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17th April 2017
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There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €2,400.
Next draw is Sunday at 8.30pm in Pat's Bar with a jackpot of €2,500
Lotto Rota:
- Reserve Footballers
- Bord na nÓg
- Senior Footballers
- Ladies
- Juvenile Hurlers
- Senior Hurlers
The lotto team for the McCosker's Centra on Saturday is:
Juvenile Hurlers.

In the lucky dip €20 went to Elaine McLoone, Abbeylands; Aine Feely, Main Street, Garrison; Anita Cassidy, Ardlongfield; Una Bonner, Assaroe View; and Jim Hickey, Laytown, Meath.

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23 April 2017
Senior Division 2
Aodh Ruadh crush under-strength Cloughaneely
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16 April 2017
Senior Division 2
Five star performance sees Ernesiders continue victorious
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16 April 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Emphatic Glenfin eclipse reserves
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9 April 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Termon too hot for reserves
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19 March 2017
Senior Division 2
Second half grit sees Aodh Ruadh through again
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19 March 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
First points for reserves after win over MacCumhaill's
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17 March 2017
Aodh Ruadh at the Saint Patrick's Day Parade
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17 March 2017
Under 16 football
Four Masters give under 16s good test
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12 March 2017
Senior Division 2
Perfect return to second tier for Aodh Ruadh
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12 March 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Tough start for reserves in Ardara
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24 February 2017
Under 12 football
Under 12s launch new jersey
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21 January 2017
Celebrating a year to remember with a night to remember at the Aodh Ruadh Dinner Dance
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7 January 2017
Cheques presented to Kickabout for Colman good causes
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6 January 2017
Underage hurling
Galway star David Burke makes presentations at Aodh Ruadh
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28 December 2016
Fifth annual Colman Kerr charity match raises funds for good causes
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3 December 2016
Aodh Ruadh celebrate a year of underage football
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18 November 2016
Nomination papers for Aodh Ruadh AGM 2016
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8 October 2016
Under 14/12 football
Eugene Doherty captures Bakery Cup
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6 November 2016
Under 16 ladies football
Brave Aodh Ruadh denied by Termon
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5 November 2016
Under 13 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh defeat gallant Downings to take county title
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31 October 2016
Under 21 Football Championship
Final agony for Aodh Ruadh
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31 October 2016
Under 16 ladies football
Victory over Urris takes Aodh Ruadh into county decider
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23 October 2016
Under 13 ladies football
Replay victory take Aodh Ruadh into semis
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8 October 2016
Under 18 football
Minors fade out in second half
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Club News

11 April 2017

Football
Back in 2014 a 2-7 to 1-9 victory for Glenfin denied Aodh Ruadh promotion to division two. It was a very different story on Sunday in Father Tierney Park as the sides paired off for the first time since that contentious meeting. An open game, Aodh Ruadh created the lion's share of the chances and came away 5-17 to 2-12 victors to extend their winning start to the season to three games. A point from Darren Drummond followed by a goal from Shane McGrath shot the hosts into an early 1-1 to 0-2. Niall Murray pointed before a David McGurrin goal after the 20 minute mark pushed the Ernesiders 2-4 to 0-3 ahead. Stephen McDermott netted for Glenfin and when they added three further points there was just a point between the sides. Aodh Ruadh didn't relent though and retaliated with 1-2. Darren Drummond slipped past Liam O'Meara after a flowing move, followed quickly by a point from sub Paddy Gillespie. Glenfin registered two scores before the break, but at the turnover it was James O'Donnell's men firmly in command, leading 3-6 to 1-8. The visitors didn't let the margin faze them though and five minutes into the new half it was erased with a quick 1-1. Points were swapped before Aodh Ruadh again took control of matters, hitting a half dozen unanswered points. The cherry on top was delivered with late goals from Darren Drummond and Shane McGrath sealing a 14 point victory. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.

The reserves played their first game of the season in Father Tierney Park on Sunday afternoon. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half, Aodh Ruadh were simply unable to get enough scores on the board as Glenfin deployed a defensive set up. It was the visitors who struck the first blow, bagging a goal early on with their first attack of the match. The Erne men enjoyed good possession but didn't make it count, with just two frees from Anthony 'Waddle' Coughlin and Nicky Sheerin either side of a Christopher Goan point from play their only scores of the half. Glenfin took a narrow lead in at the break leading by 1-1 to 0-3. Any chance of an Aodh Ruadh win were completely ruined within minutes of the restart as Glenfin added 2-3 without reply. Glenfin totally dominated the second half with smarter play and with the assistance of the strong wind. Two fine free kicks from difficult positions by Waddle were the only scores mustered by the home side, whilst the visitors punished at every opportunity and added two very late goals, eventually winning out on a scoreline of 5-9 to 0-5. Another disappointing day as the lads adjust to life in division 2. We have pictures and a team sheet from the game up on aodhruadh.org

The league programme continues on Sunday with Aodh Ruadh hosting Cloughaneely in Father Tierney Park. The reserves get us going at 1.30pm and they are followed by the seniors at 3pm.

