Well done and thanks to everyone who helped with the Halloween activities including the Fireworks Safety workshop, the Children’s Magic Show & Punch ‘n’ Judy Puppet Show & Balloon Modelling, Houston’s Halloween Table Quiz, the Halloween Arts & Crafts, the Scary Movies and Fireworks Display, and the tea, apple tart & Rural Crime Prevention information at the Bingo.
The Social Initiative Group made light of the poor weather on their outing to Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum.
An Riocht Saturday morning ‘Mol An Oige’ P1 to P4 coaching project has been recognised by SportNI in the ‘Coaching Project of the Year’ category and An Riocht Football Coaching Officer Seamus Curran has been recognised in the ‘Children’s Coach of the Year’ category. They are pictured with their certificates.
Parents & family members have a very important role to play and we would encourage them to participate in club activities while their children are playing our games; this will encourage the children to keep coming back. Volunteering in the club does not stop with coaching, there are several other areas that may be of interest and training is always available.
There is a Foundation Level Football coaching course taking place at Dunavil on Friday 21st& Saturday 22ndNovember, an ideal first step for parents or family members into coaching. Also the club Annual General Meeting is coming up on Friday 14th November if they prefer to volunteer in another area of club activity.
For more information visit our website www.anriocht.com or call into the club.
KYC / An Riocht are hosting a joint opportunity for someone, young or not so young, to switch on the first ever Christmas lights at Dunavil on Wednesday 26th November with Santa Claus.
All you have to do is tell us in a few words why you or whoever you nominate should be the lucky one, all replies to the club at Dunavil before Friday 14th November.
A Camogie Foundation 'Caman Get A Grip' Coaching Course has been organised in Castlewellan on 4th and 6th November. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Club Camogie Coaching Officer Joe Baldwin asap.
Seamus Curran, Club Football Coaching Officer, is taking names for the Foundation course at Dunavil on 21st and 22nd November and for St Columbans Coaching Day on 15th November.
– ALL Coaches who coach teams must have a Foundation Level Coaching qualification to legally (Child Protection Law) coach teams.
A Camogie Foundation 'Caman Get A Grip' Coaching Course is being held in St Malachy's Primary School, Castlewellan, Co Down on the 4th and 6th of November 2014.
Modules on the course include:
- Role of the Coach
- Correct Hurley Length and Grips
- Skill Development
- Basic Fundamental Movements
- Planning a Session
- Mini Games
and much more
The course is run over 2 evenings (both evenings must be fully completed) and starts at 6pm and finishes at 10pm each evening. The course involves both theory and practical elements so participants should come with a pen, paper, hurl and prepared for some light activity (coaching).
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Friday 7th November, 7.30pm in Glasdrumman Scor Na nOg Singing & Recitation
Saturday 8th November Adult Health & Wellbeing Conference in Belfast (5 places) & Young People’s visitto Cuan Mhuire Newry.
Wednesday 12th November, Managing Young Volunteers (in Newry)
Friday 14th November 8pm An Riocht Annual General Meeting; nomination papers available on request from Dunavil.
Monday 17th to Friday 21st November, Anti Bullying Week Events at Dunavil
Monday 17th November GAA Coaching Officer Workshop in Castlewellan
Wednesday 19th November Christmas Lights Switch Onat Dunavil
Friday 21st November 7pm in Clonduff, Scor Na nOg Table Quiz
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd November GAA Juvenile Football Coach Award at Dunavil
Tuesday 25th November 730pm at Dunavil Kingdom YC General Meeting
Friday 28th November 9am / 9pm Kingdom Street Collection in Newry, offers of help appreciated
Sunday 7th December An Riocht Juvenile Awards
Sunday 14th December @ Dunavil KYC Christmas Family Fun Day
Thursday 18th December Ladies Group Christmas Wreath Making
Thursday 25th December @ Dunavil Second Annual KYC Christmas Dinner
Also in November & December
So This is Youth Work; Youth Work Training Level 2;Keeping Children Safe Awareness Training; Activate Enhance Performance Warm-up Routine; DJing; Beauty; Human Rights; Equality; Sexual Health; Child Care;Drugs & Alcohol; First Aid & Defib; Healthy Eating; Disability Inclusion.
