Club Notes Archive - 2006

Box. MARCH
8 March

A registration and information night will be held for all under-age and senior ladies footballers on Wednesday 15th March in Aras Aoidh Ruadh between 6.30 and 7.30. Membership fees for all under 18's will be 12euro and all 18's and over 40euro. Anyone interested in playing Ladies football this year are urged to attend.

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14 March

Our senior and reserve sides had useful challenge matches against Clann na Gael of Tyrone in Ballyshannon at the weekend. After a close first half, the seniors pulled away and emerged convincing winners in the end. The seniors travel to Aghyaran on St. Patrick's morning for another challenge match, the Tyrone club are managed by Michael Lafferty. Peter Gallagher has joined PJ McGowan as a selector with the senior side for the forthcoming year.

A club meeting will take place on Thursday, March 23rd at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh, all committee members are requested to attend. Tickets for the county board draw which were recently circulated to members must be returned (sold) by this meeting.

Training for u-10's continues this Saturday at 11am sharp in Munday's field. The u-12's train this Saturday at 4pm in Munday's field.

The u-14s are training tomorrow, Friday from 4-6pm and again on Tuesday from 4-6pm.

The u-16's fared badly in their opening fixture away to Ardara. An understrength Aodh Ruadh team held their own until the last five minutes of play before Ardara pulled away.

The minors are training tonight, Thursday, at 8pm. Tuesday night training has been moved back to Monday, 8pm.

Paul O'Loughlin and Aidan Murray travelled to Malin to complete their Level One Coaching Courses last weekend.

It is intended to run a first aid course for all team mentors at all age levels on Tuesday 28th March at 7.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. The course is about three and half hours long and is targeted at those with no previous first aid training or those who want a refresher. Watch out for further details on the course in next week's club notes. No charge applies for the course.

Aodh Ruadh intends to run a child protection course for all those involved in coaching at the club who have not yet undertaken the course. Anyone interested should notify John Hughes. Call or text 087-6431805 or e-mail info@aodhruadh.org.

The third team is training in Munday's field this Saturday at 5pm. Midweek training has been moved to Wednesdays at 6.30pm

U-10 girls indoor training continues every Tuesday from 6-7 in the Mercy Hall. U-12 girls training will commence on Saturday 25th of March in Munday's field from 10-11am.

A ladies registration and information night will be held on Wednesday 22nd March in Aras Aoidh Ruadh between 6.30 and 7.30 for all under-age and senior players. Membership fees for all under 18's will be €12 and €40 for adults. Anyone interested in playing Ladies football this year is urged to attend.

Underage hurling training for all Aodh Ruadh players continues on Sundays at midday, all welcome to attend.

Ballyshannon's Saint Patrick's Day Parade commences at 2pm on Friday. Anyone who wishes to volunteer their services as a steward is more than welcome to lend a hand.

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21 March

All committee members are requested to attend a club meeting at 9pm tonight (Thursday) in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. Tickets for the county board draw which were recently circulated by mail must be returned (sold) by this meeting. Each member was given three tickets to sell, it is hoped that by distributing the tickets in such small and equal numbers that club members will have been able to sell their tickets.

Our senior side enjoyed a useful challenge match against Tyrone club, Aghyaran on St. Patrick's Day. It finished level at 1-10 apiece. A report with teams and scorers is available on our club website, www.aodhruadh.org

Our hurlers have been drawn in group 3A of the Ulster hurling league in a section which includes Carrickmacross, Sean MacCumhaills, Na Magha (Derry), Ballymena, Ballymchugh (Cavan) and St Malachy's of Armagh. The competition will be formally launched on Tuesday, April 4th at a venue to be announced.

Training for u-10's continues this Saturday at 11am sharp in Munday's field.

The u-12's came away from Donegal Town with a 3-5 to 1-4 win against Four Masters on Monday night. The victory was built on a particularly impressive display by the backs. Conor McNeilly in goals, with Kieran Keown, P.J. Gillespie and Eamon McGrath outfield all gave outstanding performances, which the forwards were able to capitalise on. Jonathan Gethins was scorer-in-chief with 1-2. Alan Finan and James Kelly chipped in with a goal apiece. David McGurrin took two fine points and Kieran Keown capped his performance with a point. The next fixture is away to Dungloe with a time and date yet to be finalized. Training for the u-12's continues this Saturday at 4pm in Munday's field.

The u-14's are training tomorrow, Friday from 4-6pm and again on Tuesday from 4-6pm.

