Club Notes Archive - 2015

Box. NOVEMBER
3 November

Club meeting
There will be a meeting to discuss motions to be put forward to county convention this Wednesday evening at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Club AGM
The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination and motion papers will be circulated by email over the coming week. Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements.

Football
Many thanks to all the stewards and volunteers who helped ensure a smooth hosting of the Ulster Club IFC quarter-final between Bundoran and Clann Éireann on Sunday. One elderly patron misplaced his hat in the car of a Clann Éireann family he was helping with direction. They believe he was a local man and have made contact with the club and wish to reunite him with his prodigal headgear. If you think you might know the person in question, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org. We have pictures from the Ulster championship game in the image gallery on aodhruadh.org.

Our last league games of the season take place away this Sunday against Letterkenny Gaels. The reserves throw-in at 1.30pm and are followed by the seniors at 3pm. Unfortunately the games are of only academic interest with Burt's win over Naomh Colmcille last weekend consigning us to a sixth successive year of division three football.

The under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan's is currently pencilled in for Sunday, 15th November.

The under 10 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor league last Friday night proved an incident packed evening of football with some great skill on show. In the end it was the underdogs who took both titles on offer with the Pumas taking the cup title and the Lions winning the Shield. Check out aodhruadh.org for a full report from the evening and pictures.
This Friday it is the turn of the under 12s to compete for their Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league titles with the action getting underway shortly after 6pm and wrapping up by 8pm. These leagues are about pure football, having fun and showing off our skills. The first few games will be used to determine if we need to reallocate players to even the teams out. When that is sorted out we will be playing the first set of round robin games for league points, with the league being played to a conclusion on Friday 13th November. Medals as well as Cup, Shield and Plate trophies will be presented afterwards. The initial teams are as follows, don't worry if your name isn't down here, just let me know ahead of time or turn up on the night and we will assign you to a team.
Hawks: Callum Doherty-Craig, Cian Hunter, Conor Foy, Daniel Breen-Brosnan, Grainne Maguire, Kyle Murray and Mitchell McLaughlin.
Raptors: Aoibheann McGarrigle, Corey Heatley-Ryan, JJ Doran, Kyle McCaffrey, Matt Gillespie and Ryan Keenaghan.
Kestrels: Aaron Neilan, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, David Roper, Diarmaid Flood-Dolan, Jack Melly and Shane Duffy.
Eagles: Cian Rooney, Daire Warren, Jake Foley, Adam Hoey, Pauric Daly and Ronan McKenna.
Harriers: Cillian Meehan, Colm McGloin, Daire Gallagher, Darragh Flood-Dolan, Eoin Somerville, Séimí Campbell.
Falcons: Aaron Horan, Calum Ayres, Conall Bradshaw, Fergal McGowan, Martin McGarrigle, Niamh Hughes and Oisin Daly.
Full rules for the indoor league can be found on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.

Club kit for Christmas
We still 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 have samples available. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We 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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10 November

Club AGM
The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination and motion papers will be circulated by email shortly and can also be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 27th November. The deadline for receipt of motions is midnight, Monday, 16th November.

Football
Our season drew to a close on Sunday with a 2-6 to 0-5 defeat away to Letterkenny Gaels. Once again promotion eluded us and it is third tier football for a sixth season. Thanks to Packie McGrath, his back room team and everyone who lined out for Aodh Ruadh over the course of the season for their efforts this year. We have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

The under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan's is currently pencilled in for Sunday, 15th November.

The first night of the under 12 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league saw some excellent football and keenly contested games, with Sylvester in charge of proceedings on the pitch. The Kestrels won all their games on the night, but the rest of the league is very evenly matched with three points, a win in other words, separating second and sixth in the table. With a few celebrity appearances expected from under 12s who were unable to make it last Friday it's still very much all to play for this Friday on the final night of the league. We are playing from 6pm to 8pm with the second set of round robins. Final league placing will decide if teams will play-off for the cup, shield or plate titles. Where teams are level on points score difference will decide, or if that is equal, penalties. The round robins are followed the three final games. Medals and trophies presented afterwards with team managers to select their captains.

