An Riocht Minor Footballers - Past News 2012

Minor Football Championship An Riocht lost to Warrenpoint

In the Minor Football Championship An Riocht lost to Warrenpoint, 5-10 to 0-9, and exited the competition.

Minors v Mayobridge

In the Minor Football Championship An Riocht let an eight point lead slip at home to Mayobridge and now need huge displays in their remaining two matches both away v Warrenpoint and Carryduff.

Minors lose to Saval

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Minor: An Riocht 1-15 Rostrevor 2-10

An Riocht U18 Footballers visited Rostrevor on Tuesday and came away with a great win by 1-15 to 2-10 with County minors Declan Doyle and Ronan McAlinden particularly impressive.

Team S Doran; M Higgins, J O’Rourke, D Clarke; R Spiers, K Sloan, B Rodgers; R McAlinden, D Doyle; JP Farrell, J Reilly, J Sands; D Campbell, K Colgan, N McComiskey.

Minor Footballers played Warrenpoint

U18 Football: The Minor Footballers played Warrenpoint in a challenge match on Friday going down by five points.

Minor Car Wash


The Minor Footballers undertook a fund raising car wash at Dunavil on Saturday, thanks to all who supported this initiative in any way.


Minor League: An Riocht 1-16 Loughinisland 1-07

An Riocht Minor Footballers entertained Loughinisland in the Minor League on Thursday evening at Dunavil, eventually coming out on the right end of a 1-16 to 1-07 result. An Riocht played the game at a very high tempo, letting the ball do the work and reaping the rewards. Steven Doran made some excellent save and his distribution was first class, at Midfield, Declan Doyle gave a master class of long-range pointing and delivering the ball early. Its well known that every team needs a good free taker and in Ronan McAlinden, An Riocht had this in abundance, finishing with Ten scored placed balls.

An Riocht Team: Steven Doran, Declan Clarke, John O’Rourke, Mark Higgins, Brian Rodgers, Kevin Sloan, Ryan Speirs, Kory Colgan, Declan Doyle, John-Paul Farrell, Ronan McAlinden, John Sands, Adam Whit, James Reilly, Nathan McComiskey. Subs: Paul Doyle, Kevin Higgins, Ciaran Cunningham, Michael O’Rourke

The Minor Footballers played a friendly with Bryansford


The Minor Footballers played a friendly with Bryansford coming out on the right side of a 4-14 to 4-7 result. When An Riocht kept it simple and moved the ball at pace they were unstoppable and raced into an early lead before becoming a little over elaborate on the ball and allowing the Ford keep in contention.

Bryansford too had quality in their attack and exposed the home defence on occasions. An Riocht led 2-1 to nil early on and 3-8 to 2-1 at the break.

A host of changes disrupted the flow of the game but made for a better contest in the second half.



K Colgan M Higgins J O’Rourke 0-1 J Sands K Higgins D Clarke B Rodgers K Sloan 0-1 D Doyle 0-1 R Spiers 0-1 R McAlinden 0-4 C Cunningham JP Farrell 0-3 J Reilly 2-2 C McConville 1-0. Subs D Campbell 0-1 M O’Rourke 1-0 P Doyle.


Minor: Clonduff 2-16 An Riocht 1-05

The U18 Footballers enjoyed a perfect start in Clonduff when James Reilly punched a high ball to the net but up the other end Stephen Doran was frequently called upon to keep the home side at bay.

Adam White and Darragh Campbell added An Riocht points but Clonduff were dominating possession and led 1-6 to 1-2 at the break. Reilly and Declan Doyle popped up with points apiece on the restart but Clonduff replied with ten points in a row before Doyle added a late consolation for An Riocht who went down, 2-16 to 1-5.

Minors to host Car-Wash

An Riocht Minor footballers are hosting a Car-Wash at the club on Saturday 24th March from 9am to 4pm.

