Club Notes Archive - 2018

Box. JULY
3 July

All-Ireland champions
Pride of place this week goes to the Aodh Ruadh under 14 boys who claimed the All-Ireland Féile Division 10 title after a never-to-be-forgotten weekend on the east coast where no team could come near them. The team were hosted by the Saint Joseph's club in Louth and began their campaign on Friday with a 2-7 to 0-4 victory over Louth amalgamation Naomh Fionnbarra / Lannleire. They followed that up with a comprehensive 3-6 to 0-1 defeat of Belfast side Lámh Dhearg. On Saturday morning they defeated their host club 5-7 to 1-1 to make a clean sweep of the group stages and progress to the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland Cup competition. Drogheda based side O'Raghallaigh's supplied the opposition, but Aodh Ruadh continued their barn-storming form with a 5-4 to 0-2 victory to make it to the semi-finals on Sunday.
The final day of competition took place in sweltering conditions at the Louth Centre of Excellence at Darver and saw Aodh Ruadh pitted against Derry side Foreglen for their last four clash. The first half was evenly balanced with the Oak Leafers getting the first score before points from Danny Breen Brosnan and Damian Weber edged the Donegal lads in front. Foreglen levelled before a Danny Breen Brosnan point pushed Aodh Ruadh back in front again. That was cancelled out by a free for the Derry boys, but in the three minutes before the break Aodh Ruadh hit three unanswered points from Damian Weber, Danny Breen Brosnan and Ryan Keenaghan to go into the interval with a double scores cushion. The second half got off to the perfect start when a driving run through the Foreglen defence by Aaron Neilan was finished Damian Weber taking the final pass and lashing to the back of the net. Foreglen refused to lie down though and hit back with 1-1 to make it 1-4 to 1-6 with 19 minutes played. That was as good as it was to get for them though as Ballyshannon took the game by the scruff of the neck and hit an unanswered 4-2 to leave them comfortable 5-8 to 1-4 winners. Aaron Neilan got the rally going with a point after good work by Danny Breen Brosnan. Then Danny showed superb hands to field before turning and smashing to the net. That was followed by goal for Damian Weber and a deserved Shane Delahunty point. Final say went to Danny Breen Brosnan though who hit two goals and responded to the Foreglen umpire's gesture of annoyance at his hatrick score with a Joe Brolly style celebration.
Aodh Ruadh were now 30 minutes from an All-Ireland title. They faced Saint Manchan Gaels, an amalgamation of four Offaly clubs in the decider. The Ballyshannon lads were in no mood to let this opportunity pass them by, but it took them six minutes before they registered their first score of the final. This was created when Jack Gallagher picked out Danny Breen Brosnan with a great pass and he set up Damian Weber to blast to the net. Shane Delahunty was next to turn provider, laying on a chance Ryan Daly applied a stylish finish to as he split the posts. A minute later it was another well worked team score, this time Cian McKenna showing some of his skills before smashing to the net. Danny Breen Brosnan added a long range point before a Saint Manchan's goal a minute into first half added time left it 2-2 to 1-0 at the break. The Ernesiders continued to chip away at the scores at the start of the second half with a Robbie Murphy point shortly after throw-in followed by two Damian Weber frees. With three minutes left any slim hopes the Offaly men might have entertained of an upset were shattered when yet more great build-up play from Shane Delahunty was rewarded with a Danny Breen Brosnan goal. As if to reinforce the point Aaron Cullen denied a Saint Manchan's attacker with a spectacular stop, getting down smartly to his left to deny the goal. Two minutes later Danny Breen Brosnan hit his second goal and with the game in added time Drew Ryan and Robbie Murphy added points to put the seal on a 4-7 to 1-0 victory and bring a first ever All-Ireland Féile title back to Ballyshannon.
The victory was greeted with raucous celebration from the big Donegal support in Darver which included the Aodh Ruadh girls Féile squad. The team were welcomed back into the town at 9pm that night with a reception which matched the magnitude of the achievement. The management of Alan Sweeny, Kerry Ryan and Barry Sweeny deserve huge credit for the triumph which was achieved with a wonderful brand of attacking football. The full panel played their part in the victory and were Aaron Cullen, Danny Breen Brosnan, Eoghan Kelly, Damian Weber, Aaron Neilan, Shane Delahunty, James Gallagher, Aonghus Sweeny, Ryan Daly, Jack Gallagher, Fionn Gallagher, Darragh Flood Dolan, Pauric Daly, Ryan Keenaghan, Cian McKenna, Drew Ryan, Séimí Campbell, Robbie Murphy, Oisin Daly, Oisin McGlinchey, Kenzie Lee Ayres, Troy Killalea, Shane McGloin, Tommy Winters, Aidan Sweeny and David Roper.

