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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Upcoming Activities

Monday 29 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 7.30pm U14 Football An Riocht v Clann Na Banna; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 30 May

6pm Irish Dancing; Spanish Lessons; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 7.30pm U14 Camogie Longstone v An Riocht; 8pm Basketball.

Wednesday 31 May

11am Men’s Shed; 4pm Meeting @ Dunavil; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7.30pm ‘Kingdom Walkers’ first outing will be on the flat at the Esplanade leaving the leisure centre car park, there are 3 groups of different levels; 7.30pm U12 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Darragh Cross; 7.30pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Aghaderg; Senior/Minor Camogie practice; 8pm Senior/Reserve football; Ladies of Mourne monthly event; 8.30pm short meeting regards ‘Cow Pat’.

Thursday 1 June

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 6.30pm Kids Activities for aged 4 to 7 with Jennifer; 7pm Girls Activities aged 8 to 11 with Aedin; 6.45pm U14 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 8pm Basketball

Friday 2 June

11am Men’s Shed; No Kids Cinema tonight; 7pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Kilcoo; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Kilcoo; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie practice.

Saturday 3 June

10am Adrian McAlinden Cup & ShieldP3/P4 Football 11-a-side tournament; No P1/P2 Football today; P5/P6 Football in Rostrevor

Sunday 4 June

9.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; Good luck to Conor and the Down Minors; 8pm Bingo

Monday 5 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm U14 Football An Riocht v Drumgath; 7.30pm Senior Camogie Ballygalget v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive meeting; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 6 June


6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 Camogie practice; 7pm P5/P6 Football Mourne League in Atticall; 7.30pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Kilcoo.