Club Notes Archive - 2009

Box. JANUARY
5 January

~ MEETINGS ~
A full meeting of the Park/Development Committee will take place at 7.30pm this Thursday night in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. That will be followed by the monthly club meeting at 8.30pm.

~ DONEGAL V FERMANAGH ~
Donegal play Fermanagh this coming Sunday, January 11th at 2.00pm in the Gaelic Life Dr. McKenna Cup. Stewards and programme sellers are asked to assemble in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 12.30pm. Bord na nÓg are running a half time draw and a large turnout of sellers is requested.

~ PARK COMMITTEE AGM ~
The AGM of the Park/Development Committee of the club took place in association with the recent club AGM. Officers elected for the centenary year are Chairman: Tom Daly (out-going), Vice Chairman: Peter Conlon (out-going), Secretary: Conal Gallagher (out-going), Treasurer: Terence McShea (out-going), Assistant Treasurer: Jimmy Gallagher (out-going). Full reports and audited financial statements were presented and adopted on the development of two new playing fields at Munday's Field; the club's involvement in the Abbey Centre; the successful Summer Camp; the employment of personnel with the assistance of a Community Employment Scheme; receipt of full planning permission for floodlighting at Munday's Field; the major initiatives on financing the extensive development work underway and plans for further upgrading and development works at the Fr. Tierney Park. New floodlighting at the 'De La Salle' field will be completed shortly to facilitate teams wishing to prepare on a grass surface.

~ HURLING ~
There is a hurling meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Friday, 9th January at 8pm. Anyone interested in the promotion of hurling in Ballyshannon is welcome, especially parents of underage players.

It was great to see the redoubtable Billy Finn back home for Christmas and the new year following his recent health travails. While Billy still has a few weeks of recuperation ahead of him, we hope to see him back around the club in the not-too-distant future.

~ CENTENARY DEVELOPMENT DRAW ~
A full and enthusiastic effort is sought from all Aodh Ruadh members and players promoting our Centenary Development Draw with all of the proceeds required for the completion of the new GAA grounds at Munday's field. Ticket distribution will be completed by this weekend and individual club members and players are asked to take responsibility at an individual level to ensure a successful outcome. Tickets are available from Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher, John Magee and Terence McShea. The first batch of sold tickets and returns should be brought back to any of the above-named by Friday, January 23rd.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Indoor underage training resumes on Friday week, 16th January. The under 8s (i.e. those born on or after 1 January 2001) will be in the Mercy Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm, while the under 10s (i.e. those born on or after 1 January 1999) will be in the New Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm. The under 12s (i.e. those born on or after 1 January 1997) will be the New Hall between 7pm and 8pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
The Dublin GAA development website contains excellent articles, links and videos for coaches of hurling and football.

The Ulster Council is staging a development conference in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown on Saturday 24th January entitled, 'Physical Activity - Common Goals, Different Roles'. The conference features workshops on the following themes: What to do with five and six year-olds; What the building blocks are for seven and eight year olds; How to coach the children; Breaking and building kicking and striking skills; and Games appropriate for the age groups. Special guests include Professor Niall Moyna of DCU, Joe Kernan and Paudie Butler, National Hurling Director. Places are open to all coaches at a cost of €25 / £20. Anyone interested in attending should contact Seamus McAnaw on 085-1742434.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
The Donegal Democrat archive for 1953 is now available to view in the history section of aodhruadh.org.

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12 January

~ HURLING ~
Conal Gallagher has taken over as manager of the Aodh Ruadh senior hurlers. Players meeting and training at the handball alley on Saturday 17th January at 3pm. All players are asked to attend.

~ LADIES ~
A correction to the notes from last week, the quiz night for the Ladies will not be going ahead this Thursday night, but will take place at a later date. Watch this space for more details on the quiz and the other fundraisers by the Ladies team.

The senior ladies began training in the Mercy Hall last weekend to kick off the 2009 season. Training will continue on Saturday at 10.15am in the hall. The cost is €2 per person and the session is open to new members as well as those who want to dust off their boots and get involved with the team once more.

Under 10 girls resume training in the Mercy hall this Wednesday, 14th January, from 6-7pm. The cost is €2 per child and all are welcome to attend.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
There will be Bord na nÓg meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 9pm on Tuesday, 13th January. All committee members are asked to attend.

Indoor underage training resumes on Friday, 16th January. The under 8s (i.e. those born on or after 1 January 2001) will be in the Mercy Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm, while the under 10s (i.e. those born on or after 1 January 1999) will be in the New Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm. The under 12s (i.e. those born on or after 1 January 1997) will be the New Hall between 7pm and 8pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
The following coaching workshops are being organised by the county board.
Monday 19th January: Prevention Of Injuries / Good Practices in Glenswilly GAA Centre at 7.00pm with Chris McNicholl.
Thursday 5th February: Health and Wellness in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town at 7.00pm with Aileen Tohill.
Thursday 12th February: Club Development and Funding in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey with Ryan Feeney.
Monday 23rd February: GAA for All in Buncrana GAA Centre at 7.00 pm.
Monday 2nd March: Forward Play / Developing Scores in McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey at 7.30 pm with Philip Kerr.
Thursday 12th March: Games to Develop Football / under 14 to Senior in McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey at 7.30 pm with Terence McWilliams.
Tuesday 14th April: Adapting Fun Games / under 12 Football in McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey at 7.30 pm with Tony Scullion.
Further details on these workshops are available from the County Coaching Officer, Seamus McAnaw, call 085-1742434

~ CENTENARY DEVELOPMENT DRAW ~
A full and enthusiastic effort is sought from all Aodh Ruadh members and players promoting our Centenary Development Draw with all of the proceeds required for the completion of the new GAA grounds at Munday's field. Tickets are available from Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher, John Magee and Terence McShea. The first batch of sold tickets and returns should be brought back to any of the above-named by Friday, January 23rd.