The u-16's lost to Four Masters in the second round of the League last Saturday. There was better news with a win over Garrison in a challenge on Monday night with a number of good performances offering promise for the rest of the season. Next in the League the u-16's take on Dungloe, time and date have yet to be confirmed and the panel will be notified in due course. Training continues on Wednesday at 6pm.

The minors are training tonight, Thursday, at 8pm and again on Monday, at 8pm.

In ladies football, u-10 training continues on Tuesdays from 6-7pm in the Mercy hall. U-12 training starts this Saturday, 25th March from 10-11am in Munday's field. Senior ladies training is on Saturday as usual at 11.30 in the park.

Underage hurling training continues each Sunday at midday, all new players are welcome (as they are for underage football, boys/girls), report to the clubrooms at Fr. Tierney Park.

Congratulations to Colaiste Colmcille on winning the Nolan Cup in the Ulster Senior Championship

Here is the text of a recent e-mail received from a man whose father played football for St. Joseph's and who is trying to locate some photos from that era. Feel free to contact Mr. Murphy should you be able to offer any assistance.

"My name is Brendan Murphy and I am from Offaly.Despite the fact my major preoccupation is the small ball, i am looking for pictures and photos from around the 1966-67 era.My father Charlie Murphy played football for St. Joseph's around this time and was hoping to get my hands on a few pictures. Any help on locating the whereabouts of such photos would be gratefully recieved. I may be contacted at nadnerbmurphy@yahoo.co.uk.

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28 March

Our three adult football teams are in action this weekend, the seniors and reserves face St Eunans at Fr. Tierney Park on Sunday at 3pm and 1.30pm respectively. All support welcome in what will be PJ McGowan's first game at the helm. The third team travel to Donegal Town to play Four Masters on Saturday evening, throw-in is 6.15pm.

The seniors defeated both Coolera/Strandhill of Sligo and Four Masters in challenge matches last Saturday and Sunday, a report on their recent challenge match against Aghyaran is available on the club website, www.aodhruadh.org

The reserves are still without a manager, the situation is now very serious with the league to begin at the weekend. Anyone who feels they might have anything to offer in a management/selectors role is asked to contact the club chairman, Conal Gallagher immediately.

There will be a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh next Wednesday, 5 April at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Training for u-10s continues this Saturday at 11am sharp in Munday's field.

The u-12s have a busy few days coming up. Training has been moved to tomorrow, Friday at 6.30pm in Munday's field. They will travel to play the postponed Dungloe fixture on Saturday or Sunday followed by a trip to Mountcharles to take on St Nauls on Monday. Players will get full details on the fixtures at Friday training.

The u-14s have been scoring for fun in their past two fixtures. Last Saturday they ran up 7-11 to Kinlough's 1-6 in a challenge in Munday's field. Patrick Meehan, Cillian Doyle, Thomas Patton, James Kelly and Nathan McGarrigle all gave particularly good accounts of themselves in strong all-round team performance. On Monday night the team traveled to Derrygonnelly and won resoundingly with a scoreline 11-10 to 2-2. Aodh Ruadh played an intelligent game in the cold, wet conditions with crisp passing and first-time football the order of the day. Ben McGowan, Kenneth McDonagh, Peter Boyle and Martin Larkin were some of the key figures in engineering this comprehensive victory. The u-14s are training tomorrow, Friday from 4-6pm and again on Tuesday from 4-6pm.

The u-16s have a home fixture on Saturday in the League against Killybegs at 6.30pm. Training continues on Wednesday at 6pm.

The minors are training tonight, Thursday, at 8pm and again on Monday, at 8pm.

The Colaiste Colmcille senior side is also in action in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday. Colaiste Colmcille will play Rosscarbury of Cork in Ballinderreen, County Galway. Ballinderreen is nine miles beyond the Oranmore roundabout for anyone planning to travel down to the match.

Congratulations to Dearbhla Mc Neill and Anna Rafferty for making the county u-14team, to Gráinne Mc Cosker and Aoife Buggy for making the county u-16 team and to Lorraine Roper and Aoife Buggy for making the county minor team.

U-10 for the girls training continues every Tuesday from 6-7 in the Mercy Hall. U-12 training will be on this Friday evening in Mundays training field at 4.15pm.

Senior Ladies training will take place Wednesday at 7pm in Mundays field.

Finally, a word of acknowledgement to club treasurer Patsy Kilgannon who completed a recent climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.

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