IFC Atticall v Bosco @ Dunavil on Tuesday POSTPONED. Football meeting remains at 8.15pm (after U14 match v Annaclone).
Trocaire Intermediate Football Championship Winners Group
An Riocht 3-11 Darragh Cross 1-11
An Riocht enjoyed a great start and led 1-3 to 0-1 after seven minutes, the goal coming from Sean Clarke. Thereafter Darragh took control and were level by the twenty fifth minute thanks mainly to Shane Murray’s accuracy from placed balls and were in front soon after from a Michael Monan strike.
Liam McVeigh did draw An Riocht back on terms but Darragh enjoyed a better finish to the half, a Shane Murray effort from top of the left sending them in 0-10 to 1-5 ahead.
An Riocht came out determined for the restart and held Darragh to a pointed free and a penalty goal and scored an uninterrupted 2-4 before the first of Darragh’s scores in the fifty second minute. Liam McVeigh on the overlap bagged the first and Deaglan Morgan off a one two with Sean Clarke hit the second.
There was no chance of Darragh’s late scores being of more than consolation value with Martin Clarke and Deaglan Morgan sending over late long range points for the winners.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Deaglan O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-1, Paul Allen, Liam McVeigh 1-1, Rory Cunningham 0-2, Kory Colgan, Patrick Gartland 0-1, Deaglan Morgan 1-1, Conor Cole, Noel McArdle 0-2, Sean Clarke 1-0, Martin Clarke 0-3.
Subs: Damian Sherry, Declan Doyle, Chris Killen, Paul Sherry
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Liam McVeigh.
The IFC Quarter Finals are the weekend of 11 - 13 September.
The PRFC Quarter Final v Liatroim at Dunavil at 6pm on Sunday 30th August.
Keep Saturday 5th September 10am to 12pm free for ‘Coaching the Coaches’ with Philip Kerr @ Dunavil.
All current Football coaches and anyone thinking about getting involved from P1 to Senior should attend.
At the P5/P6 Football tournament in Celbridge County Kildare, An Riocht had two teams who enjoyed games with Fingallians (Dublin), Austin Stacks (Kerry), Castletown (Meath), St Lomans (Westmeath), Round Towers (Dublin) and Leixlip (Kildare).
On Friday evening, 28th August, there will be a clear out sale of old stock, jerseys, shorts, training tops before the Bosco match from 6pm to 7pm and for a short time after it to make room for the new O'Neills gear.
There will be a special meeting to organise Strictly Come Dancing on next Wednesday 2nd September at 7.30pm; even if you do not usually attend Finance meetings if you are willing to help with Strictly Come Dancing then please come along on this occasion.
Official opening of the Kingdom Community Gym, 10 Dunavil Road, Kilkeel @ 1pm on Saturday 5th September 2015 by Dame Mary Peters Gold Medallist in the Women’s Pentathlon at the 1982 Munich Olympic Games. Everyone welcome, refreshments available.
Keep Saturday 29 August free for ‘A Parcel of Rogues’ @ Dunavil
An Riocht U18 Camogie Championship Final is against Ballygalget on Sunday 6th September
Ballycran failed to travel in the U16 Camogie and Bredagh failed to travel in the Senior Camogie.
Highlight of the Summer Scheme was the visit by Phil’s Farm and the trip to Lagan Valley Waterplex.
The Youth Intervention Overnight Teen Residential at Carlingford Adventure Centre was a big success.
At the Senior Football in Atticall, An Riocht had the result secured as early as the fifteenth minute by which time we led 2-4 to nil. After Conor Cole had opened the scoring, Sean Clarke ghosted in for two goals in as many minutes and with Martin Clarke chipping in with three points, the match was already beyond the home side.
The more the hosts pressed, the bigger the gaps they left behind them and we picked off points at will to keep the scoreboard ticking over going in 2-7 to 0-4 at the break.
