Club Notes Archive - 2007

Box. JANUARY
8th January

Congratulations are in order for Peter Gallagher who has been appointed Senior club manager. Joining Peter's backroom team are John Duffy as Assistant Manager, Jim Kane as Bag Man and Moya Ferguson as Physio. All in the club wish Peter and his team the very best of luck in all their in endeavors in 2007.

The senior panel had their first session of the year last Monday night. The training regime going forward is outdoor training on Monday nights at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm, with indoor training in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre on Thursdays at 7.15pm. All adult players are welcome to attend these sessions.

Huge thanks to all those who helped out at the Dr. McKenna cup fixture against University of Ulster, Jordanstown in what were atrocious conditions. Congratulations to Joe Gallagher of Kinlough who won €100 in the half-time draw organised by Bord na nÓg.

There will be a meeting of the Hurling committee and players in Aras Aoidh Ruadh tonight, Thursday at 8pm. All players are requested to attend

There is a meeting of the minor team tomorrow, Friday in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 7pm sharp.

There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Wednesday, 17th January at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Club membership for 2007 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration details and fee at their earliest convenience. A few points to note. Only fully registered players are allowed to take the field for the club. NO exceptions are permitted. Registration is an important component in meeting the running costs of the club. Only fully paid up members will be eligible for the draw for tickets to the football and hurling All Ireland finals. Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €25; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €45; Underage (Under 18 years-of-age) €12. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, Ballyshannon. Team managers can also take registrations, as can members of the club executive.

Congratulations to Ciaran Ferguson of the Mall, Ballyshannon and Eugene McLaughlin of Station Road who recently shared a win the Lotto Jackpot. Ciaran's father, Sean, was presented with a cheque for €3,600 last Saturday on behalf of the winning duo. The Friends of Saint Luke's Hospital Dublin were also presented with a cheque. Every December the club donates half the proceeds of the Lotto to Saint Luke's. This year Aodh Ruadh were delighted to present a cheque for €850 to this very worthy cause.

Aodh Ruadh has submitted an application for funding under the 2006 Sports Capital programme. The club is in the process of embarking on a major redevelopment programme which is set to cost several hundred thousand euro. This will see a much needed new playing surface and substantial leveling works carried out at Munday's field at the Rock. To that end, we are calling on all club members, and those in the wider community, to exert any influence possible, to ensure our application is favourably looked upon. Contact John Hughes on info@aodhruadh.org for further information on a letter-writing campaign the club is undertaking to ensure we are in with a fighting chance when funding is being disbursed.

An important date for your diary. The club Dinner Dance is scheduled to take place in Dorrian's Hotel on 10th February 2007. Tickets are available now, priced €30, from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner, Terrence McShea or Jimmy Gallagher. In order to ensure proceedings move briskly attendees are asked to arrive before 8.30pm to allow the dinner to be served at 9.00pm sharp.

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15th January

Underage training recommences on Thursday 18th January, with the Minors in the Mercy Hall from 8pm - 9pm. There is training on Friday night in the Mercy Hall from 7pm - 8pm for the under 8s; from 8pm - 9pm for the under 10s and from 9pm - 10pm for the under 12s

Outdoor training continues for the senior panel on Monday nights at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm, with indoor training in the Leisure Centre on Thursdays at 7.15pm. All adult players are welcome to attend these sessions.

With activity starting to build up again in the club it is important that ALL pitch bookings are directed through Peter Conlon. Peter can be contacted on 087-6838024 or 071-9851386.

Club membership for 2007 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration details and fee at their earliest convenience. A few points to note. Only fully registered players are allowed to take the field for the club. NO exceptions are permitted. Registration is an important component in meeting the running costs of the club. Only fully paid up members will be eligible for the draw for tickets to the football and hurling All Ireland finals. Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €25; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €45; Underage (Under 18 years-of-age) €12. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, Ballyshannon. Team managers can also take registrations, as can members of the club executive.

The club Dinner Dance will take place in Dorrian's Hotel on 10th February 2007. Tickets are available now, priced €30, from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner and from David O'Donnell in Mojo's in the Saimer Court Shopping Centre. Terrence McShea and Jimmy Gallagher also have tickets for sale. In order to ensure proceedings move briskly attendees are asked to arrive before 8.30pm to allow the dinner to be served at 9.00pm sharp.

