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Senior Football in Downpatrick

At the Senior Football in Downpatrick, An Riocht recovered from conceding two goals in the first couple of minutes to outplay Hoops and were better value than their two-point winning margin, 2-13 to 3-8.

 

An Riocht: Stephen Doran, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-2 (2f), Deaglan Morgan, Conor Cole 0-2, Martin Clarke 0-3 (2f), Sean Clarke, Rory Cunningham 1-0, Noel McArdle 1-3 (pen, 2f), Declan Doyle 0-2.

Subs: Brian Rodgers, Kory Colgan, Brendan Allen

IFC An Riocht v Glasdrumman

In Senior Football An Riocht as expected brushed aside third division opposition to make the last eight but could do with a sterner test before the knock our round kicks in. We even missed a penalty as we wrapped up the result as early as the fifteenth minute when we led 3-6 to nil and had 5-7 on the score board when Connaire Harrison got Glasdrumman’s first point from a free in the twenty fourth minute. At half time it was 5-8 to 0-3 and that dominance continued even with a triple substitution for the restart and all five second half An Riocht subs scored, four of them goals. Glasdrumman battled away but were punished for every mistake though. An unfortunate mismatch that did neither team any good.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen 0-1, Conor Doyle 1-1, Ronan McAlinden, Kory Colgan, Noel McArdle 0-2, Martin Clarke 0-2 (f, 45), Sean Clarke 1-0, Rory Cunningham 2-3 (1f), Deaglan Morgan 1-2, Declan Doyle 1-1.

 

Subs: Brian Rodgers 0-1, Darren Doyle 1-0, Conor Cole 1-0, Chris Killen 1-0, Liam Rodgers 1-0

An Riocht take on Glasdrumman in Championship

Senior Footballers won their championship match with Darragh Cross

The Senior Footballers won their championship match with Darragh Cross in Liatroim by 1-18 to 0-13.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Liam Rodgers, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-2, Kory Colgan, Noel McArdle 0-3, Martin Clarke 0-3, Sean Clarke 0-2, Rory Cunningham 1-2, Deaglan Morgan, Declan Doyle 0-4.

Subs: Brian Rodgers, Darren Doyle, Conor Cole 0-1.

An Riocht Subway Player of the Match: Liam McVeigh

Senior Football League Playoff

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

Senior Footballers drew seventeen points apiece with Annaclone

The Senior Footballers drew seventeen points apiece with Annaclone in a real thriller at Dunavil, with a draw probably a fair result as both sides had periods of dominance though An Riocht will look at two spurned goal chances, one in either half, which could have made the difference.

Though James Fegan opened the scoring for the visitors, the home side were soon into their stride and went three one ahead by the seventh minute with points apiece from midfielders Ronan McAlinden and Kory Colgan and a third from Declan Doyle.

Points from Tom Pyers and Rory Simpson after a superb Kevin Anderson solo tied things but Declan Doyle soon had An Riocht back in front and Sean Clarke had a fisted effort bounce over off the bar.

In an end to end encounter Annaclone got back on level terms with points from Rory Simpson and Niall Higgins and the teams were level on three further first half occasions before Rory Simpson sent over a free with the last kick to give the visitors the lead for the first time on a 0-9 to 0-8 score line.

The third quarter continued in similar style with Annaclone stretching their advantage to fourteen twelve by the forty-fifth minute before four points in succession turned things in An Riocht’s favour but it was a Chris McCartan save on the boot of Rory Cunningham which was probably more significant act as it left the home side catchable and late scores from Owen Pyers and Colin Farrell did just that.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, James Cunningham 0-2, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-1, Kory Colgan 0-1, Conor Cole 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-4 (2f), Sean Clarke 0-1, Rory Cunningham 0-2, Noel McArdle 0-1 (f), Declan Doyle 0-4.

Sub: Brian Rodgers

An Riocht Subway Player of the Match: Ronan McAlinden

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 Footballers played well in Clann Na Banna

The Senior Footballers played well in Clann Na Banna on Friday and could have won by more than the 5-14 to 1-4 score line.

Early frees from Ronan McAlinden and Johnny Burns had the scores tied at one all after ten minutes but even at this early stage, An Riocht were tearing the Bann defence to shreds though their finishing left something to desire.

Bann dropped off their men and allowed An Riocht build from the back and the visitors injected serious pace to break tackles and run through and could have scored three first half goals. Six of An Riocht’s nine first half points came from frees as the home side tried all they could to hold up the visitor’s pacy attackers. Mal Magee ended a solo with Bann’s second point to leave them 0-4 to 0-2 in arrears but An Riocht shot the next five points to go seven clear before Darren Brooker pointed Bann’s third with the last kick of the half. The pick of the winners first half scores was a Noel McArdle effort on the turn after good play from Liam McVeigh.

Rory Cunningham and Noel McArdle opened the second half scoring with points apiece before the first inevitable An Riocht goal arrived in the fortieth minute when Conor Cole coolly picked his spot after good approach play from Liam McVeigh and Kory Colgan. Though Bann replied with a Mathew Mallon forty-five, An Riocht were getting stronger and Martin Clarke replied with a point before combining with Noel McArdle to set up Declan Morgan for a bullet of a goal at the three quarter stage.

Bann hit back when Mal Magee’s low drive deflected off a defender past Brendan McVeigh for a goal but An Riocht hit the next two points, one an unbelievably audacious effort from an impossible angle from Martin Clarke, before Martin Clarke fired home two goals in a three minute spell; his first came from sheer perseverance chasing down a defender, forcing the error and then punishing it by squeezing the ball home and his second was of the highest quality, fending off tackles before threading the ball to the top corner with radar like accuracy past a bemused Michael McAllister.

And there was still time for substitute Michael O’Rourke to finish a fifth goal to the net at the far post off a Martin Clarke cross.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Liam McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Michael Clarke, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Declan Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-1 (f), Conor Cole 1-0, Martin Clarke 2-4 (2f), Sean Clarke, Rory Cunningham 0-2, Deaglan Morgan 1-1, Noel McArdle 0-5 (5f). Subs: Brian Rodgers, Kory Colgan, Aidan Sloan, Darren Doyle, Michael O’Rourke 1-0, Liam Rodgers. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Deaglan Morgan

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 Footballers played Tullylish at Dunavil

The Senior Footballers played Tullylish at Dunavil and after an unconvincing first half stepped it up on the restart to turn a three-point lead into a sixteen-point win and return to the top of the table.


An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Liam McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Liam Rodgers, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Declan Doyle 1-0, Darren Doyle, Conor Cole 0-2, Martin Clarke 0-4 (3f), Sean Clarke 1-0, Rory Cunningham 1-0, Noel McArdle 1-1, Deaglan Morgan 1-0. Subs: Michael O’Rourke 1-0, Ronan McAlinden, Stephen Doran, Kory Colgan, Aidan Sloan, Christopher Mulligan. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: James Cunningham

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 Footballers won 2-15 to 0-8 in Carryduff

The Senior Footballers won 2-15 to 0-8 in Carryduff at the weekend with a solid if unspectacular performance and played the big pitch well.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Brian Rodgers, Conor Doyle, Paul Allen, James Cunningham, Sean Clarke 1-0, Ronan McAlinden 0-4 (3f), Conor Cole 1-1, Deaglan Morgan, Noel McArdle 0-6 (3f), Declan Doyle 0-1, Chris Killen, Rory Cunningham 0-2.

 

Subs: Darren Doyle, Michael O’Rourke 0-1, Aidan Sloan, Kory Colgan, Christopher Mulligan, Liam Rodgers.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Michael Clarke

Senior Football v Darragh Cross

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

 

Senior Footballers beat Bredagh

The Senior Footballers beat Bredagh at Dunavil eleven points to nine, an important win given our slip up the last day.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam Rodgers, Sean Clarke 0-1, Liam McVeigh, Conor Doyle, Darren Doyle, Paul Allen, Ronan McAlinden 0-3 (3f), Martin Clarke 0-4 (2f, 1x45), Conor Cole, Declan Doyle, Deaglan Morgan, Rory Cunningham 0-1.

 

Subs: Noel McArdle 0-1 (f), Kory Colgan, James Cunningham, Chris Killen 0-1.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Ronan McAlinden

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 Footballers surrendered their 100% home record to Darragh Cross

The Senior Footballers surrendered their 100% home record to Darragh Cross on Friday past. True the ball did not run as kindly as in previous matches with a penalty brilliantly saved and both bar and post struck but had they gone in they would have camouflaged deficiencies in the make-up of our team. The good thing is there is a fortnight to get things right before Bredagh travel to Dunavil on 10th June and an opportunity to set things right with Darragh when the teams meet in the Championship at the end of July.

 

Team: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Darren Doyle, Kory Colgan, Conor Cole 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-7 (1x45, 3f), Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Declan Doyle 0-3, Ronan McAlinden 0-2 (2f), Noel McArdle.

Subs: Brian Rodgers, Michael O’Rourke.

 

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Declan Doyle

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.

Reserve Footballers lost in Liatroim,3-12 to 0-9

The Reserve Footballers lost in Liatroim,3-12 to 0-9, their first defeat of the season, with a ramshackle display akin to a poorly drilled juvenile outfit with forwards behind their men, passing to feet, and defenders too often in the wrong half of the pitch. Three points clear at the top of the table with five of their remaining six fixtures away from Dunavil, it’s a performance they cannot afford to repeat; but for five point blank Stephen Doran saves our score difference would have taken a battering.


Team: S Doran 0-1 (f), C Mulligan, B Rodgers, M Rooney, A Sloan, A O’Hanlon, D Matthews, C Cole 0-3 (2f), K Colgan, J McCartan, M O’Rourke 0-4 (3f), R Spiers, A McVeigh, M Harper, D Campbell. Subs: S McArdle 0-1, R Foley, C Morgan, B Allen. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Stephen Doran

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

Senior Footballers played in Liatroim

The Senior Footballers played in Liatroim on Friday evening and recovered from a horrendous start which saw us trail by nine points after ten minutes and score 1-3 in the final five to win the match 3-12 to 3-11 to record our first away win since the opening day of the season.


An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh 1-0, Sean Clarke, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, James Cunningham, Ronan McAlinden 0-1 (1f), Conor Cole 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-4 (2f, 2x45), Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Declan Doyle 1-2, Noel McArdle 0-2, Rory Cunningham.


Subs: Darren Doyle, Aidan Sloan, Brian Rodgers, Kory Colgan, Michael O’Rourke 1-0. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Martin Clarke

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.

