AN RIOCHT / KINGDOM
Tuesday 28 April
6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm U12 Gaelic Practice; U18 Football home v Shamrocks; Football committee meeting after the Minor match; U14 Camogie home v Ballygalget; U18 Camogie home v Ballyholland.
Wednesday 29 April
11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Pilates class @ Dunavil; 7pm KYC Senior Members meeting; 6.30pm U8 Camogie; 7.30pm U10 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Senior Camogie away v Clonduff; 7pm Senior Football practice (No PRFL tonight); 7.30pm Executive committee meeting.
Thursday 30 April
6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Youth Leadership course in Newry; 7pm Girls Bullseye training with Sheila; 7pm Visit by Clubs for Young People; 7pm U16 Football home v Bosco.
Friday 1 May
630pm P5/P6 Football An Riocht v Atticall; 7.30pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm Senior Football home v Drumaness; 7.15pm Senior Camogie Practice.
Saturday 2 May
10.30am Paul Farrell Cup; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic Practice; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic Practice.
Sunday 3 May
11am U12 Football home v Shamrocks; 2pm Reserve Football home v Longstone; 8pm Bingo.
Monday 4 May
Belfast Marathon; 11am Men’s Shed; U14 Football away v Shamrocks; P5/P6 Football away v Longstone; 9pm Lotto Draw.
Tuesday 5 May
6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm U12 Gaelic Practice; U16 Camogie home v Portaferry.
The Reserve Footballers beat Annaclone away on a 2-11 to 1-11 score line with a double goal blast from Joe McCartan making the difference after a battling team performance. Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, C Cunningham, N McComiskey, S McArdle 0-1, L Rodgers 0-1, C Cole 0-3, D Clarke, R Spiers 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-3, A McVeigh 0-1, J McCartan 2-0, S Doran0-1, S Sloan. Subs D Mathews, A Harper.
The U18 Footballers won in Bredagh 3-16 to 1-8 after a great team performance. The lads started fast and had Bredagh on the back foot. The movement of the forwards caused the Belfast boys problems and it was attack after attack with long range points and two well worked goals resulting. Bredagh found their chances limited with Deaglan Morgan and Andrew Harper covering back to help the An Riocht defence and Thomas Sloan alert between the Kingdom posts. At half time An Riocht had it sown up 2-12 to 0-3. Bredagh enjoyed a better restart and hit an early goal and a couple of points but once An Riocht settled, the midfield, backed by a renewed half back line reinforced by the switch of Ronan White,retook control and An Riocht ran out convincing winners. When all the injuries clear up if they continue to work hard this An Riocht side will have more good days than bad ones. Team: T Sloan, M Harper, S Cunningham, D Hardy, L Rodgers, A Eastwood, A Harper 0-2, D Morgan 1-2, C Clarke 1-5, D Campbell 1-2, R White, D Matthews, R Campbell 0-5. Sub: P McComiskey.
The U16 Footballers lost in Glenn 8-14 to 2-10. Team:JJ Eakins, T Murnion, P Curran, C Campbell 0-2, CFlanagan 0-1, D Nugent, E Sloan, Conor Clarke 1-4, PMcComiskey, R Campbell 0-3, Cormac Clarke, JRodgers 1-0, J Cunningham.
The U14 Footballers played Saval at Dunavil and continued their rich vein of scoring with a 6-18 to 4-9 win and everyone getting game time. Team: Curtis Flanagan, E Sloan 0-9, WJ Harper, R Mackey, D Nugent, R Flanagan, JJ Eakins 0-1, Christopher Flanagan 2-6, L Donnan 1-0, C Clarke 2-2, J Cunningham, C Campbell, R Colgan 1-0. Subs: E Killen, B Matthews, JL McVeigh
Two teams of P5/P6 Footballers played in a Blitz inAtticall enjoying games with Burren, Rostrevor, Mayobridge, Atticall and Glasdrumman despite the inclement weather.
There was Primary School Football @ Dunavil onFriday involving twelve teams from five schools. Thanks to An Riocht Schools Liaison Officer Turlough Eastwood for facilitating and to the schools and coaches for their assistance.