Thanks to the parents / guardian's who supported the team over the weekend and to host club Saint Joseph's for their hospitality. Thanks to all who contributed to the team's fund raisers in the lead up to the Féile. Thanks especially to the team's main sponsors the Sandhouse Hotel and also to Kernan's Spar, Cleary's Garage, Kevin Byrne Buses , Kirby Group and Seamless Aluminium for their sponsorship.

Football
A case of a point lost as opposed to a point gained on Sunday as a late Ciaran Bonner goal salvaged a 2-12 to 3-9 draw for Glenswilly against Aodh Ruadh on Sunday. Two well taken Shane McGrath goals helped Aodh Ruadh to a 2-5 to 0-7 half-time advantage. Glenswilly, playing without the black carded Neil Gallagher from 20 minutes in, got back on terms though with a Brian Farrelly goal seven minutes into the new half. With seven minutes left to play it looked like Aodh Ruadh had done the hard work when Oisin Rooney sent Philip Patton through to net. However, Bonner got Glenswilly out of jail and the Ernesiders had to settle for their third draw of the season. Aodh Ruadh's scorers were Shane McGrath (2-1), Diarmaid McInerney (0-5, 2f), Philip Patton (1-0), Peter Boyle (1 45), Damien Cleary (0-1) and Oisin Rooney (0-1).

The reserves came out on the wrong side of their trip to Páirc Naomh Columba, losing to Glenswilly on a scoreline of 3-9 to 0-13.

Aodh Ruadh's next outing in the league is the visit of Saint Eunan's this Sunday to Father Tierney Park, senior game at 2pm, preceded by the reserves at 12.30pm.

Well done to Ronan Matthews on winning Donegal Town Festival 10K on Sunday morning in just under 36 minutes.

The minors have a league game this Wednesday away to Killybegs. Training continues on Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.45pm.

Under 10 training continues on Wednesday and Friday at 7.15pm, subject to weather.

Ladies
Best wishes to Caoimhe Keon, Caitlin McGarrigle and the Donegal under 16s this Wednesday in their All-Ireland semi-final against Galway at the Owenmore Gaels club in Collooney, Sligo this Wednesday. Throw in is at 7.30pm.

The under 16s have training this Wednesday at 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. We play Saint Eunan's at home next Tuesday. We are hoping to take a selection of the 2002 and 2003 girls to a nine-a-side tournament in Carryduff on Saturday 4th August.

