St Dallans and Ballymartin qualified from the Primary School Girls Indoor Gaelic tournament held at Dunavil.
A further 26 club coaches achieved Child Protection certificates following the course at Dunavil on Tuesday, well done. And for those still to complete the course there are opportunities in Mayobridge, Kilcoo and Newry coming up over the next few weeks.
The organised Camogie Wall Ball sessions have now finished but players are encouraged to keep up this practice in their own time to improve their skill levels.
The Ladies of Mourne six-week Cooking Class got underway on Tuesday and continues right up to Easter.
The Men’s Shed trip to Exploris the NI Aquarium was a great success.
Indoor Tennis was the preferred physical activity on offer at the Healthy Lifestyle Programme at Dunavil on Wednesday and the young people enjoyed the coaching provided.
The meeting for Minor, Junior and Senior Camogie players with management proved a good success with rules agreed and targets set. The teams will train Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before the commencement of their respective leagues Minor on 4th April, Senior on 10th April, and Junior on 12th April.
The Reserve Footballers had their first outing of the season when Ballykinlar visited on Friday evening past. Despite steady rain and biting cold both teams served up a thrilling contest which ended all square 1-12 to 2-9. An Riocht played with the wind on their backs and led 0-10 to 1-2 at the break, Conor Clarke converting seven frees right and left from seven attempts. An Riocht played well with Conor McVeigh operating as sweeper allowing defenders Liam Rodgers and Stephen Corr advance for points apiece. The long passing back to front from Michael Harper opened up the visitors and Ryan Spiers used his pace to get clear to shoot the other first half point.
Ballykinlar improved on the restart and a few early scores made the match more competitive and asked questions of the An Riocht defence though breakaway points apiece from Nathan McComiskey and Darragh Campbell kept An Riocht in front. Then the visitors hit a scoring spree and An Riocht needed a late Joe McCartan goal to come away with a share of the spoils.
Team: Brendan Allen, Stephen Corr, Chris Mulligan, Ryan Clarke, Joe McCartan, Liam Rodgers, Michael Clarke, Dane Matthews, Conor Clarke, Aidan McVeigh, Conor McVeigh, James Reilly, Paddy McComiskey, Michael Harper, Ryan Spiers.
Subs: Darragh Campbell, Nathan McComiskey, Christopher Morgan.
In the Basketball Premier League match at Dunavil, the Knights lost to league leaders Ulster Elks by 67 points to 63.
The U16 Footballers travelled to Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa on Sunday, defeating the Derry side by six points and then went on to the Down match in Celtic Park.
Tara and Michael attended the GAA Fees meeting in Newcastle.
Daniel and Declan attended the NMDC Funding meeting in Kilkeel.
Cumann Na Bunscol have announced their Final Dates at Dunavil – Friday 10th March Hurling, Tuesday 14th March Girls Gaelic, and Friday 24th March Boys Gaelic.
Seachtain Na Gaeilge will be celebrated with a fun day at Dunavil on Wednesday 15th March organised by Lower Mourne Gaelic League.
An Riocht Cul Camp has been confirmed for 3rd to 7th July at Dunavil.
Well done to Lily, Ellie, Connie and Grace who each received a Kingdom Camogie Academy Subway jersey for completing six weeks coaching (photo attached). At the Kingdom Camogie Academy, practice all year round focuses on the development of technical skills & later incorporates lifestyle, diet and nutritional advice for young camogie players. It is envisaged that the Academy will assist in the development of underage players with a view to representing the Club at Senior level in later years in line with the Camogie Long Term Player Pathway. Our thanks to the dedicated coaches who give of their time to ensure this is a living concept and to generous sponsors Subway Kilkeel and EM Sheehan Chartered Certified Accountants.