Club Notes Archive - 2009

Box. JULY
6 July

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
With Donegal and Clare in championship action there is no senior game this weekend. However the reserves and thirds will both be in action this Sunday, 12th July. The reserves are at home to Saint Naul's with the throw in at 1.30pm, while the third's head to Lifford where the throw-in is also at 1.30pm.

Congratulations to Terence McShea who acquitted himself with distinction when he took charge of Tyrone's win over Monaghan in the Ulster senior ladies final last Sunday in Cavan. He was ably assisted by fellow club men Sylvester Maguire, Gerry McDermott and Francis McShea who served as umpires.

~ HURLING ~
Congratulations and well done to Tommy Gillespie, Jamie McDonald, Eddie Lynch, Colm Kelly and Jamie Brennan who were part of the Donegal under 14 development squad who beat Derry and Tyrone in a blitz in Croke Park last Tuesday. All five lads got to play in Croke Park; A great honour for them and the club. hopefully it will the first of many appearances there for them.

The under 14s lost in a very poor performance at home to Lisbellaw in the first round of the Fermanagh league on Monday night. In a spiritless performance they lost by 7-8 to 5-3. They play Buncrana in the championship final on Friday night in MacCumhaill park at 7.30pm. A big show of Ballyshannon support would be very welcome.

The under 12s and under 16s are due to play Setanta on Thursday night in the Donegal League.

The under 8s are taking part in a blitz in Letterkenny on Sunday. The bus leaves the park at 11.15am.

Training for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s is on this Sunday at 12 noon. Any enquires to John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Good luck to the Donegal senior hurlers who play Tyrone in the Lory Meagher cup final in Croke Park this Saturday.

~ LADIES ~
The under 12s travelled to Ballybofey last Friday and put in a fine performance to record a good win against a plucky MacCumhaill's side.

The under 14s have a home game against Killybegs this Thursday, 9th July, at 7pm.

Training continues on Tuesdays for under 12s and 14s at 6pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The minors have a game against Four Masters in Donegal town this Wednesday, 8th July at 7.30pm. There's minor training at the park this Friday, 10th July at 8pm and again on Monday 13th July at 8pm. The minor championship clash against Saint Naul's will take place on Wednesday, July 15th.

Aodh Ruadh's under 14s were off to the All-Ireland Féile at the weekend. On the pitch the lads got off to a great start with a 0-1 to 6-10 win over their hosts, Sallins, on Friday afternoon. That continued on Saturday morning when they clocked up a 3-7 to 0-3 win over another Kildare side, Robertstown. That meant it came down to a shootout with Monaleen of Limerick for a place in the semi-final stages. Unfortunately the Treaty men were a bigger, stronger outfit and were able to forge a 2-7 to 0-4 win to end Aodh Ruadh's involvement in the competition. Monaleen reached the section three final, but they went down to Portlaoise. David McGurrin was awarded Aodh Ruadh's player of the competition, while Jamie Campbell represented the club well in the skills event. Off the pitch the team was spoiled by the good people of Sallins and given an extremely warm welcome. Aodh Ruadh were well looked after in every respect and Sallins deserve enormous gratitude for their hospitality. Thanks also should go to everyone who helped out with the team down in Kildare and made sure that everything went smoothly. Well done also to the players for representing their club with pride and poise both on and off the pitch. It's back to domestic action this Wednesday, 8th July for the lads when they take on Naomh Chonaill in Father Tierney park in the next round of the under 14 league. Throw in at 7.30pm.

Aodh Ruadh's annual Mick Shannon blitz took place last Saturday. The competition ran off well, largely escaping the showers. A strong Naomh Chonaill outfit beat Kilcar in 'A' final, while Glenties also took the honours in the 'B' final where they beat a gallant Bundoran side. Many thanks are due to businesses who sponsored food and drink for the lunch time refreshments. Those include O'Donnell's Bakery who supplied buns and fancies, Paul Gillespie at C & C for the range of drinks, Pearse O'Neill and Mace supermarket. Thanks especially to the parents / guardians for their generous contributions which ensured that everyone at the tournament was well looked after. We can't forget the club members who officiated over the course of the day Val Murray, Shane Toolan, Sylvester Maguire, Barry Travers, Terence McShea, Simon Gillespie and Sean Perry. Thanks also to Ronan Matthews who took some great shots of the proceedings. Under 10 training continues this Saturday, 11th July, at 11.45am in Father Tierney Park. The next blitz is down for Bundoran on Saturday 18th July where Aodh Ruadh will be up against teams from Bundoran, Glenties, Pettigo and Dungloe.

