An Riocht found the league leaders too good in the Reserve Football in Warrenpoint and despite the best efforts of the players CPN ran out convincing winners 7-18 to 0-7. Team: Brendan Allen, Chris Cunningham, Stephen Corr, Ryan Clarke, Declan Clarke, Sean McArdle, Liam Rodgers, Brian Sloan, Conor Cole, Brian Rodgers, Ryan Spiers, Nathan McComiskey, Joe McCartan, Shane Sloan, Michael Harper. Sub: Jerry Lee Cordell
An Riocht Senior Camogs lost at home v Clonduff by ten points on Wednesday past.
In the U16 football in Ballyholland were much too strong for An Riocht who played valiantly but came up short on an 11-11 to 0-8 score line.
The Senior Footballers were at home v Saul on Friday and despite several absentees and a dip in form still had enough strength in depth to come away with the points.
Twenty teams from 6 different counties took part in the Adrian McAlinden U8 Football 11-a-side Tournament at Dunavil with Bellaghy Wolfetones (Derry) pipping Mullahoran (Cavan) for the Cup and Culloville Blues (Armagh) edging Naomh Colmcille (Meath) in the Shield; each player received an identical medal. An Riocht had two equal ability teams taking part and both reached the knock-out stages. Thanks to all the volunteers who came together to make the day a success.
There were two U12 Camogie matches, we lost in Mayobridge and won at home v Clonduff. Team: Teagan Bolton, Bobbie Jo Campbell, Nanette Campbell, Shannagh Campbell, Amy Clarke, Rachel Clarke, Kelcie Curran, Cerys Finnegan, Caitlin Harper, Tori Herron, Lauren Marsh, Ellie Morgan, Shannon Marie Morgan, Sinead Morgan, Caitlin Small.
The U12 Footballers lost at home to league leaders Ballyholland on Sunday morning.
An Riocht lost the U16 Camogie at home v Clonduff on Tuesday past.
The U18 Footballers found the home side too strong in Rostrevor going down 4-15 to 0-10.
At the U10 Football away v Glasdrumman, An Riocht won again and as always every child got a game.
Ahead of the Summer Scheme KYC staff attended Minor Games training on Saturday.
*Kingdom Car Boot sales start on Thursday 2nd July and continue each Thursday throughout the summer.
U14 Camogie in Kilcoo
The U14 Camogs won in Kilcoo 5-15 to 1-5 with great performances throughout the hour from Eve Doran, Cerys Clarke and Clare Fearon. There was some top class defending from Orlaith O'Rourke & Chantelle Higgins who never gave up the whole match. Up front our shooting was on point and to finish it off Mollie Ireland ended the game with a signature hand pass of the ball into the back of the net.Team: Amy Clarke, Nanette Campbell, Orlaith O'Rourke, Chantelle Higgins, Cerys Clarke, Eve Doran, Shannagh Campbell, Mollie Ireland, Clare Fearon, Caoimhe Donnan. The next game is in Clonduff and it will take a full turnout of girls with no excuses to take anything from that match.
The U14 Footballers lost in Longstone by 0-8 to 9-24 and again three days later despite a much improved performance to Tullylish 0-15 to 5-6. Then on Monday Annaclone failed to field at Dunavil.
An Riocht beat Longstone in the Mourne League while at the Burren tournament we were grouped with Burren, Mayobridge, Annaclone and Killeavy
Primary Schools Football
A three school football and hurling blitz in memory of Conal Baldwin took place at Dunavil on Wednesdaywith Grange and Moneydarragh collecting the Memorial Shields.
Senior Camogie home v Ballycran
The Senior Camogs lost at home to Ballycran on Wednesday past, so the search for their first league points goes on.
The Reserve Footballers gave their best performance of the season in the home match v Carryduff on Wednesday winning 3-16 to 2-13. Early goals from corner forwards Nathan McComiskey and Shane Sloan kept An Riocht in the hunt as the visitors edged an open first half 2-10 to 2-9. The football was free flowing after the break with Carryduff extending their lead before a Michael O’Rourke goal swung the match back in our favour and a storming finish saw us end with a six point margin. Aidan O’Hanlon had a fine game in defence, Liam McVeigh at centre field and Ryan White up front with Joe McCartan the pick of the replacements.
Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, L Rodgers, A O’Hanlon, M Clarke, S McArdle, L McVeigh 0-2, K Colgan, R Spiers 0-2, C Cole 0-2, R White 0-1, N McComiskey 1-0, M O’Rourke 1-8, S Sloan 1-0. Subs: J McCartan 0-1, B Rodgers, D Sherry, B Sloan, M Rooney.
