Club Notes Archive - 2019

Box. JUNE
4 June

Football
Aodh Ruadh backed up a rugged win over Termon with a victory of a more stylish cut against Four Masters on Bank Holiday Sunday. It finished Four Masters 0-8 Aodh Ruadh 4-9 on a poor afternoon for football in Tir Chonaill Park. The Ernesiders played with the aid of a strong breeze in first half and with the first attack of the game Darren Drummond forced a great save from the Donegal Town shot-stopper. Aodh Ruadh weren't to be denied long though with Shane McGrath raiding in for the first of two first half goals. A majestic point from Michael McKenna helped stretch the lead and with Cian Dolan firing over three well-struck scores Aodh Ruadh were ten points to the good at the turnaround. Aodh Ruadh faced the wind in the second half and had to contend with the rain too as conditions deteriorated further. Despite that Ballyshannon started the better of the sides and points from Cian Dolan, Philip Patton and Oisin Rooney put further daylight between the sides. A goal from Johnny Gethins finished the game as a contest midway through the second half. Four Masters put in a flurry of scores, but Aodh Ruadh were full value for their 13 point winning margin. Man of the match was Cian Dolan, dominant in the central third and scorer of some beautiful points. Not far off him was Michael McKenna who had to depart the fray in the second half with an injury. Shane McGrath was in fine form, finishing with 2-1, while first half attack partner Darren Drummond proved equally effective in his sweeping role in the second half. Speed merchant Paddy Gillespie was another who caught the eye in a win which hoists Aodh Ruadh up to fourth in the Division 2 table, three points off the top two with a game in hand.

The reserve game was postponed. Aodh Ruadh are back in action this Sunday with Dungloe the guests in Father Tierney Park. The senior game throws-in at 3pm with the reserves opening proceedings at 1.30pm.

Aodh Ruadh minors travelled Naomh Columba last week for their last league game before a break for the Leaving Cert. The result went the way of the homesters, 0-12 to 0-7 the final score after an absorbing contest in Glen.

The under 12 were also in Glen last week. An out-of-sorts senior side lost their game by four points with Garvey Meade working hardest for the Ernesiders. The junior team recorded an excellent win. Sean Maguire was in fine form between the posts while Stephen Doran gave another great showing at half back. Further up the pitch Tyler Connolly was a real thorn in the side of the Naomh Columba rearguard. Aodh Ruadh are now waiting for other teams to complete their round robin games to see who their next opponent will be.

Under 8 training continues this Friday from 6pm to 7pm. On Saturday morning the in-house games continue in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 10am.

Ladies
There will be an important meeting of all players eligible to play senior football this season this Thursday at 8.45pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All players interested in sustaining adult football in the club should attend.

There will be minor and under 16 training this Saturday at 11am. The under 16 girls had a good win against a gallant Four Masters side on Monday evening in their first challenge of the season.

Under 12s had an big trip down to Muff last Thursday. We fielded two different teams in each half of the junior game. In the first half Molly Begley and Maura O'Sullivan provided a secure defensive base with Emer McDevitt and Katie McCaffrey contesting well in midfield. Ava Duncan marked her return from injury with two well taken goals while Louisa McCosker added a lovely point. In the second half Megan Murphy proved her versatility once again with Lucy Cleary delivering another feisty performance. Up front Hannah Downey was an effective outlet and hit a well-deserved point. Aodh Ruadh did well in the senior game working their way to a good victory. Lauren Foy and Orlaith Gallagher scored heavily with Cádhla Dolan, Pearl McHugh, Aine Neilan, Aoife Travers and Maura O'Sullivan also among those getting on the mark. Katie McGowan was very sound between the posts and delivered a similarly effective showing when she moved into defence later. In the rearguard Jessica O'Mahoney and Ciara Larkin were very polished performers. The girls also found some time to explore their photographic skills. The fruits of their labours are available to view on aodhruadh.org. Many thanks to Muff for their post match hospitality. There are two games for the girls this week. The first is a challenge against Glencar Manorhamilton in Father Tierney Park on Thursday at 7pm. Then on Saturday the team travel to Letterkenny for their league game against Saint Eunan's. The junior game in O'Donnell Park throws in at 11am and is followed by the senior game at 12 noon.

Under 6 training takes place in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, Munday's Field, this Friday at 6pm.

