w/b 24 July

‘Thíos Faoi Fharraige’, Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August,10am to 12.30pm at Dunavil, Under the Sea Irish Language Summer Camp for aged 4 to 10 years with a healthy snack provided; must be booked with Dianna, please do not just turn up on the day!


The Senior Camogs kept their eye in over the holidays with a challenge match in Eglish (Tyrone) and participated in the Rose Boyle Tournament at Killeavy where they retained the trophy they won last year. Orla McAlinden won player of the tournament and Joanna Sloan won the Puc Fada. Ballygalget didn’t travel for the final match of the league.


The U16 Camogie Mayobridge v An Riocht did not take place.


At the Kingdom Men’s Shed Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 19th July, Tom Cunningham was returned as Chairman, Martin McConville as Treasurer and Joseph Donnan as Secretary.

In his Chairman’s Address, Tom gave an overview of the past year which included trips to the Bogside and Armagh Men’s Sheds, the Ulster American Folk Park, the Seamus Heaney Centre and the Bushmills Distillery; also among the various speakers who attended the Shed were ‘Action Hearing Loss’, ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ and the ‘Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund’. Shed members also attended Belfast City Hall for the Irish Men’s Shed AGM and both Grange and St Colmans Primary Schools for inter-generational environmental projects. There were also collaborative programmes with the Harbour Haven and the Senior Citizens Consortium Newry.

Going forward the Shedders intend to expand their raised bed allotments, extend the Shed with a workshop and formalise IT and Art programmes coming into the autumn.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Treasurer Martin, thanked funders for their assistance - DAERA through the County Down Rural Community Network Micro Grants, the Big Lotto through Awards for All, the Department for Communities through LCDI Small Grants for Volunteering, and ‘Turn Up & Try’ with the Volunteer Now Newry CLEAR project.

The Kingdom Men’s Shed supports the improvement of older people in a rural setting by strengthening connections to the local community and increasing opportunities. Kingdom Men’s Shed is a place where men can meet to socialise, learn new skills and hone old ones, share company, have a project to work on etc. It is a place to come together with other men, be yourself, engage at your own pace. It is a dedicated friendly and welcoming meeting place; new members are always welcome and can be assured that as the men have ownership of the project and decide their own programme of events that there is something of interest for everyone. Why not call out any Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 11am and 1pm to give it a try.


Wednesday past saw the launch of 3 new inclusion programmes at Kingdom Youth Club ‘All Together Now’, ‘Bridging the Divide’ and ‘Kingdom Inclusion Kids’.

