w/b 3 December 2016

In the Cumann Na Bunscol Indoor Camogie at Dunavil St Colmans and Kilcoo qualified, well done.


Santa arrived in style on his reindeer driven Scandinavian sleigh to turn on our Christmas illuminations and pose for photos with all the young people who attended. Thanks to Newry, Mourne and Down Council for their assistance.


Gavin Finnegan represented An Riocht at the South Down Convention; congratulations to Michael O’Rourke who was returned as South Down GAA Secretary.


The Men’s Shed had an away day in Belfast last week taking in a tour of City Hall and the Christmas Market. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed gives a man a safe and busy environment in an atmosphere of friendship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a chat and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for. Members of Men’s Sheds can come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and they would like something meaningful to do with that time be it wood working, painting, reading, gardening, going on trips, whatever.


Keep Wednesday evening, 21st December free for our traditional Christmas Family Table Quiz.


An Riocht Membership 2017 now due Child (U18) £10; Adult £25; Senior Citizen £10; Family £60 (2 adults & unlimited children).


If you are alone, lonely or the whole Christmas Day fuss is just too much, then why not join us at Dunavil at 1pm for a traditional Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. For more information: call into the club or phone 028 4176 3681 oremail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


An Riocht ‘Mol An Oige’ Gaelic Games Coaching Programme:

Indoor Camogie for U12 (born 2005/06) Wednesdays at 8pm starting 18th January

Indoor Camogie for P5 & P6 Fridays at 7.30pm starting 20th January

Indoor Camogie for P3 & P4 Wednesdays at 7pm starting 18th January

Indoor Camogie for P1 & P2 Fridays at 6.30pm starting 20th January

Outdoor Gaelic Football (weather permitting) for U12 (born 2005/06) Sundays at 11am starting 8th January

Indoor Gaelic Football for P5 & P6 Mondays at 6.45pm starting 16thJanuary

Indoor Gaelic Football for P3 & P4 Saturdays at 12pm starting 21st January

Indoor Gaelic Football for P1 & P2 Saturdays at 11am starting 21st January


South Down Interclub is a new initiative starting Friday 16th December for 5 or 6 young people aged 14 to 16 years. Ourselves, Education Authority and other youth clubs in the area are teaming up to deliver a programme which includes a 3-day residential, an OCN qualification, and the opportunity to develop leadership skills. If interested, please contact the club directly or feel free to send us a message to our facebook page.


Christmas Gift ideas at Dunavil include, camogie gloves, bas bags, sticks, sliothars, mouth guards, hurling stick shaped medal holders.


Congratulations to John and Eileen Lavery who won £1,000 in the Down Draw bringing An Riocht’s winning total in 2016 to over £7,000; 2017 tickets are available now.


An Riocht ‘Cow Pat’ challenge squares on sale now from the club or any committee member.


Paula Fearon & Joanna Sloan, joint-Chairpersons of An Riocht Camogie, have issued an open invitation to all former Camogie players, current Camogie players and parents of juvenile Camogie players to an informal Christmas time gettogether over a cup of coffee to celebrate the Camogie successes of 2016 and to discuss the way forward for An Riocht camogie in 2017 and beyond at Dunavil from 7.30pm to 9pm on Monday 19th December. (note new date)


Boys & Girls Clubs (NI) are offering youth clubs within their membership the opportunity to participate in a good relations programme January to March 2017.
Limited – Only 20 places available welcoming young people aged 14 to 19 years from all community backgrounds. Programme includes outdoor adventure activities, 3 day residential at Kilbroney Centre, Rostrevor from 17-19th February 2017, training opportunities, celebration event and lots more.


Boys & Girls Clubs (NI) are offering youth clubs within their membership the opportunity to participate in a youth exchange programme January to March 2017.
Limited – Only 8 places available welcoming young people aged 15 to 19 years from all community backgrounds. Programme includes: outdoor adventure activities, 5 night residential 13 to 18th February 2017 participation & citizenship, youth sports & leisure, group work and lots more.



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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.