BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Not even a stunning half-century from rookie Fabian Allen could prevent Jamaica Scorpions from a sudden collapse, as they crashed to a 26-run defeat to Barbados Pride in their final match of the Regional four-day championship here yesterday. Starting the final day at Kensington Oval on 114 for one in pursuit of 341 for victory, Scorpions were dismissed for 314, in the second session, after suffering a swift lower order meltdown. Chadwick Walton, unbeaten on 70 overnight, made 93 while Trevon Griffith, who started the day on 25, made 53. Allen, in only his fourth first class game, smashed an entertaining 60 off 35 deliveries and Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood chimed in with 44. Scorpions reached lunch on 241 for five – with another 100 runs required in the final two sessions of the contest. FIVE FOR 73 But Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican claimed five for 87 and veteran spinner Sulieman Benn, also a left-armer, picked up three for 90, as Scorpions lost their last five wickets for 73 runs. The defeat for Scorpions was their fifth of the campaign and their fourth in five outings in the latter half of the competition, after leading at the mid-season break. Starting the day in control of the run chase, Walton and Griffith extended their second wicket stand to 137 before being separated. Scorpions were increasing their stranglehold on the game when Griffith swung Warrican to Ashley Nurse at mid-on at 162 for two. Just inside the hour mark, Walton perished with his fifth first class century in sight, superbly taken at short leg by Kyle Corbin off off-spinner Kenroy Williams. All told, Walton faced 181 deliveries in a shade over 3-1/4 hours at the crease and counted seven fours and four sixes.
Club AGMThe Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have been circulated and can also be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Anyone who requires papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 27th November. The following is the only motion submitted for consideration at AGM.That within four weeks of the date specified each year by the authorities in Croke Park as being the date on which applications for membership of the club for that year closes that the Aodh Ruadh Football and Hurling Club display the full adult membership of the club in a prominent position in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.That this membership list be signed by Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson of the Club.Proposer: Seamus O’Donnell FootballThe under 21 semi-final against Saint Eunan’s will now take place this Sunday at 11.30am at the Robert Emmet’s grounds in Castlefin. We urge a large and vocal Ballyshannon support to go along and get behind the lads.After a fun and frenetic year the Bord na nÓg AGM takes places this Wednesday 25th November at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. We welcome all, club members and football aficionados, be the players, managers, volunteers or interested observers to come along, as we reflect on 2015 and plan ahead for 2016.HurlingAodh Ruadh’s under 21 hurlers fell at the quarter-final stages of the championship against Saint Eunan’s in O’Donnell park last Sunday. Kevin Kealy scored 2-6 for the Letterkenny men as Aodh Ruadh went down on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-7. A goal for the hosts after five minutes gave them an early edge and a second eight minutes later left the Ernesiders facing an uphill struggle. Ballyshannon responded with points from Patrick Faherty, Daragh Cleary, Oisin Rooney and Matt Ahern but it was the homesters who were leading by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break. Aodh Ruadh rallied early in the new half with points from Oisin Rooney and Matt Ahern and Stephen Connolly was unlucky not to find the net. However after that Eunan’s outscored the visitors 1-6 to 0-1 to book their place in the last four. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Brendan Gillespie; Tommy Gillespie, Eugene Drummond, Donal Sweeny; Thomas Anderson, Oisin Rooney (0-2, 1f), Ciaran Rami; Matthew Ahern (0-1f), Eddie Lynch (0-2, 1f); Rory Cullen, Conor McNeilly, Stephen Connolly; Patrick Faherty (0-1), Ciaran Duffy, Daragh Cleary (0-1). Subs: Ciaran Kelly for Faherty HT, TJ Gillespie and Sean Maguire for Ahern and Cleary 56m, Faherty for Rami 59m.The Juvenile Hurling AGM takes place on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, we will be reviewing a very busy 2015 and planning for 2016. At present there is a huge workload involved in keeping juvenile hurling alive and only a handful of workers. All interested in juvenile hurling are welcome to attend this meeting, we would particularly like to see some parents attend. Nobody needs to be afraid of getting stuck with a job. Come along and review the year and see if you would like to get involved. LadiesThe Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 13th December at 2.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. A good attendance would be appreciated as we look ahead to the coming year.Club kit for ChristmasWe have had a great response to our new club gear and so we are running another two fitting sessions. The first will be on Tuesday from 7.15pm to 8.15pm, with the second taking place on Friday from 8pm to 9pm. Sizes and prices are detailed below. Quarter Zip Top – SB, MB and LB. Price: €32.50 Quarter Zip Top – XLB, S to XXL Adult. Price: €37.50Three-quarter length shorts – SB, MB and LB. Price: €15 Three-quarter length shorts – XLB, S, M, L, XL. Price: €18Skinny Bottoms – SB,MB and LB. Price: €25 Euro Skinny Bottoms – XLB,S – XXL Adult. Price: €30 Euro. Please note that initials on club bottoms will cost €2.50 extra.We have pictures of this new gear on aodhruadh.org and on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.We still have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We have samples available. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas order. We have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris Kelly on 0868813553.BingoLast week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Charlie Hersey, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon. There was no winner of snowball prize, so it now stands at €400 on 49 numbers or less. It’s Big Bingo time again with the November big bingo this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre, with a massive €3,000 prize fund including the €1,000 jackpot game. Books will be available priced at €15/€8, or get the book and a half deal for €20.Season Tickets and Club Plus CardsDetails of Season Tickets and Club Plus Cards have been announcedSeason Ticket benefits– Costs only €99.– Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.– Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.– Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far and you have attended at least 60 percent of games games.Club Plus Card benefits for members– Costs only €200– Gives access to all adult club games controlled by Donegal GAA. It can be used for minor and under games.– Gives access to all Donegal National League games and Donegal’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Fermanagh or Antrim.– Gives you the option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.– Allows you to purchase an All-Ireland final ticket should Donegal get that far. No attendance record required.Donegal GAA Club Plus Card for ClubsFrom each €200 Club Plus Card purchased clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies. The purchaser must ensure they choose the club from the dropdown menu. The rebate will be payable to the club once verified by Croke Park.Senior clubs 65 members; Intermediate clubs 55 members; Junior clubs 45 members.For season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club Pus Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled and they can then purchase a Club Plus Card.The following webpage gives onward links for all the options.https://www.gaa.ie/seasonticket.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,100. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9, 15, 16 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mary Granaghan, Erne Dale Heights; Monica and Pat Quinn, Benildus Avenue; Ann, Mena and Mark Granaghan, Bundoran; Noel Hoey, Tullyhorkey; and Mary Conlon, Cornhill. Next draw in The Bridgend Bar with a Jackpot of €2,200 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to [email protected] NEWS: AODH RUADH AGM TO TAKE PLACE EARLY IN DECEMBER was last modified: November 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASport