Club Notes Archive - 2011

Box. FEBRUARY
1 February

~ DINNER DANCE ~
Tickets are now available for the Aodh Ruadh dinner dance which takes place on Saturday 12th February in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon. Tickets can be purchased from McGahern's Butchers, Mace, Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, the Abbey Garage as well as from any club member. With the Aodh Ruadh Ladies football intermediate league and championship winning team and the Aodh Ruadh junior hurling champions, along with the 1986 and 1987 senior football championship winning teams all being honoured on the night tickets are sure to disappear fast so make sure you get yours quick.

~ FOOTBALL ~
Well done to Peter Boyle who had another good outing in county colours last Saturday night. We have pictures from the night up

Indoor underage training continues for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday 7th February 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 7th February 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, Thursday at 7pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh and Saturday morning at 11am in the Park. Players are asked to bring reflective jackets, if possible, on Thursday evening! There will be a charge of €2 on Tuesday evening to help cover the cost of the hall.

Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 9th 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.

~ COMMUNITY NOTES ~
The Blood Transfusion Board is in Dorrian's Tuesday 1st February, 2-4.45pm and 7-9 pm. New donors welcome.

There is a quiz night this Friday 11th February 2011 at 9.00pm in Dicey Reilly's for Ballyshannon/Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project.

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8 February

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The social event of the year is almost upon us! The Aodh Ruadh dinner dance takes place on Saturday 12th February in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon with the throw in at 8pm. Tickets have sold exceptionally well since going on sale. With only a limited number remaining and time running out, it is advisable to get them while there are still a few available in order to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased from Mace, Mr G's, McGahern's Butchers, Mary Matthews at Shannon's Corner, the Abbey Garage as well as from any club member. With the Aodh Ruadh Ladies football intermediate league and championship winning team and the Aodh Ruadh junior hurling champions, along with the 1986 and 1987 senior football championship winning teams all being honoured on the night it sure to be a bumper attendance so make sure you get your tickets quick.

~ MEETING ~
There is a meeting of the finance committee tomorrow night, Tuesday 8th February at 8.30pm in Dorrian's. All club members are welcome to attend.

~ FOOTBALL ~
There is a meeting of the football board on Thursday, 10th February in Dorrian's at 9pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

We have pictures from Donegal's National Football League opening match against Sligo. Again, another impressive outing from our own Peter Boyle.

Indoor underage training continues for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday 11th February 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 11th February 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 ~
Congratulations to Donna Rogers on her recent engagement to Thomas Lipsett. Best wishes for the future to Donna and Thomas.

Senior and under 16 ladies training will take place on Tuesday evening in the Mercy Hall at 7pm, Thursday at 7pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh and Saturday morning at 11am in the Park. Players are asked to bring reflective jackets, if possible, on Thursday evening! There will be a charge of €2 on Tuesday evening to help cover the cost of the hall.

Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 16th 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 ~
Donegal Sports Partnership are organising another module of the Sports Psychology programme which was delivered before Christmas. The module 'Motivating Athletes and Teams' will be delivered on Friday evening February 25th and Saturday February 26th in the Parish Hall in Stranorlar, behind the Catholic Church. Michael and Marty from Train your Mind will deliver the module on behalf of University of Ulster, Jordanstown. The course is open to all levels of coaches and well worth doing.

~ COMMUNITY NOTES ~
Ballyshannon Drama Society present for one night only 'Steel Magnolias' in the Abbey Centre at 8.30pm on Thursday 17th February.

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15 February

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor underage training continues for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday 18th February 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 18th February 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.

~ HURLING ~
Underage hurling training resumes on Sunday 6th March at 12 noon at Father Tierney Park, notes and registration forms will be distributed to local schools in the next couple of weeks. We will be fielding teams at all ages from under 8 to minors. Everyone welcome from 6 years of age up, especially beginners. For any information in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

~ LADIES ~
Donegal continued their impressive start to NFL division one with a 5-7 to 2-10 win over Laois in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh to put them joint top of the division with Monaghan. We have some shots of the action up.

Senior and under 16 ladies training will take place on Tuesday evening in the Mercy Hall at 7pm, Thursday at 7pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh and Saturday morning at 11am in the Park. There will be a charge of €2 on Tuesday evening to help cover the cost of the hall.

Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 23th 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.

~ DINNER DANCE ~
The annual Aodh Ruadh dinner dance which took place on Saturday past was a resounding success with 180 seated for the show and the celebrations continuing into the wee small hours. Many thanks to everyone involved in the organisation and staging of the event. Sean Perry was, once again, masterful in his role as compère, although he was badly but on the spot by an early Valentine's rose from club chair person Betty McIntyre! Thanks to PJ Buggy who did so much to pull together the 1986 and 1987 teams for the night. Thanks also to Peter Campbell who prepared the superb memento presented to members of those teams. Thanks to Brian Drummond who organised the display of pictures from the past year of club activity and a display of Aodh Ruadh merchandise, his club man of the year award was richly deserved. Thanks to Benjy Drummond, Terence McShea, Sylvester Maguire and many others who provided logistic and organisational support in the run up to the night. Thanks to the Benny and Mary and all the staff of Dorrian's for the fine meal and excellent service and also to John Meehan and his band who did such a fine job of the post presentation entertainment. We have some pictures from the night along with Sean Perry's script for those who might not have been able to make it, or whose memories of the night are a little hazy!

