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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Kingdom Club Lotto

Tuesday 17 October

Jackpot £3,200

Numbers 2-7-17-21

No Match 4;

6 Match 3 share £100 Kevin Rogers, Agnes Farrell, Martin Farrell, Edith Newell, Teresa White, H Cunningham

Sellers Prize £25 Houston McVeigh

Next Monday's Jackpot £3,300

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.