An Riocht U14 Footballers - Past News 2013

U14 Championship Final: An Riocht 6-12 St John's 7-08

In the U14 Football Final in Castlewellan between An Riocht and St Johns, our boys came from nine points down to win by the minimum margin, 6-12 (30) to 7-8 (29). Conor Clarke and Eoin Sloan opened the scoring with points apiece and though Ronan Campbell added a free, two St Johns goals followed. Then Jack Rodgers popped up with our first goal to leave us only a point in arrears but St Johns took a grip on the proceedings and stretched that out to nine points with two further goals, 1-3 to 4-3, and all within the first fifteen minutes.


Jack Rodgers and Conor Clarke (2) exchanged points with the Johnnies as we struggled to make inroads into the deficit before with the last kick of the half Ronan Campbell stabbed in a second An Riocht goal to leave a more manageable five points separating the teams, 2-6 to 4-5.


Our defence tightened up considerably in the second half with the attack minded Cory McCormack and resolute defender Patrick McComiskey vying for the player of the match accolade.


McCormack’s forays forward were a welcome help to Conor Clarke and his darting runs opened spaces upfront which the clever play of Christopher Flanagan and Caomhan Campbell exploited to the full; by the forty fifth minute An Riocht had added 3-4 to our tally, Ronan Campbell completing a hat trick, and gone eight points clear!


Then disaster struck when Patrick McComiskey put in a tremendous tackle but his brave challenge was deemed illegal and he picked up a second yellow card and to compound matters St Johns goaled the resultant penalty.


The Johnnies found renewed momentum and threatened our lead but strong defending from Thomas Murnion, Philip Curran and Paul Kearney kept them at bay and when they did score their sixth goal we replied when following good play by substitute Ryan Mackey, Jack Rodgers picked his spot for our sixth goal.


It was fitting our final point came from the boot of the hard working Conor Clarke to put us four clear going into added time.


There was still a twist however when St Johns attacked but John Joe Eakins was smartly down at his near post to gather the ball cleanly and clear his lines but they were awarded a second penalty soon after for touching the ball on the ground in the large square and Andrew Gilmore converted to leave just a point between the teams. On the kick out the final whistle sounded and An Riocht had done enough to win the title. After the match the players and their families went back to the club for something to eat. Well done to all involved.


Team: John Joe Eakins, Thomas Murnion, Philip Curran, Paul Kearney, Cory McCormack, Patrick McComiskey, Christopher Flanagan, Conor Clarke 0-5, Caomhan Campbell, Ronan Campbell 3-4, Jack Rodgers 2-1, Eoin Sloan 1-1, Cormac Clarke 0-1. Subs: Ryan Mackey, Matthew Rooney, Joel Cunningham, Aidan Gribben.


U14's win Championship

In the U14 Football Championship match, An Riocht v Longstone, An Riocht won by two goals 6-10 to 4-10, well done to all the boys.

U14 Football Championship match, An Riocht v Mitchels

In the U14 Football Championship match, An Riocht v Mitchels, An Riochtrecovered from a slow start to win comfortably.

U14 Footballers in the ‘C’ FC Final

Good Luck to the U14 Footballers in the ‘C’ FC Final on Saturday.


There are only 5 x U14 footballers in the Club with the rest of the team made up by U12s so they have done really well to get this far.

U14s in ‘C’ Championship semi final

The U14 Footballers played Burren ‘B’ on last Monday and won convincingly to reach the ‘C’ Championship semi final.

U14 Football An Riocht v Bosco

An Riocht U14 footballers lost a high scoring match 2-21 (27) to 11-4 (37) v Bosco at Dunavil on Monday of last week.

U14 Footballers played Saval

The U14 Footballers played Saval on last Monday and won convincingly by 7-17 to 3-8.

Mitchels 3-5 An Riocht 3-22 & An Riocht 3-19 Burren ‘B’ 6-7

The U14 Footballers played two matches last week winning both, Mitchels 3-5 An Riocht 3-22 & An Riocht 3-19 Burren ‘B’ 6-7.

Team JJ Eakins; P Curran, T Murnion, C Campbell, C McCormack 1-10, Cormac Clarke, Conor Clarke 0-11, P McComiskey 2-2, E Sloan 0-3, R Campbell 2-13, J Rodgers 0-2, A Gribben 1-0, J Cunningham, C Flanagan, M Rooney, M Carvill.

U14 v Clann Na Derg

The U14 footballers play Clann Na Derg at Dunavil on 29th July in their next match

U14 Football match Mitchels v An Riocht

The U14 Football match Mitchels v An Riocht was postponed until 23rd May.

U14 footballers play Clann Na Derg

The U14 footballers play Clann Na Derg at Dunavil on 29th July in their next match. It is a Championship fixture and their other two fixtures are away to Saval and Burren

U14 Football An Riocht v Longstone

The U14 footballers edged a high scoring affair v Longstone, 8-10 to 7-10.

U16 Football An Riocht v Bosco

An Riocht U16 footballers came from ten points down at half time to pip visiting Bosco by the minimum with a last minute free at Dunavil.

Burren win Paul Farrell Cup

The Paul Farrell Cup & Shield took place at An Riocht on Saturday.

After a series of round robin matches An Riocht beat Aughlisnafin in the Shield Final and Burren beat Bryansford in the Cup Final.


An Riocht played matches with Atticall, Bryansford, Mullahoran, St Brigids and Aughlisnafin; with the St Brigids match going into extra time.


Team: E Sloan, P Curran, M Carvill, JJ Eakins, R Campbell, C Clarke, C McCormack, T Murnion, P McComiskey, C Flanagan.

An Riocht with Liam Farrell

Burren with Liam Farrell

U14 Football Mitchels v An Riocht

The U14 footballers lost in Newry to the Mitchels.

U14 footballers lost by two points to Saval.

The U14 footballers lost by two points to Saval.

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Wednesday 18th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 7pm P1 to U12 Camogie Presentation Night; 7pm Kingdom Walkers from the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+

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