First night results
Hawks 3 Raptors 3
Kestrels 3 Eagles 1
Harriers 4 Falcons 2
Hawks 1 Kestrels 4
Raptors 1 Falcons 4
Harriers 1 Eagles 0
Hawks 2 Eagles 4
Raptors 2 Harriers 2
Kestrels 4 Falcons 3
Hawks 2 Harriers 1
Raptors 1 Kestrels 3
Falcons 2 Eagles 2
Hawks 0 Falcons 3
Raptors 4 Eagles 3
Kestrels 2 Harriers 1

The last two Euroshot winners savoured their fruits of their labours over the past week. The under 16s travelled out to the Breesy Centre where they enjoyed a bit of groundball before sitting down to a great feed sponsored by Kernan's Spar. It was a great way to wrap up the year and thanks to David O'Donnell and all at Spar for their kind sponsorship. On Monday evening the under 12s travelled to Bundoran Cineplex to watch Spectre, an evening the team enjoyed immensely. Huge thanks to Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran for their kind sponsorship of this prize and looking after the lads so well.

Hurling
Date for your diary. The pub quiz in Owen Roe's on Thursday 19th November will be in support of the Aodh Ruadh hurlers.

Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Anthony Mulhern of Donegal town. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €350 on 49 numbers or less. Bingo returns to the Abbey Centre this Friday, starting at 9pm, with a great €1,900 prize fund. Books available priced at just €10.

Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards
Details of Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards have been announced.

Season Ticket benefits

  • Costs only €99.
  • Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal's Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.
  • Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.
  • Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far and you have attended at least 60 percent of games games.

Club Plus Card benefits for members

  • Costs only €200
  • Gives access to all adult club games controlled by Donegal GAA. It can be used for minor and under games.
  • Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal's Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.
  • Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.
  • Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far. No attendance record required.

Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for Clubs

From each €200 Club Plus Card purchased clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies. The purchaser must ensure they choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.
Senior clubs 65 members; Intermediate clubs 55 members; Junior clubs 45 members.
For season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club Pus Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled and they can then purchase a Club Plus Card.

The following webpage gives onward links for all the options.
https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket.

Club kit for Christmas
We still 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 have samples available. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We 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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17 November

Club AGM
The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination and motion papers have been circulated and can also be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Anyone who requires papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 27th November. The deadline for receipt of motions passes at midnight, Monday, 16th November.

Football
The under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan's fell afoul of the weather on Sunday, we await a refixed date.

The final night of the under 12 Ballyshannon Shoe Company Indoor Winter League took place last Friday last with nearly 30 under 12s battling it out in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille. The second set of round robins saw the Eagles and Hawks facing off in the Plate Final, the Falcons and Raptors paired in the Shield final, with the Harriers and Kestrels meeting in the Cup final. The Kestrels were undefeated over the two nights of the round robins up until the final game where the Harriers needed a win to put themselves in contention for the Cup final. The Harriers duly won 3-0 and earned three points which saw them finish level with the Raptors. It was the Harriers better score difference put them into the Cup decider. The Plate final was an closely matched affair, with the sides locked at a goal apiece for much of the game, but a late two goal burst from the Eagles gave them the victory. Cian Rooney was nominated as Eagles captain with Daire Warren, Jake Foley, Adam Hoey and Pauric Daly also contributing handsomely to the win. The Shield final between the Falcons and Raptors was perhaps the best game of the evening with fortunes tipping back and forth between two evenly matched sides. In the end it was the Raptors who emerged victorious by the odd goal in five. Aoibheann McGarrigle was nominated as captain of a Raptors team which also featured JJ Doran, Kyle McCaffrey, Matt Gillespie and Ryan Keenaghan. By way of clarification for those who asked incessant questions on the matter, check out http://www.thefreedictionary.com/raptor. Never let it be said that the GAA isn't an enlightening force. The final game of the night and the six weeks of highly enjoyable football was played between the Harriers and a well-balanced Kestrels side. The Kestrels took a two goal lead, but Eugene Doherty is nothing if not a motivator and his men never let up and they grabbed a well-deserved goal to leave matters in the balance until close to the end when the Kestrels swept in a third insurance score for a Cup victory which was merited over the two nights. Aaron Neilan was named Kestrels captain and collected his cup trophy from tournament sponsor Gus Culkin of Ballyshannon Shoe Company. The Kestrels impressive team also included Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Diarmaid Flood-Dolan and Shane Duffy. Afterwards medal presentations were made to all the players who took part over the two nights of the under 12 Ballyshannon Shoe Company Indoor Winter League. Club PRO John Hughes praised the players for the great exhibition of football they put on and thanked Sylvester Maguire, Val Murray and Kerry Ryan for reffing over the course of the six weeks. There were thanks for Brian Roper, Mary Flora Scott, Shelly Loughlin, Dylan Gallagher, JC McGarrigle, Eugene Doherty, Nessa Warren, Síofra Hughes, Alicia Clyne, Bridín Maguire and Leah Travers for managing the teams over the two nights of the under 12 league. There was a special word of thanks for Gus Culkin and Ballyshannon Shoe Company for their generous sponsorship which had allowed the club to award each of the 80 plus players who took part over the six weeks medals and trophies for team captains. We have pictures from the final night up on aodhruadh.org.

