Club Notes Archive - 2008

Box. APRIL
7 April

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh have only the second game of their league campaign this Saturday 12th April when they travel to Mountcharles to take on Saint Naul's. The reserves will open the action at 4.45pm when they take on the Naul's reserves, whilst the throw in for the senior game is 6.15pm. The new senior and reserve training schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at the Lakeside from 6.30pm to 8pm and Thursdays in the De La Salle field from 6.30pm to 8pm

Third team training continues on the all-weather pitch at the Lakeside every Wednesday with a new time from 6.45pm to 8pm. As always new members are most welcome.

~ DONEGAL V LAOIS ~
Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Laois game. Thanks to the ladies for selling the programmes and the hurlers for doing the siopa. Thanks also to the members of Bord na nÓg who helped out with the half time draw, and congratulations to Eileen Harkin from Convoy who won €100 in the draw.

~ HURLING ~
The under 14s will play their rescheduled league match against Setanta this Thursday 10th April. Contact team management for further details.

Underage hurling training continues in Father Tierney Park on Sunday at 12 noon for under 10s, 12s and 14s. All welcome, especially beginners. For enquiries contact John Rooney (086-2587793) or Billy Finn (9851289).

There is now a full report and pictures from the Hurlathon on aodhruadh.org

~ LADIES ~
The Senior Ladies team are training at the Lakeside on Saturday 12th April at 6.45pm. There is a charge of €2.

A last minute point saw Donegal's seniors clinch a one point win over Waterford in Athlone last Sunday in the Division 2 semi-final. Aodh Ruadh's Aoife Buggy played the game at corner back and had a great match in what was a very tight encounter. Club-mate Katy Flood is also on the panel. The result puts Donegal into a Division 2 showdown with Clare on Sunday 4th May. Watch the local press for details of time and venue. The club wishes their girls the best of luck against the Banner in their bid for league silverware.

Aoife and Katy will be in action at Father Tierney park with the Donegal minors this Saturday 12th April at 1pm when they take on Cavan.

Aodh Ruadh's Dearbhaile McNeill and Tara Khan made up two thirds of the county under 16s back line against Monaghan in last weekend. Donegal came away with a great win against the Farney. Tara is really shining in her first year of county football and is making the full back berth her own. Dearbhaile is an oul hand with the county at this stage and gave her usual accomplished performance at corner back. The next game for the Donegal under 16s is at home against Tyrone on 29th April. Watch the press for time and venue details.

The under 10 girls continue outdoor training in Father Tierney Park this Tuesday 8th April from 6pm to 7pm.

The under 12s travel to Belleek for a challenge match against Erne Gaels this Friday 11th April at 6pm. Travel details will be supplied at under 12 training. Under 12 training continues in the usual venue this Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There will be a meeting of the Bord na nÓg committee on Thursday, 10th April at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

Under 10 and under 8 training continues this Saturday 12th April in the Lakeside from 12 noon to 1pm. The first under 10 blitz will take place on Saturday 3rd May in Ballintra.

The under 12s travelled to Grange for a challenge last Saturday and recorded a good win against the Sligo outfit. The team travel to Dungloe this Wednesday 9th April for their next match in the league. Players are asked to meet at park for 4.10pm. The match throws in at Dungloe at 6.15pm. That match is quickly followed by another league fixture, this time at home against Killybegs on Friday 11th April. Team management will notify the panel of the time for the game. Under 12 training this week is at the Lakeside this Saturday from 12noon-1pm.

The under 14s are away to Bundoran this Saturday to take part in the Feile competition. Also taking part are Bundoran, Saint Naul's and Four Masters. The competition starts at 11am. Contact team management for travel arrangements.

A scoreline of 1-11 to 0-9 saw the under 16s take the points against very good Naomh Conaill outfit at Father Tierney Park on Monday evening. Peter Boyle put in another great 60 minutes. He started at full forward but had to drop back into midfield when Gerard Kelly got injured 15 minutes in and went on to dominate proceedings. Ruairi and Ronan Drummond got through an ocean of work in the back division. Conor Patton was very effective throughout and was instrumental in extinguishing the threat from the Glenties full forward line when they looked like making a comeback. Tommy Patton's natural athleticism at wing back is proving very difficult for wing forwards to deal with and his rapidly developing ball skills are turning him into a potent footballer. Ronan McGurn's place kicking was exemplary throughout, the Aodh Ruadh goal coming from a ball he had dropped in at the edge of the square which was brilliantly fielded by Peter Boyle and rifled to the back of the net. Next up for the under 16s is a trip to Donegal town to take on Four Masters on Monday 14th April. The game throws in at 6.15pm. Under 16 training continues at the Lakeside this Thursday from 8pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.