The South Down G.A.A. Convention will take place in Mayobridge on Monday 1st December at 7.30 pm. In preparation for the event South Down require Clubs nominations to the Board and any motions or recommendations regarding juvenile football to be discussed at Convention before 3rd November.
The South Down Awards night takes place in Clonduff on Friday 28th November, nominations for player and referee awards should be made by Saturday 1st November.
The Down Camogie Convention is on Sunday 23rd November, Completed Nomination Forms and motions/ bye-laws for 2015 are to be returned by Friday 30th October.
Any Club member with nominations for any of the above contact the Secretary asap.
It has been agreed by the County Committtee that as a trial this year, an online photo album will replace the traditional Down GAA Yearbook. This publication will be put together by the Communications Committee over the next couple of months and they are inviting clubs, schools and individuals having any photos they wish to be included to email them, along with a short narrative explaining the context of the photo (which must be fully captioned), to Down PRO no later than Friday 14 November 2014 at
and the album will be available before Christmas via Down GAA online platforms.
While they cannot guarantee that every photo will be published, the Down Communications Committee will do its utmost to ensure that every unit who contributes will be included in the publication.
Further details in relation to the online publication will be issued in due course.
Leinster Camogie in conjunction with the Camogie Association would like to invite Down Clubs to attend a “Club and County” forum which will be held in Croke Park on Saturday 8th November
This forum has been designed around feedback received from club and county officers outlining certain struggles that camogie volunteers face on a daily basis.
There will be 3 guest speakers addressing the topics most prevalent to camogie clubs/counties.
Sheila O’Donohue, the chairperson of the Coaching and Games Committee with the Camogie Association, will give the opening address.
Ailish Whitty, Camogie Volunteer and Coaching Ireland Tutor, will present 'your club, our club' looking at the individual journey of a new club and how this journey can incorporate the principles, beliefs and sense of worth as we work together perfecting structures, processes and outcomes.
Mary O’Connor, Director of Camogie Development, former inter county player with Cork and holder of 7 Camogie All-Irelands and 3 All-stars will present “Get them playing, keep them playing” a presentation on teenage retention in our game of Camogie, causes and prevention strategies.
Éibhear O’Dea, Member of the National Development Committee for the GAA and also a GAA facilitator working in the area of club planning, club officer training and recruiting of volunteers, will present on “Recruitment of Volunteers”in a workshop style and cover topics such as how do we recruit volunteers / volunteer recruitment strategy, volunteer training, volunteer retention and valuing volunteers
An Riocht are hosting Indoor Camogie during November & December 2014. The games will take place on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm or on Sundays from 10.30am to 12.30pm whichever best suits participants.
The tournament will be aimed at P3/P4 and P5/P7 teams and will be played as 5 a-side games.
This will provide a six week programme of Indoor Camogie matches for underage Camogie teams. The emphasis will be on fun and enjoyment while experiencing game situations.
The Patsy Conkey and Sharon Morgan Camogie tournaments took place at Dunavil on Saturday with An Riocht winning the U16 grade and Bellaghy winning the U12 grade. Thanks to the 13 participating teams and to those who helped out.
An Riocht U12 Camogs at Patsy Conkey Cup
Conor Morgan presents Sharon Morgan Cup to Lauren Clarke & Emma Cousins
Louise Clarke presents Patsy Conkey Cup to Bellaghy captain
An Riocht U16 Camogs winners of Sharon Morgan Cup
Youth Foundation Football Coaching Award Friday 21stNovember (3 hour Child Protection) & Saturday 22ndNovember (6 hour coaching) @ Dunavil (must complete both to become qualified); everyone interested should contact Club Coaching Officer Seamus Curran asap as places are limited.
This is essential for anyone without a Foundation Award and those who completed it a long time ago could use it as a refresher.
Result from Down Trocaire IFC An Riocht 2.14 Ballymartin 2.14
replay next Friday night in Pairc Esler
John Clarke point at end of game to level matters
Half time score An Riocht 2.06 Ballymartin 2.08
Rory Philips opened the scoring for Ballymartin with a goal after only 12 seconds. The sides were level after 8 mins 1-02 apiece. An Riocht scored their second goal after 18 mins with Rory Cunningham firing to the net to leave the scores An Riocht 2-03 Ballymartin 1-05. John Clarke added another point for An Riocht before John Fitzpatrick put Ballymartin back in front with another Goal. Ballymartin 2-06 An Riocht 2-04. Both sides added two more points before half time.