There was no let up for Atticall on the restart with An Riocht kicking the first five points of the half. A couple of scores in reply only triggered a burst of goals from An Riocht with Deaglan Morgan and Brian Rodgers adding one apiece and Sean Clarke completing his hat trick before Martin Clarke finished off the scoring with his sixth score of the night. Team: Brendan McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Deaglan O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-1, Paul Allen, Liam McVeigh, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Kory Colgan, Declan Doyle 0-1, Deaglan Morgan 1-1, Conor Cole 0-2, Noel McArdle 0-1, Sean Clarke 3-0, Martin Clarke 0-6 (4f). Subs: Michael O’Rourke, Patrick Gartland, Brian Rodgers 1-0. An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Sean Clarke.
At the U12 Football at home v Clonduff, An Riocht lost 4-4 to 4-19.
In the U16 Football at Mitchels, An Riocht won by 1-16 to 3-6.
In the Minor Football Championship An Riocht lost to Shamrocks at Pairc Esler by 0-5 to 2-18. For the first quarter hour we more than held our own and trailed by a point 0-1 to 0-2 but once Conor Clarke went off injured we struggled to get out of our own half and were worn down by constant Shamrocks pressure. Thomas Sloan was excellent in goals and his ability to pick men out with quick kick outs was a huge help. Shamrocks struck for goals either side of the break and the second half became a procession of Newry scores despite the best efforts of our players. Team: Thomas Sloan, Michael Harper, Shane Cunningham, Aaron Eastwood, Conor Clarke 0-1, Liam Rodgers, Darragh Campbell, Dane Matthews, Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Paul Kearney, Ronan Cambell 0-2 (2f), Marc Rooney, Daniel Hardy, Jack Rafferty, Patrick McComiskey. Sub: Aidan Sloan 0-1. An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Thomas Sloan.
In the Intermediate Camogie Championship semi-final v Ballela in Ballyholland, An Riocht were well beaten. An Riocht trailed 1-6 to nil at half time and went further behind on the restart before eventually finding some form and scoring 2-5 in the final twenty minutes but lost on a 3-9 to 2-5 score. Team: Joanna Sloan, Clara Killen, Louise Rodgers, Nicole Cunningham, Aine O’Reilly, Marie Trainor, Nicole Kelly, Noelle Fearon, Aine Fearon 1-3, Colleen Fearon 0-1, Claire Connor, Maria Higgins 0-1, Sarah Rodgers, Emma Jane Magee 1-0, Tierna Rooney. Subs Tiarna Donnan, Orla McAlinden, Shaunice Harper, Patrice Matthews, Niamh McDowell, Niamh McBurney. An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Nicole Cunningham.
At the Reserve Football Championship at Dunavil v Longstone, An Riocht recorded a good win 1-15 to 1-2 to reach the quarter finals. After Michael O’Rourke had opened the scoring, Stephen Doran landed two huge frees to give us a great start and though the visitors replied with a free this proved to be their only score of the half. The An Riocht defence dominated the Longstone attack and we were getting more than a fair pull at centre field so the forwards thrived on a regular supply of ball and pointed at will before approaching half time Jerry Lee Cordell punched a goal and we went in leading 1-9 to 0-1. Two Michael O’Rourke points on the restart ensured there would be no Longstone comeback and as we emptied our bench Dane Matthews shone at midfield for the final twenty minutes. Team: Stephen Doran 0-2 (2f), Michael Harper, Stephen Corr, Marc Rooney, Sean McArdle, Paul Sherry, Liam Rodgers, Brian Sloan 0-1, Brian Rodgers 0-1, Ryan Spiers 0-1, Michael O’Rourke 0-6 (2f), Darragh Campbell, Andrew Harper 0-1, Jerry Lee Cordell 1-1 (1f), Joe McCartan. Subs: Declan Clarke, Shane Sloan, Nathan McComiskey, Dane Matthews 0-1, Jack Rafferty, Stephen Flanagan 0-1, Brendan Allen.Subway Player of the Match Brian Sloan.
