An Riocht Minor Footballers - Past News 2013

U18 Footballers lost at home to Mayobridge

Despite a spirited showing the U18 Footballers lost at home to Mayobridge by four points, 2-10 to 1-9.

U18 Football match, Downpatrick v An Riocht

In the U18 Football match, Downpatrick v An Riocht, played on Tuesday of last week An Riocht went down by two points 1-13 to 1-11.

U18 Footballers lost in Glenn

The U18 Footballers lost in Glenn lastTuesday.

U18 Footballers v Burren

The U18 Footballers were the only team to have game time over the past week.

 

Burren, the Division Two winners, were visitors to Dunavil and An Riocht really put it up to them in the first half.


The sides were level twice in the first ten minutes, Darragh Campbell with a brace from play for An Riocht. An Riocht were working the corners very well, there was urgency, direction and determination about their play and once Michael O’Rourke put An Riocht ahead from a tight angle they went on to add four more unanswered first half points; O’Rourke brought his tally to 0-3 and Ryan Spiers and John Sands chipped in with points apiece. Disciplined defending was the platform for An Riocht’s success, exemplified by Liam Rodgers timely interception midway through the half when Burren attacked with a man over.


It all went wrong after the break for the home team, they lost their concentration and with it their discipline. Burren got off to a flying restart and the first of their three goals helped bring them level by the thirty fifth minute.


O’Rourke replied for An Riocht but a second Burren goal in the forty fifth minute put the home side on the back foot.
O’Rourke who was a lone threat in the second half pointed from play and from placed ball to leave it 0-10 to 2-5 with ten minutes remaining.


It was still there to be won but Burren were now the better team and crashed in a third goal before quickly adding two frees to open a winning gap.


Ryan Spiers brought proceedings to a close with a point his overall play deserved to leave it 0-11 to 3-7 at the finish.
Team: S Doran, M Higgins, D Clarke, L Rodgers, A Sloan, K Colgan, S McDowell, JP Farrell, J O’Rourke, R White, R Spiers 0-2, J Sands 0-1, D Campbell 0-2, J Walker, M O’Rourke 0-6. Subs C Cunningham, D Morgan.

U18 Football match is on 23rd July

The next U18 Football match is on 23rd July in Glenn

An Riocht runners up in South Down Minor 7s


An Riocht runners up to Mayobridge in the South Down Minor 7s - May 2013

 

Mayobridge minor footballers won a closely contested in the South Down Minor 7s title. Only six clubs participated, however the competition was played in a competitive but fair manner. The teams were divided into two sections with the top two going forward to the semi-finals. Section one featured Clonduff, Warrenpoint and An Riocht. Clonduff emerged winners on score difference from An Riocht who emerged runners up.

 

Section two featured Mayobridge, Rostrevor and Longstone.

 

In this group Rostrevor and Mayobridge emerged as winners and runnerup respectively. In the semi finals Mayobridge defeated clonduff and An Riocht defeated a fancied Rostrevor.

 

Unusually it was the two group runners up who met in the final and it took extra time to separate them. In the semi darkness it was Mayobridge who ran out winners by two points and who go on to take on East Down winners Castlewellan in the minor Feis finals.

U18 football match with Liatroim

The U18 football match with Liatroim did not take place.

 

The next league match is scheduled for 23rd July in Glenn. An Riocht have two outstanding matches v Baileghlas and Liatroim to fit in.

 

In the Championship An Riocht are in a group with Mayobridge, Saul and Downpatrick starting 30th July.

U10 Football Longstone v An Riocht

The U10 footballers won one and lost one in Longstone last Monday.

U18 Football An Riocht v Cill Breachtain

An Riocht Minor footballers scored a win over visiting Cill Breachtain at Dunavil on Tuesday.

U18 Football An Riocht 1-17 Glenn 1-8

An Riocht minors were good value for this win and were always in control. They led 0-8 to 0-2 before conceding a late goal which flattered the visitors at the break, 0-9 to 1-2 in arrears. Some of the home sides play both in defence and in attack was top quality. Glenn fired over a couple of points on the restart but they were answered three fold and when Michael O’Rourke claimed the home sides goal An Riocht then led by ten. Mark Higgins who took one off the line, Declan Clarke and Stephen McDowell stood out in defence while John Sands had a great hour in attack but it was overall a fine team performance which yielded the league points for the home side.

Team: S Doran 0-1; M Higgins, D Clarke, L Rodgers; N McComiskey 0-1, S McDowell 0-1, B Rafferty; K Colgan, J O’Rourke; R Spiers 0-2, JP Farrell 0-1, J Sands 0-3; M O’Rourke 1-4, J Walker, D Campbell 0-3. Sub R White 0-1.

U18: Ballyholland v An Riocht

On Saturday An Riocht traveled to Ballyholland but the home side failed to field.

Minor: An Ríocht 1-17 Glenn 1-08

Darragh Campbell pointing in minors

JP Farrell high catch at minors

 Mark Higgins comes out with ball at minors

U18 Football Ballyholland v An Riocht

The County Board cancelled this game due to Down Minors Championship preparations.

U18 Football Burren v An Riocht

Burren goaled from the throw-in before a Kingdom hand had touched the ball. While the defence soon tightened up and limited Burren to just four first half points, two from frees; at the other end An Riocht missed too many scorable chances and trailed 1-4 to 0-5 at the break.

 

Burren stepped it up on the restart adding 3-3 during the third quarter to put the result way beyond An Riocht who tried to the finish but fell well short, 4-10 to 0-9.

 

Team: S Doran; A Sloan, K Colgan 0-1, L Rodgers; N McComiskey 0-1, S McDowell, D Clarke; J O’Rourke, B Rafferty; R Spiers, JP Farrell 0-2, J Sands; R White, M O’Rourke 0-3, D Campbell 0-2. Subs M Higgins, J Walker, P Doyle, C Cunningham, D Morgan.

Minor Football Baileghlas v An Riocht

The U18 Fooball won in Glasdrumman on Saturday.

U18 footballers had a good win over Liatroim

The U18 footballers had a good win over Liatroim at Dunavil on Tuesday


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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.