An Riocht had two teams at the South Down blitz in Longstone and enjoyed games with Clonduff, Longstone, Warrenpoint and Atticall.
*An Riocht Kelloggs Cul Camp Monday 29th June to Friday 4th July. Nursery Camp (P1 & P2) 10am to 12.30am £25; Cul Camp (P3+) 10am to 2.30pm £40.
*The Annual General Meeting of Kingdom Youth Club takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 26th June. The main purpose will be to elect a KYC Board whose duty will be to safeguard the interests of the members by ensuring that governance, premises, finances and leadership are fit for purpose; it is not Board members’ role to supervise activities on a nightly basis (though they may if they so wish). The Board meets once every six weeks; a role on the Board may suit an older person who wants to help but does not want to be involved on a daily basis or with face to face youth work, without a fully functioning Board in place the youth club cannot continue to operate.
*Kingdom Car Boot sales start on Thursday 2nd July and continue each Thursday throughout the summer.
*The An Riocht Patsy Conkey (U12) and Sharon Morgan (U16) Camogie tournaments will take place on Sunday 26th July.
*Music Practice on Wednesday 17th June, bring an instrument and join in, then Tin Whistle class begins on Thursdays from 25th June.
*An Riocht Recreational Football tournament this year will take place on Saturday 1st August.
*Important dates Monday 15th June 6.30pm to 7.30pm KYC Staff/Volunteer meeting with Paul Bradley EA; Wednesday 17th June 6.30pm paid staff meeting re Intervention Programme with Maureen O’Gorman EA; Monday 22nd June 8pm KYC Senior Members (whole group) meeting with Paul Bradley EA; Wednesday 8th July 7pm to 8.30pm US trip leaders meeting with Maureen O’Gorman EA.
Teams already entered are: An Riocht (2), Atticall, Bellaghy Wolfe Tones, Clann Na Banna, Culloville Blues, Carrickcruppen, Michael Davitts, Con Magee’s Genravel, Keady Michael Dwyers, Longstone, Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa (2), Mullahoran, Naomh Comcille (2), Newry Bosco, St Michaels, Shane O’Neills, Tullylish.
Teams travelling from Newry direction should allow additional time to get through Rostrevor as the Kilbroney Vintage Rally is on that day.
The U16 Camogs lost by a point in Ballycran on Tuesday. The girls started brightly with an Aoife McDowell goal but Ballycran claimed the next five scores to lead 1-4 to 1-0 before Lauren Clarke netted from twenty metres and followed up with an equalising point. Despite our defence holding firm against the home attack, they sneaked the last score to lead by one at the break. Ballycran pointed on the restart before Kirsti Cunningham goaled to briefly move us 3-1 to 1-6 ahead. In a thrilling end to end affair Ballycran grabbed their second goal but back came An Riocht with points apiece from Eve Doran and Clare Fearon and it looked every bit a draw until Ballycran edged over the finishing line with a late point to leave it 2-7 to 3-3 in their favour. Team: Caoimhe Donnan, Naomi Finnegan, Andrea O’Neill, Caoimhe Leigh Speirs, Cerys Clarke, Kara Sloane, Yazmin McCrink, Lauren Clarke 1-1, Eve Doran 0-1, Kirsti Cunningham 1-0, Sophie Bowater, Clare Fearon 0-1, Rachel Cunningham, Tiarna Donnan, Aoife McDowell 1-0, Anna Rose McKay.
At the Jim Mulholland Cup football at Dunavil, 33 teams from 9 different counties took part with the Shield winners being Shane O’Neills (Armagh) and the Cup winners Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa (Derry). Thanks to all the volunteers who turned up on the day to help.
An Riocht half yearly general meeting & Launch of 5 Year Club Development Plan 2015 to 2019 will take place on Tuesday 2nd June from 7.30pm to 9pm at Dunavil.
All Players (over 16), parents of players, supporters etc should attend.
Where do you want (y)our Club to be in 5 years’ time?
The Reserve Footballers lost 2-5 to 0-10 at Dunavil on Wednesday night. Having gotten off to a good start with a Shane Sloan point An Riocht soon fell behind to two quick fire Tullylish goals but by the break had clawed their way back into contention with a couple of Michael O’Rourke frees to trail 0-6 to 2-2.
