W/B 14 NOV 2016

The annual An Riocht Mass for Deceased Members and Friends took place on Thursday past with a very large congregation and the collection in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund generously supported. Thanks to everyone who helped out.


The St Columbans Coaching Day was another good success and An Riocht had four coaches in attendance.


The Mens Shed organised a talk on the Connemara & Retriever disaster with Sean Patterson at Dunavil on Saturday morning and there was a large attendance. Their next venture is on Wednesday 23rd November at 11am when John Bird from ’Loving Spoonful’ jewellery and sculpture will take a workshop at the Men’s Shed. Meanwhile the Shed continues to meet at 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


St Columban’s Camogie are Ulster Camogie Champions after a three-year lapse with a 9-2 to 2-2 victory over St Benedicts Randalstown; An Riocht had eight players involved - Darcie Speirs, Sophie Bowater, Cerys Clarke, Claire Ward, Mollie Ireland, Nanette Campbell, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers, Yasmin McCrink. Well done everyone.


The Minor Camogie season finally came to a close on Saturday. The league started on 5th April and ran for over seven months during which we won four matches, were awarded three walkovers and lost twice finishing runners-up, their medals will be presented at the Dinner Dance.

Team: Andrea O’Neill, Yazmin McCrink, Caoimhe McAlinden, Caoimhe Leigh Speirs, Clare Fearon, Lauren Clarke, Sophie Bowater, Sinead O'Rourke, Aoife McDowell, Tiarna Donnan, Ciarrai Conor, Emma Cousins.

Subs: Orla O'Rourke, Rachel Cunningham

Both teams got off to a good start in what was a very physical game. A goal and a point separated the teams at the break. We held on well for the opening ten minutes of the second half then Portaferry edged away to win by eight, 4-11 to 2-9. 

An Riocht Subway Player of the Match was Sophie Bowater


An Riocht Annual General Meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23rd November at Dunavil; nomination forms available from the office or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Competed forms to be returned before Monday 21st November.


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.


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; 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.


At the An Riocht Dinner Dance in the Canal Court Hotel annual individual and team awards from Minor to Senior will take place including Intermediate Camogie champions, Rose Boyle Senior Camogie tournament winners, Minor Camogie League runners-up, Senior Football Division Two winners, Intermediate Football Championship runners-up, Premier Reserve Football Division Two winners, Minor ‘B’ Football Championship winners and Minor League and Feis Sevens runners-up.


Free basic Computer, Maths or English classes available at Dunavil, day or evening times, contact the club asap to secure your place.


Following on from the Kingdom Youth Club Senior Members meeting on Friday a number of suggestions for activities are being formulated into a programme including a basic DIY class with the Men’s Shed, a cookery class, a table tennis tournament, a sleep over, late night Friday football, badminton, a table quiz. Upcoming dates to keep in mind are on Wednesday 16th November preparing for Santa’s arrival by making up parcels etc; on Wednesday 23rd Christmas arts and crafts; on Thursday 24th the visit of the LOHAH group to Dunavil; on Sunday 27th decorating the tree and the club; on Wednesday 30th the turning on of our Christmas lights.


A new Education Authority inter-club competition and training will begin in December involving Atticall, Ballymartin, Kingdom and Newry Street.


Boys and Girls Club will run a one night Child Protection course at Dunavil on Tuesday 6th December, anyone interested in attending should give their name in now.



The PIPS Christmas Service is on Sunday 11th December in Newry.

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Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 18th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 7pm P1 to U12 Camogie Presentation Night; 7pm Kingdom Walkers from the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+

Thursday 19th

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 8.30pm Activities for aged 4 to 8 boys and girls; 7pm to 9pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm to 9pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7.15pm visit from Mourne Youth Forum LOHAH group; 7.30pm U13 Football An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm Senior Football Kilcoo v An Riocht 7.40pm Basketball Andersonstown Tigers v Knights at La Salle.

Friday 20th

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 6.30pm P6 Football; 7.30pm P7 Football

Saturday 21st 

7.30am Kingdom Walkers at Mourne Park; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 football; 3pm Birthday Party

Sunday 22nd

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U11 Football An Riocht Gaels v Ballyholland ‘A’ and An Riocht Ogs v Mayobridge ‘B’; 2.30pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 23rd  

11am Men’s Shed trip to Tayto Tandragee; 6.30pm Secondary School aged Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7pm Dunaman Community meeting; 7pm P6 Football in the hall; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 24th  


6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Kilkeel Library presents Irish sources of local place-names by Gordon McCoy Irish Language Education Officer East Belfast Mission, everyone welcome (booking essential); 7pm Primary School aged Drop-in; 7.15pm Bootcamp.