Aodh Ruadh GAA Club Notes


A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of Aodh Ruadh CLG takes place on Sunday 4th December in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 6pm. Club membership can be paid for 2017 on the night.


The countdown is on to the Aodh Ruadh underage football awards presentation evening in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon this Saturday 3rd December at 5pm. Donegal legend Michael Murphy will be joining us as we celebrate a year of underage football in Aodh Ruadh. There will be presentations to all players in Bord na nÓg and to the ladies under 12, under 13 and under 16 teams.


The county banquet takes place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm Being honoured on the night are retiring players from the All-Ireland winning team of 2012, the All-Ireland C Hurling Champions, Gradam Shémuis Mhic Géidigh urraithe ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta as well as club and individual award winners. Tickets are available from club officers priced €40.


The Bord na nÓg AGM took place last Wednesday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Reports were read and a useful discussion about the year past took place. One of the most encouraging aspects was a determined commitment to also field teams in division 2 at younger grades to give as many players as much football as possible. It will take increased manpower to make this a reality so anyone who is able help is invited to make contact with the relevant managers. Appointments were then made for the 2017 season with the all posts being filled on the night. Post holders for 2017 are as follows: Chairman, David O’Donnell; Secretary, Lisa McTernan; Southern Divisional Board Delegate, Lisa McTernan; Under 6 management, Ivan O’Mahoney and Packie McGrath; Under 8 management, Niall McCready and Damian Conlon; Under 10 management, Paul Gillespie and David O’Donnell; Under 12 management, Alan Sweeny and James Bradshaw; Under 14 management, Paddy Gillespie and Gerald McGloin; Under 16 management, John Hughes and Martin McGlynn; Under 17 and under 18 management, Raymie Granaghan.



Juvenile Hurling AGM will take place this Tuesday, 29th November, at 8pm. It will be a review of 2016 and a look forward to 2017. All interested in underage hurling are asked to attend. At the moment we are fielding six underage teams. There is a lot of work involved for the small, hard-working committee and we would encourage some new blood to get involved. Nobody needs to be afraid of being forced to take a job. Come along on the night and hear how the underage hurling season went in 2016. You never know you, might want to get involved. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. Anyone who can’t make the meeting, but feels like getting involved is asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793.


Our annual Christmas quiz will take place in Owen Roe’s on Thursday 15th December. Always a good night of fun and craic.



The Ladies committee would like to encourage senior ladies and members who are parents of underage players to attend the Club AGM as there will be matters to be decided regarding Ladies Football within the club and it is important those affected are present to have their say.


Scór na nÓg

Best of luck to Amy Carney who will be representing the club at the Scór na nÓg county final which takes place this Sunday in Glenfin at 3pm. She will be competing in the Aithriseoireacht / Scéalaíocht – Recitation / Storytelling section, reciting the William Allingham poem, Abbey Assaroe.


Abbey Centre Bingo

The November big bingo jackpot of €800 jackpot was won by Kathleen McGroary of Ballintra. There was no winner of the winter snowball so it now stands at €300 on 46 numbers or less. Bingo as usual at 9pm on Friday at the Abbey Centre. Books cost just €10 for 11 games.


Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €7,300. The winning numbers drawn were 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Kevin Byrne, Killeen; Vivienne McCabe, Cluain Barron; Peggy and Brendan Martin, Parkhill; Gareth Brennan, Lawne Park; and Eileen Hughes. Next draw is in Dorrian’s Hotel with a jackpot of €7,400 on Monday at 8.30pm. Tickets are now available in the following outlets: Seán Óg’s, The Market House, Dicey Reilly’s, The  Limit, Pat’s Bar, The Bridgend, Owen  Roe’s, Fin McCool’s, The Lantern, McGinley’s, Pearse O’Neill’s, McCosker’s Centra and Kernan’s Spar and at the weekly and weekly bingo in the Abbey Centre. If not in, you can’t win!


The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: LADIES.


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