Senior Footballers beat Rostrevor 1-11 to 0-10

The Senior Footballers beat Rostrevor 1-11 to 0-10 at Dunavil on Friday evening thanks to a solid team performance laced with some patches of brilliant play. Brendan McVeigh’s handing under pressure was safe and secure; John O’Rourke and Paul Allen dominated the central defensive positions while Sean Clarke and James Cunningham covered the ground against a mobile Rostrevor centre field pairing; Martin Clarke was inventive in his promptings of the front six who all scored from play while tireless in tracking back, even blocking a Rostrevor effort on his own twenty metre line in added time; Brian Rodgers and Aidan Sloan came on to good effect. A marvellous display before a huge attendance that cries out to be built upon away from home.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Sean Clarke, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, James Cunningham, Ronan McAlinden, Conor Cole 0-2, Martin Clarke 0-3 (1f,1x45), Deaglan Morgan 0-2, Chris Killen 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-1, Rory Cunningham 1-1.

Subs: Aidan Sloan, Brian Rodgers, Michael O’Rourke.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: John O’Rourke and Michael Clarke.

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 Downpatrick on Friday winning by double scores 2-14 to 2-7

The Senior Footballers played Downpatrick on Friday winning by double scores 2-14 to 2-7. Once again an Riocht kept their best form for Dunavil, early points from Noel McArdle and Deaglan Morgan were soon followed by a fifth minute Martin Clarke goal. Though Hoops responded with the next score, a Neil Cunningham point, their shooting was way off and An Riocht moved ten points clear by the twentieth minute with a string of excellent long range points.

 

Then Downpatrick struck on the counter for a well taken goal finished home from an acute angle by corner back Gavin Grant and when they added a point a revival looked on. However, An Riocht settled and finished the half with three unanswered points to lead at the break 1-11 to 1-2.

A flurry of frees on the restart left An Riocht still eight to the good before Martin Clarke passed to the top corner for his second goal and if it wasn’t already now it was definitely game over.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, James Cunningham, Ronan McAlinden 0-3 (1f), Conor Cole 0-2, Martin Clarke 2-2 (2f), Deaglan Morgan 0-2, Sean Clarke, Noel McArdle 0-3, Rory Cunningham 0-2.

Subs: Stephen McVeigh, Brian Rodgers, Michael O’Rourke.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Ronan McAlinden

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

Senior Footballers lost in Annaclone

The Senior Footballers lost in Annaclone as our indifferent away form continued. We started ok with the opening couple of scores but once Annaclone goaled in the fifth minute they played with a swagger and added the next five points as they went on to lead by seven at the break. They lost a man on the restart and we brought the gap down to two, 1-9 to 0-10 but were unable to press our advantage further despite having enough possession and can have no complaints with the end result.


An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, James Cunningham, Ronan McAlinden 0-5 (4f), Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-2 (1f), Deaglan Morgan 0-2, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-1, Sean Clarke.
Subs: Michael O’Rourke, Brian Rodgers.


Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Ronan McAlinden.

 

After six games An Riocht remain top of the league table along with Rostrevor on 9 points.

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.

 

 

Senior Footballers beat Clann Na Banna

The Senior Footballers beat Clann Na Banna at Dunavil by 5-10 to 0-10; that’s 11-40 scored at Dunavil in three matches. Again An Riocht were slow to start and Bann actually led and were level at two each after ten minutes but once An Riocht settled, they wrapped the result up by half time with two goals apiece for Martin Clarke and Rory Cunningham and the fifth from Noel McArdle.


An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, James Cunningham 0-2, Ronan McAlinden, Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle 1-2 (2f), Sean Clarke, Declan Doyle 0-1, Martin Clarke 2-3 (pen), Rory Cunningham 2-0.

 

Subs: Deaglan Morgan, Stephen McVeigh, Brian Rodgers, Joe McCartan, Michael O’Rourke 0-1, Aidan O’Hanlon.

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.

Senior Footballers drew in Tullylish

The Senior Footballers drew in Tullylish on Friday, probably a fair result. We did not play at all well only showing intensity in patches and when the only score kicked from play came from a defender, the front eight need to do better.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh 1-0 (pen), Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Aidan Sloan, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Kory Colgan, Ronan McAlinden 0-2 (2f), Conor Cole, Martin Clarke 1-2 (2f), Deaglan Morgan, Rory Cunningham, Noel McArdle 0-2 (2f), Chris Killen.

Sub: Sean Clarke.

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.

Senior Football An Riocht v St Johns

An Riocht beat St Johns 3-14 to 2-6 with a great second half performance having trailed by four at half time. An Riocht perhaps over-compensated playing into a strong wind and carried the ball into too many tackles before the break but on the restart played intelligent, long range passing and shooting to completely overrun the visitors.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, Kory Colgan, John O’Rourke, James Cunningham, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, Darren Doyle, Ronan McAlinden 0-2 (1f), Conor Cole 0-2, Martin Clarke 1-2, Deaglan Morgan 1-0, Rory Cunningham 0-2, Noel McArdle 0-1, Declan Doyle 1-3.

Subs: Chris Killen 0-1, Sean Clarke, Liam McVeigh, Damian Sherry, Michael O’Rourke, Patrick Gartland.

An Riocht SUBWAY Players of the Match Conor Doyle & Paul Allen

 

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.

Senior Football An Riocht v Carryduff

The Senior Footballers beat Carryduff at Dunavil by 3-16 to 0-7 in their second match, that’s four points won that were lost last season.

 

An Riocht led 3-10 to 0-2 by the break and emptied the bench on the restart. For the second game on the trot all frees were converted and there were ten different scorers on the night. The six defenders each won their personal battle and midfield dominated providing the forwards with quality ball resulting in some very good scores being recorded.

An Riocht were slow to start and trailed two points to one after ten minutes but came good with seven unanswered points before Martin Clarke lobbed the keeper for the opening goal in the twentieth minute.

 

Carryduff had just been hanging on and An Riocht stepped up the pace rattling in two further goals before the break to secure the result. Both followed good passing movements with Noel McArdle shooting low to the corner for one and Ronan McAlinden fisting the other after unselfish play from Declan Doyle.

 

An Riocht shot the first three points on the restart and though Carryduff showed better in the later stages it was too little too late.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke 0-1, John O’Rourke, Aidan Sloan, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, Darren Doyle 0-1, Ronan McAlinden 1-3, Declan Doyle 0-1, Martin Clarke 1-2, Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Noel McArdle 1-3 (3f), Chris Killen.

Subs: Brian Rodgers, Stephen McVeigh, Kory Colgan, Paddy Gartland, Sean Clarke 0-1, Liam McVeigh.

An Riocht SUBWAY Player of the Match Martin Clarke.

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 in Bredagh

At the Senior Football in Bredagh, An Riocht began the season with a win, a great result especially as we have lost in Belfast on our last three visits. Trailing four one early on, the team showed good spirit to draw level but fell three points behind again and again dug deep in difficult conditions to take a one point lead into the break, 0-8 to 0-7. Bredagh equalised on the restart but An Riocht hit the next five points in a ten minute blitz to lead thirteen points to eight with just over a quarter hour remaining. The home side threw everything at us in the closing stages but disciplined defending kept them at bay though Brendan McVeigh, Noel McArdle and Kory Colgan all had big saves/catches to make.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Aidan Sloan, James Cunningham 0-1, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle, Darren Doyle 0-1, Ronan McAlinden 0-1 (f), Declan Doyle 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-2, Deaglan Morgan, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-5 (4f), Michael O’Rourke.

Subs: Chris Killen 0-1, Conor Cole, Kory Colgan, Sean Clarke.

 

An Riocht SUBWAY Player of the Match Noel McArdle.

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 Football in Carrickcruppen was postponed

The Senior Football in Carrickcruppen was postponed.

Senior 7s

Senior Footballers played Drumgath

The Senior Footballers played Drumgath in their latest warm up match ahead of the league start in a fortnight’s time and came away with a couple of points to spare.

Team: B McVeigh, S McVeigh, Michael Clarke, B Rodgers, C Doyle, P Allen, A Sloan, Darren Doyle, R McAlinden, C Cole, Martin Clarke, D Morgan, R Cunningham, Declan Doyle, N McArdle.

Subs: C Killen, L McVeigh, M O’Rourke

 

SUBWAY An Riocht Player of the Match Paul Allen.

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 played Longstone in their latest preseason challenge match

The Senior Footballers played Longstone in their latest preseason challenge match and produced an encouraging performance winning out by 4-19 to 2-11. An Riocht got off to a great start and led 2-6 to 0-5 after twenty minutes, Rory Cunningham netting twice. Defensively An Riocht were strong with John O’Rourke excellent at full back and Paul Allen commanding at centre half. The midfield pairing of Ronan McAlinden and Darren Doyle were on top and in attack Martin Clarke and Declan Doyle completed a solid spine to the team. This was a superb team display which has set the bar high for future performances.

 

SUBWAY An Riocht Player of the Match Declan Doyle

 

Team: Brendan McVeigh, Brian Rodgers, John O’Rourke, Stephen McVeigh, Damian Sherry, Paul Allen 0-1, James Cunningham 0-2, Ronan McAlinden 0-1, Darren Doyle, Deaglan Morgan 0-2, Martin Clarke 0-7 (1f), Conor Cole, Michael O’Rourke 2-0, Declan Doyle 0-3, Rory Cunningham 2-2.

Subs:Stephen Doran, Chris Killen 0-1, Sean Clarke, Liam McVeigh, Aidan Sloan.

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 footballers lost a useful run out against Warrenpoint 3-8 to 2-13

The Senior footballers lost a useful run out against Warrenpoint 3-8 to 2-13 on Sunday morning. Possession was shared evenly enough in the first half but the visitors made much better use of the ball passing long and supporting the man on the ball to good effect. An Riocht by contrast played too much through the hands in the middle third and too often lost possession in the tackle, perhaps because on the few occasions they had gone direct the ball did not stick with the front men. At the break An Riocht trailed 0-2 to 0-9 but improved markedly on the restart, Brian Rodgers forced in a thirty fifth minute goal and further goals from Rory Cunningham and Michael O’Rourke had the home side on terms 3-7 to 1-13 by the sixtieth minute. In added time John O’Rourke pointed An Riocht in front but they could not close out the match with Jamie Grant netting to clinch the victory for the visitors.

 

Team: S Doran, J O’Rourke 0-1, P Allen, Michael Clarke, A Sloan, C Doyle, D Sherry, R McAlinden 0-1, J Cunningham, D Morgan 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-4, B Rodgers 1-0, M O’Rourke 1-0, N McArdle, R Cunningham 1-1. Subs: S Knox, S McVeigh, S Corr, M Rooney, A McVeigh.

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.

The Senior footballers won in Ballymartin 3-12 to 0-10

The Senior footballers won in Ballymartin 3-12 to 0-10 on Thursday past in their second challenge match of the season.

