Club Notes Archive - 2011

Box. JANUARY
4 January

~ CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ~
The Aodh Ruadh CLG AGM will take place on Saturday 8th January at 5pm. There has been a problem with the boiler in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh so the meeting may have to take place in Colaiste Cholmcille. A final decision will be made after an inspection tomorrow, Tuesday. The venue will be notified tomorrow, via e-mail and on aodhruadh.org. Everyone, whether playing underage or of a more seasoned vintage, a club volunteer or officer, a supporter of Donegal, or anyone 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.

~ BORD NA NÓG ~
Many thanks to all who supported the table quiz on Wednesday, 28th December, in aid Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg. There was a great turn-out with 35 tables taking part and we raised just over €1,300. Thanks to Dee Dee Drummond who did a great job as quiz master. Thanks to Paddy Kelly, Catherine McKee and Betty McIntyre who marked and Chris Kelly, Jimmy Gallagher and Terence McShea who clocked up the miles collecting sheets and selling the raffle. Thanks also to all who sponsored prizes and Dicey Reilly's for hosting the night. We'll be back with another quiz at Easter, see you then.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
Advance notice of the club dinner dance which will take place on Saturday 13th February in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel Ballyshannon. The Ladies football intermediate league and championship winning team and the junior hurling champions, along with the 1986 and 1987 senior football championship winning teams, will be honoured on the night.

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11 January

~ CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ~
The Aodh Ruadh CLG AGM took place last Saturday 8th January in Colaiste Cholmcille. There was an attendance of 53 present for what was a constructive and positive AGM. One of the main highlights was the address of the club president, Jim 'The Natch' Gallagher, which received a spontaneous and deserved round of applause. The following officers were appointed: Patrons: Father O Fearraigh and Father McManus. President: Jim 'The Natch' Gallagher; Vice Presidents: Peter Conlon, PJ Buggy, Jackie McDermott, John Murphy and John Magee; Chairperson: Betty McIntyre; Vice-Chairperson: Michael McLoone; Secretary: John Hughes; Assistant Secretary: Marita Maguire; Treasurer: Mary Grimes; Assistant Treasurer: Jimmy Gallagher; PRO: John Hughes; Oifigeach na Gaeilge/Scór: Sylvester Maguire; Alcohol and Substance Abuse Officer: Unfilled; Child Protection Officer: John Travers; Director of Coaching: Sylvester Maguire. Also voted onto the club committee were Pat Malaniff, Dinny Loughlin, Sean O'Mahoney, Stephen Ward, Pat McGrath, Louis Boyle, John Patton and PJ Patton, to speed up proceedings it was voted to return all in attendance to the club committee en bloc. The Park Committee were returned en bloc, while appointment of team managers was left over to the first monthly club meeting. The motions progressed as follows. A combined motion to ensure the score board be in operation for club games and that a formal rota be drawn up for stewarding the admission gate for home league games was passed. Motion 2 seeking that the complete county panel participate in all pre-match activity including team photograph, parade and introduction to dignitaries was approved and to be brought forward for Congress 2012. Motions to switch to use of envelopes for club lotto and to reduce the weekly pot for consolation prizes from €200 to €100 were both passed on a show of hands. A motion introducing the post of Player Insurance Scheme Officer was passed and John Magee appointed to the post as was a motion expanding Bord na nÓg to encompass adult football. The motion proposing that the under 21s compete in the B championship in 2011 fell as the proposer was unable to speak on the matter. Most discussion centred on motion 6: That the club does not field a third team in 2011. After a lively, thoughtful and comprehensive debate it was agreed to reconvene the AGM in a few weeks time to make a final decision on the matter with all adult players asked to attend. Many thanks to Colaiste Cholmcille for providing their facilities to host the AGM.

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor underage training resumes for under 10s, 12s and 13s on Friday 21st January 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.

We will have news in the next notes about the resumption of indoor training for under 6s, 8s and 10s.

~ LADIES ~
Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 19th January, 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.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
Advance notice of the club dinner dance which will take place on Saturday 12th February in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel Ballyshannon. The Ladies football intermediate league and championship winning team and the junior hurling champions, along with the 1986 and 1987 senior football championship winning teams, will be honoured on the night.

~ COMMUNITY NOTES ~
Company D presents 'Grooming Veronica' in the Abbey Centre on Saturday 15th January at 8pm.

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18 January

FOOTBALL
Congratulations to Peter Boyle had a good introduction to inter-county football last Saturday evening. In atrocious conditions he dealt firmly with everything that came his way and kept a clean sheet against the students of Jordanstown. We have some pictures of the action from a proud night for Peter, his family and the club.

Indoor underage training resumes for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday 21st January 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.

