Aodh Ruadh club notes

October 27, 2020

Test your Premiership smarts

With the Premiership up and running now, there's a fair bit of form to go on now. So, no better time to sign up for a Premiership Snowball fund-raiser being run by senior and reserve footballers. Cards can be obtained from any player, from Lisa McTernan or on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page. It's €10 to enter - payments can also be made through our page on in the general payments section, with the teams being texted to Lisa on 086-2338636. The rules are simple. You pick one team per week, and you can't pick the same team twice. We are grateful for €500 sponsorship generously donated by Colin at MR OIL MAN! All monies raised will go straight back into the club.


Last one standing

Jordan Morris scored a last-minute equaliser for Meath against Monaghan which eliminated 27 entrants from our competition. So, as we head for the championship, we now have 15 left standing in our fundraiser sponsored by Liam Gallen of Mr G's. All left standing will be contacted to get their picks for provincial winners and All-Ireland winners. Entrants and picks will be posted the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page on Friday, 30th October.


Lighting up for Christmas

A large number of club members are taking part in the Virtual Halloween 5k being organised by Ballyshannon Business Chamber to help light the town this Christmas. Over the past number of years the businesses in town have done a superb job making the town look festive in the run up to Christmas. With Covid 19 having hit local business so hard the local community are rowing in to help make the Christmas lights happen by taking part in the Virtual Halloween 5k. To play your part just complete a 5k between Wednesday 28th October and Saturday 31st October, fancy dress optional! Younger runners / walkers can split the 5k into relays over a few days. When you're done, send your photo to the Ballyshannon Business Chamber Facebook page where they will share it. Then make a donation at the event's page. There will be spot prizes available too.


Supporting mental health

We invite members to support a fund-raiser organised by our senior player, David McGurrin on behalf of Connect Mental Health. He is running the distance from where he currently lives in Dooradoyle, Limerick back home to Ballyshannon, a distance of approximately 270km. This will be completed within a 5 km radius over the duration of the Level 5 Restrictions ending on December 1st. David will be posting updates online on his progress. Connect Mental Health is a community mental health organisation promoting positive mental health in Donegal through an annual programme of events, online workshops and supports delivered directly to young people and adults in the local community. To donate go to the page for this event.


Coaching corner

Donegal GAA’s Games Development Manager Aaron Kyles is staging a weekly webinair over the run up to Christmas. The first of these, on Wednesday, November 4th, will be an introduction to Donegal GAA Club Support Programme. The webinairs will be via Microsoft Teams. The Club Support Programme is there to assist clubs in developing a club coaching plan alongside developing and mentoring of club coaches through coach the coach’s workshops. Check out the Donegal GAA website for full details on the programme of webinars. 


Upcoming AGMs

The Bord na nÓg AGM will take place via Zoom on Sunday, 8th November at 5pm. Anyone with an interest in the development of underage football in Ballyshannon is warmly invited to attend. The Club AGM will take place on Sunday 29th November. Whether this year's AGM will take place in the form of a face to face meeting or remotely will be determined by what Covid alert level we are at nearer the time. All sub-committee reports should be with Club Secretary, Lisa McTernan, by Friday 20th November. The Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 15th November via Zoom. Those who wish to take part in the AGM should email Patricia McShea Hill at [email protected] as soon as possible. All managers are asked to please forward their team report by 1st November as all paperwork has to be gathered and emailed to those taking part in the AGM.


County action

Best of luck to Donegal as they take on Tyrone in the Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final at 1.30pm in MacCumhaill Park this Sunday.


Win a house in Dublin! 

We renew our invitation to our members to support Donegal GAA's house draw. You could win a semi-detached home in Dublin with Club Donegal. With over 134 square metres of living space, this four-bed residence is located in Brownsbarn, adjacent to Citywest. On 4th December one very lucky person will win this brand-new house in our capital. Second prize in the draw is a brand-new Mazda 2. Tickets, priced €100, are available to buy online now at  


Aodh Ruadh lotto

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,600. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip Rosemarie Bradshaw won a Donegal GAA House Draw ticket valued at €100. The next draw is for a jackpot of €4,700 on Sunday at 9pm. Tickets are available in Kernan's Spar and Pearse O'Neill's. You can play also play the lotto online. Log onto and then search for and select Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. You have to be in it to win it!             


The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra on Saturday is: LADIES.             


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