 

An Riocht: B McVeigh, S McVeigh, C Doyle, Michael Clarke, J Cunningham 0-1, K Colgan, A Sloan, R McAlinden, Darren Doyle, C Cole, Martin Clarke 1-3, B Rodgers, R Cunningham 2-0, N McArdle 0-2, Declan Doyle 0-6.

 

Ballymartin: S Trainor, O Collins, J Doran, Paul Fitzpatrick, A Crawford, A Doran, N Kerr, J Caldwell, Peter Fitzpatrick 0-1, S Hughes 0-1, K O’Hare 0-3, M Cunningham 0-1, R O’Hare 0-3, C Fitzpatrick 0-1, R Grant.

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

U21 Footballers lost in Castlewellan

The U21 Footballers lost in Castlewellan and that result ended their chance of progressing to the knock-out stages.

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

Supporters Club honoured Brendan McVeigh

The Down Supporters Club honoured Brendan McVeigh for his service to Down Football, well done.

 

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.

 

O’Reillys Transport Club Down All Stars

Congratulations to Conor Doyle nominated as an O’Reillys Transport Club Down All Star.

 

 

Senior Footballers played Castlewellan

The Senior Footballers played Castlewellan on Friday past.

U21 Football An Riocht 2-11 Downpatrick 2-10

The U21 Footballers edged a close contest with Downpatrick under the lights at Dunavil on a cold and blustery November night.

 

An Riocht got off to a brilliant start with two early Declan Doyle goals after perfect passing by Darragh Campbell and Ronan McAlinden put the big target man in but thereafter they were inclined to take too much out of the ball.

Once the visitors settled they pulled back a couple of well taken frees before turning over a hesitant home attack and finishing off a length of the field move with a goal.

 

A second Downpatrick goal stirred An Riocht into a storming end to the half with five unanswered points, the pick from John Paul Farrell.

 

Leading 2-10 to 2-5 at the break, An Riocht were reduced to fourteen men five minutes into the restart and struggled to clear their lines with much of the remaining time played out in our half of the field.

JP Farrell pointed our only second half score in the forty fifth minute but a solid rear guard performance limited Downpatrick to a pointed free in the final quarter as An Riocht held on for a spirited if unconvincing win.

Ronan McAlinden was outstanding around the middle of the field with good support from Declan Doyle and John O’Rourke.

Team: S Doran, M Rooney, B Rodgers, S Cunningham, D Campbell, J O’Rourke, L Rodgers, K Colgan, R McAlinden 0-4, D Morgan 0-1, D Doyle 2-3, JP Farrell 0-2, A White 0-1, M O’Rourke, N McComiskey. Subs: C Campbell, D Matthews, J Rafferty.

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.

U21 Football V Rostrevor

In the second U21 Football match in three days Rostrevor were too strong for An Riocht.

 

 

Down take on Meath in NFL

Good Luck to Brendan McVeigh on Saturday in Navan

U21 Football Change

The U21 Football today  (Sunday) v Rostrevor is NOW at DUNAVIL 12pm throw-in.

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.

U21 Football match did not take place as Loughinisland

The U21 Football match did not take place as Loughinisland withdrew from the competition on Friday evening.

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!

U21 Football league got underway with a trip to Shamrocks

The U21 Football league got underway with a trip to Shamrocks which An Riocht won 6-16 to 0-7. An Riocht got off to the best possible start and scored 2-11 before the home side registered their first point; all six forwards and both mid fielders getting in on the scoring. At the break it was 3-11 to 0-2 and though Shamrocks enjoyed a dominant restart scoring four successive points, An Riocht finished in command with three fourth quarter goals. Thanks to Shamrocks for changing the time of this match. Team: Stephen Doran, Shane Cunningham, Brian Rodgers, Marc Rooney, Caolan Campbell, John O’Rourke 0-1, Liam Rodgers, Ronan McAlinden 0-2, Stephen McDowell 0-1, Darragh Campbell 0-2, Deaglan Morgan 2-1, John Paul Farrell 0-3, Adam White 1-2, Michael O’Rourke 2-2, Nathan McComiskey 1-2. Subs: Thomas Sloan, Conor Morgan, Dane Matthews, Jack Rafferty.

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+.

U21 Football League

In the U21 Football League An Riocht are grouped with Castlewellan, Clonduff, Downpatrick, Loughinisland, Rostrevor and Shamrocks.

Senior footballers lost to Longstone

The Senior footballers lost toLongstone on Saturday and relegation is now all but a foregone conclusion.

IFC Final v Loughinisland

In the IFC Final v Loughinisland on Sunday, An Riocht disappointingly fell to a 12 point defeat, 0-8 to 3-11. Things did no go right for An Riocht on the day and Loughinisland were full value for their win. Still we did well to reach the Final and one off-day doesn’t change that.

 

Thanks to all the players and management for their efforts all year culminating in a great buzz about the club in the two weeks leading up to the Final and to those supporters who rallied round this past fortnight.

 

The two craft nights for kids making headbands, armbands and flags ahead of the Championship Final were a great success; thanks to everyone who helped and to the face painters on Sunday morning also.

 

 

For more photos including from the Dinner in the Balmoral please visit the An Riocht Facebook Page - Photos by Jane Donnelly Eakins

An Riocht seniors lose in Longstone

ACFL Div 1: Rd 14
Longstone 3-15 An Ríocht 2-9

Well done to the senior footballers

Well done to the senior footballers and team officials who have reached the Trocaire Intermediate Football Championship Final on Sunday 4th October.

 


 


 


 


 


 

 

Senior footballers lost to Warrenpoint

The Senior footballers lost to Warrenpoint and now even wins in the last two games may not be enough to retain our senior status.

Good Luck to the Seniors from Ballymartin

A chara,

 

On behalf of Ballymartin GAC, I would like to congratulate you on reaching the Intermediate final and wish you every success against Loughinisland. 

 

Is Mise

P.J. Cunningham

Runai

07928657436

SFC Another defeat for An Riocht

Ballyholland beat An Riocht in the SFC wooden spoon game at Mayobridge on Friday.

Trocaire IFC Quarter-final: An Riocht 3-15 St Johns 1-14

Trocaire IFC Quarter-final: An Riocht 3-15 St Johns 1-14

 

Goals win games and much more clinical Kingdom stole through the Johnnies lines to plunder three whereas St Johns never really convinced when opportunities arose for them.

An Riocht were flying and 1-6 to 0-2 ahead, Martin Clarke having crashed a free in off the underside of the bar, when Declan Doyle received a second yellow card in the fifteenth minute.

St Johns made immediate use of their numerical advantage with the next three points but once the Mourne men rejigged their line out they were soon in control again and Rory Cunningham came in on the end of a fine move to round the keeper and score their second goal.

At the break An Riocht led 2-7 to 0-9.

 

Though St Johns opened the scoring on the restart, An Riocht were soon into their stride and outscored their opponents seven points to three before Michael Clarke flicked home their third goal.

 

 

Chris McKay nabbed a late consolation goal for St Johns but by then An Riocht were emptying their bench with an eye to Saturday’s semi-final.

 

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh, Michael Clarke 1-0, Conor Doyle 0-2, Sean Clarke, Paul Sherry, Rory Cunningham 1-3, Kory Colgan, Decl

 

an Doyle 0-1, Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Conor Cole 0-1, Noel McArdle, Chris Killen 0-1, Martin Clarke 1-5.

Subs: Patrick Gartland 0-1, Damian Sherry, Liam Rodgers, Paul Allen

 

St Johns: Darren McMullan, Cathal O’Connor, Harry McMullan 0-1, Mark Grant, Conor Burns, Conor Flanagan, Conor Braniff, Chris McKay 1-3, Martin Keenan 0-2, Conor Gilmore, Danny McKay 0-1, Conor Morgan 0-4, Joe Milligan, John Clarke 0-3, Ryan Gibney.

 

Subs: Darran Savage, Barry Russell, Anthony Doran

 

Senior footballers lost to Liatroim

The Senior footballers lost to Liatroim on Friday night and now face an uphill struggle to survive in senior football.

Senior Football match home v Bosco

The Senior Football match home v Bosco did not take place as the Newry side did not travel.

Reserve Footballers Championship run came to a halt on Sunday when Liatroim beated them 4-13 to 0-15

The Reserve Footballers Championship run came to a halt on Sunday when Liatroim beated them 4-13 to 0-15. A disastrous start saw An Riocht concede three goals in the opening ten minutes. Collie McCrickard was on top at midfield and Ryan Doyle and Pearse Og McCrickard were razor sharp forwards as the Fontenoys led 3-8 to 0-5 at the break with Andrew Harper (2), Michael O’Rourke (2) and Darragh Campbell replying with points for An Riocht.

 

A cleverer kick-out strategy on the restart bypassed centre field and An Riocht ate into the deficit with a succession of points but could not get in for the goal they needed and the visitors plundered a late fourth goal to cap their win.

Best in a poor performance were Michael Harper, Darragh Campbell, Michael O’Rourke and both subs Stephen McDowell and Shane Cunningham made good impacts when introduced.

 

An Riocht: B Allen, M Rooney, S Corr, M Harper, S McArdle 0-1, B Rodgers, L Rodgers 0-1, B Sloan, D Matthews, A Harper 0-2, M O’Rourke 0-5 (3f), D Campbell 0-2, N McComiskey, JL Cordell 0-3 (2f), S Flanagan. Subs S McDowell 0-1, S Cunningham.

Cove Kilkeel sponsor new training tops

The Cove Kilkeel sponsored new training tops for An Riocht ahead of the Senior Football Championship.

 

POSTPONEMENT TONIGHT

BOSCO NOT FIELDING TONIGHT V SENIORS, MATCH OFF, TRAINING AT 6pm

Downpatrick v An Riocht

In the Senior Football game, Downpatrick v An Riocht, on Friday evening past, An Riocht let a half time lead slip and finished well beaten 1-13 to 1-6.

Trocaire Intermediate Football Championship Winners Group An Riocht 3-11 Darragh Cross 1-11

Trocaire Intermediate Football Championship Winners Group

An Riocht 3-11 Darragh Cross 1-11

 

An Riocht enjoyed a great start and led 1-3 to 0-1 after seven minutes, the goal coming from Sean Clarke. Thereafter Darragh took control and were level by the twenty fifth minute thanks mainly to Shane Murray’s accuracy from placed balls and were in front soon after from a Michael Monan strike.

 

Liam McVeigh did draw An Riocht back on terms but Darragh enjoyed a better finish to the half, a Shane Murray effort from top of the left sending them in 0-10 to 1-5 ahead.

 

An Riocht came out determined for the restart and held Darragh to a pointed free and a penalty goal and scored an uninterrupted 2-4 before the first of Darragh’s scores in the fifty second minute. Liam McVeigh on the overlap bagged the first and Deaglan Morgan off a one two with Sean Clarke hit the second.

