Naomh Chonaill do the double at the 2009 Mick Shannon

Aodh Ruadh's annual Mick Shannon blitz took place last Saturday. The competition ran off well, largely escaping the showers. A strong Naomh Chonaill outfit beat Kilcar in 'A' final, while Glenties also took the honours in the 'B' final where they beat a gallant Bundoran side.

Many thanks are due to businesses who sponsored food and drink for the lunch time refreshments. Those include O'Donnell's Bakery who supplied buns and fancies, Paul Gillespie at C & C for the range of drinks, Pearse O'Neill and Mace supermarket. Thanks especially to the parents / guardians for their generous contributions which ensured that everyone at the tournament was well looked after. We can't forget the club members who officiated over the course of the day Val Murray, Shane Toolan, Sylvester Maguire, Barry Travers, Terence McShea, Simon Gillespie and Sean Perry.

Thanks also to Ronan Matthews who took some great shots of the proceedings.

The Bundoran 'A' side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament.
The Bundoran 'A' side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament

The Aodh Ruadh side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament
The Aodh Ruadh side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament

The Bundoran 'B' side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament.
The Bundoran 'B' side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament

Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'A' game.
Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'A' game

Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'A' game.
Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'A' game

Action from the Saint Naul's v Naomh Chonaill game.
Action from the Saint Naul's v Naomh Chonaill game

Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'B' game.
Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'B' game

Referee, Barry Travers battles the elements.
Referee, Barry Travers battles the elements

An Aodh Ruadh player.
An Aodh Ruadh player

An Aodh Ruadh player.
An Aodh Ruadh player

Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'B' game.
Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Bundoran 'B' game

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An Aodh Ruadh player.
An Aodh Ruadh player

Sylvester Maguire, probably after making another dodgy decision.
Sylvester Maguire, probably after making another dodgy decision

Action from the Erne Gaels v Kilcar game.
Action from the Erne Gaels v Kilcar game

Action from the Erne Gaels v Kilcar game.
Action from the Erne Gaels v Kilcar game

The Kilcar side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament.
The Kilcar side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament

The Erne Gaels side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament.
The Erne Gaels side which took part in the 2009 Mick Shannon tournament

Action from the Bundoran v Saint Naul's game.
Action from the Bundoran v Saint Naul's game

Barry Travers and PJ Buggy take in the play.
Barry Travers and PJ Buggy take in the play

Spectators at the Mick Shannon.
Spectators at the Mick Shannon

Shane Toolan ready for action.
Shane Toolan ready for action

Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Chonaill game.
Action from the Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Chonaill game

Shane Toolan and Terence McShea watch on.
Shane Toolan and Terence McShea watch on

An Aodh Ruadh player.
An Aodh Ruadh player