan. Both teams performed really well and are showing improvement week on week. Our Green squad played Naomh Columba on Saturday morning in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh in superb conditions. Both teams turned in great performances and management was delighted with their 100 percent commitment and effort. Both squads train on Monday from 6pm to 7pm. On Wednesday the Green squad train from 6pm to 7pm, and the White squad take on Naomh Conaill at 7.15pm, and players should be up at the park for 6.45pm. On Saturday both squads will play an internal game between 12 noon and 1pm.
Our under 9s travelled to Bundoran on Wednesday evening where 30 boys played in what were three very competitive games against our neighbours. Next up is a home fixture against Ardara on Saturday at 11am. Training as normal on Friday evening at Coláiste Colmcille from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
It was a quiet week of on-field activity, with our under 13s the only team in action. On Thursday evening Aodh Ruadh took on Setanta in the Donegal league in Páirc Aodh Ruadh. Conditions were poor, but the homesters played well, and certainly had the better of the opening exchanges. Both teams were evenly matched and every hook, block and catch mattered. At half-time Aodh Ruadh had a narrow lead with just a goal between the sides. The second half saw Setanta come back into the game, but the Erneside defence held strong, and we were able to keep the score board ticking over, running out winners on a scoreline of 4-6 to 1-4. This Thursday the under 13s play Buncrana at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. Throw-in is at 7pm. The squad are also hoping to play their refixed game at home against Saint Eunans on Sunday, with details to be confirmed.
Training continues every Sunday morning for our younger age groups, that's the under 5s, under 7s under 9s and Under 11s. Anyone looking to join up and take part is more than welcome. Contact John Larkin on 086-1076883 for more information.
Aodh Ruadh came through a stern test at Mountcharles in their Division 2 game on Sunday morning. The Shamettes played towards club house end in the first half and the exchanges tipped one way then the other through the first quarter. As the game moved into the second quarter Cáit Gillespie found the back of the net, and that score helped Aodh Ruadh to a 1-5 to 0-4 half-time lead. The Ballyshannon girls continued to keep Saint Naul's at arm's length for much of the second half. Then the hosts struck for a goal which cut the Erneside lead to a point. The next score was going to be crucial, and once again it was Cáit Gillespie who came up with the goods, lashing to the back of the net after a flowing Ballyshannon move. Síofra Hughes then tagged on two quick points and Elaine Dorrian added another as Aodh Ruadh opened up what would prove a winning margin. The final whistle sounded with the score board reading Aodh Ruadh 2-12 Saint Naul's 1-8. Sara Gallagher was a real rock in defence, with Tia McFarland also performing really well in her return to defensive action. Niamh Hughes was outstanding when she came in to midfield, while Aoibheann McGarrigle and Terri Gallagher did a lot of good link work in an attack where Cáit Gillespie was really on song.
The Division 3 ladies had an early start on Sunday morning, heading to Dungloe for a 10.30am throw-in. The girls showed great heart and battled hard throughout, but only had a couple of Cádhla Dolan points to show for all their efforts. On the day a strong Dungloe outfit just had too much about them for the Ballyshannon girls. That notwithstanding Aodh Ruadh did have a number of strong positive performances. Fiona McGonigle was probably player of the match with an tigerish display in corner back. Megan McGee and Shauna Dolan, as ever, made the opposition work for every score. Orlaith O'Neill came on to make her senior debut and really got stuck into things and didn't look out of place at all. Niamh McGloin made a great impact on her introduction. Further up the pitch Kate Cunningham, Rionach Sheerin and Grainne Maguire worked really hard in the middle third.
Next weekend it is a Saturday morning outing to Killybegs for the Division 2 ladies, with the action at Fintra throwing in at 10.30am.
The under 16 girls made it ?back-to-back wins with a great showing in Donegal town in torrential conditions last Thursday. It was another very solid team performance, with the girls all working very hard for each other. Aodh Ruadh built up a good lead over the first half with a spectacular Orlaith O'Neill goal, complimented by a trademark effort from Cádhla Dolan to see the visitors leading by 2-4 to 0-2 at half-time. The Ernesiders continued in a similar vein in the second half, but with the conditions worsening scores were at a premium for both sides. In the end Aodh Ruadh secured a 5-7 to 0-5 win. Katie 'No-Problem-Too-Big' McGowan starred in a defence which really excelled itself in Tir Chonaill Park. Andrea Moore again covered every inch of the park, while Dáirín Sweeny was different class in the middle of the pitch. Lauren Foy was a perfect foil with some very astute positional play. The attack was in fine form too, with Hannah McGuinness and Cádhla Dolan doing a lot of good creative work, while Jodie Meade was among the point scorers on the day. Next up for the girls is the visit of Dungloe to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday, throw in at 6.15pm.
