An Riocht Senior Footballers - News 2014

Membership for 2015

An Riocht Membership for 2015 is now due: Full Adult £25; Senior Citizen and U18 £10; Family £60.

IFC - An Riocht lose out to Ballymartin in SF

The Senior Footballers came up short against Ballymartin in the IFC semi-final replay on Friday.

Down Trocaire IFC Semi Final

Result from Down Trocaire IFC An Riocht 2.14 Ballymartin 2.14

replay next Friday night in Pairc Esler

 

John Clarke point at end of game to level matters

 

Half time score An Riocht 2.06 Ballymartin 2.08

 

Rory Philips opened the scoring for Ballymartin with a goal after only 12 seconds. The sides were level after 8 mins 1-02 apiece. An Riocht scored their second goal after 18 mins with Rory Cunningham firing to the net to leave the scores An Riocht 2-03 Ballymartin 1-05. John Clarke added another point for An Riocht before John Fitzpatrick put Ballymartin back in front with another Goal. Ballymartin 2-06 An Riocht 2-04. Both sides added two more points before half time.

In the opening ten minutes of the second half Ballymartin added another 4 points to An Riocht's 1 to put a 5 point gap between the sides An Riocht 2-07 Ballymartin 2-12.  An Riocht lifted their game and in the last ten minutes and fired over 4 points to put 1 between the sides with just a few minutes to play.  Ryan McCullough then added 2 points for Ballymartin to once again put three between the sides with only injury time to play, and it looked as if Ballymartin would be going through to the IFC Final.  However An Riocht lead by Paddy Cole and John Clarke fired over three points in injury time to level the game and force a replay. An Riocht 2-14 Ballymartin 2-14.

Senior Football League Playoff

An Riocht lost to Liatroim in the Senior Football League playoff at Newcastle 2-11 to 2-6.

Senior Football An Riocht v Bosco

An Riocht gave first starts to five players for the visit of Newry Bosco but still came away comfortable winners, 1-13 to 1-8. The Newry men were bolstered by an eighth minute Gavin Moan penalty goal but a superb first half performance from John Clarke in which he landed four points, two from play, kept the home side in contention with Darren White’s twenty fifth minute goal putting us 1-6 to 1-4 in front by the break.

Bosco drew level on the restart before Deaglan O’Reilly advanced from defence to restore An Riocht’s advantage and Paddy Cole sprung from the bench made an immediate impact with two points from his first two touches, one from top of the right and the second from top of the left. James Reilly added another before a second double from Cole put An Riocht six clear in a six minute burst and from there we did enough to take the points.

When An Riocht brought senior intensity to the proceedings Bosco, like our other opponents to date, could not cope with our pace and power but too often we seemed content to do just enough and dropped our level to that of our opponents.

An Riocht: Brendan Allen; Conor Doyle, Paul Allen, Michael Clarke; Conor McVeigh, Deaglan O’Reilly 0-1, Declan Clarke; Darren Doyle, James Cunningham; Paul Sherry, Declan Doyle 0-1, Damian Sherry; John Clarke 0-4, James Reilly 0-2, Darren White 1-0. Subs: Ryan Spiers, Paddy Cole 0-5, Rory Cunningham, Paul Murney.

Senior Football v Bredagh

A wonder save from Brendan McVeigh from the last kick of the match kept An Riocht in the championship on Friday past in Newry. It was a season defining moment and must surely inspire his team to better performances in two big games over the next fortnight.

 

An Riocht looked nervous and unsure, were careless with the pass, lazy off the ball, and unrecognisable from the side that had sprayed long raking passes and performed great support play in their most recent league and championship matches.

Senior Football Sevens

Senior Football Sevens

An Riocht took part in the St Johns Senior Football Sevens on Saturday beating the hosts, Loughinisland, Liatroim and Tir Conall Harps before losing in the semi-final to Bryansford. Team: P Allen, D Clarke, J Clarke, C Cole, D Doyle, N McArdle, D Morgan, D O’Reilly, J Reilly, R Spiers.

