w/b 25 Sept 2017

The P5/P6 Football v Warrenpoint at Dunavil was rained off.


In the U16 ‘A’ Football semi-final An Riocht v Longstone played under the Dunavil lights, our team went through on the back of a strong second half performance which turned a three-point interval advantage into a fifteen-point winning margin. Longstone goaled at the start and led early on 1-3 to 0-3 but our defence soon got on top and limited the visitors scoring opportunities while a second quarter goal gave us a lead never surrendered. Ahead 1-7 to 1-4 at the break, a Christopher Flanagan goal five minutes into the restart signalled a much better scoring return with Eoin Sloan and Aidan Gribben adding further goals amid a host of points for a convincing 4-13 to 1-7 final score.

An Riocht: Curtis Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Ryan Mackey, Cormac Clarke, Shane Quinn, Jack Rodgers, Christopher Flanagan, Caomhan Campbell, Aidan Gribben, Dylan Nugent, Ross Colgan, Eoin Sloan, Lorcan Donnan.

The Final v Tullylish is in Drumgath at 12.30pm on Saturday 7th October; four x £10 ‘Best Wishes’ required for the programme, if anyone is interested let Club Treasurer Michael O’Rourke know asap.


In the Football at Dunavil on Sunday morning Antrim U14 champions Aghagallon won 2-12 to 1-5 despite star performances from Joel Cunningham at six and big Ben Matthews on the square.

An Riocht: Curtis Flanagan, Jack McDonald, Mark McVeigh, Ethan Wright, James Donnelly, Joel Cunningham, Ryan Cunningham, Reece Flanagan, William Harper, Tyler Shepcar, Ryan Quinn, Oran McAleenan, Darragh McAlinden, Ben Matthews, Conor McConville.


In the U13 Football on Saturday An Riocht found Burren that bit too strong losing on a 4-4 to 12-16 score. Jack Chambers, Mark McVeigh and Ryan Quinn played best. Practice continues on Wednesdays at 6.30pm for an hour before Senior training.

An Riocht: Jack Chambers, Tyler Shepcar, Mark McVeigh, James Donnelly, Zack Curran, Rhys Curran, Shane Kelly, Ryan Quinn, Lorcan Donnan, Matthew McCartan, Darragh McAlinden, Conor McConville, Kian Sloan, Jayden White, Ben Matthews, Jack McDonald, Oran McAleenan.


At the U11 Football in St Marks on Sunday morning Warrenpoint beat An Riocht Gaels 4-8 to 1-8. This game was a tale of two halves; from the throw in Luke Quinn won the ball and made a bee line for goal but blasted his shot wide while from the resultant CPN kick out they powered up field and got a point and for the next ten minutes we struggled to get our hands on the ball with CPN going on to lead 2-3 to no score. With five minutes to go we started to see a bit of the ball with a few missed frees just scraping the uprights until Luke Rafferty got our first score on the stoke of half time.

The second half got underway with a few positional changes and we won the throw in again, this time with Daegan Cordell powering forward and slipping the ball to Grazvydas Gricus who slotted the ball over the bar. From the CPN kick out Grazvydas drove a shot goal bound only for it to rebound off the post which Erikas Junokas collected only for his shot to be saved and put out for a 45. Over the next ten minutes it was An Riocht putting pressure on CPN and getting another three points, 0- 2 from Grazvydas and 0-1 from Erikas. With the score line 2-04 to 0-05 and heading into the last ten minutes CPN threw on a few of their big boys who they had taken off at half time  but it did not stop the determination of these young lads with Grazvydas getting another point though CPN got another quick goal to lead 4-04 to 0-06 but back came An Riocht with a one two between Ethan Finnegan and Luke Rafferty who kicked a long ball into the forward line which resulted in Grazvydas kicking the ball over his own head and getting the point for 2-04 to 0-07. In the last few minutes CPN got another two points but the boys weren't finished yet and Michael Shiels forced a turnover deep in his own half and laid the ball off to Ethan who in turn found Conor Kelly and onto Daegan who cut in smartly on the left and hammered the ball low and hard into the net.

