History at Aodh Ruadh

The Aodh Ruadh club in Ballyshannon created their own bit of GAA history this week by electing an all-female top table.

The Aodh Ruadh club in Ballyshannon created their own bit of GAA history this week by electing an all-female top table.

At their AGM on Saturday last, the club returned outgoing chairperson Betty McIntyre along with Emma Gaughan being elected secretary and Catherine McKee as treasurer.

The outgoing chairperson, Betty McIntyre, speaking to the Donegal Democrat, said that it just fell that way. “The good thing is that we have good back up in a male vice-chairman (Michael McLoone) who has lots of experience.

“It is just the way it evolved and I would be completely happy with the officers we have elected. Catherine (McKee) has experience with finance and she was going to get involved at some level in the club although I don’t know if she was expecting to get in at deep end!

“Emma has experience before at county level in hurling. She hasn’t had a role recently but wished to get involved,” said Betty, who added: “What goes on on the pitch is much more important.”

The chairperson expressed optimism with some of the ex players getting involved with underage which she felt was encouraging.

A former county All-Ireland winning footballer from the club (who shall remain nameless) quipped at the AGM that Aodh Ruadh might have to change their colours from green and white to green and pink!