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15 July 2024
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There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €3,000.
Next draw is Monday in McGinley's Bar at 8.30pm with a jackpot of €3,100
Lotto Rota:
- Bord na nÓg
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Footballers
- Senior Hurlers
- Reserve Footballers
- Ladies
- Camogie
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:

In the lucky dip cash prizes of €20 went to Patricia McShea Hill, Dara Timoney, Rosemarie Bradshaw, the Magee family, and Anthony Gallagher and Leah Caldwell.

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16 July 2024

Well done Lisa!
Congratulations to our own Lisa McTernan on her appointment as County Administrator. It's a vital and demanding job with a lot of responsibility, but we know Lisa will take it all in her stride. She has accrued many years of experience at both club and divisional level, which will no doubt serve her well in her new role. It's a great honour for the club and the town to have our administrative talent recognised at this high level. We wish Lisa all the very best in the coming years.

Win All-Ireland final tickets
Aodh Ruadh are running an All-Ireland ticket fund-raiser. We have two All-Ireland final tickets up for grabs with a hotel stay included. Tickets are €20 or three for €50 and can be bought online from or by contacting Lisa McTernan (085-1061456) or Johnny Gethins (086-2474060).

It was bad day at the office for Aodh Ruadh on Saturday as they sank to a 1-12 to 1-8 defeat against Bundoran in Gaelic Park. The opening exchanges had been even enough with points from Eddie Lynch and Darren Drummond making it two apiece after ten minutes. Bundoran took charge then though, with a run of five points only answered by a Diarmaid McInerney free, as the sides turned around with the hosts leading 0-7 to 0-3. After the resumption Johnny Gethins and Eddie Lynch points were repaid in kind by Bundoran before Aodh Ruadh's cause took a major blow with Kyle McNulty hitting the net. Cian Rooney answered with a free, but Bundoran replied with two points as the game slipped from Aodh Ruadh's grasp. A goal and point from Nathan Boyle and an Aidan Sweeny point were added in the closing stages, but it was too little too late as Bundoran secured their first win of the league programme. The result sees Aodh Ruadh having to play Termon to secure their place in Division 1 in 2025. The game will take place this Sunday with venue and time to be confirmed. Keep an eye on social media for fixture details over the course of the week. The Aodh Ruadh team and scorers were as follows: Aaron Cullen; Aidan Sweeny (0-1), Conor Patton, Jason Granaghan; Michael McKenna, Darren Drummond (0-1), Niall Murray; Cian Dolan, Eamonn McGrath; Diarmaid McInerney (0-1f), David Dolan, Johnny Gethins (0-1); Eddie Lynch (0-2), Jack Gallagher, Darragh Dolan. Subs: Shane Delahunty for Niall Murray 24 minutes, Eoghan Kelly for Darragh Flood Dolan 37 minutes, Nathan Boyle (1-1) for Diarmaid McInerney 37 minutes, Cian Rooney (0-1f) for David Dolan 38 minutes, David Dolan for Shane Delahunty 46 minutes.

The next competitive action for our minors is scheduled for Monday, 29th July, away against Glenfin.

The under 16s are training away in preparation for their next fixture, which is due to be on Monday, 22nd July against Termon.

Under 14 training continues this Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.

Many thanks to Jonny Clemmett from AJ’s Filling Station who sponsored a new set of jerseys for our under 12 boys footballers.

The under 10s game against Killybegs on Saturday morning was cancelled as Killybegs were unable to field. Instead our panel of 28 boys played two very enjoyable internal games. Training continues on Tuesday evening at Coláiste Cholmcille from 7pm to 8pm and on Saturday morning from 10am to 11am at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.

Our under 8s are busy preparing for another blitz, this time down in Mountcharles on Saturday coming. Training continues at the usual time of 7pm on Friday.