Well done to Joanna Sloan and Carrie Killen who played for Down in the win over Wexford in the All Ireland Intermediate Championship.
An Riocht Camogs meet Down players Carrie Killen & Joanna Sloan @ County Open Night before Championship game
Keep Saturday 29 August free for ‘A Parcel of Rogues’ @ Dunavil
An Riocht won the U18 Camogie Championship away v Atticall on Thursday by 7-8 to 7-6. Team: Andrea O’Neill, Niamh McDowell, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers, Niamh McBurney, Aine Fearon, Sinead O’Rourke, Sophie Bowater, Lauren Clarke, Kirsti Cunningham, Tiarna Donnan, Ciarrai Connor, Nicole Farrell. Subs Yasmin McCrink, Aoife McDowell, Emma Cousins, Leah Colgan, Caoimhe McAlinden. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match Lauren Clarke.
The U14 Footballers lost at home v Eire Og while Saval failed to field in our final league match. The Championship gets underway on Monday next.
The Bubble Football for Teens facilitated by Newry Mourne & Down Council Police & Community Safety Partnership was a big hit on Friday past.
Thanks to the 3 Local Councillors who made it to the Youth Intervention Question & Answer at Kingdom on Friday night – Sean Doran, Harold McKee and Brian Quinn.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Street Collection in Kilkeel on Saturday. The sum raised was £418.
In the Intermediate Football Championship An Riocht beat Tullyish in Burren 3-11 to 1-6 with goals from Martin Clarke, Declan Doyle and Deaglan Morgan, a combatitive midfield showing from Kory Colgan and Rory Cunningham and solid defence from Paul Allen, Deaglan O’Reilly, Conor Doyle and John O’Rourke. An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Paul Allen.
The Rose of Tralee send off for An Riocht Camog Sophie Colgan – the New York Rose - went off a treat, thanks to the Comhaltas musicians and the Irish dancers for taking part. Cheques were also presented to PIPS and to Southern Area Hospice arising from the Kingdom to Cooley Cycle.
An Riocht won the U12 Football in Ballyholland 5-4 to 1-4 on Sunday morning.
An Riocht had two teams in the P3/P4 Football tournament in Longstone thanks for the invite.
An Riocht lost the U14 Camogie home v Liatroim last Tuesday.
SFL Div 2
Drumgath 2-9 An Riocht 2-26
An Riocht’s recent run of good form in the league continued with this 19 point win at Drumgath on Monday past. The winners backed by a fresh breeze led ten nil after twenty minutes and both Martin Clarke and Deaglan Morgan came close to goals apiece in the early stages.
Drumgath’s first score, a Mark Connolly point, triggered an immediate response from An Riocht with Martin Clarke shooting a goal to bring his first half tally to 1-5.
Just before the break Jack Lynch added Drumgath’s second score and they really gave it a go on the restart with the first four points of the half before An Riocht took control with the next five by the three quarter stage.
Drumgath then enjoyed another little spell which delivered goals to Paul Lively and Cathal Tumilty but the Mourne side stepped it up again adding 1-3, the goal a penalty from Brendan McVeigh, before the final whistle.
An Riocht: B McVeigh 1-0, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, C Doyle, P Allen, L McVeigh, R Cunningham 0-1, K Colgan, D Doyle 0-3, D Morgan 0-2, C Cole 0-5, N McArdle 0-4, C Killen 0-4 (3f), Martin Clarke 1-7 (1f).
An Riocht Subway Player of the Match - Kory Colgan.
w/b 4 August
CLEANATHON (Monday 3 – Monday 17 August 8am to 9pm)
This year instead of doing our annual sponsored walk we want your time. Instead of looking for money we want you to donate your time to give our Club a much needed facelift. We would appreciate every family being represented in this endeavour. Encourage your extended family to come in, Mums, Dads, Brothers, Sisters. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles. No job too little or too big. These facilities are for you and your children so let's make their environment the best we can. When you drop your child off or pick your child up take a minute to come in to the club, have a look at the rota, look for a job you can do, either inside or outside, and put your name in the relevant box.