Club kit for Christmas
In addition to the our togs and soft shell jackets we now have a few additional items of club kit available. We are now taking orders for quarter zip tops, skinny track suit bottoms and three-quarter length shorts. Club crest and initials will be embroidered on all club gear. Sizes and prices are detailed below. We will have fitting sessions next Friday 20th November between 6pm and 7pm; Saturday 21st November between 6pm and 7pm and Sunday 22nd November between 5.30pm and 7pm.
Quarter Zip Top - SB, MB and LB. Price: €32.50 Quarter Zip Top - XLB, S to XXL Adult. Price: €37.50
Skinny Bottoms - SB,MB and LB. Price: €25 Euro Skinny Bottoms - XLB,S - XXL Adult. Price: €30 Euro
Three-quarter length shorts - SB, MB and LB. Price: €15 Three-quarter length shorts - XLB, S, M, L, XL. Price: €18
We have pictures of this new gear on aodhruadh.org.
We still 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 have samples available. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We 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 also check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org.
For further details on any of items of gear call Chris Kelly on 0868813553.

Hurling
The pub quiz in Owen Roe's on Thursday 19th November will be in support of the Aodh Ruadh hurlers.

The Juvenile Hurling AGM will take place on Wednesday 2nd December 8pm. All welcome.

Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Anne McGloin, Belleek. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €375 on 49 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Books available priced at just €10.

Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards
Details of Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards have been announced.

Season Ticket benefits

  • Costs only €99.
  • Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal's Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.
  • Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.
  • Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far and you have attended at least 60 percent of games games.

Club Plus Card benefits for members

  • Costs only €200
  • Gives access to all adult club games controlled by Donegal GAA. It can be used for minor and under games.
  • Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal's Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.
  • Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.
  • Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far. No attendance record required.

Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for Clubs

From each €200 Club Plus Card purchased clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies. The purchaser must ensure they choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.
Senior clubs 65 members; Intermediate clubs 55 members; Junior clubs 45 members.
For season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club Pus Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled and they can then purchase a Club Plus Card.

The following webpage gives onward links for all the options.
https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket.

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24 November

Club AGM
The Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have been circulated and can also be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Anyone who requires papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 27th November. The following is the only motion submitted for consideration at AGM.
That within four weeks of the date specified each year by the authorities in Croke Park as being the date on which applications for membership of the club for that year closes that the Aodh Ruadh Football and Hurling Club display the full adult membership of the club in a prominent position in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. That this membership list be signed by Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson of the Club.
Proposer: Seamus O'Donnell

Football
The under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan's will now take place this Sunday at 11.30am at the Robert Emmet's grounds in Castlefin. We urge a large and vocal Ballyshannon support to go along and get behind the lads.

