Club Notes Archive - 2013

Box. JANUARY
8 January

~ FOOTBALL ~
Well done to our own Gary Carty who played his part in Mick O'Dwyer's first game in charge of Clare. Gary lined out for Limerick Institute of Technology when they took on Clare on Sunday past in the McGrath cup. Also, beir bua to Peter Boyle who is expected to between the posts for Donegal in Brewster Park, Enniskillen when the All-Ireland champions take on Fermanagh in their first match of the Power NI Dr McKenna cup this Wednesday at 7.30pm.

There will be a meeting of all under 14 players on Monday 16th January to discuss the coming season in the club dressing rooms at 7-8pm. All welcome to attend.

Indoor training resumes on Friday 18th January. The 2013 Under 6s [Born 2007-2009] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2005-2006] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2013 under 10s [Born 2003-2004] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2013 under 12s [Born 2001-2002] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. 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 ~
The Ladies AGM was held on Sunday at 2pm and, although poorly attended, all positions were filled. New committee is as follows: Chairman: Eoin O'Moore; Vice Chairman: Shane Toolan; Secretary: Sarah Patton; Assistant Secretary: Donna Martin; Treasurer: Teddy Kane; Assistant treasurer: Katie Flood; PRO: Claire Flood; Registrar: Fionnuala Gill; Children's Officer: Fionnuala Gill; Under 8 and Under 10 management: Niamh Gallagher, Fionnuala Gill and Claire Flood; Under 12 management: Bernie Maguire; Under 14 management: Grace Meade; Under 16 management: Claire Flood; Under 18 management: Claire Flood, Terence McShea and Teddy Kane; Senior management: Terence McShea and Teddy Kane.

Under 8 and under 10 training will begin next Wednesday 16th at 5.45pm to 6.30pm in Mercy Hall, with under 12 training following from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. There will be a charge of €2 to cover the cost of the hall. All new members will be made most welcome.

~ SHAM TV ~
Improved upload capacity, courtesy of Brian Drummond, has seen five new videos added to the Sham TV offering. The first is Cathal Maguire's full video of the intermediate reserve championship final where Aodh Ruadh defeated Buncrana on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-3 to claim their second intermediate reserve championship title in a row. Second was the video of the 1986 county final where Aodh Ruadh, captained by Tommy McDermott, reclaimed the Dr Maguire cup after a 35 year absence with a 1-8 to 0-5 victory over Red Hugh's. The next three were all additions to the Billy Finn archive, on the history section of aodhruadh.org. The first of those saw Ballyshannon welcome Sam to the Hills in 1992, the second features the recollections of Aodh Ruadh hurling cognoscenti at a gathering in Owen Roe's in November 1991, the third video looks back at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Bakery cup in 2007. In the next wee while we also hope to have video of a camogie reunion in 1991, an interview with Red Jack Gallagher, Bob Gallagher and Jim Sheerin and the match video for the 1987 county semi-final up on Sham TV. If anyone has Aodh Ruadh footage out there they'd like to see on Sham TV, let us know at info@aodhruadh.org and we'll take it from there.

~ OFF THE PITCH ~
As the first in a series of 12 club profiles Ocean FM are featuring Aodh Ruadh in an extended programme on Sunday, 13th January. Ocean's Daragh Cox spoke to our recently appointed club chairman, Diarmaid Keon as well as Niall McCready, John Rooney, Shane Toolan, Tara Khan and Brian Drummond for the piece. There are a few pictures from the interviews up.

~ MOUTHGUARDS NOW MANDATORY ~
Following the GAA's Annual Congress in April 2012 a rule came into force making it mandatory to use a mouth guard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from 1st January 2013 for all age grades up to and including minor. Players will not be allowed to field without mouth guards so it is essential that all ensure they make themselves compliant with this rule at their earliest convenience. With Christmas coming up and this now a compulsory piece of kit for the footballers in your family, it might make a timely stocking filler. For those who wish to avail of the service, Eugene Loughlin (071-9851394) will provide personally fitted mouth guards at reduced rates for Aodh Ruadh club members. We have a full information sheet detailing the GAA's mouth guard policy.

