At the Summer Scheme last week, the highlights werevisit of Phil’s Petting Farm and the trip to Formula Karting.
The P5/P6 Footballers had two teams playing in the Celbridge County Kildare tournament on Saturday where they had games with Maynooth (Kildare), Fingallians (Dublin), Round Towers (Kildare), Rhode (Offaly), Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) and St Lomans Mullingar (Westmeath).
At the U12 Football Bosco v An Riocht, our boys lost 5-14 to 1-12.
Five boys - Reece Curran, Lorcan Donnan, Ben Matthews, Matthew McCartan, Mark McVeigh - attended the Croke Park U12 Football Activity Day.
In the U14 Football Warrenpoint v An Riocht played at Milltown, An Riocht lost by four on a 6-11 to 5-10 score line. The ‘Point were a taller team, won possession easier and covered the ground quicker but for the most part An Riocht battled away and a great final quarter when we outscored the home team 4-2 to 0-1 almost brought a share of the spoils. Curtis Flanagan was excellent between the posts though tired a bit with the excessive amount of kick outs he had to make; Aidan Gribben was magnificent going forward and also did a fair amount of tracking back when not in possession. An Riocht trailed 2-6 to 1-5 at half time and lost the match in the third quarter due to losing their shape, just kicking the ball and not passing it, and too many forwards too static and caught behind their men and lacking the fight to win the ball.
But that last fifteen minutes showed just how good we can be if we want it bad enough.
Team: Curtis Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Ryan Mackey, Shane Quinn, Ryan Quinn, Eoin Killen, Reece Flanagan, Dylan Nugent, Aidan Gribben 3-9, Lorcan Donnan 0-1, Jack Rodgers 1-0, Ryan Cunningham, Mark McVeigh, William Harper, Ben Matthews. Subs Cameron Harper 1-0, Matthew McCartan.
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match; Aidan Gribben
An Riocht U16 Footballers had Clann Na Banna as visitors to Dunavil on Thursday and won 3-12 to 1-7.
An Riocht U18 Footballers beat St Patricks 2-10 to 0-7. Best wishes to the St Pats player who was injured. It was nip and tuck in the first half but on the restart An Riocht pulled clear.
Team: Thomas Sloan, Thomas Murnion, Shane Cunningham, John Joe Eakins, Daniel Hardy, Liam Rodgers, Christopher Flanagan 0-1, Dane Matthews, Conor Clarke 0-2, Paddy McComiskey 1-0, Ronan Campbell 1-5, Eoin Sloan 0-1, Jack Rafferty 0-1, Caomhan Campbell.
At the Senior Football in Downpatrick, An Riocht recovered from conceding two goals in the first couple of minutes to outplay Hoops and were better value than their two-point winning margin, 2-13 to 3-8.
An Riocht: Stephen Doran, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-2 (2f), Deaglan Morgan, Conor Cole 0-2, Martin Clarke 0-3 (2f), Sean Clarke, Rory Cunningham 1-0, Noel McArdle 1-3 (pen, 2f), Declan Doyle 0-2.
Subs: Brian Rodgers, Kory Colgan, Brendan Allen
At the Intermediate Camogie Championship An Riocht v Castlewellan on Saturday in Ballyholland, An Riocht produced a disciplined display sticking to the game plan and moving the ball into a lively full forward line who thrived on early delivery and returned 4-3 from play in a 5-12 to 0-7 victory.
Castlewellan led two one when Joanna Sloan made a great save to keep them out and An Riocht responded with the next five scores including a goal from Aoife McDowell after good play by Maria Higgins and Lauren Clarke.
Joanna was in the thick of the action again midway through the half when she parried a blistering shot and Shaunece Harper completed the clearance to safety.
An Riocht led 1-5 to 0-4 when Lauren Clarke bagged a second goal, the chance looked to have gone after the ball stuck in the soggy goalmouth but her perseverance and no little skill combined to good effect and later Tiarna Donnan who had opened the scoring for An Riocht brought it to a close and sent An Riocht in 2-8 to 0-4 to the good.
Though Castlewellan opened the second half scoring, An Riocht now had a firm grip on proceedings and Aoife McDowell doubled on a Carrie Killen pass for An Riocht’s third goal. Carrie had scored her third second half point before Aoife completed her hat trick when she followed in on Tiarna Donnan’s parried shot and swept the ball to the net.
