W/B 20 NOV 16

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.                                                                                                                                

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Monday 6 November

Kingdom Lotto

Jackpot £3,500;

Numbers 4-20-24-26;

No Winner,

No Match 3;

Sellers Prize £25 Danny Cunningham

Next Mondays Jackpot £3600

Upcoming Activities

Monday 13 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 14 November

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U12 Football Presentation; 8.15pm Basketball

Wednesday 15 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.45pm U14 Gaelic (born 04/05); 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 8pm Cards – 45 @ Dunavil

Thursday 16 November

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; 7pm Yoga

Friday 17 November

11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm P5 Gaelic; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7.30pm Deceased Members Mass at Dunavil

Saturday 18 November

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic; An Riocht Dinner Dance in Canal Court Hotel.

Sunday 19 November

10am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 20 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.15pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 21 November


6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm Camogie Annual General Meeting, all players aged 15+, parents of younger players, coaches, other volunteers and supporters should attend; 8.15pm Basketball