Club Notes Archive - 2018

Box. FEBRUARY
6 February

Football
Well done to Peter Boyle on lining out for the county seniors against Kerry and Galway. Hopefully this will mark the beginning of a sustained run of game time for him in county colours.

Indoor underage training for boys continues this Friday, 9th February. The under 12s [2006 and 2007] are in the Mercy Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. The under 10s [2008 and 2009] are in the New Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Under 6 and under 8 training will commence on Friday, 9th February. The under 8s [2010 and 2011] are in the New Hall from 6pm to 7pm. The under 6s [2012 and 2013] are in the Mercy Hall from 6pm to 6.45pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. Girls underage football resumption will be notified to the relevant age groups in due course.

Ladies
Under 6 girls training starts in Creevy School Hall this Friday and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the hall.

Under 8 girls training starts on Tuesday 13th February in the Mercy Hall and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall.

Under 10 girls training starts on Tuesday 13th February in the Mercy Hall and runs from 7-8pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall.

Under 12 Girls football is resuming on Wednesday 21st February and will run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. If anyone is able to give a hand contact Karol on 086-8780164.

Any helpers willing to assist managers would be greatly appreciated.

Well done to Katie O'Brien, Caoimhe Hughes-O'Brien, and Áine Hill who played for Donegal against Mayo in a challenge match in Swinford last Saturday.

Congratulations to under 12 player Catherine Browne and her team mates on winning the B competition in the Ballyshannon & Killybegs 2018 Credit Union School Quiz for Creevy National School. Congratulations also to another player Ava Doherty who was the under 11 Singles County Handball Champion in the Cumann na Bunscol finals. The best of luck to Ava as she represents Rockfield National School and Donegal in the Ulster Finals this Thursday in Belfast.

The Ladies Board for 2018 is now in place and is secretary Sabrina Breen, treasurer Siobhan O'Donnell, and chairperson Patricia Hill. We wish the executive all the very best for the coming season.

Lost property
With the indoor training programme for boys and girls starting to get in to full swing, there can be quite a bit of property left behind in the way of tops, water bottles, etc. Parents / guardians are asked to label items going to training with their children to make it easier to reunite mislaid items with their owners.

Hurling
The club recently held a meeting for the promotion and development of hurling in the area. At a well attended meeting a Committee was elected for 2018, Conal Gallagher taking the chair with Kevin McDermott appointed secretary. The message coming clearly from the meeting was that an adult team should be fielded this year. The next meeting is fixed for Aras Aoidh Ruaidh this Saturday 10th February at 7pm. Anyone interested in the promotion of hurling in Ballyshannon is most welcome to the meeting.

Best of luck to Paul Sheridan who will line out with his native Cavan for this season. His first game was on Sunday when Cavan took on Sligo in NHL Division 3B.

We are still looking for help with our underage teams especially our under 8s. Training begins on Sunday, 4th March and anyone interested in getting involved is asked to contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Last one standing
Galway's win against Donegal in Letterkenny on Sunday saw 45 people exit the Last One Standing competition, kindly sponsored by Mr G's. As we head for week three there are only 128 people left standing.

Registration 2018
Club membership for 2018 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can be paid to Gerry Ferguson at Ferguson's Jewellers. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Registration sessions will be organised for teams over the coming weeks and it is essential all players are signed up club members. We will also be having a number of open registration sessions over coming weeks to facilitate members in the wider community.

National Draw 2018
The deadline for sales of National Club Draw tickets is now overdue. Those with outstanding returns are asked to make them to Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson by this Saturday at the latest.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Francis Brennan of Mountcharles. The stand up game prize of €150 was won by Teresa Ward, Ballyshannon. The winter snowball had no winner so rises to €375 on 47 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books cost just €10 with a €2,100 prize fund up for grabs.

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13 February

Registration 2018
Our first open registration event of the year takes place this Tuesday 13th February from 7pm to 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. We would encourage a big turn out for this event. Membership can also be paid at any time to Gerry Ferguson at Ferguson's Jewellers. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Further registration sessions will be organised over the coming weeks and it is especially important all players are signed up club members.

Football
Indoor underage training for boys continues this Friday,16th February. The under 12s [2006 and 2007] are in the Mercy Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. The under 10s [2008 and 2009] are in the New Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Under 6 and under 8 training continues on Friday, 16th February. The under 8s [2010 and 2011] are in the New Hall from 6pm to 7pm. The under 6s [2012 and 2013] are in the Mercy Hall from 6pm to 6.45pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. Girls underage football resumption will be notified to the relevant age groups in due course.