~ DONEGAL V FERMANAGH ~
Huge thanks are due to all those who turned out to help out at the Donegal v Fermanagh Gaelic Life McKenna Cup fixture last Sunday. Congratulations to Graham Russell of the Mullans, Ballyshannon won who the €100 prize in the half-time draw.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
The Donegal Democrat archive for 1954 is now available to view in the history section of aodhruadh.org.

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19 January

~ LADIES ~
Ladies Intermediate training will continue on Saturday at 10.30am in the hall. The cost is €2 per person and the session is open to new members as well as those who want to dust off their boots and get involved with the team once more.

The under 10 girls continue training in the Mercy Hall this Wednesday night from 6-7pm. The cost is €2 per child and all are welcome to attend.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Well done to all those who took part in the under 8s training on Friday night. A special congratulations to our players of the week Michael, Senan and Neil. Remember to keep practicing what you worked on last Friday. Any coaches interested in helping out should come along on Friday nights at six. All parents please note that under 8 training will take place this Friday night in the New Hall as the Mercy Hall is being prepared for a concert at the weekend.

Indoor underage training also continues on Friday, 23rd January for the under 10s in the New Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm. The under 12s will be the New Hall between 7pm and 8pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
There are a number of coaching articles and links available on the club website, www.aodhruadh.org. These will be added to on a regular basis. Many of the articles have the same outlook, in particular the need for more small sided games in training with no more than three or four a side. This will significantly improve players' decision making. Many of the top teams in the country adopt a whole-part-whole approach to training. This means beginning training with a game after warm up proceeding then to focusing on drills and skills and finishing with a more tactical game at the end.

~ CLUB CENTENARY ~
There is a planning meeting for the club's centenary year next Tuesday 27th January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 7.30pm.

A full and enthusiastic effort is sought from all Aodh Ruadh members and players promoting our Centenary Development Draw with all of the proceeds required for the completion of the new GAA grounds at Munday's field. Tickets are available from Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher, John Magee and Terence McShea. The first batch of sold tickets and returns should be brought back to any of the above-named by Friday, January 23rd.

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26 January

~ MEETING ~
The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 29th January in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ PITCH BOOKINGS ~
Bookings for the use of Father Tierney Park and the De La Salle field must be made in advance to Peter Conlon (087-6838024).

~ SENIORS ~
Senior training continues at the Lakeside on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.15pm to 8pm.

~ LADIES ~
Congratulations to Catherine Gillespie, intermediate ladies team member, who made a welcome return to the shores of the Erne this week with 'The Young Americans'. She is part of the all singing, all dancing troupe who travelled all the way from California to put on a show with students from the town in the Mercy Hall. Keep up the good work Catherine!

Congratulations are also in order for our under 10 coach Marita Maguire who got engaged at the weekend! Best wishes are extended to Marita from all the Ladies teams.

Ladies Intermediate training will continue on Saturday mornings at 10.30am in the Mercy Hall. The cost is €2 per person. Hopefully, weather permitting, we should be moving outside in the next few weeks.

The under 10 girls continue training in the Mercy Hall this Wednesday night from 6-7pm. The cost is €2 per child and all are welcome to attend.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Well done to all those who took part in the under 8s training on Friday night. A special congratulations to our players of the week John, Adam and Caonan. Remember to keep practicing what you worked on last Friday. Any coaches interested in helping out should come along on Friday nights at six. All parents please note that under 8 training will take place this Friday night in the Mercy Hall.

Indoor underage training continues on Friday. The under 8s will be in the Mercy Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm, while the under 10s will be in the New Hall, Colaiste Cholmcille, between 6pm and 7pm. The under 12s will be the New Hall between 7pm and 8pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

Simon Gillespie is taking circuit training in the Mercy Hall between 7pm and 8pm for players on the under 16 panel and minor panels and upwards.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
The Ulster Council coaching conference took place last Saturday in Cookstown. For anyone who didn't make it there will be a complete outline of the conference and some videos of the sessions on the Ulster Council website www.ulster.gaa.ie by the end of the week. Anyone who wishes to borrow a copy of the 'Conditioned games for Gaelic Football' DVD should contact Simon. The articles from last year's coaching conference are now available as a link in the coaching corner section of the website.

There are a number of coaching articles and links available on the club website, the latest addition deal with coaching meaningful sessions from last year's provincial coaching conference.

~ CLUB CENTENARY ~
There is a planning meeting for the club's centenary year this Tuesday 27th January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 7.30pm.

A full and enthusiastic effort is sought from all Aodh Ruadh members and players promoting our Centenary Development Draw with all of the proceeds required for the completion of the new GAA grounds at Munday's field. Tickets are available from Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher, John Magee and Terence McShea. The first batch of sold tickets and returns should be brought back to any of the above-named by Friday, January 23rd.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
The Donegal Democrat archive for 1955 is now available to view in the history section of aodhruadh.org.

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