Participants required for Scor Na nOg (U17) – singers, dancers, instrumentalists, recitation, contact the club to enter.
The U13 Footballers lost heavily to Burren.
The Senior Footballers had a busy time with five games in thirteen days however a walk-over Loughinisland eased that schedule. An Riocht were considerably short for the Loughinisland match with Martin Clarke, Ronan McAlinden, Noel McArdle, Aidan Sloan, Declan Doyle and Kory Colgan all out but when Loughinisland advised us on Tuesday morning that they would not be fulfilling the fixture our squad players did not get a chance to show their worth.
Then we beat Liatroim 3-12 to 1-10 on Thursday evening. An Riocht played with the wind in the first half and led 2-12 to 1-2 at the break taking some great scores. In the second half Liatroim dominated the scoring adding eight points as we struggled to find our range into the stiff breeze but Sean Clarke fisted a goal from close in to leave eight points between the teams at the finish.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Liam McVeigh 0-1, John O’Rourke, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle, Paul Allen, James Cunningham 0-1,Kory Colgan 0-1, Darren Doyle 0-1,Conor Cole 0-2, Sean Clarke 2-2, Chris Killen 0-1, Rory Cunningham 1-1, Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Declan Doyle 0-1.
Subs: Stephen Doran, Michael Harper, Chris Mulligan, Brian Rodgers, Liam Rodgers.
Liatroim Eamon Ward, Connor O’Higgins, Sean Og O’Rourke, Daire Morgan, Darren O’Higgins, Colman Doyle, Stephen O’Higgins, Donough O’Higgins, Owen Clarke 0-1, Gerard McAnulty 0-1, Ryan Doyle, Kieran Doyle 0-1, Paul Middleton 0-2, PJ Davidson 1-2, Robbie O’Hare 0-3.
Subs: Martin O’Donnell, Ryan Malone
OnSaturday the long trip to Darragh Cross brought the curtain down on the season and An Riocht knew a draw would be sufficient to see us crowned league winners. An Riocht started nervously and trailed five points to three after ten minutes but once we started to make the ball work and the passes began to flow long and accurate, An Riocht began to pull clear. Conor Doyle advanced up the wing to pick off two points and Chris Killen added a couple and by the break An Riocht led twelve points to eight. A goal from Chris Killen on the restart killed off the home resistance and An Riocht led by double scores 1-17 to 0-10 with a quarter hour remaining. Midway through the half Darragh put four points together before An Riocht finished with a flurry, Deaglan Morgan firing home a second goal.
An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Liam McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-3, Paul Allen, James Cunningham 0-1,Kory Colgan, Ronan McAlinden 0-4 (3f), Sean Clarke, Declan Doyle, Noel McArdle 0-5, Chris Killen 1-2, Deaglan Morgan 1-2, Rory Cunningham 0-4.
Subs: Conor Cole 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-2, Darren Doyle 0-1, Stephen Doran, Brian Rodgers.
Darragh: Rory Miskelly, Calum Murray, Sean Timoney, Ciaran Murray, Sean McGouran, James Murray, Eamon Sweeney, Oisin McConvey, Matt Hardy 0-3, Gary O’Sullivan, Michael Monan 0-1, Jarleth Flynn 0-1, Dan Murray 0-1, Marcus Miskelly 0-10 (4f), Barry Ward.
Sub: Paddy Branney
The Juvenile Camogs finished for the season with a trip to the Ita O’Connor Camogie Blitz at Bredagh.
The U16 Camogs beat Atticall on Tuesday under the lights at Dunavil. There is some serious underage talent in our camogie ranks right now and it would be a worthwhile exercise to trace back the player development and replicate it.
Team: Andrea O’Neill, Yasmin McCrink 0-1, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers 1-0, Caoimhe McAlinden 1-0, Sophie Bowater 2-1, Cerys Clarke 1-0, Clare Fearon 0-3, Ciarrai Connor 2-0, Aoife McDowell 6-1, Shannagh Cambell 1-1, Caoimhe Donnan 1-0, Clare Ward 1-0, Rachel Cunningham.
Subway Player of the Match: Caoimhe Mcalinden.
