Club Notes Archive - 2009

Box. NOVEMBER
2 November

~ AGM ~
The club's annual general meeting will take place on Saturday 5th December.

~ FOOTBALL ~
Under 10 and under 12 training boys football training continues in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday, 6th October. Training for under 10s will take place between 6pm and 6.45pm. Training for under 12s will take place between 6.45pm and 7.30pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

Under 8 football training continues this Saturday at 11am. Well done to all those who attended last Saturday including our players of the week Owen and Joe. Parents are reminded that any children aged 8, i.e. those born in the year 2001, are encouraged to attend under 10 training on a Friday evening at 6pm in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille.

Under 6 Fundamental training continues this Friday night at 6.30pm in the Mercy Hall. Fundamental training involves learning the basic skills of both hurling and football through a series of station based activities. Training finishes at 7.30pm and players may be collected then. Well done to our stars of the week Cian and Jack.

Thanks to everyone who turned out at last Thursday's Bord na nÓg quiz in Owen Roe's. We raised €435 for underage football in the club.

~ HURLING ~
The underage hurling awards presentation takes place this Friday at 7.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh with Kilkenny's All-Ireland winning captain Michael Fennelly doing the honours. Michael will also be do a special training session on Saturday morning about 11.30am. Notes on the event will be sent out to the schools.

~ LADIES ~
The Ladies AGM takes place this Saturday, November 7 at 7pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh; Everyone welcome.

There is under 10 and under 12 training on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm in the Mercy Hall. There is also under 14 and under 16 training from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesdays in the Mercy Hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

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9 November

~ HURLING ~
Friday the 6th November 2009 is a date that will live long in the memory of Aodh Ruadh for it was on that date that the Kilkenny four-in-a-row captain Michael Fennelly visited the club for the underage hurling presentation night. Michael made the 160 mile trip from Kilkenny to Ballyshannon to present the young hurlers with their medals and in doing so kept a promise he made to Aodh Ruadh hurling chairman John Rooney. Here is a detailed report and 20 pictures on this very special day in our club's history.

~ FOOTBALL ~
The Bord na nÓg AGM takes place this Friday at 8.30pm. We invite everyone in the club and the wider Ballyshannon community with an interest in underage football in the area to come along. We will be reviewing last year's activity and planning for 2010 and the widest possible input would be appreciated.

Under 10 and under 12 training boys football training continues in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday, 13th October. Training for under 10s will take place between 6pm and 6.45pm. Training for under 12s will take place between 6.45pm and 7.30pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

With the poor weather it looks like under 8 football will be indoors in the Mercy Hall, training continues this Saturday at 11am. Well done to all those who attended last Saturday including our players of the week Neil and John. Parents are reminded that any children aged 8, i.e. those born in the year 2001, are encouraged to attend under 10 training on a Friday evening at 6pm in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille.

Under 6 Fundamental training continues this Friday night at 6.30pm in the Mercy Hall. Fundamental training involves learning the basic skills of both hurling and football through a series of station based activities. Training finishes at 7.30pm and players may be collected then. Well done to our stars of the week Martin and David.

~ LADIES ~
The Ladies club AGM was held in Áras Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday evening. The officers elected for the following year are as follows: Chairperson, Teddy Kane; Assistant Chairperson, Niamh Gallagher; Treasurer, Karol Foley; Assistant Treasurer, Katie Flood; PRO, Fionnuala Gill; Assistant PRO, Tanya O'Shea. The position of secretary has yet to be filled.

In his address Chairperson Teddy Kane thanked all who helped out with the club in any way over the past year, club officials and officers, coaches and mentors, the players and parents. After a disappointing defeat in the county final this year the girls are hoping to regroup in early 2010 and bring back some much deserved silverware. In the coming year the club is hoping to field teams at under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16, and senior levels.

There is under 10 and under 12 training on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm in the Mercy Hall. There is also under 14 and under 16 training from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesdays in the Mercy Hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

The country might have been washed out last weekend, but Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh was able to play host to an All-Ireland semi-final. The ladies All-Ireland junior semi-final between Drumcliffe/ Rosses of Sligo and Saint James of Wexford took place on Saturday. The match attracted a big crowd and the Sligonians triumphed on a score line of 3-7 to 1-12 to book their place in the final against Clonakilty of Cork. Brian Drummond got a few shots of the action, plus some fine local match officials!

~ CENTENARY CELEBRATION NIGHT ~
The long promised images and text from the Centenary Celebration Night are now available to view. Featuring the Sean Perry script from the night and over 70 images taken by Brian McDaid, Seamus O'Donnell and Brian Drummond this is one to sit down to with a cup of tea and a couple of chocolate biscuits.

