Club Notes Archive - 2010

Box. JANUARY
4 January

~ AGM ~
The Aodh Ruadh AGM took place last Sunday, 3rd January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. It was a bitterly cold night with treacherous roads, but there was still an attendance of nearly 40 present. Outgoing officers read their reports and there was plenty of debate on the night. The secretary's report is now available to read in the administration section of the site, for those unable to attend on the night. Appointments made on the night were as follows: Patrons, Fr. Cathal O Fearraí (Kilbarron) and Fr. Frank McManus (The Rock); President, Jim 'The Natch' Gallagher; Vice Presidents, Peter Conlon, PJ Buggy and Jackie McDermott; Chairperson, Betty McIntyre; Vice Chairman, Sylvester Maguire; Secretary, John Hughes; Assistant Secretary, Marita Maguire; Treasurer, Mary Grimes; Assistant Treasurer, TBC; PRO, John Hughes; Oifigeach na Gaeilge/Scor, TBC; County Board Delegate, Betty McIntyre; Substitute Delegate, Sylvester maguire; Alcohol and Substance Abuse Officer, TBC; Child Protection Officer, John Travers; and Director of Coaching, Simon Gillespie. Congratulations to all those appointed and best wishes for a successful 2010.

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11 January

~ FOOTBALL ~
Boys under 6 fundamentals training will resume Friday, 22nd January from 6-7pm in the Mercy Hall. All newcomers are more than welcome to come and learn the Fundamental skills of Gaelic Sport. Under 8 Football training resumes Saturday 23rd at 11pm in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille all newcomers welcome.

~ HURLING ~
There is a hurling meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday, 14th January at 8pm. Anyone interested in the promotion of adult hurling in Ballyshannon is welcome.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2010 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. The GAA has radically overhauled its membership system and this has meant some dramatic changes. The GAA membership year now runs from March 31st to April 1st. In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club on a date before March 31st and be registered by the club on the online system in order to have a vote in the upcoming membership year.

A few further points to note.

  • Only fully registered players ON THE GAA ON-LINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM are allowed to take the field for the club. If your name is not in this system you are ineligible. That has repercussions in terms of insurance cover for injuries.
  • 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.
  • As per the motion passed at AGM, club membership will be displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €30; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €50; Underage (Under 18 years-of-age) €15. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, Ballyshannon. The club requires a fully completed club registration form with each fee. Sub-committees will also be organising registration sessions in the coming weeks. Members will receive a specially commissioned membership card and wallet when they submit their registration.


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~ COLD SNAPS ~
Brian Drummond was been out and about Aodh Ruadh with his camera while the snow was down. Check out some of the shots he took.

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18 January

~ FOOTBALL ~
The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 28th January in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The monthly Bord na nÓg meeting takes place on Tuesday 26th January in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

There is a meeting of the under 16 football panel in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh this Thursday 21st January at 9pm. All players are asked to attend.

Boys under 6 fundamentals training will resume Friday, 22nd January from 6-7pm in the Mercy Hall. All newcomers are more than welcome to come and learn the Fundamental skills of Gaelic Sport. Under 8 Football training resumes Saturday 23rd at 11pm in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille all newcomers welcome.

There is a Céilí and Old Time Barn Dance in the Rock Hall, Ballyshannon on Saturday 6th February. Music by the renown Assaroe Céilí Band gets under way at 9pm and supper will be served. Admission is €8 with all proceeds in aid of Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg.

~ HURLING ~
Congratulations to Thomas 'Schillachi' Gallagher who has stepped into the breach and taken charge with the senior hurlers. We wish Schillachi and his team all the best for the coming year.

~ LADIES ~
Aodh Ruadh wishes to extend its sincerest sympathies to Karol Foley and the Foley family on the recent death of her mother Phyllis Foley. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis.

The senior Ladies will begin preparations for the 2010 campaign this Saturday 23rd January with training in the Mercy Hall at 11am. There is a charge of €2 per head. All new members welcome.

Under 10 and under 12 training will recommence Wednesday 27th January in the new school hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
In the coming weeks we are hoping to run a foundation coaches award for anyone looking to get involved working with our teams or with an interesting in coaching in general. The course involves a seven hour coaching course and a three hour child protection program. If you would like to get involved please contact Simon 086-1082554. Places are limited to 12 so please book your place soon.

Please note a Circuits for Success Strength and Conditioning Course will take place in the Ardara club this Tuesday January 19th from 7pm to 8.30pm. This workshop is an introduction for coaches working with teenagers (12-16) and young adults who have little or no experience in Strength and Conditioning. This workshop will look at improving technique, form and structure. Please note the course is free of charge.