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15 January

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor training resumes this Friday 18th January. The 2013 Under 6s [Born 2007-2009] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2005-2006] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2013 under 10s [Born 2003-2004] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2013 under 12s [Born 2001-2002] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head to cover the cost of the hall. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Under 8s will also be expected to wear mouth guards as per GAA policy. Any parent who would like to pitch in with traffic control or managing drills is more than welcome and asked to make themselves known to the coaches on the evening. These are primarily fun training sessions so no great coaching expertise is required. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

We have some pictures from Enniskillen and Donegal's first competitive game since the All-Ireland final up. Well done to Peter Boyle on his performance between the posts against Monaghan on Sunday past. His kicking was superb, as always, while the goals were a product of very experimental and untested Donegal defensive line-out as much as anything else.

~ LADIES ~
Under 8 [Born 2005-2006] and under 10 [Born 2003-2004] training begins this Wednesday 16th at 5.45pm to 6.30pm in Mercy Hall, with under 12 [Born 2001-2002] training following from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. There will be a charge of €2 to cover the cost of the hall. All new members will be made most welcome.

~ HURLING ~
Underage hurling will be resuming on Sunday 2nd March. Schools will be contacted nearer the time. For any information on underage hurling please contact John Rooney on 086-2587793. While there is no underage hurling taking place at the moment in the club we have ten players in training with the county under 16 and minor squads for the past few weeks and all of them are putting in a great effort.

~ YES WE CAN ~
There is now a drop off point for aluminium cans for recycling for Aodh Ruadh at Mace in the Saimer Court Shopping Centre. The next collection day in Father Tierney Park takes place on Saturday 26th January from 12 noon to 1am. Other scrap metal can be brought to Father Tierney Park that day for recycling and to help raise much needed funds for the club. For any information in relation to this campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.

~ SHAM TV ~
We have one new video on Sham TV this week. It's the 1991 Camogie Reunion. Winter 1991 saw Ballyshannon camogs from across the generations gather for a evening of celebration and remembrance in the Rock Hall. Billy Finn was on hand to film proceedings. If anyone has Aodh Ruadh footage out there they'd like to see on Sham TV, let us know at info@aodhruadh.org and we'll take it from there.

~ OCEAN FM PROFILE ~
Well done to Diarmaid Keon, John Rooney, Shane Toolan, Tara Khan, Niall McCready and Brian Drummond who all contributed to Ocean FM's profile of the club last Sunday. We hope to have the audio available on aodhruadh.org presently.

~ OFF THE PITCH ~
Pat McGrath's 60th birthday party takes place on Saturday, 19th January, in the Bridgend at 9pm, with a second crack at it the next day in the Traveller's Rest in Cashelard at 4.30pm. The Sam Maguire will be in attendance in Cashelard and Pat is extending an open invitation to all club members to attend. There will be a bucket donation box on site for hospice on the day. Happy birthday Pat from all in the club!

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22 January

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor training continues this Friday 25th January. The 2013 Under 6s [Born 2007-2009] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2005-2006] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2013 under 10s [Born 2003-2004] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2013 under 12s [Born 2001-2002] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head to cover the cost of the hall. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Under 8s will also be expected to wear mouth guards as per GAA policy. Any parent who would like to pitch in with traffic control or managing drills is more than welcome and asked to make themselves known to the coaches on the evening. These are primarily fun training sessions so no great coaching expertise is required. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

Monthly Bord na nÓg meeting this Wednesday, 23rd January at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

~ LADIES ~
Under 8 [Born 2005-2006] and under 10 [Born 2003-2004] training continues this Wednesday 23rd at 6.00pm to 6.45pm in Mercy Hall note the changed time, with under 12 [Born 2001-2002] training following from 6.45pm to 7.30pm. There will be a charge of €2 to cover the cost of the hall. All new members will be made most welcome.

A date for your diary. The Ladies committee will be hosting the table quiz in Owen Roe's on Thursday February 7th and your support would be greatly appreciated.