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16 November
~ FOOTBALL ~
The Bord na nÓg AGM took place last Friday. The following posts were filled: Chairman, Paddy Kelly; Secretary, John Hughes; Southern Divisional Board Delegates: Paddy Kelly and John Hughes; Under 8 manager, Simon Gillespie; Under 12 manager, Colman Kerr; Under 16 manager, Shane Ward; Under 18 manager, Barry Ward. The positions of under 10 manager, under 14 manager and Finance Officer were left over to the next monthly Bord na nÓg meeting.

Aodh Ruadh hosted Omagh Saint Enda's, Lisnaskea Emmett's and Erne Gael's at the Sean Slevin memorial tournament last Sunday. Given the atrocious weather we've had off late we were blessed with a wonderful, clear day and the pitches were in great shape. Aodh Ruadh qualified for the final with a 3-4 to 1-2 victory over Lisnaskea and a 3-1 to 2-1 win over Erne Gaels. Omagh gave assured performances against the same opposition to book their passage into the decider. Aodh Ruadh were dominant in the first half and they made their chances count during that period, Jamie McDonald taking an excellent goal at the 'keeper's near post. Niall Harley, James Kelly and Pauric Patton gave Ballyshannon a stranglehold at midfield. That combined with the relentless tackling of the Aodh Ruadh forwards made it very difficult for Omagh to get the ball cleared. Things improved for Omagh in the second half when they strengthened up their defensive lines, but Aodh Ruadh were convincing winners in the end. Johnny Gethins added another goal to give the Ernesiders a 2-11 to 1-2 victory at the final whistle.
Presentations took place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh after an introduction from Chairman of Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg Paddy Kelly. The first award going to Sean Keenan of Lisnaskea Emmett's. The rangy midfielder was at the heart of the Fermanagh side's best work. He was very comfortable on the ball and his dead ball striking off the ground with the left boot was crisp and unerring, definitely a name to watch out for. After thatS Patricia Slevin presented runners-up medals to a fine Omagh side before presenting Aodh Ruadh captain, Eamon McGrath, with the Sean Slevin trophy.
Aodh Ruadh would like to extend their sincere thanks to the participating teams, to Sylvester Maguire and Simon Gillespie who officiated the matches, those who provided the refreshments, the stewards and to all those who gave of their time and effort to make the event such a success.
Bulletpoint. View the images and match report.

Under 10 and under 12 training boys football training continues in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday, 20th October. Training for under 10s will take place between 6pm and 6.45pm. Training for under 12s will take place between 6.45pm and 7.30pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

With the poor weather it looks like under 8 football will be indoors in the Mercy Hall, training continues this Saturday at 11am. Parents are reminded that any children aged 8, i.e. those born in the year 2001, are encouraged to attend under 10 training on a Friday evening at 6pm in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille.

Under 6 Fundamental training continues this Friday night at 6.30pm in the Mercy Hall. Fundamental training involves learning the basic skills of both hurling and football through a series of station based activities. Training finishes at 7.30pm and players may be collected then. This will be the last session until after the Christmas break.

~ HURLING ~
The AGM of the Aodh Ruadh hurling committee takes place this Friday, 20th November at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Anyone interested in the promotion and development of hurling in Aodh Ruadh is asked to attended, new faces very welcome.

~ LADIES ~
There is under 10 and under 12 training on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm in the Mercy Hall. There is also under 14 and under 16 training from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesdays in the Mercy Hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

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23 November

~ BEST WISHES ~
Best wishes to Conal Gallagher who is currently in hospital from all in Aodh Ruadh. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in action again soon.

In his Conal's absence all requests for use of our facilities by teams other than Aodh Ruadh and the local schools are to go directly to the Chairman of the Park/Development Committee as repair and maintenance work is planned for all three playing fields .Local bookings, as always, should be made directly with Peter Conlon.

~ FOOTBALL ~
The Armagh Cuchulainns team, made up on a cross-community basis of boys from the four second level schools in Armagh city will play a challenge game against Aodh Ruadh's under 16 footballers at 12 noon this Saturday in Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh. Club panel requested to assemble at changing rooms for 11.15am. The Armagh team has been brought together and coached on behalf of the Ulster Council by former Armagh star Diarmuid Marsden who will accompany the team. This is part of an active project in Ulster to welcome into the GAA people from communities who have not been traditionally involved. For many of the players 2009 has been their first experience of playing gaelic football and their trip to Ballyshannon, during the club's Centenary, will wrap up what has been an exciting year for them. Aodh Ruadh players not available on Saturday are to let the team management know by noon on Friday.

