Welcome to Aodh Ruadh
|25 February 2024
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €1,100.
Next draw is Sunday in the Bridgend Bar at 8.30pm with a jackpot of €1,200
- Bord na nÓg
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Footballers
- Senior Hurlers
- Reserve Footballers
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
Bord na nÓg
In the lucky dip cash prizes of €20 went to Stephanie Greene, Eunan Gallagher, Rita McGullion, Marion Matthews and Eunan McGrath.
27 February 2024
Congratulations to Paul O'Loughlin who has been named Donegal under 16 Academy Football Manager. It's a great honour for the club to have PO taking on such a high profile, important and demanding role in the development of youth football in the county and we wish him all the very best with his new appointment.
The under 10 Footballers made the trip today to Dromore in Tyrone on Saturday for an early season challenge. The players performed really well and got a great work out. Thanks to head coach Barry Travers, all the coaches, parents and most of all the 21 players who made the trip. Thanks to Dromore GAC for their fabulous hospitality and welcome. All the lads had a great time.
All boys underage teams are returning to training in the coming weeks. Outlined below are the arrangements for each team
Boys under 5, Mercy hall, Coláiste Cholmcille, Fridays from 6pm to 6.45pm. Commenced Friday 9th February
Boys under 6, Mercy hall, Coláiste Cholmcille, Fridays from 7pm to 7.45pm. Commenced Friday 9th February.
Boys under 8, New hall, Coláiste Cholmcille, Fridays from 6pm to 7pm. Commenced Friday 2nd February.
Boys under 10, New hall, Coláiste Cholmcille, Fridays from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Commenced Friday 9th February.
Boys under 12, Lakeside, Fridays 5.45pm from 7pm. Commenced Friday 9th February.
Boys under 14, Lakeside, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8.15pm to 9.15pm. Commenced Monday 5th February.
Boys under 16 and boys under 18, Lakeside Centre, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.15pm to 9.45pm. Commencing Tuesday 6th February. Gym sessions on Fridays have also commenced.
It was a very successful weekend for all our young hurlers taking part in the Ulster League with their County Developmental teams. Cian McDonald was part of the under 20 panel that travelled to Monaghan and came away with the win. The under 17s were also up against Monaghan and welcomed them to the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. The game was tighter than the scoreline suggests with Donegal prevailing on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-2. Congratulations to all the Aodh Ruadh lads lining out on the day: Joe Gibbions, Daithi Sheerin, Shay Winters, Corey Sheridan, Jun Hui Lin, Antoin O'Loughlin, Lennon Canny, Liam Doogan and Sean Maguire.
Training for under 16s continues at the Breesy Centre this week. See the team WhatsApp group for details.
Hurling for our under 8s and under 10s will be making a comeback in March as we look forward to getting started for 2024! All details will be confirmed shortly so keep an eye on your team WhatsApp for more details. Anyone looking to join in the fun can contact John Larkin on 086-1076883 (under 8s), or Martin Larkin 086-8033596 (under 10s).
The Juvenile Hurling Committee are looking for volunteers to get involved with coaching and mentoring at under 6, under 12 and minor level. All interested parties will have support and assistance from current mentors at all age grades. Please contact Chairman Eoghan Ruadh O'Neill on 087-9786568 or Secretary Orla Bannon on 086-8035316 for more details.
