The Camogie coaching programme for those working with girls aged four to twelve years did not happen as the coach dropped out forty-five minutes before the session was due to start, apologies to those who had attended. However, there is always a silver lining and this week the programme gets a delayed start with Gerard Gribben taking charge, Gerard has run similar workshops at Dunavil and throughout Ulster and is always well received by participants.
No one was available to attend the Down GAA workshop ‘preparing for your AGM’ or the Ulster GAA Volunteer Conference
The Ladies of Mourne monthly gettogether took the form of a ‘Come Dine with Me’
Winners at the Kids Fancy Dress Halloween Disco were Odhran Hennerty, Annie McAleenan and Saoirse Hynes; thanks to all the helpers.
At the P6 Indoor Gaelic tournament at Dunavil Clonduff won the ‘A’ and Longstone the ‘B’. Everyone received a medal, thanks to the teams for attending.
There was a good turn-out for the fortnightly Poker Night at Dunavil
There were two Halloween trips to Crumlin Road Gaol and to Bellurgan Park Haunted House
An Riocht Mass for Deceased Members and Friends is at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th November at Dunavil; the collection will go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund.
Kingdom Men’s Shed present a talk on the "Connemara & Retriever" with Sean Patterson @ 11am on Saturday 12th November. Everyone welcome.
An Riocht Dinner Dance Saturday 19th November in Canal Court Hotel; tickets are available online through Klubfunder on the An Riocht Facebook page.
An Riocht Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 23rd November at Dunavil
In the U13 Football An Riocht lost in Warrenpoint 6-18 to 3-4 and in Mayobridge 8-11 to 10-4. There were some marvelous passages of play with impressive team work and both games could have gone either way. The league wraps up on Thursday with a match v Rostrevor under the lights at Dunavil, best wishes for a full recovery to Reece Flanagan who was injured.
In the Basketball NI Premier League the Knights had no home game for the second week in a row, let’s hope this Saturday’s match with Armagh Bison goes ahead.
At the U21 Football, An Riocht v Castlewellan, at Dunavil on Sunday morning, the visitors proved too strong leaving us with a final home match v Kilcoo on Sunday.
Kingdom Youth Club trip to Ice Hockey at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday 26th November
Both the Positive Behaviour programme and the Safe Driving Project came to a close last week, well done to all the participants and thanks to the funders and all the facilitators who helped.
Big Coaching Night on Wednesday 2nd November @ Dunavil: at 7pm Philip Kerr, Football Master Tutor, will deliver a workshop for current and new football coaches on the art of attacking and scoring (its outdoor so wrap up); while also at 7pm Coaching the Camogie Coaches indoor with Gerard Gribben, a three-week course for those interested in helping with U6, U8, U10 & U12 players.
With increased numbers of children attending we need more people to come forward and help – parents, family members, adult players etc. – with both Camogie & Football, don’t miss these two opportunities.
The U16 camogie and football awards night is at Dunavil on Friday at 7pm. The U16 Footballers won the BFC; the U16 Camogs are in the League Final on Tuesday and were runners-up in the Sharon Morgan Cup; the U14 Footballers won the Atticall tournament. There will also be Player of the Year etc awards from U13 to U16. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend; food will be served at 7pm.