The under 14s set out for Féile on Friday with a squad of girls determined to do the club proud. Their Féile experience began with the parade ahead of the opening round of games at Ratoath. Despite throwing in at 6pm the weather was still very hot for the first game against Ratoath. The Ballyshannon girls made light of the conditions though and ran out convincing 6-6 to 2-2 winner with Aoibhínn McGarrigle, Niamh Hughes, Ciara Gillespie, Shauna O'Mahoney, Katie O'Brien, Evelyn Rose Gallagher, Emer O'Brien and Caoimhe Hughes-O'Brien all getting on the score sheet.
Next up were Roscommon side Naomh Bríd. This was a tightly fought game where Aodh Ruadh just failed to convert their chances. Naomh Bríd won 3-4 to 0-4, but the balance of play was much closer and the Donegal girls knew it was one that got away. Lucy McGlynn, Ciara Gillespie and Katie O'Brien were our scorers in that game.
On Saturday morning they faced their hosts, Blackhall Gaels at their Batterstown pitch. Aodh Ruadh dominated the game and were more comfortable winners than the 4-3 to 3-3 scoreline would suggest with Ciara Gillespie, Katie O'Brien and Aoibhínn McGarrigle all scoring and Evelyn Rose Gallagher netting a crucial brace of goals.
That result put Ballyshannon into the Division 3 Cup All-Ireland last eight and after a break for refreshments it was off to the magnificent facilities in Trim where Aodh Ruadh took on Saint Ergnat's Moneyglass in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. With the punishing heat continuing to be the meteorological theme Aodh Ruadh gave it all they had, but came up short against the Antrim champions. The key moment came in the second half as Ballyshannon were beginning to mount a comeback following a brilliant Katie O'Brien goal which cut the margin between the sides to five points. Grainne Maguire was hauled unceremoniously to the ground as she advanced into the opposition's last third. Inexplicably the referee elected to award a free the other way. Saint Ergnat's, bolstered by getting off the hook with the full complement of players on the pitch pushed on to win the game 1-12 to 1-3. Aodh Ruadh's other scorers in the quarter-final were Niamh Hughes and Ciara Gillespie. Saint Ergnat's went on to win the competition outright.
The girls represented the club and county with pride throughout and enjoyed the full Féile experience, wrapping up the weekend by cheering on the Blackhall Gaels girls in their Shield semi-final before travelling to get behind the Aodh Ruadh boys in their final Féile games. They returned late on Sunday for a deserved meal in Nirvana Restaurant. The panel who travelled to Meath and gave such a good account of themselves were Aine Hill, Ciara Caldwell, Grainne Maguire, Hannah Gallagher, Clodagh O'Connor, Lucy McGlynn, Lauren McHugh, Caoimhe Hughes-O'Brien, Emer O'Brien, Aoibhínn McGarrigle, Katie O'Brien, Evelyn Rose Gallagher, Niamh Hughes, Ciara Gillespie, Cara Davitt, Rhiana Masterson Burrows, Megan Kane, Shauna O'Mahoney, Catherine Browne, Kelly Irwin, Niamh Irwin, Niamh McGloin, Fódhla Sheerin. Annie Keon missed the trip with holidays.
Huge credit has to go to Paul Gillespie, Patricia Hill and Sylvester Maguire who did so much work to make sure the trip went off smoothly and ensure it was an enjoyable experience for all. Thanks to our Royal hosts, Blackhall Gaels, who treated us like royalty right through the weekend. Thanks to all the team sponsors and the people of Ballyshannon who helped finance the event. Thanks to Seamie McPhelim who calmly piloted us up and down the highways, and a fair few of the byways of Meath and Louth. Finally a very special thank you must go to the parents / guardians who travelled and supported the team. They were absolutely brilliant right through the course of the weekend and, just as much as the girls, they represented their club, their town and their county with real class, panache and no small amount of humour. Memories never to be forgotten.

Hurling
The under 12s opened their league campaign with a trip to Letterkenny to take on Saint Eunan's. In sweltering heat a young team fielding a number of under 10s battled hard, but came up short against a strong Saint Eunan's side. They are playing Buncrana this Thursday in Father Tierney Park.

Well done to the under 14 football squad on their success at Féile over the weekend.

Training for all age groups on Sunday at 12 noon. All are welcome from 5 years upwards. For any information contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Summer Camp
The 27th annual Aodh Ruadh Summer Camp commenced on Monday, 2nd July and runs to Friday, 13th July. There's loads to do with football, hurling, swimming, rounders, obstacle courses and plenty of other fun and games. Each week of the camp concludes with a sports day on Friday. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm and is open to all children from 6 to 14 years-of-age. Apart from being great fun, the camp represents excellent value. The cost per week is €70 per child. Family concessions are as follows: €120 for two children; €170 for three children; and €200 for four children. Children should bring a packed lunch as no one will be allowed to leave the camp during the day.

Celebration of Sports and Parish Picnic Day
Kilbarron Parish invites all sports groups and families to join in the fun at the Lakeside on Sunday 8th July at 2.30pm. The event commences with a welcome address followed by a blessing of the sports groups. Lots of fun and games, face painting, children's playground, entertainment and possibly a surprise guest!

Renewing home insurance?
Just a scheme to bring to the attention for those it might interest. AIB will give €50 to your nominated GAA club when you purchase a new home insurance policy with the company. So while you protect your home, you can also help support your Aodh Ruadh. Just purchase a new AIB Home Insurance policy and complete the Reward my Club form. Full details on the scheme are available on the AIB website. The last disbursal from AIB saw Aodh Ruadh secure €250.

Club meeting
The postponed June monthly club executive has been rescheduled for the end of July.

Abbey Centre Bingo
The June Big Bingo super jackpot of €1,000 was won by Margaret Meehan of Belleek. The stand up game prize of €160 was won by Gareth Brennan of Ballyshannon. The summer snowball had no winner so rises to €300 on 45 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books cost just €10 with a €2,000 prize fund up for grabs.