Aodh Ruadh booked their place in the division 1 decider with a dominant display against Naomh Conaill in Father Tierney Park on Saturday evening. They started in whirlwind fashion with a well taken Gillian Dufficy goal and from there to the half-time whistle the Glenties girls had practically no answer. Further points from Dufficy, Aoibhinn McGarrigle, Lauren Foy were followed by a goal when a Sara Gallagher turn over was worked slickly up to pitch to Terri Gallagher who despatched a clinical shot past the Blues net minder. Further points followed for Gillian Dufficy, Cáit Gillespie and Caoimhe Keon, and with Naomh Conaill hitting a couple of late points it was 2-11 to 0-2 in favour of the Ernesiders as the sides changed ends. There had been a lot of excellent defensive work in the first half, with Niamh Barrett in particular making some telling interventions. That had to continue into the second half as Naomh Conaill battled hard to take the game to the homesters. They started brightly with an early point, but Lauren Foy put Cáit Gillespie through for a goal and that was followed by an Andrea Moore point to stretch the margin once more. Naomh Conaill did come back with 2-2, but Ballyshannon were again able to respond, with Gillian Dufficy doing great work to send Sara Gallagher through on goal, before then firing over a point herself. Glenties finished the game with 1-1, but an Orla Keon goal ensured that Aodh Ruadh finished the game with comfortable margin in hand. After a brilliant 60 minutes of football from the Ballyshannon girls it finished Aodh Ruadh 5-13 Naomh Conaill 2-6, a result which sees Aodh Ruadh face Termon in the final in two weeks time. The Aodh Ruadh team and scorers were as follows: Roisin Maguire, Niamh Barrett, Roisin McGloin, Katie McGowan; Sara Gallagher (1-0), Anna Rafferty, Aoibhinn McGarrigle (0-1); Orla Keon (1-0), Annalisa Rabbitte; Andrea Moore (0-1), Cáit Gillespie (1-2), Lauren Foy (0-1); Gillian Dufficy (1-7), Terri Gallagher (1-0), Caoimhe Keon (0-1). Subs: Síofra Hughes, Grainne Maguire, Caoimhe Devine, Fiona McGonigle, Cadhla Dolan, Ciara Larkin, Eva McNamara, Rebecca McLoughlin. We have a great gallery of pictures from the game, and the under 12 girls half-time game live now on

The ladies were delighted to welcome Niamh Ní Mhurchú and David O’Malley, Joint Managing Partners at Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP to Father Tierney Park last week. Callan Tansey Solicitors have kindly sponsored the new jerseys for the senior ladies teams this year. We hope the jerseys bring the team good luck heading into the Division 1 final in two weeks. There is no doubt that the jerseys will get plenty of use by our two ladies teams in the senior and junior championship campaigns commencing in August. Thanks again to Niamh and David for their generous support.

Our minors made their long awaited league bow last Tuesday when Naomh Columba were the guests in Father Tierney Park. The long trip clearly had no ill-effects on the Glen girls as they started the game with a flurry of 1-1. It took a composed score from Andrea Moore to get the Ernesiders off the mark, and that was followed three minutes by a Lauren Foy goal. Naomh Columba came storming back with another 1-1, but once again the Shamettes responded in kind, Ciara Larkin showing off her blistering pace and netting before Cadhla Dolan split the posts. Larkin then nudged Ballyshannon in front for the first time, but Glen levelled it up again a minute later. As the game moved into the second quarter Aodh Ruadh started to turn the screw with two fine points from Aoife Travers, which were followed by a goal by attacking assassin Caitlyn Gallagher. Gallagher added a point in the 22nd minute, with Niamh Duffy flighting over a delightful effort two minutes from the break. Glencolumcille had managed a brace of points in replay so at half-time it was Aodh Ruadh 3-7 Naomh Columba 2-5 with all to play for in the second half. The opening exchanges of the second half were tit for tat. Glen got the first score of the half, but again Aoife Travers came up with the goods under pressure. Another point for the visitors was cancelled out by Ciara Larkin, with Emily McNamee then firing over from what looked like an impossible angle. After that Aodh Ruadh had Tara Gallagher to thank for a fantastic save which kept her side in the ascendant. Up the other end Andrea Moore bravely rode the challenges before hitting the net. The visitors came back with a goal, but two minutes later Caitlyn Gallagher struck again with another spectacular three pointer 41 minutes in which tipped the tie in Aodh Ruadh's favour as the clock started to run down. The homesters had further points from Andrea Moore and Ciara Larkin and goals from Faye Gillespie as Aodh Ruadh finished strongly to run out winners on a scoreline of 7-13 to 4-9. A brilliant team performance from the Ballyshannon girls. Tara Gallagher was superb between the posts, both with her shot-stopping and her kick outs. The entire defensive section was absolutely outstanding, while in the middle third Andrea Moore, Aoife Travers and Dáirín Sweeny really left everything on the pitch. Up front there was great dynamism and economy in an attack where every member got on the score sheet. The Aodh Ruadh team and scorers were as follows: Tara Gallagher; Jessica O'Mahoney, Katie McGowan, Aodhbha O'Donnell; Laoise Foy, Lauren Foy (1-0), Megan Murphy; Andrea Moore (1-2), Dáirín Sweeny; Caitlyn Gallagher (2-1), Ciara Larkin (1-4), Emily McNamee (0-1), Niamh Duffy (0-1), Cadhla Dolan (0-1), Aoife Travers (0-3). Subs: Faye Gillespie (2-0), Ellen Monaghan, Caitlin McGuinness, Hannah McGuinness, Orlaith Gallagher, Rebecca Downey, Molly Begley, Cadhla Gillespie, Emma O'Donnell, Hannah Downey, Lily O'Donnell, Sara Begley, Sophia Mulligan. Head along to where we have a great gallery of pictures from the game. Next up for the minors is a trip to take on Glenfin this Thursday at 7.30pm.

