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Club Notes Archive - 2020

Box. October
6 October

On field action on hold
Croke Park has made the decision to suspend all competitive club activity until further notice. In addition, Donegal GAA have recommended suspension of all training until further notice also. This is a recommendation Aodh Ruadh are going to adhere to, so unfortunately all training is now suspended. We will keep our members updated as things develop and thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Thanks
The senior football team would like to thank the town for the great show of colour and the support around the championship final. The flags will be coming down over the next week, hopefully only going into storage for the next big day. However, it was great to have something positive to rally around in these difficult times and the memories will endure for many a year to come.

AGM correspondence
All correspondence for the 2020 AGM of Aodh Ruadh CLG will be via e-mail. Any member wishing to receive this correspondence should ensure the club secretary, Lisa McTernan, has your e-mail address by Friday 9th October. Text 086-2338636 or email secretary.aodhruadh.donegal@gaa.ie.

Drive-in Bingo
As the county remains in Level 3 we are delighted to confirm that the Drive-in Bingo will take place again this Friday at 7pm at the Market Yard, Ballyshannon. All precautionary measures in line with public health guidelines will be followed in order to ensure the Bingo is a Covid safe event. Books are just €10 and will be sold from 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Coaching position
The club’s Park / Development Committee has recently received approval to continue the Community Employment Scheme (CES) which it will run for a further three years up to the Autumn of 2023. The Aodh Ruadh managed scheme is a major one with over 30 participants assigned to a variety of voluntary organisations in south Donegal. The Development Committee have again received approval to appoint a Gaelic Games coach to work in the club area. This position is open to men and women who meet the CES criteria. Applicants from outside the Aodh Ruadh club area are equally entitled to apply. For further information or to express an interest in the position please contact Tom Daly by email at tom.daly@ulstergaa.ie. Full training towards accredited GAA coaching qualifications will be provided and funded. Several past holders of this position have gone on to gain full time employment in a variety of spheres.

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13 October

AGM action
The Club AGM will take place on Sunday 29th November. Whether this year's AGM will take place in the form of a face to face meeting or remotely will be determined by what Covid alert level we are at nearer the time. All sub-committee reports should be with Club Secretary, Lisa McTernan, by Friday 20th November.
The ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 15th November. As with the club AGM, a decision on whether this will be held in the Rock Hall or remotely will be made nearer the time.

Drive-in Bingo
The Drive-in Bingo is back again this Friday at 7pm at the Market Yard, Ballyshannon. All precautionary measures in line with public health guidelines will be followed in order to ensure the Bingo is a Covid safe event. Books are just €10 and will be sold from 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Good luck Donegal
We wish the county team the best of luck as they return to action this Sunday against Tyrone in MacCumhaill Park in the National League. The game will be broadcast live by TG4 at 4pm.

Win a house in Dublin!
We renew our invitation to our members to support Donegal GAA's house draw. You could win a semi-detached home in Dublin with Club Donegal. With over 134 square metres of living space, this four-bed residence is located in Brownsbarn, adjacent to Citywest. On 4th December one very lucky person will win this brand-new house in our capital. Second prize in the draw is a brand-new Mazda 2. Tickets, priced €100, are available to buy online now at winyourhouseindublin.com.

Coaching position
The club’s Park / Development Committee has recently received approval to continue the Community Employment Scheme (CES) which it will run for a further three years up to the Autumn of 2023. The Aodh Ruadh managed scheme is a major one with over 30 participants assigned to a variety of voluntary organisations in south Donegal. The Development Committee have again received approval to appoint a Gaelic Games coach to work in the club area. This position is open to men and women who meet the CES criteria. Applicants from outside the Aodh Ruadh club area are equally entitled to apply. For further information or to express an interest in the position please contact Tom Daly by email at tom.daly@ulstergaa.ie. Full training towards accredited GAA coaching qualifications will be provided and funded. Several past holders of this position have gone on to gain full time employment in a variety of spheres.

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20 October

County action
Well done to Declan Bonner and the Donegal team as they secured Division 1 football for 2021 with a comfortable win over Tyrone last Sunday. We wish the squad the best of luck on their travels to Kerry this weekend where they have an outside chance of sneaking a first league crown since 2007. If Donegal win, and Dublin and Galway draw, the Tir Chonaill men's excellent scoring difference should see them claim the title. Elsewhere, we'll be hoping to scalp Tyrone for the second time in a week this Saturday when the Red Hands visit Ballybofey for the Ulster minor football championship quarter-final. We would especially like to wish our own lads on the team, Kyle Murray and Cian Rooney, the very best of luck. The game throws-in at 11.30am in MacCumhaill Park.

Upcoming AGMs
The Bord na nÓg AGM will take place via Zoom on Sunday, 8th November at 5pm. Anyone with an interest in the development of underage football in Ballyshannon is warmly invited to attend. The Club AGM will take place on Sunday 29th November. Whether this year's AGM will take place in the form of a face to face meeting or remotely will be determined by what Covid alert level we are at nearer the time. All sub-committee reports should be with Club Secretary, Lisa McTernan, by Friday 20th November. The Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 15th November.

