Poor attendance meant the Ladies AGM lacked a quorum and so was unable to proceed on Sunday afternoon.
Ladies football is enjoying large numbers and some success in the club. However the coaching and administrative burden has fallen on a small number of dedicated shoulders.
While we are getting great levels of participation, which is great to see, the coaching and administrative manpower which allows that happen is just too small and is endangering our ability to sustain ladies football in the club.
It is essential the club generates a quorum for the rescheduled Ladies AGM if we are to sustain ladies football in Aodh Ruadh. Past players and parents are particularly asked to consider giving even a small part of their time to help us provide football for girls in Ballyshannon, be that on the sideline or in the committee room.
The under 21 A semi-final between Aodh Ruadh and Saint Eunan’s has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 2pm in Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town. Extra time will be played if required. We hope to (a) finally get this game played and (b) see a large and vocal showing of Ballyshannon support down in Donegal Town for this big game.
The Juvenile Hurling Committee hold their annual Christmas Quiz this Thursday in Owen Roes starting at 9.45 pm. It’s always a great night’s craic with loads of great raffle prizes, if you can’t make it but want tickets for the raffle contact any of the committee. All support welcome for what’s sure to be a great night’s fun to start your Christmas celebrations.
Colman’s Charity Kickabout
The fourth annual Kickabout for Colman will take place on Monday 28th December with the first games throwing in at 1.30pm as Aodh Ruadh once again takes on the Rest of the World. This year it is in aid of two charities. The first is Hand in Hand (wwwhandinhand.ie), a children’s cancer charity which provides practical support for families in Ireland whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. The second is GRASP (wwwgrasplife.ie), a charity whose mission is to support those experiencing emotional distress or thinking of suicide through professional therapeutic counselling and support by psychotherapists trained in the area of suicide prevention.
Big Bad and Back
Come to Dicey Reilly’s on Monday December 28th for some festive craic as Aodh Ruadh’s Big Bad Interactive YouTube Pub Quiz comes blazing back. Using the big screens in Dicey’s there will be five live action rounds on comedy, advertising, music, what happens next and a Vines observation round. The quiz gets rolling at 9pm and we’ll have big prizes on the night and loads of great spot prizes to be won. All funds go to support the work of Aodh Ruadh.
GAA National Club Draw 2016
Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are now on sale. These tickets have some great prizes on offer including a new Opel Corsa, trips to the 216 All-Stars, a €1,500 travel voucher, All-Ireland final corporate packages, All-Ireland final tickets and €1,000 shopping vouchers to name just a few. Tickets are €10 each are now on sale with club members. Revenues from all tickets sold by club members stay with Aodh Ruadh.
Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Della von Bock from Bundoran. This Friday is the Christmas Big Bingo with a mega €3,100 prize fund and heaps of spot prizes. The winter snowball now stands at €475 on 50 numbers and we’ll be playing our usual big bingo jackpot of a cool €1,000. Don’t miss out! Books are available priced at €15 for full book or €8 for a half book.
Aodh Ruadh Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,400. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 6, 8, 10, 13 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Gerry Quigley, Dunkineely; Pat Melly, Pat’s Bar; Celine McGrath, Erne Dale Heights; Danny Reynolds, Creevy; and Buddy Greene, Saint Benildus Avenue. Next draw in Dorian’s Hotel with a Jackpot of €2,500 on Sunday at 8.30pm.
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: Senior footballers.