An Riocht U16 Footballers - Past News 2012

U16 footballers enjoyed an end of season bout of paintballing

The U16 footballers enjoyed an end of season bout of paintballing on Saturday.

U16 Footballers are going paintballing

The U16 Footballers are going paintballing on Saturday 24th November.

An Riocht U16 Footballers lose to Burren in the championship semi final

An Riocht U16 Footballers played Burren on Saturday in the championship semi final in Rostrevor losing by 0-11 to 1-7. An Riocht had no luck, coming close to goals on at least five occasions including hitting right and left posts and the crossbar and forcing a good save from the Burren keeper and having another chance taken off the line with the keeper beaten. Burren too played their part in an entertaining game during which the teams were level on four occasions.

 

Read more: An Riocht U16 Footballers lose to Burren in the championship semi final

U16 Footballers are through to the Championship semi final

An Riocht U16 Footballers are through to the Championship semi final v Burren on Saturday 29 September.

U16 footballers lost in Saval

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The U16 footballers lost in Saval but still progressed to an away Championship quarter final on 14th September against as yet unknown opponents. In Thursday’s match Saval were leading by two near the end when An Riocht were awarded a penalty but were unsuccessful from the spot kick and the home side countered and following a sweeping length of the field move goaled for a flattering 3-10 to 2-8. Hopefully now entering the knock out phase An Riocht will find some good form and go one better than last season when we lost the final.

 

The U16 footballers lost in Downpatrick by 4-10 to 3-7

The U16 footballers lost in Downpatrick by 4-10 to 3-7.

U15 footballers lost in the semi final of Og Sport

The U15 footballers lost in the semi final of Og Sport to Shamrocks.

Earlier we had played Saul, Rostrevor, Mitchels and Ballyholland.

U16: Rostrevor 2-7 An Riocht 2-6

Rostrevor travelled to Dunavil to take on An Riocht in the U16 Football League and came away with the narrowest of wins 2-7 to 2-6. To be fair Reds were better than the one point margin with the home side slow to find any rhythm with poor passing dominating our play. It was a horrible evening with driving wind and rain and Rostrevor played with it on their backs. They were three nil up when Darragh Campbell converted a close in free for An Riocht’s only score of the first half but just before the break the visitors got through for a goal which they had threatened and led 1-7 to 0-1 at half time.

Read more: U16: Rostrevor 2-7 An Riocht 2-6

An Riocht defeated in Down GAA Og Sport Semi Final

An Riocht defeated in Down GAA Og Sport Semi Final by Newry Shamrocks 3-6 to 2-1.

U16 Footballers hosted Killeavy

The U16 Footballers hosted Killeavy in a challenge match on Tuesday and lost heavily to the South Armagh side after a close first half.

U16 footballers beat Ballymartin

The U16 footballers beat Ballymartin on a horrible rainy night at Dunavil. An Riocht were always on top but were making hard work of it until the visitors were reduced to 14 men when their keeper injured himself kicking out the ball and with no subs available they had to finish the match a man down. Joseph Higgins went between the posts and the Mourne Hurlers keeper proved equally adept at the big ball game turning in a man of the match performance but it was not enough to deny the home side. Both teams deserve great credit for their efforts on what was one of the wettest nights of the season.

Team J Rafferty; A Harper, K Colgan, C Clarke, L Rodgers, S McDowell, A Sloan, B Rafferty, JP Farrell 2-2, S Flood 0-1, M O’Rourke 1-0, R White, J Walker, D Campbell 0-6, D Morgan 0-2. Subs A Eastwood, M Rooney, N McComiskey 1-0, S Doran, J Rooney.

The U16 Footballers match in Shamrocks was called off

The U16 Footballers match in Shamrocks was called off

U16 Football v Clann Na Derg

The U16 Football v Clann Na Derg did not take place.

U16: An Riocht 3-16 Mayobridge 4-08

In the U16 football league An Riocht conceded two early goals to visiting Mayobridge but settled to get back on level terms by the break 0-9 to 2-3.