Castlewellan weren’t finished however and Joanna Sloan pulled off another big save with Louise Rodgers clearing the danger. There was still time for Colleen Fearon to round off the scoring with a solo and low shot all the way to the Castlewellan nets,
Team: Joanna Sloan, Clara Killen, Louise Rodgers, Emma Jayne Magee, Shaunece Harper, Orla McAlinden, Nicole Cunningham, Aine Fearon 0-4 (2x45,1f), Patrice Matthews, Carrie Killen 0-3, Colleen Fearon 1-1, Maria Higgins 0-1, Aoife McDowell 3-0, Lauren Clarke 1-1, Tiarna Donnan 0-2.
Subs: Sophie Bowater, Nicole Kelly, Tierna Ronney.
An Riocht SUBWAY Player of the Match Aine Fearon.
In U18 Camogie, An Riocht’s played only their second minor match in four months when they travelled to Ballygalget and suffered a heavy defeat.
In U16 Camogie Ballycran were visitors to Dunavil in the Shield Quart-final and An Riocht won handsomely 12-11 to 0-2.
The U14 Camogie match with Drumaness on Tuesday past was the last game of the league, and An Riocht won 10-6 to 1-0 after a great performance all round. The girls have had a great season so far and are now just waiting to hear who they get in the knock-out Shield.
Thanks to the stewards who helped at the concert in the Kingdom Hall in aid of Fr Nicky Hennity’s Mission Appeal.
Harmony Community Trust Glebe House visited the club on Wednesday as part of a cross community initiative when a group of young people tried gaelic football and camogie for the first time; earlier in the summer a group from the club enjoyed a residential at Glebe House.
On Saturday 3rd September, An Riocht hosts the Carmel Doran Memorial Cup & Shield Recreational Camogie 7-a-side Tournament & JG Donnan Memorial Cup & Shield Recreational Football 7-a-side Tournament, now taking entries.
Recreational Gaelic Games (incidental contact only is allowed) is for anyone not playing competitively with a Club and offers fun and exercise, is a social outlet and an opportunity for past players and members to get reacquainted.
Kingdom/An Riocht are a delivery partner of the GoldMark Programme, which is led by Volunteer Now aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for people aged 14 to 24 years old. GoldMark is a simple programme which requires young volunteers keep a Volunteer Record that is signed off by club and Ulster GAA co-ordinators. It builds on the success of Millennium Volunteers and is part supported by the Department of Education. Young sports volunteers are awarded for 50 hours, 100 hours or 200 hours of volunteering which is an award of excellence signed off by the Minister of Education. GoldMark awards can be used in job applications and for University/College applications. To get involved or to learn more email or call in to the club. For further information on the GoldMark Programme, check out this video:
To help keep our kitchen and toilet facilities in tip top shape, we are hoping for 24 names which means all anyone has to do is 1 hour every 6 weeks with a group of 4 people. See An Riocht Facebook for details or call into the club.
New Cookery Programme for young people starting Tuesday 13th September; Everyday Meals for Young People on a budget, work with a professional chef to feed yourself for the week.
The purpose of this e mail is two-fold
I am asking if personnel within your Club would be available to assist as Match Day Stewards in Pairc Esler on this coming weekend at the Senior Championship Quarter Finals.
If anyone within your Club would be interested then could you please forward me their contact details, stewards would need to be available from 6pm on Friday and/or from 5.45pm on Sunday or if they are only available on one of these days all offers of assistance are welcome.
I am attaching details here of an upcoming course for people who would like to assist as Stewards at Match Days in Down in 2017.
The course will run for 5 sessions and will be held within Down, beginning in early November; each session/module has a brief written assessment; the first 4 sessions will cover the content of each module and the 5th session will be used for completing assessments. Each session will take 3 hours.
This qualification is recognised by DCAL & Croke Park and is funded by SportNI & Ulster GAA
Seán Óg McAteer
Does your club wish to increase the number of young people volunteering or are you a young person currently volunteering with your club?
If so, GoldMark could be the programme for you.
Ulster GAA is a proud delivery partner of the GoldMark Programme, which is a programme led by Volunteer Now aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for people aged 14 to 24 years old.
GoldMark is a simple programme which requires young volunteers to keep a Volunteer Record that is signed off by a club coordinator and Ulster GAA coordinator. It builds on the success of Millennium Volunteers and is part supported by the Department of Education.
Young sports volunteers are awarded for 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours of volunteering. The 200 hours award is an award of excellence signed off by the Minister of Education.
GoldMark awards can be used in job applications and for University/College applications.