Aodh Ruadh minors had an excellent away win in Mountcharles on Monday evening with all of the 16 players travelling putting in superb displays to get the Ernesiders the two points. The visitors finished 0-14 to 0-7 victors, thanks primarily to a sterling first half effort which saw them going in 0-9 to 0-2 to the good. Best on the night for Ballyshannon was Shane Dorrian who obliged with fully nine points of the final tally. Next up for the lads is the visit of Naomh Conaill to Father Tierney Park on Wednesday evening for a 7pm throw-in.

At long last the under 16s finally got a meaningful game under their belt with their first full outing in the division two league. The opponents were Naomh Muire down in Annagry and playing with the benefit of the breeze Aodh Ruadh got off to a good start only to stall somewhat over the mid section of the half. Nevertheless a couple of goals before half time helped the visitors to a deserved four point advantage at the turnover. Into the second half and Aodh Ruadh continued to play the majority of the football, but fierce Naomh Muire defending prevented the Ernesiders from ever putting the game to bed. Late goals for the homesters ensured the match finished all square at 6-8 apiece, probably a fair enough result on the balance of play. Best for Aodh Ruadh was Senan Rooney who put in an inspiring shift and finished with 1-3 to his credit. In defence Adam Clarke, Mark McGlynn (1-1) and Eugene Doherty all worked themselves to the bone. In attack Tiernan Flood Dolan hit a good point to cap a good display and Eoin Doherty had some cracking goals in his 2-1 haul. Elsewhere sub Daniel Dolan showed brightly on his introduction.

The first week of the Bakery Cup saw wins for Matt Gillespie and Kyle Murray's teams. The competition continues this Wednesday with all players to be present at the park for 5.30pm. Under 14 training continues on Friday at 5.45pm.

The under 12s had a great trip to Cavan to see the All-Ireland under 21 semi-final and were treated to generous hospitality and two good games by Cavan Gaels in Terry Coyle Park before the under 21 match. Many thanks to the parents who travelled and to Cathal Byrne for keeping us between the ditches. In the under 12 league we went from three wins last week to three losses this week. The Division 1 side were away to Ardara and the seniors gave up a 7 point half time advantage to lose by two points in the end. The Division 1 Reserves struggled to match the Ardara team and like our Division 2 team who were at home to Naomh Bríd they were well beaten at full time. On Wednesday the 2005 boys are involved in the Bakery Cup and should be up for 5.30pm. The 2006 boys play another challenge match against the under 10s and they should be up as usual from 5pm to 6pm. Our next league match is on Friday when the Division 1 team play Dungloe at home. Players should be in the park at 3pm for a 3.30pm start. The Division 2 team are away to Bundoran, time to be advised.

The under 10s will be taking on Ardara today, Tuesday. All players are to be at the park for 6pm. We ask that parents / guardians to help out on the refreshments front by supplying a loaf of sandwiches, tray of buns or similar to help feed all present on the day. Also, we would appreciate if parents / guardians could lend a hand in the kitchen. Under 10 training continues on Friday from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Under 6 and under 8 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The under 8 session will run from 6pm to 7pm. The under 6 session is slightly shorter, running from 6pm to 6.45pm. Parents are asked to please collect children promptly at the end of the session.

Ladies
Realt Ruadh travelled to Termon on Good Friday morning. Despite a battling performance the honours went to the homesters, but the Red Stars had some great performances, particularly in a rugged defence where Dearbhla O'Moore won manager's player of the match and Natasha Gormley marked her first game between the sticks by picking up the players player of the match honours. Next up for the ladies is a trip to Saint Naul's this Sunday for a Shield clash at 11am.