The minors were well beaten by a stronger Bundoran side last Wednesday, losing by 3-15 to 0-7. Three goals in the last ten minutes put a very favourable complexion on the final result for the seasiders, but Aodh Ruadh fought manfully throughout the contest. David Dolan in particular was exceptional at midfield and finished the match with four points to his credit. Brian Patton put in a good stint at centre full back while Hugh McNeill performed well throughout on the 40. Despite the late goals Peter Boyle continues to show his considerable talent between the posts. The minors next match is at home to Killybegs on Wednesday 9th April, with the throw in at 6.15pm. After that the minors host Four Masters in Father Tierney Park on Wednesday 16th April at 7pm. Minor training continues at the Lakeside on Mondays between 9pm-10pm and Fridays from 4.30pm-6pm.

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14 April

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
The seniors crashed to heavy defeat at the hands of a well-drilled Saint Naul's side last Saturday, losing on a scoreline of 4-14 to 0-4. It was a bad trip to Mountcharles for the reserves too, as they were also well beaten by 3-13 to 1-7. Aodh Ruadh will be looking to make amends against Saint Michael's in Father Tierney Park on Saturday. The reserve game is at 5.30pm and is followed by the senior game at 7.00pm. Senior and reserve training continues at Tuesdays at the Lakeside from 6.30pm to 8pm and Thursdays in the De La Salle field from 6.30pm to 8pm.

The third team are out in league action this weekend. They host Kilcar in the Park on Sunday, 20th April at 1.30pm. Third team training continues at the Lakeside on Wednesdays from 6.45pm to 8pm.

~ PARK COMMITTEE ~
Work has started on completing the ground works at Centre of Excellence at Munday's field. The works will include the laying of a running / training track around the two new Prunty playing fields and associated works. The Park Development Committee is undertaking this work with the assistance of both the Community Employment and Rural Social Schemes which it runs. The target, weather permitting is to have all ground works completed by September of this year.

There was a very positive meeting of the Park committee last week. The meeting made a number of important decisions designed to push forward with the development and modernisation of the club's facilities.

In the quest to collect important trophies from the club's past both the AIB and Gold Flake cups have been located. The Park Committee would be interested on any information regarding the whereabouts of the O'Neill cup and the James Daly cup. If anyone can help could they give Tom Daly a call on 071-9852595.

With the restricted availability of facilities priority is being given to official fixtures, all codes and age groups, in Father Tierney Park. Training and other such activities should be scheduled for alternative locations.

With Peter Conlon on holiday for the next two weeks bookings and cancellations for Father Tierney Park should be notified to Pat Melaniff at 086-1217403 or 071-9851494. No exceptions allowed. This is in order to ensure the smooth running of games in absence of Munday's field over the summer.

~ HURLING ~
The Seniors beat Monaghan Harps in their first match of the Ulster League Division 4 on Sunday evening past. It was a good 3-8 to 2-6 away win against a robust Farney outfit. Stephen Ryan was Aodh Ruadh's man of the match. The corner back got through a stack of work and showed a lot of class in his play.

The under 14s were at home against Buncrana on Sunday. Aodh Ruadh lost against a very competitive north Donegal side. Next up for the under 14s is a trip to Setanta on Tuesday 15th. Contact team management for time and travel details.

The final figure is not yet in, but the Hurlathon looks like topping the €7,000 mark. A fantastic return. Once again, many thanks to everyone involved in the fund raiser.

Underage hurling training continues in Father Tierney Park on Sunday at 12 noon for under 10s, 12s and 14s. All welcome, especially beginners. For enquiries contact John Rooney (086-2587793) or Billy Finn (9851289).

~ LADIES ~
The Senior Ladies team are training at the Lakeside on Saturdays at 6.45pm. There is a charge of €2. Last Sunday's game against McCumhaill's was called off, but the girls are due to play Saint Michael's at home next Sunday at 12 noon.

