Club Notes Archive - 2006

Box. JULY
4 July

The club would like to wish Brian Roper all the best along with the Donegal senior and minor football panels as they travel to Croke Park this weekend.

Our hurlers recorded a useful win over Burt midweek last week, five points separating the sides in the end. However, in the Ulster hurling league, Aodh Ruadh lost out to Down side, Bredagh having put up a gallant fight. John Rooney's charges led by one point at the interval. Final score 1-15 to 1-8. The club is provisionally fixed to play MacCumhaills in the championship on July 12th in Fr Tierney Park.

Tickets for the Ulster final will be distributed at Aras Aoidh Ruadh from 8.30pm tonight, Thursday. There will be no tickets given out any earlier than 8.30pm, please be advised that a €2 county board surcharge applies to all adult tickets, this has not been imposed by Aodh Ruadh. Tickets must be paid for on collection, no exceptions will be made.

Aodh Ruadh hosted a Go Games blitz in Ballyshannon last Saturday. The day went off well and the club extends its thanks to St Nauls for attending and everyone who helped ensure things ran off so smoothly. Matthew Maguire was awarded the accolade of Most Skilful Player. U-10 training continues today, Thursday, at 6.30pm. There will be no training this Saturday due to Donegal's participation in the Ulster Final in Croke Park.

The first week of the annual Aodh Ruadh Summer Camp has been a big success with almost 80 kids taking part. The camp runs for another two weeks and anyone interested in sending their children along should contact Sylvester Maguire on 071-9858277 or 086-0532495.

The u-14's played Naomh Bríd last night; however the result came too late for print deadlines. The next action for the u-14's is in a trip to Glenties to take on Naomh Conall next Wednesday at 7.30pm. Training continues on Fridays at 5pm.

Minor training continues on Mondays and Wednesday and Fridays at 8pm.

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11 July

After a long wait, our club senior and reserve sides are in championship action in Fr Tierney Park on Sunday afternoon. The senior match against Malin gets underway at 3pm, Trevor McBrearty is the match referee. Aodh Ruadh were victorious over Melvin Gaels in a challenge match on Friday night with Barry Travers charging forward from defence to score a memorable late point. It is hoped to have a fully fit panel of players available for Sunday's big match, Seamus Kane, Brian Roper and Michael Ward all missed the game against the Leitrim opposition.

The reserve championship match gets underway at 1.30pm, Cornelius Diver is the match referee. Your support for both teams would be appreciated in an attempt to buck the recent trends of pathetic support levels for our adult football teams. Any assistance which can be provided in terms of stewarding etc would be appreciated.

Membership is long overdue, tickets for forthcoming inter-county matches will not be guaranteed for non-members. Members will always get preference. Contact Terence McShea to join the club.

U-10 training continues today, Thursday, at 6.30pm. Players are asked to assemble at park for 10.30am on Saturday to travel to a tournament in Bundoran.

The second week of the annual Aodh Ruadh Summer Camp has been a big success with over 80 kids taking part. The camp runs for another one week and anyone interested in sending their children along should contact Sylvester Maguire on 071-9858277 or 086-0532495. Many thanks to the camp sponsors McDevitt & McGlynn for their valuable support.

The u-14's played Glenties last night; however the result came too late for print deadlines. The next action for the u-14's is at home to St Nauls next Wednesday at 7.30pm. Training continues on Fridays at 5pm.

Minor training continues on Mondays and Wednesday and Fridays at 8pm.

If anyone has Bord na nÓg notes over the next two weeks could they please contact Sean Perry at sean.perry@oceanfm.ie

U-10 and U-12 girls training has finished for the summer but U-14 and U-16 girls continue training Thursdays at 7pm.

Senior ladies will have played their league game away to Glenswilly last night andwill train again Saturday with a time to be decided.

Camogie has been revived in the club. A senior team have been training twice a week and is going well.Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 for anyone interested taking part.

The hurlers will aim to keep their recent good form going when they take on MacCumhaills in the league on Saturday night in Ballyshannon. Throw-in is at 7.30pm. The minor hurlers recorded a good win over Burt last week winning out by 3-8 v 1-5.

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18 July

There was bitter disappointment for our senior side on Sunday last losing by a point to Malin in the championship. However, the home and away Donegal championship structure means Aodh Ruadh are still firmly in the championship needing a win in Inishowen in a game which has not yet been fixed. The reserves did manage a win, some inspired substitutions late on proving crucial.