An Riocht: Paul O Rourke, Conor Kelly, Daegan Cordell, Luke Rafferty, Michael Shiels, Shaun Clarke, Luke Quinn, Erikas Junokas, Shea Rafferty, Ethan Finnegan, Grazvydas Gricus, Liam Cousins.


In the U11 Football on Sunday morning at Ballymartin, Eire Og won 4-4 to 3-4 over An Riocht Ogs.

An Riocht: Shay Clare, Declan Fearon, Thomas Doran, Dylan Marsh, Zac Shepcar, Caiden McVeigh, Daniel O'Sullivan, Ryan Campbell, Matthew Spears, Padraig Clarke, Cameron Rodgers, Jack Killen, Logan Rooney, Cormac McConville, Anthony Donaghy, Lucas Dicius, James McComiskey.


The Senior Footballers won a hard-fought victory over Downpatrick on Sunday by 3-9 to 1-11.Team:Stephen Doran, Liam Rodgers, Conor Doyle, Paul Allen, James Cunningham 0-1, Martin Clarke, John O’Rourke, Ronan McAlinden 0-1 (f), Kory Colgan,Deaglan Morgan 1-0, Noel McArdle 1-6 (3f), Brian Rodgers, Declan Doyle 1-1, James Colgan, Conor Clarke. Subs:Conor McVeigh, Michael Clarke.

Hoops got off to a flyer with overlapping wing back Damien Turley collecting a pass from namesake Peter Turley and firing across Stephen Doran for a goal. Though Ronan McAlinden pulled one back from a free, An Riocht were wasteful with their chances and the home side went on to add three points through Sean Bell and Ryan Slavin from play and a Michael Magee free. Though Noel McArdle and Sean Bell exchanged frees, Hoops were dictating the play until Damien Turley picked up a second yellow card in the twenty-sixth minute and the visitors were quick to take advantage of their numerical superiority with Noel McArdle pulling back two points before the break.

On the restart, further scores from James Cunningham and Noel McArdle narrowed the deficit to the minimum before Jarlath Brannigan raided up the wing for the first of his three second half points. McArdle and Brannigan traded the next two scores before Michael Magee stretched Hoops advantage to a goal. Declan Doyle replied for An Riocht and then soloed in to create the opportunity for Deaglan Morgan to shoot to the net past a stranded James Deeny. The lead was short lived with Conor McGrady levelling from a free and big Kevin Gracey pointing Hoops back in front with ten minutes remaining. An Riocht were not for surrendering however and a superb individual goal from Declan Doyle catapulted them back in front. Kory Colgan then picked up a second yellow and though Noel McArdle added a free, Hoops came strong with points apiece from Sean Bell and Brannigan to leave just one in it approaching sixty minutes. An Riocht were not going to let it slip and another strong solo from Doyle and clever off load to McArdle ended with a third goal flying past Deeny to secure a four point victory.


Thanks to everyone who helped with the Pioneer Presentation tea and the Aghagallon Football visit both on Sunday and with the Junior Hurling Championship match on Saturday.

Participants are required for Scor Na nOg music, song, dance, recitation, quiz; if interested in taking part please contact the club asap.Scór na nÓg is open to children who would have been eligible to play sport at U16 level in 2017 - there is no lower age limit. 

Camogie Presentations for P1 to U12 will take place on Wednesday 18th October


Help with the gate and car parking required for Saturday’s senior match at Dunavil.


Tyler Shepcar will represent An Riocht at the County Finals on Sunday, good luck.


Four Football coaches attended the Ulster Coaching Clinic at St Marks School on Saturday; keep up the good work Colin, Declan, Paddy and Paul.


Congratulations to Gavin Finnegan who has been appointed to referee the Intermediate Football Final on Sunday week and to Joe Baldwin who coached Ballela to the Down Junior Hurling Championship victory on Saturday past.


Order sheets for O’Neill’s gear now available from the club to be delivered in time for Christmas.


An Riocht Annual Awards will take place in the Canal Court Hotel on Saturday 18th November, tickets can be purchased on-line @
https://www.klubfunder.com/…/An_Riocht_Dinner_Dance_Celebrating our year…



Irish language classes for beginners get underway at Dunavil from 7.30pm on Monday 2nd October, don’t let this opportunity pass!

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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