Club Notes Archive - 2008

Box. JANUARY
7th January

~ DONEGAL v TYRONE ~
Donegal play Tyrone this coming Sunday, January 13th at 2.00pm in the Gaelic Life Dr. McKenna Cup. Stewards are asked to assemble in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 12 noon. Bord na nÓg are running a tuck shop and half time draw and a large turnout of sellers is requested. The club asks that as many stewards as possible make themselves available for what is likely to be a significant crowd. Help is needed in every aspect of the day, particularly in helping people get parked in and around the town.

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 New Hall on Tuesday, 8th January at 6pm and continues for the next six weeks.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Indoor underage training resumes this Friday, 11th January. With the Mercy Hall currently out of bounds, training will take place in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. The under 8s and under 10s (i.e. aged nine or under in 2008) will be in the New Hall 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.

There will be Bord na nÓg meeting in Aras Aodh Ruadh at 9pm on Wednesday, 9th January. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ WEBSITE ~
There has been some work on the history section of the club website (www.aodhruadh.org) over the holiday period. In 1984 a considerable amount of work was done trawling through the Donegal Democrat archive for references to Aodh Ruadh. These references were typed up in hard copy and begin in 1940. They are progressively being made available on aodhruadh.org and are archived by year in the history section. A club notes archive has been added commencing from January 2007. Finally a table listing Aodh Ruadh Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers down the years has also been added. Anyone with material they would like to see in the history section of the club website should contact John Hughes on 087-6431805 or e-mail info@aodhruadh.org.

Back to the top Back to top.
14th January

~ DONEGAL v TYRONE ~
Huge thanks are due to all those who turned out to help out at the Donegal v Tyrone Gaelic Life McKenna Cup fixture last Sunday. The €100 prize in the half-time draw organised by Bord na nÓg went unclaimed on the day. The winning ticket number was 0490. Should this be your ticket, you can claim your prize by posting the winning stub to John Hughes, The Mullans, Ballyshannon and your winnings will be sent on to you by return of post.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2008 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.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The annual club Dinner Dance will take place in Dorrian's Hotel on Saturday, 9th February 2008. Tickets are now available from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner. Jimmy Gallagher and Terrence McShea also have tickets for sale.

~ LADIES ~
Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the New Hall on Tuesday nights at 6pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Following the completion of work in the New Hall indoor underage training resumes this Friday, 11th January. With the Mercy Hall currently out of bounds, training will take place in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. The under 8s and under 10s (i.e. aged nine or under in 2008) will be in the New Hall 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.

~ WEBSITE ~
Thanks to the numerous people who have been in contact regarding the updates to the history section of aodhruadh.org. Your amendments and suggestions are gratefully received. Anyone with material they would like to see in the history section of the club website should contact John Hughes on 087-6431805 or e-mail info@aodhruadh.org.

Back to the top Back to top.
21st January

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Senior training commences this Friday, 25th January in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 9-10pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ MEETINGS ~
There is a meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd January. The meeting will address organisation for the 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' and drawing up a schedule of events for the club's centenary celebrations in 2009.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2008 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.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The annual club Dinner Dance will take place in Dorrian's Hotel on Saturday, 9th February 2008. Tickets are now available from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner. Jimmy Gallagher and Terrence McShea also have tickets for sale.

~ LADIES ~
Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the New Hall on Tuesday nights at 6pm.

~ SCOR NA NÓG ~
Congratulations to the Aodh Ruadh quiz team of Ronan Drummond, Eamon Maguire, Oisín O'Malley-Daly and sub Liam Devaney who captured the Ulster Title in Galbally last Saturday night. Ably coached by mentors PJ Buggy and Peter Campbell the team only missed one question in the whole night. Commiserations to Fionnuala McCosker who narrowly missed out in the singing. The All-Ireland final is scheduled for Athlone in mid-February, further details nearer the time. The club offers the team their best wishes as they bid for All-Ireland glory.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Congratulations to Shane Ward who has been appointed minor manager for 2008.

Underage training continues this Friday, 18th January. With the Mercy Hall currently out of bounds, training will take place in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. The under 8s and under 10s (i.e. aged nine or under in 2008) will be in the New Hall 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.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
Planning and preparation is now underway for the writing of a centenary history of Aodh Ruadh. Anyone who has any material of interest: rare press cuttings, pictures, club records, correspondence, video footage, etc., is asked to contact John Hughes on 087-6431805 or e-mail info@aodhruadh.org with details so that it can be incorporated. The 'Democrat Archive' for 1946 has been added to the History section of aodhruadh.org. On a slightly related matter, the search facility on the website is now fully up-to-date, so searches should now provide much more accurate results.

Back to the top Back to top.
28th January

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh play Derrygonnelly in the Ulster League on Sunday, 3rd February in Father Tierney Park; time to be confirmed. The next game in the Ulster League is on Sunday 10th February away Maghery in north Armagh. Senior training for all adult players continues this Friday in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 9-10pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 7th February in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2008 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.

~ WHO WANTS TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE ~
Aodh Ruadh is running a 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' night in the Great Northern, Bundoran on Thursday 27th March. This is a slick professional show and is expected to generate huge interest, with a great night's craic guaranteed. Teams will be selling advertising for the night over the next four weeks. Companies interested in advertising at the event are asked to contact Terrence McShea on 087-2360815 for details.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The annual club Dinner Dance will take place in Dorrian's Hotel on Saturday, 9th February 2008. Tickets are now available from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner. Jimmy Gallagher and Terrence McShea also have tickets for sale.

~ LADIES ~
Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the New Hall on Tuesday nights at 6pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There monthly Bord na nÓg committee meeting takes place in Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Thursday, 31st January at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Underage training continues this Friday in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. The under 8s and under 10s will be in the New Hall between 7pm and 8pm. The under 12s will be the New Hall between 8pm and 9pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
Planning and preparation is now underway for the writing of a centenary history of Aodh Ruadh. Anyone who has any material of interest: rare press cuttings, pictures, club records, correspondence, video footage, etc., is asked to contact John Hughes on 087-6431805 or e-mail info@aodhruadh.org with details so that it can be incorporated.

Back to the top Back to top.