Seniors make it two out of two with 9 point victory over Teconnaught. Game finished Teconnaught 0-7 An Ríocht 1-13
Other results from O'Neills O'Neills Down ACFL Div 2
Ballymartin 1-20 Bredagh 0-10
Clann na Banna 3-9 Shamrocks 1-7
St John Bosco 0-16 Atticall 1-8
Warrenpoint 3-15 Saul 2-10
Darragh Cross 1-11 Glasdrumman 0-11
Carryduff 6-16 Aghaderg 1-5
St John's 2-9 Drumgath 3-5
The An Riocht club was in mourning last week at the death of An Riocht Camogie Allstar, Carmel Doran, the first of the Ulster Champion team to pass on, féadfaidh sí a chuid eile i síocháin.
Next Wednesday, 23rd April, An Riocht will break new ground by holding our firstever half yearly general meeting.
At our AGM which takes place off season in October we get a minimum attendance of adult players, parents of underage players or supporters and it is hoped that by having a bi-annual meeting at the start of the playing season we will get a better representation of these key groups as the playing season is a time when they are mostabout the club. There will be no training or matches on this date.
All club officers and sub-committees are to do a short written report on their activities in the six months since the last AGM and on what they have planned for the six months to next AGM.
This meeting which will last approx. 90 minutes will provide transparency; general meetings are often not very exciting for members, but it is imperative that every player aged 16+, parents of juveniles and genuine supporters attend on this one night.
It is also intended to produce a Club Handbook for distribution on club policies and procedures.
An Riocht Senior Camogs won their first match 3-11 to 4-1 in Kilcoo on Monday past. At half time An Riocht led by five, 1-6 to 1-1, and adapted better to the wet conditions to push on after the break for a convincing victory.
Team: Joanna Sloan, Niamh McDowell, Nicole Kelly, Ashling Clarke, Danielle Higgins, Ciara Cunningham, Noelle Fearon, Marie Trainor, Colleen Fearon, Aine Fearon, Emma Jayne Magee, Carrie Killen, Sarah Rodgers, Maria Higgins, Nicole Farrell.
Subs: Louise Rodgers, Sinead O’Rourke, Leah Colgan, Hayley McDowell, Niamh McBurney, Cailin Cunningham, Claire Connor.
An Riocht Reserves beat visiting Bredagh 0-11 to 0-10 on Sunday. The first half was an end to end affair with An Riocht ahead at the break by 0-7 to 0-4 after some stylish play characterised by long kick passing. Bredagh had much the better of the third quarter and after forcing four fifties in quick succession narrowed the deficit to the minimum before An Riocht captain Brian Sloan came up with two late points to provide some needed breathing space and though the city side finished strongly An Riocht had done just enough to collect the league points on offer.
Team: Brendan Allen, Declan Clarke, Michael Clarke, Ryan Clarke; John O’Rourke, Aidan O’Hanlon, Gareth O’Neill, Brian Sloan 0-2, Darren Doyle, Stephen McVeigh, Noel McArdle 0-3, Neil Doran, Aidan McVeigh 0-1, Paddy Cole 0-5, Damian Sherry.
Subs Stephen Doran for Brendan Allen, Joe McCartan for Noel McArdle, Deaglan Morgan for John O’Rourke, Michael O’Rourke for Aidan McVeigh, Ryan Spiers for Damian Sherry, Gerard Keenan for Darren Doyle, Stephen Corr for Gareth O’Neill, Chris Cunningham for Ryan Clarke, Sean McArdle for Stephen McVeigh, Aidan Sloan for Neil Doran. Black Card Ryan Clarke for Michael Clarke.
The U14 Footballers made the short journey to Pats Road to play Baileghlas on Monday and lost out on a 4-16 to 1-15 score line. An Riocht were slow to settle and left themselves too much to do in the later stages of the match but there were enough good performances to suggest better results lie ahead; again there was a good representation of people out in support of the boys including adult players in charge.