The Duck Race has been pencilled in for Friday, June 28th. All those with outstanding cards are asked to start getting them back to their managers.

The Donegal under 14 girls journey in the All-Ireland series came to an end on Saturday at the quarter-final stages against Limerick in Longford. The Tir Chonaill girls, with our own Megan Kane on board, were beaten by few points, but they can reflect on a good year. They take a break now for the summer and Megan and most of the team step up to under 15s. Megan would like to thank Aodh Ruadh ladies committee and players for wishing her luck in all her games.

Hurling
The under 14s travelled to Buncrana last Thursday to take on the home team in the championship semi-final. The lads put in a good all round performance and ran out convincing winners 4-9 to 2-5. They take on Saint Eunan's in the county final on 13th June, venue to be confirmed. This weekend the lads make the long trip to Cork for the National Finals of Féile na nGael. As Donegal champions the lads are in Division 5 and are hosted by Courcey Rovers in Ballinspittle. Other teams in their group are Sliabh Rua of Cork and Michael Dwyer's of Wicklow. They are looking forward to a great weekend in the Rebel County and we wish them a safe trip and hope they have a brilliant time.

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Teresa Herron of Ballyshannon. The stand-up game prize of €110 was won by Maeve Conway of Sligo. The summer snowball is rolling on nicely and sits on €600 this week. Bingo as usual this Friday night at the Abbey Centre with a €2,300 prize fund, first game at 9pm. Books priced just €10.

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11 June

Ulster final
Congratulations to Declan Bonner and the Donegal seniors on booking their place in the Ulster Final against Cavan on Sunday, 23rd June. The club are now accepting orders for Ulster final tickets. These can be made by text to Lisa McTernan at 086-2338636. The deadline for orders is this Thursday, 13th June at 8pm. There will be no exceptions. Priority will be given to signed up club members.

Football
Aodh Ruadh entertained Dungloe in Father Tierney Park on Sunday, the sides fighting out a dogged encounter which the hosts just about edged. Ballyshannon had the better of things in the first half and went in at the interval leading by a point. On the resumption Dungloe came out like a team on a mission and pushed out into a two point lead. Shane McGrath was the man of the moment though, netting his second goal of the game to nose Aodh Ruadh back in front. The closing stages were far from comfortable for the homesters and Barry Ward's men found themselves reliant on the place kicking of Philip Patton who landed five frees. In addition a fearsome shift from the full back line of Colm Kelly, Calum 'Cookie' O'Halloran and Michael Ward was required to snuff out a number of dangerous Dungloe attacks. In the end Aodh Ruadh secured a 2-10 to 0-12 win which hoists them up to third in the Division 2 table with a game in hand.

The reserves had to do it the hard way against Dungloe too. They played with the aid of the breeze in the first half, but paid the price for a lot of poor, sloppy play and went in trailing by seven points at half-time. It was looking ominous then, but introduction of Cáelán Drummond and Odhran McGarrigle along with JJ Cassidy shifting to corner back revitalised the Ernesiders. They played much better into the wind with passes sticking, and better use being made of the ball. Sean Taylor started to lay down the law in the heart of the defence and Dungloe were only able to muster two points in the second half. Up the other end Michael 'Sticky' Ward chalked up 2-4 as Aodh Ruadh reeled in the visitors. It was Philip McLoone with a collector's item point who edged Aodh Ruadh in front with five minutes left to play. An insurance score was added with time almost up to leave the final score board reading Aodh Ruadh 2-9 Dungloe 1-10.

Dungloe are the opposition again for our adult footballers next Sunday when Aodh Ruadh make the trip to the Gaeltacht for the reverse fixture. Reserves go off at 1.30pm followed by the seniors at 3pm.

Aodh Ruadh under 14s registered their first league win against Ardara in Pearse Memorial Park on Monday evening. They were the stronger side throughout and were good value for their 4-9 to 9-12 winning scoreline. Oisin McGlinchey got the game's first goal and from there Ballyshannon were able steadily widen the gap. Further goals from Drew Ryan, Robbie Murphy, Tommy Winters and Fionn Gallagher helped keep Aodh Ruadh on top of a game Ardara side which never gave up. Aodh Ruadh had a fine game from Cian Duncan in midfield while further back it was another commanding display from Cian McKenna in goals. The team are in league action again this Friday when they host Ardara in Father Tierney Park at 7.30pm.