At the Summer Scheme, trips to Dublin Zoo and the Ice Bowl and the Puppet and Magic Shows were the highlights last week.
The Youth Intervention group enjoyed teen Go Karting at Formula Karting.
The Reserve Footballers lost in Banbridge on Wednesday. Team & scorers: S Doran, M Harper, L Rodgers, S Sloan, S McArdle, A O’Hanlon, B Rodgers, K Colgan, B Sloan, C Cole 0-3, M O’Rourke 1-0, P Gartland 0-1, J McCartan 0-1, JL Cordell 1-0, R Spiers 0-1. Subs: B Allen, D Matthews.
The U16 Camogs lost heavily in Portaferry on Thursday night.
The U16 Footballers recorded a big win at home v St Pats on Thursday night.
An Riocht won 5-15 to 1-7 in the Senior Football in Kilclief. Early goals laid the foundation and some of our play was of the highest order with minimum running with the ball and lots of running off the ball opening up the home defence time and again.
Subway An Riocht Player of the Match was Deaglan Morgan who pulled off some great high catches at midfield.
An Riocht U12 Camogs won in Ballyholland by 5 goals to 3-2. Team: Nanette Campbell, Cerys Finnegan, Lauren Marsh, Caitlin Small, Amy Rooney, Rachel Clarke, Shannagh Campbell, Sinead Morgan, Chantelle White, Shannon Marie Morgan, Alex O’Hare. Thanks to the parents who provided the transport.
Congratulations to St Johns who beat Tir Na nOg (Portadown) in the JG Donnan Social Football Tournament. Two An Riocht teams contested the Shield Final; the winners were Anthony Rogers, Michael Quinn, John Donnelly, Paul Quinn, Raymond Sloan, Colin Quinn, Thomas Sloan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Stephen Flanagan; the runners-up were Eamon O’Rourke, Paddy Carvill, Patrick Mooney, Paul Murney, Wayne Morris, Gary Cunningham, Jim Sloan, Christopher Burden, Johnny McBurney. Thanks to Liam, Brian and Raymond for refereeing and Pat for the catering.
At the Carmel Doran Social Camogie match at Dunavil the Winners were Patricia Clarke, Maura Trainor, Christine Donnelly, Debbie Morgan, Sheila McAlinden, Catriona Cunningham, Christine Morgan, Teresa Allen, Veronica NcGreevy and the Runners-up Eleanor Flanagan, Ciara Trainor, Ailslig Clarke, Jacqueline Trainor, Sharon Murnaghan, Michelle Allen, Jane Eakins. There were no fewer than seven Ulster Club medallists on show. Thanks to Carrie for refereeing.
The U12 Footballers won at home v Bosco by 2-11 to 2-10. Team Jerry Lee McVeigh, Ryan Cunningham, Ben Matthews, Lorcan Donnan, Curtis Flanagan, Ryan Quinn, Reece Flanagan, Eoin Killen, Darragh McAlinden, Mathew McCartan, Shane Quinn.
Dessie Gibson facilitated an excellent ‘Concussion Workshop’ at Dunavil on Wednesday past and it will be repeated for those who could not make it. The next Coach Education session at Dunavil will be on Saturday 5th September when Philip Kerr will facilitate a ‘Coaching for Coaches’ workshop from 10am to 12pm.
In the Reserve Football Championship in Annaclone, An Riocht won 4-12 to 1-11. We played with a strong first half breeze and shot some excellent long range points to build up a 2-10 to 0-5 interval lead.
Jerry Lee Cordell set the tone with a huge shot from all of sixty yards which flew over the bar. Deaglan Morgan added from a fifty and from play before setting Stephen Doran up for a goal and he went around the keeper before firing to the net.