Goals from Jack Rafferty and John Paul Farrell (2) on the restart put An Riocht into a winning position and with Michael O’Rourke prolific from frees An Riocht ran out victors 3-16 to 4-8.

U16 footballers had no game as Castlewellan could not field a team on Thursday

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U16: An Riocht 1-4 Carryduff 4-9

The U16 Footballers after three games on the road, graced the playing field at Dunvail competitively for the first time this season, as the took on a talented Carryduff outfit,  looking to extend their unbeaten start to the league. Carryduff started brightly and were soon in front when Nicholas Turkington’s free kick found its way between the sticks. Carryduff looked dangerous on the attack and it took a brilliant save from An Riocht Steven Doran to deny Shea Rielly a goal. Shortly after Turkington added another Two free kicks before a fine Kory Colgan block denied him the chance of a goal. Shea Rielly soon did find the net with a thunderbolt to the top corner of the net. An Riocht settled momentarily and registered their first score of the game through Darragh Campbell, before Ronan White added another. Just as it looked like we had a game on our hands, Rielly added another goal to deflate the improving An Riocht. Turkington added another free before Michael O’Rouke was fouled in the square, and stepped up to slot in the penalty to leave the half time score, An Riocht 1-2 Carryduff 2-4

Carryduff started the second half the brighter and increased their lead to Seven with Ryan Murray and the inform Turkington adding scores, before a great save from Patrick Rice denied An Riocht a way back into the game. The next Two scores effectively finished the game with Conor Rooney pointing before Ciaran Kearney netted from close range. A Darragh Campbell free kick was cancelled out by Aaron Dotherty. Campbell again pointed before Nicholas Turkington beat the out coming Steven Doran to poke the ball to the net, then fired over the ball again just as the final whistle sounded. An Riocht 1-4 Carryduff 4-9

The score line did not do An Riocht any justice as the boys played hard and contested every ball, and once they get a few players back from injury, they should get back to wining ways again. Best for An Riocht was Ben and Jack Rafferty at the back, Jacks Walker caught some great balls in midfield while up front, Darragh and Michael tried had.

An Riocht Team: Steven Doran, Andrew Harper, Kory Colgan, Joe McCulla, Ben Rafferty, Stephen McDowell, Conor Clarke, Jack Walker, Nathan McComiskey, Deaglan Morgan, Ronan White, Steven Flood, Aaron Eastwood, Michael O’Rourke, Darragh Campbell


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Monday 29 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 7.30pm U14 Football An Riocht v Clann Na Banna; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 30 May

6pm Irish Dancing; Spanish Lessons; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 7.30pm U14 Camogie Longstone v An Riocht; 8pm Basketball.

Wednesday 31 May

11am Men’s Shed; 4pm Meeting @ Dunavil; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7.30pm ‘Kingdom Walkers’ first outing will be on the flat at the Esplanade leaving the leisure centre car park, there are 3 groups of different levels; 7.30pm U12 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Darragh Cross; 7.30pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Aghaderg; Senior/Minor Camogie practice; 8pm Senior/Reserve football; Ladies of Mourne monthly event; 8.30pm short meeting regards ‘Cow Pat’.

Thursday 1 June

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 6.30pm Kids Activities for aged 4 to 7 with Jennifer; 7pm Girls Activities aged 8 to 11 with Aedin; 6.45pm U14 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 8pm Basketball

Friday 2 June

11am Men’s Shed; No Kids Cinema tonight; 7pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Kilcoo; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Kilcoo; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie practice.

Saturday 3 June

10am Adrian McAlinden Cup & ShieldP3/P4 Football 11-a-side tournament; No P1/P2 Football today; P5/P6 Football in Rostrevor

Sunday 4 June

9.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; Good luck to Conor and the Down Minors; 8pm Bingo

Monday 5 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm U14 Football An Riocht v Drumgath; 7.30pm Senior Camogie Ballygalget v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive meeting; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 6 June

 

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 Camogie practice; 7pm P5/P6 Football Mourne League in Atticall; 7.30pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Kilcoo.