Senior Footballers beat Drumgath

The Senior Footballers beat Drumgath on Friday in the final league match 4-21 to 0-8; thanks to all those who acted throughout the season as linesmen and umpires, gate men and ticket sellers etc.

 

We play Bredagh on Friday in the Championship in Newry and Liatroim in the League Playoff on Friday week.

Senior 7s

Switch of Venue for Championship Game

GAME IS NOW AT 5.30PM IN CASTLEWELLAN

 

An Riocht v Ballymartin Championship game on Saturday evening at 5pm has been switched from St Patricks Park, Newcastle to Castlewellan

 

Senior Football Sevens

An Riocht took part in the St Johns Senior Football Sevens on Saturday beating the hosts, Loughinisland, Liatroim and Tir Conall Harps before losing in the semi-final to Bryansford.

 

Team:
P Allen, D Clarke, J Clarke, C Cole, D Doyle, N McArdle, D Morgan, D O’Reilly, J Reilly, R Spiers.

Senior Football v Darragh Cross

The Senior Footballers beat Darragh Cross in the championship at Clonduff.

 

Senior Football: Ballymartin v An Riocht

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Senior Footbal: Ballymartin v An Riocht

The Senior Footballers won a difficult match in Ballymartin on Friday with scores from Brendan McVeigh 1-0, Darren White 1-0, Noel McArdle 0-2, Declan Doyle 0-2, James Cunningham 0-1, Liam McVeigh 0-1, James Reilly 0-1, and Paul Murney 0-1. Their next outing in the league is home to Bosco on Friday 9th May. On Sunday 4th May they play in the Feis Sevens.

Senior Football Bredagh v An Riocht

The Senior Footballers conceded any lingering hopes of automatic promotion with a below par performance at Bredagh. First to the ball and displaying a fierce intensity in the tackle, on the night Bredagh deserved the victory, 2-11 to 2-10. Every game now takes on the status of amust win knock out match with any result other than a win derailing An Riocht’s ambitions for the season. Next up is the Championship double header v Darragh Cross and Ballymartin, then the final league match v Drumgath. Down the road we would hope to be involved in the later stages of the Championship plus the Promotion Playoff v the third bottom team in Division One; it’s time for everyone to step it up.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh 2-0 (2 pen), Michael Trainor, Conor McVeigh, Michael Clarke, Paul Sherry, Deaglan O’Reilly, Conor Doyle, Paul Murney 0-1, Darren Doyle, Paddy Gartland, Darren White, James Reilly, Noel McArdle 0-2 (2f), John Clarke 0-7 (6f), Damian Sherry. Subs: Rory Cunningham, Kory Colgan, Aidan Sloan.

 

Senior Football: Teconnaught v An Riocht & An Riocht v Carryduff

An Riocht travelled to Teconnaught for the first time in some thirty years last year and came away victors by 1-13 to 0-7 after a patchy display, goal a game man Darren White kept up his scoring record.

 

An Riocht had no difficulty in defeating a poor Carryduff team at Dunavil on Saturday, 2-13 to 0-14. The home side scored all but two points from play while the visitors were reliant on frees for the majority of theirs.

 

Carryduff started ok with wing backs Conor Cassidy and Conor McCullough advancing for points apiece before An Riocht prospered in the looseness of the play and went seven two in front adding a cracking fifteenth minute goal from Paddy Cole for an eight point advantage after an incisive, pacey build up.

 

Much of the home side’s dominance was built around the midfield brilliance of Darren Doyle who gave an exhibition of high fielding throughout the first half and by the break they led 1-11 to 0-6.

 

An Riocht dropped their intensity for the second period but in the fortieth minute grabbed their second goal when Darren White rescued a shot drifting wide and stepped inside his marker before shooting low to the net to put the result beyond any doubt. Neil Doran crashed a shot off the bar and over late on.