Michael O’Rourke tagged on a point before Annaclone got on the scoreboard from a free and then doubled their tally from play.
Michael O’Rourke had a screamer touched over by ‘Clone keeper Mark McNeill and Deaglan Morgan and Conor Cole added points apiece as An Riocht led 1-7 to 0-2 after twenty minutes.
Annaclone put a couple of scores back to back but a Michael O’Rourke goal after a Deaglan Morgan solo more than clawed that back. The home side hit their fifth point two minutes before the break but in that two minutes Conor Cole and Michael O’Rourke (2) added to the An Riocht lead.
Annaclone had the breeze on the restart but it was An Riocht who grabbed the vital first score of the half when Paul Sherry’s cross was met by Joe McCartan who flicked the ball to the net. Conor Cole added a free and Annaclone found themselves fifteen points in arrears with twenty five minutes remaining.
They tried for a goal but Brendan Allen beat the ball away though Michael Wallace did kick four points on the trot to narrow the deficit to eleven by the end of the third quarter.
In a breakaway attack Michael O’Rourke pointed before with ten minutes remaining Joe McCartan fisted his second goal to bring An Riocht’s score to 4-12.
Annaclone played hard to the finish adding a point, a fifty and a Noel Byrne penalty before the final whistle sounded.
Subway An Riocht Man of the Match Brian Rodgers. An Riocht now play Longstone at Dunavil in the next round.
Team: B Allen, M Harper, B Rodgers, S Cunningham, S McArdle, P Sherry, L Rodgers, C Cole 0-4 (1f), D Morgan 0-3 (1x45), A Harper, JL Cordell 0-1, M O’Rourke 1-4 (1f), M Rooney, S Doran1-0, J McCartan 2-0. We had no subs.
An Riocht Underage Camogie tournaments were postponed due to bad weather on Sunday. A sincere apology to everyone for the late postponement of the Camogie tournaments. A combination of the bad weather and numerous late withdrawals resulted in us holding out too long before taking the decision to postpone and that meant several Clubs travelled with 3 actually arriving at Dunavil.
Once again the Basketball coaches, Sherman and Dave, mesmerised the children with their coaching camp at Dunavil all last week.
Kingdom Youth Club Street Collection in Kilkeel on Saturday 8th August, all offers of help appreciated.
The Senior Footballers lost a high scoring match at home v Tullylish on Friday past. It could have gone either way bit the visitors took their goal chances while An Riocht were wasteful in front of the posts. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match Chris Killen.
The Minor Camogs lost at home v Portaferry to two late goals after putting in a tremendous effort. Team: Andrea O’Neill, Caoimhe Leigh Speirs, Sophie Bowater, Yasmin McCrink, Kirsti Cunningham, Lauren Clarke, Tiarna Donnan, Nicole Farrell, Ciarrai Connor, Caoimhe McAlinden, Niamh McBurney. Sub Eve Doran.
The U14 Camogs lost at home v Ballycran by just two scores despite missing several players due to holidays.
At the U12 Football in Banbridge on Sunday An Riocht came up just short on a 2-7 to 3-7 score line against Clan Na Derg.
On Saturday evening 8th August there will be welcome home for An Riocht Camog and New York Rose Sophie Colgan ahead of the Rose of Tralee Festival in Kerry.
Highlights of the Summer Scheme this past week were the trips to Tayto Adventure Park and to Funny Farm Adventures; and the visit from the National Reptile Zoo and the Build A Bear workshop @ Dunavil.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Youth Club Bagpack in ASDA and to ASDA for having us.
The U16 Camogie match in Portaferry was postponed due to a death.
The Youth Intervention group enjoyed a night of Teen Bowling at the Sheepbridge on Friday.
An Riocht Underage Camogie Tournaments take place on Sunday 26 July- the Patsy Conkey U12 9-a-side and the Sharon Morgan U16 7-a-side. There are 7 pitches in use and both competitions will take place simultaneously, entry fee is £20 per Club. The emphasis in all the tournaments will be on enjoyment and playing against new teams. Teas and sandwiches, burgers and juice will be on sale. The first games will start at 11am, with the finals taking place approx 3pm.