Adult ladies fixtures have been unveiled for 2024. Once again Aodh Ruadh are delighted to be able to field two adult ladies teams. Throw in for all games will be 10.30am
Division 1 Gaeil Fhánada v Aodh Ruadh
Division 3 Aodh Ruadh v Convoy
Division 3 Robert Emmet's v Aodh Ruadh
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Na Dunaibh
Division 3 Aodh Ruadh v Red Hugh's
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Glenfin
Division 3 MacCumhaill's v Aodh Ruadh
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Termon
Division 3 Convoy v Aodh Ruadh
Division 1 Naomh Mhuire v Aodh Ruadh
Division 3 Aodh Ruadh v Robert Emmet's
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Conaill
Division 3 Four Masters v Aodh Ruadh
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Ardara
Division 3 Aodh Ruadh v Four Masters
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Moville
Division 3 Red Hugh's v Aodh Ruadh
Division 1 Aodh Ruadh v Saint Eunan's
Division 1 Dungloe v Aodh Ruadh
Division 3 Aodh Ruadh v MacCumhaill's
Games in Father Tierney Park
It was a very busy few days in Father Tierney Park over the weekend with a big crowds attending two high profile schools games. We have great galleries of pictures from both the clash of Omagh CBS and Saint Gerald’s, Castlebar in the Hogan Cup semi-final, and the All-Ireland Camogie Final of the Post Primary C championship between Saint Mary’s Magherafelt and Convent of Mercy Roscommon. This weekend the town will see another major influx of supporters as the Park plays host to the NFL Division 1 game between Donegal and Louth on Sunday at 2pm.
CPR / AED training
Huge thanks to everyone who attended the CPR/AED course last Thursday. We had a fantastic turn out over the three nights with 51 people attending from the club and local Ballyshannon businesses. The club would not have been able to run these courses without Liam Thompson, Kenny Vaughan and Mark Sheerin who gave up their free time, and we really appreciate their hard work. Please keep an eye on Aodh Ruadh CLG Face page, club notes and the Ballyshannon Business chamber Facebook page as the club will be organising more courses over the summer.
Last one standing
The Rossies win against Monaghan, their first of the League, saved the day for more than half the punters this weekend. We lost 27 this week with 51 now marching on to week five.
Executive committee meeting
February’s meeting of the club executive committee will be take place on Wednesday, 28th February, at 8:30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All members of the committee are asked to attend. Any items for Any Other Business should be with the club secretary by 2pm on Tuesday.
We ask all club members to start thinking about submitting their club registration for 2024. This year we are moving to Foireann for processing of club membership. This is the official GAA online platform, and many will have already used it during COVID. To obtain or renew membership online go to foireann.ie, and your membership status will be displayed on the dashboard after you login, with the option to register, if you have not yet paid your membership for 2024. Anyone running into problems with Foireann can contact Lisa McTernan or Louise Larkin for assistance. Alternatively, membership can also be paid to Gerry Ferguson at Ferguson's Jewellers. All players, without exception, must be signed up club members. Non members are not covered by the GAA's injury insurance scheme and cannot line out for the club. Adult members will receive first priority for the club's allocation of All-Ireland final tickets in the event of Donegal contesting the decider. Only adult members registered by 31st March may vote at the club AGM.
We had busy night of prizes at last Tuesday's bingo on 20th February. Suzanna Cassidy was a happy woman, taking home the jackpot in game 10! Our other House winners were Marie Gallagher and Sean Coughlin (Shared), Breege Kelly, Breege O’Kelly and Inger Percival (Shared), Patricia O'Connor, James Gethins, Rachel Anderson, Tracy Singh, and Inger Percival. Our Snowball survived for another week with Mary McGonigle claimed the €100 euro prize. The Stand-Up game was won by Mairead McGarrigle, with Agnes Ryder and Mary Roper winning free books in our half time draw! The line winners were Gerard Cullen, Leanne Patterson, Maureen Coughlin and Geraldine Kane, Jack McCadden, Jude Rooney, Dolores McMenamin, Breege Kelly, Ellen Maguire and Rosaleen O'Brien and Kay Gilvarry. Celine McGrath took the €50 double line prize on game 10. The €1,000 Winter Snowball escaped another week so is in play on 45 numbers or less this week, all as part of a €2,800 prize fund including €500 50/50 Jackpot and €300 Lucky Numbers game. Bingo at the usual time of 8.30pm this Tuesday with doors open at 7.45pm. Books cost just €10! Come along a bring a friend for a great night of craic and prizes!
Last modified: Monday, 26 February 2024 at 10:32pm
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