There was no chance of Darragh’s late scores being of more than consolation value with Martin Clarke and Deaglan Morgan sending over late long range points for the winners.

 

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Deaglan O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-1, Paul Allen, Liam McVeigh 1-1, Rory Cunningham 0-2, Kory Colgan, Patrick Gartland 0-1, Deaglan Morgan 1-1, Conor Cole, Noel McArdle 0-2, Sean Clarke 1-0, Martin Clarke 0-3.

Subs: Damian Sherry, Declan Doyle, Chris Killen, Paul Sherry

An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Liam McVeigh.

 

The IFC Quarter Finals are the weekend of 11 - 13 September.

The PRFC Quarter Final v Liatroim at Dunavil at 6pm on Sunday 30th August.

 

Senior Footballers beat Ballyholland

The Senior Footballers beat Ballyholland on Friday with a gutsy performance.

Reserve Football Championship at Dunavil v Longstone

At the Reserve Football Championship at Dunavil v Longstone, An Riocht recorded a good win 1-15 to 1-2 to reach the quarter finals. After Michael O’Rourke had opened the scoring, Stephen Doran landed two huge frees to give us a great start and though the visitors replied with a free this proved to be their only score of the half. The An Riocht defence dominated the Longstone attack and we were getting more than a fair pull at centre field so the forwards thrived on a regular supply of ball and pointed at will before approaching half time Jerry Lee Cordell punched a goal and we went in leading 1-9 to 0-1. Two Michael O’Rourke points on the restart ensured there would be no Longstone comeback and as we emptied our bench Dane Matthews shone at midfield for the final twenty minutes. Team: Stephen Doran 0-2 (2f), Michael Harper, Stephen Corr, Marc Rooney, Sean McArdle, Paul Sherry, Liam Rodgers, Brian Sloan 0-1, Brian Rodgers 0-1, Ryan Spiers 0-1, Michael O’Rourke 0-6 (2f), Darragh Campbell, Andrew Harper 0-1, Jerry Lee Cordell 1-1 (1f), Joe McCartan. Subs: Declan Clarke, Shane Sloan, Nathan McComiskey, Dane Matthews 0-1, Jack Rafferty, Stephen Flanagan 0-1, Brendan Allen.Subway Player of the Match Brian Sloan.

Div 1 An Riocht 2-11 Ballyholland 1-5

As Monaghan showed a week ago hunger plays a major part in determining the outcome of GAA matches and so it was at Dunavil on Friday evening past.

Harps are safe in the league and have an eye on the championship, Kingdom need to put some decent results together to escape the threat of relegation, and their greater need transformed into a team display of huge commitment and no little skill to upset the odds and defeat the pre match favorites.

Read more: Div 1 An Riocht 2-11 Ballyholland 1-5

Senior Football in Atticall

At the Senior Football in Atticall, An Riocht had the result secured as early as the fifteenth minute by which time we led 2-4 to nil. After Conor Cole had opened the scoring, Sean Clarke ghosted in for two goals in as many minutes and with Martin Clarke chipping in with three points, the match was already beyond the home side.

The more the hosts pressed, the bigger the gaps they left behind them and we picked off points at will to keep the scoreboard ticking over going in 2-7 to 0-4 at the break.

 

There was no let up for Atticall on the restart with An Riocht kicking the first five points of the half. A couple of scores in reply only triggered a burst of goals from An Riocht with Deaglan Morgan and Brian Rodgers adding one apiece and Sean Clarke completing his hat trick before Martin Clarke finished off the scoring with his sixth score of the night. Team: Brendan McVeigh, John O’Rourke, Deaglan O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-1, Paul Allen, Liam McVeigh, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Kory Colgan, Declan Doyle 0-1, Deaglan Morgan 1-1, Conor Cole 0-2, Noel McArdle 0-1, Sean Clarke 3-0, Martin Clarke 0-6 (4f). Subs: Michael O’Rourke, Patrick Gartland, Brian Rodgers 1-0. An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Sean Clarke.

Div One An Riocht 3-10 Rostrevor 1-16

This was an entertaining, high scoring match with both sides needing to win to ease relegation worries but probably content with the draw at the finish.

Both teams scored ten from placed balls, An Riocht 1-7 and Rostrevor 0-10, but that still left 3-9 scored from open play on a perfect night for football.

Reds dominated the middle third through experienced pair Sean Parr and Martin Cole with Tomas Mulholland gathering lots of loose ball; that was until veteran Paul Murney arrived on the scene with a quarter hour remaining.

Read more: Div One An Riocht 3-10 Rostrevor 1-16

SFL Div 2: Drumgath 2-9 An Riocht 2-26

An Riocht’s recent run of good form in the league continued with this 19 point win at Drumgath on Monday past. The winners backed by a fresh breeze led ten nil after twenty minutes and both Martin Clarke and Deaglan Morgan came close to goals apiece in the early stages.

Drumgath’s first score, a Mark Connolly point, triggered an immediate response from An Riocht with Martin Clarke shooting a goal to bring his first half tally to 1-5.

 

Just before the break Jack Lynch added Drumgath’s second score and they really gave it a go on the restart with the first four points of the half before An Riocht took control with the next five by the three quarter stage.

 

Drumgath then enjoyed another little spell which delivered goals to Paul Lively and Cathal Tumilty but the Mourne side stepped it up again adding 1-3, the goal a penalty from Brendan McVeigh, before the final whistle.

 

An Riocht: B McVeigh 1-0, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, C Doyle, P Allen, L McVeigh, R Cunningham 0-1, K Colgan, D Doyle 0-3, D Morgan 0-2, C Cole 0-5, N McArdle 0-4, C Killen 0-4 (3f), Martin Clarke 1-7 (1f).

An Riocht Subway Player of the Match - Kory Colgan.

Senior Football v Ballyholland

The next Senior Football game is at Dunavil v Ballyholland on Friday 26th July

Intermediate Football Championship An Riocht beat Tullyish

In the Intermediate Football Championship An Riocht beat Tullyish in Burren 3-11 to 1-6 with goals from Martin Clarke, Declan Doyle and Deaglan Morgan, a combatitive midfield showing from Kory Colgan and Rory Cunningham and solid defence from Paul Allen, Deaglan O’Reilly, Conor Doyle and John O’Rourke. An Riocht Subway Player of the Match Paul Allen.

An Riocht v Rostrevor ends in a draw

The Senior footballers played Rostrevor at Dunavil on Friday in a game neither side could afford to lose and it ended a draw.

 

An Riocht kept in the match through two first half goals from Chris Killen and John Clarke but trailed 2-3 to 1-8 at the break. Reds pulled well clear on the restart opening an eight point gap before Clarke’s second goal brought us close enough to make a game of it and Killen’s last minute point secured a deserved draw. Steven Doran made four point blank saves during the match while their keeper saved a penalty.

 

The turning point was probably the introduction of Paul Murney to beef up our midfield and just after he came on Deaglan O’Reilly made the kind of whole hearted tackle that defines first division football. All the heavy pre season training meant An Riocht never lagged and as we get bodies back onto the pitch the competition for places should ensure good form going into the last half dozen matches.

Read more: An Riocht v Rostrevor ends in a draw

Reserve Footballers lost in Banbridge

The Reserve Footballers lost in Banbridge on Wednesday. Team & scorers: S Doran, M Harper, L Rodgers, S Sloan, S McArdle, A O’Hanlon, B Rodgers, K Colgan, B Sloan, C Cole 0-3, M O’Rourke 1-0, P Gartland 0-1, J McCartan 0-1, JL Cordell 1-0, R Spiers 0-1. Subs: B Allen, D Matthews.

Senior Football Championships R1 and R2

Round 1 Football Championships
MORGAN FUELS Senior Football Championship
Sun 11th Aug 6:00

Newry

An Riocht v Bryansford
Sun 11th Aug 7:30

Newry

Downpatrick v Kilcoo

 

Round 2 Football Championships         
MORGAN FUELS Senior Football Championship
Mon 19th Aug   8:30  

Newry

Burren  v   An Riocht

An Riocht won 5-15 to 1-7 in the Senior Football in Kilclief

An Riocht won 5-15 to 1-7 in the Senior Football in Kilclief. Early goals laid the foundation and some of our play was of the highest order with minimum running with the ball and lots of running off the ball opening up the home defence time and again.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match was Deaglan Morgan who pulled off some great high catches at midfield.

Senior Football Mayobridge v An Riocht

The Senior footballers lost in Mayobridge.

 

Having played well and ahead by a point, An Riocht collapsed in the final few minutes allowing the home side take both points.

Reserve Football Championship in Annaclone

In the Reserve Football Championship in Annaclone, An Riocht won 4-12 to 1-11. We played with a strong first half breeze and shot some excellent long range points to build up a 2-10 to 0-5 interval lead.

 

Jerry Lee Cordell set the tone with a huge shot from all of sixty yards which flew over the bar. Deaglan Morgan added from a fifty and from play before setting Stephen Doran up for a goal and he went around the keeper before firing to the net.

 

Michael O’Rourke tagged on a point before Annaclone got on the scoreboard from a free and then doubled their tally from play.

 

Michael O’Rourke had a screamer touched over by ‘Clone keeper Mark McNeill and Deaglan Morgan and Conor Cole added points apiece as An Riocht led 1-7 to 0-2 after twenty minutes.

 

Annaclone put a couple of scores back to back but a Michael O’Rourke goal after a Deaglan Morgan solo more than clawed that back. The home side hit their fifth point two minutes before the break but in that two minutes Conor Cole and Michael O’Rourke (2) added to the An Riocht lead.

 

Annaclone had the breeze on the restart but it was An Riocht who grabbed the vital first score of the half when Paul Sherry’s cross was met by Joe McCartan who flicked the ball to the net. Conor Cole added a free and Annaclone found themselves fifteen points in arrears with twenty five minutes remaining.

 

They tried for a goal but Brendan Allen beat the ball away though Michael Wallace did kick four points on the trot to narrow the deficit to eleven by the end of the third quarter.

 

In a breakaway attack Michael O’Rourke pointed before with ten minutes remaining Joe McCartan fisted his second goal to bring An Riocht’s score to 4-12.

 

Annaclone played hard to the finish adding a point, a fifty and a Noel Byrne penalty before the final whistle sounded.

Subway An Riocht Man of the Match Brian Rodgers. An Riocht now play Longstone at Dunavil in the next round.

 

Team: B Allen, M Harper, B Rodgers, S Cunningham, S McArdle, P Sherry, L Rodgers, C Cole 0-4 (1f), D Morgan 0-3 (1x45), A Harper, JL Cordell 0-1, M O’Rourke 1-4 (1f), M Rooney, S Doran1-0, J McCartan 2-0. We had no subs.

