In the IFC Final v Loughinisland on Sunday, An Riocht disappointingly fell to a 12 point defeat, 0-8 to 3-11. Things did no go right for An Riocht on the day and Loughinisland were full value for their win. Still we did well to reach the Final and one off-day doesn’t change that.
Thanks to all the players and management for their efforts all year culminating in a great buzz about the club in the two weeks leading up to the Final and to those supporters who rallied round this past fortnight.
The two craft nights for kids making headbands, armbands and flags ahead of the Championship Final were a great success; thanks to everyone who helped and to the face painters on Sunday morning also.
For more photos including from the Dinner in the Balmoral please visit the An Riocht Facebook Page - Photos by Jane Donnelly Eakins
Across the Atlantic, An Riocht Camogs Laura Brennan and Sophie Colgan have enjoyed success winning the North America Senior Championship with the Hoboken Guards, the first camogie team in metropolitan New York in nearly 20 years, who beat Toronto in the Grand Final.
An Riocht U11 footballers had two games v Ballyholland and Warrenpoint (thanks to both clubs for facilitating our requests to change the day of the matches due to other Club activities).
Against Ballyholland An Riocht had 28 players available and everyone got game time during a 5-12 to 3-12 win under the Dunavil lights while at Moygannon An Riocht were beaten 2-9 to 0-3 but again all 27 players who travelled enjoyed game time.
MONDAY 5th OCTOBER 7pm
YOUTH CLUB STAFF & VOLUNTEER MEETING
with Education Authority workers Paul & Maureen
If you can give a couple of hours to help deliver projects or with supervision at night please attend.
We rely on volunteers to deliver our programme of activities.
Four loads of clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, tents and toiletries, almost 200 boxes, were collected at Dunavil and transported via Newry Lions to Refugee Aid. Thanks to all who donated and especially those who sorted and boxed the donations.
Dunavil hosted St Louis v St Columbans and St Columbans v St Josephs school football matches and three Divisional Board U14 Football Finals last week. Thanks to everyone who volunteered on the day.
On behalf of Derrynoose Camogie Club I wish to sincerely thank you and congratulate your club on a very successful day’s camogie on Saturday past. It was a fantastic opportunity for our girls to be able to play against so many other clubs; it was so well run and a credit to you and your team of volunteers.
Chairperson Derrynoose CC
Many thanks for a great day on Saturday. Standard of camogie was excellent.
A huge amount of planning and effort obviously went into arranging the day. Well done.
Thank you very much for the invite & the opportunity to participate in a brilliantly run event by An Riocht club. My sincere apologies for not getting word to you in advance about our U16s as we had a couple of pull outs/ problems and uncommonly I had to work Friday evening/ night. Our U12s however thoroughly enjoyed the tournament and it was a great benchmarking for us amongst other top teams.
Thanks again - a brilliant day!
Thank you so much from St Johns CC Middletown. Fantastic day, very well run with a great atmosphere. Looking forward to participating next year.
Thank you and your team for a great day. We had a brilliant day.
Na Magha CC
Thank you for the invite again,
Our girls had an absolutely brilliant day and we look forward to joining you again next year...we might even bring our 16s down as well if that would be ok
I Sandra Smith the chairperson of Meabh O'Neills in Camlough would like to thank An Riocht for a wonderful day and to thank you for inviting us to take part in your tournament. On behalf of our club, parents and mentors we would like to commend your club on a very well organised tournament and we look forward to attending your club next year.
Hi - I wish to thanks you for a great day at your blitz - our Lavey girls thoroughly enjoyed their day and were delighted reaching the U16 'A' Final - we left Lavey at 8am and returned home at 730pm after stopping for food on journey home - we had a very enjoyable and competitive day of Camogie and must commend your club - would u pass on my thanks to Joe Baldwin who was our ref for the majority of the day - he is a great ambassador for Camogie!!! Looking forward to next year - thanks again Eileen Gribbin, Lavey
The U12 Camogs played at half time in the Camogie Senior Final on Saturday. Team Teagan Bolton, Bobbi Jo Campbell, Mia Campbell, Amy Clarke, Rachel Clarke, Kelcie Curran, Cerys Finnegan, Caitlin Harper.
The Community Pharmacy Partnership programme got off to a great start last week with twenty men and women attending.
The next session is on Wednesday 30th September from 7.30pm for an hour, feel free to come along as each session stands alone.
An Riocht U12 footballers visited Rostrevor on Sunday for the Donard Murphy Memorial Cup enjoying matches with Longstone, Clann Na Banna, Shamrocks and Mayobridge. Team Ryan Cunningham, Rhys Curran, LorcanDonnan, Curtis Flanagan, Reece Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Eoin Killen, DarraghMcAlinden, Matthew McCartan, Ben Matthews, Jerry Lee McVeigh, Ryan Quinn, Shane Quinn.