Under 10 and under 12 training boys football training continues in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Friday, 27th October. Training for under 10s will take place between 6pm and 6.45pm. Training for under 12s will take place between 6.45pm and 7.30pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

Under 8 training will continue in the new school hall at Colaiste Cholmcille this Saturday at 11am. Well done to our players of the week Aaron Darbon and Daniel Dolan. Parents are reminded that any children aged 8, i.e. those born in the year 2001, are encouraged to attend under 10 training on a Friday evening at 6pm in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille.

With the Mercy hall in use for the school play under 6 training has concluded for the year. Training will resume again on January 15th at 6.30pm in the Mercy hall. Many thanks to all those coaches and players who have attended over the last couple of months. Any children born in 2004 are encouraged to attend under 8 training Saturday morning at 11am in the new school hall in Colaiste Cholmcille.

~ HURLING ~
A good crowd attended the AGM of the hurling committee on Friday last. The following management teams were put in place: Under 8: Eddie Lynch, Dennis Daly and Chris Kelly. Under 10: Michael Ayres and Kevin McDermott. Under 12: John Rooney Under 14: Peter Horan Under 16: Kevin Loughlin and Stephen Sheerin. The meeting will reconvene on Friday 27th November at 7.30pm to discuss the following matters: senior manager and the senior hurling committee.

~ LADIES ~
This Wednesday 25th November and Wednesday 4th December all underage training will take place in the new school hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. That's from 6pm to 7pm for under 10s and under 12s. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear will be allowed.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
A Coaching Day for all Clubs in the Southern Region will take place on Saturday 28th November in Glenties beginning at 9.30am. Clubs are asked to inform their underage managers of this day as it will be beneficial to all with top quality coaches present. This day is for anyone involved with Teams from under 8s to under 14s. Any further information can be had by contacting the Southern Chairman, Sean Connaughton, at 087-2541769.

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30 November

~ BEST WISHES ~
Best wishes to club stalwart Jimmy Gallagher who is currently in Sligo General Hospital. We wish Jimmy a full and speedy recovery and hope to see him out and about again soon.

~ AGM ~
The Aodh Ruadh club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 3rd January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 5pm. All relevant officers are asked to return their reports for the year to John Magee, preferably via e-mail to secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie or info@aodhruadh.org, at their earliest possible convenience.

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh played host to Armagh Cuchulainns in Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday, 28th November. The Armagh Cuchulainns team is made up on a cross-community basis of boys from the four second level schools in Armagh city. The team were brought to Ballyshannon by Tom Daly who travelled to San Francisco with the team earlier in the year. There was a good crowd in attendance for the match which was played very much in the 'friendly' spirit. Neither team had been in action since August so there was a certain amount of ring-rustiness evident and exhibited primarily in the form of wayward shooting. The appearance of Cuchulainns manager and former Armagh great, the wildly overage Diarmuid Marsden, in the second half did little to improve matters, especially after he was flattened by Breanainn Drummond! Aodh Ruadh prevailed on the scoreboard, but it was a day where sport was very much the victor.
Bulletpoint. Pictures from the match.

The Saturday morning under 8 training session will be the last of the year. It takes place at 11am in the new hall in Colaiste Cholmcille. Well done to our players of the week Senan and Jack. Parents are reminded that any children aged 7 and 8, i.e. those born in the years 2001 and 2002, are encouraged to attend under 10 training on a Friday evening at 6pm in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille.

With the Mercy hall in use for the school play, under 6 training has concluded for the year. Training will resume again on January 15th at 6.30pm in the Mercy hall. Many thanks to all those coaches and players who have attended over the last couple of months. Any children born in 2003 or 2004 are encouraged to attend under 8 training Saturday morning at 11am in the new school hall in Colaiste Cholmcille.

~ LADIES ~
Well done to Terence McShea who took charge of the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Club Championship final between Clonakilty and Drumcliffe / Rosses Point on Sunday past.
Terence McShea referees the junior All-Ireland club final.

This Wednesday 2nd December all underage training will take place in the new school hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. That's from 6pm to 7pm for under 10s and under 12s. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear will be allowed.

~ SUPPORT AODH RUADH ~
The GAA have teamed up with Vodafone Ireland as an official 'Give Back Partner'. This alliance with Vodafone Ireland provides clubs with an opportunity to raise funds. Any club member using a Vodafone mobile can sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie and 5 percent of their monthly bill will be donated to the club. Along with Gaelic Telecom's promotion whereby club members can nominate the club and 15 percent of your monthly bill will also be donated to the club. These are two effective and cost free methods of generating funds for the club.

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