Club Notes Archive - 2015

Box. MAY
5 May

Football
It was a productive trip to Milford on Monday afternoon our sides returning with three of the four points on offer. The seniors recorded a 1-14 to 1-7 win over pace setters in division three, while reserves came from behind to tie their game at 1-8 apiece and earn a draw.

Next up for Aodh Ruadh's is the local derby with Naomh Bríd on Sunday in Father Tierney Park. The reserve games throws in at 1.30pm, and is followed by the seniors at 3pm.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s beat Naomh Muire on Wednesday night 2-17 to 2-13. It was an open game and there was never more than four points between the teams. Goals by Conall Sweeny and Shane Dorrian were taken well while Ronan McMullin and Cian McGloin emptied the tank. The victory means Aodh Ruadh finish on top of the group and have home advantage for the divisional semi-final on Tuesday May 12th.

The under 14s had a chastening trip to Glenties on Friday evening. Playing against the wind in the first half Ballyshannon were held scoreless. In the second half the visitors got a little more attacking joy and had points from the boot of captain Eoin Doherty (0-4), Shane Gillespie (0-2) and Adam Rami (0-1). The players were asked for personal performances before the game and despite the sizeable losing margin, the team battled to the end. Among the best for Aodh Ruadh on the night were Adam Clarke and Niall Monaghan in defence, Shane Gillespie in midfield and Eoin Doherty. They are at home this Wednesday 6th May, when we host Belcoo for a challenge at 7.15pm in Father Tierney Park. All players to be at the park for 6.30pm.

Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.

Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The under 8s will have their first blitz of the season on Saturday morning in Mountcharles. The first games throwing in at 11am. As many parents as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. Assemble at the park for 10am, departing at 10.15am. All players must wear gum shields and have club socks and shorts.

Hurling
Our under 14s had another difficult assignment last week in the league with a home game against Buncrana. Buncrana raced into an early lead and led after 20 minutes 0-5 to 0-0. Aodh Ruadh then hit a purple patch coming up to half-time scoring three points in a row to leave the half time score 0-5 to 0-3. That was as good as it got as the Inishowen men dominated the second half and were on top all over the field, they ran out convincing winners on a 3-14 to 0-3 score line. The lads are away to Letterkenny Gaels this week, and it's hoped they'll put in a much-improved performance.

Donegal Underage Development Squads were in action in Owenbeg on Saturday in the first inter county blitzes of the season and Aodh Ruadh were well represented in all squads. Eoin Doherty and Adam Rami were our representatives on the under 14 squad, Liam O'Sullivan was our sole representative on the under 15 squad, while Conall Sweeney, Stephen Anderson and Brian McHenry were on the under 16 squad. All the lads did very well and it was a great experience for them to play the likes of Antrim, Down and Derry.

