Club Notes Archive - 2007

Box. SEPTEMBER
3rd September

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh's poor league form continued last Sunday with a 2-17 to 3-05 loss against a hungrier Glenfin side in Pairc Ghleann Fhinne. See the website, www.aodhruadh.org, for the full match report.

Two dates for your diary. The first is a very important general meeting of the club at 8pm on Tuesday 4th September in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. This meeting concerns the Centre of Excellence draw and everyone in any way concerned with the club is asked to attend. The second date is the monthly senior committee meeting, which takes place on Thursday 6th September at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The date for the Centre of Excellence draw has been slated for Sunday 28th October. Tickets for the draw, which is to fund the redevelopment of Munday's Field as a top class training facility, are currently on sale. There is an impressive line-up of prizes with something for everyone. Tickets priced €30/£20 each or €50/£35 for two are out now, ask any club member.

~ HURLING ~
Training resumes this Sunday for under 10s and 12s at 12 noon and continues throughout September until Sunday 23rd September. The under 10s and 12's season will conclude when Aodh Ruadh host the Aodh O Dalaigh under 12 blitz on Sunday 30th September.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee on Wednesday 5th September in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Aodh Ruadh chalked up a fine 1-20 to 1-04 win against Four Masters in the first round of the under 13 Championship last Saturday in Father Tierney Park. This was a great 15 man display. Aodh Ruadh's dominance was reflected in the half time lead of 1-09 to no score. The next match in this competition is on Saturday 15th September at 11.30pm when Aodh Ruadh take on Kilcar. The venue has yet to be confirmed. Under 13 training continues on Wednesdays at 7pm.

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10th September

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
There was no respite for Aodh Ruadh's seniors as they sustained yet another loss in their League campaign. Things had looked good with Aodh Ruadh leading at the end of normal time. However, Ardara were able to make the most of a generous injury time allocation to chip over the scores that brought them a 0-11 to 0-10 victory and two precious league points.

The date for the Centre of Excellence draw has been slated for Sunday 28th October. Tickets for the draw, which is to fund the redevelopment of Munday's Field as a top class training facility, are currently on sale. There is an impressive line-up of prizes with something for everyone. Tickets priced €30/£20 each or €50/£35 for two are out now, ask any club member.

~ HURLING ~
Training continues this Sunday for under 10s and 12s at 12 noon and continues throughout September until Sunday 23rd September. The under 10s and 12's season will conclude when Aodh Ruadh host the Aodh O Dalaigh under 12 blitz on Sunday 30th September.

~ LADIES ~
Training resumes for the Under 10 girls on Tuesday, 18th September from 6pm to 7pm in Father Tierney Park. There is also training in the park for the under 16 girls on Wednesdays at 7pm. Any girls interested in playing minor football this year are asked to attend a meeting at the park on Saturday evening at 6pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee on Wednesday 12th September in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 9.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Aodh Ruadh crashed out at the semi final stage of the under 13 Championship last Saturday in Tir Chonaill Park. Kilcar ran out winners by 6-11 to 2-8, but this is a one of those instances where the scoreline gives a rather skewed impression of the play. Aodh Ruadh were leading by 2 points shortly after half time, but midway through the second half Kilcar went on a scoring blitz that effectively killed the game. Pauric Patton played his heart out when moved to midfield. He also contributed 1-1 to Aodh Ruadh's final tally. David McGurn did well with a limited supply of ball to chalk up 1-3. Alan Finan had a good match at centre half back and also registered a point. Up front Johnny Gettins performed solidly and took a good point. Also on the scoreboard for Aodh Ruadh were Conor Gilmartin and Fergal Meehan with a point a piece.

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17th September

~ CLUB DRAW ~
The date for the Centre of Excellence draw has been slated for Sunday 28th October. Tickets for the draw, which is to fund the redevelopment of Munday's Field as a top class training facility, are currently on sale. There is an impressive line-up of prizes with something for everyone. Tickets priced €30/£20 each or €50/£35 for two are out now, ask any club member.

~ HURLING ~
Aodh Ruadh under 12 hurlers are taking part in a blitz in Donegal town on Saturday 22nd September. The bus leaves the park at 1pm. On Sunday 23rd September at 12 noon there will be a skills competition to finish off the season for the under 8s, under 10s and under 12s.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The O'Donnell league concluded on Saturday 8th September. James Kelly's team won in the final beating Eamon McGrath's side by 4-6 to 2-5. Darren Gethins' team beat Paddy Gillespie's outfit on a scoreline of 4-5 to 2-5 in the runners up final. Both matches proved to be excellent games of football.