9-A-Side Patsy Conkey Cup & Shield Draw
Group ‘A’ – Ballygalget, Clan Na Gael, Aghaderg, Slaughtneil
Group ‘B’ – Ballycran, Middletown, Dromara, Edendork
Group ‘C’ – Portaferry, Killeavy, Liatroim, Loch Mor Dal gCais
Group ‘D’ – An Riocht, Cullyhanna, Drumaness, AN OTHER
U16 7-A-Side Sharon Morgan Cup & Shield
Group ‘A’ – Ballygalget, Middletown, Atticall, Killeavy
Group ‘B’ – Ballycran, Clan Na Gael, Aghaderg, Slaughneil
Group ‘C’ – An Riocht, Edendork, Madden, Castledawson, Keady
The reconvened AGM of Kingdom Youth Club will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th July.
The third and final ‘Kingdom Does Strictly’ takes place on Saturday 14th November and while that may seem a long way away, practice will begin before the end of August and dancers of all ages, male and female, are still required. If it’s something you might consider then don’t miss this last opportunity and let Tara know asap.
There will be a Camogie coaching workshop at An Riocht before the end of July. It must be obvious that our camogie coaches are few and far between and spread much too thinly to deliver a quality experience to all our young camogie enthusiasts; the only way to address this serious shortcoming is to increase the number of coaches and coach assistants. Ulster Camogie Development Officer Ger Gribben has agreed to come to Dunavil and deliver a basic workshop to suit current coaches and prospective volunteers, that’s parents, family members, former players, anyone who may be willing to give a hand, if you don’t who will? More details soon.
· The U14 Footballers just can’t catch a break, they outplayed a bigger Annaclone side and really made a match of it but fell to a late goal.
· In the U14 Camogie at home v Bredagh, the city side edged a close contest by two scores.
· At the U18 Football at home v Bryansford, An Riocht won 3-11 to 2-9. Deaglan Morgan scored some good long range points, Philip Curran notched a goal in his debut appearance and Conor Clarke netted in both halves as An Riocht put in a decent team performance. Team: T Sloan, A Eastwood, S Cunningham, M Harper, L Rodgers, D Campbell, D Morgan, D Mathews, P McComiskey, R Campbell, P Curran, A Sloan, C Clarke.
· An Riocht lost a high scoring Reserve Football match in Liatroim by 3-8 to 6-15. Shane Cunningham and Liam Rodgers were excellent in defence with Brian Rodgers, Ryan White and Jerry Lee Cordell the pick of the attackers while both Dane Mathews and Michael Harper impressed on their introduction. Team: B Allen, S Cunningham, S Corr, L Rodgers, P Sherry, S McArdle, D Clarke, B Sloan, M Clarke 0-1, R White 0-2, R Spiers 0-1 (f), B Rodgers 1-1, J McCartan, JL Cordell 2-3 (2f), J McCartan. Subs: D Mathews, M Harper.
· The U12 Camogie match at home v Shamrocks did not take place.
· Joanna Sloan and Carrie Killen again featured for Down in the All Ireland Intermediate Championship, Joanna kept a clean sheet and Carrie scored but Down went down 0-16 to 1-8.
· The reconvened AGM of Kingdom Youth Club will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th July.
· The weather was kind for our enjoyable rearranged picnic at Slieve Gullion Adventure Park.
· The first Cinema Pop Corn Party of the summer at Dunavil saw a captivated audience engrossed in the latest animated features at our very own cinema room and in the arts and crafts workshop that followed.
· The Senior Members summer camp in New York is fast approaching and the trip leaders have been undergoing intensive training with Education Authority staff in preparation.
· As part of Youth Intervention Tim from the Police Ombudsman attended the club on Friday evening and spoke to the young people about their rights in relation to the law.
