Club Notes Archive - 2009

Box. FEBRUARY
2 February

~ CONGRATULATIONS ~
Congratulations to Brian Roper on making his record breaking 148th appearance for Donegal. He was in typically industrious form, scoring three superb second half points as Donegal lost to Kerry. He can be justly proud of his achievement and hopefully he will have a few more days to celebrate in the green and gold yet.

~ SENIORS ~
The seniors have their first competitive outing of the year when they take on Derry side, Ballinascreen. The match throws in at Father Tierney park at 2pm.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2009 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. This year a special commemorative centenary membership card and wallet has been ordered and all members will receive these when they submit their registration.

~ 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).

~ HURLING ~
Aodh Ruadh hurling committee have a meeting at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday, 5th February, all welcome.

Welcome home to Billy Finn. It is great to see him back home and we look forward to seeing him around the park soon.

A date for your diary. The third annual Hurlathon takes place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday 28th March. Watch out for players and others out selling lines and please support generously.

~ LADIES ~
Congratulations to Dearbhaile McNeill and Anna Rafferty who were selected for the under 16 Donegal ladies panel. We're sure they'll do themselves and the club proud and they have certainly earned their places with stellar club records.

Intermediate Ladies training continues in the Mercy Hall at 10.30am on Saturday mornings with the cost at €2 per head.

Under 10 training continues in the Mercy Hall on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm at a cost of €2 per child. All are welcome.

The annual Ladies quiz will take place in Owen Roe's on Thursday, February 19th. A great night of craic is in store with a raffle and spot prizes on the night, along with the infamous 'Wooden Spoon' prize! We're hoping for a big turnout on the night so your support would be greatly appreciated.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The monthly Bord na nÓg meeting takes place on Tuesday 3rd February in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Once again a great turnout for under 8 training last Friday. Well done to all those who took part, especially the newcomers. Remember to practice what you have done in training, on Friday night that's hand passing, the pickup and high catching. A special well done to our players of the week Jake, John and Mark. Under 8 training takes place this Friday night at 6pm in the Mercy hall. Anyone participating in the TY coaching work experience should be up for 5.50p.m thanks.

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.

Circuit training continues this Friday night at 7pm in the Mercy Hall and all are welcome. If you have any kind of gym equipment please bring it along with you. Cost is €2.

~ CLUB CENTENARY 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. Sold tickets and returns can be brought back to any of the above-named.

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9 February

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
The seniors Ulster Club League match against Ballinascreen fell foul of the weather last Sunday. This Sunday Aodh Ruadh face an away trip to Derrylin in the Ulster League with the throw-in set for 2pm. Training continues for all adult players at the Lakeside every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15pm.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2009 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. This year a special commemorative centenary membership card and wallet has been ordered and all members will receive these when they submit their registration.

~ SCÓR SINSEAR ~
The first round of Scór Sinsear in Donegal takes place on Saturday, 28th February in Glenswilly. As this is our centenary year, Aodh Ruadh would like to have representation in as many categories as possible. With that in mind, anyone interested representing the club in solo singing, recitation, ballad group, instrumental, set dance, team dance or novelty act categories should contact Eoin O'Moore on 087-4187655 or Peter Campbell on 086-6031725.

~ 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).

~ HURLING ~
A date for your diary. The third annual Hurlathon takes place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday 28th March. Watch out for players and others out selling lines and please support generously.

~ LADIES ~
Intermediate Ladies training continues in the Mercy Hall at 10.30am on Saturday mornings with the cost at €2 per head.

Under 10 training continues in the Mercy Hall on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm at a cost of €2 per child. All are welcome.

The annual Ladies quiz will take place in Owen Roe's on Thursday, February 19th. A great night of craic is in store with a raffle and spot prizes on the night, along with the infamous 'Wooden Spoon' prize! We're hoping for a big turnout on the night so your support would be greatly appreciated.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Well done to all those who took part in under 8 training on Friday night. Remember to practice what you have done in training on Friday night: That's hand passing and kicking the ball. A special well done to our players of the week Daniel, Philip and Shane. Under 8 training takes place this Friday night at 6pm in the mercy hall. Anyone participating in the TY coaching work experience should be up for 5.50pm.

Indoor underage training continues on Friday. 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.

Circuit training continues this Friday night at 7pm in the Mercy Hall and all are welcome. If you have any kind of gym equipment please bring it along with you. Cost is €2.

~ CLUB CENTENARY 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. Sold tickets and returns can be brought back to any of the above-named.