Senior Football An Riocht v Kilcoo

The Senior Footballers pulled off something of a shock by defeating Kilcoo at Dunavil on Friday past.

Reserve Football match in Liatroim by 3-8 to 6-15

An Riocht lost a high scoring Reserve Football match in Liatroim by 3-8 to 6-15. Shane Cunningham and Liam Rodgers were excellent in defence with Brian Rodgers, Ryan White and Jerry Lee Cordell the pick of the attackers while both Dane Mathews and Michael Harper impressed on their introduction. Team: B Allen, S Cunningham, S Corr, L Rodgers, P Sherry, S McArdle, D Clarke, B Sloan, M Clarke 0-1, R White 0-2, R Spiers 0-1 (f), B Rodgers 1-1, J McCartan, JL Cordell 2-3 (2f), J McCartan. Subs: D Mathews, M Harper.

Senior Football Loughinisland v An Riocht

The Senior footballers lost heavily in Loughinisland on Friday night 1-18 to 1-05.

CCC has released Championship Football details

CCC has released Championship Football details: the Reserves play in Annaclone at 6pm on Sunday 2nd August and the Seniors in Burren v Tullylish at 2pm on Saturday 8th August.

Senior Football An Riocht v Clonduff

The Senior footballers lost to Clonduff by four points on Friday.

Senior Footballers lost in Carryduff

The Senior Footballers lost in Carryduff unable to complete a comeback after a poor first half showing.

Senior Football An Riocht v Castlewellan

The senior footballers lost heavily to Castlewellan following a second half collapse.

Reserve Footballers won at home v Annaclone

The Reserve Footballers won at home v Annaclone. Ahead 1-8 to 1-6 at half-time thanks to a Brian Rodgers goal, An Riocht went behind early in the second half but sub Jerry Lee Cordell rescued the result with a second half haul of 2-4 as An Riocht ran out winners 3-18 to 1-12. Team: B Allen, S Corr, M Clarke, A O’Hanlon, B Rodgers, D Sherry, D Clarke, B Sloan, C Cole, N McArdle, R Spiers, R White, S Sloan, M O’Rourke, J McCartan. Subs: JL Cordell, N McComiskey, P Sherry, R Doran.

ACFL Division 1: An Ríocht 1-8 V Castlewellan 3-19

 ACFL Division 1:An Ríocht 1-8 V Castlewellan 3-19

Reserve Football in Warrenpoint

An Riocht found the league leaders too good in the Reserve Football in Warrenpoint and despite the best efforts of the players CPN ran out convincing winners 7-18 to 0-7. Team: Brendan Allen, Chris Cunningham, Stephen Corr, Ryan Clarke, Declan Clarke, Sean McArdle, Liam Rodgers, Brian Sloan, Conor Cole, Brian Rodgers, Ryan Spiers, Nathan McComiskey, Joe McCartan, Shane Sloan, Michael Harper. Sub: Jerry Lee Cordell

Senior Sevens

An Riocht Senior Footballers took part in both the Feis and the St Johns Sevens at the weekend.


Conor Cole high fielding in Sevens

Senior Footballers were at home v Saul

The Senior Footballers were at home v Saul on Friday and despite several absentees and a dip in form still had enough strength in depth to come away with the points.

Senior footballers lost in Burren 3-7 to 0-7

The Senior footballers lost in Burren on Friday, 3-7 to 0-7. Burren took their chances in front of the nets while An Riocht didn’t.

 

Playing against a strong wind An Riocht battled well and had held the home side to 1-4 to 0-2 when they conceded an injury time goal to leave an uphill challenge for the second half. That hill became a mountain when a third Burren goal went in from the restart.

 

An Riocht lacked that killer instinct when their chances arose and never looked like closing the nine point gap.

 

Team: B McVeigh; M Trainor, C Doyle, C McVeigh; S Clarke, D O’Reilly, P Sherry; P Murney, J Cunningham 0-3; P Gartland, Declan Doyle, Darren Doyle; R White, C Killen 0-4, D white. Subs P Cole, C Cole, R Cunningham, M Clarke.

Reserve Footballers v Carryduff

The Reserve Footballers gave their best performance of the season in the home match v Carryduff on Wednesday winning 3-16 to 2-13.

 

Early goals from corner forwards Nathan McComiskey and Shane Sloan kept An Riocht in the hunt as the visitors edged an open first half 2-10 to 2-9. The football was free flowing after the break with Carryduff extending their lead before a Michael O’Rourke goal swung the match back in our favour and a storming finish saw us end with a six point margin. Aidan O’Hanlon had a fine game in defence, Liam McVeigh at centre field and Ryan White up front with Joe McCartan the pick of the replacements.


Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, L Rodgers, A O’Hanlon, M Clarke, S McArdle, L McVeigh 0-2, K Colgan, R Spiers 0-2, C Cole 0-2, R White 0-1, N McComiskey 1-0, M O’Rourke 1-8, S Sloan 1-0. Subs: J McCartan 0-1, B Rodgers, D Sherry, B Sloan, M Rooney.

Down ACFL Division 1 Round 2: An Ríocht 1-6 V Saval 0-7

The Senior Footballers beat Saval at Dunavil on Friday. While never reaching any great heights for the purists there was still much to acknowledge in a gutsy home performance against high flyers Saval. This was a real war of attrition with defences on top and scores at a premium and again after a slow start An Riocht battled back into the match and deserved the narrow victory, 1-6 to 0-7, whichever team scored a goal always looked the likeliest winner.

 

Conor Doyle was immense at the back and while Liam McVeigh and Deaglan O’Reilly also epitomised the qualities required to prosper at this level all the defenders played well; also the four subs introduced Ryan White, John Clarke, Chris Killen and Joe McVeigh all added to the fight. At this level you have to earn the right to play football.

Reserve Footballers lost in Longstone

The Reserve Footballers lost in Longstone on Wednesday by 0-7 to 1-9.

Down ACFL Division 1: Round 1 - Annaclone 1-11 V An Ríocht 1-9

In a one round league winning your home fixtures is all important and Annaclone did the business on Friday at Gaelic Park when they just about squeezed home against fellow new boys An Riocht.

 

The home side raced into a five nil lead with Gary McArdle dominant in the air at midfield and Kevin Anderson soloing strongly in attack.

 

The visitors found it hard to stay on their feet in the treacherous underfoot conditions and their scores were hard won.

Read more: Down ACFL Division 1: Round 1 - Annaclone 1-11 V An Ríocht 1-9

Reserve Football home v Tullylish

The Reserve Footballers lost 2-5 to 0-10 at Dunavil on Wednesday night. Having gotten off to a good start with a Shane Sloan point An Riocht soon fell behind to two quick fire Tullylish goals but by the break had clawed their way back into contention with a couple of Michael O’Rourke frees to trail 0-6 to 2-2.

 

It was all square ten minutes into the restart but too many chances were not taken and entering the final quarter Tullylish found their range with three points in five minutes to open the gap again. Conor Doyle and Michael O’Rourke made it a one point game but again An Riocht were too wasteful and ran out of time.

 

Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, M Rooney, C McVeigh, C Doyle, D Clarke, M Clarke, C Cole, N McComiskey, R Spiers, A Harper, S Sloan 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-4 (2f), J McCartan. Subs: A McVeigh, JL Cordell, L Rodgers, B Rodgers, J Rafferty.

Senior footballers played two challenges away to Cooley (Louth) and Glen (Derry)

The Senior footballers played two challenges away to Cooley (Louth) and Glen (Derry) winning the first and drawing the second. We go to Annaclone on Friday in the opening league fixture.

Senior Football home v Darragh Cross

The Senior Footballers remain unbeaten at home having ended league leaders Darragh’s 100% record at Dunavil on Friday night on a 0-12 to 1-7 score line. It was a gutsy performance built on a high energy game plan with every player giving their all including telling contributions from the substitutes introduced.


An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Paul Allen, Deaglan O’Reilly, Michael Clarke, Conor Doyle 0-1, John O’Rourke, Paul Sherry, Liam McVeigh, Kory Colgan, Sean Clarke, Noel McArdle, Damian Sherry, Conor Cole 0-1, Rory Cunningham 0-3, Michael O’Rourke 0-5 (4f).

 

Subs: Conor McVeigh 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-1, Liam Rodgers.

Senior Football Panel v Glen (Derry)

SUNDAY 7 APRIL: Senior Football Panel v Glen (Derry) leaving Dunavil 9am:

 

B Allen, P Allen, John Clarke. Jim Clarke, M Clarke, S Clarke, P Cole, J Cunningham, Darren Doyle, Declan Doyle, C Doyle, C Killen, L McVeigh, J McVeigh, P Murney, D O’Reilly, P Sherry, M Trainor,

D White, R White.

Reserve Football home v Liatroim

The Reserve footballers drew with Liatroim at Dunavil (though the referee said we won by two!). Joe McCartan swung over a beauty to get us underway and though 14 man Fontenoys grabbed a goal in reply further points from half backs Declan Clarke and Sean McArdle made it four three with ten minutes played.

 

However we failed to utilise the extra man and were under steady pressure for the next ten minutes with the visitors scoring an uninterrupted 2-5 before Nathan McComiskey hit our fourth point and a Liam Rodgers goal meant the entire half back line was on the score sheet. Nine points down, despite the wind on our backs and Liatroim now reduced to 13 men we still conspired to make heavy work of getting back into the match, Liatroim scored back to back points before a James Reilly goal dragged us within four of Liatroim and a Michael O’Rourke point in the fifty sixth minute levelled the match, 2-12 to 3-9.

 

Battling Liatroim went back in front and looked to be heading for an unlikely victory before James Reilly got An Riocht back on terms in the final moments.


Team: B Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, C Cunningham, S McArdle 0-1, D Clarke 0-2, L Rodgers 1-0, M Clarke, B Sloan 0-1, N McComiskey 0-2, C Cole, A McVeigh, J McCartan 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-2 (1f), M Rooney. Subs: J Reilly 1-3, A Harper 0-1.

Down welcome back McVeigh

An Riochts Brendan McVeigh will make his Down return this weekend against Mayo.

McVeigh replaces Michael Cunningham in the nets. This is the only change James McCartan has made to his side that were narrowly defeated by Cork on Sunday.

Down (NFL V Mayo) - Brendan McVeigh; Daniel McCartan, Brendan McArdle, Ryan Boyle; Ryan Mallon, Aidan Carr, Keith Quinn; Kalum King, Kevin McKernan; Conor Laverty, Mark Poland, Paul McComiskey; Donal O'Hare, Conor Harrison, Benny Coulter.

Senior Footballers played Dromara

The Senior Footballers played Dromara on Friday and ran up another big score.

