An Riocht Dinner Dance is on Saturday 19th November in the Canal Court Hotel; tickets are on sale on-line now and going fast.
Fourteen Football coaches and ten Camogie coaches attended the two coach education events at Dunavil last Wednesday; given the ever-increasing numbers of boys and girls looking to play, even more coaches are needed. Thanks to the three visiting coaches Philip Kerr, Kevin Coary and Ger Gribben and to the players who completed the drills. Both programs continue on Wednesday of this week and we would encourage everyone interested in taking a camogie or football team or even just curious, to come along for 7pm.
The Kingdom Men’s Shed trip to the Ulster/American Folk Park was a good success with twenty men travelling.
Five teams took part in the half-term Indoor Football tournament at Dunavil on Tuesday.
In the U13 Football match between An Riocht and Rostrevor played under the Dunavil lights, An Riocht signed off their season on a high with a 9-15 to 3-12 win after an entertaining match, well done boys.
An Riocht beat Mayobridge in the U16 Camogie League Final at Clonduff on Tuesday evening. The score was 4-6 to 2-2 and it was a tough match the whole hour with some really good performances from Sophie Bowater, Clare Fearon and Yasmin McCrink. Deirdre McGrath Chairperson of Down Camogie presented Sophie Bowater An Riocht captain with the League Shield after the match.
Team: Andrea O’Neill, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers, Rachel Cunningham, Yasmin McCrink, Caoimhe McAlinden, Sophie Bowater (c), Cerys Clarke, Orlaith O’Rourke, Aoife McDowell, Clare Fearon, Ciarrai Connor, Shannagh Campbell, Caoimhe Donnan, Molly Ireland, Claire Ward, Eve Doran (injured).
In the Basketball NI Premier League the Knights had Armagh Bison as visitors to Dunavil on Saturday. The Knights led at half time 37 points to 31 but the Bison enjoyed the better of the third quarter and were 55 to 50 in front when the hooter sounded. An impressive final quarter saw the locals outscore the Armagh team by ten points for a 76 to 71 victory and top spot in the league. Next up for the Knights is a trip to Methodist College Belfast to play Phoenix on the 17th of the month while the next Basketball at Dunavil will be on Saturday 19th November versus unbeaten North Star from Derry.
At the U21 Football, An Riocht v Kilcoo, at Dunavil, the visitors ran out convincing winners on a 1-18 to 1-6 score line. The first half was keenly contested with Kilcoo taking a 1-6 to 0-4 advantage into the break. A dominant third quarter saw Kilcoo add eight points before An Riocht troubled the scoreboard with a better finish.
Team: S Doran, S McDowell, B Rodgers, S Cunningham, C Clarke, L Rodgers, D Matthews, D Morgan, J Sands, B Rafferty, R Spiers, R Campbell, D Campbell, M O’Rourke, N McComiskey. Subs: P McComiskey, J Higgins, C Morgan.
We were never going to win this competition but entered to give fringe players, those had kicked little or no ball during the season, some game time.
At the camogie and football awards night on Friday, the following individual presentations were made:
U13 Footballer of the Year R/up Cameron Harper
U13 Footballer of the Year Eoin Killen
U14 Camogie Most Improved Player Nanette Campbell
U14 Camogie Player of the Year R/up Molly Ireland
U14 Camogie Player of the Year Cerys Clarke
U14 Football Most Improved Player Shane Quinn
U14 Footballer of the Year R/up Curtis Flanagan
U14 Footballers of the Year (joint) Ryan Mackey & Jack Rodgers
U16 Camogie Most Improved Player Yasmin McCrink
U16 Camogie Player of the Year R/up Caomhe Leigh Spiers
U16 Camogie Players of the Year (joint) Sophie Bowater & Aoife McDowell
U16 Footballer Most Improved Player Curtis Flanagan
U16 Footballer of the Year R/up John Joe Eakins
U16 Footballer of the Year Philip Curran
Medals were presented to the following teams:
U14 Footballers winners of the Atticall tournament:
Cormac Clarke, Ryan Cunningham, Lorcan Donnan, James Donnelly, Curtis Flanagan, Reece Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Aidan Gribben, Cameron Harper, William Harper, DJ Hynds, Eoin Killen, Ryan Mackey, Ben Matthews, Matthew McCartan, Jerry Lee McVeigh, Mark McVeigh, Dylan Nugent, Ryan Quinn, Shane Quinn, Jack Rodgers.
U16 Camogie winners of the League and runners-up in the Sharon Morgan Cup:
Sophie Bowater, Shannagh Campbell, Cerys Clarke, Ciarrai Connor, Rachel Cunningham, Caoimhe Donnan, Eve Doran, Clare Fearon, Molly Ireland, Caoimhe McAlinden, Yazmin McCrink. Aoife McDowell, Andrea O’Neill, Orlaith O’Rourke, Caomhe Leigh Spiers, Claire Ward.
U16 Footballers winners of the ‘B’ Championship:
Caomhan Campbell, Ronan Campbell, Cormac Clarke, Joel Cunningham, Ryan Cunningham, Philip Curran, John Joe Eakins, Christopher Flanagan, Curtis Flanagan, Reece Flanagan, William Harper, Ryan Mackey, Dylan Nugent, Jack Rodgers, Eoin Sloan.
Thanks to our Senior captains, Joanna Sloan and Martin Clarke, for making the presentations and to all those volunteers who helped prepare, serve and tidy-up.
Bored? Not enough to do? Want a change? Need a break from school or work pressures? Want to relax? Make new friends? Visit the cinema, the theatre, the Odyssey? Take part in events, exchanges? Learn new skills? You decide. It’s your choice! Kingdom Youth Club Winter Programme, its 4 U. There is a Kingdom Youth Club Senior Members meeting & Junior Members meeting at 7pm on Friday this week to decide on activities, have your say!
On Wednesday 30th November, Santa will arrive at Kingdom Youth Club on his reindeer driven Scandinavian sleigh to turn on our Christmas illuminations.
There is a trip to Ice Hockey at the Odyssey Arena on Saturday 26th November to see
four teams from the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One, the top level of university ice-hockey in the United States, compete for the Belpot Trophy.
Last year’s inaugural tournament was an international success, seen on television in North America and Europe, and attended by over 20,000 spectators. The event, part of Boston and Belfast’s sister cities project, marked the first time that NCAA college hockey was played outside of North America. Tickets are now available at the club @ £5 each on a first come basis.
Anyone interested in Irish Classes or conversational Irish on Mondays or Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm should contact the club asap.