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4 May

Football
The underage football training schedule this week is as follows:-
Under 5 and Under 7 - Friday, 6pm to 7pm @ Father Tierney Park.
Under 9 - Friday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Main Pitch.
Under 11 - Monday, 6pm to 7pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch; Thursday, 6pm to 7pm @ Father Tierney Park.
Under 13 - Wednesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.
Under 15 - Monday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Main Pitch; Friday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.
Under 17 - Monday, 7.30pm to 8.30pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch; Friday, 4.30pm to 6pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Main Pitch.

Ladies
The ladies football training schedule this week is as follows:-
Under 6 and Under 8 - Tuesday, 5pm to 6pm @ Father Tierney Park.
Under 10 - Tuesday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @Father Tierney Park.
Under 12 - Wednesday, 6pm to 7pm @ Father Tierney Park; Saturday, 11am to 12 noon @ Father Tierney Park.
Under 14 - Tuesday, 7.30pm to 8.30pm @ Father Tierney Park; Thursday, 7.30pm to 8.30pm @ Father Tierney Park.
Under 16 - Monday, 6pm to 7.15pm @ Father Tierney Park; Wednesday, 7.15pm to 8.30pm @ Father Tierney Park; Saturday, 9.15am to 10.30am @ Father Tierney Park.
Under 18 - Monday, 7.30pm to 8.30pm @ Father Tierney Park; Friday, 7.15pm to 8.30pm @ Father Tierney Park.

Hurling
We were delighted to finally get back out on the training pitch with our underage hurlers. As a committee we would like to thank the wider club for all their endeavours to get us back out training, and the huge amount of work that went on behind the scenes to make last week happen.

Our under 13s, under 15s and under 17s all started back on Tuesday evening and there was a real sense of excitement among the players as well as the coaches to be able to meet up and train together. We are very grateful to our committee, coaches and Covid officers for all their efforts in making our return to play run as smoothly as it did. Training continues next week for these groups at the times outlined below.

Under 13 - Tuesday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch; Sunday, 10.30am to 11.30am @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.
Under 15 - Tuesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Main Pitch; Thursday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.
Under 17 - Tuesday, 5pm to 6pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch; Sunday, 12.45pm to 1.45pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.

Sunday morning saw the return of our younger age groups, with our under 9, under 7 and under 5s all starting out again. There was great energy and enthusiasm among our young stars and it was a joy to see them back out with hurls in their hands again. In what was a very successful morning we welcomed over 40 hurlers to Páirc Aodh Ruadh, and we look forward to seeing those numbers grow over the coming weeks. Again, a huge thanks to all of our coaches and our covid officers for all their work in helping make sure Sunday was a success.

If any parent would like their child to join any of our younger age groups, please contact John Larkin on 086-1076883. Children born in the years 2016 will be under 5; 2015 and 2014 are under 7; And those born in 2012 and 2013 are under 9.

Ballyshannon Bingo
We had another really enjoyable night of bingo last Friday with €2,200 paid out to 31 different prize winners. Well done to Linda Clyne taking the €500 jackpot and Patrice Cox taking the €250 mini jackpot. Our other house winners included Margaret McGarrigle, Ciara Kane, Melanie Lewis, Shay Cleary, Geraldine Gallagher, Clodagh Ward, Phyllis Crowe and Mairead McCormack. The €1,000 bank holiday snowball survived so it rolls on to €1,050 this week. We're looking forward to the next instalment of Ballyshannon Bingo this Friday night at the new start time of 9pm, where we'll have a total prize pot of €3,250 to play for. Once again we will be back broadcasting to the world from Bingo HQ via Zoom at our new time of 8.30pm. There will be single line, double line and house prizes on all games. If you haven't already played, you can find full details on the Ballyshannon Bingo Facebook page. Books are available to buy on our Klubfunder.com page right now. Remember, if you don't have access to a printer, Mary in A Novel Idea will be happy to print your book for a small fee.
Click this link to buy a SINGLE BOOK for €10.
Click this link to buy a DOUBLE BOOK for €15.
Please note, we have revamped the delivery schedule for Ballyshannon Bingo books as follows:

  • Books bought by 4pm on Wednesday will be emailed by lunchtime Thursday.
  • Books then bought by 8am on Friday morning will be emailed before lunchtime on Friday.
  • Books bought by Friday's final 4pm deadline will be emailed before 6pm on Friday.

It is very important players enter the email address they need the book to be sent to. Late changes are problematic and we cannot guarantee they will be facilitated. Look forward to seeing you all again this Friday evening!

Aodh Ruadh 2021 Golf Classic
The club are hosting a Golf Classic in Bundoran Golf Club on Friday, 11th June. Tee Times are available from 8am to 5pm and can be booked through the golf club on 071-9841302. Entry is €120 per team. We have eight team prizes, as well as prizes for the longest male and female drives, and nearest the pin. Up for grabs are fourballs at Ballyliffin, Murvagh and Slieve Russell; four golf bags, golf shoes, golf hats, plus loads more prizes. To obtain a tee sponsorship contact William on 087-2799855.