Well done to Peter Boyle on his clean sheet against the Dubs.

Ladies
Under 6 girls training continues in Creevy School Hall this Friday and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 8 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 10 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 7-8pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Any helpers willing to assist managers would be greatly appreciated.

Under 12 Girls football is resuming on Wednesday 21st February and will run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. If anyone is able to give a hand contact Karol on 086-8780164.

Lost property
With the indoor training programme for boys and girls starting to get in to full swing, there can be quite a bit of property left behind in the way of tops, water bottles, etc. Parents / guardians are asked to label items going to training with their children to make it easier to reunite mislaid items with their owners.

Hurling
Underage hurling resumes on Sunday 4th March as always we could do with some help with our teams. Hopefully some new help will come on board with our teams as the same few volunteers can't be expected to look after all the teams year after year. Anyone looking to get involved is asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Last one standing
Tyrone and Cork were the popular choices for a lot of our entrants this week in our Last One Standing competition, while, not for the first time, Mayo let down a lot of people. Elsewhere, although Jamie Brennan was disappointed to hit the post in Croke Park on Saturday evening, he is one of the 97 people left standing in our competition kindly sponsored by Liam Gallen of Mr G's.

National Draw 2018
The deadline for sales of National Club Draw tickets is now overdue. Those with outstanding returns are asked to make them to Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson by this Saturday at the latest.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was shared by Pauric Rooney of Cliffoney and Rebecca Cahill of Bundoran. The stand up game prize of €130 was won by Nuala McDermott of Ballyshannon. The winter snowball had no winner so rises to €400 on 47 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books cost just €10 with a €2,100 prize fund up for grabs.

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20 February

Donegal V Kildare
This Sunday's NFL Division 1 game between Donegal and Kildare is a critical game for both counties as points are badly needed. However, history is on the hosts' side, as Donegal have an enviable record of chalking up wins in Ballyshannon. It is a big day for Aodh Ruadh and our development team have worked hard in poor weather conditions to prepare for Sunday. We need all local stewards present no later than 12 noon. We need a lot of help with shops and catering, and volunteers helping in that capacity are come by 12 noon. As usual we have worked on a good quality souvenir match programme. We need a good turnout of underage players, boys and girls, to sell. Please report to Willie Scott by 12 noon. The half time draw is our annual fund-raiser to purchase equipment for the primary schools coaching programme managed by the Park / Development Committee in our six local schools. Ticket sellers please report for 12 noon. There will be a meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Tuesday at 8.30pm to discuss arrangements for the game and all involved in preparations are asked to attend.

Traffic and Parking
Parking will be restricted in vicinity of Father Tierney Park on Sunday. Disabled and blue badge holders can be accommodated, but must come early. A map of car parking options throughout the town will go up on both the County Board and Aodh Ruadh websites midweek.

Extended spectator terracing
A further new section of spectator terracing on the school side of the grounds and adjacent to the old score board will come in to use for the first time this Sunday. This is part of the continuing programme to re-build and modernise the facilities at Father Tierney Park.

RTE Sunday Sports Roadcaster
This Sunday's Programme covering sporting events countrywide will be broadcast in its entirety from the RTE Roadcaster which will be located on the way to Father Tierney Park. We welcome the RTE team to the area.

Club meeting
There will be a club meeting this Thursday at 8.30pm. All club executive members are asked to attend.

Registration 2018
Club membership for 2018 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can be paid to Gerry Ferguson at Ferguson's Jewellers. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Registration sessions will be organised for teams over the coming weeks and it is essential all players are signed up club members. We will also be having a number of open registration sessions over coming weeks to facilitate members in the wider community.

Football
Commiserations to Colm Kelly who missed out on an All-Ireland medal by the narrowest of margins. He played a key role as NUIG defeated DIT 2-12 to 0-15 to reach the Sigerson Cup final. There the Connacht college faced hot favourites UCD. Kelly again fielded at wing back, but despite his and his comrades best efforts over a rollercoaster 60 plus minutes it was UCD who came out on the right side of the 1-13 to 2-9 scoreline. Still, it is great to see an Aodh Ruadh man featuring at such a high level of football.

Under 12 training takes place on Monday evenings at the Breesy Centre in Cashelard from 7pm to 8.15pm and Friday evening's in the Mercy Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. There is a charge of€3 per session.

Indoor underage training for boys continues this Friday,16th February. The under 10s are in the New Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Under 6 and under 8 training continues on Friday. The under 8s are in the New Hall from 6pm to 7pm. The under 6s are in the Mercy Hall from 6pm to 6.45pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. Girls underage football resumption will be notified to the relevant age groups in due course.