 

So with a fifth of the campaign over inside just eight days An Riocht have three wins from three outings but have big scoring league leaders Ballymartin up next at Pats Road which is sure to require a more sustained performance over the sixty minutes.

Senior Football An Riocht v Atticall

The Senior Footballers beat Atticall by 2-13 to 0-11 at Dunavil on Friday past. 

 

Management kept faith with the players who had won in Shamrocks and their trust was rewarded with another victory while some of the returning seniors got game time in the second half.

 

Team: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Trainor, Conor McVeigh, Michael Clarke, Paul Sherry, Deaglan O’Reilly, Aidan Sloan, Paul Murney, Conor Cole 0-2, Paddy Gartland 0-2 (45), Darren White, Deaglan Morgan0-1, James Reilly, John Clarke 0-6 (4f), Damian Sherry0-1.

 

Subs: Neil Doran, Liam McVeigh, Joe McVeigh, Rory Cunningham 1-1, Noel McArdle 1-0.

Senior: Teconnaught 0-7 An Ríocht 1-13

Seniors make it two out of two with 9 point victory over Teconnaught.  Game finished Teconnaught 0-7 An Ríocht 1-13

 

Other results from O'Neills O'Neills Down ACFL Div 2

Ballymartin 1-20 Bredagh 0-10

Clann na Banna 3-9 Shamrocks 1-7

St John Bosco 0-16 Atticall 1-8

Warrenpoint 3-15 Saul 2-10

Darragh Cross 1-11 Glasdrumman 0-11

Carryduff 6-16 Aghaderg  1-5

St John's 2-9 Drumgath 3-5

Senior Football Shamrocks v An Riocht

An Riocht won at Pairc Esler on Sunday evening by 0-14 to 0-8, repeating their Championship success over the Shamrocks albeit showing nine changes in personnel from that side.

 

Missing were Liam McVeigh, Joe McVeigh, Conor Doyle and Rory Cunningham from defence; Ronan McAlinden and James Cunningham from midfield; Darren Doyle, Declan Doyle and Paddy Cole from attack.

John Clarke was the go to man for An Riocht with eleven points, five from play, but would be the first to acknowledge the quality ball in and the diversionary runs of fellow attackers helped create the chances. Paul Murney and Conor Cole battled away at centre field and when Kory Colgan came on he made several high catches. At the back Brendan McVeigh marshalled his defenders while Conor McVeigh had another outstanding hour at full back.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Trainor, Conor McVeigh, Michael Clarke, Paul Sherry, Deaglan O’Reilly, Aidan Sloan, Paul Murney, Conor Cole 0-1, Paddy Gartland 0-1, Darren White, Deaglan Morgan, James Reilly, John Clarke 0-11 (6f), Ryan Spiers 0-1.Subs: Kory Colgan, John O’Rourke

Winning start for Carr

O'Neills Down ACFL Div 2 Round 1: 
An Ríocht 4-13 V St John's 1-11

 

The Senior Footballers got their season off to a winning start with a 4-13 to 1-11 win over visiting St Johns on Friday night. After a sluggish start two goals inside a minute settled An Riocht and though the visitors never gave up, An Riocht had too much know how to let the result slip with all six starting forwards getting on the score board. The strength of the bench was evident in the second half and hopefully this performance can be built upon for more difficult games ahead.

 

Thanks to those who officiated on Friday, hopefully others will play their part and step forward on Saturday at the next home game.

 

Team: Brendan McVeigh, Paul Sherry, Paul Allen, Conor McVeigh, Liam McVeigh, Deaglan O’Reilly, Kory Colgan, Paul Murney 0-1, James Cunningham, Declan Doyle 1-3, Chris Killen 0-2, Rory Cunningham 1-1, Paddy Gartland 0-2, John Clarke 0-1, Darren White 1-0.

Subs: Conor Doyle, Noel McArdle 0-1, James Reilly 1-0, Paddy Cole 0-1, Neil Doran 0-1, Darren Doyle.


