Club Notes Archive - 2007

Box. MARCH
5th March

~ FUNDRAISING ~
Dorrian's Hotel played host to Aodh Ruadh as they launched a major prize draw in support of their ambitious plans to build a Centre of Excellence on the Munday's Field site in Ballyshannon. There was a substantial attendance present to hear details of the development be outlined by the new President of the Ulster Council, Tom Daly. Club Chairman, Terrence McShea, congratulated Tom on behalf of the club on his elevation to the Presidency before passing on to the Club Treasurer, Patsy Kilgannon, who talked through logistics of the draw. It is clear the draw will be a huge effort, calling for input from every member of the club. The full listing of prizes was unveiled on the night with something featured for every taste. First prize is a four door 1.5 Nissan Almera; second prize is €3,000 in cash; third prize is a two week sunshine holiday for two valued at €1,500; fourth prize is a 32 inch LCD Television and DVD player; fifth prize is a golf weekend for two at the Slieve Russell Hotel; sixth prize is a weekend for two in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin with two All Ireland Football OR hurling tickets; seventh prize is a weekend for two with the White Group; eighth prize is €250 worth of household goods from Slevin's Department Store, Ballyshannon; ninth prize is a €250 shopping voucher sponsored by Mace in Ballyshannon; the tenth prize is €200 in cash. Tickets priced €30/£20 each or €50/£35 for two are out now. The club is currently assembling teams to sell the draw tickets. If you would like to help out with ticket sales, please call 087-6431805, e-mail info@aodhruadh.org or contact any committee member. This is a private members draw. Rules pertaining to the draw are available from the Club Executive.

The Hurl-A-Thon, 12 hours of continuous hurling, will take place on Saturday 24th March in the Mercy hall, Ballyshannon. All juvenile (under 10's to minors), and senior hurlers will take part with a start time of 10am. Sponsorship cards will be distributed to all players this coming week. The event is being held to help raise funding for hurling right through the club, from under 10 to senior. The hurlers will be out and about with their sponsorship cards over the coming weeks, so please, give generously to this great cause.

Early notice of the highlight of the racing calendar! The annual Ladies Duck race takes place on Easter Saturday, 7th April. Watch this space for more details nearer the time.

~ RESULTS ~
The seniors had their first win of the season when the beat Antrim's Portglenone in a challenge last Saturday.

~ TRAINING ~
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.

The third team commences training this Tuesday at 6.30pm and continues on Saturday at 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Senior Hurlers are now training on Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. Underage hurling continues on Sundays at 12 noon in Munday's Field. All players from ages six to thirteen are asked to attend. All new players are very welcome.

Senior Ladies training continues in the De La Salle field on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Under 12 football training is at 12 noon on Saturday in Munday's Field. Under 16 football training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4.15pm in Munday's field.

~ MEETINGS ~
There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Wednesday, 7th March at 9.00pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The monthly Club committee meeting takes place on Thursday, 8th March at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ NEW ON THE SITE ~
A recent article profiling Aodh Ruadh club man, Tom Daly, in anticipation of his election as President of the Ulster Council has been republished on the site, courtesy of the Donegal Democrat.

A forum has been added to the Aodh Ruadh website, www.aodhruadh.org. The forum is an excellent facility for people interested in debating club matters to discuss them on line, day and night. A link to the forum labeled “Team Talk Forum” can be found on the left navigation column of the website.

~ COACHING COURSE ~
The rescheduled Level One Coaching Course takes place in the Community Centre, Ardara this Friday, 9th March commencing at 7.30 p.m. and continues on Saturday morning at 9.30 am. Call James McHugh on 087-2222277 with any enquiries.

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12th March

~ FUNDRAISING ~
Club members are now busy selling tickets for the Centre of Excellence draw. If you would like to help out with ticket sales, please call 087-6431805, e-mail info@aodhruadh.org or contact any committee member. This is a private members draw. Rules pertaining to the draw are available from the Club Executive.