Under 12 training continues this Saturday from 9.45am to 11am.

The Aodh Ruadh under 10s were invited to the Joe Larry tournament last Monday in Ardara. Our A and B teams were in a group with MacCumhaill's and Killybegs. Our A team topped their group while our B team finished second. The A team bowed out at the Cup quarter-final stage to Dungloe while our B side did likewise to Na Rossa's A team in their shield quarter-final. Pride of place went to our C team who, after finishing second in their group, qualified to the shield final where they beat Naomh Ultan eight scores to three. Top scorer was Iarla Hartin. There were good performances at midfield by Shaun McGarrigle and Ethan Kerrigan, in defence our captain Aaron McLoone kept most attacks away from our excellent keeper Aaron Reynolds. Thank you to the Ardara club and all involved at the Joe Larry tournament. 24 clubs had an excellent day's football as always in Ardara. Training continues Tuesday evening at 5.30pm.

Under 8 training continues this Friday from 6pm to 7pm. On Saturday morning the in-house games continue in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 10am.

Ladies
Minor and under 16 training continues on Mondays from 7pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon

Under 14 training continues on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.15pm and Saturdays' from 9.45am to 11am.

The under 12s were in Letterkenny for their latest round of league games on Saturday. The juniors got the action going, and with big numbers again there were basically two different sides in each half. Lucy Cleary recovered from the bloody nose she received in Thursday night's challenge against Glencar Manorhamilton to turn in another outstanding display. Her defensive partner Sarah Begley had probably her best game so far this season with Leah Melly and Lucy Byrne both working hard at half back and putting in some great tackles. Nessa Warren and Katie McCaffrey both left everything on the pitch in midfield, while up front Rihanna Reynolds came closest to registering for the visitors. Despite that, Saint Eunan's were very strong and were good value for their win. The senior game was a more closely fought affair. Aodh Ruadh played with the breeze in the first half and had to work hard to make good use of it against a good Eunan's outfit. The accuracy of Cádhla Dolan, Orlaith Gallagher and Pearl McHugh helped Aodh Ruadh to a 3-6 to 1-0 lead at the interval. However with the wind in Saint Eunan's favour the second half was always going to be a different story. The Ballyshannon girls rose to the challenge in admirable style. Andrea Moore and Ciara Larkin hit superb individual points while Lauren Foy sacrificed her normal game and broke up attack after attack by the homesters. Further back Jessica O'Mahoney was peerless in the final line of defence with Emer McDevitt and Maura O'Sullivan also putting in solid shifts. Keeper Megan Murphy dealt well with a number of dangerous shots on goal. At the final whistle Aodh Ruadh had recorded a good win to extend their unbeaten record to four games. Best wishes to Niamh Duffy for a speedy recovery from her knee injury. Thank you to the parents and guardians who helped transport the players to the game. Thanks to Saint Eunan's for agreeing to get the games going an hour early to allow people to make the Ulster semi-final in Cavan. Thanks also to Saint Eunan's for organising the day so well and the post match refreshments. Thanks also to Karol Foley for refereeing Thursday's challenge with Glencar Manorhamilton. Training as usual this Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm. On Saturday Buncrana are the visitors to Ballyshannon in the next round of the league with both games to throw-in at 12 noon in Father Tierney Park. Players to be up at the park for 11.15am. Parents / guardians are asked to send refreshments with their child and help would also be appreciated with the catering upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh after the game.

The under 8 and under 10 girls are training from 5.45pm to 6.45pm on Wednesdays.

Under 6 training continues at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh this Friday from 6pm to 6.45pm.

The Duck Race has been pencilled in for Friday, June 28th. All those with outstanding cards are asked to start getting them back to their managers.

Hurling
The seniors had a good win over MacCumhaill's on Friday in MacCumhaill Park in their final game of the Junior Hurling League. The lads finished in second place on 12 points with six wins from their eight games. This young squad have worked hard all season and it's great to see an adult hurling team fielding in the club again. Thoughts now turn to their opening game of the Championship at home to Carndonagh on Saturday 29th June.

The under 16s play their opening fixtures in the North West League in Dungannon on Sunday against Dungannon and Swatragh.