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16 February

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh traveled to Derrylin with a weakened side last Sunday, but managed to secure a win 2-6 to 0-8 win against the Fermanagh outfit. It was a good run out with some of the younger players delivering notable performances. Next up in the Ulster Club League is the visit of Truagh of Monaghan to Father Tierney Park this Sunday with the throw-in set for 2pm. Players to be at the park for 1pm sharp.

Training continues for all adult players at the Lakeside every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.15pm to 8pm.

There is a meeting for all senior players: i.e. under 21s, thirds, reserves and seniors, at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh this Saturday.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2009 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. This year a special commemorative centenary membership card and wallet has been ordered and all members will receive these when they submit their registration.

~ HURLING ~
Underage hurling training for 2009 commences on Sunday 1st March at Father Tierney Park. Training for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s. Notes with full details will be distributed to schools next week.

A date for your diary. The third annual Hurlathon takes place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday 28th March. Watch out for players and others out selling lines and please support generously.

~ LADIES ~
Don't forget the annual Ladies quiz will take place in Owen Roe's this coming Thursday February 19th. A great night of craic is in store with a raffle and spot prizes on the night, not to mention the infamous "Wooden Spoon" prize! We're hoping for a big turnout on the night so your support would be greatly appreciated, with all proceeds going to the club's Ladies teams.

Congratulations to Tanya O'Shea who recently became engaged! Heartfelt best wishes are extended from all the ladies teams.

Intermediate Ladies training continues at 10.30am on Saturday morning with the cost at €2 per head.

Training for under 12 and under 14 girls starts on Monday 23rd February. Sessions start at 6pm and run until 7pm in the Lakeside Centre, NOT the park. The cost is €2 per person and these sessions are, of course, open to new members.

Under 10 training continues in the Mercy Hall on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm at a cost of €2 per child and all are welcome.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg will be hosting a player registration night for boys and girls on the under 8, under 10, under 12 and under 14 teams in Aras Aoidh Ruadh from 6.30pm to 8.00pm on Friday, 27th February. All players are required to attend. Please note the following: only registered players can play for Aodh Ruadh; also, only registered players are covered by the Aodh Ruadh Injury Insurance Scheme. Please bring your membership fee of €12.

Training for under 16s at the Lakeside on Monday at 7.45pm. There is also circuit training on Friday 6.45pm in the New hall. All are welcome to the circuit training. If you have any kind of gym equipment please bring it along with you. Cost is €2.

Indoor underage training continues on Friday. 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.

Under 12 training will be going outside on Saturday, 28th February week at Lakeside between 11pm and 12 noon. Please note that training is for under 12 panelists only.

Well done to all those who took part in under 8 training on Friday night. Remember to practice what you have done in training on Friday night that's bouncing, soloing and shooting. A special well done to our players of the week Aaron, Jamie and Ryan. Under 8 training takes place this Friday night at 6pm in the NEW HALL. Anyone participating in the TY coaching work experience should be up for 5.50pm.

~ CLUB CENTENARY 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. Sold tickets and returns can be brought back to any of the above-named.

~ SCÓR SINSEAR ~
The first round of Scór Sinsear in Donegal takes place on Saturday, 28th February in Glenswilly. As this is our centenary year, Aodh Ruadh would like to have representation in as many categories as possible. With that in mind, anyone interested representing the club should contact Eoin O'Moore on 087-4187655 or Peter Campbell on 086-6031725.

~ CLUB HISTORY ~
The Donegal Democrat archive for 1956 is now available to view in the history section of aodhruadh.org.

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23 February

~ AODH RUADH WELCOMES THE ULSTER CONVENTION ~
Ballyshannon will be welcoming delegates from all over Ulster this Saturday, 28th February as the Ulster Council hosts its annual convention in the town at Dorrian's Hotel. The event, which is a significant part of Aodh Ruadh's centenary celebrations and the GAA's 125 celebration will be addressed by GAA president, Nickey Brennan and Ulster Council President, Tom Daly.

As part of Aodh Ruadh's centenary year, and tying in with the Ulster Convention, both the Sam Maguire and Tommy Markham trophies will be taken on a tour of the national schools in the club area and Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday, 27th February. After that, anyone who would like to have their photo taken with the trophies is welcome to do so on Saturday when they will be on display in the foyer of Dorrian's Hotel.

All Aodh Ruadh members are asked to congregate at the main entrance to Father Tierney park at 9.30am on Saturday morning when a special Aodh Ruadh centenary flag will be hoisted by GAA president Nickey Brennan. Following this ceremony a commemorative plaque will be unveiled in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. All club members are also invited to participate in a commemorative mass for deceased members of the GAA in Ulster at Saint Patrick's church which will commence at 10.30am. This mass will be celebrated as Gaeilge. Mass leaflets, also as Gaeilge, will be available.