Well done to Katie Flood and Aoife Buggy who performed so well for the county minor team on Saturday in Father Tierney Park last Saturday. Donegal beat Cavan and are now due to meet Monaghan away on Saturday April 26th. Watch the press for time and venue details.

The under 12 girls went to Belleek for a challenge last Friday evening. There were 31 players on the bus and everyone got some match time. There were a number of eye-catching performances and everyone went home happy. Under 12 training continues in the usual venue this Tuesday from 7pm to 8.10pm.

The under 10 girls training continues this Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Under 10 and under 8 training continues this Saturday 19th April in the Lakeside from 12 noon to 1pm. Please note, because of insurance requirements, children cannot train or play with the club unless they are registered. Registration forms available are available from the team management or aodhruadh.org. The registration fee is €12. The first under 10 blitz will take place on Saturday 3rd May in Ballintra.

A frustrating couple of games for the under 12s in the past week. The team travelled to Dungloe last Wednesday and lost by 1-7 to 2-3, however it is a game Aodh Ruadh really should have won. Various elements conspired against the Ballyshannon side. In terms of the playing action, Matthew Maguire was excellent at centre half back where he prevented a lot of Dungloe attacks and used the ball economically. Up front there were two well-taken goals, one from the seasoned goal-getter John Ward, and a second from one of the panel's promising younger members, Philip Patton. There was another loss against last Friday night, this time at home to Killybegs. Killybegs were a very good outfit and Aodh Ruadh never really recovered from a goal blitz early in the first half. Philip Patton capped another bright display with a goal whilst Matthew Maguire again shone in the middle of the half back line. Conor Kennedy gave a manful display at half back under tremendous pressure. Colm Kelly gave a battling performance at midfield. At the final whistle the Fintra-based side claimed a 1-9 to 4-8 victory. The next outing for the under 12s is away to Four Masters on Friday, 18th April. The bus leaves the park at 5.45pm Under 12 training this week is at the Lakeside this Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 12 noon to 1pm, again at the Lakeside.

Aodh Ruadh progressed from their section of the regional blitz for the under 14 Féile with good victories over Bundoran and Four Masters. They are back in Féile action this Saturday, 19th April when the Southern Regional Division 1 Féile Finals take place in Dunkineely at 1.00 pm. Ballyshannon will face teams from Kilcar and Ardara.

The under 16s maintained their momentum in the league with a four point win away against Four Masters. The Donegal town side put up a formidable display in the first half and the sides went in level at half time. After the half-time break Ballyshannon shot three unanswered points to go into a lead they never relinquished, despite the best efforts of Four Masters. There were good displays from Ronan Drummond and Conor Patton in a strong performance from the backs. Luke Toland did well in the centre of the park and finished the game strongly. In front of the post there were two well taken goals. The first was a punch to the net by Peter Boyle, the second was a superb effort. The ball was worked up the field from the half back line and Niall Murray was on hand to deliver a classy finish to the back of the net. The next match is against Saint Naul's next Monday 21st April. The throw in is at 6.30pm in Father Tierney Park. Under 16 training continues at the Lakeside this Thursday from 8pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.

The minors slipped to a loss against Killybegs last Wednesday in Father Tierney Park. They went down by 2-12 to 2-6. Despite that there were a number of grounds for optimism. The side is showing plenty of quality in their play and that was exemplified by two fine goals by David Dolan and Hugh McNeill. The back line is strong with Brian Patton in the centre and Maurice Kane in the corner both putting in fighting displays. Conor Thomas also gave a good account of himself at wing back against Killybegs. The minors next match is at home to Four Masters on Wednesday 16th April, with the throw in at 6.30pm. Players are asked to be up at the park for 5.45pm. Minor training continues at the Lakeside on Mondays between 8.30pm-10pm and Thursdays in the De La Salle field from 6.30pm to 8pm.

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21 April

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh suffered their second defeat of the league campaign last Sunday. Saint Michael's ran out 0-8 to 0-18 winners in Father Tierney park against a Ballyshannon team still struggling to find its groove. Although the sides were level at half time Dunfanaghy were able to push on with the help of the breeze to record a good win. Eamon O'Donnell had a good match at full back for Aodh Ruadh. Thomas McPhelim and Philip O'Reilly both did well at half back, while Stephen Ward battled hard in the middle of the park. Up front Pauric Buggy showed a few good touches. Donagh McIntyre and Diarmuid McInerney both scored from play and continue to show promise for the future.