The under 14s lost 5-8 to 4-4 last Wednesday against Four Masters. It was a terrible evening for football and the Ballyshannon girls went in seven points down at half time. However, they came out to deliver a mighty third quarter to bring it back to two points. At this point the Shamettes had the momentum and a win was on the cards. Unfortunately, the weather continued to be a factor and contributed to a couple of scrappy goals which settled the tie in Four Masters favour. The squad were back in action on Sunday against Ardara. The girls started well and played some lovely football to lead by seven points with 20 minutes left to play. However, the Pearse Park girls came storming back into the game and managed prevail by three points at the final whistle. The under 14s will have two games again this week. Killybegs are the guests in Father Tierney Park this Tuesday at 7pm, then the final game of the league, again at home, takes place on Sunday against Four Masters at 6pm.

Huge congratulations to our under 12 girls who have been selected to play in the half-time exhibition games at Croke Park on LGFA All-Ireland Finals Day on Sunday 4th August. A special word of thanks to Maura Gallagher for all her hard work in helping bring this wonderful opportunity about.

The minors will be hoping to continue their winning streak this week when they welcome Setanta to Father Tierney Park. Throw in is at 7.30pm and it would be great to see lots of local support. Best of luck to Daithi, Danny and all the panel.

Congratulations to the under 16s on maintaining their unbeaten run in the league with a comprehensive win over Buncrana last week. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Massive congratulations to our two Ulster warriors, Corey Sheridan and Joseph Gibbions, who joined the 2024 under 16 Ulster team last week. The lads enjoyed a gruelling training session in Belfast on Tuesday followed by two matches against the Dublin squad on Thursday in Monaghan. Both boys played out of their skins and collectively scored 1-14, proving that they thoroughly deserved their Ulster selection. Well done to both boys and to their mentors Mark Sheerin and Paul Sheridan for helping them in this achievement.

The under 12 hurlers clocked up a mighty win on the road last week. They travelled to Carndonagh and were delighted to come away with a tight one-point win over the home team. Well done to all the team and mentors, Patrick and Rob. Many thanks to all the parents who drove as well. Training continues on Thursday this week.

After a week off with Donegal playing the under 10s and under 8s are back in action Sunday at 11.45am.

Reminder: Any adult club member who paid their membership before the March 31st deadline and would like to be entered into the draw for an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final ticket should text Lousie Larkin on 087-3359695 before 2pm Tuesday, 16th July to be entered in to the draw.

Underage camogie continues this Wednesday evening on the top pitch at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome.

Ballyshannon Bingo
Well done to Senan Ward on winning the Jackpot at last week's bingo on Tuesday, 9th July. The summer snowball survived with the €100 house won by Christina McDonald. The €80 houses were won by Daniel Grimes, Moya Nolan and Kathleen Keown. The other house winners were Kathleen McGroary, Mary Travers, Rosaleen O'Brien, Mary Cleary and Patricia O’Reilly. The €50 line winners were Eileen O’Malley, and Breda Gallagher and Garvey Meade shared. The other line winners were Patricia Kirley (twice!) Regina Dolan, Ella Maguire, Margaret Gilmartin, Patricia O'Reilly, Patsy Quinn, Eileen Doherty and Bernie Coyle. The stand up game prize of €135 was won by Norman Arnold. We play again this Tuesday night for €2,850 including the €1000 snowball on 47 numbers, €500 Jackpot and €330 Lucky Numbers game. So why not come along to the Abbey Centre for a great night, doors open at 7.45pm with eyes down at 8.30pm. Books only €10!

Last modified: Monday, 15 July 2024 at 11:21pm

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