The Senior Footballers lost in Annaclone as our indifferent away form continued. We started ok with the opening couple of scores but once Annaclone goaled in the fifth minute they played with a swagger and added the next five points as they went on to lead by seven at the break. They lost a man on the restart and we brought the gap down to two, 1-9 to 0-10 but were unable to press our advantage further despite having enough possession and can have no complaints with the end result.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, James Cunningham, Ronan McAlinden 0-5 (4f), Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-2 (1f), Deaglan Morgan 0-2, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-1, Sean Clarke.
Subs: Michael O’Rourke, Brian Rodgers.
Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Ronan McAlinden.
After six games An Riocht remain top of the league table along with Rostrevor on 9 points.
The Reserve Footballers beat Longstone 2-15 to 0-5 at Dunavil on Sunday in an unusually one sided local derby. An Riocht played extremely well and with the wind led four nil after ten minutes. Longstone got on the scoreboard in the fifteenth minute and five minutes from the break An Riocht were leading six two when Aidan McVeigh pounced for the first goal and at half time the advantage had stretched to 1-8 to 0-2. Some of the long range points were spectacular as An Riocht used the elements to the full. The second half was a tighter affair with the first four points, two apiece, all coming from frees. Then Longstone had a man red carded and An Riocht took advantage to post 1-4, the goal coming from Michael O’Rourke, to end any thoughts of a tight finish. When the ‘Stone lost a second player late on the gap was sixteen points and so it finished.
Team: Stephen Doran, Aidan Sloan, Brian Rodgers, Stephen McVeigh, Joe McCartan, Aidan O’Hanlon, Dane Mathews, Deaglan Morgan 0-4 (2f), Conor Cole 0-6, Michael Harper 0-1, Michael O’Rourke 1-2 (1f), Stephen McDowell, Darragh Campbell 0-1, Brian Sloan, Aidan McVeigh 1-1. Subs: Sean McArdle, Christopher Mulligan, Conor Morgan, Marc Rooney.
Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Conor Cole
Raffle tickets are out at present in aid of Camogie funds. Tickets are £1 each or book of six for £5 and are available from ALL Camogie players and coaches for a large selection of prizes. The Raffle will be drawn at the Camogie Coffee Morning and Cake Sale this Saturday, 7th May, please ensure all ticket returns are made on time.
There are now over sixty young Camogs turning out each Wednesday for practice and this has put unprecedented pressure on the coaches to cope so we are calling on everyone to do their bit to help with either the U6 & U8 from 6.15pm to 7.15pm (perfect timing for those going on to Senior training at 7.30pm!) or with the U10 & U12 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm (for those not involved with Senior training).
Well done to Caomhan Campbell and James Reilly and the St Louis footballers on winning the Ulster Colleges McAvoy Cup on Friday beating Holy Cross Strabane at Clann Eireann Lurgan in the Final.
The Mourne League for U10 Football gets underway on Wednesday when An Riocht visit Ballymartin, then its Atticall at Dunavil, and Longstone away before fixtures are reversed; the whole thing will run for six weeks.
The Paul Farrell Memorial Cup, U14 Football Sevens, a feast of football with 20 teams from 8 different counties participating. Four Groups of five teams will play a round robin giving each team four matches before splitting into Cup and Shield competitions. The first games throw in at 10.30am, the knock out stages begin at 1.30pm with the Shield Final at 3pm and the Cup Final at 3.15pm. Tea, coffee, sandwiches and hot food will be on sale.
Group ‘A’: An Riocht (Down), St Peters Lurgan (Armagh), Seneschalstown (Meath), St Marys Aghagallon (Antrim), Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa ‘A’ (Derry).
Group ‘B’: Aughlisnafin (Down), St Patricks Carrickcruppen (Armagh), Mullingar Shamrocks (Westmeath), Michael Davitts Belfast (Antrim), St Macartans Trillick ‘A’ (Tyrone).
Group ‘C’: Longstone (Down), O'Doirnin Blues (Armagh), Mullahoran Dreadnoughts (Cavan), John Mitchels Glenullin (Derry), St Patricks Saul (Down).
Group ‘D’: Bryansford (Down), Craigavon Eire Og (Armagh), St Marys Donore (Meath), Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa (Derry), St Macartans Trillick (Tyrone).
The U16 Camogs won in Newry.