In the Basketball League following their opening day victory at Belfast Star, the Knights match with Andersonstown Tigers was postponed due to the unavailability of a referee. The next match is at Queens PEC on 20th October.
At the Juvenile P1 to U12 Camogie Awards Night, all the girls were presented with a medal, a Camogie ball to practice at home and a cone of sweets, after they had a light supper of chicken and chips. Thanks to Fitzpatrick and Kearney Chartered Accountants who sponsored the awards, to EM Sheehan Ltd Chartered Certified Accountants, Subway Kilkeel, CCL Services (NI) Ltd for sponsoring jerseys during the year, and to the parents for their support. This marks the end of a great year for An Riocht Juvenile Camogie with numbers and also mentors growing in strength.New registration forms with updated contact numbers were distributed and should be returned asap so that we can use the text service to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening with camogie in the club. Brian Laverty Ulster Camogie will come to Dunavil at 7pm on Tuesday 18th October, to meet with some of the coaches to plan out an autumn/winter coach education programme aimed at increasing the number of coaches, upskilling current coaches and easing new coaches into coaching which can be a daunting task for any new people getting involved.
Red Cross First-Aid Training @ Dunavil 7pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October, limited places so get your name in now.
On Friday @ Dunavil, Kingdom Youth Club’s Safe Driving programme continued with Kilkeel Fire Service staging a simulated accident and cutting open a car to free a trapped motorist. This part of the Safe Driving project was run in conjunction with the Assets Recovery Community Scheme and the GAA ‘Live to Play’ road safety programme. There was a free draw for a ‘Live to Play’ jersey and for a ‘Live to Play’ rucksack won by Christopher Mulligan and Ronan Campbell while everyone who attended received an enamel ‘Live to Play’ badge. Thanks to Kilkeel Fire Service for their assistance.
Football Coaching Officer Seamus Curran has called a football coaches’ meeting for 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th October to discuss an autumn / winter programme of activities to increase and upskill our coaches, with Philip Kerr and Down Coaching and Games offering a range of courses. All current coaches and anyone thinking of getting involved in coaching should attend. Currently Seamus is sourcing a coach for Thursday mornings at Gaelscoil na mBeann, any coach available should let Seamus know.Also St Columbans GAA Coaching Clinic is on Saturday 12th November with workshops on conditioning a team through small sided games, transitioning effectively during games, how sports psychology can help your team and dealing with the pressures of modern day management. Any coaches looking to attend let Seamus know asap.
Dunavil hosted the South Down GAA U18 & U16 Football Championship Finals on Sunday; thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand.
Football practice for new school year began on Saturday 8th October 11am for P1 & P2 (2016/17) and at 12pm for P3 & P4 (2016/17); and on Monday 10th October at 6.45pm for P5 & P6 (2016/17), all indoor. P7 and First Years should attend U13s while their games continue during October.
Any camogie or football coach interested in attending the Ulster GAA Coaching Conference on Saturday 12th November at Hotel Kilmore Cavan should let us know asap. The theme is ‘Club & Player Pathway' and it will focus on the development of the key skills required by coaches to develop players through the age groups. The workshops will look at the development of technical coaching of kicking, tackling, improving first touch, building intensity into sessions, managing club players and health and mental wellbeing issues.
Thank you to everyone that turned out for the Cleaning Crew meeting and to those that sent apologies. The outcome of the meeting is a new rota of 4 great teams, with 5 in each team. Some thought it would be a good idea to make a to do list, so that if they were unable to make it that evening they could come earlier or later and tick what they have done or see what needs done. Wednesday night seems to suit people better so that is now the new cleaning night for most of us. There is always room for more help so come along if you would like to give back to your club.
Wednesday 12th October
Lorraine Connor, Pauline Mc Keown, Aine Donnan, Sharon Rice, Helena Rooney
Wednesday 19th October
Teresa White, Suzanne Phillips-Campbell, Lorna Harper, Maureen Greenan, Gavin Finnegan
Wednesday 26th October
Sharon Small, Julie Anne & Martin Mc Aleenan, Jane Donnelly- Eakins, Tara Campbell, Louise Clarke