Club Notes Archive - 2010

Box. OCTOBER
5 October

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh seniors and reserve travel to Ballybofey this Saturday, 9th October for their penultimate games in division 2 for 2010. Robbie O'Donnell throws in between the seniors of Aodh Ruadh and MacCumhaill's at 5pm. That match is preceded by the reserve game at 3.30pm. As a look at the division two table shows, a win is vital in this game if Aodh Ruadh are to have any hope of scrambling clear of the relegation zone. With much riding on this match we would call for a big showing of Ballyshannon support to make the trip to Ballybofey for this game.

McGlynn's Restaurant Division 2

Team P W L D Pts
Malin 15 9 5 1 19
Cloughaneely 15 8 5 2 18
Glenfin 15 8 6 1 17
Kilcar 15 7 6 2 16
Sean MacCumhaill's 14 7 5 2 16
Killybegs 14 7 7 0 14
Aodh Ruadh 14 6 7 1 13
Fanad Gaels 14 5 7 2 12
Buncrana 13 2 10 1 5

~ MEETINGS ~
The monthly Bord na nÓg meeting takes place on Tuesday 5th October in Aras Aoidh Ruadh at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ HURLING ~
We have the pictures for the underage skills competitions which were held last month.

~ VOTES OF SYMPATHY ~
There were votes of sympathy at the last Aodh Ruadh monthly club meeting for the Dolan family of the Knather; The Burke family of Bundoran, Sister Kate of the Convent of Mercy; and The Boyle family, East Port.

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12 October

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh had a good battle with MacCumhaill's last Saturday evening, but at the final whistle it was the homesters who were in possession of two precious league points while Aodh Ruadh were left to contemplate the relegation play-off roulette. The sides were level nine times throughout. The last time came with six minutes to go in the game. That came after a magnificent Aodh Ruadh effort had turned over a five point margin built up by MacCumhaill's. However the last two scores fell to MacCumhaill's who won on a score line of 1-13 to 1-11. Aodh Ruadh had good displays from the back line of Johnny Gallagher, Niall McCready, and PJ McGee with McGee impressing with his pace and appetite for action. The half forwards line of Philip O'Reilly, Brian Roper and Ronan McGurrin also showed up well, while Sticky Ward's composure and accuracy up front helped keep Aodh Ruadh in the tie. David Dolan hit two beautiful frees while Anthony Boyle was unlucky to see some of his chances saved by the Ballybofey keeper. We have a full match report and pictures from the game.

Following the defeat to MacCumhaill's here is the division two table.

McGlynn's Restaurant Division 2

Team P W L D Pts
Cloughaneely 16 9 5 2 20
Malin 15 9 5 1 19
MacCumhaill's 15 8 5 2 18
Glenfin 15 8 6 1 17
Kilcar 15 7 6 2 16
Killybegs 15 7 7 1 15
Aodh Ruadh 15 6 8 1 13
Fanad Gaels 15 5 7 3 13
Buncrana 15 2 12 1 5

Buncrana are already relegated, but Aodh Ruadh now face a relegation play-off, irrespective of what happens in their final league game away to Malin. The only question remains over whether it will be a straight play-off against Fanad Gaels or whether it will be a three way affair involving Killybegs. If Killybegs lose against Kilcar and Aodh Ruadh or Fanad Gaels win their last game then Killybegs will be drawn into the relegation melting pot. Should that happen, there is currently no provision in the county rule book as to how the relegation play-off should proceed.

The reserves were defeated by MacCumhaill's 2-14 to 1-5. It was a battling display by the Ernesiders where poor shooting let them down. Aodh Ruadh found it hard to come by score, while MacCumhaill's profited greatly on the counter-attack. Barry Travers did well in the middle of the field and Fiachra McIntyre was another who had a good 60 minutes. Ronan Drummond showed up well what was generally a decent display by the back six. David Downey did very well up front when the going was very difficult. We have some pictures from the game.

There were no adult fixtures available at time of mailing. These will be sent in a later mailing as and when they become available

Indoor underage training resumes this Friday, 15th October, in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 7pm. They are followed by the under 12s and under 13s between 7pm and 8pm. 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.

~ LADIES ~
This weekend the Ladies will take on Glenties in the final league game of the year. After a successful season the ladies are hoping to finish on a high, by adding a league title to the county championship title they earned earlier this year. The game will take place this Saturday in Glenties at 5pm. All support would be much appreciated.

