Dinner Dance 2015
It’s the club’s biggest social night of the year as the Aodh Ruadh dinner dance takes place this Saturday 28th February in Dorrian’s Hotel.
We will have both the Ulster trophies won by Donegal last year present on the night and tickets are on sale now locally priced €25. Music on the night will be supplied by Trutones.
The monthly club executive meeting takes place this Thursday at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend. Club registration can be paid between 7.30pm and 8.30pm before the meeting.
Open registration session this Thursday
There will be an open registration session this Thursday between 7.30pm and 8.30pm in Arás Aoidh Ruaidh. Anyone who wishes to sign up for club membership is warmly invited to attend. Club membership for 2015 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can also be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon’s Corner or contact Betty McIntyre on 0872363879. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. It is vital all players are signed up club members.
There is a Bord na nÓg meeting this Tuesday, 24th February at 8pm. It is absolutely essential we have all committee members present at this meeting.
The minors got their 2015 campaign off to a good start on Sunday with a 5-15 to 1-2 win over Naomh Ultan. The team has joint captains this year, Eugene Drummond and Calum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran. Cookie was the first to have the honour of taking the toss and certainly lead by example throughout the game. In terrible conditions the football was scrappy on both sides for the first ten minutes and midway through the first half the sides were level at 1-2 apiece. The Aodh Ruadh lads then stepped it up a gear with Philip Patton, Shane McGrath and Garreth Sheerin showing their class with some fine scores. Half-time saw the Ballyshannon men go in with a comfortable lead of 2-7 to 1-2. The second half started with much better football coming from the Aodh Ruadh men, but unfortunately man of the match Nathan Boyle and Ryan McKenna, two of the real work horses on the day had to be subbed off due to injury. The next man down was wing forward Dónal Sweeny who spent a long evening in Sligo hospital with a suspect fracture to his shoulder. We wish Dónal all the best for a speedy recovery. The younger members of the panel Conal Sweeny and Sean Taylor gave great performances when introduced. Jason Gallagher had a great game at full forward and along, with Cáelán Drummond, did all that was asked from them. The back line of Eugene Drummond, Jack Darbon and Jason Granaghan had a quiet second half with most of the play in the other end of the field, but they were very quick to respond to the occasional threat. Oisín Rooney was outstanding in the middle of the field, linking up very well with Daniel Warnock and Oisín Roper. The next outing and the first big test for the minors is at home to Naomh Columba on Sunday 8th March.
The first training session of the year for under 14s takes place this Saturday 28th February from 10am-11am in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.
With the Mercy Hall unavailable due to mock examinations, under 6 and under 8 indoor training are on a break. Training resumes in the Mercy Hall at the usual times for under 6s and under 8s on Friday 13th March.
Indoor training continues this Friday 27th February for under 10s in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 12s from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. Under 10s and 12s are asked to remember to bring in any outstanding registration forms and fees. PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS A CHARGE OF €2 PER HEAD TO COVER THE COST OF HALL HIRE. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.
A date for your diaries. The Bord na nÓg quiz takes place on Thursday 5th March in Owen Roe’s
Congratulations to our 2014 under 16 Ladies who won the County Championship in their section. The girls were presented with their county medals on Friday night. Many of these players are under 16 again this year. Thanks to managers Teddy Kane and Terence McShea for their work with the girls.
Training for under 16s, minors and seniors takes place on Tuesday 7pm and Saturday 11am.
The under 14 ladies team of 2014 were also presented with certificates on Friday night also by their manager, Tara Khan. This was to mark the team’s achievement in the County A Section Championship where the girls finished as the top third team in the county.
Congratulations to Sarah Patton and the Donegal Senior Ladies who had a very comprehensive win over Clare at the weekend.
The fixtures for the 2015 Ulster Senior Táin Club Hurling League have been released. This year sees Aodh Ruadh graded in division 2B along with Saint Eunan’s, Setanta, Strabane Shamrocks, and Knockbridge and Saint Fechin’s – both from Louth. The fixtures programme works out as follows:
Sunday 29th March: Aodh Ruadh v Setanta.
Monday, 6th April: Saint Eunan’s v Aodh Ruadh
Sunday 12th April: Strabane Shamrocks v Aodh Ruadh
Sunday 19th April: Aodh Ruadh v Saint Fechin’s
Sunday 26th April: Knockbridge v Aodh Ruadh
Sunday 31st May: Setanta v Aodh Ruadh
Sunday 14th June: Aodh Ruadh v Saint Eunan’s
Sunday 7th July: Aodh Ruadh v Strabane Shamrocks
Saturday 18th July: Saint Fechin’s v Aodh Ruadh
Saturday 25th July: Aodh Ruadh v Knockbridge
Underage hurling makes a welcome return this Sunday at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Due to the Donegal v Cork game, training will start at the earlier time of 10.30 am and will finish at 11.45am. From next week on training will be at its normal time of 12 noon. All are welcome from five years and upwards, especially beginners. Hurls and helmets will be provided for training, all coaches are qualified. Emphasis will be on fun and learning the skills of our great game. For any details contact any of the following managers: Under 8 John Rooney 086-2587793; under 10 Peter Horan 087-1326786; and under 12 Denis Daly 086-3269550.
Under 14 training will take place at 5pm sharp on Saturday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.
Coach The Coaches takes place on Saturday 7th March when Pauric Dowdall of Ulster GAA will carry out a workshop in Creevy National School from 3pm to 5 pm for all involved in underage hurling coaching. Any parents who would like to attend this event or help out in any way with underage hurling are asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.
Coaching workshops and courses
Below are coaching workshops and courses in February. If you would like to attend any of these please e-mail Emma Gaughan on email@example.com or text 0863039610.
Football Goalie Session
Date: Monday, 2 March @ 7.30pm
Tutor: Pat Shovlin
Foundation Award for hurling
All-county – MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 13-14th March
Award 1 for football
All-county – Glenswilly
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Award 1 for hurling
All-county – MacCumhaill Park
Friday/Saturday, 27-28th February
Ulster Coaching Conference
Saturday, 21st February. 9.00am Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.
National Go Games Activity Day
Sat/Sun 17-18th August, Croke Park.
Abbey Centre Bingo
Anne Granaghan of Bundoran was the winner of last week’s €400 jackpot. This Friday is the February big bingo with a €3,200 prize fund, including the €1,000 jackpot game. The winter snowball now stands at €600 on 51 numbers or less. Big bingo books priced at €15, €8 half book, or a book and half for €20.
Aodh Ruadh Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,500. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 7, 13 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Odhrán O’Neill; John Maguire, Parkhill; Martin Travers, Saint Benildus Avenue; Mary Duggan, Cornhill; and Rita McGullion, Belleek. Next draw in Dicey Reilly’s with a Jackpot of €4,600 on Monday at 8.30pm.
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.
The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: LADIES.
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