 

Team: B Allen, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, M Clarke, P Sherry 0-2, P Allen, C Doyle 0-1, R McAlinden 0-4 (3f), K Colgan, S Clarke, N McArdle 0-3, C Killen 0-2, M Clarke 0-6 (2f), D Doyle 0-1, R Cunningham 2-3. Subs: D Morgan 1-0, C Cole 1-1, M O’Rourke 0-1 (f), L Rodgers, D Clarke.

An Riocht lose Kilmacud group decider to St Galls

In Senior Football An Riocht played at Kilmacud All Ireland Sevens in Dublin beating hosts Kilmacud 5-7 to 0-5 and Caherlistrane (Galway) 3-7 to 2-8 before losing the group decider to St Galls 2-3 to 0-12.

Reserve Football League An Riocht lost at home to Clann Na Banna

In the Reserve Football League An Riocht lost at home to Clann Na Banna on Wednesday past, 1-7 to 3-6. Points from Conor Cole and Kory Colgan got An Riocht off to a good start and when Michael O’Rourke got on the end of a long Michael Clarke pass and rounded the keeper to goal, the home side led 1-2 to 0-1. The visitors played hard and from limited chances kept in touch and were buoyed by an injury time goal which saw them trail by two, 1-6 to 1-4 at the break.


An Riocht never got going on the restart and by the twelfth minute Bann had drawn level. Both sides missed chances to go ahead before entering the final ten minutes a two goal salvo in quick succession propelled Bann well clear. Conor Cole scored An Riocht’s only second half point with five minutes remaining but it was too little too late to influence the final outcome. Best for An Riocht were Stephen Corr, Chris Cunningham, Michael Clarke and Kory Colgan.


Team: Brendan Allen, Chris Cunningham, Stephen Corr, Andrew Harper, Declan Clarke, Aidan O’Hanlon, Sean McArdle, Michael Clarke 0-1, Kory Colgan 0-2, Ryan Spiers0-1, Conor Cole 0-2, Aidan McVeigh, Joe McCartan, Michael O’Rourke 1-1, Shane Sloan. Subs Ryan Clarke, Nathan McComiskey, Marc Rooney, Darragh Campbell.

Div Two Football: Warrenpoint 3-13 An Riocht 3-18

Div Two Football: Warrenpoint 3-13 An Riocht 3-18

Football can be exhilarating to watch when it’s open fare but unfortunately in the modern game we usually only get honest attacking endeavour when there is little at stake and negative mindsets are left on the sidelines and so it proved at Pairc Liam Ui Ir on Saturday evening. With the big prize, the league title, gone from both teams grasp, each went out to outscore the other and in so doing provided the good sized attendance with an hour’s wonderful football during which the lead continually changed hands and the result was in doubt until the final few minutes.

Read more: Div Two Football: Warrenpoint 3-13 An Riocht 3-18

Senior Footballers defeat St Johns

The Senior Footballers were at home v St Johns and produced a stunning performance to win 4-12 to 0-3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Riocht lost to Longstone in the Championship

In Senior Football An Riocht lost to Longstone in the Championship;

An Riocht Reserve's 0-11 v's longstone 2-4

The Reserve Footballers beat Longstone at home on Sunday evening 0-11 to 2-4.

 

Two first half goals kept the visitors on terms at the break 0-8 to 2-2 and the teams were still level with only minutes to play when Aidan McVeigh popped up with the winning score. Best for An Riocht were Ryan Clarke, Nathan McComiskey and Declan Clarke.

 

Team: B Allen, C Cunningham, S Corr, R Clarke, D Clarke 0-1, C McVeigh, S McArdle, M Clarke, C Cole, N McComiskey 0-1, N McArdle 0-5 (5f), R Spiers 0-1, S Sloan, M O’Rourke 0-1, A McVeigh 0-1. Subs: S Clarke 0-1, A Harper, R Foley.

 

 

Senior Football An Riocht beat Shamrocks

In Senior Football An Riocht beat Shamrocks to keep our outside hopes of the title alive. An Riocht have three games remaining home v Carryduff and away to Shamrocks and Warrenpoint. Shamrocks put it up to An Riocht for a time on Friday but were well beaten by the finish.

Senior Football match v Ballymartin postponed to 14th June

The Senior Football match at home v Ballymartin was postponed to 6pm on 14th June.

Senior Football An Riocht lost in Liatroim

In Senior Football An Riocht lost in Liatroim. After a bright start An Riocht faded and the home side powered to a convincing win. Hopefully we can get back to winning ways with the visit of Newry Shamrocks on Friday ahead of the Championship eliminator v Longstone on Friday week, 7th September. 

Senior Footballers v Bredagh

The Senior Footballers lost away v Bredagh, 1-11 to 1-12. It was a poor enough performance but it would have taken just a little extra to have reversed the result.

Senior Football An Riocht beat Annaclone

In Senior Football An Riocht beat Annaclone to remain in the running for the title playoffs. Christopher Killen with nine points, seven from frees, and the Cole bothers, Conor and Patrick, with a point apiece completed the scoring for a somewhat depleted but tremendously spirited An Riocht side which had good performances from Paul Allen and Deaglan O’Reilly at the back; Paul Murney who battled manfully at centre field; while Killen took the plaudits upfront.

Reserve Footballers v Kilcoo

The Reserve Footballers won 5-15 to 1-12 away v Kilcoo with goals from Ryan Spiers, Rory Cunningham and Joe McCartan.


Team: Brendan Allen, Chris Cunningham, Stephen Corr, Andrew Harper, Declan Clarke 0-1, Michael Clarke, Sean McArdle, Conor Cole 0-1, Kory Colgan, Ryan Spiers 2-2, Rory Cunningham 2-6, Aidan McVeigh, Joe McCartan 1-0, Michael O’Rourke 0-5, Shane Sloan. Subs Nathan McComiskey, Marc Rooney.

An Riocht have drawn Longstone in the next round of the Down SFC.

The full 3rd Round draw is as follows:
Longstone v An Riocht
Rostrevor v Clonduff
Saval v Ballyholland
Downpatrick v Castlewellan.

Games due to take place over the weekend of 7, 8 & 9th September with the winners then going on to play the winners of the Round 2 proper games in the Quarter-Finals on the weekend of 28, 29 & 30th September (Burren, Mayobride, Kilcoo and Bryansford)

Senior Footballers won at home v Drumaness

The Senior Footballers won at home v Drumaness on Friday.

An Riocht were always in control and ran up a big score by the finish, 7-12 to 0-7.

 

An Riocht scorers: Ronan McAlinden 1-5, Michael O’Rourke 2-1, Martin Clarke 1-1, Sean Clarke 0-3, Michael Clarke 1-0, Liam McVeigh 1-0, Rory Cunningham 1-0, James Cunningham 0-1, Noel McArdle 0-1.

SFC: An Riocht defeat Shamrocks

In the Senior Football Championship v Shamrocks two goals from Paddy Gartland and seven points from Christopher Killen were enough to retain An Riocht interest in this years competition.

Read more: SFC: An Riocht defeat Shamrocks

Senior Footballers lost away in Loughinisland

The Senior Footballers lost away in Loughinisland on Monday.

After a poor first half An Riocht rallied and produced a spirited second half showing.

 

An Riocht scorers: Ronan McAlinden 0-9, Noel McArdle 0-2, Rory Cunningham 0-1, Liam McVeigh 0-1.

Senior footballers beat Kilclief

The senior footballers beat Kilclief on Monday past to move to within two points of the league leaders with a game in hand. Team: B Allen; M Clarke, S Clarke, P Sherry; P Allen, L McVeigh, R White; P Murney, D Doyle; A McVeigh 0-1, C Killen 0-7, J Cunningham; J Reilly 0-1, R McAlinden 1-3, N McGovern 0-1. Subs K Sloan, J O’Rourke. Senior Football training on Wednesday and Friday of this week.

NecOn Sponsor Senior Footballers

Seamus Sloan of NecOn who have sponsored Senior football jerseys; NecOn uses copper silver ionisation technology for Legionella Control

 


Seamus Sloan is a Director of Necon, Necon uses copper silver ionisation technology for Legionella Control.

 

Div 2 An Riocht 0-18 Clann Na Banna 1-11

Div 2 An Riocht 0-18 Clann Na Banna 1-11

An Riocht got back to winning ways at Dunavil on Friday but a battling Bann pressed them for three quarters of an entertaining match sprinkled with some wonderful scores from both sets of forwards.

 

Read more: Div 2 An Riocht 0-18 Clann Na Banna 1-11

Reserve Footballers beat Annaclone away on a 2-11 to 1-11

The Reserve Footballers beat Annaclone away on a 2-11 to 1-11 score line with a double goal blast from Joe McCartan making the difference after a battling team performance. 

 

TeamB Allen, R Clarke, S Corr, C Cunningham, N McComiskey, S McArdle 0-1, L Rodgers 0-1, C Cole 0-3, D Clarke, R Spiers 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-3, A McVeigh 0-1, J McCartan 2-0, S Doran0-1, S Sloan.

Subs D Mathews, A Harper.

Div 2 Carryduff 2-7 An Riocht 1-11

Div 2 Carryduff 2-7 An Riocht 1-11

 

The city side just failed to win this vital encounter falling behind to two injury time points and with defeat their outside chance of two promotions in two years appears to be gone.

Read more: Div 2 Carryduff 2-7 An Riocht 1-11

Reserve Footballers played CPN at Dunavil going down 5-14 to 1-9

The Reserve Footballers played CPN at Dunavil going down 5-14 to 1-9. An Riocht trailed nine nil after fifteen minutes and but for a fine Stephen Doran save and a Kory Colgan block it would have been worse. We fared better in the second quarter and trailed 0-4 to 1-8 at the break.

 

A goal and a point within minutes of the restart suggested a rally was on the cards but our poor handling and worse passing continued and CPN ran through to score at ease in the final quarter

 

Team: S Doran 0-1, R Clarke, S Corr, C Cunningham, C McVeigh, A O’Hanlon, D Clarke, M Clarke, K Colgan, N McComiskey 0-1, S McArdle 0-1, R Spiers 0-1, J McCartan, M O’Rourke 0-5, A McVeigh 1-0. Subs B Allen, L Harper, B Sloan, S Sloan.