On Monday we hosted the annual Alan Ryan / Seamus Grimes under 16 tournament. In existence since 1998 this tournament is one of the most prestigious tournaments in Ulster. Five teams took part in this year's event, Cushendall (Antrim) Abbeyknockmoy (Galway) Éire Óg (Tyrone) Easkey (Sligo) and Padraig Pearse's (Roscommon), the weather was very poor over the weekend and this tournament was played in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and Bundoran. We were very grateful to be able to get the use of Bundoran's pitch for this tournament. We had five teams, so the format was round robin with each team playing each other, and the top two finishers playing off for the Alan Ryan cup, while 3rd and 4th play off for the Seamus Grimes trophy. Round 1 saw wins for Cushendall over Abbeyknockmoy and Easkey over Carrickmore.
Round 2 saw a draw between Pearse's and Carrickmore while Cushendall had a narrow win over Easkey 1-5 to 1-3.
Round 3 saw Easkey continue their good form with a win over Abbeyknockmoy, and the men from the Glens of Antrim, Cushendall had their third win of the day over Pearses.
Round 4 had a big win for Cushendall in their final group game over Carrickmore, while Pearses had a very important win over Abbeyknockmoy.
The final round of the round robin section saw wins for Easkey over Pearses and Abbeyknockmoy over Carrickmore. The stage was now set for our two finals, the Seamus Grimes final saw a Connacht derby between Abbeyknockmoy and Padraig Pearse's. The Galway lads managed by former Galway All-Ireland Medal winner and current Leitrim coach Michael Coleman, started the game in a very determined fashion and hit the Roscommon lads for three quick goals, their dominance continued in the second half but great credit to Padraig Pearse's who Ó Dálaigh winners Easkey in a brilliant final. As the weather deteriorated these two very evenly matched sides produced a classic. There was very little between them as Easkey led 0-4 to 0-2 at half time, the west Sligo men got a great goal early in the second half but Cushendall replied very quickly with a goal of their own. It was nip and tuck from there to finish. Cushendall were very unlucky to have a ball cleared off the line and at the final whistle Easkey were narrow but deserving winners 2-5 to 2-3 and so the curtain came down on a great day's hurling.
From the battle field of Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh it was up to Aras Aoidh Ruaidh where the Ryan and Grimes families had laid on a mountain of food for all. Chairman of Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee John Rooney welcomed all, he thanked the Ryan and Grimes families for all their support with this tournament, he thanked all the teams who took part and complimented them on their displays throughout the day. He thanked Aodh Ruadh Park Committee for the use of Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh and he thanked Bundoran for providing their pitch at very short notice. He thanked all who had worked from early in the morning especially PJ and Orlaith Gillespie in an effort to make Father Tierney Park playable. He called on Eddie Grimes son of the late Seamus to present the Seamus Grimes Trophy. Eddie spoke of how proud his family are of this tournament, of the high standard of hurling and he thanked all involved in organising it, he then presented the trophy to a delighted Abbeyknockmoy captain. John Rooney thanked the referees John Doyle and Peter Horan who he said did a great job, he thanked Pauric Keenaghan and Mike Lynch who did great work co-ordinating the games in Bundoran and umpiring same, he also thanked all who had acted as linesmen and umpires in Ballyshannon. Martin Ryan father of the late Alan, thanked all the clubs who attended and said all were winners on the day, he thanked all who had organised the day and thanked all the ladies who had catered for all the teams. He then presented the runners up medals to Cushendall before presenting the Alan Ryan Cup to first time winners Easkey, and so came an end to another great days hurling to remember two former club men and their families.

Training as normal for all age groups on Sunday at 12 noon.

Make a wish come true
Grainne McIntyre is cycling from Paris to Nice in aid of Make A Wish Foundation, a organisation which works to grant children with life threatening illnesses their wish. There are sponsorship cards on the counter of Pearse O'Neill's. Please support this fund-raiser. Names will be entered into a draw for a number of prizes.

Club kit
We now have official club shorts available to order. They are O'Neill's, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We'll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

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12 May

Football
Aodh Ruadh extended their unbeaten run to three games with a convincing 1-10 to 0-7 win over Naomh Bríd in Father Tierney Park on Sunday afternoon. A professional display from Ballyshannon in trying conditions saw the side cement their place at second in the division three table. The homesters got another solid 60 minutes from Diarmaid McInerney, while Colm Kelly will be very pleased with his 1-2 haul and overall contribution. Damien Cleary was superb again and his pass to pick out the dangerous Philip Patton for a point in the first half was one of the moments of the game. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

The reserves got down to business with a comprehensive 4-12 to 1-4 win against their nearest rivals in division three on a dire afternoon at the Park. Naomh Bríd were well contained while Ballyshannon scored heavily, Anthony Coughlin top scoring with 2-2. Best for Aodh Ruadh were Oísin Roper who had a tremendous game when he game in at half back, Eddie Lynch who got some crucial scores in the first half, and Niall Thomas who had a solid game in midfield. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

Aodh Ruadh aren't scheduled for another game until Saturday 30th May when we are set to travel to Downings. The reserve games throws in at 6pm, and is followed by the seniors at 7.30pm.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s face Killybegs in the Southern Minor Board divisional semi-final this Tuesday May 12th at 7pm in Father Tierney Park. This is a big game for the team so we'd like to see a big support in the Park for the lads.

The under 14s travel to Killybegs this Wednesday for their last away game of the league stages. As many parents as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. Assemble at the park for 5.15pm, departing at 5.30pm. Throw-in at Fintra is 7pm.

The under 12s took part in a blitz in Father Tierney Park on Saturday, with teams from Melvin Gaels, Killybegs and Glencar / Manorhamilton also taking part. The weather was superb for the day and contributed to some great football played by all sides. Many thanks to everyone who helped out with the catering on the day and provided another great spread. Thanks also to all our match officials on the day. We have a gallery of pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.

Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

Hurling
The under 14s had a very convincing win over Letterkenny Gaels in Letterkenny on Thursday last. The lads started the game in a determined fashion and kept it up for the full hour. This was the lads second win of the campaign. They play their final league game this Thursday at home against a very strong Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair team, throw in 7pm, all support welcome.

The minors have qualified for the Minor A final where they will play their old rivals Buncrana, date and venue TBC.

The under 8s and under 10s are continuing to train in big numbers every week and they have their first all-county blitz in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy on Sunday 24th May. The blitzes will be held there every month up to September. Dates scheduled are June 21st, July 19th, August 30th and September 27th.

We have the report and images from the Alan Ryan / Seamus Grimes Tournament live on aodhruadh.org now.

Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Club kit
We now have official club shorts available to order. They are O'Neill's, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We'll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

Team shot project
Our club photographers have a project under way. We want to get a picture of every team in the club over the course of 2015. This will then be printed and displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Over the years we hope to build a wall of memories which draws in every strand of the club which competes on the field of play. Over the coming months we want to fill the blanks on this year's poster. Where we don't have team shots we ask managers to touch base with Brian Drummond and identify a fixture when a team shot can be taken.

Mental Health Talk
Four Masters are hosting a free talk on supporting young people's mental health on Thursday 21st May. The event commences at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel and parents and managers welcome.

Bingo
Winner of the €400 jackpot last Friday night was Deirdre Clarke of Ballyshannon. Bingo continues as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. The summer snowball is now €250 on 48 numbers or less. Look out for the new spot prize on 42 this week!

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19 May

Football
This Sunday sees Aodh Ruadh commence their intermediate championship campaign. They host Buncrana in the first round game in group one, a group which also contains Saint Naul's and Naomh Colmcille. Throw in at Father Tierney Park is at 3pm. The reserves will be getting their championship challenge under way against the same opposition at 1.30pm.

Congratulations to minor county player Philip Patton and the three Aodh Ruadh mentors, Mick McGrath, Gary Walsh and Anthony McGrath on their 1-11 to 0-8 victory over Tyrone in the Ulster Minor Football Championship Preliminary Round on Sunday. Commiserations to Shane Ward, Benji Drummond and Greg Sweeney on Leitrim's 1-13 to 0-8 loss to Galway in the Connacht championship.

The under 16s league campaign for 2015 came to an close after a 3-15 to 1-7 defeat against Killybegs in the divisional semi-final. The writing was on the wall at half time when Killybegs were up 2-11 to 0-1. A second half improvement helped put a few scores on the board but Killybegs were the much the better team on the night. The next outing for this team will be the championship against Four Masters in mid-July.

The under 14s travelled to Killybegs last Wednesday. After a tough day at the office against Glenties the week before, they delivered a dramatically improved performance despite losing on a scoreline of 3-11 to 3-4. Best for Aodh Ruadh on a beautiful day for football were Adam Clarke, who delivered his second excellent performance in succession, and his defensive partner Aaron Duffy. Shane Gillespie and Eoin Doherty worked themselves like dogs in midfield. David Doherty was excellent on his introduction as a second half sub and Donagh Mac Gabhann worked hard up front. Gillespie finished with 2-2, Doherty with 0-2 while Harry Howarth got a cracker of a goal coming up along the endline. We hope to have a challenge arranged for this Wednesday, further details to follow on Tuesday via text. Training on Saturday at 6.30pm, game against Ardara on Monday, 25th April. Throw in for that is 6.30pm, players to be at the park for 5.45pm.

The Aodh Ruadh under 12s host Dungloe this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park at 6.30pm.

Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.

Aodh Ruadh under 8s have their first blitz of the season this Saturday. We are travelling to Derrygonnelly and will need parents/guardians to assist with transport to the game. Assemble at Father Tierney Park for 9.45am, departing the park at 10am. Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

Hurling
The under 14s finished off their league campaign at home on Thursday night against Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair. They suffered a heavy defeat against the strong Gaeltacht amalgamation. The game was close at half time but it was one way traffic in the second half and we were well beaten. It was a disappointing end to the league section, and leaves us with a very difficult game this Thursday in the under 14 B league semi-final where we have to make the long trip to Gaoth Dobhair to take on the Gaeltacht lads.

