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.


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


  • ·        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.




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



Noel Fitzpatrick, Barney McAleenan;



Declan Campbell, Brendan McVeigh, John Clarke;


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



Peter Morgan, Declan Campbell;


Peter Morgan, Turlough Eastwood;



Leo Sloan, Paul Quinn;



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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Breakfast Club

An Riocht/Kingdom Outreach invites you to come along to the Breakfast Club for a chat and a bite every Sunday morning at 10am.

Bingo & Lotto

Bingo takes place every Sunday at 8pm and Lotto every Monday at 9pm

Upcoming Activities

Tuesday 25th October

10am Yoga with Claire; 5pm Indoor Football; 6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm FIFA 17 tournament; 7pm Community Pharmacist autumn/winter Health Checks for men and women at Dunavil, open to everyone.

Wednesday 26th October

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies keep-fit with Claire; 7pm Brian Lavery Ulster Camogie Development Officer will deliver an indoor Camogie Coaching session for Parents/Family Members and others interested in helping with U16, U8, U10 & U12 girls; 7pm Positive Behaviour programme; 7pm Girls Activities – Decorating Halloween Cakes 7.15pm U13 Football CPN v An Riocht; 7.30pm Down GAA workshop ‘preparing for your AGM’; Ladies of Mourne monthly gettogether

Thursday 27th October

6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm to 8.30pm Kids Fancy Dress Halloween Disco; 8pm Basketball

Friday 28th October

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Indoor Gaelic tournament; 7pm Kids Halloween Cinema Night; 7pm Safe Driving Project; 7pm U21 Football Training; 8.15pm Adult Footballers (16+) meeting for those who played in 2016 or intending to play in 2017; 8.30pm Poker Night at Dunavil.

Saturday 29th October

GAA Volunteer Conference; Trip to Crumlin Road Gaol; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 4pm U13 Football Mayobridge v An Riocht; 6pm Premier League Basketball Knights v North Star (Derry)

Sunday 30th October

10am Breakfast @ Dunavil; 12pm U21 Football An Riocht v Castlewellan; 8pm Bingo

Monday 31st October

11am Men’s Shed; No Club tonight.

Tuesday 1st November

10am Yoga with Claire; Kingdom Men’s Shed trip to Ulster/American Folk; 5pm Indoor Football; 6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm FIFA 17 tournament; 8pm Basketball; 9pm Lotto