class="MsoNormal" />‘All Together Now’ is a disability youth programme led by KYC Youth Outreach Worker Jennifer Spiers and is structured to break down barriers through opportunities for personal and social development in an inclusive setting. The programme consists of games tailored to suit the abilities of the group, a residential, awareness training and a visit to the pantomime. It is an opportunity for young people to come together through the support of peer buddies and will be run 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">"Kingdom Inclusion Kids’ is a support group for parents and younger disabled children which is being set up to assist efforts from local parents and will provide a venue and an agreed programme going forward. The project will be led by KYC Youth Support Worker Aedin Magorrian.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Th" th"rd programme is ‘Bridging the Divide’ which will run on Monday nights. It is aimed at young people new to the area or who have english as a second language. Again, it will operate a ‘buddy’ system and the young people will draw a community map of the area and complete a racism awareness course; there will also be trips, a residential and a mural designed. Lee McNally Kingdom Youth Club Leader will oversee this programme.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">These thre" projects w"ll be assisted by Patrick Hughes of the Education Authority, for any information contact KYC, call out any evening or call on 028 417 63681 or email <a href="mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">kingdom@an"iocht.com</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong> <"strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Junior "amogs beat Aghaderg by 7-12 to 2-3 and now have one fixture remaining, at home to second placed Kilcoo. Team: Eve Doran, Tara Keenan, Caoimhe Leigh Spiers, Caitlin Quinn, Sarah Rodgers, Sinead O’Rourke, Patrice Matthews, Sophie Bowater, Tiarna Donnan, Ciarrai Connor, Aoife McDowell, Ellie Hughes.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong> </st"ong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Phil’s Petting"Farm made their regular Summer Scheme visit on Tuesday with a huge array of tame animals though the most fun was trying to catch the Albino Wallaby who decided he wanted to stay at Dunavil at the end of the visit.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong> </stron"></p> <p class="M"oNormal">The weather was k"nd for our annual visit to Slieve Gullion Forest Adventure Play Park and the Giant’s Lair while Senior Summer Scheme members enjoyed a trip to Lazer Quest & Bowling at the Sheepbridge on Friday.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong> </strong><"p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the Senior Footba"l match Clonduff v An Riocht, we let a glorious chance of two league points slip away. An out of sorts display allowed the home side plug away until they had overturned a five-point deficit with a workman like performance. We scored three goals and it could have been six or seven had we shown a bit of urgency. We failed to attack the ball, got no break ball and had hands on the ball countless times without securing possession; a really bad day at the office.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="color: red;"> </span></strong></p" <p class="MsoNormal""The U12 Camogie Kilcoo v An Riocht was switched to Thursday.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoN"rmal" style="background: whi"e;"><a name="_Hlk488157414"></a> In the Reserve fo"tball, An Riocht v Mayobridge, our boys pulled off a shock win over the title chasing visitors. An Riocht began well with early scores from Ryan Clarke and Adam White but as the ‘Bridge started to come good it took a diving Aidan McVeigh block to keep them out. However, four points in succession from the Sky Blues had an ominous feel to them before Deaglan Morgan and Adam pulled a couple back. At six four down we were chasing the game until a long high ball inside was won by Conor Sloan who placed Adam for a goal and briefly we led though at the break the ‘Bridge were 0-9 to 1-5 ahead. The visitors looked to have sewn up the result ten minutes into the restart with five successive scores putting them six up before replies from Deaglan Morgan (2) and sub Sean Clarke made it 1-9 to 0-16 with a quarter hour remaining. After James Reilly had tagged on a free the game turned in the fiftieth minute with Conor Sloan crashing home two goals in quick succession and Morgan and Reilly adding points as we went five clear, 3-12 to 0-17. The Bridge almost got in for a goal only denied by a great Reilly block in his own square and moments later he added to his tally from another free. Going into added time the visitors forced home a goal to leave the minimum between the teams but it was An Riocht who claimed the vital next score with Conor Cole pointing with the last kick for a deserved if unexpected victory.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background: white;">"span style="color: red;"> </span></p> <p class="Mso"ormal">Cow Pat Squares on sale £2 e"ch with a prize Fund of £1,400 confirmed for Saturday 26 August.Buy a square for £2 & win £1,000 or 1 of 8 x £50 Splatter Squares. Tickets on sale now.See the video @<a href="http://www.facebook.com/AnRiochtCLG">www.facebook.com/AnRiochtCLG</a><"p> <p class="MsoNormal">Buy Your Squares <span lang="EN-U"">on line from our facebook page th"ough Klubfunder </span>plus our annual Carmel Doran Camogie 7s and Joe Donnan Football 7s for recreational players</p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">and Family Fun Day.</p>""

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Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 18th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 7pm P1 to U12 Camogie Presentation Night; 7pm Kingdom Walkers from the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+

Thursday 19th

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; 7.15pm visit from Mourne Youth Forum LOHAH group; 7.30pm U13 Football An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm Senior Football Kilcoo v An Riocht 7.40pm Basketball Andersonstown Tigers v Knights at La Salle.

Friday 20th

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 6.30pm P6 Football; 7.30pm P7 Football

Saturday 21st 

7.30am Kingdom Walkers at Mourne Park; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 football; 3pm Birthday Party

Sunday 22nd

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U11 Football An Riocht Gaels v Ballyholland ‘A’ and An Riocht Ogs v Mayobridge ‘B’; 2.30pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 23rd  

11am Men’s Shed trip to Tayto Tandragee; 6.30pm Secondary School aged Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7pm Dunaman Community meeting; 7pm P6 Football in the hall; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 24th  


6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Kilkeel Library presents Irish sources of local place-names by Gordon McCoy Irish Language Education Officer East Belfast Mission, everyone welcome (booking essential); 7pm Primary School aged Drop-in; 7.15pm Bootcamp.