Our under 14s headed off bright and early last Friday for the long trip to Ballinspittle in Cork to take part in the National Finals of Féile na nGael. The lads competed in Division 5 and the standard of hurling was very high in the Rebel County. They played Sliabh Rua of Cork in their opening fixture. The effects of the long trip were obvious as the lads struggled to get into the game. The Cork lads had a comfortable win in this match. Next up that evening was a game against Wicklow champions Michael Dwyer's. They were a strong ,skilful outfit who had a convincing win over our young squad who couldn't match the physicality of the lads from the Garden County. The Donegal lads made their way to their host families and were glad to hit their beds as they were exhausted after the trip and the games. Saturday morning saw the lads take on host club Courcey Rovers. They put in a much improved performance in this game and were level at half-time before their homesters ran out winners in the second-half. The lads final game was the shield quarter-final against Swatragh of Derry. The lads gave it their all in this game and were narrowly defeated 0-6 to 0-2. This was the end of Féile on the playing field, but there was still lots of fun to be had with the host club who treated the lads very well all weekend. Courcey Rovers were very impressed with the lads behaviour and they were a credit to their club, town and families. Thanks to all the parents who made the trip to Cork to support the lads. The under 14s now take on Saint Eunan's in the A Championship Final this Thursday, venue to be confirmed.

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon.

Pitch bookings
Wednesday
Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Gaelscoil Sports Day
Thursday
Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 9.30am to 1pm. Holy Family NS Sports Day.
Father Tierney Park, 5.30pm to 8pm. Creevy NS League Finals. Followed by presentations in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.
Friday
Father Tierney Park, 7.30pm. Under 16 football league - Aodh Ruadh v Ardara
Saturday
Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 9am. County Board booking
Father Tierney Park, 12 noon. Under 12 ladies league - Aodh Ruadh v Buncrana

Fitness trail and running track
The past week has seen the final works on the fitness trail and running track in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh brought to a completion. Thanks to our workers, sponsors and all who supported the specific fund-raisers undertaken by our Park / Development Committee over the past few years to deliver this amenity. Some landscaping works will continue over the coming weeks. Thanks to all who have co-operated with the no cars / no dogs policy for Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh in order to maintain a safer and cleaner environment for the hundreds of users of these valuable club facilities.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Ann Granaghan of Bundoran. The stand-up game prize of €130 was shared by Caitlin O'Brien and Angela Nicholson. The summer snowball is rolling on nicely and sits on €650 this week. Bingo as usual this Friday night at the Abbey Centre with a €2,300 prize fund, first game at 9pm. Books priced just €10.

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18 June

Football
The very best of luck to Donegal as they take on Cavan in the Ulster final this Sunday in Clones. Ocean FM are broadcasting their Ulster Final preview programme from Ballyshannon this Thursday from 8pm to 9pm in Seán Óg's. This is a free public event so and among the special guests on the evening will be Anthony Molloy and Martin McHugh.

Aodh Ruadh made the trip up to Dungloe on Sunday. This time it was the turn of the Gaeltacht men to make home advantage count. They lead by 2-7 to 2-4 at half-time and had the better of things in the second half too as they ran out 2-15 to 3-7 winners. The reserve game against Dungloe fell by the wayside when no referee arrived to officiate. It's another big game for our seniors this Saturday with a trip to fellow promotion chasers Glenfin.

Hard luck to the under 14s who lost out to Naomh Conaill 2-14 to 3-8 in the Southern Divisional Board league semi-final which was played in Glenties on Monday evening.

Under 12 training continues this Friday from 6pm.

Under 10 training continues on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.

Our under 8 boys travelled to Four Masters on Saturday morning with 38 players pulling on the Aodh Ruadh jersey on the day. The hosts, having similar numbers ourselves, had six pitches set up and two seven-a-side games and four six-a-side games were played, meaning every boy got full games. A very enjoyable day was had by all, and much credit is due to the Four Masters club for hosting and organising a very well run morning of football. Training continues this Friday from 6pm to 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. In a change to the fixture schedule, we now host Dungloe this Saturday. Throw-in times will be confirmed to parents mid-week.

Ladies
Senior, minor and under 16 training continues on Thursday, time to be confirmed.