Drive-in Bingo
Unfortunately, last week's Drive in Bingo was cancelled. Our apologies to anyone who didn’t get word in time and turned up to play. With current restrictions around living with coronavirus, there will be no Drive in Bingo this week. We will continue to keep the situation under review and hope to get restarted in the not too distant future.

Condolences
We extend our condolences to Paddy Kelly and all the Kelly family on the sad passing of his brother, Michael, recently.

Win a house in Dublin!
We renew our invitation to our members to support Donegal GAA's house draw. You could win a semi-detached home in Dublin with Club Donegal. With over 134 square metres of living space, this four-bed residence is located in Brownsbarn, adjacent to Citywest. On 4th December one very lucky person will win this brand-new house in our capital. Second prize in the draw is a brand-new Mazda 2. Tickets, priced €100, are available to buy online now at winyourhouseindublin.com.

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27 October

Test your Premiership smarts
With the Premiership up and running now, there's a fair bit of form to go on now. So, no better time to sign up for a Premiership Snowball fund-raiser being run by senior and reserve footballers. Cards can be obtained from any player, from Lisa McTernan or on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page. It's €10 to enter - payments can also be made through our page on www.klubfunder.com in the general payments section, with the teams being texted to Lisa on 086-2338636. The rules are simple. You pick one team per week, and you can't pick the same team twice. We are grateful for €500 sponsorship generously donated by Colin at MR OIL MAN! All monies raised will go straight back into the club.

Last one standing
Jordan Morris scored a last-minute equaliser for Meath against Monaghan which eliminated 27 entrants from our competition. So, as we head for the championship, we now have 15 left standing in our fundraiser sponsored by Liam Gallen of Mr G's. All left standing will be contacted to get their picks for provincial winners and All-Ireland winners. Entrants and picks will be posted the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page on Friday, 30th October.

Lighting up for Christmas
A large number of club members are taking part in the Virtual Halloween 5k being organised by Ballyshannon Business Chamber to help light the town this Christmas. Over the past number of years the businesses in town have done a superb job making the town look festive in the run up to Christmas. With Covid 19 having hit local business so hard the local community are rowing in to help make the Christmas lights happen by taking part in the Virtual Halloween 5k. To play your part just complete a 5k between Wednesday 28th October and Saturday 31st October, fancy dress optional! Younger runners / walkers can split the 5k into relays over a few days. When you're done, send your photo to the Ballyshannon Business Chamber Facebook page where they will share it. Then make a donation at the event's GoFundMe.com page. There will be spot prizes available too.

Supporting mental health
We invite members to support a fund-raiser organised by our senior player, David McGurrin on behalf of Connect Mental Health. He is running the distance from where he currently lives in Dooradoyle, Limerick back home to Ballyshannon, a distance of approximately 270km. This will be completed within a 5 km radius over the duration of the Level 5 Restrictions ending on December 1st. David will be posting updates online on his progress. Connect Mental Health is a community mental health organisation promoting positive mental health in Donegal through an annual programme of events, online workshops and supports delivered directly to young people and adults in the local community. To donate go to the GoFundMe.com page for this event.

Coaching corner
Donegal GAA’s Games Development Manager Aaron Kyles is staging a weekly webinair over the run up to Christmas. The first of these, on Wednesday, November 4th, will be an introduction to Donegal GAA Club Support Programme. The webinairs will be via Microsoft Teams. The Club Support Programme is there to assist clubs in developing a club coaching plan alongside developing and mentoring of club coaches through coach the coach’s workshops. Check out the Donegal GAA website for full details on the programme of webinars.

Upcoming AGMs
The Bord na nÓg AGM will take place via Zoom on Sunday, 8th November at 5pm. Anyone with an interest in the development of underage football in Ballyshannon is warmly invited to attend. The Club AGM will take place on Sunday 29th November. Whether this year's AGM will take place in the form of a face to face meeting or remotely will be determined by what Covid alert level we are at nearer the time. All sub-committee reports should be with Club Secretary, Lisa McTernan, by Friday 20th November. The Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 15th November via Zoom. Those who wish to take part in the AGM should email Patricia McShea Hill at rusheen50@gmail.com as soon as possible. All managers are asked to please forward their team report by 1st November as all paperwork has to be gathered and emailed to those taking part in the AGM.

County action
Best of luck to Donegal as they take on Tyrone in the Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final at 1.30pm in MacCumhaill Park this Sunday.

Win a house in Dublin!
We renew our invitation to our members to support Donegal GAA's house draw. You could win a semi-detached home in Dublin with Club Donegal. With over 134 square metres of living space, this four-bed residence is located in Brownsbarn, adjacent to Citywest. On 4th December one very lucky person will win this brand-new house in our capital. Second prize in the draw is a brand-new Mazda 2. Tickets, priced €100, are available to buy online now at winyourhouseindublin.com.

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