Termon threw absolutely everything at Aodh Ruadh in their under 14 clash on Sunday morning in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, but it still wasn't sufficient to earn them victory against this indomitable bunch of girls. Aodh Ruadh dominated for long spells of the first half and when Sara Jane Keon netted an early goal it looked like the floodgates might open. However Aodh Ruadh occasionally overworked their chances while tough Termon defending denied them a number of times also. Termon got a good start to the second half, but Aodh Ruadh responded well with a superb Aoibheann McGarrigle point and a well taken goal keeping them in the ascendant. However Termon's physicality began to tell and with time running out they hit two goals to race into a five point lead with seven minutes left to play. The Shamettes are made of stern stuff though and held their cool to convert two well-worked points before a beautiful Sara Jane Keon shot left the under 14 county keeper with no chance. And so it was honours even at the long whistle following a bruising and hard fought 70 minutes of football. The Ernesiders had a number of stars on show, the leading one being Tia McFarland who rose to the physical challenge posed by the Termon girls in defiant fashion. In defence Grainne Maguire, Eilish Gallagher and Ciara Caldwell gave the hosts a great sense of security despite all the visitors threatening play. Up front Sara Jane Keon was imperious with Caoimhe Hughes-O'Brien offering great support. Meanwhile Aoibheann McGarrigle added great zip on her introduction. Under 14 girls training continues today, Tuesday, and Thursday at 5.45pm. There is no game this weekend. The next fixture is away to Saint Eunan's on Saturday 29th April.

The under 12's next fixture takes place today, Tuesday, against Four Master's at 6pm. The team are meeting at park at 5pm and departing for Donegal town at 5.15pm sharp.

Girls under 8 and under 10 training goes outside to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh [Munday's] from next Monday, 24th April from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

The monthly Ladies Committee meeting takes place today, Tuesday at 8pm.

Hurling
It finished 3-10 to 2-8 in O'Donnell Park as Aodh Ruadh came up just short in the senior hurling league on Good Friday. The hosts made full use of a following wind in the first half. They were 2-5 up with 12 minutes on the clock. Points from Eddie Lynch and Rory Cullen finally got the Ernesiders off the mark, but Eunan's quickly cancelled those out. Another Eddie Lynch point before the interval saw the sides turning around with Saint Eunan's 2-7 to 0-3 to the good. Fair play to the Ballyshannon men though, as they came out fighting and a point from Stephen Connolly and a goal four minutes in from Cian Dolan gave them a platform to work from. However the hosts responded with 1-2 and although Aodh Ruadh were on top for much of the remainder of the match they could only add three Eddie Lynch frees and another point from Stephen Connolly before a late Ciaran Kilgallon goal four minutes from time saw the Letterkenny men finish five point victors.

The under 14s continued their rich vein of form on Thursday last, defeating Carndonagh 4-10 to 3-5 in Father Tierney Park. They are unbeaten now after four games and are away to Buncrana this Thursday. They are also taking part in the county Féile na nGael on Sunday in Convoy.

The minors followed up their win against Burt with an impressive win against Setanta in the Cross on Thursday evening. The lads started this game well and led throughout the, claiming the points on a 5-17 to 2-5 scoreline. Unfortunately our game against Carndonagh has to be rescheduled as we were unable to field. We are at home to an impressive Buncrana team this Thursday at 7pm. The Inishowen lads have won all their games by huge margins this season so it will be a difficult assignment for the lads.

We are delighted to have four under 12 hurlers heading to play in Croke Park on Saturday as part of an Ulster Activity Day. The four lucky lads who came through a skills test to take part are Cian McKenna, Mickey Doogan, Tommy Winters and Kenzie Lee Ayres. We wish the lads well and hope they have a great day.

The under 6s, under 8s and under 10s are taking part in a blitz in MacCumhaill Park on Sunday. Details will be circulated during the week.

Cash for Clothes
Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee are running their annual cash for clothes recycling campaign for the month of April. This is a great chance to get rid of any unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, bed linen, towels and help us raise some much needed funds for promotion and development of underage hurling in the club. For any information regarding this campaign or to arrange collection of clothes contact any of the following Lorraine Duffy 087-6874393, Denis Daly 086-3269550, Sabrina Brosnan 087-9287965 or John Rooney 086-2587793.

Pitch Bookings
As we are in the high season for usage timely booking with Peter Conlon is essential. Where games are cancelled they must also be notified so that another club team can be facilitated. We have added pressure as we are taking Naomh Bríd home games for now in the adult grades due to their re-building of their own pitch. We are also taking three Erne Gaels home games in the Fermanagh league as their grounds are also being repaired. They are Sunday 23rd April v Teemore at 5pm and Sunday 30th April at 1pm v Ederney.


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