The reserves made a little bit of history as they recorded the first competitive win by Aodh Ruadh reserves in well over a year. They beat Saint Michael's by 1-9 to 1-5 with Simon Gillespie starring for the Ernesiders.

Aodh Ruadh will be on their travels next weekend as they take on Malin in the fourth round of the league. The day and time is yet to be confirmed.

The third team are out in league action this weekend. They are set to travel to Pairc na Phiarsaigh in Ardara on Saturday, 26th April, throw in at 7.00pm. Third team training continues at the Lakeside on Wednesdays from 6.45pm to 8pm.

Aodh Ruadh extends best wishes to Ronan Matthews who is heading off to Chad with the Irish Peace Keeping Force this week.

~ PARK COMMITTEE ~
In the quest to collect important trophies from the club's past both the AIB and Gold Flake cups have been located. The Park Committee would be interested on any information regarding the whereabouts of the O'Neill cup and the James Daly cup. If anyone can help could they give Tom Daly a call on 071-9852595.

With the restricted availability of facilities priority is being given to official fixtures, all codes and age groups, in Father Tierney Park. Training and other such activities should be scheduled for alternative locations. As Peter Conlon on holiday next week bookings and cancellations for Father Tierney Park should be notified to Pat Melaniff at 086-1217403 or 071-9851494. No exceptions allowed. This is in order to ensure the smooth running of games in absence of Munday's field over the summer.

~ HURLING ~
The Seniors are back in Ulster Hurling League Division 4 action this Saturday when they travel to Cavan to take on Mullahoran. The throw in is at 6.30pm.

The u-14 team had enjoyable trip to Killygordan last Saturday when they took part in the Donegal Feile Blitz.

Underage hurling training continues in Father Tierney Park on Sunday at 12 noon for under 10s, 12s and 14s. All welcome, especially beginners. For enquiries contact John Rooney (086-2587793) or Billy Finn (9851289).

~ LADIES ~
The Ladies intermediate team got their league campaign off to a successful start on Sunday last, playing host to Saint Michael's in the Park. The girls will feel very fortunate to have scored a goal in the dying seconds of the game to win by a point. However, it's always good to win and hopefully Aodh Ruadh will be able to build on the result. Training continues at the Lakeside on Saturday evening at 6.45pm. Please bring €2 to cover the cost of the facilities.

The under 10 girls continue to train on Tuesday evening from 6-7pm at Father Tierney Park.

The under 12 girls are off to Donegal town on Saturday at 2pm to play Four Masters in a challenge match. Good luck girls and we hope everyone enjoys themselves. Under 12 training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.15pm.

The U16 county team are in championship action next Tuesday at home to Tyrone. The venue is still to be decided, watch the local press for details. Best wishes to the Aodh Ruadh representatives, Dearbhaile McNeill and Tara Khan. The county minor team are away to Monaghan on Saturday and Aodh Ruadh have two of our girls playing there too. Best of luck to Aoife Buggy and Katie Flood

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Under 10 and under 8 training continues this Saturday 26th April in the Lakeside from 12 noon to 1pm. Please note, because of insurance requirements, children cannot train or play with the club unless they are registered. Registration forms available are available from the team management or aodhruadh.org. The registration fee is €12. The first under 10 blitz will take place on Saturday 3rd May in Ballintra.

The under 12s picked up their first win of the league with a victory over Four Masters in Tir Chonaill park last Friday. It was good team display by Ballyshannon with a 2-5 to 6-3 win reflecting a lot of hard work over the course of the game. Conor Kennedy had a good game at centre full back where he dealt with the Four Masters attacking threat very capably. In midfield Stephen Thompson and Colm Kelly won a lot of ball, Kelly also popping up for a goal. Gavin McDaid and Conor McShea shared the top scorer accolade with 2-0 apiece. Oisín Roper and Shane McGrath both caused the Four Masters defence a lot of problems and finished with 1-1 apiece. Philip Patton rounded off a good performance with two well-taken points. The next outing for the under 12s is against Ardara in Father Tierney Park on Friday, 25th April at 6.30pm. That fixture is quickly followed by a trip to Glenties to take on Naomh Chonaill on Monday 28th April at 7.00pm.