Well done to all those under 8s who played in our recent challenge matches against a well-drilled Bundoran outfit. In the 'A' game there were some strong performances from Aaron and John who battled well while in the 'B' game there was a great team performance with Diarmuid and Ruairi really to the fore. Training resumes this Friday night at 6pm in the school field for all U8 players. Any parents or coaches would like to help should call up about ten minutes before hand.

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13 July

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
With Donegal and Derry in qualifier action there is, once again, no senior game this weekend. There were two good wins last weekend though for the reserves and thirds. The reserves continued their good run of form with a 3-13 to 0-10 win over Saint Naul's in Father Tierney Park. A David Finnerty goal helped get Aodh Ruadh on their way, while further goals from Damien Conlon and an exceptional Anthony Boyle made sure Ballyshannon remained in control. David Dolan had a fine game while Diarmuid Slevin also put in a brilliant 60 minutes at centre half forward. That win pushes the reserves to third in the division two reserve table. Meanwhile the thirds had to travel to Lifford last Friday for a clash with Saint Patrick's, a game they won on a scoreline of 0-12 to 3-10.

There were no reserve or thirds fixtures available at the time of sending. However, it does look like the under 21s will be out in the championship on Wednesday, July 22nd in Father Tierney Park against the winners of Gaoth Dobhair and MacCumhaill's.

~ HURLING ~
The seniors are due to play Setanta in the Donegal Hurling League in the Cross on Wednesday night.

Pride of place this week goes to the Aodh Ruadh under 14 hurlers completed the double in Donegal hurling last Friday by beating Buncrana in the championship final, having earlier won the league final against the same opposition. Played in ideal conditions in the immaculate MacCumhaill park, the Aodh Ruadh boys put in a great team performance to win by 2-6 to 0-10. The first half was a very close affair between two evenly matched teams. Buncrana were leading at half time by 0-6 to 0-5. Aodh Ruadh thundered into the second half and began hurling really well, after missing a couple of goal chances they hit the net twice within a minute through team captain Jamie Brennan and Eamon McGrath. The second half was very enjoyable with some great spells of hurling to entertain the large and vocal crowd. Aodh Ruadh put in a tremendous team effort with all the team showing great heart and commitment to run out two point winners. It was a great achievement by this team with all but four of the team underage again next year. Donal McLaughlin, the hurling board chairman, presented the cup to the winning captain, Jamie Brennan, who made a very good acceptance speech. This victory capped a great season in Donegal hurling for the under 14s and winning the double was just reward for the tremendous work and effort by this panel over the last four years and by the management team. The Ballyshannon boys made their way back to the banks of the Erne where a huge cavalcade paraded them through the town. Thanks to all parents and supporters who were a great help to the team in their battle with the Buncrana boys. It was great for all the boys to have Billy Finn at the game and taking part in the celebrations afterwards. The passion and commitment of these lads is a credit to the club and are cause for great celebration in Centenary year.

The under 14s beat Knocks in Donagh on Monday night in round two of the Fermanagh league. The boys put in a good all round team performance in very difficult conditions to record their first victory in this competition on a score line of: Aodh Ruadh 4-5 Knocks 2-4.

On Sunday last we had two teams competing at the under 8 all-county blitz in Letterkenny, the teams did very well and really enjoyed their day, notching up a couple of victories into the bargain.

The under 12s and under 16s play Burt in the Donegal league on Thursday night, with the under 12s being at home. All players to be at Father Tierney park at 6.45 pm. The game throws in at 7.30pm.

Training for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s is on this Sunday at 12 noon. Any enquires to John Rooney on 086-2587793.

~ LADIES ~
The senior Ladies are in championship action this weekend with a second leg fixture away to Naomh Columba on Sunday at 12 noon. Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.

The county minors are playing an All-Ireland semi-final against Galway in Tubbercurry, county Sligo this Wednesday, 15th July, throw in at 7pm. Aodh Ruadh is proud to be represented by Anna Rafferty, Dearbhaile McNeill and Tara Khan on the panel and wish the girls the very best of luck.

