Our second open registration event of the year takes place this Saturday 3rd March from 12 noon to 2pm in Aras Aoidh Ruadh. We would once again encourage a big turn out for this event. Membership can also be paid at any time 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. Further registration sessions will be organised over the coming weeks and it is especially important all players are signed up club members.
Under 12 training takes place on Monday evenings at the Breesy Centre in Cashelard from 7pm to 8.15pm and Friday evening's in the Mercy Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. There is a charge of €3 per session.
Indoor underage training for boys continues this Friday. The under 10s are in the New Hall from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. Under 6 and under 8 training continues on Friday. The under 8s are in the New Hall from 6pm to 7pm. The under 6s are in the Mercy Hall from 6pm to 6.45pm. There is a charge of €3 per head, please note the new rate. 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. Girls underage football resumption will be notified to the relevant age groups in due course.
The under 14s have a challenge match against Drumragh near Omagh this Saturday. We will be meeting at Father Tierney Park at 1.45pm and getting the bus up. Afterwards we will be going to the Tyrone v Donegal game in Omagh at 7pm. €10 to cover costs of bus please. Drumragh are providing tea and sandwiches after match.
Under 6 girls training continues in Creevy School Hall this Friday and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 8 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Under 10 girls training continues on Tuesdays in the Mercy Hall and runs from 7-8pm. There is a charge of €3 per child to cover the cost of the hall. Any helpers willing to assist managers would be greatly appreciated.
Under 12 girls training continues this Wednesday in the Mercy Hall from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Please bring €3 to cover cost of hall hire as well as water. You can pay registration on the night to the manager. We are still welcoming new girls. For any girls who haven't played before, come along and talk to Karol and she will help you get to involved at your own pace. If anyone is able to give a hand contact Karol on 086-8780164.
Traditionally the first Sunday of March sees the return of underage hurling and this year is no different. Training starts this Sunday at 12 noon in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Boys and girls are welcome from 5 years upwards. Come along and learn the skills of our ancient game in a fun filled environment. Hurls and helmets provided for training. For any enquiries contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.
Last one standing
With the competition nearing the business end, Ryan McHugh's goal in Father Tierney Park kept a lot of entrants in our Last One Standing. Eamon Brannigan's goal for Galway saw those who had picked Kerry exit the competition. While Clare had a shock win over Down in Newry which also saw a few entrants leave the competition. So after four rounds of the league there are now 60 people left standing in our competition kindly sponsored by Liam Gallen of Mr G's.
The club provided a large number of stewards to supplement the County Board stewards at Sunday's National League game. Additionally we had a large number of further club volunteers who fulfilled various roles on the day. Thanks to all involved. A special thanks again to our Development Team at the grounds for their work over the winter and with preparations over the last few weeks.
Official fixtures start in earnest in April and the Park / Development Committee will sit down with team managers inside the next two weeks. Until further notice the training area for underage teams and ladies football is the school field. The main field at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh should be back in action before the end of March.
The severe weather warning for later this week will mean that training fields will be unavailable on health and safety grounds. Changing rooms may also be affected as the water storage systems may have to be drained. In that event notices will be erected.
Aodh Ruadh Lotto
There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,800. The winning numbers drawn were 5, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Bríd Campbell, Corker; Kathleen O'Moore, Wardtown; Margaret Campbell, Camlin; Kevin McKee, Tullyhorkey; and Seline McGrath, Erne Dale Heights. Next draw is in McGinley's Bar with a jackpot of €6,900 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 bingo in the Abbey Centre. You have to be in it to win it!
The lotto team for McCosker's Centra on Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.