An Riocht Master Footballers - Past News 2013
An Riocht Social Sevens won the St Johns Cup on Saturday beating Carrickcruppen in the Final.
Front L to R Adrian Annett, Gary Cunningham, Dessie Gibson, Paul Quinn, Joe Baldwin
Back L to R Michael Quinn, Stephen Rooney, Ronan Foley, Patrick Carvill, John Lavery
An Riocht Social Sevens took place on Saturday with eight teams participating, three representing the hosts. An Riocht ‘B’ took the honours beating An Riocht ‘A’ in the Cup Final and pre tournament favourites An Riocht in the semi-final. It was great to see everyone entering into the spirit of the tournament.
An Riocht ‘B’ winners of the Cup: Adrian Annett, Stephen Annett, Gary Clarke, Colin Cole, Raymond McCartan, Ryan McMillan, Wayne Morris, Christopher Mulligan, Aidan O’Hanlon, Thomas Sloan.
An Riocht ‘A’ runners-up in the Cup: Christopher Burden, Patrick Fearon, Gavin Finnegan, Ronan Foley, Martin Hughes, Martin O’Rourke, Stephen Rooney, Conor Sloan, Jim Sloan, Seamus Sloan.
An Riocht semi-finalists in the Cup: Joe Baldwin, Patrick Carvill, Gary Cunningham, John Donnelly, Conor Fitzpatrick, John Lavery, Sean McArdle, Michael Quinn, Paul Quinn, Raymond Sloan.
Thanks to everyone who helped in any way. Social Gaelic Games is a relatively new activity aimed at those who don’t feature for club teams in competitive leagues and is proving extremely popular. There are two further tournaments in St Johns and Dromara before the curtain comes down on the Social Football season.
Castlewellan Shield Winners
An Riocht ‘A’ Cup Runners up
An Riocht ‘B’ Cup Winners
An Riocht Semi Finalists
An Riocht Social Seven won the Aughlisnafin tournament on Saturday.
Team back L-R John Donnelly, Mike Quinn, Oliver Carvill, Paddy Murney, Paddy Carvill; front L-R Dessie Gibson, Jim Sloan, Ronan Foley, Paul Quinn, Joe Baldwin (captain).
As part of Positive Aging Week An Riocht Social Initiative group present "The Beacon's of Carlingford Lough" a presentation by Pat Power of The Last Watch project at 11am at Dunavil on Saturday 28 September.
The Last Watch is an Irish owned company offering short breaks to some of Ireland’s most scenic lighthouses and talks on their history. Former lighthouse keeper Pat Power worked on over twenty different lighthouses around the Island of Ireland during his 15 years service with the Commission of Irish Lights.
Pat, now turned pharologist, presents his first hand experience of life on an Irish lighthouse and a historical presentation on the Beacon’s of Carlingford Lough. Everyone is welcome to attend, you do not have to have played Gaelic Games to participate in the GAA Social Initiative.
8th September 2013 An Riocht (Down) will host the third annual JG Donnan Cup 7-A-Side Social Football Tournament
On Sunday 8th September 2013 An Riocht (Down) will host the third annual JG Donnan Cup 7-A-Side Social Football Tournament for adults who do not play competitive football (due to a full round of adult football leagues being arranged for 5pm on Saturday 7th September we have moved the tournament back a day).
Previous Cup holders were Warrenpoint (2010) & An Riocht (2011) and Shield winners were Drumgath (2010) & Tir Na nOg (2012). The event is run along similar lines to the highly successful An Riocht juvenile tournaments which attract teams from all four provinces and overseas throughout the summer. Teams are placed in groups of four on shortened pitches at Dunavil and each is guaranteed a minimum three group games plus at least one knock-out game. The action gets underway from 3pm with the final games scheduled for 6.30pm. Social Football is a relatively new activity and has replaced Masters Football in prolonging players’ involvement with the national game. The one obvious difference is of course there is no lower age limit for social football.