After a fun and frenetic year the Bord na nÓg AGM takes places this Wednesday 25th November at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. We welcome all, club members and football aficionados, be the players, managers, volunteers or interested observers to come along, as we reflect on 2015 and plan ahead for 2016.

Hurling
Aodh Ruadh's under 21 hurlers fell at the quarter-final stages of the championship against Saint Eunan's in O'Donnell park last Sunday. Kevin Kealy scored 2-6 for the Letterkenny men as Aodh Ruadh went down on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-7. A goal for the hosts after five minutes gave them an early edge and a second eight minutes later left the Ernesiders facing an uphill struggle. Ballyshannon responded with points from Patrick Faherty, Daragh Cleary, Oisin Rooney and Matt Ahern but it was the homesters who were leading by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break. Aodh Ruadh rallied early in the new half with points from Oisin Rooney and Matt Ahern and Stephen Connolly was unlucky not to find the net. However after that Eunan's outscored the visitors 1-6 to 0-1 to book their place in the last four. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Brendan Gillespie; Tommy Gillespie, Eugene Drummond, Donal Sweeny; Thomas Anderson, Oisin Rooney (0-2, 1f), Ciaran Rami; Matthew Ahern (0-1f), Eddie Lynch (0-2, 1f); Rory Cullen, Conor McNeilly, Stephen Connolly; Patrick Faherty (0-1), Ciaran Duffy, Daragh Cleary (0-1). Subs: Ciaran Kelly for Faherty HT, TJ Gillespie and Sean Maguire for Ahern and Cleary 56m, Faherty for Rami 59m.

The Juvenile Hurling AGM takes place on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, we will be reviewing a very busy 2015 and planning for 2016. At present there is a huge workload involved in keeping juvenile hurling alive and only a handful of workers. All interested in juvenile hurling are welcome to attend this meeting, we would particularly like to see some parents attend. Nobody needs to be afraid of getting stuck with a job. Come along and review the year and see if you would like to get involved.

Ladies
The Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 13th December at 2.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. A good attendance would be appreciated as we look ahead to the coming year.

Club kit for Christmas
We have had a great response to our new club gear and so we are running another two fitting sessions. The first will be on Tuesday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm, with the second taking place on Friday from 8pm to 9pm. Sizes and prices are detailed below.
Quarter Zip Top - SB, MB and LB. Price: €32.50 Quarter Zip Top - XLB, S to XXL Adult. Price: €37.50.
Three-quarter length shorts - SB, MB and LB. Price: €15 Three-quarter length shorts - XLB, S, M, L, XL. Price: €18
Skinny Bottoms - SB,MB and LB. Price: €25 Euro Skinny Bottoms - XLB,S - XXL Adult. Price: €30 Euro. Please note that initials on club bottoms will cost €2.50 extra.
We have pictures of this new gear on aodhruadh.org.
We still 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 have samples available. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We 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 also check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org.
For further details on any of items of gear call Chris Kelly on 0868813553.

Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Charlie Hersey, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €400 on 49 numbers or less. It's Big Bingo time again with the November big bingo this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre, with a massive €3,000 prize fund including the €1,000 jackpot game. Books will be available priced at €15/€8, or get the book and a half deal for €20.

Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards
Details of Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards have been announced.

Season Ticket benefits

  • Costs only €99.
  • Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal's Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.
  • Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.
  • Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far and you have attended at least 60 percent of games games.

Club Plus Card benefits for members

  • Costs only €200
  • Gives access to all adult club games controlled by Donegal GAA. It can be used for minor and under games.
  • Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal's Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.
  • Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.
  • Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far. No attendance record required.

Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for Clubs

From each €200 Club Plus Card purchased clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies. The purchaser must ensure they choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.
Senior clubs 65 members; Intermediate clubs 55 members; Junior clubs 45 members.
For season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club Pus Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled and they can then purchase a Club Plus Card.

The following webpage gives onward links for all the options.
https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket.

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