The under 14s lost out in the regional blitz in Dunkineely last Saturday. They lost in their first game against a very strong Ardara side, which went to win the blitz outright.

The under 16s continued their strong league showing with a victory against Saint Naul's on Monday evening. They beat the Mountcharles outfit by 3-14 to 0-4 in Father Tierney Park. Martin Gallagher had a quiet game in nets, but made an outstanding full stretch save in the first half. Luke Toland continues to evolve as a player and gave a very accomplished display at midfield and even bagged a goal to cap the performance. Ruairí Drummond and Niall Thomas also had excellent games. Peter Boyle continues to cause opposition defences trouble and picked off two goals in another good day at the office. The next match for the under 16s is against Dungloe on Monday 28th April, time yet to be confirmed. Under 16 training continues at the Lakeside this Thursday from 8pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.

Father Tierney Park was the scene of another disheartening loss for the minors last Wednesday. Four Masters overpowered Aodh Ruadh by 0-4 to 2-9. Chris Goan saw the line late in the game to compound the disappointment. Paul Hughes soldiered well at centre forward while David Dolan had a good match at midfield. In the back line Brian Patton and Maurice Kane continue to give their all and show considerable skill in the process. The minors final league match is away to Saint Naul's on Wednesday 30th April, with the throw in at 7.00pm. Minor training continues with the seniors at the Lakeside on Tuesdays between 6.30pm to 8pm and Thursdays in the De La Salle field from 6.30pm to 8pm.

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28 April

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh made the long trip to Inishowen last weekend to take on Malin missing a large number of players. There was disappointment for both seniors and reserves. The seniors lost by 1-11 to 1-8, whilst the reserves went down by 2-17 to 2-11. In the senior game Hugh McNeill and Simon Gillespie both did well in their respective back row corners. Brian McCafferty had an excellent game at half back and really put his body on the line. Stephen Ward did well overall at midfield. In the forwards the best news was that Michael 'Sticky' Ward came through a full match at centre forward without any ill-effects. Both sides are back in Inishowen this weekend when they travel to Buncrana on Saturday 3rd May. The reserve game throws in at 5.30pm followed by the seniors at 7pm. Training continues at 6.30pm in Lakeside on Tuesday and 6.30pm on Thursday in the De La Salle field.

The thirds are defending their league title this year, but they had a tough start to the season when they travelled to Ardara for their opening fixture. Ardara were fielding with ex-County star Damien Diver in his first game back from injury in last year's championship. They were strong all over the pitch and ran out 1-14 to 1-7 winners. For Aodh Ruadh, Michael Ward had a good game at the back whilst captain, Christy Dolan, provided a robust and effective presence in the middle of the park. Up front young Francis McShea played well in his first game for the thirds. Meanwhile at the other end of the age spectrum Colman Kerr showed that class is permanent as he bagged 1-1. Third team training continues on Wednesdays at the Lakeside from 6.45pm to 8pm.

There is a meeting of the Senior Club next Thursday, 8th May, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ PARK COMMITTEE ~
Junior and senior kit bags are now available in the club shop priced €27 and €30 respectively.

With the restricted availability of facilities priority is being given to official fixtures, all codes and age groups, in Father Tierney Park. Training and other such activities should be scheduled for alternative locations. Bookings and cancellations for Father Tierney Park should be notified to Peter Conlon at 9851386 or 087-6838024. No exceptions allowed. This is in order to ensure the smooth running of games in absence of Munday's field over the summer.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
The Donegal Democrat archive for 1948 is now available to view in the history section of aodhruadh.org.

~ HURLING ~
The Senior hurlers where narrowly defeated by Mullahoran in Cavan on Saturday evening last. The final score was: Aodh Ruadh 0-11, Mullahoran 2-12. The club extends its best wishes to Thomas Gallagher who got injured at start of the second half and wishes him a speedy recovery.

The annual Alan Ryan / Seamus Grimes under 16 Memorial Tournament takes place this Bank holiday Monday in Father Tierney Park and commences at 11.00am.

