Pride of place this week goes to a young Aodh Ruadh under 16 ladies side who won claimed the Donegal under 16 C championship title with victory Kilcar on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-5 on Friday evening.
It was a very poor day for football, with wind and rain battering Mountcharles, but that didn’t diminish Aodh Ruadh’s appetite for the game and they got off to a magnificent start, dominating up front and pushing out into a lead which Kilcar could never reel in.
The Ballyshannon girls led by 1-8 to 0-2 at half time and looked set fair for the honours. They had to count on an excellent second half defensive performance though to shut out Kilcar as they tried to claw their way back into the game. With Aodh Ruadh taking all their chances they ran out deserved 19 point winners. Mary Flora Scott and Shelly Loughlin orchestrated the attack well up front while Lorna Matthews and Orla Gillespie denied Kilcar any traction in the defence. Dearbhaile O’Moore and Meabh Rooney both excelled in midfield too. Congratulations to Teddy Kane, Terence McShea, Tara Khan, Elaine Dorrian and Sarah Patton on steering the side to championship success. The side who brought much-needed silverware back to Aodh Ruadh were as follows: Catherine McClay; Bronagh Kelly, Lorna Matthews, Ríonach Sheerin; Louise Mahon, Orla Gillespie, Lauren Moore; Dearbhaile O’Moore, Meabh Rooney; Rebecca Gillespie, Mary Flora Scott, Aimee McCaffrey; Roisín Gallagher, Shelly Loughlin, Roisín Meehan.
Aodh Ruadh have been drawn against Fanad Gaels in the intermediate football championship quarter-finals. The winners of that game play the winners from the Cloughaneely v Burt quarter-final. At the time of mailing there was no fixture information available, an addendum will follow when we have anything further to report on that front.
On Thursday last the Coláiste Cholmcille senior hurling team qualified for the Casement Shield semi-final by virtue of a comprehensive victory over Abbey CBS Newry on a 2-11 to 1-4 scoreline. The game was played in difficult conditions at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghey. The lads put in a hard working performance where everyone showed great commitment. This win means they now play old rivals Buncrana in the semi-final.
Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets now available in kids’ sizes
With Christmas coming up we have the perfect stocking filler for your football or hurling mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are still selling adult jackets. These would make an ideal present for club members returning for foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. Keep an eye on notes and Aodh Ruadh text for details of fitting sessions. You can check out an adult sample of the jacket on aodhruadh.org.
Two big weddings in the club this week and we’d like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all concerned for a long and happy marriage. Our hard working secretary Emma Gaughan hitches up with Aidan McGonigle this Friday, while bona fide Aodh Ruadh and Donegal legend Niall McCready and Marie Doherty tie the knot on Saturday.
Last week’s €400 jackpot was split five ways in the Abbey Centre. Bingo continues as normal this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre, with books priced €10 for a full book or €5 for the half book.
There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,800. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 9, 15 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mary McGee, Roscor; Fidelma McCaffrey, Garrison; Kenneth Roper, Creevy; John Gallagher, Erne Street; and Tom Gallagher Cluain Barron. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,900 takes place at 8.30pm in McIntyre’s on Sunday.
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.
The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.