In relation to the Club Centenary Draw, members are reminded that tickets should be sold and returned urgently in order to keep the work at new GAA grounds at Munday's field progressing and to the ensure that the grounds can be reopened as soon as possible. A full and enthusiastic effort is sought from all Aodh Ruadh members and players. Sold tickets and returns can be brought back to Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher, John Magee and Terence McShea.

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh hosted Truagh of Monaghan in the Ulster League last Sunday. Once again an experimental Aodh Ruadh side was in action. This time they went down by 1-11 to 0-11, but there were a number of bright notes in the display. A svelte Pauric Buggy gave an exhibition of free taking in tricky wind conditions while Fiachra McIntyre and Kerry Ryan delivered combative performances in the centre of the park. PJ McGee put in a lively hours football as did Johnny Gallagher, both well prepared to rough it when necessary. Next up in the Ulster Club League is a trip of south Derry where Newbridge provide the opposition this Sunday, 1st March. The throw-in is set for 2pm. Players will be notified of travel arrangements nearer the time.

The fixtures for the first five rounds of Aodh Ruadh's division two league campaign have been made. The first match is at home against newly promoted Naomh Mhuire on 22 March. Thereafter the games scheduled for the following four weekends are as follows: Round two, home v MacCumhaill's; Round three a bye; Round four, away to Termon; Round five, at home to Glenfin.

Training continues for all adult players at the Lakeside every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.15pm to 8pm.

The under 21's face a stiff assignment against the preliminary round winners of Sean McCumhaill's or last year's beaten finalists Gaoth Dobhair. Anyone interested in the position of under 21 manager should contact John Hughes.

~ MEETING ~
The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 26th February in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2009 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. This year a special commemorative centenary membership card and wallet has been ordered and all members will receive these when they submit their registration.

~ HURLING ~
Underage hurling training for 2009 commences on Sunday 1st March at 12 noon at Father Tierney Park. Training for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s. All welcome, especially beginners. Any enquiries please contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

A date for your diary. The third annual Hurlathon takes place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday 28th March. Watch out for players and others out selling lines and please support generously.

~ LADIES ~
A massive thank you to all those who attended the annual Ladies quiz in Owen Roe's last Thursday night. The night was a great success and a fabulous night was had by all. Special thanks must be extended to PJ Buggy, quiz master extraordinaire, and those who marked all the answer sheets as well as Grainne McCosker and Claire Flood who were responsible for the organisation of the event and not forgetting all those who sponsored prizes on the night. Hopefully we can repeat this success again next year.

Intermediate Ladies training continues at 10.30am on Saturday morning and has now moved outside to the park, so don't forget your boots as well as a pair of runners!

Under 12 and 14 girls continue training this Monday from 6-7pm in the Lakeside centre. The cost is 2 euro per person and these sessions are, of course, open to new members.

Under 10 training is cancelled this coming Wednesday due to the mock examinations which are taking place in the Mercy Hall. Watch this space for further details.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg will be hosting a player registration night for boys and girls on the under 8, under 10, under 12 and under 14 teams in Aras Aoidh Ruadh from 6.30pm to 8.00pm on Friday, 27th February. All players are required to attend. Please note the following: only registered players can play for Aodh Ruadh; also, only registered players are covered by the Aodh Ruadh Injury Insurance Scheme. Please bring your membership fee of €12.

The underage championship draws were made at last week's Southern Minor Board meeting. The under 14 draw sees Aodh Ruadh take on Killybegs, at under 16 Aodh Ruadh face Ardara, while at minor Aodh Ruadh are pitted against Saint Naul's. Aodh Ruadh gets home advantage for the first leg in all three games.

Training for under 16s at the Lakeside on Monday at 7.45pm. There is also circuit training on Friday 6.45pm in the new hall. All are welcome to the circuit training. If you have any kind of gym equipment please bring it along with you. Cost is €2.

Under 12 training will be going outside this Saturday, 28th February at the Lakeside between 11pm and 12 noon. Please note that training is for under 12 panelists only.

Well done to our under 8 players of the week Sean, Liam and Keelan who was up for his first night. Well done to everyone else who attended players and coaches. There will be no under 8 training this Friday night as registration night takes place up in Aras Aodh Ruadh. Any under 8s who wish to train or play with the club must attend.

~ SCÓR SINSEAR ~
Aodh Ruadh will be compete in the first round of Scór Sinsear which takes place this Saturday, 28th February in Glenswilly. Adh mór to the Ballyshannon contingent taking part.

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