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23rd July 2017
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There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €3,800.
Next draw is Sunday at 8.30pm in Dicey Reilly's with a jackpot of €3,900
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:
Reserve Footballers.

In the lucky dip €20 went to Niamh and Pauric McGrath, Creevy; Orla Bannon, Donegal Road; Eileen McIntyre, Assaroe View; Geraldine Galligan, Brollagh; Aodhán Drummond, Garrison.

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26 July 2017
Under 18 football
Goals do the job for Kilcar
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17 July 2017
Under 8 / Under 10 ladies football
Summer sun smiles down for young ladies stars
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15 July 2017
Under 10 football
Double joy for Ballyshannon at Mick Shannon tournament
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14 July 2017
Under 14 football
Under 14s through to county semi-final
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13 July 2017
Under 16 hurling
Gaeltacht boys get the better of Ballyshannon
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13 July 2017
Under 16 ladies football
First league outing for under 16 ladies
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7 July 2017
Under 14 football
Classy Aodh Ruadh claim Southern title
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17 June 2017
Under 14 ladies football
Aodh Ruadh miss out on county crown
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8 June 2017
Under 14 hurling
Aodh Ruadh book final place
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6 June 2017
Under 10 ladies football
Under 10 girls enjoy Mountcharles blitz
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3 June 2017
Senior Division 2
Reserves tough it out for victory against Ardara
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2 June 2017
Senior Division 2
All out attack, but Aodh Ruadh come up short
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28 May 2017
Senior Division 2
Aodh Ruadh earn tough win in the sunshine
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28 May 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Reserves record fourth win on the trot
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14 May 2017
Senior Division 2
Aodh Ruadh sweep three clear at the top with win in Glen
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14 May 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Superb second half seals points for reserves
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30 April 2017
Senior Division 2
Victory takes Aodh Ruadh top of the table
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30 April 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Reserves give Fishermen blues
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26 April 2017
Under 16 football
Naomh Ultan push Ernesiders all the way
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23 April 2017
Senior Division 2
Aodh Ruadh crush under-strength Cloughaneely
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21 April 2017
Senior Reserve Division 2
Reserves edge to victory over 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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Club News

25th July 2017

Club meeting
The Aodh Ruadh monthly club executive committee meeting will take place on Thursday 27th July 9pm. All executive members are asked to attend.

Football
Aodh Ruadh got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 4-14 to 1-13 win over Termon which takes them five points clear at the top of the division two table. Termon got off to a flier with their most effective forward, Enda McCormick drilling home a spot kick 90 seconds in. However Aodh Ruadh forged their way to the front after eight minutes when points from Philip Patton and Nathan Boyle were followed by a Darren Drummond goal. Further goals from Diarmaid McInerney in the 13th and 18th minutes put the hosts firmly in the driving seat, with Shane McGrath playing a key creative role in both McInerney's finishes. At the break it was the Ernesiders leading 3-6 to 1-5. The homesters faced the breeze after the break, but still managed early points from Shane McGrath and Philip Patton. Termon characteristically fought back to narrow the gap to two goals with the game entering the final quarter. However Aodh Ruadh came with a sprint finish and points from David Dolan and Seamus Kane were followed by a goal from Oisin Rooney to make the points safe for James O'Donnell's men.

It is another big game for Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening as they entertain Naomh Columba for their rescheduled game in Father Tierney Park at 7.30pm. There's a lot on the line for this one and it would be good to see a vocal and partisan Ballyshannon support in the Park to get behind the team. Why not make an effort to get up a bit earlier and give the reserves a bit of support too in their 6pm throw-in against the Glencolumcille second string. The reserves had a walkover against Termon last week and a win on Saturday would catapult them up to third in the table.

Commiserations to Donegal on championship defeat to Galway on Sunday. From a Ballyshannon perspective it was good to see, at long last, Peter Boyle making a deserved championship debut. Like many Donegal supporters, it won't be a game he will remember with much fondness, but we hope it will mark the starting point for bigger things to come over the not too distant future. We commend Eamonn McGrath for all his hard work with the county team this year also. The lads do at least have the comfort of realistic prospects of league and championship honours to contend for as the club season unfolds.

Best wishes to the minors who commence their championship against Kilcar in Father Tierney Park on Wednesday 27th July at 7pm.

Hard luck to the Aodh Ruadh under 15 Óg Sport squad who drew a blank on Saturday despite some good performances in Donegal town. The under 16 squad will resume collective training on Wednesday, 2nd August at 7pm.

Aodh Ruadh's under 14 league title challenge ended in Killybegs on Monday evening. The Ernesiders were light on numbers for the game with 17 making the trip and a number of usual starters absent for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless Ballyshannon battled gamely and it was 1-1 to 2-2 in favour of the Gaeltacht men at half-time. The second half saw Aodh Ruadh putting in a determined effort and closing in on the leaders. However an opportunist goal for Gaoth Dobhair knocked the stuffing out that late charge and that saw them press on for a 5-8 to 3-7 victory and book a place in the county final. Aodh Ruadh's best performances were in defence where, as ever, Seimí Campbell and Matt Gillespie gave everything they had and up front Mitch McLaughlin caused plenty of trouble. The under 14s are now out in championship tonight, Wednesday, against Naomh Conaill in the first round of the group stages. Throw-in at Glenties is at 7.30pm.

The under 10's next blitz is take place this Friday, 28th July in Páirc Naomh Bríd. All players are to be in Ballintra for 6pm. Training continues as usual on Monday and then we will be away to Saint Mary's, Sligo for a blitz on Wednesday 2nd August. Players are to meet in the Park for 5.30pm before heading for Sligo town.

The Aodh Ruadh under 8s travelled with 23 players to Ardara on Saturday for a big blitz at the splendid facilities in Pearse Memorial Park. All teams did very well on the day playing some impressive football. Well done to the A team who won the Shield Final, beating Kilcar in the decider. A fun day was had by all and many thanks to Ardara for hosting the blitz as smoothly as ever. Under 8 training continues as usual on Friday 28th July at 6.15pm.

Ladies
Realt Ruadh travelled to Machaire Gathlán for the second leg of their opening championship tie on a hot Sunday morning. Sarah Patton opened the game with a bang, firing home a goal for the visitors and following up with a few points to add to her tally. Gaoth Dobhair converted three points to reduce the lead to four. Defensively Sara Gallagher and Hannah Doherty came out on top beating their defenders one-on-one in several encounters. Roise Keon and Tara Khan did well moving the play out of danger zone and into attack. Rebecca Gillespie fired home a goal for Realt Ruadh to leave the scores at 3-4 to 1-5 in favour of visitors at the interval. Katie Gallagher opened the second half with two consecutive goals as Realt Ruadh took the driving seat. They were in full control for this period, only conceding two points in the second half. Natasha Gormley made two great saves to twice deny Gaoth Dobhair goals which might have given them some chink of daylight. The forward line continued their free-scoring form with substitutes like Danika Doherty contributing 1-1 to the tally. Realt Ruadh worked tirelessly and ruthlessly until the end in the hot conditions. A scoreline 6-9 to 1-7 reflected a great team performance for the girls who now progress into the county semi-finals.

Under 16 training continues on Thursday at 7.45pm. The next league game is this Saturday, 29th July at 3pm away to Moville. Bus departs from the park at 12 noon.

The under 8s and under 10s girls enjoyed a exciting blitz in Father Tierney Park recently. Ardara, Kinlough and Saint Mary's, Sligo were the guests for a great day of football. Thanks to our referees on the days and the parents / guardians who put on a great spread afterwards. We have some pictures from the blitz up on aodhruadh.org.

Hurling
There was a silver lining to Saturday's proceedings with the Donegal under 21s claiming the All-Ireland C title with a 1-14 to 0-12 win over Sligo in Markievicz Park. Aodh Ruadh were well represented on the day. Ciaran Rami gave a good account of himself at corner back, while Eddie Lynch playing at corner forward finished with three points to his credit. Oisin Rooney struck for the game's only goal just three minutes in and that score was to be the difference between the sides for much of the game. Donegal took the foot off the gas in the second half, but a late scoring rally, which saw Eddie Lynch on the mark, helped the Tir Chonaill men to a third Andrew O'Neill trophy on the trot. Conor Kennedy was also a member of the squad with Kevin Loughlin part of the back room team.

The under 16s are due to play Letterkenny Gaels at home this Thursday.

Well done to the under 12s who had their first win of the league away to Four Masters. In a much improved performance they were convincing winners hopefully their good form will continue this Thursday away to Setanta.

The county under 12 skills competition took place in Convoy on Sunday we were represented by Michael Doogan, Cian Mc Kenna, Hugh Maguire, Tommy Clyne and Jack McCadden the lads all did very well.

We are running a bus to the All-Ireland semi-final between Galway and Tipperary on the 6th August. Full details later.

Training as normal for all age groups on Sunday at 12 noon.

Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week's €400 jackpot was won by Annie McGloin of Belleek, whilst Sheila Killalea won the stand up prize of €150. The July big bingo is this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre, with over €3,000 in the prize fund including the €1,000 jackpot game and the €325 snowball game. Books priced at €15, or get the book and a half special for €20.


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