The sixth Ulster GAA Coaching and Games Development Conference will take place on Saturday 30th January 2010 in the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown. This year's conference targets coaches who are working with youth players from 13-18 years. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For further information or to register, please contact Bernie Fox on 048-37521900.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2010 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. The GAA has radically overhauled its membership system and this has meant some dramatic changes. The GAA membership year now runs from March 31st to April 1st. In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club on a date before March 31st and be registered by the club on the online system in order to have a vote in the upcoming membership year.

A few further points to note.

  • Only fully registered players ON THE GAA ON-LINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM are allowed to take the field for the club. If your name is not in this system you are ineligible. That has repercussions in terms of insurance cover for injuries.
  • 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.
  • As per the motion passed at AGM, club membership will be displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €30; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €50; Underage (Under 18 years-of-age) €15. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, Ballyshannon. David O'Donnell in Mojo's is now also taking registrations. The club requires a fully completed club registration form with each fee. Sub-committees will also be organising registration sessions in the coming weeks. Members will receive a specially commissioned membership card and wallet when they submit their registration.

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25 January

~ FOOTBALL ~
The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 28th January in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The monthly Bord na nÓg meeting takes place on Tuesday 26th January in Aras Aoidh Ruadh 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Under 8 football continues this Saturday morning from 11-12pm in the new school hall in Colaiste Cholmcille. Any new players aged between 6-8 are encouraged to come up and join in the fun. Players aged 7 or 8 are also expected to attend Under 10 training on a Friday evening between 6-7pm in the new school hall in Colaiste Cholmcille. Well Done to last week's player of the week Daire Gallagher who was fantastic on his first day up to football.

Under 6 Fundamentals continues this Friday evening from 6-7pm in the Mercy hall. All newcomers welcome. A special well done to David Roper last week's Star Player.

There is a Céilí and Old Time Barn Dance in the Rock Hall, Ballyshannon on Saturday 6th February. Music by the renown Assaroe Céilí Band gets under way at 9.30pm and supper will be served. Admission is €8 with all proceeds in aid of Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg.

~ HURLING ~>
The inaugural meeting of the Aodh Ruadh's juvenile hurling committee takes place next Monday, 1st February in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. Everyone with an interest in developing underage hurling in Ballyshannon is invited to attend, especially parents of young hurlers.

~ LADIES ~>
Well done to Donna Martin, and Niamh Gallagher on making their 2010 debut with Donegal Ladies when they came out on top against Monaghan in a challenge game. Hopefully their success will continue for the year.

Senior Ladies training continues in the Mercy Hall on Saturday at 11am. There is a charge of €2 per head. This year's membership of €50 for adult players is also now due. Fees, which must also by accompanied by registration forms, can be paid to Karol Foley. Registration forms can be downloaded from aodhruadh.org and an installment payment option is available. All new members will be made most welcome.

Under 10 and under 12 training will recommence Wednesday 27th January in the new school hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners, no other footwear allowed.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
On Saturday 6th February Tommy Stevenson will host a strength and conditioning workshop in the New School Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 11am to 1pm. Tommy is regarded as the leading national expert on strength training for GAA players and this visit is an opportunity not to be missed.
All players, parents and coaches from the club are invited to attend. Very interesting information will also be given out on strength training for young players and ladies as well as information on diet and injury prevention. Any players taking part are expected to be at the hall for 10.30am. Any coaches / parents or players from other clubs are also encouraged to attend.

There are a few vacancies left for the foundation coaching course which we hope to run at the end of February if you are interested in doing the child protection course and the foundation football award please contact Simon on 086-1082554.

The sixth Ulster GAA Coaching and Games Development Conference will take place on Saturday 30th January 2010 in the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown. This year's conference targets coaches who are working with youth players from 13-18 years. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For further information or to register, please contact Bernie Fox on 048-37521900.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2010 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. The GAA has radically overhauled its membership system and this has meant some dramatic changes. The GAA membership year now runs from March 31st to April 1st. In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club on a date before March 31st and be registered by the club on the online system in order to have a vote in the upcoming membership year.

A few further points to note.

  • Only fully registered players ON THE GAA ON-LINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM are allowed to take the field for the club. If your name is not in this system you are ineligible. That has repercussions in terms of insurance cover for injuries.
  • 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.
  • As per the motion passed at AGM, club membership will be displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €30; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €50; Underage (Under 18 years-of-age) €15. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, Ballyshannon. David O'Donnell in Mojo's is now also taking registrations. The club requires a fully completed club registration form with each fee. Sub-committees will also be organising registration sessions in the coming weeks. Members will receive a specially commissioned membership card and wallet when they submit their registration.


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