The U16 Camogs lost in Ballygalget by 6-11 to 2-6 with top performances from Eve Doran, Lauren Clarke and Sophie Bowater. After a close first half Ballygalget pulled away in the second period. Team: K Cunningham, H Killen, C McAlinden, CL Spies, Y McCrink, C Quinn, A O’Neill, P Matthews, E Doran 0-2, C Connor, L Clarke 1-2, S Bowater 0-2, A McDowell, N Finnegan, T Donnan. Subs: M Ireland 1-0, C Clarke, K Sloan, C Donnan, C Fearon.
The U14 Camogs travelled to Ballycran on Saturday forFeile ad surprised themselves with superb displays to win the Shield. They beat Ballyholland and Mayobridge and lost to Liatroim then played Ballycran in Final. Team: O O’Rourke, C Clarke, A Clarke, M Ireland, C Fearon, N Campbell, K Sloan, E Doran, S Campbell, C Donnan, R Clarke, C Small, C Higgins, S Morgan.
In the Feile Skills Clare Fearon finished fourth out of the whole County, very well done.
The Mourne Mountain Adventure took place on Saturday with Kingdom’s team of Caomhan, Eoin, John Joe, Michael and Paddy completing the course for the second year in a row.
A group of 80+ enjoyed the Club trip to the NFL Finalin Croke Park on Sunday. It was encouraging to see so many parents travelling, thanks to the Club officials who supervised.
Thanks to Kilkeel Credit Union who have sponsoredU12 Football jerseys; to DR Diesel Marine & Industrial Diesel Engine Specialists who have sponsored U10 Football jerseys and to Seamus Sloan of NecOn who have sponsored Senior football jerseys; NecOn uses copper silver ionisation technology for Legionella Control; if any of this generosity inspires you, the U10 Camogs still need a jersey sponsor, contact the club ifinterested.
Eight teams from five different Counties will contest thePaul Farrell Cup & Shield U14 seven-a-side football tournament at An Riocht on Saturday 2nd May; the first games throw-in at 10.30am, with the finals from 2.30pm.
The competing teams are:
Group 1: An Riocht Down, Killeavy Armagh, Tir Na OgDown, Walterstown Meath.
Group 2: Kilcoo Down, Michael Davitts Antrim, Longstone Down, Toome Monaghan.
Games are 7.5 minutes per half with straight turn around. Normal rules apply. If two teams are tied at the end of the group stage then ‘head to head’ result will determine positions. If more than two teams are tied a draw will be made for positions.
AN RIOCHT / KINGDOM
Tuesday 21 April
6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm U12 Gaelic Practice; U16 Camogie away v Ballygalget; 7pm U18 Football away v Bredagh; 7.30pm Basketball; Day One of Declan’s Shred Boot Camp.
Wednesday 22 April
11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Pilates class @ Dunavil; 6.30pm U8 Camogie; 7.30pm U10 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Reserve Football away v Annaclone.7.15pm Senior Camogie.
Thursday 23 April
6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Youth Leadership course in Newry; 7pm Girls Bullseye training with Sheila; 7.30pm Basketball; 7.30pm U16 Gaelic away v Glenn.
Friday 24 April
10am Primary School Football @ Dunavil; 630pm P5/P6 Gaelic Practice; 7.30pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm Senior Football; 7.15pm Senior Camogie Practice.
Saturday 25 April
8am Mourne Mountain Adventure; 9am U8 & U10 Camogie Go Games Blitzes; 10am South Down GAAP5/P6 Gaelic Blitz @ Atticall; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic Practice; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic Practice.
Sunday 26 April
10am Trip to NFL Final Down v Roscommon in Croke Park; 8pm Bingo.
Monday 27 April
11am Men’s Shed; Senior Football away v Loughinisland; U10 Football home v Atticall; 9pm Lotto Draw.
Tuesday 28 April
6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm U12 Gaelic Practice; U18 Football home v Shamrocks; U14 Camogie home v Ballygalget; U18 Camogie home v Ballyholland.
