Aodh Ruadh GAA Club Notes



Open Registration Session

That time of year again as we start the countdown to the GAA membership deadline of March 31st. The club will be hosting its first open registration session in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh this Saturday 18th February between 12pm to 2pm. Please bear in mind that all players MUST register with the club. You must be a club member to be in consideration for All-Ireland final tickets should Donegal reach that stage. Also, only club members have a say in club decisions and a vote at the AGM.

 

Hurling

Congratulations to Ciaran Rami made his debut for Donegal during their comfortable 2-23 to 1-14 victory against Louth in Letterkenny last Sunday. Aodh Ruadh are also represented with the senior hurlers by Paul Sheridan who is a selector.

 

Football

Well done to the Coláiste Cholmcille u18 team who booked a place in the final of the Markey Cup after a hard-fought battle against Saint Joseph’s, Donaghmore last week. Conditions were difficult in Garvaghey but the Ballyshannon made light of them to lead 0-10 to 0-6 at the break. Coláiste Cholmcille started strong in the second half with a goal from Matthew McClay and weathered a fight back from Saint Joseph’s emerge victorious. The big men of Coláiste Cholmcille stood out on the day, especially Shane McGrath, Nathan Boyle, Dean Carroll, Oisín Rooney, Jason Granaghan and Dylan Gallagher. They will now face Coláiste na Carriage in an all-Donegal decider. The victorious semi-final time were: Seán Taylor; Cian McGloin, Cathal McSherry, Connor Feighney; Conall Sweeny (0-1), Robbie Ryan, Jason Granaghan; Matthew McClay (1-0), Dean Carroll (0-5, 3f); Ryan McKenna, Shane McGrath (0-3), Michael McKenna (0-1); Dylan Gallagher (0-2), Oisín Rooney (0-2), Nathan Boyle (0-1). Sub: Caelán Drummond for McClay.

 

Give Blood

The opportunity to give blood will be available this coming Thursday, 16th February in the Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran from 3-5pm and again from 7-9.30pm. New donors are always welcome

 

The Real Things

Ballyshannon Drama Society’s run of The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard commenced in the Abbey Arts Centre on Valentine’s Night. The show continues on Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th at 8.30pm nightly. Tickets are available on the night or at the box office (0719851375) priced €12, or €10 on concession.

 

Ciorcal Comhrá

Beidh ranganna Gaeilge ar siúl anocht, agus gach Luan, i nGaelscoil Éirne ag a 7 a chlog agus Ciorcal Comhrá ag a 8. There are beginners classes at Gaelscoil Éirne at 7pm and 8pm for those with conversational Irish. Tonight and every Monday. Fáilte roimh gach duine.

 

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Football

There will be an open meeting this Wednesday, 15th February, for anyone interested in playing under 16 football for Aodh Ruadh this season in Room 41, Coláiste Cholmcille at 1pm. We will be outlining plans for the coming season, which will begin 31st March, so a full attendance is absolutely essential. Spread the word.

 

Indoor training continues this Friday 17th February. The 2017 under 11s [Born 2006] will train in the New Hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. They will be followed by the under 12s [Born 2005] from 7pm to 8pm in the New Hall. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents / Guardians are asked to collect children promptly after their session is finished. Mocks in the Mercy Hall mean that there will be no under 6 or under 8 training this week. Indoor training for these grades will resume the following Friday, 24th February, in the New Hall. Full details in next week’s notes.

 

With indoor training facilities unavailable this week there will be an internal under 10 blitz this Saturday at 11.15am in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

 

Ladies

Our Boston Tea Party was great success and a most enjoyable night. Thanks to Coláiste Cholmcille for use of the school premises. Thanks to all the organisers for their hard work, and to all who hosted tables and to everyone who supported this major fund-raiser for the under 14 team’s trip to Féile later this year.

 

Last weekend was a busy one with Aodh Ruadh hosting challenge games between Donegal and Sligo county teams at under 13, under 14, and minor level. Aodh Ruadh had players in all of these teams and they all gave great accounts of themselves. We wish all the county teams every success in this season’s competitions.

 

There will be a Ladies Committee meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th February. All committee members are asked to attend.

 

Hurling

Underage hurling returns for all age groups on Sunday 5th March at 12 noon in Páirc Aodh Ruaidh. All welcome from 5 years up, new comers especially welcome. Hurls and helmets provided for training come along and learn the skills of our ancient game in a fun-filled environment. For any information contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

 

There are plans to run a hurling refereeing course in the near future, Anyone interested in doing this course is asked to contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.

 

Park / Development Committee

A meeting to roster the use of club facilities for training will take place in the next week or so. Club team managers will be contacted directly. All three club pitches are being verti-drained on Monday and Tuesday of this week. It is expected the work will be completed on Tuesday. Team managers are urged to exercise caution when accessing the facilities during this work.

 

Two conditions attach to use of the floodlit training field. First, advanced booking with and permission from Peter Conlon is mandatory. Second, the team manager booking the facility is responsible for collecting the fee on the night. There are no exceptions to this for anyone or any team.

 

Last Man Standing

Our Last Man Standing fund raiser is proving to be as competitive as the National League itself. Those who had predicted wins for Monaghan, Dublin, Tyrone and Cork were the big losers this week, as the field has now been whittled down to 46. There is a break for a fortnight now before the battle to claim the Last Man Standing title resumes.

 

Ciorcal Comhrá

Beidh ranganna Gaeilge ar siúl anocht, agus gach Luan, i nGaelscoil Éirne ag a 7 a chlog agus Ciorcal Comhrá ag a 8. There are beginners classes at Gaelscoil Éirne at 7pm and 8pm for those with conversational Irish. Tonight and every Monday. Fáilte roimh gach duine.

 

Scór Sinsear

Huge congratulations to our senior Scór quiz team of Sylvester Maguire, Eamonn Martin Maguire, Paddy Kelly and John Hughes who have qualified for the county final which takes place on 25th February in Glenswilly. Aodh Ruadh came joint first on the old with old sparring partners Glenfin.

 

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 aodhruadh.org 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.

 

Bingo

Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won be Teresa Herron, Ballyshannon. The last person left standing on the stand-up game was Ann Granaghan of Bundoran to take the €140 pot, rounding off a great week for her after her golden wedding anniversary celebrations. There was a close call on the snowball with the game checked on 49 numbers, but it survives another week so rises to €575 now on 48 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. Books are priced just €10, so see you there.

 

Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €1,500. The winning numbers drawn were 4, 6, 9, 11, 15 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Fidelma McKenna, East Port; Edward Lynch, Erne Dale Heights; Patricia and Aine Hill, Askill; Gary Carty, Lissahully; and Kevin Burns, Garrison. Next draw is in Owen Roe’s with a jackpot of €1,600 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 on Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.

 

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