w/b 22 Jan

Down GAA Draw tickets & An Riocht ‘Cow Pat’ challenge squares on sale now from the club or every committee member.

 

Anyone interested in photography, IT / Facebook, match reports, designing posters etc and willing to join a PR sub-committee please contact PRO Jane Eakins or the Club.

 

An Riocht Membership is now due and remains at 2016 prices which are Child (U18) £10; Adult £25; Senior Citizen £10; Family £60 (2 adults & unlimited children).

 

Turnouts continued to be good for the U14 to Senior Camogie Wall Ball sessions which are sure to improve ‘first touch’ and ‘anticipation’, thanks to Joe and Ger for taking them.

 

There was a folk and trad night at Dunavil in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and a cheque for £1,000 was presented to the Fund. (Photo attached).

 

Thanks to Peter O’Hanlon who kept the Men’s Shed gripped with his box of tricks on Monday past.

 

Tara, Joanna, Paula, Michael, Alice, Jane and Joseph attended the GAA Club Officer training on Saturday in Castlewellan.

 

In the Basketball Premier League, Knights v Queens, at Dunavil on Saturday the home side won 96 points to 82 points. Queens led at the end of the first Quarter by four points but as the match went on the Knights took control with some great three pointers helping them to the win.

 

KYC Positive Relationships Project got underway on Wednesday evening for a six week programme while the Healthy Lifestyle is also on Wednesdays.

 

There was another good response to the Camogie & Coffee evening at Dunavil and most positions are now in place for the year ahead.

 

There is a small but enthusiastic Irish language group meeting each Tuesday from 7.15pm and there’s always room for more so why not drop in and give it a go!

 

On Tuesday 28th February from 7pm to 10pm An Riocht Child Protection Course, put the date in your diary now!A Child Protection Certificate is a must for everyone coming into contact with young people under 18 years of age.

 

The special ‘Field Fund’ closes on Tuesday 31st January so anyone who still wants to contribute before that date should contact Tom Cunningham or the Club; thanks to those who have already donated; each donation will be acknowledged.

 

The Planning & Physical Development sub-committee holds its first meeting this week and anyone interested is encouraged to just come along or contact Daniel Sloan, the Club Development Officer. This sub-committee is tasked with organising all necessary business to complete development projects. Development is more than about developing Club facilities, it is about developing the Club as a unit in terms of administration and activity. The Development Committee should seek ways to improve the general organisation, structure and efficiency of the Club and ways to improve the facilities in the Club and should ensure that the Club is availing of all administration resources and education programmes provided by the GAA for the Club.

 

On Tuesday 31st January, there will be a ‘Coaching the Football Coaches’ session with Stephen Poacher at Dunavil; any coach interested please give your name in advance.

 

The Camogs have begun weekly camogie coaching in both Grange and St Colmans PS and anyone available to help on a rota basis should let Schools Liaison Officer Aine O’Reilly know.

 

The South Down Table Quiz for aged 17+ will take place in Glenn Club on Friday 17th February at 8pm. Anyone interested in taking part let Officer for Irish Language & Culture Dianna know or leave word at the office.


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Kingdom Club Lotto

Monday 7 August

Jackpot £2,200

Numbers 8-19-22-32;

No Match 4;

1 Match 3 receives £100 Malachy Teague;

Sellers Prize £25 John McGrath

Next Monday's Jackpot £2,300

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An Riocht Down Draw July Winners

£50 Russell Shepcar

£50 Christopher Mulligan

Upcoming Activities

Tuesday 8th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am Summer Scheme Healthy Cooking; 6.30pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Camogie; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Cow Pat meeting, please return cards for tonight; 7.30pm U14 Camogie An Riocht v Castlewellan; 7.30pm U18 Football Clann Na Banna v An Riocht.

Wednesday 9th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme Ice Cream Cinema; 11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballymacnab; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers; 7.30pm Football Committee meeting.

Thursday 10th August

9am Car Boot Sale; 10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme @ Cranfield Beach; 6.30pm P5/P6 Football; 6.45pm U12 Football; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Camogie;

Friday 11th August

9am Summer Scheme @ Dublin Zoo; 11am Men’s Shed ferry to Cooley Men’s Shed; 7.30pm IFC Atticall v Bosco at Dunavil.

Saturday 12th August

9am Kingdom Walkers; 9am P3/P4 Football Blitz in Tullylish; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Aghaderg v An Riocht; 3.45pm in Castlewellan SFC An Riocht v Downpatrick

Sunday 13th August

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U12 Football Bosco v An Riocht; 2pm Reserve Football Longstone v An Riocht; 8pm Bingo

Monday 14th August

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm IFC Glasdrumman v Drumgath at Dunavil; 9pm Lotto.

Tuesday 15th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme Watersports @ Dunavil; 6.30pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Camogie; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Cow Pat meeting; 7.15pm U14 Football Shamrocks v An Riocht; 7.30pm U16 Camogie Atticall v An Riocht.