Girls indoor underage training resumes on Wednesday, 20th October, in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 6.45pm. They are followed by the under 12s between 6.45pm and 7pm. 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.

~ HURLING ~
We have the pictures from the under 14's Fermanagh League final triumph on 12th September.

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19 October

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh's division two match against Malin lasted all of eight minutes before being abandoned. While the game was of all but academic interest for Aodh Ruadh, Malin were clearly very pumped for the occasion, Brian Roper coming in for particular attention in a number of incidents. David Dolan cracked off a brilliant point to open Aodh Ruadh's account before Malin leveled with a free. A foul on Roper eight minutes in saw him opening his arms in a gesture of exasperation towards his challenger who then pushed him. Roper pushed back and the referee, Paddy McBride, booked the pair. Then as Roper tried to return to his position he was pushed by two Malin players and this provoked the escalation of a full scale melee. McBride then decided to abandon the match and the upshot has been that the CCC has fined each club €250 and ordered the game to be replayed. We will notify of any more concrete developments during the week. Irrespective of what happens Aodh Ruadh will be facing Fanad Gaels in a relegation play-off.

Indoor underage training continues this Friday, 22th October, in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 7pm. They are followed by the under 12s and under 13s between 7pm and 8pm. 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. Training for under 6s and under 8s will also commence in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on notes for further information.

~ LADIES ~
The Ladies ended the 2010 season on a high note on Saturday evening when they captured the Intermediate League with a convincing win over Naomh Conaill in Glenties. They finished with a flourish with a 5-11 to 2-6 win. This was a victory forged in midfield where Sarah Patton and Tanya O'Shea ruled the roost. Patton in particular was outstanding and also got on the score sheet with a goal and a few points, while O'Shea also got forward for a superb individual point. The forwards were in great form with the lethal Elaine Dorrian rifling in two goals to go with her points tally. Donna Martin and Dearbhaile McNeill both raised green flags. While Anna Rafferty, Emma McPhelim were also on target for the Ernesiders. The half back line finished their year with another five star performance. Aoife Buggy, Tara Khan and Grainne McCosker made it very difficult for the Glenties girls to get any traction in the game at all. This victory sees the girls promoted to both senior League and championship for the 2011 season. It's been a brilliant year for the team. They have secured their long cherished goal of intermediate success and now the senior ranks beckon. Well-deserved congratulations to the team and their mentors on a great season's work. We have pictures from the game.

Girls indoor underage training resumes on Wednesday, 20th October, in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 6.45pm. Children must be aged seven or older. They are followed by the under 12s between 6.45pm and 7pm. 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.

~ PUB QUIZ ~
The first pub quiz of the season takes place in Owen Roe's this Thursday, 21st October and is in aid of underage football in Aodh Ruadh. We appeal for all club members, in whatever discipline or capacity to come out and support the quiz this week. It gets under way at 10pm in Owen Roe's with Sylvester Maguire doing his Magnus Magnusson impression and plenty of prizes and craic on offer.

~ MEETINGS ~
The Finance Committee meeting will now take place on Tuesday 26th October at 8.30pm and not this Thursday 21st as previously advertised. Anyone who has Cairde Aoidh Ruaidh forms is asked to bring them to this meeting. A few other dates for your diary. The next senior club meeting takes place on Thursday, 4th November, with the Club AGM taking place on Sunday 5th December. Nomination and motion forms for the AGM will be going out to paid up members in the next week or so. The Bord na nÓg AGM takes place on Saturday 27th November at 6pm.

~ REQUIEM MASS ~
There is a requiem mass for the late Bernard Brady this Thursday at 10am in Bundoran. Bernard was a former star with Saint Joseph's and Donegal.

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26 October

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh did not travel for the scheduled replay of their abandoned game against Malin. The seniors are now fully and exclusively focused on their preparations for the relegation play-off against Fanad Gaels. That takes place this Sunday 31st October in Castlefinn with the throw-in at 2.30pm. Micky Mulhearn of St Eunan's has been named as referee. This is a huge game for Aodh Ruadh, the biggest of the season to date. We need a massive support to make the trip down to Castlefinn and get behind Ballyshannon as they bid to retain division two status. Please come along and get behind the team.

