Club Notes Archive - 2010

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.

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9 November

~ FOOTBALL ~
Aodh Ruadh held the under 14 Sean Slevin tournament on Sunday 7th November. Incredibly the weather held and, although it was bitterly cold, the competition managed to avoid the rain altogether. It was a very closely fought tournament with the finalists in doubt right up to the last round of games. The final pairing was Naomh Bríd and Aodh Ruadh and the derby final turned out a cracking affair with both side locked on 1-1 apiece at the turnaround. In the second half only a wonder point from Gareth Ferguson could separate the sides. Indeed, Aodh Ruadh had to count on some mighty defending in the dying moments to retain the Sean Slevin trophy. Aodh Ruadh would like to extend their sincere thanks to the participating teams, to Terence McShea, Val Murray, Philip O'Reilly and Enda McGurrin who officiated the matches, to the parents and supporters who worked so hard making and serving the refreshments, the stewards and to all those who gave of their time and effort to make the event such a success. We have a full report on the day's action as well as a large haul of photos.

Indoor underage training continues this Friday, 12th November for under 6s and under 8s in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. FUNdamentals training involves teaching our youngest children the basic skills of agility, balance and coordination and so on through fun station based games. Any child in junior infants to second class is welcome to attend. Newcomers are encouraged to join. As always any coaches willing to give a hand are welcome to join in too.

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 ~
Friday night and Saturday morning will live long in the memory of all in Aodh Ruadh, for the club was privileged to welcome Waterford manager and Clare legend, Davy Fitzgerald to the club. Davy got a rapturous welcome to Aras Aoidh Ruadh on Friday night. There was a video presenting his accomplishments, before Davy presented medals to our underage hurlers won county titles at under 12, under 14 and under 16 level and also performed brilliantly at under 8 and under 10. After that there was a food and Davy sat down for over an hour and half for a question and answer session. Then on Saturday morning he put the young Aodh Ruadh hurlers through their paces for over two hours. There is a full chronicle of Davy Fitzgerald's visit to Aodh Ruadh on aodhruadh.org, along with over 50 pictures of the event.

~ LADIES ~
The AGM of the Aodh Ruadh Ladies Football committee takes place this Saturday, 13th November at 5.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members and anyone with an interest in ladies football in Ballyshannon is warmly invited to attend.

Tickets for the Donegal Ladies banquet are now available from Teddy Kane. The banquet will take place on Saturday 20th November in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.

Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 10th 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 Ladies Football AGM takes place this Saturday, 13th November at 5.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. The Club AGM takes place on Saturday 4th December. Nomination and motion forms for the AGM have now gone out to paid up members. Members are reminded that motions and nominations need to be submitted by Friday 26th November. 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.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
There are a few places spare on the Introduction to Sports Psychology course. The programme introduces the fundamental principles of the psychology of coaching. The course provides sports coaches with an innovative and unique insight into how to develop their personal skills whilst enabling them to produce greater athletic performances on a more consistent basis. The programme, which is being coordinated by Donegal Sports Partnership in association with the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, will run on Friday 12th November and Saturday 13th November in the Finn Valley Sports Centre, Stranorlar. For further information contact the Donegal Sports Partnership Offices at River Front House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny 074-9116078 or email info@activedonegal.com

~ VOTES OF SYMPATHY ~
There were votes of sympathy at the last Aodh Ruadh monthly club meeting for the family of Michael William Gallagher, Cashelard; The family of Bernard Brady, Bundoran, the family Edward Molloy on the death of his mother; the family of Willie Scott, Coolcholly, on the death of his mother.

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16 November

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor underage training continues this Friday, 19th November for under 6s and under 8s in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. FUNdamentals training involves teaching our youngest children the basic skills of agility, balance and coordination and so on through fun station based games. Any child in junior infants to second class is welcome to attend. Newcomers are encouraged to join. As always any coaches willing to give a hand are welcome to join in too.

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. Aodh Ruadh's under 12s have been back training for a few weeks now so we popped along to last Friday's session to see how they were getting along. You can see the pictures up on aodhruadh.org.

~ LADIES ~
After a very successful year the Aodh Ruadh ladies held their AGM on Saturday last. In his speech as outgoing chairman Teddy Kane thanked everyone who has helped out with the running of the club throughout the past five years. Terence McShea will be filling Teddy's seat as chairperson for the coming year. This is the only change to the committee as Donna Rogers is secretary with Annette Lloyd as assistant, Karol Foley treasurer and Katie Flood at hand to assist her. Fionnuala Gill will work alongside Tanya O'Shea as PRO. Annette Lloyd is child protection officer and Gabrielle McGloin is registrar. Teddy Kane, Terence McShea, and PJ Patton will stay on as Senior managers for the coming season. Terence McShea, Fionnuala Gill and Marita Maguire will take charge of the under 16s, Claire Flood will manage the under 14s and Bernie Maguire, Grace Meade and Fionnuala Gill will be over the under 10s and under 12s. The Ladies GAA club would like to thank Teddy Kane for all his hard work and dedication to the club as chairperson over the last few years. Of course he's not finished yet, as he will still be kept busy getting the girls ready for senior football next season!

