The minors lost to Naomh Conaill 0-8 to 1-6 in their championship play-off game last Wednesday in Convoy.
It was a very evenly contested match, but Glenties just about got over the line in the end. Aodh Ruadh were down Colm Kelly, Oisín Rooney and Matthew Maguire, but gave a good account of themselves.
Calum O’Halloran got the Ernesiders off the mark after nine minutes, before Nathan Boyle sent over a 45 off the deck.
Philip Patton added two further points in a first half where Kevin Warnock also pulled off a penalty save to make the half-time score 1-2 to 0-4 in favour of Naomh Conaill. There were further scores from Shane McGrath and Philip Patton in the second half, but Aodh Ruadh just couldn’t reel their opponents in. They were also unlucky in the end to see an number of goal chances coming back off the framework. Some of Aodh Ruadh’s best performances came in defence with Colm Doyle going well at corner back and Eddie Lynch doing an excellent job on Naomh Conaill danger man Ethan O’Donnell.
Also doing well for Ballyshannon were the four substitutes introduced over the course of the game, Jason Granaghan, Conal and Dónal Sweeny and Sean Taylor.
The senior hurlers have their table quiz in Owen Roe’s this Thursday, 13th November. Come on out and bring a team with you! The action throws-in at 9.30pm.
The 2013/2014 Community Employment Scheme was completed recently and a new scheme has just commenced.
This will provide resources to Aodh Ruadh for the Schools Coaching Initiative, completing the development works at Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh which commenced in 2007, and continuing with the upgrading of Father Tierney Park to meet modern player and spectator requirements.
Schools Coaching Initiative
Anyone in the locality interested in participating in the Aodh Ruadh Schools Coaching Initiative as either a football or hurling coach should contact Tom Daly immediately.
Department of Social Protection criteria for community employment schemes must be complied with, including a minimum age of 25 years and at least 12 months on unemployment allowances.
Garda Vetting applies and appropriate child protection and coaching training will be provided.
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 samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org.
Abbey Centre Bingo
The €800 bingo jackpot was won by Anne Granaghan of Bundoran.
Bingo this Friday will be held at Coláiste Cholmcille as the Allingham Arts Festival are holding events at the Abbey Centre.
This Friday sees the return of the snowball, starting at €200 on game six. Books priced at €10 for full book, €5 for a half.
This week the Allingham Festival will be in full swing Take a look at www.allinghamfestival.com to check out the schedule of events and reserve your seats and join in the feast of fun and entertainment.
Questions? Ring 0876044099, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Abbey Centre box office from 1-3pm this week for tickets or the latest updates on the 2014 Allingham Festival.
There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €3,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 14.
In the lucky dip €20 went to Margaret Gahan, Tir Chonaill Street; Mary Morrow; Kane Family, Cluain Barron; Linda Gillespie, Kildoney; and Malachi Daly, Kildoney.
Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €3,100 takes place at 8.30pm in Dicey’s on Sunday.
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: LADIES.
The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.
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