Big congratulations to midfielder Cara O'Loughlin, mentor Paul O'Loughlin and the county under 16s on defeating Monaghan on a scoreline of 5-10 to 2-17 to claim the Ulster title.
There was great win for the under 13 girls too on Thursday evening. A solid defensive display from the Ballyshannon backs in the first half laid the groundwork for a 2-5 to 0-1 lead at half-time with the breeze helping the forwards cause. The goals came courtesy of the Gillespie cousins, Faye and Cadhla. Bundoran came out strong in the second half as expected, but a goal from Aodhbha O'Donnell killed the game off. This was an excellent squad effort with some brilliant individual performances from Erin Gallagher, Éabha Rodgers, Lily O'Donnell, Ellen Monaghan and Captain Laoise Foy. The final score was Aodh Ruadh 3-11 Bundoran 2-5. The next outing for the team is an away tie against Naomh Columba on Saturday.
The under 12s had a very entertaining challenge against Grange last week with the sides both very evenly matched. Holly O'Neill, Alannah Brennan, Lily Meehan, Olivia Coyle and Kate McGrath all caught the eye in an encouraging display by the Ballyshannon girls. The League will be starting in the coming weeks so full attendance at training is essential. Training continues on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and on Thursdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Training continues for our under 8 and under 6 girls this Tuesday at the pitch in Coláiste Cholmcille. The session runs from 5pm to 6pm and all are welcome, bring a friend!
Ulster final tickets
Ulster Senior Football Championship Final tickets can now be ordered from the club. The deadline for ordering is Thursday at 8pm and NO late orders can be accepted. Text orders to club secretary Lisa McTernan on 085-1061456.
Bingo made its long awaited return to the Abbey Centre last Friday! It was wonderful to see our players back in the Hall and shouting check again! It was also a big event as the first ever hybrid bingo hosted by the club as we were also joined online by our online players. The big winner on the night was Rosaleen O'Brien won took the 50/50 Jackpot and a share of a line. Other house winners were Margaret Gilmartin, Marie Gormley, Teresa Hannon, Sonia Kelly, Regina Dolan, Claire White, Majella Gettins, Christine Keown, with Margaret Toner, Molly Kerrigan and Kathleen McGee sharing a house. Cash winners for the lines were Rita McGullion, Breda Gallagher, Michael Doherty, Patricia McHugh, Helen Coughlin, Kathleen McCormack, Teresa McCafferty, Sharon Coyle, Lynette McHugh, Maureen Connolly and Molly Kerrigan. The Snowball wasn't won so it rolls to €450 next week as part of a prize fund of almost €2,200. We look forward to doing it all again in person and online this Friday night. Please spread the word and bring along a friend! Books can be purchased online at Klubfunder until 4.30pm Friday for online players, and bought from 8pm at the front desk of the Abbey Centre, First game at 9pm. Bingo made its long awaited return to the Abbey Centre last Friday! It was wonderful to see our players back in the Hall and shouting check again! It was also a big event as the first ever hybrid bingo hosted by the club as we were also joined online by our online players. The big winner on the night was Roasleen O'Brien won took the 50/50 Jackpot and a share of a line. Other house winners were Margaret Gilmartin, Marie Gormley, Teresa Hannon, Sonia Kelly, Regina Dolan, Claire White, Majella Gettins, Christine Keown, with Margaret Toner, Molly Kerrigan and Kathleen McGee sharing a house. Cash winners for the lines were Rita McGullion, Breda Gallagher, Michael Doherty, Patricia McHugh, Helen Coughlin, Kathleen McCormack, Teresa McCafferty, Sharon Coyle, Lynette McHugh, Maureen Connolly and Molly Kerrigan. The Snowball wasn't won so it rolls to €450 next week as part of a prize fund of almost €2,200. We look forward to doing it all again in person and online this Friday night. Please spread the word and bring along a friend! Books can be purchased online at Klubfunder until 4.30pm Friday for online players, and bought from 8pm at the front desk of the Abbey Centre, First game at 9pm.
The Breezy Centre will be bouncing!
Aodh Ruadh are delight to announce they are hosting a Teen Disco in the Breezy Centre, Cashelard on Friday 3rd June. This disco is for first and second year puils only and tickets, priced €10, must be purchased in advance on Instagram, Facebook or by texting 086-3840099.
Last modified: Monday, 16 May 2022 at 11:44pm
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