Club Notes Archive - 2018

Box. DECEMBER
4 December

Football
Senior manager James O'Donnell told the club executive on Thursday that he and his management team are standing down and will not be seeking reappointment. James and his back room team had great success over his term as manager. He steered the club from Division 2 to Division 1 after ten years out of the top flight. He also took us to this year's intermediate county final for the first time since 2012. Senior football has improved greatly under his watch. We wish James and all the members of the back room team all the best into the future. We are now inviting expressions of interest in the post of senior manager to be emailed to secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie. The past year showed we didn't look out of place in Division 1. We have an exciting young team and there are great hopes for the 2019 season, so it's a great opportunity for an ambitious manager.

Well done to Gaoth Dobhair on bringing back the Donegal's first Ulster club senior football championship title since Saint Joseph's triumph in 1975.

National Club Draw tickets available, now with big local prizes
The club is asking all members, players, former players and supporters at home and abroad to help it maximise the sale of Club National GAA Draw tickets over the coming weeks. There is an array of wonderful prizes in the National Draw. This year they will be complimented by a fantastic array of prizes exclusively for those purchasing from Aodh Ruadh ticket sellers. Many sponsored, these include two overnight stays in a classic room and breakfast with one dinner in The Croke Park Hotel for two people; A trailer load of firewood; A pair of tickets for either 2019 hurling or football finals; Overnight and breakfast in Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast; Two tickets for the 2019 All-Ireland camogie final; A €250 his and hers hamper from Cara Pharmacy; Four tickets for the 2019 Rory Gallagher Festival; Two tickets for the 2019 All-Ireland Ladies Football Final; A White Hotel Group voucher for three nights B&B and two dinners for two people your choice of Lisdoonvarna or the Earl of Desmond, Tralee.
Tickets are €10 each with five in a book. We urgently need people to step forward and push the sale of this draw as ALL proceeds stay within the club. The funds raised will be retained to provide initial partnership funding to match the €100,000 grant aid negotiated for the provision of a new sand-based playing surface on Father Tierney Park, such a central part of GAA life in the northwest.

National Draw Committee
There will be a short meeting of the National Club Draw committee at 8.30pm this Wednesday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Juvenile Hurling
Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee in association with Ulster GAA are hosting an interesting coaching development course this Thursday, 6th December, in Creevy NS starting at 7.30 pm. This course will focus on the transition from ground hurling to airborne, concentrating on lifting and striking. Anyone interested in doing this course should contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

Ladies
Congratulations to the Coláiste Cholmcille under 16.5 ladies team who secured their place in the Ulster finals after a determined victory over Saint Mary's, Coleraine in the semi-final. The game was played in very difficult conditions, but the Ballyshannon girls won on a scoreline of 6-8 to 2-2.

Aodh Ruadh gear
Chris Kelly is holding sizing session for Aodh Ruadh gear this Tuesday 4th December and Wednesday 5th December from 6pm to 7pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. Please note, full payment is required on all orders. We also have a few other items of Aodh Ruadh gear available to purchase at the minute. Aodh Ruadh hats in adult or kids sizes are now available to order and you can see samples on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page. These are €20 each or five €90. Orders for these can be placed with Lisa McTernan, Kerry Ryan or Alan Sweeny or on Facebook. Order now for Christmas delivery. Profit from sales of hats will go to Bord na nÓg. Coláiste Cholmcille company Tharr an mbarr Sports are also offering Aodh Ruadh socks. Kids sizes from 1-5 are priced €10 while adult sizes from 6-12 are priced €12. Place your order on the Tharr an mbarr Sports page on Facebook.

Social diary
The Millstone Reunion looks like being one of the highlights of the festive period. Dodgy music! Questionable fashion! Relive the memories in Dicey Reilly's on Saturday 29th December at 9pm. That extravaganza is followed by annual Aodh Ruadh dinner dance on January 19th in Dorrian's Hotel.

Club newsletter
The latest edition of the GAA club newsletter is now live and makes for interesting reading with articles on the GAA's spending on club infrastrasture, info on the National Club Draw, a report on UNESCO's decision to award Intangible Cultural Heritage status to hurling, a report on the GAA's partnership with RTE's Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking, as well as the 2019 GAA Master Fixture Schedule.

