On Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April there are Easter activities for kids including making paper-maché eggs, making Easter cards, baking Easter treats and decorating eggs each evening from 6pm to 9pm and there is an Easter Egg hunt at Dunavil on Thursday from 2pm and a raffle for a giant Easter Egg.
Sundays: 10am U16 & U18 Footballers
Mondays: 7.30pm Junior & Minor Camogs; 7.30pm Senior & Reserve Footballers
Tuesdays: 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogs; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogs
Wednesdays: 6.30pm U14 Footballers; 7.30pm Senior & Minor Camogs; 7.30pm Senior & Reserve Footballers
Thursdays: 6.30pm P5/P6 Footballers; 6.45pm U12 Footballers; 7pm U14 Camogs; 7.30pm U16 Camogs
Fridays: 7.30pm Senior & Junior Camogs
Saturdays: 11am P1/P2 Footballers; 12pm P3/P4 Footballers.
There was a very interesting inter-active Dementia Friendly community workshop held at Dunavil on Monday.
The U14 footballers beat Shamrocks 5-6 to 2-6 at Dunavil on Monday with good performances from Ryan Cunningham, Eoin Killen, Darragh McAlinden and all five subs who came on. It was a great come back after last week’s opening loss when nothing went right.
Team: Curtis Flanagan, Rhys Curran, Jack Chambers, Ryan Quinn, Shane Quinn, Ryan Cunningham, Eoin Killen, Lorcan Donnan, Jerry Lee McVeigh, Darragh McAlinden, Reece Flanagan, Ben Mathews, James Donnelly.
Subs: Kian Sloan, Shane Kelly, Bailey Morris, Jayden White, Tyler Shepcar
The Shamrocks U18 Camogie league opener was postponed by County Board and Portaferry have withdrawn from the league, so minor players not on the senior side should turn out for the Juniors to get Camogie. The first Minor game is now not until 2nd May home to Liatroim.
At the U18 Gaelic, An Riocht v Saval, the match finished a high scoring draw 5-17 to 8-8. Paul Kearney didn’t do a lot wrong between the posts despite conceding eight goals so there’s defensive work to be done. Best on the night were Dylan Nugent, Jack Rodgers, Rory Quinn.
Team: P Kearney, P Curran, JJ Eakins, D Nugent, C Flanagan, J Rodgers, R Quinn 1-3, Conor Clarke 1-4, Cormac Clarke, R Campbell 0-7, E Sloan 3-1, P McComiskey 0-2, C Campbell, J Cunningham.
In the U16 football at Warrenpoint, An Riocht won 9-17 to 1-11 with good displays from Ross Colgan and Eoin Sloan in a great team performance.
In the Senior Gaelic Burren v An Riocht, we were pipped in added time by a Donal O’Hare point after a good battling performance.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the U12 Camogie Blitz at Dunavil on Saturday – referees, officials, coaches, kitchen volunteers, car park men – everybody turning up on time and doing their job ensured the day went smoothly. Our girls had matches with Castlewellan, Kilcoo and Ballygalget.
At the P3/P4 Gaelic Blitz in Clonduff An Riocht entered two teams and enjoyed games with Annaclone, Burren, Clonduff and Mayobridge.
An Riocht and Rostrevor each fielded three P5/P6 Gaelic teams for a round robin series of games ensuring everyone got to play every minute of three matches on a wonderfully sunny Saturday afternoon at Dunavil before a large attendance of families. Thanks to all the coaches.
The Minors disappointed at the Feis Sevens losing both games to Clonduff and Drumgath.
The U12 footballers won in Clann Na Banna on Sunday morning 6-5 to 1-5.
In the Reserve Gaelic at Newcastle between Bryansford and An Riocht, the home side won by four, 1-17 to 2-10. Ford raced into a four-nil lead before John O’Rourke goaled to put An Riocht right back into the game and a couple of Conor Cole points put the visitors in front; indeed, Cole accounted for An Riocht’s first six points.
Five three in arrears, Ford goaled from a poor An Riocht clearance and went on to lead 1-7 to 1-5 at the break, it would have been more but for a Michael Clarke block.
An Riocht were reduced to fourteen men when Damian Sherry picked up a second yellow card and Ford pulled clear to lead by 1-13 to 1-6 midway through the second half.
When Brian Sloan punched home a second goal An Riocht rallied but could get no closer than four points in arrears but went down spiritedly.
Best for An Riocht were Ryan Clarke and John O’Rourke in defence, Dane Matthews and Paddy McComiskey around the middle of the field, and Conor Cole, Michael Harper and Adam White up front.
Team: B Allen, R Clarke, J O’Rourke 1-0, S Corr, C McVeigh, L Rodgers, A Sloan, B Sloan 1-0, D Matthews, A O’Hanlon, C Cole 0-6 (4f), D Sherry, A White, M Harper 0-2 (1f), R Spiers 0-2.
Subs M Clarke, P McComiskey
The Football Committee are making up a rota for home senior matches with gate men and car park attendants, linesmen and umpires all required to cover our eleven home fixtures. If everyone volunteers once then no one will have too much to do.
There is a big push on now to complete the ‘Cow Pat’ squares, anyone who can help part fill a sheet should collect one and part fill it before returning it for someone else to fully complete.
Aged 9 to 11 years and interested in a brand-new Girls Night at the Club? Contact Aedin @ the club on Wednesday evening to arrange a night and time that suits you!
On Saturday 22 April 10am/2pm there is a Coffee Morning & Cake Sale @ Dunavil in aid of Camogie funds; offers of home baking appreciated. All adult players, parents of underage players and supporters please support
Congratulations to Lauren Clarke, our latest All Star player who received her award at the Ulster Colleges function in Toome on Friday.
The Paul Farrell Memorial Cup U14 Football seven-a-side will take place on Saturday 29th April at Dunavil. Four Groups of three teams will play a round robin before splitting into Cup and Shield competitions. It all gets underway from 10.30am and tea, coffee, sandwiches and hot food will be available.
Group ‘A’ St Johns (Belfast), Eire Og (Down), Carrickcruppen (Armagh)
Group ‘B’ St Galls (Belfast), Aughlisnafin (Down), Trillick (Tyrone)
Group ‘C’ Patrick Sarsfields (Belfast), An Riocht (Down), Roche Emmets (Louth)
Group ‘D’ St Brigids (Antrim), Kilcoo (Down), Carrickcruppen ‘A’(Armagh)