Club Notes Archive - 2006

Box. JANUARY
10th January

Our annual dinner dance and prizegiving takes place in Dorrian's Hotel this Saturday night. Tickets are still on sale at €30 from Jimmy Gallagher or Mojo in the Saimer Court shopping centre. Tyrone boss, Mickey Harte is the special guest, a great night is guaranteed and all club members and friends of Aodh Ruadh are welcome to attend the event.

Thanks to all who assisted in the staging of Donegal's winning start to 2006 in Fr. Tierney Park last Sunday.

There is training tomorrow, Friday, in the Mercy Hall. U-10s are training from 7pm to 8pm; u-12s from 8pm to 9pm and u-14s from 9pm to 10pm. The minors continue training in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm. Training for the the u-16s also takes place on Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm.

All membership is now due and can be paid to Terence McShea. Adverts for the Donegal v Leitrim NFL programme are now being taken and can be sent to Sean Perry or Peter Campbell.

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17th January

Well done to our Scor na nOg quiz team of Barry Leonard, Catherine Lloyd and Eamon Maguire who became the third Aodh Ruadh quiz team to claim an Ulster title in the last six years in Galbally last Saturday night. Tutored by Peter Campbell and PJ Buggy, the trio now go on to Athlone on February 18th for the All-Ireland finals.

A special word of thanks to Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte for his exceptional words of encouragement when he graced our club dinner dance on Saturday night last. Mickey was accompanied by his wife, Marian, the Aodh Ruadh club was delighted to have them as guests. Award recepients on the night included, Michael McLoone: Hall of Fame; Mary Matthews: club person of the year; Thomas McPhelim: senior player of the year; Brian Geithins: reserve player of the year; Gary Walsh: third team player of the year; Peter Horan: hurler of the year and Aoife Buggy: ladies player of the year.

Both senior and reserve teams are presently seeking managers for the forthcoming season, expressions of interest or ideas should be forwarded to the executive of the club, Barry Ward or Sean Perry. The draw for the club championship takes place at 3pm on Saturday, January 28th, it will be broadcast live on Radio na Gaeltachta.

A talk on sports nutrition and diet by Michael McGeehan has been arranged for 7pm sharp on Wednesday 25th January in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. Under 16, Minor and Senior players are all strongly urged to attend this hour and a half presentation. With diet being such a critical determinant of sporting performance this talk should provide much 'food for thought'.

There is training tomorrow, Friday, in the Mercy Hall. U-10's are training from 7pm to 8pm; u-12's from 8pm to 9pm and u-14's from 9pm to 10pm. Training for the u-16's also place in the Mercy Hall on Monday from 7pm to 8pm. Training for the minors also takes place in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm.

All adverts for the Donegal v Leitrim NFL programme to be sent to Sean Perry or Peter Campbell this week. That game takes place on February 5th.

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24th January

Our senior, reserve, third and u-21 teams will know their opposition in this year's championship on Saturday afternoon next, the draw takes place live on Raidio na Gaeltachta at 3pm.

With a number of different teams having commenced training, it is imperative that all pitch times be booked through Peter Conlon to avoid clashes of times. This applies to the De La Salle field too. Membership is now due, €30 will cover non-playing membership, player's insurance can also be purchased. Contact Terry McShea, please pay as soon as possible.

There is a meeting of the hurling sub-committee this Friday night in the clubrooms at 8.45pm. Players, new and old as well as committee members are requested to attend.

Adverts for the Donegal v Leitrim match programme can now be placed by contacting Sean Perry, sean.perry@oceanfm.ie Limited space, a full page for this opening league match costs just €90. Half pages and quarter pages are also available.

There is training tomorrow, Friday, in the Mercy Hall. U-10's are training from 7pm to 8pm; u-12's from 8pm to 9pm and u-14's from 9pm to 10pm. Training for the u-16's takes place in the Mercy Hall on Monday from 7pm to 8pm. Training for the minors also takes place in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm.

While Donegal's involvement in the Dr. McKenna Cup was ended by Tyrone last Sunday,club referee, Mick McGrath will take charge of this Sunday's semi-final clash of Armagh and Tyrone in Casement Park, throw-in is at 2.30pm. Another Aodh Ruadh referee, Seamus McGonigle is the match official for the Cahirlistrane v Crettyard All-Ireland intermediate semi-final in St.Loman's, Mullingar on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Well done to our senior Scor quiz team of PeterCampbell, PJ Buggy, John Magee and Sylvesterd Maguire who have qualifed for theUlster Final in Eglish this Friday night. Aodh Ruadh along with Fanad Gaels andNaomh Conaill will representDonegal.

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31st January

Former Donegal and Fermanagh manager, PJ McGowan has been appointed Aodh Ruadh senior football team manager for the forthcoming season. The club extends him every good wish and sincerely looks forward to welcoming him into the fold. A backroom team will be announced in due course.

Our senior team have been drawn to play Malin in the first round of the RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta senior football championship. The first leg will be at home against the Inishowen side recently promoted to division 1A. The u-21's are away to either Buncrana or Urris while the third team will play Convoy.

Donegal enterain Leitrim in their first match in division 2A of the Allianz National Football league on Sunday in Fr. Tierney Park. A large crowd is expected for a 2.30pm throw-in, all stewards, programme sellers and helpers are asked to be at the ground no later than 1pm.

Bord na nOg is running a half time draw at the Donegal v Leitrim game. As many ticket sellers as possible are requested, do come along and lend a hand, sellers are needed at the ground by 1.30pm.

A park committee meeting will take place tonight (Thursday) at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. Among the items on the agenda are the staging of Sunday's NFL tie, the current phase of development facilities and the funding of that same development. A full attendance is important.

John Rooney has been ratified as Aodh Ruadh hurling manager for the 2006 season. It is hoped the Galway native can bring some of the panache and skill which the tribesmen showed in Croke Park in 2005 to the local hurlers. Aodh Ruadh have been drawn in Section A of the senior championship where they will play Setanta and McCumhaills on a round robin basis.

There is a meeting of the Bord na nOg committee next Wednesday, 8th February in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

There is training tomorrow, Friday, in the Mercy Hall. U-10s are training from 7pm to 8pm; u-12s from 8pm to 9pm and u-14s from 9pm to 10pm. Training for the u-16s takes place in the Mercy Hall on Monday from 7pm to 8pm. Training for the minors also takes place in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm.

Good luck to the Colaiste Colmcille u-14 and senior teams who contest Ulster quarter finals this week.

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