~ BEER TASTING ~
The next club fund raiser is a beer-tasting Event in Dicey Reilly's on Friday 25th February at 9pm. Patrons will get to sample over eight beers with free souvenir glasses. The night will be hosted by Dean McGuinness, of Premier International Beers and www.BeerHeaven.com. Dean is also a regular guest on the Sean Moncrieff show on Newstalk. We invite you to join Dean for a special evening of beer tasting as he attempts to quench our thirst for knowledge and enlighten us to a world of complex and varied range of beers that exist beyond the veil of mass marketed lagers! Tickets for the night are a steal at €15 and are available now at Dicey Reilly's Bar and Off-Licence.

~ COACHING CORNER ~
Donegal Sports Partnership are organising another module of the Sports Psychology programme which was delivered before Christmas. The module 'Motivating Athletes and Teams' will be delivered on Friday evening February 25th and Saturday February 26th in the Parish Hall in Stranorlar, behind the Catholic Church. Michael and Marty from Train your Mind will deliver the module on behalf of University of Ulster, Jordanstown. The course is open to all levels of coaches and well worth doing.

~ COMMUNITY NOTES ~
Ballyshannon Drama Society present for one night only 'Steel Magnolias' in the Abbey Centre at 8.30pm on Thursday 17th February.

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22 February

~ REGISTRATION ~
Registration forms are being distributed in the coming week to teams throughout the club. Forms will be taken up, with payment, on Friday March 4th. Forms will be collected at that Friday's training in the Mercy Hall and the new Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille. There will be a later registration session in Aras Aoidh Ruadh between 9pm and 10pm for anyone else seeking to pay membership.

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.

  • 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 Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner or Assistant Secretary, Marita Maguire, Cloghore, Ballyshannon. The club requires a fully registration form with each fee. Registration forms can be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Underage members will receive a specially commissioned membership card and wallet when they submit their registration.

~ BEER TASTING ~
The next club fund raiser is a beer-tasting Event in Dicey Reilly's on Friday 25th February at 9pm. Patrons will get to sample over eight beers and walk away with free souvenir glasses. The night will be hosted by Dean McGuinness, of Premier International Beers and www.BeerHeaven.com. Dean is also a regular guest on the Sean Moncrieff show on Newstalk. You will also be able to hear Dean when he interviewed on Ocean FM this Thursday where two tickets a day are being given away free this week. The night also received a mention in John Wilson's wine page in the Irish Times Weekender Magazine. We invite you to join Dean for a special evening of beer tasting as he attempts to quench our thirst for knowledge and enlighten us to a world of complex and varied range of beers that exist beyond the veil of mass marketed lagers! Tickets for the night are a steal at €15 and are available now at Dicey Reilly's Bar and Off-Licence.

~ FOOTBALL ~
The PJ Roper under 16 tournament takes place this Saturday in Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. With under 16 sides from Crossmaglen in Armagh and Glen, Maghera of Derry taking on a highly rated Aodh Ruadh side it is guaranteed to be a very, very high standard of football. The first games will throw in at 11.30am.

We have some shots from last weekend's under 21 challenge between Donegal and Galway in Bundoran.

Indoor underage training continues for under 10s, 12s and 13s this Friday 25th February 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 25th February 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.

~ HURLING ~
In the hard economic times we are now experiencing Aodh Ruadh juvenile hurling committee would like to acknowledge a recent donation made by Ulrika Vaughan of Seaview Veterinary Clinic, Ballyshannon to our underage hurlers for the purchase of new equipment. We are very grateful for this donation and it is much appreciated by all involved in underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh.

On Saturday night last a number of our under 14 hurlers and under 16 hurlers attended a presentation function in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. They were presented with their All-Ireland medals which they won in 2010 as part of the successful Donegal county teams, by current Donegal senior hurling manager Andrew Wallace. The lads that attended the function were Colm Kelly, Eddie Lynch, Jamie Brennan, Ciaran Rami and Aaron Fannon. Eddie Lynch, Chris Kelly, Billy Finn and John Rooney made up the Aodh Ruadh contingent who attended this very enjoyable function.

Underage hurling training for all age groups resumes on Sunday 6th March at 12 noon at Father Tierney Park, notes and registration forms will be distributed to local schools in the next couple of weeks. We will be fielding teams at all ages from under 8 to minors. Everyone welcome from 6 years of age up, especially beginners. For any information in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

~ LADIES ~
Aodh Ruadh Ladies are holding a 12 hour sponsored Cyclothon on Saturday, 19th March outside the Saimer Court shopping centre. The girls will all be busy in the coming weeks with their sponsorship cards, all support will be greatly appreciated!

Senior and under 16 ladies training will take place on Tuesday evening in the Mercy Hall at 7pm and Saturday morning at 11am in the Park. There will be a charge of €2 on Tuesday evening to help cover the cost of the hall.

Girls indoor underage training continues this Wednesday, 2nd March, 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 ~
Donegal Sports Partnership are organising another module of the Sports Psychology programme which was delivered before Christmas. The module 'Motivating Athletes and Teams' will be delivered on Friday evening February 25th and Saturday February 26th in the Parish Hall in Stranorlar, behind the Catholic Church. Michael and Marty from Train your Mind will deliver the module on behalf of University of Ulster, Jordanstown. The course is open to all levels of coaches and well worth doing.

~ MEETING ~
The monthly club meeting takes place on Thursday 3rd March at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ CONGRATULATIONS ~
Many congratulations to Michael Gurn and Seana McDonnell who tied the knot on Friday 18th February.

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