Aodh Ruadh GAA Club Notes


Aodh Ruadh wrapped up their season as champions of division 2 with a dead rubber clash with Cloich Cheann Fhaola in Falcarragh. The hosts lead by 0-8 to 0-2 at the break and weathered a second half rally by the Ernesiders featuring a David McGurrin goal to run out 0-12 to 1-6 winners. After the game Donegal County Board Central Council delegate, Seamus Ó Domhnaill, presented the league trophy to Aodh Ruadh captain, Damien Cleary. League titles have been rare enough at Father Tierney Park, and to claim two in succession is some achievement. Well done to James O’Donnell, mentors and player on bringing us back to Division 1. Only fair at this point to also acknowledge the unglamorous work put in during the wilderness years too. Our return to division 1 is the product of a hard graft by a lot of people over a number of years. An exciting 2018 awaits.


The under 16s’ county B championship semi-final will be against Malin this weekend. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for full fixture details. A big vocal Aodh Ruadh support would be much appreciated on the day.


The under 13s have been drawn to play the Northern Champions Glenfin in the county quarter-final on Wednesday at 7.15pm in Convoy. We’d like to see a big showing of Ballyshannon support down at the Saint Mary’s grounds to get behind the lads.


The Ballyshannon Shoe Company under 10 league got under way on Monday evening. There was no separating Oran Gillespie’s team and Ted O’Donnell’s team, a draw game the end result there after a roller coaster battle. With Barry Campbell’s team getting the win after a good game against Dara McGloin’s team, his Team D outfit takes an early lead in the league standings. The sides are back in action this Friday at 6.15pm Oran Gillespie’s Team A take on Dara McGloin’s Team C, while Barry Campbell’s Team D will look to keep up their winning run as they take on Ted O’Donnell’s Team B. Games will be played according to Go Games rules. Two touch, goals and points count the same. Players to be up each at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm throw in and to bring €1 to cover the cost of the lights.


Bring and buy sale

Stalls are booking up fast for the Bring and Buy Sale in the Mercy Hall on Sunday, 12th November from 11am to 3pm. Have you some unused gifts you want to rehome? Are there things about the house you bought, but never used? Any used items you no longer need? Books piling up on shelves? Clothes you won’t be wearing again? This is an excellent opportunity to declutter your home or shed and make a few pounds too. It would also be a great opening to sell seasonal produce. If you would like to hire a stall please contact Karol Foley on 086-8780164. The charge for stalls is a modest €20. Proceeds will go towards getting jerseys for under 12 girls.


National Draw 2019

The National Club Draw returns once again for 2019 and tickets are out now. The prizes are, as ever, spectacular. They include a new Renault Dynamique, a €2,000 travel voucher, various All-Ireland final ticket packages, and shopping vouchers ranging from €1,000 to €250 in value. To increase your chances of winning further there is also a Donegal County Board draw and an Aodh Ruadh draw for €100. Once again, Aodh Ruadh keeps 100 percent of monies raised by the club. Tickets are available from Lisa McTernan and Gerard Ferguson and committee members.


Diary dates

A few dates for your diaries. The Ladies AGM will take place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday 18th November at 6pm. The underage football presentation night will take place in the Abbey Centre on Saturday 25th November. The Bord na nÓg AGM will take place on Tuesday 28th November. All team managers should have reports submitted to Lisa McTernan by Friday 17th November. The annual club dinner dance will take place on Saturday, 20th January 2019.


RIP Pat Shovelin

Aodh Ruadh extends sincere sympathies to Ardara CLG on the death of Pat Shovelin and also to his wife, children and extended family.


Abbey Centre Bingo

Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Danny Goan of Ballyshannon. The stand-up game prize of €150 was shared by Anne Gallagher of Erne Street and Maeve Conway of Cliffoney. The snowball survived another week so it rises to €650 on 49 numbers. The October Big Bingo is this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books cost €15 or get the book and a half special for €20. There’s a great €3,400 prize fund up for grabs including the €1,000 jackpot.


Aodh Ruadh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,100. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11, 12, 16 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Gary Melly, c/o Pat’s Bar; Margaret Gahan, Tirconaill Street; Vivienne McCabe, Cluain Barron; Pat Gruddy, c/o Pat’s Bar; Síofra, Niamh an Sadhbh Hughes, The Mullans. Next draw is in Owen Roe’s with a jackpot of €5,200 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 on Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.


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