There was superb weather for the under 12s home game against Buncrana on Saturday. The junior and senior games were played simultaneously. The junior game saw a big improvement on the girls display down in Buncrana with the visitors having to work a lot harder for their scores. Aodh Ruadh took some nice points themselves with Sarah Begley and Hannah Downey among those on the mark. Out the pitch the two Lucys, Byrne and Cleary, once again worked themselves into the ground and were wrecked coming off the pitch, two real stars. Defensively Rebecca Downey continued her fine form while Ellie Brennan was a lively threat in the attack. The seniors had a good win and played some really lovely football. Jessica O'Mahoney was just different class in her reading of the game. Roise Conlon had one of her best outings of the season at half back. The midfield pair of Lauren Foy and Ciara Larkin didn't put a foot wrong. Orlaith Gallagher was a force of nature in the attack with Cádhla Dolan, Áine Neilan, Aoife Travers, Niamh Duffy and Nessa Mitchell all taking nice scores. Many thanks to our referees on the day, Paddy Gillespie and Paddy Kelly. Big thanks also to everyone for supplying goodies and especially those who did such a great job with the post-match catering in the Aras. Training as usual this Wednesday at 7pm. Next league assignment for the girls is the visit of Muff on Thursday, players to be up at the park for 5.45pm. Parents / guardians are again asked to send refreshments with their child and help would also be appreciated with the catering upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh after the game.

The under 8 and under 10 girls are training from 5.45pm to 6.45pm on Wednesdays.

Under 6 training continues at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh this Friday from 6pm to 6.45pm.

The Duck Race will take place on Friday, June 28th. All those with outstanding cards are asked to start getting them back to their managers.

Hurling
On Sunday the under 16s travelled to Dungannon to play Swatragh and Dungannon in the North West League. The young squad lost both games.

The under 15s travel to Carndonagh this Thursday to take part in the County Óg Sport tournament.

The under 14s finished their season on high by claiming the A Championship title last Thursday in Tir Chonaill Park. They were up against Saint Eunan's and while things were even enough early on, our lads ran out comfortable winners to complete the under 14 league and championship double.

The under 12 league starts on Thursday and our opening game is at home to Saint Eunan's.

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon.

Dog fouling
Patrons are reminded that dogs are banned from Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. It has been brought to our attention that dog fouling has become a serious problem. Aside from being disgusting, this carelessness also endangers the health and safety of our players and volunteers. Please heed the notices displayed prominently around the grounds and keep your dog away from the premises.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Josie Lynch. The stand-up game prize of €120 was won by Angela Nicholson. Winners of the €100 houses included Marian Matthews, Gerry Quigley, Kevin O'Connor and Edmund Brennan. The summer snowball is rolling on nicely and sits on €700 this week. Bingo as usual this Friday night at the Abbey Centre with a €2,350 prize fund, first game at 9pm. Books priced just €10.

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25 June

Club meeting
There is a meeting of the club executive this Thursday at 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.

Football
Congratulations to the Donegal team and management on making it back-to-back Ulster titles on Saturday with a convincing win over Cavan.

Aodh Ruadh seniors fielded something of a scratch side against Glenfin on Saturday. Despite that it looked like the Ernesiders might get a result out of the fixture for much of the game. Aodh Ruadh lead 1-1 by the end of the first quarter and the sides went in level at 0-5 to 1-2. Ballyshannon hit their best form in the third quarter and going into the final 15 minutes the visitors held a 0-6 to 1-7 lead. However, Aodh Ruadh failed to add to their tally and Glenfin hit an unanswered 1-3 to win on a final scoreline of 1-9 to 1-7. The reserve game was postponed. After a run of away games, Aodh Ruadh will enjoy home comforts this Sunday. Naomh Columba are the guests in Father Tierney Park with the reserves going off at 1.30pm followed by the seniors at 3pm.

The Aodh Ruadh minors return to action this Tuesday, 25th July, when they take in Killybegs. Throw-in down in Fintra is at 7.30pm.

Good luck to the under 14s as they head off to Féile this weekend. The lads are in Ballindine on the Mayo / Galway border for their two Friday group games. They play local side Ballindine first and then Offaly outfit Kilcormac / Killoughy. On Saturday they are in Headford to play the home club in their last group game before moving on to the quarter-final stages.

The under 12 season came to an end on Saturday when the lads came off second best against Naomh Conaill. Thanks to all the players for their efforts over the year as well as the management team of Paul Gillespie, David O'Donnell, William Doogan, Seamus Roper, Andy Brennan, Paul Sheridan, Kenny Vaughan, Paddy Kelly and Rory McGloin.

Under 11 training has commenced and runs on Mondays and Friday at 7.15pm.