This Wednesday the Minor A league final takes place in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey. It's a repeat of last year's final where we play our old rivals Buncrana. Our squad have done very well to make this final, we had no sub for any of our five league games. That notwithstanding Aodh Ruadh won all those games. The lads have trained diligently since March. We are up against the current Ulster Shield winners, a team laden down with county players. It will prove a very difficult challenge, but this particular bunch of lads will give it everything they have. Games between these two clubs have been very close since we first clashed in the under 14 final in 2009. There have been some great battles along the way since, a mutual respect has developed between both clubs and hopefully Wednesday's final will be another great game. Throw in is at 8pm and we call for a good showing of Ballyshannon support in MacCumhaill Park.

This Sunday sees the start of the all-county blitzes for the under 8s and under 10s. They will be held monthly at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. Details will be circulated during the week.

Best wishes to all the boys and girls making their First Holy Communion this Saturday hopefully they all have a great day.

Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Club kit
We now have official club shorts available to order. They are O'Neill's, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We'll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

Mental Health Talk
Four Masters are hosting a free talk on supporting young people's mental health on Thursday 21st May. The event commences at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel and parents and managers welcome.

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26 May

Jackie McDermott
We laid Jackie McDermott to rest on Sunday after funeral mass in St Joseph's. Jackie was a much loved character in the club and the attendance at the funeral and the steady stream of mourners who made their way to the wake house over the days since his passing last Thursday bear testament to the affection in which he was held. A true legend who wore club and county jerseys with distinction, Jackie was son of the famed John 'Dodger' McDermott, a link going back to the foundation of the Aodh Ruadh. He won a Donegal senior football championship medal in 1951 championship went on to manage numerous Aodh Ruadh sides to underage titles. He also managed county minors and under 21s. Off the pitch his ready smile and playful wit made him a much loved member of the club and local community. Our thoughts are with his wife Bernie, son Tommy, daughter-in-law Maura and granddaughter Aoife at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Club meeting
The monthly club executive meeting takes place this Thursday, 28th May in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

Football
Aodh Ruadh got their intermediate championship ambitions off to the ideal start with a two goal victory over Buncrana, the final scoreline 2-8 to 0-8. Best for the hosts were Eamonn McGrath in defence, deputising for Damien Cleary, with Nathan Boyle and Cookie O'Halloran also distinguishing themselves in a hard working shift. Johnny Gethins increasingly dominated in the second half and helped Ballyshannon over the line. Up front Diarmaid McInerney's fine form this season continued undimmed with another effective 60 minutes. Shane McGrath finished with 1-2 and had a particularly fine first half while Sticky Ward soldiered well in the solo role up front. We have a full report and pictures from the game up aodhruadh.org.

Championship started for the reserves at home to Buncrana on Sunday evening. It was the visitors however who came with much more intent on winning the game, which was immediately evident from the throw in as they got off to a powerful start with Kevin Treacy hammering into the net after only two minutes. Anthony Coughlin got the reserves off the mark with a routine free which was followed by a Nicky Sheerin point. That was as close as the sides would get as Buncrana stormed into a commanding lead. It was 2-6 to 0-4 at the break, the other Aodh Ruadh scores coming from Coughlin and Dermot Slevin. It was got worse in the second half as the Inishowen men streaked away, Aodh Ruadh losing on a final score of 0-10 to 4-10. We have an extended report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

Aodh Ruadh now have a week off. The next fixture will be on Sunday June 7th when we host Naomh Colmcille in Father Tierney Park. The reserve game will throw in at 1.30pm, followed by the reserves at 3pm.

Congratulations to Nathan Boyle who has been invited into the Donegal minor panel.

Aodh Ruadh under 14s had their first home game of the league on Monday evening. They entertained table-toppers Ardara and, building on a good display against Killybegs the last day out, the lads battled with huge discipline, team ethic and bravery throughout the 60 minutes. Level 1-3 to 0-6 at half time, Aodh Ruadh led the visitors for a good spell during the second half. Ardara got a late goal and tagged on a few points to put a gloss on the scoreline for them making it 2-5 to 2-12, but that couldn't detract from a display of immense heart from the Ernesiders. There were a number of candidates for man of the match with Eugene Doherty, Adam Clarke and Shane Gillespie among the front-runners. Our scores came from Shane Gillespie (1-2) Odhran McGarrigle (1-1) Jack McCaffrey (0-1) and Harry Howarth (0-1). We hope to see a good turnout at training this Wednesday at 6.30pm.

