An Riocht Master Footballers - Past News 2013

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. 



Entry to the An Riocht Social Sevens is £50 per panel of 10 players which includes hot supper and admission to evening entertainment. Teas and sandwiches, burgers and soup will be on sale all day.

 

Ulster GAA are promoting Social Gaelic Football tournaments as part of a drive to engage those club members who don’t feature for club senior or reserve teams in competitive leagues. More than likely this group consists of over 35s but basically anyone who wants to play for a bit of fun and enjoyment and wants to keep fit can participate. 

Two major rules govern the playing of social football: only incidental contact is permitted (basically no shouldering so the risk of injury is reduced) and players are restricted to two touches (solo and bounce). The main focus of the game is taking part and no one is really too bothered about the results of the games.

The feedback from the players taking part is that they like the opportunity to meet up with past team mates and opponents, in this environment, on a frequent basis. Social GAA can be a great opportunity for past players to keep active and involved in Gaelic Games at a friendly, social level and frequent events are run throughout the year. It is also an effective way for past players to become reacquainted with their clubs and as a result some have actually got involved in coaching underage teams through Social GAA. The term ‘past player’ can cover a huge spectrum from those players who fell away after U16 or Minor to those who played competitively into their forties.

For more information or to play in this tournament please contact An Riocht by telephone on 028 4176 3681 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.


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Upcoming Activities

Friday 22nd  

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7.30pm Senior Football

Saturday 23rd  

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 1pm U13 Football An Riocht v Burren; 2pm Birthday Party; 

Sunday 24th

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 10.45am U14 Football An Riocht v Aghagallon; 11am U11 Football Warrenpoint v An Riocht & Eire Og v An Riocht; 1pm Pioneer Presentation; 3pm Senior Football Downpatrick v An Riocht; 8pm Bingo

Monday 25th

 

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P5/P6 Indoor Camogie; 7pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 26th

6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Village Plan consultation; 7pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7pm Primary School aged Homework Club; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 8.15pm Dunaman

Wednesday 27th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U13 Football; 7pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Indoor Camogie; 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 7pm An Riocht Planning & Physical Development monthly committee; 7.30pm Senior Football; 7.30pm Ladies of Mourne; 8pm U12 Indoor Camogie

Thursday 28th

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm Relax Kids activities for 4 to 8 year old boys and girls; 7pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm Camogie committee monthly meeting; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U16 Football; 8.15pm Basketball

Friday 29th

11am Men’s Shed; 11am Schools Football; 6.30pm P6 in the hall; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7.30pm Senior Football

Saturday 30th

8am Kingdom Walkers; 9am P3/P4 Football Tournament in Shamrocks; 9am P1/P6 Camogie Blitzes; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm U16 Camogie Championship Quarter-final An Riocht v Kilclief; 2pm Birthday Party; 3pm Senior Football An Riocht v Downpatrick; 3.30pm U13 Football Mayobridge v An Riocht; 6pm P5/P6 Football tournament in Ballymartin.

Sunday 1st October

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U11 Football An Riocht v Drumgath & An Riocht v Longstone; 8pm Bingo

Monday 2nd October

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P5/P6 Indoor Camogie; 7pm Bridging the Divide Disability Inclusion programme; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 8pm An Riocht Executive committee meeting; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 3rd October

 

6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7pm Primary School aged Homework Club; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 8.15pm Dunaman