The under 14s played Killybegs last Thursday in the park and won by a point. They have one game left at home to Saint Naul's, but a date and time have yet to be arranged.

Aodh Ruadh's under 12 girls are through to the 'A' semi-final against Urris. This will be played in Killygordon this Thursday, 16th July, at 6pm. In preparation for this the girls played a good tough work out against a strong Saint Eunan's side on Monday evening.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The minors fulfilled their final fixture in the minor league last Wednesday when they earned a good 1-12 to 2-10 away win over Four Masters. Christopher Goan was excellent all over the pitch for, Ballyshannon, while Ciaran Keown at centre back and Shane Carty at midfield provided a great central platform against a determined Four Masters fight back. The focus now is on the minor championship clash with Saint Naul's on Wednesday, July 15th in Father Tierney Park. The match throws in at 7.30pm and the lads deserve a great show of green and white from the Ballyshannon support, so get along and roar them on.

The under 14s recorded 8-19 to 1-0 win over Naomh Chonaill last Wednesday. Colm Kelly, Matthew Maguire. The lads are in action again this Wednesday, 15th July when they take on Dungloe in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh in the next round of the under 14 league. Throw in at 7.30pm.

The under 10s last blitz of the year takes place in Bundoran on Saturday 18th July where Aodh Ruadh will be up against teams from Bundoran, Glenties, Pettigo and Dungloe. The bus leaves at 10.30am sharp from the park. Players should bring sensible snacks and dress appropriately for the weather. This blitz will be the last action for the under 10s this year.

Training for the under 8s is back on the school field in Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday evening at 6pm. Well done to our players of the week Adam and Aaron. Any parents or coaches wishing to help out in any small way are more than welcome. Please call up about ten minutes prior to training. Please note there will be a under 8 blitz on 25th July in Bundoran.

~ SUMMER CAMP ~
The 17th annual Aodh Ruadh Summer Camp is now in full swing and continues until Friday, 24th July. There's loads to do with football, hurling, swimming, rounders, obstacle courses and plenty of other fun and games. Each week of the camp concludes with a sports day on Friday. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm and is open to all children from 6 to 14 years-of-age. The cost per week is €70 per child. Family concessions are as follows: €130 for two children; €180 for three children; and €200 for four children. Children should bring a packed lunch as no one will be allowed to leave the camp during the day. Applications to be returned to Sylvester Maguire at the Mullans Ballyshannon. Enquiries to 071-9858277 or 086-0532495 or check out www.aodhruadh.org. You'll also see some pictures of attendees at this week's camp on the website.

~ BINGO ~
There is a special Summer Bingo in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon on Friday July 17th at 9pm sharp. A prize fund of €2,500 must go on the night and books will be available priced as follows: Double book, €15; Double / Double, €25; and Single €8. A night not to be missed.

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20 July

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
With Donegal and Galway in qualifier action there is, once again, no senior game this weekend. Well done to Brian Roper and Johnny Gallagher who both acquitted themselves with distinction in Donegal's morale boosting victory over victory in the qualifiers last Saturday night.

The reserves slipped to a 0-8 to 1-10 home loss against Buncrana last Sunday. There was no reserve fixtures available at the time of sending, but it looks like the thirds will be in first round, second leg championship action against Downings in Father Tierney Park at 12.30pm.

~ DONEGAL V GALWAY ~
The STAND at Markievicz Park will be all ticket for the qualifier game between Donegal and Galway this Saturday. Anyone who wants to book tickets will need to have their order with Terence McShea (087-2360815) by 1pm on Wednesday, 22nd July. The terraces will be pay on the gate.

~ MEETING ~
The monthly club meeting on Wednesday 22nd July at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ HURLING ~
The under 16s were beaten away by Burt last Thursday. The next engagement for the under 16s is at home to Carndonagh on Thursday, 23rd July with the throw in at 7.30pm.

The under 12 hurlers beat Burt in a very competitive game in round two of the Donegal league in Father Tierney Park on Thursday last. The Inishowen boys pushed Aodh Ruadh to the pin of their collar before Ballyshannon ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-4 to 2-0. The under 12s beat MacCumhaill's in a challenge game on Sunday morning. Thanks to MacCumhaill's for coming to this blitz. Yet again, unfortunately, no other teams appeared on the day. Many thanks to M.V. Bar and Restaurant who kindly sponsored the refreshments. The under 12s are away to Carndonagh on Thursday, 23rd July. All boys are to be at Father Tierney Park at 5pm.