The Hurl-A-Thon, 12 hours of continuous hurling, will take place on Saturday 24th March in the Mercy hall, Ballyshannon. All juvenile (under 10's to minors), and senior hurlers will take part with a start time of 10am. Sponsorship cards will be distributed to all players this coming week. The event is being held to help raise funding for hurling right through the club, from under 10 to senior. The hurlers will be out and about with their sponsorship cards over the coming weeks, so please, give generously to this great cause.

Early notice of one the highlights of the racing calendar! The annual Ladies Duck race takes place on Easter Saturday, 7th April. Watch this space for more details nearer the time. In other racing news, the senior footballers host a Night at the Races on Friday 18th May in Seán Ógs. First Race to post at 9pm sharp. The Clerk of the Course is Ocean FM's Sean Perry. Come along and have a flutter with the lads in their fundraising efforts. Horses available from any Senior Player only €10. Loads of Great prizes are guaranteed. Graphics will provided by Brendan “Mannix” Gallagher on three giant plasma Screens.

~ FIXTURES ~
Bord na nÓg has scheduled its tournaments for 2007. The Sean Slevin minor tournament is on 21st April; The Willie Rogers under 12 tournament is on 28th April; The Mick Shannon under 10 tournament is on 5th May; and finally the PJ Roper Tournament is on the 12th May.

~ TRAINING ~
Senior training is at 11am on Saint Patrick's Day morning in Munday's with training as usual on Monday night at 7pm and in the Leisure Centre on Thursday at 7.15pm. Third team training continues this Tuesday at 6.30pm and on Saturday at 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There is Senior Hurling training on Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. Underage hurling continues on Sundays at 12 noon in Munday's Field. All players from ages six to thirteen are asked to attend. All new players are very welcome. Minor and under 16 hurling training will take place on Thursday at 5.15pm.

Under 12 football training is at 12 noon on Saturday in Munday's field. Under 16 football training continues on Tuesdays at 4.15pm and Fridays at 6.30pm in Munday's field.

Girls training resumes in the Mercy Hall. The under 10 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Tuesdays. The under 14 girls commence training in the Hall this Thursday from 6pm - 7pm. The under 12 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Fridays. Senior training this week Friday 6pm.

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19th March

~ FUNDRAISING ~
The Hurl-A-Thon, 12 hours of continuous hurling, will take place this Saturday 24th March in the Mercy hall, Ballyshannon. The under 10s get the show on the road at 10am hurling until 12 noon when under 12s take over until 2pm. The under 14s are on from 2pm to 4pm with the under 16s and minors taking over from 4pm to 7pm. The senior conclude the marathon hurling session, going from 7pm to 10pm. The event is being held to help raise funding for hurling right through the club, from under 10 to senior. The hurlers will be out and about with their sponsorship cards, so please, give generously to this great cause.

The annual Ladies Duck race takes place on Easter Saturday, 7th April. Watch this space for more details nearer the time.

Club members are now busy selling tickets for the Centre of Excellence draw. If you would like to help out with ticket sales, please call 087-6431805, e-mail info@aodhruadh.org or contact any committee member. This is a private members draw. Rules pertaining to the draw are available from the Club Executive.

~ FIXTURES ~ The under 12 football league gets under way this Saturday when Aodh Ruadh take on Ardara in Father Tierney Park at 11.30am.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s also go into league action when they take on Killybegs in Ballyshannon on Sunday at 12 noon.

The full schedule of under 16 and minor fixtures for 2007 are now available on the club website. Aodh Ruadh. Under 12, and 14 fixtures will also be published on the site this week.

~ TRAINING ~ Outdoor training continues for the senior panel on Monday nights at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm, with circuit training in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursdays at 6.45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There is Senior Hurling training on Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. Underage hurling continues on Sundays at 12 noon in Munday's Field. All new players are very welcome. Minor training will take place on Friday at 5.30pm.

Under 16 football training continues on Tuesdays at 4.15pm and Fridays at 6.30pm in Munday's field.

Girls training continues in the Mercy Hall. The under 10 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Tuesdays. The under 14 girls commence training in the Hall this Thursday from 6pm - 7pm. The under 12 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Fridays. Senior training this week Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. There will be challenge match for the senior ladies against an Armagh team challenge this Saturday at 1pm.

A new season begins for the clubs senior camogs this week with the first camogie training session of the year on Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. New members will be made most welcome.

