W/B 15 May 2017

There is a Finance meeting on Wednesday at 8pm for everyone to attend, we need ideas for fund raising so come along and have your say.


The Camogie season continues to be frustratingly erratic with Ballycran the latest team not to field to the Seniors and in Ballycran too; that’s 3 out of 5 scheduled Senior fixtures that have not taken place. Instead we travelled to Mullaghbawn who provided a game at short notice and thanks to them for their hospitality. Then on Friday more much needed game time was provided with a visit to Tullysaran O’Connells, current Armagh Intermediate and Ulster Junior champions and An Riocht won 2-10 to 3-03. Team: Andrea O'Neill, Clara Killen, Nicole Kelly, Louise Rodgers, Nicole Cunningham, Marie Trainor, Aine O'Reilly, Orla McAlinden, Noelle Fearon, Carrie Killen, Colleen Fearon, Maria Higgins, Tiarna Donnan, Sophie Bowater and Aoife McDowell. All the subs played, they were Joanna Sloan, Charlene Whyte, Emma Cousins, Patrice Matthews, Caoimhe Leigh Speirs, Shaunece Harper, Hayley McDowell.


The U14 Footballers played a seventeen-goal thriller with Rostrevor at sunny Dunavil on Monday. There wasn’t much between the sides but Reds enjoyed a goal glut at the end of the first half which gave them the cushion to hold onto a 10-11 to 7-4 final score.


An Riocht were unable to field a Minor Football team in Glenn on Tuesday past.


At the Junior Camogie in Atticall, An Riocht had too much for their local rivals winning on a 4-10 to 1-7 score line. Scorers: Hayley McDowell 2-0, Tiarna Donnan 1-2, Caitlin Quinn 1-0, Aoife McDowell 0-3, Sophie Bowater 0-2, Patrice Matthews 0-1, Clare Fearon 0-1, Ciarrai Connor 0-1.


The U16 Football Saval v An Riocht was postponed by the County Board ahead of Down’s U17 match with Tyrone.


The Senior Footballers beat Bryansford at St Patrick’s Park on Friday by 1-14 to 1-11. Playing quite brilliant football we raced into a 1-9 to 0-2 lead by the twentieth minute with no fewer than six different scorers. Ford could not cope with the waves of attacks and selfless support running and really, we should have been further in front. The home side had a spell just before the break when Danny Savage scored 1-2 from frees and that gave them hope for the second half trailing as they were now by just 1-9 to 1-5. Noel McArdle extended the lead on the restart but we spurned some handy points instead going for an unneeded second goal before finishing strongly for a deserved victory. Liam Rodgers did well on the full back line, Aidan Sloan put in a great hour to pip Paul Allen on the half back line while James Colgan and Ronan McAlinden formed a near perfect centre-field partnership. In attack, it was the support play that won the match as we had a man over in nearly every attack.

An Riocht: Stephen Doran, Liam Rodgers, John O’Rourke, Conor Doyle, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Aidan Sloan 0-1, James Colgan 0-2, Ronan McAlinden, Sean Clarke, Noel McArdle 0-5 (3f), Deaglan Morgan, Rory Cunningham 1-4, Patrick Gartland, Conor Cole 0-1.

Subs:  Adam White, James Reilly


The U12 Camogie Liatroim v An Riocht did not take place.


The U12 Footballers beat Burren 3-7 to 4-3.


The Reserve Footballers lost 1-6 to 2-16 against Clonduff. An even enough first half saw us trail 1-6 to 0-6 at half time but despite having plenty of possession after the break we lacked any penetration in attack and the visitors aided by a gift of a goal pulled well clear by the finish. Scorers J Reilly 1-0, R Cunningham 0-3 (2f), A O’Hanlon 0-1, P McComiskey 0-1, A White 0-1.


Efforts are ‘afoot’ by An Riocht Health & Wellbeing Officer Barney McCartan to start a Walking Club at Dunavil; if interested contact Barney 07871511369 or the Office 02841763681 to register your interest before Friday 19th May.


Raffle tickets are on sale at the Club for 4 All Ireland Football and 4 All Ireland Hurling tickets and overnight accommodation, other prizes include dinner, bed and breakfast at Templegate Hotel Clare and at Hotel Westport Mayo. The ticket also guarantees admission to Down GAA ‘Night At The Dogs’ in Dundalk on Saturday 20th May.


Cowpat squares are available from the club or committee members, have you seen the video yet?


The P5/P6 and U12 Footballers are away wet bouldering on Saturday 10th June, make sure your consent form is returned.


The Kingdom Men’s Shed are going to Derry on Thursday 29th June, staying overnight at the City Hotel and visiting Derry Men’s Shed and the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy before calling into the Old Bushmills Distillery on the way home. There are a couple of places available for fledgling Shedders so if it’s something that might interest you call out to the Shed any Monday, Wednesday or Friday for more information.


There will be another Club Clean-up Day on Saturday 17th June.


More help is urgently required on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm to assist Club coaches with P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice. Parents have a very important role to play, we would encourage parents to participate while their children are playing our games, this will encourage them to keep coming back. Also, players over 14 years old, this includes adult players, can help with these age groups under the supervision of Club coaches.


The Jim Mulholland Cup, Shield & Plate 11-a-side P5/P6 Football Tournament takes place at An Riocht on Saturday 20th May.Nine groups of five teams will play a round robin before splitting into Cup, Shield and Plate competition; everyone gets four group games and at least one knock-out game.The first games throw in at 10.30am, there will be 9 pitches in use; it is important to get off to a prompt start for the tournament to run to schedule.


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Upcoming Activities

Monday 26 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Diabetes Aware workshop and a dietitian at Dunavil with advice for parents, players and coaches; 7pm Senior/Reserve Football.

Tuesday 27 June

6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie practice; U14 Camogie Kilclief v An Riocht, bus leaves Dunavil 6pm; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Bredagh; 7.30pm U18 Football An Riocht v Longstone

Wednesday 28th June

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football; 6.30pm to 9pm Summer Scheme Registration; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Atticall; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie

Thursday 29th June

10am Men’s Shed trip to Derry; 6.30pm P5/P6 Football; 6.45pm U12 Football; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7pm U12, P5/P6, P3/4 & P1/P2 Camogie with Ballyholland at Dunavil; P3/P4 Football v Longstone at the Valley Road pitch, cars leave Dunavil 7pm; 7.30pm U16 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 8pm Camogie monthly meeting

Friday 30th June

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Longstone

Saturday 1st July

9am Shane O’Neills P5/P6 Football tournament; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Ballycran v An Riocht

Sunday 2nd July

10.30am Breakfast; 2pm Premier Reserve Football Championship An Riocht v Clonduff; 8pm Bingo

Monday 3rd July

11am Men’s Shed; U16 Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie Castlewellan v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive committee monthly meeting

Tuesday 4th July

7.30pm U18 Football Drumgath v An Riocht; 7.30pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Dromara