The Senior Footballers beat Clann Na Banna on Sunday at Dunavil by 2-14 to 0-9. The visitors started sharply and led two nil by the tenth minute. An Riocht took control in the second quarter and scored an unanswered 1-8 before the break, with some really well worked teammoves. Bann dominated the third quarter pointing six times without interruption before An Riocht came again and stretched away for a comfortable eleven point victory. Team: B McVeigh, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, D Sherry, P Sherry, P Allen, C Doyle, M Clarke, R McAlinden 0-4, D Doyle 0-2, J Cunningham, R Cunningham 0-2, N McArdle 0-3 (3f), M O’Rourke 1-2, D Morgan 1-0. Subs C McVeigh, K Colgan, J Reilly 0-1.
The Reserve Footballers played CPN at Dunavil going down 5-14 to 1-9. An Riocht trailed nine nil after fifteen minutes and but for a fine Stephen Doran save and a Kory Colgan block it would have been worse. We fared better in the second quarter and trailed 0-4 to 1-8 at the break. A goal and a point within minutes of the restart suggested a rally was on the cards but our poor handling and worse passing continued and CPN ran through to score at ease in the final quarter. Team: S Doran 0-1, R Clarke, S Corr, C Cunningham, C McVeigh, A O’Hanlon, D Clarke, M Clarke, K Colgan, N McComiskey 0-1, S McArdle 0-1, R Spiers 0-1, J McCartan, M O’Rourke 0-5, A McVeigh 1-0. Subs B Allen, L Harper, B Sloan, S Sloan.
The U18 Footballers lost to Clonduff 2-12 to 0-7. Early and late goals flattered the visitors who led seven nil at one stage against understrength An Riocht for whom U16 players shared five of our seven points. The Harpers, Michael and Andrew, and Deaglan Morgan performed best for An Riocht. Best wishes for a quick recovery to Paul who was injured during the match.Team: T Sloan, M Harper, S Cunningham, D Hardy, L Rodgers, M Rooney, A Harper, D Morgan 0-1, A Eastwood, C Clarke 0-3, D Matthews, D Campbell 0-1, P McComiskey. Subs: R Campbell 0-2, P Kearney.
The U16 Footballers played Eire Og at Dunavil on Thursday and were well clear when an injury to a visiting player halted proceedings, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Team: JJ Eakins, T Murnion, P Curran, C Campbell, C Flanagan 1-3, Conor Clarke 1-3, Cormac Clarke 0-1, P McComiskey 0-3, R Campbell 3-8, E Sloan2-3, J Rodgers 2-1, J Cunningham, R Mackey. Subs: R Colgan, C Morris.
The U14 Footballers played Eire Og in Ballymartindrawing 4-17 to 8-5!
The U18 Camogs played Ballygalget away losing 1-9 to 0-5. An Riocht started slowly and trailed 1-4 to nil before putting in a rousing second half which finished five points each. Team: L Clarke, N McDowell, N McBurney, L Colgan, S O’Rourke 0-1, A Fearon 0-3, C Cunningham, N Farrell 0-1, T Donnan, E Cousins, Y McCrink, P Matthews. Subs: C McAlinden, A McDowell, A O’Neill, CL Spiers, S Bowater, K Cunningham, C Quinn.
The U12 Camogs travelled to Ballycran for a blitz on Saturday morning playing five games, winning two, v Bredagh, Ballyholland, Ballycran, Kilcoo and Portaferry.Team: Shannagh Campbell, Nanette Campbell, Bobbi Jo Campbell, Teagan Bolton, Lauren Marsh, Shannon Marie Morgan, Sinead Morgan, Amy Clarke, Caitlin Small, Rachel Clarke, Caitlin Harper, Kelcie Curran.
Arigna YC from Roscommon visited Kingdom YC over the weekend, taking part in some cyber bullying workshops, an all-night lock-in and a little sight-seeing,thanks to everyone who helped.
Well done to the An Riocht Boys who played for St Louis and won the U15 Danske Bank McAvoy Cup Final – Ronan, Paul and Caomhan.