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10 July

Football
Sunday saw another draw for the Ernesiders. Once again it was more a case of a point lost than one salvaged. Aodh Ruadh were the better team for long stretches of this game, but Saint Eunan's managed to snipe off enough scores to keep themselves in contact. The introduction of Conall Dunne was key to keeping Saint Eunan's in the game, the ex-county man hitting three points after Darren Drummond had netted the game's only goal for the homesters. Aodh Ruadh had two late goal chances to kill the game altogether, but could convert neither. When Conor Gibbons slotted a close range free three minutes into added time it was another case of honours even for Aodh Ruadh, this their fourth draw of the league on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-12. Aodh Ruadh have been playing a lot of good football this season, but converting the draws into two pointers is becoming a more pressing concern with a gap opening between the bottom two and the mid-table pack. Nevertheless, with this sort of display you have to feel that the wins aren't far away. Fine displays all over the pitch for Aodh Ruadh. Peter Boyle had a couple of saves to make and hit two cracking dead balls. Darren Drummond was dominant at number six, Damian Cleary and Oisin Rooney took increasing control in the middle third as the game wore on. Shane McGrath was invention itself in the attack and he complimented the direct style of Diarmaid McInerney well. We have a full match report up at aodhruadh.org.

The reserves were overpowered by an impressive Saint Eunan's side in Sunday's curtain raiser, the Letterkenny men running out 4-20 to 1-4 winners.

Attention this weekend returns to the county scene as Donegal tackle the Dubs in Croke Park this Saturday at 7pm. Those who wish to show their support for the county are invited to get an official Donegal GAA supporters car sticker from Pearse O'Neill's. These are priced €20 with all proceeds going to the running of county teams. The next action for Aodh Ruadh's adult footballers is down for Saturday 21st July when Aodh Ruadh make the return trip to Gaoth Dobhair. Senior game throws in at 7pm with the reserves going off at 5.30pm.

Under 10 training continues on Mondays and Fridays at 7.15pm. Please note the change from Wednesdays to Monday evenings for next few weeks. The under 10s hosted Derrygonnelly on Friday evening for a challenge game. Aodh Ruadh fielded three teams with all the Ballyshannon players performing very well. We may travel away for a game this Friday evening. Details to follow during the week.

Ladies
The Realt Ruadh ladies lost out to Naomh Conaill in their Intermediate Championship clash.

The under 16s take on Saint Eunan's in Father Tierney this Tuesday at 7pm. All players to be at the park for 6.15pm at the latest.

The under 14s return to domestic league action this Wednesday when they host Ardara in Ballyshannon at 7pm. All players to be at the park for 6.15pm. A good showing of support for the girls would be much appreciated.

The under 12 football season has come to an end. We hosted the last blitz of the season on Saturday 30th June on a very hot summer day. Realt na Mara, Naomh Bríd / Pettigo and MacCumhaill's as well as ourselves all togged out. It was a warm day for football, but all the girls played well with plenty of water breaks and maybe a little water fight too. A big thank you to Ciara Larkin, Hannah Downey and Rebecca Downey from the under 10s who helped us field a team on the day. They all played well and will do well next year when they move up to the next level. Also thank you to their parents for bringing them up after the late night call. Also, we cannot forget Doreen Patton, Kelly Coughlin and Antoin McGloin for all their help on the day, especially the dash to the shop for the supplies for refreshments. Thank you to Celine and Liam Travers, Karen Doherty, Damien and Nicola Conlon, Roisin Finnegan, Louise Foy and Audrey O'Mahoney for all their help with washing jerseys, umpiring and helping out behind the hatch upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. It was much appreciated. Finally thank you to Gabby McGloin, Sandra Sheerin and Brian Roper for all their help with the girls. All 29 of them came on so well from the beginning of the year and showed great teamwork and skills in their games. Keep working hard over the summer girls. Manager Karol is confident there's some future county stars in the making.

Hard luck to Caoimhe Keon, Caitlin McGarrigle and the Donegal under 16s who lost out to a strong Galway side in their All-Ireland semi-final last Wednesday.

Hurling
The Donegal under 21s had a good win over Tyrone in the All-Ireland B Championship on Saturday defeating the Red Hand men on a 3-13 to 2-5 scoreline. Oisin Rooney was centre forward scoring four points and our own Brendan Gillespie is also on the squad. Donegal play Sligo in Father Tierney Park on the evening of Tuesday July 17th in the under 21 hurling championship.