It was all square ten minutes into the restart but too many chances were not taken and entering the final quarter Tullylish found their range with three points in five minutes to open the gap again. Conor Doyle and Michael O’Rourke made it a one point game but again An Riocht were too wasteful and ran out of time.
Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, M Rooney, C McVeigh, C Doyle, D Clarke, M Clarke, C Cole, N McComiskey, R Spiers, A Harper, S Sloan 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-4 (2f), J McCartan. Subs: A McVeigh, JL Cordell, L Rodgers, B Rodgers, J Rafferty.
The Senior Footballers remain unbeaten at home having ended league leaders Darragh’s 100% record at Dunavil on Friday night on a 0-12 to 1-7 score line. It was a gutsy performance built on a high energy game plan with every player giving their all including telling contributions from the substitutes introduced.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Paul Allen, Deaglan O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-1, John O’Rourke, Paul Sherry, Liam McVeigh, Kory Colgan, Sean Clarke, Noel McArdle, Damian Sherry, Conor Cole 0-1, Rory Cunningham 0-3, Michael O’Rourke 0-5 (4f).
Subs: Conor McVeigh 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-1, Liam Rodgers.
The Reserve footballers drew with Liatroim at Dunavil (though the referee said we won by two!). Joe McCartan swung over a beauty to get us underway and though 14 man Fontenoys grabbed a goal in reply further points from half backs Declan Clarke and Sean McArdle made it four three with ten minutes played.
However we failed to utilise the extra man and were under steady pressure for the next ten minutes with the visitors scoring an uninterrupted 2-5 before Nathan McComiskey hit our fourth point and a Liam Rodgers goal meant the entire half back line was on the score sheet. Nine points down, despite the wind on our backs and Liatroim now reduced to 13 men we still conspired to make heavy work of getting back into the match, Liatroim scored back to back points before a James Reilly goal dragged us within four of Liatroim and a Michael O’Rourke point in the fifty sixth minute levelled the match, 2-12 to 3-9.
Battling Liatroim went back in front and looked to be heading for an unlikely victory before James Reilly got An Riocht back on terms in the final moments.
Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, C Cunningham, S McArdle 0-1, D Clarke 0-2, L Rodgers 1-0, M Clarke, B Sloan 0-1, N McComiskey 0-2, C Cole, A McVeigh, J McCartan 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-2 (1f), M Rooney. Subs: J Reilly 1-3, A Harper 0-1.
The Senior Camogs travelled to Armagh on Monday past to play Madden Raparees in a challenge and were very much in the game until the closing stages but still returned home seeking their first win of the season.
An Riocht had two teams in the Camogie Go Games at Dunavil on Saturday. Thanks to Clara, Colleen and Emma for refereeing and to Ronan and the parents who answered the call to come along to give a hand.
Down All County Premier Reserve Football League Division 2
Round 11 - 27-05-2015 (Wed)
An Ríocht 0-10 V Tullylish 2-5
Down GAA All County Football League Division 2
Round 6 - 22-05-2015 (Fri)
Dromara 0-7 V An Ríocht 4-23
South Down U12 Football League Division 2
Round 8 - 24-05-2015 (Sun)
An Ríocht (U12 A) 7-8 V Tullylish (U12 A) 1-5
South Down U16 Football League
Round 7 - 28-05-2015 (Thu)
An Ríocht (U16 A) 8-14 V Mitchels (U16 A) 3-6
The U16 Footballers put back to back wins together with a victory over Mitchels in another high scoring affair, 8-14 to 3-6.
Team: JJ Eakins, P Curran, T Murnion, R Mackey, P Kearney, C Campbell, 0-2, Conor Clarke 2-1, C Flanagan 0-1, E Sloan 0-1, R Campbell 3-6, Cormac Clarke 0-1, J Rodgers 1-2, P McComiskey 2-0.
Subs: WJ Harper, D Nugent.
The U12 Camogs played their first game in Atticall on Tuesday and came away with a win but were beaten by Liatroim on Saturday.
Team: Amy Clarke, Sinead Morgan, Kelcie Curran, Caitlin Small, Tori Herron, Shannon Marie Morgan, Cerys Finnegan, Shannagh Campbell, Nanette Campbell, Rachel Clarke, Caitlin Harper.
- U16 Footballers v Saval
- Senior Footballers played Dromara
- U16 Camogie Championship in Clonduff
- Juvenile Football Festival in Kilmacud
- Now taking orders for new O'Neills gear
- U17 traditional music and ballad groups
- Jim Mulholland Cup & Shield U10 Football
- The Kingdom to Cooley Charity Cycle is on Saturday 4th July