Keep Saturday 30th August free for 5K Family Sponsored Walk & 10K Fun Run starting 12pm, followed by Social Sevens & Fun Sports Day from 2pm, followed by music in the club from 5pm to 9pm. More details soon.
Ladies (aged 18+) the Rural Community Network will host an evening in the Kingdom Club 10 Dunavil Road Kilkeel from 8pm on Tuesday 26th August with a view to delivering a service YOU want. Everyone is welcome to attend and remember if you are not there then your opinion won’t be heard. Tea and refreshments are available on arrival.
In the U14 Camogie Final An Riocht lost to Ballygalget in Leitrim on Sunday for the right to be crowned Champions in the Under 14 Cup Final.
An Riocht won the toss and played with the wind, however the Ards team settled quick scoring two quick goals. An Riocht played well, however still found the Ballygalget half back line in fine form, who supplied good ball into their quick forwards. Caitlin Quinn in the An Riocht goals made some fine saves, and captain Caoimhe Leigh Spiers was playing well, while Andrea O’Neill swept up well during this period. In the second half An Riocht kept playing and trying so hard that Ballygalget were reduced to fewer scores with the strong wind, all said Ballygalget were very worthy winners, An Riocht can be very proud making the Championship final and indeed winning the Feile Shield in May.
An Riocht played 12 matches in 2014 winning 9 and losing only 3. The girls had a great evening at the post match meal in the club and would like to thank the large group of parents that showed up to support their efforts.
Team: Caitlin Quinn, Hollie Killen, Caomhie Lee Spiers, Caomihe McAlinden, Kara Sloan, Orlaigh O’Rourke, Amy Harper, Clare Fearon, Eve Doran, Ciarrai Connor, Andrea O’Neill, Aoife McDowell, Rachel Cunningham, Shannagh Campbell, Caomihe Donnan Mollie Ireland, Naomi Finnegan, Anna Rose McKay, Mollie Ireland (missing on day Cerys Clarke).
The U14 Footballers won their first match of the season beating Glenn by 3-25 to 3-14 at Dunavil, a great result for the efforts of the players and mentors all year.
Team: Curtis Flanagan, R Mackey, R Flanagan, JJ Eakins, E Sloan, P Curran, R Campbell, Chris Flanagan, J Rodgers, A Gribben, C Morris, M Carvill, C Campbell, D Nugent, R Colgan, WJ Harper.
The Minor Footballers won a stormy championship encounter in Saval by 1-11 to 2-4.
Team & scorers: S Doran, A Harper, L Rodgers, A Eastwood, A Sloan, S McDowell, R White 0-1, B Rafferty, K Colgan, N McComiskey 0-1, D Morgan, D Campbell 0-2, M Rooney, M O’Rourke 1-4, C Clarke 0-3. Subs T Sloan, S Cunningham, D Matthews, J Rafferty.
Ballygalget proved much too strong for the U12 Camogs despite the best efforts of Aimee Harper, the Player of the Match, and great defending from Teagan Cole and Rachel Clarke. The Aghaderg match did not take place.
In the Blitz in Monaghan An Riocht enjoyed games with Greenlough from Derry, Edendork from Tyrone and Glenravel from Antrim; winning two and drawing the third. Everyone played extremely well and tried their hardest with brilliant scores and great defending. It was a good day’s camogie from start to finish and was very well organised.
Team: Nanette Campbell, Shannagh Campbell, Cerys Clarke, Rachel Clarke, Caoimhe Donnan, Mollie Ireland, Aimee Harper, Lara Higgins, Sinead Morgan, Caitlin Small.
The U18 Footballers beat Downpatrick in the Championship by 5-11 to 3-4 though the performance was by no means as convincing as the thirteen point winning margin would suggest. An Riocht got off to a great start when a long Deaglan Morgan pass was taken by Conor Clarke and despite falling over he directed his shot wide off the keeper to the bottom corner of the net.
Darragh Campbell who seems to be coming into form added a point but the momentum was broken when Campbell sent Michael O’Rourke away and from an angle he drove his shot into the side netting. Hoops settled after this let off and they were allowed break from defence by lazy forward play and headed a goal before almost getting in again but for a timely Stephen McDowell tackle. However the visitors’ practice of carrying the ball forward was causing An Riocht problems and this time their midfielder advanced unchallenged for a levelling point.
An Riocht produced one sweeping move involving Aidan Sloan and Jack Rafferty before Conor Clarke pointed spectacularly but two points in response put Downpatrick ahead for the first time. It could have been worse for the home side for Liam Rodgers took a goal bound shot off the line and Stephen Doran spread himself to deny them on another occasion before Darragh Campbell soloed into range to shoot the equaliser.
Three quick points on the restart were cancelled by a Downpatrick goal but despite missing some gilt edged chances An Riocht took control and created enough opportunities to edge clear. Darragh Campbell shot 1-2 in a five minute spell as An Riocht led by five going into the last ten minutes, 2-9 to 2-4. Then Kory Colgan began to catch and stride forward from midfield opening up the Downpatrick defence and Michael O’Rourke found his range with three quick fire goals to break the resistance of the visitors who goaled a penalty in added time.
S Doran, A Eastwood, L Rodgers, A Harper, A Sloan, S McDowell, R White, B Rafferty, K Colgan, N McComiskey, D Morgan, D Campbell 1-6 (1f), M O’Rourke 3-2, J Walker, C Clarke 1-2.
J Rafferty, D Matthews 0-1.