In Basketball NI Premier League the Knights lost 111 to 67 in Belfast against Phoenix but have a chance for some quick pay back when Phoenix visit Dunavil on Saturday in the Senior Cup at 6pm.
At the Down Camogie Awards Night in Castlewellan Carrie Killen was selected as Division Two Player of the Year, well done.
At the An Riocht Dinner Dance the following medals were presented -
Intermediate Camogie Championship winners and Rose Boyle tournament winners; Minor Camogie League runners-up; Senior Football Division Two winners and Intermediate Football Championship runners-up; Premier Reserve Football Division Two winners; Minor ‘B’ Football Championship winners and Minor Football League and Minor Football Feis Sevens runners-up.
John Devaney, vice chair of Down GAA, also presented the JC May Cup to An Riocht captain Martin Clarke for winning SFL Division Two.
There were individual awards to –
Minor Footballers 2016 (joint) Ronan Campbell and Christopher Flanagan
Minor Camogie Player Most Improved 2016 Yasmin McCrink
Minor Camogie Player Runner/up 2016 Clare Fearon
Minor Camogie Player 2016 Sophie Bowater
Special Award to Lauren Clarke – Down Minor All Ireland Champion 2016
U21 Footballer 2016 Stephen Doran
Reserve Footballer Runner/up 2016 Brian Rodgers
Reserve Footballer 2016 Stephen Doran
Senior Camogie Player Runner/up 2016 Carrie Killen
Senior Camogie Players’ Player 2016 Joanna Sloan
The Arterton Family Award Senior Camogie Player 2016 Joanna Sloan
Senior Football Players’ Player 2016 Liam McVeigh
The John Morgan Award Senior Footballer 2016 Declan Doyle
The Conor Walsh Award ‘Young Player of the Year’ Conor Clarke
The Conal Baldwin Award ‘Club Person of the Year’ Anne McArdle
Special Camogie Awards to team mentors - Sharon Murnaghan & Joe Baldwin; Clara Killen & Aine Donnan; Colleen Fearon, Aisling Clarke & Louise Rodgers; & Patricia Clarke, chairperson.
There were Chairman’s Awards recognising club work for Declan Campbell, Jane Eakins, Martin McAleenan, Brendan McVeigh, Sean O’Rourke, Joanna Sloan.
There were cheque presentations toPIPS Newry & Mourne, Southern Area Hospice, and Autism Support Kilkeel.
Thanks were expressed to guests Deirdre McGrath (Down Camogie Chairperson) and John Devaney (Down GAA vice-Chair) and to the Canal Court Hotel for the lovely meal and for the free raffle of an overnight stay in the hotel which was won by Barney McCartan.
On Wednesday 30th November, Santa will arrive at Kingdom Youth Club on his reindeer driven Scandinavian sleigh to turn on our Christmas illuminations and pose for photos.
Anyone interested in Irish Classes or conversational Irish, they start on Tuesday 29th November from 7.15pm to 8.15pm, everyone is welcome to come along and give it a try.
Boys and Girls Clubs will run a one night Child Protection course at Dunavil on Tuesday 6th December, anyone interested in attending should give their name in now. This will be particularly relevant to those thinking of helping with teams or in the youth club come the new year.
Free basic Computer, Maths or English classes available at Dunavil, day or evening times, contact the club asap to secure your place.
An Riocht Annual General Meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23rd November, all members, players and non-players, should be in attendance and new members are welcome. To have success on the pitch you need to be organised off the pitch and that is the business of the Club committee elected at the AGM so whether you intend to take a position on the committee or not, want to help in some way or simply to show your support for those who do, then you need to be there.