w/b 11 Sept 2017

 

The U14 Camogie season drew to a close with the trip to Drumaness which we lost one goal to nil.

 

In the U16 ‘A’ Football Championship An Riocht beat Warrenpoint 3-17 to 4-10 to qualify for the semi-final.

 

The U12 footballers lost to Burren at Dunavil on Sunday; despite a fair share of possession the boys were unable to get the scores to repeat their earlier two victories over the same opposition.

 

In Senior Football An Riocht welcomed Bryansford to Dunavil and recorded a 2-13 to 0-13 win thanks to a strong second half showing. An Riocht did just about enough to complete this league double over Ford on Friday evening. The home side lacking in confidence kicked three wides before Jack Maginn opened the scoring for a Ford team still recovering from Monday’s championship disappointment. A David McKibben free made it two before in the eighth minute Ronan McAlinden pointed a free to get An Riocht onto the score board. Ford replied with a second McKibben free and a long range effort from Aaron Somers before in the twelfth minute Noel McArdle registered a close in free for the home side. A point from Keelin O’Higgins and two more McKibben frees moved Ford seven two clear after twenty minutes and they introduced Philip Bonny and Peter Brannigan to strengthen their hand. Noel McArdle added two more An Riocht frees before in the twenty eighth minute Rory Cunningham pointed their first from play and they took the lead with an injury time goal when James Colgan and Declan Doyle combined to provide Rory Cunningham with early ball and he drove his shot high into the net past Marc Reid. There was still time for Jack Maginn to double on a McKibben free and send the teams in level at the break 1-5 to 0-8.

Bryansford’s wide play and An Riocht’s use of a sweeper had allowed Ford to create a man over from uncontested kick-outs and Conor Maginn put them ahead on the restart with McKibben’s fifth free doubling that advantage. When the home side pushed up Ford were forced to go long and James Colgan and Ronan McAlinden dominated the aerial exchanges resulting in four points from Declan Doyle, Conor Clarke and McAlinden (2) from play and from placed ball.

Ford got in for two quick points to restore their lead but the An Riocht defence marshalled by Martin Clarke were considerably tighter in this second half. Sean Clarke advanced from half back for the lead score and An Riocht had outscored Ford four points to one in the final quarter before James Colgan forced home their second goal late on to seal the win.

An Riocht: Thomas Sloan, Liam Rodgers, Conor Doyle, Paul Allen, James Cunningham, Martin Clarke, John O’Rourke, Ronan McAlinden 0-3 (2f), Kory Colgan,Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-3 (2f), Brian Rodgers, Declan Doyle 0-2, Rory Cunningham 1-2, Conor Clarke 0-1

Subs: James Colgan 1-0, Sean Clarke 0-1

Bryansford: Marc Reid, Keelin O’Higgins 0-1, Stevie Toner, Ryan McDonald, Niall O’Higgins, Aaron Somers 0-1, Paddy Sheridan 0-1, David McKibben 0-6 (6f), Ruairi Wells,

Conor Devlin, Timmy Hanna, Luke Kelly, Jack Maginn 0-2, Conor Maginn 0-1, Fintan Canavan

Subs: Philip Bonny 0-1,Peter Brannigan, Brian King, Joe Ireland

 

At the Kilmacud Camogie Sevens An Riocht played Portumna of Galway, Myshall from Carlow and St Sinchills from Offaly. The panel was Joanna Sloan, Clara Killen, Louise Rodgers, Marie Trainor, Maria Higgins, Hayley McDowell, Aoife McDowell, Nicole Kelly, Caoimhe McAlinden, Noelle Fearon.

 

In the P3/P4 Football Tournament in Rostrevor An Riocht played games with Clonduff, Drumgath, Atticall and Longstone.

 

At the U12 Camogie match Ballyholland v An Riocht, our girls gave a good account of themselves but found the home side a bit too strong. Representing An Riocht were Abby McComiskey, Bobbi Jo Campbell, Niamh Hardy, Kelcie Curran, Alicia Clare, Mya Campbell, Annie McAleenan, Summer Clare, Shannon Marie Morgan, Sarah Leigh Sloan, Orla McCrink, Alexx Mulligan, Annalise White, Cerys Finnegan and Sophie Sloan.

 

The Líofa IntensiveIrish Language workshop took place in Dunavil on Saturday with four well attended classes of differing abilities.

 

Participants are required for Scor Na nOg (u16) music, song, dance, recitation, quiz; if interested please contact the club asap.

 

 

The Juvenile Camogs travelled to Croke Park for the All Ireland Finals on Sunday.


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