Supporting Pat
We are encouraging club members to get behind a fund-raiser being run by Carlow Town hurling and camogie club. Well-known Ballyshannon exile Pat O'Brien is taking part in the Barrowside Challenge fund-raiser. Remarkably, Pat will complete his 5km walk with the use of his walking aid, which he uses in his battle against Parkinson's disease. Pat is very proud of his Donegal links, and has immersed himself in Carlow GAA. He is a former county secretary, a former secretary of Coiste na nÓg, a former chairman of Carlow camogie and past president of Carlow GAA. Pat has given a lifetime of service to the promotion of our national games, as a player, mentor and administrator. If ever anyone was deserving of our support, Pat surely is. To sponsor Pat head along to clubcarlow.ie.

Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module
We ask players, parents and guardians, team mentors and indeed anyone thinking of being in the environs of a GAA pitch in the next few months to complete the GAA's online Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module. This eLearning module aims to inform those involved with GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association clubs on their roles and responsibilities for the safe resumption of Gaelic games activities. It is particularly aimed at Covid supervisors and officers, players, team personnel, and the parents and guardians of underage players. However, anyone present at training sessions or games should complete it to gain an understanding of the Safe Return Guidelines.

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11 May

Fáilte ar ais!
We would like to issue a big welcome back to our adult players as they prepare to return to on-field action. It's hard to believe our adult players haven't been able to get out on the pitch since last September, but it's a long road without a turn, and we are delighted to see our footballers, hurlers and ladies footballers lacing up the boots once again. All players, adult and underage, should have now paid their membership. The club does not permit non-members to participate in any form of on-field activity, and this includes training. Membership can be paid online at our Klubfunder page. Non-playing members should also note that they will need to have their membership paid by May 31st in order to have a vote at the club's annual general meeting, as well as to be eligible for consideration for All-Ireland final tickets should Donegal make the decider at the end of August.

Hurling
Training continues next week for our older groups at the times outlined below.

Under 13 - Tuesday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch; Sunday, 10.30am to 11.30am @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.
Under 15 - Tuesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Main Pitch; Thursday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.
Under 17 - Tuesday, 5pm to 6pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch; Sunday, 12.45pm to 1.45pm @ Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Top Pitch.

Sunday morning saw another great turnout for our younger hurlers, with our under 9, under 7 and under 5s all out again for their second session of the year. In total we had 50 youngsters in action and we look forward to seeing even more new faces! If any parent would like their child to join any of our younger age groups, please contact John Larkin on 086-1076883. Children born in the years 2016 will be under 5; 2015 and 2014 are under 7; And those born in 2012 and 2013 are under 9.

School sports days
It's that time of year when the schools are organising their sports days and availing of our facilities. Scoil Caitriona are in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 11am to 1pm on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May and will also use the Fitness Trail there. Other bookings can be made via Tom Daly. We can also accommodate schools in Father Tierney Park at certain times.

Ballyshannon Bingo
Yet another enjoyable night at the Ballyshannon Online Bingo with 32 different winners of the €2,200 paid out. Well done to Mark Newell winning the €500 jackpot and Mary Gregg taking the €250 mini jackpot. Our other house winners included Tracy McGlone, Ailish Ward, Denise McGlinchey, Grace Martin, Elaine McLoone, Carmel McCadden, Diane Travers and Tracey Fitzpatrick. The snowball evaded capture again so rolls to €1,100 this Friday night on 47 numbers or less, Remember our new start time of 9pm. Once again we will be back broadcasting to the world from Bingo HQ via Zoom at our new time of 8.30pm. There will be single line, double line and house prizes on all games. If you haven't already played, you can find full details on the Ballyshannon Bingo Facebook page. Books are available to buy on our Klubfunder.com page right now. Remember, if you don't have access to a printer, Mary in A Novel Idea will be happy to print your book for a small fee.
Click this link to buy a SINGLE BOOK for €10.
Click this link to buy a DOUBLE BOOK for €15.
Please note, we have revamped the delivery schedule for Ballyshannon Bingo books as follows:

  • Books bought by 4pm on Wednesday will be emailed by lunchtime Thursday.
  • Books then bought by 8am on Friday morning will be emailed before lunchtime on Friday.
  • Books bought by Friday's final 4pm deadline will be emailed before 6pm on Friday.

It is very important players enter the email address they need the book to be sent to. Late changes are problematic and we cannot guarantee they will be facilitated. Look forward to seeing you all again this Friday evening!

Aodh Ruadh 2021 Golf Classic
The club are hosting a Golf Classic in Bundoran Golf Club on Friday, 11th June. Tee Times are still available, but they are now filling out fast. Book through the golf club on 071-9841302 at your earliest opportunity to be sure of your slot. Entry is €120 per team. We have eight team prizes, as well as prizes for the longest male and female drives, and nearest the pin. Up for grabs are fourballs at Ballyliffin, Murvagh and Slieve Russell; vouchers for Bundoran Golf Club and Druids Golf, four golf bags, golf shoes, golf hats, plus loads more prizes. To obtain a tee sponsorship contact William on 087-2799855.

Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module
We ask players, parents and guardians, team mentors and indeed anyone thinking of being in the environs of a GAA pitch in the next few months to complete the GAA's online Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module. This eLearning module aims to inform those involved with GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association clubs on their roles and responsibilities for the safe resumption of Gaelic games activities. It is particularly aimed at Covid supervisors and officers, players, team personnel, and the parents and guardians of underage players. However, anyone present at training sessions or games should complete it to gain an understanding of the Safe Return Guidelines.

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