Aodh Ruadh club notes

August 13, 2019


Sunday sees Aodh Ruadh seniors entertain Killybegs in Father Tierney Park for what will be a massive clash in the chase for promotion. Throw in will be at 3pm. Reserves open the afternoon's action at 1.30pm. 

The minors came out on the wrong side of a 3-5 to 5-10 defeat to Termon in their championship clash in Father Tierney Park last Wednesday. The lads host Red Hugh's tomorrow, Wednesday, at 7.30pm in the park. Come on up and get behind the team. 

The under 14s enjoyed a good championship win over Malin last Friday, beating the Inishowen men 6-10 to 2-9. They play Naomh Conaill tonight, Tuesday in Davy Brennan Memorial Park at 7pm. Head along and give the lads your support. 

The under 10s host Killybegs this morning at 11am. 


Aodh Ruadh faced Carndonagh in their championship opener on Sunday morning in Father Tierney Park. The homesters were slow to start. Their cause wasn't helped by the loss of Orlaith Gillespie midway through the first half with a hamstring injury. She was replaced by Caoimhe Hughes O'Brien. Aine Gilmore scored all four of Aodh Ruadh's first half points as Carndonagh went in at the break with a one point lead. Sylvester Maguire gave the team a stern talking to at half time and it paid off with two quick-fire goals in the first six minutes after the resumption.The girls tempo had picked up and game was free flowing. The momentum was temporarily halted when Anna Rafferty got a bang to her head and had to be replaced by Demi McFarland, both subs doing very well when they came on. With five minutes to go an accidental collision saw a Carndonagh player have to be taken off due to an injury to her thumb. We wish her well with her recovery. Aine Gilmore was the top player for the day with accurate scoring. Terri Gallagher worked tirelessly throughout the game and got her just award with a goal late in the second half. Roisin Gillespie made some vital saves throughout the match. The Aodh Ruadh team was Eilish Gallagher; Saoirse McDevitt, Terri Gallagher, Mary Flora Scott, Grainne Maguire, Bridín Maguire, Aine Gilmore, Cáit Gillespie, Orlaith Gillespie, Caoimhe Hughes O'Brien, Briana Maher, Demi McFarland, Sara Gallagher, Tia McFarland, Roisin Maguire, Ciara Caldwell, Anna Rafferty. Aodh Ruadh's scorers were Aine Gilmore 2-7, Briana Maher 0-1, Terri Gallagher 1-0 and Tia McFarland 0-1. 

Training for senior, minor and under 16 ladies continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. 

Under 13 training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5.45pm to 7pm. 


Well done to the senior hurlers who qualified for the Junior Championship final on Saturday by defeating MacCumhaill's in Tir Conaill Park on a 1-18 to 1-3 scoreline. At half time only two points separated the sides, but Aodh Ruadh put in a terrific team performance in the second period to qualify for the County Championship Final on 31st August where they will face Carndonagh. Well done to all the squad and team manager John Rooney. 

The under 16s made the long trip to Dungloe and maintained their 100 percent start to the league with a comprehensive victory over Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair. 

The under 12s were up against Dungloe /Gaoth Dobhair in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh last Thursday. Despite their best efforts the west Donegal amalgamation were a physically stronger outfit whose ability to hit the net proved the difference as they ran out winners 4-4 to 0-4. This week they are away to Setanta. 

There was disappointment on Saturday last as Meath beat Donegal in the Hibernian Cup. Hard luck to our reprentatives on the squad Aaron Cullen, Aaron Neilan, Danny Breen, Ryan Keenaghan, Pauric Daly, Troy Killilea and Kyle McNulty. Denis Daly was part of the management team. 

Underage hurling training continues on Sunday for all teams at 12 noon. 

Aodh Ruadh Schools Coach 

Best of luck to Sylvester Óg Maguire who is moving on to a post in the schools system.  We appreciate his work in our local schools , coaching both boys and girls. There is now a vacancy for this role in the club. Through this post we make a regular programme of Gaelic games coaching available to all six primary schools in our club catchment. This gives an equal opportunity to all primary school children in our catchment to access quality coaching, and is a support to the big programme of coaching at club level undertaken by our volunteers. The post comes under the Community Employment Scheme sponsored by Aodh Ruadh and applicants must meet CES entry criteria. Please contact Tom Daly if interested for further information. Mail to  [email protected] 

Final tickets 

For anyone wanting to be entered into draw for All-Ireland Hurling Final Ticket, please text Lisa by 5pm today, Tuesday. Only fully paid up members will be included in draw. 

Pitch bookings 

Confirmed pitch bookings this week are as follows. 


Father Tierney Park, 7.30pm. Minor football championship Round 3 - Aodh Ruadh v Red Hugh's 


Father Tierney Park, 7pm. Under 16 hurling league - Aodh Ruadh v Setanta 

Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 7.30pm. Ladies under 18 football league - Aodh Ruadh v Termon 


Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, 11am. Under 10 football league - Aodh Ruadh v Killybegs 


Father Tierney Park, 1.30pm. Division 2 reserve football league - Aodh Ruadh v Killybegs 

Father Tierney Park, 3pm. Division 2 football league - Aodh Ruadh v Killybegs 

Good luck 

Wishing all our Leaving Certificate students every success with their exam tomorrow! Remember, whatever way they go, they are only a beginning, not an end. 

Abbey Centre Bingo 

Last week's €400 jackpot was won by Mary Kilfeather of Belleek. Evelyn Sheerin won the stand-up game prize of €135. The summer snowball survived by the skin of its teeth, the game checked on 50 numbers, so it rolls to €1,100 this week! Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre, books just €10. 

Our club lotto is now online! 

We have just launched our online lotto to make it easier for Aodh Ruadh faithful near and far to support their club. Play on your computer, laptop, tablet, phone and make a difference to your club. You chose when you support; How long you support; How much to support. Draws take place weekly on Sunday for a rolling jackpot of up to €10,000. If the jackpot doesn't go, you are in with a chance of winning one of five €20 lucky dips. To play it’s €2 per entry or three entries for €5. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. Log onto .2. Search for and select Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. 3. Play, support and be in with a chance to win ALL monies raised go to Aodh Ruadh. Your details are not shared with third parties. Your account registration details are fully secure. 

Aodh Ruadh Lotto 

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €7,600. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 6, 11, 14, 16 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Eoin Loughlin Dunmuckrim; Paula Keon, Askilll; Terence McShea; Peter Gillen, Assaroe View; and Shane Coughlin, Kinlough. Next draw is in Bridgend Bar with a jackpot of €7,700 on Monday at 8.30pm. Tickets are 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. 


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