Ladies
Under 6 girls training continues in Creevy School Hall this Friday and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 8 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 10 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 7-8pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Any helpers willing to assist managers would be greatly appreciated.

Under 12 girls training will resume this Wednesday in the Mercy Hall from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Please bring €3 to cover cost of hall hire as well as water. We will be registration for 2018 on the night and this can be paid to the manager or you can attend an open registration night in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh or Ferguson's Jewellers. We are looking forward to the upcoming season and seeing new girls. For any girls who haven't played before, come along and talk to Karol and she will help you get to involved at your own pace. It is a great way to meet new friends in other schools especially those in sixth class who are going onto secondary in September. Everyone is different and everyone has different abilities. So if you just want to come and watch to see if you'd like it then we will see you then. If anyone is able to give a hand contact Karol on 086-8780164.

Hurling
Underage hurling resumes on Sunday 4th March as always we could do with some help with our teams. Hopefully some new help will come on board with our teams as the same few volunteers can't be expected to look after all the teams year after year. Anyone looking to get involved is asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Last one standing
Sunday's rearranged games between Monaghan and Kerry and Cavan and Meath saw six more people exit our competition. So as we head for week four of our competition sponsored by Liam Gallen of Mr G's we have 91 entrants left standing.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Antoinette McKinney of Saimer Drive, Ballyshannon. The stand up game prize of €150 was won by Mary Cleary, Erne Dale Heights. The winter snowball had no winner so rises to €400 on 47 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books cost just €10 with a €2,200 prize fund up for grabs.

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27 February

Registration 2018
Our second open registration event of the year takes place this Saturday 3rd March from 12 noon to 2pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. We would once again encourage a big turn out for this event. Membership can also be paid at any time to Gerry Ferguson at Ferguson's Jewellers. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Further registration sessions will be organised over the coming weeks and it is especially important all players are signed up club members.

Football
Under 12 training takes place on Monday evenings at the Breesy Centre in Cashelard from 7pm to 8.15pm and Friday evening's in the Mercy Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. There is a charge of €3 per session.

Indoor underage training for boys continues this Friday. The under 10s are in the New Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Under 6 and under 8 training continues on Friday. The under 8s are in the New Hall from 6pm to 7pm. The under 6s are in the Mercy Hall from 6pm to 6.45pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. Girls underage football resumption will be notified to the relevant age groups in due course.

Ladies
The under 14s have a challenge match against Drumragh near Omagh this Saturday. We will be meeting at Father Tierney Park at 1.45pm and getting the bus up. Afterwards we will be going to the Tyrone v Donegal game in Omagh at 7pm. €10 to cover costs of bus please. Drumragh are providing tea and sandwiches after match.

Under 6 girls training continues in Creevy School Hall this Friday and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 8 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 10 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 7-8pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Any helpers willing to assist managers would be greatly appreciated.

Under 12 girls training continues this Wednesday in the Mercy Hall from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Please bring €3 to cover cost of hall hire as well as water. You can pay registration on the night to the manager. We are still welcoming new girls. For any girls who haven't played before, come along and talk to Karol and she will help you get to involved at your own pace. If anyone is able to give a hand contact Karol on 086-8780164.

Hurling
Traditionally the first Sunday of March sees the return of underage hurling and this year is no different. Training starts this Sunday at 12 noon in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Boys and girls are welcome from 5 years upwards. Come along and learn the skills of our ancient game in a fun filled environment. Hurls and helmets provided for training. For any enquiries contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Last one standing
With the competition nearing the business end, Ryan McHugh's goal in Father Tierney Park kept a lot of entrants in our Last One Standing. Eamon Brannigan's goal for Galway saw those who had picked Kerry exit the competition. While Clare had a shock win over Down in Newry which also saw a few entrants leave the competition. So after four rounds of the league there are now 60 people left standing in our competition kindly sponsored by Liam Gallen of Mr G's.

NFL Game
The club provided a large number of stewards to supplement the County Board stewards at Sunday's National League game. Additionally we had a large number of further club volunteers who fulfilled various roles on the day. Thanks to all involved. A special thanks again to our Development Team at the grounds for their work over the winter and with preparations over the last few weeks.

Fixtures
Official fixtures start in earnest in April and the Park / Development Committee will sit down with team managers inside the next two weeks. Until further notice the training area for underage teams and ladies football is the school field. The main field at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh should be back in action before the end of March.

Weather Warning
The severe weather warning for later this week will mean that training fields will be unavailable on health and safety grounds. Changing rooms may also be affected as the water storage systems may have to be drained. In that event notices will be erected.

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