Team: Andrea O’ Neill, Caoimhe Lee Speirs, Rachel Cunningham, Yasmin McCrink, Caoimhe McAlinden, Sophie Bowater, Eve Doran, Shannagh Campbell, Cerys Clarke, Clare Fearon, Aoife McDowell, Ciarrai Connor. Subs: Clare Ward, Molly Ireland, Aoife Tinnelly, Aimee Harper, Caoimhe Donnan, Orlagh O’Rourke.
Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Sophie Bowater.
The U12 Footballers played Clann Na Banna on Sunday in a great game of football. An Riocht had star performances all over the pitch but none more so than Tyler Shepcar who made a string of brilliant saves to deny Bann certain goals.
Team: Tyler Shepcar, Jack McDonald, Mark McVeigh, Rhys Curran, Shane Kelly, Matthew McCartan, Cameron Gribben 3-1, Odhran Phillips 0-1, Lorcan Donnan 0-1, Ryan Quinn 1-4, Ben Matthews, Eoin Sloan, Bailey Morris, Darragh McAlinden 0-3, James Donnelly, Luke Quinn, Daegan Cordell.
Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Tyler Shepcar
At the Minor Football Feis Sevens, An Riocht reached the Final having beaten Newry Shamrocks in the semis. Team: Michael Harper, Paddy McComiskey, Caomhan Campbell, Eoin Sloan, Marc Rooney, Philip Curran, Christopher Flanagan, Ronan Campbell.
The Senior Footballers beat Clann Na Banna at Dunavil by 5-10 to 0-10; that’s 11-40 scored at Dunavil in three matches. Again An Riocht were slow to start and Bann actually led and were level at two each after ten minutes but once An Riocht settled, they wrapped the result up by half time with two goals apiece for Martin Clarke and Rory Cunningham and the fifth from Noel McArdle.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, James Cunningham 0-2, Ronan McAlinden, Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle 1-2 (2f), Sean Clarke, Declan Doyle 0-1, Martin Clarke 2-3 (pen), Rory Cunningham 2-0.
Subs: Deaglan Morgan, Stephen McVeigh, Brian Rodgers, Joe McCartan, Michael O’Rourke 0-1, Aidan O’Hanlon.
The Men’s Shed were out at Grange PS during the week helping the pupils with the Environment Agency Challenge Programme.
This week the Men’s Shed are off to Glencolmcille, a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal for a range of activities over a two-day stay.
Kingdom Men’s Shed @ Grange PS as part of NI Environmental Agency Challenge programme
The U6/U8 & U10/U12 Camogs had fun indoor games with Atticall on Wednesday past. All girls got playing; winning Subway Golden Tickets for players of the matches were Shannon Marie Morgan, Annalise White and Chantelle White.
The U12 Camogs attended the‘Caman to Ulster’ event in Tyrone Centre of Excellence where they played three matches winning against Naomh Brid Brocagh (Tyrone) and St. Patricks Keady (Armagh) and with two players out to injury unfortunately despite terrific effort lost to St. Patricks An Lub (Derry). The girls played well on the day in very cold conditions and for the first games of the season showed great teamwork.
An Riocht U12 Camogs at Caman to Ulster: back left to right: Rachel Clarke, Ellie Morgan, Kelcie Curran, Caitlin Small, Lauren Marsh and Shannon-Marie Morgan. Front left to right: Chantelle White, Annalise White, Cerys Finnegan, Caitlin Harper, Bobbi-jo Campbell and Teagan Bolton.
O Neills 2016 Down GAA All County Football League Division 2
Mon, 25 Apr,
An Ríocht 5-10 Clann na Banna 0-10
Fri, 29 Apr,
Annaclone 1-13 An Ríocht 0-13
2016 Down GAA All County Premier Reserve Football League Division 2
Sun, 01 May,
An Ríocht 2-15 Longstone 0-5
2016 South Down GAA Minor Football League (13 A-Side) Sponsored New Mourne Trophies
Tue, 26 Apr,
St Patricks 3-11 An Ríocht 2-9
2016 South Down GAA U12 Football League (Division 2) Sponsored by New Mourne Trophies
Sun, 01 May,
An Ríocht 4-10 Clann na Banna 6-4
An Riocht U14 Camogs beat Kilclief Ben Dearg 6-0 to 2-4 at Dunavil on Tuesday past with great scores coming from Cerys & Amy Clarke and top class defending from Aimee Harper.
An Riocht: Sinead Morgan, Nanette Campbell, Aimee Harper, Rachel Clarke, Shannagh Campbell, Cerys Clarke, Caoimhe Donnan, Mollie Ireland, Caitlin Small, Amy Clarke, Amy Rooney.