The under 10s are taking part in a blitz in Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday, 26th July. All players to be at Father Tierney park at 9am. Notes are currently being distributed.

Training for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s is on this Sunday at 12 noon. Any enquires to John Rooney on 086-2587793.

~ LADIES ~
The senior ladies had a good second leg intermediate championship win against Naomh Columba last Sunday. Well done to the team: Lorraine Roper; Catherine Lloyd, Dearbhaile McNeill, Shauna Slevin; Grainne McCosker, Katie Flood, Joanne Patton; Sarah Patton, Tanya O'Shea; Anna Rafferty, Donna Martin, Niamh Gallagher; Shona McGonigle, Emma McPhelim, Donna Mulligan; Annette Lloyd, Karol Foley, Fionnula Gill. There's a full match report on aodhruadh.org. That's puts Ballyshannon into a final where they will face either MacCumhaill's or Ardara. Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.

Congratulations to the Donegal minor team which defeated Galway by 2-9 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland semi-final last Wednesday. Well done especially to the Aodh Ruadh representatives, Anna Rafferty, Dearbhaile McNeill and Tara Khan. The girls are now into the All Ireland final against Clare with date, venue and time yet to be decided.

Anna Rafferty and Dearbhaile McNeill will also be in action for the county under 16s when they take on Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final in Markievicz park on Saturday, 25th July at 2.45pm in the curtain raiser for the senior men's qualifier game between the counties.

Aodh Ruadh's under 12 girls went down to a battling loss against Urris in the county semi-final last Thursday. The girls gave a very good second half performance and can be proud of giving a good account of themselves.

Best wishes to Terence McShea would will be taking charge of the All-Ireland senior ladies championship clash between Sligo and Leitrim this Sunday, 26th July at 3.30pm in Father Tierney Park. That game will be preceded in the park by the meeting of Leitrim and Fermanagh in the All-Ireland under 16 B semi-final at 2pm.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
The minors drew against Saint Naul's in their first round, first leg championship clash on a score line of 2-12 to 1-15. That result means it is winner takes all in the next leg and the focus now shifts to the second leg clash with Saint Naul's on Wednesday, July 29th in Mountcharles. The match throws in at 7.30pm and the lads deserve a great show of green and white from the Ballyshannon support, so get along and roar them on.

The under 15 Óg Sport side are in action this Saturday July 25th in Father Tierney Park in the regional blitz. They will be up against Bundoran and Naomh Bríd. The blitz commences at 11am.

The under 14s had a 7-12 to 2-6 win over Dungloe last Wednesday. The lads are in action again this Wednesday, 22nd July when they travel to Ardara in the next round of the under 14 league. Throw in at 7.30pm. Should they win that game then they will most likely fact a Southern Division League final against Kilcar next Monday, 27th July.

Under 10 football has finished for the year. There may be some county blitzes in August, but team members will be notified about them in good time should they arise. The management team would like to thank all the parents for their help and co-operation during the year. We would like to thank all the lads for their efforts during the year and compliment them as a group for their impeccable manners whilst playing under 10. We look forward to see you all back in the Mercy Hall in October.

Training for the under 8s is back on in the school field at Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday evening at 6pm. Well done to our players of the week Ryan and Conal. Any parents or coaches wishing to help out in any small way are more than welcome. Please call up about ten minutes prior to training. There will be an under 8 blitz in Gaelic Park, Bundoran this Saturday 25th July at 11am. Players to be up in Father Tierney Park at 10.15am. Bring club gear please. A big support from all would be appreciated.

~ EVENTS CALENDAR ~
A new feature on www.aodhruadh.org, is the events calendar. This gives a daily view of what's going on around the club.

~ BINGO ~
There is a special Summer Bingo in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon on Friday July 24th at 9pm sharp. A prize fund of €2,500 must go on the night and books will be available priced as follows: Double book, €15; Double / Double, €25; and Single €8. A night not to be missed.