Our under 8 boys played Dungloe on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning with 40 boys togging out. Everybody got full games, and played very well. Thanks to David Downey and John Hughes for reffing. This Friday we play MacCumhaill's in at 6.30pm. Boys to be up for 6pm with the action wrapping up about 7.30pm.

Ladies
The senior ladies are back in league action this Thursday when they travel to Fintra to take on Killybegs at 7.30pm.

The under 16 season gets under way this Tuesday, 25th June, when Aodh Ruadh host Saint Naul's in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Players to at the park for 6.15pm. Throw-in at 7pm.

Under 13 training takes place on Tuesdays in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 5.30pm to 6.45pm.

Once again the weather was good as the under 12s wrapped up the first round of league fixtures with the visit of Muff last Thursday evening. The juniors got things going and exchanges were very even. Muff opened strongly with a goal and a point. Aodh Ruadh responded with a point from Nessa Warren and Lucy Byrne goal. In the second half Muff pushed on and despite a strong defensive effort from the Shamettes they took the win. Aodh Ruadh did have the last say though with Leah Melly netting a glorious goal. Player of the match was probably Katie McCaffrey who put in a serious shift. Abbie Gallagher was fantastic in midfield, and was a miss when she injured her ankle later in proceedings. Rebecca Downey and Sara Begley formed a great defensive partnership. The senior game saw Aodh Ruadh winning well, although Muff did put up strong resistance, especially in the second half. In defence Megan Murphy was superb with her reading of the game, with Katie McGowan also very resolute. Ciara Larkin, Lauren Foy and Louisa McCosker were all in superb form in the middle third, making great use of the ball. Orlaith Gallagher again showed she's a special attacking talent and Niamh Duffy's ball-skills were really something to see. Many thanks to our referees on the day, Sandra Sheerin and Síofra Hughes. Big thanks also to everyone for supplying goodies and especially those who did such a great job with the post-match catering in the Aras. Training as usual this Wednesday at 7pm.

The under 8 and under 10 girls are training from 5.45pm to 6.45pm on Wednesdays.

Under 6 training continues at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh this Friday from 6pm to 6.45pm.

The annual ladies Duck Race takes place this Friday. All those with outstanding cards are asked to start getting them back to their managers.

Hurling
Good luck to the senior hurlers who host Carndonagh in their Junior Hurling Championship opener on Saturday. Throw-in at 7pm.

The under 16s are in Letterkenny on Thursday to take on Letterkenny Gaels at 6.30pm.

The under 15s travelled to Carndonagh on Thursday to take part in the County Óg Sport tournament. Five clubs took part; Aodh Ruadh, Carndonagh, Letterkenny Gaels, Buncrana and Burt. The lads played well throughout the day winning all their games, they now go forward to represent Donegal in the Ulster Óg Sport tournament.

The under 12s began their league campaign last Thursday at home to Saint Eunan's. This enthusiastic squad have been working hard in training over the last few months. It was encouraging to have 23 lads togged out on the night with all getting game time. The lads hurled well and had a comfortable win over the Letterkenny lads. They are at home again this Thursday against Burt.

Last Saturday saw the Donegal under 15s record a big win over Mayo in the Hibernian Cup. Our representatives on this squad were Aaron Cullen, Danny Breen Brosnan and Pauric Daly. Denis Daly is part of the management of this squad. Donegal under 14s lost to Mayo on the same day. Aodh Ruadh were represented on this squad by Tommy Winters, Cian McKenna, James Gallagher and Kenzie Ayres. Well done to Aaron Neilan and Danny Breen Brosnan who have been selected to take part in the Ulster under 15 training camp in Jordanstown. This is a great honour for the lads and the club.

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon.

Manus Kelly
Aodh Ruadh extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Manus Kelly following his tragic passing on Sunday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

June big bingo
The June big bingo takes this Friday night at the Abbey Centre. There will be a mighty prize fund of €3,400 including the €1,000 super jackpot which must be won. The snowball is €800. Books priced €15 or get the book and a half special for €20. First game at 9pm.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 bingo jackpot was won by Caroline Finnerty of Ballyshannon. The stand up game prize of €130 was won by Regina Dolan of Ballyshannon. Winners of the €100 houses included Philomena Granaghan, Marian Matthews, Majella Gettins and Teresa Ward. There was no claim on the snowball prize so it rolls up to €800 this week.

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