~ YES WE CAN ~
There is now a drop off point for aluminium cans for recycling for Aodh Ruadh at Mace in the Saimer Court Shopping Centre. The next collection day in Father Tierney Park takes place on Saturday 26th January from 12 noon to 1am. Other scrap metal can be brought to Father Tierney Park that day for recycling and to help raise much needed funds for the club. For any information in relation to this campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.

~ SHAM TV ~
Our last upload to the Billy Finn archive for foreseeable future is now live. It sees Billy Finn speak with Red Jack Gallagher, Bob Gallagher and Jim Sheerin on Saturday, 16th/17th November 1991 and listen to their recollections on times past. If anyone has Aodh Ruadh footage out there they'd like to see on Sham TV, let us know at info@aodhruadh.org and we'll take it from there.

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29 January

~ REGISTRATION ~
Club membership for 2013 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Our first open registration night takes place this Friday, 1st February, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh between 7pm and 8.30pm. 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. Remember.

  1. 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.
  2. Registration is an important component in meeting the running costs of the club.
  3. Only fully paid up members will be eligible for the draw for tickets to the football and hurling All Ireland finals.
  4. Club membership will be displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.
Membership rates are as follows: Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €60; Adult non-playing, €40; Underage (Born 1995-2002 inclusive) €25; Underage (Born 2003-2013 inclusive) €15. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews in Shannon's Corner. The club requires a fully registration form with each fee. Sub-committees will also be organising registration sessions in the coming weeks.

~ MEETING ~
The monthly club meeting takes place this Thursday 31st January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. Perhaps this a good time to remind committee members of the by-law passed at the last AGM. "That a member of a club committee who misses a third consecutive meeting without a reasonable excuse be removed from the committee except where they have notified the club secretary of the reason for the third such absence and it is considered a reasonable excuse." Needless to say, all committee members are asked to attend.

~ FIGHT NIGHT ~
Aodh Ruadh Park / Development Committee have announced details of their Fight Night with Killybegs club. The Fight Night will take place in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on Friday 8th March. On the night Aodh Ruadh footballers and hurlers - male and female - will take on opponents from Killybegs in what should be a night of explosive entertainment. Tickets go on sale this week and are available from any committee member. As a full house is expected fight fans are advised to purchase early to avoid disappointment. A limited number of fight sponsorship deals remain available. If you are interested in one of these packages or having your business advertised on the night contact Conal Gallagher on 0862112812 or any committee member.

~ FOOTBALL ~
Indoor training continues this Friday 1st February. The 2013 Under 6s [Born 2007-2009] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2005-2006] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2013 under 10s [Born 2003-2004] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2013 under 12s [Born 2001-2002] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head to cover the cost of the hall. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Under 8s will also be expected to wear mouth guards as per GAA policy. Any parent who would like to pitch in with traffic control or managing drills is more than welcome and asked to make themselves known to the coaches on the evening. These are primarily fun training sessions so no great coaching expertise is required. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.

We will be taking registration at both sessions in both halls this Friday. There will be forms available on the night. The fee for children born from 2003 onwards is €15 and €25 for players born in 2002 or before.

~ LADIES ~
Under 8 [Born 2005-2006] and under 10 [Born 2003-2004] training continues this Wednesday 30th January at 6.00pm to 6.45pm in Mercy Hall note the changed time, with under 12 [Born 2001-2002] training following from 6.45pm to 7.30pm. There will be a charge of €2 to cover the cost of the hall. All new members will be made most welcome.

The Ladies committee will be hosting the table quiz in Owen Roe's on Thursday February 7th and your support would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who isn't able to make it to the quiz will be able to buy tickets for the raffle in the run up to big night. Further details in next week's notes.

~ HURLING ~
Underage hurling for all teams from under 8s to minor will be resuming on Sunday 2nd March. Schools will be contacted nearer the time. For any information on underage hurling please contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

The seventh annual Hurlathon takes place in the Mercy Hall on Saturday 6th April. This is always a great days fun for all the family.

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