2007 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Bakery Cup. The cup was first contested in 1957, providing a much needed competitive outlet for underage footballers in Ballyshannon. The trophy was presented to the Rock's De La Salle school for underage football by the Mall Bakery. The first winning captain was Pauric McGarrigle. He led a team also featuring the talents of Alan Kane who went on play in goals for Donegal and Matt McNulty a future Chief Executive of Bord Failte. Bord na nÓg would like to commemorate this anniversary in a fitting manner and anyone who has ideas or who would like to get involved is asked to contact Jim Kane on 086-2849425.

Captains in this year's Bakery Cup are Ronan McGurn, Ruairi Drummond, Martin Larkin and Sylvester Maguire. The first round of games took place on Saturday 15th September with Ronan McGurn's side edging out Sylvester Maguire's team in the first match and Ruairi Drummond's team taking the honours over Martin Larkin's side in the second. On Monday night Ronan McGurn's team beat Ruairi Drummond to put Ronan in the driving seat. Sylvester Maguire and Martin Larkin's team play on Tuesday night 18th September.

Aodh Ruadh's under 12s travel to Belfast on Saturday to take part in a blitz at Saint Theresa's in Belfast. Travel details will be supplied nearer to the time.

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24th September

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh's seniors slipped to another league defeat last Saturday, losing to Gaoth Dobhair by 1-08 to 0-12. See the website, www.aodhruadh.org, for a full match report. The reserve's fixture against Saint Eunan's was called off.

There will be a senior club meeting on Thursday, 4th October at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The date for the Centre of Excellence draw has been slated for Sunday 28th October. Tickets for the draw, which is to fund the redevelopment of Munday's Field as a top class training facility, are currently on sale. There is an impressive line-up of prizes with something for everyone. Tickets priced €30/£20 each or €50/£35 for two are out now, ask any club member.

~ HURLING ~
The under 12s took part in a blitz in Donegal town on Saturday hosted by Four Masters. The team played well winning two games and losing one. Seventeen boys traveled to the blitz, 13 of whom were under 10. Peter Horan, John Rooney, Denis Daly, and Eddie Lynch traveled with the team. On Sunday we held a skills competition in Father Tierney Park with 24 hurlers taking part. At under 8 the winners were 1st. Conal Sweeny; 2nd. Ryan Ayres; 3rd Stephen Anderson. At under 10 the winners were 1st. Deva Ayres; 2nd. Oisín Roper; 3rd Niall Cullen. At under 12 the winners were 1st. Jamie Brennan; joint 2nd. Eddie Lynch and Tommy Gillespie; 3rd Colm Kelly. It was very enjoyable a very enjoyable event and thanks go to all the parents who attended. Our season ends this Sunday when we host the Aodh O Dalaigh under 12 blitz. All support, in whatever form, will be gratefully received.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Aodh Ruadh's under 12s collected their fifth trophy of 2006 when the captured the Jim McLaughlin Memorial cup at a nine-a-side blitz organised by Saint Theresa's of Ardoyne in Belfast. Aodh Ruadh recorded wins over Saint Theresa's, Saint Paul's of Belfast and An Riocht from Down in the pool stages before disposing of Sean Dolan's of Derry in the quarter finals and Saint Patrick's from Donagh, County Fermanagh in the semi final. It was local rivals Erne Gaels of Belleek who faced Ballyshannon in the final. Aodh Ruadh were in irresistible form and despite a gutsy battle by the Gaels it was the Donegal Ernesiders who won the final on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-1. The under 12s will be on their travels once again when they go to a blitz in Scotstown on Saturday 6th October in what should be their last competitive action of the year.

The quarter finals of the Bakery Cup are scheduled for Saturday, 13th October with the semi-finals on Saturday, 20th October and the finals on Sunday, 28th October, coinciding with the Centre of Excellence Draw. 2007 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Bakery Cup. The cup was first contested in 1957, providing a much needed competitive outlet for underage footballers in Ballyshannon. The trophy was presented to the Rock's De La Salle school for underage football by the Mall Bakery. Bord na nÓg would like to commemorate this anniversary in a fitting manner and anyone who has ideas or who would like to get involved is asked to contact Jim Kane on 086-2849425.

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