Ballyshannon Community News

Fight night

Fight night

With only two weeks to go now until the Aodh Ruadh v Killybegs Fight Night in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on Friday, 8th March The official press/launch night takes place this Thursday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8pm. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served. On the night Aodh Ruadh footballers and hurlers - male and female - will take on opponents from Killybegs in what should be a night of explosive entertainment. Tickets are now on sale and available from any committee member. All fight sponsorships are now filled, however if you would like to have your business advertised on the night please contact Conal Gallagher (086-2112812) for full details. There will be a press night for the event on Thursday 21st February in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8pm. The weekly Fight Night meeting takes place on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.

Start reffing

A beginners referees course for hurling and football will be held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey at 10am on Saturday, 23rd February. This course is open to all from underage to adult.

Aodh Ruadh membership

Aodh Ruadh club membership for 2013 is now due. In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club on a date before March 31st and be registered by the club on the online system in order to have a vote in the upcoming membership year.

Remember: 1. Only fully registered players on the GAA online registration system are allowed to take the field for the club. If your name is not in this system you are ineligible. That has repercussions in terms of insurance cover for injuries. 2. Registration is an important component in meeting the running costs of the club. 3. Only fully paid up members will be eligible for the draw for tickets to the football and hurling All Ireland finals. 4. Club membership will be displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Membership rates are as follows: Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €60; Adult non-playing, €40; Underage (Born 1995-2002 inclusive) €25; Underage (Born 2003-2013 inclusive) €15. Registration can be paid to Mary Matthews in Shannon’s Corner. The club requires a fully registration form with each fee. Sub-committees will also be organising registration sessions in the coming weeks.

The King and I

Ballyshannon Musical Society bring a production of The King And I to the stage in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon on February 26th, 27th, 28th, March 1st and March 2nd. There will also be a children’s matinee on Saturday March 2nd at 3pm. Special offers for group bookings. Full ticket details in the Abbey Centre box office 071-9851375 on Thursday 21st February from 1pm to 4pm.

Aodh Ruadh lotto

There was no winner of the €2,500 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 13. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Patton family, Dunmuckrim; Ann Kelm, Belleek; Ann Gallagher, Askill; Mary Patton, Creevy; and Ann Marie Gormley, Lawne Park. Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €2,600 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win! The lotto team for the Saimer Court this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.