Aodh Ruadh GAA Club Notes


Congratulations to Eamonn McGrath who made his county debut against Sligo in a challenge match at the weekend. Eamonn, along with Peter Boyle, was a second half sub in the match played at Coláiste Ailigh.



Our annual quiz takes place in Owen Roe’s on Thursday 15th December, it’s always a great nights fun and craic hope to see you all there.


Colman’s Charity Kickabout

The annual Kickabout for Colman returns this year and will take place on Wednesday 28th December with the first games throwing in at 1.30pm as Aodh Ruadh once again takes on the Rest of the World. Anyone interested in lining out for the Rest of the World Football Selections is asked to email Simon Gillespie at [email protected] or text him on 0019145738761 so we can get an idea of numbers. This year it is in aid of two charities. First is the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA), the only organisation of its kind providing care and support to people with Motor Neurone Disease, their families, friends and carers. As some of you may know, John Larkin gets his care through this great organisation. The second good cause is Cancer Care West, a charity dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment. There will be buckets doing the rounds on the day so please give generously.


Big Bad and Back

Come to Dicey Reilly’s on Wednesday December 28th for some festive craic as Aodh Ruadh’s Big Bad Interactive YouTube Pub Quiz comes blazing back. Using the big screens in Dicey’s there will be five live action rounds on comedy, advertising, music, what happens next and a movies round. The quiz gets rolling at 9pm and we’ll have big prizes on the night and loads of great spot prizes to be won. All funds go to support the work of Aodh Ruadh.


Scór na nÓg

The semi-final of Scór Sinsear will be taking place in early February. Any interested parties are asked to contact Sean O’Mahoney.


Recreational football

‘Wreckreational’ football will return shortly. A WhatsApp group is being set up to establish numbers and most suitable day and time for a regular session. If you’d like to dust off the old boots or your just looking to keep things ticking over on the off season and get some exercise just let John, David or Alan know and we’ll add you to the group.


Donegal Yearbook

The 2016 Donegal yearbook is now available to purchase online. Head along to to pick up your copy.


Abbey Centre Bingo

The winner of last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was Gena Fitzgerald of Dunkineely – well done to her. There was no winner of the winter snowball so it rolls on another week.


Bumper Christmas Bingo

This Friday night is the Bumper Christmas Bingo at the Abbey Centre with a mighty €2,750 prize fund and guaranteed pay out of €2,500. Prizes include two €500 jackpot games, one in each half. In addition the winter snowball will be in play, which now stands at €350 on 46 numbers or less. There’ll also be heaps of festive goodies and spot prizes between each game and Santa will be given away if he’s not won before the final game. Books cost €15 for full book, €8 for half book, or get a book and a half special deal for just €20. First game at 9pm sharp. It’s sure to be a great night, hope to see you there!


Rockfield Christmas Ceilidh

This Sunday, 18th December, Rockfield Community Co-Op will be hosting a Christmas Ceilidh at 4pm, free of charge to all its existing members as a thank you for their great support over the year. Non-members are more than welcome and can make a small donation on the door. They will have an afternoon of traditional music with tea and sandwiches being served. It will be great to get the whole community together along with our friends from the Belleek and Ballyshannon areas as well as further afield. Hope to see you there for a bit of Christmas craic!


Aodh Ruadh Lotto

Aodh Ruadh have teamed up with McCosker’s Centra and Kernan’s Spar to bring our loyal lotto players some seasonal cheer We have ten Christmas vouchers worth €30 and two hampers filled with goodies sponsored by Spar and Centra to give away. Lotto tickets bought all week will be entered in a draw for the hampers on Sunday 18th.

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €7,500. The winning numbers drawn were 7, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Arwen Killilea, Donegal Road; Brigid McDermott, Belleek; Helen Donagher, College Street; Elaine McLoone, Abbeylands; and Alison McCrea, Ballintra. Next draw is in McGinley’s with a jackpot of €7,600 on Sunday 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: SENIOR HURLERS.


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