w/b 29 May 2017

w/b 29 May 2017

Cowpat squares are available from the club or committee members, have you seen the video yet? They can now be purchased on line from our facebook page through Klubfunder. All sellers are asked to check in so we can see how sales are going. There will be a short meeting on Wednesday 31st May after the Junior Camogie match.


Keep Saturday 10th June free for an Irish Language day at Dunavil.


On Saturday 17th June, there will be a Coffee Morning in aid of Habitat for Humanity.


Anyone with suggestions for the Summer Scheme should let a Youth Support Worker know asap.


Well done to Orlaith O’Rourke, winner, and Cerys Clarke, runner-up, at the U16 Down Poc Fada on Saturday.


The U14 Footballers won by the minimum in Longstone 3-5 to 1-10.


In the Senior Camogie league An Riocht beat Longstone 1-10 to 1-2. Though a comprehensive victory that never looked in doubt, An Riocht will know that better opposition would have scored more given chances created and that while our return from scoring opportunities was higher than last week there is still room for improvement from play and from placed balls which will be required before the season is out. An Riocht dominated throughout and led eight nil going into added time at the end of the first half when Longstone plundered a goal with the last puck of the half. Scores were harder come by on the restart and An Riocht struck for their own goal when Tiarna Rooney chased down an Aine Fearon pass and fired to the Longstone net in the fortieth minute. Team J Sloan, Clara Killen, L Rodgers, N Cunningham, A O’Reilly, N Kelly, M Trainor, N Fearon 0-1, O McAlinden 0-1, A Fearon 0-3 (2f, 45), C Fearon, M Higgins, A McDowell 0-1, T Rooney 1-1, Carrie Killen 0-3.


The U16 Camogs scored a great victory at fancied Shamrocks on Tuesday; trailing by five at the break, An Riocht upped their game on the restart and won a high scoring affair by nine, 7-9 to 6-3.


The Junior Camogs went top of the table with a win over visiting Aghaderg. Both teams did ever so well in difficult foggy conditions with all players deserving of praise for their efforts. Tara Keenan and Sarah Rodgers, before going off injured, were rock steady at the back and Caitlin Quinn kept to that level when introduced; the minor midfield of Patrice Matthews and Sophie Bowater dominated and gave good ball forward where Ciarrai Connor and Tiarna Donnan (first half) and Charlene White and Lauren Clarke (second half) excelled. Team: Andrea O’Neill, Caoimhe McAlinden, Tara Keenan, Lauren Clarke 1-9, Sarah Rodgers, Patrice Matthews, Sophie Bowater 0-2, Tiarna Donnan 3-4, Hayley McDowell 2-0, Ciarrai Connor 2-3, Charlene White 3-5. Subs: Eve Doran, Emma Cousins, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers, Caitlin Quinn, Clare Fearon.


An Riocht had 3 teams at the Juvenile Camogie Blitz in Darragh Cross; thanks to the team mentors who gave their Saturday to take the girls and it was encouraging to see so many parents travelling also.


In the Senior Football in Castlewellan, An Riocht scored 1-17 but still lost by three goals. Castlewellan’s sevens style football opened us up too easily, too often, as lazy forward play allowed them build from the back. They created a man over through short kick-outs and drew us onto them until they ended up with a man free inside our full back line creating the chances to score more than the four goals they finished with. In possession, it was more ‘give and stop’ rather than ‘give and go’ as the sweltering heat played its part in a lethargic display. Team:Stephen Doran, Liam Rodgers, John O’Rourke, Aidan Sloan, Sean Clarke 0-1, Paul Allen, James Cunningham 1-0, James Colgan, Kory Colgan, Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-7 (4f), Deaglan Morgan 0-2, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Patrick Gartland 0-2, Adam White 0-3. Subs: Christopher Mulligan, Conor McVeigh, Ryan Clarke, Ryan Spiers


At the P5/P6 Football Mourne League in Longstone, An Riocht had two teams and played round robin fixtures with the hosts and with Atticall giving each child three matches.