On Sunday morning our under 8s and under 10s headed to MacCumhaill Park for an all-county blitz. Our under 8s are very young with seven of the squad under 6. Despite being up against older sides they tried their hearts out in every game. The under 10s are developing into a fine squad working hard every week at training and again winning all their games at this blitz.

Training for all age groups on Sunday at 12 noon. All are welcome from 5 years upwards. For any information contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Schools Coaching
Congratulations to Stephen McGurrin who has worked as a schools coach in our club area for the past few years and who has left to take up a full time coaching position with Leitrim County Board. This coaching scheme was put in place five years ago by our Park / Development Committee and many of our current players from under 16 down have benefitted from it. Anyone interested in taking up this role and who meets the criteria for Community Employment should contact Tom Daly as soon as possible, having first checked with Department of Social Protection that they are eligible. Garda vetting applies . We have supported our coaches in the past to undertake Foundation, Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses and this support will also apply to this position. An interest in coaching football, hurling and handball to both boys and girls is important.

Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh access
Work is continuing at the entrance and car park area of Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh to divert pipe work prior to resurfacing. Users are asked to exercise care in this area until all works are completed in the early part of August.

Renewing home insurance?
A scheme which may interest some club members AIB will give €50 to your nominated GAA club when you purchase a new home insurance policy with the company. So while you protect your home, you can also help support Aodh Ruadh. Just purchase a new AIB Home Insurance policy and complete the Reward My Club form. Full details on the scheme are available at the AIB website. The last disbursal from AIB saw Aodh Ruadh secure €250.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Ann McGowan of Kinlough. The stand up game prize of €130 was shared. The snowball had no winner so rolls to €325 on 45 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books cost just €10 with a €2,000 prize fund up for grabs.

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17 July

Football
Commiserations to Donegal on defeat to Dublin in the first round of the Super 8s. Victory in Saturday's game against Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park is now crucial if Donegal are to progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Tickets for the game can be ordered from the club by texting Lisa McTernan on 0862338636. The deadline for orders is 2pm on Tuesday. Those who wish to show their support for the county are invited to get an official Donegal GAA supporters car sticker from Pearse O'Neill's. These are priced €20 with all proceeds going to the running of county teams.

The next action for Aodh Ruadh's adult footballers is this Sunday when Aodh Ruadh make the return trip to Gaoth Dobhair. Senior game throws in at 3pm with the reserves going off at 1.30pm.

The under 14s recent run of trophy success continued on Monday evening when they were crowned Southern Divisional champions. Holding a seven point interval lead, they defeated rivals Dungloe 2-9 to 1-4 in a pulsating final in Ardara. The victory was built on a resolute, tenacious and unwavering defensive performance which saw the Ballyshannon backs take everything Dungloe could to throw at them and then come back ready for more. There was an exhibition of blocking from Séimí Campbell and Aaron Cullen showed off his full array of shot-stopping brilliance. Darragh Flood Dolan was a rock at full back while Aaron Neilan directed play astutely from number six. In midfield Aodh Ruadh were served by wonderful performances from Ryan Keenaghan and Pauric Daly. Up front the twin threats of Damian Weber and Daniel Breen Brosnan made every chance count. The county quarter-finals are expected to take place next Monday. Keep an eye on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page for fixture details over the course of the week. Under 14 training continues on Friday from 4.45pm to 6pm.

The under 11s had a game against MacCumhaill's on Saturday morning, winning in a high scoring encounter with a good team performance. Training continues on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm

The under 10s were away to Kilcar last Friday evening. We had two teams and had two hard games with all the players enjoying the trip to Towney. Under 10 training continues on Mondays and Fridays at 7.15pm. Please note the change from Wednesdays to Monday evenings for next few weeks. We are going to the Roscommon v Donegal game on Saturday and intend to play a game locally prior to the big match in the Hyde. We will have more details on travel details and cost across the course of the week.

Ladies
There will be a meeting of the ladies committee in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

The Realt Ruadh ladies were back in league action this week, losing out to Milford on a scoreline of 6-8 to 1-5. This Sunday they are in Donegal town to take on Four Masters.