The Aodh Ruadh under 12s had their first home game of the season last Wednesday and earned a good victory over Dungloe. Combined with victory the first day out against Glenties this puts the team top of the table. The development team also had a good clash with the visitors. Aodh Ruadh now host Saint Naul's this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park at 6.30pm, players to be at the park for 5.45pm. All players should ensure they have club socks and shorts.

Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.

The under 8s started their season with an enjoyable blitz up in Derrygonnelly yesterday. Our players did well in their first competitive games and show good promise for the rest of the season. Thanks to Derrygonnelly for the blitz and the grub after. Our team on the day was Max Roper, Sean Maguire, Shea Winters, Sean O'Neill, Stephen Doran, Jayden McGrath Clyne, Gareth Brennan, Fodhla Sheerin, Eoghan Gallagher, Dara O'Mahoney, Cian Cleary, Colm Morrow, Sadhbh Hughes, Che Barron, Toirleach Hughes, Sam Davitt, Ethan McGowan, Daithí Sheerin, Eoin Cassidy, Joseph Gibbons and Cádhla Dolan. Thanks also to all the parents for their help with the transport. Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

Congratulations to all our underage players who received their First Holy Communion over the past couple of weekends.

There will be a Bord na nÓg meeting this Tuesday, 26th May in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. All managers and committee members are asked to attend.

Hurling
Our minors lost out to old rivals Buncrana in the Minor A league final on Wednesday last in MacCumhaill Park. Despite opening the scoring we never got to grips with the much stronger Buncrana lads, disappointingly we saved our worst performance of the season for the final, only a handful of our lads performed like they could and we never had the belief in ourselves that we had all season. We were behind at half time 2-10 to 0-4, we began the second half brightly getting a goal and a point, we fought well throughout the second half but had left ourselves too much to do and could not create enough scoring chances. Final score Buncrana 3-15 Aodh Ruadh 2-5. This squad have put in a huge effort all year, only having the minimum of players for all games throughout the season, they owe nothing to anyone and were very disappointed with their own display in the final. They play Burt away in the championship on 2nd July and already the lads focus is on that and they know they have a lot of work to do for that game. Many thanks to our loyal parents who drove the lads to the game and supported them throughout the game and most importantly stood with them at the presentation at the end, their support over the years means a lot to the lads and management.

On Thursday our under 14s made the long trip to Dungloe to take on the strong amalgamation of Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair in the B league semi-final, despite losing the lads put in one of their best performances of the season. Dungloe hit us for a couple of early goals and had 2-1 on the score board before Aodh Ruadh opened their scoring. Goal scoring was the difference in this game with the Gaeltacht men getting four and their goalie pulling off some great saves at the other end to deny the Ballyshannon men. These two sides met in Father Tierney Park the previous week when there was 20 points between them and Aodh Ruadh failed to score, the lads restored a bit of pride on Thursday night with a score line of 4-7 to 0-8. Next up is the championship semi-final at home to Setanta on 4th June.

The first of the all county hurling blitzes for the under 8s and under 10s took place in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy on Sunday. We had the most hurlers there out of all the clubs present we fielded three teams at under 8 with 22 players in total and we had one team at under 10 with 9 players. The under 8s had seven games in total and everyone of the squad did very well and battled hard throughout the day. The under 10s had four games and acquitted themselves very well in every game. Thanks to all the parents who drove the boys and girls to the blitz and gave them great support. There are pictures from the blitz up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.

Donegal minors take on Derry in the Ulster Championship this Saturday in Celtic Park, Derry at 1.30pm in the curtain raiser to the Derry v Down Christy Ring semi-final. We wish all our representatives Brendan Gillespie, Oisín Rooney, Adam Brennan, Stephen Connolly and Oisin Roper well on the day.

Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Club kit
We now have official club shorts available to order. They are O'Neill's, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We'll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child's initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.

Come Dive With Me
Congratulations to our sky divers who finally made the leap for the club last weekend. We hope to have more on their exploits over the next week.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 jackpot was won by Francie Coyle, Pettigo. This Friday is the May Big Bingo at 9pm in the Abbey Centre with a massive €2,900 prize fund. The game seven summer snowball stands at €30. The spot prize on 42 is also still waiting for a home to go to. Big bingo books priced at €15, €8 half book, or a book and half for €20.

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