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27 July

~ SENIOR FOOTBALL ~
With Donegal and Cork in All-Ireland quarter final action there is no senior game this weekend. Once again, well done to Brian Roper and Johnny Gallagher who both made important contribution to the win over Galway.

Aodh Ruadh needed a win against a strong Downings side to force their first round championship tie to a play-off. They managed to do that last Saturday with a hard-fought four point win in Father Tierney Park. Downings were missing a couple of players and Aodh Ruadh were able to capitalise going into a good lead in the first half thanks in part to a Diarmuid Keown goal. Downings made a fight of it in the second half, but missed some crucial frees when the game was in the melting pot. The Ernesiders were able to kick on, helped by a well-struck goal by Sean Perry. Ronan Drummond was Aodh Ruadh's man of the match giving an outstanding performance from his berth at wing back. Check out aodhruadh.org for Ronan Matthews and Brian Drummond's pictures from the match.

The reserves continued their encouraging form in 2009 with a great away win against Glenfin last Sunday. They won by 0-10 to 2-5, a result that puts them second in the division two reserve table, three points behind Glenfin and a point ahead of Termon, although Termon do have two games in hand.

Aodh Ruadh's under 21s take on Gaoth Dobhair this Friday, 31st July at 7.30pm in Father Tierney Park with Jimmy White refereeing. The team have put in a particularly big effort this year and hope for a big performance on the night. A big show of local support for the boys would be much appreciated.

There were no fixtures available for the reserves or third team at the time of sending.

~ CONDOLENCES ~
Aodh Ruadh extends its sincerest sympathies to Eleanor Rooney on the death of her father, Seamus McNulty, who passed away on Saturday past. He will be buried on Tuesday, 28th July in Warrenpoint, county Down. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

~ DONEGAL V CORK ~
Donegal take on Cork in the All-Ireland quarter finals at Croke Park at 2pm on Sunday, 2nd August. Orders for tickets must be with the club by 1pm on Wednesday. Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner, Terence McShea (087-2360815), or John Magee (086-2263105) are all able to take your orders. Given the considerable queues that can be experienced at the Ticketmaster outlets in Dublin it is advisable that you get your ticket with the club to avoid that particular inconvenience on the day of the match. Tickets will be available for collection in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday night at 9pm. Don't forget, you can get your Donegal car flags for trip to Dublin for just €5 from the club shop. It is worth reiterating that 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.

~ HURLING ~
The under 16s lost to Saint Eunan's last Thursday by a point. The under 16s next match is at home to Buncrana this Thursday, 30th July.

The under 12s beat Carndonagh on Thursday last in the Donegal league. This Thursday, 30th July, the under 12s are away to Buncrana. The bus leaves the park at 5.30pm.

The under 10s took part in a blitz in Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday last.

Training for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s and under 14s is on this Sunday at 12 noon. Any enquires to John Rooney on 086-2587793.

~ LADIES ~
The senior club extends their thanks to the Ladies committee for all their help in the running of the inter-county championship fixtures staged in Father Tierney Park last Sunday.

The intermediate ladies final looks set to be against McCumhaill's on 23rd August. Time and venue have yet to be decided. The Ladies county board are fund raising and have sent out 80 €10 tickets to each club. The top prize is €5,000 with a large number of attractive smaller prizes also on offer. Senior players are out and about selling at the moment so if you spot them, be sure to take a few tickets off their hands.

The Donegal minor team, which features the talents of Aodh Ruadh's Dearbhaile McNeill, Tara Khan and Anna Rafferty, will take on Clare in the All-Ireland final in O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday 2nd August at 5pm. The best of luck to Donegal and especially the Ballyshannon girls as they bid for national honours.

A huge well done to Dearbhaile McNeill and Anna Rafferty who were part of the county under 16 side that beat Galway by 5-12 to 4-11 in Markievicz park last Saturday. They are now in line to meet a Meath side that beat Cork by a goal in the other semi-final. Date, time and venue had not been announced at time of sending.

The under 14s played their last game of year last Thursday. They pulled off a great victory over Saint Naul's to finish the year with three wins on the bounce. It's been a year of good progress with this great bunch of girls and there's plenty of promise to build for next year.

With competition now finished up for the under 10s, 12s, and 14s, the next action for these players will be when indoor training resumes in the autumn.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
After drawing the first day, the minors play a winner takes all match in their second leg clash with Saint Naul's this Wednesday, July 29th in Mountcharles. The match throws in at 7.30pm and the lads deserve a great show of green and white from the Ballyshannon support, so get along and roar them on.