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22nd January

Huge thanks are due to all those who turned out to help out at the Donegal v Down Dr. McKenna cup fixture last Sunday at such short notice. Congratulations to Seamus McGuigan of Newry who won €100 in the half-time draw organised by Bord na nÓg.

Outdoor training continues for the senior panel on Monday nights at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm, with indoor training in the Leisure Centre on Thursdays at 7.15pm. All adult players are welcome to attend these sessions.

Underage training continues on Thursday 25th January, with the Minors in the Mercy Hall from 8pm - 9pm. There is training on Friday night in the Mercy Hall from 7pm - 8pm for the under 8s; from 8pm - 9pm for the under 10s and from 9pm - 10pm for the under 12s.

The girls have also commenced training in the Mercy Hall. The under 10 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm from Tuesday, 23rd January onward. The under 12 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Fridays.

With activity starting to build up again in the club it is important that ALL pitch bookings are directed through Peter Conlon. Peter can be contacted on 087-6838024 or 071-9851386.

There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Wednesday, 31st January at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Parents of children intending to play at under 10 level this year (i.e. children born on or after the 1st January 1997) are invited to Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursday, 1st February at 8.30pm to discuss the co-ordination of the playing group for the 2007 season. The logistics involved in running the under 10 squad are quite considerable and the aim of this meeting is to discuss in what manner parents might be able to help out in terms of coaching, supervision on buses, back-up and general assistance. Refreshments will be available on the night.

Club membership for 2007 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration details and fee at their earliest convenience. A few points to note. Only fully registered players are allowed to take the field for the club. NO exceptions are permitted. Registration is an important component in meeting the running costs of the club. Only fully paid up members will be eligible for the draw for tickets to the football and hurling All Ireland finals. Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €25; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €45; Underage (Under 18 years-of-age) €12. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, Ballyshannon. Team managers can also take registrations, as can members of the club executive.

The club Dinner Dance will take place in Dorrian's Hotel on 10th February 2007. Tickets are available now, priced €30, from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner and from David O'Donnell in Mojo's in the Saimer Court Shopping Centre. Terrence McShea and Jimmy Gallagher also have tickets for sale. In order to ensure proceedings move briskly attendees are asked to arrive before 8.30pm to allow the dinner to be served at 9.00pm sharp.

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29th January

Congratulations go to Colaiste Colmcille's under 19 girls team who won the vocational schools county title last week, comprehensively beating Falcarragh in the final. Aodh Ruadh wishes the girls the best of luck as they commence their Ulster campaign against Fermanagh College, Enniskillen next Tuesday, 6 February in Father Tierney Park. That game kicks off at 11.30am.

The monthly Club committee meeting takes place on Wednesday, 7th February at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Parents of children intending to play at under 10 level this year (i.e. children born on or after the 1st January 1997) are invited to Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursday, 1st February at 8.30pm to discuss the co-ordination of the playing group for the 2007 season. The logistics involved in running the under 10 squad are quite considerable and the aim of this meeting is to discuss in what manner parents might be able to help out in terms of coaching, supervision on buses, back-up and general assistance. Refreshments will be available on the night.

The club Dinner Dance will take place in Dorrian's Hotel on 10th February. Tickets are available now, priced €30, from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner and from David O'Donnell in Mojo's in the Saimer Court Shopping Centre. Terrence McShea and Jimmy Gallagher also have tickets for sale. In order to ensure proceedings move briskly attendees are asked to arrive before 8.30pm to allow the dinner to be served at 9.00pm sharp.

Outdoor training continues for the senior panel on Monday nights at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm, with indoor training in the Leisure Centre on Thursdays at 7.15pm. All adult players are welcome to attend these sessions.

Underage training continues on Thursday 1st February, with the Minors in the Mercy Hall from 8pm - 9pm. There is training on Friday night in the Mercy Hall from 7pm - 8pm for the under 8s; from 8pm - 9pm for the under 10s and from 9pm - 10pm for the under 12s. Girls training also continues in the Mercy Hall. The under 10 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Tuesdays. The under 12 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Fridays.

With activity starting to build up again in the club it is important that ALL pitch bookings are directed through Peter Conlon. Peter can be contacted on 087-6838024 or 071-9851386.

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