In the opening ten minutes of the second half Ballymartin added another 4 points to An Riocht's 1 to put a 5 point gap between the sides An Riocht 2-07 Ballymartin 2-12. An Riocht lifted their game and in the last ten minutes and fired over 4 points to put 1 between the sides with just a few minutes to play. Ryan McCullough then added 2 points for Ballymartin to once again put three between the sides with only injury time to play, and it looked as if Ballymartin would be going through to the IFC Final. However An Riocht lead by Paddy Cole and John Clarke fired over three points in injury time to level the game and force a replay. An Riocht 2-14 Ballymartin 2-14.
St Louis played St Marks in camogie and in football at Dunavil this week and the Peadar Barry and Pat Doyle Cups also took place at Dunavil with school teams from Antrim, Armagh and Down competing.
On Monday 3rd November the Social Initiative Group are going to Dublin to visit Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum leaving Dunavil at 10am; see Tom to book your seat.
On Wednesday (Grange PS) and Thursday (St Colmans PS) afternoons until Christmas, An Riocht School Liason Officer Turlough Eastwood is involved with local primary school gaelic games coaching and offers of assistance would be appreciated.
On Saturday the Social Footballers played in Aughlisnafin Sevens.. The tournament was run on a league format and An Riocht beat St Johns, Aughlisnafin and Ardglass and drew with Downpatrick to top the table. This meant we played St Johns again in the final of the cup, and in a very entertaining game St Johns came out on top.
Team: Adrian Annett, Declan Austin, Jerry Lee Cordell, John Donnelly, Ronan Foley, John Lavery, Mike Quinn, Paul Quinn, Shane Sloan, John Trainor.
Thanks to Aughlisnafin for the invite and a great days craic; next run out is the Saint Johns’ tournament on Saturday 27th September.
Club School Link Workshop
Ulster GAA Club School Link Workshop on Wednesday 15th October in St John's Drumnaquoile starting at 7:30pm. This workshop will highlight the benefits of an effective Club School link and examine ways in which the GAA club can strengthen its links with its feeder schools. All club coaching officers,school liaison officers and teachers are encouraged to attend.
TATI is a programme which aims to help parents of primarily 10 to 14 year olds understand and prepare for how to handle emerging issues associated with early adolescence.
The Down GAA Health & Wellbeing committee and Lisburn YMCA have developed a partnership in which they aim to deliver a short taster session lasting 90 minutes for clubs, their members and their communities on this topic.
In U18 Football, Liatroim attended Dunavil in a league decider and left with a comfortable 4-10 to 2-7 victory. This was a strangely subdued affair given the prize on offer to both teams. An Riocht were wasteful in the early stages with some wayward passing and Liatroim led from frees.
An Riocht suffered a setback in the fifth minute when keeper Stephen Doran was black carded but Thomas Sloan replaced him and saved the resultant penalty diving low to his right to turn the spot kick away for a fifty.
An Riocht were continually caught out by Liatroim’s quick kick outs and the visitors were happiest building from the back as Kory Colgan was dominating in the air around midfield.
After some good defensive play from Andrew and Michael Harper, An Riocht eventually got on the front foot and Conor Clarke fired in a lead goal off the post. Having built a narrow advantage, An Riocht gave it away conceding two goals in as many minutes just before the break to trail 2-4 to 1-3 at half time.
An Riocht shunned chances to reply on the restart and conceded two flick on goals in the thirty sixth minute to leave themselves too much to do. A now confident Liatroim added several points before Ronan White blasted home a second An Riocht goal and points from Deaglan Morgan and Michael O’Rourke left eight between the teams with a quarter hour to play. A final quarter exchange of scores did nothing for the deficit and Liatroim ran out clear winners by the finish.
Scorers: R White 1-1, C Clarke 1-0, D Morgan 0-2 (1f), M O’Rourke 0-2 (1f), A Sloan 0-1, M Rooney 0-1