There will be a social gathering in the Bridgend this Friday, 12th January, at 9.30pm, in recognition of Mick McGrath becoming county chairman. All welcome.
Anyone interested in playing senior hurling in 2018 is asked to attend a meeting this Saturday at 7pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. It is essential all intending to play this season attend.
Underage hurling training begins for 2018 on Sunday, 4th March. We could still do with help with some of the teams. If you would like to get involved and help out a team please contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.
With inter-county football returning this week don’t forget to get your entry in for Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurlers’ Last One Standing competition. Many thanks to Liam Gallen Mr G’s who is sponsoring this year’s fund-raiser. Cards can be obtained from any member of Juvenile Hurling Committee. Contact John Rooney on 086-2587793 for any information.
Congratulations to Briana Maher who won the under 17 player of the year award at the county underage presentation night at the Clanree last Friday.
All managers and mentors are notified that any requests for bus bookings must now go through club secretary Lisa McTernan.
Dinner Dance time
The annual Aodh Ruadh Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, 20th January in Dorrian’s Hotel. Thankfully the club had a successful 2017, so we have much to celebrate as well as our usual individual awards on the night. The event commences at 8pm with a banquet, followed by presentation of awards and then music from The Trutones. Tickets, priced €30, will be available from Wednesday in Gerry Ferguson’s and Pearse O’Neill’s.
National Draw 2018
The deadline for sales of National Club Draw tickets is this Friday, 12th January. Those with outstanding returns are asked to make them to Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson at their earliest convenience. 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.
Inter-county Season Tickets
Season Ticket pricing for 2018 has been confirmed by Croke Park. Adult Club+ season tickets are price €200. Adult season tickets are €120. Juvenile season tickets are €30. As in the season just past, The Club+ season ticket allows the owner to attend club fixtures within the chosen county. The grades and codes of club fixtures covered by the Club+ element of the ticket are determined by the individual county. Once the season ticket is correctly maintained throughout the season, the Club+ version will also guarantee the ticket holder an All-Ireland Final ticket should their county qualify, regardless of their attendance percentage. Clubs will receive €100 for every Club+ season ticket purchased by club members. Renewals and sales are now live.
Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Ellen Maguire of Ballintra. The stand up game prize of €130 was shared by Una McGarrigle and Molly Kerrigan. The winter snowball had no winner so rises to €275 on 46 numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books cost just €10 with a €2,000 prize fund up for grabs.
Aodh Ruadh Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,100. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 3, 12, 13, 14 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Pearse O’Neill, Bridgend; Carmel Gillespie, c/o Pearse O’Neill’s; David Finnerty, Parkhill; Danny Reynolds, c/o McGinley’s; and Geraldine Galligan, Brollagh. Next draw is in Dicey Reilly’s with a jackpot of €6,200 on Sunday at 8.30pm. Tickets are now available in the following outlets: Seán Óg’s, O’Donnell’s, 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: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.