· A dozen young people and leaders attended a Teen Residential at Carlingford Adventure Centre over the weekend.
· Tin Whistle class resumes at 7pm on Thursday 23rd July.
· PIPS require marshals in Kilkeel on Saturday 1st August between 2pm and 4pm for Charity Truck Run through Kilkeel.
- The first Saturday in July is fast becoming synonymous with the Kingdom 2 Cooley Charity Cycle and last week saw another very successful event by the Kingdom club with over 80 cyclists setting off on a 110K charity cycle, Kingdom to Cooley ‘2’. Everyone made the journey safely and raised funds for PIPS Newry & Mourne & Southern Area Hospice.
We want to sincerely thank everyone for making the day a massive success. Thanks to JMC Cycles Dromintee & Mourne Cycles Newcastle for their generosity in helping get our bikes fit for the big day. Thanks to all the marshals along the way and the excellent motorbike team who helped get the cyclists to Cooley and home again safely. A big thanks to the local businesses who donated refreshments for the event, especially Rafferty’s Garage, Pound World, ASDA, Spar Binian Fresh Foods, Williamson's NISA Local Rostrevor. A sincere thanks to everyone involved in the registration, providing teas, first-aid, taking photos etc. and to Cooley Kickams & Newry Shamrocks for hosting pit-stops along the route.
Finally a sincere thanks to all the cyclists who took part in the Cycle, without you the day would not have been possible, and an open invitation to the presentation of cheques on Saturday evening 8th August when we will also be welcoming home our ‘New York Rose’ and star camogie player Sophie Colgan at an evening of family entertainment (more details later).
- The third and final ‘Kingdom Does Strictly’ takes place on Saturday 14th November and while that may seem a long way away, practice will begin before the end of August and dancers of all ages, male and female, are still required. If it’s something you might consider then don’t miss this last opportunity and let Tara know asap.
- There will be a Camogie coaching workshop at An Riocht before the end of July. It must be obvious that our camogie coaches are few and far between and spread much too thinly to deliver a quality experience to all our young camogie enthusiasts; the only way to address this serious shortcoming is to increase the number of coaches and coach assistants. Ulster Camogie Development Officer Ger Gribben has agreed to come to Dunavil and deliver a basic workshop to suit current coaches and prospective volunteers, that’s parents, family members, former players, anyone who may be willing to give a hand, if you don’t who will? More details soon.
- CCC has released Championship Football details: the Reserves play in Annaclone at 6pm on Sunday 2nd August and the Seniors in Burren v Tullylish at 2pm on Saturday 8th August.
At the U12 Football in Shamrocks, An Riocht played some great stuff to come away with the win, 2-9 to 1-10.
Everyone played extremely well none more so that Ryan Cunningham, Lorcan Donnan, Jerry Lee McVeigh and Reece Flanagan.
Team: Curtis Flanagan, Ryan Cunningham, Ben Matthews, Cameron Harper, Lorcan Donnan, Jerry Lee McVeigh, Ryan Quinn, Cameron Gribben, Reece Flanagan, Shane Quinn, Matthew McCartan, Luke Quinn.
At the U18 Football in Saul, An Riocht won 1-17 to 0-9. Team: Thomas Sloan, Michael Harper, Shane Cunningham, Aaron Eastwood, Paul Kearney, Liam Rodgers, Dane Mathews, Deaglan Morgan, Ronan Campbell, Conor Clarke, Marc Rooney, Darragh Campbell, Jack Rafferty, Paddy McComiskey.
The U14 Camogs won in Clonduff with everyone playing extremely well especially Chantelle Higgins, Nanette Campbell & Rachel Cunningham while Player of the Match was Clare Fearon with a score of 2-3 despite taking a heavy knock to the wrist which meant she didn't play the last ten minutes and nor did Rachel Cunningham but still the An Riocht girls kept Clonduff at bay, 11 players v 13 players.