For further information on the GoldMark Programme, check out this video:
KINGDOM SAFE DRIVING PROGRAMME
FROM SEP 9TH TO OCT 21ST
AT THE KINGDOM YOUTH CLUB
FREE PROGRAMME FOR ANYONE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A PROVISIONAL LICENCE FINISH THE COURSE & GET FREE DRIVING LESSONS
Kingdom host a Safe Driving programme ‘No Need 4 Speed’ in September and October.The project aims to raise awareness of road traffic dangers among young people of driving age. This will be achieved by working with 12 young people, statutory agencies that deal with road traffic collisions, dealing with stereotypes of young drivers and risk taking behaviour and advice from a mechanic on vehicle maintenance and the provision of free driving lessons.
The project will run over seven sessions:
Session 1. Introduction. Ice Breakers. Contract. Responsibilities.
Session 2. Youth & Community. The pressures youth face. Stereotypes. Peer Pressure. Gender Awareness. Risk Taking Behaviour. The Causes of Reckless Driving.
Session 3. Road Traffic Accidents. PSNI Road Traffic Unit. Impact of Road Traffic Accidents. Car Crime. Road Safety Awareness. Awareness of Driving Laws. Speed Limits. Drink Driving. Illegal Driving. Underage Driving. Insurance, MOT and Tax. Restrictions. Consequences. Case Studies.
Session 4. Road Traffic Accidents.Input from Fire & Rescue Service. Input from Ambulance Service. Demonstrations. Cutting Open a Car. Emergency First-Aid.
Session 5. Car Safety and Maintenance Skills.
Session 6. Exploring Highway Code and Practice.
Session 7. Evaluation, Social Activity (Formula Karting).
Those who complete the programme in full will receive a certificate, and financial assistance with driving lessons. This is a ‘whole community’ project and Kingdom welcomes interest from young people who may not be regular attendees of Kingdom. Anyone interested should call out to the club and speak to Lee. This project is funded by ARCS.
Are you available at the moment?
Would you be interested in appearing in a BBC current affairs programme?
The BBC is looking for someone willing to find out what it is like to work in the local fishing industry and to share their experiences.
You would need to be free for two to five days this August.
(Please note, this is not a drama or acting position)
If you’re available and want to know more please contact the club or
The Camogie P1/P2, P3/P4, & P5/P6 Blitzes were moved to Dunavil at late notice and thanks to Joanna and her willing band of volunteers for making the day such a success - the referees, the guys with the car parking and those running the kitchen. Thanks too to everyone who helped out when the wee girl was unwell.
The day went really well with the rain keeping away for most of it. As always we had a great turn out of girls and with all the teams entered our girls got plenty of game time. Our U6s had lots of fun, they really got into the game and had some great scores and a great sense of team spirit! The U8s played really well showing a good improvement from the last tournament as did the U10s who won all but one of their games. The girls were chuffed to have parents and family members there supporting and cheering them on.
After the tournament our U12s went to the Carlingford Adventure Centre for an overnight residential where they took part in a night walk on the Saturday evening followed on Sunday by kayaking, water trampoline, pier jumping and then lazer quest in the afternoon. A great weekend was had by all!
U10 Camogs who took part in the blitz on Saturday
U8 Camogs who took part in the blitz on Saturday
U6 Camogs who took part in the blitz on Saturday
In the U12 Football Rostrevor v An Riocht, our boys recorded a great 5-12 to 2-8 win.
at Pettit Park on Sunday morning. It would be unfair to pick out individuals for credit as this was a fantastic team performance by all the players involved. The defence stayed strong and worked hard for the whole game, only conceding ten scores. The midfield trio turned over plenty of ball and dominated centre field setting up our forward line who took some brilliant scores.
Well done lads on this great win and thanks to the great support from our parents along the line.
Team: Luke Quinn, Mark McVeigh, Jack Mc Donald, Shane Kelly, Odhran Phillips, Rhys Curran, Lorcan Donnan, Ryan Quinn, Matthew McCartan, Darragh McAlinden, Tyler Shepcar, Ben Matthews, Eoin Sloan, Tyler Phillips, Zac Curran.
The Senior Footballers won their championship match with Darragh Cross in Liatroim by 1-18 to 0-13.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Liam Rodgers, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-2, Kory Colgan, Noel McArdle 0-3, Martin Clarke 0-3, Sean Clarke 0-2, Rory Cunningham 1-2, Deaglan Morgan, Declan Doyle 0-4.
Subs: Brian Rodgers, Darren Doyle, Conor Cole 0-1.
