An Riocht Master Footballers - Past News 2013

An Riocht lose final of Dromara Social Sevens

An Riocht Social Footballers reached the Final of the Dromara Social Sevens on Saturday losing to St Johns in the final.

An Riocht win St Johns Social Sevens

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 'B' take Social Sevens Honours

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 win Social Sevens in Aughlisnafin

An Riocht Social Seven won the Aughlisnafin tournament on Saturday.


The An Riocht Social Sevens take place at Dunavil on Saturday 28th September, to take part or for more information contact An Riocht 028 4176 3681 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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).


The Beacon's of Carlingford Lough

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.

Read more: The Beacon's of Carlingford Lough

Social Initiative group enjoy trip to the Boyne, Newgrange

The An Riocht Social Initiative group enjoyed a trip to the Boyne, Newgrange and Cooley during last week.

Social Sevens - 28th Sept

The Social Sevens will now be on Saturday 28 September at 2pm.

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. 

Read more: 8th September 2013 An Riocht (Down) will host the third annual JG Donnan Cup 7-A-Side Social...

Social Sevens now on the 28th September

The Social Sevens will now be on Saturday 28 September.

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Kingdom Club Lotto

Monday 10 April

Jackpot £8,400

Numbers 2-7-20-25; No Winner;

4 match 3 share £100 Connor Cole, Kevin Rogers, Aine McDowell, GG Sloan

Sellers Prize £25 Peter Morgan

Next Mondays Jackpot £8,500

Upcoming Activities


Sunday 16th April

NO Breakfast today; DINNER @ Dunavil, contact the club to book your place.

Monday 17th April

Feile Peil U14 Gaelic in Abbey CBS Newry, cars leave club 9am; 7pm Senior Football An Riocht v Longstone

Tuesday 18th April

2pm U14 Camogie An Riocht v Mayobridge, all girls please be at the club 1pm; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogs practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogs practice; 7pm U18 Football An Riocht v Tullylish; 7pm FIFA Tournament.

Wednesday 19 April

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Drumaness; 7pm Kingdom Youth Club Relationships & Development programme for young people aged 13+; 7.30pm Senior/Minor Camogs practice; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football practice; 8.15pm (immediately after Junior Camogie match) Meeting to organise La Na gClubanna on 6th/7th May, everyone who has ideas or wants to help please attend.

Thursday 20th April

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 6.45pm U14 Camogs practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogs practice; 7.15pm U16 Football Bosco v An Riocht

Friday 21st April

7pm Kids Cinema; 715pm Senior Football Glenn v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogs practice

Saturday 22nd April

Croke Park Activity Day for U12 Footballers; 10am to 2pm Coffee Morning & Cake Sale in aid of Camogie funds; offers of home baking appreciated. All adult players, parents of underage players and supporters please call in; 10am P5/P6 Football Blitz @ Dunavil; 11am P1/P2 Footballers practice; 12pm P3/P4 Footballers practice; 6pm Basketball Playoff.

Sunday 23rd April

10.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; 11am U12 Football An Riocht v Shamrocks; 2pm Reserve Football An Riocht v Carryduff; 8pm Bingo @ Dunavil.

Monday 24th April

11am Men’s Shed; 7.15pm U14 Football An Riocht v Longstone; 7.15pm Senior Camogie Bredagh v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive committee meeting; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 25th April


6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.15pm U18 Football Mitchels v An Riocht; 7pm Spanish lessons.