The curtain came down on the under 16 ladies league campaign last Tuesday with a battling defeat to a Saint Eunan's side who finished the round robin stages top of the Division 1 table. The Letterkenny side were deserved winners on the day, but Aodh Ruadh showed a lot of character in defeat. Áine Hill stepped up from under 14 to do a super job between the sticks. In front of her Síofra Hughes was in defiant form with Alana Gallagher well on top of her opposite number while Aideen Walsh was strong in her corner too. Caoimhe McCauley had one of her best games of the year at wing back. Up front Laoise Kelly hit 1-1, putting on the cap on what was a fine scoring season for the Rossnowlagh ace. Beside her Kelly Eves put in a strong shift. Player of the match though was Katie McMullin who showed huge reserves of guts and fighting spirit, constantly taking the game to the opposition. The end of a disappointing season for the team, but the focus now turns to the Carryduff tournament on August 4th when the squad will be looking to finish the season on a high. Training for this competition continues on Thursday at 7pm.

The under 14s recorded two good wins in the past week. The first was against Ardara last Wednesday in Father Tierney Park and saw the visitors put up a strong fight in the opening quarter, but Aodh Ruadh took a grip on the game to run out deserved winners. Katie O'Brien, Ciara Gillespie and Niamh Hughes were all in fine scoring form. Aoibhínn McGarrigle was superb at half forward while full back Grainne Maguire capped an excellent 60 minutes with a well taken point. On Sunday Killybegs were the visitors to Ballyshannon. Aodh Ruadh rose to their task from the off and controlled matters from early on, Lucy McGlynn sending over the first point seconds in. Nevertheless Killybegs came out with real purpose in the second half and made a right battle of things. It was good to see different players putting their hands up to take on responsibility in this game. Defensively Cara Davitt and Hannah Gallagher were immense with Ciara Caldwell cool as ever. Megan Kane sealed a great display with a blaster of a goal. In midfield Caoimhe Hughes - O'Brien was simply different class, with Niamh Hughes offering good support in the middle third too. Up front Katie O'Brien was unmarkable with Shauna O'Mahoney netting for the second game in a row and Evelyn Rose Gallagher a great outlet. Both games saw Áine Hill in unflappable form. Next up for Aodh Ruadh is the last game of the round robin section. That is against Saint Eunan's this Friday at 7pm in O'Donnell Park. Training continues from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday.

The ladies county board have sent each club five cards to sell. There are 30 lines in each card with each line €5. The seller who sells a card will automatically get a county ladies jersey and those buying the lines will, when card is full be in a draw for a county ladies jersey, so each card will have two ladies jerseys up for grabs. Please contact Patricia Hill if you wish to buy a line or sell a card.

Hurling
The under 12s travelled to the Cross last Thursday to take on Setanta. Numbers at this age group are good and they are a young enthusiastic squad. They were in complete control of this game and were convincing winners 3-5 to 0-2. There will be tougher challenges ahead beginning with MacCumhaill's at home this Thursday. Thanks to all the parents and guardians who drove the lads to the game. Your support is much appreciated.

The under 16s had an entertaining challenge game against Ben Bulben Gaels in Father Tierney Park. Up against a physically stronger team the lads ran out winners on a 4-22 to 6-10 scoreline. Many thanks to Chris Kelly who did a great job as ref.

Donegal take on Sligo in the All-Ireland under 21 B quarter-final in Father Tierney Park on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Oisin Rooney and Brendan Gillespie are the Aodh Ruadh representatives on the squad.

Training for all age groups on Sunday at 12 noon. All are welcome from 5 years upwards. For any information contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh access
Work is continuing at the entrance and car park area of Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh to divert pipe work prior to resurfacing. Users are asked to exercise care in this area until all works are completed in the early part of August.

Renewing home insurance?
A scheme which may interest some club members AIB will give €50 to your nominated GAA club when you purchase a new home insurance policy with the company. So while you protect your home, you can also help support Aodh Ruadh. Just purchase a new AIB Home Insurance policy and complete the Reward My Club form. Full details on the scheme are available at https://aib.ie/our-products/insurance/home-insurance/gaa-home-insurance. The last disbursal from AIB saw Aodh Ruadh secure €250.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Dorothy McGarrigle. The stand up game prize of €140 was won by Patsy McShea of Ballintra. The snowball had no winner so rolls to €350 on 45 numbers or less. With refurbishment works going on at the Abbey Centre, bingo will take place at Coláiste Cholmcille on College Street, Ballyshannon at 9pm this Friday. Books cost just €10 with a €2,000 prize fund up for grabs.

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