Tickets for the Donegal Ladies banquet are now available from Teddy Kane. The banquet will take place on Saturday 20th November in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.

Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 17th 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 Club AGM takes place on Saturday 4th December. Nomination and motion forms for the AGM have now gone out to paid up members. Members are reminded that motions and nominations need to be submitted by Friday 26th November. 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. The adult hurling AGM takes place on Friday 26th November at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Everyone interested in the promotion of hurling in the club and community is invited to attend.

~ STEWARDS TRAINING ~
Stewards from Donegal, Derry and Antrim are invited to attend the latest phase of Stewards Training. This takes place at Owenbeg in Derry on Thursday, 18th November, between 7pm and 10pm.

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23 November

~ SHOP LOCAL ~
Now, more than ever, it is important that we shop local. Ballyshannon Business Chamber are organising a Ballyshannon Shopping Bonanza to encourage Shop Local this Christmas. This initiative could see you winning shopping vouchers which can be spent in the town simply by taking the time to write your name and telephone number whenever you make a purchase in any of the almost 80 outlets participating. It couldn't be simpler.

  • Step one: Make a purchase in a Ballyshannon Shopping Bonanza participating outlet.
  • Step two: Fill in one of the forms provided.
  • Step three: Pop your form in the Ballyshannon Shopping Bonanza Box.

Boxes will be collected on Saturday 18th December and a prize winners draw made in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel on Sunday 19th December to coincide with the arrival of Santa in the town. Winners will receive shopping vouchers which can be used any of the almost 80 participating outlets. Aodh Ruadh urges club members and the wider Ballyshannon community to get behind this initiative.

~ FOOTBALL ~
The Bord na nÓg AGM takes place on Saturday 27th November at 6pm. Anyone interested in the development of underage football in Ballyshannon, be they players, parents, managers, mentors, supporters, or simply looking to make a contribution to the community, is warmly invited to come along. Team managers are reminded to come up for 5pm so that we can go through gear and assess our gear requirements for next year.

Indoor underage training continues this Friday, 26th November for under 6s and under 8s in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. Any child in junior infants to second class is welcome to attend and newcomers are encouraged to join. As always any coaches willing to give a hand are welcome to join in too. 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 ~
The adult hurling AGM takes place on Friday 26th November at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Everyone interested in the promotion of hurling in the club and community is invited to attend.

~ LADIES ~
Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 24th 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.

~ CLUB AGM ~
The Club AGM takes place on Saturday 4th December. Members are reminded that motions and nominations need to be submitted by this Friday 26th November. Sub-committees and team managers are asked to return their reports as soon as possible to info@aodhruadh.org.

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30 November

~ CLUB AGM ~
The Aodh Ruadh CLG AGM takes place on Saturday 4th December at 5pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Everyone, whether playing underage or of a more seasoned vintage and who is in any way interested in the playing, development and promotion of Gaelic Games and the propagation of Gaelic culture in Ballyshannon is warmly invited to attend.

~ FOOTBALL ~
The Bord na nÓg AGM took place last Saturday. There was an extremely disappointing turnout, but many thanks to those who attended on the night and contributed to a thoughtful, impassioned and encouraging debate on underage football and its development in the club. The following appointments were made. Chairman: Paddy Kelly; Secretary: left over until January meeting; Financial Officer: left over until January meeting; PRO: John Hughes; Southern Minor Board Delegates: Paddy Kelly and Sylvester Maguire; Under 6 management: David O'Donnell and Ken Monaghan; Under 8 management: Gerald McGloin and Declan Rooney; Under 10 management: Martin McGlynn plus mentors; Under 12 management: Raymie Granaghan and Sylvester Maguire; Under 14 management: left over until January meeting; Under 16 management: Shane Ward and Greg Sweeny; Under 18 management: Secretary: left over until January meeting.

Due to the ongoing inclement weather indoor underage training will NOT take place this Friday, 3rd December for under 6s and under 8s, under 10s, 12s and 13s.

~ HURLING ~
The Juvenile hurling AGM takes place this Wednesday 1st December at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All interested in the promotion and development of underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh are most welcome.

~ LADIES ~
Due to the ongoing inclement weather girls indoor underage training will NOT take place this Wednesday, 1st December.

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