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3 October

Our third team compete in their third consecutive county final on Sunday at 2pm in MacCumhaill Park. Glenfin provide the opposition, good luck to Ken, Gerard, Colman, Paddy, Gerry and the boys.

Our senior and reserve sides are scheduled to face Malin (again) at home in the league this Saturday, throw-in times to be confirmed.

The u-12 O'Donnell league was played last Saturday. Teams captained by Thomas Anderson, James Barren, Conor McNeely and Shane O'Donnell competed for the cup, first presented to the club 25 years ago by O'Donnell Bakeries. James Barren and Shane O'Donnell's teams made it through to the final. Shane's team ran out victors and was presented with the trophy by Maireád Caldwell.

Congratulations to Alan Finan's team who won Bakery Cup in Colaiste Colmcille.

The club lotto jackpot continues to grow, tickets available from usual outlets, sellers and Kerry Ryan.

The u-14's went out of the championship last Friday with defeat to St Nauls. They were extremely unlucky to go down by a one point margin, with a last minute goal being disallowed. Peter Boyle put in great work at midfield whilst Ronan Drummond at centre half back and Niall Murray at corner-forward also gave good accounts of themselves in what proved to be the team's final competitive outing of the season. Thanks to the management and backroom team for the effort and commitment all season.

The u-10 hurling blitz was a great success on Sunday with teams from Aodh Ruadh, Four Masters and Manorhamilton participating in Fr Tierney Park. The Aodh O'Dalaigh Shield went to the winning captain, Brian Ward of Aodh Ruadh. The blitz was organised by John Rooney.

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10 October

Four consecutive victories have propelled our senior side to third place in division 1A of the league. Following last Saturday's win over Malin, our seniors are at home to Ardara this Saturday at 5pm. Mickey Mulhern of St Eunan's is the referee. The reserve match is at 3.45, Kilcar's Cornelius Diver takes charge of that one.

Our third team must face Glenfin once more after they drew in last Sunday's junior "B" decider in Ballybofey. The date for the replay has yet to be fixed, the club would like to wish club stalwart, Gary Walsh well this weekend as prepares for an occasion just as important as the replay.

The u-16 hurlers captured the county A u-16 championship title for the second year in a row last Friday evening in MacCumhaill Park with a 7 point victory over Burt. This was a hard earned victory and the Ernesiders trailed by 6 points midway through the first half. A terrific goal following a solo run from Liam Cullen inspired the team and in the end, Aodh Ruadh proved to be worthy champions over a gallant Burt side which never gave in. Final score was Aodh Ruadh 2-8, Burt 2-1. The referee was Rory McGonagle of Sean MacCumhaills.

The minor hurlers lost out by a single point to St. Malachy`s, Portadown in the Ulster League on Sunday in Portadown. The team trailed for much of the game but staged a late rally to tie up the game with time running out.

However, a crucial free awarded to St. Malachy`s in the dying seconds resulted in the winning point. The game was played in a sporting manner and the Aodh Ruadh party were generously treated to welcome refreshments by the hospitable Portadown club.

The club lotto jackpot continues to grow and is now almost ?14,000, a prize well worth winning as Christmas approaches.

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17 October

The third team face Glenfin in their junior B final replay in Tir Chonaill Park this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Killybegs referee, Andrew Mullin takes charge of the game. All support for the lads would be appreciated as they seek their second title in three years. Meanwhile, the seniors will be looking to build on their recent five match winning run when they travel to O'Donnell Park to take on St Eunans on Saturday evening. Throw-in is at 4.45pm with Robbie O'Donnell to referee. The reserve match is at 3.30pm. A short report on Aodh Ruadh's one point win over Ardara in Fr Tierney Park on Saturday evening is available on the club website, The reserves drew with the same opposition.

The minor hurlers are away to Eoghan Ruadh of Dungannon in the Ulster league this Saturday. Throw-in is at 3pm.

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24 October

Our minor hurlers are at home to St Johns at midday on Saturday in division 1A of the Ulster minor hurling league. Overdue congratulations to Aiden Begley who was recently selected on the Nicky Rackard "Champion 15" for his consistent performances for the Donegal senior hurlers this season. Aiden will be presented with his award on November 18th in Croke Park.

Our third team lost out to a strong Glenfin challenge on Sunday last in Tir Chonaill Park, commiserations to the boys for all the work which has been put in, not only this season, but for the last number of years.

In spite of Saturday's defeat to St Eunan's, our senior team still lie second in division 1A of the all-county league, this weekend's series of results will be crucial in determining whether or not Aodh Ruadh qualify for a league semi-final.

The club lotto jackpot now stands at €14,400, a nice boost to anybody's coffers in the run-up to Christmas.

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