Aodh Ruadh GAA Club Notes


Congratulations to James O’Donnell who was ratified as senior manager at last week’s executive committee meeting. Congratulations also to Aidan Murray and Anthony Coughlan who were also ratified as reserve managers.


Indoor training continues this Friday 3rd February. The 2017 Under 6s [Born 2011-2012] are in the New Hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm, followed by the under 8s [Born 2009-2010] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the New Hall, they are followed by the 2017 under 10s [Born 2007-2008] from 8pm to 9pm, also in the New Hall.

The under 11s [Born 2006] will train in the Mercy Hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. They will be followed by the under 12s  [Born 2005] from 7pm to 8pm also in the Mercy Hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. 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.


There will be a Bord na nÓg meeting this Tuesday, 31st January at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All managers and committee members are asked to attend.



Aodh Ruadh Ladies wish good luck and every success to the Coláiste Cholmcille under 20 ladies team who will be playing an Ulster Schools final against Saint Louise’s, Belfast on Tuesday 31 January at 1pm at the Tyrone GAA Centre in Garvaghey.


Preparations are now well under way for the Aodh Ruadh Ladies eagerly anticipated Boston Tea Party. The big night is on Friday 10th February in Coláiste Cholmcille with plenty of quality grub, music and craic guaranteed on the night. Tickets for this fine dining experience are a bargain at €20. Contact Barry Ward, Siobhan McGarrigle, Mairead Caldwell or Orla McGlynn to book your spot or for any further information on the event. This is a fund-raiser for the under 14 team’s trip to Féile later this year and we would particularly ask parents to support this strongly. Féile requires significant financial outlay between, gear, transport and innumerable other expenses and we hope the Boston Tea Party will go a significant distance to meeting those demands.



Congratulations to Kevin Kenny who was ratified as senior hurling trainer at last week’s executive committee meeting.


Underage hurling resumes on Sunday 5th March at 12 noon. All welcome from 5 years upwards. Hurls and helmets provided for training. All enquiries to John Rooney 086-2587793. Anyone who is interested in helping out with our under 12s is asked to please contact John Rooney.


Last Man Standing

Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee are running a Last Man Standing Competition based on Division 1 and Division 2 of the National Football League. The winner gets €200 and entries are €10. Test out your football knowledge. Cards are out this week and available from John Rooney, Denis Daly, Mike Lynch, Daithi Breen, Peter Horan, Gregory Gallagher and Pauric Keenaghan.`


Registration 2017

Club membership for 2017 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. Membership can be paid to Gerry Ferguson at Ferguson’s Jewellers. Players can also download registration forms from and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. Registration sessions will be organised for teams over the coming weeks and it is essential all players are signed up club members. We will also be having a number of open registration sessions over coming weeks to facilitate members in the wider community.


Question time

Hard luck to Aodh Ruadh quiz team of Paddy Kelly, Sylvester Maguire and Eamon Maguire who lost out to Grange in the Ocean FM Sports quiz.



Time to get those National Draw tickets back

Those with ticket GAA National Draw tickets to return are asked to get them to either Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson as soon as possible. The deadline is for all returns is closing rapidly. Lisa can be contacted on 086-2338636 to arrange returns. Please note, ALL tickets must be returned, whether sold or unsold.


Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €1,300. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 13. In the lucky dip €20 went to Martina McGee, Bundoran; Vivienne McCabe, Cluain Barron; Mary Butler, Erne Dale Heights; Patricia Heraty, Finner; and Liam McGowan, Clyhore. Next draw is in the Lantern Bar with a jackpot of €1,400 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 on Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.


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