Team: John Joe Eakins, Philip Curran, Eoin Sloan, Christopher Flanagan, Ronan Campbell, Matthew Carvill, Caomhan Campbell, Cormac Clarke, Ryan Mackey, Jack Rodgers, Aidan Gribben, William Harper, Ross Colgan, Conor Kelly, Reece Flanagan, Curtis Flanagan.
At the U12 Football blitz in Ballyholland An Riocht played four matches beating Tullylish but losing to Warrenpoint, Mayobridge and Ballyholland. There was a good turnout of parents and the next blitz is on 27th April, see you all there.
Team Darragh Baldwin, Cormac Clarke, Lorcan Donnan, Curtis Flanagan, Reece Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Aidan Gribben, Marc Hanna, William Harper, Conor Kelly, James Kelly, Ben Matthews, Ryan Mackey, Darragh McAlinden, Jerry Lee McVeigh.
U6 Football: With the U8 boys away at a blitz the U6 had the hall to themselves last Saturday and launched the healthier eating programme with a mixed fruit selection for the players after practice was over.
Thanks to everyone for their help in preparing and distributing the goodies. If you don’t feel confident enough to help with the coaching, here is an opportunity for any parent to get involved with their child’s development; see Shay or Jody or any of the Mol An Oige team. Also there will be no ‘football homework’ next week, it will resume on Saturday 26th April.
An Riocht attended the U12 Camogie blitz in Ballygalget winning four matches v Ben Dearg, Clonduff, Castlewellan and Mayobridge and losing to the hosts, Ballygalget. It was encouraging to see the team well supported especially senior players taking responsibility and everyone who travelled getting games.
Team: Nanette Campbell, Shannagh Campbell, Amy Clarke, Cerys Clarke, Rachel Clarke, Caoimhe Donnan, Emily Finnegan, Amy Harper, Chantelle Higgins, Molly Ireland, Sinead Morgan, Caitlin Small.
The GAA Social Initiative programme for older men continues to gather pace.
On Monday past the Conservation Volunteers were present with window box kits as part of the Men’s Sheds programme and they are back each Monday at 11am so if you have a project or an interest you would like to see developed then drop in and get involved also there is a visit being arranged to view Dundalk Men’s Sheds project.
On Wednesday 9th April there is a trip to Dail Eireann; if interested in any of these activities contact Tom Cunningham or the Club. You do not have to have played Gaelic Games to take part in the Social Initiative.
The GAA Social Initiative group for older men continued with a trip to Dail Eireann last week when they met with Presidential candidate Senator David Norris; John O’Mahony TD, the former Mayo GAA manager; the colourful independent TD Mick Wallace; and Pat Rabitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. Thanks to Seamus Kirk Louth TD and PJ Bradley for arranging the visit. The group also visited Trinity College Dublin to view the Book of Kells and the Brian Boru Exhibition on the millennia of the Battle of Clontarf.
On Monday Clare from the County Down Rural Community Network was present with window box kits as part of the Men’s Sheds programme and she is back each Monday at 11am so if you have a project or an interest you would like to see developed then drop in and get involved, also there is a visit being arranged to view Dundalk Men’s Sheds project taking in indoor bowls at Cooley.
South Down Family Health Initiative instructors will be attending the club at 12.30pm on Wednesday to assist with fitness programmes for adults, come along if you want a hand, it’s free.
You do not have to have played Gaelic Games to take part in the Social Initiative.
The Minors remain unbeaten ahead of the start of the league following this victory at Abbey Park Armagh on Monday past. After a slow start An Riocht settled and came from eight points down to win by four.
At the U8 Football blitz in Atticall An Riocht had two teams and enjoyed matches with Atticall, Glasdrumman, Longstone and Rostrevor. Thanks to those who travelled in support of the boys.
Players: Bartek, Deagan Cordell, Jack Cunningham, Zac Curran, Oisin Davies, Ethan Finnegan, Conor Kelly, Shane Kelly, Oran McAleenan, Darragh McAlinden, Conor McConville, Paul O’Rourke, Luke Quinn, Luke Rafferty, Shea Rafferty, Michael Shields, Sean Small, Jayden White.