Abbey Centre Bingo
The latest bingo thousandaire is Mary Kilfedder of Belleek who scooped the November Big Bingo super jackpot of €1,000, congratulations Mary. Darren Gethins took home €210 including a €150 house. Jean Murray and Patsy McShea also won €150 houses. Breedge Gormley and Sheena Newell were among the €100 house winners. The stand up game prize of €150 went to Nuala McDermott. The snowball had no winner so rises to €550 on 47 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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11 December

National Club Draw tickets available, now with big local prizes
The club is asking all members, players, former players and supporters at home and abroad to help it maximise the sale of Club National GAA Draw tickets over the coming weeks. There is an array of wonderful prizes in the National Draw. This year they will be complimented by a fantastic array of prizes exclusively for those purchasing from Aodh Ruadh ticket sellers. Many sponsored, these include two overnight stays in a classic room and breakfast with one dinner in The Croke Park Hotel for two people; A trailer load of firewood; A pair of tickets for either 2019 hurling or football finals; Overnight and breakfast in Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast; Two tickets for the 2019 All-Ireland camogie final; A €250 his and hers hamper from Cara Pharmacy; Four tickets for the 2019 Rory Gallagher Festival; Two tickets for the 2019 All-Ireland Ladies Football Final; A White Hotel Group voucher for three nights B&B and two dinners for two people your choice of Lisdoonvarna or the Earl of Desmond, Tralee.
Tickets are €10 each with five in a book. We urgently need people to step forward and push the sale of this draw as ALL proceeds stay within the club. The funds raised will be retained to provide initial partnership funding to match the €100,000 grant aid negotiated for the provision of a new sand-based playing surface on Father Tierney Park, such a central part of GAA life in the northwest.

National Draw Committee
A meeting of the National Draw Committee will take place at 9pm this Wednesday in the Bridgend.

Football
There will be a meeting in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Tuesday, 11th December, at 7pm to discuss minor football for the coming season. The meeting is open to anyone eligible to play in 2019. Spread the word, the more the merrier. Contact Peter Boyle or Brian McGuinness for further information.

Juvenile Hurling
The Juvenile Hurling Committee's annual Christmas Fun Quiz takes place on Thursday 20th December in Owen Roe's starting at 9.30pm. This is always a great night's craic with lots of raffle prizes. So come along with a few friends for a great night of fun and laughter.

We're delighted to announce the launch of our annual Last One Standing competition for the upcoming National Football League. Once again Liam Gallen has come on board as our sponsor and we are very grateful for his continued support. Test out your expertise as a pundit, get your entry in and you could win €250 and the bragging rights of being the Last One Standing.

Ladies
Congratulations to Caitlin McGarrigle, Eilish Gallagher, Orla Keon and Tia McFarland who have been selected for the Donegal under 16 squad for the 2019 Ulster championship. Well deserved selection for four superb footballers.

Best of luck to the Coláiste Cholmcille under 16.5 ladies team who take on Armagh outfit Saint Patrick's High School, Keady in their Ulster final at Garvaghey this Wednesday, 11.15am.

Aodh Ruadh gear
We have a few items of Aodh Ruadh gear available to purchase at the minute. Aodh Ruadh hats in adult or kids sizes are now available to order and you can see samples on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page. These are €20 each or five €90. Orders for these can be placed with Lisa McTernan, Kerry Ryan or Alan Sweeny or on Facebook. Order now for Christmas delivery. Profit from sales of hats will go to Bord na nÓg. Coláiste Cholmcille company Tharr an mbarr Sports are also offering Aodh Ruadh socks. Kids sizes from 1-5 are priced €10 while adult sizes from 6-12 are priced €12. Place your order on the Tharr an mbarr Sports page on Facebook.

Social diary
The Millstone Reunion looks like being one of the highlights of the festive period. Dodgy music! Questionable fashion! Relive the memories in Dicey Reilly's on Saturday 29th December at 9pm. That extravaganza is followed by annual Aodh Ruadh dinner dance on January 19th in Dorrian's Hotel.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 jackpot was won by Mary Gallagher of Laghey. The stand-up game prize of €120 was won by Josie Lynch. Jack McCadden won €100 and Rex, the spot prize Teddy, checking out on 42. Susanna Cassidy, Florence McMenamin and Mags and Jack were also €100 house winners, with Mary Butler, Packie Johnson and Peggy Coughlin amongst the €70 house winners. There was no winner of the snowball so it rolls up to €550 this week. Bingo as usual at 9pm this Friday night at the Abbey Centre, books priced just €10. A date for the diary, the bumper Christmas Bingo will be held on Friday 21st with a €500 jackpot and all €100 houses, plus plenty of great spot prizes. Books will be just €10.

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