Both seniors and reserves are in action against Kilcar in Ballyshannon this Sunday, throw-in times are 3pm and 1.30pm respectively. The third team play their first round, first leg championship match at home to Convoy on Saturday evening at 7.30pm, all support appreciated.

The lotto jackpot continues to grow, it's now more than ?11,000, tickets on sale from all usual outlets.

The minor hurlers qualified for the County Minor A Hurling Final with a narrow 2 point victory over Burt last Thursday in Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town.

Leading by a point at half time, the Ernesiders increased their lead early in the second half and were 5 points up with time running out. Then, Burt came right back into it with a late goal and the game was closely contested right up to the final whistle.

The Aodh Ruadh team was ; Ryan O`Brien, Dominic Gillespie, Darren Gillespie, Brian Fox, Stephen Ryan, Cian Dolan, Peadar O`Keeffe, Darren Drummond, Chris Kilgannon, Diarmaid McInerney, Gary Loughlin, Ciaran Kilgannon, Liam Cullen, Gary O`Brien, Eugene Gallagher, Donal O`Keeffe.

Aodh Ruadh's Minor hurling manager is Kevin Loughlin, assisted by Peter O`Keeffe and the final score was Aodh Ruadh 0-9, Burt 1-4.

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25 July

Our third team are in championship action this Saturday evening away to Convoy. The foireann soisir defeated the same opposition by five points in Fr Tierney Park last Saturday but are likely to face a stiffer test away from home.

The ladies are in championship action in Fr Tierney Park this Saturday evening when they take on St Eunans at 7.30pm. All support for the girls who are making the step up to senior, having won last year's intermediate title, would be appreciated. Barry Ward's side will be looking for big performances from experienced campaigners such as Niamh Gallagher, Donna Martin, Louise Foy and county minor players, Aoife Buggy and Lorraine Roper.

The reserves will be hoping to bounce back from last Sundays one point defeat to Kilcar when they take on Killybegs in the league at 6pm on Saturday in Ballyshannon in a curtain-raiser to the ladies match.

The county board draw for which €20 tickets were distributed to club members by post takes place on Monday in Ballybofey, anybody still in possession of tickets is requested to return them immediately.

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Box. AUGUST
1 August

Our senior side are in league action against Kilcar in Fr. Tierney Park on Bank Holiday Monday, Paddy McBride is the match referee. Throw-in is at 3pm. There is no reserve match. Our ladies team were defeated by St Eunans on Saturday evening but put up a gallant show against a side which are going for 11 championships in a row.

There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Wednesday, 2nd August at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

It is expected that tickets for the Donegal v Cork match will be distributed on Thursday evening as usual in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. Preference will be given to club members at all times when allocating tickets, orders must be placed in advance since huge amounts of voluntary time are given to collecting and sorting out these tickets. The club makes no apologies to non-members who are unable to get tickets, membership is available at all times by contacting Terence McShea.

Well done to club hurlers, Johnny Dolan, Anthony Coughlan and Peter Horan who are members of the Donegal squad which qualified for the Nicky Rackard Cup final in Croke Park. Major progress is also being made at u-16 and minor hurling grades, the minor hurlers recorded another good win last week.

The lotto jackpot continues to grow, tickets available from all usual outlets, it is now well over €11,000 and represents the club's main fund-raising activity.

The u-10 Blitz scheduled for Mountcharles this Saturday has been cancelled due to the county being in quarter-final action in Croke Park. It will not be rescheduled and u-10 training has concluded for the summer. The next action at u-10 level will be the Jimmy Likely league, which will kick-off when school recommences in September. Check club notes for further information nearer the time.

The u-14's progressed to the first round of the championship proper with an excellent win over Four Masters in Donegal Town last Friday. A scoreline of 2-7 to 1-6 was good enough to see the Ernesiders through to a clash with St Nauls on Wednesday week in Mountcharles. Aodh Ruadh held the advantage from the first leg in a close fought affair where defences were to the fore. Conor Patton in goals, Cillian Doyle at full back and Ronan Drummond at centre half back were resolute in the face of a spirited Four Masters attack. Up front, Peter Boyle at full forward was economical with the opportunities that came his way, making them count against a dogged Donegal defence. Training continues on Fridays at 5pm.

Minor training continues as usual on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm.