Club Notes Archive - 2008

Box. FEBRUARY
4th February

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh opened their Ulster League campaign with a good 0-7 to 0-4 win over Derrygonnelly. There were a lot of new faces on display with Simon Gillespie Ronan Matthews, Eoin McNeill and Paul Hughes in the back division all showing up well. Meanwhile up front Pauric Buggy and Diarmuid McInerney looked sharp in what were typical winter conditions. The next Ulster League outing is a trip to Maghery in north Armagh this Saturday 9th February with the throw in at 2pm

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.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The annual club Dinner Dance takes place in Dorrian's Hotel on Saturday, 9th February. The Mucky Ducks will be providing entertainment on the night. A limited number of tickets are still available from Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner. Jimmy Gallagher and Terrence McShea also have tickets for sale. Doors are at 8pm with dinner served at 8.30pm sharp. Patrons are advised to arrive promptly.

~ HURLING ~
The club extends their sincere condolences to Billy Finn whose father passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Senior hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Saint Anne's Hall on Church Avenue beside the Church of Ireland. New comers welcome.

~ LADIES ~
Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday night from 6pm to 7pm. The under 12s have also begun training on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall from 7pm to 8pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There is a meeting of this year's under 16 panel this Friday, 8th February in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 6pm. All under 14s from 2007 who are over-age for this year's under 14s as well as all under 16s are asked to attend to meet with the new management team. We make a special request to all players who may have dropped out of football in the past few years to attend. Anyone who can't make the meeting but is interested in playing this year please contact Barry on 087-0518728 or Packie on 087-9794696.

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.

~ QUESTION TIME ~
Best of luck to Aodh Ruadh's Quiz Team who are in action on Saturday night in Eglish, County Tyrone in the Ulster final. The team taking part are: Paddy Kelly, Sylvester Maguire, PJ Buggy and Peter Campbell. The top three teams on the night go forward to the All-Ireland final in Croke Park on 17th March.

The club's Scor na nÓg team will compete for All-Ireland honours on Saturday, 16th February in Athlone.

~ 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.

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11 February

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh fared badly on their trip to north Armagh when they were well beaten by Maghery. The next Ulster League outing is a trip to Glenullin in County Derry this Sunday, 17th February with the throw in at 2pm.

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. Training has now also commenced on the all-weather pitch at the Lakeside. This takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 9pm to 10pm.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The annual club Dinner Dance took place last Saturday night in Dorrian's with a large attendance present for the social highlight of the club's year. After a fine meal Club Chairman Terrence McShea officially opened proceedings before handing over to Sean Perry who was compere for the night.

The first award was Young Hurler of the year which the Hurling Secretary, Emma Gaughan, presented Kieran Kilgannon who played on the minor championship winning side. Next up was Young Footballer of the year which Bord na nÓg Chairman, Jim Kane, presented to the promising minor P. J. McGee.

Club Treasurer, Mary Grimes, presented the Ladies Player of the Year to an unsuspecting Seana Slevin. Hurling Chairman and that was followed by Dennis Doherty presentation of Hurler of the Year to David Donnelly.

Outgoing Club Treasurer, Patsy Kilgannon received a special appreciation award from Mary Matthews in acknowledgement of the fantastic work he had done in his time with the club, which has seen a number of significant developments take place.

In the absence of the team sponsor Dicey Reilly's, Ken Monaghan presented the Third Team Player of the Year to Diarmuid McInerney which was followed by the presentation of Reserve Team player of the year to Paul Kane by Val Murray of team sponsors, Max Bar. Paul Kane was then called upon to present a token of appreciation to the reserve team manager Barry Travers who had put in a tough year with the side in 2007. Rossa McCosker's daughter Grainne presented the Senior Player of the Year award to goalkeeper David Greene. Senior team captain Michael 'Sticky' Ward then presented a token of appreciation to Peter Gallagher and John Duffy for their work with the team in the past year.

Tom Daly made a presentation to Brian Roper to acknowledge his pivotal role in bringing the National League trophy to Donegal for the first time in the county's history. Club Secretary, John Magee, followed with the Club Man of the Year award which went to Jim Kane.

Terrence McShea was then called upon to announce the induction into the Aodh Ruadh Hall of Fame of Pauric McShea. Pauric spoke of how much the award meant to him personally and, noting the presence of Moya Ferguson, dedicated it to the recently deceased P. J. Ferguson; a gesture which was warmly received. There was a presentation to the attending members of the 1982 All-Ireland winning Donegal under-21 squad from Aodh Ruadh. Brian Tuohy, who captained the team, was present, whilst Jackie McDermott picked up his award in the absence of his son Tommy who is currently in London; Sylvester Maguire was on Quiz duty for the club.

The County Secretary, Cróna Regan presented a token of appreciation to Terrence McShea for refereeing the county reserve final between Gaoth Dobhair and Saint Eunan's. Gary Walsh of the Third Team was presented with the Division 4 League trophy by Cróna who then went on to present championship winners medals to the minor hurlers.

Tom Daly was called upon to present medals to the Ulster Champions Scor na nÓg team of Oisín O'Malley-Daly, Ronan Drummond, Eamon Maguire, and Liam Devaney. Niamh Gallagher presented a token of appreciation to the Ladies senior team management Teddy Kane and Barry Ward. The presentations were concluded with a bouquet of flowers for Cróna Regan and Tom Daly's wife Frances. With the presentations wrapped up shortly before midnight the Mucky Ducks took to the stage and did a first class job of entertaining the assembled crowd into the small hours.

~ 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.

~ HURLING ~
The club extends sincere condolences to Billy Finn whose father passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. The funeral arrangements are as follows. The remains will repose at Tom Smyth's funeral home in Roscommon Town on Wednesday, 13th February from 4pm to 5pm. The remains will then be brought to the church in the town for 6pm. Funeral mass is on Thursday 14th February at 11.30am.

Senior hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Saint Anne's Hall on Church Avenue beside the Church of Ireland. New comers welcome.

~ LADIES ~
Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday night from 6pm to 7pm. Under 12 training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall from 7pm to 8pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
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.

The under 16s are training in the Lakeside this Thursday 14th February from 8pm-9pm and again on Monday 18th February in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 7pm-8pm

The minors are training in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Thursday, 14th February from 7pm-8pm

~ QUESTION TIME ~
Aodh Ruadh's Quiz Team failed to progress to the All-Ireland stage in Eglish last Saturday night. A very esoteric selection of questions made for a difficult night for all teams involved and Aodh Ruadh's team of Paddy Kelly, Sylvester Maguire, PJ Buggy and Peter Campbell bowed out of the competition at the Ulster final stage.

The focus now switches to the club's Scor na nÓg team who will compete for All-Ireland honours on Saturday, 16th February at 3pm in Athlone IT.

~ 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.

CLUB BOUNDARIES ~
Donegal County Board has made available a definitive club boundary map for each club in Donegal. The map for Aodh Ruadh can be viewed on aodhruadh.org. Check under What's New or in the Administration section

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18 February

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
A good work out for Aodh Ruadh in South Derry last Sunday in the Ulster League. Although they lost by 0-13 to 0-10 Ballyshannon were with Glenullin all the way and gave an encouraging performance. Given that the Derry county champions featured Paddy Bradley and Aodh Ruadh are continuing in experimental vein the result has positive indications for the future. In the back division Paul Hughes continued with his promising performances, whilst Kerry Ryan did well in the middle of the park. Barry Ward proved troublesome for Glenullin with his work in the forward department. The next Ulster League match is in Father Tierney Park against Ballinascreen, another Derry side, this Sunday, 24th February with the throw in at 1pm.

In the Championship draws the Seniors and Reserves are lined up to take on Dungloe in the first round. The third team drew Red Hughs in the preliminary round whilst the under 21s have a tasty first round clash with Saint Eunan’s.

Senior training 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. Training has now also commenced on the all-weather pitch at the Lakeside. This takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 9pm to 10pm.

Third team training has now commenced on the all-weather pitch at the Lakeside every Wednesday from 5.45pm to 7pm. New members welcome.

~ WHO WANTS TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE ~
Who Want’s To Be A Thousandaire gets its official launch in Dorrian’s on Wednesday, 27th February at 8.30pm. Media will be in attendance and all advertisers are invited to come along. Who Want’s To Be A Thousandaire is a slick, professional show which will be staged in the Great Northern, Bundoran on Thursday 27th March. The night is a fundraiser for Aodh Ruadh’s Centre of Excellence and is expected to generate huge interest, with a great night’s craic guaranteed. Teams are now into the last week of selling advertising for the night so be sure to get in quick. Companies interested in advertising at the event are asked to contact Terrence McShea on 087-2360815 for details.

~ HURLING ~
The second annual Aodh Ruadh Hurlathon will take place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday, 29th March. All hurlers from under 10 to seniors will be taking part in this special event. A new feature this year sees ‘The Legends’ making their debut. This outfit will be made up of the junior team who won the championship in 1994 and other former hurling greats. Anyone wanting to take part as a Legend should contact John Rooney (086-2587793). Last year’s event was a great success and players will be out with sponsorship cards shortly and we ask everyone to support them.

Senior hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Saint Anne's Hall on Church Avenue beside the Church of Ireland. New comers welcome.

~ LADIES ~
Congratulation to Dearbhaile McNeil and Tara Khan who have made it onto the county under 16 panel after trials last weekend.

Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday night from 6pm to 7pm. Under 12 training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall from 7pm to 8pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The monthly Bord na nÓg committee meeting takes place on Thursday 28th February at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. 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.

The under 16s are training in the Lakeside this Thursday 21st February from 8pm-9pm and in Father Tierney Park at 2pm on Saturday 23rd February at 2pm.

The minors are training in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Thursday, 21st February from 7pm-8pm.

Aodh Ruadh’s Scor na nÓg Quiz Team lost out in the All-Ireland final’s in Athlone IT last weekend. The team were in the lead after the individual rounds, but lost out to Roscommon in the team questions. Commiserations to the Oisín O’Malley-Daly, Ronan Drummond, Eamon Maguire, and Liam Devaney.

~ 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.

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25 February

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh welcomed Derry's Ballinascreen to Father Tierney Park last Sunday in the Ulster League. Although homesters lost by a point, the new members of the panel continue to perform impressively. Eoin McNeill was very strong in defence whilst Pauric Buggy did well on the 40. PJ McGee, David Dolan and Diarmuid McInerney did a good job of creating problems for the Ballinascreen back line. The next Ulster League match is in Father Tierney Park against Aghyaran of Tyrone, this Saturday, 1st March with the throw in at 3pm.

Senior training concludes this Friday in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille with a final 9-10pm session. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed. Training will recommence in the park shortly and players will be notified of the details in due course. Training continues on the all-weather pitch at the Lakeside every Monday and Wednesday from 9pm to 10pm.

Third team training continues on the all-weather pitch at the Lakeside every Wednesday from 5.45pm to 7pm. New members welcome.

~ WHO WANTS TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE ~
Who Want's To Be A Thousandaire gets its official launch in Dorrian's on Wednesday, 27th February at 8.30pm. Media will be in attendance and all advertisers are invited to come along. Refreshments will be provided. Who Want's To Be A Thousandaire is a slick, professional show which will be staged in the Great Northern, Bundoran on Thursday 27th March. The night is a fundraiser for Aodh Ruadh's Centre of Excellence and is expected to generate huge interest, with a great night's craic guaranteed. Teams are now into the last week of selling advertising for the night so be sure to get in quick. Companies interested in advertising at the event are asked to contact Terrence McShea on 087-2360815 for details.

~ HURLING ~
Underage hurling training begins in Father Tierney Park on Sunday 9th March at 12 noon for under 10s, 12s and 14s. Notes will be distributed at local national schools next week. For any enquiries contact John Rooney (086-2587793) or Billy Finn (9851289).

The second annual Aodh Ruadh Hurlathon will take place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday, 29th March. All hurlers from under 10 to seniors will be taking part in this special event. A new feature this year sees 'The Legends' making their debut. This outfit will be made up of the junior team who won the championship in 1994 and other former hurling greats. Anyone wanting to take part as a Legend should contact John Rooney (086-2587793). Last year's event was a great success and players will be out with sponsorship cards shortly and we ask everyone to support them.

Senior hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Saint Anne's Hall on Church Avenue beside the Church of Ireland. New comers welcome.

~ LADIES ~
The Senior Ladies had a good run out against Walterstown of county Meath last weekend, recording a win over the Royals.

Under 10 girls indoor training continues in the Mercy Hall on Tuesday night from 6pm to 7pm. Under 12 training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall from 7pm to 8pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The monthly Bord na nÓg committee meeting takes place on Thursday 28th February at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. All committee members are asked to attend.

Underage training concludes this Friday in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Training will recommence out doors shortly and players will be notified with the details in advance. This Friday 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.

The under 16s are training in the Lakeside this Thursday 28th February from 8pm-9pm.

The minors are training in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Thursday, 28th February from 7pm-8pm.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
The Donegal Democrat archive for 1947 is now available to view in the history section of aodhruadh.org. Active work has now begun on the history of Aodh Ruadh. The book is due for publication at the end of 2009, in the club's centenary year. Anyone with photos, news clippings or reminiscences they would like included in the book should contact John Hughes at info@aodhruadh.org or 087-6431805.

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