Minor: Brynansford 5-4 An Riocht 2-11

The U18 Footballers were back in Tuesday night action last week against a very strong Bryansford side at St. Patrick’s Park. A few lapses in concentration allowed Bryansford in for Five first half goals which left the score at the break, Bryansford 5-4 An Riocht 2-4. An Riocht improved greatly after the break and their defence was very disciplined, and while they kept the ‘Ford scoreless, they couldn’t do enough up front to claw it back enough to dig out a result. Final Score: Brynansford 5-4 An Riocht 2-11

Minors have first outing of 2012

An Riocht minor footballers had their first outing of the year against  a very physical Saval Team last Monday.

It proved a very entertaining and high-scoring match as both teams had an attacking mentality from the off-set with An Riocht winning comfortably at half-time. An Riocht made a number of substitutions and positional changes at the break and Saval capitalized with 4 unanswered points from the throw in.

An Riocht settled well and the high-scoring resumed and An Riocht survived a late Saval onslaught tohold on for the win.

An Riocht Team: Steven Doran, Mark Higgins, Declan Clarke, Ciaran Cunningham, Ryan Spiers, John O’Rourke, Brian Rodgers, Declan Doyle, Kevin Sloane, John Sands, Ronan McAlinden, Kevin Higgins, Adam White, James O’Rielly, Colin McConville. Subs: Kory Colgan, Michael O’Rourke, Darragh Campbell, Nathan McComiskey, John-Paul Farrell

Minor Footballers beat Bredagh 0-14 to 0-11

The Minor Footballers beat Bredagh 0-14 to 0-11 in the first game of the league. Ahead four nil An Riocht were handed a reality check by the adventurous visitors who went in two points to the good, 0-7 to 0-5, at the break. Bredagh packed the midfield and attacked from every angle causing An Riocht plenty of problems, drawing fouls and forcing a good save from Steven Doran. An Riocht were too slow delivering the ball forward and struggled for scores after their initial flurry. A good start to the second half restored An Riocht’s lead and they were able to keep a couple of scores to the good though were not entirely convincing.

Team S Doran, M Higgins, J O’Rourke, J Sands, B Rodgers, K Sloan, K Higgins, JP Farrell, D Doyle 0-3, R Spiers 0-2, R McAlinden 0-5, C Cunningham 0-1, C McConville 0-1, J Reilly 0-2, D Campbell. Subs P Doyle, A White, K Colgan, N McComiskey, M O’Rourke.

Then on Sunday morning, they travelled to St Pauls Hollywood, suffering their first league defeat of the year to a scoreline of  2-08 to 1-09.

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Upcoming Activities

Tuesday 8th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am Summer Scheme Healthy Cooking; 6.30pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Camogie; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Cow Pat meeting, please return cards for tonight; 7.30pm U14 Camogie An Riocht v Castlewellan; 7.30pm U18 Football Clann Na Banna v An Riocht.

Wednesday 9th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme Ice Cream Cinema; 11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballymacnab; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers; 7.30pm Football Committee meeting.

Thursday 10th August

9am Car Boot Sale; 10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme @ Cranfield Beach; 6.30pm P5/P6 Football; 6.45pm U12 Football; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Camogie;

Friday 11th August

9am Summer Scheme @ Dublin Zoo; 11am Men’s Shed ferry to Cooley Men’s Shed; 7.30pm IFC Atticall v Bosco at Dunavil.

Saturday 12th August

9am Kingdom Walkers; 9am P3/P4 Football Blitz in Tullylish; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Aghaderg v An Riocht; 3.45pm in Castlewellan SFC An Riocht v Downpatrick

Sunday 13th August

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U12 Football Bosco v An Riocht; 2pm Reserve Football Longstone v An Riocht; 8pm Bingo

Monday 14th August

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm IFC Glasdrumman v Drumgath at Dunavil; 9pm Lotto.

Tuesday 15th August

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am to 1pm Summer Scheme Watersports @ Dunavil; 6.30pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Camogie; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie; 7pm Cow Pat meeting; 7.15pm U14 Football Shamrocks v An Riocht; 7.30pm U16 Camogie Atticall v An Riocht.