Hard luck to the U18 girls who lost the Ulster Camogie Final v Derry on Saturday – Lauren, Aine, Sinead, Patrice, and the two Niamhs.
Well done to the Kilkeel Knights who play out of Dunavil – Basketball NI Premier League Champions!
Down GAA are again seeking expressions of interest from coaches who may be interested in working as part of the Down GAA Cúl Camp Coaches team, this coming summer.
We are looking for enthusiastic, qualified coaches to help us build further upon the recent success of the camps within County Down.
There are vacancies for both the positions of Cúl Camp Coach (generally over 18, with suitable previous coaching experience) and Assistant Cúl Camp Coach (generally U18 with little prior experience).
All applicants MUST have completed a minimum of GAA Child Protection and Foundation Level Coaching Award.
Down GAA does not guarantee anyone who applies for a coaching position a full summer of work. Coaches will be chosen based on experience and the numbers of coaches required on any given week. Down GAA is only able to provide less than a week’s notice to coaches as we are reliant on clubs returning numbers of camp attendees before we can decide the numbers of staff needed.
Well done to the An Riocht Boys who played for St Louis and won the Danske Bank Mcavoy Cup Final today. Well done to Ronan Campbell who scored an Amazing 7 points. One of which was the injury time winning point.
The Senior Footballers played Annaclone on Sunday at Dunavil coming away with a 2-10 to 0-9 win. Best wishes to Paul Murney who sustained a serious injury during the match.
An Riocht got off to a great start when Michael O’Rourke goaled after a clever steal by Rory Cunningham but the visitors were the better team before the break and led 0-7 to 1-2. A fortieth minute Liam McVeigh top corner goal put us ahead again and a more confident final quarter showing had An Riocht outpointing Annaclone six one for a seven point victory margin.
Team: B McVeigh, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, L McVeigh 1-0, P Sherry, P Allen, C Doyle, P Murney, C Cole, J Cunningham 0-1, N McArdle 0-2 (1f), S Clarke 0-1, R Cunningham, M O’Rourke 1-2, D Morgan 0-4. Subs M Clarke, C McVeigh
The U16 Footballers played Aughlisnafin at Dunavil on Thursday winning 6-14 to 4-7.
Team: Paul Kearney, Thomas Murnion, Philip Curran, Caomhan Campbell 0-1, Christopher Flanagan 0-1, John Joe Eakins, Conor Clarke 1-3, Cormac Clarke, Paddy McComiskey 1-1, Ronan Campbell 2-5, Eoin Sloan 0-3, Jack Rodgers, William Harper 1-0, Joel Cunningham.
At the South Down GAA P3/P4 Gaelic Blitz @ Dunavil, An Riocht had two teams and played six games with Clonduff ‘A’ & ‘B’, Rostrevor Ogs, Longstone, Atticall, Rostrevor Gaels.
Thanks to ‘bp Electrics Ltd’ who sponsored new jerseys for the boys.
Colin Quinn An Riocht U8 Football Co-ordinator accepting a set of jerseys from Paul McConville of BP Electrics Ltd. Also included Conor & Cormac McConville.
The Men’s Shed and the Youth Club combined to mark EU Day of Solidarity between Generations supported by Linking Generations Northern Ireland and made window boxes followed by a barbeque; thanks to Pat for preparing the food.
KYC & Mens Shed Inter-generational project
The Football Committee met on Tuesday at 7pm.
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.
There is an U16 Football challenge at Dunavil v Aughlisnafin on Thursday 9th April.
There is no Schools coaching over the holiday break; there is a Schools tournament at Dunavil on Friday 24th April.
The Paul Farrell Cup U14 seven-a-side football tournament is just over two weeks away on Saturday 2nd May; teams confirmed are: An Riocht Down, Patrick Sarsfields Antrim, Kilcoo Down, Killeavy Armagh, Longstone Down, Michael Davitts Antrim, St Michaels Down, Keady Michael Dwyers Armagh, Con Magees Glenravel Antrim.