Win for Seniors v Clann Na Banna

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Senior Footballers beat Clann Na Banna on Sunday at Dunavil by 2-14 to 0-9

The Senior Footballers beat Clann Na Banna on Sunday at Dunavil by 2-14 to 0-9. The visitors started sharply and led two nil by the tenth minute. An Riocht took control in the second quarter and scored an unanswered 1-8 before the break, with some really well worked teammoves. Bann dominated the third quarter pointing six times without interruption before An Riocht came again and stretched away for a comfortable eleven point victory. Team: B McVeigh, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, D Sherry, P Sherry, P Allen, C Doyle, M Clarke, R McAlinden 0-4, D Doyle 0-2, J Cunningham, R Cunningham 0-2N McArdle 0-3 (3f)M O’Rourke 1-2, D Morgan 1-0. Subs C McVeigh, K Colgan, J Reilly 0-1.

senior footballers lost to Warrenpoint

The senior footballers lost to Warrenpoint on Friday night. We led early on four points to one but were behind after twenty minutes and chasing the result and never really looked like getting there.

Senior Footballers played Annaclone

The Senior Footballers played Annaclone on Sunday at Dunavil coming away with a 2-10 to 0-9 win. Best wishes to Paul Murney who sustained a serious injury during the match.


An Riocht got off to a great start when Michael O’Rourke goaled after a clever steal by Rory Cunningham but the visitors were the better team before the break and led 0-7 to 1-2. A fortieth minute Liam McVeigh top corner goal put us ahead again and a more confident final quarter showing had An Riocht outpointing Annaclone six one for a seven point victory margin.


Team: B McVeigh, J O’Rourke, D O’Reilly, L McVeigh 1-0, P Sherry, P Allen, C Doyle, P Murney, C Cole, J Cunningham 0-1, N McArdle 0-2 (1f), S Clarke 0-1, R Cunningham, M O’Rourke 1-2, D Morgan 0-4. Subs M Clarke, C McVeigh

Senior Football: SFC Round 1: Kilcoo 4.20 An Riocht 0-07

In the Senior Football Championship first Round game played last Sunday evening An Riocht were caught well off the pace by Division One leaders Kilcoo. 

An Riocht lost the game 4-20 to 0-07.

Full Down Down Senior Football Championship Results:

Rostrevor 0-6 V Clonduff 2-6
Mayobridge 5-16 V Shamrocks 0-9
Saval 2-9 V Liatroim 1-8
Castlewellan 0-13 V Loughinisland 0-3
Burren 7-15 V Kilclief 1-9
Downpatrick 3-7 V Bryansford 2-14
Kilcoo 4-20 V An Ríocht 0-7

 

Senior Footballers play Downpatrick

The Senior Footballers play Downpatrick on Wednesday 1st April and Annaclone on 12th April; the next Reserve match is on Wednesday 15th April, home v Warrenpoint.

An Riocht v Kilcoo Championship - Change to start time

An Riocht Championship game v Kilcoo on Sunday has been brought forward be 30 minutes.  Game will now start at 5pm in Pairc Esler as part of a triple header.

Reserve Football in Carryduff An Riocht lost 2-3 to 0-3

At the Reserve Football in Carryduff An Riocht lost 2-3 to 0-3 after a most disappointing display. To score only once from play and for that score to come from a defender says a lot about the inadequacies in this performance. Christopher Cunningham was the pick of the full back line; the half backs did no better than ok; the midfield was patchy; and in attack despite plentiful possession, there was a distinct lack of a scoring threat.

Team: B Allen, C Cunningham, S Corr, R Clarke, C Doyle 0-1, A O’Hanlon, C McVeigh, B Sloan, M Clarke, N McComiskey, C Cole 0-1 (f), R Spiers, A McVeigh, M O’Rourke 0-1 (f), D Campbell. Subs: S Doran, L Rodgers, M Rooney.

Senior Football: An Riocht lose in Feis Final to Castlewellan

The Senior Footballers beat Loughinisland and Warrenpoint to reach the final of the Feis Sevens before losing to Castlewellan

Down Championship Draws

Down Championship Draws resulted in ties for the Seniors v Tullylish and the Reserves v Annaclone.

Senior Football: Liatroim 2-13 An Riocht 1-12

The Senior Footballers entertained Liatroim on Friday evening at a sun soaked Pairc Na Riochta. An Riocht started brightly and Paddy Coles return to form continued with a well taken point inside the First minute. The visitors were cutting through the home teams defense with ease and Paul Burns finished to the net after good work from Gerard McAnulty. An Riocht recovered from this set back well, hitting the next Five scores, Chris Killen Two frees, Paddy Cole Two Frees and John Clarke finishing off a sweeping team move with a great score.. Conor Cunningham and Robert O’Hare responded for Liatroim, before John Clarke came alive with Two well taken points either side of Deaglan O’Reilly point kept An Riocht in front. Ciaran Doyle twice broke from half back and pointed well, before Paddy Coles free kick on the stroke of halftime left the score An Riocht 0-10 Liatroim 1-04

Read more: Senior Football: Liatroim 2-13 An Riocht 1-12

Senior v Slaughtmanus

The Senior Football in Cookstown v Slaughtmanus did not take place.

Senior Football: An Riocht 0-07 Annaclone 0-05

An Riocht Senior Footballers travelled to Annaclone on Friday, and after a two week break, were looking to maintain their unbeaten start to Division Two. An Riocht started brightly and a well taken Chris Killen free put them ahead, before Veteran midfielder Paul Murney pointed well from distance. Killen added another free kick and former County starlet John Clarke extended An Riochts leads to Four, before Aidan Fegan registered the ‘Clones first score. An Riocht continued to push forward and Conor Doyle pointed to finish off a team great move. Annaclone finished the half the stronger with points from Kevin Anderson and Colm Fegan, the latter a very debatable one as the ball appeared to have gone wide.

Read more: Senior Football: An Riocht 0-07 Annaclone 0-05

Reserve Football v Aughlisnafin

In the Reserve Football v Aughlisnafin, An Riocht performed quite well, losing by just five points.

DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP An Riocht v Kilcoo

An Riocht will take on Kilcoo in the opening round of the Down Senior Football Championship on Sunday 10th June 2012 at 5-30pm in Pairc Esler Newry

Full Morgan Dairies Down SFC Round 1 Details:

Thursday 7th June 2012
7-30pm in Saval:
Shamrocks V Mayobridge;

Read more: DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP An Riocht v Kilcoo

Senior Footballers lost in Derrylaughan

The Senior Footballers lost in Derrylaughan in the Ulster League.

Seniors: An Riocht 2-14 Loughinisland 1-10

An Riocht Senior Footballers entertained Loughinisland on Friday evening, knowing that an improved performance was needed if they were to make it three wins out of three in Division Two. An Riocht started brightly, with Paddy Gartland pointing early on before Jamie O’Reillys goal settled Loughinisland. A Chris Killen (free kick) and Conor O’Reilly traded scores before Rory Mason (free kick) put the visitors Two points up. Another Killen free was cancelled out by Mason with a free of his own. Aidan Nixon (2) and Killen added scores before a well taken Seamus O’Hare free kick put Loughinisland Four points up. Killen then produced a brilliant free kick from the sideline with the outside of his boot, which sailed between the sticks with ease. A high ball into the Loughinisland square was broke down by John Clarke for the on rushing Paddy Gartland who finished to the net with style to draw the game level, before Johnathan Flynn pointed to leave the halftime score, An Riocht 1-05 Loughinisland 1-06

Read more: Seniors: An Riocht 2-14 Loughinisland 1-10

Reserve Football Tullylish v An Riocht

After the disappointment of having no game last week, the Reserves were in action at Tullylish and lost to an experienced home selection 0-9 to 3-13.

 

An Riocht had the better of the early exchanges but missed several scorable chances. Stephen Cunningham forced a fine save from the home keeper before in the twentieth minute Tullylish struck for the first goal and went on to lead 1-5 to 0-4 at the break.

 

With the breeze behind them Tullylish dominated the third quarter and despite a point blank save by Stephen Doran, An Riocht went 1-10 to 0-4 into arrears.

 

A little rally entering the final quarter suggested a grand stand finish but the home side put paid to that capitalising on An Riocht pushing forward with two late goals. We could have had goals ourselves late on but Dane Matthews thundered a shot off the post and Stephen McDowell had a pile driver forced over the bar.

 

Sean McArdle and Gary Cunningham were best in defence, while Stephen Cunningham and Stephen McDowell played hard at centre field, upfront Aidan McVeigh gathered a lot of break ball and Pearse Cunningham proved an able target man. Andrew Harper was most impressive when introduced late on.

 

Team:

Stephen Doran, Ryan Clarke, Stephen Corr, Christopher Cunningham, Gareth O’Neill, Gary Cunningham, Sean McArdle, Stephen Cunningham 0-1, Stephen McDowell 0-4, Liam Rodgers, Aidan McVeigh 0-2, Shane Cunningham, Aaron Eastwood, Pearse Cunningham 0-2, Nathan McComiskey.

 

Subs: Andrew Harper, Dane Matthews, Marc Rooney.

An Riocht Loughinisland Game switch of venue

As McCartan Park is waterlogged the Down SFL match between Loughinisland and An Riocht will now take place at An Riocht on Friday 27 April at 730pm.

Reserve Footballers - walk over Vs Downpatrick

The Reserve Footballers began their league campaign with a walk over Downpatrick at Dunavil.

ACFL Div 2 Round 2: An Riocht 0-13 Kilclief 1-07

An Riocht Senior footballers faced Kilclief on Friday evening at Dunavil in a closely contested encounter which saw the home team come out eventual winners. John Clarke opened the scoring with a well taken point before Owen Curran registered Kilcliefs first score of the game from a placed ball. Rory Cunningham again put An Riocht infront but Ciaran Sloan pointed another free to level things up. Chris Killen and Owen Curran traded scored free kicks before Sloan added one more from play. Two superbly taken Chris Killen frees and another great John Clarke score from play brought the half to a close, An Riocht 0-06 Kilclief 0-04.

Read more: ACFL Div 2 Round 2: An Riocht 0-13 Kilclief 1-07

Senior Footballers had Drumragh Sarsfields from Tyrone as visitors

The Senior Footballers had Drumragh Sarsfields from Tyrone as visitors to Dunavil in the Ulster League and won handsomely 3-12 to 0-8.

 

Three nil up An Riocht took a decisive grip on proceedings when Declan Doyle met a near perfect Sean Clarke delivery to find the visitors net. By the break An Riocht led 1-8 to 0-4 and two goals from attacking wing back Sean Clarke in the thirty eighth and forty second minutes wrapped up the result.

 

Team: B McVeigh, D Sherry, C McVeigh, J O’Rourke, S Clarke 2-0, P Allen, P Sherry, C Cole, R McAlinden 0-4, J Cunningham, C Killen, R Cunningham 0-2, P Cole 0-1, N McArdle 0-4, D Doyle 1-1. Sub R Spiers for J Cunningham.