Other results in division two:
Aghaderg 1-9 V Teconnaught 3-11
Bredagh 1-8 V Carryduff 0-11
Glasdrumman 1-5 V Clann na Banna 0-10
Drumgath 1-4 V Warrenpoint 2-16
Atticall 0-7 V Ballymartin 0-14
Saul 1-11 V Darragh Cross 0-12
Shamrocks 0-4 V St John Bosco 0-7

Next couple of matches for An Riocht:

Round 2 - 14-04-2014 (Mon)
Teconnaught V An Ríocht

Round 3 - 19-04-2014 (Sat)
An Ríocht V Carryduff

Round 4 - 25-04-2014 (Fri)
Ballymartin V An Ríocht

Senior Football An Riocht v Glasdrumman

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Showing six changes from the team which won in Saul, An Riocht demonstrated improved strength in depth in defeating a poor Glasdrumman side at Dunavil on Wednesday. An Riocht played with a sustained intensity which overran the visitors for most of the hour and did our score difference a power of good.

 

The visitors opened the scoring but it was a fleeting advantage and An Riocht were already four one ahead when John Clarke fired in the first goal after good play from Damian Sherry, Paul Allen and Michael Trainor.

It was 1-10 to 0-4 when Rory Cunningham finished home the second goal off a Liam McVeigh burst in the twenty third minute and at the break fifteen points separated the teams, 2-13 to 0-4.

 

A second goal from Rory Cunningham in the thirty third minute after good combination play from Neil Doran and John Clarke, signalled wholesale substitutions and a raft of excellent points from Neil Doran which helped make the final score 3-26 to 0-7.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Trainor, Paul Allen, Deaglan O’Reilly, Conor Doyle, Liam McVeigh, Paul Sherry 0-1, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Murney, Damian Sherry 0-2, Ronan McAlinden 0-3 (45), Rory Cunningham 2-2, Noel McArdle 0-3 (2f), Neil Doran 0-8, John Clarke 1-5 (2f).

 

Subs: Ryan Spiers, Paddy Gartland, Darren Doyle, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Declan Doyle 0-1.

Glasdrumman: Sean Cunningham, Daniel McCartan, Art McCartan, Christopher Cassidy, Patrick Kelly, Darren Joyce 0-1, Richard McAteer, Cathal Rodgers 0-1, Shane Harrison 0-2 (f, 45), Gerard McDowell 0-2, Raymond Clarke, Connor McCartan, Martin McGrath 0-1, Shaun Brennan, Paul Grant.

Subs: Marty O’Neill, Declan Grant.

Referee: Declan Ryan.

Rostrevor v An Riocht & An Riocht v Kileavey

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The Senior Footballers lost their final two matches in preparation for the commencement of the league on Friday.

 

Senior Football Saul v An Riocht


The Senior Footballers won in Saul 2-14 to 2-12. The result was never in doubt, despite conceding an early goal we led by nine at one stage before a series of frees brought Saul back into it.


In the absence of Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Declan Doyle, Paddy Gartland, Chris Killen, Noel McArdle, Brendan McVeigh, Paul Murney, Damian Sherry and any Minors, Conor McVeigh certainly staked a claim for regular inclusion with a strong performance at the heart of the defence.


Scorers: P Cole 1-5, J Clarke 1-3, N Doran, Darren Doyle, R McAlinden, L McVeigh, R Cunningham and J McVeigh all 0-1.

Senior Footballers played Castlewellan

The Senior Footballers played Castlewellan on Friday past.

IFC

IFC An Riocht 1-14 Shamrocks1-5

A goal straight from the throw in settled An Riocht and allowed them play with some confidence and style. Ronan McAlinden took the catch and drilled long for James Reilly who ripped through the Newry rearguard before placing John Clarke for a low finish and the first Shamrocks man to handle the ball was the keeper picking it from the net.

