An Riocht Football

Underage Football Tournaments

An Riocht have announced details of their Underage Gaelic Football Tournaments for 2016:

The Paul Farrell Cup & Shield U14 Football 7-a-side will take place at An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 7th May; KILCOO Cup holders, LONGSTONE Shield holders.

The Brian O'Hare Cup & Shield U12 Football 9-a-side will take place at An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 21st May; BURREN Cup holders, SHANE O’NEILLS Shield holders.

The Jim Mulholland Cup & Shield U10 Football 11-a-side will take place at An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 4th June; O’DONOVAN ROSSA MAGHERAFELT Cup holders, SHANE O’NEILLS Shield holders.

The Adrian McAlinden Cup & Shield U8 Football 11-a-side will take place at An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 18th June; BELLAGHY WOLFHOUNDS Cup holders, CULLOVILLE BLUES Shield holders.

Each day the first games throw in at 10.30am, the knock out stages begin at 1.30pm with the Shield Final at 3pm and the Cup Final at 3.15pm. There will be up to 8 pitches in use; further information or to enter any of the tournaments contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These tournaments are sanctioned by Croke Park. The emphasis each day will be on playing against new teams, making new friends and enjoying the occasion. Teas and hot food etc will be available from our newly refurbished kitchen.

Last year 51 Clubs from 11 different Counties took part and already just hours after preliminary notification went out there are entries in from seven different counties.

Testimonials

Thank you for a very warm welcome and fantastic hospitality!  Great setup you have down there, overall a very well run tournament and it was an honour to be a part of it! We would love to return next year!
O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt

Thank you for the invite to a brilliantly run tournament on the day, much appreciated. Cookstown Fr Rocks

I want to thank you for your hospitality. It was a very well organised competition. Your club members did a great job and were very welcoming. Our boys thoroughly enjoyed their day and went home with a smile on their face. We hope to be back next year.

St Peter's Lurgan

We want to thank you for the invitation to compete in the tournament. We would also like to congratulate and compliment you on a well-run event. All our players and coaches really enjoyed the day. Hope we get the opportunity to attend next year.

Ramor Utd

Thanks for the tournament on Saturday past. The kids had a ball. Fair play to An Riocht – the organisation and facilities are first class. Just how you manage 32 teams as efficiently as that is a tribute to you all. Thanks again. Hopefully be back again next year.

Teconnaught GFC

I’d like to thank you for Saturday’s matches, the kids had a great time. As usual a really well run tournament.

Michael Davitts Belfast

Great day. Well organised. Looking forward to next one.
Moy Tir Na nOg

Football News December 2015

FOOTBALL NEWS DECEMBER 2015

  • ·        Congrats to Conor Doyle Club Down All Star
  • ·        Congrats to Gavin Finnegan & John O’Rourke South Down Juvenile Referee award winners
  • ·        Congrats to Michael O’Rourke elected South Down secretary
  • ·        Congrats to Diarmuid Cahill elected County Board assistant-Treasurer
  • ·        To play Adult Football in 2016 a player must be at least second year minor
  • ·        A player on an inter County Minor panel shall not play in adult club league or challenge games until his inter County activity for the year is concluded
  • ·        To manage an adult team in 2016 you must have a Level One qualification
  • ·        To manage underage in 2017 you must have Level One qualification

·                 Upcoming courses @ Dunavil:

·                 Foundation Award on Saturday 9th January, any coaches without Foundation need to complete this course and must register with the Club or with Coaching Officer Seamus Curran asap, still a few places remaining. If you are not sure you probably haven’t done it.

·                 Coaching for U14 & U16 coaches on 18th & 25th Jan & 1st February

·                 Level One Child Award on 5th, 6th, 7th February.

·                 Because of the Foundation course on 9th January, the P1 to P4 coaching will start back a week late, on 16th January.

 

·        The next Football meetingis at 7.15pm on Tuesday 12th January; if interested in coaching or helping in any way with football in the Club please attend.

ATTACKING SYSTEMS OF PLAY

"ATTACKING SYSTEMS OF PLAY WORKSHOP" 

 

This outdoor Coaches CPD workshop will take place in Burren on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30pm.This workshop will explore practical, on-field methods of creating effective systems of attacking play in Gaelic Football teams.This workshop is open to all Football coaches and is free of charge.

Youth Foundation Football Coaching Award - Fri 21st Sat 22nd Nov

Youth Foundation Football Coaching Award Friday 21stNovember (3 hour Child Protection) & Saturday 22ndNovember (6 hour coaching) @ Dunavil (must complete both to become qualified); everyone interested should contact Club Coaching Officer Seamus Curran asap as places are limited. 

 

This is essential for anyone without a Foundation Award and those who completed it a long time ago could use it as a refresher.

Senior Football v Aghaderg

The Senior Football v Aghaderg did not take place as the visitors were unable to field a team on any of the three dates suggested.

The next Football Committee meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6 February.

The next Football Committee meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6 February.

 

Team management appointments to date in line with Club policy re application forms returned are

 

ADULT FOOTBALL

Noel Fitzpatrick, Barney McAleenan;

 

MINOR FOOTBALL

Declan Campbell, Brendan McVeigh, John Clarke;

 

U16 FOOTBALL
Edmond Kali, Sean Clarke, Eric Campbell, Brendan Allen, Deaglan O’Reilly, Vince McAlinden;

 

U14 FOOTBALL

Peter Morgan, Declan Campbell;

 

U12 FOOTBALL
Peter Morgan, Turlough Eastwood;

 

U10 FOOTBALL

Leo Sloan, Paul Quinn;

 

U6 FOOTBALL & U8 FOOTBALL

Seamus Curran.

 

In line with Club Policy on a minimum of three people with each team other appointments will be finalised this week. If anyone is interested in getting involved, application forms are available from Turlough or the Office.

 

To book a training slot contact the Office ASAP.

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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.