An Riocht Under 14 Camogs won the first silverware of the year at the Down Feile taking the Shield; before a ball was hit on Saturday Shannagh Campbell lifted the Primary Schools Skillstar title and Caitlin Quinn finished third in the U14 Skillstar on Friday night.
On Saturday the girls opened their matches with a win against Mayobridge, and after this they lost to a strong Portaferry side leaving them in the Shield. The girls had to shift venue from the Abbey to St. Colmans and here they played Ballyholland; after their big win against the Harps in the league in midweek, the Kingdom girls won again, this left them playing a second match against Mayobridge and An Riocht beat the Bridge for the second time in two hours and had to move venue again back to St, Colmans for the final v Ballycran where An Riocht won a tight final on a score line of 3-4 to 2-1. Well done to them all.
SHANNAGH CAMPBELL & CAITLIN QUINN SKILLS WINNERS FROM AN RIOCHT AT DOWN CAMOGIE FEILE
Down ACMFL Section B (15 A-Side)
Round 2 - 15-04-2014 (Tue)
Saval V An Ríocht
Down ACPRFL Division 2
Round 5 - 13-04-2014 (Sun)
An Ríocht (B Team) V Bredagh (B Team)
Down U16 ACFL Section C (13 A-Side)
Round 1 - 17-04-2014 (Thu)
An Ríocht V St John Bosco
O'Neills Down ACFL Div 2
Round 2 - 14-04-2014 (Mon)
Teconnaught V An Ríocht
The Kingdom Club hosted its first ever Talent Show last weekend, 30 acts competed over 2 nights with a wide selection of talent on display.
1st Caitlin Small
2nd Shannagh Campbell & Darragh Baldwin
3rd (joint) Rebecca Sloan and Ladybelle
Saturday Night Winners:
1 Declan Clarke & Caolan Leneghan
2 James Brennan
3 (joint) Aoibheann Campbell & Death by Monkeys
Group Photo of all Juvenile Contestants
O'Neills Down ACFL Div 2 Round 1:
An Ríocht 4-13 V St John's 1-11
The Senior Footballers got their season off to a winning start with a 4-13 to 1-11 win over visiting St Johns on Friday night. After a sluggish start two goals inside a minute settled An Riocht and though the visitors never gave up, An Riocht had too much know how to let the result slip with all six starting forwards getting on the score board. The strength of the bench was evident in the second half and hopefully this performance can be built upon for more difficult games ahead.
Thanks to those who officiated on Friday, hopefully others will play their part and step forward on Saturday at the next home game.
Team: Brendan McVeigh, Paul Sherry, Paul Allen, Conor McVeigh, Liam McVeigh, Deaglan O’Reilly, Kory Colgan, Paul Murney 0-1, James Cunningham, Declan Doyle 1-3, Chris Killen 0-2, Rory Cunningham 1-1, Paddy Gartland 0-2, John Clarke 0-1, Darren White 1-0.
Subs: Conor Doyle, Noel McArdle 0-1, James Reilly 1-0, Paddy Cole 0-1, Neil Doran 0-1, Darren Doyle.
Other results in division two:
Aghaderg 1-9 V Teconnaught 3-11
Bredagh 1-8 V Carryduff 0-11
Glasdrumman 1-5 V Clann na Banna 0-10
Drumgath 1-4 V Warrenpoint 2-16
Atticall 0-7 V Ballymartin 0-14
Saul 1-11 V Darragh Cross 0-12
Shamrocks 0-4 V St John Bosco 0-7
Next couple of matches for An Riocht:
Round 2 - 14-04-2014 (Mon)
Teconnaught V An Ríocht
Round 3 - 19-04-2014 (Sat)
An Ríocht V Carryduff
Round 4 - 25-04-2014 (Fri)
Ballymartin V An Ríocht