The under 14 Donegal League starts this Thursday evening and Aodh Ruadh are at home to Burt for their opener. All players are asked to be to be at Father Tierney Park for 6pm. On Saturday the under 14s will be off to Tyrone to take part in the Ulster Feile. All players should be at the park at 7.45am. Everyone should bring a packed lunch. Anyone who has any enquires can call Kevin Loughlin on 086-3062209

Underage hurling training continues in Father Tierney Park on Sunday at 12 noon for under 10s, 12s and 14s. All welcome, especially beginners. For enquiries contact John Rooney (086-2587793) or Billy Finn (9851289).

~ LADIES ~
The under 10 girls continue to train on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm.

The under 12s travelled to Donegal town last Saturday to take on Four Masters in a challenge. There was 32 on the bus for the short trip down the N15. Two full games were played with Aodh Ruadh winning one and losing one. Everyone got a game and a good day's fun was had by all. Under 12 training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.15pm in Father Tierney Park.

The under 16 county team are in championship action on Tuesday 29th April at home to Tyrone. Best wishes to the Aodh Ruadh representatives, Dearbhaile McNeill and Tara Khan.

Aoife Buggy and Katie Flood were on the county minor team that took on Monaghan last Saturday. Unfortunately they lost out against a very determined Farney outfit. The girls will be looking to erase the memory of that loss when they take on Clare in the Division 2 final on Sunday at 2.30pm. Bizarrely the game has been fixed for Ennis, but Aodh Ruadh wishes the girls the best of luck as they attempt to bring back some silverware to the county.

Senior training continues at the Lakeside on Saturday evening at 6.45pm. Please bring €2 to cover the cost of the facilities.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There is a meeting of the Bord na nÓg next Tuesday, 6th May, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

The first under 10 blitz of the year takes place this Saturday 3rd May in Ballintra. Team management will notify players of travel details during the week. Please note that all players need to be registered before they can take to the field for Aodh Ruadh. Registration forms available are available from the team management or aodhruadh.org. The registration fee is €12.

The under 12s chalked up their second win on the bounce with a victory over Ardara in Father Tierney park last Friday. It was a high scoring encounter for both sides with the final score of 5-8 to 4-5 giving Ballyshannon a six point winning margin. It was a classic, good all-round performance from Ballyshannon. Matthew Maguire had a stormer at centre half back. Once again the midfield axis of Stephen Thompson and Colm Kelly had a great game. Kelly capped his performance with a goal and a point. Conor McShea top scored with 2-1, whilst Philip Patton was next with his haul of four points, along with Colm Kelly. Also on the score board were Gareth Ferguson, who impressed with two well-taken points, and Gavin McDaid and Shane McGrath who both bagged a goal apiece. The next outing for the under 12s is a trip to Glenties to take on Naomh Chonaill on Wednesday 30th April. The bus leaves Father Tierney Park promptly at 5pm. Throw in at Glenties for the 'B' game is at 6.30pm with the 'A' game starting at 7.00pm. Under 12 training continues at the Lakeside on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 12 noon to 1pm.

The under 14s are training in the Lakeside on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 3pm

The under 16s concluded their league programme with a home victory against Dungloe on Monday evening. They beat the Gaeltacht side by 3-12 to 3-6. It was a confident display by Aodh Ruadh. Niall Thomas was very effective coming out of defence and did a lot of work relieving pressure on the back division. There were also notable displays in the backs from Ronan Drummond and Paddy Meehan, both of whom did a lot to keep Dungloe's scoring opportunities to a minimum. Martin Gallagher had a solid display in the nets. Up front Martin Larkin sealed a good day's work with an excellent goal. The result puts Aodh Ruadh second in the final table with 12 points behind Bundoran on 13 points. The sides will now go head to head in the Divisional final on Friday 2nd May. The likely venue is Donegal town, but at the time of writing the venue and time had yet to be confirmed. Please check the Southern Minor Board notes for full details. Under 16 training continues at the Lakeside this Thursday from 8pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 2pm to 3pm.

The minor's final league match is away to Saint Naul's on Wednesday 30th April, with the throw in at 7.00pm. Minor training continues with the seniors at the Lakeside on Tuesdays between 6.30pm to 8pm and Thursdays in the De La Salle field from 6.30pm to 8pm.

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