Scor Na nOg will take place over the weekend of Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October, U16 participants needed for music, song or recitation.
Kids Activities @ An Riocht This Weekend
FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
6.30pm P5 & P6 Gaelic Practice @ Dunavil
FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
7pm / 9pm Children’s Craft NightMake your headbands & armbands (wool provided)
SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
P3 & P4 Gaelic Blitz @ Moy (2 teams) Bus Leaves Dunavil @ 8.30am
SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
11am P1 & P2 Gaelic Practice @ Dunavil
SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
U12 Camogie in Newry Leaving Dunavil 4.30pm
SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER U12 Football Tournament in Rostrevor Cars Leave Dunavil 10am.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered or participated at the Patsy Conkey U12 and Sharon Morgan U16 Camogie tournaments at Dunavil and apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the huge traffic surge at the start.
Forty one teams consisting five hundred underage players, ninety team mentors and lots of supporters crowded into Dunavil for a great days Camogie and at the end of 150 matches Ballygalget won the Sharon Morgan Cup beating Randalstown ‘A’ in the Final; An Riocht won the Sharon Morgan Shield beating Killeavy in the Final; Bellaghy won the Patsy Conkey Cup beating Liatroim in the Final; Longstone won the Patsy Conkey Shield beating Meabh O’Neills in the Final; Atticall won the Patsy Conkey Plate beating Mullaghbawn in the Final.
An Riocht Underage Camogie tournaments were postponed due to bad weather on Sunday. A sincere apology to everyone for the late postponement of the Camogie tournaments. A combination of the bad weather and numerous late withdrawals resulted in us holding out too long before taking the decision to postpone and that meant several Clubs travelled with 3 actually arriving at Dunavil.
Once again the Basketball coaches, Sherman and Dave, mesmerised the children with their coaching camp at Dunavil all last week.
Kingdom Youth Club Street Collection in Kilkeel on Saturday 8th August, all offers of help appreciated.
The Senior Footballers lost a high scoring match at home v Tullylish on Friday past. It could have gone either way bit the visitors took their goal chances while An Riocht were wasteful in front of the posts. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match Chris Killen.
The Minor Camogs lost at home v Portaferry to two late goals after putting in a tremendous effort. Team: Andrea O’Neill, Caoimhe Leigh Speirs, Sophie Bowater, Yasmin McCrink, Kirsti Cunningham, Lauren Clarke, Tiarna Donnan, Nicole Farrell, Ciarrai Connor, Caoimhe McAlinden, Niamh McBurney. Sub Eve Doran.
The U14 Camogs lost at home v Ballycran by just two scores despite missing several players due to holidays.
At the U12 Football in Banbridge on Sunday An Riocht came up just short on a 2-7 to 3-7 score line against Clan Na Derg.
On Saturday evening 8th August there will be welcome home for An Riocht Camog and New York Rose Sophie Colgan ahead of the Rose of Tralee Festival in Kerry.
There was a smallish attendance at the meeting to form a new Kingdom Youth Club Senior Members group but with the assistance of Education Authority workers Paul and Maureen quite a lot was achieved. The Senior Members meet on Wednesdays and if you missed the first night still feel free to come along now or contact any of the youth club leaders.
Trocaire IFC Quarter-final: An Riocht 3-15 St Johns 1-14
Goals win games and much more clinical Kingdom stole through the Johnnies lines to plunder three whereas St Johns never really convinced when opportunities arose for them.
An Riocht were flying and 1-6 to 0-2 ahead, Martin Clarke having crashed a free in off the underside of the bar, when Declan Doyle received a second yellow card in the fifteenth minute.
St Johns made immediate use of their numerical advantage with the next three points but once the Mourne men rejigged their line out they were soon in control again and Rory Cunningham came in on the end of a fine move to round the keeper and score their second goal.
At the break An Riocht led 2-7 to 0-9.
Though St Johns opened the scoring on the restart, An Riocht were soon into their stride and outscored their opponents seven points to three before Michael Clarke flicked home their third goal.
Chris McKay nabbed a late consolation goal for St Johns but by then An Riocht were emptying their bench with an eye to Saturday’s semi-final.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Michael Clarke 1-0, Conor Doyle 0-2, Sean Clarke, Paul Sherry, Rory Cunningham 1-3, Kory Colgan, Decl
an Doyle 0-1, Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle, Chris Killen 0-1, Martin Clarke 1-5.
Subs: Patrick Gartland 0-1, Damian Sherry, Liam Rodgers, Paul Allen
St Johns: Darren McMullan, Cathal O’Connor, Harry McMullan 0-1, Mark Grant, Conor Burns, Conor Flanagan, Conor Braniff, Chris McKay 1-3, Martin Keenan 0-2, Conor Gilmore, Danny McKay 0-1, Conor Morgan 0-4, Joe Milligan, John Clarke 0-3, Ryan Gibney.
Subs: Darran Savage, Barry Russell, Anthony Doran