 

Shamrocks came close themselves when Conall Gough got off a shot from a bobbing fifty but Brendan McVeigh was equal to the effort. With Ronan McAlinden and Paul Murney on top at centre field and supported by a pressing half back line An Riocht took the game to the Newry team. For a time Shamrocks broke with pace from defence but once the Mourne half forward line began to frustrate them the city side soon ran out of ideas. The An Riocht front two of John Clarke and Patrick Cole thrived on early ball and finished the half with 1-7 between them.

An Riocht had stretched the lead out to eleven points when an injury to midfielder Paul Murney allowed Shamrocks gain a foothold and Eoin McGuinness and Terry Morgan rattled off a couple of scores. The deceptively pacy Declan Doyle popped up with two second half points and John Clarke continued to torment the Newry defence with Patrick Cole now adapting a deeper role. Eoin McGuinness crashed in a fifty fifth minute goal but it was of mere consolation value and the winners fired over the final couple of points.

 

An Riocht’s best performance of the season so far, the trick now is to continue this upward trend into the next few league games ahead of the second round of the Championship.

 

An Riocht:

Brendan McVeigh, Michael Trainor, Conor Doyle, Deaglan O’Reilly, Liam McVeigh, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Joe McVeigh, Paul Murney, Ronan McAlinden, Darren Doyle, Darren White, Declan Doyle 0-2, James Reilly, Patrick Cole 0-5, John Clarke 1-6. Subs: James Cunningham, Ryan Spiers

team trainings

All team trainings are as usual this week except the Seniors are not back in action until Sunday morning and all other coaches would be glad of a helping hand so don’t be shy, play your part.

IFC: An Riocht 1-14 Newry Shamrocks 1-05

An Riocht opened their first game in the Down GAA IFC with a 9 point win over Newry Shamrocks 1-14 to 1-05.

 

 

Down take on Meath in NFL

Good Luck to Brendan McVeigh on Saturday in Navan

Senior Football Warrenpoint v An Riocht

 

The Senior Footballers were well beaten in Warrenpoint on Friday evening; outplayed in almost every position it will now take a 100% win record to avoid a second season in the second division.

Stats person required for Senior Footballers

The Adult Footballers urgently require a ‘stats person’ to attend senior matches and use an app provided to record the play. This would suit either male or female and used to using a tablet. If willing to help get in touch with Turlough or Joseph asap.

 

Also Gavin needs a hand with the kit on match days and at training and again let us know if willing to help, it does not entail being at every training or match.

 

And we are trying to establish a rota for medical cover at matches so no one has to attend every match, if you can help let us know.

 

If none of those posts are for you then you could fulfil the ever popular role of umpire or linesman. It’s no longer an option to claim to be a supporter and leave everything to someone else to do.

Senior Football An Riocht v Darragh Cross

The Senior Footballers bounced back from their disappointing display in Banbridge with a six goal blast against visiting Darragh Cross. Liam and Joe McVeigh delivered classic wing back displays while Patrick Cole, James Reilly and John Clarke caught the eye in attack. When An Riocht bring Senior experience, in terms of power and pace, to their game few teams can live with them but too often we have been lazy and dropped our intensity resulting in unconvincing performances and a first defeat.

Kitmen required for Senior Footballers

WANTED for 2014

Kitmen for Senior Football, to help on training and match days, contact the club for details.

 

Everyone can and must play their part!

Senior Football Clann Na Banna v An Riocht

The Senior Footballers lost in Banbridge on Monday past by a point 2-9 to 1-11.

adult and minor footballers are invited to a meeting with senior management

On Friday 17 January at 7pm at Dunavil, all adult and minor footballers are invited to a meeting with senior management. Also between 7pm and 8.30pm Peter Walsh will be there with annual awards / nite @ the dogs tickets. Then at 9.30pm there is indoor football for boys aged 16+.


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Jackpot £8,400

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Upcoming Activities

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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.