PIPS Mental Health First Aid training at Dunavil completes on Tuesday 31st March.
The Football Committee on Tuesday at 7pm.
The Women’s circuits finish on Tuesday 31st March, thanks to Claire for her efforts over the past year.
U14 & U16 Camogie continues on Tuesdays at 7pm.
There is no Irish Dancing this week or next, resuming on Tuesday 14th April.
U14 Football practice this week is on Wednesday 1st April at 7pm.
The Senior Footballers play Downpatrick on Wednesday 1st April and Annaclone on 12th April; the next Reserve match is on Wednesday 15th April, home v Warrenpoint.
There is a Basketball Premier League play-off match on Thursday 2nd April at 8pm at Dunavil v Queens.
There is no Movie Night on Good Friday.
There is no P5/P6 Football on Good Friday or P1 to P4 Football on Easter Saturday.
The Camogie Raffle takes place on Easter Saturday, 4th April; remember the £10 returned will go towards Camogie Player Insurance fees.
Bingo on Easter Sunday is at 8pm.
On Easter Monday An Riocht will take part in Feile Peil in Newry.
Keep Easter Monday night free for folk with A Parcel of Rogues’ at The Kingdom.
The Lotto takes place as usual on Easter Monday.
U8/U10/U12 Camogie Practice on Easter Tuesday 7th April at 5pm. Camogie Go Games Blitzes coming soon so be sure to attend and on time.
One hour Defib Refresher course at 7pm on Easter Tuesday 7th April, contact the club asap to book your place.
The next Development Committee meeting is at 8pm on Tuesday 7th April.
The Men’s Shed continues to meet at 11am on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Wednesday 8th April the Men’s Shed and the Youth Club are combining to mark EU Day of Solidarity between Generations.
On Wednesday 8th April the Senior Camogs entertain Longstone in a friendly at Dunavil.
There is an U16 Football challenge at Dunavil v Aughlisnafin on Thursday 9th April.
The KYC Street Collection in Newry is on Saturday 11th April, all offers of help gratefully accepted.
South Down GAA P3/P4 Football Blitz at Dunavil on Saturday 11th April.
On Sunday 12th April the U12 Footballers have Bosco at visitors to Dunavil.
There is an Eating Disorder workshop at Dunavil on Monday 13th April.
There is no Schools coaching over the holiday break; there is a Schools tournament at Dunavil on Friday 24th April.
The Paul Farrell U14 Sevens at An Riocht take place on Saturday 2nd May. Permission to include teams from all four provinces was received from Croke Park last week. Teams entered to date include An Riocht, Patrick Sarsfields Belfast, Kilcoo, Killeavy from Armagh, St Michaels Magheralin, Michael Davitts Belfast, Longstone.
There was a good turnout for the Ladies Flower Arranging last week and the trip on Saturday.
At the U14 Football 7-a-side Blitz at Abbey CBS, An Riocht played Eire Og, Annaclone and Ballyholland; winning two and losing one.
In the first U12FL match in Tullylish An Riocht lost 1-5 to 1-3 in a surprisingly low scoring affair.
At the Reserve Football inCarryduff An Riocht lost 2-3 to 0-3 after a most disappointing display. To score only once from play and for that score to come from a defender says a lot about the inadequacies in this performance. Christopher Cunningham was the pick of the full back line; the half backs did no better than ok; the midfield was patchy; and in attack despite plentiful possession, there was a distinct lack of a scoring threat.
Team: B Allen, C Cunningham, S Corr, R Clarke, C Doyle 0-1, A O’Hanlon, C McVeigh, B Sloan, M Clarke, N McComiskey, C Cole 0-1 (f), R Spiers, A McVeigh, M O’Rourke 0-1 (f), D Campbell. Subs: S Doran, L Rodgers, M Rooney.
A group from the club enjoyed a Formula Karting Grand Prix on Sunday morning.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.
The aims of Mental Health First Aid are:
• To enhance understanding of mental health problems and how it can impact on individuals and society.
• To develop skills, motivation, knowledge and confidence in offering help to those with symptoms of mental illness.
• To guide towards appropriate professional help.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is appropriate for anyone from a voluntary or professional background who comes into contact with the general public and is interested in learning more about mental health problems, how it impacts on individuals and how best to provide support.
Venue: An Riocht, The Kingdom Youth Club, 10 Dunavil Road, Kilkeel BT34 4JT
Date: Tuesday 24th March & Tuesday 31st March 2015
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
(All sessions are compulsory therefore all sessions MUST be attended to receive certificates).
For more information or to put your name forward for the training please contact Dympna:
STILL 3 PLACES AVAILABLE
At the U12 Football Blitz in St Marks An Riocht were represented by Ryan Cunningham, Rhys Curran, Lorcan Donnan, Curtis Flanagan, Reece Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Eoin Killen, Matthew McCartan, Ben Matthews, Jerry Lee McVeigh, Ryan Quinn, Shane Quinn, Tiernan Rooney.
At the U14 Football 7-a-side Blitz at Abbey CBS An Riocht won three of our four games beating Ballyholland, Bosco and Tullylish and losing to Clonduff. Team: Caomhan Campbell, Cormac Clarke, Joel Cunningham, John Joe Eakins, Christopher Flanagan, William John Harper, Ryan Mackey, Dylan Nugent, Jack Rodgers, Eoin Sloan.
Opportunities for jersey sponsorship for the 2015/16 seasons remain at Reserve Football and U10 Camogie; if interested contact any committee member as soon as possible. Thanks to those who have come forward to sponsor Senior Football, U12 Football and U8 Football.
The Social Initiative Trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin was a popular success.
An Riocht Social Initiative group visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
L to R:Tom Cunningham, Peter McAlinden, Paddy White, Liam Farrell, John Magee, Robert John Cousins, Eugene McManus, Joe Boden, Barney Sloan, Thomas Sloan, Leo Kenning, Tom Curran and Benny Mc Caughey
Sixteen football team mentors / coaches attended the meeting last week to improve coaching in our Club.
The group ratified the Club Policy that ‘every child gets a go’ and will meet again on Monday 23rd March to discuss approaches to the ‘Player Pathway’ and the ‘Activate Warm-up’ programme.