Ballyshannon Community News

Aodh Ruadh fight night

Aodh Ruadh fight night

The countdown is on to the Aodh Ruadh v Killybegs Fight Night in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran this Friday 8th March. On the night Aodh Ruadh footballers and hurlers - male and female - will take on opponents from Killybegs in what will be a night of explosive entertainment. The rising excitement has also been fuelled by the announcement of a special Sports Memorabilia Auction on the night which will feature boxing gloves personally autographed by two Olympic medalists, from different eras, Katie Taylor and Joe Frazier, together with a autographed snooker cue by World Champion Ken Doherty and a hurl signed by the Kilkenny team. Full details on these very special items can been found on The weekly Fight Night meeting takes place on Tuesday at 10pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Ticket and advertising monies should be brought to this meeting. Mary Matthews will accept ticket returns at Shannon’s Corner. Also Margaret Peach will also take returns at the club rooms from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 11am.

Yes We Can

The next collection for our aluminium fundraiser takes place on Saturday, 9th March at the usual times. There is now a drop off point for aluminium cans for recycling for Aodh Ruadh at Mace in the Saimer Court Shopping Centre. For any information in relation to this campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.

Ballyshannon Drama Festival

The 61st Ballyshannon Drama Festival runs from March 9th to 17th in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon. The programme of plays is as follows: Saturday 9th is Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers by Holywood; Sunday 10th is Peter Fallon’s Tarry Flynn by Pomeroy; Monday 11th is JB Priestly’s When We Were Married by Dromore; Tuesday 12th is Jimmy Murphy’s Brothers Of The Brush by Corn Mill; Wednesday 13th is Brian Foster’s The Butterfly Of Killybegs by Coolera; Thursday 14th is Billy Roche’s Poor Beast In The Rain by Phoenix Players; Friday 15th is Marina Carr’s On Raftery’s Hill by Yellow Moon; Saturday 16th Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur by Silken Thomas; Sunday 17th is Paula Vogel’s How I Learned How To Drive by Braden Players. Plays show nightly at 8.15pm and 7.30pm on final night. Season tickets are available priced €90, with nightly tickets priced €12, €10 on concession. Bookings can be made 11am to 1pm daily at the Abbey Centre. Adjudicator is Martin Maguire and Festival Director is John Travers. For further information call 071-9851375 or 0863743207 or check online at

Aodh Ruadh lotto

Have you ever forgot to do the weekly club lotto only to see your numbers appear? Well you no longer need to worry with the introduction of our yearly lotto ticket.

Your numbers will remain the same for the duration and will run in conjunction with the membership year, that is, from April 2013 to March 2014.

If you do one line it will cost just €90 a saving of €14 (13.5 percent), equivalent to 7 weeks free. If you do the three lines it will cost €220 a saving of €40 (29.5 percent), equivalent to 8 weeks free. If you are interested in the scheme you can contact or any club member. Scheduled payments can also be arranged. The first draw starts on 7th April 2013 and runs for 52 weeks. Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.

There was no winner of the €2,700 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Breda Gallagher, Belleek; Mary Patton, Creevy; Dan Tunney, Main Street; Mary Kilgannon, Creevy; and Ron Sennett, Pat’s Bar. Next draw is in the Bridgend Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €2,800 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: PETER GALLAGHER’S TEAM.