Indoor underage training also resumes this Friday, 21st January for under 6s and under 8s in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 6s are training from 6pm to 6.45pm followed by the under 8s from 6.45pm to 7.30pm. Any child in junior infants to second class is welcome to attend and newcomers are encouraged to join. Any parents who would like to help are more than welcome to lend a hand. 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.

~ LADIES ~
Senior and under 16 ladies training will take place on Tuesday evening in the Mercy Hall at 7pm, and Saturday morning at 10.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. There will be a charge of €2 on Tuesday evening to help cover the cost of the hall.

Girls indoor underage training resumes this Wednesday, 19th January, 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 ~
Bon Voyage to Underage Hurling Mentor Jonathon Browne who departs for Perth, Australia this week. He will be a big loss to underage hurling in the club but we wish him all the best as he heads Down Under and we look forward to seeing him back on the side lines with us in the future.

~ PARK/DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ~
Work is continuing to redress the damage caused to the water and heating systems in various buildings at Father Tierney Park, including Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, during the recent severe weather. We estimate it will be a further two weeks before the main buildings are sorted.

The AGM of the Park/Development Committee took place in association with the Club AGM. Detailed reports and accounts were presented and circulated to all present. The success of this committee in overseeing the employment of up to 29 people with the assistance of State Employment Schemes spread throughout five different voluntary groups, reflects the strong commitment of our club to the local community during these difficult economic times. Officers returned for 2011 were as follows Chairman: Tom Daly; Vice-Chairman: Peter Conlon; Secretary: Conal Gallagher; Treasurer: Terence McShea; Assistant Treasurer: Jimmy Gallagher; Bingo Treasurer: Cathal Gallagher. All of these officers are also Club Committee members for 2011.

~ AGM ~
The reconvened AGM to discuss motion seven: That the club does not field a third team in 2011, will take place on Thursday 27th January at 8pm in Dorrian. This meeting will be followed by the monthly club meeting at 9pm. The secretary's report is now available to read in the administration section of the site, for those unable to attend the original AGM.

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2011 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. 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 online 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.
  • 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 Assistant Secretary, Marita Maguire, Cloghore, Ballyshannon. The club requires a fully registration form with each fee. Registration forms can be downloaded from the administration sections. Sub-committees will also be organising registration sessions in the coming weeks. Underage members will receive a specially commissioned membership card and wallet when they submit their registration.

~ MONTHLY CLUB MEETING ~
The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 27th January in Dorrian's at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend. Anyone with items for the agenda is asked to mail them to info@aodhruadh.org.

~ VOTES OF SYMPATHY ~
There were votes of sympathy at the Aodh Ruadh AGM for The Grimes family; Liam Gillespie; Frank Cassidy; Hugh Gallagher, Cluain Barron; The Melly and Everett families; Benny Maguire, Belleek; and Frank Fox, Legaltion.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
Advance notice of the club dinner dance which will take place on Saturday 12th February in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel Ballyshannon. The Ladies football intermediate league and championship winning team and the junior hurling champions, along with the 1986 and 1987 senior football championship winning teams, will be honoured on the night.

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25 January

~ RECONVENED CLUB AGM ~
The reconvened AGM to discuss motion seven: That the club does not field a third team in 2011, will take place on Thursday 27th January at 8pm in Dorrian. This meeting will be followed by the monthly club meeting at 9pm.

~ MONTHLY CLUB MEETING ~
The monthly senior club meeting takes place on Thursday 27th January in Dorrian's at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend. Anyone with items for the agenda is asked to mail them to info@aodhruadh.org.

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor underage training continues for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday 28th January 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.

Indoor underage training also continues this Friday, 28th January for under 6s and under 8s in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. Under 6s are training from 6pm to 6.45pm followed by the under 8s from 6.45pm to 7.30pm. Any child in junior infants to second class is welcome to attend and newcomers are encouraged to join. Any parents who would like to help are more than welcome to lend a hand. 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.

~ LADIES ~
Many congratulations to Karol Foley and Brian Roper on birth of their daughter, Leia.

Senior and under 16 ladies training will take place on Tuesday evening in the Mercy Hall at 7pm, and Saturday morning at 10.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. There will be a charge of €2 on Tuesday evening to help cover the cost of the hall.

Girls indoor underage training resumes this Wednesday, 2nd February, 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.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
On Monday 31st January an Ulster Council initiative will be launched in Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey entitled Creating Sustainable Club Coaching Structures. This initiative, aimed to develop underage football and hurling, will commence at 7.15pm sharp.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The club dinner dance takes place on Saturday 12th February in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel Ballyshannon. Tickets have been printed and will be available to purchase this week. The Ladies football intermediate league and championship winning team and the junior hurling champions, along with the 1986 and 1987 senior football championship winning teams, will be honoured on the night.

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