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match: Liam McVeigh
In the U14 Camogie Shield Semi-final An Riocht v Clonduff we ended up being beat by a point after an end to end game and all the best to Clonduff in the final. There was some brilliant play throughout the game especially from Rachel Clarke who was the Subway An Riocht Player of the Match and kept us in the game with all her fantastic saves and also Mollie Ireland who controlled the middle of the field with great team work throughout the game.
Team: Rachel Clarke, Nanette Campbell, Aimee Harper, Sinead Morgan, Cerys Clarke, Mollie Ireland, Amy Clarke, Caitlin Small, Caoimhe Donnan, Shannagh Campbell, Amy Rooney, Kelcie Curran, Darcie Spiers, Saoirse Hynes.
Meanwhile on Wednesday Tyrone’s Derrylaughan attended Dunavil for a challenge which ended An Riocht 2-12 Derrylaughlin 3-13 after a very open entertaining game which was good preparation for the championship. Aoife McDowell and Sophie Bowater were very good, Carrie Killed top scored with 0-8 and the full panel all 23 players got a run out on the night.
A group of young people from the club attended the Celebrity Chef event at the Nautilus Centre on Saturday and Aoife, John Joe, Clare, Eoin and Tiarna enjoyed the cooking.
Chris Hazard MLA Minister for Infrastructure (formerly Department Social Development) was at Dunavil on Friday to look at traffic calming measures on the Dunavil Road.
The U8 Footballers played Rostrevor two matches on Saturday with everyone getting forty minutes game time.
The U16 Camogie An Riocht v Kilclief was played in a torrential downpour; An Riocht won handsomely but both teams deserve the utmost credit for braving the horrible weather.
Team was: Andrea O Neill, Caoimhe Lee Spiers, Rachel Cunningham, Caoimhe McAlinden, Eve Doran, Cerys Clarke, Clare Fearon, Aoife McDowell, Ciarrai Connor. Subs: Molly Ireland, Caoimhe Donnan, Claire Ward
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match: Andrea O' Neill
The U18 footballers drew in Drumgath 1-9 apiece with a goal from Ronan Campbell.
Team: Thomas Sloan, John Joe Eakins, Caomhan Campbell, Conor Clarke, Liam Rodgers, Christopher Flanagan, Paddy McComiskey, Eoin Sloan, Marc Rooney, Dane Matthews, Michael Harper, Thomas Murnion, Philip Curran.
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match: Eoin Sloan.
The Premier Reserve Football Championship Warrenpoint v An Riocht has been postponed a week to 14th August.
On Thursday 18th August at 8pm there will be a concert in the Kingdom Hall in aid of Fr Nicky Hennity’s Mission Appeal.
In the Senior Camogie in Ballycran, An Riocht recorded a big win 8-7 to 2-6 over the Ards girls.
Team: Joanna Sloan, Clara Killen, Louise Rodgers, Ciara Trainor, Claire Connor, Colleen Fearon, Hayley McDowell, Orla McAlinden, Sophie Bowater, Tiarna Donnan 1-0, Aoife McDowell 1-0, Patrice Matthews 1-0, Ciarrai Connor 1-0, Carrie Killen 2-6, Emma Cousins 1-0.
Subs: Maria Higgins, Lauren Clarke 1-1, Nicole Cunningham, Emma Jayne Magee, Tierna Rooney, Yazmin McCrink, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers.
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match: Hayley McDowell
Wake the Giant
The artist wants to meet everyone interested in participating in the festival to work on how we plan on 'Waking the Giant’. Could it be by music or dance, or even throwing things at him? The group can get creative! The artist will help bring our ideas to life. This can be done through 2 × 4 hour sessions. The dates available are from 6pm on Fridays 5th & 12th August. This is an opportunity for everyone interested who does not usually attend the Youth Club to come along and get involved.
Laura Brennan and Sophie Colgan are going to be playing in Dublin in the World Games with New York Camogie
Laura Brennan and Sophie Colgan are going to be playing in Dublin in the World Games with New York Camogie. They are the only two Down girls on the panel of 12, Laura is vice-captain. The World Games are on from Sunday 7th August (opening ceremony in Croke Park) to Friday 12th August. The Cup Final is in Croke Park that Friday if they make it! And all the games are being played in UCD. Both girls would love to see some of the Kingdom folk showing their support? Good luck Girls.
Coincidentally An Riocht U12 Camogs are playing in Croke Park on Monday 8th August in the Caman to Croker programme so perhaps something can be arranged! At Croke Park An Riocht U12 Camogs will play matches with Thurles Sarsfields Tipperary, Ballinasloe Pearses Galway and Kilmallock Limerick.