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26th March

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
The senior footballers had a good workout against Buninnadden last Saturday. An excellent second half performance carried Aodh Ruadh on to a good win at the end. The club's thanks go to Ballyshannon native, Brian Touhy for bringing his team up from south Sligo for the challenge. Championship dates have now been set for the preliminary round of the RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta senior football championship. Aodh Ruadh travel to Ardara on Sunday, 29th April, with the return leg in Father Tierney Park on Saturday, 12th May. The first league action takes place on Easter Monday with a trip to Dungloe.

Congratulations to Michael 'Sticky' Ward who has now been appointed Senior club captain.

Outdoor training continues for the senior panel on Monday nights at 7pm and Saturdays at 4pm, with circuit training in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursdays at 6.45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The third team goes into Division 4 South league action when they take on Four Masters on Saturday 31st March at 6:30pm in Ballyshannon.

There is a meeting of the senior committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursday, 5th April at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend. 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.

~ HURLING ~
A successful 12 hours of hurling (Hurl-A-Thon) was completed in the Mercy Hall, Ballyshannon involving all juvenile levels (under 10's upwards), during various sessions on Sunday last. Many thanks to the main sponsors Pearse O'Neill, BWG (Johnny Dolan) and C & C. Thanks also to Maggie's Bar (McCoskers) for provision of refreshments. It is hoped to make this an annual event since it was so successful with over 80 players participating. The proceeds will be used for underage hurling development within the club. All outstanding cards should be returned to John Rooney as soon as possible.

There is Senior Hurling training on Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. Minor training will take place on Friday at 5.30pm. Underage hurling continues on Sundays at 12 noon in Munday's Field for under 10's, 12's and 14's. All new players are very welcome.

~ LADIES ~
The annual Ladies Duck race takes place on Easter Saturday, 7th April at 4.00pm on the now legendary McKenna's Brook course. As usual, a large turn out is expected with cash and novelty prizes galore on offer. All lady footballers are out and about now selling lines for ducks so make sure you buy yours and get along to McKenna's Brook. You'd be quackers to miss it!

Senior ladies' training continues this week on Wednesday 6pm with a game on Friday against Erne Gaels at 6.30pm in Father Tierney Park. Underage girls' training continues in the Mercy Hall. The under 10 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Tuesdays. The under 14 girls commence training in the Hall this Thursday from 6pm - 7pm. The under 12 girls are in the Hall from 6pm - 7pm on Fridays.

~ CAMOGIE ~
Camogie training continues on Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. New members will be made most welcome.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The under 10s are now training on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon. Any parents who have the hour to spare are most welcome to come along and help out.

The under 12 footballers got their league season off to an outstanding start with a resounding 7-11 to 2-05 win over Ardara in Father Tierney Park last Saturday. The lads go on their travels this Friday with a trip to Four Masters where the game kicks off at 6.30pm.

Under 14 training continues this Thursday from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in the Mercy Hall.

Aodh Ruadh failed to turn up for the first half of their under 16 fixture against Killybegs last Sunday. A half time score of 3-10 to no score left Ballyshannon playing catch-up for the remainder of the game. A second half display of rather more conviction saw Aodh Ruadh go down on final scoreline of 4-14 to 3-07, and but for a few missed goal opportunities the result would have been considerably closer. Best on the day were Ronan Drummond, David Dolan and Anthony McCann with JJ Cassidy and Declan Anderson also making an impact with two well taken goals. The under 16s are back in action on Sunday, 1st April at 12 noon when they travel north to take on Ardara. Under 16 football training continues on Tuesdays at 4.15pm and Fridays at 6.30pm in Munday's field.

There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Wednesday, 4th April at 9.00pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The Southern Minor Board have issued a notice making it clear that fixture changes made without notifying Marianne Comack (087-7636881) or Michelle Bennett (087-9813508) will result in both teams being deducted points.

~ WEBSITE ~
All underage boys' fixtures and senior hurling fixtures will be on the club website (aodhruadh.org) by this Friday. A document giving information on cardiac risk in the young and screening for those potentially in danger has also been published on the site. Check on the 'What's New’ section.

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