Down Championship Draws

MORGAN MILK DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Roinn 1
1. Sabhaill (Saval) V Liatroim (Liatroim)
2. Dun Padraig (Downpatrick) V Ath Bhriain (Bryansford)
3. Caislean an Mhuillin (Castlewellan) V Loch an Oileain (Loughinisland)
4. Caislean Ruairi (Rostrevor) V Cluain Daimh (Clonduff)
5. Cloch Fhada (Longstone) V Baile Cholmain (Ballyholland)
6. Boireann (Burren) V Cill Cleithe (Kilclief)
7. Droichead Mhaigh Eo (Mayobridge) V Seamrogai an Iuir (Shamrocks)
8. Cill Chua (Kilcoo) V An Riocht (An Riocht)

 

AROUND A POUND DOWN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

Roinn 1
1. Baile Ui Mhairtin (Ballymartin) V Ard Ghlais (Ardglass)
2. Cros Darach (Darragh Cross) V Naomh Eoin (St Johns)
3. Tulach Lis (Tullylish) V Naomh Padraig (Saul)
4. Droim Gath (Drumgath) V Ait ti Chathaill (Atticall)
5. Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua (Warrenpoint) V Gleann (Glenn)
6. Breadach (Bredagh) V Ceathru Aodha Dhuibh (Carryduff)
7. Eanach Cluana (Annaclone) V Glasdromainn (Glasdrumman)
8. Clann na Banna (Clann na Banna) V Naomh Eoin Bosco (St John Bosco)


AROUND A POUND DOWN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

Group A
Naomh Michil (St Michaels)
Ti Chonnachta (Teconnaught)
Droim an Easa (Drumaness)
Droim Bearach (Dromara)

Group B
Baile Choinnleora (Ballykinlar)
Naomh Pol (St Pauls)
Dun Droma (Dundrum)
Breachtain (Bright)

Group C
Achadh Lios na Finne (Aug h l isn afi n)
Cill Ui Laoich (Killyleagh)
Achadh Dearg (Ag haderg)
Misteiligh an Iuir (Mitchels)


PREMIER RESERVE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 1
(A) Eanach Cluana (Annaclone) V Baile Cholmain (Ballyholland)
(B) Liatroim (Liatroim) V Cill Chua (Kilcoo)
(C) An Riocht (An Riocht) V Boireann (Burren)

Round 2
(1) Winners C V Caislean an Mhuillin (Castlewellan)
(2) Dun Padraig (Downpatrick) V Droichead Mhaigh Eo (Mayobridge)
(3) Loch an Oileain (Loughinisland) V Caislean Ruairi (Rostrevor)
(4) Clann na Banna (Clann na Banna) V Tulach Lis (Tullylish)
(5) Cluain Daimh (Clonduff) V Ceathtu Aodha Dhuibh (Carryduff)
(6) Winner A V Breadach (Bredagh)
(7) Cumann Pheadair (Warrenpoint) V Sabhaill (Saval)
(8) Ath Bhriain (Bryansford) V Winners B

 

DOWN RESERVE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

(PR) Ait ti Chathaill (Atticall) v Seamrogai an Iuir (Shamrocks)

Round 1
(A) Baile Ui Mhairtin (Ballymartin) v Dun Droma (Dundrum)
(B) Ceathru Aodha Dhuibh (Carryduff) v Liatroim (Liatroim)
(C) Cill Chua (Kilcoo) v Droim an Easa (Drumaness)
(D) Misteiligh an Iuir (Mitchels) v Boireann (Burren)
(E) Glasdromainn (Glasdrumman) V Winners P.Round
(F) Droichead Mhaigh Eo (Mayobridge) V Cluain Daimh (Clonduff)
(G) Sabhaill (Saval) V Cros Darach (Darragh Cross)
(H) Cloch Fhada (Longstone) v Ath Bhriain (Bryansford)

Round 2
(1) Caislean Ruairi (Rostrevor) V Droim Gath (Drumgath)
(2) Winners D V Naomh Eoin (St Johns)
(3) Winners E V Ard Ghlais (Ardglass)
(4) Winners B V Naomh Pol (St Pauls)
(5) Naomh Eoin Bosco (St John Bosco) V Winners F
(6) Breachtain (Bright) V Winners C
(7) Winners G V Winners H
(8) Ti Chonnachta (Teconnaught) v Winners A

 

 

 

MORGAN DAIRIES SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Roinn 1
(1) Port An Phéire (Portaferry) V Baile Mhic Uileagoid (Ballygalget)
(2) Cill Cleithe (Kilclief) V Baile Crann (Ballycran) 


DOWN JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

Roinn 1
A. Cluain Daimh (Clonduff) V Caislean an Mhuillin (Castlewellan)

Roinn 2
1. Winners A V Liatroim (Liatroim)
2. Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua (Warrenpoint) V Baile AilEach (Ballela)
3. Breadach (Bredagh) V Baile Mheirligh (Ballyvarley)
4. Ceathru Aodha Dhuibh (Carryduff) V Seamrogai an Iuir (Shamrocks)

 

Ulster League An Riocht entertain Drumragh

On Sunday at 12pm in the Ulster League An Riocht entertain Drumragh of Tyrone at Dunavil in the opening fixture of a double header with the first Premier Reserve League game of the season v RGU Downpatrick following at 2pm.

An Riocht win opening League Fixture v Clann na Banna

* A Riocht Senior Footballers travelled to Clann Na Banna on Friday evening for their opening fixture of their Division Two campaign, and got off the perfect start winning with 5 points to spare in dreadful conditions. A Chris Killen free kick put the visitors in front and John Clarke soon added a fine second. A Banbridge goal chance was diverted for a fifty which Michael McAlister stroked over with ease to register the home side’s first score, and one minute later Liam McGarry drew the teams level. Chris Killen was in fine form from the dead ball and added two more long range frees, but Patrick Gillen and Michael Kennedy level again, before Ronan McAlinden steadied himself to edge An Riocht 5-4 in front at the half time whistle.

Read more: An Riocht win opening League Fixture v Clann na Banna

At the Senior Football in Galbally An Riocht lost 2-13 to 1-8

At the Senior Football in Galbally An Riocht lost 2-13 to 1-8. The home side got off to a good start when they were awarded a third minute penalty after what looked like a brilliant block by Michael Clarke! An Riocht were left chasing the result but shaded the half and had narrowed the deficit to the minimum by the break, 0-5 to 1-3.

 

The home side had the better of the second half, though were perhaps flattered by the victory margin having goaled again in the fifty fifth minute. A feature of the match was at least half a dozen blocks by An Riocht players, some good high catching and willingness to chase back.

 

Team: B McVeigh 1-0, D Sherry, M Clarke, J O’Rourke, P Sherry, S Clarke 0-1, P Allen, D Doyle, R McAlinden 0-1, D Morgan, C Killen 0-2, R Cunningham, N McArdle 0-2, P Cole, C Cole 0-2. Subs L Rodgers, S Cunningham, D Clarke, S Corr.

Senior Challenge: Ballyholland 2-11 An Riocht 2-11

An Riocht senior footballers travelled to Violet Hill, in Newry on Friday past, as preparations for the new season continued with a match against a very physical Ballyholland team. Rory Cunningham pointed in the first minute but the Harps soon upped their game and scored 1-5 without reply, Ronan Murtagh netting the goal. Rory Cunningham and Chris Killen (f) pointed again for the visitors, but three more from the excellent Murtagh and one from Paul Murphy gave Ballyholland a nine point halftime lead.

Read more: Senior Challenge: Ballyholland 2-11 An Riocht 2-11

Starting fixtures for Senior Footballers

Starting fixtures for Senior Footballers; Sunday 1stFebruary Ulster League v Slaughmanus (Derry) in Cookstown and Sunday 19th April Down League v Ballymartin at Dunavil.

 

Suggested date for O'Neills Down ACFL 2

 

Round 1 - 19-04-2015 (Sun)
An Ríocht   V Ballymartin 

 

Round 2 - 27-04-2015 (Mon)
Loughinisland   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 3 - 01-05-2015 (Fri)
An Ríocht   V Drumaness 

 

Round 4 - 08-05-2015 (Fri)
Bredagh   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 5 - 15-05-2015 (Fri)
An Ríocht   V St John's 

 

Round 6 - 22-05-2015 (Fri)
Dromara   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 7 - 29-05-2015 (Fri)
An Ríocht   V Darragh Cross 

 

Round 8 - 12-06-2015 (Fri)
Drumgath   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 9 - 19-06-2015 (Fri)
An Ríocht   V Saul 

 

Round 10 - 03-07-2015 (Fri)
Carryduff   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 11 - 24-07-2015 (Fri)
An Ríocht   V Tullylish 

 

Round 12 - 31-07-2015 (Fri)
Kilclief   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 13 - 14-08-2015 (Fri)
Atticall   V An Ríocht 

 

Round 14 - 28-08-2015 (Fri)
An Ríocht   V St John Bosco 

 

Round 15 - 03-10-2015 (Sat)
Shamrocks   V An Ríocht 

Senior Challenge: An Riocht 1-18 Longstone 0-13

An Riocht senior footballers played local rivals Longstone on Friday past and got the win their performance deserved. The first half was a very even affair, with the score 0-06 to 0-05 in the visitors favour, the highlight being 2 incredible scores from Longstones Michael Ireland.

An Riocht stepped up a gear in the second half with midfielders John Clarke & Declan Doyle dominant and up front, Chris Killen was picking of scores left, right and centre, and netted the only goal of the game late on as An Riocht ran out winners with a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-13

Read more: Senior Challenge: An Riocht 1-18 Longstone 0-13

An Riocht Membership for 2015 is now due

An Riocht Membership for 2015 is now due:
Full Adult £25;

Senior Citizen and U18 £10;

Family £60.

Membership

An Riocht Membership closes on 24th March.

After this date NO ONE can join the club, membership cards will be issued before the end of March. If you are not a member you are not entitled to play, not entitled to sit on a committee, not entitled to match tickets; by becoming a member you support our teams and our club.

Membership for 2015

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

An Riocht seniors entertained Ballymartin in a challenge gam

On Sunday morning, An Riocht seniors entertained Ballymartin in a challenge game, this was An Riochts first match of the calendar year so performance was more important than the result. An Riocht were the first on the score-sheet with a John Clarke point, but the visitors were quick to level through former County man Darren O’Hanlon, but this proved to be Ballymartins only score for some time as the home team upped their game.

Read more: An Riocht seniors entertained Ballymartin in a challenge gam

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.

Senior Challenge: An Riocht 2-23 St Johns 0-07

An Riocht Senior Footballers continued their preparations for the new season with a challenge game against St Johns on Friday past under the floodlights at Dunavil. An Riocht started brightly with a Paddy Cole point before 2 points in as many minutes put St Johns 2-1 in front before a cracking point from halfback Michael Trainor drew the game level.

Read more: Senior Challenge: An Riocht 2-23 St Johns 0-07

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.

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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