Congratulations to the under 15 Óg Sport side which won their blitz last Saturday and now progress on to the next stage of the Óg Sport competition. Details will be supplied when they become available.

The under 14s had a 0-2 to 4-15 win over Ardara last Wednesday, a result that put them through to the regional final against Kilcar on Monday evening. Aodh Ruadh captured regional silverware, but were made to work all the way for it by a resolute Kilcar side. The Towney outfit matched Ballyshannon well in the first half, especially in midfield. In fact David McGurrin's scoring kept Aodh Ruadh in it in the first half. He clocked up a goal and three points while Conor Gilmartin also got on the score board with a neat goal to make the half time score 2-3 to 0-3 in favour of the Ernesiders. Ballyshannon turned the screw in the second half and the decision to bring Johnny Gethins back into midfield helped staunch the effect of Kilcar's danger man. The two man full back line of Paddy Gillespie and Eamon McGrath were very solid all through the game, while Colm Kelly provided excellent cover from half back. Aodh Ruadh played with more freedom in the second half and the more direct play reaped dividends, in particular for Jamie McDonald who thrived on the better ball and rifled off four points. James Kelly, Pauric Patton, David McGurrin, Johnny Gethins and Dominic Boyle all also managed to score a point in the second half. A more incisive attack in the second half coupled with a strong defensive performance throughout helped ensure that Aodh Ruadh ran out 2-12 to 0-7 winners to claim the Southern Regional under 14 league title. The Aodh Ruadh team v Kilcar: Daniel Kelly; Eamon McGrath, Paddy Gillespie; Paddy Dixon, Colm Kelly, Darren Gethins; James Kelly, Pauric Patton; Conor Gilmartin, Matthew Gettins, Jamie McDonald; David McGurrin, Johnny Gethins. Substitutes: Philip Patton for Conor Gilmartin; Jamie Campbell for Darren Gethins; John Ward for Jamie McDonald; Dominic Boyle for Matthew Gettins; Ryan Patton for Paddy Dixon. Congratulations to the lads, their management and everyone associated with looking after the team. There is training for under 14s and under 13s this Thursday at 5.30pm and Saturday at 5.30pm in Father Tierney Park.

Last Saturday was a big day out for our under 8s. The club fielded an under 8 and under 6 team. Our under 6s had games against Bundoran and Killybegs with very little separating the teams. There were great performances from Leon Ward-Foster and Shane Whealen. The team captain, Cian Rooney, really drove the boys on. Our under 8s were beaten in their first game by a very strong Killybegs outfit. Next up was Melvin Gaels who led the game with two minutes to go by four points before a superbly taken point by Cianan Roper and a classic Adam Clarke goal ensured a well earned draw for the Erne men. Next up for the boys were the hosts, Bundoran. A real thriller ensured Ballyshannon raced into an early lead courtesy of the ever reliable boot of John Patton but the Bundoran men spurred on by the energetic Adam McGloin grabbed a goal to ensure a tense finish. A well worked injury time equaliser from young Tiernan Dolan ensured a draw with both teams to fight it out another day. Many thanks to the Bundoran club for hosting a great blitz with every player and supporter well taken care of. Please note there will be NO under 8 training now until September. Players will be notified through the club notes and through notices in the school.

~ WEBSITE ~
A new feature on the website, is the events calendar. This gives a daily view of what's going on around the club. A year by year time line history of the club written by Tom Daly has been added to the history section. Prepared specially for the centenary this piece details some of the main highlights of the club's history over the past one hundred years. Check out also the 'Travellin' Shams' in the Off The Pitch section. If you've any pictures you want to share why not e-mail them to info@aodhruadh.org?

~ BINGO ~
There is a special Summer Bingo in Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon on Friday July 31st at 9pm sharp. A prize fund of €2,500 must go on the night and books will be available priced as follows: Double book, €15; Double / Double, €25; and Single €8. A night not to be missed.

~ LOTTO ~
The lotto draw has been put back to Tuesday night, 28th July in Pat's Bar. The jackpot is currently €7,800. The results of the Tuesday draw will be published on aodhruadh.org directly after the draw.

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