The P3/P4 Footballers entertained Longstone at Dunavil on Thursday evening. Team: Niall Barker, Josh Colgan, Jake Collins, James Cunningham, Aaron Curran, Tommy Eakins, JD Flanagan, Corey Greene, Karson Kearney, Brandon McComiskey, Dara McMillan, Kayden Sloan, Michael Spiers, Finlay Spiers, Niall Sloan, Eoghan Timms, Shaun Trainor, Shay Trainor. They have games on the next two three Saturdays also, our tournament, a South Down blitz and the Sarsfields tournament.


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 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for more information.


An Riocht Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp runs from 10am to 2.30pm from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July for aged 6 to 13 years. Cost: 1st child: £40 * 2nd child: £35 * 3rd child: £30, book online now @ www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie ; for more information contact club co-ordinator Seamus Curran. Also, Nursery Camps from 10am to 12.30pm from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July, £25 per child. Nursery Camps are for children who have just completed P1 or P2 in school. Nursery Camp kids must be booked directly with club co-ordinator and not online. Each child receives Kellogg's GAA gear and backpack.


There will be a Camogie Foundation Award course on two Thursdays in June aimed at up-skilling current Juvenile Club Coaches and introducing fundamentals of coaching and helping with a team for newcomers or those not quite so confident.

The programme will consist of both educational, theory based elements alongside practical coaching aspects. This is the perfect opportunity for adult players, mummies and daddies, grandparents and others to get involved in promoting our games with (y)our young people – its only 2 evenings and its at Dunavil – what could be easier! Parents and family members have a very important role to play. We would encourage them to participate in club activities while their young people are playing our games. This will encourage them to keep coming back.    

The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches. It is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organisation of activities to develop camogie. The course covers 4 key modules:  Introduction to Games / Skill Development / Movement Skills /Coaching Children. By the end of this course participants will be able to: assist a coach in organising a programme of games and skill development activities appropriate to each participant's needs and abilities; assist a coach in organising progressive activities, drills and fun games to develop key skills; assist a coach in organising progressive activities to develop movement skills; assist a coach in organising and managing players for an effective practice session

We are committed to implementing an integrated Coach Education Programme with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards and ensuring that players’ needs are catered for in a balanced way. We need your help to do this!


The ‘Kingdom Walkers’ met last Wednesday at the club and begin their outings this Wednesday starting with a flat circuit at the Esplanade, they meet at 7.30pm at the sports centre. Twenty-eight prospective walkers have signed up and there will be three groups of differing abilities, if it sounds like something you might want to try then just turn up and speak to An Riocht Health & Wellbeing Officer Barney.


Congratulations to Aoife Killen who has been awarded a Down GAA Gaeltacht bursary.


There are significant changes to the Youth Club programme from Monday 5th June to Friday 25th August. On Mondays 6.30pm to 9.30pm only Primary School age children are to attend for drop-in; on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9.30pm only Secondary School age children are to attend for drop-in; on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9.30pm the three youth support staff will be organizing various project work which the young people have asked for; on Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm there is arts and crafts for ages 4 to 11 years; on Fridays from 7pm to 9pm there is cinema, and then from 9.30pm to 11.30pm late night opening for secondary school age. Parents are asked to ensure children attend on time only when there is an activity for them and are collected promptly at the end of each night, admission each night remains at £1 per child.

Plans for the annual Summer Scheme are at an advanced stage and there will be changes in the format here as well to freshen it up. Anyone interested in volunteering at night or during the summer scheme should speak to one of the youth support workers Lee, Jennifer or Aedin.



With the visit of Kilcoo on Friday in the Senior Football League we need car park stewards and gate people again; if you have not done your bit yet then contact Sean O’Rourke or add your name to the duty list at the office. Thanks.

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Upcoming Activities

Monday 13 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 14 November

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U12 Football Presentation; 8.15pm Basketball

Wednesday 15 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.45pm U14 Gaelic (born 04/05); 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 8pm Cards – 45 @ Dunavil

Thursday 16 November

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; 7pm Yoga

Friday 17 November

11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm P5 Gaelic; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7.30pm Deceased Members Mass at Dunavil

Saturday 18 November

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic; An Riocht Dinner Dance in Canal Court Hotel.

Sunday 19 November

10am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 20 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.15pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 21 November


6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm Camogie Annual General Meeting, all players aged 15+, parents of younger players, coaches, other volunteers and supporters should attend; 8.15pm Basketball