Club Notes Archive - 2007

Box. DECEMBER
3rd December

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
The most important game of the year for Aodh Ruadh takes place this Sunday at 2pm in Convoy. Ballyshannon take on Kilcar in the relegation playoff to decide which of the pair will play Division 1A football in 2008. Kilcar will also be playing in the reserve semi-final beforehand so it is essential that as many people from Ballyshannon as possible make the effort to get to Convoy to cheer on the team.

The Reserves lost by 1-2 to 4-12 against a strong Gaoth Dobhair side in Father Tierney park on Sunday.

Aodh Ruadh held their annual general meeting last Saturday in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. There was a big attendance present to discuss 2007 and make plans for 2008. The following officers were appointed: Patrons: Father O Fearrai and Father McManus; President, Sean Slevin; Vice-President, Peter Conlon; Chairman, Terrence McShea; Vice-Chairman, Mick McGrath; Secretary, John Magee; Assistant Secretary, Mary Matthews; Treasurer, Mary Grimes; Assistant Treasurer, Jimmy Gallagher; PRO, John Hughes; Oifigeach na Geailge / Scor, Eoin O'Moore; County Board Delegate, John Travers; Director of Coaching, Sylvester Maguire. The appointment of team managers was deferred to the first meeting after the relegation play-off.

Father Tierney Park is now closed for maintenance until the New Year.

~ LADIES ~
The Ladies had their AGM last Friday with the following posts being filled: Chairman, Teddy Kane; Secretary, Louise Foy; Treasurer, Clare Flood. The PRO is yet to be confirmed. Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday at 6pm.

~ HURLING ~
Senior hurling training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm in Saint Anne's Hall on Church Avenue beside the Church of Ireland. New comers welcome.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Indoor underage training continues this Friday, 30th November at Colaiste Cholmcille. The under 8s will train in the Mercy Hall and under 10s will be in the New Hall (i.e. aged nine or under in 2008), both between 7pm and 8pm. The under 12s (i.e. aged eleven or under in 2008) will be the New Hall between 8pm and 9pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

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10th December

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh will be playing their football in Division 1B in 2008 after losing their relegation play-off against Kilcar on a scoreline of 0-11 to 2-10 in Convoy last Sunday. Ballyshannon played into a strong breeze in the first half and never really got out of the blocks. Kilcar took points with impunity whilst Aodh Ruadh only managed to register their first point in the 29th minute. Kilcar lead by 1-8 to 0-2 at half time. Three quick fire points by Aodh Ruadh directly after the break seemed to signal a turn in fortunes, but Kilcar raided a goal to snuff out the revival.

Father Tierney Park is now closed for maintenance until the New Year.

~ LADIES ~
Congratulations to Dearbhaile McNeill and Aoife Buggy who both picked up awards at the county underage ladies presentation night. Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday at 6pm and concludes for 2007 on Tuesday 18th December. Indoor training resumes again on 8th January 2008.

~ HURLING ~
Senior hurling training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm in Saint Anne's Hall on Church Avenue beside the Church of Ireland. New comers welcome.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Congratulations to the quiz team of Eamon Maguire, Ronan Drummond and Oisín O'Malley Daly and Solo Singer Fionnuala McCosker who made it through to the Ulster final of Scor na nÓg in Galbally, County Tyrone on 19th January 2008

The last night of indoor underage training for 2008 takes place this Friday, 14th December at Colaiste Cholmcille. The under 8s will train in the Mercy Hall and under 10s will be in the New Hall (i.e. aged nine or under in 2008), both between 7pm and 8pm. The under 12s (i.e. aged eleven or under in 2008) will be the New Hall between 8pm and 9pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

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30th December

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Many congratulations to Sylvester Maguire who has been appointed senior team manager. The club wishes you and your team all the very best in 2008.

~ DIARY DATES ~
An important hurling meeting will take place in Aras Aodh Ruadh at 8pm on Friday, 4th January. Everyone interested in hurling in Ballyshannon is asked to attend.

There will be a senior club meeting at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursday, 10th January. One of the main items on the agenda will be preparations for the meeting of Donegal and Tyrone in Father Tierney Park on Sunday, 13th January when they clash in Section B of the Gaelic Life Dr McKenna Cup.

The highlight of Ballyshannon's social calendar, the annual club Dinner Dance, has been scheduled for Saturday, 9th February.

The club is running a major fundraiser on Thursday 27th March in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran. 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire?' will see contestants battling it out for big cash prizes. Anyone interested in helping out with this event is asked to contact Terrence McShea on 087-2360815 or e-mail info@aodhruadh.org.

~ LADIES ~
Under 10 girls indoor training resumes in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday 8th January at 6pm.

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