The thirds lost their division five clash with Glenties by 1-19 to 4-5.

Friday, 15th October saw a very competitive game between the teams of Matthew Maguire and Colm Kelly. Maguire's team tore away from their opponents in the first half. However Kelly's side pulled it back the deficit and came to within a score of Maguire's team in the second half. Kelly's side hit the wood work on a number of occasions before Maguire's team hit the winning scores to capture the Bakery Cup. We have nearly 50 pictures from the day's action. It is planned to run the Sean Slevin under 14 tournament on Sunday 7th November.

Indoor underage training continues this Friday, 29th October, in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 7pm. They are followed by the under 12s and under 13s between 7pm and 8pm. 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. Training for under 6s and under 8s will also commence in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on notes for further information.

~ HURLING ~
Our annual underage hurling presentation night takes place on Friday 5th November in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. It promises to be a great night celebrating a wonderful year of hurling in Aodh Ruadh. Our underage hurlers have won county titles at under 12, under 14 and under 16 level and have also performed brilliantly at under 8 and under 10. All are welcome to this event where a well known hurling celebrity will make the presentations to the lads. Full details and times will be circulated to all players and will appear in next week's club notes.

~ LADIES ~
Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 27th October, in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 6.45pm. Children must be aged seven or older. They are followed by the under 12s between 6.45pm and 7pm. 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.

~ PUB QUIZ ~
Thanks for everyone who turned out at the Bord na nÓg pub quiz, where €275 was raised for underage football.

~ MEETINGS ~
The Finance Committee meets on Tuesday 26th October at 8.30pm. Anyone who has Cairde Aoidh Ruaidh forms is asked to bring them to this meeting. A few other dates for your diary. The next senior club meeting takes place on Thursday, 4th November, with the Club AGM taking place on Sunday 5th December. Nomination and motion forms for the AGM will be going out to paid up members in the next week or so. Sub-committees and team managers are asked to start compiling and returning their reports. The Bord na nÓg AGM takes place on Saturday 27th November at 6pm.

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Box. NOVEMBER
2 November

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh now contemplate the gloomy proposition of division three football and intermediate championship in 2011. A flurry of scores from the Fanad Gaels in the first 22 minutes of the division two relegation decider at Castlefinn effectively finished the game as a contest. Luck was emphatically not on Aodh Ruadh's side, but the final score of 3-12 to 2-7 does not reflect Fanad's dominance of the game. Best for Aodh Ruadh were PJ Magee who fought hard throughout, Sticky Ward who hit 2-5, Encouragingly, Donagh McIntyre, Ronan McGurrin and Conor Patton all showed well when they came on. We have a full match report and pictures from the game.

The revolution starts this Friday 5th November when indoor underage training commences this Friday, 5th November for under 6s and under 8s in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. Indoor underage training continues as usual for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday in the New Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 7pm. They are followed by the under 12s and under 13s between 7pm and 8pm. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear is allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

~ HURLING ~
Our annual underage hurling presentation night takes place on Friday 5th November in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. The special guest this year is Clare legend and current Waterford manager, Davy Fitzgerald. Davy is conducted a coaching session on Saturday morning which should be a great experience for all present. The presentation of awards start at 7pm. It promises to be a great night celebrating a wonderful year of hurling in Aodh Ruadh. Our underage hurlers have won county titles at under 12, under 14 and under 16 level and have also performed brilliantly at under 8 and under 10. All are welcome to this event.

~ LADIES ~
Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 3rd November, in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 10s are training between 6pm and 6.45pm. Children must be aged seven or older. They are followed by the under 12s between 6.45pm and 7pm. 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.

~ MEETINGS ~
The senior club meeting takes place on Thursday, 4th November, with the Club AGM taking place on Saturday 4th December. Nomination and motion forms for the AGM have now gone out to paid up members. Sub-committees and team managers are asked to start compiling and returning their reports. The Bord na nÓg AGM takes place on Saturday 27th November at 6pm.

~ ROAD SAFETY ~
'A mistake on the pitch might cost you the game. A mistake on the road can cost you your life.' That's the motto of the Ulster Council's Live To Play initiative. A Live To Play night will be hosted in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Wednesday, 3rd November, at 7.30pm for the Aodh Ruadh, Bundoran and Pettigo catchment area. Club members and indeed the general public are most welcome to attend this special road safety focused event.